A Benefit - "An Evening of Festive Dinners with Friends" - Celebrating 350th Anniversary of Woodbury

05/30/2009 to 05/30/2009

On Sat. Glebe House Museum and Gertrude Jeykll Garden, An Evening of Festive Dinners with Friends a benefit celebrating 350th Anniversary of Woodbury. For more information contact 203-263-2855 or email - ghmgig@snet.net Sponsored by: Bennett Sullivan Associates, Inc. Architects and Planners Pediment Construction, Inc. Contractors and Construction Managers Secor, Cassidy and McPartlnad, PC Mill House Antiques, The Seabury Society for the Preservation of the Glebe House, Inc.

Plow to Plate at Hunt Hill Farm's Silo Cooking School

05/30/2009 to 05/30/2009

44 Upland Rd., New Milford, 06776. Phone: 860-355-0300. Fax: 860-350-5495.

New Milford's Plow to Plate Consortium explores the Mediterranean Diet. Chef Jerry Reveron of Bethlehem?s Woodward House will present an elegant, delicious and heart-healthy menu from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. combining elements of Mediterranean-style cooking and available Connecticut products. A physician will also join in to explain the diet and how to incorporate it into our daily meals. Local farmers and purveyors will be present to round out this informative and culinary afternoon! (Demonstration). Adults: $70 Students: $30. Contact Silo Cooking School Director Chef Mary Kravec for more information.

Locally Grown History Day -Bethlehem Stroll -Bellamy-Ferriday House and Garden

05/30/2009 to 05/30/2009

9 Main Streeet, North, Bethlehem, 06751. Phone: 203-266-7596.

Saturday, May 30, 1 -4 pm Locally Grown History Day - Bethlehem Stroll $5 for Bellamy-Ferriday House tour; unguided barns and grounds stroll and other Bethlehem building tours are free. Explore Bethlehem's history in this kick-off event of the Locally Grown History Hunt which continues through October. The Bellamy-Ferriday House will be open for guided tours, as will other historic buildings in Bethlehem. Join volunteers from the Old Bethlehem Historical Society for tours and brief histories of some of the town's most important buildings, including the District 1 Schoolhouse, the First Church of Bethlehem, the Woodward House, and the Old Bethlehem Historical Society itself. For more information about Locally Grown History, please visit www.locallygrownhistory.org

Spring Wild Edibles Walk

05/30/2009 to 05/30/2009

38 Curtis Road, Washington, 06793. Phone: 860-868-0518.

Did you know that many plants right in your backyard make a great addition to your dinner table?� Ramps, wild onion,�wood sorrel, even pine needles are all out there waiting for your culinary delight! Join us in�exploring and learning about the world of wild edible plants. Andrew Dobos, Primitive Skills Practitioner, will guide you in identifying, harvesting and preparing some common plants. Bring your notebook, camera and sense of adventure! CT Educators may earn 0.3 CEUs

Saturday, May 30, 2009 from 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm. Please call for reservations. Fee $15 Adults / $12 Members

Civic War Encampment--Torrington Historical Society

05/30/2009 to 05/30/2009

192 Main Street, Torrington, 06790. Phone: 860-482-8260.

On Saturday, May 30, 2009 from 10AM to 4PM at the Torrington Historical Society a Civil War Encampment will take place. The Civil War reenacting community offers the first of three major living history encampments in honor of President Lincoln's Bicentennial celebration. The program in Torrington will include military and civilian presentations; book signings by Civil War authors and first person presenters, such as Abraham Lincoln, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Gov. and Mrs. William Buckingham, and Mark Twain. In attendance will be renowned Lincoln scholar Michael Burlingame and Lincoln artist, Wendy Allen. The Torrington Historical Society will also preview a new exhibit featuring Civil War artifacts and Lincoln memorabilia. Call for further information.

Discovery Club with Dr. Bugman and His Creepy Crawlies

05/31/2009 to 05/31/2009

Mattatuck Museum Arts & History Center, 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, 06702. Phone: 203-753-0381 ext 10. Fax: 203-756-6283.

If your kids like experimenting and discovering new worlds, then Discovery Club is for them! Every month club members will stretch their imaginations by exploring science, the arts, and technology. Discovery Club kicks off with Dr. Bugman, who will bring tarantulas, scorpions, a boa constrictor, a horned spider and roaches, and teach about these unusual creatures!

Designed for 7-12 year olds. Children�s admission is $4 for Members and $7 for Non-Members.

2-4 pm on Last Sunday of the Month

A Victorian Tea Party - Hosted by Saint Mary's Hospital Auxiliary

05/31/2009 to 05/31/2009

The Saint Mary's Hospital Auxiliary is hosting "A Victorian Tea Party," on Sunday, May 31 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Country Club of Waterbury featuring special guest Kandie Carle known as the Victorian Lady a one-woman show. Dressing in actual vintage and authentically reproduced undergarments, clothing and accessories, Carle employs humor, history and intriguing anecdotes as she presents "Dressing from Corset to Gloves: The Fashion, Life and Etiquette of the Victorian Era." The tea party will also feature a brunch menu with tea service provided by Harney and Sons Master Tea Blenders of Millerton, N.Y. ?This is a very special annual event that serves as a way to introduce new members to the Saint Mary?s Hospital Auxiliary. It is also one of the highlights of our ongoing Enlightenment Series. Tickets are $50, of which $25 can be applied to new Auxiliary memberships only. To register, please call Stefanie Falco, community relations and volunteer coordinator at Saint Mary's Hospital, at (203) 709-6214 or email stefanie.falco@stmh.org.

A Brush with Nature at Weir Farm -- Ridgefield/Wilton

05/31/2009 to 05/31/2009

735 Nod Hill Rd., Ridgefield, Phone: 203-834-1896.

On Sunday, May 31, 2009, Weir Farm National Historic Site welcomes art lovers and artists, of all ages and experience levels to enjoy the fun of creating art in nature. A free day-long plein air art event, will celebrate the creation of art in a landscape that has inspired artists for over 125 years. At the end of the day, an on-site exhibition will feature the artwork created throughout the day. Parking at Branchville School at 40 Florida Rd., Ridgefield. Shuttles will run continuously to the farm from 9AM to 5PM. Groups are asked to register for the event. Rain date: Sunday, June 7th. Call for further information.