Brookfield Museum Hosts Lecture on the current use of Presidential War Powers and its impact on the Bill of Rights

08/04/2014

165 Whisconer Road, Brookfield, CT Phone: (203)740-8140.

The Brookfield Historical Society, as part of their American Military Forum, will host a multi-media presentation on the President's War Powers under the Constitution and how our last two Presidents, Bush and Obama, have implemented them. This lecture will focus on (1) the surveillance of the National Security Agency, which is a military agency under the Department of Defense; (2) Drone Strikes against Americans, and (3) the National Defense Authorization Act, which allows the President to detain indefinitely with out trial any American Citizen he labels as a terrorist supporter. The impact of the Bill of Rights on these Presidential War Powers will be discussed. It will take place on Monday, August 4, 2013 at 7:30 P.M., in the Brookfield Museum. The speaker will be local attorney and retired probate judge, Joseph Secola, also a member of the Society's Board of Directors. The Museum is located at 165 Whisconier Road (Intersection of Routes 25 and 133) in Brookfield Center. Following the program complimentary refreshments will be served. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend. For more information on this and other future public programs of the Brookfield Historical Society, log onto www.brookfieldcthistory.org.

WSCU - Literary Reading

08/04/2014

43 Lake Ave. Extension, Danbury, CT 06811. Phone: (203) 837-8878..

The WCSU Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing program will present a reading by Elizabeth Cohen, David Griffith and Dana Jenkins at 7 p.m. in Room 218 of the Westside Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is part of the program's Summer Residency. It will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/2014MFASummerResidency.asp or call (203) 837-8878.

Falls-Village Canaan Historical Society Lecture: Author Tom Fatone--The Signs of Connecticut

08/05/2014

Route 63, Falls Village, CT 06031. Phone: 860-824-5607.

The Falls Village-Canaan Historical Society continues its lecture series with a talk by Tom Fatone, author of The Signs of Connecticut on August 5, 2014 at 7PM.  The lecture will be held at the Canaan Meeting House on Route 63.  Fatone journeyed to all 169 blue historical signs in the state and photographed them.  Lecture is free and open to the public. 

Litchfield Community Center presents Jeffrey Engel A CT Cellist in French Symphonic Orchestras

08/05/2014 to 08/20/2014

Route 202, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-8302.

Jeffrey Engel returns to The Litchfield Community Center on Tuesday, August 5, 12 and 20,2014 with his A CT Cellist in French Symphonic Orchestras lecture.  Four major orchestras founded in Paris during the 19th century still exist today and Mr. Engel played with several of these ensembles.  Light refreshments will be served.  Lecture runs from 3-4 PM and cost $20 per person.  Pre-registration and pre-payment is required by August 1st. 

Concert Featuring The Rubber City Blues Band--Naugatuck

08/05/2014

On The Green, Naugatuck, CT 06770.

On August 5, 2014 from 7 to 9PM on the Naugatuck Town Green The Rubber City Blues Band will perform in a free concert.   Non-perishable food items are quested to benefit the Naugatuck Food Bank. 

WCSU - Literary Reading

08/05/2014

181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06811. Phone: (203) 837-8878..

The WCSU Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing program will present a reading by Tim Weed and Jenn Powers at 7 p.m. in Alumni Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event is part of the program's Summer Residency. It will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/2014MFASummerResidency.asp or call (203) 837-8878.

Palace Theater Presents Human Nature: The Motown Show--Waterbury

08/06/2014

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

Human Nature: The Motown Show--08/6/14 at 7:30 PM. Smokey Robinson presents Human Nature Live: The Motown ShowDirect from their headlining residency at The Venetian Resort and Casino Las Vegas, join Australia's most successful male vocal group and international success story, Human Nature, for a truly unique Motown evening of singing and dancing to all of the Motown favorites.Join the chart-topping, multi-award winning quartet  for their high energy modern takes on the great sounds, dance moves and stories honoring Motown legends like Smokey Robinson, the Four Tops, the Supremes, the Jackson Five, the Temptations,  Stevie Wonder, Martha and the Vandellas and others.  Featuring the vocal harmonies of Andrew Tierney,  Michael Tierney, Phil Burton and Toby Allen,  Human Nature will be accompanied by a six-piece band while bringing their incredible vocal harmonies to some of pop music's most enduring anthem. Check the website for further information.

Newtown High School Presents The 101 Dalmatians Musical

08/06/2014 to 08/10/2014

12 Berkshire Rd., Newtown, CT 06470.

The second show will be the regional premiere of The 101 Dalmatians Musical with performances on August 6th at 7PM, August 7th at 7PM, August 8th at 11AM and August 10th at 12PM. The venue for both productions is Newtown High School (12 Berkshire Road, Newtown, CT) and ticket prices range from $25.00 to $30.00.StartSelection:0000000199 EndSelection:0000001067
The regional premiere of The 101 Dalmatians Musical is thefamed story by Dodie Smith, with a book by BT McNicholl (Cabaret) and a score by Dennis DeYoung (the lead singer/songwriter from the rock group Styx). It has been adapted specifically for Newtown by Michael Unger and Dennis DeYoung. The production stars Kristine Zbornik (A Catered Affair on Broadway, Mamma Mia in Las Vegas) as Cruella and 100+ Newtown children (ages 4 to 13) as the Dalmatians. This production will be designed by Newtown High School students, under the supervision of Midsummer's team of professional designers.

WSCU - Literary Reading

08/06/2014

43 Lake Ave. Extension, Danbury, CT 06811. Phone: (203) 837-8878.

The WCSU Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing program will present a reading by Erik Ofgang and Jeannette Ronson at 7 p.m. in Room 218 of the Westside Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is part of the program's Summer Residency. It will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/2014MFASummerResidency.asp or call (203) 837-8878

White Memorial Conservation Center Program: Hiking & Healthful Eating--Litchfield

08/06/2014

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

On August 6, 2014 at 6PM join Gerri Griswold in the A. B. Ceder Room for dinner at the White Memorial Conservation Center.  Marlow Shami guides a short meditation and discusses foo triggers and what you can do to avoid failing into the pit.  Take a hike.  A wonderful menu is planned.  Members $10; Non-members $20.  Call to register and check the website for further information.