Flander's Nature Center Offers Culinary and Medicinal Herb Gardening Program--Woodbury


5 Church Hill Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-3711.

Culinary and Medicinal Herb Gardening--Dr. Eugene Zamperion, Naturopathic Physician practicing in Woodbury, professor at the University of Bridgeport School of Naturopathy, author and radio personality will present and illustrated educational program on culinary and medicinal herb gardening.  In his program, Dr. Zamperion will share his passion for growing as many varieties of medicinal and culinary herbs as possible. Date/Time: Tuesday, March 27, 6:30 – 8 pm. Location: Woodbury Library. Donation: $12 for Flanders' members and $15, non-members.

Infinity Music Hall Features David Mallet--Norfolk


Route 44, Norfolk, CT 06058. Phone: 866-666-6306.

On Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 7:30PM David Mallet will perform at Infinity Hall, Norfolk. Life in an out of the way place carries universal import, and people everywhere seem to understand what David Mallett's songs are about. Although they are rooted in place, they speak to the essential things that move us all. If you grow up in a small rural town, as Mallett did, you can't help but learn its stories. He knows about the people who shouldn't have stayed, but did, and those who shouldn't have left, but did. He knows the factory work, the field work, the memories of summer dances, the loves and losses, and the stunning incidents of courage and despair. Tickets: $25/$35. Check the website for further information.

"Cooking with Chef Silvio: Stories & Authentic Recipies of Campania - Naugatuck Historical Society


195 Water Street, Naugatuck, CT 06770. Phone: 203- 729-9039.

On Sunday, at 1 p.m. "Cooking with Chef Silvio:  Stories & Authentic Recipies of Campania.  Oral Histories about life on  his family farm in Sant'Agata de' Goti Chef Silvio reveals secrets of authentic Campanian cooking
Author, Historian and Photographer, Anthony Riccio Award-Winning Chef Silvio Suppa Presentation and Book Signing. Light refreshments following program - Admission Free.

Roxbury Land Trust Hosts Lecture --Black Bears in Connecticut


29 North Street, Roxbury, CT 06783. Phone: 860-350-4148.

On Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 3PM at the Roxbury Town Hall on Route 67 the Roxbury Land Trust will offer a lecture by Paul Rego, a wildlife biologist with the Wildlife Division of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection on the rapid growth of the black bear population in Connecticut.  He will describe the history of bears from pre-colonial tiimes through today.  Black bear food habits, reproduction, winter denning and social organization will be covered in the slide presentation.  Rego will discuss and give tips for reducing the likelihood of encounters with bears and will discuss some of the consequences of having this large mammal in the area.  Call for further information.

Litchfield Historical Society Lecture Patriotic Sisterhood: Women and the Origins of Historic Preservation in Connecticut


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

On Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 3PM the Litchfield History Museum will host a lecture celebrating Women's History Month by Bill Hosley, historical consultant entitled: Patriotic Sisterhood: Women and the Origins of Historic Preservation in Connecticut.  His recent research topic dicusses the importance of Connecticut women, their initiative to save most of our important historic sites, and the foundation they helped lay down for the modern preservation movement.  Specific to Litchfield, he will discuss Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Elizabeth Barney Buel in addition to many other influential women who contributed to the notable cause.  Free and open to the public.  Check the website for further information.

Naugatuck Historical Society Book Signing with Author Anthony V. Riccio


195 Water Street, Naugatuck, CT 06770. Phone: 203-729-9039.

On Sunday, March 27, 2011 from 1PM to 3PM the Naugatuck Historical Society will hold a book signing with Co Author Anthony V. Riccio featuring his book--Cooking with Chef Silvio.  $5 admission.  Check the website for further information.

The Salt Diaries and More with Florin Firimita at The Silo, Inc. Hunt Hill Farm - New Milford


44 Upland Hill Rd., New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: 860-355-0300.

Romanian-born artist Florin Firimita, has kept a journal since he was thirteen. Born an raised in Romania during the Cold War and ophaned at the age of 16, and a survivor of the police state, he fled to the U.S. in 1990 to begin a new life. He hide his notebooks in a storage room, in a sack of salt. After arriving in the United States, he continued his writings in his new language. "The Sat Diaries" became an american journal. Adm. $10 in advance. $13 at the door. $5. students.  For more information call or visit the website.

Cupcake Decorating Workshop with Maria Bruscino Sanchez Sweet Maria's Bakery at The Silo, Inc. Hunt Hill Farm - New Milford


44 Upland Road, New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: 860-355-0300.

On Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ring in the spring with tips and recipes for springtime treats such as Sour Cream Cutouts, Princess Cupcakes, Mother's Day Bonnets, Easter Baskets and more. These decorating techniques are easily transferred to cakes. Coffee and dessert will be served. (Full participation) $85 per person or 2 for $160.  Visit the website or call.


19th Annual Tri-State Chamber of Commerce Festival


Housatonic Valley Regional High School, Falls Village, CT 06031. Phone: 860-435-9828 .

On Sunday, 10- 3 p.m. Local Business people and merchants gather under one roof to promote their businesses, sell merchandise, and meet prospective customers face to face. It is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate your product or services. Food, drinks, vendors, activities for the kids, crafts,local businesses, entertainment, goods, services and much more. Free Admission. Plenty of Parking. Held Rain, Snow or Shine! Sponsor Salisbury Chamber of Commerce.

Naugatuck Valley's Slavic Communities at The Seymour Historical Society


59 West St, Seymour, CT 06483. Phone: (203) 888-7471..

2:00 p.m. Robert Klancko presents a program on the History of the various Slavic Communities of the Naugatuck Valley.