Pratt Nature Center: Earth Day 2017


163 Papermill Road, New Milford, CT Phone: 860-355-3137.

Mud Pit (Tonkas& squishing mud supplied,bring extra clothes) Sponsored BY NVFD 10-4:00 Dunk Tank!!! $5.00 gets you 3 balls to dunk some of our guests., 11 :00 Kids mud run, 12:00 pm 5K Dirt Dash Pratt 50th Birthday Cake!!!, Food and Music.

Inheriting Clutter/Treasures — Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

04/22/2017 to 04/22/2017

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

Sentimental items are a dilemma for a large number of people. What to do with grandma’s
lace table cloth? Your kid’s artwork? Old journals? We will discuss what to do
with these treasured items; how, when and where to store them and ways to part with
them will be treated as well.

Presenter: Susan Lovallo

Fees: $50 per person (includes lunch). Non-refundable deposit: $25

Earth Day Open House

04/22/2017 to 04/22/2017

38 Curtis rd, PO Box 1260, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-0518.

Join us for a leisurely day in the woods, enjoy free museum admission and engaging tours from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with our knowledgeable docents. Hear the fascinating stories of artifacts such as Sitting Bull’s jacket and the Albert Afraid of Hawk star quilt, both located in our new exhibit, We Are Still Here: Communities, Social Change & Cultural Endurance. Learn Connecticut’s history in our core exhibition Quinnetukut: Our Homeland, Our Story and explore Pueblo potter Helen Cordero’s legacy with Stories in Clay. Our docents and curation staff will be offering tours, answering questions and providing insight into our exhibits. Take a tour, amble along our nature trails and engage with staff this Earth Day as we celebrate the complex stories that took place on this planet we all call home.

Waterbury Symphony Orchestra Presents Ode to Joy

04/22/2017 to 04/22/2017

Naugatuck Valley Community College NVCC Fine Arts Center 750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT 06701. Phone: 203-574-4283.

Ode to Joy Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 8pm // NVCC Fine Arts Center. Beethoven's Ninth Symphony is one of Western Culture's towering monuments. It is a celebration of joy, composed by a man cut off from the world by deafness. When three monumental movements lead up to a finale with vocal soloists and a huge choir, it feels that the entire world has joined in a hymn to our shared humanity here beneath "the starry realm." PROGRAM Ludwig van Beethoven — Symphony No. 9, Op. 125, D minor (Choral), Featuring: Vocal Quartet from the Yale Opera Program; Connecticut Choral Society, Eric Dale Knapp, Conductor; Naugatuck Valley Community College Choir, Andrew Ardizzoia, Conductor

Naugatuck Historical Society Lecture


203 Church Street, Naugatuck, CT Phone: 203 729 9039.

 1 pm. The Naugatuck Historical Society is excited to offer a lecture, Connecticut Civilian Conservation Corps Camps: Their History, Memories & Legacy given by Marty Podskoch a local retired teacher and author. The CCC was a public works program that operated from 1933 to 1942 as part of the New Deal. It helped young men and veterans who had difficulty finding jobs during the Great Depression. It provided unskilled manual labor related to environmental conservation and development of natural resources in rural lands. The program is free and open to the public, donations welcome. It will be held in the historic Neary Ballroom, on the second floor of the Neary Building (handicapped access is available around the back. Light refreshments will be offered.

Haight Brown Vineyard Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Pairing Class and Live Music


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

Live Music with Jeannie Murphy @noon.  Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Pairing Class Sun, April 23, 20173:00 PM - 5:00 PM  Join us for The World's Best Cheeses with a Wine, Cheese and Chocolate paring classes @ 3:00 pm. $35 per person. 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!

Ansonia Nature Center SUNDAY GUIDED HIKE: Vernal Pools


10 Deerfield Rd., Ansonia, CT Phone: 203-736-1053.

1 pm. Learn about our local amphibians during our Sunday hike to the Nature Center's vernal pools. These fascinating creatures secretly inhabit our woodland and wetlands. Help our ranger lift rocks and logs to find these slippery creatures beneath. FREE.

Gunn Library Classical SingOut! CT Spring Extravaganza


5 Wykeham Road, Washington, CT Phone: 860-868-7586 .

2-3 pm. SingOut! CT, Connecticut's Premier Glee Group for Young Voices, returns for a Spring Extravaganza to welcome the beauty of the season. Talented boys and girls of this Ensemble will perform selections from the American Songbook, Classical surprises, Broadway favorites, beautiful folk songs, and popular Music. This concert is sure to brighten your day and keep you humming for weeks to come. This talented Ensemble is comprised of singers aged 8-18 and currently has both Training and Performance Divisions. Founded in August of 2012, this group has established itself as a creative force in the Northwest Corner of Connecticut and beyond. An annual Holiday Show and Spring Garden Concert have become anticipated Calendar Events as part of their general schedule. SingOut! CT dedicates itself to offering education in the choral and vocal arts to enlighten, inspire and elevate both its members and its audiences.

Danbury History Museum The Not-So-Good-Life of the Colonial Goodwife


43 Main St, Danbury, CT Phone: 203-743-5200.

The Not-So-Good-Life of the Colonial Goodwife. It's not about spinning wheels and quilting bees. A funny, frank and interactive presentation about little-known issues faced by New England's colonial women. Presented by Velya Janz-Urban, this program reveals what life was really like as these women dealt with sex, birth control, childbirth, sickness, medicine and cooking.
Admission is $10 per person and this event is open to the public. Program begins at 2:00 p.m. Light refreshments, raffle and Q&A are part of this afternoon gathering as well. RSVP requested. Make your check payable to: Mary Wooster Chapter, CTDAR and mail to: c/o DMHSA 43 Main St. Danbury, CT 06810

New England Carousel Museum Museum Princess Tea


95 Riverside Ave., Bristol, CT Phone: 860-585-5411.

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM