UCONN 2008 Playwright Series--Woody Hochswender

09/16/2008 to 09/16/2008

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

Moderator Davyne Verstandig will introduce Woody Hochswender, guest speaker, Buddha in your Rearview Mirror, at 6:30PM at the University of Connecticut campus in Torrington, as the discussion series continues sponsored by the Litchfield County Writers Project. Free and open to the public. Call for further information.

"Buddha in your Rearview Mirror" - Woody Hochswender at UConn Torrington

09/16/2008 to 09/16/2008

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

Author and journalist Woody Hochswender discusses his book "Buddha in your Rearview Mirror" with Davyne Verstandig as part of the Litchfield County Writers Project fall 2008 series. A book sale and book signing follows the discussion. 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Free and open to the public.

Fourth Annual Benefit Fashion Show at Terston

09/18/2008 to 09/18/2008

Eckert Fine Art Gallery, 27 North Main Street, Kent, 06759. Phone: 860-927-1255.

On the evening of September 18th at 7:00 p.m., Terston invites you to attend a Fall Fashion Show to benefit the Regional Heart Center at New Milford Hospital. Their exciting new venue for this event will be the Eckert Fine Art Gallery, 27 North Main Street in Kent, (formerly the Gourmet Palette.) Mary Freimuth, of Kent Hair Studio, has once again volunteered her time and talent to style our models' hair, Doc's Trattoria has generously donated an array of wonderful hors d'ouevre and Kent Wine and Spirit will provide champagne. Please R.S.V.P soon as seating is limited. You may do so by calling 860-927-1255 or emailing me at terston@snet.net. I hope you will all join us for a fun evening to benefit a very worthy cause.

Chant Camp -- Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

09/19/2008 to 09/21/2008

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

A weekend of chant singing, structured around a number of carefully chosen plainchant topics. It is for both professional and experienced amateur singers. Selections taken from medieval sources as well as modern transcriptions. Choral singing experience is strongly suggested. A maximum of 20 participants will be taken. For further information and to register, email Susan Iadone at gambagoddess1@verizon.net or call 212-663-5336. Presenter: Susan Hellauer, founding member of the renowned vocal ensemble Anonymus 4. Friday, 6 pm (dinner) to Sunday, 1 pm.

Introduction to Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation -- Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

09/19/2008 to 09/21/2008

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

Learn ways of reversing violence through conflict reconciliation management, mediation and arbitration. Based on Martin Luther King's philosophy, his Six Principles of Nonviolence and salient points of King's campaigns. Materials included with registration. Led by Victoria Christgau, founder/director of the Connecticut Center for Nonviolence, a Martin Luther King, Jr. Institute. See www.ctnonviolence.org Friday, 7 pm - Sunday, 1 pm Fees: $200 (shared room), $215 (shared with bath), $240 (private, hall bath), $270 (private with bath), $160 (commuter). Meals included.

Special Open House at Barkhamsted Center School

09/20/2008 to 09/20/2008

Rt.181, Barkhamsted, 06063. Phone: 860 738-1152.

The Barkhamsted Historical Society will open up the Barkhamsted Center Schoolhouse for your inspection on Sat.,Sept.20 from 1-4p.m. The building is over 180 years old and is a holdover from the days when the town had up to 13 school districts,each with their own school. The Center School was located on what is now the western shore of the Barkhamsted Reservoir,about a half mile from it's current location. It was moved in 1980 and restored by the Barkhamsted Historical Society.During the open house,volunteer Mike Day will be on hand to show you around and discuss school life and text books from over 100 years ago. The school is located on Rt 181 in Barkhamsted Center near the intersection of Day Rd. Admission is free.

A Re-enactment of Washington's Ride Thru Sherman

09/20/2008 to 09/20/2008

10 Rte. 37, Sherman, 06784. Phone: 860-350-3083.

A Re-enactment of Washington's Ride Thru Sherman, CT (Free to the Public) 9:00 a.m. Veterans Field opens. Visitors can mingle with encamped reenactors. 10:00 a.m. "The Town Spokesman" introduces the Veterans Field events. Dragoons secure the field. Washing-ton and company enter on horseback to the beat of "The Sherman Drummer." Washington addresses the public. The Dragoons perform maneuvers. 11:00 a.m. Reenactors leave the field. Spectators move into Town Center to enjoy special displays and offerings. 11:00 Parking at the Congregational Church. Last luncheon shuttle to the Giddings Homestead at 11:45. Return shuttles will be available. 12:00 Washington arrives to the beat of "The Sherman Drummer" and speaks with the good people of Sherman. A country meal is served family-style to tunes from "The Sherman Fiddler." 2:00 Washington and company remount and continue "The Ride" along Anderson Road East, Rt 55 and Evans Hill Road. 3:00 "The Ride" will end on Evans Hill Road. The Roger Sherman Cobbler Shop was located at the bottom of the hill in the 1740s. LUNCH WITH WASHINGTON Sit down with the Father of our Country for a feast, adapted from Martha Washington's Cookbook. Adults and children in costume ($50 /$35). By reservation only; space is limited. Tickets on sale at The Old Store beginning July 3.

Larry Gatlin Live at Hunt Hill Farm

09/20/2008 to 09/20/2008

44 Upland Rd., New Milford, 06776. Phone: 860-355-0300. Fax: 860-350-5495.

Larry Gatlin live in an outdoor summer concert beginning at 2:30 p.m. followed by our 4th annual traditional country Barbecue and Silent Auction in the Tobacco Barn at 4:30 pm. This year the "Music in the Barn" Concerts are being made possible through the generous support of the Lawrence J. and Natalie D. Portell Foundation. Concert and Barbecue ticket prices are tiered; ranging from $50 - $200. Tickets can be purchased in person at Hunt Hill Farm, 44 Upland Road, New Milford or by calling Hunt Hill Farm and online at the Hunt Hill Farm website. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Henderson Cultural Center at Hunt Hill Farm.

42nd Anniversary House and Garden Tour in Ridgefield - Celebrating 300th Anniversary Town of Ridgefield

09/20/2008 to 09/20/2008

Keeler Tavern Museum, 132 Main Street, Ridgefield, 06877. Phone: 203-894-8428 or 203-438-5485.

The 42nd Anniversary House and Garden Tour is being planned by Keeler Tavern Museum's in celebration of the opening four decades ago of the almost 300 year old Tavern Building as a museum. It will be a very special event of lovely homes, chaming gardens and, of course the Keeler Tavern Museum. House and Garden Tour will showcase several private homes and gardens including the Cass Gilbert Garden. Tour hours: 10 AM - 4 PM. Tickets are $35 day of tour and $30 in advance. (Advance tickets are available at the Museum and local stores. Further information call: 203-438-5485.

Newtown Friends of Music--St. Petersburg String Quartet

09/21/2008 to 09/21/2008

Edmond Town Hall, Newtown, 06470. Phone: 203-426-6470.

On Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008 at 3:00PM the concert will be held featuring Alla Aranovskaya and Alla Krolevich, violins; Boris Vayner, viola; Leonid Shukayev, cello; with guest Richard Sher, cello. Concert music will include Schubert and the Arensky cello quintets, along other music. Ticket information on website or call.