Harwinton Historical Society To Sponsor Program on Reconstruction Following the Civil War at The Harwinton Library

09/14/2014 to 09/21/2914

80 Bentley Dr,, Harwinton, CT Phone: 860-485-9113.

Although the Union proved victorious in the American Civil War, the fruits of that victory were still in doubt. The era of Reconstruction (1865-1877) was the crucial completion of that conflict. Fundamentally, it would determine the future of the United States by attempting to resolve two dilemmas: how to admit the defeated southern states back into the Union and how to prepare 4 million ex-slaves for equality and citizenship. Dr. Karl Valois, Professor of History at the Torrington branch of the University of Connecticut will lead the discussions of these topics at the Harwinton Library on two consecutive Sundays: September 14 and 21, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:15 PM. All are invited. There is no fee or prior attendance requirement although donations are always gratefully received. We hope to see you there!

Flanders Nature Center Offers Drawing People with Marc Chabot--Woodbury

09/17/2014 to 11/19/2014

Flanders Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-3711.

Flanders offers Drawing People with Marc Chabot--Wednesdays, September - November | 7 - 9 PM--Every two weeks a new session will begin. Sign up for one or all five! Learn to draw faces and figures in graphite with inspiration from accomplished artist Marc Chabot. This two session class is packed with practical advice, helpful tips, and fundamental techniques essential to artists of all skill levels. Students will learn the processes of drawing the human head and clothed figure in a variety of poses. Marc will share his knowledge about underlying anatomy and natural variations in shape, texture, and proportion, as well as basic information about drawing tools and pencil techniques. Location: The Studio on the corner of Flanders and Church Hill Road   A few basic art supplies are needed for the class.Pre-registration is required. Class dates: September 17 & 24; October 1 & 8; October 15 & 22; October 29 & November 5; November 12 & 19. Cost for two classes:  $50 members and $65 non-members.

Minor Memorial Library - Field and Farm Exhibit of Roxbury, Bridgewater and neighboring towns

09/20/2014 to 11/01/2014

23 South St, Roxbury, CT Phone: 860-350-2181.

Field & Farm Sept 20 – Nov 1, 2014. Opening reception: Sept 20 , 2 – 4. Exhibit open during regular library hours: Mondays 12 – 7, Wednesdays 10 – 5, Thursdays 12 – 5, Fridays 10 -5, Saturdays 10 – 2.  Closed Tuesdays and Sundays.  Closed in observance of Columbus Day, Oct. 13, 2014. Free admission Library is handicapped-accessible Exhibit and sale of photographs by Marc Isolda. Subjects are panoramic landscapes of Bridgewater, Roxbury and neighboring towns in CT.

Woodbury United Methodist Church - "Great Pumpkins" Fundraiser

09/28/2014 to 10/31/2014

4 Church Street, Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-4775.

One of the country's largest pumpkin growers, Richard Hamby. Woodbury United Methodist Church sells his famous pumpkins to further their service and education efforts, and return a portion of the proceeds to Pumpkin Patach USA, Hamby's farm.  A fundraiser for the church.  Pumpkin sale one Sunday, Sept. 28th at noon and continues daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m, and Sundays noon to 6 p.m. until October 31. For more information call. 

Bethel's Imagination Artwalk

10/02/2014 to 10/31/2014

Greenwoods Ave, Bethel, CT

Imagination Artwalk is a collaboration between local photography Royal Scott and Bethel Arts to provide a family-friendly photography-related interactive event, Join the Imagination Artwalk! Visit sponsoring business locations throughout downtown Bethel and view Scotty's work at any time during the event dates. Take your own photos, and upload them in the contest website and have the chances to win prizes donated by the sponsors. Community members will vote for their favorite photos.

