Westgate Piano Trio Recital

04/26/2008 to 04/26/2008

Danbury Music Centre, 256 White St., Danbury, Phone: 203-748-1716.

8 p.m. Free.

Farming in the Eighteen Hundreds

04/26/2008 to 04/26/2008

White Silo Farm & Winery, 32 Rte. 37 East, Sherman, 06784. Phone: 860-355-0271.

Exhibit of tools, implements and photographs depicting farm life in the 1800s. Time 2 and 3 p.m. Free.

Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Pairing Event--Haight Vineyard-Litchfield

04/26/2008 to 04/26/2008

29 Chestnut Hill Rd., Litchfield, 06759. Phone: 860-567-4045.

On Saturday, April 26, 2008 Haight Vineyard will host a Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Pairing. Ten flight wine tasting, each paired with a local or international cheese and or chocolate. Approximately 90 minutes per Seating--seatings at 1PM, 3PM. $15 per person includes logo wineglass. Reservations required. Call 860-567-4045.

Nutmeg State 1/2 Marathon and 10K Race

04/27/2008 to 04/27/2008

Washington Primary School, School St.,, Washington, 06794.

On Sunday, at 07:50 AM The race will again be sanctioned by USA Track and Field and the 1/2 Marathon course will also be certified. For course certified number for your race qualification needs. The course is not only gorgeous, but fast! Only a few easy climbs, otherwise fairly flat. Come out, get fit and support the local scene!

Art and Spirituality Forum--Acceptance and Rejection: Tending the Spirit--Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

04/27/2008 to 04/27/2008

229 E. Litchfield Rd., Litchfield, 06759. Phone: (860)567-3163.

Artists in conversation about the role of acceptance and rejection in their lives and how they have grown spiritually through experiencing both. Moderator: poet Susan Kinsolving. Panelists: actress Cady McClain, poet Davyne Verstandig, music director Tim Stella; sculptor Joy Brown, painter Florin Firimita. Reception follows. Special brochure available by mail and online. Sunday 2pm - 3:30 pm Fee: $15

STOMP - Palace Theater

04/29/2008 to 04/29/2008

100 East Main St., Waterbury, 06702. Phone: 203-755-4700.

Tuesday, April 29 - 7:30pm Wednesday, April 30 - 7:30pm STOMP is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, utterly unique and appeals to audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered an armful of awards and rave reviews, and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments - matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps - to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. As USA Today says, "STOMP finds beautiful noises in the strangest places." STOMP. See what all the noise is about. Tickets: $49/ $44/ $39 Purchase Tickets Now!

Litchfield Garden Club Lecture--Planting For Pollinators

04/30/2008 to 04/30/2008

Litchfield Community Center,Route 202, Litchfield, 06759.

On Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at 7:00PM at the Litchfield Community Center, Route 202, Litchfield, Erin O'Connell from the Sharon Audubon Society will discuss various types of pollinators and how to attract them to your Garden. Garden plans will be discussed including Butterfly, Hummingbird and Bee Gardens. The public is invited-no fee. Refreshments will be served after the lecture. Erin O'Connell is a licensed, wildlife rehabilitator and oversees the care of all of the Sharon Audubon's exhibit animals and resident birds and the injured and orphaned animals that come in for rehabilitation. The Litchfield Garden Club is a member of the Garden Club of America and The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut.

An Evening with Colin Hay

04/30/2008 to 04/30/2008

80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield, 06877. Phone: 203-438-5795.

8:00 pm The former lead singer/guitarist from "Men at Work" has been captivating audiences with his extraordinary stage presence since the early 80s. In this up-close and personal performance, the driving force behind smash hits like Down Under and Who Can It Be Now will surely captivate audience members with his stripped down solo acoustic performance. Information Box Office Hours: Mon - Fri 9:00am - 5pm EST Sat 12pm - 4pm EST

Pulitzer prize winner Frank McCourt speaking at UConn Torrington

04/30/2008 to 04/30/2008

855 University Drive, Torrington, 06790. Phone: 860-626-6852.

Best-selling author Frank McCourt will visit UConn Torrington as part of LCWP's spring series, "The Creative Process". This will be the celebrated author's third appearance as a guest of the Litchfield County Writers Project. McCourt has previously said, �If the university had paid me nothing, I still would have done it.� Frank McCourt was born in 1930 in Brooklyn, New York to Irish immigrant parents. He grew up in Limerick, Ireland and returned to America in 1949. McCourt taught in New York City high schools for thirty years before publishing the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Angela�s Ashes". He now lives in New York and Connecticut. There will be a book signing and reception afterwards. The event will run from 6:30pm - 9:00pm. Admission is free.