GOSHEN FARMERS HOLIDAY MARKET

11/19/2017 to 12/17/2017

71 North St., Goshen, CT

1-4. This lively, festive market features seasonal produce, grass-fed beef & pork, eggs, honey, syrup, fresh breads & sweets, wooden crafts, jams and jellies, goat milk soap & body products, knitted items and other Holiday crafts. There are over a dozen vendors participating in this "shop local" event.  Location: St Thomas of Villanova Church. Craft & food vendors will provide you with all your holiday shopping needs. Stroll or Sit and enjoy the mouth-watering hot food, sweet treats, coffee, tea and hot chocolate available for shoppers to purchase Goshen Farmers Market is a Non-profit organization that helps support the local food pantry & PTO.

Gunn Memorial Library An Afternoon of Romantic Chamber Music

11/19/2017

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

2-3 pm. Clarinetist Dr. Vincent de Luise, Soprano Becky Nesmith and Pianist Jenny Li will perform a classical chamber concert titled An Afternoon of Romantic Music. The Romantic period was one of the most innovative in music history, characterized by lyrical melodies, rich harmonies, and emotive expression. The ensemble will perform masterpieces by three illustrious romantic era composers of the 19th century Louis Spohr, Johannes Brahms and Franz Schubert. Their selections include three German Songs (from the sechs deutsche Lieder, Op. 103) by Louis Spohr; the poetic second sonata for clarinet and piano by Johannes Brahms (Eb major, Op 120 no. 2); and the glorious "Shepherd on the Rock," (Der Hirt auf dem Felsen) by Franz Schubert.

Infinity Hall - INTIMATE SONGS AND STORIES WITH PETER YARROW

11/19/2017

20 Greenwoods Rd. W, Norfolk, CT Phone: 866-666-6306.

1:30 pm. We are honored and excited to bring Peter Yarrow back to our beautiful Norfolk setting for a night of incredible storytelling and the music he has been famously playing for over 50 years. He has spread peace and love through his music and activism and so excited about his return to Infinity Hall. Grab your pair of tickets while they still last! Peter Yarrow's talents as a creative artist—both with the legendary trio Peter, Paul & Mary and as a solo performer—are frequently directed at using music to convey a message of humanity and caring. His gift for songwriting has produced some of the most moving songs from Peter, Paul & Mary, including "Puff, the Magic Dragon," "Day is Done", "Light One Candle" and "The Great Mandala." As a member of the renowned musical trio, Yarrow has earned multiple gold and platinum albums, as well as numerous GRAMMYs.

Open House at the Matthew Curtiss House Museum

11/19/2017

44 Main St., Newtown, CT

2-4 pm. Step back in time with our docents for a tour of our very own house-museum. Built in the mid-1700s, the house witnissed, as a private residence, more than 250 years of Newtown's history and it serves as a repository for furniture and artifacts that help tell the story of life in Newtown during those many years.

Ansonia Nature Center SUNDAY GUIDED HIKE: History Hike: How These Trails Came to Be

11/19/2017

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

1 pm.  Learn from Ranger Dan how ancient people utilized their tracking skills and followed animal signs. Gain a long list perspective on who created the trails we walk and the roads we drive today. FREE. Please call to register.

New England Carousel Museum - Princess Tea

11/19/2017

95 Riverside Ave, Bristol, CT Phone: 860-585-5411.

1-3 pm. $15 per child, Adults $5. These enchanted tea parties for children and their caregivers will feature cookies and juices, wand craft, story time, carousel rides, and balloons twisting by Amazing Magical Paul. The fairy-tale will continue with a royal meet and greet and photo opportunity with a special guest princess. The Princess Tea will be held Sunday, through the year, noon- 2:00 PM, and is priced at $15.00 per child and $5.00 per adult. Tiaras and princess dresses are highly encouraged. Reservations are required and these events are expected to sell out. Don't miss your chance to participate in this afternoon of fun and make-believe.

Connecticut Master Chorale Holiday Prelude Concert "A Celtic Christmas" and More!

11/19/2017 to 11/19/2017

First Congregational Church, 164 Deer Hill Avenue, Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 2037430473.

