Lecture and Book Signing


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

WCSU Professor of Management Dr. Eugene Buccini will engage in conversation with Dr. John Patrick about the future of health care at 6 p.m. in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. As health care changes and evolves at a rapid pace, Internet industry pioneer Patrick will explain what lies ahead and what these advancements will mean for businesses, health care and the future. Patrick will discuss his new book, "Health Attitude," and will sell and sign copies after the talk. The public is invited. For more information, send an email to lindenmayerk@wcsu.edu.

Gallery Opening - Senior Thesis Exhibition

04/22/2015 to 04/22/2015

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

The Gallery Opening for the Senior Thesis Exhibition will be from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Art Gallery of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The exhibition will be on display from noon to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, through Tuesday, May 5. The opening and exhibition will be free and the public is invited. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

Flanders Nature Center Hosts Shannon Kearney-McGee from CT DEEP -Woodbury


Flanders Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-3711 Ext. 10.

On Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 7PM Flanders Nature Center will host Shannon Kearney-McGee of the Connecticut DEEP who will discuss the nature of the slender, tiny chimney swift, possible reasons for its decline and ways to get involved in chimney swift conservation. 

2015 History Bites Lecture Series: Litchfield Historical Society: From Law Library to Paint Pots


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

On Thursday, April 23, 2015 at Noon 2015 History Bites Lecture Series continues at the Litchfield Historical Society:  From Law Library to Paint Pots.  Jessica Jenkins, Curator of Collections will be the speaker.  Free and open to the public.  Donations encouraged.   Pre-registration recommended but not required.  Bring lunch.  Beverages and dessert served.

Music Mountain Hosts Annual Region One Third Grade Concert--Falls Village


Music Mountain Road, Falls Village, CT 06031. Phone: 860-824-7126.

A special community event on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 1PM at Music Mountain the Annual Region One Third Grade Concert will be held. Bard College Conservatory students introduce this year's Third Grade to classical music.  Call for further information.

Litchfield Historical Society History Bite: From Law Library to Paint Pots


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

History Bites: From Law Library to Paint Pots--Thursday, April 23, 2015  at noon at the Litchfield Historical Society. History Bites is back for lunch-time lectures! Join us as we take a closer look at George Catlin - Tapping Reeve's law student turned artist who documented the Plains Indians through his artwork and produced the only known image of his revered legal instructor. Curator of Collections Jessica Jenkins will present this exploration of an artist with roots in Litchfield.History Bites: From Law Library to Paint Pots. $2 Donation Suggested.   Bring your lunch! Desserts and beverages will be served.

Ridgefield Playhouse- Judy Collins


109 Danbury Rd, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203.438.4822.

8pm. The award-winning singer-songwriter and folk icon known for her stunning rendition of Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now" from her landmark 1967 album, Wildflowers, has been entered into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Judy's dreamy and sweetly intimate version of "Send in the Clowns," a ballad written by Stephen Sondheim for the Broadway musical A Little Night Music, won "Song of the Year" at the 1975 Grammy Awards. She's garnered several top-ten hits gold- and platinum-selling albums.

Jazz Festival

04/23/2015 to 04/25/2015

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

The 20th Annual WCSU Jazz Festival will include three evening concerts in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall in the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. WCSU jazz faculty and select student groups will perform at 7 p.m. on Thursday. Legendary jazz pianist Kenny Barron will be the guest performer with the WCSU Jazz Orchestra in concert on Friday, April 24. The climactic Jazz Fest concert on Saturday, April 25, will feature the Jimmy Heath Big Band, led by the acclaimed jazz saxophonist, composer, arranger, bandleader and music educator Jimmy Heath. Admission will be free for the Thursday concert; reservation and ticket information for the Friday and Saturday concerts is available at (203) 837-TIXX and www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

Scoville Memorial Library Program: CT Documentary Premiere: Looks Like Laury Sounds Like Laury--Salisbury


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

Director Pamela Hogan, is an Emmy award-winning filmmaker, and was co-creator and executive producer of PBS's 5-part "Women, War & Peace" series. A resident of the Northwest Corner she recently produced a personal film about a close friend, Laury Sacks, an ebullient actress and the doting mother of two small children, who had a reputation as the quickest wit in the room. At the age of 46, she began forgetting words. Soon she could barely speak. For one year, Hogan and co-producer Connie Shulman, Yoga Jones star of Netflix's Orange is the New Black, follow Laury in her long, inexorable descent to fronto-temporal dementia, a little-understood disease that strikes people in the prime of life. Hogan asks "What would you do if you started to disappear?" for that is in a sense what happened to Ms Sacks. The film is the profoundly personal portrait of a woman who is facing the unthinkable and the impact her progressive disease has on loved ones. It is about the power of friendship, resilience, and the essence of what it is to be human. The Scoville Memorial Library will be hosting a screening and talk back with the producers on Friday April 24th at 7pm in Salisbury.

Flanders Nature Center Launching New Farm School for Kids--Woodbury


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

Flanders offers a new exciting program for young children with a caregiver where they can be "a farmer for the day" visiting and helping feed the animals that make their home at the Flanders North Barn. Continuing one Friday each month the focus will be on a different farm animal. On April 24th the theme is "Baa, Ram, Ewe!! when they will be learning all about sheep! Flanders Shetland sheep will be having their lambs in April. Participants will have a hands on experience with the new arrivals, feeling the soft wool from the new lambs and sheep and learning how to take care of them. They will them use some wool for an age appropriate art project to take home and see a yarn-spinning demonstration. Activities will be based at the Flanders North Barn located at 644 Flanders Road in Woodbury from 9:30 to 10:30. Pre-registration is required. The cost is only $5 for child and caregiver for those who are Flanders members and $10 for non-members. Register online.