Artist Amy Oestreicher Exhibit --Ridgefield

02/28/2015 to 03/30/2015

51 Ethan Allen Highway, Ridgefield, CT 06877. Phone: 203-544--0800.

"Canvas Talk: A Forum of Dreams" debuts at Ridgefield Tusk & Cup Fine Coffee Saturday February 28th 5-8pm. Local artist Amy Oestreicher will be at an evening meet and greet on Saturday February 28th from 5pm to 8pm at Tusk & Cup Fine Coffee in Ridgefield, CT. Her work will be on display starting on January 26th. Amy Oestreicher is a twenty-seven year old artist, actress, musician, orator and writer residing in Westport, CT. The fulfillment of her dream to act was shockingly interrupted when, at the age of eighteen, she suffered a blood clot that left her in a coma for months and unable to eat or drink for over three years. Almost thirty surgeries later, Amy is still courageously fighting medical setbacks, and uses her painting and mixed media creations to transcend ten years of emotional and physical trauma. Her art demonstrates her journey into daylight and into a life of normalcy, which she is still traveling. Amy's work explores complicated themes of betrayal, leaping into the void, uncertainty, fate, flight, and rising up from ashes.

Hickory Stick Bookshop hosts Author David J. DeWitt Handwriting Analysis: Discover Your Own Vocational/Career Potential-Washington, CT

03/01/2015

2 Green Hill Rd., Washington Depot, CT 06794. Phone: 860-868-0525.

David DeWitt will sign copies of his new book:  Handwriting Analysis: Discover your Own Vocational/Career Potential at The Hickory Stick Bookshop on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 2PM. 

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Hosts Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra--Ridgefield

03/01/2015

258 Main St., Ridgefield, CT 06877. Phone: 203-438-4519.

Celebrating 50 Years: Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra--Sunday, March 1 · 3 pm. FREE for members and children 18 and under; FREE with the price of admission for non-members. Enjoy the music of Bacharach, Bernstein, Copland, and Cage performed live by the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra and set in David Scanavino's immersive exhibition. The program will explore how classical and popular music informed and influenced one another in the second half of the twentieth century. In its fifty years as a professional organization, The Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra has delighted audiences in Fairfield County and beyond. Orchestra leader Gerald Steichen, whose career ranges from symphony to opera, Broadway to chamber music, has established himself as one of America's most versatile young conductors.

Mohawk Mountain Ski Area Fireman's Day

03/01/2015

46 Great Hollow Rd, Cornwall, CT Phone: 860-672-6100 .

Come out and support your local Fire Department as they race rival teams down down the slopes dressed in full firefighting gear! Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Saturday/Holiday, 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Sunday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Imagination Nation Museum -Read Across America... It's Dr. Seuss' Birthday!

03/01/2015

One Pleasant Street, Bristol, CT Phone: (860) 540-3199.

1pm - 2 pm. Encourage a child in your life to gain a passion for reading. Celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss, create silly rhymes & listen to story time.

Haight Brown Vineyard - Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Pairing Classes

03/01/2015

29 Chestnut Hill Rd., Off Rte. 118, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-4045.

Join us for The World's Best Cheeses with a Wine, Cheese and Chocolate paring class. 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! Classes will be held on the following dates: March 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22. Visit the website for more information and to register.

Third Annual Big Chili 5K Race

03/01/2015

25 Shelter Rock Lane, Danbury, CT Phone: 203-790-8342.

Race at 10 a.m. Start & Finish at Danbury Sports Dome 25 Shelter Rock Lane, Danbury, CTChili competition and public taste testing, music, entertainment, activities for kids and more!  Fun for the entire family from 1 pm - 4 pm. $5 per person, $15 per family.

Danbury Music Centre

03/01/2015

CT

The Danbury Music Centre will perform at 3 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The concert will be free and the public is invited. For more information, go to http://danburymusiccentre.org/.

Brookfield Museum and Historical Society Lecture: King Phillips Colonial War and Its Impact on Current Day Military Policy

03/02/2015

165 Whisconer Rd., Brookfield, CT 06804. Phone: 203-740-8140.

Robert Purssell of Brookfield, a retired engineer and research writer, will conduct a power point presentation on King Phillips War or the first Indian War. The presentation will be given at the Brookfield Museum on Monday, March 2, 2015 at 7:30 in the evening. The Museum is located at 165 Whisconer Road, Brookfield Center ( intersection of Routes 25 and 133) .The program is sponsored by the Brookfield Historical Society as part of the American Military Forum Series. During his address, Purssell will discuss the circumstances that led to this conflict and its outcome. He will also offer insights on lessons learned and how they helped shape our current U.S. military organization and post war policy and strategy in dealing with captives 350 years later. Following the presentation complimentary refreshments will be offered.

Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center — From Wisdom's Table: Irish Wedding Whisky Cake

03/03/2015 to 03/03/2015

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

Wedding cakes are works of art. Years ago, the top tier of the wedding cake was preserved and served on the day of the christening of the first born child. In this demonstration class, the classic Irish Wedding Whiskey Cake will be the focus. Join Wisdom House’s Head Chef Margaret Jacobs and learn to create a masterpiece of your own, even if you haven’t yet kissed the Blarney Stone!

Spirits donated by West Side Package Store, Torrington, CT.

Fee: $25 per person