25th Annual Frank Bacon Memorial Strike-a-thon - Brookfield Lanes

04/19/2009 to 04/19/2009

Brookfield, 06804-0122. Phone: 203-748-8188.

Sunday, April 19, 2009 -- The 25th Annual Frank Bacon Memorial Strike-a-thon will be held at Brookfield Lanes, 840 Federal Rd. Brookfield, CT. The event will star professional bowlers Nelson Burton, Jr., who will be making his 25th appearance at the Strike-a-thon, Lynda Barnes, the winner of the first Clash of Champions, and Robin Romeo, a 17 time titlelist on the old Professional Women's Bowling Assocation tour. Admission is free and donations are requested. The event will start at noon and features the "pros" taking on the challenges from nine local bowlers, who will qualify on April 4th and 5th for a chance to win a spot to bowl with the pros. For further information contact Frank Acri at 203-748-8188 or e-mail frankacri@sbcglobal.net

All-Around-Asia Dim Sum Party with Chef Anne Gallagher at Hunt Hill Farm's Silo Cooking School

04/19/2009 to 04/19/2009

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

This class offers a sampling of the unique artisan sakes from Miya's of New Haven. Become familiar with exotic ingredients and traditional cooking techniques with a menu featuring: shrimp spring rolls, lobster rangoons, shrimp-nori toasts, sushi and more. (Full participation). From 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. $85 per person or 2 for $160. Contact Silo Cooking School Director Chef Mary Kravec for more information.

Made of Thunder, Made of Glass: American Indian Beadwork of the Northeast Presentation

04/19/2009 to 04/19/2009

38 Curtis Road, Washington, 06793. Phone: 860-868-0518.

Join artist, author, collector and independent researcher, Gerry Biron of Wabanaki descent, as he presents a comprehensive discussion of the "souvenir" purses that were made by Native American women of the northeast during the 19th century. Regarded by many as some of the finest representations of American Indian art, the creators of this work came from diverse cultures and regions - the Haudenosaunee of New York State and Canada and the Wabanaki of northern New England and the Maritime Provinces of Eastern Canada. Mr. Biron's presentation will focus on the influences that led to the development of these beautiful items. Exhibit walk through with Gerry Biron will follow.

Sunday, April 19, 2009 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Fee: Regular museum admission / Members Free

Say Goodnight Gracie

04/19/2009 to 04/19/2009

Warner Theatre 82 Main Street, Torrington, 06790. Phone: (860) 489-7180.

Sunday, April 19, 2pm

$29.50, $39.50, $50 Gold Circle Seating

The Tony nominated hit Broadway play is a tender, funny, life affirming love story, a personal guided tour through an American century in the company of George Burns, a man who laughingly lived and loved each day for all it had to offer, until he finally went 'gently into that good night' to forever reunite with his beloved Gracie.

Boston Terrier Club of America's 113th Specialty Show

04/21/2009 to 04/24/2009

Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1284 Strongtown Road, Southbury, 06488. Phone: (203)598-7600.

People from across the United States and foreign countries will come to share in this this spectacular event. For more information call 845-279-2350 or email N18clk@gmail.com.

History Bites Lecture Series--A Sawyer's Life: Gideon Hollister and His Sawmill in Nettleton Hollow--Gunn Memorial Library and Museum

04/23/2009 to 04/23/2009

5 Wykeham Road, Washington, Phone: 860-868-7756.

On Thursday, April 23, 2009 at Noon the History Bites Series features- A Sawyer's Life"Gideon Hollister and His Sawmill in Nettleton Hollow- a lecture by Stephen Solley, restorer. Explore the structure and operation of Gideon Hollister's 1756 sawmill with the man responsible for its restoration. The lecture will be held at Gunn Memorial Library and Museum. Free and open to the public. Suggested donation $2. Bring lunch. Beverage/dessert provided. Reservations requested but not required.

The Russian Masters Concerts - Studo 59 - A Performance Gallery

04/24/2009 to 04/25/2009

Phone: 860-482-6801.

Timothy Alexandre Wallace founder Performance times 7:30 pm. Tickets $25 for single or two tickets for $40.

Litchfield County Auctions, Inc

04/24/2009 to 04/28/2009

425 Bantam Rd., Litchfield, 06759. Phone: 860-567-4661 .

Viewing and Tag Sale 5 days 10-5 p.m. each day. Tag sale discounts: Sun. 20% off,Mon. 40% off, Tues. 60% off 20% BP on all items. Free Appraisal DAy: Sat., April 25 from 10-2. Three Online-Auctions: April 15-29. Auctions end April 29th

Annual Spring Tea Oxford Historical Society

04/25/2009 to 04/25/2009

Oxford UCC Congregational Church, 3 Academy Rd, Off Rte. 67, Oxford, 06478. Phone: 203- 888-0230 .

1 p.m. Sat., will feature Meg Capen American Songs from Colonial days to Modern Times. A special highlight of the event will be a raffle featuring a number of theme baskets donated by Historical Society members. Members of the Oxford Garden club will be donating the centerpieces that will be raffled off. Tickets are $12.00 Reservations suggested.

The Silas Bronson Library: "All That Jazz

04/25/2009 to 04/25/2009

The Silas Bronson Library, 267 Grand Street, Waterbury, 06702. Phone: 203 574-8233.

"All That Jazz" Sat. April 25, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Main Reading Room The Bob Mobilio Swing/Jazz Ensemble will present "All That Jazz", a free concert. The program will be presented in observance of Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM), and will be funded by the American Federation of Musicians Local 186, the Recording Industry Music Performance Fund, and the Friends of the Silas Bronson Library's Stanford Warshasky Programming Fund. Bob Mobilio, a popular fixture in the Waterbury music scene, will lead the group from the Bronson's grand piano, accompanied by his son John on bass, a full rhythm section and three horns played by both local and guest musicians. The ensemble will feature classics from the Great American Song Book, including the music of Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, and Bennie Goodman during this, his centennial year. The program will be dedicated to the New Orleans musicians who were victims of Hurricane Katrina. Inaugurated in 2002 by the Smithsonian Institution's Museum of American History in collaboration with the recording industry and other organizations. The public is invited. The library is handicapped accessible with ample free parking on Saturdays. For more information contact Anita Bologna, Adult Program Coordinator abologna@bronsonlibrary.org