AllStar Jazz Concert at Palace Theatre

12/06/2012

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

Former New York Yankee Bernie Williams will take his talents from centerfield to center stage when he performs as a special guest during jazz legend Dave Brubeck’s 92nd Birthday Bash at the Palace Theater in Waterbury on Thursday, December 6, at 7:30pm. The beloved baseball player is headlining on guitar with famed Billy Joel saxophonist Richie Cannata and a nine piece all-star band featuring players from New York, Rhode Island and Connecticut, who will all be on hand to perform a jazz concert in honor of Brubeck’s birthday. Dave Brubeck, designated a “Living Legend” by the Library of Congress, continues to be one of the most active and popular musicians in both the jazz and classical worlds. With a career that spans over six decades, his experiments in odd time signatures, improvised counterpoint, and polyrhythm remain hallmarks of innovation. Thursday night’s concert is being presented by the non-profit organization Jazz'd 4 Life as a “thank you” to Brubeck, who did so much for the charity since its inception five years ago. Following the concert, Jazz'd 4 Life will host a performer meet-and-greet and cake and champagne reception in the theater’s Poli Club. Admission is $50 with the purchase of a ticket and proceeds benefit Jazz'd 4 Life’s latest charity project to purchase land for a hospital in Haiti. Tickets for Brubeck’s 92nd Birthday Bash start at $35 and can be purchased online at www.palacetheaterct.org, by phone at 203-346-2000, or in person at the Box Office, 100 East Main Street in Waterbury.

Christmas 2012 WoodFiring at The Cornwall Bridge Pottery

12/07/2012

69 Kent Road S., Cornwall Bridge, CT Phone: 860/672-6545.

2012 WoodFiring at The Cornwall Bridge Pottery begins Dec 7th, 2012 at 10 pm. We're about done loading the kiln for the December 2012 WoodFiring and we are looking for able bodies to help out. on Saturday December 8, 2012 Anytime between 5am thru 3 pm at the POTTERY WORKSHOP (69 Kent Road S.(Route 7), Cornwall Bridge, CT 06754) If you have time and would like to help out please respond to this e-mail (or call me, Todd Piker, at 860/672-6545).

Needle Felting with Rachel Gerowe (Adults only) at Flanders Nature Center - Woodbury

12/07/2012

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

Friday, December 7, 6:30 pm Adults - Learn to make 3-D sculptures of santa and elves out of wool using needle felting, an easy to learn technique. To register, call (203) 263-3711, x 10. Location: The Studio. Cost: $35 per class, includes materials. Save $5 if you bring your own needles and foam.

Flanders’ Film Series: Silence of the Bees - Woodbury

12/07/2012

5 Church Hill Rd., Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-3711 X10.

On Friday, December 7, Flanders’ Film Series: “Silence of the Bees” Adults at The Sugar House.    Winner of the prestigious Peabody Award, “The Silence of the Bees” explores one of Nature’s most baffling mysteries: the disappearance of the honeybee! Beginning in the winter of 2006, millions of bees have vanished from their hives without a trace. A precious pollinator of fruit sand vegetables, the disappearing bees left billions of dollars of crops at risk and threatened our food supply. Join researchers as they follow the trail of clues from the United States to southern France, from the hills of Spain to England and all the way to Australia and China, as they scramble to discover why honeybees were dying in record numbers, and to stop the epidemic in its tracks. Al Avitabile, Emeritus Professor at the Biology Department of UCONN and co-author if “The Beekeeper’s Handbook” will be available for a book signing and to lead a discussion following the film.  Cost: $4 members/ $5 nonmembers

Grinch Festival at the Imagine Nation Children's Museum--Bristol

12/07/2012

1 Pleasant St., Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: 860-314-1400.

Kids will love the Grinch Festival a the Imagine Nation Children's Museum in Bristol on December 7 from 5 pm to 8 pm, where the Dr. Seuss world of Whoville, complete with crafts, sing-alongs and special visitors--including the Grinch. www.imaginenation.org

Waterbury Symphony Orchestra Performs: Messiah At Three Venues

12/07/2012 to 12/09/2012

South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 203-574-4283.

The Waterbury Symphony Orchestra will host a performance of Messiah at three location in December:  Leif Bjaland, Conductor, Soloists from yale Opera andd the Naugatuck Valley Community College Choir.  On December 7, 2012 at 8PM at First Congregationa Church, Washington; December 8 at 8PM at St. Michael's Church, Litchfield and December 9 at Naugatuck Valley Community College Fine Arts Center, Waterbury.  Since it was premiered in Dublin in 1741, Handel's Messiah has continued to inspire with its message of joy and celebration.  Soloists from the Yale University opera program and the chorus of Naugatuck Valley Community College will give voice to this timeless classic.  Hallelujah!

Paul Anka Brings Christmas Concert to Waterbury Palace

12/08/2012

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

Just in time for the holidays, legendary singer/songwriter Paul Anka is hitting the road and heading to the Palace Theater in Waterbury, where he will lend his magic touch and velvety voice to a variety of celebrated Christmas classics on Saturday, December 8, at 8p.m. Tickets for the concert, which is sponsored by Naugatuck Savings Bank, are $100, $75, $65, and $55 and can be purchased by phone at 203-346-2000, online at www.palacetheaterct.org, or in person at the Box Office, 100 East Main Street in Waterbury.

Holiday Open House - Beardsley and Memorial Library - Winsted

12/08/2012

40 Munro Place, Winsted, CT Phone: 860-379-6043.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. DJ, crafts, refreshments, dancing, singing and much more.  Call for more information.

12th Annual Colonial Christmas Celebration at Kent Historical Society

12/08/2012

4 Studio Hill Rd., Kent, CT 06757. Phone: 860-927-4587.

The 12th annual Colonial Christmas Celebration of the Kent Historical Society will be held on Saturday, December 8th from 5PM to 7PM, at the venerable old Swift House on Maple Street. Come enjoy good food, good wine and good company. The party is open to everyone. The menu is always a surprise and varies from year to year, since much of the goodies are donated. Recipes are often exchanged at the event, and new friends are made as people stand elbow to elbow sampling the smorgasbord. Contributions last year included sausage rolls, 5 layer guacamole, mushroom pate, crab dip and of course every kind of Christmas cookie imaginable!  Festive eggnog and spiced cider rounded out the culinary fare, and a good time was had by all!  We hope to see you there this year. To help us get an idea of how many people to prepare for, please RSVP to 860-927-4587 or kenthistorical@att.net. Free admission.

Family Day at the Oliver Wolcott Library--Litchfield

12/08/2012

160 South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-8030.

On Saturday , December 8, 2012 from 10:30 - 12:30 the Oliver Wolcott Library will host a Family Day for all ages.  Registration is required.  Snow date Saturday, December 15.  Join for a special puppet show--10:30AM to 11:15AM  with Nappy's Puppets, Jim Nappy Napolitano will present How Santa Lost His Job, a story based on the holiday picture book in which an elf wants to replace Santa with a machine called the Deliverator.  Come laugh with Nappy as he tells this popular story.  Plus, gingrbread cookie decorating all morning.