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.

Art, Architecture and History in Early Connecticut --Torrington Historical Society

10/14/2010

192 Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-482-8260.

On Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 7PM in the Carriage House Gallery of the Torrington Historical Society William Hosley will present a visual presentation of the art, architecture, history, geography, geology and unique places that define our state.  The program will also teach us how to read places so that we can better understand and preseerve Conneticut and its history.  Hosley is a former Director for the New Haven Museum and Connecticut Landmarks.

Inge Morath photography: presentation and discussion of "Iran" and "First Color"

10/14/2010 to 10/14/2010

855 University Drive, Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-626-6852.

John Jacob, director of the Inge Morath Foundation, will give a presentation of world-renowned photographer Inge Morath’s work from two recently published books: Inge Morath: Iran (2009) and Inge Morath: First Color (2010). Following the presentation, there will be a discussion on stage. The event is free and open to students and the public and is co-sponsored by UConn Torrington’s Litchfield County Writers Project and its ARTS Project.

In 1956, Inge Morath (1923-2002) traveled to the Middle East for Holiday magazine. In Inge Morath: Iran, her subjects range from politics and religion to work and commerce. Morath's work in Iran presaged her later work in Spain, China and Russia, creating an extensive document of the clash between modernity and tradition in the postwar Middle East. The second of the books, Inge Morath: First Color, charts Morath’s ambivalence about using color film, reflected in the contradiction between the sheer volume of color film that she exposed during her lifetime and its complete absence from her exhibited and published works.

Wine Tasting at Pratt Nature Center-New Milford

10/15/2010

163 Papermill Road, New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: 860-355-3137.

On Friday, October 15, 2010 from 6 to 9PM at Pratt Nature Center a wine tasting will be held.  This is a sitdown event with Carol Berman.  Tickets: $35.  Call for reservations and further information.

Wine Tasting At March Farm to Benefit St. John the Evangelist School-Watertown

10/16/2010

160 Munger Lane, Bethlehem, CT 06751. Phone: 203-266-7721.

On Saturday, October 16, 2010 from noon to 4PM at March Farm in Bethlehem a wine and beer tasting to benefit St. John the Evangelist School and Church will be held.  The casual outdoor gathering will celebrate the season's autumnal bounty from vino to pumpkin pie.  At the hilltop orchard at March Farm NeJaime's Fine Wine and Spirits will be providing more than 70 carefully culled wines for sampling and guests will sip a selection from California vineyards as well as Connecticut's own White Silo Farm and Winery.  Admission is $25 and includes a glass.  General admission $10--free for children. All proceeds willl go directly to St. John the Evangelist School and Church.

Quest for the Best Marching Band and Color Guard Competition--Bethel

10/16/2010

43 Clapboard Rd., Danbury, CT 06811. Phone: 203/790-5531.

Bethel's 15th Quest for the Best Marching Band and Color Guard Competition to be held on October 16, 2010.  This year's event to be held at Danbury High School Athletic Field.  Everyone is welcome to attend the event and watch Bethel High School's marching band and color guard demonstration, Dimensiions of Existence in 3D.  High school marching bands and color guards from Connecticut and New York will display their talents.   Call for further information.

Litchfield Garden Club presents Art and the Gardener--Gordon Hayward

10/21/2010

Route 202, Litchfield, CT 06759.

On Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 2PM at the Litchfield Community Center the Litchfield Garden Club will host Gordon Hayward who will present Art and the Gardener--Fine Painting as Inspiration for Garden Design.  This will be a lecture, slide presentation and book signing event.  Open to the public and free of charge.  Refreshments will be served.

Connecticut Invents by Patrick Smith at the Torrington Historical Society

10/28/2010

192 Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-482-8260.

On Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 7PM in the Carriage House Gallery of the Torrington Historical Society a lecture entitled--Connecticut Invents--by Patrick Smith, Education Curator, Museum of Connecticut History will be held.  Featured will be inventors Igor Sikorsky and Orville Wright with an early Sikorsky helicopter.  Since the 18th century, Connecticut residents like Igor Sikorsky have created inventions that have shaped the way we live, work and play.  This program will explore famous people and not so famous inventions and inventors from the Nutmeg State.

Annual Three-Day Fall Show--Festival in Color--Fine Line Art Gallery-Woodbury

10/29/2010 to 10/31/2010

319 Main St., South, Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-266-0110.

The Fine Line Art Gallery will host its annual three-day fall show--Festival in Color-- beginning on Friday, October 29, 2010 from 10AM to 5PM.  A reception will be held on Saturday, October 30th from noon to 5PM.  Refreshments will be served and admission is free.  The show will feature original paintings in oil, watercolor, acrylic and pastel, photography, prints and pottery, jewelry, hand-dyed silk, scarves, metal sculpture and greeting cards.  Check the website for further information.