Salisbury Forum Presents Up From Poverty: Can Africa Catch Up To Asia--David deFerranti

02/27/2015

Warren Turnpike, Falls Village, CT 06031.

Up From Poverty: Can Africa Catch Up To Asia featuring David deFerranti, President of Results for Development on
Friday, February 27,  2015 at 7:30 p.m at the Housatonic Valley Regional High School. David deFerranti is a former World Bank regional vice president and is now president of Results for Development a non-profit organization he co-founded to support the discovery and implementation of new ideas for reducing poverty and improving lives around the world. His talk will include examples of particular programs and innovations in Africa, Asia and Latin America that are proving effective when some large scale efforts fail for lack of proper implementation. Despite the many gloomy stories we hear about Ebola, corruption and conflicts he says real progress is being made.

David M. Hunt Library Art Exhibit: Artists Frank Bramble, Gay Schempp and Terri Tibbatts--Falls Village

02/27/2015 to 04/04/2015

63 Main Street, Falls Village, CT 06031. Phone: 860-824-7424.

Nature Reflected: works by Frank Bramble, Gay Schempp and Terri Tibbatts will open February 27th through April 4th with an opening reception and artists talk March 7th from 5 - 7:30 pm. The exhibit will be hosted by David M. Hunt Library in Falls Village and is curated by the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council. The public can view the work during regular library hours and the reception and artist talk are open and free to the public. This is the first time the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council will have curated an exhibit of Council members' work in the region. "We are trying this out as a pilot," stated Maggie Cady, program coordinator at the Council. "The Hunt Library invited us to use this opportunity to promote the work of Council's members and to help introduce the Council to more people in the process. The David M. Hunt Library Artwall offers space for artists to exhibit their work for the enjoyment of the entire community.

Warner Theatre Young Actors Series Presents Thombelina--Torrington

02/27/2015

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

Presented by the Warner Theatre Young Actor Series--THUMBELINA on February 27, 2015 (snow date March 2). Grades PreK - 4--
Curriculum connections: Communication & Language Arts, Literature-Based, Music, Relationships & Family. Barbara and Matthew Valenti's newest musical chronicles the adventures of Belina, a girl turned into a thumb-sized pixie by a magic spell and then set sail in a teacup. An enchanting journey of friendship, loneliness and love, filled with bright and inspiring illuminations from the forest, sea and sky, whose beacons help remind us of love's never-ending endurance.

WCSU Jazz Combos

02/27/2015

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

The WCSU Jazz Combos will perform at 7 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 concert will be free and the public is invited. Donations to support the Department of Music will be accepted. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

Haight-Brown Vineyard Hosts Tapas @The Vineyard

02/28/2015

29 Chestnut Hill Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4045.

On February 28, 2015 at 6PM an eight courses Tapas dinner will be served.  A series of savory small plates will be served.  Call to register.

Scoville Library Program: Body Parts, Short Stories by Betty Krasne-Salisbury

02/28/2015

38 Main St., Salisbury, CT 06068. Phone: 860-435-3838.

Body Parts", short stories by Betty Krasne, and a reading by Macey Levin.WHEN: Saturday, February 28, 4:00. WHERE: Wardell Room, Scoville Memorial Library, 38 Main Street, Salisbury CT. COST: Free. Local author Betty Krasne recently completed a new book "Body Parts" which has as its focus a small town in the Housatonic River Valley in Northwest, CT. The book is composed of a series of linked tales which give a broader and deeper picture of a place, its varied inhabitants, and their interactions. The town is populated by weekenders, retirees, locals, lawyers, academics, plumbers, and house cleaners. The people in her stories may mean well, but not all goes well as they bump up against each other, their pasts, and their present needs. Macey Levin, founder of the Aglet Theatre Group which performs in Northwest Connecticut and the Berkshires, will read one of Krasne's new stories at the Scoville Memorial Library on Saturday February 28 at 4:00 p.m.

Danbury Museum Hosts Marian Anderson Open House

02/28/2015

43 Main St., Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-743-5200.

Saturday, February 28 at The DMHS--Marian Anderson Open House from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Spend some time in Marian Anderson's rehearsal studio. View our updated exhibit and learn about this celebrated Danbury resident. At 2:00 p.m. enjoy a performance by WCSU students who will be singing some popular works from Marian's repetoire. These events are FREE and open to the public.

White Silo Winery Hosts Hot Chocolate Festival--Sherman

02/28/2015

32 Rte. 37 East, Sherman, CT 06784. Phone: 860-355-0271.

Warm up with us on Saturday February 28 for our annual Hot Chocolate Festival. We will be serving 4 types of Hot Chocolate made with Guittard Chocolates - White, Milk, Dark and Mexican Hot Chocolate. Then top your cups off with homemade marshmallows, whipped cream, chocolate sprinkles, chocolate curls, chocolate powder and chocolate chips. Bring your friends and enjoy a WARM afternoon in our winery. The price is $15 per person. It includes a glass of wine and small snacks. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance. 

Litchfield Hills Farm -Fresh Market Hosts Midwinter Harvest Dinner

02/28/2015

421 Bantam Road, Litchfield, CT 06759.

On Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 6 to 10PM at the Litchfield Community Center the Litchfield Hills Farm-Fresh Market will host a midwinter harvest dinner.  Samantha Tilley, executive chef from Mockingbird Kitchen and Bar will create dinner featuring locally sourced ingredients.  Tickets $100.  Call for further information. 

Gulf War Veterans Day Observance--Torrington

02/28/2015

Coe Park, Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-489-2531.

Torrington Veterans Support Committee will hold a public event on February 28, 2015 at 12:30PM at Coe Park Civic Center to honor Gulf War Veterans.  The Gulf War Veterans Day Observance will be held rain or shine.  American flags that are torn or faded or otherwise damaged can be brought to the event and they will be retired properly.