Flanders Nature Center Program: Herb Garden Planning--Woodbury


Flanders Road, Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-3711 Ext. 10.

Herb Garden Planning and Installation program at Flanders--Tuesday, April 12 , 2016 from 10 AM - Noon | The Sugar House Wish you could grow them? Have had little success? Don't give up. Come for a two hour workshop led by professional gardener Fabienne Audette, owner of Nibbling Brook Gardens. Fabienne received a Master of Science in Horticulture at Ohio State University and performed her research on Lavenders. $10 members/$15 non-members.  Call to register.

Mattatuck Museum Lecture -taking Her Life's Happiness Talk with Lynne Bassett


Waterbury, CT Phone: 203) 753-0381.

11:00 a.m. Free with museum admission. Join Lynne Zacek Bassett for a gallery talk in conjunction with the exhibition, What! Not White?: The Victorian Bride. Bassett, an independent scholar specializing in New England's historic costumes and textiles, will talk about the history of American wedding dresses. The talk will focus on a time when dresses were not always white but practical colors such as blue, brown, black, and grey. Drawn from the Mattatuck Museum's costume collection with loans from the Gunn Historical Museum and the Torrington Historical Society, this exhibition presents a selection of unique gowns dating from 1840 to 1900.

Flanders Nature Center "Art and Animals" Class Series


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

7-9 pm. Focus on Horses. rtists with all level of talent, from beginner to professional are invited to study with Melody Asbury, a talented lifelong painter and sought-after animal portraitist. Students working in all mediums will create art inspired by the animals that share our world. Ms. Asbury will share tips and secrets to create realistic details of feathers and fur, suggestion for usage of light and shadow in compositions and guide each artist to refine their own unique and personal style.

Warner Theatre Presents One Night of Queen Performed by Gary Mullen & The Works--Torrington


Main St., Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-489-7180.

On Wednesday, April 13, 2016 the Warner Theatre will welcome One Night of Queen performed by Gary Mullen and The Works to the Main Stage at 8:00 pm. Tickets go on sale to Warner Theatre Members on Wednesday, January 13 at 10:00 am and to the General Public Friday, January 15 at 10:00 am. One Night Of Queen Performed By Gary Mullen & The Works is a spectacular live concert, recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time. Fans of Queen will delight in this note-for-note experience of mega-hits such as "Bohemian Rhapsody," "We are the Champions," "Killer Queen," "You're My Best Friend," "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," and more.

Shrine of Lourdes in Litchfield Holds Giant Tag Sale


50 Montford Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-1041.

A GIANT TAG SALE will be held at the Shrine of Lourdes in Litchfield in Pilgrim Hall, located on the Shrine grounds, 50 Montfort Rd., Rte. 118, Litchfield, Thursday, April 14th through Saturday, April 16th from 9:00am to 4:30pm and on Sunday, April 17th from 11:30am to 2:00pm. All donations from sales help with the upkeep of the Shrine. Call 860-567-1041 or email: lourdesshrinect@gmail.com for further information. If you wish to donate items, they may be dropped off at Pilgrim Hall on Tuesday & Wednesday, April 12th & 13th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. PLEASE NOTE: No upholstered furniture, box springs & mattresses, computers, monitors or paint will be accepted. All donated items must be in good condition and all electronic items must be in working order.

Ansonia Nature Center Program: Spring Term Junior Rangers


10 Deerfield Lane, Ansonia, CT 06401. Phone: 203-736-1053.

SPRING TERM JUNIOR RANGERS –Thursdays. Apr. 14–June 2, 3:30–5 pm. Calling all kids 11 to 14 years old who love nature! Has your child wanted to work with animals, garden, help maintain our trails, and help with special events? This is the opportunity to help the Nature Center in our 8-week after school program. Parental permission is required. Class size is limited; this class fills up fast! FREE.

2016 History Bites Lecture Series: Flanders Nature Center: Discoveries in an Atic:The Modernist Legacy of Natalie Van Vleck--Woodbury


5 Church Hill Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-3711.

On April 14, 2016 the 2016 History Bites Lecture Series continues with :  Flanders Nature Center: Discoveries in an Attic:  The Modernist Legacy of Natalie Van Vleck at The Studio.  Incredible paintings and drawings of Natalie Van Vleck will be on display. Free and open to the public  Registration recommended but not required.

The Institute for American Indian Studies Book Sale

04/15/2016 to 04/17/2016

38 Curtis Rd, Washington, CT Phone: 860 868-0518 .

Stop into The Institute for American Indian Studies and purchase one of our "40th and Fabulous" dedication canvas bags for $10, featuring the groundbreaking of our museum over forty years ago! Then have some fun and stuff it with our gently used and recycled books available in our "Four Directions" Gift Shop. Check out our 50% off shelves with select items. Lots of things to choose from! There is never any admission fee for our gift shop. Please support your local neighbors.

Kent Historical Society Hosts Spring Benefit: Musicale and Spirited Tea Party--Baking Workshops

04/15/2016 to 04/17/2016

4 Studio Hill Rd., Kent, CT 06757. Phone: 860-927-4587.

Kent Historical Society's spring benefit, will feature two baking workshops with Patsy Stroble.  A $75 ticket to either of the baking workshops, on April 15 or 16 also includes a ticket to the Musicale and Spirited Tea Party on April 17, 2016.  The workshops will be held at the First Congregational Church of Kent's Parish House kitchen on April 15-16 from 9AM to 1PM.  Check the website for tickets.  Space is limited. 

Ansonia Nature Center Program: Family Organic Garden Program


10 Deerfield Lane, Ansonia, CT 06401. Phone: 203-736-1053.

FAMILY ORGANIC GARDEN PROGRAM – Fridays, Apr. 15 –June 17, 3:30–5 pm. Food Corps and ANC will lead fun, family-friendly activities in our organic garden. Learn about growing a variety of fruits and vegetables. Dress appropriately; keep in mind you might get water and/or soil on your clothing. Closed-toe shoes, please! FREE, with the potential to take home fresh local produce!