Newtown Savings Bank Fine Arts & Family Series presentation of Alice in Wonderland

07/07/2013

43 Lake Ave. Ext., Danbury, CT 06811.

Jul. 7 FINE ARTS & FAMILY SERIES AT IVES CONCERT PARK - ALICE IN WONDERLAND: As part of the Newtown Savings Bank Fine Arts & Family Series, the WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will present "Alice in Wonderland" at 2 p.m. at the Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For tickets and information, visit www.ivesconcertpark.com/.

Music Mountain Sunday Concert Series--Falls Village

07/07/2013

Off Route 7, Falls Village, CT 06031. Phone: 860-824-7126.

On SUNDAY, JULY 7, 3 PM the St. Petersburg String Quartet will perform Ilya Yakushev, Piano, Schubert: String Quartet in E Flat Major, Opus 125 #1, D 87 (1813) (10) Mendelssohn: String Quartet in D Major, Opus 44 #1 (1838) (12), Franck: Quintet for Piano and Strings in F Minor (1878-1879).  Check the website for further information.

Hunt Hill Farm - Little Sprouts - Young Chefs' Week

07/08/2013 to 07/12/2013

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

Monday, July 8 to Friday, July 12, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. With Nancy Stuart, ages 5 to 10. In this week of cooking, budding chefs learn basic cooking skills preparing a daily lunch menu with a farm theme.  They’ll also engage in a related art, reading, garden or physical activity in our lovely farm setting. Students may spend some time outside and we may have some furry or feathered visitors, so dress accordingly. Sneakers are mandatory for safety reasons (no sandals please). $250.

Brookfield Historical Society Lecture: The Boxer Rebellion -- David Montgomery

07/08/2013

Rte. 25 & 133, Brookfield, CT 06804. Phone: 203-740-8140.

On Monday, July 8, 2013 at 7:30 PM, the Brookfield Museum and Historical Society will host, as part of their American Military Forum, a multimedia presentation on the United States military participation in the Boxer rebellion. The presenter will be David Montgomery of Newtown, a former U.S. Marine officer and Vietnam veteran, with a lifelong interest in military history. He will give a historical overview of the anti- foreign and anti-Christian rebellion which took place at the dawn of the 20th century in China. Montgomery will focus on the role the United States military forces played as a member of a multi-national force to protect American citizens caught up in the rebellion. Following his presentation, complimentary refreshments will be served. Admission is free and the public is encouraged to attend.  The Museum is located at 165 Whisconier Road (Intersection of Routes 25 and 133)in Brookfield Center).

The Derby Historical Society 23rd Annual Silver Tea

07/08/2013

37 Elm Street, Ansonia, CT Phone: 203-735-1908 .

2:00pm - 4:30pm Join us for our 23rd Annual Silver Tea at Molto Bene, 557 Wakelee Avenue, Ansonia (formerly JJ Sullivan's). The guest speaker will be Elizabeth Keckly presenting "A Letter to Frederick," portrayed by Tammy Denease. Visit www.historicalfirsts.org for more information on Tammy and her presentation. Refreshments served. Raffle & door prizes available. Please call 203-735-1908 or 203-676-0324 for information regarding tickets/reservations. Cost: $25.00 per person

The Silo - Little Sprouts - Young Chefs' Week

07/08/2013 to 07/12/2013

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

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Little Sprouts - Young Chefs' Week With Nancy Stuart, ages 5 to 10. In this week of cooking, budding chefs learn basic cooking skills preparing a daily lunch menu with a farm theme.  They'll also engage in a related art, reading, garden or physical activity in our lovely farm setting. Students may spend some time outside and we may have some furry or feathered visitors, so dress accordingly. Sneakers are mandatory for safety reasons (no sandals please). $250. # of students: Visit the website for more information.

Oliver Wolcott Library Program: Mindful Living: A Proven Approach to a Happier Life--Litchfield

07/09/2013

160 South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-8030.

On Tuesday, July 9, 2013 from 6:30-8:30PM Dr. Steven Lurie will host a program:  Mindful Living: A Proven Approach to a Happier Life at the Oliver Wolcott Library.  Discover how you can apply the new phychology of success and happiness to feel more alive, present, attuned to yourself and others, open to new experiences, connected to the people who matter most and more prepared to meet life's challenges.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.  Free and open to the public.

Institute of American Indian Studies - An Archaeology Field School open to anyone with an interest in Connecticut's prehistoric archaeology

07/09/2013 to 07/13/2013

38 Curtis Rd., Washington, CT Phone: 860-868-0518.

An Archaeology Field School open to anyone with an interest in Connecticut's prehistoric archaeology will be held at an active excavation site in Litchfield County, July 9-13. The Institute of American Indian Studies-sponsored Litchfield Hills Archaeology Club, under the leadership of archaeologist Dr. Lucianne Lavin (Director of Research and Collections at the IAIS Museum), has been working at the site for several years. The club has already recovered hundreds of stone tools and pottery sherds on the site, including some with associated radiocarbon dates of 4,200 years before present. The Club's non-accredited field school will teach the basics of mapping, excavation techniques, artifact identification, and documentation. The field school will take place Monday through Friday, 10am to 3pm on the week of July 9 and costs $125 per participant.  The fee includes a 1-year club membership for 2012.  The field school is open to anyone 14 years of age or older. Students aged 13 or under with a special interest in archaeology are welcome with an accompanying adult participant. For further information or to make reservations, please call Eric Jones, Club President at 860-354-0708 or Craig Nelson, Vice President at 860-868-0501.(registration is limited to 15 persons).  More information on the Litchfield Hills Archaeology Club is available at  http://lhac.iaismuseum.org.

Beardsley Zoo - at Kettletown State Park in Southbury

07/10/2013

Georges Hill Rd. , Southbury, CT

12 ro 2 p.m. The Zoomobile is coming to town! Join Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo to celebrate Connecticut's Year of the Snake. This live animal program features exotic, beautiful and fascinating snakes and their relatives from around the world. The Zoomobile is FREE. Check with venue for admission fees, if any.

NORFOLK CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL - Music In Context

07/10/2013

120 Litchfield Rd., Norfolk, CT Phone: 203-432-1966.

7:30 PM, Battell Recital Hall, Norfolk 2013, Sarah Weiss, Yale Department of Music, Love Songs and Royal Processions: Javanese Gamelan in Norfolk.