Bristol Historical Society ST. PATRICK’S DAY DINNER


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

5:30 pm - 9:00 pm. The Bristol Historical Society is offering up a St. Patrick's Day Dinner and Entertainment on March 16, 2017. The Dinner is a choice between Irish stew or the traditional corn-beef and cabbage which will be served family style and will be served starting at 5:30pm. The Entertainment at 7pm will be provided by Strange Potatoes a husband and wife team that offer a large variety of music on a variety of instruments. The cost is $10.00 per person and tickets can be purchased from the Society by calling 860-583-6309 when sending money through the mail please use our PO Box number 1393. Please indicate which meal you prefer. The Society is located at 98 Summer Street, Bristol.

White Hart Inn Min Jin Lee in conversation with Joe Donahue


15 Under Mountain Road, Salisbury, CT

Profoundly moving and gracefully told, Pachinko follows one Korean family through the generations, beginning in early 1900s Korea. A new tour de force from the bestselling author of Free Food for Millionaires, Min Jin Lee will appear in conversation with WAMC's Joe Donahue.

Aldrich Afternoon Studios: Mixed-Media Masterpieces


258 Main St, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203.438.4519.

2 pm - 4 pm.  Turn a day off into an artful one. Experiment with new materials and creative processes. Discover how Suzanne McClelland combines multiple materials and processes in her works on canvas, and make your own unique work of art. Use clay, paint, and collage materials to design a creation utilizing at least three different techniques and media.

Palace Theatre Waterbury -Spring Jazz Series: Louise Baranger Trio (St. Patrick's Day Beer Tasting)


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

7 pm - 9 pm. Louise has been on TV shows including Saturday Night Live and The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, and in movies. She played on albums and videos with Joe Cocker and Bobby Womack, and backed up live performances by Dionne Warwick, Carol Lawrence, Joan Rivers and others. Louise was a soloist with the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra and at the Stars and Stripes Presidential Inaugural Ball in Washington, D.C. in 2005. She currently plays with the brass quintet, Revolutionary Brass, and perform a wine tasting and music show for fundraisers and other private events with her husband.

White Memorial Early Spring Stroll


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

Take a walk through this historic property in search of early signs of spring. Pay a visit to "The Bear Cave" and explore the diverse rock formations left behind when a mile high glacier rolled through these parts about 17,000 years ago! Wear sturdy, waterproof boots. Bring a walking stick. Dress for the weather! We'll be off-roading! 10:00 A.M., Meet in front of the A. B. Ceder Room, FREE...Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center's programming expenses.

Haight Brown Vineyard Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Pairing Class


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

Join us for The World's Best Cheeses with a Wine, Cheese and Chocolate paring classes @ 3:30 pm. $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. HBV wine glass to take home!

Sharon Audubon Center Maplefest


325 Cornwall Bridge Road, Sharon, CT Phone: (860) 364-0520.

12 noon to 4 pm.  Join Audubon Sharon at its annual MapleFest celebration! Come enjoy on-going, guided, 45-minute tours through the Center’s sugaring operation, including a working sugarhouse and a re-creation of Native American and early colonial sugaring methods. Watch as pure sugar maple sap is collected from the trees and turned into delicious maple syrup. Wear warm clothes and boots, as much of the tour is outdoors.  Fresh, homemade maple baked goods and coffee will also be available for purchase during the day as part of the Maple Bake Sale. Each treat will be made with the Center’s very own maple syrup!  Fresh syrup will be available for purchase, while supplies last, as well as locally made maple candy. Admission: $6.00 adults and $4.00 children (2 and under free)

Flanders Nature Center Vernal Pools


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

8 pm. Come discover and learn about Flanders' vernal pools and amphibian breeding places! Vernal pools are fishless temporary spring ponds that form in the forest essential to many amphibians and other aquatic creatures. During this program, Ph.D. biologist and DEEP Certified Master Naturalist Edward Boisits will discuss the importance of vernal pools. Then the group will head into the night to try to get a glimpse of some pools and see what their nocturnal inhabitants are up to! Wear boots and bring flashlights or head lamps!

Karen Rossi Studios -Eric Richard, James and Kim Dean


27 East Main St, Torrington, CT

Pete the Cat series Activity: Pete loves his high top sneakers because they help him to express his cool-cat personality. Plan a design for your own dream shoes that show off your unique personality! Decorate a canvas template of high top sneakers adding paint, glitter, embroidery, and of course in Pete the Cat fashion, buttons! Bring your own real shoes to decorate if you'd like! Kids (ages 7 and up) 10am. $10 Adults (tweens and up) 12pm. $15 (adult projects have the same descirption as the kid projects, but are more complicated and use higher end materials) Parent/Child (ages 3 and up) 2pm. $10 per project (work together or make your own) Walk-in's welcome, reservations suggested Email us at or call 860-305-6579

Hickory Stick Book Shop Book Signing


2 Green Hill Rd., Washington Depot, CT Phone: (860)-868-0525.

Beloved children's book author/illustrator duo Wendell & Florence Minor will sign copies of their new book, How to Be a Bigger Bunny (Katherine Tegen Books, $14.99), on Saturday, March 18th at 2pm at The Hickory Stick Bookshop. This event is free and open to the public. If you are unable to attend this event, you may reserve a signed copy of How to Be a Bigger Bunny by calling The Hickory Stick Bookshop at (860)-868-0525.