DiGrazia Vineyards - February Music Series

02/16/2014

131 Tower Rd., Brookfield, CT Phone: 203-775-1616.

1-4, Blue Yodels (Featuring Tommy Bowen)

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Hosts The Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra Celebrating Sol LeWitt-Ridgefield

02/16/2014

258 Main St., Ridgefield, CT 06877. Phone: 203-438-4519.

The Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra Celebrates Sol LeWitt Sunday, February 16 · 3 pm to 5 pm. Members · FREE--Non-member · $10.00Hear musicians from the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra perform selections from and inspired by this iconic American artist's extensive music archive, including Bach, Sol LeWitt's most extensively collected composer. Between pieces, Aldrich exhibitions director Richard Klein and RSO musical director Gerald Steichen will talk about LeWitt's work, its relationship to the music, his collection of scores by contemporary composers, and the encyclopedic library of music—recorded by LeWitt on over 3,900 cassette tapes—currently on view at the Museum in the exhibition Sol LeWitt: The Music Collection. Unlike the majority of exhibitions concerning the artist (1928–2007), this one does not include his work, but rather the work of others who have either influenced the artist or for whom the artist has felt an affinity. The works presented are not those of visual artists, but rather composers, known for their contributions to the field of music and, in particular, Western music since the Baroque period. LeWitt was a well-known collector of contemporary art, with his collection numbering over 11,000 objects. Contained within this collection are twenty-six scores written by contemporary composers, including Steve Reich, Philip Glass, John Cage, Roland Dahinden, Alvin Lucier, and Walter Hekster. This exhibition presents a handful of these scores, three by Reich, one by Glass, and one "hybrid" score by Cage, all composers particularly relevant to LeWitt's practice as a visual artist.

Newtown Friends of Music Concert Featuring Ying Quartet

02/16/2014

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

On Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 3PM at Edmond Town Hall the Newtown Friends of Music present the Ying Quartet.  Another of our "early discoveries" the Ying Quartet occupies a position of unique prominence in the classical music world, combining brilliantly communicative performances with a fearlessly imaginative view of chamber music in today's world. Now in its second decade as a quartet, the Ying has established itself as an ensemble of the highest musical qualifications touring across the US and abroad.

Imagine Nation Museum - President’s Day

02/17/2014

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

Monday, February 17th, learn what it takes to be president of the United States and make a craft honoring Abe Lincoln or George Washington in celebration of President’s Day. What would YOU do if you were president? Take a picture with an image of President Washington and President Obama. All programs are included with museum admission of $7 per person, children under one are free. For further information call the museum at 860-314-1400, or visit www.imaginemuseum.org. The Imagine Nation Museum is a division of The Boys & Girls Club and Family Center of Bristol.

The Silo - Hunt Hill Farm Trust - Tweens and Teens: Hail to the Chief

02/17/2014

44 Upland Rd., New Milford, CT Phone: 860-355-0300.

Monday, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Silo Kids with Nancy Stuart. Learn to cook for success - and about White House fare. Menu TBD. Ages 11 and up. Full participation. $50 per person. Visit the website for more information.

The Silo - Hunt Hill Farm Trust - Young Chef's Cook Presidential

02/17/2014

44 Upland Rd., New Milford, CT Phone: 860-355-0300.

On Monday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Silo Kids with Nancy Stuart.Young Chefs join in creating a menu based on presidential favorites throughout the years. You’ll make an assortment of items and get recipes to take home for the family.(Full Participation). Ages 6-10. $45. per person. Visit the website for more information.

Kids Days - Snow Snake

02/17/2014 to 02/17/2014

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

Skiing. Skating. Sledding. Snow snake? This traditional Native American winter sport was played by forming a packed trench in the snow and then seeing who could send their snow snake - a carved and decorated wooden pole - sliding the farthest along. Join IAIS Educators as we make and try out our very own snow snakes! Ages 5 and up.

Fee: $ 10 Kids; $8 Adults (regular museum admission)

Registration and prepayment required; please call to reserve your spot.

Litchfield Historical Society - Leather Apron Club: In Honor of Black History Month, we will be reading Glory Be, by Augusta Scattergood.

02/18/2014

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

On Wednesday, February 18, in Honor of Black History Month, we will be reading Glory Be, by Augusta Scattergood. It tells the story of a segregated public pool in Mississippi, set in 1964. Follow Gloriana June Hemphill as she struggles with friendships and her own identity during these changing times of American history. Pre-register by February 13th to receive a copy of the book.The Leather Apron Book Club is open to children ages 8 and up, and is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Registration is required. To register, please call (860) 567-4501 or email registration@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org.

Imagine Nation Museum - Tasty Treats Tuesday - Bristol

02/18/2014

1 Pleasant Street, Bristol, CT Phone: 860-868-0581.

Tuesday, February 18th is Tasty Treats Tuesday. Mix, make and taste a variety of treats. Creamy, crunchy & chocolaty, YUM! 10-11am and 1-2pm. All programs are included with museum admission of $7 per person, children under one are free. For further information call the museum at 860-314-1400, or visit www.imaginemuseum.org. The Imagine Nation Museum is a division of The Boys & Girls Club and Family Center of Bristol.

Imagine Nation Museum - Storytime with Author Tanya Gomelskaya

02/18/2014

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

Tuesday, Storytime with Author Tanya Gomelskaya Join us at 11:15am for stories from Buttons, Kings And Strange Little Things. Create your own loveable version of her whimsical bird-like character Pipet. Ms. Gomelskaya will have books available for sale. All programs are included with museum admission of $7 per person, children under one are free. For further information call the museum at 860-314-1400, or visit www.imaginemuseum.org. The Imagine Nation Museum is a division of The Boys & Girls Club and Family Center of Bristol.