A Night of Jazz and Hunt Hill Farm's Skitch Henderson Museum

04/17/2010 to 04/17/2010

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

World class bassist Tom Kennedy has been a part of the music scene for more than 25 years and jazz guitarist Howard Alden is considered to be one of the best of his generation. The two renowned artists will team up to perform in �A Night of Jazz�, a rich and entertaining selection of jazz favorites, at Hunt Hill Farm�s Skitch Henderson Museum on Saturday, April 17th at 5 p.m., 44 Upland Rd., New Milford, CT. Tickets prices are $25 for members, $35 for non-members and $10 for students and children. Reservations are required. Hunt Hill Farm�s 2010 concert series is sponsored by Union Savings Bank. For more information, please contact Susan York. Call or book online to purchase tickets.

Natural Skin Care

04/17/2010 to 04/17/2010

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

Learn how to make natural home skin care remedies with Connecticut family herbalist, Dawyn Cloud Alter (Cherokee descent). Participants will learn how toxins are removed from the body, nutrition as it pertains to skin, and effective, natural skin care tips.

Products from Dawyn�s line �See the Dawn Natural Skin Care� are available for purchase.

CT Educators may earn 0.2 CEUs

Time: 1:00pm -3:00pm Fee: $15 Adults; $12 IAIS Members

Writing Your Grief: A Retreat Day for Parents Who Have Lost Children -- Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

04/17/2010 to 04/17/2010

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

The loss of a child is the most tragic traumatic experience parents can have. This retreat day will give parents an opportunity to see how writing can be a transformative act to help them move forward in the process of surviving the death of their child. The day will be led by poet Sharon Charde whose son, Geoffrey, died 22 years ago. Charde,retired family therapist, leads workshops and weekend retreats, teaches weekly creative writing workshops for young people, and has received numerous awards for her poetry. Saturday, 9:30 am to 5 pm. Fee: $45 (includes lunch). Each participant may bring a friend for $25 payable with registration.

Trinity Arts Series Presents Gilbert and Sullivan Revue

04/17/2010 to 04/17/2010

220 Prospect St., Torrington, 06790. Phone: 860-482-6027.

On Saturday, April 17, 2010 at 7:30PM the Trinity Arts Series is planning a Gilbert and Sullivan revue with excerpts from their various musicals. Come and enjoy an evening of familiar songs from their repertoire. Call for further information.

Springtime in Southern Italy at Hunt Hill Farm's Silo Cooking School

04/18/2010 to 04/18/2010

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

From 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cookbook author, radio personality and food maven Arthur Schwartz returns to The Silo Cooking School with his humorous educational anecdotes and a menu inspired by Spring and his beloved cuisine of Southern Italy. Menu: Fritatta con Asparagi Artichokes alla Romana, braised with garlic and mint Amalfi Risotto al Limone; Veal Stew with Mushrooms and Peas Pastiera (grain and ricotta pie from Naples). Mangia! (Demonstration) Contact Cooking School Director, Chef Mary Kravec for more information. $90 per person. Call to reserve or book online.

Artist Talk at Hunt Hill Farm's Silo Gallery

04/18/2010 to 04/18/2010

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

A Gallery Talk by art students from The Gunnery School in Washington, CT and art faculty member Andrew Richards will take place at 2 p.m. Free.

The main gallery showcases the paintings of two Connecticut artists Christopher Gatto and Ariane Luckey. Each artist is displaying their distinctive pieces to include intimately scaled figurative oil paintings by Gatto and �en plein air� oil and pastel landscapes by Luckey. In The New Talent Gallery the works of art students from The Gunnery School are featured. The Spring Exhibition in The Silo Gallery continues through May 9th.

Crescendo's Spring Concert

04/18/2010 to 04/18/2010

Trinity Episcopal Church, Rte. 112, Lime Rock, 06039. Phone: 860-435-4866.

At 4 p.m., Crescendo's spring program will be "Hidden Treasures of Latin American Choral Music." The Crescendo Chorus and Vocal Ensemble, soloists and the ensemble, Alturas Duo, will perform Latin American secular and sacred music from Colonial times to the present. The earliest work is a processional hymn of the Incas sung in the ancient language of Quechua; the most recent, a contemporary piece based on a Pablo Neruda poem. The singers will be accompanied by rarely-heard instruments such as the charango, a guitar-like instrument made from an armadillo shell, as well as Baroque and modern instruments. Crescendo founder Christine Gevert will conduct. Pre Concert Talk 30 minutes prior to performances. Tickets are $25 for Adults and $10 under 18.

More Than Memories: An Oral History Workshop

04/20/2010 to 04/20/2010

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

Oral history is increasingly being used to capture the past. Join University of Connecticut Professor Ruth Glasser, Ph.D. and historian Jeremy Brecher as they lead an oral history workshop designed for historical society members, museum professionals, and anyone else interested in preserving the past. Topics will include: an introduction to the field of oral history; the mechanics of oral history - planning a project, interview techniques, equipment needs, transcribing, and archiving; and how oral histories can be employed to illuminate the past. A hands-on practice session will conclude the program. Registration Fee: $35 (includes lunch) Reservations necessary, call 203-753-0381 x 10

History Bites--Litchfield Historical Society--Reading Between the Lines

04/22/2010 to 04/22/2010

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

History Bites continues on Thursday, April 22, 2010 at Noon presenting Reading Between the Lines-- Julie Frey, curator, Litchfield Historical Society reflections on the craftsmen's advertisement of early nineteenth century Litchfield. Bring lunch. Beverages and desserts are provided. Reservations requested but not required. $2 donation per lecture.

Kent Film Festival

04/22/2010 to 04/25/2010

Main Street, Kent, 06757. Phone: 860 592-0059.

MISSION:The Kent Film Festival is a grass roots organization dedicated to the development and education of artists with an independent vision and to create a platform for filmmakers to reach the best possible audience for their work. The Kent Film Festival screens films created by a richly diverse group of talent; students of film and independent filmmakers alongside well-seasoned film professionals. Films from the famous and not-yet- famous comprise four days of inspired choices in feature, documentary, animation, and film short categories that deliver stories of deep poignancy, gentle observation, artistic perspective and unfettered imagination. Stories which mirror and direct our lives. The festival runs for four days in April. Check the website for times and prices as the date nears.