Mattatuck Museum - Our History: Once More with Feeling with Phil Benevento

09/18/2016

144 West Main St. , Waterbury, CT Phone: (203) 753-0381 x130 .

3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free with museum admission.. Nearly 25 years ago, Waterbury's City Historian, Phil Benevento, presented a two part slide show about the history of Waterbury at the museum. This is a reprisal of those presentations which focused on Waterbury's golden age from 1880 to 1920. History, colorful stories, streetscapes, industry, recreation, religion, education all get a nod as we take a virtual walk around the city through rare photos and colorful postcards from the turn of the last century. This presentation, like the one 25 years ago, will be shown in two parts 90 minutes in length. Supported by MacDermid Performance Solutions, a reception with light food and beverages is scheduled immediately following each program.

Housatonic Heritage Walks Kent Hike the Appalachian Trail from Bulls Bridge to Scenic Vista

09/18/2016

Bulls Bridge Rd., Kent, CT

9:30 am. - 12:30 pm.  Join Marge Smith, from the Kent Historical Society, for this great hike and search for remnants of the Bulls Bridge iron industry along the way on this easy to moderate hike, with some steep sections. Wear boots/sturdy shoes, bring drink/food & tick repellant. 3 hours–2 miles To register, email–curator@kenthistoricalsociety.org Bulls Bridge is on the west side of Rte 7 in South Kent, approximately 5 miles south of the center of Kent. At the stoplight at Bulls Bridge, turn right and drive over the covered bridge and the canal bridge. Take the next right onto River Road and drive 1/4 mile. Park on either side of the road.

Housatonic Heritage Walks American Chestnuts Lost and Found

09/18/2016

Undermountain Rd., Falls Village, CT

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm. Join Ellery Sinclair for a walk into a 300-planting american chestnut orchard at Great Mountain Forest. Learn of the dramatic, sudden loss of this major tree and the ecological impact. Hear of the American Chestnut Foundation's efforts to restore this iconic tree to our landscape. Wear sturdy footwear. 1 hour–1/4 mile To register– 860-824-7454 or WML61@comcast.net. Rain cancels this walk. Take Rt 7 or Rt 63 to Undermountain Rd in Falls Village. The grove will be posted with signs for the walk. It is located approx. 3 miles from Rt 7–on the left side of the road, OR approx. 1 mile from Rt 63–it is on the right side of the road.

Palace Theatre Waterbury -"Weird Al" Yankovic: The Mandatory World Tour

09/18/2016

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

8 pm.  Following his wildly successful 2015 tour, four-time Grammy-winning artist "Weird Al" Yankovic has announced the continuation of his Mandatory World Tour in 2016. The tour follows Yankovic's Grammy-winning album Mandatory Fun, which was the first comedy album in over 50 years to hit #1 on the Billboard charts, and the first comedy album in history to debut at the top spot.

Nutmeg Rabbit Show

09/18/2016

116 Old Middle St., Goshen, CT

8 a.m. - 12 noon. See many different breeds and varieties of rabbits. We hold our show annually on the 3rd Sunday in September at the Goshen Fairgrounds in Goshen CT.

Kent Historical Society SEARCHING FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM: STORIES OF IMMIGRANTS

09/18/2016

41 Kent Green Blvd., Kent, CT Phone: 860.927.4587 .

7 p.m. Imagine the challenges that face immigrants to America, then and now. Award-winning storyteller Carol Birch will celebrate the tales of men and women who left behind home and loved ones to put their faith in the untested promises of America in the early 1900's. For some, dreams were abandoned; for others, the "American Dream" was made manifest.

Saint John's Church Washington CT Hosts Concert Series--Alex Beyer, Pianist

09/18/2016

78 Green Hill Rd., Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-2527.

On September 18, 2016 Alex Beyer, Pianist will perform at St. John's Church in Washington.  Heralded as a sensation with formidable technique Alex Beyer has appeared as guest soloist with many distinguished national orchestras.  Check the website for ticket information.

Mary, the Labyrinth and the Pilgrimage of Faith — Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

09/19/2016 to 09/19/2016

229 E. Litchfield Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-3163.

Mary, the mother of Jesus, grew in faith as she lived the events of her daily life. We will look at
Marian passages in the Christian scriptures with a contemplative eye to appreciate her
pilgrimage of faith. We also will walk the labyrinth at Wisdom House and use it as a tool to
experience our own journey of faith.

Presenter: Jo-Ann Iannotti, OP

Fee: $50 (includes lunch); Non-Refundable Deposit: $25

Kellogg Environmental Center The Birds of IcelandPhantasms & Fallacies; The Pitfalls in Bird Identification

09/21/2016

500 Hawthorne Avenue, Derby, CT Phone: (203)734-2513.

7 p.m. Why do some people find an inordinate amount of rarities? Why are some individual birds misidentified by large groups of people? In this entertaining talk, Julian Hough answers these questions, and more, by looking at the connection between our brain and the process of bird identification.

Flanders Nature Center Stonewall Visions

09/22/2016

300 Nettletown Hollow Road, Washington, CT Phone: 203-263-3711.

10 am. Cost: $10 members / $15 nonmembers. While observing the numerous stonewalls found all around us here in New England have your eyes ever been drawn to what looks like a pattern? Perhaps the stones are arranged in such a way to look like a serpent or a turtle? Join independent researcher Tim MacSweeney who will share his insight on "repeated patterns" found in stone walls and his theory that instead of being random that they might likely have been created, maintained and used ceremonially by the Indigenous People who occupied the area hundreds of years ago.