Douglas Library Canaan Program: Michael Corcoran--Of Forests and Birds


108 Main St., Canaan, CT 06018. Phone: 860-824-7863.

Michael Corcoran, a friend of Great Mountain Forest and avid birder will give a lecture called "Of forests and Birds" at the Douglas Library on April 16, 2016 at 4PM.  Email to register or call.  Corcoran will lead a  bird walk on May 21st in the morning at Great Mountain Forest.

Nature Hike for Kids at Great Mountain Forest’s Childs Center


200 Canaan Mountain Rd., Falls Village, CT Phone: 860-824-8188.

9:30 am - noon. Come explore the springtime woods at Great Mountain Forest. Look for wildflowers, birds, frogs, worms, mud,
sticks and rocks. Collect some nature treasures. Balance on a log, build with sticks and mud, make a design with twigs
and cones. Return to our visitor center for a guessing game and a nature craft activity. Be sure to bring a snack and wear your mud boots. To reserve spaces, contact or call.

White Memorial Conservation Center Program: CT DEEP CARE Family Fresh Water Fishing Class--Litchfield


Route 202, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-0857.

April 16, 2016--CT DEEP CARE Family Fresh Water Fishing Class. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Fisheries Division sponsors this terrific free program. Families and individuals age nine and up are welcome to attend this unique event which is part of the DEEP's CARE (Connecticut Aquatic Resources Education) program. The class is taught by certified volunteer instructors and it's FUN!!! All fishing tackle and course materials are provided ABSOLUTELY FREE! To learn more log onto the CT DEEP's website: and type in "CARE". Classroom: 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M., Fishing at Point Folly: 12:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M., A.B. Ceder Room. Pre-registration is required.  Free.

Indoor Flea Market and Craft Show at North Congregational Church Woodbury


11 Main St. North, Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-266-9051.

On Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 9AM to 2:30PM a Flea Market--Craft Show will be held at the North Congregational Church.  Featuring over 30 vendors, offering a variety of gift items, antique jewelry, handmade soaps and body lotions, plants, cosmetics, purses, scarves, wooden bird houses, third world handmade gifts, 3D printing and much more.  Light luncheon fare and refreshments available. 

Chili Cook-Off at Roxbury Congregational Church


24 Church St., Roxbury, CT 06783. Phone: 860-354-1274.

Roxbury Congregational Church will host a chili Cook-off on Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 5 to 7PM.  There will be a variety of different chilies for sampling, including vegetarian.  Vote for your favorite chili and have a bowl for dinner.  $12 adults and $6 children under 10.  Raffle. 

Ansonia Nature Center Program: Outdoor Living Skills: Lashing Project 1


10 Deerfield Lane, Ansonia, CT 06401. Phone: 203-736-1053.

OUTDOOR LIVING SKILLS: Lashing Project 1 – Sat. Apr. 16, 11 am–3 pm. Spring is here, seeds will be planted and it will be time to add décor to our organic garden plot. First up in Ranger Dan's Lashing Project series is creating an arbor out of sticks. Want to add dimension to your garden? Perhaps you'd like a trellis for your beans, or a place for your vines to grow on... Create a stylish arbor in our Organic Community Garden, and bring your newfound skills to your own yard! Children must be accompanied by an adult. FREE; please register.

Warner Theatre Hosts Pop, Rock & Doo Wopp, Live!--Torrington


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

On Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 8:00 pm, Praia Entertainment will bring back "Pop, Rock & Doo Wopp, Live!" to the Warner Theatre's Main Stage. Go back in time and reminisce with your favorite bands from the 50's and 60's! "Pop, Rock & Doo Wopp Live!" as seen on PBS. Every group on this show features their original lead singer! Starring... Charlie Thomas' Drifters ("Under the Boardwalk", "This Magic Moment", "Save the Last Dance for Me), Gary U.S. Bonds ("A Quarter to Three," "School is Out"), Bob Miranda & The Happenings ("See You in September", "I Got Rhythm", "Go Away Little Girl"), Vito Picone & The Elegants ("Little Star"), Emil Stucchio & The Classics ("Till Then") and Barbara Harris & The Toys ("A Lover's Concerto (How Gentle is the Rain)".
A limited number of VIP tickets include a post-show meet & greet with the stars. Tickets are $34-$75 and are available by calling the Warner Theatre Box Office.


04/16/2016 to 04/17/2016

395 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT Phone: (845) 876-0616.

Over 35 diverse, top-notch dealers from eight states will be offering early formal and country American and European furniture, historical ceramics, Oriental rugs, fine art, decorative signs, Asian arts, hooked rugs, folk art, fine prints and paper, colorful textiles, French pottery, early treenware, lighting, brass, tall case clocks, weathervanes, nautical objects, and much more. The show dates are Saturday, April 16, from 10:00 - 5:00 and Sunday, April 19, from 11:00 – 4:00. Admission is $10 per person with unlimited re-entry. Sorry, no pets allowed in the school.

Warner Theatre Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Series Continues with Donizetti's Roberto Devereux--Torrington


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

The Warner Theatre's Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Series continues with the Met premiere of Gaetano Donizetti's ROBERTO DEVEREUX the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre at 12:55 pm on Saturday, April 16, 2016. Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky takes on the extraordinary challenge of singing all three of Donizetti's Tudor queens in the course of a single season. In this climactic opera of the trilogy, directed by Sir David McVicar, she plays Queen Elizabeth I, forced to sign the death warrant of the nobleman she loves, Roberto Devereux. Tenor Matthew Polenzani is Devereux, and mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča and baritone Mariusz Kwiecien complete the principal quartet in the bel canto masterpiece, conducted by Donizetti specialist Maurizio Benini. A complimentary pre-opera lecture will be presented by Dr. Marguerite Mullée and offered to all ticketholders two-hours before broadcast begins in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre lobby.

Westside Observatory


43 Lake Ave. Extension, Danbury, CT Phone: (203) 837-8672.

7:30 – 8:30 p.m. planetarium show; 8:30 – 10:30 p.m. viewing of the waxing gibbous moon, spring sky, Jupiter.   Extension in Danbury, between the Westside Campus Center and Pinney Hall on top of a small hill. The entrance road faces the front of Pinney Hall. Planetarium shows will run for an hour. The times will vary with the sunset. After the show, the public is invited to view the night sky through individual telescopes or take turns with the large, 20-inch telescope. Telescope viewing will run for two hours, weather permitting.