09/02/2014 to 10/04/2014

63 Main Street, Falls Village, CT Phone: 860-824-7424.

Win a gift card for visiting libraries!  Throughout September the David M. Hunt Library in Falls Village will be offering Passports to Connecticut Libraries to visitors of all ages.  Passport holders are encouraged to visit other libraries and get their passport stamped.  When passports are turned in by, October 4, their stamps will be tallied and a winner announced, receiving a small gift.  The winner will also be placed in a statewide drawing of two $150 gift cards for adults, and two $100 gift cards for children.  Participants should already have a library card or can be issued one on the spot.  For more information call the library at 860-824-7424 or visit www.huntlibrary.org.  Also visit facebook.com/passporttoctlibraries.  Hours: Tues 10am-5pm; Weds 2pm-8pm; Thurs 10am-5pm; Fri 2pm-6pm; Sat 10am-2pm.

Ridgefield Theater Barn Presents Stop Kiss

09/05/2014 to 09/27/2014

37 Halpin Lane, Ridgefield, CT 06877. Phone: 203-431-9850.

This surprising play, told out of chronological order, delves into how relationships are explored, formed, and even ended. It's an unexpected love story, with unintended consequences. "A poignant and funny play about the ways, both sudden and slow, that lives can change irrevocably," says Variety. September 5 - 27, 2014--Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 pm--Sunday matinees on September 14 & 21 at 5 pm. Tickets: Adults $24--Seniors (62) & Students $20.  Check the website for further information.

Town Players of Newtown - An Inspector Calls By J. B. Priestly

09/05/2014 to 09/27/2014

18 Orchard Hill Rd., Newtown, CT Phone: 203-270-9144.

Performance Dates: Fridays & Saturdays September 5 – 27. Matinees Sunday September 14 & 21 at 2 PM Directed By Gene Golaszewski.  One night in 1912, the well-to-do Birling family is visited by Inspector Goole, who questions them about their roles in the suicide of a young working-class woman. Visit the website for more information.

Audubon Sharon - Free Fall Birding Walks on Saturday in September

09/06/2014 to 09/27/2014

325 Cornwall Bridge Road, Rte. 4, Sharon, CT Phone: (860) 364-0520.

Audubon Sharon will be hosting free fall birding walks from 7:30-9:30am every Saturday in September at the Sharon Audubon Center, located on Route 4 in Sharon, CT. Bring binoculars, a lucky hat, and quick reflexes. We will be watching for all the great birds of fall to stop by on their long journeys south. We welcome all levels of birders! Pre-registration is not necessary. For directions or more information call the Sharon Audubon Center at 860-364-0520 or visit our website at www.sharon.audubon.org.

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.

Norfolk Historical Society Exhibit: From the Mills to Main Street: Irish Families in Norfolk

09/18/2014 to 10/12/2014

13 Village Green, Norfolk, CT 06058. Phone: 860-542-5761.

Norfolk Historical Society Exhibit:  From the Mills to Main Street: Irish Families in Norfolk takes an in-depth look at the tensions that existed for decades between the original WASP settlers and the newcomer Catholics who soon took over the farming, industrial and business communities. 

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.

Landmark Community Theatre Presents The Buddy Holly Story--Thomaston

09/20/2014 to 10/04/2014

158 Main Street, Thomaston, CT 06787. Phone: 860-283-6250.

The third musical of the 2014 Season is the tale of an iconic music legend, THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY, showing September 20, 26, 27, October 3 & 4 @ 8pm and September 21, 28, October 5 @ 2pm. The Buddy Holly Story relives the three years in which Buddy became the world's top recording artist, achieving hit singles with The Crickets, becoming the first white group to perform at the Apollo Theater, starting a solo career and making a fateful decision during a February blizzard... The show features over 20 of Buddy Holly's greatest hits including "Peggy Sue", "That'll Be The Day", "Oh Boy",  "Everyday", "Maybe Baby", as well as Ritchie Valens' "La Bamba", and the Big Bopper's "Chantilly Lace". The incredible legacy of the young man with glasses, whose musical career spanned an all-too-brief period during the golden days of rock 'n' roll, continues to live on in BUDDY. Call for tickets or go online.

Oliver Wolcott Library Program: The French Twist: Twelve Secrets to Decandent Dining and Natural Weight Management--Litchfield


160 South St., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-8030.

On Thursday, July 24, 2014 from 7-8PM at the Oliver Wolcott Library a program:  The French Twist:  Twelve Secrets to Decadent Dining and Natural Weight Management with Author Carol Cottrill.  Carol Cottrill is a nutritional consultant with a taste for all things French.  A wine and cheese reception will follow the event. The Hickory Stick Bookshop will provide books for sale and signing.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.