Litchfield Historical Society Offers Walking Tour of Litchfield: Artistic Perspective--Litchfield

05/14/2016

South St., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4501.

On Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 10AM the Litchfield Historical Society will host a Walking Tour:  Artistic Perspective of Litchfield's town center through the words, sketches, paintings and photographs of artists.  Space is limited.  Registration required.  Free to members, $5 non-members.

Westside Observatory

05/14/2016

43 Lake Ave. Extension, Danbury, CT Phone: (203) 837-8672.

8 – 9 p.m. planetarium show; 9 – 11 p.m. viewing of Jupiter, the moon past first quarter, Mars (late).  Extension in Danbury, between the Westside Campus Center and Pinney Hall on top of a small hill. The entrance road faces the front of Pinney Hall. Planetarium shows will run for an hour. The times will vary with the sunset. After the show, the public is invited to view the night sky through individual telescopes or take turns with the large, 20-inch telescope. Telescope viewing will run for two hours, weather permitting.

Introduction to the Enneagram: Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

05/14/2016 to 05/14/2016

229 E. Litchfield Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-3163.

Become acquainted with the Enneagram, an ancient system of categorizing the different types of ego.  Learn how to liberate the awareness of your  true self. (Read more  at: www.wisdomhouse.org  )

Presenter: Nancy Erts, OP

Fees: $50 (per person)

Non-Refundable Deposit:  $25

S.T.E.A.M. Fair

05/14/2016 to 05/14/2016

170 Main Street, Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-797-4505, Ext. 226.

Explore the exciting elements of S.T.E.A.M. - Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math with a variety of hands-on and visual exhibits.   For all ages.  Activities are free and food will be available for purchase.

The event is cosponsored with the Danbury Hackerspace. 

Lions Club's Car Show--Harwinton

05/15/2016

100 Bentley Drive, Harwinton, CT 06791. Phone: 860-480-1678.

Harwinton Lions Club's Third Annual Cars for Sight Show will be on Sunday, May 15, 2016 from 10AM to 3PM at the town's athletic complex. More than 100 vehicles will be on display in the fundraiser that benefits the Lions Club's scholarship program.  Admission is free.  Vehicles in the show $10.  Rain date is May 22.  Call for further information.

Art Show at Birches Pond Farm--New Hartford

05/15/2016

232 Turnbull Road, New Hartford, CT 06057. Phone: 860-379-3701.

On May 15, 2016  at Birches Pond Farm an art show will be held.  All sales of the art on display will benefit the Bakerville Library and the Licia and Mason Beekley Community Library.  The show will be in the barn gallery and include etchings, pen and ink, collage, photographs and a sculpture walk.  Refreshments will be provided. 

Flanders Nature Center Program: The Wonderful World of Lichens---Woodbury

05/15/2016

Flanders Road, Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-3711.

Flanders presents The Wonderful World of Lichens--Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 1 PM at the  Sugar House. Area naturalists Peter and Barbara Rzasa will give a presentation on lichens. Do you ever wonder what those yellowish green circles are growing on trees? Or that grayish crusty stuff found on rocks? Most likely they are lichens, curious plants that are part fungus and part alga or cyanobacteria. At this PowerPoint presentation participants will learn to recognize different lichen forms and structures, their ecology, habitat requirements and ancient and modern uses of lichens. Several specimens will be available for viewing through a stereo-microscope. A short hike following the presentation will help attendees locate and identify lichens and locations most likely to produce specimens. Location: the Sugar House located 1/4 mile up Church Hill Road. Cost: $10 members/ $15 nonmembers.

Annual Blessing of Motorcycles-Lourdes-Litchfield

05/15/2016

83 Monfort Rd., Rte. 118, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-1041.

Annual Blessing of the Motorcycles. We continue the long tradition of blessing motorcycles following today’s 11:30 AM Mass. At the beginning of the 2016 riding season many motorcyclists are expected to come for the blessing that begins at 1:30 PM. Gather in the Main Parking Lot to proceed to the Grotto for individual blessings. Free Will Donation.

Matthew Curtis House Museum Open House

05/15/2016

44 Main St, Newtown, CT Phone: 203-426-4533.

12 noon to 4 pm. Step back in time with a tour of Newtown's very own house museum. Being built in the mid-1700s, the house witnessed, as a private residence, more than 250 years of Newtown's history. From the birth of our country to the Age of Aquarius, when the society purchased it, returned it to its original state, and gave it its second life as a museum.

Kent Historical Society- Lecture - Molly Fisher Rock Mystery

05/15/2016

41 Kent Green Blvd., Kent, CT Phone: 860-927-4587.

The Legends of Molly Fisher Rock," Kent Historical Society Sunday Series, May 15 at 7 p.m. Tales about Kent's fascinating rock, its petroglyphs, and the mysterious Molly Fisher will be told by Alicia North and Chris Harrington. Free for Kent Historical Society members, $5 suggested donation for non-members.