Gunn Library Bobcats in Connecticut

05/11/2017

5 Wykeham Road, Washington, CT Phone: 860-868-7586 .

6:30 pm. Nora Hulton, CT DEEP Master Wildlife Conservationist, and science and math teacher at Washington Montessori School, will deliver a talk & visual presentation. Bobcats are one of Connecticut's stealthiest predators and most live in the state's northwest corner. Join us and hear all about our Bobcat population, learn about their behavior and how we can safely coexist with them in our state. This presentation focuses on the natural history of bobcats in CT, an overview of bobcat habitat, diet, behavior, reproduction, and current research efforts. Bobcat artifacts will be shared with the audience. Bring your questions and your sightings!

Mattatuck Museum - HISTORY BITES: Making the Past Present with Tracey O’Shaughnessy

05/11/2017

144 West Main St., Waterbury, CT Phone: 203-753-0381.

12 noon - 1 pm. Journalism has been called "the first draft of history." But it also reflects on the past, publishing stories about art, culture or corners of history that still merit attention. Whether that means an art exhibit about Giotto or revisiting the Flood of '55, journalism can make the past present. Tracey O'Shaughnessy, a senior editor at the Republican-american, will discuss how that is done and why she believes that newspapers may be the first chance to bring history to contemporary readers. Free and open to the public.

Palace Theatre Waterbury Motown the Musical

05/11/2017 to 05/13/2017

100 E Main St, Waterbury, CT Phone: 203-346-2000.

It began as one man's story...became everyone's music...and is now Broadway's musical. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy's journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Featuring classic songs such as "My Girl" and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," experience the story behind the music in the record-breaking smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL! "More than a Broadway show. A celebration of music that transformed America!" – CBS Sunday Morning

White Memorial Conservation Center Museum Children Free Week

05/11/2017 to 05/17/2017

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

Free admission to children ages twelve and under when accompanied by an adult.

Miranda Vineyard WINE AND CHOCOLATE PAIRINGS

05/12/2017 to 05/14/2017

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

noon to 5 p.m.  Join us at our wine bar, have a seat in our tasting room next to the cozy fire or take to the outdoor veranda and relax during your experience with us. Chocolate and wine is the perfect match for the wine connoisseur and chocoholic. Let your personal wine tasting host introduce your taste buds to a cascade of complex flavors and profiles. This educational experience allows you to challenge your taste buds, learn how our custom made Fascia's chocolates and our traditional European wines pair together, and of course, sweeten up your day! We have even put together customized "Take Home Chocolate Pairing Kits". Take one home for your friends!! Available all day. On May 14 Carol and Nick Duo from 1:30-4:30 pm.

Flanders Nature Center Farm Day

05/12/2017

5 Church Hill Rd, Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-3711 .

9:30 am. Flanders offers a fun program for young children with a caregiver where kids can be "a farmer for the day" visiting and helping feed the animals who make their home at the Flanders North Barn. Continuing one Friday each month the focus will be on a different farm animal. In May the theme is "Horsing Around" where horses are the mane event! Meet the miniature horses, including our new arrival named "April Surprise" and learn amazing horse facts like what they eat and do they really sleep standing up? Kids will then get the chance to try grooming and feeding the horses. The art project will be to paint a horse... of course! $5 per child.

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Homage: Contemporary Artists in Conversation

05/12/2017

258 Main St, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-4519.

7-8:30 pm.  Please join us for a roundtable discussion featuring Aldrich exhibiting artist Suzanne McClelland with artists Michael St. John and Erica Baum, moderated by writer and editor Faye Hirsch. Hirsch will open with an engaging dialogue about how visual artists look outward at, and delve into, the geographic and economic landscape as content for their work. The conversation will explore notions of homage, history, and voice in contemporary culture. A reception will immediately precede the program.

Flanders Nature Center Kids Cooking After School” at Flanders

05/12/2017

5 Church Hill Rd, Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-3711, ext. 10.

On Friday night, May 12th kids in grades 3-5 are invited to come to Flanders after school to learn how to prepare, cook, serve and clean up a home cooked healthy meal for their guests (parents, siblings, grandparents, and friends) in the historic Van Vleck farm house. $20.

Barkhamsted Historical Society The Burning Question about Nathan Hale

05/12/2017

109 West River Rd, Pleasant Valley, CT

7 pm. CT State Historian and Associate Professor of History @ UCONN, Walt Woodard speaking on "The Burning Question about Nathan Hale". There are some unanswered questions remaining about Nathan Hales' death and his involvement in some incidences just prior to his hanging. Walt will explore these as well as the possible "Barkhamsted Connection" found in Consider Tiffany's journal. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

Bristol Historical Society Movie

05/12/2017

98 Summer St, Bristol, CT Phone: 860-583-6309.

MOVIE: "JAMES BOND IN DR. NO" FRI, 7PM, SAT, 1PM & 7PM