Kent Historical Society Sunday Series: History of Farming - John Perotti


Kent Town Hall, off Main Street, Rte. 7, Kent, CT Phone: 860-927-4587.

History of Farming ~ Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 at 2:00 PM at the Kent Town Hall. History indicates that in 1944, there were approximately 22,000 farms in CT. Today that number is down to 4,200. Surviving farmers have adapted to changes in society and the economy. Join us as local farmer John Perotti will discuss farming.

The Henderson Cultural Center at Hunt Hill Farm - The Silo - Meatless Monday with Che Anne Gallagher


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

6 to 9 p.m. MEATLESS MONDAYS, With Chef Anne Gallagher. Visit the website for more information.

Oliver Wolcott Library Program: The French Twist: Twelve Secrets to Decandent Dining and Natural Weight Management--Litchfield


160 South St., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-8030.

On Thursday, July 24, 2014 from 7-8PM at the Oliver Wolcott Library a program:  The French Twist:  Twelve Secrets to Decadent Dining and Natural Weight Management with Author Carol Cottrill.  Carol Cottrill is a nutritional consultant with a taste for all things French.  A wine and cheese reception will follow the event. The Hickory Stick Bookshop will provide books for sale and signing.  Space is limited.  Registration is required. 

Newtown Historical Society Program: Moments in Baseball History


44 Main St., Newtown, CT 06470. Phone: 203-426-5937.

Take me out to the ballgame? OK, we've got a few days left in the regular season, and the Newtown Historical Society will head for the virtual ballpark to enjoy a presentation by Chris Spiro, titled Interesting Moments in Baseball History, in the community room of the Booth Library, 25 Main Street (route 25), on September 15, at 7.30 PM. Chris Spiro has spent a lifetime as a fan, collector, and active follower of all things baseball. He has just recently completed a trek to visit all the major league ballparks currently in use, and for years he has been inviting players past and present to visit his home, garnering invitations to visit at their homes, and making appearances at shows where the players were appearing. Among those whom Spiro has hosted or been a guest of are both Dom and Joe Dimaggio, Don Drysdale, Don "Perfect Game" Larson, Commissioner Happy Chandler, Stan Musial, Monte Irwin, Johnny Mize, Wade Boggs, Warren Spahn, who, in the days long before five-man pitching rotations, gave rise to the hope, Spahn and Sain and pray for rain, Bill Dickey and Yogi Berra, who have the unique distinction of each having the same number, 8, retired in their honor, and many other players and officials. Chris will be reliving his many conversations with these old-time greats, modern players and others in his "Intersting Moments" presentation. He has also promised to bring a selection of memorabilia from his collection, and will even offer a quiz for those willing to test their baseball wits. All Newtown Historical Society programs are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served following the presentation.

Ridgefield Playhouse Presents Pink Martini


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

On Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 8 PM The Ridgefield Playhouse presents Pink Martini.  Featuring a dozen musicians, everyone's favorite "little orchestra" performs its mutilingual repertoire on concert stages and with symphony orchestras around the world.  Part of the art, wine and jazz series.  Free wine and cheese tastings in the lobby at 7PM.  Check the website for reservations. 

WCSU Westside campus - Visiting Artist Lecture


43 Lake Ave. Extension, Danbury, CT 06811.

Multi-disciplinary artist Ray DiCapua will discuss his work at 11 a.m. in Room 144 of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public, and it will be presented as part of the university's Master of Fine Arts slide lecture series. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit

Flanders Nature Center - Karen Reddington-Hughes will talk on Oriental Rugs and the stores they tell


5 Church Hill Rd., Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-3711.

7 p.m. A talk on Oriental Rugs.  The program will include wine and cheese. The cost is $8. Flanders Members, $10 non-members.

White Memorial Conservation Center Program: Star Party!--Litchfield


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

White Memorial Conservation Center will host a Star Party!--September 26, 2014 at 8:00 P.M. in the Sawmill Field. Free.
There will only be star gazing tonight! Meet at the Observatory in the Sawmill Field.

Flanders Nature Center Hosts Candlelight and Wine Art Talk on Oriental Rugs


Flanders Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-3711.

Flanders Candlelight and Wine Art Talk on Oriental Rugs--Friday, September 26 | 7 PM at Flanders Studio--Karen Reddington-Hughes, Oriental rug expert and owner of Abrash Galleries in Woodbury, will give a talk on Oriental Rugs and the stories that they tell at the historic Flanders Van Vleck Studio. Hand-knotted, vegetable-dyed and crafted in many countries, oriental rugs offer a snapshot into the lives of the weavers that so beautifully craft them. The symbolism and primitive artwork that are woven into them are often a reflection of the environment of the artisan and are different in each region. Guests will enjoy wine and cheese as Karen shares her knowledge and passion for these special rugs. Location: The Studio on the corner of Flanders and Church Hill Road   Seating is limited. Reservations are suggested  The Program fee is: $8 members and $10 non-members.

Bristol’s Cemetery Commission Lantern Tour


West Cemetery , Bristol, CT

Bristol’s Cemetery Commission Lantern Tour. Friday, September 26th (Rain date Saturday September 27th) Join us for the only night that West Cemetery is open to the public after dark. Led by lantern light, attendees will visit the final resting places of
some of West Cemeteries notable and not-so-notable residents.  Character actors will share their true-yet-darker-tales.
This tour may not be suitable for children under 13. Wear appropriate walking shoes and bring a flashlight. Tours will start 15 minutes after sunset – ( 6:59 p.m.) Donations welcomed.