Carbon Monoxide Tests In Schools
   Rep. Jeff Berger (D-Waterbury) testified in front of the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Security in support of a bill h¥e authored that requires carbon monoxide detectors in all public schools. The bill was in response to an incident that occurred recently in one of the public elementary schools in his hometown of Waterbury where a faulty heating flue caused a carbon monoxide leak that sickened at least 40 children and one teacher.
   “I was surprised to find out carbon monoxide detectors were not required in all schools and therefore had to take action to prevent further such incidences,” Rep. Berger said. “This case in Waterbury may have turned out to be a major tragedy if not for the quick response of school officials and emergency response departments.”
   The bill provides that all existing public school buildings in the state be equipped with carbon monoxide detectors and that such detectors be routinely tested and inspected to ensure that they are in proper working order. The legislation also withholds a certificate of occupancy for any public school building unless the local fire marshal or building official has certified that carbon monoxide detection equipment is installed in compliance with fire safety code.
   Rep. Berger serves the 73rd General Assembly District and is Chairman of the Commerce Committee.  He also serves on the Finance, Revenue & Bonding and the Judiciary Committees.

Shave Against Cancer
  The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, has issued a lofty challenge to everyone who wants to help raise money for childhood cancer research: Be a hero for kids with cancer by shaving your head in return for pledges of financial support from friends and family.
   Participants find that shaving their head in solidarity with the 160,000 children who are diagnosed with cancer each year is a small sacrifice in comparison to what these children endure, and want to raise money to help find a cure for children with cancer now and in the future.
  A local event will be held on Monday April 11, 2011 at the Waterville Fire House, 1551 Thomaston Ave, Waterbury, Ct and will be hosted by the Waterbury Fire Fighters Association, IAFF local 1339. The head-shavings will commence at 4:00PM and will run until 9:00PM.  There will be a magician, balloon animals and face painting. News 8’s Teresa LaBarbara will be in attendance for a meet and greet and will be a celebrity barber from 4:30 to 6:00
   For more information, to sign up to be a shavee, or to make a donation:  please visit and click on the St. Baldricks flyer.
   The St. Baldrick’s Foundation makes grants to research institutions to find new cures for childhood cancer, and to find treatments to ensure a better quality of life for patients and survivors. The foundation funds research projects conducted by established pediatric cancer experts, as well as younger professionals who will be the experts of tomorrow. Funds also enable hundreds of local institutions to participate in national pediatric cancer clinical trials, offering the best available care for every child. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is grateful to its many volunteers (bald or not!) and donors, including Allied World, Barbicide, Dowling & Partners, elope and PartnerRe. For more information about St. Baldrick’s, please call 1.888.899.BALD or visit

Boeing Boeing
   Seven Angels Theatre’s 20th Anniversary Mainstage equity season continues with a Tony Award winning comedy hit. Boeing Boeing opens on March 17 and runs through April 10. The story centers around Bernard, a self styled lothario living in Paris, has Italian, German and American fiancées, each beautiful airline hostesses with frequent layovers. He keeps “one up, one down and one pending” until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris and Bernard’s apartment at the same time. With the help of his boyhood friend, Robert, newly arrived from Wisconsin, and Berthe, his catty maid, hilarity ensues. A great show with a fantastic cast! Special free food and drink nights are available. See their website for details.
   Tickets range from $29-$37.50 and can be purchased at the box office, by calling 203-757-4676, or online at  Seven Angels Theatre is located on Plank Road in Waterbury and is minutes off I-84. Free Parking.

Train Update
  Congressman Chris Murphy (CT-5) released the following statement on service on the Waterbury rail line.  Due to the historic weather this winter, service has been replaced with buses for a month.  Murphy has long been a supporter of maintaining and expanding service on this line, fighting back on proposed cuts and holding a riding meeting on the train with local officials.
  “While I know the state is doing its best to cope with the fall-out from the historic storms of the last few weeks, it shouldn’t come at the expense of riders on the Waterbury Branch Line. Maintaining accessible rail service for Connecticut commuters shouldn’t have to be a zero-sum game, which is why I’m working with the Governor’s office and regional stakeholders to ensure that we avoid future service outages and work toward improving and expanding the branch line.”

