42nd Annual Greek Festival at theHoly Trinity Greek Orthodox Church --Waterbury

05/08/2014 to 05/11/2014

937 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT 06708. Phone: 203-754-5189.

Greek Festival--Thurs., May 8th 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fri. May 9th, 10 a.m. - 11-p.m. Sat., May 10th 10 a.m. - midnight, Sun. May 11, 11 a.m. -3 p.m. at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church.  An annual festival in the Community Center.  Lunch and Dinner includes many favorite  Greek dishes.  Assorted Greek pastries for sale plus plants and much more. Parking Free and admission free., Exit 17 off I-84 . Food, plants, greek dancing. jewelry, kids corner, raffle.

Flander Nature Center & Land Trust welcomes Truelove Farm - Local Farm - local products

05/09/2014

596 Flanders Rd., Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-3711 X10 .

On Friday 6:30 p.m. Come meet Tom Truelove and learn about raising pastured poultry, port and grass fed beef. Truelove Farm is a local farm producing quality local products including pasture raised pork, grass fed beef and free range eggs. Following the presentation there will be a Farm Tour at Truelove Farm in Morris. Cost $10 Flanders members/$15 non-members. Visit the website for more information.

Beardsley and Memorial Library - Sleeping Beauty

05/09/2014

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

Once upon a time there was a beautiful princess, an evil spell, and a handsome prince. Tanglewood Marionettes will be presenting this classic fairy tale at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 9th at Gilbert School, Winsted, CT in a production recommended for younger children but suitable for all ages who like stories that end happily ever after. ,Free and Open to the public. Sponsored by the Friends of Beardsley & Memorial Library.

 

Barkhamsted Historical Society Program: How the Water Quality of the Farmington River is Monitored

05/09/2014

109 West River Rd., Barkhamsted, CT 06063. Phone: 860-738-1152.

Farmington River:Testing the Waters The Barkhamsted Historical Society invites you to join us on Friday,May 9th@ 7PM at the Barkhamsted Senior Center,109 West River Rd,Pleasant Valley,CT. Alisa –Phillips Griggs,Water Quality and Projects Coordinator for the Farmington River Watershed Association will present a program on how the water quality of the Farmington River is monitored by examining insect populations. Find answers to these questions: Is the Farmington River clean? Is it safe to swim in the river?Are the fish healthy?What do insect populations tell us about the water quality? Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

White Memorial Conservation Center Program: Leave it to Beavers! In Searc of North America's Largest Rodert--Litchfield

05/10/2014

Route 202, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-0857.

Leave it to Beavers!--In Search of North America's Largest Rodent--Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 6:00 A.M. Meet in front of the A. B. Ceder Room. Free...Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center's programming expenses. The North American Beaver is the symbol of The White Memorial Foundation and a ubiquitous character around the property. Rise and shine and head off to Ongley Pond, Little Left, Moulthrop Brook, and Mallard Marsh in search of these industrious characters! Leo Kulinski, Jr. and Gerri Griswold lead the way. Dress for the weather!

Garden Conservancy's Open Days Program Features Spring Brook Farm--Washington, CT

05/10/2014

204 Nettleton Hollow Rd., Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 888-842-2442.

Garden Conservancy's Open Days Program explores Litchfield County.   Gardens are open to the public for self-guided tours to benefit the Garden Conservancy.  The gardens of Sprain Brook Farm surround this 1750 house. There is a silver foliage herb garden growing around an old sundial, a crow's foot-pattern Colonial garden, and a salad garden under a pair of espaliered pear trees. A collection of old roses and perennial vegetables grows near the pond and a large perennial border provides color and form all of the growing season. A number of wonderful Bill Heise metal sculptures set off the gardens, as do five bridges over waterways. There is a pond trail and an ever-changing wildflower garden in a brookside area. All of this overlooks a lovely view of old farmland, fields, and forested hills. Hours: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Admission: $5.

Garden Conservancy's Open Days Program Features Red Mill Farm--Washington, CT

05/10/2014

Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 888-842-2442.

The Garden Conservancy's Open Days Program explores Litchfield County.  Gardens are open to the public for self-guided tours to benefit the Garden Conservancy.  Red Mill Farm Description Informal gardens set off an 1840s farmhouse and historic pre-Revolutionary War sawmill. Intimate spaces on changing levels around the house and conservatory, paved with local granite, feature tropical and half-hardy container plants and vines along with roses and perennials. A white garden with flagstone paving filled with plants is surrounded by trellises with roses and clematis. Sweeping lawns drop to the sawmill area, where native plants, wildflowers, and a wet garden border the millpond and waterways. Amble through a new woodland area with its rocky pool. Hours:10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Garden admission:$5.  At the request of the Garden Host, directions to this garden are provided through the Open Days Directory, at other gardens open on this date, or by calling the Garden Conservancy office toll-free weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 1-888-842-2442.

Garden Conservancy's Open Days Program Features Brush Hill Gardens--Washington, CT

05/10/2014

Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 888-842-2442.

The Garden Conservancy's Open Days Program explores Litchfield County gardens.  All are open to the public for self-guided tours to benefit the Garden Conservancy.  Brush Hill Gardens— Charles Raskob Robinson and Barbara Paul Robinson Description Take a virtual tour of Brush Hill Gardens on www.brushhillgardens.com for a preview of many different areas, including the Moon Garden planted in yellows and purples, the Rose Walk, the Peony and Wheelbarrow Borders, the Serpentine Garden with its garden folly, and up through the Arch into the Woodland Walk with its series of cascading pools and rills. Each area is adorned with structures designed and built by Charles. The garden has been featured in many articles and books, including Rosemary Verey's book, The Secret Garden, and HGTV's "A Gardener's Diary." Barbara's new biography, Rosemary Verey: The Life and Lessons of a Legendary Gardener, will be available.   10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission:  $5  At the request of the Garden Host, directions to this garden are provided through the Open Days Directory, at other gardens open on this date, or by calling the Garden Conservancy office toll-free weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 1-888-842-2442.

Garden Conservancy's Open Days Program Features Muddy Rugs--Rod Pleasants and Steve Goodwin's Garden--Washington, CT

05/10/2014

35 West Morris Rd., Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 888-842-2442.

On May 10, 2014 the Garden Conservancy's Open Days Program explores Litchfield County garden open to the public for self-guided tours to benefit the Garden Conservancy.  Muddy Rugs is a small, personal garden in the woods with stone walls and boxwood. Welcoming new gardeners. Hours: 10-4PM. Owners are Rod Pleasants and Steve Godwin.   Admission $5. 


Pleasant Valley Bean Hole Supper

05/10/2014

93 River Rd., Rte . 181, Barkhamsted, CT Phone: 860-379-9398.

A bean hole baked beans and ham supper with homemade potato salad, cole slaw, and desserts, also rolls and beverages will be held at Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church on May 10, 2014 at 93 River Road (Rt. 181) in Pleasant Valley (Barkhamsted).  Seatings at 5, 6, and 7 pm.  Adults $11, Children 6-12 $5.  Please make reservations.  Call 860-379-9398.