The New England Carousel Museum - Aunt Bub’s Pasta Supper - Bristol

10/20/2013

95 Riverside Ave., Rte. 72, Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: (860) 585-5411.

On Sunday, from 4 - 6 p.m. Create your own family reunion! Aunt Bub’s Pasta Supper is a gathering of family, friends and colleagues to share good food and great memories. Come to the Museum and enjoy pasta, eggplant parmigiana, chicken, salad, bread, desert, and soft drinks. Adults $15.00, Children 10 and under $5.00, Children 5 and under are free.  Reservations accepted thru Oct 15th. (A portion of the price will go to the Amelia Lauretano Desmond Memorial Fund to benefit the New England Carousel Museum). The Museum is located at 95 Riverside Avenue, Route 72 in Bristol.  Regular hours of operation Mon-Fri 10-5PM, Sun Noon – 5PM For more information, call, email or visit the website.

Ive's Annual Celebration honoring native son Charles Ives on the 139th anniversaryof his birth- - Danbury

10/20/2013

various downtown locations, Danbury, CT Phone: (203) 748-1716.

Celebrate the birthday of Great American Composer and Pulitzer prize winner, Danbury's own Charles Edward Ives, on Sunday, October 20th, with hosts Nancy F. Sudik and Larry Deming. Sponsored by the Danbury Music Centre, the day long offerings include: 9:30 am -  hike to the top of Pine Mountain where Ives and his brother established a camp. Young Charles spent many hours at this camp inspired by vistas extending all the way to Long Island Sound. 11:30 am - visit his birth home. 12:30 pm - visit his grave at Wooster Cemetery. 2:00 pm -  attend a concert  In Nature's Realm at Tarrywile Park Gazebo  - featuring The Brass Guild Quintet and the Pine Mountain String Quartet.  All activities are free of charge. Reservations are required for the hike only.

Oxford Historical Society - H. Reinhardt Lewis: an Exhibition of Art from Oxford's Petticoat Farm

10/20/2013

Twitchell-Rowland Homestead Museum, 60 Towner Lane, Oxford, CT Phone: 203 888-0230.

The Oxford Historical Society will host a show of the watercolors and drawings of H. Reinhold Lewis on Saturday, October 19, from 12 – 5 p.m. and Sunday, October 20, from 1 – 5 p.m.  The event is co-sponsored by Mr. Lewis's daughter and son-in-law, Bob and Peggy Hilton. The show will take place at the Twitchell-Rowland Homestead Museum, 60 Towner Lane, Oxford.  Admission is free and refreshments will be served. Entitled "H. Reinhardt Lewis: An Exhibition of Art from Oxford's Petticoat Farm", the works showcased here were largely painted or drawn during the 1930's when Mr. Lewis moved his family to the 18th Century farmhouse by that name, hoping to fulfill his lifelong dream of being an independent, self-supporting artist.  While living in Oxford with his wife, Ella, and young son, William, he drew and painted the Depression era landscape of the dairy and chicken farms that made up this small New England town and the surrounding area of that time.  Given the economy, there was no market for his work, and he was forced to move on to employment elsewhere.

Glebe House Museum Hosts New Haunted Museum Tour--Woodbury

10/20/2013

49 Hollow Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-2855.

October 20 Rain date Oct. 27--This year there will be an ALL NEW HAUNTED MUSEUM TOUR to add to your spooky evening.  The Museum's 7 rooms will be professionally decorated and guaranteed to scare and surprise each of your senses. The Ancient Burying Grounds Tour will include more than 25 (many new) spirits who will tell their life and death tales.  Tarot Card reader, Madame Suzollo and storyteller Joyce Rayno will each reprise their roles this year. Lots of Fall treats-hot chocolate, cider and home made cookies will be available while you await your tour. Tickets are limited for this one night only event and may be purchased in advance by calling or stopping at the Museum at 49 Hollow Road in Woodbury.  Individual tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Family tickets which consists of an immediate family (Mom, Dad and their children) are $22 in advance and $25 at the door. We will also be having a scarecrow contest.  You may enter in the adult or children's category.  Family, group, business or individual.  The cost is $5 to enter, the scarecrows must be outdoor hardy and must be at the Museum by October 18.

