Discover Museum and Pletarium Hosts Space Day--Bridgeport

04/02/2016

4450 Park Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06604. Phone: 203-372-3521.

On Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 10AM to 5PM at the Discovery Museum and Planetarium Space Day will be held.  Solar Scopes, Mood Rockets, Meteorites.  Re/Max Hot Air Balloon Rides 4PM weather permitting.  $10 donation requested.  Join us for a preview of our incredible new exhibit:  Science On  A Sphere. 

White Memorial Conservation Center Program: Turn Turn Turn: A Road Trip to the Studio of Wood Turner (Bodger) Richard Heys--Litchfield

04/02/2016

80 Whitehall Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-0857.

April 2, 2016--Turn Turn Turn: A Road trip to the Studio of Wood Turner (Bodger) Richard Heys
Richard's stunning work includes decorative and utilitarian wooden bowls, vases, lidded vessels and sculptural objects made on the lathe and/or by carving. Evolving from a hobby in the early 1990s to a serious pursuit since he retired from a career in chemistry research in 2005, his work aims to reflect both the skills of the craft and an aesthetic response to the character of the wood. He obtains most of his wood locally from storm-felled or otherwise unwanted trees. Meet in front of the A.B. Ceder Room at 9:45 A.M. We'll carpool! 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M., Limited to 10 people. Pre-registration is required. FREE.

Lakeville Gallery Walk

04/02/2016

Main St., Lakeville, CT 06039. Phone: 413-229-8316.

An early spring spring art celebration and gallery walk will take place in Lakeville on Saturday April 2, 2016 from 4-6 pm. The gallery walk will coincide with the opening of WaterWorks a new Lakeville art gallery and watercolor painting school founded by artist Leslie Watkins. Waterworks is located at 325 Main Street in the Parish House of the Methodist church. Across the street the White Gallery will host its closing of its 2016 "Winter Warmer" exhibition. This rotating group show features many represented artists of different styles and media. Artists include Sarah Martinez, Harry Rich, Debra Losada, Carolyn Edlund, Nancy Lasar, Janet Iffland, David Dunlop, Frances B. Ashforth, Joan Jardine, Kate Stiassni and Avery Danziger. Next door to the White Gallery, Somethins Gotta Give decorative arts gallery will feature its usual blend of finely crafted objects by local artisans in the tri-state area. There is fine made-to-order furniture, one of a kind ceramics and wood decoratives. Just down the road on Route 44, Millerton Road, Argazzi Gallery will continue its featured artists Winter Show with an array of paintings of both emerging and established artists. Lakeville Interiors newly renovated retail shop on nearby Holley Street will feature art by Great Barrington based artist Isha Nelson. There is a wide selection of fabrics, wallpapers, custom furniture, area rugs and carpeting Their on-site workroom includes window treatments, pillows, slipcovers and upholstery. Refreshments will be served at some of the galleries.

33rd Annual Connecticut Cactus and Succulent Society Show and Sale-Waterbury

04/02/2016 to 04/03/2016

750 Chase Pkwy., Exit 18 off I-84, Waterbury, CT 06716. Phone: 860-489-8356.

The Connecticut Cactus and Succulent Society will celebrate its 33rd Annual Cactus and Succulent Show and Sale on Sat., April 2nd and Sunday April 3,  2015, at the Naugatuck Valley Community College in Waterbury, CT.  This is the largest show of its kind in the East, with nearly one thousand visitors each year.  The judged show has more than 100 categories with over 500 entries.   In addition, there will be at least 14 vendors with a huge selection of C&S plants, pots, soils, and books.   Admission to the show and sale is free and refreshments are available.  The sales area will be open to the public on Sat. from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. and on Sunday from 10:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M.  Free plants will be given to the first 50 families entering the show on both days.  There will also be a series of free lectures and auctions of larger plants. Directions: Exit 18 from Interstate 84 in Waterbury, CT, and follow the signs. Check the website for further information.

