Gunn Memorial Library Hosts Talk: History of Washington's Swedish Immigrants--Washington, CT

05/16/2013

5 Wykeham Rd., Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-7756.

 A History of Washington's Swedish Immigrants--Thursday May 16 @ 12:00pm. Gunn Museum Curator, Stephen Bartkus, will share the history of Washington's Swedish immigrants in a powerpoint presentation in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Library. This presentation is part of the History Bites Lecture series. Bring a lunch, drink and refreshments will be provided. The History Bites Lecture Series is sponsored by the Connecticut Community Foundation. All programs are free and open to the public.

History Bites Lecture Series -- Coming to America: A History of Washington's Swedish Immigrants

05/16/2013

5 Wykeham Road, Washington, CT 06794. Phone: 860-868-7756.

On Thursday, May 16, 2013 at noon the History Bites Lecture Series continue at the Gunn Memorial Library & Museum featuring Stephen Bartkus, Gunn Museum Curator.  The lecture, Coming to America: A History of Washington's Swedish Immigrants is the topic to be discussed.  This program will share the little known story of Washington's Swedish immigrants.  The lunchtime lectures are free and open to the public.   Bring lunch.  Beverages and desserts are provided.  Reservations requested but not required.

Haight-Brown Vineyard Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Pairing Classes

05/17/2013

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

On Sat. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Join us for The World's Best Cheeses with a Wine, Cheese and Chocolate paring classes @ 1pm and 3pm. $35 per person. It's educational, fun and lots of yummy wine and food. All HBV wine is paired with a cheese and or chocolate. This month the cheese pairing is from France. HBV wine glass to take home! Sign up online

New Morning Market - MOVIE NIGHT! Flanders Film Series: The Future of Food

05/17/2013

129 Main Street North , Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-4868.

7 p.m. The 'Future of Food' has won awards at numerous film festivals and was chosen by the Oscar screening committee of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. The film has been shown globally at conferences such as The Soil Associating Convention in London, the Japanese Organic Farmer's Convention, Dr. Andrew Weil's Nutrition and Health-State of the Science Conference, and Slow Food's "Terra Madre". The film provides a thorough overview of controversial questions about Genetically Modified foods such as 'What are the long-term effects on humans of consuming genetically engineered food, which is still largely unlabeled in the US?', and "Can the crossbreeding of wild and genetically modified plants be controlled?" We're happy to have John Pittari, president of New Morning Market to help lead a discussion following the film. Cost: $5.00 includes organic popcorn. Registration Required.

White Flower Farm - Tomatomania!

05/17/2013 to 05/19/2013

167 Litchfield Road, Litchfield, CT 06763. Phone: 860-496-9624 .

Friday thru Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Drop in on TOMATOMANIA! at White Flower Farm and listen as Tomato expert  straightforward advice about growing . Over 150varieties of Tomato seedlings to choose from, plus fertilizers, stakes, ties, containers, and a selection of herbs and vegetables to make this year's garden the best ever. Get there early for the best election. 

Flanders Film Series - The Future of Food at New Morning Market

05/17/2013

128 Main Street N, Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-3711 X10.

Friday, May 17th | 7PM | New Morning Market, 128 Main Street North, Woodbury. The Future of Food has won numerous awards, and has been shown globally at conferences such as The Soil Associating Convention in London, the Japanese Organic Farmer's Convention, Dr. Andrew Weil's Nutrition and Health-State of the Science Conference, and Slow Food's "Terra Madre".  The film provides a thorough overview of controversial questions about Genetically Modified foods such as 'What are the long-term effects on humans of consuming genetically engineered food, which is still largely unlabeled in the US?', and "Can the crossbreeding of wild and genetically modified plants be controlled?" We are fortunate to have John Pittari, president of New Morning Market to lead a discussion following the film. Cost: $5.00 includes organic popcorn.

White Memorial Foundation STAR PARTY!

05/17/2013

80 Whitehall Rd., Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-0857.

This astronomy program is organized by members of the Litchfield Hills Amateur Astronomy Club and the Mattatuck Astronomical Society. Weather permitting; there will be star gazing after the program. 7:30 P.M., A.B. Ceder Room. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. You are invited to bring your own telescope or binoculars. FREE...Donations will be accepte d to defray the Conservation Center's programming expenses.

Connecticut Artists Spring Show

05/17/2013 to 05/19/2013

319 Main Street South, Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-574-3954 or 203-266-0110.

Fine Line Art Gallery will host its annual spring show, May 17-19, featuring 25 award-winning local and regional artists. Oil, watercolor, acrylic and pastel paintings, as well as prints, photography, pottery, and one-of-a-kind jewelry will be featured. Hours: 11 am-4 pm. Reception noon to 4 pm on Saturday will include art demonstrations and refreshments. Admission free. Ample parking. 319 Main Street South, Woodbury, CT 06798. (203) 266-0110.

Audubon Center Bent of the River Hosts Environmental Awareness Day

05/18/2013

185 East Flat Hil Rd., Southbury, CT 06488. Phone: 203-264-5098.

The Audubon Center Bent of the River in Southbury, in cooperation with the Town of Southbury, in the parking lot of Southbury Town Hall, 501 Main Street South. Event will feature numerous activities to showcase how businesses and households can reduce waste, reuse, recycle, and 'up-cycle' while helping to raise funds for the Audubon Center and other not-for-profit organizations. Paper shredding in early a.m. at $8/paper box and $5/per grocery bag; 'Antiques Roadshow' style appraisals $10/item, $15/2 items, $20/3 items; beads, buttons and other wardrobe adornments, recyclable cans plus clean, gently-used children's clothing and shoes all welcomed as donations; demonstrations on how to 'up-cycle' glass containers, glass canning jars, etc. into flower vases; 'Fashin From Trashin' Fashion Show, Recycle I.Q. Game, Recycle Match Game & Recycle Craft demonstrations; plus energy-saving information. Rain or shine, free entry. Click here to visit our website for more information <http://eidertrk.audubon.org.

New Morning Market’s One Year Anniversary Celebration

05/18/2013

129 Main Street North , Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-4868.

11:00-4:00pm Join us to celebrate One Year in our forever home! We'll have tons of delicious FREE food sampling, music, special sales, discounts and surprises for all ages! We couldn't have done it without YOU! Details at www.newmorn.com soon!