Annual Cornwall Art at the Dump

04/25/2015 to 04/26/2015

Cornwall Transfer Stateion, Town Sandshed, 26 Furnace Brook Road, Rte. 4, Cornwall, CT 06753. Phone: 860-672-6639.

The  annual “ART AT THE DUMP” will take place at the Cornwall Transfer Station on Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26, 2015 from 10-4 on Saturday, and 10 - noon on Sunday. The show features artwork fashioned from recycled items. Artists, aspiring artists and non artists are encouraged to participate. Items are to be dropped off at the Sand Shed  from 8-10am. Pickup time for artwork is Sunday afternoon. All artwork, unless indicated will be for sale; 30% of the profits will be donated to the art department of the Cornwall Consolidated School. Questions may be directed to Gail Jacobson  860-672-6639.

Warner Theatre Presents MetOpera Live in HD: Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana & Leoncavallo's Pagliacci-Torrington


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

MetOpera Live in HD presents Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana & Leoncavallo's Pagliacci on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 12:30 in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre. Opera's most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian village. Join us for a 45 minute lecture with Jeffrey Engel 2 hours before broadcast. Please note this is not a live performance, but a broadcasted live feed from the Met. Check the website for ticket information.

White Memorial Conservation Center Program: Nick of Time: Raptors and DDT--Litchfield


Route 202, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-0857.

On April 25, 2015 at 2PM in the A. B. Ceder Room a program: Nick of Time: Raptors and DDT will be presented by Gerri Griswold and Falconer Brian Bradley.  Bradley will then fly some of his spectacular birds for yu in the Carriage House Field at White Memorial.  $15 members, Non-members $25.

Litchfield Historical Society Program: Victorian Magic-Lantern Spring Show


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

Victorian Magic-Lantern Spring Show! Saturday, April 25 at 2:00 p.m. at the Litchfield Community Center, 421 Bantam Rd. For all ages! Travel back in time with the boisterous fun of America's only Victorian magic-lantern. An authentic 1890s visual extravaganza projected on a full-sized screen - the kind of show that led to the movies! Stories, animated comedy and songs celebrating Spring - all dramatized on screen by a live showman and singer/pianist. The audience participates in the fun, creating sound effects, and joining in chants and sing-alongs. Space is limited for this program.  Registration is required.

The Silo Queen of the Ocean; Heart of the Sea. The Titanic Remembered


44 Upland Rd., New Milford, CT Phone: 860-355-0300.

With Chef Catherine Titus Felix, CCP. A classic dinner that you can share with your friends and family. The Titanic - It's the story that continues to fascinate the world. April 14 marks the anniversary when "the large luxurious ship carrying many of the wealthiest people on the globe met its doom. This multi-course feast, with champagne and wine, will allow you to take a journey back in time to an Edwardian world of strict class distinctions, obsession with etiquette and fashion and the era's love of fine food. Demonstration class. $100 per person.

Keeler Tavern -Artisan Show

04/25/2015 to 04/26/2015

25 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-5485.

Taking place at the Keeler Tavern Garden House and Cass Gilbert Carriage Barn - See more details on website.

Warner Theatre MetOpera Live in HD Series presents Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci--Torrington


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

Warner Theatre MetOpera Live in HD Series presents: Pietro Mascagni's CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA & Ruggero Leoncavallo's PAGLIACCI. April 25, 2015 at 12:30 pm. Join us for a 45 minute lecture with Jeffrey Engel 2 hours before broadcast.

Waterbury Symphony Orchestra Presents Verdi Requiem

04/25/2015 to 04/26/2015

110 Bank St., Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-574-4283.

Waterbury Symphony Orchestra presents Verdi Requiem. April 25, 2015 at  8 PM at the Naugatuck Valley Community College's Fine Arts Center, Waterbury and  on April 26, 2015 at  3 PM also at the NVCC Fine Arts Center, Waterbury. Written in the memory of Italy's greatest poet, Giuseppe Verdi's Messa da Requiem is a cathedral in sound on an operatic scale.  The Connecticut Choral Society, the New Jersey Choral Society, as well as a quartet of outstanding soloists, an expanded orchestra and antiphonal brass will come together in a once in a lifetime evening, filled with music touched by the hand of the divine. Check the website for ticket information.  

Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center — Four Women and the Urgency of God

04/25/2015 to 04/25/2015

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

Catherine of Siena, Teresa of Avila, Therese of Lisieux and Hildegard of Bingen. Now named Doctors of the Church, their lives and writings have confirmed that women’s theology enriches the community of much needed wisdom, and new ways of understanding and doing theology.

Presenter: Elizabeth Dreyer, Ph.D.

Fee: (per person) $40 (includes lunch)

Non-Refundable Deposit: $15

Harwinton Historical Society - World War II Program at Harwinton Library


Bentley Drive, Harwinton, CT Phone: 860-482-7978 .

Sunday, April 26. 2-4 p.m. at the Harwinton Library. Acclaimed as the most popular war in United States history, World War II has been also called "the last good war." On April 26, Dr. Karl Valois from the University of Connecticut will present a discussion of the origins of the conflict, the rise of Adolph Hitler, and the famous events that led to war in 1939. We will also learn why the United States entered the war and how the Allies finally defeated the three "bandit nations"-- Germany, Italy, and Japan.
This is a free program open to the public.