Wood Acres - Mother's Day Brunch - Springtime in the Country!

05/12/2013

68 Griffen Rd., Terryville, CT Phone: (860)583-8670.

Mother's Day Brunch  May 12   11-2 Why bother with crowded restaurants, when you can enjoy a relaxing day in the country!
Includes; Delicious Buffet, Brunch Horse Drawn Rides. A walk through our gardens And TAG SALE (weather permitting)   Call Today for advanced tickets (860)583-8670. Pricing Tickets at the Door Adults - $35 12 & under- $30 3 & under FREE $5 OFF
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Quassy -Treat Mom To A Free Dinner

05/12/2013

2132 Middlebury Road, Middlebury, CT Phone: 203-758-2913.

It's Mother's Day and you can treat mom to a free dinner and all-day wristband at Quassy! When a child purchases an all-day wristband his/her mom receives a FREE wristband and dinner voucher. Mom must be accompanied by a child for this special offer, and please note that ONLY mom can redeem the free wristband and dinner voucher she will receive.

Wine Tasting at Action Wildlife Museum - Goshen

05/12/2013

Rte. 4, Goshen, CT 06756. Phone: 860-489-4177.

On Sat. 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. $30. per person ($35 at the door).  Enjoy select wines & eers, a silent action, & the musuem exhibit in one fascinating setting. Savor hors d oeuvres prepared by Chaterley's with music by Tracy Walton Jazz Trio.  Event to benefit St. Peter/St. Francis School. Foir Tickets visit Ponte's Torringford Package Store or contact 860-489-4177.

Haight-Brown Vineyard Mothers' Day Celebration

05/12/2013 to 05/12/2013

29 Chestnut Hill Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860.567.4045.

Come celebrate Mothers' Day.  Moms receive one free glass of wine!

Newtown Historical Society Program: A Nutmegger Who Was Almost President

05/13/2013

25 Main St., Newtown, CT 06470. Phone: 203-426-4533.

LaFayette Foster is a name largely forgotten today, but in his time he was an important and well known figure who served as President Pro Tempore of the Senate and was thus acting Vice President under Andrew Johnson, following Lincoln's assassination. The Newtown Historical Society will examine Foster's life and achievements in a presentation by Tom Vogt, May 13, 7.30 PM, at the community room of the Booth Library, 25 Main Street (route 25). Foster was born in 1806 to a farm family in Franklin, CT. He was quickly recognized as having talents beyond the local farm, and graduated from Brown in 1828. He spent some years in education and journalism, and apprenticed as a lawyer in Norwich, helping in the defense of Prudence Crandall. After some years of legal practice, he began his public service career, being elected to the state legislature in 1839, serving several terms over the next several decades, including four terms as Speaker of Connecticut's House of Representatives. In between terms he served as Mayor of Norwich, and ran twice for governor, reportedly losing one election by only one vote! Moving to the national stage, he was elected Senator in 1855, and to a second term in 1861, being one of a handful of Senators who served before, during and after the Civil War. He was elected President Pro Tem in March, 1865, six weeks before the assassination; had the planned assassination of Vice President Andrew Johnson been successful, Foster would have become President. He continued to serve as acting Vice President and Senator until 1867, when the Radical Republican faction in Connecticut became upset with his more moderate views and refused to reseat him for another term. Foster remained interested in education, and was a founder of the Norwich Free Academy, donating the land for the first buildings; the Academy still serves as the public high school for Norwich as well as a private school. Foster also returned to his legal practice and was appointed to the Connecticut Supreme Court in 1870. Reaching the Court's mandatory retirement age, he taught law at Yale. He was founder and the first president of the New London County Historical Society. Tom Vogt is a retired teacher; he was Teacher of the Year in Ridgefield, and the recipient of four Celebration of Excellence and other awards. He is a descendent of LaFayette Foster, and has spent much of his retirement studying family history, presenting some of his stories to the Learning Exchange in Danbury. He is the author of several volumes of family history, including LaFayette Foster: A Heartbeat Away from the Presidency.All Newtown historical Society programs are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served following the presentation. A brief meeting to elect trustees and officers will be held immediately before the presentation. Please call 203-426-5937 for more information, or visit the Society's website, www.newtownhistory.org.

