Gurski Farmstead Fall Open House - Blacksmithing Demonstrations and More!


165 Whisconier Rd., Brookfield, CT 06804. Phone: 203-740-8140.

Sunday, 10-4 p.m. Location: Gurski Farmstead forge area just a half mile north of the Museum on Route 133 heading toward Bridgewater. Brookfield residents, Ryan Blessey and Bob Pitcher will once again give a hands-on demonstration at the Gurski farm in the Museum's forge - a working blacksmith shop.  The Museum will host the demonstration and open house which will include several display's of working "one-lung" farm machines from the turn of the last century as well as tours of the Merwin Brook Cemetery situated next to the forge.  Admission to the event is free. Refreshments will be served.


New Milford Historical Society Lecture: Old New England Cemeteries and Superstitions


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

On Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 2PM at the New Milford Historical Society a lecture: Old New England Cemeteries and Superstitions by Christine Eriquez will be held.  Call to register.

Beardsley and Memorial Library History Book Discussion Group - Coming of Age in Mississiippi


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

The History Book Discussion Group at the Beardsley and Memorial Library will be discussing Coming of Age in Mississippi by Anne Moody on October 23rd at 6:30 p.m. in the library’s Community Room. Books will be available in advance at the Beardsley and Memorial Library, through inter-library loan or may be purchased from your favorite bookstore or online vendor. The complete book list for 2012-2013 selections is available at the library.  Please call the library at (860) 379-6043 for more information. Discussion Leader: Virginia Shultz-Charette. Free and open to the public, new members welcome!

Gunn Memorial Library Program: The Art of Collecting Photography with Kathy McCarver Root--Washington CT


5 Wykeham Road, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-7586.

Kathy McCarver Root will present 'The Art of Collecting Photography' in a powerpoint presentation in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Memorial Library on Thursday, October 25th at 6:30pm. Kathy's extensive career as a photo editor and collector makes her uniquely suited in this particular field.  She says, "Photography is an extremely versatile medium and therefore can be woven into a variety of types of collections-paintings, drawings, ceramics-as well as a variety of décor styles-modern, traditional, urban and country." Kathy began her romance with photography upon moving to New York City, where she landed an internship with Esquire Magazine. An avid collector herself, Kathy gained her experience over two decades while working as a photography editor for books (monographs of Lillian Bassman and David Seymour/Chim, Weekend Retreats, Rizzoli, 2008) and prestigious magazines (Esquire, US Weekly, and InStyle). She is now is a photography dealer and consultant, working with individual and corporate clients to purchase and install fine art photography. This program is free and open to the public.   Registration is recommended. Please call the Library for further information at (860) 868-7586 or visit

Early Irish Catholics of New Haven County - Lecture and Book Signing with Janet Maher

10/25/2012 to 10/25/2012

144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-753-0381 Ext. 10.

On Thursday, 5:30 p.m. 5o 6:30 p.m. Author Janet Maher will present her new book, From the Old Sod to the Naugatuck Valley: Early Irish Catholics of New Haven County, Connecticut, about the first Irish Catholic settlers in New Haven County. Beginning from an interest in her own family's history, Maher explores the history of Ireland through the perspective of Catholicism and will feature information about early Catholic Waterbury. Free and Open to the Public. RSVP: (203) 753-0381 x10.

4th Halloween Costume Party at Matrix Conference & Banquet Center - Danbury


39 Old Ridgebury Rd., Danbury, CT Phone: 203-791-8773 .

On Friday 8 p.m. to Midnight. Come and enjoy: Come enjoy:  DJ/Dancing, Ghostly Hors d’oeuvres, Ghoulish Dessert Table, Cash Bar, Prizes for Best Costumes and Silent Auction. Ticket $25 per person. To benefit Families Network of Western CT., Inc. For ticket information call.



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

WCSU will host its annual Oktoberfest Jazz concert at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the Midtown campus. Concert goers are invited to attend in Halloween costumes. Featured will be Frankensax, directed by Andrew Beals; the Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dave Scott; and the Jazz Orchestra, directed by Jamie Begian. The event will be free and open to the public; donations to support the department of music will be accepted. Call or visit the website for more information.



Deerfield Rd., Ansonia, CT Phone: 203 - 736-1053.

7:00 p.m., Audubon Connecticut and the Naugatuck Valley Audubon Society will sponsor the second in a series of natural history documentaries, titled TAPPED -a film about the bottled water industry's effect on people and nature. This is certain to be of interest to everyone who wants to help make our planet a better place to live.The Nature Center will supply the popcorn. Please call 203 - 736-1053 to register for this free program.

Casagrande Institute for Interfaith Conversation — Martyrdom: Why Some Die — Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center - Litchfield

10/26/2012 to 10/28/2012

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

6 p.m. to 1 p.m. Presenters: Judith Clemens, SNDdeN; Mahmoud M. Ayoub, PhD; Prof. Yehezkel Landau. Fees: $30 Friday evening only, includes dinner; $120 Saturday only, includes meals; $155 Commuter, full weekend; $185 Full weekend, shared room, hall bath; $255 Full weekend, private or shared room with bath; $225 Full weekend, private room, hall bath. (Non-refundable deposit: $50). For more information, call Wisdom House or visit website.

Cinema Fall: Films of the Great Depression - "My Man Godfrey"

10/26/2012 to 10/26/2012

144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-753-0381 Ext. 10.

On Friday, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Multiple Universal Newsreels will play prior to the main feature film including Plow that Broke the Plains and We Work Again. Dr. J.D. Connor of Yale University will introduce the film and lead a discussion. Starring William Powell, Carole Lombard and Alice Brady, My Man Godfrey is a film about a scatterbrained young socialite named Irene who hires Godfrey, a man who had previously been living on the streets. Irene quickly falls in love with Godfrey as he learns to deal with the antics of her wealthy family and hides his unexpected past. My Man Godfrey is a 1936 comedy directed by Gregory La Cava. Free and Open to the Public. RSVP: (203) 753-0381 x10.