Woodridge Red Release and First Anniversary Celebration at Miranda Vineyard!

05/24/2008 to 05/24/2008

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

On Sat. from noon to 7 p.m. Introductory discount of 10% off new wine! Also featuring "Angel Annie" unplugged jazz, blues and rock from 2 -5 p.m.

Hunt Hill Farm Silo Cooking School Sushi 101 Workshop

05/24/2008 to 05/24/2008

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

Sushi 101 Workshop with Chef Albert Clugston III of Litchfield�s Saltwater Grille on Saturday, May 24 from 11am-2pm. Chef Clugston began his culinary career as an apprentice to Master sushi chef Tai Obata at Ra, the most highly rated Japanese restaurant in Arizona. After his training he went on to open his own restaurant Sushi �N Rock in Scottsdale. Chef Clugston and Brett Galotta opened The Litchfield Saltwater Grille in 2006. Connecticut Magazine readers voted the restaurant �Best New Restaurant in Litchfield County� for 2007. Learn proper knife techniques, preparation of fruit and vegetables used in Japanese cuisine and how to make traditional sushi rice, prepare and Americanized sushi menu of assorted rolls and tempura. There will be plenty of hands on participation balanced with an interesting fish lecture! Cost is $85 per person or 2 people for $160. (Full Participation) The Silo Cooking School, 44 Upland Rd. New Milford, CT 06776. Contact Cooking School Director Mary Kravec to register at 860.355.0300; or register online; www.hunthillfarmtrust.org

Open Turret Days Military Museum of Southern New England

05/24/2008 to 05/25/2008

125 Park Avenue , I-84 ex.3, Danbury, CT 06010. Phone: 203-790-9277. The public is allowed to climb aboard and see what it was like to man a tank. Rubber-soled shoes are necessary to access our tanks and armored vehicles. Saturday, May 24, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday May 25, 2008, noon to 5 p.m. Cancelled if raining. Further information: 203-790-9277.

Primitive Skills Day

05/24/2008 to 05/24/2008

38 Curtis Road, Washington, 06793. Phone: 860-868-0518.

Ever wonder how indigenous peoples of Connecticut hunted, created fire and crafted tools from stone? Stop by IAIS on Saturday, May 24, 2008 from 11:00am to 2:00pm for a fun afternoon of Primitive Skills!

Jeff Kalin of Primitive Technologies Inc. will demonstrate various flintknapping techniques used for making projectile points, awls, and scrapers and discuss the various types of stone materials used. Outside in our Algonkian village Judy Kalin will show how Native Peoples cooked using clay pottery and the seasonal foods available; Survivalist Jamie Leffler will teach visitors how to use bow and twist drills to create fire, as well as the process of making glue for bows, knife handles, etc. Test out your throwing arm with anthropologist and IAIS educator Kimberly Parent as she demonstrates how to throw a spear using an atlatl.

Cost: $10 Adults / $6 Children

Brookfield Historical Society's Annual Strawberry Festival

05/25/2008 to 05/25/2008

Intersection Routes 25 and 133, Brookfield, 06804. Phone: (203) 740-8140.

The Brookfield Historical Society's Annual Strawberry Festival will be held between 12:30 p.m. and 3:30pm on Sunday, May 25, 2008, following the Town's Memorial Day Parade. Strawberry shortcake will be sold along with non-alcoholic liquid refreshments. On hand outside the Museum in the garden area will be a live jazz band and a antique car exhibit. The public is invited to attend this traditional New England Memorial Day Celebration. For more information call (203) 740-8140

4th Annual Memorial Day Weekend Celebration - Bristol

05/25/2008 to 05/25/2008

822 Lake Ave., Bristol, 06010. Phone: (860)583-3300.

Bristol Veteran's Council's 4th Annual Memorial Day Weekend Celebration. Contact Lake Compounce for more information.

62nd Annual Memorial Day Parade - Naugatuck

05/26/2008 to 05/26/2008

Naugatuck, 06770. Phone: 203-729-7223.

Downtown. Large parade with 3,00 marchers and over 10 bands. 9:30 a.m. Free. (203) 729-7223.

Litchfield Historical Society Lecture--Litchfield's Colonial Revivial Collectors and Dealers

05/30/2008 to 05/30/2008

7 South Street, Litchfield, 06759. Phone: 860-567-4501.

On Friday, May 30, 2008 at 5:30PM at St. Michael's Community House, 25 South Street, Litchfield the Litchfield Historical Society will present a lecture by Lynne Brickley, Independent Historian--Litchfield's Colonial Revivial Collectors and Dealers. The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception at the museum follows the lecture. RSVP 860-567-4501 or email: cbarbacci@litchfieldhistorical society.org

Foreigner

05/30/2008 to 05/30/2008

Warner Theatre 68 Main Street, Torrington, 06790. Phone: (860) 489-7180. Fax: (860) 482-4076.

Throughout the '70s and '80s, Foreigner was universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world, racking up scores of smash hits, multi-platinum albums and sold out concert tours. Today, some 30 years later, Foreigner is an ensemble of talented musicians each adding individual credentials to the mix to make the band stronger and more powerful than ever.

From "Cold As Ice" to "Hot Blooded," "Urgent" to "Jukebox Hero," "Waiting For A Girl Like You" to the chart topper "I Want To Know What Love Is," Foreigner's thrilling mixof blustery blues and impeccably crafted pop continues to captivate generation after generation of music fans.

Performance Schedule: Friday, May 30 | 8pm

Ticket Prices: $75 VIP (Includes pre-show meet and greet, autographed cd and more! Limited availability.), $75, $55, $48

The Weir Farm Art Center's Gala SAMBA II

05/31/2008 to 05/31/2008

A celebration of Brazilian culture, featuring Latin music, dance and cuisine with an art auction on May 31, 2008 at Weir Farm National Historic Site in Wilton, Connecticut SAMBA II will benefit Weir Farm Art Center programs at Weir Farm National Historic Site and other locations, including the Artist in Residence program, Art Explorer classes for children, the Adair Burlingham Memorial Lectures, special events such My Dearest Anna, Artist in Residence open studios, Ridgefield Roadshow, the On Sight exhibition series, and publications such as the pending Artist in Residence retrospective exhibition catalogue. Tickets for SAMBA II : $250 per person, Sponsor; $500 per person, Patron; $1000 per person, Benefactor; $5000 Corporate Table; $10,000 Benefactor Table. For more information and to reserve tickets please e-mail call 203-761-9945 ext. 2.