Gunn Memoiral Library Hosts Booksigning: Guy Wolff, Master Potter in the Garden--Washington


5 Wykeham Road, Washington, CT 06794. Phone: 860-868-7756.

On Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 1PM Gunn Memorial Library will welcome master potter Guy Wolff, author Suzanne Staubach and photograper Joseph Szalay for a book talk and signing on the recently published work, Guy Wolff, Master Potter in the Garden. Copies of the book will be available at the talk.  Program is free and open to the public.  Registration is requested. 

Connecticut Master Chorale Annual Holiday Prelude Concert

11/24/2013 to 11/24/2013

First Congregational Church of Danbury, 164 Deer Hill Ave., Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-743-0473.

Tina Johns Heidrich, Conductor An eclectic program launching the Holiday season. Music with steel drums and brass ensemble; selections by John Rutter; Mack Wilberg; “Christmas in the South Seas”; lullabies; gospel; music for Advent, Thanksgiving, and Hanukkah; and more.


Beardsley Memorial Library - The History Book Discussion Group - Lydon Johnson and the Americn Dream by Doris Kearns Goodwin


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

History Book Club Beardsley and Memorial Library. The History Book Discussion Group at the Beardsley and Memorial Library will be discussing Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream by Doris Kearns Goodwin on Tuesday November 26th at 6:30 the library’s Community Room. Books will be available in advance at the Beardsley and Memorial Library, through inter-library loan or may be purchased from your favorite bookstore or online vendor. The complete book list for 2013-2014 is available at the library. Please call the library for more information

The Annual Menorah Lighting - Middlebury


Middlebury Green, Middlebury, CT Phone: 203-577-4505.

On Wednesday at 3:30p.m  on the Middlebury Green, as the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah begins. The lighting ceremony has been arranged by the Middlebury Congregational Church. The community is invited to this holiday celebration. The church's maintenance staff set up the menorah, as a gift to its Jewish neighbors.  The Middlebury lighting ceremony includes the traditional Hanukkah blessings and the song Rock of Ages. Those in attendance will be invited to take the responsibility to light the menorah on the following nights.

Ecumenical Thanksgiving Eve Service by Seymour-Oxford Clergy Association


225 Great Hill Road, Seymour, CT 06483.

On Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 7PM at Great Hill United Methodist Church the Seymour-Oxford Clergy Association will sponsor an Ecumenical Thanksgiving Eve Service.  The service will begin with a joyful setting of the altar by the participating churches.  Everyone is welcome.

Light Up Main Dowtown Holiday Events--Torrington


Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790.

Torrington will hold its annual Light Up Main event downtown on Friday,, 4:15PM. marking the traditionall start of the Christmas season at Coe Memorial Park to City Hall, and then a visit to the Christmas House. M

Lamothe's Sugar House - Open House

11/29/2013 to 12/01/2013

89 Stone Rd., Burlington, CT Phone: 860-675-5043.

Come out and enjoy our complementary hot Maple Farmhouse coffee, hot Mulled Cider, and sample our products. Enjoy the nice leisurely pace away from the bustle of the mall and get some of your holiday shopping done.

Flanders Nature Center Sugar House , Faily Hike and Wreath Making - Woodbury

11/29/2013 to 11/30/2013

Flanders Rd., Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-3611 X10.

On Friday and Saturday 1 to 3 p.m. Come and gathered evergreens, hot chocolate and have fund making a wreath and hiking. Cost is $20 for members and $30 non-members. Visit the website for more information.

Holiday Artisan Market Preview Event - Waterbury City Hall


235 Grand Street, Waterbury, CT Phone: 203-346-2000.

On Friday 6 - 9 p.m. Waterbury City Hall, 235 Grand St. and 193 Grand Street. Vendors specials, live music, refreshments, cocktails, sampe foods from local restaurants. $25.

Kent Holiday Champagne Stroll

11/29/2013 to 11/30/2013

Main Street, Kent, CT 06757. Phone: 860-927-3377.

KENT HOLIDAY CHAMPAGNE STROLL SET FOR THANKSGIVING WEEKEND -- The first annual Kent Holiday Champagne Stroll will be held on Friday, November 29 and Saturday, November 30, 2013 from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. Thirty participating merchants are presenting 30 different champagnes, one at each shop. Strollers will taste champagnes, cavas, proseccos and cremants. Visitors start by purchasing a flute for $5 at the first store they enter.  All participating shops are selling flutes so people can start at any store.  Strollers will also receive a map indicating participating shops and their champagne offering.  Keep and use the flute is for the remainder of the evening. Enjoy walking around town sampling the champagnes and shopping at the stores.   If you visit every shop, your name will be entered into a drawing for a bottle of Dom Perignon, donated by Ira Smith, owner of Kent Wine and Spirits. Smith notes that "while strollers shop they'll be able to sample more different types of champagnes and sparkling wine than we do at a trade tasting. Local restaurants are also participating and visitors to Kent are encouraged to end their evening of shopping by having dinner in town. A number of shops are having special events within their stores to add to the festive tone of the evenings. Saturday, November 30 coincides with American Express's Small Business Saturday marketing campaign which encourages shoppers to support local businesses. For more information, contact Anne McAndrew, Backcountry Outfitters, 860-927-3377 or Geraldine Woodruff, Terston Home Accents and Apparel, 860-927-1255 or visit