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March

15 First Thursday: The Photography of Robert Thiesfield - For nearly 30 years, photographer Robert Theisfield has been capturing the people, places and moments of the Hartford are on film. Attend the opening of a new exhibition featuring Theisfield's beautiful images. Wine and cheese reception.

Address: Butler-McCook House & Garden , Hampton, Connecticut
Ph: (860) 522-1806 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.hartnet.org/als
Fee: Free.

16 - 17 Beethoven's Ninth - Hartford Symphony Orchestra Music Director Edward Cumming leads the Orchestra in a Masterworks concert featuring the Hartford Chorale.

Address: Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts , Hampton, Connecticut
Ph: (860) 244-2999 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $18-$60.

16 - 18 10th Annual Spring Home Show - Local and regional companies relating to home ownership, building, renovations and related services.

Address: Connecticut Expo Center , Hampton, Connecticut
Ph: (860) 563-2111, (800 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.osbornejenks.com
Fee: Adults $10, seniors $8, children (12 and under) free.

16 - 18 59th Annual Original Connecticut Home Show - Connecticut's oldest home show, featuring hundreds of the latest and most innovative products and services for inside and outside the home by leading national and local exhibitors. Free seminars, drawing, prizes, give-aways, entertainment.

Address: Connecticut Convention Center , Hampton, Connecticut
Ph: (860) 563-4565 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.cthomeshow.com
Fee: Adults $10, seniors $8, children (under 12) free.

22 - 24 Robotics Competition - Robots built by the world's brightest students compete live in Hartford. Exciting event for the entire family.

Address: Connecticut Convention Center , Hampton, Connecticut
Ph: (860) 654-2291 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free.

24 Kids & Kinfolk Family Day - Art activities, educational programs and entertainment for children and adults.

Address: The Amistad Center at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art , Hampton, Connecticut
Ph: (860) 838-4133 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free with museum admission.

24 Orchestra of St. Luke's & Ian Bostridge - The New York-based orchestra of St. Luke's, accompanied by young English tenor Ian Bostridge, perform a concert of Handel and Beethoven.

Address: Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts , Hampton, Connecticut
Ph: (860) 244-2999 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $10-$65.

24 - 25 33rd Annual Connecticut Spring Antiques Show - One of the nation's most prestigious and renowned antique shows exhibiting pre-1840 American furniture and accessories.

Address: Connecticut Expo Center , Hampton, Connecticut
Ph: (860) 345-2400 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.haddamhistory.org
Fee: $10.

4 Hartford Symphony Orchestra & Concora present Bach! - Richard Coffey conducts the Symphony in a performance of Bach's Motet No. 6, Cantata No. 131 and No. 63, and more.

Address: Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts , Hampton, Connecticut
Ph: (860) 244-2999 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $10-$65.

10 St. Patrick's Day Parade - Traditionally this event brings together many different communities from the Greater Hartford area to celebrate the Celtic Culture and local honorees.

Address: Begin on Capitol Ave. , Hampton, Connecticut
Ph: (203) 494-8998 (Always call and confirm events)

10 Bernstein on Broadway - For Kids! - Conductor, composer, teacher, media phenomenon: Leonard Bernstein was all of these. His daughter, Jamie Bernstein, is the guide for a tour of her father's music.

Address: Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts , Hampton, Connecticut
Ph: (860) 244-2999 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $9-$17.

10 HSO Pops! - Bernstein on Broadway - Jamie Bernstein hosts this tribute to her father's greatest hits.

Address: Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts , Hampton, Connecticut
Ph: (860) 244-2999 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $10-$65.

11 Heart Song IV - The program celebrates the creativity of women with poetry, prose, musical renditions and the theater. Produced and hosted by Maria Sassi, a member of the Connecticut Poetry Society and West Hartford's Poet Laureate.

Address: Charter Oak Cultural Center , Hampton, Connecticut
Ph: (860) 249-1297 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free.

16 - 27 Trying - This uplifting, life-affirming play presents a comic and touching portrait of generational reconciliation based on the life of Judge Francis Biddle, Attorney General under Franklin Roosevelt.

Address: TheaterWorks , Hampton, Connecticut
Ph: (860) 527-7838 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $35-$45.

April

22 - 23 A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur - Tennessee Williams' play about four women in a St. Louis boarding house. Directed by Michael Wilson

Address: Hartford Stage , Hampton, Connecticut
Ph: (860) 527-5151 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.hartfordstage.org

23 - 24 An American in Paris - Hartford Symphony Orchestra music director Edward Cunning leads the Orchestra in a Masterworks concert featuring violinist Karina Cannelakis.

