Annual Egg Hunt at Quassy

04/24/2011

2132 Middlebury Road, Middlebury, CT 06762. Phone: 203-758-2913.

Egg Hunt starts at 3 pm. Prizes and Loads of Fun.

Creative Conversations: Wendell Minor - Torrington

04/27/2011

855 University Drive, Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-626-6852.

Award-winning illustrator Wendell Minor will discuss his work and creative process in the third annual Litchfield County Writers Project Creative Conversations event. There will be a book sale and signing after the discussion. Wendell Minor is nationally known for the artwork he has created for over forty children’s books.  He has collaborated with numerous authors, among them Jean Craighead George, Charlotte Zolotow, Mary Higgins Clark, and astronaut Buzz Aldrin.  Wendell’s collaboration with his wife Florence, If You Were a Penguin, was the 2009 selection for Pennsylvania’s “One Book, Every Young Child” early literacy program.Wendell Minor’s newest books are, My Farm Friends, Pat Conroy’s My Reading Life and Robert Burleigh’s NIGHT FLIGHT: Amelia Earhart Crosses the Atlantic.

The Greatest Hits of the Civil War at the Bristol Historical Society

04/28/2011

98 Summer Street, Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: 860.583.6309.

The Bristol Historical Society in partnership with the Bristol Memorial Military Museum,  will present The Greatest Hits of the Civil War at 7 p.m. on April 28th. Rick Spencer will present a brand new civil war music program of songs that were most popular during that era.Admission is free for members; $4 for guests.  Light refreshments will be served.  Admission is limited to 100 persons.

History Bites 2011 Lecture Series--Flanders Nature Center and Land Trust

04/28/2011

Flanders Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-3711.

On Thursday, April 28, 2011 the History Bites Series continues at the Flanders Nature Center--topic: Sheep: An Important Part of American History.  The lecture will be given by Dianne Parmelee.  The lecture site is the Sugar House at Flanders.  Sheep played an important part in our American history.  They provided garments and clothing to ward off the cold, and food to sustain outselves.  The restrictions on sheep raising and wool manufacturing, along with the Stamp Act, led to the American Revolutionary War.  Thus, spinning and weaving were considered patriotic acts and were taught enthusiastically to the young.  We will demonstrate spinning and weaving and some fiber art techniques, as we share facts and stories of sheep in New England and at Flanders.  All lectures are at Noon.  Bring lunch, Beverages and desserts are provided.  Reservations requested but not required.  Suggested donation: $2 per lecture.

Musical Milestones will play at TriArts Bok Gallery - Sharon Playhouse

04/30/2011

49 Amenia Road , Sharon, CT 06069. Phone: (860) 364-SHOW (7469).

On Sat.  2:00 p.m. and at 7:00 p.m.  April 30. Musical Milestones is tailored to the unique talents of the individuals in the production. "This workshop is special in that we have a group of students who are so enthusiastic, like sponges soaking up this information, and so excited to be creating a unique show, the result of which is not just a result of the artistic collaboration  but a collaboration that involves every performer." Tickets are $5 general admission, and children under 3 are free. Seating is limited and reservations should be made by calling Audrey Brooks at 860-364-7469 x100 or emailing audrey@triarts.net. Ticket sales will benefit the Youtheatre scholarship fund.

 

 

Woobury Auction Establishes--The Expert Eye--Decorative Arts Forum

04/30/2011

269 Main St. South, Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-2855.

On Saturday, April 30th, 2011 from 2-4PM Philip Zimmermann will be featured at the Woodbury Auction--The Expert Eye--Decorative Arts Forum. Zimmerman is a highly qualified expert with broad experience.   The inaugural event will take place at the Woodbury Town Library in central Woodbury.  Registration is limited so those interesed in attending are advised to register early.  Registration fee $25 per person.  All proceeds to benefit the Glebe House Museum and Gertrude Jekyll Garden in Woodbury.  The fee also includes a museum tour at 4PM on Saturday April 30th or anytime Sunday, May 1st from 1-4PM.  Call to register.

Take a Trip Back in Time at The Danbury Music Center Concert

04/30/2011

256 Main Street, Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: (203) 748-1716.

On Saturday, April 30, at 8p.m. at The Danbury Music Centre. Big Band Performance of music enjoyed by the Greatest Generation (and the younger generations, too) The 17-piece Danbury Music Centre Big Band playing hits from the 1940s including music made popular by the bands of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Harry James, Duke Ellington, and others; plus sentimental ballads from the World War II years. Cost: $10 per person - includes a reception of wine, cheese, and other light refreshments; also dancing and listening. All proceeds will be used for the programs of the Danbury Music Centre. Space is limited. Reserve your seats by mailing a check for $10/person, made payable to Danbury Music Centre, to the Danbury Music Centre, 256 Main Street, Danbury, CT 06810.  Reservations for seats will be accepted on a first come-first served basis.  Should space permit, tickets will also be sold at the door. For more information call or visit the website.

Spring Doo-wop Spectacular at The Warner Theatre - Torrington

04/30/2011

68 Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-489-7180.

On Sat. 8 p.m. Rrazz Entertainment, Inc. Presents: The Duprees (You Belong to Me), Fred Parris & The Satins (In the Still of the Night), Emil Stucchio & The Classics (Til Then), The Original Chantels (Maybe), The Fireflies (You Were Mine), Johnny Farina of Santo & Johnny (Sleepwalk). Tickets:  $35, $42.50, $49. For more information visit the websie.

Warner Theatre's Young Actors Series Presents Disney's Alice in Wonderland

04/30/2011 to 05/01/2011

68 Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-489-7180.

On Saturday, April 30th at 2PM and 7PM and Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 2PM the Warner Young Actors Series presents Disney's Alice in Wonderland at the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre at the Warner Theatre.  Join Alice's adventures as she chases the White Rabbit, races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with the Tweedles, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game.  Featuring students of the Warner Theatre.  Price: $12 ticket.  Call to reserve tickets.

The Ridgefield Chorale: Doin' Time - Ridgefield

04/30/2011

10 East Ridge Rd, Ridgefield, CT 06877. Phone: 1-877-817-5635.

Saturday, April 30 at 7pm. The Auditorium at East Ridge 10 East Ridge Rd. Ridgefield. People you know take the stage to perform the songs you love in The Ridgefield Chorale's first musical production.  Our diverse repertoire of popular music portrays a story of crime, punishment and happily-ever-after.  Songs featured in The Ridgefield Chorale: Doin' Time include  Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend, Jailhouse Rock, Rehab, The Joint is Jumpin', Chain of Fools, and As Time Goes By.  Tickets ($20/$15) are on sale now via our website www.ridgefieldchorale.org.  We hope to see you there, we sing for you!