Bethel Firefighters to Host Easter Flower Sale and Other Community Highlights

The annual Stony Hill Volunteer Fire Company Easter Flower Sale returns this week to help raise money for the agency’s EMS program.

Flowers will be sold at the Stony Hill Volunteer Fire Company headquarters, 59 Stony Hill Road, from 8 a.m. Friday. The sale will end at noon. Sunday

For more information, call 203-778-7417.

Danbury

Outdoor summer theater program to host auditions

Richter’s Musicals will host auditions for musical productions, “In the Heights” and “The Sound of Music,” April 18-20, as well as Friday, April 22.


The outdoor summer theater program at Danbury is celebrating its 38th season.

The theater uses area volunteers for behind-the-scenes tasks such as set construction, properties, technology, lights, sound, and management team, as well as front-end operations such as management of the house, reception and concessions.

More information about job descriptions is available by visiting [email protected], calling 203-748-6873, or emailing [email protected]

Danbury

University celebrating National Poetry Month

Western Connecticut State University celebrates National Poetry Month in April with various events.

Programs began last week with a virtual tour of the Connecticut Poetry Circuit, with four more activities planned.

The Breathing Space Broadsides series, a collaboration of student poets and artists, will be released this Friday on the WCSU campus and online. The series will air on various television screens and around the edges of campus and will be featured in the latest version of Black & White Literary Journal for the Arts, which comes out April 22 and can be found at www.echowcsu.com.

Sam Cross will be the star performer at the Midtown Coffeehouse in the Colonial Corner (lower level) of the Midtown Student Center at 8 p.m. on April 21. Cross will share her work from her four years as a writing major at WCSU after the open mic portion. of the event.

Student Publications will celebrate the release of Volume 12 of The Black & White Literary Journal for the Arts at 5 p.m. on April 22 at the Midtown Student Center, Room 217. The digital journal can be found at www.echowcsu.com.

Poets and WCSU MFA alumni Vincent Kmetz and Alexis Fedorjaczenko will present “An Unprecedented Evening of What Has Been Called Poetry” from 7-9 p.m. April 28 in Room 218 of the Westside Classroom Building, 43 Lake Ave. Extension to Danbury. Their works “Anti-Poem” and “Heal the Wire” will be exhibited.

More information is available on the school’s website at wcsu.edu.

Danbury

The organization will host a second fundraising event at the dinner

The Danbury Student and Business Connection is hosting its second Dining for DSABC fundraising event at the Holiday Diner on Tuesday.

The restaurant is located at 123 White St. in the city.

Restaurant-goers will need to mention the nonprofit to their server, either in person or through a direct take-out order with a restaurant in order to participate in the fundraiser.

The restaurant has partnered with the connection to support mentorship and mental health in Danbury Public Schools.

The Danbury Student and Business Connection was founded in 1990 to foster collaboration between schools, local businesses and the community to promote lifelong learning and the successful transition of young people into society and the workplace. work.

Danbury

The college will host an annual arts festival

Naugatuck Valley Community College hosts its annual International Arts Center Festival celebration Monday through Thursday.

Most activities will take place at the college’s Waterbury campus, but a few programs are planned for Danbury.

From 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Thursday, “Revolt, Revive, Renew: A Progressive Poetry Event” will take place. This event will begin at the Danbury Campus Student Lounge, then move to St. James’s Church and the Danbury Library. Poems will be shared focusing on the ICA Festival theme of Revolt, Revive, Renew.

From 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., the documentary “Clowns sans frontières” will be screened. Stacey Sacks, NVCC’s Fulbright Fellow in Residence for 2021-22, will participate in a post-documentary discussion.

Events are free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Regional

Initiative to have a 14th consecutive day of soil analysis

The Candlewood Watershed Initiative is hosting its 14th consecutive Soil Test Day on April 23.

The event offers homeowners the opportunity to receive free scientific advice on how to improve their soil fertility and nurture their lawn and garden plantings, while minimizing harmful effects on the shared watershed and lake. Candlewood.

Special discount prices on recommended fertilizers are also on the way – which will be offered by four participating local garden centers – Dom’s, Halas, Scotts and Meadowbrook Gardens.

Since the program, 1,075 residents have benefited.

Participants can download sampling instructions from the Candlewood Lake Authority website, then proceed to collect, pack, and label their soil samples for transfer and transport to the site’s testing lab. floor. Soil samples can be taken at any time up to the day of the event.

