Danbury Museum & Historical Society Program: Vampire Folks Beliefs in Historic New England --Nicholas Bellantoni

10/26/2013

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

On Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 2PM State Archaeologist Nicholas Bellantoni will be presenting research and discoveries in regard to Vampire Folks Beliefs in Historic New England.  He will also be sharing findings from a recent archaeological dig in Connecticut.  Free and open to the public. 

The Silo Cooking School Pizza Sweet and Savory

10/26/2013

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

With Chef Faith Drobbin. Learn the secrets of making pizza dough to use for both savory pies or sweet desserts. You will make and stretch your own dough and prepare both sweet and savory toppings.

Warner Theatre Nancy Marine Studio Theatre

10/26/2013

68 Main Street, Torrington, CT Phone: (860) 489.7180.

12:55pm ET. William Kentridge stormed the Met with his inventive production of Shostakovich's opera, which dazzled opera and art lovers alike in its inaugural run in 2010. Now Paulo Szot reprises his acclaimed performance of a bureaucrat, whose satirical misadventures in search of his missing nose are based on Gogol's comic story. Pavel Smelkov conducts. Lecturer Nunzio DeFilippis. Lecture begins 2 hours prior to each peformance

Torrington Historical Society Hosts Motor Coach Tour of Seven Naugatuck River Valley Towns

10/26/2013

192 Main St., Thomaston, CT 06790. Phone: 860-482-8260.

The Torrington Historical Society and Healthy Valley, a Committee of the Valley Council for Health and Human Services, invite residents of the northern Naugatuck River Valley to join a motor coach tour of seven southern Naugatuck River Valley towns on Saturday, October 26th  from 8:30am to 3:30pm The tour bus will depart at 8:30 a.m. from in front of the Torrington Historical Society (Hotchkiss-Fyler House Museum), 192 Main Street, Torrington.  Free Parking is available on site. The bus will also pick up at the Naugatuck Historical Society parking lot (old train station), 195 Water Street in Naugatuck at 8:50 a.m.  The bus tour will end in Torrington at 3:30 p.m.  The Valley tour, narrated by local historian Marian O'Keefe, will highlight scenic and historic sites in the towns of Shelton, Derby, Ansonia, Seymour, Oxford, Beacon Falls and Naugatuck. The cost of the tour will be $10 per person, payable on the bus, and will include lunch and a beverage. Preregistration is required by Friday, September 20th by calling the Torrington Historical Society at 860-482-8260 or by  email at torringtonhistorical@snet.net .  Seats fill up quickly, so reserve your space soon!

20th Annual Halloween Parade Collinsville

10/26/2013

186 Main Street, Collinsville, CT

Parade has been presented by Collinsville artists as a celebration of the season and the historic town itself. The festivities begin during the day around the village before the 7 p.m. parade.  Several categories of costume contests for all ages (with great prizes), plenty of Halloween treats, and live entertainment.  Free.  Visit the website for more information.

Haight-Brown Vineyard - Winemaker/Chef Dinner

10/26/2013

29 Chestnut Hill Rd., Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-4045.

On Saturday, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Join  our dynamic duo for HBV's Fall Winemaker/Chef Dinner and an opportunity to mingle with Lukas our winemakee and Chef Amy. It's a wonderful evening of wine, food and conversation including all paired wines, a delicious dinner, and dessert. All for $80; take home your HBV glass at the end of the night!. Visit the website for more information.

Flanders Nature Center Holds Halloween Celebration--Woodbury

10/27/2013

Flanders Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-3711 Ext. 10.

Flanders Nature Center and Land Trust's Halloween event being held at the North Barn of the nature center at the Van Vleck Sanctuary on Flanders Road on Sunday, October 27, 2013 from 2 to 4PM.  Flanders staff will dress in costume and children and grown-ups alike are encouraged to wear their costumes and comfortable walking shoes to enjoy the nature center trails.  Visit all the barnyard animals then jump on "Harold the Tractor" for a hayride to the pumpkin patch where a friendly scarecrow will hand out treats and where you can choose your own pumpkin.  $10 family member, non-member family $20.  Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Hickory Stick Bookshop Hosts Authur Michael Nethercott--The Seance Society

10/27/2013

2 Green Hill Rd., Washington Depot, CT 06794. Phone: 860-868-0525.

On Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 2PM at the Hickory Stick Bookshop author Michael Nethercott will tell ghost stories and sign copies of his new book, "The Seance Society".  A mystery writer and storyteller, Mr. Nethercott will begin the afternoon by telling several ghost stories, both traditional and true from his sprawling Irish family.  The event is free and open to the public. 

Western CT State University Hosts Chamber Music Concert--Danbury

10/27/2013

181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-837-8350.

On October 27, 2013 a chamber music concert featuring members of the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra and WCSU faculty will be at 3PM in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus. 

Litchfield Historical Society - Lecture Explores Aaron Burr and His Treason Trial

10/27/2013

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

You may know about the duel with Alexander Hamilton that made Aaron Burr infamous, but did you know about his treason trial? Join the Litchfield Historical Society on Sunday, October 27 at 3:00 pm as Professor R. Kent Newmyer discusses his book The Treason Trial of Aaron Burr: Law, Politics, and the Character Wars of a New Nation. This lecture is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, please call (860) 567-4501 or email registration@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org. For more information about this or other programs, please call or see www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org.