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  • Long Island Sound Citizens Summit

    Iona College, New Rochelle, NY Friday,Apr 25 at 9am-3:30pm

    23rd Annual

    “Sound Discoveries: Celebrating Long Island Sound’s Past & Charting
    its Future On the 400th Anniversary of Adriaen Block’s Voyages of Discovery”

    John Cronin is this years keynote speaker. As Time Magazine’s
    “Hero for the Planet,” John gained international attention as the
    Hudson Riverkeeper, has worked as a lobbyist, writer and filmaker
    and currently teaches as a senior fellow for environmental affairs at
    Pace Academy and is active in water policy reform.

    The conference is loaded with experts from the scientific, cultural
    and community fields. It will feature Long Island Sound advocates,
    agencies and particpation from the public to discuss the Long Island Sound’s
    past, present and future.   The objective is to prioritize goals and strategies
    for the Long Island Sound Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (“CCMP”).

    Iona College, Romita Auditorium, Ryan Library
    715 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801

    Conference Link



    Newington, CT Sunday,Apr 27 at 10am-5pm

    Sphinx Shriners Center, Newington, Ct

    30+ Dealers, Consignments, Free Parking, Door Prizes and Food

    Live clinics with:

     3:30 PM- JIM RILEY- Drummer & Band Leader, RASCAL FLATTS

    (‘Best Country Drummer’ 4 years running!, Modern Drummer Magazine Reader’s Poll)

    12 NOON- SHAWN PELTON, Drummer with Saturday Night Live-

    Live From Daryl’s House- Sheryl Crow – Rosanne Cash – Shawn Colvin-

    Bob Dylan – Bruce Springsteen – Rod Stewart

    Sphinx Shriners Center, 3066 Berlin Tpke, Newington, CT 06111

    Admission – $15, Under 12 free, Active Military Free

    CTDRUMSHOW.com    (860) 523-1850

  • Free Screening of “A Bronx Tale.”

    WestConn, Danbury, CT Wednesday,Apr 30 at 6:30pm

    Western CT State University
    “Substance Abuse Prevention Program” Presents

    (Robert DeNiro’s directorial debut)

    After the screening, actor from the film, Lillo Brancato will
    appear at a Q&A at the Midtown Campus Student Center and discuss how
    substance abuse and poor personal choices destroyed his life.
    Ira Joe Fisher, EMMY award winning TV journalist, will host the evening’s events.

    Admission is free and seats are on a first-come basis.

    Presented in partnership with “Choices” ,
    HVCasa – Housantonic Valley Coalition Against Substance Abuse”
    and “MCCA” – “Help and Hope Overcoming Addictions.”

    Student Center Theater, 181 White St., Danbury, CT

  • WPKN Bluegrass & Roots Benefit

    Thursday,May 1

    (3rd Annual)

    Music by

    Lisa Furman & Friends; Good Night Blue Moon; Five in the Chamber

    Thursday, May 1st, 8 pm (doors at 7 pm)
    Acoustic Cafe – Bridgeport

    $15 at the door

    The Acoustic Cafe, 2926 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport.
    For more information on this event and others at the Acoustic Cafe,

    www.acousticafe.com or 203-335-3655.

  • Cinefest Student Film Fest

    Fairfield U. Friday,May 2 at 6:30pm

    Fairfield University will present Cinefest 2014,

    a student film festival, on Friday, May 2 at 6:30 p.m. at

    the University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.

    This event is free and open to the public and will be preceded

     by a 6 p.m. pre-show event including light refreshments in

    the Quick Center lobby.


    Cinefest features student short films that have been accepted to

    be screened during the event. The evening also includes

    the presentation of 13 awards, including the

    Audience Choice Award, which will be presented after

    all the films have been screened, and live interviews

    with the student filmmakers.

    Peview of this year’s event: http://youtube/dK2cc5AwQ2A