Soil sample drop-off sites are located in New Fairfield, New Milford and Sherman for easy access and delivery of soil samples, and will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 23. Specific steps and site locations are described in the sampling. Instructions.

This event simply involves digging soil samples from representative parts of your lawn and/or garden, inserting them into secure plastic bags, delivering them to a drop-off site, and then sitting down to receive your results from test by mail.

Regional

Immaculate High School students participate in a conference

Seven delegates from Immaculate High School in Danbury recently attended the three-day EagleMUNC X Model UN conference in Boston, April 1-3, with the theme: Overcoming Adversity Through Innovation.

The following Immaculate Delegates were able to find solutions to global issues with other students, representing more than 26 schools across the United States, through debate and negotiation:

Junior Julia Babcock of Ridgefield, Senior Allie Bellone of Redding, Senior Chloe Bellone of Redding, Freshman Charles Doran of Danbury, Senior William Doran of Danbury, Senior Jesse Hanniger of New Fairfield, and Freshman Ava Heineken of Brookfield.

Regional

Artists wanted for an online exhibition

The Western Connecticut Cultural Alliance invites artists to explore the diversity of all body types, ages, and genders, including all skin colors, perfections, and imperfections, to be displayed in an online exhibit, “Come As You Are”, which will be open on July 8.

The deadline to submit works is May 20 at https://cawct.org/call-for-entries-come-as-you-are-online-exhibit/.

Regional

Library, photographers club to animate a conference

The Sherman Library and Great Hollow Photographers’ Club in New Fairfield will present an artist talk with wildlife photographer John H. Clery at 7 p.m. on April 20 via Sherman Library Zoom.

People are asked to register for the event on the library’s website at shermanlibrary.org.

Ridgefield

Beginning of a series of author talks at the library

A series of in-person author talks will begin in the main program room of the Ridgefield Library at 7 p.m. Tuesday with author Cathy Katin-Grazzini.

A second author conference with Dean Sluyter will take place at 7 p.m. on April 28. Both author conferences will take place in the main program room of the library and are co-sponsored by Books on the Common, which will provide books for sale and signing.

Katin-Grazzini, a food writer and advocate, is the author of “Love the Foods That Love You Back: Clean, Healthy, Vegan Recipes.” His talk is for people who love to cook and for home cooks who want to invigorate their repertoires and discover the healing properties of food.

Sluyter will talk about his new book, “The Dharma Bum’s Guide to Western Literature.” With a lifetime of teaching Dharma – authentic, traditional approaches to meditation and enlightenment – Sluyter unpacks the Dharma of over 20 major writers, from William Blake to Dr. Suess, encouraging readers to go deeper into their own spiritual lives. and to see literature in new and fresh ways. . Sluyter gives talks, workshops, and retreats across the United States and beyond.

Registration is available on the library’s website at ridgefieldlibrary.org, or by calling the library at its phone number at 203-438-2282.

Ridgefield

Library, artists will present a conference of artists “Coming of Age”

The Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Guild of Artists present an artists’ lecture in conjunction with the exhibition at the Guild, “Coming of Age: 70 Artists Over 60”.

The exhibition was presented on April 9 and can be seen until May 8.

This talk will feature these local artists: photographer Miggs Burroughs, multimedia artist Ellen Schiffman and painter Julie Leff. Burroughs, a graphic designer and visual artist, produces large site-specific lenticular works and civic installations. Leff, a graduate of Yale University and the Silvermiine Guild in CT, is an oil painter whose subjects are primarily flowers, abstracts, and portraits. Schiffman has exhibited her work nationally and is fascinated by the multicultural richness of fiber making traditions.

The “Coming of Age” exhibition is curated by artist Nancy Moore. Its premise is to answer the question, “What happens to the passion, vision, and creative drive of visual artists as they age?” “Coming of Age” is an invitational show that features men and women over 60 who have a vital artistic practice. The exhibition will present a wide range of mediums and subjects.

Ridgefield

The conference focuses on TS Eliot

Mark Schenker of Yale College will conclude his series of online lectures on 20th century themes by presenting the works of TS Eliot.

His talk will be held on Zoom and will be hosted by the Ridgefield Library at 7 p.m. on April 19.

This series focused on the work of three great English and American poets: AE Housman (1859-1936); Thomas Hardy (1840-1929); and TS Eliot (1888-1965).

The reading for this lecture is “The Waste Land” by TS Eliot. Visit ridgefieldlibrary.org to register and receive the Zoom link or call 203-438-2282.

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