Scoville Memorial Library Program: Uncommon Groud: An uncommon documentary in progress about Palestinian Village of Lifta


38 Main Street, Salisbury, CT 06068. Phone: 860-435-2838.

Uncommon Ground: An uncommon documentary in progress about the Palestinian village of Lifta --  Oren Rudavsky, film producer
 May 9,2015 at  5:00 p.m. at the Scoville Memorial Library. The documentary "Uncommon Ground," explores the controversy over the future of Lifta, on the outskirts of Jerusalem, a traditional Palestinian village haunted by history. Lifta was the site of fierce fighting between Zionists and Arab nationalists during the British Mandate period and is the only Arab village abandoned in 1948 that has not been completely destroyed or repopulated. This took place during the time period Israeli Jews call the War for Independence, and Arabs call the Nakba, the catastrophe. Check the website for further information.

CityCenter Danbury Hosts Chaski Fest


186 Main St., Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-792-1711.

CHASKI FEST--Chaski is the Quechua word (native Andean language) for messenger. On Saturday, May 9th, 12:00pm to 8:00pm, the CityCenter Danbury Green at Ives Street will be filled with "eco mensajeros con amor." The message is Be Conscious and Act with Love. The fChaski Fest, presented by the World Conscious Pact Northeast, a regional chapter of a worldwide group of supporters of the rights of Mother Nature, will celebrate our Earth and its maintenance through music, dance, yoga, capoeira, environmental activism, and shared awareness. More than a dozen performance groups are participating, including the WCSU Drum Circle.

Mother/Daughter Tea Party at Litchfield Community Center


421 Bantam Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-8302.

On Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 10:30AM to 12:00 PM the Litchfield Community Center will host a Mother/Daughter Tea Party.  $20 per parent/child.  Special friends, aunts, grandmothers, mothers and their daughters are invited for a morning of dress-up, friends, team time food, activities and of course tea!  Children will have the opportunity to participate in games, arts and crafts.  Registration and pre-payment required.

Solo and Ensemble Festival


43 Lake Ave. Extension, Danbury, CT 06811. Phone: 2038378774.

The WCSU Solo and Ensemble Festival will enable music students from ages 11-18 to sing and perform for WCSU's outstanding music faculty in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall at the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is open to all piano, band, orchestra, jazz and choral students from 5th grade through high school seniors. Students will prepare a solo or small ensemble (up to 13 players) of their choosing to be performed live. Students will receive immediate verbal and written feedback and have the opportunity to earn awards for outstanding performances. The cost is $10 per student, per entry, with no limit on the number of entries. For more information, send an email to

White Flower Farm Hosts Container Gardening--Make and Take Event--Litchfield


Route 63, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-8789.

On May 9, 2015 bring Mom along or treat yourself to a container workshop.  Drop in sessions 10Am, 11 AM and 2PM.  Prices start at $45 for 5 annuals of your choice and a decorative container.  Staff assembles your creation. 

Festival of the Arts at Quassy Amusement & Waterpark --Middlebury


2132 Middlebury Rd., Middlebury, CT 06762. Phone: 203-758-2913.

On May 9, 2015 Walkway chalk art, decorated trash cans and performing school jazz bands mean only one thing: The Festival of the Arts at Quassy Amusement & Waterpark in Middlebury.  Great music and colorful art all day at the park.  The festival starts at noon.  Rides will operate noon to 6PM with a special online pre-sale price of $11.  Day of rides $18.  Art tachers contact Linda Whipple at 203-758-2913 for further details. 

Cricket Hill Gardens Hosts Peony Festival--Thomaston

05/10/2015 to 06/21/2015

670 Walnut Hill Rd., Thomaston, CT 06787. Phone: 860-283-5508.

Cricket Hill Gardens is celebrating its 25th anniversary as a prize source for tree peony.  This 7 acre display garden and nursery specializes in peonies.  See the garden in glorious bloom from May 10 through June 21, 2015.  May 10, 2015 is the Tree Peony Festival.   Check the website for hours.

Sunset Meadow Vineyard Hosts Annual Mother's Day Event--Goshen


599 Old Middle Street, Goshen, CT 06756. Phone: 860-201-4654.

Sunset Meadow Vineyard's Mother's Day event is on Sunday May 10 from 11am until 5pm. This event looks to bring a new way to enjoy Mother's Day. With a variety of wines available, it is encouraged that you come and bring your mothers as well. Each mother will receive a complimentary tasting when you taste with her. There will also be boxed lunches available to pre-order and pick up the day of the event. Food, family, and wine make for the perfect Mother's Day.

Miranda Vineyard Hosts The Art of Chocolate & Wine Event--Goshen


42 Ives Rd., Goshen, CT 06756. Phone: 860-491-9906.

Miranda Vineyard's on May10, 2015 offers a workshop:  The Art of Chocolate & Wine -A great Mother's Day gift!.  Reservations required.

New England Carousel Museum Hosts Family Sundays: Mother' Day Printmaking


95 Riverside Ave., Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: 860-585-5411.

On Sunday, May 10, 2015 from 12 - 2PM the New England Carousel Museum hosts Mother's Day Printmaking.  Learn the facinating art of printmaking and create a special personalized card for your mother.  Mothers are FREE to this event.  Admission includes a free ride on our working carousel and entry to all Museum exhibits.