Western CT State University Hosts Lecture by Dr. Gloria Arjona--Cultures of Mexico and Latin America--Danbury


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

On Wednesday, October 23, 2013 Dr. Gloria Arjona will lecture about the cultures of Mexico and Latin America from 10:50AM to noon in Alumni Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus.  Arjona also will perform "Los  Cinco Soles de Mexico in Nahuatl, Zapotec, Purepecha, Mayan and Spanish.  The lecture will be in English. Free and open to the public. 

Torrington Historical Society will be presenting a program about the history of Coe Memorial Park


192 Main Street, Torrington, CT Phone: 860-482-8260.

The History of Coe Memorial Park October 24th  7:00 pm at the Carriage House Gallery, 192 Main St (rear) Admission: $5   (members free)     Coe Memorial Park exhibits a fascinating multi-layered history from the mid-eighteenth century to the present. At one time, the land which is now the park was part of "Mast Swamp". It was one of the first pieces of property in the river valley to be settled and later was home to the Hungerford and Coe families before becoming Torrington's first municipal park. Mark McEachern, Executive Director of the Torrington Historical Society, will present the colorful history of this important piece of property. Mr. McEachern has spent many years studying the history of Torrington, particularly the area known as downtown. He was instrumental in getting downtown Torrington and Coe Memorial Park listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


The History of Coe Memorial Park by Mark McEachern at The Carriage House


192 Main Street, Torrington, CT Phone: 860-482-8260.

The History of Coe Memorial Park by Mark McEachern. A power point presentation about the fascinating history of this piece of property. $5. members free. On Thurs Oct 24, 2013 7pm – 8:30pm Eastern Time at The Carriage House. 

Bristol Historical Society Program: Panic in Connecticut: Accused Witches Have Their Say


98 Summer Street, Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: 860-583-6309.

On Thursday, October 24th, 7pm the Bristol Historical Society will offer a program - Panic in Connecticut: Accused Witches Have Their Say, Presented by Virginia Wolf. 

Aldrich Contemporary Art MuseumProgram: Jack Whitten Studio Visit--Ridgefield


258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877. Phone: 860-567-8302.

Aldrich Insiders! Jack Whitten Studio VisitThursday, October 24 · 11 am to 1 pm--Partner-level members and above · FREE
All other participants: three-tour series · $150.00; All other participants: single tour · $75.00 register online. You asked and we listened, so this fall our Insiders series will feature studio visits with two artists who are preparing for upcoming exhibitions at The Aldrich. On the first visit, don't miss an incomparable opportunity to connect with Jack Whitten, learn what inspires him, and see the new work that will be on view while it is being created! Jack Whitten's position in the history of The Aldrich and American art makes him a compelling witness to the passage of time. Born in 1939 in Bessemer, Alabama, he began his career in New York in the 1960s, combining influences as diverse as abstract expressionism, the Civil Rights Movement, surrealism, and psychedelia. Larry Aldrich purchased two of his new paintings in 1971, marking the first time the artist's work entered a public collection. An early work will return to Ridgefield in spring 2014 for Whitten's exhibition Time's Dilemma, part of the Museum's 50th anniversary celebrations. Aldrich Insiders is a series of programs designed to offer our members special access to people, places and ideas that are at the center of innovative and influential contemporary art practices. Members at the Partner level and above receive a complimentary invitation to attend these exclusive events! All others are welcome to take part in a single tour or the entire series for a participation fee—or contact The Aldrich to step up to a new level of membership and enjoy these special benefits free. Space is extremely limited at the following fall Insiders events, so register early!

Oliver Wolcott Library Program: Author Lawrence Lessig--Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress and a Plan to Stop It--Litchfield


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

On Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 7PM at the Oliver Wolcott Library author Lawrence Lessig will discuss his new book:  Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress and a Plan to Stop It.  With heartfelt urgency and a keep desire for righting wrongs, Harvard law professor  Lessig takes a clear-eyed look a how e arrived at this crisis.  A wine and cheese  reception will follow the event.  The Hickory Stick Bookshop will provide books for sale and signing.  Space is limited.  Registration is required. 

Torrington Library - Teen Halloween Bash


12 Daycoeton Place , Torrington, CT Phone: 860-489-6684.

On Thursday, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  For more information call.

Haunted House Halloween Party at First Congregational Church- Waterbury

10/25/2013 to 10/26/2013

222 WEst Main St., Waterbury, CT 06704. Phone: 203-757-0331.

On Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 5:30PM to 7:30 PM at the First Congregational Church in Waterbury a Haunted House, Halloween Party will take place.  Come and enjoy!  Wear your Costume!  Reservations a must by October 22.  Games, crafts and much more.  $2 per adult, $1 per child.

Western CT State University Hosts Oktoberfest Jazz Concert--Danbury


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

On Friday, October 25, 2013 WCSU will host its annual Oktoberfest Jazz concert at 8PM in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus.  Concertgoers are invited to attend in Halloween costumes.  Featured will be the WCSU Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble and Frankensax with Jimmy Greene and Andrew Beals conducting.  Event is free and open to the public. 

Battell Chapel of Church of Christ Congregational Church - JOSEPH FIRECROW Pot Luck & Presentation Norfolk


12 Village Green, Norfolk, CT Phone: (860) 542 - 5721.

Join us on Friday 10/25 at 6:30 PM as we welcome Joseph Firecrow back to Church of Christ. A winner of multiple Grammy and Nammy awards, Firecrow has been described as "a national treasure." The evening will begin with a 6:30 p.m. pot luck dinner followed by a chance to hear some of Mr. Firecrow's music and story at 7:30 p.m. Please bring an open mind and an open heart as we seek to learn more about building relationships with our Native American brothers and sisters.  Spread the word - this is a community wide event.  Please visit the following link to the recent UCC resolution about healing and strengthening our bonds with Native Americans: http://uccfiles.com/pdf/gs29-1-DoctrineofDiscovery.pdf.