Spotlight on area events

Yankee Doodle Circus

The Yankee Doodle Circus will perform two shows on Sunday, March 26, at 1 and 4 p.m. at Joel Barlow High School, 100 Black Rock Turnpike, Redding. Stars of the Moscow State Circus, including acrobatics, jugglers, unicycle experts and magicians will provide an inexpensive day of family fun. Presale tickets cost $18 for one adult and include two free children. Tickets may be purchased online at For more information, email Jim DeVoto at [email protected]

Trivia Bee

The ninth annual Easton Learning Foundation Town-Wide Trivia Bee fund-raiser has been rescheduled to Wednesday, March 29, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. in the Samuel Staples Elementary School cafetorium. Each three-person team pays $75 to enter ($25 per person). Register your three-person team at

The four age brackets are Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grade 9-Adult. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team as well as for the best costumes in each bracket. Every dollar raised goes to fund educational enrichment in the Easton Public Schools.

Paul Nelson at Acoustic Café

Paul Nelson is best known for playing guitar in the last incarnation of the Johnny Winter Band.  He was Johnny’s right hand man, musical director, producer and best friend. Nelson and the band will perform in Bridgeport on Friday, March 31, from 7 to 11:30 p.m. at The Acoustic Café, 2926 Fairfield Ave.

Winter was an Easton resident who loved his home among the trees as a respite from his busy life on the road. Since his untimely passing in 2014, Nelson has moved forward to continue to carve out his own niche as a noteworthy guitarist and producer. For more information, visit

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