Gunn Museum Washington Readings from the Archives:The Sister Susie Society 1914-1918

05/05/2014

6 Bryan Hall Plaza, Washington, CT Phone: 860-868-7756.

10 a.m. Prior to World War I a group of girls living around Washington Green met weekly during the summer at each other's houses for a morning of reading and sewing. They were known as the Junior Reading Circle. With the outbreak of the war they started working for the Allies sewing refugee garments and surgical dressings and renamed themselves "The Sister Susie Society", from the popular war song "Sister Susies Sewing Shirts for Soldiers". This paper, written by Dorothy Abbot Loomis and Edith Rossiter Bevan in 1930, discusses the members of this group and all that they did to support the war effort in Washington. Staff will present this paper about the history of Washington from the Museum's archive, related photographs and artifacts from the Museum will be displayed, and attendees will share their memories in a discussion that follows. The Washington Senior Center is located at 6 Bryan Hall Plaza in the center of Washington Depot.

Oliver Wolcott Library Program: G. Fox Company in the 1950's with Elizabeth Abbe--Litchfield

05/05/2014

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

On Monday, May 5, 2014 from 1:30PM to 2:30PM at the Oliver Wolcott Library Elizabeth Abbe will host a program:  From Hula Hoops to High Fashion--G. Fox Co. in the 1950's.  Elizabeth Abbe, director of public outreach at the CT Historical Society will be your guide down memory lane with a look at CT's favorite department store.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.  Open to the public free of charge.

Brookfield Historical Society - Book Signing and Lecture by author Arthur Wiknik Jr. NAM SENSE: Surviving Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division

05/05/2014

165 Whisconer Road, Brookfield, CT Phone: 203 775-393.

Monday Evening, May 5, 2014 at 7:30 PM. Former US Army Staff Sergeant Arthur Wiknik Jr., is seated on right with actor and host Lou Diamond Phillips on the Military Channel TV Series, An Officer and a Movie. Wiknik will conduct a presentation and book signing on his autobiographic work, NAM SENSE: Surviving Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division.It will take place in the Brookfield Museum.  Admission to the presentation is free. Following the program, complimentary refreshments will be offered. For more information on other upcoming events of the Brookfield Historical Society log onto www.brookfieldcthistory.org.

Mattatuck Museum - Join us @The Matt Happy Hour for a Cause Art, Wine & Cheese

05/06/2014

144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT Phone: (203) 753-0381, ext. 123.

May 6, 5:30-7:00 p.m. Between noon on May 6 and noon on May 7 your gift to the Mattatuck’s Annual Fund
through Give Local will be matched by Connecticut Community Foundation.Make your annual contribution to The MATT during the challenge and increase the impact of your gift!For more info please contact Roxane Sanders at
(203) 753- 0381, ext. 123 or rsanders@mattatuckmuseum.org

Oliver Wolcott Library Program: Author Schuyler J. Ebersol: The Hidden World: Writing for the Young Adult Market-Litchfield

05/07/2014

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

On Wednesday, May 7, 2014 from 7PM to 8PM at the Oliver Wolcott Library Author Schuyler J. Ebersol will host a program: The Hidden World:  Writing for the Young Adult Market.  Ebersol is only in his first year of college, but already he's a very prolific writer with an incredible story.  In this talk, Ebersol will discuss his writing process--everything from his inspirations to his methods.  A reception with light refreshments will follow the event.  Books will be available for sale and signing.  Space is limited.  Registration is required. 

White Memorial Foundation CHILDREN'S PROGRAM: ARTinNATURE

05/07/2014

80 Whitehall Rd., Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-0857.

Students will create site-specific nature inspired sculptural installations from off-trail wooded, field and streambed natural materials. The workshop is designed to be collaborative and innovative in the spirit of artist naturalist Andy Goldworthy. This is designed to be 100% Hands-ON FUN!!!! A. B. Ceder Room, 3:15 P.M. - 5:15 P.M., Members: $25.00 per program, Non-members: $30.00 per program. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.

New Morning Market Workshop: Reducing Toxic Exposures at Home

05/07/2014

129 Main St.,North, Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-4868.

On Tuesday, May 13, 2014 from 5:30-6:30PM Alison Birks, MS, CNS will hold a workshop: Reducing Toxic Exposures at Home at New Morning Market. Participants will take home recipes for creating non-toxic and green house cleaning products.  Cost: $5. 

Danbury Farmer's Market Community Collaborative - Comedy Dinner Show

05/08/2014

186 Main Street, Danbury, CT Phone: 203-792-1711.

On Thursday, May 8th, 7 p.m. Two Steps Downtown Grill, Ives St., Danbury. $50 per person. The Danbury Farmer's Market Community Collaborative Invites you to "Laugh Your Way to Better Health". Join us for the Farmer's Market's Comedy Dinner Show featuring Christine O'Leary.  RSVP by Monday, May 5th.. To order tickets visit the website or call.

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Hosts Film Screening: What's Happeing! The Beatles in the USA--Ridgefield

05/08/2014

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

Film Screening: What's Happening! The Beatles in the USA Thursday, May 8 · 7 pm to 8:30 pm. Members · FREE, Non-member · FREE, Register online.  Travel back to 1964—the year the Museum was established—after which rock 'n' roll and music fans would never be the same. As described by the directors Albert and David Maysles, this film is a humorous, freewheeling, and candid account of The Beatles arrival in America in February 1964. The Maysles follow the Fab Four for five days, from the crazed JFK airport reception, to unguarded moments inside the Plaza Hotel as they prepare for their landmark Ed Sullivan Show appearance, to their equally frenzied homecoming.

History Bities Lecture Series -- Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust -- Creating Art and Artists Throughout the Greater Woodbury Region

05/08/2014

5 Church Hill Road, Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-3711.

On Thursday, May 8, 2014 at noon Flanders Nature Center hosts the History Bites Lecture Series Creating Art and Artists Throughout the Greater Woodbury Region.  Don Giroux, an educator, local presenter and Flanders Board member will present the program.  Among a variety of accomplished artists Natalie Van Vleck will be discussed.  Free and open to the public.