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 05/13/2017

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

Brews & BBQ is back! Come out on Saturday, May 13th 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. 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/

White Memorial Museum Children Free Week

04/20/2017 to 04/26/2017

80 Whitehall Rd, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-0857.

Free admission to children ages twelve and under when accompanied by an adult.

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.

Hopkins Vineyard Night Owl – Live Music

04/22/2017 to 04/23/2017

25 Hopkins Rd., New Preston, CT Phone: 860-868-7954.

04/22- 6-9pm. Featuring Abby Layne and John Alper. No admission or cover charge. 4/23 1-4 pm Featuring The Dirt Road Pickers. No admission or cover charge.

Oxford Historical Society Second Annual Fiber Fest

04/22/2017 to 04/23/2017

60 Tower Lane, Oxford, CT

Featured will be shearing, spinning, and weaving demonstrations, as well as hands-on experience with drop spindles and looms.

Naugatuck Historical Society Lecture


203 Church Street, Naugatuck, CT Phone: 203 729 9039.

 1 pm. The Naugatuck Historical Society is excited to offer a lecture, Connecticut Civilian Conservation Corps Camps: Their History, Memories & Legacy given by Marty Podskoch a local retired teacher and author. The CCC was a public works program that operated from 1933 to 1942 as part of the New Deal. It helped young men and veterans who had difficulty finding jobs during the Great Depression. It provided unskilled manual labor related to environmental conservation and development of natural resources in rural lands. The program is free and open to the public, donations welcome. It will be held in the historic Neary Ballroom, on the second floor of the Neary Building (handicapped access is available around the back. Light refreshments will be offered.

Haight Brown Vineyard Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Pairing Class and Live Music


29 Chestnut Hill Rd., Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-4045.

Live Music with Jeannie Murphy @noon.  Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Pairing Class Sun, April 23, 20173:00 PM - 5:00 PM  Join us for The World's Best Cheeses with a Wine, Cheese and Chocolate paring classes @ 3:00 pm. $35 per person. It's educational, fun and lots of yummy wine and food. All HBV wine is paired with a cheese and or chocolate. HBV wine glass to take home!

Ansonia Nature Center SUNDAY GUIDED HIKE: Vernal Pools


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

1 pm. Learn about our local amphibians during our Sunday hike to the Nature Center's vernal pools. These fascinating creatures secretly inhabit our woodland and wetlands. Help our ranger lift rocks and logs to find these slippery creatures beneath. FREE.