Oliver Wolcott Library Revolution: Mapping the Road to American Independence, 1755 - 1783

04/20/2017

160 South St., Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-8030.

7-8 pm. Few wars in history have such a rich literary and cartographic heritage as that of the Revolutionary War. The high skills of the surveyors, artists, and engravers who delineated the topography and fields of battle allow us to observe the unfolding of events that ultimately defined the United States.

Litchfield Garden LECTURE BY SUSAN QUINCY

04/20/2017

421 Bantam Road, Litchfield, CT

COORDINATOR OF PROJECT WET FOUNDATION 7:00 PM @ THE LITCHFIELD COMMUNITY CENTER Project WET's mission is to reach children, parents, teachers and community members of the world with water education that promotes awareness of water and empowers community action to solve complex water issues. They achieve their mission by: Publishing water resource education materials that are appropriate for many different age groups and cultures and offer comprehensive coverage of the broad topic of water. Providing training workshops to educators at all levels, formal and non-formal, on diverse water topics so that those educators can reach children with objective, experiential, science-based water education. Organizing and inspiring community water events, including water festivals and ActionEducation™ projects. Building a worldwide network of educators, water resource professionals, NGO, water scientists and other experts to advocate for the role of water education in solving complex water issues.

Danbury History Museum Archives After Dark

04/21/2017

43 Main St, Danbury, CT Phone: 203-743-5200.

7:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. Free. We invite you to explore the archives of The Danbury Museum & Historical Society. Browse newspaper microfilm, local history subject files, historic photos, family surname files and other research library collections. Pose questions, conduct research, get guidance and have FUN at this late night search and research session.

White Memorial Museum Star Party!

04/21/2017

80 Whitehall Rd, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-0857.

This astronomy program is organized by members of the Litchfield Hills Amateur Astronomy Club and the Mattatuck Astronomical Society. Tonight's topic is the Moon. Weather permitting; there will be star gazing after the program. 8:00 P.M., A.B. Ceder Room. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. You are invited to bring your own telescope or binoculars. FREE... Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center's programming expenses.

Washington Art Association Sculpture

04/21/2017 to 06/09/2017

4 Bryan Memorial Plaza, Washington Depot, CT Phone: 860-868-2878.

Working from the Figure in Clay with Mary Adams Fridays, April 21 – June 9; 9:30am-12:30pm $220 mbr, $285 non-mbr; materials extra. Class is limited to 12

Litchfield Historical Society - Exhibit Opening

04/21/2017

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

6:30 p.m. exhibit opening begins. The Litchfield Historical Society is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibit Thoughts, Words, and Deeds: Exploring the Litchfield Female Academy, on view April 22 through November 27, 2017 at the Litchfield History Museum. The exhibit introduces Miss Sarah Pierce's school and highlights newly discovered information about the students and their legacies. The public is invited to an opening reception on Friday, April 21 for this exhibit. Members are invited to the Annual Meeting, held at 5 p.m. prior to the exhibit opening.

Infinity Hall - JONATHAN EDWARDS

04/21/2017

20 Greenwoods Rd W, Norfolk, CT Phone: 866-666-6306.

8 pm.  You love the songs, you love the man, you know you have to come see Jonathan Edwards in his return to Infinity Hall Norfolk!! With almost 5 decades of bringing "Sunshine" all over the world, Jonathan Edwards promises to be a night of beautiful music you will not want to miss!!

Palace Theatre Waterbury - Spring Jazz Series: Cheryl Bentyne

04/21/2017

100 E Main St,, Waterbury, CT Phone: 203-346-2000.

7 pm . A member of the Manhattan Transfer beginning in 1979, Cheryl Bentyne's beautiful voice, wide range, versatility, and impressive stage presence made her into a major asset for the popular vocal group from the start. Her father was a clarinetist who led a Dixieland band, and Bentyne sang swing music with his group while in high school. She was the lead singer with the New Deal Rhythm Band (a swing-oriented band) for four years and then in 1979 replaced Laurel Masse with the Manhattan Transfer.
In 1992 she released her first solo album, Something Cool. Produced by trumpeter/arranger Mark Isham, it found Bentyne delving into pop standards in a jazz style. Although she continued to perform and record with the Manhattan Transfer, it took over ten years for Bentyne to release her next solo album. Released in 2003, Among Friends featured Bentyne performing in a straight-ahead jazz style on various Great American Songbook standards. Since then, Cheryl has stuck to the acoustic jazz aesthetic, releasing a steady stream of albums including Lights Still Burn and Sings Waltz for Debby in 2004, Let Me Off Uptown in 2005, and Book of Love in 2006.

The Sherman Players - The House Of Blue Leaves

04/21/2017 to 05/14/2017

5 CT-39, Sherman, CT Phone: (860) 354-3622.

The House of Blue Leaves is set in Sunnyside, Queens in 1965, on the day Pope Paul VI visited New York City. The black comedy focuses on Artie Shaughnessy, a zookeeper who dreams of making it big in Hollywood as a songwriter. Artie wants to take his girlfriend, Bunny with him to Hollywood. His wife Bananas is a schizophrenic destined for the institution that provides the play's title. Their son Ronnie is a GI headed for Vietnam who has gone AWOL. Three nuns are eager to see the pope and end up in Artie's apartment. A political bombing mistakenly occurs in the apartment. It is very, very funny, heartbreaking, and oh so human.

Great Mountain Forest Camp Fire Poetry Reading

04/22/2017

200 Canaan Mtn. Rd., Falls Village, CT Phone: (860)824-8188.

7 pm. Join your GMF friends for a sunset campfire and poetry reading. Listen to words that celebrate the place that we call home, as the sun goes down and the stars come out. Celebrate how grateful we are to be able to enjoy all that nature has to offer.
We will reserve time after the scheduled readers for anyone who would like to share their favorite poetry or prose about the natural world. Refreshments will be served. Bring your own camp chair. Rain cancels. To register, email jean@greatmountainforest.org.