Washington Art Association Sculpture

04/21/2017 to 06/09/2017

4 Bryan Memorial Plaza, Washington Depot, CT Phone: 860-868-2878.

Working from the Figure in Clay with Mary Adams Fridays, April 21 – June 9; 9:30am-12:30pm $220 mbr, $285 non-mbr; materials extra. Class is limited to 12

Pratt Nature Center Trout Tuesdays

05/02/2017 to 05/30/2017

163 Papermill Road , New Milford, CT Phone: (860)-355-3137.

Every Tuesday in May @2:30 pm. - 4:30 pm. Grades 6-12. $15 per day.Track our trout as grow and change! We will journal, test the water, and do a different trout related activity each week. Our trout studies will also take us down to the river and streams at Pratt, as we explore their habitat.

Oliver Wolcott Library Carol Moore Mixed Media

05/04/2017 to 06/29/2017

160 South St., Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-8030.

Carol Moore is a lifelong resident of Litchfield, currently residing in Bantam. She is well-know in the area for her colorful, energy-charged paintings and pottery. Carol has always been drawn to the negative spaces apparent in industrial sites and street scenes and her paintings reflect this keen interest. Monday 12-5, Tues.- Thurs. 10-9, Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-2, Sun. 10-3.

Theatreworks Animal Farm

05/05/2017 to 05/27/2017

5 Brookside Ave., New Milford, CT Phone: 860-350-6883.

MAY 5,6 11,12,13 19,20,21 26,27 2017. George Orwell's satire on the perils of Stalinism has proved magnificently long-lived as a parable about totalitarianism anywhere and has given the world at least one immortal phrase: "Some are more equal than others." The animals on a farm drive out their master and take over and run the farm for themselves. The experiment is successful, except that someone has to take the deposed farmer's place. Leadership devolves upon the pigs, which are cleverer than the rest of the animals. Unfortunately, their character is not equal to their intelligence.

Cricket Hill Garden Tree Peony Festival

05/14/2017 to 05/28/2017

670 Walnut Hill Rd,, Thomaston, CT Phone: (860) 283-1042 .

Special Garden Event: Sunday, May 14th, May 21st and May 28th. We invite you to Cricket Hill Garden's 28th anniversary peony festival this spring. You are invited to join peony lovers from near and far at Peony Heaven to see a rare collection of mature peonies in a lovely, peaceful setting. Some of the tree peonies in our display garden are reaching an impressive size and age, with many plants now over 25 years old. Our tree peonies will begin to bloom the week of May 15th. Expect a good show of tree peonies to about May 31st. We anticipate that the herbaceous and intersectional peonies will bloom as they usually do, starting near the third week of May. Call us at (860) 283-1042 or email us (info@crickethillgarden.com) for bloom updates. Gardens open Tues. - Sun through June 18 from 10 am - 5 pm.

Brookfield Historical Society Memorial Exhibit of WWII

05/20/2017 to 05/28/2017

165 Whisconer Rd, Brookfield, CT Phone: (203)740-8140 .

May 20 from noon - 4 pm, May 27 and May 28 , noon to 4 pm. This memorial exhibit honors former Brookfield residents that perished during our nation's military engagements from the very beginnings of our nation to the most recent conflicts during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

Brookfield Historical Society American Military Forum - Children of the WarMuseum Exhibit Honors Fallen Brookfield Military Heroes

05/21/2017 to 06/04/2017

165 Whisconier Road , Brookfield, CT

Every Saturday from noon - 4 p.m. with extended hours on Sunday, May 24 (Brookfield's Memorial Day Celebration). The Exhibit will open on Saturday at noon in the Museum located at 165 Whisconier Road, (intersection of Routes 25 and 133) in Brookfield Center. It will continue each Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. through June 4th and will also be open during the Brookfield's Memorial Day parade on Sunday, May 29. Each year we pay tribute to Brookfield's fallen military heroes but until recently, little was known about who they actually are. We have now been able to identify 44 former Brookfield residents who gave their lives, on the alter of freedom, in defense of our nation. This exhibit provides our community the opportunity to gain a more intimate understanding of the courageous servicemen we honor. It not only contains the names of the fallen, but also background information, where available, on both their civilian and military lives as well as poignant images and photographs. It is a moving tribute to these men who have made so grave a sacrifice for our community and our nation.

Gunn Historical Museum Lecture George Krimsky, Class of 1960: The Cold War at The Gunnery and Beyond


5 Wykeham Road, Washington, CT Phone: (860) 868-7756 .

6:30 pm. The Gunnery's 2016-17 Gunn Scholar, Dana Ross, a student from Moscow, Russia will present her research which stretched from Moscow University and the KGB archives to Mr. Krimsky's personal archives on Monday, May 22 at 6:30 pm in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Memorial Library. Tracing the Cold War through the reminiscences of Gunnery alumni and faculty, a Russian general, a prominent Soviet dissident's daughter, the Gunnery archives, and interviews with Mr. Krimsky, Ms. Ross has used Mr. Krimsky's story as the subject around which to build her thesis. Before his death in January 2017, Mr. Krimsky generously shared the considerable archive of materials from his Associated Press posting in Moscow from 1974 -1977 when he became the first western journalist expelled from the Soviet Union after the initiation of detente by US President Nixon's visit to the USSR in 1973. Everyone is invited to attend this free program.

Oliver Wolcott Library Finding Her Way: American Women Artists with Rena Tobey


160 South St., Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-8030.

7-8:30 pm. American women artists, especially those working before 1945, had to navigate societal expectations of women's domestic roles with their drive to be recognized as professionals. These artists often faced difficult choices - sacrificing in their personal lives or professional options. Despite evident talent and success, most fell into obscurity with their death. In this interactive session, participants discover and closely examine paintings by seven artists: Elizabeth Okie Paxton, Lilly Martin Spencer, Alice Barber Stephens, Marie Danforth Page, Theresa F. Bernstein, Florine Stettheimer, and Isabel Bishop. These women collectively paint a picture of changing American attitudes during a pivotal growth period in American history.

Mattatuck Museum - Opening Reception


144 West Main St., Waterbury, CT Phone: 203-753-0381.

Opening Reception: Art Rageous: A Canvas of Many Colors – 2nd Annual Waterbury Public School Student Art Showcase
May 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm This exhibition features Waterbury Public Schools finest K-12 students. Artwork was hand-selected by their mentoring teacher, and will be on view with the hopes of energizing and inspiring the community!