Administrative Professionals Week Luncheon Speical-Litchfield Saltwater Grille

04/23/2008 to 04/23/2008

26 Litchfield Commons, Rte. 202, Litchfield, 06759. Phone: 860-567-4900.

The Litchfield Saltwater Grille will offer a lunch special from Tuesday, April 22, 2008 thru Friday, April 25, 2008 from 12 Noon to 4PM to celebrate Administrative Professionals Week. On Wednesday, April 23rd each guest will receive a complimentary gift bag to take home with goodies from local merchants. $15 for a Three Course Lunch Special--price includes Soup, Salad, Choice of Three Entrees and Dessert. Make reservations--860-567-4900.

Brookfield Historical Society Hosts Lecture on Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camps in Connecticut

04/23/2008 to 04/23/2008

Intersection Routes 25 and 133 in Brookfield Center, Brookfield, 06894. Phone: (203) 740-8140.

On Wednesday evening, April 23rd at 7:30 PM, at the Brookfield Museum and Historical Society located at the intersection of Routes 25 and 133 in Brookfield Center, noted historical author Marty Podskoch will present a powerpoint lecture on the "History, Lore and Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camps in Connecticut. Admission is free and complimentary refreshments provided by Brookfield's Degrazia winery will follow. For more information call (203) 740-8140.

Four acclaimed poets at UConn Torrington for Poetry Month

04/23/2008 to 04/23/2008

855 University Drive, Torrington, 06790. Phone: 860-626-6852.

Rhode Island�s poet laureate, Lisa Starr, Tibetan poet Bhuchung Sonam, poet and memorist Robin Magowan and poet Juliet Mattila will be discussing their work and creativity with Davyne Verstandig, Director of UConn's Litchfield County Writers Project. Lisa Starr has published two collections of poetry: "Days of Dogs and Driftwood" and "This Place Here". She also founded the Block Island Poetry Project in 2004, an organization that allows writers to partake in discussions and workshops. It draws an array of literary talent from all across the country. Robin Magowan considered himself �imprisoned in a sacred labyrinth� of a life of affluence and privilege until he eventually found himself as a poet and expatriate. He is the author of seven books of poetry and �Memoirs of a Minotaur�, which chronicles his life from the 1930s to the 1970s. His wife, Juliet Mattila, is a former teacher who now devotes her time to her writing. Bhuchung Sonam was exiled from Tibet and lived in India before making his way to the USA. Today, he offers some of the few Tibetan poems penned in English. He has published two books of poetry, �Dandelions of Tibet� and �Muses in Exile: An Anthology of Tibetan Poetry�. The event will run from 6:30pm - 9:00pm. Admission is free.

13th Annual WCSU/Litchfield Performing Arts Jazz Festival

04/24/2008 to 04/26/2008

181 White Street, Danbury, 06810. Phone: (203) 837-8350.

On Thursday-Saturday The 13th Annual WCSU/Litchfield Performing Arts Jazz Festival will be featuring the Cedar Walton Quartet and Jimmy Heath with the WCSU Jazz Orchestra in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury.

Award winning poet Honor Moore is guest at UConn Torrington

04/24/2008 to 04/24/2008

855 University Drive, Torrington, 06790. Phone: 860-626-6852.

Acclaimed poet Honor Moore will be in conversation with Davyne Verstandig about her career and creative inspiration as part of the LCWP celebration of poetry month and its "Creative Process" spring series. There will be a book signing and reception afterwards. Honor Moore has had three poetry books published: �Red Shoes�, �Darling�, and �Memoir� and received awards in poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Connecticut Commission on the Arts. She has also been commended for her playwriting by the New York State Council on the Arts. Her biography of her grandmother, �The White Blackbird, A Life of the Painter Margarett Sargent�, was named a New York Times Notable Book in 1996 In 2004 she received a Guggenheim Fellowship to write her memoir, �The Bishop�s Daughter�, which will be published in May of 2008. The event will run from 6:30pm - 9:00pm. Admission is free.

Airmen of Note

04/24/2008 to 04/24/2008

Warner Theatre 68 Main Street, Torrington, 06790. Phone: (860) 489-7180. Fax: (860) 482-4076.

The Airmen of Note is the premier jazz ensemble of the United States Air Force. Created in 1950 to carry on the tradition of Glenn Miller's Army Air Corps dance band, today, Master Sgt. Alan Baylock, the Note's current chief arranger, maintains the band's commitment to driving innovation and respect for tradition.

Performance Schedule: Thursday, April 24 | 8pm

Ticket Prices: Free

Bushnell Park Carousel Members Party - Happy 94th Birthday Carouselebration

04/25/2008 to 04/25/2008

95 Riverside Avenue, Bristol, 06010. Phone: 860-585-5411.

Bring the children and take the first spin of the season on the Bushnell Park Carousel. A wine and finger-food reception will bring together Friends of the New England Carousel Museum and the Bushnell Park Carousel to celebrate the Carousel for an evening of fun. Fri. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. R.S.V.P. by April 20th, 2008

Beacon Grange Dance-Northfield

04/26/2008 to 04/26/2008

Route 254, Northfield, Phone: 860-283-9308 , 860-283-5772 or 860-283-9081.

On Saturday, the Beacon Grange, Rte.254, Northfield will hold a dance with "Northeast Country", Square Dancing from 7-11PM. Raffles and refreshments available. Donation $10.00. All welcome. For Further information call.

SEE WHAT I SEE with Wally Kolek 'Extreme Home Makeover' photographer.

04/26/2008 to 04/26/2008

44 Upland Rd., New Milford, 06776. Phone: 860-355-0300. Fax: 860-350-5495.

Join Wally Kolek for seasonal digital photography classes. Wally?s enthusiasm is contagious and his never- ending passion for architecture, lighthouses, landscapes, portraits and seasonal scenes will, no doubt, make this workshop a very special event. The workshop includes tricks-of- the-trade information for improving your photography skills and achieving quality photographs. Classes are held rain or shine in the Silo Gallery and outside on the Farm grounds. Students must bring their own digital camera. Reservations are required. Walking shoes suggested. Workshop Fee: $85 per class. The Saturday workshop will be held from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Call Hunt Hill Farm for tickets or purchase online by clicking on programs and events.

Dr. Doolittle

04/26/2008 to 04/26/2008

80 East Ridge Ave., Ridgefield, Phone: 203-438-5795.

Dr. Dolittle Part of the Pepsi Children�s Series A Theatreworks USA Production Inspired by the classic book, author (and World War I lieutenant) Hugh Lofting reaches out to his son during wartime by writing a magical story about a kind- hearted doctor who can talk to the animals. When Doctor John Dolittle learns that a mysterious disease is afflicting the monkeys of Africa, he sets off on a musical adventure to come to the animals' aid. TICKETS TO THE 11AM SHOW TICKETS TO THE 2PM SHOW Ticket Price: $15.00