A Community Drumming Circle presented by Backcountry Outfitters - Kent


5 Bridge Street, Kent, CT 06757. Phone: 860-927-3377.

On Saturday, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Join Dave Reynolds, founder of PowerPulse, Group Empowerment Drummin, for a fun and dynamic group drumming experience. No previous drumming or musical experience is ncessary. Djembe drums are provided (limited quantities) or you can bring your own.  Call to register. $10.00 Partial proceeds to be donated to the Kent Center School Scholarship Fund.

Back To Basics Workshop - Naturally Dyed Eggs - At The Ansonia Nature Center


10 Deerfield Rd., Ansonia, CT Phone: 203-736-1053.

2:00 p.m., join Ranger Dawn at the Ansonia Nature Center for a BACK TO BASICS WORKSHOP.  Learn how to decorate eggs for your holiday baskets using vegetable dyes.  Find out what beautiful and surprising shades you can create from natural dyes. Tuition for this workshop is $4.00.  Bring some hard-boiled or blown-out white eggs and a carton.  Call 203-736-1053 to register or for more information.

Russian Eastern Orthodox Easter Menu at Hunt Hill Farm Trust - New Milford


44 Upland Rd. , New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: 860-355-0300 .

Saturday, April 16, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. With Cooking School Director Mary Kravec. Inspired by her family heritage, this hands-on class will prepare: Polish Mushroom Soup Pogachi (stuffed sauerkraut bread) Beef Golumpki Potato and Farmer's Cheese Pierogi
Sidak served with kielbasa and beet horseradish Pashka tasting and Uzvar (dried fruit compote) (Full participation)  Teens welcome. $80. per person or 2 for $150.

They Called Me Lizzy - from Slavery to the White House" High Tea


Churh and Maple St., Naugatuck, CT Phone: 203-729-9039.

1 p.m. to 3 p.m. $20 for non-members; $15 for members and students with ID. To be held at the Historic Neary Ballroom, Corner of Church and Maple Streets, Naugatuck. Actress Stephanie Jackson tells the true life story of Elizabeth Keckly; her rise from slavery to entrepreneurial freedom, scandal, decline.  Best known as dressmaker to Mary Todd Lincoln, she authored the book "Behind the Scenes, 30 years a Slave and Four Years in the White House".  This is a one hour presentation with many twists and burns, bravery and remarkable resilience.  Living history at it's best!

Annual Barrel Tasting at Haight-Brown Vineyard - Litchfield

04/16/2011 to 04/17/2011

29 chestnut Hill Rd, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4045. Fax: 845-818-3770.

On Sat. 2 and 4 p.m. $25 per person. By Reservation only. You are invited to taste our new vintages - right out of the tank - un sweetened, un filtered a great event for wine connoisseurs, as well as novice wine drinkers. Complimentary appetizers, hot cider, cocoa will be served as well. Call early to reserve your seating time, as this event tends to sell out. Each seating will be quaint and personal. You will get to hear how these wines are made and get to talk one on one with the wine maker. Visit the website, call or email address for more information.

Coming to Woodbury's Old Town Hall: Adrianna Marie and the Deep Blue Three

04/16/2011 to 04/16/2011

Main Street and Mountain Road, Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-2141.

Three hours of killer blues by the west coast group that features L. A. Jones.  $10 per person at the door.  Sponsored by the Woodbury Economic Development Committee.

Open House and Vintage Glass and Bottle Exhibit at Matthew Curtiss House


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

12 noon - 4 pm. Noel Tomas of The Museum of Connecticut Glass will be setting up a display of Connecticut glass and bottles.  Noel will talk about the museum as well as the art and history of glassmaking here in Connecticut.

Prometheus Chamber Ensemble at WCSU


181 White St, Danbury, CT Phone: (203) 837-8486.

The Prometheus Quartet to present a concert of works by Beethoven, Shostakovich and Brahms at 3 pm on April 17 in Ives Concert Hall on the university's Midtown campus. Following the concert, the public also is invited to attend a "Seminar on the Creative Process" featuring John Briggs of WCSU, David Clampitt of Ohio State University, Peter Elbow of the University of Massachusetts, and members of the Prometheus Ensemble.

Poetry with John Alter and Friends at Hunt Hill Farm Trust - New Milford


44Upland Rd., New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: 860-355-0300.

On Sunday, 2 p.m. Enjoy a spring evening at the farm with poetry among friends!  $10. in advance. $13 a the door. $5 Students. Visit the website for more information.

Italian Cheesemaking and Spring Menu at Hunt Hill Farm - New Milford


44 Upland Rd., New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: 860-355-0300.

On Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. w ith Chefs William Okesson III and Dennis DeBellis of John’s Café of Woodbury, CT In this popular class, students will learn to make homemade ricotta, pulled mozzarella and crème fraiche.  Then, as a class, we’ll prepare:  Fresh Mozzarella Roulade with Roasted Peppers and Prosciutto; Grilled Pizza; Insalata Mista with Asparagus and Black Pepper-Herb Ricotta; Fettuccini with Morels and Crème Fraiche; Handmade Cannelloni Two Ways (Quattro Formaggio and Shrimp); and Marsala Raisin Cheesecake. (Full participation) Call for more information.