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.

Quinnetukut: Our Homeland, Our Story

10/01/2009 to 10/01/2009

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

Quinnetukut: Our Homeland, Our Story

Our story is one of community, of connections to Mother Earth and to one another. It is also the story of an enduring presence. The land now called Connecticut we have always known as Quinnetukut, the place of the long water. Our homelands have been here, along river banks, in forested uplands, and beside coastal marshes for thousands of years. We are always adapting to new ideas, new technologies and a changing environment yet our traditions and communities continue. We are still here. We are the Indigenous Peoples of Connecticut.

This new permanent exhibit follows the 10,000 year story of Connecticut�s Native American Peoples to their lives and culture today. Discover their stories of survival, ingenuity and spiritual connections to Mother Earth as well as their technological and artistic accomplishments.

Beatitudes Retreat -- Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

10/02/2009 to 10/04/2009

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

The beatitudes (Sermon of the Mount) found in the Gospel of Matthew describe the values to which a disciple of Jesus should aspire. This retreat weekend will give time to reflect on these universal values and how they can help one become a beacon of hope for others. The presenter will be John Donahue, SJ, Research Professor in the Department of Theology at Loyola College of Maryland. He is past president of the Catholic Biblical Association and the author of more than 100 articles and reviews. In addition, he has lectured widely at scripture workshops in the US, Canada, South Africa and in Manila. 6 pm (dinner) on Friday October 2nd to 1 pm on Sunday, October 4th. Fees for the retreat are $175 (shared room, hall bath), $245 (shared room with bath), $215 (private room, hall bath), $245 (private room with bath), $145 (commuter).

153rd Annual Harwinton Fair

10/03/2009 to 10/04/2009

Locust Rd., 1 mi. SE of Harwinton Center, Harwinton, CT 06791. Sat. 8am - 9 pm., Sun. 8am -5 pm. Adm. Adults: $7, Children 12 & under free. Parking: Free. Pets and Alcohol not allowed. Sponsored by Harwinton Agricultural Society. (1st Sat./Sun.)

Alecia Evans in

10/03/2009 to 10/03/2009

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

Alecia Adams Evans is a well known lyric soprano who has performed in National Tours, Opera, and on Broadway. She will present selections from popular musicals, including Carousel, Guys and Dolls, Showboat, and Music Man. A combination of glorious ballads and comedic songs will make this performance a must see. She will be joined on piano by legendary Broadway conductor Phil Hall, whose arrangements have inspired countless Broadway entertainers. The concert will take place in the Skitch Henderson Museum. Contact Susan York for more information. The concert begins at 5 p.m. and is followed by a reception. Tickets $30 for members, $35 non-members.

Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra Concert

10/03/2009 to 10/03/2009

700 N. Salem Rd., Ridgefield, 06877. Phone: 203-438-3889.

On Saturday, October 3, 2009 at 8PM the Ridgefield Symphony will present a concert. Gerald Steichen, Music Director. Rossini: Overture to Guillaume Tell (William Tell); Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37 and more. The concert will be held at the Richardson Auditorium, Ridgefield High School. Tickets: $25-$50. Call for further information or check the website.

Put Em Up! Canning Workshop at Hunt Hill Farm's Silo Cooking School

10/04/2009 to 10/04/2009

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

11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Author Sherri Brooks Vinton makes canning easy and fun! Learn how to put by a stash of the season's flavors and have that sun-kissed flavor all year round. Learn the "Boiling Water Method" and the basic technique for turning a variety of vegetables into pickles. We'll put up tomatoes, make quick refrigerator pickles to take home and more. A light lunch previewing recipes from Sherri's upcoming book, "Put "em Up!" is included. (Full participation). Contact Cooking School Director Chef Mary Kravec for more information. $70 per person or 2 for $130.

Help The Farmer at Hunt Hill Farm's Henderson Cultural Center

10/04/2009 to 10/04/2009

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

Help The Farmer at The Henderson Cultural Center from Noon to 1:30 p.m. at Hunt Hill Farm. Your family is invited to enjoy a visit to our Colonial Garden and take part in a guided walk around the 19th century historic farm grounds which includes our cook�s gardens and beautifully spring fed pond. Take a tour of Skitch Henderson�s Museum and learn how Skitch developed his musical skill and interest in conducting; then end with a Gallery tour in the historic hay loft barn of the visual art exhibition which is on current display with a hands on activity connected to the exhibition and finally, allowing the availability of The Cooking School Schedule a visit into the Silo Kitchen. $5.00 per family.

Welcome Back Atka and the Wolf Conservation Center

10/04/2009 to 10/04/2009

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

On Sunday, October 4th at 1:00 pm IAIS is proud to welcome back Atka. Atka is a seven year old Arctic gray wolf and the youngest ambassador at the Wolf Conservation Center in New York. Atka travels all over New England to schools, museums and nature centers helping people learn about the importance of his wild brothers and sisters. Come meet Atka and experience the wonder of wolves! Limited seating, reserve your tickets now.

Advance tickets: $10 Adults; $6 Kids Tickets at the door (if available): $12 Adults; $8 Kids

Nature Walk with Mary Havermale - Bellamy-Ferriday House

10/04/2009 to 10/04/2009

9 Main St. North, Bethlehem, 06751.

Sunday, October 4, 3:30 pm Visit Mary Havermale's exhibit in the Visitor's Center, then take a walk in the woods with the artist/biologist herself to discover the source of her inspiration. Experience the beauty of the unexpected as Mary invites us to explore everyday weeds and seeds and their amazing array of design. $5/ free for CTL members.