Warner Theatre Hosts Meet The Authors Master Class with Mary Pope Osborne and Will Osborne--Torrington

04/19/2015

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

Meet The Authors Master Class with Mary Pope Osborne & Will Osborne--Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 2 pm in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre. Tickets are $25! Join bestselling authors, Mary Pope Osborne and Will Osborne of the bestselling MAGIC TREE HOUSE children's book series, as they share stories of the magical world of writing, imagination and a variety of creative pursuits! Plus, learn about the next Magic Tree House books that are in the works, and share your own ideas with the authors! An engaging and lively afternoon, recommended for ages 7 - Adult. RESERVATIONS CAN ONLY BE MADE THROUGH THE SCHOOL RECEPTION OFFICE. Please call (860) 489-7180 x 148 for reservations or more information.

Waterbury Chorale Presents Musical Reflections of the Civil War

04/19/2015

16 Church St., Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-754-3116.

On April 19, 2015 at 4PM at St. John's Church in Waterbury the Waterbury Chorale will presents a program:  Musical Reflections of the Civil War.  Check the website for ticket information.

Scoville Memorial Library Program: Richard Boyle on Famous Faces: Portraits by Salisbury Ellen Emmet Rand--Salisbury

04/19/2015

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

Richard Boyle on Famous Faces: Portraits by Salisbury's Ellen Emmet Rand (1875-1941)--April 19 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Era of Elegance Series, in collaboration with the Salisbury Association Historical Society The illustrated talk will discuss the life and work of this singular portrait painter who came from a family of women painters. Although she was based in Salisbury, Connecticut and had painted many local subjects, including members of the Scoville family, she also "took the likeness" of well-known and successful people beyond the borders of the state. Those sitters included Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Joseph Choate, the American sculptors, Augustus St Gaudens and Frederick MacMonnies (she studied with the latter). She also painted William James and that great Harvard scholar of Asian art, Langdon Warner. Boyle specializes in American Art and Culture of the late 19th and 20th centuries. He was the curator of painting and sculpture at the Cincinnati Art Museum, Director of Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and Adjunct Professor of art history at Temple University in Philadelphia. He is a Benjamin Franklin Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in London.

Indian Rock Nture Preserve Workshop: Birdhouse Building--Bristol

04/19/2015

501 Wolcott Rd., Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: 860-583-1234.

Birdhouse Building Workshop--1:15-2:30pm -- Led by: Jonathan Sonstrom. Bring a #2 coffee can OR #10 food can and a wire coat hanger for each birdhouse. (A very limited supply of these will be available on a first-come first served basis). Advanced registration REQUIRED by: April 12, 2015. Pay at the door. Limit: 25 participants. Members: $5/per person $15/Family; Non-Members: $10/per person or $30/Family.

New Milford Historical Society & Museum Presents Muti-Media Presentation: An Artist's Pursuit of Abraham Lincoln

04/19/2015

6 Aspetuck Ave., New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: 860-354-3069.

On Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 2PM at the New Milford Historical Society & Museum New Milford artist Wendy Allen will give a presentation remembering the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln entitled:  Searching for the Exact Location f America's Soul: An artist's Pursuit of Abraham Lincoln.  Refreshments will b served after the presentation.  Email to reserve a spot or call. 

Litchfield Historical Society Lecture: Tempest-Tossed: The Spirit of Isabella Beecher Hooker

04/19/2015

South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4501.

Lecture: Tempest-Tossed: The Spirit of Isabella Beecher Hooker--Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. Join us for a talk by Susan Campbell, author of the first full-length biography of one of the youngest members of the illustrious Beecher family, Isabella Beecher Hooker. Isabella was involved in the woman suffrage and abolitionist movements, she was an ardent Spiritualist, but also had a bit of a wild streak. Hear Campbell explore this complex member of the Beecher family. Free for members, $5 guests.

Litchfield Historical Society Museum - Lecture: Tempest-Tossed: The Spirit of Isabella Beecher Hooke

04/19/2015

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

3 p.m. All ages. Join us for a talk by Susan Campbell, author of the first full-length biography of one of the youngest members of the illustrious Beecher family, Isabella Beecher Hooker. Isabella was a mover and shaker in her own right, involved in the woman suffrage and abolitionist movements. She was also an ardent Spiritualist with a wild streak. Susan Campbell is the author of memoir "Dating Jesus: Fundamentalism, Feminism, and the American Girl" and coauthor of "Connecticut Curiosities," as well as a former columnist for the Hartford Courant. Free for members; $5 for non-members. Registration email registration@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org.

Visiting Artist Lecture

04/20/2015

43 Lake Ave. Extension, Danbury, CT 06811. Phone: 2038378774.

Art writer, historian and curator Dr. Jennifer Samet and gallerist Steven Harvey will offer their perspectives on artists and the contemporary art scene at 11 a.m. in Room 144 of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public, and it will be presented as part of the university's Master of Fine Arts slide lecture series. For more information, call (203) 837-8403. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

Ridgefield Playhouse- An Evening with Charles Grodin

04/21/2015

109 Danbury Rd, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203.438.4822.

7:30pm Celebrate the 80th Birthday of this Hollywood Icon! For more than 50 years Charles Grodin, the well known actor, comedian, author, and former talk show host, has been in the entertainment industry and seen it all! From his parts in films Rosemary's Baby in 1968 to films like The Heartbreak Kid, and Catch-22 to Midnight Run, Heaven Can Wait, Taking Care of Business, Seems Like Old Times, Beethoven and more - Grodin takes you on a comedic roller coaster ride as he shares his stories about his career and life in Hollywood!

Chamber Singers and Concert Choir

04/21/2015

43 Lake Ave. Extension, Danbury, CT 06811. Phone: 2038378774.

The WCSU Chamber Singers, conducted by Kevin Jay Isaacs, and the Concert Choir, conducted by Cory Ganschow, will perform at 8 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The program will focus on the theme of DUSK to DAWN. The Chamber Singers will perform Roger Petrich's variations on the chorale, "Ah, Holy Jesus," the first movement of Mendelssohn's Psalm 42, and smaller works from Stephen Paulus, Ludwig Lenel and Dolly Parton's "Light of a Clear Blue Morning." The Concert Choir will perform Paul Mealor's "Ubi Caritas," Handel's "O Praise the Mighty Lord," Jacob Narverud's "STONE" and "Sure on This Shining Night" by Morten Lauridsen. The concert will be free and the public is invited. Donations to support the Department of Music will be accepted. For a list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.