Torrington Historical Society--Civil War Program

10/08/2009 to 10/08/2009

192 Main St., Carriage House, Torrington, 06790. Phone: 860-482-8260.

On Thursday, October 8, 2009 at 7PM at the Torrington Historical Society Kevin Johnson of the CT State Library will present his first person Civil War program about Private William Webb, 29th (Colored) Regiment CT Volunteer Infantry. Also, Anne Farrow, co-author of Complicity and former writer with the Hartford Courant will present a talk about her book with an additional commentary on John Brown. Program is open to the public. Call for further information.

100th Annual Riverton Fair

10/09/2009 to 10/11/2009

Rte. 20,, Riverton, 06065. Phone: 860-379-9619.

Rte. 20, Riverton, CT 06065. Phone: (860) 738-4227. Adm. Adults: $5, children under 12 free. Parking Free. Fri. 4 pm - 9 pm, Sat. & Sun. 8 am-5 pm.

Salmon Six Ways: Get Hooked! at Hunt Hill Farm's Silo Cooking School

10/10/2009 to 10/10/2009

44 Upland Rd., New Milford, 06776. Phone: 860-355-0300.

With Chef Daniel Rosati from 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.- Salmon offers so much versatility for holiday entertaining and in this class we�ll learn six great ways to serve it. Chef Daniel will share buying and storing tips. Menu includes: Salmon Tartar, Fresh and Smoked Salmon Hash, Pan Seared Salmon Puttanesca, New England Salmon Cakes, Roasted Salmon with Leeks and Fennel, Salmon Quenelles with Sorrel Sauce. (Full participation). Contact Cooking School Director, Chef Mary Kravec for more information. $85 per person or 2 for $160.

Tales from the Story Bag

10/10/2009 to 10/10/2009

38 Curtis Road, Washington, 06793. Phone: 860-868-0518.

Storytellers often keep little reminders of stories concealed within a story bag. When one of the reminders is pulled from the bag the storyteller inspires listeners with enchanting tales that teach, entertain and intrigue. Join Janis Us, Mohawk-Shinnecock Storyteller, on Saturday, October 10th from 10:30 am-12:30 pm for a morning of stories and laughter.

Hear traditional Native American stories straight from her story bag and then create your own story based on your favorite woodland animal. Finally make your own rabbit fur story bag to keep it in!

Space is limited, advance reservations required. Ages 7 and up.Fee: $25; $20 IAIS Members

Spectacular Soups and Bountiful Breads at Hunt Hill Farm's Silo Cooking School

10/11/2009 to 10/11/2009

44 Upland Rd., New Milford, 06776. Phone: 860-355-0300.

With Chef Daniel Rosati from 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m - Add some interesting souper comfort soups and breads to your repertoire. Soup and Bread make a quick cold weather supper, an easy impromptu meal, and when made ahead store great in the freezer! Ukrainian Sausage and Potato Soup, Polish Style Rye Bread, Creamy Fennel Soup with Peppered Asiago Frico, Tuscan Wheat Bread, Porcini Mushroom and Farro Soup, Parmesan Herb Quick Bread, Chicken and Wild Rice Soup, Dried Cherry-Walnut Rolls, Roasted Tomato and Shrimp Bisque, Snowflake Rolls. (Full participation). Contact Cooking School Director, Chef Mary Kravec for more information. $85 per person or 2 for $160.

Conviction and Innocence

10/14/2009 to 10/14/2009

855 University Drive, Torrington, 06790. Phone: 860-626-6852.

The LCWP at UConn Torrington examines the definitions, protection and abuse of human rights in the fall 2009 series: Justice, Injustice and Human Rights. "Conviction and Innocence" will be a roundtable discussion of the rights of individuals and the criminal justice system. Taking part will be Andrew Schneider, Executive Director of ACLU CT, Peter Reilly, who was wrongfully convicted of murdering his mother in 1973, and Donald Connery, journalist and author who followed Reilly's case closely. Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm Free and open to the public.

BARACK and MICHELLE by Christopher Andersen

10/17/2009 to 10/17/2009

Hickory Stick Bookshop, 2 Green Hill Road, Washington, 06794. Phone: 860-868-0525. Fax: 860-868-1356.

Christopher Andersen will sign copies of his new book BARACK AND MICHELLE @ 2:00pm on Saturday, October 17th at the Hickory Stick Bookshop.

The Smithsonian National Museum of American History Puppet Collection - Lecture by Dwight Blocker Bowers

10/17/2009 to 10/17/2009

44 Upland Rd., New Milford, 06776. Phone: 860-355-0300.

Beginning at 5 p.m. Curator of Performing Arts History at the Smithsonian�s National Museum of American History, Dwight Blocker Bowers will share stories and images from his and fellow Smithsonian curator Ellen Roney Hughes� forthcoming book on the Museum�s puppet collection. Puppets from vaudeville, film, and television provide the focus, spotlighting such beloved figures as Howdy Doody and, from George Pal�s classic Puppetoon films, Tubby the Tuba. The talk will be held in the main Silo Gallery. Contact Susan York for more information. A reception will immediately follow the lecture. Members $30, non-members $35, children 12 and under $10. This is a Smithsonian Institution Affiliation Program

Tour de Chair

10/17/2009 to 10/17/2009

46 Great Hollow Rd., off Rte. 4, Cornwall, 06753. Phone: 860-618-0075.

Tour de Chair--Chairish the Arts-- is being held from August 8, 2009 thru October 12, 2009. Discover 100 plus art chairs in Northwest CT. Prizes for those who take the Tour. Map sites listed at chairishthearts.org. The chair will be auctioned off on October 17, 2009 at Mohawk Mountain Ski Lodge, Cornwall. Check the website or call for further information.

Wisdom Spirituality and Creation -- Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

10/17/2009 to 10/17/2009

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

In the Wisdom Scriptures is One who is with God from the beginning and who continues to delight in and dwell with all the created world. Participants will discover ways to live and honor this truth in their daily lives. There will be time for presentation, quiet, sharing, labyrinth walking and ritual. Patricia Torre, DW will lead the program. She is a retreat and spiritual director and currently serving as Pastoral Associate at Sacred Heart Church in Southbury, CT. Saturday, October 17th from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm The program fee is $35 and includes lunch. In honor of the 60th anniversary of Wisdom House, participants may each bring one friend for $6 payable with registration.