Danbury Farmer's Market - 6th Season at Kennedy Park

06/26/2015 to 10/30/2015

Main & Elm Streets, Danbury, CT Phone: (203) 792 1711.

On Friday at Kennedy Park CLAMS, HEIRLOOMS & MORE!

The Danbury Farmers' Market opens on Friday, June 26th at Kennedy Park (Main & Elm Streets). The Market, with its focus on Connecticut Grown produce - clams, heirlooms and more - will be open every Friday, 11:00am to 5:00pm, through October 30th. Debit and credit cards are accepted.  Danbury Farmers' Market, featuring Connecticut Grown produce, entertainment, and an extensive nutrition-in-action program. Fridays, June 26 to October 30 , 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kennedy Park, Elm Street at Main. (203) 792 1711, citycenterdanbury.com

New England Carousel Museum Sponsors Harley Raffle--Bristol

07/13/2015 to 11/21/2015

95 Riverside Ave., Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: 860-585-5411.

It is Harley time again at the New England Carousel Museum kicking off the 20th year for our Harley Davidson Street Glide raffle to benefit the Museum. Stop in at The New England Carousel Museum, a non-profit organization, and buy a ticket for the Annual Harley Davidson raffle. The raffle will help benefit the Museum's educational programming and general operations. First prize is a splendid 2015 Harley Davidson FLHX Street Glide Motorcycle, second prize is a 5' x 8' trailer, and third prize is a $100.00 gift certificate, redeemable at Yankee Harley Davidson 488 Farmington Ave, Bristol. Two thousand five hundred tickets will be sold at $20.00 per ticket. The public drawing will be held at The New England Carousel Museum on Saturday, November 21st, 2015, at 7 P.M.

Warner Theatre Presents Assassins in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre--Torrington

09/26/2015 to 10/04/2015

68 Main St., Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-489-7180.

Our nation's most notorious assassins gather on the Warner's Nancy Marine Studio stage this fall to violently pursue a twisted American Dream. The Warner Stage Company is proud to present the musical Assassins, September 26-October 4, 2015. Assassins lays bare the lives of nine individuals who assassinated or tried to assassinate the President of the United States, in a one-act historical "revusical" that explores the dark side of the American experience. From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, we are taken on a nightmarish roller coaster ride in which assassins and would-be assassins from different historical periods meet, interact and inspire each other to harrowing acts in the name of the American Dream. Tickets are $29.

54th Annual Chrysanthemum Festival - Bristol

09/26/2015 to 10/03/2015

Memorial Boulevard, off Rte. 72, Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: 860-582-3069.

Admission: Free. The Festival Opening Ceremony is on Friday night with the Crowning of Miss Mum and Jr. Miss Mum followed by a variety of activities for all ages on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.  Events include Touch-a-Truck, Soap Box Derby Run for all children to try, Ride the Train, Juried and Non-Juried crafters, and Organization booths sponsoring a variety of free activities including crafts, face painting and games and the CHIP (Child Identification Program). Stage Performances include:  Magic acts, Jugglers and Live bands throughout the entire day. The Antique Cars roll in at 5:00 p.m. sponsored by the Bristol Auto Club with music performed by Rock-n-Rhythm, Balloon Glow begins at dusk and Memorial Boulevard School grounds.  Enjoy Apple Fritters Center Stage Right during the day on Saturday and for the morning lift of on Sunday.  These little nuggets of deliciousness, served warm are soft, decadent, with real chunks of apple, rolled in sweet cinnamon and sugar.

Sunday includes Balloons over Bristol 6:00 a.m. – lift off at Memorial Boulevard School grounds, followed by a Hometown Hero breakfast fundraiser provided by the American Legion.  The Mum Parade begins at 1:30 p.m. where FREE balloons will be given out.  Throughout the remaining 2 weeks local museums, public facilities and organizations will offer Open Houses, an Oktoberfest sponsored by the German Club and the 46th running of the Bristol Mum-a-Thon road race.  We conclude on Saturday, October 3rd with a BINGO fundraiser.  For more information or details visit the website.

