Newtown Friends of Music Concert Featuring American Brass Quintet


Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470. Phone: 203-426-6470.

On Sunday afternoon,  March 16, 2014 at 3PM the Newtown Friends of Music will present the American Brass Quintet. Nicknamed the "high priests of brass," the ABQ's unique blend of technique, programming and interpretation is unparalleled. Raymond Mase and Kevin Cobb, trumpets; Dave Wakefield, horn; Michael Powell, tenor trombone; and John Rojak, bass trombone. Now in its 51st season, the ABQ has been internationally recognized as one of the premier chamber music ensembles and an icon in the brass world.

Mattatuck Museum - St. Patrick's Day Celebration: Willie and Jan O' Nininger Trio


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

Monday, March 17, 2014/ Members $15, Non-members $25. Join us to celebrate Irish heritage with guitarists Willie and Jan and Ken Melton on percussion. A mainstay of the Greenwich Village Folk Scene in the 70's and 80's, Willie has M.C'd and performed in the legendary Fast Folk Musical Revues, played clubs and concerts across the U.S., wrote and performed the title song for the Winter's Night compilation CD that inspired the still popular Winter's Night concert tours, wrote songs for the Captain Kangaroo show and kids TV specials, perennially won the Folk City Bob Dylan imitator's contests, developed a reputation as a great folk humorist and gained notoriety as a top flatpick guitarist with his solo acoustic bluegrass version of the William Tell Overture.

The Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors, “America’s Big Band,” will perform at the Nonnewaug High School Auditorium


Nonnewaug High School, 5 Minortown Road , Woodbury, CT

For the first time in a decade, the Woodbury Lions Club will sponsor one of the United States military bands in a free local concert. The Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors, “America’s Big Band,” will perform at the Nonnewaug High School auditorium on March 18, at 7PM. As the premier touring big band for the United States Army, the Jazz Ambassadors travel thousands of miles each year throughout the nation and abroad. Since its formation in 1969, the Jazz Ambassadors have appeared in all 50 states and throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Programmed to entertain all types of audiences, the Jazz Ambassadors’ diverse repertoire includes big band swing, bebop, Latin, contemporary jazz, standards, popular tunes, Dixieland, vocals, and patriotic selections, written or arranged by members of the band. On the night of the concert, doors will open at 6:20, and the Lions are asking that ticket holders find their seats by 6:45. At 6:50, any empty seats will be available to non-ticket holders. Anyone interested in attending the concert can pick up free tickets at one of the following locations: Canfield Corner Pharmacy, C.L. Adams, Ion Bank, TD Bank, Woodbury Drug Company, Woodbury Floral Design, or the Woodbury Public Library.

Indian Rock Nature Preserve - Spring Gardening Program – Create Your Own Vegetable Container Garden


501 Wolcott Rd., Bristol, CT Phone: 860-589-8200.

Tuesday 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Renaissance Farm Guest Speaker, Linda Graham. There's nothing like fresh vegetables "right off the vine", but not everyone has the land or the time to cultivate an outside garden, so why not create a container vegetable garden?
Join us as Linda Graham tells us how to plant and care for a container vegetable garden, create attractive decor for your patio or home, and reap the benefits of healthy, nutritious food to eat.Members: FREE     Non-Members:  $5.00/person. Register in advance with our online registration link or by phone at #860-583-1234. Pay at the door.

Oliver Wolcott Library Program: An Evening of Neo-Urban Traditional Music with Stacy Phillips/Paul Howard Duo--Litchfield


160 South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-8030.

On Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 7PM enjoy a performance you won't forget!  The Stacy Phillips/Paul Howard Duo perform a wide range of material--jazz, Caribbean dances, Hawaiian hulas, bluegrass, calypso and East European gypsy music as well as their unique, original compositions.  Stacy Phillips is an internationally acclaimed and Grammy wining slide guitarist.  Paul Howard is a veteran of the New England music scene and a resident of Northfield.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.

Litchfield Historical Society - Leather Apron Book Club


Corner of East & South St., Rte. 63, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-4501.

Leather Apron Book Club. Time: 3:30-5:00pm at: Litchfield History Museum Age(s): 9+ Fee: $10 for members; $15 for non-members. Registration: Yes, email

Imagine Nation Museum - Girl's Night Out 2014 Series - Bristol


One Pleasant Street, Bristol, CT Phone: 860-314-1400.

Girls' Night Out Spring 2014 Series at Imagine Nation Museum from 6-7:30pm 3rd Thursday of the month! This is a free program for girls ages 8-13 with their mother, female mentor or friend. March 20: Knitting-Know-How. Registration required. Dinner provided and made possible by the financial support of the Keystone Auxiliary. Funding provided by a grant from the Women & Girls' Fund at the Main Street Community Foundation. Please visit for information, call 860-314-1400 to register.

Imagine Nation Museum - Swing into Spring


One Pleasant Street, Bristol, CT Phone: 860-314-1400.

Swing into Spring at Imagine Nation Museum! Thursday, March 20 from 9:45-10:30am. Swing, twirl, tap & clap! Come ready to move as we dance and play our way into springtime. Healthy snack included. Call 860-314-1400 to register by 3/18. $3/member, $5/non-member, museum admission not included. Visit for information.

Litchfield History Museum - Freedom Riders


Corner of East & South St., Rte. 63, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-4501.

"Freedom Riders" Time: 7:00pm. Litchfield History Museum. Age(s): All Fee: Free Registration: Yes, email  Litchfield blogger and history professor Pete Vermilyea brings to light the activities of the freedom riders in the last of our film series. Freedom Riders tells the terrifying, moving, and suspenseful story of a time when white and black volunteers riding a bus into the Deep South risked being jailed, beaten, or killed, as white local and state authorities ignored or encouraged violent attacks. The film includes previously unseen amateur 8-mm footage of the burning bus on which some Freedom Riders were temporarily trapped, taken by a local twelve-year-old and held as evidence since 1961 by the FBI. Visit this website for more information:

Hopkins Vineyard - Vino and Paint with Patty

03/21/2014 to 03/22/2014

25 Hopkins Rd., New Preston, CT Phone: 860-868-7954.

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sign up to paint with Patty, at our paint bar, relax and enjoy a glass of wine. No experience required. Fun for the absolute beginner or the seasoned artist. Each date is structured around a specific painting. Patty will instruct and guide you step by step. It’s easy and stress free. All materials are included plus a glass of wine. You may bring your own snacks. Cost: $35. Visit the website for more information.