New Milford Historical Society Lecture: Depression Glass: Seting Your Table With Colored Light


On The Green, New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: 860-354-3069.

On Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 1PM at the New Milford Historical Society a lecture: Depression Glass: Setting Your Table With Colored Light by Nettie McKenna, Hilary McKenna and Caroline Critelli.  Bring a piece of Depression, Pressed or Carnival glass from your collection for identification.

Native American Heritage Walk

09/23/2012 to 09/23/2012

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

IAIS is delighted to participate again in the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Walks.   Dr. Lucianne Lavin, IAIS’ Director of Research & Collections, will provide a glimpse into the history and culture of the local Pootatuck tribal peoples that includes their community life, spirituality, and medicinal uses of the indigenous flora. Participants will walk along the museum’s nature trails, ending at our replicated 16th century Algonkian village. Please wear sturdy walking shoes and weather appropriate clothes.

This is a free event in conjunction with the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Organization’s Heritage Walks Weekend.



Ives Concert Park/WCSUniversity Hosts Theatre Production: Helen of Troy--Danbury


181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-837-8793.

Director Leonidas Loizides will stage his world-touring production of "Helen of Troy" at 7:30 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The performance will be free and the public is invited. It is funded by a grant from the foundation of Brookfield industrialist and philanthropist Constantine "Deno" Macricostas and his wife Marie. For more information, call (203) 837-8793.

Beardsley and Memorial Library - Learn the “ bear” necessities of life in Northwest Connecticut! - Winsted


40 Munro Place, Winsted, CT 06098. Phone: (860) 379-6043.

On Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Learn the “ bear” necessities of life in Northwest Connecticut! Paul Rego, Wildlife Division biologist at Sessions Woods, will educate patrons on the habitat and daily activities of black bears in Connecticut at the Beardsley and Memorial Library.  Call 860-379-6043 to register for this program. This program is free and open to the public.

Fireball Run to Pass Through Waterbury


Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702.

The Brass City Blues Band is now the official performer of the upcoming "Fireball Run" an eight-day road rally, due to stop in Waterbury on September 27, 2012.  The race is based on the cross-country Cannonball Run road rally, which was made famous in the 1981 film of the same name.    Waterbury is a stop on this year's "Northern Exposure" race which ends in Bangor, Maine on September 29th. The race also has an important mission:  since 2007 the popular live event and film series has aided in the unprecedented return of 38 missing children.

3rd Annual Gallery of Art Showcase--Oxford

09/28/2012 to 09/30/2012

486 Oxford Rd., Oxford, CT 06478. Phone: 203-881-6085.

On Friday, September 28, 2012 from 6 to 9PM at Oxford Town Hall the Oxford Cultural Arts Commission's Third Annual Gallery of Art Showcase opens with a reception.  The weekend hours for the show are 10AM to 4PM.  The free event includes music, art demonstrations, and gallery tours; and a silent auction to benefit the Caryl Soucy Memorial Scholarship Fund for Oxford students who excel in the arts.  Call for further information.

Tedeschi Trucks Band at The Palace Theater


100 East Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203.346.2000.

Tedeschi Trucks Band, the 11-piece ensemble led by husband-wife team Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, have proven themselves one of the hottest, most uplifting acts on the road today.

Performing on September 28, 2012 at 8:00pm.

Supporting Act: Scrapomatic

The King and I at the Thomaston Opera House

09/28/2012 to 09/30/2012

158 Main Street, Thomaston, CT 06787. Phone: (860) 283-6250.

The King and I will be presented on September 22, 28, 29 & October 5, 6, 2012 at 8:00pm and on September 23, 30 & October 7, 2012 at 2:00pm. All seats are reserved. Tickets are $23 for adults and $19 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Thomaston Opera House box office Monday through Saturday from 1:00 - 6:00 PM at (860) 283-6250.

Exploring Catholic Culture — Vatican II: An Unexpected Revolution — Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center - Litchfield

09/28/2012 to 09/29/2012

229 E. Litchfield Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-3063.

6 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council by exploring its purpose and legacy. Presenters: Maureen Sullivan, OP, PhD; Paul Lakeland, PhD; Most Rev. Peter A. Rosazza, D.D. Co-sponsored by the Center for Catholic Studies at Fairfield University. Fee: $30 Friday evening with dinner; $90 Saturday only with meals; $130 shared room; $150 private room; $165 private room with bath; $105 commuter. (Non-refundable deposit: $50) Scholarships available. For more information, call Wisdom House or visit website.

Full Moon Hike/Pot Luck (Adullts) at Flander's Nature Center - Woodbury


Flanders Sugar House, 5 Church Hill Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-3711.

Please join us for a fun potluck dinner, followed by a full moon hike on the beautiful trails at Flanders. Please bring a small home-cooked dish that serves approximately 4 to 6 people, comfortable shoes and a flashlight.
Friday, September 28, 7 pm. Cost: $10 plus a dish to share.