Nancy Marine Studio Theatre at Warner Theatre Presents Assassins--Torrington

09/26/2015 to 10/04/2015

Main St., Torrington, CT 06759. Phone: 860-489-7180.

he Warner Theatre is proud to present the Truck Stop Troubadours: A Tribute to Waylon Jennings & His Outlaw Friends, in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre on Saturday, June 27th at 8 pm. The performers from the 2013 sold out show Cash is King: A Tribute to Johnny Cash are returning to the Warner! This is a full band concert extravaganza that gives vintage country and non-country fans alike the chance to experience a Waylon Jennings live show. When it comes to the Outlaw Sound and Movement in country music one name stands tall above all others, and that name is Waylon Jennings. Waylon bucked the system by refusing to follow the Nashville Establishment and make music his way. Check the website for ticket information.

Oliver Wolcott Library Program: More Cool Justice with Author Andy Thibault--Litchfield


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

On Thursday, October 1, 2015 from 7 - 8PM at the Oliver Wolcott Library Author Andy Thibault will discuss his collection of hard-hitting essays that unmask despicable players in our justice system while also hailing the service of good cops and an occasional prosecutor or judge.  Thibault covered the Boston Marathon bombing trial gavel to gavel.  A wine and beer reception will follow the event.  The author will provide books for sale and signing.  Registration is required.

Salisbury Forum Program: Saving Congress from Itself with former Senator Jame Buckley


251 Canaan Rd., Salisbury, CT 06068.

Saving Congress from Itself former Senator James Buckley--Friday, October 2, 7:30 p.m. The United States Congress faces two major problems according to former Senator James Buckley. The first is its seeming inability to deal with long term problems of any consequence. The second is runaway spending that, he says, threatens to bankrupt us all. Both issues have been widely discussed and many politicians have vowed to deal with them. But Senator Buckley says most people don't realize one of the prime causes of both problems is a category of federal spending called "Grants In Aid" programs. Admission is free and open to the public.

The Silo Cooking Class: Slow and Savory: Soups and Stews for Autumn--New Milford


44 Upland Rd., New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: 860-355-0300.

Slow and Savory: Soups and Stews for Autumn Friday, October 2nd | 6:30pm-9:30pm. The culinary equivalent of slipping into your favorite sweater on a crisp Autumn evening – these dishes are sure to become cool-weather standbys. As a bonus, Catherine will share some of her favorite side-dishes and apple desserts to round out the menu. Chef Catherine Felix. Participation, $100Menu: Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Autumn Veggie Minestrone Herb & Butter Crusted Chicken Pot Pie Guinness-Braised Belgian Beef Stew Grilled Corn Spoon-Bread Spatzel Pennsylvania Dutch Apple Dumplings Cinnamon Walnut Apple Crisp Apple-Pecan Cake.   Call to register.

The Sherman Playhouse Opens 'The Rocky Horror Show'

10/02/2015 to 10/31/2015

5 Route 39 North, Sherman, CT Phone: (860) 354-3622. .

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW runs October 2,3 8,9,10 16,17,18 23,24,25 29,30,31 at 8:00 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays, with two 2:00 p.m. Sunday matinees on October 18 and 25. There are two Thursday evening shows at 8:00 p.m. on October 8 and 29, and the final performance is at midnight on Halloween, Saturday, October 31. Tickets for all shows are $30. THERE IS NO PRICING FOR CHILDREN AS THE SHOW IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR THOSE UNDER 12. On Thursday, October 1, all patrons are invited to attend a "Half-Price Preview Night" at 8:00 p.m., where tickets are only $15. Students may see any performance for only $20 if they pay in cash only at the door and carry a valid student ID. Students may not make reservations in advance for a performance.
Reservations can be made online at shermanplayers.org or by calling the box office at (860) 354-3622.

Hickory Stick Bookshop Celebrates The Freedom to Read--A Banned Books Read Out Loud Event


2 Green Hill Rd., Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-0525.

BANNED BOOKS READ OUT LOUD - CELEBRATE THE FREEDOM TO READ – A BANNED BOOKS EVENT on Friday, October 2nd at 7:00 pm at the Hickory Stick Bookshop in Washington Depot, CT. The Hickory Stick Bookshop is sponsoring its fifth "Banned Books Read Out Loud - Celebrate the Freedom to Read on Friday, October 2nd, which is during Banned Books Week, September 27 – October 3. Join us for a fun and informative event as authors, artists, teachers, and others, will read passages from some of their favorite banned or challenged books which were written for adults and children. If you would like to be a reader, please contact The Hickory Stick Bookshop for more information.