Quassy Amusement Park Martial Arts Day

05/21/2017

2132 Middlebury Rd, Middlebury, CT Phone: 1-800-FOR PARK.

Local and area martial arts/karate teams to do demonstrations at the Carousel Theatre. 11 a.m.

Lourdes in Litchfield Shrine Grotto Annual Blessing of Motorcycles

05/21/2017

50 Montford Rd., Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-1041.

Annual Blessing of the Motorcycles. We continue the long tradition of blessing motorcycles following today's 11:30 AM Mass. At the beginning of the 2016 riding season many motorcyclists are expected to come for the blessing that begins at 1:30 PM. Gather in the Main Parking Lot to proceed to the Grotto for individual blessings. Free Will Donation.

Open House at the Matthew Curtiss House Museum

05/21/2017

25 Main St, Newtown, CT Phone: 203-426-5937.

12 noon - 4 pm. Step back in time with a tour of Newtown's very own house museum. Being built in the mid-1700s, the house witnessed, as a private residence, more than 250 years of Newtown's history. From the birth of our country to the Age of Aquarius, when the society purchased it, returned it to its original state, and gave it its second life as a museum.

Brookfield Historical Society American Military Forum - Children of the WarMuseum Exhibit Honors Fallen Brookfield Military Heroes

05/21/2017 to 06/04/2017

165 Whisconier Road , Brookfield, CT

Every Saturday from noon - 4 p.m. with extended hours on Sunday, May 24 (Brookfield's Memorial Day Celebration). The Exhibit will open on Saturday at noon in the Museum located at 165 Whisconier Road, (intersection of Routes 25 and 133) in Brookfield Center. It will continue each Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. through June 4th and will also be open during the Brookfield's Memorial Day parade on Sunday, May 29. Each year we pay tribute to Brookfield's fallen military heroes but until recently, little was known about who they actually are. We have now been able to identify 44 former Brookfield residents who gave their lives, on the alter of freedom, in defense of our nation. This exhibit provides our community the opportunity to gain a more intimate understanding of the courageous servicemen we honor. It not only contains the names of the fallen, but also background information, where available, on both their civilian and military lives as well as poignant images and photographs. It is a moving tribute to these men who have made so grave a sacrifice for our community and our nation.

Rock of Ages

05/22/2017 to 06/19/2017

158 Main St. , Thomaston, CT 06787. Phone: 860-283-6250.

In collaboration with the Phoenix Theater Company of Bristol, LCT presents the rock/jukebox musical ROCK OF AGES to the Thomaston Opera House main stage.

It’s the tail end of the big, bad 1980s in Hollywood, and the party has been raging hard. Aqua Net, Lycra, lace and liquor flow freely at one of the Sunset Strips last legendary venues. Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star Drew longs to take the stage as the next big thing and longs for small-town girl Sherri, fresh off the bus from Kansas with stars in her eyes. But the rock and roll fairy-tale is about to end when German developers sweep into town with plans to turn the fabled Strip into just another capitalist strip mall. Can Drew, Sherri and the gang save the strip–and themselves–before it's too late? Only the music of hit bands Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake and more hold the answer.

June 1, 2, 9, 10, 16, 17 at 8pm

June 11 & 18 at 2pm

Tickets: $22-$25

Gunn Historical Museum Lecture George Krimsky, Class of 1960: The Cold War at The Gunnery and Beyond

05/22/2017

5 Wykeham Road, Washington, CT Phone: (860) 868-7756 .

6:30 pm. The Gunnery's 2016-17 Gunn Scholar, Dana Ross, a student from Moscow, Russia will present her research which stretched from Moscow University and the KGB archives to Mr. Krimsky's personal archives on Monday, May 22 at 6:30 pm in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Memorial Library. Tracing the Cold War through the reminiscences of Gunnery alumni and faculty, a Russian general, a prominent Soviet dissident's daughter, the Gunnery archives, and interviews with Mr. Krimsky, Ms. Ross has used Mr. Krimsky's story as the subject around which to build her thesis. Before his death in January 2017, Mr. Krimsky generously shared the considerable archive of materials from his Associated Press posting in Moscow from 1974 -1977 when he became the first western journalist expelled from the Soviet Union after the initiation of detente by US President Nixon's visit to the USSR in 1973. Everyone is invited to attend this free program.

Oliver Wolcott Library Finding Her Way: American Women Artists with Rena Tobey

05/23/2017

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

7-8:30 pm. American women artists, especially those working before 1945, had to navigate societal expectations of women's domestic roles with their drive to be recognized as professionals. These artists often faced difficult choices - sacrificing in their personal lives or professional options. Despite evident talent and success, most fell into obscurity with their death. In this interactive session, participants discover and closely examine paintings by seven artists: Elizabeth Okie Paxton, Lilly Martin Spencer, Alice Barber Stephens, Marie Danforth Page, Theresa F. Bernstein, Florine Stettheimer, and Isabel Bishop. These women collectively paint a picture of changing American attitudes during a pivotal growth period in American history.

Paint Night at the Park

05/24/2017 to 06/04/2017

43 Lake Ave. Ext., Danbury, CT 06811. Phone: 203-837-9226.

Ives has partnered with The Pottery Factory to host “Paint Night at the Park” on Sunday, June 4 at 3pm.  Surrounded by lush greenery, majestic pond, and the beauty of nature, Ives Concert Park will be a beautiful backdrop as you paint the “Lullaby Moon” canvas pictured.

Several experienced and enthusiastic artists will give you step-by-step instruction to create your masterpiece. You will leave with a beautiful creation that you can truly say you painted yourself!

Complimentary light snacks will be provided and beverages will be available to purchase on site.

Tickets are $35.

Seating will be limited to the size of the stage as all seating will be covered under the gazebo.

 

Link to buy tickets: https://thepotteryfactory.com/event/paint-night-at-ives-concert-park-danbury-ct/

 

Mattatuck Museum - Opening Reception

05/24/2017

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

Opening Reception: Art Rageous: A Canvas of Many Colors – 2nd Annual Waterbury Public School Student Art Showcase
May 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm This exhibition features Waterbury Public Schools finest K-12 students. Artwork was hand-selected by their mentoring teacher, and will be on view with the hopes of energizing and inspiring the community!

White Memorial Conservation Center Yoga in the Garden

05/24/2017

80 Whitehall Rd, Litchfield, CT

In the garden behind the White Memorial museum, we will practice gentle, Vinyasa yoga as we listen to the birds, feel the morning breezes, and celebrate the warmth of the summer sun. Class will be followed by a brief guided meditation for those who would like to participate. This is an all levels, all ages program and requires no prior yoga or meditation experience! Recent studies have shown the benefits of yoga, which include stress reduction, improvement in strength, flexibility, and balance. Please bring a mat and water (and sunscreen/bug repellant if desired). 8:00 A. M. – 9:00 A.M., Each class is $10. Come to one, several, or all!! A portion of these proceeds will go to the White Memorial Conservation Center. For information, Please call 860-309-9489.