Flanders Nature Center Offers Drawing People with Marc Chabot--Woodbury

09/17/2014 to 11/19/2014

Flanders Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-3711.

Flanders offers Drawing People with Marc Chabot--Wednesdays, September - November | 7 - 9 PM--Every two weeks a new session will begin. Sign up for one or all five! Learn to draw faces and figures in graphite with inspiration from accomplished artist Marc Chabot. This two session class is packed with practical advice, helpful tips, and fundamental techniques essential to artists of all skill levels. Students will learn the processes of drawing the human head and clothed figure in a variety of poses. Marc will share his knowledge about underlying anatomy and natural variations in shape, texture, and proportion, as well as basic information about drawing tools and pencil techniques. Location: The Studio on the corner of Flanders and Church Hill Road   A few basic art supplies are needed for the class.Pre-registration is required. Class dates: September 17 & 24; October 1 & 8; October 15 & 22; October 29 & November 5; November 12 & 19. Cost for two classes:  $50 members and $65 non-members.

New Morning Market Program: Chinese Medicine and Women's Health--Woodbury

09/17/2014

129 Main St. North, Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-4868.

On Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 6:30PM Dr. Kenneth Hoffman, D.Ac., will conduct a program:  Chinese Medicine and Women's Health.  Dr. Hoffman will speak about holistic approaches and natural alternatives to women's health related concerns such as hormone imbalances, menopause, osteoporosis, hearth and breast health, weight loss and stress.  Tickets: $5.

Litchfield History Museum - Leather Apron Book Club

09/17/2014

Corner of East & South St., Rte. 63, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-4501.

3:30 - 5 p.m. Ages 8+ Fee:  $10 for members; $15 for non-members. Registration:  Yes, email registration@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org

Constitution Day Lecture

09/17/2014

181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: (203) 837-9406.

Fordham University Associate Professor of Political Science Dr. Robert J. Hume will discuss "Our Many American Constitutions: Same-Sex Marriage and the Struggle for Social Reform" at 6 p.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. His research focuses on law and policy, with a particular emphasis on the impact of court decisions.  His first book, "How Courts Impact Federal Administrative Behavior," won the 2010 Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award in Professional Studies. His second book, "Courthouse Democracy and Minority Rights: Same-Sex Marriage in the States," is available at Oxford University Press. Hume's research has appeared in numerous academic journals, including American Politics Research, the Law & Society Review, the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Justice System Journal and Publius. The talk will be free and the public is invited. For more information,  call (203) 837-9406.

Norfolk Historical Society Exhibit: From the Mills to Main Street: Irish Families in Norfolk

09/18/2014 to 10/12/2014

13 Village Green, Norfolk, CT 06058. Phone: 860-542-5761.

Norfolk Historical Society Exhibit:  From the Mills to Main Street: Irish Families in Norfolk takes an in-depth look at the tensions that existed for decades between the original WASP settlers and the newcomer Catholics who soon took over the farming, industrial and business communities. 

Oliver Wolcott Library Program: Inside Emily Dickinson: Her Poetry and Her Life--Litchfield

09/18/2014

160 South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-8030.

On Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 6:30PM to 8PM at the Oliver Wolcott Library Actress Ginger Grace will perform:  Inside Emily Dickinson: Her Poetry and Her Life.  This inspiring biographical portrait is based on the letters, life stories and poems of Emily Dickinson.  Ginger Grace toured nationally opposite Rich Little in The Presidents, playing all the First Ladies. Space is limited. Registration is required. 

Scoville Memorial Library Program: Band of Giants The Amateur Soliders Who Won America's Independence

09/18/2014

38 Main St., Salisbury, CT 06068. Phone: 860-435-2838.

Scoville Memorial Library Revolution series 2014-2015--Sunday September 18 4:00 p.m--Band of Giants The Amateur Soldiers Who Won America's Independence, Jack Kelly.  Author Jack Kelly presents his new book, Band of Giants, about the lesser known everyday heroes of the Revolution, in collaboration with Oblong Books.  Call to register.

Keeler Tavern Museum - Documentary: One Woman - One Vote

09/18/2014

132 Main St., Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-5485.

On Thursday 7 p.m.  Free. This screening of the 1995 PBS documentary One Woman - One Vote continues our year of programming on “Strong Women, Strong Legacies,” and is a joint event with the Ridgefield League of Women Voters. Visit the website for more informati on.

Litchfield Historical Society Hosts HISTORYtime

09/18/2014

Route 63/202, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4501.

HiSTORYtime,Thursday, September 18--Join us for a funny tale about Noah Webster, one of Connecticut's most famous residents. The book Noah Webster and His Words, written by Jeri Chase Ferris and illustrated by Vincent X. Kirsch, provides a fun chronicle of Noah Webster. Webster, whose father wanted him to be a farmer, grew up to write schoolbooks, language, and grammar books, and the dictionary. Come hear the tale of how this school teacher united the 13 colonies using words and language. We will read the story aloud and then play a game or do a craft relating to Noah Webster's words. Registration required.

Litchfield History Museum - HISTORY Time: "Noah Webster and His Words"

09/18/2014

Corner of East & South St., Rte. 63, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-4501 .

10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Join us for this story about one of Connecticut's most famous people! We'll read the story aloud and then play a game or do a craft relating to the book! Ages: 3+. Suggested $2 donation. No registration.