The Institute for American Indian Studies Winter Film Festival

01/19/2013 to 01/20/2013

38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT Phone: 860-868-0518.

2:00 pm Native American peoples have long been a topic in Hollywood filmmaking, but the picture presented of them was not always flat- tering or accurate. Most westerns of Hollywood's Golden Age pre- sented "Indians" as either ruthless savages with no sense of honor or fools who were lost without the help of the white man. Adding insult to injury, they were usually played by white actors in make up. In the 1960s movies began to show a more positive and realistic portrayal of American Indians and Native American actors were given a greater opportunity to present their story in television and the movies. Director Neil Diamond (a member of Canada's Cree community) offers a look at the past, present and future of Native People on the big screen in the documentary Reel Injun. Run time: 85 minutes. Fee: Included in regular museum admission. $5 Adults; $ 4.50 Seniors; $3 Kids; IAIS Members Free

White Memorial Conservation Center Program: The Magic of the Snowy Owl: Documentary Film/Live Snowy Owl Presentation-Litchfield

01/19/2013

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

January 19 The Magic of the Snowy Owl: Documentary Film and Live Snowy Owl Presentation with Brian Bradley Kick off our year-long celebration of All Things White: The White Memorial Foundation's 100th Anniversary with this outstanding documentary from the PBS series Nature. The extraordinary beauty of the Snowy Owl is featured in this one hour documentary which features some unusual behaviors never before captured on film. After the movie, Brian Bradley will answer your questions about Snowy Owls and share his own magnificent Snowy Owl, Juneau with us! Refreshments will be served. 2:00 P.M., A.B. Ceder Room. Members: $15.00 Non-members: $20.00 Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Seating is limited!

Haight-Brown Vineyards - Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Paring Class - Litchfield

01/20/2013

29 Chestnut Hill Rd., Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-4045.

Wine Cheese and Chocolate Pairing Class Sun, January 20, 2013. Join us for an educational and fun afternoon of pairing our wines with cheeses from all over the world and chocolates too! A wonderful way to learn some of the nuances of pairing wine with food. Great wine, great company and great fun. And your HBV wine glass to take home!  $35 per person. PLEASE NOTE: Reservations are taken with a credit card. Cancellations must occur 5 days prior to the event for full refund. Phone or email cancellations accepted. Cancellations after 5 days prior will result in full charge.

Kent Historical Society Museum - Film -"Resolved to Be Free,"

01/20/2013

Kent Town Hall, Kent Green Boulvard , Kent, CT Phone: 860-927-4587.

“Resolved to Be Free”, a film depicting Connecticut’s colonists in the early days of the American Revolution, will be shown as part of the Kent Historical Society’s Sunday Series on January 20, 2013, at 2:00 PM at the Kent Town Hall. Filmed on sites of early battles with the British, it highlights the immediate response of our Colony’s fighting men to hostilities in Lexington and Concord, including Israel Putnam, Ethan Allan and the early role of Benedict Arnold. The famous Battle of New London is portrayed by militia re-enactors including members of the Medad Hills Muzzle Loaders. Another highlight of the film is the recreation of the Battle of Fort Griswell which culminated in the burning of Groton and New London. Besides re-enactments, the action-packed film uses paintings of battle scenes and portraits of influential men such as Oliver Wolcott and Roger Sherman. These men worked behind the scenes to form and arm the militia. Connecticut is cited as having an important role in supplying military leaders, militia and supplies to the Continental Army. Salisbury’s iron industry played an important role in supplying cannons during the War. Following the 29-minute film, Roger Gonzales, a former member of the Medad Mills Muzzle Loaders and an expert on the history of muskets, will discuss their use from before the French and Indian Wars through the War of 1812. The film was produced by the American Revolution Bicentennial Commission. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. For more information: Lyn Stirnweiss 860-927-4587 | kenthistorical@att.net.

Kent Historical Society Sunday Series: American Revolution Film

01/20/2013

Main Street, Kent, CT 06757. Phone: 860-927-4587.

On January 20, 2013 at 2PM at the Kent Town Hall the Kent Historical Society will continue its Sunday Series this month will a historical film on the American Revolution.  "Resolved to Be Free" a film depicting Connecticut's colonists in early days of the American Revolution.  The famous Battle of New London is portrayed by militia re-enactors including members of the Medad Mills Muzzle Loaders. The role of Salisbury's Iron industry is cited for supplying cannons during the War.  Following the 29 minute film, Roger Gonzales, who was a member of the Medad Mills Muzzle Loaders and an expert on the history of muskets, will discuss their use from before the French and Indian wars through the War of 1812.  There is no admission to the program.

New England Carousel Museum -Head Spinning Science

01/20/2013

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

2:00 PM Come for a program of head spinning, hands-on science demonstrations with professional Physicist and Teacher of the Year, Marty Sagendorf. Be ready to be amazed by the science that makes the carousel work!

WCSU - Illustrator Nancy Stahl to speak

01/22/2013

181 White Street, Danbury, CT Phone: 203-837-8410.

Illustrator Nancy Stahl will discuss her work at 11 a.m. on Jan. 22 in Viewing Room 1 of White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public, and it will be presented as part of the university's Master of Fine Arts slide lecture series.

WCSU Illustrator Nancy Stahl to speak

01/22/2013

181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-837-8410.

Illustrator Nancy Stahl will discuss her work at 11 a.m. on Jan. 22 in Viewing Room 1 of White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public, and it will be presented as part of the university's Master of Fine Arts slide lecture series.

Mattatuck Museum - Centennial Lecture: Celebrating

01/23/2013

144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT Phone: 203-753-0381.

On Wednesday 2 to 3 p.m. Join the Mattatuck as we celebrate 100 years of presenting art with a lecture by Museum Curator, Dr. Cynthia Roznoy. Dr. Roznoy will lead an insightful walk-through of the Museum's 100th anniversary exhibition that includes work by William Merritt Chase, George Inness, and J. Alden Weir among others.   100 Years of Presenting Art, A Celebration of the Museum's First Exhibition recreates the beauty and spirit of the original exhibit in portraits, landscapes and allegorical art. Founded in 1877, the Mattatuck Historical Society held its first meetings in various members' homes, in offices and in public rooms. In 1911 the Society purchased property at 119 West Main Street which had been the home of Mr. Greene Kendrick, mayor of Waterbury in 1882 and 1883. In 1912 the Society built a three story addition to the property to house new exhibit spaces and on November 16 opened the gallery with An Exhibition of Paintings by American Artists on loan from New York's Montrose Gallery. The museum has recreated the beauty and spirit of the original exhibition.Memebrs: $5      Non-members $10

 

 

WCSU Coffeehouse features singer, Brian Dolzani

01/24/2013

181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: (203) 837-9700.

WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. on Jan. 24 in Alumni Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The coffeehouse will include open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, Brian Dolzani, singer/songwriter at 9 p.m. Admission and refreshments will be free, and the public is invited. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. Call (203) 837-9700 or visit www.wcsu.edu/stuaffairs/Coffeehouse.asp for more information.