Washington Art Association Fundamentals of Creative Realism

03/29/2017 to 05/17/2017

4 Bryan Memorial Plaza, Washington Depot, CT Phone: 860-868-2878.

Fundamentals of Creative Realism with Edward Spaulding DeVoe Wednesdays, March 29 – May 17; 9am-Noon; 8 weeks $220 mbr, $285 non-mbr; materials extra. Class is limited to 12

Washington Art Association Sculpture

04/21/2017 to 06/09/2017

4 Bryan Memorial Plaza, Washington Depot, CT Phone: 860-868-2878.

Working from the Figure in Clay with Mary Adams Fridays, April 21 – June 9; 9:30am-12:30pm $220 mbr, $285 non-mbr; materials extra. Class is limited to 12

The Sherman Players - The House Of Blue Leaves

04/21/2017 to 05/14/2017

5 CT-39, Sherman, CT Phone: (860) 354-3622.

The House of Blue Leaves is set in Sunnyside, Queens in 1965, on the day Pope Paul VI visited New York City. The black comedy focuses on Artie Shaughnessy, a zookeeper who dreams of making it big in Hollywood as a songwriter. Artie wants to take his girlfriend, Bunny with him to Hollywood. His wife Bananas is a schizophrenic destined for the institution that provides the play's title. Their son Ronnie is a GI headed for Vietnam who has gone AWOL. Three nuns are eager to see the pope and end up in Artie's apartment. A political bombing mistakenly occurs in the apartment. It is very, very funny, heartbreaking, and oh so human.

Brookfield Historical Society American Military Forum - International Terrorism... with book signing


165 Whisconier Road , Brookfield, CT

Free. Retired Marine Officer Mike Zacchea, of Brookfield will present an Update on Middle East Conflicts. His Program will cover his recently published the book "The Ragged Edge: A US Marine's Account of leading the Iraqi Army Fifth Battalion" He will discuss the work as well as providing insight into the current conditions and challenges that face the US Military in the war against ISIS and International terrorism in the Middle East. Time of Event: Monday, 7:30

Flanders Nature Center Plein Art Class Series

05/02/2017 to 05/16/2017

5 Church Hill Rd, Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-3711 .

Classes on May 2, 9 and 16. 1 pm  to 4 pm. Chuck Fulkerson will teach a series of four plein air watercolor classes.
The class will work outside amid the inspiring scenery at Flanders which includes fields, ponds, barns, houses, animals, and the natural landscape. Mr. Fulkerson is an anthropology graduate of Stanford University and later studied at Paier School of Art. A freelance artist/illustrator and writer, he is the author, co-author or illustrator of books on trains and Native Americans. He has taught both adults and children. Previous drawing experience and familiarity with watercolor would be helpful. Students should bring watercolor supplies to the first class and a suggested material list is available from the instructor. In case of rain, the class will be held in the Flanders Art Studio.

New Milford Historical Society The Fire of 1902


6 Aspetuck Ave., New Milford, CT Phone: 860-354-3069.

Starts at 7:00 PM The Fire of 1902 - Presentation of the Great Fire on Bank Street by Joe Cats Cost: $5.00 Members: FREE

Ridgefield Spring Stroll

05/05/2017 to 05/07/2017

Ridgefield, CT

Expect the usual festival performers ~ jugglers, stilt walkers, uni-cyclists, ribbon twirlers ~ strolling throughout the downtown area on Friday evening. Music, magic, a scavenger hunt, family game night at Keeler Tavern, a catwalk on Bailey Avenue featuring the spring fashions available here in Ridgefield and more will also be happening on our streets. The fun will continue on Saturday, May 6th and Sunday May 7th. During the Stroll, many local merchants and organizations will be hosting events of their own, so be sure to stop-in and see all that is happening in downtown Ridgefield!

March Farms Farm Market and Bakery Opens for the season


160 Munger Lane, Bethlehem, CT Phone: 203-266-7721.

The Farm Market & Bakery, Hayloft Playscape and Pond Side Animal Yard open for the season the first weekend of May. Seasonal Pick Your Own Berries & Fruit Beginning Mid-June Our Pick Your Own season starts with cherries and is followed by blueberries, peaches, apples & pumpkins through October.

Theatreworks Animal Farm

05/05/2017 to 05/27/2017

5 Brookside Ave., New Milford, CT Phone: 860-350-6883.

MAY 5,6 11,12,13 19,20,21 26,27 2017. George Orwell's satire on the perils of Stalinism has proved magnificently long-lived as a parable about totalitarianism anywhere and has given the world at least one immortal phrase: "Some are more equal than others." The animals on a farm drive out their master and take over and run the farm for themselves. The experiment is successful, except that someone has to take the deposed farmer's place. Leadership devolves upon the pigs, which are cleverer than the rest of the animals. Unfortunately, their character is not equal to their intelligence.

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Takeover Tour: Cecilia Moy Fradet


258 Main St, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-4519.

11 am - 12:30 pm.  Join curators, Museum staff and arts experts in a take-over of the galleries, exploring their "top picks" of the current series of exhibitions. Experience the art through a variety of interdisciplinary topics and current events by discovering new viewpoints and sharing your own perspective. Artist-led tour with local mixed-media painter Cecilia Moy Fradet.