Litchfield Community Center Program: First Ladies of the U. S.

06/06/2016

421 Bantam Road, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-8302.

Trish Chambers Productions returns to The Litchfield Community Center on Monday June 6, 2016 and presents an overview of all the First Ladies from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama, discussing interesting and informative facts about each woman's legacies, contributions and effect on the office of the First Lady. Performed in Period Costume, this information and exciting presentation begins at 7:00pm and cost $10.00 pp. Pre-registration is required.

Brookfield Museum--American Military Forum--WWI Soldiers from Washington CT

06/06/2016

Rtes 25/133, Brookfield, CT 06804. Phone: 203-740-8140.

June 6 - American Military Forum - the WWI Soldiers from Washington, CT. Stephen Bartkus WWI soldiers. Stephen Bartkus, Curator of the Gunn Museum in Washington, Connecticut will present a program on WWI and the role the soldiers of Washington CT played when they participated in that conflict. Time of Event: Monday, 7:30 Location: Historical Society's Museum, 165 Whisconier Road (at the junction of CT Routes 25 and 133). Admission to this presentation is free and complimentary refreshments will be available for attendee.

Keeler Tavern Lecture on Cass Gilbert

06/06/2016

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

7-9 pm · Monthly Lecture Series: Cass Gilbert. Cass Gilbert, a very successful American architect, originally from the Midwest, made his family home in a townhouse on the East Side of Manhattan in New York City, and was looking for a summer home. In 1907 Mr. Gilbert and his wife, Julia Finch Gilbert, purchased the old tavern with its long roots extending back into early New England history. Among Cass Gilbert's many architectural commissions were the Capitol of Minnesota, the Capitol of West Virginia, The U.S. Custom House and the Woolworth Building in New York City, the Library in Detroit, MI, many buildings at Oberlin College, and the Library on the Green in New Haven, CT. His last major commission was the U.S Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. 

Celebrating Mary Through the Arts. Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

06/06/2016 to 06/06/2016

229 E. Litchfield Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-3163.

Mary, the mother of Jesus of Nazareth, lives in the Christian imagination through the way she is depicted in the arts. Through this program, come to appreciate Mary in a new way. See how she can continue to be a model and inspiration for all living in our 21st Century world.

Presenter: Jo-Ann Iannotti, OP

Fee: $30 (includes lunch)

Non-refundable deposit: $15

White Memorial Conservation Holds Museum Children Free Week--Litchfield

06/08/2016 to 06/14/2016

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

June 8 – 14, 2016--Museum Children Free Week--The White Memorial Conservation Center located in Litchfield, CT houses one of New England's finest state-of-the-art Nature Museum. See a life-sized beaver lodge, learn about alternative energy, touch real animal fur, test your bird identification skills, visit a fluorescent rock cave, and view nature through a digital macro-scope! Explore the Children's Corner: books, puzzles, stuffed animals, and more! This is a museum for everyone! Young, old, even toddlers! The White Memorial Conservation Center Nature Museum provides a glimpse of the natural diversity found outdoors on the White Memorial Foundation's 4,000-acre wildlife sanctuary. After you visit the museum, get outside! Enjoy beauty of this exquisite wildlife sanctuary, take a walk, or run, take a nap in the shade of a tree! View Connecticut's largest natural lake, the Bantam. Walk around the sparkling Little Pond's 1.6 mile boardwalk or enjoy a picnic lunch on one of the picnic tables scattered around the museum grounds. Free admission from 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Seven Angels Theatre- Holds Play Reading Event--Waterbury

06/08/2016

Plant Rd., Waterbury, CT Phone: 203-757-4676.

Join us on June 8, 2016 at 7PM for a play reading of a new play in development by Ken Harge.  Tickets are free.  Call the box office. 

2016 History Bites Lecture Series: Topsmead State Forest: Craftsmanship at Topsmead

06/09/2016

421 Bantam Road, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-5694.

On June 9, 2016 at Topsmead State Forest a lecture: Craftsmanship at Topsmead with Jerry Gecci, Educator and Tour Guide will be held.  The lecture will be held at the Litchfield Community Center.  Edith Morton Chase's appreciation for hand-made items and craftsmanship shows up throughout Topsmead.  Gecci will  explore this Tudor mansion -- its floors, walls, ceilings and its furnishings for the work of artisans. Registration requested but not required.   Free and open to the public.

The Greek Experience Festival --Danbury

06/10/2016 to 06/12/2016

30 Clapboard Ridge Rd., Danbury, CT

The Green Experience Festival will take place on June 10,11 and 12, 2016 presents by  The Assumption Greek Orthodox Church.  Friday, 5-11PM, Saturday noon - 11PM and Sunday noon to 9PM.  Additional parking at the Danbury High School.  Free shuttle bus.  Check the website for further information.

The Gary The Olivia Theater at Abbey of Regina Laudis Present: Act One

06/10/2016 to 06/19/2016

Flanders Rd., Bethlehem, CT 06751. Phone: 203-266-7637.

The 2016 Clay & Wattles Theater Company opens with the Tony-award winning play Act One by James Lapine at The Gary The Olivia Theater at the Abbey of Regina Laudis.  The play will run from June 10 through June 19, 2016.  Showtimes and season subscription tickets are available online now along with individual, senior and group discounts.

82nd Laurel Festival - Winsted

06/10/2016 to 06/12/2016

On the Green , Winsted, CT 06098. Phone: 860-307-2846.

Winsted, Connecticut, nicknamed "The Laurel City" for its abundance of Connecticut's beautiful state flower, is celebrating the 82nd  Anniversary Laurel Festival.  On Friday, The Laurel Ball at Crystal Peak Banquet Hall from 6 to 11:30PM.  Dinner and dancing.  Saturday:  First Community Fair from noon to 4PM at East End Park.  Includes demonstrations of emergency preparedness,.  The fair also will include a variety of games and other activities.  Sunday:  Laurel Parade begins at 2PM down Main Street.  Ends at East End Park where the new Laurel King and Queen will be crowned.