Ansonia Nature Center Holds Nature Walk

10/27/2013

10 Deerfield Lane, Ansonia, CT 06401. Phone: 203-736-1053.

FALL FOLIAGE HIKE AT THE ANSONIA NATURE CENTER--On Sunday, October 27, at 1:00 p.m., join a staff ranger/naturalist for an easy walk along the park's wooded trails.  Take advantage of this time of year when falling colored leaves make it easier to identify our Connecticut trees including some that are not native to our area. This free program is ideal for families and youth groups. Please call to register.

The Silo Cooking School Cake Decorating

10/27/2013

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

With Chef Faith Drobbin.Always wanted to learn how to decorate a cake with ease. Faith will show you the basics and more. You will prepare a Swiss Meringue Buttercream in order to learn how to pipe basic decorative borders on small cakes with a pastry bag and assorted pastry tips. Borders will include star, rosette, shell, reverse shell and rope border. Faith will also demonstrate how to use fondant - and give you the opportunity to try it for yourself.

Sharon Audubon Society - Autumn Fun

10/27/2013

325 Cornwall Bridge Rd., Rte. 4, Sharon, CT Phone: 860-364-0520.

On Sunday, noon to 3 p.m. Join Sharon Audubon Society for a fun, autumn afternoon for young children and their families that features, carnival-type games, kids craft, live animals, a haybale maze, haywagon shuttles food and more from noon to 3 p.m.   Children are encouraged to come in costume and join in the costume parade around the Center grounds at 2:30. This event is held rain or shine.  Cost is $7 per carload.

37th Annual Kent Pumpkin Run

10/27/2013

Kent Green Bouledvard, Kent, CT 06757. Phone: 860-592-0061.

The 37th running of this Kent Classic offers something for everyone!  The festivities begin with a Kids Fun Run @ 11:15 AM followed by the 5 mile run / walk @ noon. The spectator friendly, USATF certified course starts and finishes at Kent Green in front of Town Hall.  Join the festivities at the start /finish area - Music, Refreshments (including Billy's famous Pumpkin Soup!), Face Painting, Halloween fun and much more.  Post Race party for all!

 

Newtown Friends of Music Concert Featuring Trio Con Brio and Guest Ettore Causa

10/27/2013

Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470. Phone: 203-426-6470.

On Sunday afternoon at 3PM at Edmond Town Hall the Newtown Friends of Music host Trio Con Brio and Guest Ettore Causa.  Italian born Ettore Causa is one of the most brilliant violists of our time and has been awarded prizes for his exceptional artistry, passionate intelligence and complete musicianship. We already admire the Trio Con Brio Copenhagen and could not wait to have them back again. Together they will make exquisite music four our listening pleasure.

Litchfield Historical Society - Day-long Symposium to Explore Women, Gardens, and the Colonial Revival

10/28/2013

7 South Street, Litchfield, CT Phone: 86-567-4501.

As part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Litchfield Garden Club, the Litchfield Historical Society is sponsoring a one-day symposium, Groundbreaking Women: Garden Design and the Colonial Revival, on Monday, October 28 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The day's speakers will focus on the Colonial Revival gardens and garden design, looking at the role of women and the ways in which they used gardening as a means of extending their concerns and activities from the private, domestic sphere to the public work of civic beautification and conservation. The guest speakers at this year's symposium are well-known in the fields of American and horticultural history, botany, and journalism.

Judith B. Tankard—landscape historian, author, and preservation consultan—will discuss influential, early 20th-century garden designers Beatrix Farrand and Ellen Shipman and their contribution to the history of landscape architecture.

Mac Keith Griswold, journalist, garden historian, and director of archival research at the Sylvester Manor Project, Shelter Island, New York, will deliver a talk based on her new book, The Manor: Three Centuries at a Slave Plantation on Long Island, and Cornelia Horsford, the first woman in her family's history to own this property.

In "Learn to Grow:- 'the trained hand with the trained mind,'" Jenny Rose Carey, director of the Ambler Arboretum of Temple University, will explore the Victorian study of nature and botany morphed into the struggle by women to study horticulture and landscape design in the early twentieth century.

Susan Williams, professor of U.S. history at Fitchburg State University, will uncover the deep messages within Alice Morse Earle's popular early twentieth-century books on gardening. While Earle discussed garden design, she also reflected her deeply held faith in the educational and therapeutic power of gardens and gardening.

To learn more about this event, the speakers, or how to register for the symposium, please see our website at http://www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org/2013symposium.php. Tickets are $35 for members of the Historical Society and the Litchfield Garden Club; $50 for non-members; and $35 for students, with an optional $15 lunch. Registration is required—please email registration@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org or call (860) 567-4501 by October 21.

Litchfield Historical Society Hosts Seminar: Groundbreaking Women: Garden Design and the Colonial Revival

10/28/2013

Route 63, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4501.

On Monday, October 28, 2013 from 9AM to 4PM the Litchfield Historical Society will hold a seminar:  Groundbreaking Women: Garden Design and Colonial Revival.  As part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Litchfield Garden Club, the LHSociety will present a one-day symposium that will focus on the Colonial Revival gardens and garden design, looking at the role of women and the ways in which they used gardening, as a means of extending their concerns and activities from the private domestic sphere to the public work of civic beautification and conservation.  $50 non-member, $35 Member.  Check the website for further information.

Western CT State University Hosts Artist Talk with Plonia Nixon--Danbury

10/29/2013

181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-837-8403.

On October 29, 2013 WCSU Adjunct Professor of Art Plonia Nixon will share personal insights into her life and her artistic works spanning more than 50 years in a lecture at 1:30PM in The Gallery at Higgins Hall on the university's Midtown campus.  Admission will be free and the public is invited.  Call for further information.

Western Connectucit State Unviersity Host Musical: "Chicago"

10/30/2013 to 11/03/2013

181 White St., Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-837-TIXX.

The WCSU departments of Theatre Arts and Music will present the musical "Chicago" in the Berkshire Theatre in Berkshire Hall on the university's Midtown campus.  Performances will be at 7PM on Wednesday and Thursday, October 30 and 31; 8PM on Friday, Nov. 1;  2AM and 8PM on Saturday, Nov. 2; and 2PM on Sunday, Nov. 3.  Call the Berkshire Theatre Box for tickets.

Annual Halloween Gathering - Town Hall - Cornwall

10/31/2013

Town Hall, Main Street , Cornwall, CT

Park & Recreation will host its annual Halloween gathering at the Town Hall on Thursday, October 31st 5 to 8 p.m. soups, salads, sandwiches and cider will be provided. If you would like to donate a homemade pot of soap or stew, please contact Beck Hurlburt: prcornwall@gmail.com. This event is always made special by the donations of Cornwall cooks.