St. Pauls' Episcopal Church Present Peter Griggs, Guitarist

03/25/2012

802 Bantam Road, Bantam, CT 06750. Phone: 845-260-0963.

On Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 4PM  St. Pauls' Episcopal Church presents --500 Years of Music For Guitar with guitarist Peter Griggs.  Music from the Renaissance to the Contemporary.  Admission:  Free will donation.

Catherine André 2012 Fall | Winter Trunk Show at Joanna John Collection

03/29/2012 to 04/01/2012

346 Main St, Woodbury, CT Phone: (203) 266-4800.

Thursday, March 29 : 2-6 Friday, March 30 : 10-6 Saturday, March 31 : 10-6 Sunday, April 1 : 10-4. Catherine André Trunk Show.
**Spring/Summer styles available for immediate purchase. Also featured: A D B D Italian chic clothing TZURI GUETA Simple + innovative jewelry SOPHIE DIGARD Exquisite crocheted scarves + handbags At the same time you can view the New Spring Arrivals of The Joannajohn Collection!

4th ANNUAL BROOKFIELD FILM FESTIVAL

03/30/2012 to 03/31/2012

182 Whisconier Road (Route 25) , Brookfield, CT 06084. Phone: 203-775-2895.

The 2012 Brookfield Film Festival will be held at the Brookfield Theatre for the Arts. “Shorts and to the Point,” The short film collection will be showcased in 3 screenings: 8:00p.m. on Friday, March 30; and 4:00p.m. and 8:00p.m. on Saturday, March 31.The program will consist of a carefully selected arrangement of some of the most notable short films of the year, including both live-action and animated short productions from around the world. All of the films have been nominated for or received awards at other leading film festivals and competitions such as the Academy Awards® and the MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival. The line-up of films includes:1. The Shore - by Terry George (Northern Ireland); 2012 Academy Award Winner for Best Short Film (Live Action);2. The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore - by William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg (USA); 2012 Academy Award Winner for Best Short Film (Animated); 3. Pentecost - by Peter McDonald (Ireland); 2012 Academy Award Nominee for Best Short Film (Live Action); 4. Time Freak - by Andrew Bowler (USA); 2012 Academy Award Nominee for Best Short Film (Live Action); 5. A Morning Stroll - by Grant Orchard and Sue Goffe (UK); 2012 Academy Award Nominee for Best Short Film (Animated); 6. David and Goliath - by George Zaverdas (USA); First Place - Gold Medal Winner - 2011MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival; 7. DIK - by Christopher Stollery (Australia); Second Place - Silver Medal Winner - 2011 MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival; 8. The Tailor - by Neil LaBute (USA); Official Selection: Newport Beach Film Festival and Los Angeles Comedy Festival, and Best Short: 2011 Litchfield Hills Film Festival; and 9. Delusions in Modern Primitivism - by Daniel Loflin (USA);: Honorable Mention - Short Filmmaking - 2001 Sundance Film Festival. Specific film selections in the program may be subject to change. The program is not rated and is intended for mature audiences (under age 17 must be accompanied by an adult). Admission is $10 and festival attendees can enjoy a wine bar, door prizes and live music. Seating is limited and reservations are suggested. Reservations can be made by phone, by email,  or website.

Sharon's Best-Kept Secrets

03/31/2012

18 Main St., Sharon, CT Phone: 860-364-5688.

10:15 am. Be our guest when... Ed Kirby Author of Seldom Told Tales of Sharon, Volumes 1-3 presents Sharon's Best-Kept Secrets an illustrated talk.

Gunn Memorial Libary/Museum Hosts: A Passion for Quilts' Presentation with Author-Historical Sue Reich

03/31/2012

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

Join us on Saturday, March 31st at 11:00am in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Memorial Library for 'A Passion for Quilts' - a fascinating presentation with Sue Reich, an avid quilt collector, author and historian. The lecture will include a display and discussion of quilts. Light refreshments will be served. Sue began quilting as a child at her Grandmother Martin's farm in Crawford County, PA. Like many women in the 1970s, the Bicentennial celebration sparked her love for quilt-making and an interest in the history of quilts. Shortly after settling in Connecticut in 1980, the Connecticut Quilt Search Project began. Alongside approximately fifty dedicated women, Sue documented and researched 3,000 plus quilts over six years, culminating in the publication of Quilts and Quiltmakers Covering Connecticut. That experience, and her membership in the American Quilt Study Group became the spring board to more publications Quilting News of Yesteryear: 1,000 Pieces and Counting, Crazy as a Bed-Quilt, World War II Quilts, and Quiltings, Frolicks and Bees: One Hundred Years of Signature Quilts. Through presentations and exhibits, Sue has shared her collections of World War II quilts, Flower Garden quilts, Signature quilts, Crazy quilts, Connecticut quilts, etc. Washington resident, Sue Reich has been guest curator at the New England Quilt Museum, the Museum of the American Quilter, the Litchfield Historical Society, the Mattatuck Museum, and the Gunn Museum. She has also lectured at the Quilter's Hall of Fame, The Museum of Science and Energy, Oak Ridge, TN, the Women's Creativity Conference Quinnipiac University, the Webb, Deane, Stevens Museum, the Wethersfield Museum, the New England Quilt Museum, the American Quilt Study Group, the Bruce Museum, etc. and quilt guilds across the U.S.

LOCALLY GROWN AUTHORS & ARTISTS SERIES At Danbury Historical Society

03/31/2012

43 Main Street, Danbury, CT Phone: (203) 743-5200.

Historian and author Dan Cruson will be speaking about his new book 'Putnam's Revolutionary War Winter Encampment: The History & Archaeology of Putnam Memorial State Park'. Meet the author & get your book signed! 11:00 pm to 1:00 pm. This event is FREE & open to the public.