The Reinvention of Downtown
   The Mattatuck Museum Arts & History Center will present a discussion on The Legacy of Cass Gilbert and the Revitalization of Our Beautiful City on Saturday, April 9th from 9:00am-12:15pm
The taxpayers of Waterbury spent $35.9m to restore what many call the most beautiful building in the state, City Hall. Join us as a panel of local leaders and scholars show us how can civic leaders, business people, and city residents build on this great accomplishment to attract new business, new residents, and new jobs.
  Among the presenters are Allen Plattus, Barbara Christen, Matt Hofstedt and Kevin Taylor who will show us how we can learn from American cities that have used their historic buildings to reinvent their city centers. Barbara Christen is the co-editor of Cass Gilbert, Life and Work: Architect of the Public Domain. Allen Plattus is a professor of architecture and urbanism at the Yale School of Architecture and the founder of Yale Urban Design Workshop and Matt Hofstedt is the Curator of the U.S. Supreme Court, designed by Cass Gilbert. Kevin Taylor is the Senior Project Manager of the Waterbury Development Corporation who was the administrator for the City Hall restoration.
   The program will run from 9am-12:15pm followed by lunch provided by the BMuse Café and tours of City Hall for symposium participants from 1:00-2:00pm. Registration is required. Admission to The Legacy of Cass Gilbert and the Revitalization of Our Beautiful City is $15 for museum members and $20 for non-members; lunch is included in the registration fee. Join the museum to immediately qualify for the member discount. Please register in advance by calling (203) 753-0381 ext. 10. 
   The program is sponsored by the Connecticut Community Foundation and the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation..
Suburban Dreams
  Take a tour with The Mattatuck Museum Arts & History Center on Sunday, April 3, 2011 from 1:00-3:00pm. Spend a leisurely afternoon exploring the architectural history of suburban Middlebury on a bus trip guided by Rachel Carley, curator of the Mattatuck Museum’s current exhibit, Suburban Dreams: Middlebury in the Twentieth Century.
   The growth of Middlebury from a farm town into a Naugatuck Valley suburb began in the early 1900s and continued slowly but steadily through most of the century. The town’s reinvention as a bedroom community was the latest chapter in a history that has long connected Middlebury to the industrial centers to its east. As Waterbury and Naugatuck urbanized, Middlebury retained its rural beauty, which first lured summer residents from the city in the Victorian era. At the dawn of a new commuter age, the town became even more attractive as a permanent place of residence by offering a growing middle class affordable housing in an attractive country setting.
   Ms. Carley, an architectural historian and historic preservation consultant, will lead passengers on a historical tour through a number of Middlebury’s most appealing suburban neighborhoods, including Hillcrest, Westview Heights and Stevens Road. The trip will also explore the cottage colony of Tylers Cove, a hidden gem on Lake Quassapaug. The tour ends at the Middlebury Historical Society with refreshments. Meet at the Mattatuck Museum Arts and History Center.
   Registration is required. Admission to the Suburban Dreams Bus Tour is $10 for museum members and $20 for non-members. Join the museum to immediately qualify for the member discount. Please register in advance by calling (203) 753-0381 ext. 10. 

Staywell Goes Live
   StayWell Health Center is the first community health center in the state to go live on the eHealthConnecticut Health Information Exchange (HIE). StayWell patients are being registered with theExchange, and patient consents and Continuity of Care documents areenabled. Three hospitals are now connected over the HIE: Saint Francis,Hartford Hospital, and Lawrence & Memorial. StayWell is one of the few FQHCs’ in the entire country with HIE-standard interoperability within a high-tech, modern HIE platform.

