Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Afternoon Studios: Earth Day

04/14/2017

258 Main St, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-5419.

2-4 pm. How can art help protect our planet? Use materials that would normally be discarded to create usable works of art, and discover how trash can be transformed.

Danbury RR Museum Easter Bunny Train Rides

04/14/2017 to 04/15/2017

120 White St., Danbury, CT Phone: (203) 778-8337.

Trains depart every 30 minutes from 12:30-3:30 $12.00 ages 2+ (under 24 months, free) Admission includes: - Ride through our railyard on a vintage train - Visit with the Easter Bunny in his special railroad car - Small gift for children from the Easter Bunny - Temporary tattoos, Coloring station - Thomas® play table, Operating layouts - Museum exhibits. Free parking at Metro North Danbury Station Sunday only.

Haight Brown Vineyard Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Pairing Class

04/15/2017

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

Sat, April 15, 20173:30 PM - 5:30 PM. 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!

Hotchkiss Fyler House Opens for Season

04/15/2017

192 Main St., Torrington, CT Phone: 860-482-8260.

12 noon to 4 pm.Fodor's Guide to New England called the Hotchkiss-Fyler House Museum "one of the better house museums in Connecticut" – and we agree! You will not regret a visit to this Queen Anne-style Victorian house museum. Complete with family furnishings and impressive collections, the house is interpreted as it was when last lived in by Gertrude Hotchkiss in 1956; stepping into this former residence is like stepping back in time. The house and family come to life as tour guides provide visitors with stories about the residents, their home, and the Torrington of yesteryear.

Harrrybrooke Park Egg Hunt

04/15/2017

100 Still River Dr., New Milford, CT Phone: 860-799-6520.

11 am - 2 pm. $5 per child or $20/family. Prizes, giveaways, meet the bunny. Bring your own basket.

The Hickory Stick Bookshop Book Signing

04/15/2017

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

New York Times Bestselling author Dani Shapiro will sign copies of her new memoir, Hourglass: Time, Love, and Marriage (Knopf, $22.95), at The Hickory Stick Bookshop on Saturday, April 15th at 4pm.  This event is free and open to the public. If you are unable to attend this event, you may reserve a signed copy of Hourglass by calling The Hickory Stick Bookshop at (860) 868 0525.

White Memorial Marlow Shami: Waking Up is Hard to DO!

04/15/2017

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

Navigating the constantly shifting landscape of our lives requires our inner compass to awaken. We do this by simply paying attention without judgement or expectation. Join me in an experiential Wake-Up program this spring. Enjoy a meditation, activity to enhance the Waking UP process, group discussion, and nature-connection. 10:00 A. M. – 12:00 P.M., Meet in the A. B. Ceder Room. FREE...Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center's programming expenses.

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Third Saturdays

04/15/2017

258 Main St, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-5419.

10 am - 3 pm. 10 am to 12 noon; children ages 2 to 5 1 to 3 pm; children ages 6 to 10 Free for visitors of all ages! Join Camp Aldrich artist Erika Rohde to discover the many ways to use paint. Inspired by exhibiting artist Suzanne McClelland's combination of media and processes, try three different methods of painting: harness gravity and force to make paint move across the canvas; create abstract paintings using tape; and make three-dimensional relief works of art.Combine all the techniques on one surface, or produce multiple projects to bring home.

Karen Rossi Studios - Nature's Paint Brush

04/15/2017

27 East Main St, Torrington, CT

Celebrate Earth day by creating unique paintings using paint brushes made from elements of nature (leaves, sticks, flowers, etc.). 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 karen@karenrossi.com or call 860-305-6579

Railroad Museum of New England Easter Bunny Train

04/15/2017

242 East Main Street, Thomaston, CT Phone: 860-283-Rail .

Departure Times: 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm. The Naugatuck Railroad will start running trains for 2017 season runs on April 9 and 15, from Thomaston Station along the restored Naugatuck River to Waterville, up into the beautiful Litchfield Hills to the Thomaston dam, and back to the station. The excursion is 17 miles and lasts about an hour and a quarter. Passengers collect their tickets in the 1881 classical late 19th century train station before boarding our 1920 antique coaches.