MACARONI SUPPER: The 42nd annual Macaroni Supper, hosted by the St. Peter Holy Name Society, will be held today from 5-7 p.m. at St. Peter Church Hall, 107 E. Main St., Torrington. Tickets are $12 for adults, free for children 8 and under. Takeout is available from 4-7 p.m. The sit-down, full-service supper includes salad, Sheik’s famous meatballs and sauce, imported Italian macaroni and Carvel ice cream for dessert.
SQUADRON MEETING: A Meeting Northwest Hills Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol Auxiliary of the United States Air Force will be held Thursday, 7-9 p.m. at the Torrington Armory South Main Street. For more information , call Commander Tim Ceritello at 860-620-3670 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
AUTHOR TALK: Revolution: Mapping the Road to American Independence, 1755- 1783 with authors Richard Brown and Paul Cohen will be held April 20, 7 p.m. at the Oliver Wolcott Library, 160 South Street, Litchfield. Library events are free and open to the public. Space is limited. Registration is required and can be done by calling 860567-8030 or logging onto www. owlibrary.org and clicking on Programs/Adult Programs.
RECYCLE RIGHT: “Recycle Right” with Susan Quincy from the Kellogg Environmental Center, will be held April 20, 7 p.m. at the Litchfield Community Center, 421 Bantam Road (Rt. 202), Litchfield. The program is free and is sponsored by the Litchfield Garden Club. For information email email@example.com. To reach the community center go to thecommunitycenter.org. BOOK GROUP: The Harwinton Public Library’s Afternoon Book Group will meet April 20, 1:30 p.m. to discuss “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr. Copies are available for loan. Discussions are free and open to all.
HENRY JAMES: Mark Scarbrough: Master Pieces: The Brilliant Shorter Works Of Henry James, will be held on Thursdays (April 6, 13, 20 and 27) 10 a.m.12 p.m. at the Scoville Memorial Library, Salisbury. scovillelibrary. org. Schedule of readings available at the library.
SERVICES FAIR: A Winsted Services Fair will be held on Thursday, April 20, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Northwestern Connecticut Community College, in Greenwoods Hall room 128, 119 North Main St. Local service providers and area organizations representing food and nutrition, health care, behavioral health, safety, transportation, older adults, and youth/children services will share information and answer questions. The fair is open to the public. For more information call Heather Cappabianca at 860-738-6484.
HISTORY BITES: History Bites, a free lunchtime lecture series sponsored by the Connecticut Community Foundation, will present a program at the Torrington Historical Society, April 20, 12 p.m. in the Carriage House, 192 Main Street, Torrington. Attendees are invited to bring lunch; beverages and dessert will be provided by each organization. The program is free.
AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE: Oliver Wolcott Library, 160 South St., Litchfield, will present Revolution : Mapping the Road to American Independence, 1755- 1783, with authors Richard Brown and Paul Cohen, Thursday, April 20, 7-8 p.m. Free; registration required. Go to www.owlibrary.org
HUMMINGBIRDS: Hummingbirds of the World with John Root, Naturalist, will be held April 20, 6:30 p.m. at the Beardsley Library, 40 Munro Place Winsted. Free; register by calling 860-379-6043. Perennials for edible landscaping and attracting wildlife will be offered for sale.
READING EVENT: April 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Geer Village Senior Community, 77 South Canaan Rd., Canaan, author and spiritual guide Jeanne Street will lead a small intimate group reading event intended to “open you up to receive healing messages that can assist you in moving through current challenges you are experiencing in life.” Each individual participant will have a personal reading. There is no cost to attend and light refreshments will be served. Space is limited. To register, call Deb Pelleter at 860-824-2625 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, April 21
ITALIAN CLASSES: Advanced Beginner Italian will be offered beginning on Friday, April 21, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the library of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, South St., Litchfield. The class includes conversation, intermediate grammar, reading, and culture. The required text is Prego! An Invitation to Italian, third edition, by Graziana Lazzarino, available online. There will also be a reader. -The fee for the 12-week course is $90 for seniors, $105 for others. For more info call 860-496-8041.
STAR PARTY: A Star Party, organized by members of the Litchfield Hills Amateur Astronomy Club and the Mattatuck Astronomical Society, will be held April 21 at 8 p.m at White Memorial Conservation Center, Litchfield. Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room; stargazing weather permitting. The topic is the moon. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult; bring your own telescope or binoculars. Free, donations welcome.
PAINTING AND THREAD: The postponed documentary Missy Stevens, The Spirit and Technique of Painting and Thread, about nationally acclaimed fiber artist, Missy Stevens, will be screened at the Minor Memorial Library in Roxbury, April 21 at 7 p.m. Stevens and filmmaker Rusty Dyer will be present to discuss both the film and the paintings themselves. Refreshments will be served. Call the library at 860-350-2181 or visit the website at www.minormemoriallibrary.org for information and directions.
EARTH DAY PLANT SALE: 35th Annual Earth Day Plant Sale, sponsored by the Northwest Conservation District (NCD), returns to the Goshen Fairgrounds, 116 Middle Street (Route 63) in Goshen, April 21, 22,23. Gardeners will find thousands of green and growing plants, including native shrubs and perennials, bare root and evergreen tree plugs, edibles from strawberries and asparagus to fruit trees, flowering and ornamental trees, groundcovers and ornamental grasses. The selection of plants is geared towards native species to provide habitat for wildlife and food sources for pollinators, butterflies and birds. A demonstration rain garden is being featured to help homeowners clean up storm water runoff one yard at a time. Visit the NCD online store at www. nwcd.org or call 860-626-7222.
PLIGHT OF REFUGEES: The plight of refugees around the world makes daily headlines. George Rupp, past President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) will be the speaker at The Salisbury Forum on Friday, April 21, 7:30 p.m. at Housatonic Valley Regional High School on Route 7 in Falls Village. A Q&A session will follow his presentation. All Salisbury Forum programs are free and open to the public. Everyone is invited.
NEW EXHIBIT: A new exhibit Thoughts, Words, and Deeds: