Music Mountain Sunday Concert Series--Falls Village

07/14/2013

Off Route 7, Falls Village, CT 06031. Phone: 860-824-7126.

On SUNDAY, JULY 14, 3 PM the Penderecki String Quartet will perform featuring Pamela Mia Paul, Piano; Warner: Suite in the OldenStyle, Opus 34 (1929) (9), Dvorak: String Quartet in G Major, Opus 106 (1895) (4) Bartok: Piano Quintet BB33
(1903-04).  Check the website for further information.

Ives Concert Park - Newtown Savings Bank Fine Arts and Family Series: Golden Dragon Acrobats

07/14/2013

43 Lake Avenue Extension, Danbury, CT 06811. Phone: 203-837-9226.

6:30 p.m. gates / 7:30 p.m. ShowTickets: $25 adult, $15 senior or child 12 & under / $50 Family 4-PackTickets are for general admission seating. The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent a time-honored tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago. World renowned impresario Danny Chang and choreographer Angela Chang combine award-winning acrobatics, traditional dancing, ancient and contemporary music, and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty. There will be two one-hour sets with an intermission.

Keeler Tavern Museum Keeler Kids, Session II, Ridgefield During the Civil War

07/15/2013 to 07/19/2013

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

9:30am - 1:30pm. Come and join us for a fun and educational summer experience! Children entering grades 4-6 discover first-hand what life was like in Ridgefield during the Civil War. Activities include period crafts, games, songs, stories and foods. $250.

White Memorial Foundation Museum Kids Summer Art and Nature Camp with Betsy Rogers-Knox

07/15/2013 to 07/17/2013

80 Whitehall Rd., Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-0857.

In these lazy, crazy, hazy summer afternoon workshops, kids will learn basic drawing and watercolor techniques through activities which include: creating a nature journal, identifying, drawing, and painting wildflowers, trees, and backyard animals, sketching outdoors, and exploring nature's treasures through scavenger hunts. Classes are for children ages 8 through 13. All materials are included. 1:30 – 4:00 P.M., A.B. Ceder Room. Members: $75.00 Non-members: $90.00, Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.

Hunt Hill Farm - On the Farm - Culinary and Art Week With Nancy Stuart

07/15/2013 to 07/19/2013

Upland Rd., New Milford, CT Phone: 860-355-0300.

On the Farm - Culinary and Art Week Monday, July 15 thru Friday, July 19, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. With Nancy Stuart. Ages 9 to 12
One Seat Remaining. In this unique week-long experience, students will incorporate an interconnecting blend of world cooking and art. Students spend the morning with Nancy Stuart creating an international lunch menu full of new ingredients, flavors and cooking techniques. After a sit-down lunch, participants create coordinating and unique art projects.  No passport needed! $285.00 per Student.

The Silo - On the Farm Culinary and Art Week

07/15/2013 to 07/19/2013

44 Upland Rd., New Milford, CT Phone: 860-355-0300.

Monday, July 15 thru Friday, July 19, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. With Nancy Stuart. Ages 9 to 12 In this unique week-long experience, students will incorporate an interconnecting blend of world cooking and art. Students spend the morning with Nancy Stuart creating an international lunch menu full of new ingredients, flavors and cooking techniques. After a sit-down lunch, participants create coordinating and unique art projects.  No passport needed! $285.00 per Student # of Students. Visit the website for more information.

IVES CONCERT PARK SUMMER CONCERT SERIES - THE SPECIALS

07/16/2013

43 Lake Ave. Ext, Danbury, CT 06811.

As part of the Summer Concert Series, The Specials and Little Hurricane will perform Jul. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For tickets and information, visit www.ivesconcertpark.com/. 5:30 p.m. gates / 7 p.m. show Tickets: $35 Reserved / $20 Lawn.

Specials Ives Concert Park Music Concert Outdoor Show Danbury

07/16/2013

43 Lake Avenue Extension, Danbury, CT 06811. Phone: 203-837-9226.

THE SPECIALS with Little Hurricane 5:30 p.m. gates / 7 p.m. showTickets: $35 Reserved / $20 Lawn If you were 12 in 1979, the Specials were easy peasy lemon squeezy the greatest band on the planet. The sort of band you can't quite imagine not existing before. Of course, style over substance is any easy sell in the pop charts, and you have to assume that the vast majority of the millions of catalogue rude boy clones who cat walked the shithole of Britain's high streets over the following few years were fashion victims of the lowest order (check Stereotypes or Do Nothing for the bands response). The difference being that, perfectly packaged as they were, the Specials were substance wrapped in checkerboard. Who else could mention the Irish Republican Army and the Ulster Defence Association in a dance track? It turns out I, and millions of others, nailed our colours to the right mast at the time, and try as I might I still can't find a single chink in the armour of The Specials legacy.

Torrington Historical Society General Dan Sickles: Soldier, Scoundrel, Statesman A lecture by Edwin C. Bearss

07/17/2013

First Congregational Church 835 Riverside Ave, Torrington, CT

7 p.m. Free. Edwin C. Bearss is the Chief Historian Emeritus of the National Park Service and one of America's most renowned Civil War historians. He was featured by Smithsonian Magazine in 2006 as "an American who made a difference." Mr. Bearss is the recipient of numerous awards in the field of history and preservation. Few historians have ever captured the drama, excitement, and tragedy of the War Between the States quite like Edwin Bearss. In 1990, he was a featured commentator for Ken Burns' PBS series, The Civil War and more recently he has appeared on the Arts & Entertainment Channel's Civil War Journal. He has also published many books, including the definitive field guide, Smithsonian's Great Battles & Battlefields of the Civil War.

Torrington Historical Society Lecture by Edwin C. Bearss: General Dan Sickles: Soldier, Scoundrel, Statesman

07/17/2013

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

On Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 7PM in the First Congregational Church the Torrington Historical Society is pleased to collaborate with the CT Civil War Round table in promoting a talk about Major General Daniel Sickles by the  noted Civil War historian Edwin C. Bearss. Admission is free.