Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center - Double Exposure

09/28/2013 to 09/28/2013

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

9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Presented by Susan Lovallo and Jo-Ann Iannotti, OP. Be exposed to two approaches to photography: the spirit of photography and organizing the photos you have. Fee: $40 includes lunch.

Litchfield Historical Society - Lecture Explores Women's Work during World War II


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

On Sunday, September 29 at 3:00 pm, author John Cilio will be at the Litchfield History Museum to discuss his book Women's Work in World War II. Women's Work in World War II shows how women were able to gain employment during the war and the political and social changes that made that equal work possible. Cilio uses personal stories to tell about these women's successes and struggles and follows them into the years following World War II when female workers met with Congress and the President in an effort to regain equal wages and an end to gender discrimination. Cilio conducted extensive research and personal interviews while working on this book, and has included numerous rarely seen photographs in its contents. John Cilio is the author of several books, including Cessna Sensations: A Collection of Vintage Photographs, and American Airpower: Bombers 1935-1960 Vintage Aviation Photographs from WWII, Korea and the Cold War. He lives in Sherman, Connecticut.This lecture is free and open to the public; donations are accepted. Please register for this program by calling or emailingregistration@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org. Th

Winvian and CT NOFA - A Special Culinary Fundraiser at Winivian


155 Alain White Rd., Morris, CT Phone: 203-888-5146 .

A Special Culinary Fundraiser at Winvian on Sunday, noon to 3 p.m.  The afternoon will feature: Wide array of signature appetizers and desserts by Winvian's Executive Chef Chris Eddy. The freshest tastings from Winvian's own farm and other local farms. Tour of Winvian's sustainable, pesticide free, non-GMO gardens. A peek into Winvian's luxurious and whimsical cottage. Wine, beer and sparkling beverages. Live music. Award presentation . Auction. Complimentary valet parking. Ticket Price $125. per person. Ticket price to oinclude a CT NOFA membership. Net proceeds of this event will benefit the CT Nofa. For reservations contact CT NOFA 203-888-5146 or ctnofa.org/winvian.

North Canaan Fall Festival & Truck Pull


Lawrence Field, Route 44, North Canaan, CT Phone: (860)824-4300 and (860)824-5861.

North Canaan Fall Festival & Truck Pull September 29, 2013 11am-5 pm Cost:  $10 adults, $30 Family (2 adults, 3 kids), $8 Seniors, $5.00 youth (7-17), kids under 6 free.Fall Festival will consist of exhibits, activities, kid's games, entertainment and vendors.   Bounce House, Magician at 3:00 pm, live music by Commonfolk at 4:00 pm, and petting zoo.   Food court will be available.  Truck Pull - is being put on by Shoot Out Productions, Inc. - visit www.shootoutproductionsinc.com  for all rules.  $30 entry fee per hook includes drive and mechanic.  Four classes:  Stock Gas, Enhanced Gas, Workstock Diesel, 2.6 Diesel. Registration starts at 9 am. Email:  info@canaanchamber.com Parking:  Parking will be available at several locations throughout town and a shuttle.


Burlington Historical Society One Room Schoolhouse Open


Route 4, Burlington, CT 06013. Phone: 860-673-3815.

The Burlington Historical Society's One-room Schoolhouse on the George Washington Turnpike will be open to the public.  Come to visit and learn what school was like many years ago.  Ask questions, read old books, and play the games.Free of charge for new memories!

Keeler Tavern Museum Why Lincoln Matters: Lecture & Q&A with Harold Holzer


132 Main St., Ridgefield, CT Phone: (203) 438-5485.

4 p.m. Renowned Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer, author or editor of more than 40 books about the 16th president, explores the connection many American have felt—both real and imagined, political and emotional—to Abraham Lincoln. Regardless of party, presidents, from Grant to Theodore Roosevelt to Wilson to FDR, Kennedy, Nixon, Bush, Clinton, and Obama, have identified with Lincoln and sought to consecrate their own policies with his imagined blessing, sometimes inspiringly, sometimes ludicrously. How and why Lincoln remains the universal ideal to his successors is the subject of this talk and Q&A.

Wolf Talk!

09/29/2013 to 09/29/2013

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

How fast can a wolf run? Why do wolves howl? Learn the answers to these questions and much more from Michael LeBlanc of Wolf Talk. Michael will bring his Ambassador Wolf for an up close and personal experience. He will share his experience with wolves, general wolf behavior and the connection between wolves and Native American culture, past and present. There will be an opportunity for questions at the close of the program. Please call for reservations. Fee: $10 Adults; $6 Kids

NWCT Chamber of Commerce Hosts A Candid Conversation with Barry Hughson--Torrington


33 Main St., Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-482-6586.

A Candid Conversation with Barry Hughson As leader of the Boston Ballet, Barry Hughson heads a $31 million business with 700 employees and has proven that taking risks has not only worked but has made him a game changer in the industry. Listen as Barry talks about the innovative path that he has lead the world-renowned Boston Ballet and his ideas for sustainability in this ever changing economy.  Hear ideas and solutions that will work for your non-profit or for-profit business. Join us for continental breakfast at Five Points Gallery, 33 Main Street, Torrington, on September 30th beginning at 8:00 AM for an intimate sit-down with Barry. Reservations are required as seating is limited.  Tickets are $10.00. Call the Northwest CT Chamber of Commerce at 860-482-6586 to secure your seat.  Your admission will include a continental breakfast.