Flanders Nature Center "Art and Animals" Class Series


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

7-9 pm. Focus on Horses. Artists with all level of talent, from beginner to professional are invited to study with Melody Asbury, a talented lifelong painter and sought-after animal portraitist. Students working in all mediums will create art inspired by the animals that share our world. Ms. Asbury will share tips and secrets to create realistic details of feathers and fur, suggestion for usage of light and shadow in compositions and guide each artist to refine their own unique and personal style.

Oliver Wolcott Library Program: Hiking the Appalachian Trail--Litchfield


106 South St., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-8030.

Sam Ducharme will discuss his six month journey he documented on the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Main.  The wildlife, the hardships encountered on the trail as well as the people, culture and humanity at its finest.  Sam says this adventure of 2,180 miles, 14 states was a life changing journey.  Registration is required. 

2016 History Bites Lecture Series: Torrington Historical Society: What's in a (Street) Name


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

Gail Kruppa, Curator at the Torrington Historical Society hosts What's in a (Street) Name?.  Street names provide clues into Torrington's hidden history. Using historic images from the Society's collection, this program will explore the origin of numerous Torrington street names and reveal aspects of the city's rich history.   Lecture are free and open to the public  Registration requested, but not required. 

Palace Theater Presents The Capitol Steps--Waterbury


100 East Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-346-2000.

The Capitol Steps--April 07, 2016 at 7:30 PM--The Capitol Steps, a Washington DC-based comedy troupe that began as a group of Senate Staffers, presents an all-new show based on songs from their current album "Mock the Vote." A D.C. institution for over 30 years, The Capitol Steps provide a unique blend of musical and political comedy that consists of tasteful lampooning guaranteed to leave both sides of the political spectrum laughing. Their show is constantly changing, strenuously bi-partisan, and includes songs about everything in the news, such as "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Crimea," "Ain't No Pipeline, Now It's Gone," and "The iMpossible iWatch." If you've ever wanted to see Barack Obama sing a show tune, Nancy Pelosi sing a rock song, and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie do a classical ballet, this might just be the show for you! What more would you expect from the group that puts the "MOCK" in Democracy?

Barkhamsted Historical Society presents Michael Day's Talk on Notorious Thomas Goss Murder at Goss Tavern in 1785


109 West River Rd., Barkhamsted, CT 06063.

Bakhamsted Historical Society presents Michael Day's talk on the notorious Thomas Goss murder at Goss Tavern in 1785.  Thomas Goss, 52 was a veteran of the Revolutionary War .  Believing his wife to be a witch, he killed her with an ax .  He was hanged at Litchfield November 7, 1785.  Program begins at 7PM at the Barkhamsted Senior Center.  Program is free and refreshments will be served.

Ansonia Nature Center Program: Nature's Child: Amphibians


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

NATURE'S CHILD: Amphibians – Fri. Apr. 8, 10 am. Learn about these ancient, fascinating creatures that secretly inhabit our woods and wetlands. Take a hike to discover the Nature Center's slippery critters. Make a take home craft too! TUITION: $7 per child ($5 for family-level FANCI members and Ansonia residents). Please pre-register for this class for preschoolers and their adults.

Tour, Taste and Toast Event Hosted by Friends of Litchfield Greenway


Route 202, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-459-0598.

Come celebrate a year of accomplishment for the Friends of the Litchfield Community Greenway with a social gathering at the Litchfield Distillery on April 8, 2016.  Tickets are $50 per person.  The tour includes sample bourbon and gin crafted by the Baker Brothers.  Wine, beer and soft drinks available.  The Village Restaurant will provide appetizers.  Come  find out the progress the Greenway has made this year.  Send check to Litchfield Community Greenway Inc., PO Box 778, Litchfield by April 1st. 

Brass City Ballet Holds Spring Gala at Palace Theater--Waterbury


100 East Main St., Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-346-2000.

On April 9, 2016 at 6:30PM Palace Theater hosts the Brass City Ballet celebrating its 30th Anniversary.  The event will showcase an original production of Cinderella.   Audience members will have a chance to meet the artists at a champagne reception following the performance. $35.  Call the Box Office. 

Thomaston Public Library Program: David LaManna: The History of Money


Main St., Thomaston, CT 06787. Phone: 860-283-4339.

The Story of Money will take place on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 1PM at the Thomaston Public Library when award-winning speaker David LaManna discusses the history of money through the ages and how money plays a part in every person's life.  The program is best suited for children in grades 2 and up. 

White Memorial Conservation Center Program: Water Color Workshop with Betsy Rogers-Knox: Spring Blossoms--Litchfield


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

April 9, 2016--Water Color Workshop with Betsy Rogers-Knox: Spring Blossoms. Create a fun Spring Blossom watercolor painting using a variety of different techniques. All levels welcome. All materials included. This program is for ages 10 and up.
1:30 P.M. – 4:00 P.M., A. B. Ceder Room, Members: $35.00, Non-members: $45.00.  Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.