Mattatuck Museum - Afternoon with the Artists

04/30/2017

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

2-4 pm. Beth Galston (2:00-3:00 p.m.) In conjunction with Luminous Garden Collectors Kevin McNamara & Craig Nowak In conjunction with Black & White

Talons! A Birds of Prey Experience @ Sessions Woods

04/30/2017

341 Milford St,, Burlington, CT

The 2017 Friends of Sessions Woods Annual Meeting will be on Sunday, April 30, beginning at 12:30 p.m. with the infamous Dessert Extravaganza Potluck. At 1:00 p.m., there will be a brief, 10-minute business meeting before the featured presentation. This year's program will be "Talons! A Birds of Prey Experience" with Master Falconer Lorrie Schumacher. Lorrie will provide an up-close opportunity for the audience and enlighten attendees about the conservation of these beautiful birds.
Please pre-register for these programs by calling 860-424- 3011 or email laura.rogers-castro@ct.gov.
Programs are free. An adult must accompany children under 12 years old. No pets allowed!

Flanders Nature Center Wildflower Walk on the Botany Trail

04/30/2017

5 Church Hill Rd, Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-3711 .

2 pm. Sugar House Parking lot. Members of the Pomperaug Valley Garden Club will be offering a guided stroll along Flanders' award-winning Botany Trail which they developed in 1965 and still maintain today. The trail is a refuge for wildflowers and native plants that have been rescued from area development. It is approximately one mile in length and features gentle terrain suitable for any age level. It is at one of its loveliest times in the spring when there are over 150 wildflowers on the trail blooming at different times.

Wisdom House Transfourming Sorrow by Kardash Onnig

05/01/2017 to 05/13/2017

229 East Litchfield Road, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-3163.

Multi Sensory Installation. Kardash Onnig, a Hudson Valley sculptor, inventor, toymaker, and activist, has worked in the community and exhibited worldwide for over 45 years. He has spent years studying "transferences of energy" in the pursuit of developing universal tools of communication that transcend the limitations of spoken language, cultural barriers, and nationalistic biases. The ultimate aim of his work is to develop three-dimensional and multi-disciplinary "tools" of communication that evoke a profound sense of harmony, community, universality, and curiosity.

Brookfield Historical Society Book Lecture

05/01/2017

Brookfield, CT

7:30 pm. A multimedia presentation on the Combat experiences of retired Marine LTC Michael Zacchea who will discuss his recently published book "The Ragged Edge " and his insights into current conditions in the Middle east with regard to ISIS and the rise of International terrorism in the Middle East. Please carry this release in your publication..

Lock Museum of America Lock Opens for Season

05/01/2017

230 Main Street, Terryville, CT Phone: 860-480-4408.

From May 1st through October 31st. Tuesday through Friday 1:30pm - 4:00pm, Weekends by Appointment  Admission: $3. The Museum houses an extensive lock collection that includes a Cannon Ball Safe, 30 early era time locks, Safe Escutcheon Plates, a large number of British Safe Locks, Door Locks, Padlocks, Handcuffs and Keys, and more. Located in Terryville, Connecticut, the museum is directly across from the original site of the Eagle Lock Company, founded in 1854. Major collections are displayed by company or theme The Eagle Lock room contains over 1,000 locks and keys manufactured from 1854 to 1954.

Brookfield Historical Society American Military Forum - International Terrorism... with book signing

05/01/2017

165 Whisconier Road , Brookfield, CT

Free. Retired Marine Officer Mike Zacchea, of Brookfield will present an Update on Middle East Conflicts. His Program will cover his recently published the book "The Ragged Edge: A US Marine's Account of leading the Iraqi Army Fifth Battalion" He will discuss the work as well as providing insight into the current conditions and challenges that face the US Military in the war against ISIS and International terrorism in the Middle East. Time of Event: Monday, 7:30

Pratt Nature Center Trout Tuesdays

05/02/2017 to 05/30/2017

163 Papermill Road , New Milford, CT Phone: (860)-355-3137.

Every Tuesday in May @2:30 pm. - 4:30 pm. Grades 6-12. $15 per day.Track our trout as grow and change! We will journal, test the water, and do a different trout related activity each week. Our trout studies will also take us down to the river and streams at Pratt, as we explore their habitat.

Flanders Nature Center Plein Art Class Series

05/02/2017 to 05/16/2017

5 Church Hill Rd, Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-3711 .

Classes on May 2, 9 and 16. 1 pm  to 4 pm. Chuck Fulkerson will teach a series of four plein air watercolor classes.
The class will work outside amid the inspiring scenery at Flanders which includes fields, ponds, barns, houses, animals, and the natural landscape. Mr. Fulkerson is an anthropology graduate of Stanford University and later studied at Paier School of Art. A freelance artist/illustrator and writer, he is the author, co-author or illustrator of books on trains and Native Americans. He has taught both adults and children. Previous drawing experience and familiarity with watercolor would be helpful. Students should bring watercolor supplies to the first class and a suggested material list is available from the instructor. In case of rain, the class will be held in the Flanders Art Studio.

Ansonia Nature Center NATURE EXPLORERS

05/03/2017

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

 10 am Join Wendy for our preschool/toddler program. This 4-week session is for children ages 2–5 years old with an adult. These outdoor classes will be fun exploring and learning through play. We will learn about nature and science through activities such as hiking, exploring, singing, games, reading, and making crafts. Every class is outside!!!! TUITION: $40 per 4-week session (cash or check payable to Ansonia Nature Center)