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  • Interpreting Old Bones: Art & Science Give New Meaning to Remains Found on New Haven Green

    Date(s): April 30, 2014

    Address: New Haven Museum, 114 Whitney Ave., New Haven, CT 06510.

    Details:

    The New Haven Museum will host an opening reception for an exhibition pairing powerful interpretive art by Connecticut artists with scientific analysis by noted bioarchaeologists in Nothing is Set in Stone: The Lincoln Oak and the New Haven Green, an informative and revelatory tribute to the historic Lincoln Oak on the New Haven Green.

  • Asparagus Festival

    Date(s): May 17-18, 2014

    Address: White Silo Farm & Winery, 32 Route 37 East, Sherman, CT 06784.

    Details:

    Enjoy food, wine, tours, and live music.

  • Cinco de Mayo Day

    Date(s): May 3, 2014

    Address: White Silo Farm & Winery, 32 Route 37 East, Sherman, CT 06784.

    Details:

    There will be no admission charge, just pay for wine and food. We are making guacamole, salsa and chips, grilled quesadillas, fish and chicken tacos, rice and beans. Of course we will have plenty of Sangria available. Reservations are not required.

     

  • Spring Open House

    Date(s): April 26-27, 2014

    Address: The Mill Works, 156 River Rd., Willington, CT 06279.

    Details:

    Meet members of the creative community and celebrate the recent listing on the Connecticut State Register of Historic Places. Visit the working studios, preview the Gardiner Hall, Jr. Museum, participate in artist demonstrations, book signing, and more.

  • Slidin' into Spring

    Date(s): May 24, 2014

    Address: Thomaston Opera House, 158 Main St., Thomaston, CT 06787.

    Details:

    Kick off the season of live music with a premier 22-piece jazz orchestra playing favorites, both old and new, all staged in a historic Victorian theater.

  • "Dead Man's Cellphone"

    Date(s): April 24-27, May 1-4, 2014

    Address: Thomaston Opera House Arts Center Theatre, 158 Main St., Thomaston, CT 06787.

    Details:

    An imaginative comedy portrayed by an inspired theater group.
     

  • Barrel Bash - "Where Sip Happens"

    Date(s): May 17-18, 2014

    Address: Hopkins Vineyard, 25 Hopkins Rd., Warren, CT 06777.

    Details:

    Enjoy wine, food, beer tasting with local artisan vendors, and winemaker and barrel samples, and with live music by the Ian Campbell Duo.

  • Family Nature Walk

    Date(s): May 17, 2014

    Address: Indian Rock Nature Preserve, 501 Wolcott Rd. (Rte. 69), Bristol, CT 06010.

    Details:

    Bring the entire family for an enjoyable afternoon in the woods. Join us as we embark on a leisure nature walk at Indian Rock Nature Preserve in search of signs of spring awakenings and return creatures.  Dress appropriately and wear shoes suitable for walking on a nature trail. After the walk, enjoy hot dogs cooked over an open fire, beverages included.  

  • Bird Banding Demonstration

    Date(s): May 17, 2014

    Address: Indian Rock Nature Preserve, 501 Wolcott Rd. (Rte. 69), Bristol, CT 06010.

    Details:

    Bird banding is a research technique that helps scientists keep track of the health of bird populations and learn more about their movements and habitat preferences.  Data is recorded, bird fitted with a numbered band, and then let go back in the wild.  Laurie Fortin has over 20 years experience from the United States and Central America.

  • Bird Walk

    Date(s): May 10, 2014

    Address: Indian Rock Nature Preserve, 501 Wolcott Rd. (Rte. 69), Bristol, CT 06010.

    Details:

    Early May is an excellent time of year to see a variety of birds.  Migratory songbirds are passing through on their way to their final breeding grounds after spending the winter.  Birds that will use our forests to raise their young will be scoping out their territories and our year-round residents will be visible.  Join us as we search for a wide diversity of birds.  

  • Connecticut Open House Day

    Date(s): June 14, 2014

    Address: Center for Contemporary Printmaking, 299 West Avenue at Mathews Park, Norwalk, CT 06850.

    Details:

    During the statewide Open House Day, the Center is offering hands-on printmaking, tours of the facility and the 4th Biennial International Footprint exhibition.

  • 4th Biennial FOOTPRINT International Juried Competition 2014

    Date(s): June 8-Aug. 31, 2014

    Address: Center for Contemporary Printmaking, 299 West Avenue at Mathews Park, Norwalk, CT 06850.

    Details:

    A competition and exhibition for fine-art prints that are exactly one foot square (30.5 cm square).

     

  • Exhibit: Malcolm Moran

    Date(s): April 13-May 25, 2014

    Address: Center for Contemporary Printmaking, 299 West Ave. at Mathews Park, Norwalk, CT 06850.

    Details:

    Malcolm Moran calls on a coterie of beasts to capture a wide range of themes through his original fine art monotypes and monoprints.

     

  • Kate Couture: A Hepburn-Inspired Fashion Show

    Date(s): May 10, 2014

    Address: Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St., Hartford, CT 06105.

    Details:

    Connecticut native, Katharine Hepburn influenced fashion in numerous ways that continue to resonate today. CHS will transform into a couture catwalk highlighting the fashion and style influences Kate has made on American women.

  • Mother's Day

    Date(s): May 11, 2014

    Address: Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06610.

    Details:

    Bring your mom to the Zoo on Mother's Day and her ticket is on us.

  • First Friday Family Festival: Disgusting & Despicable Me

    Date(s): May 2, 2014

    Address: Imagine Nation Museum, One Pleasant St., Bristol, CT 06010.

    Details:

    Come meet a minion from the movie Despicable Me and have your picture taken with him. Also, during this disgusting and despicable event, the museum will be transformed into a sticky, stinky factory where children can explore both animal and human grossology.

  • Hiking Through History: A Guided Tour along the Connecticut River

    Date(s): April 28, 2014

    Address: Glastonbury Ferry Slip, Ferry Lane, South Glastonbury, CT 06073.

    Details:

    Walk, Talk, and Dinner Presented by the Historical Society of Glastonbury. Started in 1655, the Glastonbury-Rocky Hill ferry is believed to be the oldest continuously operated ferry in the United States.  The ferry slip on the Glastonbury side of the Connecticut River, a significant historic district.

  • Shakespeare Slam and Elizabethan Birthday Bash

    Date(s): May 10, 2014

    Address: Community Health Center, 675 Main St., Middletown, CT 06457.

    Details:

    Part party, part performance, celebrating Shakespeare's 450th Birthday. Slammers perform pieces of Shakespeare while guests eat, drink and be merry in a festive Elizabethan environment. Great performances, live music, lots of fun.

  • Improv Cage Match

    Date(s): May 2, 2014

    Address: Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Rd., West Hartford, CT 06119.

    Details:

    The final battle has arrived. The 2014 Improv Cage Match series concludes at Playhouse on Park. Two improv teams go head-to-head in a comical showdown, where the audience decides the winner! This is the last of six matches, as part of a collaboration between Playhouse on Park, Hole in the Wall Theater, and Hot Cocco Productions.

  • Comedy Night

    Date(s): May 3, 2014

    Address: Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Rd., West Hartford, CT 06119.

    Details:

    This evening of stand-up will feature Marion Grodin as the headliner, with Danny Cohen as the opening act.