Warner Theatre - Nutmeg Ballet - IMPACT 2017

03/25/2017 to 03/26/2017

68 Main Street, Torrington, CT Phone: 860-489-7180.

Nancy Marine Studio Theatre.  Experience the beautiful costumes, exquisite lighting design, exciting choreography, and a cast of aspiring young artists from the Nutmeg Ballet with cameo appearances by the children of TSOB at The Nutmeg. Presented in the intimate Nancy Marine Studio Theatre, you will embrace the story, feel the music, and cherish this unique and memorable dance experience. Come be a part of the magic! Show Times- Saturday, March 19; 8 pm performance and Sunday, March 20; 2 pm performance

March Mushroom Madness @ Sessions Woods.

03/26/2017

341 Milford St,, Burlington, CT

Join the Connecticut Valley Mycological Society's (CVMC) Annual Meeting at Sessions Woods for a free program, "Foraging Fantastic Fungi," featuring the brilliant diversity of the remarkable, beautiful, glowing, deadly, and delicious fungi found in Connecticut. The meeting provides an opportunity to talk with others interested in the field of mycology and view some of the resources available to learn more about mushrooms. The CVMC meeting will include a coffee and refreshments period at 9:30 a.m., with the presentation from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Questions and answers will follow the program.
Please pre-register for these programs by calling 860-424- 3011 or email laura.rogers-castro@ct.gov.
Programs are free. An adult must accompany children under 12 years old. No pets allowed!

Oliver Wolcott Library Henry James: A Book Discussion Led by Mark Scarbrough

03/26/2017

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

1-2:30 pm. Regarded as one of the key figures of 19th century literary realism, Henry James's work is valued for his psychological and moral realism, his masterful creation of character, and his assured command of the language. In this series, we'll explore two of his novels. March 26: The Spoils of Poynton In The Spoils of Poynton (1897), Henry James created a work of exquisite ambiguity in his depiction of three women fighting for the allegiance of one weak-willed man.

Miranda Vineyards Open Mic

03/26/2017

42 Ives Rd., Goshen, CT Phone: 860-491-9906.

Miranda Vineyard has a history of providing a stage for new performers who go on to become quite well-known. We also provide a stage to lots of talented folks who never become famous, but who keep the arts alive and growing for all to enjoy. Most of what you'll hear is original songs on acoustic instruments, but we warmly welcome whatever you have to offer. Our wine bar, seating area with cozy fireplace and scenic outdoor veranda seating are open during this event. So grab a bottle of wine, bring some snacks (or purchase some here) and enjoy the show.

Harwinton Historical Society "Hope, Honor, Unity and Peace - The Presidency and Legacy of John F. Kennedy"

03/26/2017

80 Bentley Dr., Harwinton, CT

Presidents are a fascinating aspect of American history. This talk will center on a presidency that is widely seen as a great period in modern U.S. history - that of John F. Kennedy. Hamish Lutris, an associate professor of history,, will be the presenter. The program will be held at the Harwinton Library from 2 to 4 PM.

Hopkins Vineyard Night Owl – Live Music

03/26/2017

25 Hopkins Rd., New Preston, CT Phone: 860-868-7954.

1 pm - 4 pm Featuring Abby Layne and John Alper. No admission or cover charge.

Litchfield Historical Society - Lecture: The Fourteenth Amendment

03/26/2017

7 South Street, Litchfield, CT Phone: (860) 567-4501 .

3 pm.  Free for members $5 for non members. Join us for a lecture and accompanying 2-part book discussion led by Stephen McGrath, Adjunct Professor of History at Central Connecticut State University. The Fourteenth Amendment was adopted 150 years ago to make citizens all persons born in the US and to grant citizens equal protection of the laws. Originally intended to benefit African-Americans and other racial minorities, the Amendment has since had the far reaching consequence of expanding legal and political rights for all Americans. This lecture sketches the origins of the Fourteenth Amendment, and the book discussion series explores the far-reaching consequences of the Fourteenth Amendment to the present day.

White Hart Inn Joan Osofsky & Abby Adam (Dinner)

03/26/2017

15 Under Mountain Road, Salisbury, CT

Entertaining in the Country: Love Where You Eat: Festive Table Settings, Favorite Recipes, and Design Inspiration is an indispensable guide to casual home entertaining filled with imaginative ideas, practical tips, and delicious recipes from well-known chefs, restaurateurs, and tastemakers. Author Joan Osofsky owns Hammertown Barn, the three Hudson Valley– and Berkshires– based independent lifestyle stores, which have been featured in many publications. Author Abby Adams is the author of several books including Love Where You Live: At Home in the Countryand The Gardener's Gripe Book.

Scoville Memorial Library The White Hart Speaker Series

03/26/2017

Salisbury, CT Phone: 860.435.2838.

4 pm. A guide to casual home entertaining filled with imaginative ideas, practical tips, and delicious recipes from well-known chefs, restaurateurs, and tastemakers. Following the success of "Love Where You Live: At Home in the Country", Joan Osofsky and Abby Adams serve up an array of inspiring seasonal parties hosted by food professionals and home cooks. These gatherings range from an intimate houseguest breakfast to a large harvest party. A selection of recipes from the book will be included in the White Hart's Sunday supper menu. The book includes menus with sixty easy-to-prepare dishes and drinks, such as a tantalizing rhubarb spritzer, falafel with dipping sauces, a savory chicken potpie, and ginger cookies. Throughout are ideas for setting festive tables, floral choices, and decorative touches, as well as how to create a functional kitchen and well-stocked pantry. A list of sources of regional markets carrying local products rounds out this go-to entertaining guide. Joan Osofsky owns Hammertown Barn, three Hudson Valley and Berkshire based independent lifestyle stores. Abby Adams is the author of several books including "The Gardener's Gripe Book".

Palace Theatre Danbury Anita Renfroe Comedy

03/26/2017

165 Main St., Danbury, CT Phone: (203) 794-9944.

3 pm. The wacky and wonderful Anita Renfroe will have you rolling in the aisles with her unique take on being a woman, growing older, motherhood, pop culture, and Spanx. Anita is a regular commentator on Good Morning America. She became famous for her comic rendition of everything that a mother would typically say to her children in the course of a day set to the William Tell Overture entitled Momisms, seen by over 1,200,000 people!! Wanna get up close and personal wih Anita? Purchase a VIP ticket which includes an exclusive meet-and-greet with refreshments before the show! RESERVED SEATING ONLY VIP~ MEET & GREET $50 (Plus $3 Ticketing Fee) REGULAR SEATING $35 (Plus $3 Ticketing Fee)