Governor Malloy To Address Waterbury Chamber
   Governor Dannel P. Malloy, State of Connecticut and Commissioner Daniel C. Esty of the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection will be the distinguished guests of honor at the 2011 Legislative Dinner hosted by the Waterbury Regional Chamber.  The event is being held on Tuesday, March 15 at 5 p.m. in the Southford Ballroom at the Crowne Plaza in Southbury. Governor Malloy will speak from 6 – 6:30 p.m.  Commissioner Esty will speak immediately following dinner at approximately 7:30 p.m.
    The Chamber’s Legislative Dinner attracts the business and political leadership of the 13 towns in the Greater Waterbury Region with 21 of our region’s state delegation invited to attend. “I’m delighted that Governor Malloy and his nominee for Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection, Dan Esty, will be speaking at our Legislative Dinner,” said Chairman of the Board Gary O’Connor, Esq., partner with the firm McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP. “Our members will be given a great opportunity to hear first hand from them regarding issues important to the business community. It should be a wonderful event.”
Professor Daniel Esty, Director of the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy, will speak about his role as appointed commissioner of the newly-formed Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP). The agency’s function is to consolidate Connecticut’s various energy branches, including the Department of Public Utility Control and the Department of Environmental Protection, into a centralized unit for more effective coordination of state energy and environmental policies.
   Sponsors for the 2011 Legislative Dinner are AT&T, Northeast Utilities System Companies Connecticut Light & Power and Yankeegas; and Saint Mary’s Health System.
If you wish to attend please reserve in advance by calling (203) 757-0701. Companies purchasing a table for $1100 receive nine seats and the opportunity to sit with a legislator or municipal official, as available. Individual tickets are $85.  Tickets may also be purchased on the Chamber website at
    The Waterbury Regional Chamber ( represents over 1100 businesses in the Greater Waterbury region (Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Cheshire, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Oakville, Oxford, Prospect, Southbury, Thomaston, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott, Woodbury). The Waterbury Regional Chamber is one of the largest Chambers of Commerce in the State of Connecticut.

Hall Seeks Nominations
   The Silas Bronson Library’s Waterbury Hall of Fame committee is putting out a call for suggestions  for new candidates for inclusion in the Hall of Fame. The deadline is April 1st.
   The Hall of Fame is comprised of Waterbury natives and residents who have made a significant impact on the history of Waterbury or who have achieved recognition for their accomplishments throughout the city, state, country or world. Nomination forms are available online at (click “ Hall of Fame” in the left column. They may also be obtained at the library’s Main Reading Room Adult  Information Desk or by telephoning 203 574-8233.
   Hall of Fame members are elected in May by a nine-member committee appointed by the library Board of Agents. Appointments are confirmed and announced by the board. An induction ceremony which is open to the public is held in October.
   Hall of Fame notables include award-winning actress Rosalind Russell, baseball star Jimmy Piersall, photographer Annie Leibovitz, ballet dancer and impresario Lucia Chase,  AIDS researcher Dr. Robert Gallo and Rev. Michael McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus who was recently declared “Venerable Servant of God” by Pope Benedict XVI, thereby advancing his cause toward canonization.
   The Hall of Fame was initiated by reference librarian Michael DeLeo, who died in December, 2001. While compiling the third edition of “The Waterbury Fact Book”, a library publication of historical information on the city, DeLeo was impressed by the significant accomplishments of a considerable number of Waterburians. Although their achievements were often recognized throughout the state, nation and the world, they were frequently unknown and unsung locally. DeLeo’s proposal that these noteworthy individuals should be acknowledged publicly, prominently and permanently in a Waterbury Hall of Fame was adopted by the library Board of Agents in March, 1996.

Volleyball Tournament
   Join in the action at this popular volleyball tournament Saturday, March 26, at the Connecticut Sports Center in Woodbridge, CT. The tournament is designed for all skill levels. Divisions range from Just-for-Fun to Highly Competitive.
The event also includes a post–event celebration at Señor Pancho’s Mexican Restaurant, 280 Cheshire Road, Prospect. Registration deadline is March 16. For more information or to register a team, contact Eddie Bruneau, Easter Seals Events Coordinator, at 203- 754-5141, ext. 251
   Proceeds benefit the programs and services of Easter Seals, serving the special needs of infants, children and adults with disabilities in greater Waterbury, central, and northwestern Connecticut.

Civil War Exhibit
   The Mattatuck Museum Arts and History Center will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War in a new exhibit “There’s Nothing Here to Make a Man Love a Soldier’s Life.”  The Civil War exhibit will open Saturday, April 30, 2011 in the Community Gallery at The Mattatuck Museum Arts & History Center, with a reception on opening night from 5:30-7:30pm. The moving and vivid letters of Waterbury men who served show the reality of what it meant to be a soldier and what these men endured.

