Housatonic Heritage Walk at Hunt Hill Farm

09/19/2009 to 09/19/2009

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

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tour the farmland and woodland of historic Hunt Hill Farm -- the heart of two New England Farms. Visit the Skitch Henderson Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. Free to the public.

Third Annual Washington CT Horse Show

09/19/2009 to 09/20/2009

Steep Rock Preservation, Washington, 06794. Phone: 203-266-0266.

The Third Annual Washington Horse Show returns to the riding ring at Steep Rock Preservation in Washington Depot, for two days of classes and competition on the weekend of September 19 and 20, 2009. The show is open to all riders of the English discipline. Proceeds to benefit Steep Rock. Saturday classes will be geared to beginners, therapeutic riding and pleasure. Sunday will concentrate on jumping classes, held on the outside course. To compete or ask for a prize list/entry form email: info@washingtonhorseshow.com or call 203-266-0266.

Pamela Sheldon Johns: Tastes of Tuscany: Olive Oil, Antipasti and Gelato at Hunt Hill Farm's Silo Cooking School

09/19/2009 to 09/19/2009

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

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Over the last twenty years Pamela has worked with Chef Joachim Splichal and enjoyed a career that has included teaching, food styling, cooking school administration, and food writing. She is the author of fourteen cookbooks and lives in Italy, overseeing culinary programs and exploring the back roads of Italian food culture. Pamela and her family live on a farm near Montepulciano called Poggio-Etrusco. The estate is an active oliveto. Learn about production, tasting and cooking with her own Organic Olive Oil (which will be sold exclusively at the Silo) as well as sample delicious recipes from her books "50 Great Appetizers" and "Gelato!" $75 per person or 2 for $140.

On the menu: Pinzimoni with "Pace da Poggio Etrusco," , Panzanella , Rice Croquettes Filled with Gorgonzola; Grilled Eggplant Rolls Stuffed with Herbed Ricotta; Crispy Parmigiano Shells with Mixed Greens; Caramelized Onion and Gorgonzola Bruschetta; Peach Gelato, Chocolate Souffle Semifreddo. (demonstration) For more information, contact Silo Cooking School Director Chef Mary Kravec.

Two-Day Eastern Bow Making Workshop

09/19/2009 to 09/20/2009

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

Nothing is more iconic or essential to the woodland hunter than a trustworthy and powerful bow. It has been said that crafting a bow is a true labor of love, and each one is as unique as the person who makes it. Spend two days with craftsman and experimental archaeologist Kevin Brenner as you chop, carve, and whittle your very own bow from locally harvested Hickory.

Using traditional techniques and historically accurate patterns you will learn how to "find" the bow in the wood, properly balance a newly crafted bow, and make usable string from natural materials.

Limited to 10 participants; please call to register. Fee: $100 Adults + $20 materials fee; $80 IAIS Members + $20 materials fee. Children ages 15 years and older are welcome.

Times: Saturday 11:00am - 4:00pm and Sunday 12:00Noon - 4:00pm

8th Annual Dog Show - Bellamy Ferriday House and Garden - Bethlehem

09/19/2009 to 09/19/2009

9 Main Street, North, Bethlehem, 06751. Phone: 203-266-7596.

Saturday, 1-4 pm Calling all dogs! Celebrating dogs of all shapes and sizes, and every dog is a winner. The event includes a variety of canine-related activities, demonstrations, and visits from organizations. Bring your favorite fluffy friend and get ready for a fun-filled day! Registration is required. $6 per dog with one owner. Extra adults $6 and children, $3.

Little Cakes Decorating Class: Autumn Inspirations with Liv Hansen at Hunt Hill Farm's Silo Cooking School

09/20/2009 to 09/20/2009

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

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Author of the Whimsical Bakehouse Cookbook series, Liv returns to teach her unique 'chocolate method' of decorating as well as glazing and buttercream skills. We will make miniature apple bushel cupcakes, painted leaf-mini cakes glazed with white chocolate and acorn cupcakes. All these techniques are easily translated to full sized cakes. $80 per person or 2 for $150(full participation). For more information, contact Silo Cooking School Director Chef Mary Kravec.

Artist Talks at Hunt Hill Farm's Silo Gallery

09/20/2009 to 09/20/2009

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

Artist talks at 2 p.m.: Award winning photographer Juliet Harrison who began her career in New York City as an architectural and fine-art reproduction photographer. Her work is held in private as well as museum collections, and she is represented in galleries across NY State. She is currently displaying media in the Hay Barn Gallery and will talk about her Equine photos that embody the elements of texture, contrast, shade and shadow and the beauty of the horse. Following Harrison, Canterbury Art students with instructor Kim Tester will speak about their techniques. All artists works from the talks on display through Oct. 18th during the Fall Gallery Show. Free Contact Silo Gallery Director Valerie Culbertson for more information.

Heritage Walk

09/20/2009 to 09/20/2009

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

Join Dr. Lucianne Lavin, Director of Research and Collections for a walk along the museum's nature trails, ending at the replicated 16th century Algonkian Indian Village. Along the way Dr. Lavin will discuss the history and culture of the local Pootatuck tribal peoples including their community life, spirituality, and medicinal uses of the indigenous flora.

Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm. This is a free event in conjunction with the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Organization's Heritage Walks Weekend.

3rd Annual Nutmegman Triathlon, Aqua-Bike and Relay -Washington

09/20/2009 to 09/20/2009

Washington,

Washington Club Beach, Washington, CT. Registration: Sat., Sept. 20, 2009 12-4 p.m at the Washington Beach Club. Swim: The 1.2 mile swim is an out and back course in spring-fed lake Waramaug. Bike: The 56 mile course take you through picturesque Litchfield County. The course is two loops. The first 9 or so miles are fairly flat, then comes the rolling middle section. Most climbs are shallow, with a few short, steep one thrown in. No climbs exceed a 7 or 8% grade and the longest is about 1/4 mile long. All very do-able for newbies and experienced racers. The final miles of the bike course are flat and should prep your leg for the run! Run: Flat and fast, the 13.1 mile run travels the quiet, shaded roads around Lake Waramaug. The two loop course is great for spectating and taking splits.

Journalism and Human Rights

09/23/2009 to 09/23/2009

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

The LCWP at UConn Torrington examines the definitions, protection and abuse of human rights in the fall 2009 series: Justice, Injustice and Human Rights. In the first event of the series, author Michael Maren, journalist and speaker Amy Costello, and correspondent and journalist George Krimsky discuss the role of journalism in human rights. The evening will include a screening of Amy's award-winning documentary on Darfur: "The Quick and the Terrible." Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm Free and open to the public.