Route 41 & Hosier Road, Sharon, CT Phone: 860-364-1080.

The Northeast's garden event of the year! Trade Secrets rare plant and garden antique sale in Sharon CT features over 60 of the finest plant and garden antiques vendors from the northeast region and beyond. Tickets go on sale April 1, 2017.
Hours: Early buying 8-10am $125 (breakfast included) Regular admission 10am-3pm $50 Late Bloomer 1-3 pm $25.00
Venue: LionRock Farm

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Takeover Tour with Artist Cecilia Moy Fradet


258 Main St, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-4519.

11 am - 12 noon. Join Connecticut painter and mixed-media artist Cecilia Moy Fradet on a guided exploration of the current exhibitions. Fradet will bring her own perspective as a practicing artist to a lively discussion about the exhibiting artists' ideas and processes. Enjoy an in-depth investigation of voice, visual language, and text.

New England Carousel Museum The Chaparrals


95 Riverside Ave, Bristol, CT Phone: 860-585-5411.

7-11 pm. The music and dancing are open to the public! Cover is $12 per person. Reserve a seat and come to listen with friends and loved ones or come and make some fun new friends! Our beautiful large wooden dance floor will bring you to tap your toes or give a twirl. Join us for some fun! Call 860-585-5411 to reserve a table or pay in advance.

Imagine Nation - Sensory Saturday


1 Pleasant St., Bristol, CT Phone: 860-314-1400.

9 am - 10 am. n addition to our multisensory interactive exhibits, which invite children to touch, discover and create, the museum is modified into a sensory friendly environment with lowered lighting and sound. Admission is $7.00 Children under one are free!

Mattatuck Museum - Congressional Student Art Competition Reception


144 West Main St., Waterbury, CT Phone: 203-753-0381.

1-3 pm. Join Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty in honoring high school students from the state's fifth district. Winners will be announced on this day. The top prize winner will be invited to join Congresswoman Esty in Washington, DC at the national awards ceremony honoring winners from across the country. Light refreshments will be served.



10 Deerfield Rd., Ansonia, CT Phone: 203-736-1053.

9 am Join Ranger Jessica for our early morning birding. Find the birds living in or moving through our parklands to nest farther north. This is a prime time for birders to come and spot some of our magnificent migratory birds. Bring your own binoculars or use ours. Dress for walking outdoors. We will start with a quick introduction to birds. FREE.

Lake Compounce Walk For A Cause


186 Enterprise Dr, Bristol, CT Phone: 860-583-3300 (Offices open at 9am).

On Saturday May 13th, join us at Lake Compounce for The Make A Wish Walk! Walk for a cause and then spend your day at Lake Compounce.

Quassy Amusement Park Heroes' Day & Art In The Park


2132 Middlebury Rd, Middlebury, CT Phone: 1-800-FOR PARK.

Quassy honors our heroes - first responders and military - on this day, plus the annual walkway chalk art competition for elementary, middle and high school students. Park open to the public 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Warner Theatre Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier


68 Main St, Torrington, CT Phone: 860-489-7180.

12:30 pm. The Met's first new production since 1969 of Strauss's rich romantic masterpiece is conducted by Music Director James Levine and directed by Robert Carsen, whose most recent Met production was the hit 2013 staging of Falstaff. Renée Fleming sings one of her signature roles as the Marschallin, opposite Elīna Garanča in her first North American performances as Octavian, the impulsive young title character. The cast also includes Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs, Erin Morley as Sophie, Marcus Brück in his Met debut as Faninal, and Matthew Polenzani as the Italian Singer. Der Rosenkavalier is a co-production with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and Teatro Regio di Torino.

White Memorial Conservation Center William Burt: “Water Babies: The Hidden Lives of Baby Wetland Birds” Lecture and Book Signing


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

A presentation by William Burt — naturalist, photographer and writer, followed by a book signing reception in the White Memorial's museum. This program is co-sponsored by White Memorial Conservation Center, Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust and The Litchfield Hills Audubon Society — all organizations which are committed to the conservation and preservation of land, nature and wildlife, through programming that educates and inspires a better understanding and appreciation of the natural world. Lecture, 7:30 P.M., Carriage House, Book signing and reception: 9:00 P.M., Museum Members of WMCC, LHAS, and Flanders Nature Center: $10.00 Non-members: $15.00 , You must pre-register for this program by calling 860-567-0857