   Andrew McClintock, John Chatfield, Alexander McNeil and Henry Peck were among the 942 Waterbury men to fight in the Civil War. Their stories are told in diaries and correspondence, photographs and paintings, uniforms and flags. The focus of the exhibit is Andrew McClintock, a machinist at the American Cap & Flask Company. Upon hearing of Lincoln’s call to arms at a City Guard Meeting, McClintock delivered an emotion-charged, patriotic speech that resulted in the city’s offer of services to the nation. He was among the first of the city’s young men to enlist for an anticipated duty of ninety days. While in service, he wrote many letters home to his sister Jane that describe camp life, health and sickness, run-away slaves, battle preparations and his longing for home.

   Alexander McNeil’s story of fighting at Gettysburg is also highlighted, as is Captain Peck’s deliberations on the development of the soldier’s character and his fight against the temptations of drinking, smoking, and card-playing. 

   Battlefield accounts such as one provided by Colonel John Chatfield’s stir us today with his words that describe “the terrible storm of shrapnel, canister, grape, hand grenades and bullets that carried dismay into the hearts of soldiers.”  Chatfield, who served as the commander of the 6th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, was mortally wounded in the assault on Fort Wagner. He is buried at Riverside Cemetery.

   Bells that rang as a call to arms in 1861 tolled again in 1884 at the dedication of the Soldier’s Monument, honoring all who served in the Civil War. Those men who served are commemorated in this exhibition.

   Admission to the opening reception of “There’s Nothing Here to Make a Man Love a Soldier’s Life is free for museum members and $7 for non-members. Join the museum to immediately qualify for the member discount. Please register in advance by calling (203) 753-0381 ext. 10. 

   For more information on all of the museum’s programs, events, and exhibits visit the website at or call us at (203) 753-0381. The Mattatuck Museum Arts & History Center is operated with support from the Connecticut Commission on Cultural & Tourism, and is a member of the Connecticut Art Trail, fifteen world-class museums and historic sites ( Located at 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, the museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.  Convenient, free parking is located behind the museum on Park Place.

Tuesday Toddler
   The Mattatuck Museum Arts & History Center announces the continuation of its
Tuesday Toddler Antics program, designed especially for youngsters age 3-5 years and their parent, grandparent or other caregiver. Toddlers and their adult companions experience the world of art, discovering stories, colors, shapes and movement in the art collection, and then make an art project together. Tuesday Toddler Antics is held every Tuesday from March 1 to April 26 from 10 – 11:30 am.

   The program is lead by art teachers Aileen Singleton and Carole Glaser. Aileen Singleton is an artist who has taught classes at the Mattatuck Museum, Goldmith’s Art Studio. Carole Glaser is a home furnishings designer.

   Early childhood, when imaginations and creativity know no bounds, is an ideal time for children to start learning about art. They see and invent stories, and delight in its color. Each program is new and exciting, and there is no requirement to attend them all. Children’s admission is $2 per session and admission is free for adults accompanying children. For more information or to register call (203) 753-0381 ext 10.

   For more information on all of the museum’s programs, events, and exhibits visit the website at or call us at (203) 753-0381. The Mattatuck Museum Arts & History Center is operated with support from the Connecticut Commission on Cultural & Tourism, and is a member of the Connecticut Art Trail, fifteen world-class museums and historic sites ( Located at 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, the museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.  Convenient, free parking is located behind the museum on Park Place.

Quarterback Academy
   The 2nd Annual QB Academy hosted by Jack Cochran’s – The Program & Travis Meyer’s – New England Five Star Quarterbacks will be Saturday April 30th at  Central Connecticut State University’s Indoor Bubble.

   Session # 1:  Current Grades 8 – 12 (9am – 1pm)   Session # 2: Current Grades 3 – 7 (1:30 pm – 4:30 pm)

   To view flier and Register visit:  or Any questions:  Jack Cochran (860) 748-8899 or

Flea Market
   The North Congregational Church in Woodbury will host its 13th Annual Indoor Flea Market & Bake Sale on Saturday, April 9, 2011 from 9am to 2pm.

   Over 30 vendors will be selling a wide variety of goods including white elephant, antiques, collectibles, household, jewelry, toys, glassware, crafts and much, much more!  Church sponsored rummage sale room, too.

