Quassy Amusement Park - Mother's Day Special


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

Treat mom to a fantastic day at Quassy! When a child purchases an all-day ride wristband, mom receives a wristband as well, plus a chicken dinner voucher. Note: only mom may redeem the free wristband and dinner voucher.

Barnes Nature Center Hosts Mother's Day Afternoon Paint Class--Bristol


175 Shrub Road, Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: 860-583-1234.

Sunday - May 8, 2016--3:00 - 5:00 pm. Mothers bring your daughter, son, husband, grandparent, or best friend for a fun afternoon paint class! Singles are welcome too! Each participant will have their own canvas to paint while an instructor guides your way to a beautiful masterpiece that can stand alone or be combined with your guest's to make a whole painting. All ages can participate, but recommended for children over 5. Mother's Day sweets available. $30.00/per couple - Members $35.00/per couple - Non-Members; $20.00/per single - Members--$25.00/per single - Non-Members. Must register and prepay by Saturday, April 30th.

Mattatuck Museum -Mother’s Day @ the MATT


144 West Main St. , Waterbury, CT Phone: (203) 753-0381 x130 .

Children ages 6-12 with their caregivers are invited to explore the special exhibition Making Her Mark with a museum educator. This multi-media exhibition features six women artists whose work either inverts stereotypes, or undermines assumptions about personal and cultural individuality. Afterwards join us in the Studio to create vibrant and lovely Mother's Day cards using mixed-media materials. When May 8th, 2016 1:00 PM

White Memorial Conservation Center Program: Wild Edible Plants with Andy Dobus/Deneen Bernier--Litchfield


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

May 8, 2016--Wild Edible Plants with Andy Dobos and Deneen Bernier. We all know that locally grown organic food is what is best for us. No unwanted chemicals, more healthy nutrients, less wasteful byproducts of large scale farming and long distance transportation. Having your own garden is even better of course. Three Red Trees School of Natural Living's Andy Dobos and Deneen Bernier will help you learn some common, easily identifiable edible wild plants and how to responsibly harvest and prepare them. We will walk through field, forest and wetland edge, all almost within sight of each other. Bring notebook, camera, protection from the elements, and a cup or mug for tea at the end of the walk. 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M, Meet in front of the Museum. $10.00 per person, Maximum of 20 people. Please register directly through Andy and Deneen: deneen@threeredtrees.com or phone at 207-590-9096.

Danbury Railway Museum Offers Mother's Day Rides


120 White St., Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-778-8337.

To celebrate Mother's Day at the Danbury Railway Museum rides will be FREE with child's paid admission.  Come and enjoy the museum also. 

Jewish Fedration Friends of Fiber Arts Workshop- Southbury


444 Main St. North, Southbury, CT 06488. Phone: 203-267-3177.

Jewish Federation Friends of Fiber Arts will meet on Monday May 9, 2016 from 1 to 3PM at Southbury's Jewish Federation of Western CT.  Participants should bring their own projects to work on.

Gunn Memorial Library Asks For Help to Make History--Washington

05/09/2016 to 05/12/2016

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

Please join us for two community roundtables to share your ideas for our upcoming permanent History of Washington exhibit being funded by a $100,000 grant. This is your exhibit and we want to hear what you think are the important topics and stories to include in this important permanent display. We would also like to hear what artifacts you have for us to include in this exhibit; please bring them with you to show us. Everyone is invited to participate in these community conversations at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 9 in the Washington Senior at 6 Bryan Hall Plaza and Thursday, May 12 at 6:00 p.m. in the Washington Town Hall at 2 Bryan Hall Plaza in Washington Depot.

Newtown Historical Society Tea with Abigail Adams", Carol Bielefeld


25 Main St, Newtown, CT Phone: 203-426-5937.

7:30 pm. As 'Abigail Adams,' Carol Bielefeld will present a lively portrait of one of the most fascinating and remarkable women in our nation's history. Abigail oversaw the family farm, raised the children, ran a business and invested money as John Adams was serving the Country. Her famous 'Remember the Ladies' directive to her husband highlights her early push for equal rights under the law.

Litchfield Saltwater Grille Hosts Cocktails and Canvases


26 Commons Drive, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4900.

On Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 7PM at the Litchfield Saltwater Grille a two hour painting event.  No experience needed.  All supplies provided.  $35 per person.  Call to register. 

Barnes Nature Center Hosts Live Music Series Featuring Detour--Bristol


175 Shrub Road, Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: 860-583-1234.

Barnes Nature Center--Live Music Series--Thursday - May 12, 2016 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm at the Harry C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center. If you like your acoustic music stripped down and authentic, but with an old time edge and a modern twist, then you are going to enjoy listening to "DETOUR"! Hailing from the Northwestern CT and New York Hudson Valley, they are a mix of traditional and contemporary bluegrass music. DETOUR is a side project of the parent band, "Mama Tried" and they bring their collective wealth of experience to bear in trio form. The members of "DETOUR" are Mel Paskell (guitar), Gary DiGiovanni (banjo), and Ambrose Verdibello (fiddle). Local baked goods will be featured, B.Y.O.B. Admission: $10.00/per person.