Bethel Historical Society Invites you to Tour 169 Town with Thomas Fatone


40 Main Street, Bethel, CT Phone: 203) 794-1050.

2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free Event.  Over a 13 year period Mr. Fatone visited each of CT's Towns and took pictures of these signs . The result is his book "The Signs of Connecticut".   All ages welcome at the 1842 Second Meeting House.  If you are a Nutmegger you have probably seen them in passing.  Each sign explains the history of the town and its founding.

Litchfield County Children's Choir Perform in Watertown


20 DeForest St., Watertown, CT 06795.

The Litchfield County Children's Choir will present a concert under the direction of Heidi Doolan on May 4, 2014 at 4PM at Walker Recital Hall in Watertown.  Parking is at The First Congregational Church on DeForest Street.  Donation $5 for children; $10 for adults. 

Cornwall Historical Society - A special book talk with John Demos, author of The Heathen School


7 Pine Street, Cornwall, CT Phone: 860-672-0505.

On Sunday 2 p.m. The Cornwall Historical Society is pleased to present a special book talk with John Demos, author of The Heathen School. The program will be held at the Cornwall Town Hall, which is located just across the Green from where the “heathen school” stood.

For several years, volunteers and staff at the Cornwall Historical Society assisted Demos with his research into Cornwall’s Foreign Mission School, the subject of his new book. The Society’s collections include a number of artifacts from the school and its pupils. A selection of those artifacts will be on view during Demos’ talk.

Copies of The Heathen School will be available for purchase at the talk, for $30 each.Proceeds will benefit the Cornwall Historical Society. Cash or check only, no credit cards.

Mark Twain Library - Jane Hamilton-Merritt - I AM H'MONG GALLERY TALK


439 Redding Rd,, Redding, CT Phone: 203-938-2545.

Sunday at 3:00 PM. Join Dr. Jane Hamilton-Merritt for a Gallery Talk about her exhibit  featuring intricately embroidered textiles which tell the story of an oppressed people. Dr. Hamilton-Merritt began her involvement with this Asian ethnic group as a photojournalist covering the war in Vietnam. Please register online, at the library, or call.


4th Annual Waterbury Tulip and Flower Festival


Fulton Park, Cooke Street, Waterbury, CT 06704. Phone: 203-573-1857.

On Sunday,  from 11AM to 4PM at Fulton Park the 4th Annual Waterbury Tulip and Flower Festival will be held.  Call for further information.

5K Girls Just Wanna Run Race--Litchfield


North Shore Road, Litchfield, CT 06759.

North Shore Road in Litchfield will belong to the ladies of the Junior Women's Club of Litchfield Hills on May 4, 2014 as they hold their annual 5K Girls Just Wanna 5K race.  Prizes will be award in all age divisions and to participants with the best costumes.  Registration is $25 and is available on line. 

2014 Arts for Understanding at Ridgefield Playhouse


80 East Ridge Avenue, Ridgefield, CT 06877. Phone: 203-803-4376.

"ROSSIJANOCHKA". A Performance Benefit at the Ridgefield Country Playhouse. Creative Connections, a Norwalk-based non-profit international cultural education organization, today announced it will present a performance by Rossijanochka, the award-winning youth folk dance troupe from St. Petersburg, Russia on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 6pm at The Ridgefield Playhouse. The event is part of the Creative Connections' "Arts for Understanding" Performance Benefit. General admission tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for students. Patron tickets are $150, which include Gold Circle seating and a 4pm patron reception. Proceeds from the event will support Creative Connections' education programs. The "Arts for Understanding" patron reception preceding Rossijanochka's performance will include a Russian tea samovar service and a Fund-the-Mission live auction. Tickets can be purchased through The Ridgefield Playhouse.  $150 - Patron Ticket (Includes 4PM patron reception and gold circle seating); $30 - Adult Ticket (Performance only); $15 - Child Ticket (Performance only). Rossijanochka is comprised of seventeentalented international dancers, ages 9-19. They are regarded for their wonderful variety of lively, intricate, and amazingly acrobatic folk dances. The superb quality of the troupe's dancing, enhanced by their colorful handmade costumes, has delighted family audiences on their 3 previous USA tours. This cultural program is produced by Creative Connections as part of their annual International Young Performers' Tour, which brings talented youth from around the world to perform for and conduct cultural workshops with their peer students in Connecticut and New York, sharing culture through music, song and/or dance. The sold out tour runs from April 23 – May 10, 2014 and includes performances at St. Luke's High School, Long Ridge School, Ridgefield High School and Stepping Stones Museum for Children.

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Hosts Talk: Jack Whitten on Painting and Process--Ridgefield


258 Main St., Ridgefield, CT 06877. Phone: 203-438-4519.

Talk: Jack Whitten on Painting and ProcessSunday, May 4 · 3 pm to 4 pm. Members and children 18 and under · FREE. Non-member, with paid admission to Museum · FREE. Register online. Engage in a lively walk and talk in the galleries with Jack Whitten and exhibitions director Richard Klein. Learn about Whitten's long and rich artistic practice, the important role he played in the Museum's founding decade, and his exhibition on view, Evolver, which includes a painting that was in The Aldrich's early collection and newly created work. Jack Whitten: Evolver marks the first solo museum exhibition of the artist's painting since 2007. The exhibition is part of a year-long series featuring artists whose work played a significant role in the Museum's early history. Evolver will focus on new works from 2013 to 2014, a period that has so far proven to be one of ambitious experimentation with, and reinvestigation of, a range of familiar Whitten motifs. The exhibition includes ten paintings borrowed from both the artist's studio and private collections; Whitten's 1971 painting Shadows, which was once in the Museum's collection, will return on loan to be exhibited in an adjacent space, providing a touchstone from a seminal stylistic period.

Voice of Poetry - On the Farm - Hunt Hill Farm - New Milford


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

On Sunday, 2 -4 p.m. Voices of Poetry / On the Farm Readings by poets: Ira Joe Fisher, Cheryl Moskowitz, Dimitri Rimsky and Elizabeth Thomas. Musical performances by singers and cabaret performers Sari Max and Nancy Winston. Sponsored by the New Milford Commission on the Arts. There is no charge, but reservations are requested.  Reserve your seat(s) call or go on-line (860) 355-0300.  “Artists Meet and Greet” will be held following the program. 

Chorus Angelicus & Gaudeamus Concert in Litchfield


25 South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759.

Chorus Angelicus & Gaudeamus will present a concert at 4PM, May 4, 2014 at St. Michael's Church in Litchfield.  Chorus Angelicus will be joined by the combined choirs of St. Patrick-St. Anthony Church of Hartford and Ezequiel Menendez, organist and Director of Music at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in a program that features the Requiem by Gabriel Faure and choral works by American composer Eric Whitacre.  Check the website for further information.