The Unbearable Wholeness of Being — Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

09/26/2015 to 09/26/2015

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

Cosmic and biological life are intrinsically

communal. As life evolves and complexifies,

deep interrelatedness is revealed. What lessons

can we learn from nature about the integral

wholeness? How do we understand the

emergence of wholeness in light of divine love?

Event is supported with contributions from the Guild

for Spiritual Guidance, Anthony J. Tambasco, PhD,

and in memory of Gloria Dillon Madigan.

Presenter: Ilia Delio, OSF

Fee: $70 per person. Non-refundable deposit: $50

 

Litchfield Hills Farm-Fresh Market - Canning Workshop

09/27/2015

First Congregational Church of Litchfield, Rte. 202, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-3890.

The Litchfield Hills Farm-Fresh Market is offering a canning workshop on Sunday, September 27, 2 - 5 PM, at the First Congregational Church of Litchfield.  The workshop is hands on and is for those new to canning or who want a refresher course.   Participants will prepare and "put up" 3 different products and go home with a sample of each.  The program fee is $15/person.  All food and supplies are provided.  Participation is limited to 15 participants and pre-registration is required.  Contact kay@lhfs-ct.org or 860-567-3890.

Oliver Wolcott Library Program: A Discussion with Mark Schenker--Shakespeare's Comedy: A Midsummer Night's Dream--Litchfield

09/27/2015

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

On Sunday, September 27, 2015 from 1-2PM at the Oliver Wolcott Library Mark Schenker will hold a discussion on Shakespeare's Comedy:  A Midsummer Night's Dream.  Schenker is a Senior Associate Dean of Yale College an a lecturer in English at Yale.  Registration is required.

Gunn Memorial Library Hosts Instrumental Guitarist Peter Biedermann-Washington

09/27/2015

5 Wykeham Rd., Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-7586.

Instrumental Guitarist Peter Biedermann--Sunday, September 27, 2:00pm in the Wykeham Room. Peter will be focusing on pieces from his new recording Tales From The Desert on a variety of 6 and 12 string guitars in unique tunings utilizing subtle ambient electronics and looping in real time. The program encourages questions from the audience and will also include some of the history and evolution of steel string guitar playing over the last 50 plus years. Fans of fellow guitarists such as Leo Kottke, the British school (Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, Davy Graham), Ralph Towner, Michael Hedges and Pierre Bensusan will enjoy this music.

Woodbury First Fall Festival

09/27/2015

Main St., Woodbury, CT

On Sunday 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. on Main Street. Approximately 14 food trucks, 20 local vendors and 20 local non-profit groups.  Live music, a pumpkin derby and more. The Pumpkin Racing Derby will pit pumpkin craftsmen and artists against each other in a race down Main St. at 4 p.m.  Racking Pumpkins can be checked in between 2 & 3:30.. Full rules can be founds at woodburyparksandrec.org in the Fall Fest section.  The Glebe House and Museum will award prizes to contestants in its Scarecrows on Main contest during the fest.

Ridgefield's 3rd Annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off

09/27/2015

Ballard Park, Ridgefield, CT 06877. Phone: 203-438-5992.

The Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce, Ridgefield Supply Company, and the Connecticut Giant Pumpkin Growers Club once again present the Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off in Ridgefield's Ballard Park on Sunday, September 27, 2015 from 10 am to 3 pm. Pumpkin growers from around Connecticut and surrounding states will truck in their pumpkins ranging in size from 400 pounds to over 1,600 pounds to enter in a contest for cash prizes. The pumpkins arrive and unload starting at 10 am with the weigh off beginning at noon. Ridgefield's own pumpkin grower, Steve Maydan, says "Every year the pumpkins get bigger and bigger, and we might even see a pumpkin that breaks the Connecticut state record of 1,766 pounds! Last year, the top pumpkin weighed 1,625.5 pounds and it's a thrill for the crowd when the first pumpkin breaks the 1,000 pound mark." The Weigh Off also features music, shopping and farm stands, children's crafts, games, and activities, a pumpkin carving demonstration, meet the pumpkin growers and learn about growing.

Institute for American Indian Studies Hosts Artifact Identification Day--Washington, CT

09/27/2015

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

ARTIFACT IDENTIFICATION DAY--Sunday, September 27, 2015 from  1pm - 4pm/ Discover the history behind your collections!
Join the conversation as Director of Research & Collections, Lucianne Lavin, Ph.D., identifies and provides interesting commentary about your local stone objects and Native American cultural items. While we can't appraise or speculate about the value of an object, we can certainly talk about who, what, when, where and the how of your mystery items! Included in regular museum admission of: $8 Adults; $6 Seniors; $5 Children; IAIS Members Free.

Hoursatonic Heritage Hikes: Hike to Great Mountain Forest, Falls Vilage, CT

09/27/2015

Undermountain Rd., Falls Village, CT 06031. Phone: 860-824-8188.

On Sunday, September 27, 2015 -- Falls Village, CT 1 PM - 2:30 PM - HIKE TO "SEE THE FOREST THROUGH THE TREES"--GREAT MOUNTAIN FOREST HISTORY & MANAGEMENT. Join Jody Bronson and Charlie Canham for an interpretive walk through a sugarbush area, a pine plantation, upland hardwoods, a hemlock stand, old pasture, and end at a New England cottontail rabbit habitat area. Wear boots/sturdy footwear and bring drink/snack. 1.5 hours - 1.5 miles.

Institute for American Indian Studies - Artifact Identification Day

09/27/2015

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

1 to 4 p.m. Discover the history behind your collections! Join the conversation as Director of Research & Collections, Lucianne Lavin, Ph.D., identifies and provides interesting commentary about your local stone objects and Native American
cultural items. While we can't appraise or speculate about the value of an object, we can certainly talk about who, what, when, where and the how of your mystery items! Included in regular museum admission of: $8 Adults; $6 Seniors; $5 Children;  IAIS Members Free

 

Music Mountain Sunday Concert Features Amernet String Quartet--Falls Village

09/27/2015

Music Mountain Road, Falls Village, CT 06031. Phone: 860-824-7126.

On Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 3PM Music Mountain's Sunday Concert Series continues with Amernet String Quartet, Vivek Kamath, Viola, Edward Arron, Cello.  Music:  Haydn, Bartok and Tchaikovsky.  Check the website for ticket information.