Area briefs


Seymour Historical Society hosts Civil War encampment

The Seymour Historical Society is hosting a Civil War encampment Saturday. -CONTRIBUTED
The Seymour Historical Society is hosting a Civil War encampment Saturday. -CONTRIBUTED

SEYMOUR — The Seymour Historical Society is hosting a Civil War encampment Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the society’s grounds, 59 West St.

The day will include military drills and weapons firing demonstrations. At 12 p.m., a cook will show how soldiers’ meals were prepared over an open fire.

This event is free to Historical Society members and $3 per person or $5 per couple for non-members. For a full schedule of events, visit For more information, call (203) 881-2156 or email

WSO announces rescheduled show

WATERBURY — Due to a snowstorm in March, the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra postponed the John Williams Pops concert. The concert will now be held April 27, 2013 at 8 p.m. at Litchfield Intermediate School, 35 Plumb Hill Road in Litchfield.

Maestro Leif Bjaland will lead the orchestra in this tribute to the music of John Williams.
Concert patrons are invited to attend a free pre-concert reception at Brandywine Senior Living.

Tickets are $30 and $50. Student tickets are $5, (rush only, one hour prior to concert). To purchase tickets, call (203) 574-4283 or visit

Connecticut POPS! sponsoring free concert

WATERBURY — The Connecticut POPS! is sponsoring a free concert May 3 at 7:30 p.m. at Naugatuck Valley Community College’s Mainstage Theatre, 750 Chase Parkway.

The concert, “Mystical, Magical Music,” is for people of all ages and will include selections from Harry Potter, Cirque du Soleil, Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Phantom of the Opera and Wizard of Ox.

Poetry program to feature Barone

WATERBURY — Dennis Barone will be the featured poet at the Calling All Poets program May 1 at the Silas Bronson Library, 267 Grand St. at 6:30 p.m.

A professor of English and American studies at the University of Saint Joseph, Barone is the author of 18 titles of poetry and fiction.

Those who would like to participate in the open mike segment of the program are asked to signup at 6:20 p.m. Admission and evening parking are free. For more information, call (203) 574-8233

‘Girl Talk’ lecture continues

MIDDLEBURY — The sixth installment in the series “Girl Talk” will be held May 6.

The program, “Should I or Shouldn’t I?” will cover the topics of fibroids, polyps and heavy bleeding. The informative talk will be presented by Dr. Joseph David Millerick and Dr. Elizabeth Kelly, physicians with The Center for Women’s Health, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the café of the Middlebury Consignment Shops, 1365 Whittemore Road.

The free lectures were launched in October 2012 focusing on women’s health and wellness. The series is being hosted by The Center for Women’s Health in Connecticut in collaboration with Naugatuck Valley Radiology Associates, and is scheduled for the first Monday of most months.

Preregistration is required as space is limited. For more information or to register, call Barbara Donorfio at (203) 573-1425 ext. 500 or Robin Sills at (203) 758-7700 ext. 1527.

Sisters to Sisters Book Club to meet

WATERBURY — The Sisters to Sisters Book Club will meet May 6 at 6 p.m. at the Silas Bronson Library, 267 Grand St., to discuss “The Twelve Tribes of Hattie.”

The program and evening parking are free. For more information, call (203) 574-8233.