Gunn Library Tuesday Readers--Behind the Beautiful Forevers: by Katherine Boos

05/14/2013

5 Wykeham Rd., Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-7756.

On Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at noon the Gunn Readers will discuss Behind th Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boos.  New Members welcome. 

Flanders Nature Center - Three Season Gardening/Eric Frisk

05/14/2013

5 Church Hill Rd., Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-3711 X10.

Three Season Gardening | Eric Frisk. Tuesday, May 14th | 7 PM | Studio. Enjoy fresh vegetables from your garden from very early Spring through the last days of Fall by following Eric Frisk's tips for three season gardening. You will learn plant selection, rotation, and the use of cold frames and crop protection techniques to extend your yield by several months. Eric has served as "Garden Guardian" of Drew Park's community garden in Fairfield for 15 years sharing his passion and expertise with community gardeners and producing food for the food pantry. The gardens have just been named the first All-America Selections Display Garden in Connecticut. Cost: $12members/$15non-members

Beardsley and Memorial Library - Program: Herb Gardening

05/14/2013

40 Munro Place, Winsted, CT Phone: 860- 379-6043.

Find out the growing needs, history, and uses of herbs with Master Gardener, Roxann of Aerie Mountain at Beardsley and Memorial Library, on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.   Roxann will lecture on culinary, medicinal, and ornamental herbs.  She will also explain how to create dyes from herbs and design colorful herbal gardens. This program is free and open to the public. This program is made possible by the generous support of the Draper Foundation through theCommunity Foundation of Northwest Connecticut.

Oliver Wolcott Library Hosts Author Reading--My Father, Humming with Author Johathan Gillman-Litchfield

05/15/2013

160 South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-8030.

The Oliver Wolcott Library and VNA Northwest Inc. present a special author reading -- My Father, Humming with Author Jonathan Gillman.  Wednesday, May 15, 7:00- 8:00 p.m. In this moving series of poems, which read like a novel, Jonathan Gillman depicts his father’s drift into dementia, the strong feelings his father evoked in his family, the author’s often turbulent relationship with him and their gradual acceptance of each other. In My Father, Humming, Gillman’s poems helped him make sense of what was happening, and, as language failed his father more and more, to find other ways for them to communicate. Gillman’s father, who died in 2009, was a noted mathematician, a trained classical pianist, a winner of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a professor at the Universities of Rochester and Texas.  By the time he died with Alzheimer’s, little remained of the person he had been. Jonathan Gillman is the head of the Theatre Department at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts where he has been teaching for 28 years.  Gillman earned his B.A. in English and M.A. in French from Harvard, and his MFA focusing on Theatre and Playwriting from the University of Minnesota. A wine & cheese reception will follow the event.  Books will be available for signing and purchase.  All Oliver Wolcott Library events are free and open to the public.  Space is limited.  Registration is required and can be done by calling 860-567-8030 or logging onto www.owlibrary.org and clicking on Programs/Adult Programs.

New Morning Market - Live Jazz Nights In the Café! with Doug White

05/16/2013

129 Main Street North , Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-4868.

6:00pm-9:00pm Composer, singer and tenor saxophonist featured throughout Europe and the East Coast with legendary singer Annie Ross, Doug White, founder of independent jazz label Juniper Records, has enjoyed international acclaim at the helm of his own trios and quartets since the early 70's. Offering a program that ranges from bop to ballads, catchy original material as well as great standards, blues and modern-style improvising, Doug has entertained at New York City's Supper Club, Jubilee, Bubble Lounge and Rainbow and Stars London's Pizza at the Park and Green Room along with private engagements in London, Paris, and Provence. He has performed at a number of European festivals as well. Doug recently received favorable reviews from the international and American media.The café will be open until 9:00pm: join Doug for an evening of jazz and New Morning for something delicious! FREE!