Mind-Blowing Beethoven

03/14/2015 to 03/14/2015

110 Bank Street, Waterbury, CT 06721. Phone: 2035744283.

WSO favorite and Waterbury resident Andrew Armstrong returns to the Main Stage for Beethoven's epic Emperor Concerto. Yale University School of Music Faculty member Thomas C. Duffy will premiere a New Commission for "Side by Side" Orchestra and will feature the young tallent of over 25 string students from the Inter-District Strings Project performing alongside our musicians onstage. Sonic bubbles fill the air as Maestro Bjaland  and the WSO conclude the concert by uncorking Beethoven's musical bottle of Champaign, his effervescent 4th symphony.

Flander's Nature Center Program: Eastern Bluebirds--Woodbury

03/15/2015

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

On Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 2 PM  at The  Studio join Flanders' Naturalist Edward Boisits for a lively presentation covering our Eastern Bluebird nesting box trail at the Van Vleck Sanctuary. Edward will provide background on the history of the Eastern Bluebird and discuss the role of the nesting box initiative in helping to increase populations of these beautiful birds to sustainable levels. Come find out what we can do to help. The presentation will include a photographic tour of Flanders nesting box trail during a typical breeding season from April through August. Experience the beauty of spring and the warmth of summer through Edward's photos! All ages welcome.

Scoville Library Program: Bettina Drew presents Russian 20th Century Literature: The Art of Witness - Salisbury

03/15/2015

38 Main St., Salisbury, CT 06068. Phone: 860-435-2838.


On Sunday March 15, 2015 at  4:00PM at the Scoville Memorial Library a program: Bettina Drew presents Russian 20th Century Literature: The Art of Witness. Doomed early by a Soviet name tag and not widely read here, Russian writing of the last century is a profoundly rich literature of witness against the human rights violations of the Soviet regime. This talk covers poetry and prose from Tolstoy to Solzhenitsyn to the present day and highlights outstanding works of poetry and fiction suppressed by the Soviet regime and is illustrated with photographs. From Tolstoy's late non-fiction work, "The Kingdom of God is Within You", which influenced Gandhi, to the importance of "Putin's Russia: Life in a Failing Democracy" and "A Russian Diary by Anna Politkovskaya", who was gunned down in a Moscow street in 2006, we see the profound sweep of a literature of adversity.

The Silo Green Eggs and Ham

03/15/2015

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

11 - 2. Patty's day and to celebrate Dr. Suess' birthday. You'll make an assortment of items and get recipes to take home for the family. Full participation. $45 per person. For more information and to register visit www.hunthillfarmtrust.org, or call (860) 355-0300. Registration is also available at The Silo during regular business hours. The Silo Gallery and store are open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. The Silo Cooking School at Hunt Hill Farm, 44 Upland Rd, New Milford, CT. 860.355.0300.

Newtown Historical Society Hosts Open House and Colonial Dancing

03/15/2015

44 Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470. Phone: 203-426-5937.

Open House and Colonial Dancing--Sunday, Mar 15, 2015 from 12:00 - 4:00 pm at the Matthew Curtiss House, 44 Main St., Newtown, CT. Come dance with us as Patricia Campbell, a Dance Caller, accompanied by Fran Hendrickson on keyboards, conducts three sessions to include an introduction and instruction. Each lasting 45 minutes and limited to 20 participants. Event is free, but registration is required by e-mailing bkwilsonhistory@yahoo.com. Please indicate which session you would like to attend (12:30, 1:30, or 2:30). Appropriate for ages 8 and up.

Squawk The Amazing Bird Show at The Palace Danbury

03/15/2015

165 Main Street, Danbury, CT Phone: (203) 794-9944.

3 pm. Spend an afternoon with amazing amazons... magnificent macaws... an incredible conure... and one kooky cockatoo!

Newtown Historical Society Open House and Colonial Dancing

03/15/2015

44 Main Street, Newtown, CT Phone: 203-426-5937.

12 noon - 4 pm. Come dance with us as Patricia Campbell, a Dance Caller, accompanied by Fran Hendrickson on keyboards, conducts three sessions to include an introduction and instruction. Each lasting 45 minutes and limited to 20 participants. Event is free, but registration is required by e-mailing bkwilsonhistory@yahoo.com. Please indicate which session you would like to attend (12:30, 1:30, or 2:30). Appropriate for ages 8 and up.

Newtown Friends of Music Hosts Henschel String Quartett

03/15/2015

45 Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470. Phone: 203-426-6470.

Sunday, March 15, 2015--Firmly in the forefront of international chamber music, the Los Angeles Times states "This is, no question, one of the best groups in the world, a great string quartet." Now celebrating its 20th year performing stellar chamber music from Amsterdam to Carnegie Hall, this Munich-based ensemble is known for its motto "You should always play as if your life depended on it." Winners of the Preis der Deutschen Schallplatten Kritik and IMW's CD of the year, we are fortunate and thrilled to welcome them to Newtown.  All concerts are on Sunday afternoon at 3PM at Edmond Town Hall.

Ridgefield Playhouse- Don Felder: An Evening at the Hotel California

03/18/2015

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

8 pm. Don Felder is renowned as a former lead guitarist of The Eagles, one of the most popular and influential rock groups of our time. The band's record-setting compilation Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) sold over 29 million copies in the U.S. alone and was awarded by the RIAA the top-selling album of the 20th Century. 

Litchfield Historical Society Museum - Leather Apron Book Club

03/18/2015

Corner of East & South St., Rte. 63, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-4501.

3:30-5:00 pm - Ages 8+.  $10 for members; $15 for non-members. Book to be announced.   Email registration: registration@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org.