WCSU Orchestra, conducted by Fernando Jimene - Free and open to the public at Ives Concert Hall


181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-837-8350.

The WCSU Orchestra, conducted by Fernando Jimenez, will perform Nov. 17 at 3 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the University's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The performance will be free and open to the public. Donations to support the Department of Music will be accepted. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/music/concerts.asp or call (203) 837-8350.

Litchfield History Museum Lecture: Stealing Lincoln's Body


South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4501.

Stealing Lincoln's Body--Date: Sunday, November 17--Time: 3:00 PM--Location: Litchfield History Museum--Free; donations encouraged. Registration required. Please register by Friday, November 15. As our Civil War exhibit comes to a close, join author Thomas J. Craughwell as he discusses a bizarre instance of presidential graverobbing in his book, Stealing Lincoln's Body. On the evening of election night in 1876, counterfeiters attempted to steal the body of President Lincoln. Craughwell tells the story of the criminal plan and the trial that ensued in lively detail. Publishers Weekly writes that "Craughwell offers an entertaining account of one of the stranger incidents in American history."

Crescendo Chorus - Before Bach--Music For Peace In A Time of War


484 Lime Rock Rd., Lakeville, CT 06039. Phone: 860-364-1328.

Crescendo chorus with voices of children from the Berkshire Children's Choir and local schools will join Julianne Baird, Soprano, Nicholas Tamagna, Countertenor, and Steven Fasano, Baritone, and Christine Gevert, Conductor on Sunday, November 17 at 4PM at Trinity Church in Lakeville. Pre-concert talk 3:30 p.m. Tickets $45 Premium, $30 General Seating, $10 Student.  Ticket for performances are available online at website www.WorldClassMusic.org.

The Silo Cooking Classes Sweet Maria's Buon Natale Cookies


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

With Maria Sanchez 13-66A 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 13-66B 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. A Silo Tradition! The Cookie Queen of Connecticut returns to the Silo for her yearly cookie extravaganza. You'll make: 1. Eggnog Cookies 2. Lemon-Almond Amaretti (wheat-free) 3. Mocha Chip Biscotti 4. Nutella Thumbprints 5. Holiday Cut Outs

Newtown Friends of Music Concert Featuring Andrew Armstrong, Piano with Guest Alix Raspe


Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470. Phone: 203-426-6470.

On Sunday afternoon at 3PM at the Edmond Town Hall the Newtown Friends of Music present Andrew Armstrong, piano, with guest Alix Raspe.  Praise by critics for his passionate and dazzling technique pianist Andrew Armstrong has delighted audiences around the world. Also featuring harpist Alix Raspe. 

Holiday Spectacular Arts and Crafts Showcase - Danbury


21 Lake Ave. Ext, Danbury, CT 06801. Phone: 203-261-2414.

Holiday Spectacular Arts and Crafts Showcase, Ethan Allen Hotel and Conference Center, 21 Lake Ave. Ext., Danbury, CT 06801. Sunday 11 -5 p.m. over 35 vendors. Free Admission. For more information call.

Painter, Peters, to speak at WCSU


White Hall, 181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-837-8403.

Painter Jim Peters will discuss his work at 11 a.m. in Viewing Room 2 of White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public, and it will be presented as part of the university's Master of Fine Arts slide lecture series. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/Fall2013artslidelectureseries.asp.

Cyrenius H. Booth Library Program: From Hula Hoops to High Fashion: G. Fox in the 1950s, with Elizabeth Abbe--Newtown


25 Main St., Newtown, CT 06470. Phone: 203-426-4533.

On Monday, Nov 18 2013:  From Hula Hoops to High Fashion: G. Fox in the 1950s, Elizabeth Abbe at 7:30 pm at the
C.H. Booth Library. You will be guided down memory lane with a look at Connecticut's favorite department store.  Bring your memories along with your favorite purchases. We'll have a table for displaying G. Fox treasures and a time to share.

David Hunt Library Hosts 12x12 2013 Year-End Flash Art Exhibit--Falls Village

11/19/2013 to 12/21/2013

63 Main Street, Falls Village, CT 06031. Phone: 860-824-7572.

The Hunt Library in Falls Village will hold its popular year-end flash art exhibit, 12X12 2013, on Thursday December 12 with a reception from 6pm to 8pm.  All works are in a 12" x 12" format and are priced at $100 each.  A portion of the art sales will benefit the library.  Remaining works will be on display through Saturday, December 21. The reception is free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be served. 43 artists will be represented in the exhibit:  Steve Balkin, Sue Berg, William Blass, Ilana Rose Cloud, Robert Cronin, Karen Culbreth, Lena Lynn Curtis, Michael Derungs, John & Ginny Dildine, Sergei Fedorjaczenko, Zoe Fedorjaczenko, Florin Firimita, Israel Fitch, Frank Grusauskas, John Hodgson, Shaari Horowitz, Clifton Jaeger, Michael Lampro, Karen LeSage, Mark Alan Liebergall, Louise March, Sarah Martinez, Randy McKee, Roger McKee, Patricia Mullins,  Ellen Murtagh, Amelia de Neergaard, Robert Andrew Parker, John Pirnak, Katherine Porter, Bernie Re,  Marjory Reid, Ian Roig, Trudy Schaelchli, Diane Schapira, Joel Schapira, Emerson Smith, Michele Tragakiss,  Andrew Del Valle, Lilly Woodworth, Jane Worthington-Roth, Judith Wyer, and Mary Zimany.  Call for library hours.

"The Bronte Sisters in Other Wor(l)ds" at WCSU


Warner Hall, 181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810.

Shouhua Qi, WCSU professor of English and coordinator of the Master of Arts in English (literature option) program, will discuss "The Bronte Sisters in Other Wor(l)ds" Nov. 19 at 11 a.m. in Room 102 of Warner Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Qi is the author of more than a dozen books, including fiction, nonfiction and literary translation. His latest book is "Western Literature in China and the Translation of a Nation." The talk will be free and the public is invited.