WCSU Campus - Art Gallery Gala Opening

10/02/2014 to 12/07/2014

43 Lake Ave. Extension, Danbury, CT 06811.

"Corrugated Worlds: The Work of James Grashow," will be on display from noon to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 1 to 4 p.m. on weekends through Sunday, Dec. 7, in the Art Gallery of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. There will be an Opening Gala from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2, in the gallery. Grashow is a renowned sculptor and woodcut artist known for his large-scale installations and delicate menageries constructed out of cardboard. The reception and exhibition will be free and the public is invited. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

48th Annual Witches Dungeon Halloween Classic Movies Museum has a gothic atmosphere in the 1890 building - Bristol

10/03/2014 to 11/02/2014

Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer Street , Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: (860) 583-8306 .

Open on October 3rd for a full season of five weekends - Oct. 3 thru 5 - Oct. 10 thru 12 - Oct. 17 thru 19 - Oct. 24 thru 26 - Oct. 31 thru Nov. 2 Fri. Sat. & Sun. evenings only 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Not recommended for children under 7 years old -
While waiting for each wax museum tour, you can view actual film props, actor's life casts and movie posters, or step into our film room, to view classic silent horror movies, shown on film, not video.  Featuring far more life size figures & original movie props than we have ever had on display before! Figures based on the classic films of Vincent Price, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney, Bela Lugosi and more. Continuing our status as the longest running Halloween attraction in the entire country, since 1966 -
our 48th season - a Bristol tradition! Donation of $5.00 - all ages benefits The Bristol Historical Society & The Witch's Dungeon Classic Movie Museum - both are non-profit organizations.  - Full details and directions on our website www.preservehollywood.org.

Gregory James Gallery Exhibit: Artist Thomas C. Adkins

10/04/2014 to 11/04/2014

93 Park Lane Rd., New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: 860-354-3436.

Contemporary realist and Connecticut native Thomas C. Adkins will present 30 new works, both Plein Air and studio paintings in a one-man show, Pastoral Solitudes," at the Gregory Jame Gallery in New Milford.  Opening reception on October 4, 2014 from 5 to 7PM.  Exhibit runs through November 4th. 

41st Annual Terryville Grass Drags

10/05/2014 to 10/26/2014

Terryville Fairgrounds, Town Hill Rd., Terryville, CT

Sunday, October 5th and Sunday, October 19th.  Rain date is Sunday, October 26th. Gates Open at 8:00am • Registration 9-11:00am • Racing Starts at 1:00pm. General Admission $12.00 Per Adult $5.00 Per Child 6-12 Years Children Under 6 FREE. Used Sled Corral, Food & Drinks All Day.  Back this year - Junior Classes.  For more information go to the website: www.terryvillegrassdrags.com High Riders Snowmobile Club, LLC raffle - Again this year the club is proud to announce they will be raffling off a Quad with a trailer for only $5 per ticket. *4 Prizes to be awarded*1st Prize - 2014 Polaris 400HO ATV & Trailer 2nd Prize - $500 redeemable at Cabela's 3rd Prize - $250 redeemable at Dick's Sporting Goods 4th Prize - $250 redeemable at Home Depot.

Palace Theater Presents Jekyll & Hyde--Waterbury

10/06/2014 to 12/07/2014

100 East Main St., Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-346-2000.

Jekyll & Hyde12/6/14 at 8:00 PM , 12/7/14 at 1:00 PM , 12/7/14 at 6:30 PM. Glamorous, sexy and deliciously wicked, Jekyll & Hyde is the enthralling musical based on Robert Louis Stevenson classic story about a brilliant but obsessive scientist whose alter ego wreaks havoc across Victorian London. An evocative tale of two men – one a doctor, passionate and romantic – the other, a terrifying madman; and two women – one, beautiful and trusting – the other, beautiful and trusting only herself. Both in love with the same man and both unaware of his dark secret. Featuring a thrilling pop rock score including the unforgettable hit, "This Is The Moment" from multi Grammy and Tony nominated Frank Wildhorn and double Oscar and Grammy winning Leslie Bricusse, Jekyll & Hyde has mesmerized audiences the world over. Check the website for further information.