Litchfield Hills Archaeology Club Lecture Series

04/09/2017 to 04/09/2017

38 Curtis rd, PO Box 1260, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 8608680518.

Ancient America’s Hidden History: Fifty Archaeological Sites to See for Yourself, Professor Kenneth L. Feder

In Dr. Feder’s own words, “There is a ‘hidden history’ of America’s first peoples. Of course, there hasn’t been a conspiracy on the part of the Smithsonian, the Illuminati, the Rotary Club, or even professional archaeologists like me to hide that history. It’s the simple result of historical amnesia.

For example, most Americans are unaware that Native American cultures included long-lived empires of pyramid building farmers whose cities were ruled over by powerful kings. Not many know that in the American Southwest, there were peaceful farmers living in enormous, finely constructed adobe and stone apartment complexes. 

Fewer still are familiar with the awe-inspiring natural galleries where ancient artists left behind tens of thousands of depictions of a broad array of complex geometric forms, naturalistic animals, and phantasmagoric spirit beings. The remains of many of these monuments, sites, and works of art still exist and can be visited by the archaeological time-traveler. Inspiring you to visit these sites is my goal, in my new book as well as in this presentation.”

Dr. Feder’s book will be available for $45 in the IAIS Gift shop; book signing to follow the lecture.

Public Admission $5; LHAC Members Free. Not included in price of Museum Admission.

Ansonia Nature Center SPRING NATURE DAYS

04/10/2017 to 04/12/2017

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

9:30 am–3 pm For children from 5 to 11 years old who love the outdoors and wildlife, these popular classes will not only be educational but also a chance to explore our 156 acres. We will visit a variety of habitats such as the park's wetlands, fields, and woodlands. Great time of the year for amphibian searches too! TUITION: $90 priority students (Ansonia residents and current family-level FANCI members), $105 all others. (While you're here for Spring Break, why not register for Summer Nature Days? See the notice at the end of the Calendar!)

Flanders Nature Center Spring Break Outdoor Adventure Week

04/10/2017 to 04/14/2017

5 Church Hill Rd, Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-3711 .

Kids in kindergarten through 5th grade can enjoy a week filled with fun and discovery at Flanders. Each day will bring a different learning adventure but every day includes age appropriate hikes, games, art, crafts and stories. Date / Time: April 10 – 14 | 9 AM – 1 PM or 1 – 5 PM or ALL DAY Location: The Trail House Cost: AM or PM – $30 members / $40 non-members Cost: ALL Day – $60 members / $80 Non-members

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Afternoon Studios: Magical Mobiles


258 Main St, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-5419.

2 pm to 4 pm Free for members or with Museum admission. Be inspired by Beth Campbell's hanging mobiles and learn how to make your own. Use wire, colored tape, and string to create delicate and dazzling suspended sculptures.

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Interactive Family Tour and Workshop


258 Main St, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-5419.

11 am to 12:30 pm Free for members or with Museum admission. Enjoy spring break at The Aldrich! Sketch, look, and move while exploring the exhibitions and select works of art with Museum educators Michelle Friedman and Danielle Ogden. All ages welcome!

Newtown Historical Society "The Life and Legacy of Marian Anderson" - Brigid Guertin


25 Main St, Newtown, CT Phone: 203-426-5937.

7:30 pm @ CH Booth Library. Brigid Guertin, the City Historian for Danbury, CT and the Executive Director of the Danbury Museum & Historical Society Authority will use images, songs and stories that offer thoughtful and descriptive details concerning the career and life of this amazing contralto and American cultural icon, Marian Anderson.

Brews & BBQ featuring Spin Doctors

04/11/2017 to 07/22/2017

43 Lake Ave Ext, Danbury, CT 06811. Phone: 2038379226.

Brews & BBQ is back! Come out on Saturday, July 22nd at Ives Concert Park in Danbury to celebrate the change of the seasons with the ultimate spring bash featuring BBQ, craft beer and live music from Spin Doctors! Gates open at 3pm and the event runs until 9pm. Advance tickets are $15. Tickets at the door are $20. You think you know the Spin Doctors. Think again. When the legendary New York quartet release "If The River Was Whiskey" on May 14th through Ruf Records, casual fans will discover the secret past the hardcore have never forgotten. To the wider world, the Doctors might be the multi-million-selling icons behind hits like Two Princes and Little Miss Can't Be Wrong, not to mention the classic Pocket Full Of Kryptonite. But in 2013, Chris Barron (vocals), Aaron Comess (drums), Eric Schenkman (guitar) and Mark White (bass) are reconnecting with the flat-broke twenty-somethings who scraped for dollars at the sharp end of the Big Apple blues circuit. The Spin Doctors have come full-circle.
Amateur BBQ Competition You may grill up some pretty mean bbq on your deck, but do you have what it takes to become Connecticut's Amateur BBQ Champion? Every Tuesday from April 18th – May 2nd, Ethan and Lou on i95 will sample delicious pulled pork from 3 contestants and will pick a winner! At the end of the competition all 3 finalists will compete at Brews & BBQ for the chance to become Connecticut's Amateur BBQ Champion! Link to buy tickets: Link to sign up for BBQ competition:

Mattatuck Museum - Spring Break Family Days

04/11/2017 to 04/13/2017

144 West Main St., Waterbury, CT Phone: 203-753-0381.

Tuesday, April 11 & Thursday, April 13, 10:00 a.m.-noon Single-day pass: $5 per child, Two-day pass: $8 per child
Come get ARTSY and celebrate spring with guided art activities inspired by the Museum's exhibitions and permanent collection.

Flanders Nature Center Beekeeping Workshop Series


5 Church Hill Rd, Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-3711 .

7-9 pm. The introductory beekeeping classes will be a hands-on experience with bees showing students the basics on how to start and keep a hive. The program will be led by Al Avitabile, Emeritus Professor in the Biology Department at UCONN, co-author of "The Beekeeper's Handbook" and noted beekeeper and researcher. 

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Spring Break Day Camp: Process Productions


258 Main St, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-5419.

10 am to 4 pm. Drop off: 9 to 10 am Programming: 10 am to 4 pm Pick up: 4 to 5 pm Children Grades 1 through 3 $225; $200 member. Spend spring break making, playing, and discovering the many different ways in which art can be created. Alongside teaching artists and Museum educators, children will explore materials, processes, and ideas, and will make two- and three-dimensional works of art. Celebrate the results at a mini-exhibition opening on Thursday, April 13, from 5 to 6 pm.