David M. Hunt Library, Author Event Meeting Robyn by Gloria Parker


63 Main Street, Falls Village, CT Phone: 820-824-7424 .

On Saturday, November 2 at 6pm at the David M. Hunt Library in Falls Village, local author Gloria Parker will read from her book, Meeting Robyn, a true story of a young mother’s struggle to accept her only child's confusion with his sexual identity.  There will be wine and appetizers served during a reception and book signing following the reading.  This event is free and open to the public.

Oxford's 42nd Annual Arts & Crafts Show


Oxford Center School on Route 67, Oxford, CT Phone: 203 888-0230.

Oxford's 42nd Annual Arts & Crafts Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Among the artisans whose work will be for sale is Connecticut clock craftsman Gordon Stewart.   Also, folk art, dried flowers, jewelry, soft sculpture and tote bags.  Wooden Christmas ornaments, knitted items, alpaca yarns, soaps and scented candles will be on sale, as will pottery, quilling, tinware and photography. Admission is free and refreshments will be available.

Institute for American Indian Studies - Footsteps Through Time– American Stories Annual Fundraiser


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

5 p.m.  to 8 p.m. November is National Native American Heritage Month! Join us for our annual November fundraising event and enjoy music by Allan Madahbee & Mark Ingram; hors d'oeuvres by The Pantry and fine wines from Hopkins Vineyard. There will also be silent and live auctions featuring auctioneer, Bill Fairbairn. Take a walk with us though our past and into our future. Explore the exhibit, Quinnetukut: Our Homeland, Our Story, which illustrates the 10,000 year plus story of the first peoples of Connecticut, and spend the evening in conversation with Native American educators, scholars and re-enactors. Share in their knowledge of specific historical eras and also in their personal experiences of what it means to be Native American in the modern age.  visit www.iaismuseum.org/FootstepsThroughTime for more information. Reservations and prepayment required by 10/26 $60 per couple; $35 per individual.

Holiday Art & Craft Fair at The New England Carousel Museum - Bristol


95 Riverside Ave., Rte. 72, Bristol, CT Phone: 860-585-5411.

Over 50 vendors on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 pm. Admission $2., Children Free.  Two Floors of vendors. The entire museum and the arts & crafts table will be open for children while the parents shop. Visit the website for more information.

The Silo Cooking Classes Small Bites Italian Style


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

With Chef Daniel Rosati. MERENDE & SPUNTINO: Snacking BIG on Small Bites Italian Style! Menu:Gnocco Fritto - Airy Dough Fritters with Salumi & Cheese, Suppli alla Romana Mozzarella filled Rice Balls, Peperoni, Imbottiti Sweet Cherry Peppers Stuffed 3-Ways, Calzoncini  Miniature Calzones with Ham & Cheese, Polpettini di Vitello, Miniature Veal Meatballs with Lemon & Caper Sauce Tazze di Zucchini  Stuffed Zucchini Cups Fichi al Forno  Roasted Prosciutto Wrapped Fresh Figs Stuffed with Gorgonzola

The Silo Cooking Classes Classic Thanksgiving


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

With Chef Daniel Rosati. You'll be ready for holiday entertaining after this full participation class. Menu: Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Truffle Scented Croutons, Maple Glazed Herb Grilled Butterflied Turkey, Butternut Squash & Apple Gratin, Warm Green Bean Salad with Roasted Pepper Confetti Dressing, Neapolitan Mashed Potato Cake, Chocolate Raspberry Dream Pie

Connecticut Society of Santas 4th Annual Santa's Workshop Weekend--Arts & Craft Festival--Waterbury

11/02/2013 to 11/03/2013

3580 East Main St., Waterbury, CT 06705. Phone: 203-706-1000.

On Saturday, November 2 and Sunday, November 3, 2013 at CoCo Key Hotel and Water Park, Waterbury the Connecticut Society of Santas 4th Annual Santa's Workshop Weekend and Arts and Crafts Festival will be held.  Hours:  Saturday: 9AM to 5PM and Sunday 9AM to 2PM. 

Brookfield Celebrates 225th Anniversary with Festival of Crafts


17 W. Whisconier Rd., Brookfield, CT 06804. Phone: 203-775-7710.

The 225th Town of Brookfield Celebration continues with a Festival of Crafts at the Whisconier Middle School. 

Gunn Memorial Library Museum Hosts Gunn Cinema-Naval War of 1812 Illustrated---3 Part Screening

11/03/2013 to 11/10/2013

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

GUNN CINEMA - NAVAL WAR OF 1812 ILLUSTRATED--3-Part Screening in the Wykeham Room--Sunday, November 3, 1:00pm -
Prologue to War  War on Blue Water--Thursday, November 7, 6:00pm -War on the Lakes. Sunday, November 10, 1:00pm -          War on Brown Water  Epilogue  To commemorate the Bicentennial of the War of 1812, which began in 1812 and ended in 1815, historian and marine artist, Charles Raskob Robinson, and the American Society of Marine Artists created this stunning video documentary chronicling the major naval battles of the war. Produced in conjunction with the United States Navy, the Marine Corps and Coast Guard along with support from over fifty museums and historical institutions in France, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States, it is the finest collection of art done over the last two hundred years to illustrate this vital chapter in American/Canadian history.  For more information on this documentary, visit the website.

Institute of American Indian Studies - 8th Annual Native American Archaeology Roundtable– “Reservation Archaeology”


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

1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Please join us for another rousing Native American-Archaeology Round table with interesting presentations and panel discussions by local professional archaeologists and Native American leadership. This year’s theme is Reservation Archaeology. Archaeologists have only recently begun to survey and excavate on the state’s indigenous reservations. Who is in charge of the digs? What histories have they unearthed? Why is reservation archaeology so significant? Come join us at the Round Table and find out! Scheduled speakers include Dr. Jeffrey Bendremer (former archaeologist for the Mohegan and Flathead tribes); Dr. Kevin McBride (Director of Research at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center); Dr. Stuart Reeve (senior archaeologist at TetraTech) and Kathleen von Jena (Redding Town Historian and Membership Manager at Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation);  Trudie Richmond (Schaghticoke elder & retired Director of Public Programming at Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center); Zachary Singer (Ph.D. candidate, University of Connecticut Department of Anthropology); and Elaine Thomas (Mohegan Assistant Tribal Historic Preservation Officer).   The public is welcome!  CT Educators may earn 0.4 CEUs. Fee: Free.