Scoville Memorial Library The White Hart Speaker Series: Tom Shachtman, “How the French Saved America”

09/12/2017

38 Main St, Salisbury, CT Phone: 860.435.2838.

6 pm. To the rebelling colonies, French assistance made the difference between looming defeat and eventual triumph. Even before the Declaration of Independence was issued, King Louis XVI and French foreign minister Vergennes were aiding the rebels. After the Declaration, that assistance broadened to include wages for our troops; guns, cannon, and ammunition; engineering expertise that enabled victories and prevented defeats; diplomatic recognition; safe havens for privateers; battlefield leadership by veteran officers; and the army and fleet that made possible the Franco-American victory at Yorktown. Tom Shachtman has written or co-authored more than thirty books, as well as documentaries for ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, and BBC, and has taught at New York University and lectured at Harvard and Stanford. He is a former chairman of The Writers Room in Manhattan, a trustee of the Connecticut Humanities Council, a founding director of the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area, and is currently a consultant to the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation's science and technology initiatives.

Mattatuck Museum Theatrical Performance: The Process

09/12/2017

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

5:30-6:15. Free-$10. Follow Marion, an 80-something woman in 3 short plays about aging. In Henry and Marion, 62 Years of Wedded Bliss, NOT, we see how Marion has learned to endure her 62-year marriage. Explaining the Process flashes forward to a scene between Marion and her 30-year-old grandson. She is now a widow, living an isolated experience. Her grandson, Marcus, tries to convince her to move to an assisted living home. Lastly, in The Dating Game Marion's take on life may not be yours but enjoy her attempt to fit into society in a new way. Written & performed by Nancy Palmento Schuler. Also performing: Ed Schuler and Henry and Otto & Bilal Tajideen as Marcus.

Torrington Historical Society WWI Program

09/13/2017

192 Main St, Torrington, CT

 6:30 p.m. Todd Bryda will discuss the role of imperialism, militarism, and nationalism and how it impacted the war. He will also discuss the initial years of the war as well as the effect of technology on this conflict. The second presentation, which will take place on October 11th, will focus on the U.S. after it entered the war in 1917.

American Clock and Watch Museum Wine, Women and Watches

09/14/2017

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

6-9 pm. Wines, of the season, hearty hors d'oeuvres, silent auction, prizes awarded every hour.

Great Mountain Forest Coverts Project

09/14/2017 to 09/17/2017

201 Windrow Road, Norfolk, CT Phone: (860) 542-5422.

Since 1983, The Coverts Project has been reaching out to Connecticut's individual woodland owners and teaching them how sound management practices can make wildlife healthier, more diverse, and more abundant. Each year, woodland owners and others involved with the care of wooded properties are invited to apply for one of the 30 slots available in the annual September seminar. We look for people who are, or who have the potential to be, informal educators in their communities: people who others will come to when they have questions about forests or wildlife; people who can find time in their busy schedules for the seminar and some volunteer activities during the coming year; people who want to get to know and to work with natural resource professionals from around the state; people who would like their own woodland to be healthy and productive; people who care about Connecticut's forests and the wildlife that live in them. Questions? contact CFPA's Education Director, Emma Kravet, for information regarding 2017 Coverts Project Seminar! Email: ekravet@ctwoodlands.org. Held at Yale Forestry Camp.

White Memorial Foundation Conservation Center Children's Free Week

09/14/2017 to 09/20/2017

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

Free admission to children ages twelve and under when accompanied by an adult.

Ridgefield Playhouse Guitar Army feat. John Jorgenson, Lee Roy Parnell, Joe Robinson

09/14/2017

80 E Ridge Road, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-5795.

8 pm. 3 Master Guitarists. 1 Stage. The three distinct guitarists, singers and songwriters, along with their band, join forces to perform each Guitar Army show in enthralling five-piece supergroup fashion. It's a magical combination of virtuosos rarely seen on one stage - a triple-threat of triple-threats, featuring compelling songs, soulful singing, and of course, blistering guitar playing.

Danbury Irish Festival

09/15/2017 to 09/17/2017

43 Lake Ave. Ext, Danbury, CT Phone: 203-739-0010.

Dancing, cultural tent, childrens tent, games, tournaments, rugby demonstration, Halloween parade with piper march for kids, pirate fairy tea party, face painting, clowns.  Food and traditional Irish performers and history displays. Location Charles Ives Concert Park.

Newtown Arts Festival

09/15/2017 to 09/17/2017

Wasserman Way, Newtown, CT

The Newtown Cultural Arts Commission established the Newtown Arts Festival to promote and support local arts and the community through arts-inspired entertainment, education, exhibits, and sales. The festival showcases all forms of creative expression, such as visual arts, dance, music, written word, and theater in the setting of a town-wide celebration. Proceeds will support grants and scholarships for local artists and arts organizations, future festivals, and other work of the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission. The Newtown Arts Festival will take place on the historic Fairfield Hills Campus located off I84 Exit 11 on Wasserman Way.

American Clock and Watch Museum Old Cranks

09/15/2017

100 Maple Street, Bristol, CT

10 am - 11 am . Monthly on Fridays. Have you ever wondered what makes a clock tick? Come visit us on the first or third Friday of the month at 10:00 a.m. and follow our Old Cranks around the museum as they set the clocks.