Naugatuck Children's Halloween Village

10/25/2013 to 10/30/2013

258 Rubber Avenue, Naugatuck, CT 06770. Phone: 203-720-7071.

Starts on Friday, 10/25/13 and ends on Wednesday 10/30/13 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.  The Naugatuck Park and Recreation Department present the Children's Halloween Village at the Naugatuck Park Department  located at 258 Rubber Avenue. Bring the family and get in the spirit of Halloween. Admission is free, but please bring a non-perishable donation for the food bank. Have your photo taken with one of our Halloween Characters by our photographer during regular village hours. Photos $5.  Also Kurt Beckley from Balloon Benders will be entertaining with balloon sculptures on Sat., 10/26/2013, and Pete & Chris Amusements will be on hand Tuesday, 10/29/13 with magic tricks galore. Hot and cold beverages available. Monetary donations gratefully accepted to keep our villages open. Donations gratefully accepted.

 

Annual Masquerade Mania at Tarrywile Mansion

10/25/2013

70 Southern Blvd, Danbury, CT Phone: 203-744-3130.

7:00 pm – 11:00 pm. Please join us for some ghoulish guests, freaky fun and fabulous food catered by Carriage House Caterers! Check out the Mansion dressed up in all her Halloween glory! ***Must be over 21 Tickets are available by sending in a check to Tarrywile, 70 Southern Blvd, Danbury, CT 06810, through our Events page, at ticketleap.com (link to site is above, under "Get Tickets") or just stop by the office

Warner Theatre - UCONN Torrington's LCWP: Writers in Conversation: Ann Leary

10/25/2013

68 Main Street, Torrington, CT

7:00-8:30pm. Please note that this events are free and open to the public and takes place downtown at the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre at the Warner Theatre, Torrington. A book signing will follow.. Writers in Conversation: Ann Leary discusses her latest bestselling novel, The Good House with Litchfield County journalist and novelist Lauren Lipton.

Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center — Casagrande Institute for Interfaith Conversation: Double Belonging — At Home in Two Traditions

10/25/2013 to 10/27/2013

229 E. Litchfield Rd, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-3163.

6 p.m. to 1 p.m. For an increasing number of people, the aliveness of their spiritual path leads them to practice in a second religion, thus 'double belonging' or belonging to two religious traditions simultaneously. The workshop will explore this concept through inter-religious lecture and dialogue. Presenters:  Rev. Robert Kaizen Kaku Gunn, PhD.(Christian-Buddhist experience), Rev. Ann Holmes Redding (Christian-Muslim experience), Neil David Thiese, MD (Jewish-Buddhist experience).  For fees and more information contact Wisdom House.  

Fall Festival Fair at First United Methodist Church--Torrington

10/26/2013

21 Fern Drive, Torrington, CT 06790.

On Saturday, October 26, 2013 the First United Methodist Church will hold its annual fall festival and craft fair from 9AM to 3PM.  The event will include more than 30 crafters and artisans, homemade pies, a country store, attic treasures, books and a silent auction.  Breakfast will be available and lunch will feature a variety of entrees. 

Seven Angels Theatre Hosts Dancing with the Angels Gala

10/26/2013

Plank Rd., Waterbury, CT 06705. Phone: 203-757-4676.

On Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 7PM a fundraiser for Seven Angels Theatre--Dancing with the Angels Gala--will be hosted by Channel 8's Teresa LaBarbara.  A great night of competitive dancing starting at 8PM.  Call for tickets.

Naugatuck Community Band Halloween Concert

10/26/2013

Seymour, CT 06483. Phone: 203-881-5025.

On Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 7PM the Naugatuck Community Band directed by Charles Marenghi will perform a free Halloween concert at the Strand Theater.  The program includes music from Broadway's The Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and from movies including "Star Wars, Part III" by John Williams.  Concertgoers and their children are encouraged to come in costume and to bring a non-perishable food item for the Seymour/Oxford Food Bank.  Candy will be distributed to the children at the end of the concert.  Fun for all!

Torrington Historical Society - A CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS To Build a Trail at the John Brown Birthplace

10/26/2013

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

Saturday, October 26th. We are seeking 30 to 60 volunteers for Saturday morning October 26th. At that time, rain or shine, the Torrington Trails Network and the Torrington Historical Society will coordinate a group of volunteers to clear a new 3/4 mile hiking trail at the John Brown Birthplace. The trail work will begin at 9 A.M. and go until 11:30 A.M, followed by refreshments and a ribbon cutting ceremony. Volunteers are asked to arrive at the historical marker on John Brown Road (off University Drive) at 8:45 A.M. for assignments, and to bring work gloves, leaf rakes, garden rakes, branch or sapling trimmers, and insect repellent. The work will be generally light and will include cutting small brush and raking leaves.   Volunteers can park on the side of the road.
The new trail is one of a network of 12 trails proposed by the Torrington Trails Network, a volunteer initiative of the YMCA of Northwestern Connecticut. The John Brown Birthplace is owned by The Torrington Historical Society and the property is listed as a Connecticut Archaeological Preserve and a Freedom Trial Site. The Torrington Trails Network is committed to creating an accessible and linked system of trails for walking, hiking, and biking as a healthy amenity that will aid in Torrington's ongoing social and economic revitalization.Eventually the group hopes to extend the new John Brown Trail to UCONN-Torrington and on to Stillwater Pond. Volunteers for October 26th are asked to RSVP Torrington Historical Society Contact: mark@torringtonhistoricalsociety.org or 860-482-8260.
 
 

Warner Theatre Features The Metropolitan Opera Live HD Series--Torrington

10/26/2013

60 Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-489-7180.

On Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 1PM the Metropolitan Opera HD Series continues at the Warner Theatre featuring Shostakovich's The Nose.  This is one of the ten Live HD simulcasts from The Met in New York City.  Check the website for further information.

Beardsley Memorial Library Program> The Life and Times of William Webb--Winsted

10/26/2013

40 Munro Place, Winsted, CT 06098. Phone: 860-379-6043.

On Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 11AM the Beardsley and Memorial Library will host actor Kevin Johnson for a performance of The Life and Times of William Webb: An African-American Civil War Soldier from Connecticut".  Johnson will be dressed in Civil War Union garb.  Program is free and open to the public.