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.

Walker Road Vineyard - Come to the Barn and Taste Our Wine - Woodbury

12/16/2011 to 11/17/2013

11 Walker Road, Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-0768.

Sat. & Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Come to our Barn and Taste Our Wine.   Walker Road Vineyards is a small farm winery in Woodbury which has produced award winning wines, and has gained a following in the local market, including some local restaurants. Join us for a discussion in the barn/ tasting room at Walker Road Vineyards. Directions: From I-84 Exit 15 go North on Route 6 for 7 miles to the North End of Woodbury. Make a right on to Middle Road Turnpike. Continue one mile and turn left on Minortown Road for ¼ mile. Walker Road is on the right, and the Winery is the first house on the right.

American Military Forum - at The Brookfield Museum and Historical Society - Brookfield


165 Whisconier Rd., Brookfield, CT 06804. Phone: 203-740-8140.

Time of Event:  Monday, 7:30. Location: Historical Society's Museum, 165 Whisconier Road  (at the junction of CT Routes 25 and 133) Refreshments will be served/



21st Annual Festival of Crafts - Craft Fair - Brookfield


17 West Whisconier Rd., Brookfield, CT 06804. Phone: 203-740-8140.

On Saturday 9 - 4 p.m. The Brookfield Museum and Historical Society will sponsor its 21st Annual “Festival of Crafts” Craft Fair at the Brookfield Middle School on West Whisconier Road.  Among New England’s largest craft shows, this year’s Festival will offer for sale jewelry, artwork, textile products, holiday treasures, toys, gourmet foods and many other uniquely hand crafted items by highly recognized northeast artisans perfect for gift or home use.  More than sixty juried crafters will be on hand.  Admission is $5 without discount coupon for adults and children over 12 years of age.

All Jazz First Thursday Presents: Litchfield Jazz Festival Performer Arti Dixson


144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-753-0381 Ext. 10.

On Thurday, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Arti Dixson, born in Catskill, New York, always wanted to play the drums. It was studying with Jack DeJohnette that inspired Arti to pursue a musical career. He has performed at the Foxwoods Casino as one of the house drummers where he played with many groups including Harry Connick, The Nelson Riddle Orchestra, and Connie Francis. For more info go to Members: $7 Non-members: $15. Purchase a membership at All Jazz First Thursday and admission is free.

Mattatuck Museum Brass Button Award - Waterbury


Waterbury Country Club- 1 Oronoke Rd, Waterbury, CT 06708. Phone: 203-753-0381 x10.

6 to 8 p.m. The Mattatuck Museum will honor Joel and Nancy Becker with the 2012 Brass Button Award on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at the Waterbury Country Club. The Brass Button Award recognizes outstanding contributions of an individual(s) in the greater Waterbury area who are dedicated to the cultural and social enrichment of their community. Like the Brass Button, they are resilient, and never stops shining; although the fabric around them may wear away, they prevail, making the community a better place by their consistent commitment. Tickets are $75 per person. To make reservations please contact the museum at (203) 753-0381 ext 10 or go to the events section of the website at

Danielle Mailer at UConn Torrington: Room with a Muse / and a few Cat Tales

10/04/2012 to 10/04/2012

855 University Drive, Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-626-6821.

On Thursday, October 4th, 7:00pm at the University of Connecticut Torrington, artist Danielle Mailer will talk about her show Room with a Muse / and a few Cat Tales. The artist will also address her creative process and her 2012 City Canvas grant to create two large scale site-specific works for downtown Torrington.  Sponsored by the ARTS Project, the lecture will be held in the Whitson Gallery, and is followed by a reception for the artist.  The event is free and open to the public. In addition to Mailer’s signature aluminum cut-out silhouettes, this exhibit includes a print of the commissioned sculpture Cat Tales, a 10-foot cat and bird silhouette, vibrantly colored with a pattern of symbols that represent Torrington’s past and present: Eagle Bicycles, Excelsior Needles, Nutmeg Ballet and the Warner Theater.  According to Mailer, ”The ‘Tree of Life’ weaves up the cat’s center symbolizing the growing and vibrant community of Torrington and a bird is perched on the cat’s tail, making a reference to ‘team spirit’, ‘community building’ and in a larger context, different ethnicities co-existing.” The exhibit also offers a selection of relief sculpture, paintings, prints, and papier-mâché. The work is on display at the Brick Wall Exhibition Space and the Whitson Gallery at UCONN Torrington through November 30th.

Brass City Film and Music Festival--Waterbury

10/05/2012 to 10/06/2012

117 Sharon Road, Waterbury, CT 06702.

The Brass City Film & Music Festival will be held Friday, October 5 and Saturday, October 6, 2012 at Creative Cinemas.  A red carpet walk and reception will begin at 5:30PM Friday.  Live music will be from 1 to 4PM Saturday.  The Festival is free and a portion of the proceeds from the concessions will go to Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury.  All films were made in Connecticut and will feature Rising Star and Love Unconditional, along with various shorts.  Bring lawn chairs for outdoor music performances by Not Here and Pollen.  Check the website for further information.

Cinema Fall: Films of the Great Depression - "American Madness"


144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-753-0381 Ext. 10.

On Friday, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Multiple Universal Newsreels will play prior to the main feature film including Pie in the Sky, Prosperity Blues and Confidence. Dr. J.D. Connor of Yale University will introduce the film and lead a discussion. Produced by Frank Capra, American Madness tells the Depression Era story of a bank president who has instituted a generous lending policy; a robbery creates a run on the bank. Who did the dastardly deed? Free and Open to the Public. RSVP: (203) 753-0381 x10.

Litchfield Historical Society Program: Meet Elizabeth Keckly, Mrs. Lincoln's Seamstress


South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4501.

Come by the Litchfield History Museum on Thursday, October 5 at 2:00 pm and meet Elizabeth Keckly, a revolutionary nineteenth-century woman! Storyteller Tammy Denease will recreate Keckly's life as a strong businesswoman, writer, and social activist. This program will also include games, a look into the Historical Society's archives, and a Lincoln cake. A former enslaved woman who purchased the freedom of herself and her son with $1,200, Keckly became most well-known as the couturier of her time, as well as the seamstress and confidante of First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln. Keckly was also instrumental in forming the Home for Destitute Colored Women and Girls and the Contraband Relief Association, an organization committed to providing clothing, food, and housing to former slaves. Tammy Denease specializes in bringing to life the lives of several important, but often forgotten, women from American history, including Elizabeth Freeman and Bessie Coleman. Based in Connecticut, she is a museum educator who regularly gives tours of local historic homes and presents programs to children on colonial history, health, medicine, and slavery. The fee for this program is $10 per person and $8 for each additional family member. There will be a cap of $30 per family. Registration is required for these events. Please reserve your spot by emailing or by calling (860) 567-4501.