BIG FAT TENT SALE--J. SEITZ AND COMPANY-New Preston

05/22/2009 to 05/25/2009

Main St., Rte. 45, New Preston, 06777. Phone: 860-868-0119.

Annual Memorial Day Big Fat Tent Sale at J. Seitz and Company being held from Friday, May 22, 2009 thru Monday, May 25, 2009. Chairs, tables,lamps, home accessories and more. Selected antiques. Hours: 9:30AM-5:30PM on Saturday; 11AM-5:00PM on Sunday. Call for further information.

Teens Cook Classics! Italy at Hunt Hill Farm's Silo Cooking School

05/22/2009 to 05/22/2009

44 Upland Rd., New Milford, 06776. Phone: 860-355-0300. Fax: 860-350-5495.

Teens join Cooking School Director Chef Mary Kravec from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.preparing classics such as Foccaccia with Pesto, Lasagna Fiorentine Roll Ups with handmade pasta sheets, Pomodoro Sauce and Homemade Ricotta, Caesar Salad, Cannolis, Biscotti. $60 per studentContact Silo Cooking School Director Chef Mary Kravec for more information.

Natural Fibers and Natural Plant Dyes Program--Flanders Nature Center

05/22/2009 to 05/22/2009

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

On Friday, May 22, 2009 from 7PM to 9PM at Flanders Nature Center, Woodbury join Cheryl Atwood's program on natural fibers and natural plant dyes. Material will be available for purchase along with a program fee. Call to register or for further information.

Saint John's Chorale Memorial Day Concert-Washington

05/22/2009 to 05/24/2009

Route 47, Washington, 06794. Phone: 860-868-2527.

On Friday at 8PM and Sunday the Saint John's Chorale Memorial Day Concert Tickets $20. Further information call: 860-868-2527.

Flanders Nature Center offers Junior Hiking Club

05/23/2009 to 05/23/2009

Flanders Rd., Woodbury, 06798. Phone: 203-263-3711.

Flanders Nature Center welcomes children to its monthly Junior Hiking Club on Saturday, May 23, 2009 from 9:30AM to 12:30PM beginning at the Trail House. The day pairs some good exercise with an exploration of the wonders of the natural world, such as wildflowers found along the way. The fee is $17 for members and $22 for non-members. Call for registration and further information.

Western CT Orienteering Club - Ansonia Nature Center

05/23/2009 to 05/23/2009

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

On Sat.from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Ansonia Nature Center will host the Club on the sport of orienteering. Participants will learn how to find their way using maps and using a compass.

John and Richard Contiguglia - Adams Foundation Piano Recital Series

05/23/2009 to 05/23/2009

Thomaston Opera House, 158 Main Street, Thomaston, 06787. Phone: 860-283-6250.

The piano duo of the identical Contiguglia twins is one of the most famous exemplars of this branch of the piano field. May 23, 2009 at 8:00pm Tickets $25.00/Student, Senior and Group Discount Available.

Second Annual Primitive Skills Day

05/23/2009 to 05/23/2009

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

What would you do if you didn't have a match to start a fire, a metal pot to cook in or a grocery store to buy your food? How did early Native Americans survive without these luxuries? Come to Primitive Skills day and discover first hand. Join Primitive Technologists Jeff Kalin (Cherokee descent), Jamie Leffer, Andrew Dubos and Deneen Bernier for an afternoon learning about flintknapping, how to build simple survival shelters, create fire from friction and shoot with bows and arrows.

Saturday, May 23, 2009 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. Fee: $10 Adults / $6 Children

TriArts Sharon Playhouse--Kids 2009

05/23/2009 to 05/24/2009

Rtes. 343, 41 & 4, Sharon, 06069. Phone: 860-364-SHOW.

On Saturday, May 23, 2009 and Sunday May 24, 2009 TriArts presents Kids 2009--a cabaret-style show that showcases the best of the gifted young talent in the Tri-State area. A dynamic all-singing, all-dancing, all kids revue created and directed by Michael Berkeley. Call for tickets and further information.

2nd Running of the Haight-Brown Vineyard Express

05/23/2009 to 05/23/2009

29 Chestnut Hill Rd., Litchfield, 06759. Phone: 860-567-4045.

On Saturday, May 23, 2009 starting at 2PM a 5 hour journey of scenic New England, Historic Vineyards, Exquisite foods and fine wines begins. Board 1970's rail cars at the Thomaston Station and take a leisurely train ride to Litchfield. A charter bus will take you to the Vineyard for a full culinary reception and wine tasting. When finished, take a sunset train ride back to Thomaston. You will be greeted with a reception of mimosas and chocolate covered strawberries. On board, enjoy a glass of special release Railway White while hearing tidbits about Haight Brown Vineyard's history and practices. Once at the vineyard, you will tour the vinyard and winery including the cellar. You will be guided through a 10 flight wine tasting, accompanied by hot buttered hors d'oeuvres, International cheeses, stuffed breads and crudite displays. End your tasting with dessert displays, teas, coffees and more wine. Call 860-567-4045 or email: info@haightvineyards.com for more information re tour. Cost $75. per person. Advance ticket purchase required. Tickets may be acquired through the Railroad Mseum of New England. 860-283-7245. or visit www.rmne.or. (deadline 1wk prior to event).