Connecticut Civil War Round Table Meeting--Torrington


835 Riverside Ave., Torrington, CT 06790.

The Connecticut Civil War Round Table will meet January 9, 2016 at 7PM at First Congregational Church in Torrington.  Pete Vermilyea will talk about Terryville native and Civil War soldier Dorence Atwater.  Atwater enlisted in the Union Army at age 16 and was one of the first prisoners at the  notorious Andersonville, GA. POW camp.  After the war, he served as U.S. Consul to Tahiti. 

White Memorial Conservation Center Program: Winter Twig ID with James Fischer-Litchfield


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

On January 9, 2016 at 10Am in the A. B. Ceder Room at White Memorial Conservation Center a program: Winter Twig ID with James Fischer will be held.  Explore the characteristics of deciduous trees and shrubs sans foliage.  Dress for the weather. 

Warner Nancy Marine Stuio Theatre Presents Lucinda and Michael: Live! No Boundaries--Torrington


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

Lucinda and Michael – LIVE! NO BOUNDARIES at the Warner Nancy Marine Studio Theatre--Torrington, CT – The Warner Theatre is excited to welcome national recording artists (and Newtown, CT natives) Lucinda and Michael as they kick off their 2016 "No Boundaries" tour with a CD release performance and LIVE DVD taping at the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre at 8:00 pm!  The performance is full of their very own original radio tracks and YOU can be a part of the LIVE DVD "No Boundaries 2016" just by being in the audience! Lucinda and Michael are asking each of you to donate a can of cat or dog food, blankets etc. to help local shelter Little Guild of St. Francis of West Cornwall.

Warner Theatre Hosts Momix Opus Cactus--Torrington

01/09/2016 to 01/10/2016

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

On Thursday, April 14, 2016 the Warner Theatre is excited to welcome living legend Gordon Lightfoot to the Main Stage at 8:00 pm. Tickets go on sale to Warner Theatre Members on Tuesday, December 8 at 10:00 am and to the General Public Friday, December 11 at 10:00 am. After 50 active years of hit song making and international album sales well into the multi-millions, it's safe to say that esteemed singer-songwriter and musician Gordon Lightfoot resides with some very exclusive company atop the list of all-time greats.

White Memorial Conservation Center Hosts Winter Twig Identification with James Fischer--Litchfield


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

January 9, 2016--Winter Twig Identification with WMCC Research Director James Fischer. Just because the leaves fall off each year doesn't mean you can't identify trees and shrubs in the winter. This program will teach you how to identify a tree or shrub by the twig without the leaves. We'll explore the characters of deciduous twigs that you can use to identify most species with confidence in the future. 10:00 A.M., Meet at the A. B. Ceder Room. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy footwear. FREE.

Warner Theatre Presents Momix Opus Cactus--Torrington

01/09/2016 to 01/10/2016

Main St., Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-459-7180.

On Saturday, January 9, 2016 and Sunday, January 10, 2016 the Warner Theatre will once again welcome the irrepressible Moses Pendelton and the internationally acclaimed dancer-illusionists troupe, MOMIX, as they present Opus Cactus on the Main Stage. In this mesmerizing production, Opus Cactus brings the landscape of the American Southwest to life with Pendelton's signature illusionistic style to create dynamic images of cacti, slithering lizards and fire dancers which one reviewer describes as, "exploding with a sense of magic, danger, sensuality, quirkiness, humour and beauty that can be found in that often hidden world." This show is sure to captivate audiences of all ages!  Call to make reservations or go on the website.

Litchfield Community Center Hosts Wykeham Consort


Route 202, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-8302.

Litchfield Community Center will host the Wykeham Consort for a 4PM Sunday, January 10, 2016 concert: She Came out of the Sea.  Featuring Spanish Renaissance and Sephardic music.  Cost $10.  Registration and prepayment required. 

Harwinton Library Program: Slavery in Connecticut


80 Bentley Drive, Harwinton, CT 06791. Phone: 860-485-9113.

On January 10, 2016 from 2 to 4PM the Harwinton Library will hold a program on Slavery in Connecticut.  Dr. Karl Valois, teacher at the University of Connecticut will be the speaker.  Sponsored by the Harwinton Historical Society. Admission is free. 

Best of Baroque Sherman Chamber Ensemble


St Andrews Church, Kent, CT

4 p.m. The program will include music for harpsichord, flute and strings by Bach, Corelli and Vivaldi. Special Guest Dylan Sauerwald, international prize winning harpsichordist will be joined by SCE Artistic Director and cellist Eliot Bailen, Susan Rotholz (flute), Michael Roth (violin), Sarah Adams (viola) and Peter Weitzner (bass). Tickets for the concerts, which are open to the general public, are $30 per person at the door ($25 for students and seniors). There is a $5 discount on tickets purchased in advance ($25/20) at or by sending a check to Sherman Chamber Ensemble, P.O. Box 578, Sherman, CT 06784.

Newtown Historical Society Hosts Town Historian's Annual Lecture: Adams Family Memorabilia


25 Main St., Newtown, CT 06470. Phone: 203-426-4533.

On Monday, January 11, 2016 at 7:30PM in the C.H. Booth Library meeting room Town Historian's Annual Lecture will be held featuring the Charles and Helen Zilinek donation of Adams Family Memorabilia.  This presentation and exhibit will focus on 52 items that once belonged to the Adams family, including John Adams and John Quincy dams, the first and sixth presidents of the United States.   The items will actually be viewed and appreciated.