Holiday at Hopkins Vineyards – Ladies Night

11/15/2014

25 Hopkins Rd., Warren, CT Phone: (860) 868-7954.

November 15th from 1-8PM. Featuring special local vendors for holiday recipes, shopping, hot mulled wine and live music!
Admission: FREE. Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple, Bella Kortisa, Gift Baskets Galore, Silpada Jewelry, hand painted wine glasses by Sandra Soucy, Goat Boy Soaps, hand painted Silk Scarves by Celeste, glass artisan Linda Banks,  upcycled treasures by Woolen it be Nice, Premier Jewelry and samples by BuonCello. A fun time and your one stop for holiday ideas, recipes and gifting. Email: hcriollo@hopkinsvineyard.com

Ridgefield Playhouse Presents Arlo Gutherie

11/15/2014

80 East Ridge Ave., Ridgefield, CT 06877. Phone: 203-438-5795.

Arlo Guthrie--Saturday, 11/15/2014 - 8:00pm. With Special Guest Antigone Rising. Doyle Coffin Architecture Singer Songwriter Series Arlo Guthrie was born with a guitar in one hand and a harmonica in the other, in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York in 1947. He is the son of America's most beloved singer/writer/philosopher, Woody Guthrie and Marjorie Mazia Guthrie.  Over the last five decades Guthrie has toured throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia winning a wide, popular following. In addition to his accomplishments as a musician, playing the piano, six and twelve-string guitar, harmonica and a dozen other instruments, Arlo is a natural-born storyteller, whose tales and anecdotes figure prominently in his performances. Ticket Price $65.00.

Wisdom House - The Way of Tea

11/15/2014

229 East Litchfield Rd., Litchfield, CT Phone: (860) 567-3163.

On Saturday  7-8:30 pm be steeped in tranquility.  Observe the ancient ritual of the tea ceremony at Wisdom House as performed by the members of the Urasenke Chanoyu Center of New York City.  Program attendees will be able to witness how the four principles of harmony, respect, purity and tranquility all converge within the actions of the tea ceremony. The donation for the program is $15 per person.  This special evening presentation is included in “In The Spirit of Merton, In The Spirit of Zen” program taking place November 14-16. For further information on this program please call Wisdom House (860) 567-3163; email programs@wisdomhouse.org.

Gunn Memorial Library Program: Dr. Walter Powell--Flying for France: The Lafayette Escardrille & Lafayette Flying Corps WWI

11/15/2014

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

Dr. Walter Powell will give the free presentation, "Flying for France: The Lafayette Escadrille and the Lafayette Flying Corps in WWI" on Saturday, November, 15 at 11:00 am in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Memorial Library and Museum in Washington, Connecticut. The release in 2006 of the movie "Flyboys" has renewed interest in those Americans who flew for France before the United States entered World War One in April 1917. The combat experiences of Victor Chapman, Bert Hall, Norman Hall, James McConnell, Kiffin Rockwell, and leading ace Raoul Lufbery captured America's imagination. In this illustrated lecture, Dr. Powell will revisit some of their exploits, and those of the Lafayette Flying Corps that followed. Admission to the lecture and exhibit is free. The Gunn Library and Museum is located at 5 Wykeham Road, at the intersection of Wykeham Road and Rt. 47, on Washington Green.

Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church Annual Christmas Fair

11/15/2014

93 River Rd., Rte. 181 n, Pleasant Valley, CT 06063. Phone: 860-379-2157.

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, 9:00 am to 2:30 pm. Crafts, knit items and attic treasures for sale.  Also a bake sale, children's activity room, pictures with Santa, and a delicious luncheon.  Call for more information.

Institute of American Indian Studies - Late Autumn Evening Walk

11/15/2014

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

On Saturday 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. November brings shorter days and cool, star-filled nights. Enjoy this time of year with a special evening in our replicated Algonkian village and surrounding woods! Join Andy Dobos and Deneen Bernier of Three Red Trees School of Natural Living as we navigate by moonlight and traditional lanterns through hemlocks, witch hazel and oaks. Engage your sense of smell and hearing as you experience the outdoors in a different way – through a forest filled with autumn smells and nocturnal noises! Our journey concludes with relaxation around the campfire. Space is limited; prepayment and registration required by November 12th. $10 Adults; 8 IAIS Members; $6 Children.

Church Street Open House and Holiday Sale

11/15/2014 to 12/20/2014

Church Street, New Milford, CT

Join us opening day for refreshments and to meet some of the artists and artisans. Sale begins Nov. 15th 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come join local galleries and boutiques and  all our neighbors on Church Street beginning Saturday Nov. 15th and continuing throughout the holiday season. Local artists and crafts people will present an amazing array of gifts perfect for all of special people in your life.  Featuring paintings, jewelry, photography, home decor and many more unique items.

Infinity Hall Norfolk Presents Spyro Gyra

11/15/2014

Route 44, Norfolk, CT 06058. Phone: 866-666-6306.

On Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 8PM Spyro Gyra will perform at Infinity Hall Norfolk.  2014 presents a dual milestone year for jazz's legendary innovators Spyro Gyra. First is that it marks 40 years as a band; second is the 35th anniversary of their breakthrough platinum album Morning Dance, which was the musical achievement which truly introduced them to the world at large. To observe these dual anniversaries, the band is going to present a never-before-seen event for its fans: They will perform the entire Morning Dance album in sequence for the first time ever in its career! This will be the first half of the show—with the second half being highlights of the rest of their career in music. It's a performance you won't want to miss! Check the website for ticket information.

White Memorial Conservation Center Program: Autumn Leaves in Watercolor

11/15/2014

Route 202, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-0857.

White Memorial Conservation Center program:  Autumn Leaves in Watercolor with Betsy Rogers-Knox on November 15, 2014 at 1:30PM in the A.B. Ceder Room.  Members $34; Non-Members $45.  Learn botanical illustration from world renowned illustrator Betsy Rogers-Knox.  Explore different techniques in this fun approach to painting our beautiful fall leaves.  Supplies included.  All levels welcome.  Class is suitable for ages 12 and up. 

Gingerbread Trail at Mill Plain Union Church--Waterbury

11/15/2014

242 Southmayd Rd., Waterbury, CT 06705. Phone: 203-756-6286.

On Saturday, November 15, 2014 the Mill Plain Union Church will hold its Gingerbread Trail Christmas Bazaar.  Time:  9AM to 3PM.