Warner Theatre - Dino's Back! A Tribute To Dean Martin

10/20/2013

68 Main Street, Torrington, CT Phone: (860) 489.7180.

2:00pm. Tickets: $15 (includes all fees) Spend an afternoon with Jack Lynn - His "Dino" style and sound will take you back to the "Swingin' Rat Pack Years" of the late 40's, 50's and 60's, as he sings all the great tunes made famous by Dean Martin.

"Big Birds Around Us — Owls, Eagles and Hawks" at Roxbury Town Hall

10/20/2013

29 North St , Roxbury, CT Phone: (860) 350-4148.

4:00 p.m. "Big Birds Around Us — Owls, Eagles and Hawks" Lecture by Ken Elkins, Bent of the River Audubon; at Roxbury Town Hall. Sponsored by Roxbury Land Trust

Keeler Tavern Museum Chamber Music: Wong-Grabois Duo

10/20/2013

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

3 p.m. Cost: $15.00 per person; Seniors & Students $12.00;. Children under 12 - $10.00

Friends of Roxbury Library Hosting Edgar Allan Poe-Impersonator, Cambell Harmon

10/21/2013

23 South Street, Roxbury, CT 06783. Phone: 860-350-2181.

On Monday, October 21, 2013 at 5PM at the Roxbury Library Campbell Harmon, well known Edgar Allan Poe impersonator, will offer a program on Poe's works.  Poe is one of the creators of the modern American short story, and a major contributor to the American literary tradition.  The program is free and open to the public. 

Danbury’s annual celebration honoring native son Charles Ives on the 138th anniversaryof his birth - Danbury

10/21/2013

256 Main Street, Danbury, CT Phone: (203) 748-1716.

Ives' Day -  Featuring members of the Danbury Symphony Orchestra And a special appearance of the Danbury Brass Band. Your hosts for the day: Larry Deming and Nancy F. Sudik, Sunday, October 21, 2012, at 3pm Concert: Top floor of the Parking Garage on Library Place enjoy panoramic views, music, and light refreshment 9:30 am Hike to the top of Pine Mountain and enjoy scenic locations, including Long Island Sound, where Ives spent long hours composing. Meet at 9:30am at top of Pine Mountain Rd. This hike is moderately difficult. 12:00pm Visit Ives’ birth home on Mountainville Ave. 1:30 pm. Visit Ives’ grave in Wooster Cemetery. Meet in section M of the cemetery. 3:00 pm Gather on the top floor of the parking garage for a concert of Ives’ music as performed by the Danbury Brass Band, directed by Alan Raph, and members of the Danbury Symphony Orchestra, directed by Dan Coffman. Admission is Free Co-sponsored by the Danbury Parking Authority Anthony Nunes trumpet soloist in Unanswered Question Alan Raph and the Danbury Brass Band. For more information call

Annual Scrabble Tourney - Waterbury

10/23/2013

Holy Cross High School, 587 Oronoke Rd, Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-754-1164.

On  Wed., Scrabble enthusiasts are invited to team up for Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury's fund-raising competition, set up for 5:30 p.m.  at Holy Cross High Schools.   Proceeds will benefit the educational programs of LVGW, a non-profit organization that helps local adults. Each tea will receive a Scrabble game to use during the competition. Master of Ceremonies Larry Rifkin of WATR-1320 AM will reveal a mystery  word at the start of play and teams will have 30 minutes to work together. A 15 minutes bonus round. Trophies and prize will be awarded to the winners. The evening will include a light dinner and a teacup auction, plus coffee and dessert.  Scrabble game rules apply, but cheating is allowed and encouraged, for a price. Dictionary peeks and extra letter tiles are available for purchase.  Registration fee is $125 for five players, $150 for six players and $100 for a high school team. Those wishing to register may visit the website.