   Located at 11 Main Street North at the intersection of Routes 6 and 47, the church has ample parking and admission will be FREE. Proceeds from the event will help to support missions, programs and projects within the church.

Phoenix Stage
   Naugatuck Valley’s community theatre, Phoenix Stage Company (PSC), proudly presents the comedy6 “Love, Sex & the IRS” beginning March 11th in Naugatuck.  “Love, Sex & The IRS” by Billy VanZandt and Jane Milmore is a hilarious comedy about the ridiculous complications that arise from a scheme to pay lower taxes.

   A rollicking farce, “Love, Sex and the IRS” is filled with hilarious dialogue, fast paced, comic action and sight gags. Jon Trachtman and Leslie Arthur are out of work musicians who room together in New York City. To save money, Jon has been filing their tax returns listing them as married, taking advantage of the spelling of Leslie’s name to make him appear as a her.

   The day of reckoning comes when I.R.S. agent Floyd Spinner arrives at the door to investigate the “couple.” Leslie masquerades as a housewife, aided by Jon’s fiancée, Kate.

    Complicating matters Leslie and Kate have fallen in love behind Jon’s back, Jon’s mother flies in unexpectedly to meet her son’s fiancée, and Leslie’s slighted girlfriend Connie shows up demanding to know why Leslie has changed and won’t see her anymore. In a light hearted dénouement, all ends well!

   See Love, Sex & The IRS and escape from preparing your income taxes – or come to just laugh till your sides ache.  Love, Sex & The IRS” by is directed by Ed Bassett and features Ron Nasseff (Jon Trachtman), Moses Beckett (Leslie Arthur), Kimberly Sanders (Kate Dennis), Pat Hearn (Floyd Spinner), Val Vitalo (Vivian Trachtman), Emily Diedrich (Connie) and Brian Elser (Arnold Grunion).  “Love, Sex & The IRS” will be presented on March 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 & 26, 2011at 8:00pm and March 13, 20 & 27, 2011 at 2:00pm. Tickets are $22.00 for adults/$18.00 for Students & Seniors and can be purchased by calling the box office at (203) 632-8546 or by e-mail at

Platt Brothers Exhibit
   The Mattatuck Museum Arts & History Center is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibit in the Orton P. Camp History Gallery on Friday March 11, 2011 from 5:30-7:30pm. Innovations for a World Market: Manufacturing in the Naugatuck Valley chronicles the remarkable story of three manufacturing companies based in the Naugatuck Valley: The Platt Brothers of Waterbury, established in 1797; The Eastern Company of Naugatuck, established in 1858; and Stewart EFI of Thomaston, established in 1964. Each company represents a different aspect of how the region’s manufacturers have survived and flourished into the 21st century.

   Fifty years ago metal manufacturing was the lifeblood of the Naugatuck Valley. As global economies changed, the largest corporations left the region, creating a popular misconception that the industry is gone. In truth, numerous metal manufacturers are still based in the Valley.

   The exhibit, curated by Raechel Guest, Executive Director/Curator of the Cornwall Historical Society, features an array of products and images from each of the three companies. Production by the companies includes large, familiar items such as locks and coin acceptors made by The Eastern Company; zinc thermal spray made by The Platt Brothers and used to protect against corrosion on the Rainbow Bridge at Niagara Falls; and small, essential component parts made by Stewart EFI for automotive, lighting and medical industries.

   Bernie Rosselli, President of Stewart EFI in Thomaston, notes that “From healthcare to housing, autos to consumer goods, manufacturing plays an integral role in bringing these things to life. The greater Waterbury area is proof of this.”

   Funding for this exhibit was provided from the “Manufacturer’s Fund” at the Connecticut Community Foundation.

   Admission to Innovations for a World Market: Manufacturing in the Naugatuck Valley is free for museum members and $5 for non-members. Join the museum to immediately qualify for the member discount. Please register in advance by calling (203) 753-0381 ext. 10. 

   For more information on all of the museum’s programs, events, and exhibits visit the website at or call us at (203) 753-0381. The Mattatuck Museum Arts & History Center is operated with support from the Connecticut Commission on Cultural & Tourism, and is a member of the Connecticut Art Trail, fifteen world-class museums and historic sites ( Located at 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, the museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.  Convenient, free parking is located behind the museum on Park Place.

