Woodbury Ballet Company Presents Dracula at the Palace Theater--Waterbury

10/20/2012

100 East Main St., Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-755-4700.

On Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 8PM the Woodbury Ballet Theater presents Dracula at the Palace Theater in Waterbury.   Based on Bram Stokers chilling story of good, evil, romance, seduction and sacrifice, the hauntingly beautiful ballet features a deliciously dangerous musical score that will have audiences on the edge of their seat and biting for more.  Call or check the website for tickets and further information.

Ilvi Dulac's Reader's Theater Presents: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow with Night Walk at White Memorial Conservation Center--Litchfield

10/20/2012

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

October 20 ENCORE PRESENTATION: Ilvi Dulac's Reader's Theater: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow A candlelight reading of excerpts from the Washington Irving classic, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" interpreted by local thespians, Ilvi Dulac, Jane Coughlin will drag you screaming into the Halloween spirit! Before the reading, enjoy a night walk around the Museum in search of the sights, scents, and sounds that conjure up images of leggy school teachers and headless horsemen! Spooky treats will be served at the program. BYOB and maybe a few apples for the Headless Horseman's horse should he show up! A.B. Ceder Room. Night Walk 7:00 P.M.. Reading: 8:00 P.M., Members: $10.00 Non-members: $15.00. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.

Wine Pairing and Food Tasting - Annual Fundraiser - Lourdes in Litchfield

10/20/2012

50 Montfort Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-1041.

On Saturday a great autumn evening of excellently prpared food, good company and choice wnes. Seating is llimited. Call for more details to register or email:  lourdesshrinect@gmail.com.

The Buzz About Chain Saws at Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden

10/20/2012

9 Main St. North, POB 181, Bethlehem, CT 06751. Phone: (203) 266-7596.

On Saturday 1:00 PM to 04:00 PM  A safety course designed to provide information and skills to the home owner who wishes to learn the proper care and cutting methods in using a chain saw. Site horticulturist, George McCleary, will demonstrate cutting techniques and chain saw sharpening as well as provide useful information about harvesting firewood, tree identification, sizing up a tree for pruning, firewood splitting and cutting up storm damaged trees. $35/$30 members.

Bethel Autumn Craft Festival

10/20/2012

1 School St., Bethel, CT 06801.

On Sat. 10 -4 p.m. at Municipal Center (front lawn) Free Admission

The Great Elephant Escape: Reading and Demonstration by Janice Hechter

10/20/2012 to 10/20/2012

144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-753-0381 Ext. 10.

On Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. Children, parents and artists will enjoy award winning illustrator, Janice Hechter as she reads from her newest picture book, The Great Elephant Escape. Hechter will present a talk and PowerPoint about her illustration process and the true story behind the book. Book signing to follow. RSVP: (203) 753-0381 x10. Free and Open to the Public.

Decorative Arts Series Lecture, The Annual Julia Q. Keggi Lecture - Glass of All Hues and Colors: Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls with Nina Gray

10/21/2012

144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-753-0381 Ext. 10.

On Sunday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Women’s Glass Cutting Department at Tiffany Studios was formed as a result of a city-wide strike of the Lead Glazier’s and Glass Cutting Union in 1892. The original six workers, headed by Clara Driscoll grew to thirty-five workers in less than two years. The women, known as “The Tiffany Girls,” selected and cut glass for windows, mosaics, and leaded-glass lampshades. They were recognized for their nimble fingers, infinite patience, and sensitivity toward nuances of color. The Women’s Glass Cutting Department can be credited with the execution of many important works, including windows and mosaics for the international expositions in Chicago in 1893 and Paris in 1900, as well as iconic Tiffany Lamps. According to the traditions of the day, when a woman became engaged or married, she had to leave Tiffany’s employ. As a result there was a constant turnover in the department. Clara Driscoll, herself, married in September of 1909, thus putting her work with Tiffany Studios behind her. Nina Gray is the co-author of A New Light on Tiffany, Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls. The lecture will be followed by a reception. Suggested Donation: $10. All donations will support the Julia Q. Keggi Endowment Fund at the Mattatuck Museum. RSVP: (203) 753-0381 x10.

Newtown Historical Society Open House and Portrait Painting Demonstration

10/21/2012

44 Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470. Phone: 203-426-4533.

On  Sunday, Oct 21, 2012 the Newtown Historical Society will hold an Open House and Portrait Painting Demonstration fro12:00 – 4:00 pm at the Matthew Curtiss House.  Award winning Painter, Beverly Branch of Easton, will be working on a portrait during the open house.  Watch an artist at work and see a blank canvas come alive. Check the website for further information.

The Louise McKeon Chamber Music Concert Series Pamela Sklar & Friends at Keeler Tavern Museum

10/21/2012

Main Street, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-5485.

Sunday: Beginning at 3:00 pm Where: Keeler Tavern Museum Garden House Cost: Single Ticket: $15.00
Seniors and Students: $12.00, Children under twelve: $10.00 Come join us for Pamela Sklar & Friends perfoming on the flute, violin, cello/guitar in our Garden House. An afternoon of beautiful music for all to enjoy!

Open House and Portrait Painting Demonstration Matthew Curtis House - Newtown

10/21/2012

44 Main Street, Newtown, CT Phone: 203-426-5937.

On Sunday, Open House and Portrait Painting Demonstration 12:00 – 4:00 pm. Matthew Curtiss House. Award winning Painter, Beverly Branch of Easton, will be working on a portrait during the open house.  Watch an artist at work and see a blank canvas come alive.