American Museum of Tort Law - Why does the U.S. have a Constitution

09/17/2017

654 Main St., Winsted, CT Phone: 860-379-0505.

2-3:30 - Legendary talk show host Phil Donahue will interview prominent Constitutional Scholar, and Yale Law School Professor, Akhil Reed Amar, about the Constitution, its history, evolution and why trial by jury was - and is- so important to preserving our democracy. Professor Amar, in a poll conducted by Legal Affairs, placed among the top 20 contemporary US legal thinkers. $20.

Roxbury Land Trust Lecture

09/17/2017

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

2 pm. John Smoliga will give a lecture: The Geology of Mine Hill at the Roxbury Town Hall.

Where the Pavement Ends Trail Race

09/17/2017

South Shore Dr., Ridgefield, CT

The race winds through the hills and trails of northern Ridgefield, Connecticut, along the Danbury border. Kicking off at Lake Windwing, it traverses fields, rounds the lake, and heads up into Hemlock Hills and dips back to Lake Windwing 4.25 challenging miles later. Racers and spectators park at Ridgebury Elementary, a short walk from Ballfields Park on South Shore Drive, Ridgefield, where the race starts. There is food, water, and post-race entertainment. In 2016, 150 competed in the race--with a winning time of 32:28. Being the last race of summer and the first race of fall, it's the ideal time of year for trail running.

Housatonic Heritage Walks - AMERICAN CHESTNUTS: LOST & FOUND

09/17/2017

Undermountain Rd., Falls Village, CT

1:30-2:30 pm. Join Ellery Sinclair for a walk into a 300-planting american chestnut orchard at Great Mountain Forest. Learn of the dramatic, sudden loss of this major tree and the ecological impact. Hear of the American Chestnut Foundation's efforts to restore this iconic tree to our landscape. Wear sturdy footwear. 1 hour–1/4 mile To register– WML61@comcast.net or call 860-824-7454. Rain cancels this walk. From Falls Village, and driving on Rt 7–turn onto Undermountain Rd. and drive about 3 miles to the grove. OR driving from Rt 63–turn onto Undermountain Rd. and drive about 1 mile to the grove.

Housatonic Heritage Walks - WALKING TOUR AT THE SALISBURY LAND TRUST’S SYCAMORE FIELD

09/17/2017

Rte. 7 and Rte. 112, Falls Village, CT

1 - 2 pm. Sycamore Field is a beautiful field that borders the Housatonic River and Rt 7. Join Roger McKee, from the Salisbury Land Trust, for a walk along the edge of the field to the river and hear about the flora and fauna, the history of the area and about the Housatonic River. 1 mile–1 hour To register–rmckee@salisburyschool.org or 860-435-5824 Meet at the site, located on Rt 7, about 0.5 mile south of the intersection of Rts 7 & 112 (which is just south of Housatonic Valley Regional High School).

Housatonic Heritage Walks - CANNON AT 20 PACES! THE RISE AND FALL OF THE AMES IRON WORKS

09/17/2017

Housatonic River Road, Falls Village, CT

11 am - 12 noon. Contrast a shaded walk along a flat trail beside the Housatonic River with the smoky history of the same land. Lou Bucceri, from the Salisbury Association Historical Society, will share the history about the factory and the people that produced the most powerful cannon of the Civil War. Learn how the cannon destroyed no Confederate targets, but only the man and company who created it. 1 hour–0.5 mile From the Rt 7 & Rt 112 junction in Falls Village–Drive west on Rt 112 to Dugway Road (opposite the Outfield Entrance to Lime Rock Park), turn right and follow Dugway Rd. for 2 miles. At iron bridge, turn left, then immediately turn right onto Housatonic River Rd. Drive 0.5 mile to parking lot for Falls Village Dam boat launch. OR from Rt 44, turn onto Housatonic River Road.

Housatonic Heritage Walks -RADAR TOWER WALK: WARREN DURING THE COLD WAR

09/17/2017

Above All Road, Warren, CT

10 am - 11 am. Step back into the Cold War-era with Ellen Paul & Dave Schneiderbeck, from the Warren Historical Society and Warren Land Trust, on this easy walk to the remains of a radar tower, built as part of Bell Laboratories' "Project Nike" anti-aircraft missile system. Learn about how the United States' post-WWII conflict with the Soviet Union made itself felt even in this quiet corner of Connecticut. 0.75 mile–0.75 hour To register– warrenhistorian@hotmail.com From New Preston, take CT-45N for approximately 3.5 miles. Turn left onto CT-341E/CT-45N and drive approximately 0.2 mile. Bear left onto Sackett Hill Road, drive approximately 0.7 mile. Turn left onto Above All Road. Travel about 0 .5 mile. The hike's starting point will be on the right hand side across from a farm field.

Palace Theatre Danbury SUNDAY AFTERNOON WITH TOM RUSH

09/17/2017

165 Main Street , Danbury, CT Phone: (203) 794-9944.

3 pm. Tom Rush's impact on the American music scene has been profound. He helped shape the folk revival in the '60s and the renaissance of the '80s and '90s, his music having left its stamp on generations of artists. James Taylor, Emmylou Harris, Tom Petty and Garth Brooks have cited Tom as major influences. His early recordings introduced the world to the work of Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne and James Taylor. Subsequently, his Club 47 concerts brought attention to emerging artists such as Nanci Griffith and Shawn Colvin.

Litchfield Historical Society BBQ Bash!

09/17/2017

7 South Street, Litchfield, CT Phone: (860) 567-4501.

5-8 pm at The White Barn at South Farms, 21 Higbie Road, Morris, CT 06763. Tickets start at $75. email registration@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org Description: The Litchfield Historical Society invites you to a BBQ Bash Fundraiser on Sunday, September 17 from 5 to 8 p.m. Proceeds to benefit the education mission. Enjoy casual dinner and libations, live music by Switch Factory, a signature drink from the Litchfield Distillery, and much more! This event is underwritten with generous support from Carmody Torrance Sandak Hennessey, LLP. The evening of BBQ will be held at The White Barn at South Farms, located at 21 Higbie Road, in Morris, CT 06763. Tickets can be purchased online here: https://app.etapestry.com/cart/LitchfieldHistoricalSociety/default/category.php?ref=2680.0.75778065

The Silo Pizza, Focaccia & More

09/17/2017

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

Italians have a way with dough as do New Yorkers... they say it's in the water?? I say technique, great ingredients and above all patience! Join me in The Silo Kitchen as we mix, knead and stretch together creating some classic flatbreads with ease and great flavor! with Daniel Rosati Menu: Sfincione – Sicilian Thick Crust Pizza, Broccoli Rabe & Sausage Stuffed Focaccia Classic Rosemary Focaccia Lower East Side Style Onion Board Tuscan Flatbread with Anise & Grapes