First Tuesday @ 7 Lecture Series Program: Bernard Drew: Aspects of Water Powered Indsutry in Falls Village


Main Street, Falls Village, CT 06031. Phone: 860-824-8226.

First Tuesday Lecture Series @7 on June 2, 2015 will feature Bernard Drew:  Aspects of Water Powered Industry in Falls Village and North Canaan.  The meeting will be held at The Center on Main in downtown Falls Village, directly across from Town Hall.  The lecture lasts about 1 hour with refreshments served afterward.  Lectures are free and open to the public. 

Mattatuck Museum - Lunch & Learn: A Look at Portraiture with Bob Burn


144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-753-0381.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join Director Bob Burns for a tour of the exhibition, The Serious and the Smirk, which highlights a selection of portraits from the museum’s collection followed by a boxed lunch. Bob will specifically look at works which span the 18th to the 21st century and include a variety of media from pencil sketches, pen and ink, oil, pastel, watercolor, and photography to sculpture. This program is supported in part by the CT. Community Foundation.

White Memorial Conservation Center Program: Hiking and Healthful Eating with Gerri Griswold--Litchfield


Route 202, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-0857.

Hiking and Healthful Eating with Gerri Griswold--It is pretty much common knowledge that diet and exercise are key in losing weight. Many people falter when it comes to knowing how to be creative with food. They eat the same old turkey sandwich or salad, become bored and disillusioned, and quit. Spend this evening taking a brisk walk with Gerri, then settle into a delicious and simple to prepare vegetable based meal. The objective is to share recipes, learn how to use herbs and spices to create wonderfully delicious meals that will keep you focused on your goal and to use this beautiful property to help you become the very best you can be. You are worth it! Dress for the weather! BRING YOUR OWN PLACE SETTING! 6:00 P.M., A.B. Ceder Room, Members: $15.00 Non-members: $25.00. Limited to 20 people! Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.

Matatuck Museum - Music @ The Matt: The Nameless Trio


144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-753-0381.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Nameless Trio (Matt Miklus, Morgan Morse and Pat Haddon) has been stirring up the New England music scene with their handmade freestyle blend of acoustic music which features an upright bass, guitar, mandolin, Dobro, and banjo. Reminiscent of Americana and folk music, their songs span a wider spectrum of genres including swing, blues, rock, bluegrass, and more. Cash bar. Light refreshments. Visit for more information. This program is supported in part by the City of Waterbury Arts and Tourism Commission.

Oliver Wolcott Library Program: 100 Places in France Every Woman Shoud Go with Author Marcia DeSanctis--Litchfield


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

On Thursday, June 4, 2015 from 7 to 8PM at the Oliver Wolcott Library Author Marcia DeSanctis will give a talk about her book:  100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go.  Combining advice, memoir and meditations on th glories of traveling through France Marcia will go beyond the guidebook and offer insight into how to enjoy France.  Marcia DeSanctis spent 18 years as a news producer for ABC, NBC and CBS news.  A wine and cheese reception will follow the event.  Hickory Stick Bookshop will provide books for sale and signing.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.

2015 History Bites Lecture Series: The Old Woodbury Historical Society: Food-ways & Hearth Cooking at the Hurd House--Woodbury


25 Hollow Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-266-0305.

On Thursday, June 4, 2015 at Noon the 2015 History Bite Lecture Series continues hosted by The Old Woodbury Historical Society at the Hurd House Museum.  Jamie Monckton, Susan Cheatham and Douglas Schlicher will take "A Closer Look" at colonial fair and cooking techniques.  Pre-registration recommended but not required.  Bring your lunch.  Beverages and dessert will be provided.  Check the website for further information.

Ansonia Nature Center Program: The Turning of Venus


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

THE TURNING OF VENUS – Fri. June 5,2015 at  7 pm. Gaianne Jenkins, a retired mathematician with an interest in paleo- astronomy, will tell us about an ancient calendar used as late as the middle Ages that predicts the motions of the moon and some planets. She will focus on the eight phases of Venus and the ancient five seasons of the year. On the night of this talk Venus will be near maximum Eastern elongation, turning from the phase of the lake to the phase of the earth, and we will be changing from spring to high summer. After the talk, weather permitting, we will view Venus through telescopes; it should appear as a bright half disc. FREE; please pre-register.

Warner Theatre Presents The Goonies--Torrington


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

THE GOONIES--Shown on the Warner Big Screen--Friday, June 5, 2015 at 7 pm. From the imagination of Steven Spielberg, THE GOONIES plunges a band of small heroes into a swashbuckling, surprise-around-every-corner quest beyond their wildest dreams! Following a mysterious treasure map into a spectacular underground realm of twisting passages, outrageous booby-taps and a long-lost pirate ship full of golden doubloons, the kids race to stay one step ahead of a family of bumbling bad guys...and a mild-mannered monster with a face only a mother could love. A family adventure classic from start to buccaneering finish, THE GOONIES is a cinematic treasure trove of breathtaking action, dazzling effects and shiver-ye-timbers thrills.

Waterbury Palace Theatre Diane Monroe & Tony Miceli: Summer Jazz Series


100 East Main St., Waterbury, CT Phone: 203-346-2000 .

8 pm. For this special Jazz Series performance, she is joined by internally renowned vibraphonist Tony Miceli, a vibraphonist of astonishing virtuosity, musical resilience, and inventiveness. The consummate versatile musician, Tony has played in countless jazz festivals, percussion festivals, jazz clubs, and colleges throughout the world, since his career began in 1980.

21st Annual Celebrity Breakfast features Bud Harrelson--Danbury


1 Stacey Rd., Danbury, CT 06811. Phone: 203-241-4655.

The 21st Annual Celebrity Breakfast on June 5, 2015 at the Amber Room in Danbury will feature Bud Harrelson.  Tickets can be purchased online at EventBrite or by calling Paul Schaffer.