Nutmeg Symphony Present...amidst Baroque Splendor--Torrington


220 Prospect Street, Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-584-1055.

On Friday, March 25, 2011 at 7:30PM at the Trinity Episcolpal Church, Torrington the Nutmeg Symphony will present--amidst Baroque Splendor featuring Biber, Battaglia; Bach, Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in d and Biber, Missa Christi Resurgentis.  The concert features Watson Morrison, pianist.  Morrison is well known as Connecticut's poet of the piano and Professor of Piano Emeritus at the Hartt School.  Call for reservations and further information.

Infinity Music Hall Features Stephen Bishop--Norfolk


Route 44, Norfolk, CT 06058. Phone: 866-666-6306.

On Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 8PM at Infinity Music Hall, Norfolk Stephen Bishop will be the featured guest artist. Stephen Bishop's journey into the collective musical consciousness began with the major 1977 hit, "On and On", which was a #11 chart hit in the U.S.; his other hits include "Save It for a Rainy Day," "Everybody Needs Love," and "It Might Be You", the theme from the movie, TOOTSIE. More movie themes followed, including the theme from NATIONAL LAMPOON'S ANIMAL HOUSE, which he sang in falsetto. He also provided his talent to the theme song in the holiday movie, ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS. Tickets: $40/$60.  Check the website for further information.

New Morning Natural and Organic Store Offers Lecture--Seasonal Allergies


738 Main St. South, Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-4868.

On Saturday, March 26, 2011 from 10:30am to Noon join Dr. Veronica Waks, ND for this informative lecture that considers the best ways to combat allergies, including air purifiers, indoor workouts, and the reduction of sugar and dairy, among other effective suggestions.  Dr. Waks will discuss current drugs, herbs and supplments regarding their effectiveness as treatments and their possible side effects.  Free and open to the public.  Check the website for further information.

Wine Cheese & Chocolate - Ireland at Haight Vineyard


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

Saturday at 1 or 3pm. Come learn and taste!  We are featuring cheeses from Ireland in this fun, tasty and informative wine pairing class.  Learn how to taste and properly pair wines and cheeses. $30/person Advance reservations required. Our WCC pairing classes always book up - so please call at least a week ahead of time to get your preferred seating time.

Metropolitan Hot Club at Hunt Hill Farm - New Milford


44 Upland Hill Rd., New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: (860)355-0300.

On Sat. 6 p.m. - Steeped in the gypsy jazz tradition, the group celebrates the hot swing music of the 1930' and 40s plus newer favorites and a growing body of original compositions. It's an unforgettable listening experience. $25 member, $35. non-members, $5. students.  For more information call or visit the website.

Coffee House: Lava Lamp Rock Out Spectacular with Nancy Tucker at White Memorial Foundation


71 Whitehall Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: (860) 567-0857.

Celebrate the arrival of spring with the warm and wonderful music and comedy of Nancy Tucker! Lava is the theme. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lava lamps to illuminate the room. Many surprises are in store for the evening. Light refreshments will be able for purchase. 7:00 P.M., Carriage House, Members: $12.00. Non-members: $15.00. Pre-registration and prepayment are required.

Southbuy Women's Group hosts Italian Comedy Wedding Dinner


522 Heritage Road, Southbury, CT 06488. Phone: 203-264-4800.

On Saturday, March 26, 2011 at the Heritage Hotel in Southbury the Southbury Women's Club will present a Dillstar Production of "Joey and Maria's Comedy Italian Wedding", the smash-hit original interactive dinner theater show.  The evening will begin with cocktail hour at 6PM followed by the newlyweds' reception dinner and performance at 7PM and Silent Auction winners announced at 10PM.  Ticket are $60 per person plus cash bar. Table reservations are available.  Contact the Southbury Kitchens in Union Square or call for tickets and further information.  All proceeds will benefit charitable causes supported by the Southbury Women's Club.

Approaches to the Cross of Christ at Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

03/26/2011 to 03/26/2011

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

Program will offer meditations on various representations of the cross and the different liturgical and spiritual contexts they reveal and support. Presenter: Leo J. O’Donovan, SJ. Fee: $40. Non-refundable deposit: $15. Bring one friend for $20 payable with registration.

Draw On! Animated Short Film Festival Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

03/26/2011 to 03/26/2011

258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877. Phone: (203) 438-4519.

FREE with the price of admission; children 18 years old and under always enter FREE. The popular Weston Woods Animated Short Film Festival returns to The Aldrich. Visit the Museum for an afternoon of film and drawing to kick off the two weeks of Draw On! 2011. An hour of animated shorts based on favorite children's books will be followed be a drawing activity for kids of all ages.

Winter Film Festival at the Institute for American Indian Studies - Washington

03/26/2011 to 03/27/2011

38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-0518.

On the night of February 27, 1973, fifty-four cars rolled, horns blaring, into a small hamlet on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Within hours, some 200 Oglala Lakota and American Indian Movement (AIM) activists had seized the few major buildings in town and police had cordoned off the area. Demanding redress for grievances—some going back more than 100 years—the protesters captured the world’s attention for 71 gripping days. The final episode of American Experience’s five-part miniseries “We Shall Remain”, Wounded Knee. Run time: 90 minutes.  Fee: Included in regular museum admission; IAIS Members Free