Second Earth Day Nature Festival in the Town of Barkhamsted

04/26/2015

East River Rd,, Barkhamsted, CT 06063. Phone: 860-379-8285.

A Second Earth Day Nature Festival has been planned for April 26, 2015 from 12:30PM to 5:30PM at Matthies Grove in Peoples Sate Forest.  Organized by the Conservation Commission, the Economic Development Commission and the Lions Club it will be a real community effort.  A river bank cleanup will start at 9:30AM on East/West River Roads and Peoples Forest.  The events are free.  Free pizza, hamburgers and other fare will be provided. 

Burnham Library Program: Lyme Disease in Animals-Protect & Prevent

04/26/2015

62 Main St. South, Bridgewater, CT 06752. Phone: 860-354-6937.

Lyme Disease in Animals - Protect & Prevent!Sunday, April 26th at 1:30 p.m. at the Burnham Library in Bridgewater. Discussion by local veterinarian, Dr. Sarah L. Timm, BVMS, MRCVS, of how to protect against ticks and prevent Lyme disease infections in our pets. Lyme Disease is a familiar foe to most of Connecticut residents. Many have had the disease and some battle chronic infections and sequelae. The majority of domestic animals are equally susceptible to this debilitating and sometimes fatal disease. It can be difficult to treat and the secondary damage can be irreversible. Thus, prevention of infection in the first place is key! This program is free and open to anyoe who wishes to attend.

Newtown Historical Society Hosts Open House and Victorian Block Building

04/26/2015

44 Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470. Phone: 203-426-5937.

Open House and Victorian Block Building--Sunday, Apr 26, 2015 from 12:00 - 4:00pm at the Matthew Curtiss House, 44 Main St., Newtown, CT. Ever wonder what children used before Legos? Well join us for a fun filled afternoon of block building Victorian style. The society has recently acquired a set of Richter Stone Blocks which in its day rivaled Lego Building Blocks, complete with starter kits, supplemental sets, and instructions on how to build certain models within a series.

Newtown Historical Society Open House and Victorian Block Building

04/26/2015

44 Main Street, Newtown, CT Phone: 203-426-5937.

12 - 4 pm. Ever wonder what children used before Legos? Well join us for a fun filled afternoon of block building Victorian style. The society has recently acquired a set of Richter Stone Blocks which in its day rivaled Lego Building Blocks, complete with starter kits, supplemental sets, and instructions on how to build certain models within a series.

New Music Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble

04/26/2015

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

The WCSU New Music Ensemble, conducted by Fernando Jimenez, and the Percussion Ensemble, conducted by David Smith, will perform at 3 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.

Scoville Memorial Library Program: Artist Anne Drager--Maternalism and Identity--Salisbury

04/28/2015

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

That Kind of Woman-- Anne Drager, artist-- Maternalism and identity--April 28, 2:00 p.m. WHERE: Scoville Memorial Library. Free Anne Drager is an art historian turned artist,born and raised in West-Germany. She studies gender questions and then tackles the quest for female identity with pen and ink. Using the current concepts of maternalism she she ponders questions such as are women's callings in society are shifting? Are women's paradigms evolving as they grow older? In her presentation she illustrates through artwork how she navigates life while being biased to love. Drager invites attendees to reflect and discuss what maternalism means in your life.

Litchfield Historical Society Lecture: Archives Workshop: Preserving Your Textiles

04/29/2015

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

Archives Workshop: Preserving Your Textiles--Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Rescheduled from December, 2014: Join Karen DePauw, research and collections associate at the Connecticut Historical Society, and learn about basic textile storage techniques ranging from museum-quality archival practices to simple and affordable solutions.  Free members--$10 non-member.

Symphonic Band, Burlesque and Jazz

04/29/2015

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

The WCSU Symphonic Band, conducted by Timothy Wiggins, will perform at 8 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 program will feature the lush harmony of Mendelssohn and Franz Biebl, the burlesque of Kurt Weill's "Threepenny Opera," and the jazz-inspired music of Dana Wilson. Faculty guest artist Dr. Fernando Jimenez will perform on trombone a WCSU commission, "Concerto for Trombone and Wind Ensemble" by Dana Wilson. 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.

Danbury Museum & Historical Society Authority Wine with Friends and Exhibit Preview

04/30/2015

Main Street, Danbury, CT Phone: 203-743-5200.

On Thursday, April 30th, the Danbury Museum & Historical Society will host 'Wine with Friends,' a wine tasting fundraiser, hosted by Wine World of Bethel, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Tickets for the event are $25.00 and 100% of ticket sales benefit the Danbury Museum & Historical Society. These can be ordered via the link on the museum website at: www.danburymuseum.org or by phoning 203.743.5200.

 

Theatre Production - "The Cat in the Hat"

04/30/2015 to 05/03/2015

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

The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will present "The Cat in the Hat" in the MainStage Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Performances will be at 10:30 a.m. (school matinees) on April 30 and May 1; 3 and 7 p.m. on May 2; 3 p.m. on May 3. "The Cat in the Hat" will bring out the childhood imagination for viewers of all ages, and is the perfect show to bring the whole family to. This is a limited production, with only three shows available to the public. Directed by WCSU adjunct instructor Anthony DePoto. To purchase tickets, call (203) 837-TIXX or visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.