Washington Montessori School Hosts Evening with Susan Saint James

04/14/2012

240 Litchfield Turnpike, New Preston, CT 06777. Phone: 860-868-0551 Ext. 216.

On Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 7:30PM at the Washington Montessori School an evening with Susan Saint James will be held.  Join for a special evening with Emmy-award winning actress Susan Saint James as she shares highlights from her long career.  Champagne reception to follow.  Presentation $30/Presentation and Reception $50.  Call for reservations.

Earth Day on the Greenway--Litchfield

04/14/2012

421 Bantam Road, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-8851.

On Saturday, April 14, 2012 from 9:30AM to 1PM Earth Day on the Greenway will take place.  Come be part of the ongoing work on the Litchfield Community Greenway.  Join workers for a pot luck lunch at noon.  Call for further information.

Lys Guillorn at the Danbury History Museum

04/14/2012

43 Main St., Danbury, CT Phone: 203.743.5200.

2 to 4 pm Dreamy lyric-driven folk music with a hint of twang. Singer/Songwriter Lys Guillorn "Guillorn is among the most creative and talented musicians on the Connecticut scene." -- Eric Danton, Hartford Courant

White Flower Farm Hosts Garden Talk and Book Signing with Tovah Martin--Litchfield

04/14/2012

Route 63, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-8789.

On Saturday, April 14, 2012  from 10:30AM join White Flower Farm at a free Garden Talk and Book  Signing with Tovah Martin--The New Terrarium.  Lecture is Free of charge.  Plants and supplies for creating your own terrarium will be available for sale.

Naugatuck Historical Society Program: Colette's Crafts--Reverse Painting

04/14/2012

195 Water Street, Naugatuck, CT 06770. Phone: 203-729-9039.

Colette's Crafts – Reverse Painting, April 14, 11am--Let your children's get their hands on history this month through the exploration of reverse painting. Reverse painting is the same technique used in the Salem Bridge Clocks on display at the Museum. $2 per child, registration recommended.

Gun Memorial Library -- Kanzashi Flower Making Workshop--Washington, CT

04/14/2012

5 Wyhkeham Road, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-7586.

Join us at the Gunn Memorial Library Wykeham Room on Saturday, April 14th at 11:00 am for a fun and fascinating workshop on Kanzashi Flower Making. Quilt and sewing experts Sharon Morrissey and Jen O'Brien will be here to demonstrate and teach this very unique art. The lovely finished pieces can be used as hair ornaments, embellishments for gift wrap and other decorative uses. The term 'kanzashi' refers to elaborate hair ornaments worn by women in Japan, which originated around 1600. Kanzashi begins with squares of fabric, traditionally done in silk squares, but cotton, felted cashmere, denim, vinyl, and tweed can be used as well. Limited to 12 participants (ages 12 and up).This program is free and open to the public on a first come-first serve basis. Materials will be provided in the 'kanzashi kits', available for a $7.00 fee upon registration.  This program is free except for the materials.  Space is limited.  Call to register.

History on the Go! Sharon Historical Society

04/14/2012

186 Main Street, Sharon, CT Phone: 860-364-5688.

Ed Kirby, "The Industries of Guinea Brook," a tour of the industrial remains of the thriving Guinea brook neighborhood. Tour participants will visit many of the sites mentioned in the chapter of the same name, recently published in Mr. Kirby's latest book, Seldom Told Tales Book Three.  Cost is $15/person per tour, $40/person for all three! Reservations are necessary and tickets are limited to 30 people per tour. To reserve your spot, e-mail sharonhistoricalsociety@yahoo.com or call 860-364-5688.

PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING: WCSU

04/14/2012

University Boulevard, Danbury, CT Phone: (203) 837-8672 .

7:30 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m., at the Westside Observatory and Planetarium on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public. DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO THE WCSU Observatory and Planetarium: The facility is located on the WCSU Westside Campus, which is off Exit 4 (Lake Avenue) of Interstate 84. After exiting the Interstate, travel about 0.7 mile west on Route 6 to the main campus entrance, then another 0.7 mile up the main campus road, University Boulevard. You will pass Centennial Hall (new dormitory) on your left; continue straight. At the new Campus Center (on the right), turn left and proceed a short distance to the observatory road, which will be on your left and facing the Pinney Hall dormitory. Parking around the WCSU Observatory and Planetarium is very limited (typically, 4 to 6 vehicles), but there is additional parking on nearby University Boulevard.

Women’s Journeys at Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

04/14/2012 to 04/14/2012

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

Monthly conversations about life and spirituality. Facilitator: Mary Ellen Bannon. Fee: $15 (lunch option add $10). For more information and to register, call Wisdom House 860-567-3163 or visit www.wisdomhouse.org.

 

New Talent Music - In Concert At The Silo, New Milford

04/15/2012

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

Featuring Josh Baiad, Piano; Oliver Martinez, Piano and Vocals; Brooke Morris, Vocals; Jennifer Poole, Flute; and Brianna Walker, French Horn. These talented students will be performing in concert in The Silo Gallery as part of their participation in Hunt Hill Farm Trust’s New Talent Music Initiative.  This program for high-school music students provides mentorship in professional practices for both vocal and instrumental performance.  The New Talent Music Initiative is an outgrowth of Hunt Hill Farm’s 2011 Steinway Music Program, which featured young artists in concert. Nine area students are participating in the program.  They are working with Silo Gallery Director Valerie Culbertson and Hunt Hill Farm Executive Director Liba Furhman.  In addition, a music advisory board comprised of musicians and educators from throughout the area, and from New York and Massachusetts provides feedback and mentorship. A highlight of the program for the students includes an April trip to Carnegie Hall for a New York Pops concert rehearsal and an opportunity to meet with some of the orchestra’s musicians. The New Music Talent Initiative is made possible through the generous support of The Connecticut Community Foundation, The Portell Foundation, The Leir Charitable Foundation, Union Savings Bank Foundation and The Ellen Knowles Harcourt Foundation. Tickets:  $10 in advance, $15 at the door, Students $5.