Foundation: Pinot Noir: Wine Tasting Class with Spencer and Lynn

Spencer and Lynn 17 West Main Street, Mystic

Over the past four years we have pushed in many different directions, in order to bring an entirely new perspective on wine for our local area. It is easy to forget the building blocks of wine education, and for this spring we are returning to them. Each class will focus on a specific variety, and explore where worldwide it is grown and vinified. We will start with the "International Varieties" so that we can showcase grapes that are almost common all over the world. Variation is what makes wine interesting so we will show you as many different styles of the same grape as we can. We thank all of our new attendees to our classes for reminding us that we need to get back to building a foundation. Pinot Noir is actually the parent grape for Chardonnay so it does make sense that we would follow up immediately with it. Also hailing from Burgundy, this is one of the most popular grapes in the world. David & Jules will explore Oregon, California, New Zealand, Switzerland, and of course all over France (sensing a theme yet?). This class will be held in 17 W Main Street Downtown Mystic For more information

$25

COLOR IN THE GARDEN: Friend or Foe? at Hollister House Garden

Hollister House Garden 300 Nettleton Hollow Rd, Washington

Get color to work for you.  Create beautiful effects and avoid the trap of allowing misplaced colors to disrupt the harmony of your garden. Do you love pink and hate yellow? Or vice versa? Is blue your favorite color? Whatever your likes and dislikes may be, it is the way in which your colors are combined and contrasted that will ultimately spell success or failure. George Schoellkopf is the creator, founder and President of Hollister House Garden. He was educated at Yale University and also holds a master’s degree in Art History from Columbia University. For many years he ran a gallery specializing in 18th and 19th century American antiques and folk art in New York City. His articles on gardening have appeared in Town & Country, House & Garden, House Beautiful, Fine Gardening and Rosemary Verey’s The American Man’s Garden among others.   For more information

$30 – $40

MAKE STRAWBERRY JAM WITH AWARD-WINNING ARTISAN PRESERVER MAUREEN ESTONY at Wakeman Town Farm

Wakeman Town Farm 134 Cross Highway, Westport

Guided by a seasoned expert, you will learn essential techniques to master the time-honored traditional art of making homemade sweet fresh-fruit preserves. If you're craving a new culinary challenge or simply eager to indulge in the pure joy of homemade goodness, this intimate hands-on class is sure to satisfy your palate and your passion for cooking. At the end of the class, not only will you have a unique and delicious culinary experience, you’ll be rewarded with your own homemade fruit preserves to bring home, and the recipe and expertise to make jam again and again in your own kitchen. For more information

$100

Class Series: Iberian Wine: Exploring Wines of Spain & Portugal at The Westport Library

The Westport Library 20 Jesup Road, Westport

4 Classes June 5 - July 3 Join Certified Sommelier, Barbie Messa, as she explores Iberian Wine, including mainland Spain, Portugal, and their surrounding islands. We'll discuss the most famous classic regions, such as Rioja and Porto, and up-and-coming areas like the Canary Islands. After learning about these regions' history, geography, and grapes, we will have the opportunity to taste three wines in the final class. For more information

$55

Foundation: Chenin Blanc: Wine Tasting Class with Spencer and Lynn

Spencer and Lynn 17 West Main Street, Mystic

Over the past four years we have pushed in many different directions, in order to bring an entirely new perspective on wine for our local area. It is easy to forget the building blocks of wine education, and for this spring we are returning to them. Each class will focus on a specific variety, and explore where worldwide it is grown and vinified. We will start with the "International Varieties" so that we can showcase grapes that are almost common all over the world. Variation is what makes wine interesting so we will show you as many different styles of the same grape as we can. We thank all of our new attendees to our classes for reminding us that we need to get back to building a foundation. Foundation: Chenin Blanc We love Chenin Blanc. The powerhouse white grape of the Loire Valley is one of the more unique varieties in that it can be made in a multitude of different styles. Kathryn & David plan on showcasing Chenin Blanc in every delicious form that we can get our hands on. This class will be held in Mystic For more information

$25

Garden Dialogues 2024: Greenwich, CT

With Ticket Greenwich

Register now to explore this lush, two-acre estate in the exclusive Connecticut “Gold Coast” town of Greenwich. Landscape designer Matthew Willinger of the James Doyle Design Associates Garden Dialogues provides exclusive access to great landscapes where one can learn the secrets to their creation.  In 2024 The Cultural Landscape Foundation’s (TCLF) Garden Dialogues program, which provides exclusive access to exceptional landscapes, will go coast to coast, featuring projects that have been designed by some of today’s most talented and visionary landscape architects. This year's participating firms include Design Workshop, Campion Hruby, LaGuardia Design Group, Horn & Company, Jeff Allan Landscape Architecture, and more. Participants will learn first-hand from landscape architects, architects, and their clients about the secrets to creating great gardens. These tours are limited to 30 guests to make them intimate, and last between 90 minutes and two hours to make them relaxed. LA CES™ professional development hours may be available to attendees. For more information  

