Connecticut Master Gardener Association Annual Symposium at Conn College March 18th

The Connecticut Master Gardener Association’s (CMGA) 24th annual symposium will be held on Saturday, March 18th. The symposium will focus on sustainable and more care-free landscapes. The theme of this year’s conference is Landscape by Design or Not. Date/Times: Saturday; registration 8 a.m., program 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Crozier-Williams Building, Connecticut College, New London Cost: $65 for CMGA Read More

Hartford Stage to Host Book Signing with James Lecesne

Hartford Stage will host several book signings with playwright, performer and activist James Lecesne for his young adult novel that inspired the hit play, The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, which runs from Thursday, March 30, through Sunday, April 23. The novel will be on sale for $9.99 in the Hartford Stage gift shop. Lecesne Read More

Nature Sketchbook Journaling at Trail Wood May 6

Spend time outdoors at Trail Wood sketching and painting from nature, using pencil, pen and watercolor. Learn new skills or develop ones you already have. Roxanne Steed will show you how to simplify what you see and teach basic drawing and quick intuitive watercolor techniques. Enhance your creativity, observe nature, record the day and enjoy Read More

John James Audubon: The Nature of the American Woodsman Book Event April 2

Speaking on his new biography, History professor and author Greg Nobles brings John James Audubon back to full, vivid life; capturing the artist’s many facets as Audubon himself captured the essence of his beloved birds. The artist became America’s first celebrity scientist. Come learn about our organization’s namesake. Books available for purchase. Location: Connecticut Audubon Read More

Wine Glass Painting Workshop for Adults at the Norwalk Historical Society Museum March 22

Local artist and glassware painter, Florence Pindrys, will lead a wine glass painting workshop for adults on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 6:45 pm at the Norwalk Historical Society Museum in Norwalk, CT. Bring a friend and a bottle of wine to enjoy while learning various painting techniques. All attendees take home a beautifully painted Read More

The Annual Spring Bulb Show at Smith College Botanic Garden

Smith College in Northampton, MA is presenting their annual Spring Bulb Show now through March 19th. The Spring Bulb show is a tradition that has been going on for over a century. Several thousand bulbs are persuaded to simultaneous bloom, normally they bloom at different times of the year, to give the feel and look of Read More

Foxwoods Resort Casino Presents Its First-Ever Broadway Series May – July

This three show series includes some of the best known shows in Broadway history! Foxwoods Resort Casino turns 25 Years Proud this February, and the year-long celebration will present world-class entertainment that now includes, for the first time in Foxwoods’ history, three multi-show performances of Broadway classics. The Broadway Series at Foxwoods will be held in Read More

Book Review: HARVEST – Eye-candy for the Gardener and Crafter!

This is our book review of Harvest: Unexpected Projects Using 47 Extraordinary Garden Plants by Stefani Bittner and Alethea Harampolis Book Overview: Every garden–not just vegetable plots–can produce a bountiful harvest! This practical, inspirational, and seasonal guide will help make any garden more productive and enjoyable with a variety of projects using unexpected and often common garden plants, some of Read More

Wildlife and Bald Eagles Cruises on The Connecticut River

With nesting Bald Eagles making the news all over the country, you can be sure that this group in Essex, Connecticut wants everyone to know that there are eagles right here in our backyard. Connecticut River Expeditions of Haddam is ready to cruise on the lower Connecticut River this February and March for the 14th Read More

Northeast Fishing & Hunting Show, Mar 31-Apr 2 at CT Convention Center

The Northeast Fishing & Hunting Show is coming to the Connecticut Convention Center, March 31st though April 2nd. A 5,000-gallon fish tank with live fishing demonstrations, free seminars by fishing and hunting experts on many topics, the latest gear for purchase, no-cost appraisals of antique/collectible fishing lures and tackle, and hands-on activities for all ages Read More