The Annual, Popular Afrikan Drumming Summer Concert - Danbury

08/14/2013

CityCenter Green, Bethel, CT Phone: 203-748-1716.

The annual, popular Afrikan Drumming summer concert will take place on the CityCenter Green on Thursday, August 14th, at 7:30 pm. This free concert is sponsored by the Danbury Music Centre and presented by CityCenter Danbury. Ase AmenRa Kariamu is the director of the program. In West African culture, stories are told and traditions are celebrated with drumming and dancing.  Join the Danbury Music Centre in celebrating these traditions by watching and listening to Kariamu Dance Troupe, the Afrikan Drumming class, professional dancers and drummers from CT, NY, and Africa. Adding to the excitement will be an appearance of the Capoeira Players. The public is invited to bring a picnic supper and dine on the CityCenter Green prior to the performance. For additional information, please call the Danbury Music Centre (203) 748-1716 or email <dmc1935@snet.net>. Special thanks to The Stephen F. Hembree Memorial Fund and the George and Grace Long Foundation for providing assistance with tuition for this enrichment program.

Norfolk Chamber Music Festival -Music In Context

08/14/2013

120 Litchfield Rd., Norfolk, CT Phone: 203-432-1966.

7:30 PM, Battell Recital Hall. Ilya Poletaev, Assistant Professor of Piano, McGill University Recital Performance.

Bristol Historical Society Program: Rememberances of Lake Compounce

08/15/2013

98 Summer Street, Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: 860-583-6309.

Thursday, August 15th, 7pm - Rememberances of Lake Compounce With Lynda Russell & Carrie Norton. Bring your favorite artifacts and memories of the lake!

New England Carousel Museum -Painting Landscapes for the Carousel

08/15/2013

95 Riverside Ave., Bristol, CT Phone: 860-585-5411.

There is more to carousel art than pretty ponies. Most carousels include beautiful landscapes and scenes of everyday life surrounding the inner workings of the machinery. In this workshop, a certified art teacher will guide you in designing and painting your own scenery panel. You will go home with a framed masterpiece ready to hang on your wall. Please wear old clothes or bring an art shirt. Ages 7 -14. Workshops run from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM with snacks included. Please bring your own bagged lunch. Come to the Museum or call to register, 860-585-5411, at least 1 week prior to the workshop. Cost for the day is $25. Sibling discounts and multiple class discounts available.

Danbury Concerts on the Green

08/15/2013

Ives Street and National Place, Danbury, CT Phone: 203-792-1711.

West African Drumming. All concerts free to the public. Opening act beings at 7 p.m.; main performer at 8 p.m.

Ansonia Nature Center Program: Nature's Child: Secrets of Redwing Pond

08/16/2013

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

NATURE'S CHILD: Secrets of Redwing Pond –  Fri. Aug. 16, 10:30 am. An introduction for our pint-sized naturalists and their adults to Redwing Pond, the home to turtles, frogs, and many other critters too. Come to hunt for and learn about them with Ranger Wendy. TUITION: $6 per family ($4 for Ansonia residents or current family-level FANCI members).  Please register in advance.

Danbury Concerts on the Green

08/16/2013

Ives Street and National Place, Danbury, CT Phone: 203-792-1711.

Spontaneous Combustion. All concerts free to the public. Opening act beings at 7 p.m.; main performer at 8 p.m.

The Woodbury Senior Community Center - Advance Television Series Screening of THE TRIBE

08/17/2013

281 Main Street South, Woodbury, CT Phone: (203) 263-2828.

Saturday Aug 17th at 6:30PM, at The Woodbury Senior Community Center RP & JWV Productions in association with Kevin Keane Photography presents a 1st screening of THE TRIBE. In the post-apocalyptic World of THE TRIBE, nine teenagers have managed to survive the end of the world. They constantly struggle to survive and yet, nature is not the only danger to THE TRIBE. This talented cast hails from Nonnewaug High School.  RP & JWV Productions in association with Kevin Keane will unveil the talent they've collaborated with the produce the first 10 Episodes of THE TRIVE. At the screening, the audience will learn about pre-production, casting, design,photography, videography, directing, location management, make-up, special effects artistry, research, TV producing, writing, screenwriting and story editing - every role required to pull together a successful television series. Seating capacity at Woodbury's Senior Community Center is limited to 256, and THE TRIVE has a local following.  There's a suggestion donation of $5 at the door, in addition to a suggested donation of $1 per concession for popcorn, lemonade, and baked goods. For more information on THE TRIBE, go to http://www.theofficialtribe.com or call Woodbury Senior Community Center.

Ansonia Nature Center Program: Grabbing The Perseids By The Tail

08/17/2013

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

GRABBING THE PERSEIDS BY THE TAIL – Sat. Aug. 17, 7 pm. Spend the evening hours with Bob Carruthers and the New Haven Astronomical Society, whose meteorite collection will be on display. Bring your own telescope if you have one (all questions about telescope viewing problems will be answered). With the moon in its first quarter, and weather permitting, expect to see the rings of Saturn, the Perseids, and other deep sky objects. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, popcorn, and drinks (no alcohol or glass bottles, please). Fair weather or foul. Call to register in advance for this FREE program.

Ansonia Nature Center Program: Connecticut Snakes and Other Scaly Natives

08/17/2013

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

CONNECTICUT SNAKES AND OTHER SCALY NATIVES – Sat. Aug. 17, 2 pm. Meet some of the local reptiles who are often in need of some good public relations. Assistant Nature Center Director Alison Rubelmann, an animal handler, naturalist, and gifted teacher, will conduct this popular program. FREE, but please call to register.