Making Peace with Money — Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

05/19/2012 to 05/19/2012

229 E. Litchfield Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-3063.

Learning money management skills, achieving short and long-term goals, and getting out of credit card debt. Presenter: Susan Lovallo. Fee: $40 (includes lunch). Non-refundable deposit: $15. Bring a friend for $25 payable with registration.

Indoor & Outdoor Gardening; Create an Herbal Windowsill Garden at The Institute for American Indian Studies - Washington

05/19/2012 to 05/19/2012

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

Think you do not have enough space or time for gardening?  You do!  All you need is a window.  Many herbs such as basil and parsley can be easily grown indoors on a sunny windowsill.  Join local Herbalist and founder of the CT Chapter of the American Herbalist Guild, Dawyn Cloud Alter to learn the basics of how to turn your kitchen window into an organic "Farmer's Market".  Dawyn will discuss the importance of composting and crop rotation for our outdoor gardens.  Each participant will leave with their own herbal garden of four different herbs. All materials will be provided. CT Educators may earn 0.1 CEUs Payment in advance is required. Fee: $20; $15 IAIS Members.

Connecticut Master Chorale Spring Concert

05/19/2012 to 05/19/2012

St. Rose of Lima Church, 46 Main St.n, Newtown, CT 06470. Phone: 203-743-0473. Fax: 203-740-9533.

"I Hear America Singing" - music of America and by American Composers. Tina Johns Heidrich, Conductor. Accompanied by the Connecticut Master Chorale Orchestra.

Kent Historical Society Sunday Series Features Rex Brasher Artwork and Stories


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

KENT HISTORICAL SOCIETY SUNDAY SERIES REX BRASHER ARTWORK AND STORIES The Kent Historical Society's Sunday Series on May 20, 2012, 2:00PM, Kent Town Hall, will feature Deborah and Melode Brasher, grandnieces of famous artist Rex Brasher. Brasher has been called the 20th century Audubon for his realistic paintings of birds in their natural settings.  From 1911-1960, Brasher made his home near Kent.  He was also a founder of the Kent Art Association. Rex Brasher decided at age eight to paint every bird in North America, only better than Audubon had painted with the birds he first killed.  Like Audubon, for years his financing was unreliable, some of it gained from wagering on race horses.  The 1929 Depression collided with his sale of the Birds and Trees of North America, his multi-volume work of 874 different species.  The year 2012 brings multiple efforts to revive the work and life of this great artist. Deborah and Melode Brasher know Rex's art and stories well.  They spent time with him until they were in their twenties.  The Brasher sisters will bring their memories of Uncle Rex, his life story, and some of his paintings to Kent's Town Hall on May 20.  Melode's long teaching career was at Kent Center School and Deborah's at the Renbrook School in West Hartford.  This is an opportunity to see and hear about the artistic genius of Rex Brasher. The program will last about an hour followed by refreshments.  There is no admission charge although contributions are welcomed.

New Milford Historical Society Hosts Heirlooms from the Attic: New Milford Historical Society's Finest


On The Green, New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: 860-354-3069.

On Sunday, May 20, 2012 from 1PM to 4PM at the New Milford Historical Society a program:   Heirlooms from the Attic: New Milford Historical Society's Finest--1PM Gallery Tour of Opening Exhibit by Curator Lisa Roush and 1PM also, Children's Early American Toys with Bob Coppola.

Clock Identification Day at American Clock and Watch Museum


100 Maple St, Bristol, CT Phone: 860.583.6070.

On Sunday, May 20th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm, ACWM invites the public to bring their old American-made clocks to the museum to be reviewed by clock historians and specialists Mel Brown and Tom Manning.  Fee per clock is $10.  Visitors can obtain information about the history of their item and its rarity.

Litchfield Historical Society Book Signing: "Mr and Mrs. Madison's War"


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

On May 20, 2012 at 3:00 pm at the Litchfield History Museum. Author and historian Hugh Howard will be on hand to discuss his new book, Mr. and Mrs. Madison's War. In this gripping history, Howard provides a fascinating account of the War of 1812 as James and Dolley Madison experienced it. This lecture is cosponsored by the Oliver Wolcott Library. Please register for these lectures by calling (860) 567-4501 or click here to register through Eventbrite. The lecture is free..donations accepted.

Liz & the Crickstones at McLaughlin Vineyards


14 Alberts Hill Road, Sandy Hook, CT

Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door. Includes a wine tasting or a glass of wine. Children 1/2 price. Reservations can be made by calling 203.426.1533 or by visiting Picnics allowed. PLEASE no pets or outside alcohol.

Matthew Curtiss House Program: Antique Car Demonstration/Open House--Newtown


44 Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470. Phone: 203-426-5937.

On  Sunday, May 20, 2012--Open House and Antique Car Demonstration--12:00 – 4:00 pm--Matthew Curtiss House. 1926 Model T and 1930 Model A cars will be on display for visitors to enjoy.  Their owners Paul Krueger and Chris Schmitt, both of Newtown, will be present to answer any questions and to compare the two cars.

Beekeeping & Gardening at The Institute for American Indian Studies - Washington

05/20/2012 to 05/20/2012

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

A world without bees would be a world without flowers, fruits or vegetables. Bees are nature’s best pollinators. Learn how to attract these great pollinators to your garden or become a backyard beekeeper. Howland Blackiston, author of Beekeeping for Dummies and member of the Connecticut Backyard Beekeepers Association, will share his 25 years of experience as a backyard beekeeper. CT Educators may earn 0.1 CEUs. Limited seating. Payment in advance is required. Fee: $15; $10 IAIS Members