No Stress Band serves up the 2nd annual Cabin Fever Party Goshen Players

03/10/2012

2 North Street, Goshen, CT Phone: 860.491.9988.

Snow Date: Sun. March 11, 2012. 2 to 5 pm. Suggested Donation: $5 - No advance sales, tickets only available at the door. ick off those winter boots, get out your dancing shoes and join the party! Light refreshments will be available for purchase The No Stress Band features the hot vocals of Lana Peck and Merrill Black combined with the cool sax of Joe Nedermann. Rick Bette on drums and John Long on bass power the rhythm section. They are supported by multi-instrumentalist Leo Normandin on guitar, harmonica and piano with Mark Kindley rounding out the group on lead and slide guitar. The music romps across jump blues, swing, jazz and rock, serving up a mix of covers and originals that are guaranteed warm you up and have you calling for more.

Open House Maple Festival at Sullivan Farm

03/10/2012 to 03/11/2012

140 Park Lane, New Milford, CT Phone: 860.354.0047.

Saturday March 10th -    10 am to 4 pm, Sunday March 11th     -    12 noon to 4 pm. Come visit a working sugar house and learn the history behind one of New England's favorite natural products. Guides will escort visitors around to various sites reflecting a 300 year history of maple. Syrup and other maple products will be available for purchase.

Happy 100th Anniversary Girl Scouts of Danbury!

03/10/2012

43 Main Street, Danbury, CT Phone: (203) 743-5200.

10am to 3pm. All Danbury Girl Scout troops, their friends and families, and former Girl Scouts are invited for a FREE tour of the Danbury Museum buildings. Participate in making a craft that celebrates 100 years of Girl Scout history!

Studio 59 Features Piano Masterworks with Timothy Alexandre Wallace

03/10/2012

59 Barber Street, Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-482-6801.

PIANO MASTERWORKS at Studio 59 on March 10,2012 featuring Triumph of Beethoven with Timothy Alexandre Wallace, pianist.
7:15pm - H'ordeuvres--7:30pm - Performance. TICKETS: General:  $16.50 (tax included) Students (12 and under):  Free
(Must be accompanied by an adult) LIMITED SEATING.RSVP: 860-482-6801.

Julian of Norwich: A Woman of Hope for Our Contemporary Journey at Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

03/10/2012 to 03/10/2012

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

A program introducing the life and work of the 14th Century English mystic. Presenter will be Jo-Ann Iannotti, OP. Fee: $30 (includes lunch). Non-refundable deposit: $15. Scholarships available. Bring a friend for $20 payable with registration. For more information and to register, call Wisdom House 860-567-3163 or visit www.wisdomhouse.org

The Litchfield Historical Society Presents Tony Horwitz: Midnight Rising

03/11/2012

25 South St., Litchfield, CT Phone: (860) 567-4501.

3:30 PM. St. Michael's Community House. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Tony Horwitz will be on hand to discuss his newest book, Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War. Midnight Rising illuminates the life of Brown, his mission, and his legendary 1859 raid on Harpers Ferry. Horwitz is the bestselling author of Confederates in the Attic and A Voyage Long and Strange. He has also written for the Wall Street Journal and the New Yorker. Books will be available for sale, courtesy of the Hickory Stick Bookshop. Free. Please contact the Litchfield Historical Society at (860) 567-4501 to register for this event.

Ansonia Nature Center Hosts: Go Fly A Kite Program

03/11/2012

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

On Sunday, March 11, at 2PM Rangers Wendy and Martin are teaming up again to instruct in this family-friendly workshop to help you design and construct your own kite.  If there is dry and windy weather you can launch your creation after the class.  Materials fee $5 per kite.  Call to register.

Litchfield Historical Society Hosts Tony Horwitz's Book Talk

03/11/2012

South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4501.

On Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 3:30PM at St. Michael's Community House, South Street the Litchfield Historical Society will host Tony Horwitz book Talk:  Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War.  Midnight Rising is the vivid account of John Brown's life, mission, and legendary raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859. Horwitz traces Brown's rise from farmboy to revolutionary whose magnetic personality drew many followers. In this riveting book, Horwitz tells an essential American story that still resonates with our own-of the troubled soul of a firebrand, the desperate idealism of his followers, and the spirit of a sundered nation. Author James L. Swanson praises Horwitz: "Beautifully written and sparkling with fresh insights, Midnight Rising resurrects the multiple faces of John Brown: avenging angel or murderous terrorist; slavery's nemesis or deluded fanatic; abolitionist hero or subversive insurrectionist." Free to the public.

Weir Farm Staff to Present ARTalk Program on Restoration

03/11/2012

25 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT Phone: (203)834-1896.

The hour-long ARTalk begins at 2:00 p.m., at the Ridgefield Library and attendees will learn about the restoration and conservation projects underway at the Weir House, Weir Studio, and Young Studio. NPS Park Ranger Caitlin Sjaarda will discuss the history behind the restoration at Weir Farm National Historic Site, and Museum Technician Jessica Kuhnen will showcase a number of recently conserved historic objects from the park's collection. Superintendent Linda Cook will also be present to talk about the project, as well as answer any questions about the restoration process and future plans for the park.

Ridgefield Library ARTalk Program: Restoration at Weir Farm

03/11/2012

472 Main St., Ridgefield, CT 06877. Phone: 203-438-2282.

On Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 2PM the National Park Servicee staff from Weir Farm National Historic Site will be at the Ridgefield Library to present a program about the restoration of the historic buildings at Weir Farm.  This event is one in a series of ARTalks offred by the Ridgefield Library.  Registration is not required.  Free and open to the public.