Scoville Memorial Library Program: Author Betty Krasne's new book: Body Parts--Salisbury

02/28/2015

38 Main St., Salisbury, CT 06068. Phone: 860-435-2838.


On February 28, 2015 at 4:00PM at the Scoville Memorial Library a prgram:   "Body Parts", short stories by Betty Krasne with a book signing, and a reading by Macey Levin. "Body Parts" is Krasne's most recent work. The Housatonic River Valley is the central focus of her stories. 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 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. Dr. Krasne is the author of four previous books, poems, and articles. She was a professor of literature at Mercy College, in Westchester, N. Y. and director of the Honors and the McNair Scholars Program. She lives in Northwest Connecticut.

Scoville Memorial Library Program: Winter Hearty and Healthy Farm to Table with Stage Coach Chef Kyle Pezzano--Salisbury

02/28/2015

38 Main St., Salisbury, CT 06068. Phone: 860-435-2838.

On Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 11:00AM Scoville Memorial Library will co-host Winter Hearty and Healthy Farm to Table with Stage Coach Chef Kyle Pezzano. A "how to" series in collaboration with Noble Horizons. Building on the success of last summer's Farm to Table series pairing local chefs with local farms and foods, this winter's series will emphasize hot, hearty, and healthy dishes to satiate the appetite, warm the body and nourish the soul. While local foods are not quite as plentiful at this time of year there are still lots of dishes that can be made from fresh and preserved ingredients. Chef Pezzano from the Stage Coach Tavern, just over the border in Sheffield, MA will guide attendees in the preparation of several winter dishes which may include a glazed butternut squash, parsnip puree, seared chicken breast and an authentic Italian risotto. This event takes place at Noble Horizons. Please register.

Artist Amy Oestreicher Exhibit --Ridgefield

02/28/2015 to 03/30/2015

51 Ethan Allen Highway, Ridgefield, CT 06877. Phone: 203-544--0800.

"Canvas Talk: A Forum of Dreams" debuts at Ridgefield Tusk & Cup Fine Coffee Saturday February 28th 5-8pm. Local artist Amy Oestreicher will be at an evening meet and greet on Saturday February 28th from 5pm to 8pm at Tusk & Cup Fine Coffee in Ridgefield, CT. Her work will be on display starting on January 26th. Amy Oestreicher is a twenty-seven year old artist, actress, musician, orator and writer residing in Westport, CT. The fulfillment of her dream to act was shockingly interrupted when, at the age of eighteen, she suffered a blood clot that left her in a coma for months and unable to eat or drink for over three years. Almost thirty surgeries later, Amy is still courageously fighting medical setbacks, and uses her painting and mixed media creations to transcend ten years of emotional and physical trauma. Her art demonstrates her journey into daylight and into a life of normalcy, which she is still traveling. Amy's work explores complicated themes of betrayal, leaping into the void, uncertainty, fate, flight, and rising up from ashes.

Palace Theater Behind the Scenes Tour

02/28/2015

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

11 a.m. - 12:15 pm. $5. Each Palace Theater tour is approximately one hour and fifteen minutes and is led by a team of Palace Theater Ambassadors, a specially trained group of engaging volunteers well-versed in the theater's rich history, architectural design and entertaining anecdotal information.

Mohawk Mountain Ski Area Sixties Day

02/28/2015

46 Great Hollow Rd, Cornwall, CT Phone: 860-672-6100.

Tt's all about the tie-dye, sixties music, and hippies! Join us on the deck as we paint faces and rock out to great tunes from the decade. Peace, man! Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Saturday/Holiday, 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Sunday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Haight Brown Vineyard - Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Pairing Classes

02/28/2015

29 Chestnut Hill Rd., Off Rte. 118, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-4045.

Join us for The World's Best Cheeses with a Wine, Cheese and Chocolate paring class. It's educational, fun and lots of yummy wine and food. All HBV wine is paired with a cheese and or chocolate. HBV wine glass to take home!Classes will be held on the following dates: February 7, 8, 28 March 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22. Visit the website for more information and to register.

Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center — There Is No Wrath in God

02/28/2015 to 02/28/2015

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

This revelation to 14th Century English mystic Julian of Norwich will be the focus of the retreat day. Taking this approach to the mercy of God, how would one’s relationship with God and others change? What shifts in us when we realize we don’t have to fear God any longer? The day will include periods of silence, personal reflection, and sharing using excerpts from Julian’s “Revelations of Divine Love.”

Presenter: Jo-Ann Iannotti, OP

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

Non-Refundable Deposit: $15

WCSU Woodwind Festival

02/28/2015 to 02/28/2015

43 Lake Ave. Extension, Danbury, CT 06811.

WCSU's renowned woodwind faculty will offer free master classes for instrumental woodwind students of all ages from 2 to 5 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 classes will give students a chance to improve technique, play together and develop musicality on their instruments while working with WCSU's woodwind faculty: Gina Cuffari, bassoon; Chris Cullen, clarinet; Mark Snyder, oboe; and Kerry Walker, flute. The festival will include classes on playing technique, a rehearsal on a mass ensemble piece, and a performance for peers and parents. The day will conclude with the WCSU Symphonic Band concert, featuring WCSU woodwind faculty performing Villa Lobos' "Concerto Grosso." For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

Dances With Winds

02/28/2015

43 Lake Ave. Extension, Danbury, CT 06811.

The WCSU Symphonic Band 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. WCSU faculty performers will include Gina Cuffari, bassoon; Chris Cullen, clarinet; Mark Snyder, oboe; and Kerry Walker, flute. The concert will include music of Villa-Lobos, Frank Ticheli, and also feature special guest, WCSU President Dr. James Schmotter, as the narrator for Sergei Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf." Timothy Wiggins will conduct. For tickets, go to www.wcsu.edu/tickets or call (203) 837-TIXX. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.