2015 History Bites Lecture Series: Glebe House Museum: The Slaves and Their Owners Who Lived at the Glebe House--Woodbury


269 Main Street South, Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-2855.

On Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Noon the Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden will host Jordan Bauer who will speak on The Slaves and Their Owners Who Lived at the Glebe House as part of the 2015 History Bites Lecture Series.  Free and open to the public.  Pre-registration recommended, but not required.  Bring your lunch, beverages and dessert provided. 

Ridgefield Playhouse- Antigone Rising


80 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT Phone: (203) 438-5795.

7:30 pm.  Antigone Rising stormed into 2014 with a foot stompin' new single and a founding band member on the cover of Time Magazine. When the New York based, alt-country female rockers do something, they do it big. Catapulted into the national spotlight in 2005 with a groundbreaking major label debut that landed them in the top 20 of the Billboard Heatseekers chart for an entire year, the ladies love outdoing their past accomplishments. 

Palace Theater Presents Brian Regan--Waterbury


100 East Main St., Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-346-2000.

On Thursday, at 7:30PM at the Palace Theater Brian Regan will perform.  Critics and peers agree that Brian Regan has distinguished himself as one of the premier comedians in the country. The perfect balance of sophisticated writing and physicality. Brian fills theaters nationwide with fervent fans that span generations.  Check the website for further information.

Wolcott High School Present "Once On This Island"

05/08/2015 to 05/10/2015

457 Bound Line Rd., Wolcott, CT 06716. Phone: 203-879-8164.

The Wolcott High School Student Theater proudly presents One On This Island.  Dates:  May 8 at 7:30PM; May 9 at 7:30PM and Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 2PM.  General admission $12. Students/Senior Citizens: $10. 

Ansonia Nature Center Family Movie Night: Over The Hedge


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

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: Over the Hedge – Fri. May 8, 2015 at 7 pm This animated film will have the kids laughing out loud! It's the tale of a group of forest friends led by a mischievous raccoon, RJ (voiced by Bruce Willis), as a suburban housing development threatens their forest. Ken Fox of TVGuide.com called the movie "A sly satire of American 'enough is never enough' consumerism and blind progress at the expense of the environment." FREE; you can buy popcorn and lemonade for $1.00. Please register. FREE. Call us for more information.

Torrington Historical Society Hosts Historic Preservation Symposium


192 Main St., Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-482-8260.

The Torrington Historical Society would like you to know about a symposium organized by the Torrington Historic Preservation Trust for the purpose of providing information to facilitate the preservation and re-use of Connecticut's historic mills and factories. Keynote speaker, Charles Bartsch, is a brownfield specialist (he coined the term "brownfield" in 1992) and Senior Advisor for Economic Development at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Location: Warner Theatre, Torrington, CT
Price: $50/person, includes: Continental Breakfast (theatre lobby). Lunch/Backstage Restaurant.

Haight-Brown Vineyard Celebrate Strawberry Bliss Release Party

05/08/2015 to 05/09/2015

29 Chestnut Hill Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4045.

Strawberry Bliss Release Party--Saturday - Sunday May 8 & 9--Wine and Art on Friday,  May 8, 2015 at 6:30PM. Strawberry Bliss released on Saturday May 9th for tasting. Mother's Day - moms drink free at HBV. Weekend's Classes: Wine and Art - Friday, May 8 @ 6:30 PM. Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Pairing - Saturday, Sunday @ 3 PM. Fondue Night - Saturday, May 9 @ 6:30 PM.

Merwinsville Hotel Spring Potluck Dinner


1 Browns Forge Rd., Gaylordsville, CT Phone: (860) 350-4443.

Bring a casserole, salad or dessert to share the Merwinsville Hotel will provide burgers, hot dogs, and drinks.  6:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Munchies, 6:30 p.m. 7:15 p.m. Dinner, 7:15 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Meeting, 7:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Guest Speaker 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Cost: FREE

Torrington Historical Society Hosts Program: John Brown: The Spark that Ignited the Civil War


192 Main St., Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-482-8260.

John Brown: The Spark that Ignited the Civil War. Saturday May 9th marks the the 215th anniversary of John Brown's
birth in Torrington CT. On that day Dennis Frye, chief historian at Harper's Ferry National Historical Park will present a lecture about abolitionist John Brown and his role in the American history. Talk will be held at the First Congregational Church, 835 Riverside Avenue, West Torrington, CT. Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $5.00. Free for members of the Historical Society and the Civil War Round Table.

Torrington Symphony Orchestra Presents Viva Italia II


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

Saturday, May 9 at 8 pm, the Torrington Symphony Orchestra will present, "Viva Italia II," at the Warner Theatre's Nancy Marine Studio Theatre. Conducted by Maurice Steinberg, "Viva Italia II" features Italian composers and melodies performed by guest soloists Christi McLain and Jerron Jorgenson. Tickets are $22. Children 12 and under are free.