Lourdes in Litchfield - Mother's Day


50 Montfort Rd., Rte. 118, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-1041.

Mass & Blessing for all women who are present. 11:30 a.m. Flowers and plants are welcome to help beautify the Grotto Plaza. 

The Silo - Hunt Hill Farm Trust - Mother's Day Tea Extravaganza


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

On Sunday, noon to 3 p.m. with Kids in the Kitchen. For the whole Family! Take Mom out and join us for this fun-filled day.  From 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. kids will create special culinary gifts for Mom in the Silo kitchen, while you relax in our gallery barn.  Enjoy a Tea Buffet, abounding with specially selected teas and homemade delights, then enjoy an abundant Mother’s Day luncheon.  A live performance, to be determined, begins at 2:15 p.m. Always a sell-out event.  Make your reservations early. $35 per Adult/Child. 12+ -  $20 per Child (3 to 11)

Audubon Center at Bent of the River Program: Introduction to Birding--Southbury


185 East Flat Hill Rd., Southbury, CT 06488. Phone: 203-264-5098 Ext. 303.

Audubon Center at Bent of the River in Southbury will host an "Introduction to Birding" program in their Historic Barn on Monday, May 12, 2014 from 8 to 10AM.  The center's staff will provide tips on selecting binoculars and field guides and how to use them effectively, basic bird identification, when and where to look for specific birds and "dressing for success".  Cost:  $5 members, $8 non members.  Registration is required.  Email Jim Drennan:  jdrennan@audubon. org or call.

Newtown Historical Society Presents: "Rochambeau in Connecticut", Jini Jones Vail


C.H. Booth Library 25 Main Street, Newtown, CT Phone: 203-426-5937.

7:30 p.m. on Monday Join Jini Jones Vail as she explores the role General Rochambeau played in the Revolutionary War, with a focus on his journey through Connecticut. Ms. Vail will have available copies of her recently released book titled "Rochambeau, Washington's Ideal Lieutenant", which she would be happy to sign.

Spiritual Drumming — Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

05/13/2014 to 05/13/2014

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

Program led by Susan Strand.

To register: sstrand@snet.net

Donation: $10

Litchfield Historical Society - Leather Apron Book Club: Left for Dead


Corner of East & South St., Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-4501.

Leather Apron Book Club  3:30-4:45pm.  Litchfield History Museum Age(s): 9+ Fee: $10 for members; $15 for non-members
Registration: Yes, email registration@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org. On July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine and sank. The survivors struggled to stay afloat in shark-infested waters, without the Navy’s knowledge that the ship had even gone down. The vessel’s captain and later Litchfield resident Charles McVay became the tragic scapegoat for the incident. Left for Dead explores how one young man helped to exonerate McVay through his history project. Following the discussion, we’ll do activities relating to the book. Register by May 7 to get a copy of the book.

White Memorial Foundation CHILDREN'S PROGRAM: ARTinNATURE


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

Students will create site-specific nature inspired sculptural installations from off-trail wooded, field and streambed natural materials. The workshop is designed to be collaborative and innovative in the spirit of artist naturalist Andy Goldworthy. This is designed to be 100% Hands-ON FUN!!!! A. B. Ceder Room, 3:15 P.M. - 5:15 P.M., Members: $25.00 per program, Non-members: $30.00 per program. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.

Experiences of Emerging Church — Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

05/14/2014 to 05/14/2014

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

Facilitator: Peggy Richard

To register: peggyrichard.ct@gmail.com

Donation: $5.

Torrington Public Library Presents An Evening With Cole Porter


12 Daycoeton Place, Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-489-6684.

On May 15, 2014 at 6:30PM at the Torrington Public Library An Evening With Cole Porter will be held.  The program tells the story of Cole Porter, beginning with his boyhood in Peru, Indiana through Yale and on to his success on Broadway and in Hollywood.  Call to register.  Free and open to the public.

Oliver Wolcott Library Program: A Conversation with Dani Shapiro--Still Writing: The Perils & Pleasures of a Creative Life--Litchfield


160 South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-8030.

On Thursday,  May 15, 2014 from 7PM to 8PM at the Oliver Wolcott Library Dani Shapiro will host a conversation:  Still Writing: The Perils & Pleasures of a Creative Life.  Her latest book:  Still Writing is a witty , heartfelt and practical look at the process of storytelling.  Join Joseph Montebello as he faciilitate this conversation with Dani Shapiro.  A wine and cheese reception will follow the event.  Hickory Stick Bookshop will provide books for sale and signing.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.