Hopkins Vineyard Dine, Drink & Gather at the Hopkins Table


25 Hopkins Rd., New Preston, CT Phone: 860-868.

6:30 pm - 9 pm. Dine with us at a special Autumn Wine Dinner Join the Hopkins Vineyard Family and our neighbors, the Hopkins Inn, for "Hopkins and Hopkins" wine dinner. Hopkins and Hopkins will host a five-course dinner with accompanying wines in the inn's main dining room overlooking beautiful Lake Waramaug. The inn's culinary team, headed by Franz Reiter and Toby Fossland, has created the menu, each course served with a selected premium wine from the Hopkins Vineyard. The evening commences with a sparkling wine reception and passed hors d'ouevre, and an introduction by James Baker, the Hopkins Vineyard Winemaker. Cost $80. 

Gunn Museum "Turkish Delight"


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

Join us on Saturday, November 5, 12:00-4:00 p.m. at the Congregational Church Parish Hall on Washington Green for a sumptuous Mediterranean lunch and lecture on the history of Turkish rugs and the meaning behind their symbols and patterns.
The Gunn Historical Museum, the Roxbury Museum & Hodge Memorial Library, and the Minor Memorial Library will hold their annual collaborative Turkish-Rug-Sale Fundraiser. Held last year at the Minor Memorial Library in Roxbury, this popular event will move this year to the town of Washington where it will be held in the Parish Hall of the First Congregational Church at 6 Kirby Road, on the Washington Green. Hundreds of rugs and kilims of all sizes will be offered for sale by Hamza Yildiz of Istanbul, Turkey. A percentage of the sale will benefit the three organizations. A $10.00 donation will be required from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. as a Mediterranean lunch and lecture about the history, artists, techniques, dyes, motifs, and types of Turkish rugs and flat weave kilims will be offered. After 2:00 p.m. entrance is free.

Kitchen Tour of NW CT


246 Warren Turnpike Road, Falls Village, CT Phone: (860) 294-4687.

10 am - 4 pm. Lakeville, Sharon, Kent.  Tour 6 Unique Kitchens in Beautiful NW Connecticut (Kent, Sharon and Lakeville) in One Day! Special Door Prizes! Sample Delicacies from Local Chefs & Restaurants!

Sharon Historical Society What's the Big Idea Juried show & sale

11/05/2016 to 12/16/2016

18 Main Street, Sharon, CT Phone: 860-364-5688.

The Gallery @the SHS of the Sharon Historical Society & Museum presents "What's the Big Idea 2?", a return of last year's popular juried exhibition and sale of small scale artworks in varied mediums by local artists, which runs from November 5 through December 16, 2016. Just in time for the holidays, the show is once again juried and judged by Sharon residents Carl Chaiet and Lynn Kearcher, creators of the Earnest and Telford series of children's books. Cash prizes of $100, $75, and $50 will be awarded opening night to three works selected by the judges.  Opening reception Nov. 5 from 5 pm - 7 pm. The Gallery and Museum are open Wednesday through Friday from 12-4, Saturday from 1-5 and by appointment.

Scoville Library The World Around Us Series. Land Trusts in a Landscape of Consequences


38 Main St., Salisbury, CT Phone: 860.435.2838.

4 pm. A Global Perspective on Conservation and the Northwest Corner, by Hans Carlson, Director, Great Mountain Forest, Norfolk, CT. Presented by the Salisbury Association Land Trust in Collaboration with the Scoville Memorial Library

Scoville Library Llama at the library!


38 Main St., Salisbury, CT Phone: 860.435.2838.

11 am. Country Quilt Llama Farm is coming to the library with a real, live llama and a presentation on llamas and alpacas. Owner Debbie Labbe will first let the children pet the llama, then they can settle in for a llama-themed story time. Labbe has large photos to explain the many uses of llamas, along with llama fiber products for the children to see and touch. Meets in the Children's Room

Turkish Kilim Rug Sale, Lunch & Lecture


6 Kirby Rd., Washington, CT Phone: 860-868-7756..

12:00 - 4:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall of the First Congregational Church Washington Green. Turkish buffet lunch with lecture $10 donation. $10.00 donation for entrance between 12-2 pm. No donation necessary after 2 pm.

The American Craftsmen Show in Ridgefield

11/05/2016 to 11/06/2016

316 Main St., Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-6962.

At  The Lounsbury House Sat. 9 am - 5 pm.  and Sun. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The American Craftsmen Show in Ridgefield ~ The very best of handmade American arts and crafts. Admission $8. Door prize give aways every 2-3 hours.

Brookfield 23rd Annual “Festival of Crafts” Craft Fair


17 West Whisconier Road, Brookfield, CT

9 am - 3 pm. Among New England's largest craft shows, this year's Festival will offer for sale jewelry, artwork, textile products, holiday treasures, toys, gourmet foods and many other uniquely hand crafted items by highly recognized northeast artisans perfect for gift or home use. More than sixty juried crafters will be on hand. Admission is $5 without discount coupon for adults and children over 12 years of age. Click here for discount coupon http://www.brookfieldcthistory.org/Craft%20Show.htm

Mattatuck Museum Puerto Rico Arte Urbano

11/05/2016 to 12/04/2016

144 W. Main St, Waterbury, CT Phone: (203) 753-0381.

Pablo Delano has captured Puerto Rico's dynamic urban art scene in his documentary photographs. Despite high unemployment, a failing economy and widespread worries for the future, a powerful new urban art has taken hold in Puerto Rico. From complex, wry graffiti to sophisticated murals on a range of themes, painted walls produced by local as well as international artists can be found throughout the cities and towns of the island. These photographs are centered on a district of San Juan known as Santurce. Open Tues.-Sat. 10 - 5 and Sun. noon - 5.