Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Hosts Mega-Makers Night and Trunk Show--Ridgefield

09/24/2013

258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877. Phone: 203-438-4519.

On Tuesday, September 24, 2013 from 6PM to 8:30PM the Aldrich Museum will host two workshops:  Mega-Makers Night and Trunk Show.   Design excellence, hands-on making with unique materials, and exclusive shopping of quality wares—don't miss this special evening at The Aldrich! Two workshops and a trunk show will feature the skills of furniture designer and sculptor Daniel Michalik and artisan Jen Curry. Visit Michalik's workshop and make small housewares and jewelry from cork in various forms—blocks of recycled cork and cork bark straight from the tree. Then stop by Curry's workshop to try your hand at making luxurious felted stones and soaps with vibrant, high-quality wool. Finally, enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres while you shop the exclusive trunk show featuring both Michalik's and Curry's skillfully crafted products. Member: $25/Non-member $35.   Sign up now to assure. your spot!

New Morning Market Offers Program: Detoxification for Health with Alison Birks

09/24/2013

129 Main St., Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-4868.

On Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 6PM at New Morning Market join nutritionist Alison Birks to learn about her Two Week and Four Week life changing Detoxification/Cleansing Programs that support a simple, safe and effective path to improved health and vitality.  Free and open to the public.  Registration required.

Beardsley and Memorial Library - September, History Book Discussion Group

09/24/2013

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

Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 6:30 p.m. Beardsley and Memorial Library History Book Discussion Group. The History Book Discussion Group at the Beardsley and Memorial Library will be discussing Cheap Amusements: Working Women and Leisure in Turn-of-the-Century New York by Kathy Peiss 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 2013-2014 is available at the library.  Please call the library at for more information.

New Hartford Historical Society - The Migration of Native Americans Acros Connecticut

09/25/2013

New Hartford Town Hall, New Hartford, CT Phone: 860-922-4508.

On Wednesday, 7 - 9 p.m. Sheryl Robinson presents an enthralling history that has never been printed in any textbook.  Her family history claims 10 founders of Windsor, first town of colonial Connecticut, and her husbands; roots meander back to the Barkhamsted Lighthouse Tribe and Satan's Kingdsom.

Torrington Historical Society Hosts Dr. Matthew Warshauer Lecture: 150 Years Since The Emancipation Proclamation

09/25/2013

192 Main St., Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-482-8260.

To celebrate Connecticut  Freedom Trail Month, the Torrington Historical Society will host a program by Dr. Matthew Warshauer, professor of history at Central Connecticut State University. The program, One Hundred and Fifty Years Since the Emancipation Proclamation: What's Changed?  will be held on Wednesday September 25, 2013 from 7pm-9pm in the Carriage House Gallery at
the Torrington Historical Society. The Program is sponsored by the State Historic Preservation Office of the CT Department of Economic and Community Development.     Admission is FREE.

Brookfield Museum Lecture on Abraham Lincoln

09/25/2013

Rte. 25/133, Brookfield, CT 06804. Phone: 203-740-8140.

Paula Hopewell, a native of  Northern Kentucky, near Cincinnati, will deliver a lecture on Abraham Lincoln, Wednesday, September 25 , at 7:30 P.M., in the Brookfield Museum, located at 165 Whisconier Road (Junction of Routes 25 and 133)  in Brookfield Center. The presentation entitled Abraham Lincoln, a Man of Compassion, will focus on the influence the border region had on Lincoln including the development of his extraordinary compassion, a character trait that helped him steer the country through the Civil War.

New Morning Market Offers Program: Yoga for Children

09/25/2013

129 Main St., Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-4868.

On Wednesday, September 25, 2013 from 12:30 to 1:15PM at New Morning Market a Storytelling Yoga for Children program will be held.  Pre K through 2nd grade.  Using quality children's literature, Lori will introduce literacy concepts and yoga poses to act out the story.  Fee $15.  No registration necessary.

Oliver Wolcott Library Program: Discussion on Shakespeare's King Lear with Dr. Mark J. Schenker

09/25/2013

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

On Wednesday, September 25, 2013 from 7PM to 8PM at the Oliver Wolcott Library a discussion on Shakespeare's King Lear with Dr. Mark J. Schenker as he discusses and bring to life this tragic play.  This event is co-sponsored by the Yale Club of Northwest CT.  Space is limited. Registration is required.

Gunn Memorial Library - Hanna's Daughters Book Discussion

09/26/2013

5 Wykeham Road, Washington, CT Phone: 860-868-7756.

Books are now available to pick up and read from the Gunn Memorial Library circulation desk for the discussion of the book Hanna's Daughters by Marianne Fredriksson. Please call the Gunn at 860-868-7586 to register. A discussion of the book, led by local Swedish descendant Jennifer (Johnson) Whittlesey, will take place at 6pm on Thursday September 26 in the Wykeham Room on the Gunn Library. Set against the backdrop of the 1870s Swedish-Norwegian Union this luminous story follows three generations of Swedish women--a grandmother, a mother, and a daughter--whose lives are linked through a century of great love and great loss. Resonating with truth and revelation, this moving novel deftly explores the often difficult but enduring ties between mothers and daughters, the sacrifices, compromises, and rewards in the relationships between men and women, and the patterns of emotion that repeat themselves through generations. If you have ever wanted to connect with the past, or rediscover family, Hanna's Daughters will strike a chord with you. The exhibit, Coming to America: Washington's Swedish Immigrants, will also be open for viewing in the Gunn Museum on the day of the book discussion. Participation in the book discussion and admission to the exhibit is free.

White Memorial Conservation Center Program: Star Party--Litchfield

09/27/2013

Route 202, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-0857.

September 27  Star Party! Star gazing, weather permitting, in the Sawmill Field. 8:00 P.M., FREE...Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center's programming expenses.