Friends and supporters of the Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition will gather on Saturday, June 2 from 4:30 to 7:30 at Woodbury’s Mill House Antiques to celebrate the Coalition’s 12 years of service and outreach to the people and towns of the watershed. This year, the annual event will highlight the bounty of the Pomperaug watershed, featuring local and regional cheeses and other foods, as well as wines and beers. While enjoying the hors d’oeuvres and drinks, guests can listen to live music, peruse an array auction items, and stroll around the gardens and lawns of the beautiful old Mill House. Tickets are $65 and are on sale at the Coalition’s website, www.pomperaug.org.
The Honorary Chair of An Evening by the River is Connecticut Public Radio’s Faith Middleton, now in her 30th year as host and executive producer of WNPR’s popular, prime-time Faith Middleton Show. Co-Chairs of the event committee are Karen Reddington Hughes, of Woodbury’s Abrash Galleries, and William Hildreth, owner of the Mill House. Most of the elegant hors d’oeuvres will be provided by Woodbury’s New Morning Natural & Organic Country Store; Artisan Foods of Southbury will supply local cheeses; Woodbury’s Walker Road Vineyard, local wines; and Oxford’s Cavalry Brewery, local beers. Coordinators of the food bounty are Susi Stone, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and a former colleague of Chef Ina Garten and the Barefoot Contessa; and Lynne Ramsden, President of the Southbury Garden Club.