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.

Norfolk Artists & Friends Host Norfolk August Arts Weekend

08/07/2013 to 08/09/2015

Rte.44/272, Norfolk, CT 06058. Phone: 860-542-3000.

NORFOLK ARTISTS & FRIENDS is Sponsored by the NORFOLK CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL Yale School of Music & Art
on the Battell Stoeckel Estate in Norfolk. Norfolk August Arts Weekend Norfolk Artists & Friends will have its Seventh Annual August Arts Weekend on August 7 - 8 - 9. The public is invited to join us for the Friday night opening reception from 5 - 7:30 PM, on Saturday from 12 - 5PM and on Sunday from 11 - 4PM. The Exhibition is held on the beautiful Battell Stoeckel Estate in the Battell Stoeckel Gallery (the Art Barn) in Norfolk, CT. Follow the signs for location and parking. This year 20 artists will be represented in a variety of mediums: painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, mixed media, print mediums, and fine jewelry.

Mattatuck Museum - Stitches in Time and Space: Gail Rothschild and Daina Taimina

11/24/2013 to 01/12/2014

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

Textiles join math and history in this exhibition. Artist Gail Rothschild charts the craftsmanship of each woven artifact in her Ancient Linen series, while simultaneously conveying their deterioration in the face of time. Cornell mathematician Daina Taimina marries art and science with crocheted sculptures of hyperbolic planes. Her work explores the 3-D world from a fourth dimension vantage point.

Oxford Historical Society Twitchell-Rowland Homestead Christmas Tours

12/15/2013 to 01/05/2014

60 Towner Lane, Oxford, CT 06478. Phone: 203-888-0230.

The xford Historical Society will open the Twitchell-Rowland Homestead Museum decorated for Christmas with scenes of Old St. Nick thoughout the 1755  saltbox and a large miniature holiday village featuring a working train, lamplit streets, and hundreds of buildings, animals and people.  Hours for the docent-led tours:  Sunday, December 15, 2013 from 2-4PM and again on January 5, 2014 from 2 to 4PM.  Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

Salisbury Winter Sports Association: Learn how to ski jump

01/02/2014 to 01/03/2014

Satre Hill, Salisbury, CT Phone: (860)806-0471.

Learn how to ski jump.  SWSA invites area youngsters to learn how to "fly" over the Christmas holiday week.  SWSA will sponsor a two-day ski-jumping clinic for anyone age seven or older, on January 2nd and 3rd, 9AM - 3PM, at Satre Hill in Salisbury.  No ski jumping experience is required, and participants must bring their own downhill or cross-country skis, boots, and helmets.  Kids will get a feel for what ski jumping is all about, and get a chance to practice their new skills on the 20 meter beginner hill.  The $30 per-skier fee includes instruction in jumping basics, practice, some individual guidance, and lunch both days.  The clinic concludes with a mini tournament starting at 2 PM on Tuesday.  More information and to pre-register, contact Ken Barker (kennethsbarker@gmail.com or (860)806-0471.

Hunt Hill Farm/The Silo - Downton Abby Returns to The Silo - New Milford

01/05/2014

44 Upland Rd., New Milford, CT Phone: 860-355-0300.

11 a.m to 2 p.m. on Sunday. With Season Four premiering soon, The Silo offers you a chance to experience the intrigue, drama and adventure of the show through food. Daisy and Mrs. Patmore have nothing on us!! Join Chef Michael Chase of The White Horse Country Pub & Restaurant for a demonstration class featuring a menu, based on the PBS Masterpiece series, Downton Abbey.  He'll be joined by White Horse owner John Harris, who'll share history and culture with you. Recipes adapted from The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook, which will be available for purchase. Menu to follow. Demonstration. $90. per person.

Ridgefield Playhouse Presents Hot Tuna Acoustic

01/07/2014

80 East Ridge , Ridgefield, CT 06877. Phone: 203-438-5795.

Hot Tuna Acoustic--Tue, 01/07/2014 - 8:00pm. From their days playing together as teenagers to their current acoustic and electric blues, probably no one has more consistently led American music for the last 50 years than Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, the founders and continuing core members of Hot Tuna. Jorma and Jack certainly could not have imagined, let alone predicted, where playing would take them. It's been a long and fascinating road to numerous exciting destinations. Two things have never changed: They still love to play as much as they did as kids in Washington D.C., and there are still many, many exciting miles yet to travel on their musical odyssey. Check the website for further information.

Ridgefield Playhouse -Hot Tuna Acoustic

01/07/2014

80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-5795.

On Tuesday at 8 p.m. Continue the 50 year journey of this acoustic and electric blues band. 

Litchfield Historical Society - Learn the Most Embarrassing Things about George Washington through Improv

01/08/2014

7 South Street, Rte. 61 , Litchfield, CT Phone: (860) 567-4501 .

On a one dollar bill, George Washington may appear to be an imposing figure, but did you know that he, too, was embarrassing sometimes? Join the Litchfield Historical Society in welcoming Christina Frei on Wednesday, January 8 at 3:00 pm as we explore the Top 10 Most Embarrassing Things about George Washington! This event is open to kids ages 9 and up, and is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Registration is required—please register by Monday, January 6 for this event by calling (860) 567-4501 or emailing registration@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org.

Ridgefield Playhouse Presents Dave Mason's Traffic Jam

01/09/2014

80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877. Phone: 203-438-5795.

Dave Mason's Traffic Jam--Thu, 01/09/2014 - 8:00pm. This multimedia retrospective of Traffic is recounted through the music and stories of its co-founder, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dave Mason. Backed by a full band, Mason performs hits such as "Dear Mr. Fantasy" and "Feelin' Alright," while relating behind-the-scenes insights on the band's heyday. Best known for hits "Feelin' Alright," "Only You and I Know," "We Just Disagree" and more!  Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, songwriter, and legendary guitarist Dave Mason has been making music since the age of 18 when he teamed up with fellow England native Steve Winwood to form the band Traffic. Since then he has penned dozens of hits, and has been linked with numerous other members of rock and roll elite, including Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Fleetwood Mac,The Rolling Stones, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, Rita Coolidge, Leon Russell, Ron Wood and Mama Cass Elliot.  Mason has been performing to sold-out audiences for years and has sold millions of recordings worldwide. Check the website for ticket information.