Craft Fair--Middlebury Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary

11/05/2011

Tucker Hill Rd., Middlebury, CT 06762. Phone: 203-263-8240/203-758-9978.

On Saturday, from 10AM to 3PM at the Middlebury Firehouse the annual craft fair sponsored by the Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. All Homemade items will be featured. Call for further information.

Tavern Night at Squires Tavern

11/05/2011

100 East River Rd, Barkhamsted, CT Phone: 860 738-1152.

Have you ever wondered what a night at the Tavern would have been like when it was open for business so long ago? WELL...The Barkhamsted Historical Society is opening the Tavern for business,Saturday Nov.5th from 7-10 P.M. We will have contra dancing,period food and beverages,old fashioned games to try,a presentation on Taverns in Barkhamsted and conversation among the visitors just like it might have been. Guests are encouraged to dress in period clothes and there will be prizes for the best costume.You don't have to dress up but it would make it more fun! Reservations are required and a limited number of tickets will be available due to fire code rules of occupancy. Tickets are $15 per person(adults only please) and may be purchased at : The Riverton General Store,The Pleasant Valley General Store or Squires' Tavern(open Wed 9-12 and Sun 1-4).

Leaving a Wisdom Legacy

11/05/2011 to 11/05/2011

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

During this day, you will be guided through the process of writing a Spiritual Will. Presenters: Louise Colletti, M.A. and Joseph Colletti, M.Ed., M. Div., S.T.M. Fee: $40 (includes lunch). Bring one friend for $20 payable with registration. Scholarships available. For more information, call Wisdom House 860-567-3163 or visit www.wisdomhouse.org

Gunn Memorial Library and Museum Hosts Pianist Will Duchon

11/06/2011

5 Wykeham Road, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-7586.

Join us on Sunday, November 6th at 1:00pm in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Memorial Library as piano virtuoso, Will Duchon returns for an afternoon of delightful classical music. Favorite works will include Grieg: Holberg Suite, Op. 40 and Schumann: Carnaval, Op. 9. Will performs nationally and internationally as a soloist with orchestras, solo recitals and as an accompanist.   He is known for the passion, depth and sensitivity in his performances, as well as for performing technically and musically challenging pieces.   Will earned a Masters Degree in Music Performance, at SUNY Purchase, and a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Performing Arts as well.  In 1990, Will was a winner in the Artists International Young Musicians Auditions, and was awarded a debut at Carnegie's Weil Recital Hall.  Since then, he has given numerous solo performances at Weil Hall, in 1991, 1994 and 1999. In 2003, Will became an ordained Interfaith Minister, and a Graduate of The New Seminary, in New York.  In addition to his music he is a broadcaster on WMNR Fine Arts Radio.

The Silo at Hunt Hill Farm Offers Thanksgiving Turkey Class--New Milford

11/06/2011

Upland Road, New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: 860-355-0300.

On Sunday, November 6, 2011 Rick Rodgers wil back at The Silo for his annual Thanksgiving Turkey class--this year featuring Turkey on the Grill.  You'll get a recipe for an oven-roasted turkey too.  Call to make reservations.

Musical Salute to Veteran's Concert--Brookfield Library

11/06/2011

182 Whisconier Road, Brookfield, CT 06804. Phone: 203-775-6241.

On Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 2PM at the Brookfield Public Library a Musical Salute to Veteran's Concert will take place.  Leanna Pizzo shown above is one of three female vocalists   from Brookfield who will join Billy Michael and his Band J and B Lite at a concert to honor local Brookfield and area veterans on Sunday afternoon, November 6th at 2:00 P.M. The performance will be held in the community room of the Brookfield Public Library, located at 182 Whisconier Road (Rt.25). The event is part of the Community's 8th annual veteran's program, "A Musical Salute to Veterans", sponsored by the   Brookfield Museum and Historical Society.   Michael, who leads the group, will present a selection of popular music, which emerged during America's military campaigns from the Civil War thru World War I and II and up to the present time.  In addition, three decorated area combat veterans will be honored for their wartime service.  Following the performance complimentary refreshments will be served. Admission is free and the general public is invited to attend. For more information log onto www.brookfieldcthistory.org.

Spiritual Drumming

11/08/2011 to 11/08/2011

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

Play drum rhythms and create community. Bring a drum if you have one. Facilitator: Susan Strand. Fee: $10 For more information, call Wisdom House at 860-567-3163 or visit www.wisdomhouse.org.

Gunn Memorial Museum Book Review: Steam Coffin--A Lecture on the First Steamship Savannah

11/10/2011

5 Wykeham Road, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-7756.

On Thursday November 10 at 6:30pm in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Memorial Library, historian and author John Laurence Busch will lecture on his new book: STEAM COFFIN: Captain Moses Rogers and The Steamship Savannah Break the Barrier. He will sign and sell copies of his book after the presentation. Join us for this fascinating story of 19th century maritime history. Busch's book is an account of the development and construction of the steamship Savannah and the passionate career of its Captain, Moses Rogers of Connecticut. Busch discusses the history of the development of the steamship and the struggle of Savannah backers to introduce a radical, next-generation steam powered vessel to blue water. Running steamboats on rivers, lakes and bays became a normal and accepted part of American life but taking such a vessel on a voyage across the ocean was a different proposition altogether.  Busch will attempt to re-calibrate your mind before showing why the proposition of making the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean on a "steamship" was met with a mixture of skepticism and fear. Traditionally-minded mariners looked upon its unnatural means of propulsion with the greatest suspicion.  To them, it was not a "Steam Ship"—instead, it was a "Steam Coffin." This program is free and open to the public. The Gunn Memorial Library and Museum is located at 5 Wykeham Road, the intersection of Wykeham Road and Route 47, on Washington Green.

Eighth Annual Wine and Cheese Event at New Morning and Organic Store --Woodbury

11/10/2011

738 Main St. South, Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-4868.

On Thursday, November 10, 2011 from 6PM to 8PM join New Morning Natural and Organic for the Eighth Annual Wine and Cheese event.  Come on out for this community gathering and enjoy local wines, savory artisanal cheeses and hearth baked breads.

The Power of Food and Companionship - Silo Cooking School Introduces “Second Thursdays: Literary Lunches”

11/10/2011

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

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Book Discussion: The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister. Menu: Sherry-Soaked Cranberry-Stuffed Pancetta-Wrapped Turkey Scalloppines, Butternut Squash Risotto, Carl's White Cake. $30 per session. Registration required.