History Bites 2011 Lecture Series--Bellamy-Ferriday House and Garden-Bethlehem


9 Main Street, Bethlehem, CT 06751. Phone: 203-266-7596.

On Thursday, April 14, 2011 the History Bites Lecture Series continues at the Bellamy-Ferriday House and Garden featuring Kristin Havill, Site Administrator--topic:  Caroline Ferriday: Ravenbruck Survivors Godmother.  The lecture will be held at the Bellamy Hall of First Church of Bethlehem.  Learn the role Bethlehem's Caroline Ferriday played in the lives of French, Polish and Czech women who survived their internment in the notorious Ravenbruck Concentration camp for women during WW II.  All lectures are at Noon.  Bring lunch, Beverages and desserts are privided.  Reservations requested but not required.  Suggested donation: $2 per lecture.

Palace Theater Presents--In The Mood-1940s Musical Revue--Waterbury


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

On Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 3PM and 7:30PM at the Palace Theater come enjoy the 1940's Big Band, Song and Swing Dance Revue--In The Mood--celebrates America's Greatest Generation through music of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra, the Andrews Sisters and more.  Music arrangements, costumes and choreography as authentic as it gets.  This presentation has been seen in over 500 theaters since 1994-USO tour commemorating the end of WWII.  String Big ban accompanies six singer/swing dancers.  Call the box office for tickets and check the website for further information.

Tots In The Park: Slippery Characters At The Ansonia Nature Center


10 Deerfield Rd., Ansonia, CT Phone: 203-736-1053.

10:30 a.m., bring your infant or toddler to the Ansonia Nature Center and join Ranger Stefanie for a short walk along the wooded trail.  Look for shy creatures in­cluding salamanders and wood frogs. Tuition is $6.00 per family.  (F.A.N.C.I, members and Ansonia residents pay $4.00.)  Please call to register.

Studio 59 - Friday Night Improv: Celebration of Buddha - Torrington


59 Barber Street, Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-482-6801.

On Friday at 8 p.m. you are invited to a unique experience of live improvisation by pianist/composer Timothy Alexandre Wallace.  He has been improvising since a child and still continues to surprise even himself with constant new variety of sound and style.  This evening is a celebration of his dear and beloved Buddha, the cat that greeted patrons as they entered the studio and beats his tail to the rhythm of the music. For tickets call or visit the website for more information.

Rodney Carrington Only Connecticut Appearance at The Warner Theatre - Torrington


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

On Friday at 7 p.m. A multi-talented comedian, actor, and writer who has recorded eight major record label comedy albums, starred in his own ABC TV sitcom Rodney, co-wrote and co-starred with Toby Keith in the feature film Beer For My Horses, and was the 4th highest grossing touring comedian in 2009, now brings his show to the Warner.  For Mature Audiences.  Tickets: $39.50, $49.50, $75. Visit the website for more information.

Sunset Meadow Vineyard Offers Wine Making and Wine Tasting Course


599 Old Middle Street, Goshen, CT 06756. Phone: 860-201-4654.

Sunset Meadow Vineyards continues its Wine Making and Wine Tasting Series on April 1,2011 from 6:30PM to 8:30PM.  Join a class to educate you in every aspect of wine making and tasting.  Everything you wanted to know about wine brought to you in these classes.  Learn basic sensory appreciation and terminology to vineyard management to the art of blending and of course food pairings.  Classes are $35 per class.  Call to register--class size is limited.

Litchfield Hill Audubon Society Presents Ghost Bird Film


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

On Friday, April 15, 2011 at 7PM at the Litchfield Community Center the White Memorial Conservation Center and the Litchfield Hills Audubon Society co-sponsor a documentary film telling the timely story of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker's miraculous rediscovery in 2005.  Suggested Donation: $5.

East Litchfield Fire Department Sponsors Annual Fisherman's Breakfast


365 East Litchfield Road, Litchfield, CT 06759.

On Saturday, April 16, 2011 the East Litchfield Fire Department will sponsor its annual fisherman's breakfast from 5-11AM.  Tickets for all you can eat are $6 for adults, $4 for children.  The event, held in conjunction with opening day of the fishing season, will be held at the East Litchfield Firehouse.  Door prizes will be offered.

Beauty Day at Gunn Memorial Library - Washington


5 Wykeham Rd., Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860 868-2310 or 860-868-7586.

On Saturday, 1 p.m. A day of pampering, primping and girl-time fun! Enjoy learning nail and hair care with sweet scents galore.. Materials will be supplied.  Visit the website for more information.

Southbury Charity Tag Sale at VFW Hall


150 Lee Farm Drive, Southbury, CT 06488. Phone: 203-264-2023.

On Saturday, April 16, 2011 from 9AM to 1PM at the VFW Hall, Southbury the Lakeside Spring Fling Community Tag Sale will take place benefitting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  Furniture and DVDs are among the many donated items as are unopened wedding gifts.  Tables may be rented.  Call for further information.