Litchfield Historical Society Hosts 2nd CT Heavy Artillery Reenactment Group


East Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4501.

On May 14, 2011 from 10Am to 4PM the Litchfield Historical Society hosts the 2nd CT Heavy Artillery reenactment group on the Green,  as they commemorate the 150 anniversary of Connecticut in the Civil War.  The program will welcome visitors to Camp Dutton to learn about camp life and follow the reenactors as they march from Chestnut Hill to the Village. Check the website for further information.

Organizing Your Paperwork — Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

05/14/2011 to 05/14/2011

229 E. Litchfield Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-3163.

Paperwork is the #1 clutter problem. Under the direction of Susan Lovallo, founder of Clutter Solutions, learn a step-by-step plan to address this problem. Fee: $40 (includes lunch). Bring one friend for $20 payable with registration. Non-refundable deposit: $15. For more information, call Wisdom House 860-567-3163 or visit


Litchfield Awake! On the Litchfield Green

05/14/2011 to 05/14/2011

Rte. 202, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4501.

Free. Join the Litchfield  Historical Society and the 2nd CT Heavy Artillery reenactment group as they commemorate the 150th Anniversary of Connecticut in the Civil War. The program will welcome visitors to Camp Dutton to learn about camp life and follow the reenactors as they march from Chestnut Hill to the Village Green. Additional activities and reenactors will be on the green.

Annual Primitive Skills Day at Institute of American Indian Studies - Washington

05/14/2011 to 05/14/2011

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

What would you do if you didn’t have a match to start a fire?  Or a metal pot to cook in?  Or a grocery store to buy food?  How did early peoples survive without these luxuries? Come and discover first hand at the Institute for American Indian Studies! Join Primitive Technologists Jeff Kalin (Cherokee descent), Jamie Leffler, and others for an afternoon of  building simple survival shelters, creating fire from friction, shooting  bows and arrows and learning about Flintknapping. Fee:  $10 Adults; $6 Kids.



Ansonia Nature Center Offers Orienteering for Beginners


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

On Sunday, May 15, at 2PM at the Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center a program--Orienteering for Beginners will take place.  Bring your school-age kids to this introductory program presented by Ranger Wendy, and learn how to use a map and a compass to find your way around our park.  Great for scouts too.  Fee: $3.  Please register in advance.

Kent Historical Society's Sunday Series features Civil War Presentation


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

On Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 2PM in the Kent Town Hall, the Kent Historical Society's Sunday Series features Ernie Barker with a Civil War Presentation in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.  Barker portrays Frederick A. Lucas of Goshen, CT, a veteran of the War who served with the Second CT Heavy Artillery from August 1862 through August 1865.  Dressed in period costume, Barker portrays Lucas from the 1880's after serving in the state legislature, looking back on the war with readings from Fred's Civil War letters home to his lady friend and his mother.  During the war, Lucas rose from a Corporal to a Second Lieutenant and was wounded twice.  Admission is free, but donations are welcome.  Call for further information or check the website.

Walk With Me, Family Fun Walk to Benefit Easter Seals


22 Tompkins St., Waterbury, CT 06708. Phone: 203-754-5141.

On Sunday, May 15, 2011 at Quassy Amusement Park, Rte. 64 in Middlebury hundreds of passionate supporters will take a short walk, stroll, or roll followed by a day of fun-filled activities, entertainment, and rides at the park.  Check in will begin at 11AM and the walk will begin at 1PM.  Sign up as a Team Captain and form a team of walkers, raising pledges and win individual and team prizes.  Registration is free and required.  Check the website for further information.

King Arthur Flour Weekend - Part II! at Hunt Hill Farm - New Milford


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

On Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Puff Pastry Workshop  n this class, students learn techniques of working with quick puff pastry.  The instructor will demonstrate a variety of shapings, and, using a variety of sweet and savory fillings, the class will make palmiers, various pastries, ham and cheese ‘croissant’ and pan au chocolate. (Full participation) Teens welcome. $85. per person or 2 for $160.


Art In The Park at Quassy Amusement Park - Middlebury


2132 Middlebury Road, Route 64, Middlebury, CT 06762. Phone: 203-758-2913. Fax: 203-598-7261.

“Art In The Park” sidewalk art competition. Local and area schools will be coloring the Quassy walkways starting at noon. Rides noon to 6 p.m. Parking $6. Fees for rides, attractions, food.

Vegetable Garden Program at Beardsley and Memorial Library - Winsted


40 Munro Place, Winsted, CT 06098. Phone: 860-379-6043.

On Thursday, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Learn how to grow your own vegetable garden.  The presenter will be Sherri LeBlanc, a Master Gardener and a member of the Wincheser Grange No 7.  At the end of the program free butternut squash seeds as part of the Grandes, "Feed the Hungry" program.  Participants will be asked to take some of the free seeds and grow them for their families and the local food bank. Workshop is free and open to public.  Call for more information or visit the website.