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.

Gunn Memorial Library hosts Mary R. Morgan, Author of Beginning with the End: A Memoir of Twin Loss and Healing Book Talk and Signing with Mary R. Morgan -Washington

11/01/2012

5 Wykeham Road, Rte. 47, Washington, CT Phone: (860) 868-7586.

On Thursday, November 1st @ 6:30pm . A beautifully honest story that sheds light on the isolation and anguish of personal loss, Morgan's depiction of grief is finally hopeful, as it uncovers a universal "natural healing imperative," supported through personal connection and community.  Her memoir will resonate with anyone who has lost someone they care about. In the winter of 1961, Mary R. Morgan was twenty-three-years-old.  She had a new job, a new husband, and a sheltered privileged life as a member of the Rockefeller family, specifically the daughter of Nelson A. Rockefeller, Governor of the State of New York. But tragedy changed Mary's life forever when her twin brother, Michael Rockefeller, disappeared off the remote coast of New Guinea while collecting Oceanic art for a New York City museum. This program is free and open to the public.   Registration is recommended. Call the library.


WCSU Hosts world renowned Belgin composer and pianist, Piet Swerts as Guest Artist - Danbury

11/01/2012

Ives Concert Hall, 181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: (203) 837-8350.

World renowned Belgian composer and pianist Piet Swerts will perform at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the WestConn Midtown campus. The WCSU School of Visual and Performing Arts and Keyboard Club welcome Piet Swerts for a performance of "Ten Enigmatic Waltzes for Piano" commissioned by Russell Hirshfield, the worl premier of "The Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano" commissioned by Dan Goble and Russell Hirshfield, and the U.S. premiere of Piano Concerto No. 6 "Indian Summer" with the composer at the piano. Swerts has conducted and performed as a soloist in venues in China, the U.S., Venezuela and France. A graduate of the Lemmens Institute in Belgium where he won numerous prizes, Swerts has written more than 200 compositions. He won the 1993 Queen Elizabeth Composition Prize for his violin concerto, "Zodiac." The CD of his clarinet quintet, Phaedra 92045, was honored by Radio Klara as the best Flemish music production of 2006, and also won the Belgian music press's 2007 Prize Snepvangers. For tickets and information, call (203) 837-8350 or visit www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/Piet-Swerts.pdf. Cost: $15/$10 for general public. Mr. Swerts will lead a pre-concert lecture and musical preview at noon the previous day, October 31, free and open to the public.

WCSU to present Coffeehouse featuring the Caribbean Vibe Steel Drum Band - Danbury

11/01/2012

Alumni Hall, Midtown campus, 181 White St., Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: (203) 837-9700.

WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in Alumni Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The coffeehouse will include open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, the Caribbean Vibe Steel Drum Band, at 9 p.m. Admission will be free and the public is invited. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. Call or visit the website for more information.

11th Annual Holiday Wine & Food Tasting Warner Theater

11/02/2012

Main Street, Torrington, CT Phone: (860)489-7180 x 189 .

6-9 pm; VIP admission 5:30pm. For the last 10 years, the Warner Theatre has hosted a Wine Tasting fund raising event that has drawn crowds of wine lovers from throughout Northwest Connecticut and beyond. Last year, over 700 wine lovers came to the Warner to experience fine vintages from over 30 distributors and delectable samplings from many of the area's premier restaurants. Join us this year for the 11th Annual Holiday Wine & Food Tasting. Presented in Association with Tony's Drive-In Package. Limited Number of Tickets are available this year so purchase your tickets early!

3rd Annual Presentation of Santa's Workshops and Arts/Crafts Festival--Litchfield

11/02/2012 to 11/04/2012

432 Litchfield Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4503.

On Saturday, November 3, 2012 the Third Annual Santa's Workshops and Arts and Crafts Festival will be held at the Litchfield Inn.  There will be a large selection of items by many vendors all with the Christmas theme.  Also, a Bake Shop workshop for cookie decorating and gingerbread house making. The Card Shop workshop--scrapbooking, stamping and card making.  Wreath making and decorating plus ornament making will be offered.  Breakfast with Santa will be available. On Saturday there will be a Santa Parade and children are encouraged to dress in costume and participate. Check the website for further information.

Festival in Color

11/02/2012 to 11/04/2012

319 Main Street South, Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-574-3954.

Fine Line Art Gallery hosts its annual fall art exhibit, Festival in Color, November 2-4, from 11 AM - 4 PM. Featured artwork will include original paintings, prints, photography, one-of-a-kind jewelry, and pottery. Location: Fine Line Art Gallery, 319 Main Street South, Woodbury. Artists’ Reception noon to 4 PM Saturday, November 3rd. Admission free. For information visit www.finelineartgallery-connecticut.com, or call (203-266-0110) Thursday - Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm.

McLaughlin Vineyards Holds Wine Education Class -- Sandy Hook

11/03/2012

14 Albert's Hill Road, Sandy Hook, CT 06482. Phone: 203-426-1533.

On Saturday, November 3rd, 6pm WINE 101 with the wines of Italy at the McLaughlin Vineyards. This is the wine class to learn the basics of wine and wine tasting. We will learn the 5 S's of wine tasting, the four taste zones of the tongue, basic grape varieties and much, much more. As a special added bonus, all the wines this night will be from Italy. Italian wines are a big favorite among wine drinkers, so we decided to focus on these most popular of wines to teach you the basics. As usual, heavy appetizers will be served and paired to accompany the wine. $50 per person.

Ansonia Nature Center: FROM SEEDS TO PUMPKIN PIES

11/03/2012

Deerfield Rd., Ansonia, CT

2:00 p.m., join Alison and Dawn at the Ansonia nature Center for a PUMPKIN PIE WORKSHOP.  Partici­pants will make "from scratch" a pie to take home and bake, using pumpkins raised by the Ansonia Community Organic Gardeners who have shared their bountiful harvest with the Nature Center.Bring an apron and a rolling pin and the Center will supply the rest.  Tuition is $12.00 per pie.  Advance registration is re­quested by calling (203) 736-1053.