Litchfield Historical Society -Book Discussion: The Fourteenth Amendment PART I

04/04/2017

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

5:30-6:30 pm. Accompanying Stephen McGrath's March 26th lecture, this book discussion series explores the far-reaching consequences of the Fourteenth Amendment to the present day. Participants will read Democracy Reborn: The Fourteenth Amendment and the Fight for Equal Rights in Post-Civil War America. by Garrett Epps for the discussion The Fourteenth Amendment was adopted 150 years ago to make citizens all persons born in the US and to grant citizens equal protection of the laws. Originally intended to benefit African-Americans and other racial minorities, the Amendment has since had the far reaching consequence of expanding legal and political rights for all Americans. Free for members; $5 for non-members

The Silo Hunt Hill Farm - South American Food & Wine Pairing Dinner

04/04/2017

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

6:00-9:00pm $110.00 Chef Anne McClelland will dazzle you with a fabulous South American cuisine paired with wines to please your palate. New spices and textures will awaken your desire to explore the foods this culture offers. First Course- Argentine Lentil Soup with Pao de Queijo- This savory lentil and vegetable soup is a great first event paired with Brazilian garlic cheesy bread Second Course- Brazilian Chicken with Coconut Milk- Tender chicken immersed in flavorful coconut broth accompanied by cilantro-lime rice. Third Course- Latin Spiced Crispy Pork Belly with Fresh Corn Puree garnished with micro greens. Melt in your mouth pork belly is complimented by sweet corn puree. Fourth Course- Grilled Rib Eye adorned with a delectable Chimichurri Sauce served on a bed of arugula. This bright and zingy blend of herbs enhances succulent rib eye steak served over an arugula salad and accompanied by tostones (fried plantains) . Dessert- Cinnamon Churros with chocolate chili dolce de leche – Tender, flaky churros with a side of sassy dolce de leche.

New England Carousel Museum Museum After Hours All About Timothy Murphy & Savin Rock

04/06/2017

95 Riverside Ave., Bristol, CT Phone: 860-585-5411.

Museum After Hours will be held from 6:30-7:30 PM with a wine and cheese reception taking place 6:00-6:30 PM. Admission to this series is included with general admission, and as always museum members are free. Tim Murphy created some of our favorite carousels at his shop in the Savin Rock district of West Haven, CT. We will take a close look at some of his creations including the Lighthouse Point Park and Lake Compounce carousels. Join us as Museum Subject Specialist Cate Mahoney enthusiastically expounds on her knowledge on this manufacturer and carver, and his magnificent carousels.

Oliver Wolcott Library Thru Hiking the Appalachian Trail with Sam Ducharme

04/06/2017

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

7-8 pm. Those who attend this program will be treated to a modern-day adventure. Sam Ducharme set out on a 2,180 mile, 14 state backpacking trip from Springer Mountain, Georgia to Mt. Katahdin Maine. During his six month journey he documented the rugged beauty of the Appalachian Mountains, the wildlife, the hardships encountered on the trail, as well as the people, culture and humanity at its finest. Come join him as he takes you through the trail towns, over the mountaintops and through the backcountry. The images and stories will leave you with a renewed awe of the beauty of our country and its people.

Infinity Hall - THE ARTIMUS PYLE BAND

04/06/2017

20 Greenwoods Rd W, Norfolk, CT Phone: 866-666-6306.

8 pm.  Hailed as equal to, if not better than, Lynyrd Skynyrd at its best. The original band's beloved drummer and Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame inductee, "Wildman" Artimus Pyle, has put together a monster group that resurrects the music, energy and emotion of days and brothers gone by. You'll hear favorite tunes like; Freebird, Sweet Home Alabama, That Smell, Gimme Back My Bullets, What's Your Name, You Got That Right, Saturday Night Special and many more of the songs that helped define one of the greatest bands of all time. The Artimus Pyle Band (APB) offers fans the best of Skynyrd by one of men who truly was part of it all.

Norfolk Library Slide Talk with Sam Ducharme: Thru Hiking the Appalachian Trail

04/07/2017

Directions 9 Greenwoods Rd E, Norfolk, CT Phone: (860) 542-5075.

7:30-8:30 pm.  After twenty years working within Connecticut's prisons, retired K9 officer and avid outdoorsman Sam Ducharme decided to embark on the Appalachian Trail. During his six month, 2,180 mile journey from Springer Mountain, Georgia, to Mt. Katahdin, Maine, he documented the rugged beauty of nature, the hardships encountered on the trail, as well as humanity at its finest. In his presentation, Sam will take you through the trail towns, over the mountaintops and into the back country. The images and stories will leave you with a renewed awe of the beauty of our country and its people. You will see his gear, how he cooked, and hear what it is like sleeping in a hammock for six months through three seasons. After this life-changing experience, Sam returned to the trail the following year, connecting with aspiring Thru Hikers, paying it forward, and returning once more to the summit of Katahdin.

Warner Theatre Alice in Wonderland

04/07/2017 to 04/08/2017

82 Main St, Torrington, CT Phone: 860-4890.

7 pm. Originally produced and later revived on Broadway, this is the most successful dramatic version of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, offering myriad opportunities for multiple role-playing over a large range or types and ages.

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum First Fridays: A Contemporary Cocktail Party

04/07/2017

258 Main St, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-5419.

7 pm to 9 pm $25; $20 member Free for $250+ members Back by popular demand, Belle of the Fall will return to First Fridays with their modern indie-folk sound. "Take note of this performance, as it's one of those 'I saw them when they were still playing in bars moments'" – Block Island Music Festival. Join in a Bloody Mary tasting with the Damned Good Bloody Mary Mix team, and top off the evening with a tour of the exhibitions. FESTIVITIES, one of Fairfield County's leading catering companies, will be serving up delicious fare!

Infinity Hall - GLEN PHILLIPS (OF TOAD THE WET SPROCKET) W/ AMBER RUBARTH

04/07/2017

20 Greenwoods Rd W, Norfolk, CT Phone: 866-666-6306.

8 pm. Frontman and singer-songwriter for the Platinum-selling, 90's alt-rock juggernauts Toad the Wet Sprocket, Glen Phillips comes to our Norfolk stage with nothing but six strings, the truth and that one-a-kind voice. You know the hits, "All I Want," "Walk on the Ocean," "Something's Always Wrong," "Fall Down," and so on. Come hear them all and much, much more!!

Palace Theatre Waterbury - Once

04/07/2017 to 04/08/2017

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

Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights... but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, ONCE draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It's an unforgettable story about going for your dreams... not living in fear... and the power of music to connect all of us.