Young People’s Theatre
   Connecticut Community Foundation (CCF) recently received a gift of more than $13,000 to establish the Young People’s Theatre Fund.

  “This fund will be the legacy of all the volunteers who were dedicated to the mission of Young People’s Theatre,” said Sandra Barolli, a Middlebury resident and a volunteer for the organization for several years.

   For decades, Young People’s Theatre operated as a nonprofit all volunteer organization committed to providing professional, yet affordable live theatre to families in Greater Waterbury. Hosted most recently at Kennedy High School in Waterbury, past performances included “Winnie the Pooh,” “Sleeping Beauty,” and “The Wizard of Oz.”

   When Young People’s Theatre disbanded in 2010, members decided to use the assets to create a field-of-interest fund to support performance arts throughout the Waterbury community.

   “It was difficult to see the group dissolve,” added Barolli. “By establishing the fund, we look forward to seeing our name and mission continue.”

   For more information about the Young People’s Theatre Fund, contact Ann Merriam Feinberg, director of Outreach and Development at, 203-753-1315.

   To contribute to the fund, visit, click “Donate Now” and search “Young People’s Theatre”. You also may send a tax-deductible donation to: Connecticut Community Foundation, 43 Field Street, Waterbury, CT 06702.

Boxer Gene Tunney’s Son Comes To Waterbury
   Seven Angels Theatre in Waterbury will present a special book signing and discussion on Sunday, March 20 at 5 PM. Jay R Tunney, son of prizefighter Gene Tunney, will speak about his book THE PRIZEFIGHTER AND THE PLAYWRIGHT: Gene Tunney and Bernard Shaw chronicles the unlikely connection between the champion boxer and world-famous playwright.  From appearances their association seemed unusual as Tunney was 40 years younger, and the men could not have had more diverse backgrounds and career paths.
However, Tunney was a boxer who prepared for fights by reading Shakespeare, Butler, Maugham, and Shaw.

    The latter was a literary giant, with extensive knowledge of boxing and had even written about the sport in one of his early novels.    

   Author Jay R. Tunney is the son of the famous fighter, and after presenting the acclaimed BBC radio program, “The Master and the Boy,” decided to further document his father’s friendship with Shaw.  He explores in rich detail the world his father inhabited, when boxers were the sports celebrities of the era, and when it was commonplace even then, for the rich and famous to be besieged by the paparazzi.  Tunney’s extensive research included conducting more than a hundred interviews, twenty-five file drawers of letters and diaries in his family’s private collection, as well as hundreds of photographs, family movies, and postcards. 

   In 1928, Gene Tunney retired from boxing as the first undefeated world heavyweight champion in modern history, one of the most famous athletes of the Roaring Twenties.  Shortly after, he married a steel heiress in what became an international love story.   

   Tunney and his bride traveled widely, befriending a host of writers and scholars that would include Thornton Wilder and Ernest Hemingway.

   At the end of that year, Gene met the man who would become a close mentor, friend and father-figure for the rest of his life, Nobel Prize-winning George Bernard Shaw.
   Tickets are $7 and on sale at the box office or by phone at 203-757-4676. Seven Angels Theatre is located on Plank Road in Waterbury. Minutes off I-84. Plenty of free parking.

Local Jazz Series
    April starts a local jazz series at the Mattatuck Museum when the museum invites local musicians to showcase their talents. This event is operated with support from the Connecticut Commission on Cultural & Tourism.

   First up is The Gomes & Sadlon Jazz Duo, at the Local Jazz First Thursday event on Thursday, April 7th, 2011 from 5:30-7:30 pm.

   The Gomez & Sadlon Jazz Duo performs a wide range of music that features a repertoire of popular jazz, pop, rock and even some country musical selections from the American Songbook performed in an easy jazz style. Guitarist, Thom Gomez, is an experienced musician who started performing in rock and show bands at an early age before his family moved to Connecticut. Saxophonist/flutist Rick Sadlon, graduated from the renowned jazz education music school at University of North Texas and won outstanding jazz soloist awards at several collegiate jazz festivals. Rick is currently the Director of Music for the Darien.
April 7, 2011 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Mattatuck Museum Members: $7.00
Non-Members: $15.00
Free admission for those who become museum members at the door