David M. Hunt Library Hosts Annual Homegrown Plant Sale--Falls Village

05/14/2016 to 05/15/2016

63 Main St., Falls Village, CT 06031. Phone: 860-824-7424.

Annual Hunt Homegrown Plant Sale on May 14-15, 2016 from 9 to 3PM at the library.  The town's greenest thumbs will sell a variety of vegetable plants, including tomatoes, annuals, perennials and hanging house plants.  All proceeds benefit the library.

J. Seitz Hosts Artist Michael Quadland--New Preston


9 East Shore Rd., New Preston, CT 06777. Phone: 860-868-0119.

RECEPTION AT J. SEITZ--SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2016 from 3-5PM--Wine and small bites will be served.Michael works in acrylic, employing layered surfaces in an abstract format. He is inspired by the WPA and Ashcan schools of American art where artists found beauty in the unadorned industrial landscape. His textured surfaces appear metallic, with layers that contain secrets to be revealed over time. Each piece is approached anew, providing both artist and viewer a unique experience.

Ansonia Nature Center Program: Orienteering for Beginners


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

On Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 2PM an Orienteering for Beginners will be held at the Ansonia Nature Center.  Once the basics are learned, you will be taken outdoors to follow our orienteering course.  Class size limited to 15 children at least 7 years of age, each accompanied by an adult.  $5 per person.  Bring a suitable compass or borrow one of ours.  Please register.

Ansonia Nature Center Program: Outdoor Living Skills: Lashing Project II


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

On Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 11AM to 3PM an Outdoor Living Skills: Lashing Project II will take place at the Ansonia Nature Center.  Join Ranger Dan in creating Lashing Project series.  Using poles from dead trees, natural cordage, elbow grease and some basic knot-tying help build a watchtower on the Ansonia Nature Center Lawn.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Free. 

Pleasant Valley Bean Hole Supper


93 River Rd., Pleasant Valley, CT 06063. Phone: 860-379-9398.

On May 14, 2016 the Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church will hold their Annual Bean Hole Supper.  Featured will be baked beans, ham, homemade potato salad and much more.  Seatings at 5,6,and 7PM.  Adults $12, Children 6012 $5.  Please call and make reservations. 

Warner Theatre Students Center for Arts Education Presents Magic Tree House: Pirates Past Noon--Torrintgon

05/14/2016 to 05/15/2016

Main St., Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-489-7180.

The Warner Theatre is proud to present Magic Tree House: Pirates Past Noon in the Warner's Nancy Marine Studio Theatre on May 14 and 15. This BRAND NEW musical based on the bestselling book by Mary Pope Osborne takes the stage in concert form as students of the Warner Theatre Center for Arts Education (who are also feature on the original cast recording of this new musical) bring the adventures of Jack and Annie to life! Performances are Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15 at 2:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Warner Box Office.

Beacon Grange Spring Fling Craft Fair--Northfield


670 Northfield Rd., Northfield, CT 06778. Phone: 860-733-5818.

Beacon Grange hosts Spring Floing Craft Fair on May 14, 2016 from 10AM to 3PM.  A large selection of crafters will display there goods. 

White Memorial Conservation Center Program: Walk the Slab Meadow Parcel with Gerri Griswold--Litchfield


Route 202, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-0857.

May 14, 2016--Walk the Slab Meadow Parcel with Gerri Griswold. Wander one of the Foundation's newest parcels. Slab Meadow was acquired in 2015. The trails were blazed in the fall of 2015 and now all we need is to add YOU! The parcel is peppered with vernal pools and features a beautiful overlook onto a marsh. Have your eyes and ears at the ready for frogs including wood frogs, green frogs, spring peepers, and bull frogs. The oak stands promise to produce an abundance of birdlife especially Red-eyed Vireos. 10:00 A.M., Meet in front of the A. B.Ceder Room and we'll caravan over to the trailhead together. FREE.

16th Annual Trade Secrets - A Rare Plant and Garden Antiques Sale--Sharon

05/14/2016 to 05/16/2016

Lion Rock Farm, Route 41 and Hosier Road, Sharon, CT 06069. Phone: 860-364-1080.

Trade Secrets includes the antique and plant sale on Saturday, May 14 at Lion Rock Farm in Sharon, CT, from 10am to 3pm, for $40.  For those early-birds on May 14, early buying tickets are available for $125 and include early admittance with continental breakfast. Call the Women's Support Services office at 860-364-1080 or email tradesecretsct@snet.net. Gourmet food and beverages will be available on the premises at Saturday's event. Regrettably they cannot welcome pets on either day of our event. For garden lovers, Trade Secrets weekend is a chance to explore “to die for” gardens and to see the latest “must haves” for your garden!  Each year more than 1,400 plant and garden antiques lovers from around the world make their annual trek to the northwest corner of Connecticut in search of new plants, new ideas, and topiary and antiques for their gardens. A day to “shop till you drop,” garden enthusiasts will find rare plant specimens from specialized growers and some of the nation’s best-known small nurseries, as well as furniture, antiques, cloches, wrought iron fencing, garden statuary and so much more from the choicest purveyors of garden antiques. You can tour the four gardens on Sunday, May 15th from 10am – 4pm for $60. advanced tickets or $70 day of tour.   Advance tickets for the sale and garden tour will be available starting April 1, 2016.  For more information on Trade Secrets or to purchase advance tickets please call (860) 364-1080 or visit tradesecretsct.com.




43 Lake Avenue Extension, Danbury, CT Phone: 203-837-9226.

Townsquare Media will host the Brews & BBQ Festival featuring Molly Hatchet from 3 to 9 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. Tickets are on sale now at www.eventelf.com/events/352/tickets/new. For more information, go to