St. John's Episcopal Church Hosts Baltimore Consort--Washington


78 Green Hill Rd., Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-2527.

The Baltimore Consort will be the next featured performers in the popular St. John’s Concert Series in Washington, Conn. on Saturday, April 2 at 8 pm. The highly acclaimed group, founded in 1980, has made its reputation through its study and performance of early English, Spanish and French popular music and the relationship between folk music, art and dance.
The Baltimore Consort originally organized to study the music of Shakespeare’s time, and went on to explore the rich heritage of North American music as well. In 2009 they released Cancione!, a collection of Spanish Renaissance music.  The premier interpreters of early English, Scottish and French popular music, the Baltimore Consort features Mary Anne Ballard (treble, tenor and bass viols), Mark Cudek (cittem, bass viol), Jose Lemos(countertenor), Larry Lipkis (bass viol, recorder, crumhorn), Ronn McFarlane (lute) and Mindy Rosenfeld (flutes, whistle, crumhom).  Mary Anne Ballard, who researches the Consort programs, is on the faculty of the Oberlin’s summer Baroque Museum Institute and recently was Director of Music for The Play of Daniel at The Cloisters in New York. Mark Budek is Director of The Early Music Program at The Peabody Conservatory and Artistic Director of The Indianapolis Early Music Festival. Tickets for the concert are $20 per person.  Call for further information or check the website.

Mommy & Me No Fooling Me Day Barnes Nature Center

04/02/2011 to 04/02/2011

175 Shrub Rd., Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: (860) 589-8200.

Ages:  Adult with their 3 or 4 year oldCost:  $15 per class or $60 for entire session.  To register call (860) 589-8200.Each month will focus on a seasonal topic in nature which you can explore with your young one.  Each class includes an outdoor experience, story and related craft project.

Beekeeping 101 at the Pratt Nature Center

04/02/2011 to 04/02/2011

163 Papermill Road, New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: 860-355-3137.

Come BEE encouraged in starting your own hive.    This course will cover basic setups and offer some hands on experience with equipment. Instructor Dave Cherniske. 16 yr and up  $10.00 members / $12.00 Non Members.

Infinity Music Hall Presents Yale School of Music Guitar Extravaganza


Route 44, Norfolk, CT 06058. Phone: 866-666-6306.

The Guitar Extravaganza returns to the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival Winter Series at Infinity Hall at 1pm on Sunday, April 3rd. Under Director Benjamin Verdery, Fellows from the Yale School of Music Guitar Studio perform works spanning the centuries, for solo guitar and small ensembles. Don't miss this concert of great works, masterfully performed. Check the website for further information.

Infinity Music Hall Presents Kaki King


Route 44, Norfolk, CT 06058. Phone: 866-666-6306.

On Sunday, April 3, 2011 at 7:30PM at Infinity Music Hall Kaki King will perform.  Kaki King will return to her acoustic roots this winter for a national tour that will make stops at renowned venues such as the Moma in New York City, Yoshi's in San Francisco and World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. Kings career has been enthralling, as it has evolved from its virtuosic acoustic busker beginnings in the subways of New York to creating cerebral soundscapes with Tortoise's John McIntyre to being included on Rolling Stone magazine's short list of "Guitar Gods" to collaborations with Dave Grohl and Eddie Vedder. In her 10-year career, King has released five full lengths and two EPs.  Check the website for further information.

Bon Bon Voyage Children’s Event at Hunt Hill Farm Trust - New Milford


44 Upland Rd., New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: 860-355-0300.

On Sunday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Adult and Child Team Ages 4 - 10. $65 per Team.  International Desserts Cooking Class, Book Reading and Sing-along. Learn about desserts from around the world in this interactive class that includes hands on cooking experience where we’ll develop measuring and mixing skills by making Banana Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding, Baklava (has nuts) and Lemon Curd Tartlets. While desserts are baking, the authors Kirby Fopma and Holly Wojahn will conduct a book reading, followed by a sing along from the book’s cd and of course, dessert sampling!  Due to limited space, we require Teams consisting of 1 Adult and 1 Child ONLY.  Please indicate child’s age when registering.


Ridgefield Fights The Civil War at The Keeler Tavern Museum


132 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877. Phone: 203-438-5485. Fax: 203-438-9953.

Guest speaker Charlie Pankenier will describe the dramatic and largely untold story of how Ridgefielders fought the Civil War!

Natural Remedies for Women's Health Part 2 at the Institute for American Indian Studies - Washington

04/03/2011 to 04/03/2011

38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-0518.

Join local herbalist and flower essence practitioner Lupo Passero at the Institute for American Indian Studies for part two of an introductory workshop on natural remedies for women's health. This class will focus on herbs for vitality, stress management and healthy hormonal balance. Lupo will discuss the importance of a good diet emphasizing foods and supplements rich in calcium, magnesium and vitamin D3. She will continue to talk about some of her favorite plants for women such as red raspberry, maca and black cohosh along with  herbs benefiting the nervous system.  This is a continuation of a class Lupo taught in January, but that class is not a prerequisite for attending this workshop.  Come and join Lupo for an empowering look at natural health for women of all ages.   CT Educators may earn .2 CEUs.  Fee: $15; $12 IAIS Members.  Please call for reservation.




Points of View: the power of political cartooning - Torrington


855 University Drive, Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-626-6852.

Acclaimed Litchfield County illustrators Marc Simont and Barry Blitt will discuss their work and in particular its impact as a medium in political and environmental events. The event is sponsored by the Litchfield County Writers Project and will be held at the UConn Torrington campus. There will be a book sale and book signings after the discussion.

Warner Theatre Daytime Performances Series presents Anne of Green Gables


68 Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-489-7180.

On Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 9:45AM at the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre of the Warner Theatre the Daytime Performance Series presents Anne of Green Gables.  Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert want a boy to help with the chores.  They are not expecting Ann Shirley, an orphan with little more than a tattered carpet bag and a big imagination.  ArtsPower's popular and heart-warming musical tells the story of vivacious Anne and her journey to find the family she's always wanted.  Tickets: $8.  The performance is perfect for school groups and homeschoolers and complete with study guides that focus on literature-based communication, language arts, relationships.and family.