Showing posts from December 9, 2012

Fort Ticonderoga Winter Lecture Series 2013 Dates

Once a month the staff of Fort  Ticonderoga will lead the  “Fort Fever Series” through April 2013.  When: Sundays  at 2:00.  Where: Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center at Fort  Ticonderoga .  Admission: $10 per person payable at the door; (members of the Friends of Fort  Ticonderoga  are free). Programs are scheduled for January 13, February 10, March 17, and April 21 "The Realities of War" Christopher Fox, Curator of Collections Sunday, January 13, 2013,  2:00 p.m. Using petitions filed by Massachusetts Provincials following their service in the French & Indian War, Chris Fox talks about the experiences of those soldiers during the 1758 campaign against French-held Fort Carillon ( Ticonderoga ). "Exploration on Snow Shoes: A Timeline of Trees on the Pavilion Landscape" Heidi  Karkoski , Curator of Landscape Sunday, February 10, 2:00 p.m. Tour the Pavilion grounds on a winter's afternoon and learn about the ornamental tree speci

35th Anniversary Season at the Westport Depot Theatre

2013 DEPOT THEATRE 35th Anniversary Season Fridays, Saturdays, Mondays at 8 PM Saturdays at 3 PM ·  Thursdays, Sundays at 5 PM (unless otherwise noted)  June 28 - July 14 ROUTE 66 *World Premiere Musical* Book by Jerold Goldstein & William Squier Music by Fred Stark, Lyrics by William Squier ROUTE 66 is a new romantic musical comedy about  a charmingly neurotic big-city journalist and the  cowboy photographer with whom she teams up to  tell the captivating and quirky stories of the historic  old highway. In the process of discovering the beauty  of the small towns of America that follow ROUTE 66,  the two of them fall in love – not only with one  another, but with the good ol’ U.S.A. In the Depot’s  tradition of bringing new musicals that feel as  comfortable as your favorite sweater, ROUTE 66  features catchy story-songs and clever down-home  lyrics that move to the rhythm of America. • No show on Thursday, July 4 • Additional show on Friday, July 5 a

Catch the Geminid Meteor Shower Dec 13-14, 2012

The Geminids are usually the last and one of the most prolific meteor showers of the year. the August Perseids is the other major meteor shower.  This December 13-14, the new moon will provide a dark sky, better providing a grand backdrop for these showers. Also known as Falling Stars or Shooting Stars , a meteor shower appears as streaks of light when a meteorite enters the earth's atmosphere. A comet will pass too close to the sun and small bits of debris will break off leaving a trail of small pieces. When the earth rotates through the comet's path, these small pieces burn looking like falling stars. When? December 13-14 starting at dusk with good viewing starting around 9 EST and best viewing around 1 am on the 14th. What to wear? Dress warmly. It may not happen immediately.