New England Carousel Museum Volunteer Open House

04/27/2017

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

6pm -7-m.Looking for a volunteer opportunity that will allow you to immerse yourself in art, culture, and fun while supporting a great non-profit institution? Then the New England Carousel Museum is the place for you. There will be a Volunteer Open House on Wednesday, April 27th, from 6:00-7:00PM. Attendees will enjoy a tour of the building while they snack on light refreshments, learn about our volunteer program, and mingle with museum staff and other volunteers.

Flanders Nature Center Needle Felting

04/27/2017

5 Church Hill Rd, Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-3711 .

7 pm.. Rachel Gerowe of Redbarn Originals will lead a workshop on needle felting an easy-to-learn craft that involves using a barbed needle to sculpt wool. The featured kit of the month is sheep. People also have the option of choosing from a large variety of other available kits ranging in price from $15 to $35.Most kits include enough materials to make one sculpture in class and another at home. Participants can save $5 if they bring their own needles and foam. Do you have your own needle felting project going? For $10 bring it to class and receive guidance and support on it. Cost: Varies from $15-$35 depending on kit chosen or bring your own project and receive guidance for $10

Oliver Wolcott Library The Wars of the Roosevelts A Conversation with Author William J. Mann

04/27/2017

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

7-8 pm. The Wars of the Roosevelts: the Ruthless Rise of American's Greatest Political Family presents a provocative, thoroughly modern revisionist biographical history of one of America's greatest and most influential families exposing heretofore unknown family secrets and detailing complex family rivalries. Drawing on previously hidden historical documents and interviews with the long-silent "illegitimate" branch of the family, William J. Mann paints an elegant, meticulously researched, and groundbreaking group portrait of this legendary family. Mann argues that the Roosevelts' rise to power and prestige was actually driven by a series of intense personal contest that at times devolved into blood sport. His compelling and eye-opening masterwork is the story of a family at war with itself, The Wars of the Roosevelts illuminates not only the enviable strengths but also the profound shame of this remarkable and influential family. Join Joseph Montebello as he facilitates a conversation with author William J. Mann. William J. Mann is the New York Times bestselling author of Kate: The Woman Who Was Hepburn; How to Be a Movie Star: Elizabeth Taylor in Hollywood; Hello, Gorgeous: Becoming Barbra Streisand; and Wisecracker: The Life and Times of William Haines, winner of the Lambda Literary Award. He divides his time between Connecticut and Cape Cod. A wine & cheese reception will follow. The Hickory Stick Bookshop will provide books for sale & signing. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

Glebe House Lecture

04/27/2017

49 Hollow Rd., Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-2855.

History Bites Lecture Series "Preserved in Layers".

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Glass Bending Workshop

04/27/2017

258 Main St, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-5419.

with Suzanne McClelland and Dorie Guthrie Thursday, April 27, 2017, 6 pm to 8:30 pm $50; $40 member Ages 14 and up (participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult). Join exhibiting artist Suzanne McClelland and master glass artist and UrbanGlass instructor Dorie Guthrie for this special workshop in The Studio at the Museum. Experiment with bending glass rods using open flame, combining rich colors and flexible forms. McClelland will talk about her exhibition, including the site-engaged glass installations, then partner with Guthrie to lead participants through the exciting process of working with glass. Materials and light refreshments provided.

Infinity Hall - TOWER OF POWER

04/27/2017 to 04/28/2017

20 Greenwoods Rd W, Norfolk, CT Phone: 866-666-6306.

8 pm. Yes indeed, the funkiest, tightest band in the land, Tower Of Power, returns to our Norfolk stage!! So the question is, what is hip? And the answer is, the factor of purchasing your tickets right away 'cause every TOP show is a sellout and we're quite certain these two shows will be no different.

Western Connecticut State University "Dancing at Lughnasa" in

04/28/2017 to 04/30/2017

181 White St, Danbury, CT Phone: (203) 837-8486..

Evening performances will be at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 28, and Saturday, April 29, with matinees at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, and Sunday, April 30. All performances will be in the MainStage Theatre at the VPAC on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Reservations at a general admission fee of $20 may be made online. "Dancing at Lughnasa" captures a fondly remembered but fleeting summer in western Ireland where the five Mundy sisters share a rural village home, confronting the challenges of poverty, isolation and unfulfilled dreams with hopeful perseverance and an unquenchable passion for life. Connected tenuously to the world beyond their village by an unreliable radio broadcasting 1930s popular tunes and traditional Irish folk music, the sisters yearn to dance at the mid-summer Lughnasa festival rooted in pagan Celtic customs. Yet their story, told in reminiscence as an adult by the son of one of the sisters, provides the prelude to a future of financial insecurity and personal struggle that mirrored the economic hardships and social dislocation experienced widely in Ireland during the middle of the 20th century.

Bristol Historical Society Movie

04/28/2017 to 04/29/2017

98 Summer St, Bristol, CT Phone: 860-583-6309.

MOVIE: "THE BLACK SLEEP" & "FOUR SKULLS OF JONATHAN DRAKE" FRI, 7PM & SAT 1PM & 7PM

Palace Theatre Waterbury Jane Doe No More 10th Anniversary Gala

04/28/2017

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

6 pm t's time to celebrate! Jane Doe No More is 10 years strong and has become a powerful voice in the fight to end sexual violence and improve the lives of survivors. The Gala kicks off at 6:00pm and features red carpet interviews, food stations, passed hors d'oeuvre, open bar until 9:00pm, raffle and special guests. The celebration continues after the award performances to 11:30pm. Enjoy specialty desserts and dance to live music by Jones vs. Jones with special guest Marty Q. Enjoy special performances by internationally renowned, Julliard-trained, classical pianists Deondra & Desirae Brown of The 5 Browns and an interpretive shadow dance of the Jane Doe No More song choreographed and performed by Connecticut Dance Theatre. Nick Fradiani, the 2015 American Idol winner, will also perform a short acoustic set.

White Memorial Foundation 27th Annual Museum Sleep-In

04/28/2017 to 04/29/2017

80 White Hall Rd., Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-0857.

5 pm -  12 pm Kids in Grades 4-6: If you enjoy the night sky, exploring the outdoors, and meeting new friends, then join us for the 27th Annual Museum Sleep-In at White Memorial. You'll get to sleep near the snakes, turtles, and bees in the Museum, as well as make nature crafts, scoop for pond critters, learn what creatures go bump in the night, and enjoy some yummy food. This year's theme is "Grossology!" You might want to watch out for some special surprises. It will be like a real-life "Night at the Museum!" Limited space, so don't miss out! Parents, this is a kids-only event. Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. The event goes from 5pm Friday night – 12 noon Saturday morning. Members: $55/child, Non-Members: $85/child