Washington Art Association Fundamentals of Creative Realism

03/29/2017 to 05/17/2017

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

Fundamentals of Creative Realism with Edward Spaulding DeVoe Wednesdays, March 29 – May 17; 9am-Noon; 8 weeks $220 mbr, $285 non-mbr; materials extra. Class is limited to 12

Brews & BBQ featuring Spin Doctors

04/11/2017 to 07/22/2017

43 Lake Ave Ext, Danbury, CT 06811. Phone: 2038379226.

Brews & BBQ is back! Come out on Saturday, July 22nd at Ives Concert Park in Danbury to celebrate the change of the seasons with the ultimate spring bash featuring BBQ, craft beer and live music from Spin Doctors! Gates open at 3pm and the event runs until 9pm. Advance tickets are $15. Tickets at the door are $20. You think you know the Spin Doctors. Think again. When the legendary New York quartet release "If The River Was Whiskey" on May 14th through Ruf Records, casual fans will discover the secret past the hardcore have never forgotten. To the wider world, the Doctors might be the multi-million-selling icons behind hits like Two Princes and Little Miss Can't Be Wrong, not to mention the classic Pocket Full Of Kryptonite. But in 2013, Chris Barron (vocals), Aaron Comess (drums), Eric Schenkman (guitar) and Mark White (bass) are reconnecting with the flat-broke twenty-somethings who scraped for dollars at the sharp end of the Big Apple blues circuit. The Spin Doctors have come full-circle.
Amateur BBQ Competition You may grill up some pretty mean bbq on your deck, but do you have what it takes to become Connecticut's Amateur BBQ Champion? Every Tuesday from April 18th – May 2nd, Ethan and Lou on i95 will sample delicious pulled pork from 3 contestants and will pick a winner! At the end of the competition all 3 finalists will compete at Brews & BBQ for the chance to become Connecticut's Amateur BBQ Champion! Link to buy tickets: https://www.tixr.com/groups/americaontap/events/brews-and-bbq-5219 Link to sign up for BBQ competition: http://i95rock.com/brews-bbq-amateur-bbq-competition/

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

The Sherman Players - The House Of Blue Leaves

04/21/2017 to 05/14/2017

5 CT-39, Sherman, CT Phone: (860) 354-3622.

The House of Blue Leaves is set in Sunnyside, Queens in 1965, on the day Pope Paul VI visited New York City. The black comedy focuses on Artie Shaughnessy, a zookeeper who dreams of making it big in Hollywood as a songwriter. Artie wants to take his girlfriend, Bunny with him to Hollywood. His wife Bananas is a schizophrenic destined for the institution that provides the play's title. Their son Ronnie is a GI headed for Vietnam who has gone AWOL. Three nuns are eager to see the pope and end up in Artie's apartment. A political bombing mistakenly occurs in the apartment. It is very, very funny, heartbreaking, and oh so human.

Wisdom House Transfourming Sorrow by Kardash Onnig

05/01/2017 to 05/13/2017

229 East Litchfield Road, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-3163.

Multi Sensory Installation. Kardash Onnig, a Hudson Valley sculptor, inventor, toymaker, and activist, has worked in the community and exhibited worldwide for over 45 years. He has spent years studying "transferences of energy" in the pursuit of developing universal tools of communication that transcend the limitations of spoken language, cultural barriers, and nationalistic biases. The ultimate aim of his work is to develop three-dimensional and multi-disciplinary "tools" of communication that evoke a profound sense of harmony, community, universality, and curiosity.

Brookfield Historical Society Book Lecture

05/01/2017

Brookfield, CT

7:30 pm. A multimedia presentation on the Combat experiences of retired Marine LTC Michael Zacchea who will discuss his recently published book "The Ragged Edge " and his insights into current conditions in the Middle east with regard to ISIS and the rise of International terrorism in the Middle East. Please carry this release in your publication..

Lock Museum of America Lock Opens for Season

05/01/2017

230 Main Street, Terryville, CT Phone: 860-480-4408.

From May 1st through October 31st. Tuesday through Friday 1:30pm - 4:00pm, Weekends by Appointment  Admission: $3. The Museum houses an extensive lock collection that includes a Cannon Ball Safe, 30 early era time locks, Safe Escutcheon Plates, a large number of British Safe Locks, Door Locks, Padlocks, Handcuffs and Keys, and more. Located in Terryville, Connecticut, the museum is directly across from the original site of the Eagle Lock Company, founded in 1854. Major collections are displayed by company or theme The Eagle Lock room contains over 1,000 locks and keys manufactured from 1854 to 1954.

Brookfield Historical Society American Military Forum - International Terrorism... with book signing

05/01/2017

165 Whisconier Road , Brookfield, CT

Free. Retired Marine Officer Mike Zacchea, of Brookfield will present an Update on Middle East Conflicts. His Program will cover his recently published the book "The Ragged Edge: A US Marine's Account of leading the Iraqi Army Fifth Battalion" He will discuss the work as well as providing insight into the current conditions and challenges that face the US Military in the war against ISIS and International terrorism in the Middle East. Time of Event: Monday, 7:30

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.

Flanders Nature Center Plein Art Class Series

05/02/2017 to 05/16/2017

5 Church Hill Rd, Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-3711 .

Classes on May 2, 9 and 16. 1 pm  to 4 pm. Chuck Fulkerson will teach a series of four plein air watercolor classes.
The class will work outside amid the inspiring scenery at Flanders which includes fields, ponds, barns, houses, animals, and the natural landscape. Mr. Fulkerson is an anthropology graduate of Stanford University and later studied at Paier School of Art. A freelance artist/illustrator and writer, he is the author, co-author or illustrator of books on trains and Native Americans. He has taught both adults and children. Previous drawing experience and familiarity with watercolor would be helpful. Students should bring watercolor supplies to the first class and a suggested material list is available from the instructor. In case of rain, the class will be held in the Flanders Art Studio.