Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center — The Way of Tea


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

On Saturday 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Way of Tea, Chado, is the simple practice of people gathering together to prepare and drink tea and appreciate each other’s company in a profound stillness. The actions taken during the ceremony all meet in the four principles of harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility. Fee: $15. This program is being offered within the weekend program, "In the Spirit of Merton, In the Spirit of Zen." It is also open to those who may want to attend only this event. Presenters: Marybeth Welch, Yumiko Toyama and Kukiko Mitani, members of the Urasenke Chanoyu Center, NYC.

Karen Rossi - Workshop - Christmas Cats and Dogs


Allen Building, 27 East Main Street, Torrington, CT Phone: 860-292-8142 .

On Saturday 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. These 5-inch ornaments can be personalized for a special pet or painted in your holiday colors. Add ribbon, charms, and a hanger and you'll have a one of a kind keepsake. $25.00. Visit the website for more information.

Palace Theater Presents 10th Anniversary Concert: Steve Miller Band-Waterbury


100 East Main St., Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-346-2000.

On Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 8PM at the Palace Theater come celebrate the 10th Anniversary Concert:  Steve Miller Band. Having performed at the Palace on November 9, 1973, the Steve Miler Band return 41 years later to celebrate the Palace's significant Rock and Roll history.  Pre Show party on opening night.  Check the website for tickets.

Connecticut Junior Olympics Cross-Country Championships at White Memorial Conservation Center-Litchfield


Route 202, Litchfield, CT 06759.

On Sunday, November 16, 2014 starting at 10AM some of the top young running talent in the state will take to the trails of the White Memorial Conservation Center when the Litchfield Track Club hosts the Connecticut Junior Olympics Cross-Country Championships.  Races will go off every half hour through 2PM.  Races for boys and girls in 12 age groups from 8 and under to 17-18. 

Ansonia Nature Center Program Hosts Conservation Documentary: Home


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

CONSERVATION DOCUMENTARY: Home – Sun. Nov. 16, 3 pm. Join Ranger Mike for this visually stunning yet sobering film about the planet that we call home. Spanning 54 countries and 120 locations, Home captures the Earth's most amazing landscapes in a new and astonishing light, showcasing its incomparable beauty and acknowledging its vulnerability to change. Open discussion. FREE. Please register in advance.

Matthew Curtiss House - The Evolution of Schick Razors and the November Open House


44 Main St., Newtown, CT Phone: 203-426-5937.

Sunday, Nov 16, 2014  12:00pm - 4:00 pm. Matthew Curtiss House. John Glaberson, son of Martin Glaberson, will share with visitors sketches and actual razors designed by his father while working at Schick between 1948 and 1977. As Creative Director for Schick, Martin designed the product, packaging, point of sale displays, and the advertising for their line of razors. Come discover how razors have changed over the years and evolved into the razor we all use today. In conjunction with this event, the Matthew Curtiss House will be open for visitors. Costumed docents will be available to give tours.

Miranda Vineyard Hosts Pampering and Indulgence for Ladies Only Evening--Goshen


42 Ives Rd., Goshen, CT 06756. Phone: 860-491-9906.

You are cordially invited to enjoy a night of PAMPERING AND INDULGENCE FOR LADIES ONLY on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 5-7:30.
$30.00 admission includes: One glass of wine, mini massage, TAROT CARD READING, chocolate covered strawberries, cheese fondue, door prizes and more. In addition, handmade jewelry for sale. So grab your girlfriends and meet at the winery! Reservations required. Call 860-491-9906 to reserve your seat or click below to register.

Litchfield Historical Society Offers Thanksgiving Crafts Workshop


7 South St., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4501.

Get Crafty for Thanksgiving at the Litchfield Historical Society. Join the Litchfield Historical Society for drop-in Thanksgiving crafts on Sunday, November 16, 2014 between 11:00 am and 1:30 pm. Make a turkey, cornucopia, or get creative and make a new Thanksgiving tradition! Supplies will be set-up at the Litchfield History Museum. There is a $2 suggested donation. No registration necessary.

Kent Historical Sunday Series: CT State Historian Walt Woodward PhD, The Other Witch Hunt


Kent Town Hall, off Main Street, Rte. 7, Kent, CT Phone: 860.927.4587 .

CT State Historian Walt Woodward PhD, will speak on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014 at 2:00 PM at the Kent Town Hall. Our Sunday Series - Sunday Series are scheduled for the 3rd Sunday, November 2:00 PM (usually) at the Kent Town HallAdmission is free, but donations are welcome. For more information, call 860.927.4587 or email info@kenthistoricalsociety.org. Everyone knows about the witch hunt at Salem in 1692. But few people know that in the years before Salem, Connecticut was New England’s fiercest witch prosecutor. The first person hanged for witchcraft in New England came from Windsor, and every single person indicted for witchcraft in Connecticut in its early years was convicted and hanged. Walt Woodward brings this extraordinary, but nearly forgotten story to life, in a lecture that begins with the Protestant Reformation and traces its history all the way through the Hartford Witch hunt of the 1660’s – a nightmare of trials and executions that preceded Salem by a generation. He also shows how Connecticut’s Governor John Winthrop, Jr. and his friend Rev. Gershom Bulkeley intervened to transform Connecticut from New England’s most aggressive witch hunter to a colony that completely ended executions for witchcraft thirty years before they even began at Salem. Along the way, he answers all those questions you’ve wondered about the early witch hunts, and explains why almost everyone in the 1600s believed that witchcraft was very real, and terribly dangerous.

Silhouette Portrait Event at Town Historian's Office At Edmond Town Hall - Newtown


44 West Main Street, Newtown, CT Phone: 203-260-4737.

Sunday, Nov 16, 2014  10:00am - 4:00pm. Back by popular demand, Deborah O'Connor, of Rhode Island, will once again hand-cut portraits of visitors. Silhouettes were popular in the 1700 and 1800s until the development of photography caused the silhouette's decline. Walk Ins Welcome, but Appointments strongly suggested by calling 203-260-4737.