Westside Observatory

04/02/2016

43 Lake Ave. Extension, Danbury, CT Phone: (203) 837-8672.

7 – 8 p.m. planetarium show; 8 – 10 p.m. viewing of the spring sky, Jupiter.  Extension in Danbury, between the Westside Campus Center and Pinney Hall on top of a small hill. The entrance road faces the front of Pinney Hall. Planetarium shows will run for an hour. The times will vary with the sunset. After the show, the public is invited to view the night sky through individual telescopes or take turns with the large, 20-inch telescope. Telescope viewing will run for two hours, weather permitting.

Scoville Memorial Library Program: Frances Moulder Presents "Exiting the Extraordinary: Returning to the Ordinary World After War, Prison and Other Extraordinary Experiences

04/02/2016

38 Main St., Salisbury, CT 06068. Phone: 860-435-2838.

Saturday April 2, at 4:00 (Meet at St. John's Episcopal Church, Main St., Salisbury.  Local author Frances Moulder presents "Exiting the Extraordinary: Returning to the Ordinary World After War, Prison, and Other Extraordinary Experiences". A talk and discussion sponsored by the Scoville Memorial Library in collaboration with St. John's Episcopal Church. Moulder's book explores the experiences and process of reintegration to society when the unusual has shifted people's lives. She will talk about what drew her to the topic, the problems she faced in the research process and the common nature of seemingly diverse extraordinary experiences. Moulder shares insights from her research about the difficulties people face when returning to the ordinary world and the strategies that returnees have used to deal with those challenges.

Flanders Nature Center Program: Vernal Pools--Woodbury

04/02/2016

Flanders Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-3711.

On April 2, 2016 at 8PM at the Sugar House come discover Flanders' vernal pools and amphibian breeding places! Winter held on far too long to pre-plan in advance for this event, but we hear the frogs now, so let's go! Vernal pools are fishless ephemeral spring ponds that form in the forest. By mid-summer, they are gone! Vernal pools are essential to many amphibians and other aquatic creatures like fairy shrimp. During this program, Naturalist Edward Boisits will discuss the importance of vernal pools. Then, we'll head into the night to try to get a glimpse of some pools and see what their nocturnal inhabitants are up to!
Dress for the weather, wear boots and bring a flashlight and/or headlamp. Registration.

Beardsley and Memorial Library Program: Bomber Planes of WWII--Winsted

04/02/2016

40 Munro Place, Winsted, CT 06098. Phone: 860-379-6043.

Bomber Planes of WWII – Military historian and author John Cilio will give a presentation on heavy bombers, dive bombers, and fighter bombers that helped create American airpower at Beardsley and Memorial Library on Saturday, April 2, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. Mr. Cilio will show vintage photographs of these powerful aircraft and talk about their role in aviation history. John Cilio is author of American Airpower: Bombers 1935-1960 Vintage Aviation Photographs from WWII, Korea and the Cold War. This program is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Hat City on Tap - Danbury

04/02/2016

1 Independence Way, Danbury, CT

Hat City on Tap is coming to the Danbury Arena! Saturday, April 2nd from 5pm-8pm. This three hour premium event will showcase over 200 releases from some of America's best craft breweries. Attendees will receive an unlimited sampling of beers, in an atmosphere filled with live music, delicious food available for purchase, and great vendors. *Participants must be at least 21 years of age to attend* STANDARD TICKET | $35

Ansonia Nature Center Hosts Art Painting Party Fundraiser

04/02/2016

10 Deerfield Lane, Ansonia, CT 06401. Phone: 203-736-1053.

ART PAINTING PARTY FUNDRAISER – Sat. Apr. 2, 3–5 pm. FANCI will host an art class fundraiser for "The Playground Fund 2016." Join us for an afternoon of wine, music, and painting. All materials, wine, and snacks provided; just bring your enthusiasm and thirst! FEE: $40. Adults 21+ only. Leave with a wild painting and a warm feeling. Check the website for further details.