The Silo - Downton Abbey Silo Style

03/02/2013

44 Upland Rd., off Rte. 202, New Milford, CT Phone: 860-355-0300.

On Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join Chef Michael Chase of The White Horse Country Pub & Restaurant for a demonstration class featuring an "Upstairs/Downstairs" Menu, based on the PBS Masterpiece series, Downton Abbey. With Season Three of the series coming to a close, The Silo offers you one more chance to experience the intrigue, drama and adventure of the show.  Daisy and Mrs. Patmore may be on an in-between-season break, but that won't stop us from enjoying the food that they have made famous. Champagne will be served, as well as your favorite tea! Menu to follow.  Feel free to dress as your favorite character! $90 a person. Visit the website for more information.

Sixties Day at Mohawk Mountain Ski Area

03/02/2013

46 Great Hollow Rd, Cornwall, CT Phone: 800-895-5222.

It's all about tie-dye, sixties music and hippies! Join us on deck as we paint faces and rock out to great tunes from the decade! Prizes go to best costumes! Peace, man!

The Institute for American Indian Studies Annual Maple Sugaring festival

03/02/2013

38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT Phone: 860-868-0518.

11:00 am - 3:00 pm Maple syrup makes winter’s end sweet. As the days get warmer and the nights stay cold the maple sap flows. Just the right con- ditions for maple sugaring! Join IAIS Staff and Primitive Skills Practitioner Jim Dina for an afternoon celebrating the gift of Maple Sugar. Enjoy pancakes made by IAIS staff, local maple syrup, coffee & orange juice (served from 11am-1pm) and learn how local Native Americans traditionally made maple syrup. Jim will demonstrate the technique of collecting sap and boiling it down into syrup as he discusses its importance to Native American culture. Children’s activities will run from 1-3pm. Fee: $10 Adults; $8 Kids

Mohawk Mountain Ski Area - Annual Fire Fighter Race

03/03/2013

46 Great Hollow Rd., Cornwall, CT Phone: 860-672-6100 or 1-800-895-5222.

Everybody knows that Firemen are heroes. What we want to know is "Who are the heroes on snow?" Your department is invited to compete for the honor – the glory – the title – "CHAMPION OF THE SNOW" in Mohawk Mountain's Annual Fire Fighter Race,
held March 3, 2013. Teams of 5, in helmets, turnout coats and pants, carrying 50 feet of fire hose ski through our challenging course, on the Arrowhead Trail.  Each team gets 2 runs – best run counts. Your team entry fee of $275.00 includes 8 hour lift tickets for all 5 team members, all you can eat BBQ lunch for all team members and official t-shirts for all team members.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital, Connecticut's only burn center. Registration must be received no later than February 24, 2013.

Connecticut Master Chorale Winter Concert at St. Rose of Lima Church - Newtown

03/03/2013 to 03/03/2013

46 Church Hill Rd., Newtown, CT 06470. Phone: 203-743-0473.

3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. "The Peacemakers" - Karl Jenkins. Jenkins' newest creation. Tina Johns Heidrich, Conductor. With texts from Percy Bysshe Shelley, Gandhi, The Dalai Lama, Terry Waite, Mother Teresa, Albert Schweitzer, Carol Barratt, Karl Jenkins, St. Francis of Assisi, Sir Thomas Malory, Rumi, Nelson Mandela, Bahá'u'lláh, Anne Frank, and the Bible, this is perhaps his most significant and gorgeous contribution to the choral world to date. Accompanied by the Connecticut Master Chorale Orchestra.

Brookfield Historical Society Program: A Civic War Talk

03/04/2013

165 Whisconier Road, Brookfield, CT 06804. Phone: 203-740-8140.

On March 4, 2013 the Brookfield Historical Society offers a program:  American Military Forum--Gettysburg, through the eyes of a Civil War Re-enactor. Time of Event:  7:30PM.  Location: Historical Society's Museum, 165 Whisconier Road  (at the junction of CT Routes 25 and 133). You will experience a spell-binding presentation, as veteran civil war re-enactor and movie actor Ralph Langham of New Fairfield, outfitted in an authentic civil war union officer's uniform of the 79th New York Cameron Highlanders Regiment, lectures on key Civil War battles with particular focus on the monumental conflict at Gettysburg. He will also incorporate some history of the 79th Regiment, of which he is a re-enactment member, into his presentation and share day by day actions of the Highlanders during the war from actual letters written during the war by the unit's Adjutant Captain William Thomas Lusk. An avid collector of civil war weapons he will exhibit vintage Civil War swords, side arms and muskets.. Langham appeared in the acclaimed movie Gods and Generals as Stonewall Jackson's Chief of Staff, plus the Chief of Staff to the 20th Maine and Irish Brigades. He will also appear in the upcoming PBS production Young American Heroes – The Elisha Stockwell Story in which he plays the part of Brigadier General Crittenden. A highly articulate Civil War historian he has been published in the Civil War News and lectured at many venues to include Westcon as a visiting professor on the Civil War. In civilian life Langham spent his career at IBM as a Systems Programmer and High Tech Security Specialist and honed his talents as a seasoned lecturer having been a lead speaker for IBM, and later US Trust and the NSA. In the re-enacting world Langham is among the most experienced Civil War soldiers rising thorough the ranks to Lieutenant Colonel in the Highlanders Regiment. Over the past 15 years he has participated in numerous staged battles fighting his way up the coast from Florida to New England. In addition he serves as treasurer to the 11th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry and is a Colonel in the 7th Arkansas, a confederate re-enactment unit. The program is free of charge and refreshments will be served.

Oliver Wolcott Library Hosts Janet Marlow: Our Pets' World from Thunderstorms to Well-Being--Litchfield

03/05/2013

South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-8030.

On Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 7PM at the Oliver Wolcott Library Janet Marlow will present a program:  Our Pets' World from Thunderstorms to Well-Being.  Janet has appeared on Animal Planet, CNN, Martha Stewart and the Today Show and is a consultant for Pruina Friskies, Entrepreneur Magazine.  Her website is petacoustics.com.  The program is free and open to the public.  Registration is required.

WCSU professor to present lecture on 40 years of art

03/05/2013 to 03/05/2013

White Hall, 181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-837-8403.

Professor of Art Margaret Grimes will present a slide lecture and discuss her work on Mar. 5 at 11 a.m. in Viewing Room 1 of White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public, and it will be presented as part of the university's Master of Fine Arts slide lecture series. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/2013MFAlectureseries.asp.

Naugatuck Historical Society - A short film by Kevin Zak as a part of the Naugatuck River Revival Group

03/07/2013

195 Water Street, Naugatuck, CT

First Thursday, March 7,  6-8pm - Welcome to the Naugatuck River. Take a journey down the river, exploring the rarely seen wildlife in a short film by Kevin Zak as a part of the Naugatuck River Revival Group. Free for members, $2 non-members, $5 a family. For more information email wendy.murphy@snet.net or 203 218 5349.

 

Waterbury Symphony Orchestra Presents John Williams POPS -- Litchfield

03/08/2013

Plum Hill, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 203-574-4283.

On Friday, March 8, 2013 at 8PM at the Litchfield Intermediate School the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra will present a program:  John Wiliams POPS.  Best know for his film scores and ceremonial music.  John Williams is one of the most popular and successful American orchestral composers of the modern age.  Come hear highlights from your favorite John Williams scores, such as Star Wars, Harry Potter, E.T., Schindler's List and many more.  Have your picture taken with 501st Connecticut Garrison Storm Troopers and Rebel Forces.  Tickets: $50, $30, $20 ($5 student rush).