Litchfield Historical Society - Preserving Your Personal Collections: Workshops


7 South Street, Rte. 61, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-4501 .

Wednesday, October 15 at 7:00 pm: Personal Digital Archives Day Do you store digital photos on your phone or your computer? Are your family memories stored on a floppy disk or a VHS tape? Do you still write letters to your family, or is all your correspondence via e-mail? The Litchfield Historical Society wants to help you safeguard your personal digital media for future generations. Personal Digital Archiving Day is based upon tools and guidance developed by the Library of Congress. Following a basic presentation, LHS curator of library and archives, Linda Hocking will answer your questions about digital media and long term storage solutions. These programs are free for members and $10 for non-members. Registration is required. To register, please call (860) 567-4501 or email

New Morning Market Program: The Art of Hoop Dance--Woodbury


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

On Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 6:30PM at New Morning Market a program:  The Art of Hoop Dance will be held.  This one hour high energy cardio hoop class will be a perfect introductory class for anyone who is ready to fall in love with hooping.  Sarah Moon Beam will focus on increasing flexibility and stamina while teaching you on and off body techniques to inspire you.  Bring water, bare feet, a hoop (or use one of ours).  All skill levels, no experience necessary.  Tickets: $5.

Naugatuck Historical Society - White Spikes in a Blue Collar Town – The Ray Lagenza Story


195 Water Street, Naugatuck, CT Phone: 203-729-9039.

Paul Hensler presents: "White Spikes in a Blue-Collar Town: Ray Legenza's Naugatuck High School Dynasty" Looks at how the winning season and what it meant to the team and reviews the Greyhounds' intriguing fashion statement made in the early 1970s, one of the most successful eras in Naugatuck baseball history. The program will be held at the Naugatuck Historical Society For more information call 203 729 9039. Free for members or for students with ID. All other visitors $5.

WCSU Department of Theatre Arts presents "Twelfth Night"

10/15/2014 to 10/26/2014

43 Lake Ave. Extension, Danbury, CT 06811. Phone: (203) 837-8732.

The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will present "Twelfth Night" in the Studio Theatre in the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus,. Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" is the original take on sexual identity and the vagaries of love. It combines mistaken identity with the plights of a cross-dressing aristocratic woman and her missing twin brother, an intoxicated uncle and his foolish friends, a beautiful lady-in-waiting and all types in between. Pamela McDaniel will direct. Performances will be at 7 p.m. on Oct. 15 and 16; 8 p.m. on Oct. 17, 24 and 25; with 2 p.m. matinees on Oct. 18, 19 and 26. Call the Box Office at (203) 837-8732 for information. To purchase tickets, call (203) 837-TIXX or visit

Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center — From Wisdom's Table: New Revolution in Cooking the Holiday Turkey


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

On Wednesday 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. It doesn’t take a night long job of turning and basting to make a great turkey. Join Wisdom
House’s Head Chef Margaret Jacobs in a cooking demonstration for preparing the perfect turkey. She has prepared over 4,000 turkeys. Learn secrets for producing a moist delicious bird. Gravy and dressing will be “on the menu”. How to creatively
use leftovers also will be discussed. Tastings will follow and recipes will be given. The 18th century colonial Farm House at Wisdom House will be the location for this demonstration. Wine will be provided by the Haight Brown Vineyard, Litchfield, CT. Fee: $25 per person

Warner Theatre - 3rd Anual International Playwrights Festival

10/16/2014 to 10/18/2014

68 Main Street, Torrington, CT

International Playwrights Festival--Thursday-Saturday, October 16-18, 2014 at the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre. The 3rd Annual International Playwrights Festival will be held October 16-18, in the Warner's Nancy Marine Studio Theatre. The Festival is a celebration of new works by playwrights from across the country and around the globe. For the third year, over 200 plays were submitted from across the United States and Canada and as far away as Australia, Israel and Great Britain. 12 winners have been selected.

Oliver Wolcott Library Program: Catching Lightning in a Bottle--Author Winthrop H. Smith, Jr.


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

On Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 7 to 8PM at the Oliver Wolcott Library Author Winthrop H. Smith Jr. will discuss his book:  Catching Lightning in a Bottle.  Smith has complied the first complete history of Merrill Lynch, tracing its impact on the world of finance from the day Charlie Merrill opened his one-man shop on January 6, 1913.  A wine and cheese reception will follow the event.  Books for signing will be available.  Space is limited. Registration is required. 

Karen Rossi - Workshop - Leaf mobiles


Allen Building, 27 East Main Street, Torrington, CT Phone: 860-292-8142.

On Saturday 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Jump into the spirit of fall by creating a mobile with all natural ingredients. Great for your country home or rainy day project for kids. $ 5.00. Visit the website for more information.

Village Center for the Arts - Join us for Masquerade Tween Night


12 Main Street, New Milford, CT Phone: (860) 354-4318.

Join us for Masquerade Tween Night Design and cast a custom masquerade style mask.  Enjoy refreshment. This is a Tween Only event. 6 -10 p.m. $40. per person.

9th Annual Wine, Beer and Champagne Tasting Wine


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

Friday, October 17, 6 to 8:30 p.m. International showcase of reds, whites, roses and sparkling wines and beers. Bountiful cornucopia of locally sourced foods prepared by The Silo Cooking School and friends. Treasure Chest Wine Raffle. Music by “Lush Life”. $35 Advance General Admission through 3 p.m., October 17 $40 at the door. Visit the website for more information.