Mattatuck Museum - Music @ the MATT: The Nameless Trio

06/05/2014

144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT Phone: (203) 753-0381 X130.

On Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m. The Nameless Trio has been stirring up the southern New England music scene with their handmade freestyle blend of acoustic music which features an upright bass, guitar, mandolin, dobro and banjo. Reminiscent of Americana and folk music, their songs span a wider spectrum of genres including swing, blues, rock, bluegrass, and more. Matt Miklus having a fulfilling run with the North East Jam Band Hubinger Street, turned his attention towards his passion for traditional acoustic sounds and teamed up with Morgan Morse, who was one of Matt’s student’s since the age of eight. Matt and Morgan later connected with bass player Pat Haddon, a veteran of the New Haven blues scene and the Nameless Trio was started. Visit www.thenamelesstrio.com for more information. Light refreshments will be served. **Bring a lawn chair! Location: Courtyard. Members $ 10.00,  Non-members $ 15.00, Children Under 16 Free. Register  email:  sharris@mattatuckmuseum.org

Mattatuck Museum - First Thursday: Music at the Museum - Taikoza

06/05/2014

144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT Phone: 203-753-0381.

Thursday, June 5, 2014Members $10, Non-members $15. Big drums, powerful rhythms, and electrifying, room thumping energy. Immensely popular with audiences of all ages, this exciting program features colorful dances and soulful flute melodies and promised to be a memorable event. Visit www.taikoza.com for more information.

Torrington Historical Society Program: Hendey Machine Company Documentary at Coe Memorial Park Civic Center

06/06/2014

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

On Friday, June 6th, the Torrington Historic Preservation Trust and the Torrington Historical Society will co-sponsor a viewing of the documentary, Pursuit of Precision: The Story of the Hendey Machine Company.  The event will be held at the Coe Memorial Park Civic Center, Torrington, CT and will begin at 7 p.m.  It will be free to the public.  The film will be followed by a discussion with John Long,  filmmaker,  Ed Cook of the Torrington Historic Preservation Trust, and Mark McEachern of the Torrington Historical Society. "Pursuit of Precision" is an award-winning documentary which tells the story of the Hendey Machine Company, a longtime maker of lathes, shapers, and milling machines. The film uses historical photographs and interviews to provide a greater understanding of the significance of The Hendey Machine Company in American history and the company's impact on its employees and the community.  The film was broadcast on CPTV in 2004 and also won a 2004 Golden Aurora Award for historical documentary. Hendey was started in 1870 and quickly became a technological innovator in their field.  By the late 19th century, their achievements made them a leader in the machine tool industry and their products were sold throughout the world.  Though the firm has been closed for 60 years, Hendey machine tools are still in use today. The Hendey Machine Company factory includes several historic buildings and is one of the largest and most intact historic industrial sites in Torrington.  Currently, one of the largest Hendey buildings is threatenedwith demolition by a proposal to build a transit district bus garage and office. "Pursuit of Precision" was co-produced by the Torrington Historical Society and John Long.  Long, of Torrington-based Zeeland Productions wrote and directed the film.  DVD copies of the 50 minute documentary film will be available for sale the night of the program.  

Haight Vineyard Wine & Canvases at the Vineyard

06/06/2014

29 Chestnut Hill Rd., Litchfield, CT Phone: 860.567.4045.

7:00 PM — 9:00 PM. Have you always wanted to paint a picture? Grab your friends and come join us for a fun and creative night out! "The Arts Desire" will provide all the materials and supplies and give step by step instructions and you go home with your very own masterpiece. Below is the picture we will all be painting (series of 3 paintings).

The Work Shop of Litchfield Wine and Fashion

06/06/2014

10 Cobble Court, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-0544.

Join the Workshop staff to be introduced to the Brand Manager of Pleats Please from Japan by Issey Miyake. Pleats Please is clothing designed to suit a modern lifestyle. The wine and fashion event is 4 pm - 6 pm.

Haight-Brown Vineyard Wine and Canvases

06/06/2014 to 06/06/2014

29 Chestnut Hill Road, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4045.

Haight-Brown Vineyard is hosting a fun and a creative night out – Wine and Canvases on June 6th from 7 – 9 pm!  Create your own painting while enjoying a glass of HBV wine.  “The Arts Desire” will provide all the materials and supplies and give step by step instructions and you go home with your very own masterpiece.  Tickets: $40.  Check HBV website for details and to resister.  http://haightvineyards.com/upcoming-events. 

Antique Truck Club/ America Truck Show--Bethlehem

06/07/2014 to 06/08/2014

Route 61, Bethlehem, CT 06751. Phone: 203-739-0118.

On Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8, 2014 from 8AM to 4PM the Connecticut Yankee Chapter of the Antique Truck Club of America will hold a Truck Show at the Bethlehem Fairgrounds, Route 61. Antique and new trucks, tractors and equipment welcome. Registration for show truck is $10, spectators $2, seniors $1, children free. Fairgrounds prohibits pets. Call for further information.

Torrington Historical Society - Connecticut Trails Day Hike at the John Brown Birthplace - Torrington

06/07/2014

192 MainStreet, Torrington, CT Phone: 860-482-8260.

Start Time: 9:30am. Co-sponsored by the Northwest CT YMCA and the Torrington Trails Network. Join Mark McEachern, Executive Director of the Torrington Historical Society  for a morning walk around the John Brown Birthplace in West Torrington.   Rain Date - June 8th 9:30am. The walk will begin with a tour of the house site led by Mark McEachern and  will continue on the .85 mile loop around the property. The Historical Society will distribute John Brown Birthplace Archaeological Site booklets to each participant.

Winchester Land Trust Hosts Hike to Celebrate CT Trails Day

06/07/2014

West Road, Winchester, CT 06098.

The Winchester Land Trust is celebrating Connecticut Trails Day on June 7, 2014 with a hike along Lake Winchester and through Hurlbut Field from 9AM to 10:30PM.  The hike is 2.5 miles.  All are welcome.  Park and meet leaders at the Connecticut state boat launch on West Road at Lake Winchester.  Email for further information.

White Memorial Conservation Center Geology Walk Trough Five Ponds with Tom Alena--Litchfield

06/07/2014

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

Celebrate Connecticut Trail Days!--Geology Walk Through Five Ponds with Tom Alena--Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 11:00 A.M.
Meet in front of the A.B. Ceder Room. Free...Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center's programming expenses. Geologist and meteorologist Tom Alena knows a thing or two about rocks! Join Tom on this beautiful hike through one of
White Memorial's richest geological arenas. Tom will explain the glacial event that occurred thousands of years ago in layman's terms revealing the stories of white quartz, garnets, mica schist, and that incredible boulder field that define this very special area.
Wear sturdy boots. Rain or shine!