Gardening, Blues and Movies

A wide range of upcoming activities this weekend.

Sheep Shearing Demonstration

  • Where: Ambler Farm  257 Hurlbutt Street, Wilton
  • When: Saturday, 2 p.m.
  • Why go: Nutmeg and Clover are ready for their spring shearing. Watch the demonstration and “learn how wool is carded and spun into yarn” as demonstrated by the
  • Price: $10 per person

An Evening of Silent Movies

  • Where: Cannon Grange Hall, 25 Cannon Road
  • When: Saturday, 7:30-10 p.m.
  • Why go: The night’s vintage double feature brings Laurel & Hardy and Buster Keaton to the screen with live piano accompaniment by Wilton resident and Grange member  John Mucci. For more information visit www.cannongrange.org, call 203-762-1900 or email cannon.Grange@yahoo.com
  • Price: $8 per person includes refreshments. Tickets at the door. Free parking at the Cannondale Railroad Station.

Poetry in Motion – Bridging the Gap

  • Where: Wilton Library
  • When: Friday and Saturday, 7:30-9 p.m.
  • Why go: This two-performance event features poetry and arts created by students in grades 7-12 with a focus on “examining and understanding differences and ways to bring them together,” according to the library description. A reception will follow each performance. Books will be available for purchase. For more information click here or call 203-762-3950.
  • Price: $5

“Sing Me to Heaven: Music of Hope, Love and Transformation”

  • Where: , 36 New Canaan Rd, Wilton
  • When: Sunday, 4-5:30 pm.
  • Why go: This Arts at St. Matthew’s concert, performed by the parish choirs and soloists and conducted by Rodney Ayers, includes the music of Handel, Schubert, Parry, Gawthrop, MacMillan, Casals and others. Comprised of more than 50 singers ranging from second grade through adult, the parish choirs “have appeared with such luminaries as Dave Brubeck, Judy Collins, the Paul Winter Consort, Maureen McGovern and Stephen Schwartz,” according to the church.
  • Price: Free; freewill offering will be received.

New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) Workshop: “Raised Bed Gardening”

  • Where: New Canaan Nature Center
  • When: Saturday, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
  • Why go: Learn ways to create raised beds, which are used for growing “more vegetables, herbs or ornamentals in a given area with less effort,” according to the course listing, in addition to their uses in therapeutic environments.
  • Price: $28/nature center members; $31/non-members. To register, contact the continuing education department at NYBG: 800-322-6924

Naturally 7 in Concert

  • Where: The Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield
  • When: Saturday, 8 p.m.
  • Why go: There’s something special about this group. Members of Naturally 7 are accompanied only by the sounds of the instruments they create with their own voices. In addition to familiar disco classics, rock ballads and more, these seven voice talents create their own compositions. In addition, they thread irony and comedy throughout their a capella performance. “Naturally Seven summon up soul, rap, rock and folk from their throats in harmonious balance,” according to the playhouse. View a video
  • Price: $42.50 orchestra; $37 mezzanine/balacony. For tickets click here

Connecticut Blues Society’s “Blues Blizzard”


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