2nd Connecticut Heavy Artillery Civil War Re-enactment and Living History Weekend

08/13/2011 to 08/14/2011

Judson Ave, Three Rivers Park, Woodbury, CT 06798.

Event  features include elaborate and unique battle scenarios.  Artillery bounties will be offered and paid at the end of the event. The camps will be garrison style with company streets and limited space for campaigners as well. The civilian town of Unity will be on-site along with sutlers row and a variety of vendors. Historical figures and knowledgeable Civil War authors/speakers will be presenting talks throughout the weekend. Reenactors  compete in games of strength and skill with a North vs South tug or war, horseshoes and a ladies fry-pan toss. Refer to event website for specfic event details.  Adm.

Ives Concert Park Presents The Beach Boys


181 White St., Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-438-5795.

On Sunday, August 14, 2011 at 7PM the Ives Concert Park Summer Concert Series continues with The Beach Boys. You can capsulize most pop music acts by reciting how many hits they've had and how many millions of albums they've sold. But these conventional measurements fall short when you're assessing the impact of The Beach Boys. To be sure, this band has birthed a torrent of hit singles and sold albums by the tens of millions. But its greater significance lies in the fact that it changed the musical landscape so profoundly that every pop act since has been in its debt. Happily for us all, The Beach Boys continue to create and perform with the same bold imagination and style that marked their explosive debut 40+ years ago. Even more than the Beatles, The Beach Boys found through their music the key to unfading youth — and they made copies for everyone. To these guys, the beach isn't just a place where the surf comes to play — it's where life is renewed and made whole again. Check the website for further information.


All Around Asia Favorites with Chef Anne Gallager at Hunt Hill Farm Trust - New Milford


44 Upland Rd., New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: 860-355.

Discover the exotic ingrediens and basic teckniques of a variety of Asian cuisines creating sushi, spring rolls, potstickers and more!  (Full participation) $65. Ages 12 t 17.  Visit the website for more information.

Music Mountain's 82nd Season Hosts Avalon String Quartet--Falls Village


Music Mountain Rd., Falls Village, CT 06031. Phone: 860-824-7126.

On Sunday, August 14, 2011 at 3PM Music Mountain's concert series continues with the Avalon String Quartet. Eugenia Zuckerman, Flute;Beethoven: String Quartet in C Minor, Opus 18 # 4 (1798-1800) *(22;)Schubert: Violin Sonata in G Minor, D 408, Opus 137 # 3 (1816) *(3);Transcribed for Flute and String Trio by Robert Stallman (2002)*(Music Mountain Premiere); Beethoven: Grosse Fuge, Opus 133 (1825) *(9); Post Concert Discussion: Schubert and the Flute.  Tickets are $30 at the door, $27 in advance.  Admission is free for those 18 and under.  Call for reservations or check the website for further information.

Litchfield Historical Society Civil War Day Camp

08/15/2011 to 08/19/2011

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

The week of August 15th--19th from 9:30am-12:30pm, the Litchfield Historical Society will offer a Civil War Immersion Experience for children ages 8 and up as part of this year's commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. In 1861, citizens gathered all across the country to hear speeches about freedom, states' rights, and the issues surrounding slavery. To mark this significant passage of time, the Litchfield Historical Society will feature a special exhibit next year on the Civil War titled The Hour of Conflict: Litchfield and the Civil War. The exhibition will focus primarily on the home front and Litchfield's experiences leading up to, during, and after the Civil War.The stories of the people of this time will be told each morning during the camp through a variety of activities centered on this memorable period: children will create a telegraph, make hardtack, discover the new application of photography, investigate the use of propaganda, get hands-on lessons in making various items such as a kepi and a haversack, and stage a mock presentation of the Battle of Cold Harbor. The fee for the entire week is $60 members and $100 for non-members and registration is required. Deadline to register is August 5th. For additional class information contact the Litchfield Historical Society by phone, by email, or by viewing our website.


Yale Music Festival Norfolk Presents Pilharmonia Baroque Orchestra


Rtes. 44 and 272, Norfolk, CT 06058. Phone: 860-542-3000.

On Monday, August 15, 2011 at 8PM Yale Music Festival presents the Pilharmonia Baroque Orchestra.  Celebrating its 30th season, Music Director Nicholas McGegan and the San Francisco-based Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra present a program of Corelli, Pergolesi and Handel, including the Water Music and arias with soprano Diana Moore.  Check the website for further information.

Gunn Memorial Library and Museum Offers Talk/Audio Presentation--Maria Callas--The Master Class


5 Wykeham Road, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-7586.

On Thursday, August 18,2011 at 6:30PM at the Gunn Memorial Library and Museum an informal talk and audio presentation re Marie Callas-The Master Class will be held.  Join Washington residents and opera enthusiasts, Ken Cornet and Sarah Shepard as they give an informal talk based on their personal experience and recollections of her performances and her outstanding career, which has led to a greater understanding and enjoyment of the art of operatic voice and the lyric stage.  The program is free and open to the public.  Registration is recommended.  Call the library.

Live Music - Friday Nights at VIVO Bar & Grill - Danbury


42 Lake Ave. Ext., Danbury, CT 06811. Phone: 203-79-2202/2200.

Live music on Friday Nights at Maron Hotel.  Featuring Michael Nappi - Live Acoustic.  For more information visit the website.

Ansonia Nature Center Offers Tots In The Park/What's Bugging You Program


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

On August 19, 2011 at 10:30AM bring your infants and toddlers and join Ranger Stefanie at the Ansonia Nature Center.  Little ones can be very scared of some insects and spiders and so can parents.  Come to this program to find out about these amazing creatures, sing about them and take a walk to find some that live in the park.  $6 per session.  $4 for members and Ansonia residents.  Call to register.

Ansonia Nature Center Presents Local Historian Robert Novak--History of the Recovery of the Naugatuck River


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

On Friday, August 19, 2011 at 7PM at the Ansonia Nature Center local historian, Robert Novak will present a program on the history of the amazing recovery of the Naugatuck River, the most important natural resource in our River Valley.  The program is free but donations are appreciated.  Call to register for the program.