Lecture on Bears Presented by the Roxbury Land Trust

03/27/2011

Roxbury Town Hall, Roxbury, CT 06783. Phone: 860-350-4148.

3:00 p.m. Lecture on Bears by Paul Rego at the Roxbury Town Hall. Paul Rego is a wildlife biologist at the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection.  Established in 1970, the Roxbury Land Trust is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the community's rural character for generations to come. Today 3,400 acres or about 17 percent of Roxbury is conserved as open space under the Trust's stewardship.

Gordon Lightfoot at The Warner Theatre - Torrington

03/28/2011

68 Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-489-7180.

On Monday, 8 p.m. Gordon Lightfoot gained recognition in the mid-60's with his understated style of tasteful folk arrangements topped by a gentle burr of a voice. Hits include: The Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald, If You Could Read My Mind and Sundown.  Tickets:  $43, $53, $63. Visit the website for more information.

Litchfield County Writers Project Series--Freedom to Write--Torrington

03/28/2011

855 University Drive, Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-626-6852.

On Monday, March 28, 2011 at 6:30PM esteemed Litchfield County writers will celebrate the power of words and the freedom to write in a reading co-sponsored by the UConn Litchfield County Writer Project and PEN American Center.  Several world-renowed authors and PEN American Center members: Candace Bushnell, Honor Moore, David Rabe, Roxana Robinson and Rose Styron will read a selection of works from the PEN Freedom to Write program.  There will be a brief dicussion with the authors about their perspectives and personal involvement with PEN after the readings.  A book sale and book signings will be held after the discussion.  Check the website for further information.

Oxford Historical Society Presents "Springfield Armory Program" at St. Peter's Church

03/28/2011

1 Dutton Rd., Oxford, CT 06478. Phone: 203-888-0230.

At 7 p.m. at St. Peter's Church Hall, 1 Dutton Rd., Oxford.   Historical Society member John Konicki will display and discuss his antique 1861 model Springfield rifle.  Founded in 1777 as an arms depot, the Springfield Armory began producing small arms for use by patriots during the Revoluntionary War and operated until 1968. Refreshments will be served.

Freedom to Write: Litchfield County writers read for human rights - Torrington

03/28/2011 to 03/28/2011

855 University Drive, Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-626-6852.

The UConn Torrington LCWP spring 2011 series begins with a special reading with a selection chosen by PEN American Center’s ‘Freedom to Write’ Director, Larry Siems. The pieces will be read by some of our most highly esteemed Litchfield County authors who are also PEN America members: Candace Bushnell, Honor Moore, David Rabe, Roxana Robinson and Rose Styron. There will be a brief discussion with the authors after the readings, followed by a book sale and signing. We are grateful to the UConn Bachelor of General Studies Program for its support of this event.

History Bites 2011 Lecture Series--Old Woodbury Historical Society

03/31/2011

Quassik Road, Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-733-3285.

On Thursday, March 31, 2011 the History Bites Lecture Series continues sponsored by the Old Woodbury Historical Society with Lorianne Witte and Joe Mangini--topic: Late 17th Century Weaving and the Barn Loom Restoration Project.  This presentation will focus on the restoration of the barn loom donated by Lucian and Faith Warner.  Topics covered will include: the history of the loom, research and restoration, late 17th century weaving dyeing processes, and spinning.  Weather permitting, following the program guests will be invited to the Hurd House to view the Barn Loom and other items in the collection.  All lectures are at Noon.  Bring lunch. Beverages and desserts are provided.  Please call for further information.  Reservations requested but not required.  Suggested donation:$2 per lecture.