Address: Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts , Hampton, Connecticut
Ph: (860) 244-2999 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $10-$65.

24 Kids & Kinfolk Family Day - Art activities, educational programs and entertainment for children and adults.

Address: The Amistad Center at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art , Hampton, Connecticut
Ph: (860) 838-4133 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free with museum admission.

24 2nd Annual Real pARTy - An evening of fun involving live and silent auctions, entertainment and art.

Address: Real Art Ways , Hampton, Connecticut
Ph: (860) 232-1006 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $150.

5 Bruckner & Mozart - The Hartford Symphony Orchestra's own Robert Greenberg hosts a lecture and performance of Bruckner and Mozart.

Address: Asylum Hill Congregational Church , Hampton, Connecticut
Ph: (860) 244-2999 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $10-$65.

6 - 7 April Vacation Drop-In Program: At Home in Hartford - Children's tour of the museum and then make a Butler-McCook house. Also learn about the McCook's Hartford friends, the Ishams, and make stained glass window art based on stained glass at the Isham-Terry House.

Address: Butler-McCook House & Garden , Hampton, Connecticut
Ph: (860) 522-1806 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.hartnet.org/als
Fee: Free.

8 MS Walk - Step by step, participants are walking closer to a cure for multiple sclerosis.

Address: Statewide, CT 06106 , Hampton, Connecticut
Ph: (860) 953-0601 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free for spectators.

9 A Taste of History - Experience African-American inspired food, prepared by Greater Hartford's most prominent chefs and caterers; music; art and more.

Address: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art , Hampton, Connecticut
Ph: (860) 838-4133 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $50.

12 Bruckner in the Cathedral - The Hartford Symphony Orchestra's music director Edward Cumming lead the Yale Bruckner Choir in performances of Bruckners' three motets and Symphony No. 3.

Address: St. Joseph Cathedral , Hampton, Connecticut
Ph: (860) 244-2999 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $10-$65.

12 - 15 25th Annual Fine Art & Flowers - Annual spectacular of blossoms, greenery, and art. The museum's splendid collections are showcased by pairing a painting or sculpture with a floral interpretation, table setting, or garden vignette.

Address: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art , Hampton, Connecticut
Ph: (860) 278-2670 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.wadsworthatheneum.org
Fee: Adults $13, seniors $11, students (with ID) $8, children (12 and under) $3.

May

19 First Thursday: Coltsville Walking Tour - Ticket includes entry to the Wadsworth Atheneum to view the new exhibition: "Samuel Colt: Arms, Art, and Invention," and a one-hour guided walking tour of Coltsville. Registration recommended.

Address: Departs at the Wadsworth Atheneum , Hampton, Connecticut
Ph: (860) 278-2670 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.hartnet.org/als
Fee: $10.

20 New Haven Chorale - Choral extravaganza of the season! Nearly 400 performers! The Chorale welcomes The Hartt School choruses and orchestra for a memorable performance withtThe Connecticut Children's Chorus performing Berlioz and Brahms.

Address: St. Joseph Cathedral , Hampton, Connecticut
Ph: (203) 776-7664 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free.

21 - 22 Requiem - Hartford Symphony Orchestra performs Mozart's "Requiem" featuring the Hartford Chorale.

Address: Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts , Hampton, Connecticut
Ph: (860) 244-2999 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $10-$65.

28 Legends of Jazz - Spectacular collaboration featuring three undisputed masters of jazz: Bucky Pizzarelli, Gene Bertoncini, and Howard Alden. This elite group will dazzle with virtuosity, sophisticated phrasing, and subtle finesse on the guitar, all in an intimate setting along the Connecticut River.

Address: Riverfront Boathouse , Hampton, Connecticut
Ph: (860) 249-7041 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $30 & $35.

June

17 First Thursday: North Downtown & Clay Arsenal Walking Tour - Walking tour explores the range of residential, institutional, and religious architecture.

Address: Isham-Terry House , Hampton, Connecticut
Ph: (860) 247-8996 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.hartnet.org/~als
Fee: $8.

25 - 8 Urban Quirk - A delightfully humorous evening of intertwined tales of urban life and romance, currently in development for its world premier at TheaterWorks.

Address: TheaterWorks , Hampton, Connecticut
Ph: (860) 527-7838 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $35-$45.

