Arts Escape presents, Handler and Levesque

10/17/2014

B’nai Israel Synagogue 444 Main Street North , Southbury, CT Phone: 203-405-6751.

1 p.m. Like master chefs, the husband-and-wife duo of Judy Handler and Mark Levesque use only the finest ingredients in their classy guitar and mandolin chamber music groups that blend Brazilian, Latin American, swing, gypsy, classical and folk music elements into sassy, sophisticated servings. Seniors over 65 admission is $5 and General Admission is $10.

WCSU Jazz Combos

10/17/2014

43 Lake Ave. Extension, Danbury, CT 06811.

The WCSU Jazz Combos will perform at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus. 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.

Palace Theater Presents Wine & Jazz: The Ultimate Pairing--Waterbury

10/17/2014

100 East Main St., Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-346-2000.

Wine & Jazz: The Ultimate Pairing 10/17/14 at 7:00 PM , 10/10/14 at 9:00 PM. Treat yourself to a truly interactive wine tasting and jazz experience hosted by a unique husband and wife team. Throughout the evening, guests will take part in tasting a variety of wines, each celebrating an historic era of jazz from the 20th century, led by NPR's "A Moment in Wine" host, Fred Tregaskis. During each tasting, internationally-acclaimed trumpet player Louise Baranger and her trio will perform spirited jazz sets to accompany each wine. Baranger is an accomplished and experienced instrumentalist with fire, range, and sophistication. She has performed at most major jazz festivals, on television, and for two US presidents. This event is part of New England Arts & Entertainment's Autumn Jazz Series at the Poli Club. Season tickets for all four shows are available for $110 and include a reserved table. Check the website for further information.

Palace Theater Presents Cesar Millan Live!--Waterbury

10/17/2014

100 East Main St., Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-346-2000.

Cesar Millan Live!10/17/14 at 8:00 PM. Cesar Millan reveals the secrets of happier, healthier relationships between humans and their canine companions in his exciting live show! Joined by his famous four-legged companion, Junior, Cesar shares his philosophies and methods, then presents examples via live demonstrations with multiple dogs. The audience also has the chance to ask Cesar their questions during an interactive Q&A session. From his years of experience, Cesar will show that for a transformation to take place in a dog, the real transformation quite often needs to take place in their human first. See the star of Nat Geo WILD's brand new series "Leader of the Pack" and the original host of National Geographic's "Dog Whisperer" perform his incredible dog training techniques, LIVE! Check the website for further information.

Audubon Sharon - Family Friendly Fall Foliage Hike

10/18/2014

325 Cornwall Bridge Road, Sharon, CT Phone: 860-364-0520.

 Saturday, October 18th 1-2:30pm Admission: $4 per person. Join us for a fun-filled family adventure hike and learn some interesting facts about trees and leaves as we gather some of the most colorful leaves in our forest.  Which trees did the Native Americans use for bows and which trees are utilized by wildlife for food? The leaves will be at the peak of their color in the Connecticut forest. Recommended ages 5 and up.

Litchfield Community Center Hosts Harvest Bounty Wine & Brew Fest

10/18/2014

421 Bantam Road, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-8032.

On Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 2PM to 6PM at the Litchfield Community Center the annual Harvest Bounty Wine and Brew Fest will be held.  $25 Advance- $30 at the door.  Featuring over 30 brewers.  Stony Creek  Brewery, Black Hog Brewing Co., Saranac, Half Full, Broad Brook Brewing Co and many others.

Infinity Hall Norfolk Presents Fire and Ice Music Festival

10/18/2014

Route 44, Norfolk, CT 06058. Phone: 866-666-6306.

Fire and Ice Music Festival featuring Bjorn Thoroddsen, Kristjana Stefánsdóttir, Lay Low, Myrra Ros & Julius Ottar (VAR), Snorri Helgason and Svavar Knútur back to calendar ›Fire and Ice Music Festival featuring Bjorn Thoroddsen, Kristjana Stefánsdóttir, Lay Low, Myrra Ros & Julius Ottar (VAR), Snorri Helgason and Svavar KnúturInfinity Norfolk DETAILS--Sat, October 18, 2014, Norfolk,
Show at 8 PM. From the country that brought you the creative genius and unique sounds of artists like Bjork and Sigur Rós, Iceland is a mecca of music that many in the U.S. have yet to tap into. The Fire and Ice Music Festival showcases the best Artists coming out of Iceland today. This talented group will take you on a musical journey that could easily range from a hipster bar in Brooklyn to a bluesy club in Chicago to the melodic sounds of this lush faraway country they call home without ever leaving your seat. Don't miss the chance to hear the most wonderful music you've never heard! Check out the Artist videos and see for yourself. Check the website for ticket information.

Bethel St. Mary's Catch Me If You Can 5K/10K

10/18/2014

Bethel, CT

The 5k/10k race starts at 8:30 a.m. The Kids Fun Run begins at 10:15. Race goes rain or shine. The new race course will be all around downtown Bethel and ends with a victory lap down School Street to the Municipal Center Lawn. This is a beautiful course with good shade and a challenging, fun hill. There is a great "after party" for all the 5k, 10k, and Kids FunRun runners . . . plan on sticking around a while!

New Hartford Land Trust Hosts Fabulous Fall Frolic at Ski Sundown

10/18/2014

126 Ratlum Rd., New Hartford, CT 06057. Phone: 860-489-4118.

On Saturday, October18, 2014 from 6-10PM the New Hartford Land Trust hosts the Second Annual  Fall Frolic at Ski Sundown. This party is a benefit for the New Hartford Land Trust. The admission price includes a harvest dinner, beer, wine and of course the red hot rockin' Soul dance party sounds of The Mighty Soul Drivers. For more details and advance tickets, email newhartfordlandtrust@yahoo.com or call 860-489-4118.

Flanders Nature Center Hosts Annual Fall Fundraising/Auction--Woodbury

10/18/2014

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

Fine Line Art Gallery is a cooperative gallery located in the historic part of Woodbury, in what was once a 19th century residence. It features contemporary and traditional artwork, including paintings in a variety of media, archival photographs, prints, pottery, jewelry and greeting cards. The gallery itself is warm and inviting has been in existence for over two decades. During business hours, there is at least one artist hosting the gallery, ready to answer questions and share information about the artwork and the variety of media used by the artists. 15 Connecticut artists run the gallery, exhibit their artwork and host several events per year. The artwork has won numerous awards and enhances collections throughout the USA and abroad. Smaller items are perfect as one-of-a-kind gifts. This fall, each painter at Fine Line Art Gallery is donating a painting to Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust in Woodbury, for a silent auction of fine art. The event will be held on October 18, 2014 at the Southbury Crowne Plaza. For over 50 years, Flanders has been delivering their mission to acquire, preserve, and manage land; and to use the land to promote the understanding and appreciation of nature and the environment. The PREVIEW is from now until October 9th.  Fine Line Art Gallery is open Thursday - Sunday  11 AM to 4 PM.