Infinity Hall -JEFFERSON STARSHIP

10/22/2017

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

7 pm JEFFERSON STARSHIP, a collaboration of celebrated musicians that plays from the rich songbook of its legendary forefathers JEFFERSON AIRPLANE and the original incarnation of JEFFERSON STARSHIP, prevails as one of the most critically acclaimed touring acts today. Expect all the hits, get ready to have a rockin' night in Norfolk!

Mohawk Mountain Ski Area Fall Craft Festival

10/22/2017

46 Great Hollow Road, West Cornwall, CT Phone: 860-672-6100 x 130.

11 am - 4 pm. Our Fall Festival and Craft show is a "Juried" event, meaning quality, creativity and originality are the criteria for eligibility. All arts and crafts must be the original design and creation of the artist. No machine made or mass production techniques are acceptable. Manufactured molds, imports, works from "kits", prefabricated items or computer generated items are not permitted.

Mohawk Mountain Craft and Fall Festival

10/22/2017

46 Great Hollow Rd, Cornwall, CT Phone: 860-672-6100.

11 am - 4 pm. Free for the whole family. Treasure hunt for quality crafts in a setting of great natural beauty.

Institute for American Indian Studies Artifact Identification Day

10/22/2017

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

1-4 pm. Join the conversation as Director of Research & Collections, Lucianne Lavin, Ph.D. identifies and provides interesting commentary about your local stone objects and Northeastern Native American cultural items. While we can't appraise or speculate about the value of an object, we can certainly talk about the who, what, when, where, and how of your mystery items! Included in the price of admission: $10 Adults; $8 Seniors; $6 Children; IAIS Members free.

White Hart Inn JUSTIN SPRING - "THE GOURMAND'S WAY: SIX AMERICANS IN PARIS AND THE BIRTH OF A NEW GASTRONOMY"

10/24/2017

15 Under Mountain Rd., Salisbury, CT Phone: (860) 435-0030.

6-7 pm. In his new biography THE GOURMAND'S WAY: Six Americans in Paris and the Birth of a New Gastronomy Justin Spring focuses on the most joyful, exciting, formative, and dramatic moments in the lives of six pre-eminent writers, many of which were intimately connected to the exploration and discovery of fine French food and drink―whether they experienced it at top Michelin-starred restaurants or straight from a hot plate in an artist's garret. The Gourmands' Way leads us through both the fabled world of haute cuisine and the vibrant bohemian and artistic haunts of the Left Bank during the 1950s.

Sherman Historical Society Pumpkins & Gourds

10/24/2017

10 Rte 37, Sherman, CT Phone: 860-354-3083.

12:30-3:15 pm. Please provide a snack and bottled water.

Oliver Wolcott Library Lecture

10/24/2017

160 South Street, Litchfield, CT

7-8 pm. Thin Lines: A Vineyard Journey with Author John Pryor Fulkerson. After an inspiring vacation in France's Rhone Valley, a surgeon decides to grow grapes in the harsh northwest Connecticut hills and create fine wines from them. In Thin Lines: A Vineyard Journey, John Pryor Fulkerson details his experience of gathering friends and family to help with the harvest, the crush, the fermentation, and the final preparation of fine wine.

Torrington Historical Society "Vampire Folk Belief in Historic New England: The Archaeological Evidence"

10/25/2017

192 Main St., Torrington, CT Phone: 860-482-8260.

6:30 pm. In 1990 Dr. Bellantoni and other archaeologists were called to the  investigatethe discovery of a forgotten colonial family cemetery. One grave in particular caught their eye --someone had arranged the burial in an unusual way. This led to further investigation involving archaeology, forensics, genealogy, and folklore that produced the theory that the cause for the
oddity in the burial was the belief that its occupant was a vampire. Vampire folklore was rampant in New England from 1780 to the 1890s, and a combination of disciplines helps archaeologists today discover more about this period in New England history. Admission: $5 for non-members * FREE for Torrington Historical Society members

Oliver Wolcott Library Lecture

10/25/2017

160 South Street, Litchfield, CT

7-8 pm. Light: Its Mysteries & Hidden Secrets with Joe Dougherty. hen you hear or read about astronomy, descriptions of stars or galaxies, or the discovery of planets in a distant solar system, do you ever wonder how scientists discovered all that information? It is amazing to be reminded that man has never traveled further than the moon and our farthest and most sophisticated spacecrafts have only recently ventured into interstellar space. Yet, we know a tremendous amount about galaxies millions of light years away. This presentation will explore light....what it is and how scientists have harnessed it to reveal much of what we know about our universe. Specifically, we will learn about the chemical composition of stars, how to determine the distance and temperatures of astronomical objects and how scientists are discovering new "exoplanets" daily.

Scoville Library Presentation on Climate

10/26/2017

Main Street, Salisbury, CT Phone: 860.435.2838 .

6 pm. Special Presentation, World Around Us Series The Climate Beyond The White House: Tribalism, Sustainability and a Cooler Future, presented Dr Eban Goodstein, Director, Bard Center for Environmental Policy Presented in collaboration with the Salisbury Association Land Trust Climate investment and innovation is the single best way to jumpstart economic growth. The idea that climate action is somehow undercutting America's economy lies behind the current administration's rollback of climate regulations. That is a recipe for slowing down innovation and giving up our best opportunity to drive growth.