Gunn Lecture - Protect Yourself from Identity Theft - Washington


Wykeham Rd./Rte. 47, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-7756.

On Thursday, April 7th @ 6:30pm. Identity theft is the nation's fastest growing crime, and one that can do incredible damage to your finances, credit and your peace of mind. This serious crime occurs when someone uses your identifying information such as your name, social security number or credit card number without your permission. The Federal Trade Commission estimates that as many as 9 million Americans have their identities stolen each year. Join us for an informative talk with Attorney Metta Rehnberg Delmore and learn steps to take to avoid being a victim. For more information call.


Amphibians With Attitude - At The Ansonia Nature Center


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

10:30 a.m., bring your pre-schooler to this program for three- to five-year olds at the Ansonia Nature Center. In April, learn about Amphibians and their small slippery babies that we call tadpoles that live in the Nature Center's wetlands. The program will include a short story and a brief hike.  It is designed for children accompanied by an adult. Tuition is $5.00 per child for Ansonia residents and current family-level F.A.N.C.I, members and $7.00 per child for all others. Registration in advance by calling 203-736-1053 is required.

Watertown Historical Society Program--The Greatest Hits of the Civil War: America's Earliest Professional Songwriters


50 DeForest Street, Watertown, CT 06795. Phone: 860-274-1050.

On Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 7:30PM at Walker Hall the Watertown Historical Society will offer a program by Rick Spencer entitled The Greatest Hits of the Civil War: America's Earliest Professional Songwriters.  April marks the 150th anniversary of the firing on Fort Sumter in South Carolina and the beginning of the United States' greatest conflict, the Civil War.  This fascinating music program presents some of the songs that were most popular during that era.  Rick Spencer is known internationally as a scholar, researcher and presenter of music programs based on historic themes.  The program is free and open to the public.  Check the website for other events.

Piccadilly Circus at Danbury Ice Arena


1 Independence Way, Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 941-552-9952.

On Thursday, 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Here Comes The Circus!  Everything you'd expect to see at a Circus. Celebrating 25 years entertaining families throughout North America.  You'll see the "Elephant Extravaganza", "Motorcycle Madness", "Katunga' the giant jungle monster, contortionists. Clowns, and much more!.  Check out the website for ticket information.

Torrington Historical Society--Lecture on John Brown


865 Riverside Avenue, Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-482-8260.

On Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 7PM at the First Congregational Church on the west side of Torrington,  the Torrington Historical Society will sponsor a lecture, John Brown by Edwin Cole Bearss, noted military historian.  Presented by the Connecticut Civil War Round Table. Ed Bearss is the author of several books about the Civil War.  He lectures widely and is famous for his Civil War battlefield tours.  He served as the chief historian for the National Park Service from 1981 to 1994.  As we begin the Civil War Sesquicentennial there is no topic more relevant than John Brown.  Born in Torrington May 9, 1800, Brown would later become a radical abolitionists.  His violent efforts to end slavery in America certainly brought this nation closer to the eventual war.  The lecture is free and open to the public.

History Bites 2011 Lecture Series--Torrington Historical Society


192 Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-482-8260.

On Thursday, April 7, 2011 the History Bites Lecture Series continues at the Torrington Historical Society hosting David R. Bennett, topic: Arvid and William Dayton: Two Generations of Yankee Ingenuity.  The Dayton family of Torrington was remarkable for their mechanical skills and innovative ideas.  Arvid Dayton, a maker of melodeons and reed organs in mid 19th century Torrington, patented many improvements to the reed organ.  Arvid's son Wiliiam, who began his career in his father's shop, later established himself as a master mechanic and is most know as the inventor of the machine that would become the basis of the needle industry in America. All lectures are at Noon.  Bring lunch. Beverages and desserts are provided.  Reservations requested but not required.  Suggested donation: $2 per lecture.

Litchfield Hills Film Festival 2011 - New Milford/Kent

04/07/2011 to 04/10/2011

26 Bank Street, 2nd Floor, New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: 860-799-7331.

Litchfield Hills Film Festival used to be Kent Film Festival expands to serve Litchfield county now known as Litchfield Hill Film Festival 2011. Kent Film Festival co-founders, Frank and Parice Galterio, assisted by J Daniel Stricker, Associate Director will expand the festival to better serve Litchfield County's thirst for independent films. The festival will be identical to the Kent Festival held for the past 5 years. Screening will still be held in Kent where the festival was born but is expanding to New Milford Green. The Bank Street Theatre has opened its doors to the event. Films will be shown in the theatre as well as other venues withing walking distance to the Green. This year's festival, April 7 - 10, will showcase an impressive list of films, of which are from around the world. All donations are tax deductible. The group's office is located at 26 Bank Street, New Milford. Mailing address is P.O. Box 846, Kent, CT 06757. For more information visit the website.

Semi Annual Tag Sale - Lourdes Shirine - Litchfield

04/07/2011 to 04/10/2011

83 Montford Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-1041.

Semi-Annual Tag Sale. Stop by and select from the great deals to be had from other people’s treasures. Organized by Shrine volunteers this effort is one of the major fund raisers that helps us get ready for the upcoming Pilgrimage Season. If you need more information, or want to drop off items for the Sale, please contact us at 860-567-1041.

Sunset Meadow Vineyard Offers Wine Making and Wine Tasting Course


599 Old Middle Street, Goshen, CT 06756. Phone: 860-201-4654.

Sunset Meadow Vineyards continues its Wine Making and Wine Tasting Series on April 8, 2011 from 6:30PM to 8:30PM.  Join a class to educate you in every aspect of wine making and tasting.  Everything you wanted to know about wine brought to you in these classes.  Learn basic sensory appreciation and terminology to vineyard management to the art of blending and of course food pairings.  Classes are $35 per class.  Call to register--class size is limited.

Barkhamsted Historical Society Winter Lecture Series


109 West River Rd, Barkhamsted, CT 06063. Phone: 869 738 1152.

The Barkhamsted Historical Society's Winter Lecture Series presents Paul Hart speaking on "The History of Center Hill" on April 8th at 7:00 PM at the Barkhamsted Senior Center.  Admission is free and refreshments will be served. Questions call: Noreen Watson 860 738 1152.