Torrington Library Lecture Series: Historic Headlines--Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln


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

Torrington Library will kick off its 150th Anniversary lecture series April 17 at 6:30PM at the library.  Historic Headlines will look at the Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.  On April 14, 1865 Lincoln was assassinated at the Ford's Theater in Washington, DC.  Patrons can trace the timeline of the events that took place that night and form their own theory on this historic event that changed America.  The program is free and open to the public. 

Audubon Bent of the River Workshop: Jewels of Blue: Eastern Bluebird Management--Southbury


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

Jewels of Blue: Eastern Bluebird Management--When:  Thursday, 4/17, 7 PM--Location: Historic Barn at Bent of the River Audubon Center. Cost:    $3 for Members, $5 for Non-members. It has been estimated that the Eastern Bluebird population has decreased 90% since the mid 1800's due to the introduction of the starling and house sparrow from Europe. These species are more aggressive than the bluebird and will kill both adults and eggs to take over the nesting location. However, since the late 1960's, populations have been recovering due in large part to the popularity of constructing bluebird nest boxes designed to keep starlings out and educating the public about how to deal with house sparrows. Bent of the River land manager, Jim Drennan, will lead a discussion on how best to attract, care for, and manage your bluebirds, and relate the challenges Audubon faces caring for their 25 Bluebird nest boxes. If time permits, we will walk out into the meadow to observe bluebird habitat. Registration is required.  Please email Jim Drennan at or call (203)264-5098 ext. 303.

History Bities Lecture Series -- Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden -- American as Apple Pie--Bethlehem


21 Main Street South, Bethlehem, CT Phone: 203-266-7596.

On Thursday, April 17, 2014 at noon the History Bites Lecture Series continues with Tom Christopher -- American as Apple Pie.  The lecture site is Bellamy Hall of First Church of Bethlehem.  Tom Christopher, a graduate of the New York Botanical Garden School of Professional Horticulture will explore the role of domesticated apples in the history of rural Connecticut.  Free and open to the public.

Oliver Wolcott Library Program: A Conversation with Author and Eminent Historian David Brion Davis--Litchfield


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

On Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 7PM at the Oliver Wolcott Library Historian David Brion Davis will give a lecture on The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation.  His book brings his staggeringly ambitious, prizewinning trilogy on slavery in Western culture to a close.  Davis is one of the foremost historians of the twentieth century, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, The Bancroft Prize.  Join James Shinn, a second year graduate student at Yale University, as he facilitates this conversation with Dr. David.  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.

Imagine Nation Museum - Girl's Night Out 2014 Series - Bristol


One Pleasant Street, Bristol, CT Phone: 860-314-1400.

April 17: Growing a Window Garden.  Registration required. Dinner provided and made possible by the financial support of the Keystone Auxiliary. Funding provided by a grant from the Women & Girls’ Fund at the Main Street Community Foundation. Please visit for information, call 860-314-1400 to register.

Litchfield History Museum - Plein Air Painting Lessons


Corner of East & South St., Rte. 63, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-4501.

Join staff members from the Florence Griswold Museum for three sessions of landscape plein air painting. These talented instructors will take participants outside to learn the basics of how to create a work of art. All ages are welcome and we will have supplies available! There will be three hour-long sessions offered at 12:00, 1:00, and 2:00 pm. $5 for members; $7 for non-members. Need to register by email:

Palace Theater Presents Vicki Lawrence & Mama: A Two Woman Show--Waterbury


100 East Main St., Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-346-2000.

Vicki Lawrence & Mama: A Two Woman Show04/18/15 at 8:00 PM. One of the most beloved television personalities of her generation, Emmy Award-winning comedienne, actress and singer Vicki Lawrence is best known for her co-starring role on "The Carol Burnett Show," and as the sharp-tongued matriarch, Thelma Harper, on the long-running television hit "Mama's Family," a spin-off from The Carol Burnett Show's popular "The Family" sketches. In this all new stage show, expect the unexpected as Vicki and Mama reunite for a memorable evening of cutting edge comedy and music as they share their hilarious, real life observations with the audience. Check the website for further information.

Infinity Music Hall Presents The Summer of Love Concert--Norfolk


Route 44, Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 866-666-6306.

On Fri, Apr 18, 2014 • The Summer of Love Concert featuring Glen Burtnik and the Summer of Love Experience • 8:00 pmGenre: Rock. The Summer of Love Concert is a concert experience that has audiences reliving the memories and celebrating the songs of the Woodstock generation–the music that changed the world. Featuring the music of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and more. Check the website for further information.

Gunn Memorial Library Workshop: Easter Egg Dyeing--Washington, CT


5 Wykeham Rd., Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-7586.

April 19th, 10:30 - 2:00 an Easter Egg Dyeing workshop will be held at the Gunn Memorial Library.  Drop in for the annual Easter Egg Dyeing Workshop.  Dye, paint, glitter, stickers and more will be available to decorate your cooked Easter eggs.  Please bring your own WHITE HARD BOILED eggs to decorate. All other supplies will be provided.

4th Annual Spring Wine Tasting to Benefit Kent Land Trust


24 North Main Street, Kent, CT Phone: 860-927-3033.

The much anticipated 4th Annual Kent Wine Spring Tasting is open for reservation.  This year's lineup will be even more impressive with over seventy wines being poured. Proceeds from this 4th Annual event will be donated to The Kent Land Trust. Due to the popularity of this event we’ve added a companion event with limited seating led by wine expert Jordan Ross. Main Tasting: 5 - 7:30 p.m. Jordan Ross Tasting: 4 - 5 p.m. Visit the website for more information.