Cooking Southern Italian for the Winter Holidays at Hunt Hill Farm's Silo Cooking School

11/07/2009 to 11/07/2009

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

11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Arthur Schwartz shares recipes from his newest cookbook (just published in October) and fun ideas to make your holiday festive and delicious Italian Style. We'll start out with Pate for Knuckleheads and Pate of the Two Sicily's and Insalata di Rinforzo, followed by Spaghetti with Walnuts and Colatura, Paccheri with Butternut Squash and Sausage, Pork Loin Roast Sorrento-style (wrapped in pancetta, roasted with orange juice, juniper berries, and bay leaves); Sauteed Escarole with Pine Nuts, Raisins, and Capers; Broccoli Sauteed with Egg, Hazelnut Amaretti, and Zia Delia's Date-Nut Cake. (Demonstration). $90 per person. Contact Cooking School Director, Chef Mary Kravec for more information.

Introduction to Herbal Medicin; Family Immunity for Winter Months

11/07/2009 to 11/07/2009

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

Join Herbalist and Flower Essence Practitioner, Lupo Passero, for an introductory class on herbal medicine from 1:00 pm -3:00 pm. Lupo will discuss a variety of safe and natural remedies to help support your family�s immune system for the upcoming winter months. Many of the remedies shared are items you can find in your pantry and everyday kitchen items such as garlic, onions and ginger. Lupo will also demonstrate how to make herbal syrups and healing herbal teas. Fee: $ 20; $15 IAIS Members

The Holy Spirit and Ecology -- Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

11/07/2009 to 11/07/2009

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

In this workshop, participants will explore a number of images and metaphors from the Christian medieval tradition related to the Holy Spirit in the context of concern for and stewardship of the environment. Sample themes include reconciliation and healing, "greening", bond of love, flowing waters, and servant leadership. Elizabeth Dreyer, Ph.D, Professor of Religious Studies at Fairfield University will lead the program. She lectures widely on the history of religious experience and contemporary lay spirituality. Her published works include: Holy Power, Holy Presence; Earth Crammed with Heaven; A Spirituality of Everyday Life; and Making Sense of God: A Woman's Perspective. Saturday, November 7th 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.

Tarrywile Park and Mansion Guided Hikes

11/08/2009 to 11/08/2009

70 Southern Blvd, Danbury, Phone: 203-744-3130.

9:00 am Guided Hike - Off Site. Join one of our hike leaders and explore the Pine Mountain Section of the Ives Trail. Meet at Tarrywile at 9 am and carpool over to Pine Mountain.

Litchfield Hills Archaeology Club Lecture Series

11/08/2009 to 11/08/2009

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

First Nations-Last Elephants An illustrated presentation by Tom Lake on Sunday, November 8th at 3:00 pm.

Twelve millennia ago the first humans entered the Northeast into a landscape that contained a myriad of now-extinct animals. These Paleo-Indians were entering virgin forests and grasslands, but the fauna they encountered were not new; they had seen them all before during their millennia-long trek across North America. What was new was the ticking clock of extinction as the First Nations met the Last Elephants, one heading toward dominance, the other to oblivion.

Tom Lake is an archaeologist, and teaches anthropology at SUNY Dutchess Community College in Poughkeepsie, NY. He also works for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation�s Hudson River Estuary Program as its Estuary Naturalist, where he shadows eagles, teaches the ecology of the estuary, and edits the Hudson River Almanac, a natural history journal now in its 16th year.

Fee: $5 General Public; Free to LHAC Members

Veterans Day Celebration

11/08/2009 to 11/08/2009

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

Each year IAIS honors a local Native American who has served in the United States Military. Throughout history Native Americans have served their country with the highest record of service per capita when compared to any other ethnic group. Join us on November 8th at 12:30pm in remembering all veterans, Native and non-native, who have served our country with courage and pride. Following a traditional ceremony in our outdoor village we invite participants and visitors for a light lunch.

Take a Walk Series: Autumn Bird Walk The Bird Man

11/11/2009 to 11/11/2009

off Rte. 202, 2 mi. west of center, Litchfield, Litchfield, 06759. Phone: (860) 567-0857. .

Wildlife Biologist Dave Rosgen, takes you in search of autumn migrants. With Bantam Lake so closely positioned as a magnet for migrating waterfowl and a rich mixture of habitats nearby, the stage is set for an excursion into the activities of avian migration. What birds can be seen? How long will they linger before moving on? Are there any winter visitors yet? Rosgen will help you take a peek into this fascinating phenomenon. Meet at the Museum. 10:00 A.M. until 12:00 P.M. Members: $3.00, Non Members: $5.00, Pre registration and pre payment required...FREE

Talkin' Turkey with Teens at Hunt Hill Farm's Silo Cooking School

11/13/2009 to 11/13/2009

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

4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Ages 12-17 Cooking School Director Chef Mary Kravec will demonstrate deboning a whole turkey. Students will prepare classic Thanksgiving side dishes: homemade turkey stock, sage gravy, fresh orange cranberry sauce, apple-sausage stuffing, cheddar creamed onions, herbed snowflake rolls, pineapple sweet potato casserole, pumpkin praline bread pudding. (Full participation). $60 per student. For more information contact Cooking School Director, Chef Mary Kravec.

The Delaney Lectures: The Beautiful Bridge: Our Journey, From Speaking Our Stories to Writing Them

11/13/2009 to 11/13/2009

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

The finale in a series of four weekly lectures on Irish literary figures, given by international best selling author and broadcaster Frank Delaney for the Litchfield County Writers Project of University of Connecticut, Torrington campus. Free and open to the public. Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Fine American Craftsman Show

11/14/2009 to 11/15/2009

Wilton High School Field House, Rte. 7, Wilton, 06897.

Event hours 10 am - 5 pm Nov. 14th and 10 am - 4 pm Nov. 15th. A showcase of America's finest juried artists from around the country display their wares and unique objects, traditional and contemporary in design.