Danbury Museum & Historical Society Offers Revolution War History Program: A Hisotry of Sheldon's Horse

11/23/2013

43 Main St., Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-743-5200.

Revolution War History Program at the Danbury Museum & Historical Society. A History of Sheldon's Horse: The Second Continental Light Dragoons to be presented by Eric Chandler.  The Danbury Museum & Historical Society will be hosting a fascinating history presentation by Eric Chandler on Saturday, November 23 at 2:00pm in Huntington Hall titled, A History of Sheldon's Horse: The 2nd Continental Light Dragoons. Many people are unaware that one of General Washington's four Congressional commissioned cavalry regiments was raised largely from Connecticut and operated extensively in Fairfield County and across Long Island Sound. "Sheldon's Horse" is credited with having played a significant part in the winning of the War of Independence and a key role in revealing Benedict Arnold as a British spy and in the capture of John Andre. "Sheldon's Horse" was the first commissioned United States cavalry; executed the first cavalry charge by United States cavalry on American soil; operated the first "pony express" as military couriers; participated in America's first organized espionage ring; achieved victories on foot, horseback and by boat. This history presentation will be given by Eric Chandler of Norwalk. He has been a member of the recreated "Sheldon's Horse" for over 15 years. He has been involved with Revolutionary War Living History since 1974 as a charter member of the 5th Connecticut Regiment, formed in Ridgefield in that year for the Bicentennial. Mr. Chandler has portrayed infantry, light infantry, whaleboat privateer, and both mounted and dismounted dragoons. He may also have been spy. Come and find out. This program is FREE and Open to the Public.

Holiday Fair at St. James Episcopal Church-Winsted

11/23/2013

160 Main St., Winsted, CT 06098. Phone: 860-309-1762.

On Saturday, November 23, 2013 from 9AM to 3PM the annual holiday fair  at St. James Episcopal Church will take place. There will be crafters, a bake table, door prizes, luncheon and more. 

Christma Bazaar at Winchester Center Congregational Church

11/23/2013

1 West Road, Route 263, Winchester, CT 06094. Phone: 860-379-8900.

On Saturday, November 23, 2013 from 9AM to 2PM the Winchester Center Congregational Church will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar.  Among the festivities will be a cookie walk, luncheon of homemade soups and sandwiches, vendors, a penny auction, tag sale, antiques and more.

New Morning Market Hosts Singer, Songwriters Series--Woodbury

11/23/2013

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

On Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 7PM at New Morning Market enjoy the third performance in the Singer Songwriters Series featuring Dave Goldenberg, Buzz Turner, Nancy Tucker and Jo Kroger.  Donations graciously accepted.

Institute of American Indian Studies - Hands on Family Herbal Fun

11/23/2013

38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-0518.

noon to 1:30 p.m. Overwhelmed by the multitude of herbal products and remedies available for your family? Join Judy Apicella for a fun, hands-on introduction to herbs! Kids will make their own soothing lavender salve and everyone will learn simple uses of common herbs such as nettle, lemon balm and sage. Fee: $12 Adults’ $10 IAIS Members; $ 8 Kids.

 

Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center — Advent through the Arts

11/23/2013

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

9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Experience various arts that bring the scriptures of the season alive for us. These will help us prepare more fully to enter into the celebration of the Christmas feast.  Presenter: Sr. Jo-Ann Iannotti, OP  Fee: $25 includes lunch.  Non-refundable deposit: $10.

Gallery of the Woodbury Public Library - Main Street "Nutcracker Storytime"

11/24/2013

Main Street , Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-3502 .

On Sunday 2 p.m. Costumed dancers, reading, audience participation, holiday treats for children. Free. Visit the website for more information.

Mattatuck Museum - Stitches in Time and Space: Gail Rothschild and Daina Taimina

11/24/2013 to 01/12/2014

144 West Main St., Waterbury, CT Phone: 203-753-0381.

Textiles join math and history in this exhibition. Artist Gail Rothschild charts the craftsmanship of each woven artifact in her Ancient Linen series, while simultaneously conveying their deterioration in the face of time. Cornell mathematician Daina Taimina marries art and science with crocheted sculptures of hyperbolic planes. Her work explores the 3-D world from a fourth dimension vantage point.

Mattatuck Museum Opening Reception: Albert Bierstadt in New York and New England - Waterbury

11/24/2013

144 West Main St, Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203.753-0381.

Opening Reception: Sunday, November 24, 2013 2:00-4:00 p.m. Albert Bierstadt in New York & New England
November 24, 2013 - March 2, 2014. Organized by the Thomas Cole National Historic Site and curated by Dr. Annette Blaugrund, the exhibition focuses on Albert Bierstadt’s east coast paintings. Best known for his iconic images of the American West, this exhibition offers a rare chance to see Bierstadt’s faithful depictions of botanical and geological details in the unspoiled wilderness, mountains and meadows in the White Mountains, Hudson Valley and New England primeval settings. Supported in part by the David T. Langrock Foundation.

Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory/The Parent Network Host Sugar Plum Tea Party--Torrington

11/24/2013

58 Main St., Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-482-4413.

On Sunday, November 24, 2013 from 2-3:30PM at the Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory a Sugar Plum Tea Party will be held.  Meet characters from The Nutmeg Ballet's Nutcracker, receive a photo, craft, story time, tea party and more.  Ticket $20 first child, $10 for each additional sibling.  Children should be accompanied by an adult.  Call for tickets.