Wings of Freedom Tour Brings Vintage Airplanes to Oxford

09/05/0204 to 09/07/2014

Waterbury-Oxford Airport , Oxford, CT Phone: 860-568-8924.

The Wings of Freedom Tour will be at the Oxford Airport from September 5 to September 7, 2014 and arrive at 2 p.m. on Sept. 5th and depart on Sunday at 5 p.m.  The Tour brings historic aviation to your community.  Tour through the authentically restored aircraft or take a flight aboard for the ultimate immersion in history.  The B-17, B-24 and P-51 are on the 25th season of the Wings of Freedom Tour. Visitors are invited to explore the aircraft inside and out; $15 for adults and $6 for children under age 12.  WWII veterans can tour through the aircraft a no cost.  Call for further information.

Praying the Hours with Thomas Merton: A Winter Retreat at Wisdom House

01/07/2011 to 01/09/2011

229 E. Litchfield Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-3163.

A healing and transformative practice for engaged contemplatives that draws the soul into deep silence and devotion. Facilitator: Kathleen Deignan, CND. Fees: $155 (shared room), $195 (private room, hall bath), $225 (private or shared room with bath), $125 Commuter. Non-refundable deposit: $50. For more information, call Wisdom House 860-567-3163 or visit

Make a Marionette at the Sharon Historical Society


18 Main Street, Sharon, CT 06069. Phone: 860-824-4720 or 860-364-5688.

On Sat. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Make A Marionette - Free (pre-registation is necessary and space is limited - Call 860-824-4720 to register). Make your very own marionette, or string puppet, and learn how to bring it to life with a few simple movements.  Master teacher, Joe Brien will teach participants to work with wood, clay and fabric to create colorful characters - inspired by the historic costmes on display at the Sharon Historical Society. This workshop is for kids 8 and up accompanied by an adult. This is not a drop-off event. Sponsored by Housatonic Youth Service Bureau and the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism.

Ridgefield Playhouse Presents Live in HD-- Puccini's La Fanciulla del West


80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877. Phone: 203-438-5795.

Ridgefield Playhouse presents Opera Film Live in HD--Puccini's LaFanciulla del West.  Puccini's wilk-west opera had its world premiere in 1910 at the Met. Now, on the occasion of its centennial, all-American diva Deborah Voigt sings the title role of the girl of the golden west, starring opposite Marcelo Giordani. Nicola Luisotti conducts. Tickets: $25, $20 students, seniors and members. Call for reservations.

Momix: Botanica Returns to the Warner Theatre - Torrington

01/08/2011 to 01/09/2011

Warner Theatre 82 Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: (860) 489-7180.

Saturday, Januaray 8, 8pm  Sunday January 9, 8pm  $29.50, $39.50,$50 Gold Circle Seating. The world premiere of Botanica, Moses Pendleton's latest creation, follows the rhythms of the New England seasons, but also the evolution of the world and the passing of a day. Flowers bloom, go to seed and die; vegetable, animal, and mineral all in human form combine and metamorphose. Fabrics, colors, costumes, projections and props, custom made by Michael Curry, create a landscape populated by the creations of Pendleton's original, whimsical, mythical imagination. An herbal remedy for the winter blues, Botanica is an event not to be missed!

6th Annual Boar's Head Festival--Shrine of Saint Anne--Waterbury


515 South Main St., Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-756-4439.

On Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 5PM The Shrine of Saint Anne, Waterbury will host its Sixth Annual Boar's Head Festival.  Experience the enchantment of a royal festival in the age of Camelot filled with joyous holiday music and pageantry.  This medieval festival with procession engages you to celebrate the King of Kings.  There will be dancers, jugglers, unicyclists and more.  Call or check the website for further details.  Free will offering $15.

Colossal Puppet Pageant presented at St. Michael's Church - Litchfield


25 South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-9465.

On Sunday, January 9, 2011 at the 10AM service at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Litchfield the 12th consecutive St.Michael's Parish observance of Epiphany will take place.  Three wise men, a curious camel and several shepherds all play a part in the presentation.  The family entertainment portion of the service includes a Colossal Puppet Pageant presented by the parish children bringing to life large colorful puppets crafted and stage-mananged by church members.  All are welcome to the attend this unique Epiphany celebration.

Penguin Plunge Sponsored by Special Olympics CT at Highland Lake-Winsted


Highland Lake, Winsted, CT 06098. Phone: 860-309-4077.

On Saturday, February 5, 2011 the Special Olympics Connecticut's annual fundraising event, the Penguin Plunge is set to take place at Highland Lake.  Registration will begin at 10AM. Each participant must raise at least $50.   Prizes will be awarded to individuals and teams that raise the most money.  Other awards will be given to the most creatviely dressed and the oldest participant.  To register, visit the website, email or call for further information.

Silas Bronson Library Presents Magic Show by Da And Bogus The Clown--Waterbury


267 Grand Street-2nd Floor, Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-574-8212.

On Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at 6:30PM at the Silas Bronson Library, Waterbury a magic show featuring Da and Bogus The Clown with David Alan and Tracey Lamoreux.  Combining clowning, comedy and tricks, this family event appeals to many ages.  With magic that is as much fun as it is mysetrious, this hilarious show has a surprise ending.  Afterwards, each child gets a specially made balloon animal or hat.  All programs are free but registration is required.

New Morning Natural and Organic Hosts Indulgence Night With Julia Havey


738 Main Street, Southbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-4868.

Healthy Indulgence Night is 6-8:30PM on Tuesday, January 11, 2011.  Sample delicious prepared foods by New Morning's The Provender and partners: Boxed Goodes of Litchfield; Urban Moonshine of Vermont; Heart-healthy wines of Organic Vintages and more.  Chat with New Morning's nutrition expert Alison about your diet concerns.  Ring in the New Year with a guilt-free evening devoted to your good health starting with a life-changing talk--Diets Don't Work from 6-7:30PM by Julia Havey, author of the Vice Busting Diet, courtesy of Natural Factors.  Free and open to the public.  Call to reserve a place for Julia's talk-203-263-4868.