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.

"The Music Lover's Anthology": reading and discussion with celebrated poets and actor

04/02/2008 to 04/02/2008

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

As part of our Creative Process series this spring, Helen Houghton, a Board member of the Academy of American Poets and editor of "The Music Lover's Anthology", will be discussing the book, which is described as, "the best of everything we love about music and meter combined into this beautiful volume of poetry". Susan Kinsolving, the highly regarded Litchfield County poet and Jack Gilpin, the television and film actor, will be reading a selection of poems from the anthology. 6:30pm - 9:00pm. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

4th Annual Food Art Extravaganza! Edible Art Show - "Eat Your Art Out 2008" Waterbury

04/03/2008 to 04/03/2008

Waterbury, 06702. Phone: 203-755-4700.

Don't miss...Waterbury's "Eat Your Art Out 2008". A judged edible art competition. Thursday, at the CT Army National Guard Armory, Downtown Waterbury from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Area chefs will use food to create their entries. During the evening guests will get to taste the recipes used in preparing each off the art entries. Additional food will be provided . There will also be a cash bar. A raffle and silent auction by "Signature Auctions," New York. will also raise operating funds for Main Street Waterbury. Live Entertainment by The Tom Devino Jazz Quarter. Tickets are $45. and can be purchased the night of the event or at the Palace Theater Box Office, 100 East Main Street, Waterbury prior to the event for $40. Go on line to learn more.

Embracing Wisdom: A Woman's Retreat--Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

04/04/2008 to 04/06/2008

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

Transition, threshold times, rites of passage: our journeys constantly offer change and possibility. This retreat will invite us to gather the wisdom that emerges as we reflect on the past, engage the present, and dream into the future. We will seek the God of Wisdom who accompanies us in all times and seasons of our lives. Presenter: Jan Richardson, author of numerous books on spirituality and director of The Wellspring Studio, LLC. Friday 6 pm (dinner) - Sunday 1 pm Fees: $215 (shared room), $255 (private), $285 (private w/bath), $255 (shared with bath),$195 commuter

Beacon Grange Dance

04/05/2008 to 04/05/2008

Rte. 254, Northfield, 06778. Phone: 860-283-5772.

The Beacon Grange will sponsor a Dance with "Harm's Way" Round and Square Dancing from 7 p.m to 11 p.m. on Saturday Raffles and refreshments available. Further information call.

Spring Shower of Quilts XII

04/05/2008 to 04/06/2008

Seymour Middle School, 211 Mountain Rd., Seymour, 06483. Phone: 203-364-0014.

Impress exhibit with hundreds of quilts representing a wide variety of styles, traditional and contemporary. Raffle, auction, lectures, demonstrations, boutique food court. Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4 4. $6 one-day admission, $10 for two days.

Un Viaggio: La Cucina Italiana Cooking Class at the Silo Cooking School

04/05/2008 to 04/05/2008

44 Upland Rd., New Milford, 06776. Phone: 860-355-0300. Fax: 860-350-5495.

Chef William Cosgrove is an industry trained chef who has had the opportunity to work with some well known names in Mediterranean cuisine. Throughout his travels in Northern Italy, Bill observed some of the best regarded kitchens and spoke with fellow chefs and learned about traditional versus modern techniques. Bill is currently the Executive Chef at The Upper Crust Trattoria in Northville, CT. Take a trip through Amalfi, Emilia Romagna and points beyond with this eclectic menu of Scallop Fritters on Watercress Salad with Tamarind Cocktail Sauce and Saffron Aioli, Homemade Fettucine with Pomodoro Pane Grattato and Prosciutto, Sauteed Monkfish Provencale with Spring Asparagus Sformato, Peach Panna Cotta Trifle with Amaretti Crumble and Mission Fig Jam. 11am to 2pm. $85 per student or 2 for $160 (full participation). Call Cooking School Director Mary Kravec to register or register online.

Film Festival!

04/05/2008 to 04/06/2008

38 Curtis Road, Washington, 06793. Phone: 860-868-0518.

Part 4 of our 6 part Film Festival from TBS series The Native Americans. Hear the stories of the Buffalo People who roamed the prairie grasslands and whose survival depended on the bison as told by their descendants: the Crow, Comance, Sioux, Kiowa and Arapaho, and experience the culture of The People of the Plains; Buffalo People and Dog Days.

Saturday, April 5, 2008 and Sunday, April 6, 2008 at 2:00 pm. Film length: 50 minutes .

Fee: Included in regular museum admission.

Gala Art Exhibit and Auction

04/05/2008 to 04/05/2008

The Southbury Junior Women's Club, Phone: 203 264 4825.

A gala art exhibit and auction for Saturday, at the Southbury Volunteer Fire Department Hall. The preview will begin at 7:00 p.m. and feature complimentary wine, cheese, and hors d'oeuvres. The auction will follow at 8:00 p.m. and will be presented by Marlin Fine Auctions and Creative Events. The auction will include art in all media and price ranges, and will highlight a lithograph by local featured artist David Merrill of Southbury, CT. Mr. Merrill will also be in attendance the night of the event. Contact Amy Smith at 203 264 6393. Auction proceeds will benefit charitable causes supported by the Southbury Junior Women's Club. Auction tickets are $10 each and are now available for sale. For tickets or more information, please contact Heather Aldo at 203-209-0288.

The History of Herbal Medicine

04/06/2008 to 04/06/2008

38 Curtis Road, Washington, 06793. Phone: 860-868-0518.

Herbal medicine has a long, rich and diverse history. On Sunday, April 6, 2008 Local herbalist Lupo Connell will present a lecture on the history of natural and herbal medicine beginning with the ancient Egyptians and ending in today�s modern world. The importance of the spice trade as well as biblical herbs will be covered. This presentation will also include the healing philosophies of many cultures throughout the world including Native American and their contribution to modern herbalism and medicine.

Cost: $15 /$12 IAIS Members and CT Educators may earn 0.15 CEU�s