The Vento Trio at The Keeler Tavern


132 Main St., Ridgefield, CT 06877. Phone: (203) 438-5485.

The 20th Anniversary Season of the Louise McKeon Chamber Music Series at the Keeler Tavern Museum, 132 Main Street, Ridgefield will continue with a concert on Sunday, April 10th.  The Vento Trio of Janet Grice, bassoon, Kevin Willois, flute, and Sarah Bednarcik, clarinet will perform in the Garden House at 3:00 PM.  They will play selections by contemporary composers of the Americas in a dance inspired repertoire that crosses the boundaries of jazz and classical traditions. Guests are invited to meet with the musicians and enjoy light refreshments after the concert.  Entry at the door is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students, and $10 fir children under 12.

Cabs & Zins: A Wine and Cheese Pairing at McLaughlin Vineyards


14 Albert's Hill Rd, Sandy Hook, CT 06482. Phone: 203- 426-1533.

3 pm-5 pm. $25ppJoin us for a fun Sunday at McLaughlin's for an afternoon with sommelier Sally Camm from Artisan Foods Northeast. Sally will be bringing organic artisan cheeses which we will learn how to pair with several different cabernets and zinfindels. Appropriately paired appetizers are always served. Reservations Required. Class size limited. No walk-ins accepted. CLASSES TAUGHT BY THE WINE TUTOR

Arthur Schwartz : Tastes of Italian Travel at Hunt Hill Farm Trust - New Milford


44 Upland Rd., New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: 860-355-0300.

On Sunday 11 a.m to 2:30 p.m. Arthur Schwartz ( has been traveling, cooking, and eating in Italy for 40 years, the last 16 of them mainly in Rome and the southern regions of Campania, Calabria, Molise, Puglia, Basilicata, and Sicily. Two of his seven cookbooks are filled with his discoveries and observations about Southern Italy: “Naples at Table: Cooking in Campania” and “The Southern Italian Table: Authentic Tastes from Traditional Kitchens.”In this class, he’ll introduce you to some of his favorite daily dishes: Chicken Thigh and Sausage Terrine (coscio di pollo in porchetta)—inspired by a recent trip to Le Marche, in Central Italy Chickpeas with Leeks and Pasta (ceci, porri e pasta)—a dish from Emilia-RomagnaSpicy Calabrese Macaroni with Mushrooms Asparagus with Egg Sauce, Veneto-style For dessert, he’ll make a simple and easy Ricotta Cream and show you several ways to serve it. Now, that’s Southern Italian! (Demonstration) $90.00 per person.


Connecticut Choral Society Concert--Danbury


164 Deer Hill Avenue, Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-206-7186.

On Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 4PM at the First Congregational Church in Danbury the Connecticut Choral Society presents a benefit concert--Looking at the World--to benefit the mission of Jericho Partnership, Inc.  Featured at the concert:  Mark Pacoe, organ, Linda Sweetman-Waters, organ and piano, Eric Dale Knapp, conductor, Michael Breaux, soprano saxophone, Tom Kozumplik, percussion, CT Choral Society and Chamber Singers, CT Choral Society Festival Singers and The Litchfield County Children's Choir.  Check the website for ticket prices and further information.

Newtown Friends of Music Present Antares Ensemble with Sarah Wolfson, Soprano


45 Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470. Phone: 203-426-6470.

We just cannot resist the combination of clarinet, soprano and piano when it comes to some short Schubert lieder and everyone already loves piano trio music. If we can keep them overnight, the ensemble will visit Newtown schools for one of our popular and important School Outreach Programs on Monday morning - even better.  Ticket $20.  Call or check the website for further information.

Litchfield Hills Archaeology Club Lecture

04/10/2011 to 04/10/2011

38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-0518.

Holly Cuzzone and the Institute for American Indian Studies present Late Archaic and Late Woodland Occupations at Cove River, West Haven, Connecticut.  The Cove River Archaeological Site provided an opportunity to combine excavation and collection data in order to address the issues of subsistence patterns and artifact typologies in reference to the Narrow Point tradition during the Archaic and Woodland periods.    Holly Cuzzone received her M.A. in Biology from City University of New York in 1980 and an M.A. in Archaeological Studies from Yale University in 2007.  She has worked in both CRM and museum curation and is currently a biology instructor at Housatonic Community College.   Fee: $5 General Public; LHAC Members free


What’s In Store? Trespass: Author Talk, Book Signing, Wine at Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

04/10/2011 to 04/10/2011

258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877. Phone: (203) 438-4519.

Member · FREE. Non-member · $10.00. Join authors Marc and Sara Schiller at What's In Store? as they talk about Trespass: A History of Uncommissioned Art, followed by a book signing and wine reception. The Schillers founded Wooster Collective, a Web site that celebrates and plays a crucial role in documenting otherwise ephemeral street art, in 2001.

Newtown Hisorical Society Shows The Greatest Showman


25 Main Street, Newtown, CT Phone: 203-426-5937.

7.30 PM, in the community room of the Booth Library,  the Newtown Historical Society will examine that life in the form of a presentation by Bob Berthelson entitled The Legacy of P T Barnum, The Greatest Showman on Earth!  All Newtown Historical Society programs are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served following the presentation. For further information please call the Society.

17th Eastern Cactus and Succulnet Conference--Waterbury

04/13/2011 to 04/15/2011

3580 East Main St., Waterbury, CT 06705. Phone: 203-706-1000.

On Friday April 13 through Sunday, April 15, 2012 Coco Key Water Resort Hotel and Conference Center will host the 17th Eastern Cactus and Succulent Conference.  Exciting Speakers, Judged Show and Wonderful Vendors will be on the program.  Saturday Banquet and Rare Plant and Book Auction.  Register before January 31, 2012 for $110.

A Night of Laughs with Lary King at The Warner Theatre - Torrington


68 Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-489-7180.

On Thursday at 8 p.m. A night of laughs with the legendary television and radio personality as he shares humurous stories from his iconic media career and the backstage anecdotes about the people he has interviewed while hosting CNN's longest running and most watched program Larry King Live.  Tickets:  $45.50, $55.50, $100. Visit the website for more information.