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.

Holiday Wreath-making at Flanders Nature Center

11/30/2009 to 12/04/2009

Flanders Rd., off Rte. 6, Woodbury, Phone: 203-263-3711.

Mon. Nov. 30, Wed., December 2, 6 pm thru 8 pm for adults; Friday, December 4, 6 pm - 8 pm for adults Learn the traditional art of wreath making with natural materials. Make one for your home and, if you wish, one for Flanders' December sale. What a grand tradition to share with friends and family! Cost is $20

Writers and Human Rights

12/02/2009 to 12/02/2009

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

The Litchfield County Writers Project fall 2009 series: Justice, Injustice and Human Rights, concludes on December 2nd with a roundtable discussion of the rights and responsibilities of writers for human rights. Taking part will be author Roxana Robinson, playwright A. R. Gurney and Professor Lynn Bloom. Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm Free and open to the public.

39th Annual Bethlehem Christmas Town Festival

12/04/2009 to 12/05/2009

Rte. 61 and Rte. 132, Bethlehem, 06751. Phone: 203-266-5557.

Over 75 art and craft exhibitors in seven buildings on the Village Green. Hayrides, Bell Choir, entertainment, "Elfin Hunt", children's activity center, pictures with Santa, and food concessions. Collect The Annual Pewter Christmas Town ornament only during the Festival. Open ceremony Fri. 6 p.m. with lighting of the tree. Shuttle bus from the Bethlehem Fairgrounds, Rte. 61. Mail your Christmas Cards from the Bethlehem Post Office (203-266-7910) Town of Bethlehem Post Office extended hours on Fri., 12/4: 8 am. - 8 p.m., Sat. 12/5: 8 am. - 3 p.m. Visit the Abbey of Regina Laudis 18th C. Neapolitan Creche. Pre-festival activity with the return of the Thursday night Family Sing-along at Christ Church of Bethlehem at 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Town of Bethlehem's Christmas Town Festival Committee. (1st Fri./Sat.) -

Holiday Choral Singing Concert at Hunt Hill Farm's Skitch Henderson Museum

12/05/2009 to 12/05/2009

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

Come hear The Devereaux-Glenholme School choral singers of Washington, CT perform holiday favorites! Directed by Matthew DeLong, the group will perform at 1 p.m. in the Skitch Henderson Museum. Come early and view a slice of Skitch's life" radio with Frank Sinatra, the first Tonight Show program with Steve Allen, Henderson American Music Archive and items from Skitch's collections. You can also see this year's spectacular Christmas tree, decorated with hand-painted wood ornaments of historic buildings by Joy Gaiser in the Hay Loft Gallery along with "Healing Strokes" paintings by Diana Luscombe in the New Talent Gallery. For more information contact Silo Gallery Director Valerie Culbertson.

Annual New England Carousel Museum Holiday Arts and Craft Show

12/05/2009 to 12/05/2009

95 Riverside Ave., Rte. 72 West, Bristol, 06010. Phone: 860 585-5411.

The holiday Arts and Crafts show will take place from 10 am - 4 pm.

Advent Retreat Day -- Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

12/05/2009 to 12/05/2009

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

In the stark and quiet beauty of a New England winter, participants will contemplate that wondrous time of watching and waiting with Mary of Nazareth, of desiring the One long-expected, the birth of Eternal and Incarnate Wisdom. Leading the Advent celebration will be William Considine, SMM, Director of Lourdes Shrine in Litchfield, CT. Father Considine, a member of Montfort Missionaries Congregation, is also a retreat director. December 5th from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. The program fee is $35 and includes lunch. In honor of the 60th anniversary of Wisdom House, participants may each bring one friend for $6 payable with registration.

Railroad Museum of New England and the Naugatuck Railroad

12/05/2009 to 12/06/2009

Thomaston, 06787. Phone: 860-828-7245 .

On Sat. noon - 2 p.m. Take a ride aboard the Santa Express with Santa Claus himself, Mrs. Claus and Santa's friendly elves for an hour and twenty minutes of family fun! Travel along the scenic Naugatuck River, in our warm and comfortable 1920s vintage coaches. Santa and Mrs. Claus visits with each child on board the Santa Express. At the conclusion of your train ride, visit our gift shop inside the historic 1881 Thomaston Station, where you can find that perfect gift for that special someone this holiday season! We have a large selection of railroad books and memorabilia to choose from as well as plenty of children's gifts including Thomas the Tank Engine merchandise! Special event fares apply for this train. All fares are listed on the Train Rides page. You can purchase tickets online or from the Thomaston Station agent on your day of travel. *Advance reservations and deposit are required for groups of 20 or more. Contact the Thomaston Station agent at least one week prior to your anticipated date of travel to make your reservation.

Litchfield Hills Arcaheology Club Lecture Series

12/06/2009 to 12/06/2009

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

An Overview of Connecticut African Diaspora Archaeology by Jerry Sawyer Sunday, December 6th at 3:00 pm In 1999, field work discovered that in the early 18th century, a 13,000 acre provisioning plantation was carved out of the woodlands of southeastern Connecticut with the use of numerous enslaved Africans. His research has since located evidence of slavery throughout Connecticut, and it was neither rare nor benign.

Jerry Sawyer has an M.A. in Anthropology from Hunter College, M. Phil. in Historical Archaeology from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and is a Ph.D. candidate in African Diaspora Archaeology, researching African enslavement in New England and the Caribbean. Jerry is an Adjunct Instructor of Anthropology at Central Connecticut State University and teaches Sociology and Anthropology at Westchester Community College as well.

Join Jerry as he discusses some of his investigations into enslavement in Connecticut as discovered through archaeology. Fee: $5 General Public; Free to LHAC Members

Guided Hike at Tarrywile

12/07/2009 to 12/07/2009

70 Southern Blvd, Danbury, Phone: 203-744-3130.

Guided Hike. 9:00 a.m. Join Park volunteers Jane, Dawn, Rita, George, Bruce, Steve, Lou and Jim as they lead participants on a two to three hour hike on the trails at Tarrywile. The information below pertains to all hikes. The hikes are free and will only be canceled in the event of heavy rain or snow. Hike participants are encouraged to wear rugged, sturdy shoes, bring water, bug spray and a snack if desired. All hikes start at the Red Barn Environmental Center with participants parking in the lower Mansion parking lot.