Posts tagged ‘music’

November 7th, 2013

Pawtoberfest 2013 to benefit Town Pound

by Christopher O'Brien
Sponsors are encouraging attendees to share this poster

Sponsors are encouraging attendees to share this poster

A second annual PAWTOBERFEST to benefit the Wolcott Dog Pound’s medical fund will be held all day and evening Saturday. Last year organizers raised almost $9,000 which benefits the no-kill shelter. Several other animal rescue groups will also benefit.

The event to be held at Johnny B’s Bar and Grill on Meriden Rd. will include live music, beer, prizes for only $10 will start at 1 pm and continue until the bar closes after midnight.

Attendees are welcome to bring

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September 20th, 2013

Music: An Ode to The Red Door; What Went Wrong?

by Christopher O'Brien

TheRedDoorBy Michael Lawson | Local Band Review blog

I’d been hearing the rumors for a few weeks and yesterday it happened, The Red Door literally closed its doors.  The Red Door if you aren’t familiar with it was a music club located in an alcove on Main Street in Watertown, CT. Kind of out of the way and not the easiest place to get to, it was a Connecticut destination known for its great lighting and sound.  The upper floor housed an expansive stage, while the downstairs had more of an underground club vibe with a DJ.

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September 13th, 2013

Weekend Events: Ribs and Revolutionary War

by Christopher O'Brien

Saturday Sept. 14th

Sixteen teams will show off their cooking talents Saturday afternoon in Peterson Park in the annual Wolcott Rib-Off. Teams will compete in three categories that test their smokers with ribs, chicken, and an always interesting ‘open’ category. In past years, the open category has provided fish, unique side dishes and desserts. Some are grilled and some are not. Anyone is welcome to try free samples. A 50/50 raffle and donations to the Wolcott Food Bank will help those in need throughout town. Any questions contact Keli, Ben or Leigh Russel at 879-5092.

Sunday Sept. 15th

The British are Coming! The British are Coming!

Redcoats are planning to capture Woodbury’s First Selectman on Sunday afternoon during a Colonial Fair and Muster Day from noon- 5 pm. The free event will take place at The Hurd House Museum, 25 Hollow Rd. in Woodbury. Two revolutionary war skirmishes will take place at 1 pm and 3:30 pm. Open hearth cooking, blacksmithing, basket making and children’s activities and vendors will be showcased. Storytellers, games and food will be available.

 

How to Start a Colonial Revolution

A four-part series of talks about the foundation of the 13 Colonies, the French and Indian War and a battle that took place in Connecticut will commence Sunday at 2 pm at the Harwinton Library by UConn History professor Dr. Karl Valois. The event is sponsored by the Harwinton Historical Society.

 

What else?

Blessed Sacrament Church on Robbinwood Rd. in Waterbury is hosting their annual carnival.

Several places are hosting apple or strawberry festivals…. but you know what? We’d appreciate know what’s coming up so we can share it with the entire Wolcott community! Send us a note about your event!

Contact us at wolcottwhisper@gmail.com .

December 31st, 2012

‘Danbury Fare’ On First Night Menu

by Christopher O'Brien
By Ted Kilmer
Jay Green, three time national juggling champion, eating fire at First Night Danbury in 2010. Photo: Michael Duffy / The News-Times. First Night Danbury 2012-2013, enjoying its 23rd year as a family friendly New Year’s Eve celebration, salutes “Danbury Fare.” The pun is intended, with memories of Danbury’s historic and iconic “Fair” along with recognition of our City’s “Fare”, continuing to develop and service within our CityCenter downtown hub.

First Night takes place on New Year’s Eve, December 31, from 4 to 8pm in downtown Danbury downtown venues, all within easy walking distance. Through the support of Union Savings Bank; Ventura, Ribeiro & Smith; Hat City Pools; Danbury Cultural Commission; Danbury Parking Authority; BRT; Danbury Arena; and the Savings Bank of Danbury, as well as merchants, artists, residents and others, Downtown is Happening (DisH)! First Night Danbury annually provides everyone a chance to close out a year and begin anew with community spirit and lots of surprises.

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December 7th, 2012

Townwide Christmas Party Tonight; Wonderland Sunday

by Christopher O'Brien

Friday Dec. 7th -Mayor Dunn invites all town residents to celebrate the Christmas and holiday season tonight from 4-7 pm at the annual Townwide Christmas Party. Festivities will be at the Senior Center at 211 Nichols Rd. The Wolcott High School Jazz Band will perform.

Sunday Dec. 9th – The annual Winter Wonderland will be held from 11 am – 4 pm at the Lions’ Club property at 245 Wolcott Rd. Festivities include a special visit by Santa Claus, horse drawn wagon rides, music, hot dogs, treats, and hot chocolate and cider. When you arrive, feel free to stop at the Lions’ Annual Tree and Wreath Sale. Pick out your tree or wreath and tag it for later pickup or delivery.

Tuesday Dec. 11th – The Wolcott Knights of Columbus invite families and friends to their annyal Christmas celebration. This will be held in the St. Maria Goretti Church Hall. A catered buffet dinner with music and grab bag ($10) will be held. Please RSVP by Dec. 7th to Ray McDonald (879-9191) or Roland Dupre (879-3051).

July 15th, 2011

Haggis Play Region This Week

by LonSeidman

By Cori Urban – MassLive.com –
Toronto’s Celtic rock band Enter The Haggis will be entering the 18th annual Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival Saturday at Northampton’s (MA) Look Park. The band isn’t short on Connecticut area performances this week with an outdoor party tonight at The Hungry Tiger in Manchester and next Thursday at Toad’s Place

Enter The Haggis

in New Haven. A free concert by the group will energize young and old alike on the Agawam Green as part of the town’s Summerfest Music Series.

The popular group blends elements of rock and pop with traditional Celtic music for everyone from the “Haggis Heads,” who follow the band from gig to gig, to those who have never heard their progressive and lyrically driven music.

The music is popular because “it’s different, it’s exciting,” said Peter G. Langmore, festival chairman.

Speaking of Enter the Haggis, Langmore said, “We love them. They are just so full of life, so full of energy, and they put on a tremendous performance. They inject a lot of excitement into the festival.”

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