Lost Art Workshop at the Mattatuck Museum

03/26/2016

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

Join the Mattatuck Museum on Saturday, March 26, from 1:00– 4:00 p.m. as we host the Lost Art Workshop with master wood worker Joseph Jude Brien. Children ages 6–15 with their caregivers will learn how to safely use hand tools while making a wooden rake and rubber band-powered paddle boat with basic woodworking tools. Joseph Jude Brien a teaching artist affiliated with the DECD CT Office of the Arts and has been awarded numerous public and private grants to support his programs. For more information about Joseph Jude Brien please visit lostartworkshops.com.

Easter Bunny Express Train - Railroad Museum of New England and the Naugatuck Railroad

03/26/2016

242 East Main Street,, Thomaston, CT 06787. Phone: 860-283-Rail or 860-482-3240.

The Naugatuck Railroad will start running trains for 2016 season on the day before Easter, Saturday, March 26th, from Thomaston Station along the restored Naugatuck River to Waterville, up into the beautiful Litchfield Hills to the Thomaston dam, and back to the station. The excursion is 17 miles and lasts about an hour and a quarter. According to Brent Bette, President of the Museum, “We can all say good-bye to Old Man Winter by celebrating the beginning of spring and Easter with our Bunny on the scenic Naugatuck Railroad! Every child will be greeted by the Bunny after the train leaves the station. The Bunny even welcomes selfies with all the kids and their families.” “The Naugatuck Railroad offers one of the few opportunities for individuals, friends, and families to take a ride into our past,” Bette continued. “Passengers collect their tickets in the 1881 classical late 19th century train station before boarding our 1920 antique coaches. We offer a great opportunity to enjoy our heritage close up.” Three train rides are scheduled on March 26th at 11:00am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm. Fares for children 2 years old and younger are free, children from 3 to 12 are $16, adults are $18, and seniors 62 and older are $16. Tickets can be purchased online at www.rmne.org or phone 860-283-7245 anytime (24/7). All tickets are nonrefundable and non-exchangeable. Trains depart from Thomaston Station.

White Memorial Conservation Center Program: Stone Cultural Features and Ceremonial Landscapes with Lucianne Lavin, PHDLitchfield

03/26/2016

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

March 26, 2016--Stone Cultural Features and Ceremonial Landscapes with Lucianne Lavin, Ph.D, Institute for American Indian Studies, Washington, Connecticut. The subject is part of Dr. Lavin's new and ongoing research. The idea of Native American built stone features and ceremonial landscapes is fairly new to Northeastern archaeologists in general, who traditionally thought all were the result of Euro-American farm clearing. Some of it is, of course, but some of it is not. The latter is often associated with celestial movements that may reflect the timing of annual ceremonies/festivals. White Memorial is a huge land trust, and these ritual sites are often found on upland preserves for the very reason that the land has been preserved from industrialization and housing projects. Enjoy a delicious luncheon before her presentation. 2:00 P.M., A. B. Ceder Room, Members: $20.00, Non-members: $30.00, Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.

White Memorial Conservation Center Hosts Llama Walk with Debbie Labbe--Litchfield

03/26/2016

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

March 26, 2016--Llama Walk with Debbie Labbe from Country Quilt Llama Farm. Stroll along our trails with a new friend! Meet in the Museum parking lot. 10:00 A.M., $20.00 per person. A portion of the fee will be donated to the Conservation Center. Please register by calling Debbie at 860-248-0355.

White Memorial Conservation Center Hosts Easter Bonnet Dog Walk with Gerri Griswold and Bradley the Wonder Dog--Litchfield

03/26/2016

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

March 26, 2016--Easter Bonnet Dog Walk with Gerri Griswold and Bradley the Wonder Dog Don your favorite Easter chapeau and gussie up fido too! We are heading off on a beautiful Easter stroll along the sweeping Pine Island and Mallard Marsh trails. All dogs must be on leads! Egg-ceptional treats are on offer for everybody after the walk! 10:00 A.M., Meet in front of the A. B. Ceder Room! The program is free but you must register by calling 860-567-0857. FREE .

Family Lost Art Workshop: Wooden Toy Making

03/26/2016 to 03/26/2016

144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 2037530381.

$5 per child 6 and older. Pre-registration required. Children ages 6 – 15 with their caregivers are asked to join us for Lost Art Workshop with master wood worker Joseph Jude Brien. Learn how to safely use hand tools while making a wooden rake and rubber band-powered paddle boat with basic woodworking tools. Joseph Jude Brien is a teaching artist affiliated with the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism and has been awarded numerous public and private grants to support his work. For more information visit www.lostartworkshops.com.

Monroe Historical Society Holds Docent Volunteer Training

03/28/2016

Monroe, CT 06468. Phone: 203-261-1383.

The Monroe Historical Society is holding a training session for docent volunteers on Monday, March 28th from 9:30 to 11 at its 1790 one room schoolhouse at 311 Wheeler Road in Monroe. Member, Nancy Zorena will present information about the Society's program for second graders in the Monroe Schools. During the spring, students spend part of a school day participating in many hands on history experiences. If interested in learning how you can help as a presenter or as an assistant, contact the Society's voice mail at 203- 261-1383, leave a message and we will call you.

Jazz Concert at St. Michael's Parish--Litchfield

03/28/2016

South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759.

A Jazz concert will begin at 7PM, Monday, March 28, 2016 at St. Michael's Parish, Litchfield.  Brubecks Play Brubeck will feature Darius, Chris and Dan Brubeck and Dave O'Higgins.  Tickets are $100 premium seating which includes a meet-the-artists reception, $50 for front half seating and $25 general seating.  Special student rates are available.  Check the website or email for tickets.

Vietnam Veterans Day Observance at Coe Park--Torrington

03/30/2016

South Main St., Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-489-2531.

Torrington Veterans Support Committee invite the public and all veterans to join at 12:30PM on March 30, 2016 rain or shine at their Vietnam Veterans Day Observance program at Coe Memorial Park.  Those who have an American flag that is torn, faded or otherwise damaged may bring it to the ceremony so it can be properly retired.  Call for further information.

Oliver Wolcott Library Program: An Evening with CT's Favorite Irish Balladeers: The Kerry Boys--Litchfield

03/30/2016

106 South St., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-8030.

On Wednesday, March 30, 2016 an Evening with Connecticut's Favorite Irish Balladeers: The Kerry Boys from 7 to 8PM at the Oliver Wolcott Library  With their signature vocal harmonies and high energy instrumentation, The Kerry Boys are just plain Celtic fun.  Registration is required.