The Connecticut Master Chorale, under the direction of Tina Johns Heidrich, will present its annual Holiday Prelude Concert on Sunday, November 19, at 3 pm at the First Congregational Church, 164 Deer Hill Avenue, Danbury.   Ring in the season with a glorious selection of outstanding choral music reflecting many cultures, featuring "A Celtic Christmas", and music for Thanksgiving, Advent,  Hanukkah and Christmas and more!  Opening with a resplendent brass fanfare, jubilation and majesty combine in a dramatic new "Gloria in Excelsis Deo!". The program also features "A Celtic Christmas", an eclectic grouping of three Celtic pieces, and "Christmas in the Great Hall", a majestic choral fantasy featuring unique arrangements of seven time-honored carols. "African Star Carol" from South Africa and "La Trulla" from Puerto Rico and "Believe" from the movie "Polar Express" will contrast with the jazzy standard "That's What I Want for Christmas", first made famous by Ella Fitzgerald and a Big Band version of  the spiritual "Mary, Mary!".Also included are works by Dan Forrest, Ridgefield's Stephen Schwartz, and a gorgeous musical setting of a Rachael Field poem, along with many other festive selections that will assure a joyous and memorable start to the Holiday Season.
An exhilarating retelling of the Christmas story, "Down in Bethlehem!" will close our program with the spirit of joy, energy and excitement found only in gospel music! The Connecticut Master Chorale is an ensemble of 55 vocalists in their 19th year of singing in Western Connecticut. They will be accompanied by the Connecticut Master Chorale Holiday Brass and Joseph J. Jacovino on piano and organ. Admission to the concert is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. The venue is handicap accessible and doors will open at 2:15. Please call (203) 743-0473 for ticket purchase and visit www.cmchorale.org for additional information. 

16th Annual Festival of Trees

11/21/2017 to 12/04/2017

1360 Torringford Street, Torrington, CT Phone: 860-482-9364.

Held and Hosted by Valerie Manor. Festival Open Daily Friday, Nov. 24 - Saturday, Dec. 3: 1:00-7:00 pm Sunday, Dec. 4: 1-5 pm. Preview Party: Tuesday, Nov. 21, 5:30-7:00 pm Kick off the season with holiday cheer while supporting neighbors with intellectual and developmental disabilities Theme Nights: Opening Day - Friday, Nov. 24 Senior Citizens Day - Saturday, Nov. 25 Family Day - Sunday, Nov. 26 LARC Appreciation Night - Monday, Nov. 27 "The Gingerbread Man" Story Night - Tuesday, Nov. 28, 6:00pm Caroling Night - Wednesday, Nov. 29, 6:00 pm "The Grinch" Story Night - Thursday, Nov. 30, 6:00pm Santa Night - Friday, Dec. 1, 5:00-7:00 pm Make an Ornament Day - Saturday, Dec. 2, 2:00-3:00pm Closing Party: Sunday, Dec. 3, 4:00-5:00pm Silent Auction closes at 5:00 pm 

Gunn Historical Museum The Dramalites

11/21/2017

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

The Gunn Historical Museum's Washington History Club at Night will meet in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Library on Tuesday, November 21 at 6:30pm. The topic of discussion will be The Dramalites. Many residents have been involved in this long existing community performance group which has provided a theater experience for generations of Washington's residents. Join us for a lively conversation about its history, those who were involved in the organization, and the plays they performed. Bring your favorite stories and memories to share!

Infinity Hall - ONE TIME WEEKEND AND SOUL CASE

11/22/2017

20 Greenwoods Rd. W, Norfolk, CT Phone: 866-666-6306.

8 pm. One Time Weekend formed their groove in Collinsville, CT. Members Ben Sullivan, Ian D'Arcangelo, Adam Eytan, and Zach Mulcahy combined their talent to form a fresh youthful vibe influenced by artists such as John Mayer, The Allman Borthers Band, Stevie Wonder, Julian Lage, Snarky Puppy, Twiddle, and various artists both past and present. The newly formed group has written many original songs that feature their funky, jazzy, rap, and reggae tastes while adding complexity to the mix, creating their own unique sound. When their music starts to tickle your ears it'll make you wanna boogie down and shake ya tail feathers to the groove!