$100 – $125

Exploring Entwined: Freedom, Sovereignty, and the Sea AARP Webinar: Mystic Seaport

Virtual Event

Embark on a captivating exploration of maritime history on June 12, featuring Dr. Akeia de Barros Gomes, titled “Exploring Entwined: Freedom, Sovereignty, and the Sea”. This session promises a thought-provoking journey through the millennia-old maritime cultures of the Dawnland (New England) and the African continent. Dr. Gomes will illuminate historical encounters and contributions, highlighting the resilience of Black and Indigenous communities in the face of colonialism and dispossession, emphasizing the role of kinship and community. This is a virtual event open to Members and non-Members. This talk is the second in a three-part series with Mystic Seaport Museum, occurring in May, June, and October. Please register on the AARP website at https://events.aarp.org/Dawnland. For more information

Farmer for the Evening: Heckscher Farm

Stamford Museum & Nature Center 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford

One of our most popular Nights Out returns! Join us to meet and greet our new spring babies, help to groom or walk some Farm animals, and make your own maple butter from scratch to take home! Participants will rotate through three different stations on Heckscher Farm to get a firsthand look at what our farmers do every day. Once you finish your chores, sit back and enjoy some light refreshments and a sweeping view of the Farm on our Overlook Terrace. Adults Only.   For more information

$25 – $30

Pollinator Days at White Flower Farm

White Flower Farm 167 Litchfield Road (Route 63), Litchfield

Learn about best practices and plants to attract pollinators to your home landscape. Assemble for an informal talk with members of our garden staff then enjoy a quick tour of our display gardens with special emphasis on plant combinations. No fee or registration required. Kids are invited to build a decorative butterfly house and decorate it with nature stickers and colorful paint pens. Kits are $10 each and available all day while supplies last. Attendees receive 20% OFF all in-stock Butterfly Bushes (Buddleia). For more information

$10

UNITED TABLE: WHAT’S UP GASTROPOD?- TALK & TASTING

United Theater 5 Canal St, Westerly, RI

We are excited to announce the next event in the UNITED Table series at the United Theater with Eating With the Ecosystem! Join us on June 15th as we host a panel and tasting event showcasing Gastropods – or Snails of the sea – Whelks, periwinkles, and slipper limpets. These local delicacies are often overlooked or shipped elsewhere for processing and feasting. Join us to hear from those fishing for, studying and preparing these local and sustainable mollusks. Following the panel we will move into the gallery events space where attendees will get a free beer or wine along with a taste of some of the delicious gastropods from the region. Tickets available by visiting https://unitedtheatre.org/shows/the-united-table-whats-up-gastropod-talk-tasting/ For more information

$25

Foundation: 2nd Annual Rosé Extravaganza: Wine Tasting Class with Spencer and Lynn

Spencer and Lynn 17 West Main Street, Mystic

Over the past four years we have pushed in many different directions, in order to bring an entirely new perspective on wine for our local area. It is easy to forget the building blocks of wine education, and for this spring we are returning to them. Each class will focus on a specific variety, and explore where worldwide it is grown and vinified. We will start with the "International Varieties" so that we can showcase grapes that are almost common all over the world. Variation is what makes wine interesting so we will show you as many different styles of the same grape as we can. We thank all of our new attendees to our classes for reminding us that we need to get back to building a foundation. To repeat from last year : " If you don't like rosé this might be the one to skip." This class will be held in Mystic For more information

$25

Tea With Tuberous Begonias at White Flower Farm

White Flower Farm 167 Litchfield Road (Route 63), Litchfield

Enjoy a cup or two of cold iced tea and light refreshments as White Flower Farm's head gardener Cheryl Whalen gives a brief talk on the history and care of England’s prized Blackmore & Langdon Tuberous Begonias. White Flower Farm is the exclusive US purveyor of these remarkable plants. Tour our Begonia House at the height of the blossoming season, revel in the sight of these luminous, intensely colorful blooms, take photos, and, if you like, purchase one to take home. Registration required. Fee: $10. Attendees receive 10% OFF B&L Tuberous Begonias. For more information

$10