WSCU Annual Jazz Festival

03/31/2016 to 04/02/2016

43 Lake Ave. Extension , Danbury, CT Phone: (203) 837-8486.

Western Connecticut State University will celebrate its popular spring tradition in bringing the world's leading jazz artists to perform in Danbury as it presents the 21st annual WCSU Jazz Fest from March 31 through April 2 featuring the legendary saxophonists and composers Joe Lovano and Kenny Garrett. The WCSU jazz music faculty and students will perform ensemble sets featuring jazz classics and original works in the opening Jazz Fest concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall. Joe Lovano will perform at 7 pm on April 1 and Kenny Garrett on April 2 both performances at 7 pm. . General admission prices will be $15 for the Friday concert and $20 for the Saturday concert; admission will be free for WCSU students with valid ID. Tickets available online

Falls Village Children's Theater Presents Bye Bye Birdie--Falls Village

04/01/2016 to 04/03/2016

246 Warren Turnpike Rd., Canaan, CT 06031.

Falls Village Children's Theater will present its 11th Annual Spring Production: Bye Bye Birdie on April 1 and 2 at 7PM and April 3 at 2PM at Housatonic Valley Regional High School.  Admission is free.  Donations at the door. 

Flanders Nature Center Program: Spring Wildflowers--Woodbury


Flanders Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-3711.

On Friday, April 1st join area naturalists Peter and Barbara Rzasa as they present a slide show of the Spring Wildflowers of Connecticut. Connecticut is blessed with many colorful spring wildflowers. Known as spring ephemerals, these perennial plants developed unique characteristics that allow them to emerge quickly in the spring and die back to their underground parts after a short growth and reproduction phase. A PowerPoint presentation featuring photos taken by Barbara who is an accomplished photographer will highlight several native wildflowers such as hepatica, wood anemone. The program will be held at 7PM at the Flanders' Studio which is located on the corner of Flanders Road and Church Hill Road in Woodbury. The cost is $10 for members or $15 for non-members. Register online or call.

Keeler Tavern Program: The Battle of Ridgefield III--Ridgefield


132 Main St., Ridgefield, CT 06877. Phone: 203-438-5485.

The Battle of Ridgefield III--Friday, April 1,2016 at  7 PM, $10.Last year, First Selectman Rudy Marconi's Rebels, pictured on right with Joel Third, won the coveted trophy. Who will defeat the First Selectman for the first time since 1997? Form your team for The Battle of Ridgefield III! Keeler Tavern Museum's 2nd annual history trivia contest. Teams will use their knowledge of U.S., Connecticut, and Ridgefield history to compete for the coveted Fountain Trophy.  Who: Teams of up to 6--Cost: $10/contestant. Registration required.

Rotary Club of Thomaston presents Mrs. O'Brien's Guide to the Golden Rule


158 Main St., Thomaston, CT 06787. Phone: 860-283-6250.

On  April 2, 2016 at 8PM the Rotary Club of Thomaston presents Mrs. O'Brien's Guide to the Golden Rule at the Thomaston Opera House.  Tickets are $40 and $30. 

Hickory Stick Bookshop Book Signing with Author Scott Tilden: American's Great National Firests--Washington, CT


2 Green Hill Rd., Washington Depot, CT 06794. Phone: 860-868-0525.

Scott Tilden will sign copies of America's Great National Forests, Wildernesses and Grasslands which he edited at Washington Depot's The Hickory Stick Bookshop on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 2PM.  Call to reserve a signed copy.

Ansonia Nature Center Program: Art Painting Paty Fundraiser


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

ART PAINTING PARTY FUNDRAISER – Sat. Apr. 2, 3–5 pm. The Ansonia Nature Center and FANCI will host an art class fundraiser for "The Playground Fund 2016" at Kokopelli School of Music and Arts in Seymour. Join us for an afternoon of music and painting. All art materials provided; just bring your own beverage and snack as well as your enthusiasm! Leave with a wild painting. FEE: $30 per person. Register at; click on Wine and Easel, then click on 2016 Calendar of Classes. Class limited to 35 participants.Call to register.

Haight-Brown Vineyard Hosts Wines of the World--Spain--Litchfield


29 Chestnut Hill Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4045.

Wines of the World Spain - April 2, 2016 at Haight-Brown Vineyard.  Call for reservations. 

Flanders Nature Center Offering Classes on Primitive Folk Art--Woodbury


Flanders Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-3711 Ext. 10.

FLANDERS OFFERING CLASSES ON PRIMITIVE FOLK ART--Led by Rhoda Jennings a well-known area folk art painter, Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust is hosting a two session workshop on Primitive Painting in the styles of Early American Folk Art. The classes are being held on the Saturdays of April 2 and 16 from 9AM to Noon. At these two workshops participants will recycle old or new furniture, boxes, or panels to paint their own version of a country, nautical, patriotic or animal scene. They will learn to prepare, decorate and preserve their pieces. Examples, demonstrations and hands on work with the teacher's guidance will help the student develop his or her own style to create two or more finished works. The classes will be held at the Flanders Studio on the corner of Flanders and Church Hill Road in Woodbury. The cost for the two sessions is $45 for members and $65 for non-members. A class supply kit is available from the teacher at the first class for $25 in cash or check.

An Evening of Comedy & Magic--New Milford


100 Still River Drive, New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: 860-799-6520.

An Evening of Comedy & Magic--Tickets are still available for this fun evening of adult comedy and magic. We changed the venue from last year to the newly renovated 19Main building on the historic New Milford Green on April 2 for dinner and a show.
The professional entertainment, provided by Treehouse "Funny 4 Funds" productions, features the magic of Gemini, and comedians Bill Winn, and Peaches Rodriguez. Doors open at 5:30, dinner is at 6:30 and the show starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 and include dinner and the show. There is a cash bar available. Call for tickets.