Rick Spencer Returns to Bristol Historical Society

08/16/2012

98 Summer Street, Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: 860-583-6309.

On Thursday at 7pm with a brand new program—HISTORICAL SONGS OF OUTLAWS, VILLAINS AND ROGUES.  The program addresses the human obsession with and documentation of misdeeds using songs as the informational medium.  As do all of Rick’s presentations, this one has extensive, well-researched background information. The air-conditioned assembly hall of the historical society museum will provide a comfortable venue in which to enjoy Rick’s music and song.   The program begins at 7 p.m.; doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Admission is free for members; $5, for non-members.  Light refreshments will be served. The museum can be entered from Center Street, Summer Street or from a ramp on the east side of the rear parking lot.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

 

Introduction to Acupuncture with Andrea Coakley, MS, LAc at Gunn Memoral Library - Washington

08/16/2012

5 Wykeham Road, Rte. 47, Washington, CT Phone: (860) 868-7586.

Please join us on Thursday, August 16th at 6:30pm in the Wykeham Room of the Library for an informative lecture and demonstration on the many benefits of Acupuncture, an ancient healing art that originated in China over five thousand years ago. This program is free and open to the public.   Registration is recommended.

Bristol Historical Society Hosts Rick Spencer--Historical Songs of Outlaws, Villains and Rogues

08/16/2012

98 Summer St., Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: 860-583-6309.

Rick Spencer, one of the most enjoyed programs of 2011, returns on August 16th with a brand new program—HISTORICAL SONGS OF OUTLAWS, VILLAINS AND ROGUES.  The program addresses the human obsession with and documentation of misdeeds using songs as the informational medium.  As do all of Rick's presentations, this one has extensive, well-researched background information. Ballads collected by Francis James Child in the 1800s (some going back hundreds of years), penny broadsides and popular songs from the 1700s to the mid 20th century are presented to tell stories of Captain Kidd, Jesse James, Stagger Lee, Pretty Boy Floyd and a number of other villains.  This program includes a discussion of why we as a culture are so fascinated by misdeeds, violence and mayhem. The air-conditioned assembly hall of the historical society museum will provide a comfortable venue in which to enjoy Rick's music and song.   The program begins at 7 p.m.; doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Admission is free for members; $5, for non-members.  Light refreshments will be served. The Bristol Historical Society Museum is located at 98 Summer Street.  The museum can be entered from Center Street, Summer Street or from a ramp on the east side of the rear parking lot.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

TGI Third Thursday Presents: French Canadian Fiddler Daniel Boucher et Ces Bons Amis (and his friends) - Waterbury

08/16/2012

144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-753-0381 ext 10.

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Daniel Boucher, a dynamic young musician from Bristol, Connecticut,plays French Canadian fiddle tunes that he has absorbed from familyand community in southern New England and Quebec. Also a fine singer and composer of traditional-style songs, Daniel has revitalized French Canadian folk music in his home state. Joining him is his father, Jules Boucher, on harmonica and button box accordion along with Reynold Pellitier, on guitar and fiddle. Purchase a membership at TGI Third Thursday and admission is free.

Lebanese Heritage Fesitval "Mahrajan" St. Anthony Maronite Church - Danbury

08/17/2012 to 08/18/2012

17 Grandville Ave., Danbury, CT 06811. Phone: 203-240-8781.

On Fri., Saturday, noon to midnight.  Lebanese Food & Streets, vendors, Children games., live music, featuring: Amin Sultan and Ensemble.  Drive-Thru Take out.  Call for pre-order 203-794-9562. Fri. - Sat. noon - 6p.m. Free Admission, Free Parking, Free Shuttle Bus. Parking at WestConn Midtown Campus. For more information, contact: 203-240-8781.

Needle Felting with Rachel Gerowe (Adults only) at Flanders Nature Center - Woodbury

08/17/2012

5 Church Hill Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-3711.

Learn to make a 3-D sculpture out of wool using needle felting, an easy to learn technique. Instructor Rachel Gerowe will show crafters how to make cats out of wool. Date/Time: Friday, August 17, 6 pm. Location: The Studio. Cost: $35 per class, includes materials. Save $5 if you bring your own needles and foam.

Meet the Old Cranks at The American Clock Museum - Bristol

08/17/2012

100 Maple Street, Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: 860-583-6070.

Fri. August 17- Meet the Old Cranks. Have you ever wondered what goes on behind closed doors (on our clocks, I mean)? Reserve your space to come watch the American Clock & Watch Museum's official clock winders in action as they travel through the museum winding over 70 of our historic artifacts for public enjoyment throughout the week.Free with price of admission.The Old Cranks work from 10am to 11am on the 1st and 3rd Fridays only. Call for more information..

 

Danbury Summer Concert Series--The Golden Age of Transit/Sonny Carroll

08/17/2012

Bandshell/Danbury Green, Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-792-1711.

Festivities on the Danbury Green begin at 7:00 p.m. with headliners taking the stage at 8:00 p.m. For additional information, visit www.citycenterdanbury.com.

NEW EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS BY CLEVE GRAY at The Morrison Gallery - Kent

08/18/2012

8 Old Barn Rd., Kent, CT Phone: 860.927.4501.

NEW EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS BY CLEVE GRAY. OPENING SATURDAY AUGUST 18, 5 to 7 PM AT THE MORRISON GALLERY IN KENT, CT. "THE PERNE SERIES EXHIBITION" Francine du Plessix Gray will be signing copies of her new novel, "The Queen's Lover.". Gallery Hours:  Hours weds-sat 10.30 - 5.30, sunday 1-4. Visit website for more information

2nd annual blackberry festival at White Silo Vineyard

08/18/2012 to 08/19/2012

32 Rt. 37 E, Sherman, CT Phone: 860-355-0271.

Celebrate the Blackberry whle listening to Kirk at the keyboards on Saturday and Marti Myer - live acoustic solo on Sunday. Both days: 12:30 to 4:30 PM.