They Called Me Lizzy from Slavery to the White House at Keeler Tavern Museum

03/20/2011 to 03/20/2011

132 Main St., Ridgefield, CT 06877. Phone: (203) 438-5485.

Speaker: Stephanie Jackson. Members $10. Non- Members: $15. In the Garden House.

Hooks and Books at Beardsley & Memorial Library -Winsted


40 Munro Place, Winsted, CT 06098. Phone: (860) 379-6043.

Beginners Crocheting Class on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 Time:  6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  Bring: Size H Crochet Hook and Worsted Weight, Light Color Yarn. Call to sign up.

Harlem Globerotters at WestCopnn Westside Campus - Danbury


43 Lake Ave. Extension, Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-837-TIXX.

At 7 p.m in the Feldman Arena at the William O'Neill Athletic and Convocation Center on the WestConn Westside campus. Come see the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters display their usual fun and high spirted showmanship during the game. Call for tickets  or visit the website.

History Bites 2011 Lecture Series--Old Bethlehem Historical Society


48 East Street, Bethlehem, CT 06751. Phone: 203-266-5188.

On Thursday, March 24, 2011 History Bites Lecture Series sponsored by the Old Bethlehem Historical Society begins with Matt Minor, Civil War Reenactor.  All lectures are at Noon.  Bring lunch, Beverages and desserts are provided.  Please contact the hosting organization for directions and more information.  Reservations requested but not required.  Suggested donation: $2 per lecture.

A Life of the Land: Connecticut’s Jewish Farmers with authors Mary Donohue and Dr. Briann G. Greenfield

03/24/2011 to 03/24/2011

144 Main St, Waterbury, CT 06762. Phone: 203 753-0381 ext 10.

In the late 19thcentury there was massive emigration from Europe to the United States. In 1891, Baron Maurice de Hirsch set up a fund to help Jewish refugees resettle in America in farming communities. In Connecticut, Jewish agricultural communities were established in Colchester, Norwich, Newtown, and East Haddam.  Mary Donohue and Briann Greenfield have gathered historical data, oral histories and historic photos to the compelling story of the Jewish farmers of Colchester. Books will be available for purchase. Mary Donohue is the architectural historian of the Connecticut Commission on the Arts; Briann Greenfield, PhD is a professor of public history at Central Connecticut State University.

Infinity Music Hall Features Graham Parker with Mike Gent--Norfolk


Route 44, Norfolk, CT 06058. Phone: 866-666-6306.

On Friday, March 25, 2011 at 8PM at Infinity Music Hall, Norfolk Graham Parker will perform with Mike Gent.  Graham Parker and The Rumour were formed in the summer of 1975 and released their first album, "Howlin' Wind," in January 1976 to worldwide critical acclaim. Their second album, "Heat Treatment," followed six months later, garnering similar critical reaction and propelled Parker to international recognition. That same year, a 4-track EP, featuring a cover of the Trammps' "Hold Back The Night," claimed the band two appearances on Top Of The Pops and gave them a UK top twenty single. Tickets:$25/$35. Check the website for further information.

An Evening with Shirley MacLaine - Warner Theatre - Torrington


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

On Friday, March 25, Academy Award-winning actress, dancer and author Shirley MacLaine will share with the audience a montage of memorable film moments and private revelations about her extraordinary life, career and spiritual journey. Ms. MacLaine’s five decade career includes 50 feature films, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, six Emmy Awards, the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award and the title of international best-selling author. 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. Tickets: $100.00, $45.50, $35.50. For more information visit the website.

Ladies Night Out At Sunset Meadow Vineyards


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

5:30 – 8:30 pm. $25 per person. Reservations required Join us as we present the ultimate in shopping experiences with "Runway Divas" Bring your friends for a night of fun and fashion as we host our Ladies Night Out at the vineyard. Your reservation includes: Complimentary glass of wine, Hors d'oeuvres, Chocolate Dipped Desserts and Truffles, Professional wardrobe consultant, Amy Kemler, founder of Fresh Start Wardrobe Consulting will teach you the basics of building a wardrobe and how to shop your closet. Have fun browsing racks of high quality designer clothing and accessories brought to you at up to 75% off retail. Reservations required. Call Judy at 860 201-4654 to get your tickets today.

Amphibians - Our Environmental Barometers - At The Ansonia Nature


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

6:30 p.m., all students and parents who would like to learn about Amphibians are invited to join C.A.M.P. (Connecticut Amphibian Monitoring Project) coordinators Linda Thomas and Donna Lindgren at the Ansonia Nature Center.  Find out about those ancient and fascinating creatures secretly inhabiting our woods and wetlands. Learn about Connecticut's Amphibian Monitoring Program. Children and adults are needed to help with this important research project.  If you're a middle or high school student looking for community service hours, consider becoming a C.A.M.P. volunteer Please call 203-736-1053 to register for this free program.

Danbury Fair Mall Spring Arts and Crafts Show

03/25/2011 to 03/27/2011

7 Backus Avenue, Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-743-3247 .

Danbury Fair Mall Craft Fair with 30 Juried exhibitors. Mall open Mon-Sat 10am-9:30pm; Sun 11am-7pm