Wings of Freedom Tour Brings Vintage Airplanes to Oxford

09/05/0204 to 09/07/2014

Waterbury-Oxford Airport , Oxford, CT Phone: 860-568-8924.

The Wings of Freedom Tour will be at the Oxford Airport from September 5 to September 7, 2014 and arrive at 2 p.m. on Sept. 5th and depart on Sunday at 5 p.m.  The Tour brings historic aviation to your community.  Tour through the authentically restored aircraft or take a flight aboard for the ultimate immersion in history.  The B-17, B-24 and P-51 are on the 25th season of the Wings of Freedom Tour. Visitors are invited to explore the aircraft inside and out; $15 for adults and $6 for children under age 12.  WWII veterans can tour through the aircraft a no cost.  Call for further information.

Walker Road Vineyard - Come to the Barn and Taste Our Wine - Woodbury

12/16/2011 to 11/17/2013

11 Walker Road, Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-0768.

Sat. & Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Come to our Barn and Taste Our Wine.   Walker Road Vineyards is a small farm winery in Woodbury which has produced award winning wines, and has gained a following in the local market, including some local restaurants. Join us for a discussion in the barn/ tasting room at Walker Road Vineyards. Directions: From I-84 Exit 15 go North on Route 6 for 7 miles to the North End of Woodbury. Make a right on to Middle Road Turnpike. Continue one mile and turn left on Minortown Road for ¼ mile. Walker Road is on the right, and the Winery is the first house on the right.

Phoenix Rising Center Features Pat Piscopo: Journey to Shangri-La --Thomaston

03/01/2012 to 03/02/2012

135 South Main Street, Thomaston, CT 06787. Phone: 860-283-2155.

Local artist, Pat Piscopo invites you to join her on a "Journey to Shangri-La" as she launches her Studio, located at The Phoenix Rising Center, 135 South Main Street, Thomaston. A full exhibit of Pat's latest works will be on display in the Seth Thomas Gallery at the Center from March 1 – 4, 2012. The weekend's activities will begin with a musical performance, scheduled as part of our ongoing first Fridays performances: "Metta" Friday, with musician and songwriter Jamal Ford-Bey.  Jamal has performed at Infinity Hall in Norfolk and throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York. Jamal's original music has been performed at the Warner Theatre.  His unique sound and entertaining personality fits perfectly with the coffee house atmosphere we are creating for Metta Fridays.  Cost is $10 – flavored coffees, teas and sweets will be served.  For questions or to RSVP to this event, contact Doreen at 860-294-1156 or email Doreen@thephoenixrisingcenter.com To create the understanding of the journey, on Saturday March 3, from 7:30 to 9:30p Pat will host the movie screening of:  Lost Horizon. Refreshments will be served, with an opportunity to discuss this classic film. Donation.  This screening is sponsored by Thomaston Public Library. To round out the weekend, on Sunday March 4, 2-5pm, a local Connecticut, American Jug Band will perform. Jugadelics provide an eclectic blend of music in the jug band style, where they typically employ a jug player and a mix of traditional and home-made instruments. Cost is $5 Please contact Pat Piscopo at 860-283-2155 for questions or reservations for the film and the musical performance on Sunday.

All Jazz First Thursday at Mattatuck Museum Featuring Glenda Davenport, Vocalist--John Mobilio, Bassist--Waterbury

03/01/2012

144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-753-0381.

This First Thursday will feature talented New York jazz vocalist, Glenda Davenport and multi-talented bassist John Mobilio, accompanied by James Santucci on piano and drummer Jack Varanelli at the First Thursday event on March 1, 2012 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. All are invited to come and welcome in the summer with a lovely evening of Jazz in the Courtyard of the Mattatuck.Ms. Davenport began her singing career in June, 1992. She was a winner at The World Famous Apollo Theater's Amateur Night in April, 1993 and the opening act for comedian Bill Cosby in 1994 at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College. In July 1995, she performed with tenor saxophonist Carmen Leggio's Quartet at the Saratoga Jazz Festival, Saratoga, NY. She currently performs regularly throughout the tri-state area.John Mobilio is a jazz bassist who performs regularly with a number of jazz combos and big bands in the Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts area. As a bassist, educator, musical director and performer John brings his joy of jazz and music to audiences and students throughout Connecticut and the surrounding states.  Call for further information.

PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING: WCSU

03/03/2012

University Boulevard, Danbury, CT Phone: (203) 837-8672 .

WCSU will host a 6 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Westside Observatory and Planetarium on the university’s Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public. DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO THE WCSU Observatory and Planetarium: The facility is located on the WCSU Westside Campus, which is off Exit 4 (Lake Avenue) of Interstate 84. After exiting the Interstate, travel about 0.7 mile west on Route 6 to the main campus entrance, then another 0.7 mile up the main campus road, University Boulevard. You will pass Centennial Hall (new dormitory) on your left; continue straight. At the new Campus Center (on the right), turn left and proceed a short distance to the observatory road, which will be on your left and facing the Pinney Hall dormitory. Parking around the WCSU Observatory and Planetarium is very limited (typically, 4 to 6 vehicles), but there is additional parking on nearby University Boulevard.

11th Annual Flea Market--St. Thomas of Cillanova Church--Goshen

03/03/2012

77 North St., Goshen, CT 06756. Phone: 860-491-2756.

On Saturday, March 3, 2012 from 8:30AM to 2:30PM over 50 tables filled with  goodies some of which are just what you want.  Lunch is available.  Proceeds go toward preserving historic chapel.

Lamothe’s Sugar House Book Signing Billy Steers is the Connecticut Author of "Tractor Mac"

03/03/2012

89 Stone Road, Burlington, CT

Billy Steers is the Connecticut Author of "Tractor Mac" and will be joining us at Lamothe's Sugar House,  from 11am-3pm to do a book signing, reading, meet & greet. Billy Steers illustrates all of his own books and will be bringing Tractor Mac for the children to take pictures with. Come watch us make maple syrup on weekends during February and March, from 1-5 pm. Learn how maple syrup was discovered and how it developed over time and is made today. Come tour our farm and see many of the Connecticut grown products we make.

The 7th Annual Chocolate Dinner Audubon Center Bent of the River

03/03/2012

522 Heritage Road , Southbury, CT 06488. Phone: 203-264-5098.

On Saturday, March 3, 2012 6:00PM to 10PM at the The Heritage Hotel. Benefiting the programs at The Audubon Center at Bent of the River Co-Sponsored by New Morning Natural & Organic and The Heritage Hotel.  Join us for this palate pleasing evening where we will travel to one of the winter homes of the beautiful birds that summer here at the Bent of the River! The Provender of New Morning will be featuring festive cuisine from diverse regions of Mexico. A complimentary tasting will be featuring local wines from Hopkins Vineyard in New Preston, Walker Road Vineyard in Woodbury, and White Silo Winery in Sherman. LIVE music. And Yes, Chocolate.

Ansonia Nature Center Holds Maple Festival

03/03/2012

10 Deerfield Road, Ansonia, CT 06401. Phone: 203-736-1053.

On Saturday March 3, 2012 the Friends of the Ansonia Nature Center will hold a Maple Festival.  The day long event will begin at 8AM. Plan to begin the day with a delicious pancake breakfast which will be served from 8AM to 11AM.  Proceeds from this event will benefit the new nature based pre-school at the Redwing Pond House at the Center.  Other events include a winter tree identification hike and a demonstration of how to tap into a Sugar Maple tree with an opportunity to sample real maple sap and syrup.  Visitors can enter a pancake eating contest and check out the Friends' All Things Maple Sale.  Call for ticket information or check the website.

Winter film Festival Institute for American Indian Studies

03/03/2012 to 03/04/2012

38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT Phone: (860) 868-0518.

2:00 pm. Travis, Nick and Cody have been friends almost all their lives, growing up on the Swinomish Reservation in northwest Washington. When they find themselves in trouble with drugs and alcohol, the teens are offered an opportunity to participate in Native Lens, Longhouse Media's filmmaking program. They are asked to make a documentary about the impact of two oil refineries on their tribal community. March Point is the story of their journey as they come to understand themselves, the envi- ronment and the threat their people face. Run time: 45 minutes Included in regular museum admission. $5 Adults; $ 4.50 Seniors; $3 Kids; IAIS Members Free