Music @ The MATT: Bedlams Brothers String Band

03/12/2017

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

1 pm - 3 pm. Free- $10. The Bedlam Brothers String Band brings a mix of old time string band, American roots, and Celtic music to The MATT. This concert, family friendly, and appropriate for all ages, features the Bedlam Brothers who play a variety of instruments and have been entertaining audiences collectively and individually for close to 40 years. The Bedlam Brothers are: Geoff Kooris, bass and lap steel guitar, Mike Kachuba, guitar, Dave McCann, fiddle and mandolin, and Jeff McHugh, banjo.

Sportsmen's Full Moon Snowshoe Hikes

03/12/2017

725 Bantam Road, Bantam, CT Phone: 860-567-3167.

7 pm. Meet @ White Memorial Foundation's Museum, Litchfield. Snowshoe rentals available for $10 at Sportsmen's in Litchfield. Please call to reserve in advance: 860-567-3167.

The Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife

03/12/2017 to 03/12/2017

38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 8608680518.

Litchfield Hills Archaeology Club Lecture Series

Velya Jancz-Urban, The Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife

Discover what life was really like for New England’s colonial women—because we’ve always been curious about: menstruation, sex and birth control, childbirth, sickness and medicine. The Not-So-Good-Life of the Colonial Goodwife not only makes audience members laugh and grimace, but it also honors our foremothers. It’s not about quilting bees and spinning wheels—it’s an interactive presentation about the little-known issues faced by New England’s colonial women. Velya Jancz-Urban is a teacher, author, and became an expert on New England’s colonial women after moving into an old farmhouse filled with secrets that spurred her research on the colonial era. Fee: $5; LHAC Members free.

Waterbury Symphony Orchestra Presents Mozart the Miraculous

03/12/2017 to 03/12/2017

Naugatuck Valley Community College NVCC Fine Arts Center 750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT 06701. Phone: 203-574-4283.

Mozart the Miraculous Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 3pm // NVCC Fine Arts Center Like tendrils of ivy covering a marble statue, the story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's life has been obscured by legend. Was he an idiot savant as portrayed in the movie Amadeus? Was he poisoned by a jealous rival? Did he end his days in a pauper's grave? We tear away these legends in hopes to reveal Mozart the man and the artist. The performance culminates in a performance of his towering Jupiter Symphony. PROGRAM Mozart the Miraculous: A multi-media presentation featuring operatic, choral, and instrumental music of Mozart, as well as works by his father and the Italian Baroque composer Gregario Allegri. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Symphony No. 41, K. 551, C major (Jupiter)

Newtown Historical Society "Evolution of the Monroe Doctrine" - Joseph Secola

03/13/2017

25 Main St, Newtown, CT

7:30 PM. Local Attorney and retired Probate Judge, Joseph Secola will present a multi-media presentation on the subject of the Monroe Doctrine. Secola will focus on the history of this landmark doctrine intended to safeguard the western hemisphere from foreign intervention since its inception. He will discuss its current and changing interpretation in the 21st Century.

Oliver Wolcott Library Bombs Have No Eyes: Stories from Japan in Support of Peace Education

03/14/2017

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

7-8 pm. Japanese school children visit Nagasaki and Hiroshima's peace parks and museums in order to fully understand the complexities of war and the damaging effects of nuclear weapons. Japanese schools teach peace curriculums, even at the university level. And yet, in many American classrooms, children do not receive a similar education. Our students often have a limited understanding of the events of World War II in general and typically know even less about Japan's involvement. Marina Outwater's recent trip to Nagasaki and Hiroshima revealed first-hand accounts from survivors who told their stories with nothing more than an intense desire for world peace. Marina will share these moving tales of several hibakusha who were young children at the time of the atomic bombings. After sharing stories and photographs, Marina will discuss the need for peace education and some strategies for implementation in the classroom.

Flanders Nature Center Beekeeping Workshop Series

03/14/2017 to 03/28/2017

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

Tuesday March 14, 21 & 28 / 7 – 9PM. The introductory beekeeping classes will be a hands-on experience with bees showing students the basics on how to start and keep a hive. The program will be led by Al Avitabile, Emeritus Professor in the Biology Department at UCONN, co-author of "The Beekeeper's Handbook" and noted beekeeper and researcher. This series of workshops will be held on three consecutive Tuesday evenings in March. It will also include two Saturday field trips in April to a local apiary.

Mattatuck Museum - Knitting 101 PLUS

03/14/2017 to 04/04/2017

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

Tea and conversation at 12:30 p.m. Instruction starts at 1 p.m. 4 Week Session – Registration fee is for all 4 classes. Judy Pascale will teach this fundamental knitting class designed for both beginning knitters as well as knitters interested in refreshing their skills.  Several techniques will be presented including basic knit and purl stitches, cast on, bind off, creating an easy edge stitch as well as an easy buttonhole.  To apply these techniques, participants will work on a small project that involves these skills, a fashionable knitted cowl that is reversible and can be worn in different ways.  There is enough here to interest the knitter with some experience and yet not too overwhelming for the true novice. Materials: Skein of worsted weight yarn, needles recommended on label or Size #7 needle.

Living Dragons!

03/14/2017 to 03/14/2017

243 Church Street, Naugatuck, CT 06770. Phone: (203) 729-4591. Fax: (203) 723-1820.

Dragons?! No, not real dragons - lizards! Meet many different species of lizards when Brian Kleiman of Riverside Reptiles returns with more friends from the reptile family: Geckos that can climb glass! Skinks with bright blue tongues! A legless lizard! A cousin of the Komodo Dragon! A lizard with an impressive beard! Registration required. Call Whittemore Library for more information or to register- (203) 729-4591.

Wisdom House Cookie Fun Tray Sale

03/15/2017 to 04/10/2017

229 East LItchfield Rd, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-3163.

Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center announces it will now be offering festive cookie trays for the Easter holiday. The sale will be a fundraiser for Wisdom House with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit the Community Soup Kitchen in Torrington, CT. Chef Margaret Jacobs bakes the two pound trays of cookies which will contain 60-80 pieces in flavorful varieties that may include, Italian, teacakes, thumbprints, coconut macaroons, almond crescents, sugar cookies, cut out seasonal cookies and peanut butter. Cookies include nuts. Cookies are available for a donation of $30 per tray. Each tray will be wrapped in clear cellophane and ribbons for easy gift giving. Cookies are made to order and need advance notice. Call to order and arrange for pick up by April 12 or 13.