Matthew Curtiss House Program: Cooper Demonsration/Open House--Newtown


44 Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470. Phone: 203-426-5937.

On Sunday, March 18, 2012 the Newtown Historical Society will host an open house at the Matthew Curtiss House with a Cooper Demonstration.   Before cardboard boxes, Tupperware, or Ziploc baggies, barrels served as containers for dry goods and liquids.  Neil Muckenhoupt of Chaplin, CT will demonstrate the process of making a wooden barrel or tub.  Come enjoy this antique craft first hand.

Animal Embassy Presentation


10 N. Water Street, Norwalk, CT Phone: (203) 852-0700 .

11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Meet a cool sampling of snakes in this special presentation by Animal Embassy, a Stamford-based organization that specializes in hands-on, entertaining, educational experiences with live animals. Animal Embassy staff will display snakes from around the globe, and explain the snakes' habitats, adaptations and conservation issues. Children (and adults!) will be able to touch and even hold select animals. It's free with Aquarium admission. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Oliver Wolcott Library Program: The Americanization of the English Flower Garden--Litchfield


South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4503.

On Tuesday, March 20, 2012 from 7PM to 8PM Mary Ann McGourty will offer a program at the Oliver Wolcott Library: The Americanization of the English Flower Garden.  Mary Ann lectures extensively thoughout the United States.  Join renowned garden expert Mary Ann McGourty for this informative slide presentation.  Registration is required.

Flander's Nature Center Offers Organic Care of the Land: Health, Ecology and Biodiversity Program--Woodbury


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

Organic Care of the Land: Health, Ecology and Biodiversity--Bill Duesing, Executive Director of CT NOPFA, will share practical knowledge from his 35 years as an organic farmer, author, environmental artist and promoter of organic agriculture and greater local food sufficiency. Organic principles can be used to grow food, flowers, trees and grass to create a beautiful home or community landscape. Duesing will focus on choosing optimum sites and styles, crop rotation, companion planting, soil testing and improvements, and other practical information, to create abundant gardens and beautiful landscapes. Date/Time: Tuesday, March 20, 6:30 – 8 pm. Location: Woodbury Library. Donation: $12 for Flanders' members and $15, non-members.

Come Fly With Me! Waterbury Symphony Orchestra - Litchfield


Litchfield Intermediate School, Plumb Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 203-574-4283.

8 pm at Litchfield Intermediate School. Some of the most enduring popular music came from the big band era of the
forties, and what bigger star of that era and beyond than Francis Albert Sinatra?  The WSO will be augmented by a 16 piece big band featuring Connecticut native vocalist and trumpeter extraordinaire, Rob Zappulla. Former lead vocalist with the legendary Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Mr. Zappulla will have the NVCC and Litchfield Intermediate School swinging and swaying with his interpretations of the greatest hits from “The Chairman of the Board."  Joining the party will be Prospect’s own Vincent
Ingala, a magnetic performer whose commanding artistic range is well beyond his 18 years of age.

Waterbury Symphony Orchestra Presents Tribute to Frank Sinatra

03/23/2012 to 03/24/2012

110 Bank Street, Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-574-4283.

On March 23, 2012 at 8PM at the Litchfield Intermediate School and on March 24, 2012 at 8PM at the NVCCollege, Waterbury the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra will host a Tribute to Frank Sinatra featuring vocalist: Rob Zappulla with saxophonist Vincent Ingala.  Tickets: $20, $30 $50, Students $5 (rush only).  Check the website for further information.

Sexuality and Spirituality at Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

03/23/2012 to 03/26/2012

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

This workshop will investigate the union between the transformative powers of sexuality in our search for the Beloved and the opening to the Divine. Presenter: Donald Bisson, FMS. Fees: $185 (shared room, hall bath), $225 (private room, hall bath), $255 (private or shared room with bath), $155 commuter. Non-refundable deposit: $50. Scholarships available. For more information, call Wisdom House 860-567-3163 or visit

Internationally Renowned Elisabeth von Trapp to Sing at St. John’s, Washington


78 Green Hill Road, Washington, CT Phone: 860-868-2527.

Elisabeth von Trapp, heir to the legacy of the Trapp Family Singers, will perform at St. John's Episcopal Church, Washington, Conn., on Saturday, March 24 at 8 p.m. Her repertoire ranges from Bach to Broadway and Schubert to Sting. This program will include settings of Robert Frost poems and excerpts from "The Sound of Music." She will be accompanied by an ensemble of cello, guitar, and string bass. Tickets are $40 each and can be reserved by calling St. John's at 860-868-2527 or emailing

Palace Theater Presents The Official Blues Brothers Revue--Waterbury


100 East Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-755-4700.

Palace Theater presents The Official Blues Brothers Revue on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 8PM.  A fully staged production of Mozart's deliciously ironic opera about the foibles of love presented by an international cast of singers and full orchestra. Check the website for further information.

Warner Theatre Presents Actress Shirley MacLaine--Torrington


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

On Saturday, March 24, 2012 at the Warner Theatre in Torrington Shirley MacLaine, Academy Award-winning actress, dancer and author will share a montage of memorable film moments and private revelations about her extraordinary life, career and spiritual journey.  A longtime outspoken advocate for civil rights and liberties, women's rights and spiritual understanding, MacLaine remains committed to boldly speaking her truth, unedited and uncensored.  Check the website for further information.