Hickory Stick Bookshop Booksigning: Author Cuyler Overholt--A Deadly Affection

04/22/2012

2 Green Hill Road, Washington, CT 06794. Phone: 860-868-0525.

Cuyler Overholt will read and discuss her debut novel, A Deadly Affection, on Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 2PM at The Hickory Stick Bookshop in Washington Depot.  This will be followed by a book signing.This event is free and open to the public.   Check the website for further information.

Earth Day Jazz Concert at Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens

04/22/2012

151 Brookdale Road, Stamford, CT Phone: 203.322.6971.

The Bartlett Arboretum will kick off a Jazz Concert Series with its first Concert featuring a performance by 4 renowned Jazz performers; guitarist Gene Bertoncini and special guests drummer Joe Corsella; violinist Sara Caswell and bassist Michael Moore. 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 90 minute concert followed by complimentary wine & cheese "Meet the Musicians" Reception. Order tickets on our website at www.bartlettarboretum.org or call 203.322.6971. Space is limited. $25 for members, $30 for Non-Members.

Kent Singers Concert Celebrates Spring

04/22/2012

Bridgewater, CT Phone: 860-619-8110.

3:00 PM.  The April 2012 concert features a mixed theme of Easter, Love and new life in Spring.Tickets for the April concerts are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and young adults, and children under 12, free. For more information call 860-619-8110, email info@kentsingers.org, or visit www.kentsingers.org.

Heritage Village Concert Society Features Anne Tormela, Rinaldo Toglia, Tenor, Richard Gordon, Piano

04/22/2012

11 Heritage Way, Southbury, CT 06488.

On Sunday,  April 22, 2012 at 3PM the Performing Arts Center-Concert Society at Heritage Village will present Anne Tormela, lyric coloratura, Rinaldo Toglia, tenor and Richard Gordon, piano.  Tickets: $15 and may be purchased at the Heritage Village Activities Desk.

Field Trip to Gungywump at The Institute For American Indian Studies - Washington

04/22/2012 to 04/22/2012

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

The Litchfield Hills Archaeology Club is sponsoring a trip to the enigmatic Gungywump site in Groton, CT. William J. Dopirak, Jr., an Associate Professor of Science at Three Rivers Community College will lead the group in exploring this intriguing site. With many fascinating features, including a double circle of stones, standing stones and multiple stone chambers, Gungywump has been the focus of much archaeological controversy. At least one chamber is constructed so that during the vernal and autumnal equinoxes, sunlight streams in through an opening in the wall and illuminates a “hidden” subchamber. Who do you think built Gungywump?   We will meet at 11:00 am in the IAIS parking lot and caravan down to Groton. *rain date Sunday, April 29th. Fee: $10; LHAC Members Free

Spend Earth Day with Atka, an Arctic Gray Wolf! at The Institute for American Indian Studies - Washington

04/22/2012 to 04/22/2012

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

Celebrate Earth Day at IAIS with a big welcome back to our friends from the Wolf Conservation Center of South Salem, New York! Join WCC staff and Atka, their oldest and most travelled ambassador wolf, to learn more about wolves and their unique relationship with the environment. Limited seating. Payment in advance is required. Fee: $10 Adults; $6 Kids

"Connecticut's Indian Communities in the Colonial Period" by Dr. Luciane Lavin in the Carriage House Gallery - Torrington

04/25/2012

192 Main St., Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-482-8260.

The Torrington Historical Society will present a program about Connecticut Indians on Wednesday April 25th, at 7p.m. in the Torrington Historical Society Carriage House Guest speaker, Dr. Lucianne Lavin, is the Director of Research and Collections at the Institute for American Indian Studies in Washington, Connecticut. This lecture is the first in a series of programs made possible with a grant from the Community Foundation of Northwest Connecticut and the Connecticut Humanities Council.Dr. Lavin’s illustrated presentation will discuss Connecticut’s indigenous people, whose history dates back thousands of years. The program will focus on the period from 1633-1783 which begins with the founding of the first European settlement in Connecticut and ends with the birth of the United States. Among the topics to be explored are the ways in which Native Americans were affected by European settlement, and how they adapted to their changing natural and social landscapes.Dr. Lavin, a Connecticut native, is an archaeological and anthropologist with over 30 years in the research of Northeastern archaeology and anthropology.
Refreshments will be served. Admission is $2; members of the Torrington Historical Society are free. For more information please contact the Society at 860-482-8260.


Gunn Memorial Library/Museum Hosts Bel Canto Children's Choir--Washington, CT

04/26/2012

5 Wykeham Road, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-7586.

Join us as 'Bel Canto' Children's Choir performs on Thursday, April 26th at 6:30pm in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Memorial Library. Light refreshments will be served following the concert. The choir's special 'Spring Show' preview will feature beautiful folk songs, sacred melodies and Broadway favorites. Come listen to Bel Canto's uplifting sound as this talented group of young people welcomes the season of spring. The Bel Canto Children's Choir is an organization dedicated to developing a young singer's talents while offering an opportunity to perform in a sacred and secular setting. Formerly known as the First Congregational Church's Children's Choir, Bel Canto has been ongoing for ten years and is comprised of students from the greater Washington area. The Angel Choir division is made up of younger singers while Bel Canto consists of singers from second grade through high school. Repertoire is challenging and varied, mixing classical styles with Broadway material and traditional sacred favorites.  This program is free and open to the public.  Registration is recommended.  Call the library for further information.

The CT Film Festival - Danbury

04/26/2012 to 04/29/2012

186 Main Street, Danbury, CT

Everybody's favorite film festival, the Connecticut Film Festival,returns Thursday, April 26 and runs through Sunday, April 29th, 2012.  CTFF returns to The Hat City this April 26-29. The 2012 Danbury festival will screen more than 75 feature, documentary and short films and  present over a dozen film, digital media and screenwriting industry educational events.
The 2011 Union Savings Bank – Opening Night premiere film and after party headlined the Connecticut grown documentary "Dislecksia: The Movie" directed by Newtown native Harvey Hubbell. More than 60 films and numerous workshops attracted record audiences to the other major indies including "Lifted", "Patti Smith: Dream of Life" and "What If" staring Kevin Sorbo, Kristy Swanson, John Ratzenberger and Debby Ryann.

22nd Annual Museum Sleep -In--White Memorial Conservation Center-Litchfield

04/27/2012 to 04/28/2012

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

Join the 22nd Annual Museum Sleep-In from 5PM on Friday evening until 12:00 Noon on Saturday. For grades 4 - 6. All activities occur rain or shine. $50/member - $70/non-member. For more information, call 860-567-0857. Limited to 25 participants. Registration required. First come, First served.