Colonial Knitting Workshop-Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center

11/08/2008 to 11/08/2008

10 Deerfield Road, Ansonia, 06401. Phone: 203-736-1053.

On Saturday, November 8,2008 at 3PM at the Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center a workshop based on Colonial household knitting. The beginners program on knitting is for adults only. Register by calling 203-736-1053.

Annual Holiday Fair--Holy Saviour Church

11/08/2008 to 11/08/2008

118 Prospect St., Naugatuck,

On Saturday, November 8, 2008 from 11AM to 3PM Holy Saviour Church will hold their Annual Holiday Fair. Featuring Pierogi, baked goods, pies and babka, local farm produce, American Made RADA Cutlery, Soy Candles, Holiday Items, Jewelry, Children's refreshment table, Almost new table, Turkey and other raffles. Stuffed Cabbage, Kielbasa sandwiches, Pierogi, homemade soup, hot dogs, Philly steak sandwiches, homemade cheesecake, Paczki and beverages available for lunch.

Harvest Fair--Mill Plain Union Church

11/08/2008 to 11/08/2008

242 Southmayd Rd., Waterbury,

On Saturday, November 8, 2008 from 10AM to 3PM a Harvest Fair will take place at Mill Plain Union Church. Handmade Gifts, Quilt Raffle, Lunch, Candy, Trash and Treasure, Used Books, Boutique, Baked Goods, Vermont Cheese and more more.

Dance at the Beacon Grange

11/08/2008 to 11/08/2008

Route 254, Northfield, Phone: 860-283-9308 - 860-283-5772.

On Saturday, November 8, 2008 from 7PM to 11PM the Beacon Grange will hold a Dance featuring Northeast Country Band. Refreshment and raffles available. Call for further information.

Piano Recital--Joseph Kalichstein--Thomaston Opera House

11/08/2008 to 11/08/2008

158 Main Street, Thomaston, 06787. Phone: 860-283-6250.

On Saturday, November 8, 2008 at 8PM Joseph Kalichstein, master pianist will perform at the Thomaston Opera House-- with his diverse repertoire of works ranging from Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms to 20th century works by Bartok, Prokofiev and others. A favorite of New York concertgoers, Mr. Kalichstein has appeared in several recitals on Carnegie Hall's Keyboard Virtuosi series. Call for ticket information.

Bears of North America Program

11/08/2008 to 11/08/2008

Off Route 202, Litchfield, 06759. Phone: 860-567-0857.

On Saturday, November 8, 2008 at 10AM at the White Memorial Conservation Center, Litchfield Gary Melnsyn;s Bears of North America program will share images of brown and black bears, as well as bear facts and travel stories. Meynsyn will recount his most recent adventure in search of the rare Spirit Bear off the coast of British Columbia. The educational program is for ages 12 and older. Cost $8 members, $10 non members. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required. Call for further details.

Susan Wakeen Litchfield Dolls Shoppe - Winterfest 2008

11/08/2008 to 11/08/2008

387 Torrington Rd., Litchfield, 06759. Phone: 860-567-5402.

On Saturday, a pre holiday sale event - Winterfest 2008 at the Susan Wakeen Litchfield Doll Shoppe. Time: 10AM to 5PM. Further details call: 860-567-5402.

Haight-Brown Vineyard /Train Express

11/08/2008 to 11/08/2008

29 Chestnut Hill Rd., Litchfield, 067569. Phone: 860-567-4045.

On Saturday, November 8, 2008 at 2PM an afternoon of fine wines, fine food and beautiful New England countryside. Ride the rails from Thomaston to Litchfield, then join us at the vineyard for a full tasting of our complete wine menu and butlered hors d' oeuvres reception. Finish with a sunset ride back to Thomaston. Approx 5 hours round trip. Advance tickets required $75/person. Purchase tickets at

Art Ball in the Fall--Torrington

11/08/2008 to 11/08/2008

19 Water St., Torrington, 06790. Phone: 860-489-4185.

On Saturday, November 8, 2008 starting at 6PM at the Elks Club a fundraiser for Artwell Gallery will be held. Attendees are invited to come dressed as their favorite art master, muse or the subject of a famous work of art. The event is black-tie optional. A dinner with wine and dancing to music by the Marty Q Quintet. $125 for dinner and dancing. $50 for dessert and dancing. Space is limited. RSVP by Nov. 5. Call for further information and reservations.

Common Herbs and Home Remedies

11/08/2008 to 11/08/2008

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

Accompany local herbalist Lupo Connell on Saturday November 8, 2008 for an introductory "hands-on" class about herbs and natural healing from 1:00pm to 2:30pm. Lupo will discuss the various uses of common herbs and garden plants and will demonstrate how to make simple, all-natural remedies in your own home. Find out how a common potato can be used as herbal first aid and discover the many medicinal uses of the herbs and spices you have on hand in your kitchen.Recipes and handouts will be shared.

Fee: $15 /$12 Member CT Educators may earn 0.1 CEU