LHAC Lecture Presents The Deer Run Site: An Analysis of the Ceramics recovered from a Western Connecticut Upland Site

03/11/2012

38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT Phone: (860) 868-0518.

3:00 PM eer Run is an ancient Native American site located in Warren, Connecticut. Arti- fact styles and radiocarbon dates show that it was repeatedly occupied from at least 4,500 years ago. Preliminary analysis of the 300+ clay pottery sherds recovered indi- cate strong social interactions between native communities of the Hudson and Housatonic River Valleys. Andrea Rand, a ceramic technologist with a B.A. and post-graduate work in anthropology, will briefly discuss the Deer Run site and the technological and cultural character of the ceramics excavated from the site during the 2009-2010 dig season of the Litchfield Hills Archaeology Club. Fee: $5; Free to LHAC Members

Heal Your heart with herbs, aromas & flower essence at Institute for American Indian Studies

03/11/2012

38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT Phone: (860) 868-0518.

1:00 pm -3:00 pm. Join Lupo Passero, Herbalist and Flower Essence Practitioner for a class on all things natural for your heart. Lupo will discuss herbal remedies for keeping your heart healthy both physically and emotionally, and share some information on healing essential oils and flower essences to rejuvenate the heart and soul. Participants will also get heart healthy kitchen recipes. CT Educators may earn 0.2 CEUs. Fee: $15; $ 12IAIS Members.

Connecticut Master Chorale Winter Concert

03/11/2012 to 03/11/2012

St. Rose of Lima Church, 46 Main St., Newtown, CT 06470. Phone: 203-743-0473. Fax: 203-740-9533.

Tina Johns Heidrich, Conductor. "Gloria' by Karl Jenkins, "Te Deum" by Karl Jenkins, "King of Kings Choral Suite" by Miklos Rozsa - all released in 2010. Accompanied by the Connecticut Master Chorale Orchestra.

Emerging Christian Community at Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

03/14/2012 to 03/14/2012

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

An evening of conversation and reflection on themes of spirituality based on the works of Franciscan Father Richard Rohr. Facilitator: Peggy Richard. Donation: $5. For more information and to register, call Wisdom House 860-567-3163 or visit www.wisdomhouse.org.

 

Litchfield Histoical Society Program: Needle Felting Workshop

03/15/2012

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

Come and learn the exciting and enjoyable art of needle felting at the Litchfield Historical Society on Thursday, March 15 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Expert Katie Stevenson will teach participants this waterless felting technique. Using a barbed needle and wool fibers, participants will learn different techniques to create colorful art and spring-themed three-dimensional figures. Space is limited, so please register for this event by Monday, March 12. This event is open to teens and adults. The fee is $30 for members and $40 for non-members. Supplies are included in the fee, and will be available to bring home for an additional $15. Check the website for further information.

Needle Felting Workshop at the Litchfield Historical Society

03/15/2012

7 South Street, Rte. 63, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: (860) 567-4501.

Come and learn the exciting and enjoyable art of needle felting at the Litchfield Historical Society on Thursday, March 15 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Expert Katie Stevenson will teach participants this waterless felting technique. Using a barbed needle and wool fibers, participants will learn different techniques to create colorful art and spring-themed three-dimensional figures. Space is limited, so please register for this event by Monday, March 12. This event is open to teens and adults. The fee is $30 for members and $40 for non-members. Supplies are included in the fee, and will be available to bring home for an additional $15.

 

 

 

Bristol Historical Society Presents Julia Shrake, Celtic Folk Harper

03/15/2012

98 Summer St., Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: 860-583-8542.

On March 15th at 7 p.m. the Bristol Historical Society hosts Julia Shrake, a Celtic Folk Harper who teaches and performs in Connecticut, southern Massachusetts and eastern New York State. Julia's music is traditional Irish music, mostly lovely aires and ballads, with some Medieval and early Irish music as well as original music, mixed in.  Julia declares, "I have been a musician, singer and dancer all of my life.  Music has always played a powerful tune for me. I have been writing and performing since I was a wee one." Julia worked with friends at Folkcraft Art in Winsted who constructed the harp on which she will be playing her March 15th program.  Completed in 2001, the 31-string, low head, nylon strung folk harp made of solid ash with a Baltic birch sound-board whose shape designed by Julia will provide her audience with Celtic music to feed their souls.  Julia believes that Celtic music is the source of magic, the purveyor of legends, the teller of mystical tales and the keeper of secrets.  Come, all who need to believe, as you once did, in fairies and dragons, wee folk and giants, King Arthur and Guinevere. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free for members; $5 for non-members.  Attendance is limited to 100 people.  The Bristol Historical Society Museum is located at 98 Summer Street.  The museum can be entered from Center Street, Summer Street or from a ramp on the east side of the parking lot.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Flander's Nature Center Hosts Guy Beardsley of Guy's Eco Garden--Woodbury

03/15/2012

5 Church Hill Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-3711.

Learn the ancient art of soap-making, using pure, natural ingredients from instructor Lisa Agee, who began making soap to provide a safe product for her son who had allergies. Lisa will provide the skills and techniques necessary for those enrolled in the class to make soap to use at home or to give as gifts to friends and family. Date/Time: Sunday, February 19, 1:00 – 2:30 pm.
Location: Welcome Center, Van Vleck Farm and Nature Center. Donation: $12 for Flanders' members and $15, non-members.

All Jazz First Thursday at Mattatuck Museum Featuring Wilie Nininger, Guitarist--Waterbury

03/15/2012

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

The Mattatuck Museum is excited to reintroduce TGI Third Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 5:30PM with the return of popular singer-songwriter-guitarist Willie Nininger. Willie "O'Nininger" will perform folk and popular Irish music including sentimental favorites and rabble-rousing songs. Willie is well known for his extensive repertoire, spontaneous sense of humor and flat-picking guitar technique. His performances range from country, folk and rock ‘n roll standards to theme shows including Irish, tropical, cowboy and international, as well as his own songs. Whether playing solo or with his band, Willie has a unique capability of adapting to, and interacting with, his audience. The New York Post calls Willie, “an all-smiling, downright charming performer who gets more enjoyment out of doing his musical thing than anyone else in recent memory”. Willie Nininger, a mainstay of the New York, Greenwich Village Folk Scene in the 70s and 80s, has M.C.'d and performed in the legendary Fast Folk Musical Revues, and played clubs and concerts across the USA. He wrote and performed the title song for the Winter's Night CD, that inspired the still popular Winter's Night concert tours. He wrote songs for the Captain Kangaroo show and children’s TV specials, won the Folk City Bob Dylan imitator's contests, developed a reputation as a great folk humorist, and gained notoriety as a top flatpick guitarist with his solo acoustic blue-grass version of the William Tell Overture. During visits to Europe in the early 90s Willie gained such a following that he pulled up stakes and moved to Switzerland, playing and recording for several years, and winning the National Entertainer of the Year award. Now Willie has returned to the United States to pick up where he left off, and has even applied to become the official State of Connecticut Troubadour.  Check the website for further information.

Prohibition Ends at Last! - Tollgate Tavern - Litchfield

03/16/2012

571 Torrington Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-361-6633.

On Friday, in celebration of our Liquor Permit featuring: Oh la la! Jazz and Swing Quintet. Accepting dinner reservations start at 5 p.m. Music and dancing starts at 6:30 p.m. Special Gangster Italian menu, Whiskey and Gin Bar's. Costumes encouraged! Space is limited. Call  or online reservations tollgatetavern.com.