26 2nd Annual Connecticut Open House Day - Cultural organizations and tourism attractions throughout the state will open their doors to Connecticut residents, inviting them to discover and rediscover Connecticut's fascinating world of art, history, and tourism with a variety of special visitor incentives. Visit www.ctvisit.com for a complete listing.

Address: Locations and times vary. , Hampton, Connecticut
Ph: (888) CT VISIT (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.ctvisit.com/open_house_2006.asp

30 The Artful Lunch: Colt & The Shaping of Hartford - Tour explores the old stomping grounds of Samul Colt during a one-hour bus tour and returning to the Wadsworth Atheneum for lunch and view the exhibition: "Samuel Colt: Arts, Art, and Invention."

Address: Departs at the Wadsworth Atheneum , Hampton, Connecticut
Ph: (860) 278-2670 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.hartnet.org/als
Fee: $40.

8 Annual Juneteenth Celebration - Celebration to honor African American freedom and achievement. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when enslaved in Glaveston, Texas learned they were free, two-and-a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation.

Address: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art , Hampton, Connecticut
Ph: (860) 838-4133 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.amistadartandculture.org
Fee: Admission.

9 Arts & Crafts In The Rose Garden - Juried show located in one of Hartford's most beautiful parks.

Address: Elizabeth Park , Hampton, Connecticut
Ph: (860) 653-6671 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.handmmadeinAmerican.com
Fee: Free.

9 4th Annual Women's Fair - Exhibitors with beauty and healthcare products, crafts and more..

Address: Connecticut Convention Center , Hampton, Connecticut
Ph: (860) 529-2123 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free.

July

4 - 25 39th Annual Monday Night Jazz Series - Bring a picnic and listen to the best jazz performed in the city's historic park.

Address: Bushnell Park Pavilion , Hampton, Connecticut
Ph: (860) 521-4877 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.mondaynightjazz.org
Fee: Free.

16 26th Annual Riverfest 2006 - A dual-community festival that celebrates the country's independence and the Connecticut River. Filled with food, activities for all ages, top-name entertainers and other major entertainment; held along the river. Grand finale of spectacular fireworks shot from a barge on the river.

Address: Hartford/East Hartford, CT 06106 , Hampton, Connecticut
Ph: (860) 713-3131 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.riverfront.org
Fee: Free.

21 First Thursday: Cocktails, Conversation & Music - Relax in the McCook's garden with a cool beverage. Enjoy music in the restored Victorian ornamental garden. Tours of the first floor of the house.

Address: Butler-McCook House & Garden , Hampton, Connecticut
Ph: (860) 247-8996 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.hartnet.org/~als
Fee: Free.

24 3rd Annual Connecticut Historic Garden Day - Connecticut's most beautiful and unique gardens are part of this event. These captivating places, scattered throughout the state, offer visitors an opportunity to explore a variety of garden styles and time periods. Each site will offer special activities emphasizing their garden program.

Address: Statewide, CT 06106 , Hampton, Connecticut
Ph: (860) 434-5542 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.flogris.org
Fee: Prices vary.

6 - 8 15th Annual Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz - Three-day festival showcasing internationally, nationally, and local known jazz artists.

Address: Bushnell Park , Hampton, Connecticut
Ph: (866) 943-JAZZ (5299 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.hartfordjazz.com
Fee: Free.

August

19 First Thursday: Sculptural Walking Tour of Downtown Hartford / Hartford's Urban Parks & Outdoor Stat - Explore some of the many outdoor sculptures on Hartford's Main Street and Bushnell Park. Highlights of the tour include the Ancient Burying Ground, Count Pulaski Statue, Stone Fields, and the Corning Foundation. Reservations recommended.

Address: Butler-McCook House & Garden , Hampton, Connecticut
Ph: (860) 247-8996 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.hartnet.org/~als
Fee: $6.

23 - 6 39th Annual Monday Night Jazz Series - Bring a picnic and listen to the best jazz performed in the city's historic park.

Address: Bushnell Park Pavilion , Hampton, Connecticut
Ph: (860) 521-4877 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.mondaynightjazz.org
Fee: Free.

3 - 17 A Play by August Wilson - TheaterWorks is honoring late African American playwright with a production of one of his masterworks.

Address: TheaterWorks , Hampton, Connecticut
Ph: (860) 527-7838 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $35-$45.

11 - 12 47th Annual Papermania Plus - 150 exhibitors offering antique paper goods, advertising, rare books, maps, autographs, movie memorabilia, sports items, comics, photography, all from the Colonial period to the 1960s.

Address: Civic Center , Hampton, Connecticut
Ph: (860) 563-9975 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $6.

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