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

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.

Kent Art Association Spring Juried Show

05/27/2017 to 06/18/2017

21 S. Main St, Kent, CT Phone: 860-927-3989.

Open to all artists. Thurs. - Sun. 1-5pm  Awards Reception Saturday, 5/27 from 2-4pm

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum A Contemporary Cocktail Party


258 Main St, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-4519.

7-9 pm. $25. Get ready for The Beatles' invasion of The Aldrich! Fairfield County's popular front man Tim Currie joins up with Norwalk's Suns of Walrus to present Celebrating All Things Beatles. This high-energy rock and roll show will feature classic Beatles hits and have you singing along to Fab Four fan favorites. Renowned "Best of the Gold Coast" catering company FESTIVITIES will serve up delicious fare to accompany a spirits tasting by Bridgeport's Asylum Distillery. Top off the evening with a tour of the new exhibitions.

Ridgefield Playhouse Paula Poundstone


80 E Ridge Road, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-5795.

8 pm. Say Hello to Emmy Award-winning comedian, author and humorist, Paula Poundstone! Get your tickets early for this sell-out show!

Mattatuck Museum - Summer Fling: City of Stars


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

6:30 pm. Join us for an evening of star-studded summer fun including dinner and dancing in the galleries, signature cocktails, wine raffle and auction. Buy tickets now! New-Comer:$100 (Discount for first time attendees) Tickets: $125 Patron Tickets: $175

Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center Foregiveness: The Door to Serenity

06/02/2017 to 06/04/2017

229 East Litchfield Rd, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-3163.

With Shane Phelan, CMA. The word "forgiveness" is a thread running through the 12 Step program. IT opens us to freedom we never thought possible. But, forgiveness can be challenging. Ideas about what forgiveness is, as well as old hurt and fear, can block us from this gift. Come prepared to consider forgiving yourself and others!

Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center Henry Nouwen’s Compassionate Saint: Vincent Van Gogh

06/02/2017 to 06/04/2017

229 East Litchfield Rd, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-3163.

Spiritual writer Henri Nouwen had a special affinity for Vincent Van Gogh. Learn how Vincent Van Gogh developed a visual expression of compassion. This retreat will weave the images of Van Gogh and the works of Nouwen together. Hands-on-experiential involvement will heighten an awareness of Vincent Van Gogh's expressive art language by which he hoped to "touch some people. Participants will receive a copy of Berry's book: Vincent Van Gogh: His Spiritual Vision in Life and Art.

Merwinsville Hotel Annual Wine Tasting


1 Browns Forge Rd., Gaylordsville, CT Phone: 860-350-4443.

6:00pm 8:00pm. Join us for a tasting of an array of wines from all over the world. Your tasting trip includes wines from California, continuing on to Europe with stops in Italy and Portugal with other samplings along the way before returning to the United States to check out some local Connecticut wineries. $30.00 at the door; $25.00 Hotel members and prepay with PayPal. This is an event for everyone (over 21!), so you wont want to miss it!

Connecticut Trails Day Hike up Canaan Mountain


200 Canaan Mountain Road , Falls Village, CT Phone: (860) 542-5422.

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Great Mountain Forest / Iron Trail. Take a hike to the summit of Canaan Mountain to see views of the Housatonic Valley, which was the heart of the Salisbury Iron Works 100 years ago. Distance: 3 miles. Meet at the Great Mountain Forest's Childs Center at 200 Canaan Mountain Road in Falls Village (Canaan). Leader: Brandon Coleman. Sponsored by Great Mountain Forest. Rain cancels. Pre-registration is REQUIRED. Questions and to register: contact Jean Bronson, jean@greatmountainforest.org.