American Military Forum - How to find your Civil War Ancestors - Brookfield Historical Society's Museum

11/05/2012

165 Whisconier Road, Brookfield, CT 06804.

On Monday, 7:30  (at the junction of CT Routes 25 and 133). Presentation by Harlan Jessup, renowned genealogist and historian. Refreshments will be served

WCSU STUDENT PIANO RECITAL - Danbury

11/06/2012

Ives Concert Hall in White Hall 181 White St., Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-837-8350.

Students in the WCSU music program will present a piano studio recital at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public. Donations to support the department of music will be accepted. Call (203) 837-8350 or visit website for more information..

WCSU MUSICAL THEATRE CABARET - Danbury

11/07/2012 to 11/10/2012

Reimold Theatre, Berkshire Hall , 181 White St., Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-837-8732.

Students from the WCSU musical theatre program will perform a cabaret in the Reimold Theatre in Berkshire Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Performances will be at 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 7 and 8; 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9; and 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10. Call the Berkshire Theatre Box Office at (203) 837-8732 for information.

Oliver Wolcott Library Talk by Author William Kuhn's Novel Mrs. Queen Takes the Train--Litchfield

11/08/2012

160 South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-8030.

On Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 7-8PM author William Kuhn will dicuss his new novel--Mrs. Queen Takes the Train-- a delightful debut novel by the author that goes beneath the rigid formality of the British monarchy to reveal the human heart of the woman at its center.  It offers a fresh perspective of the British social, political, and generational rivalries between servants, royals, the monarchy and the government.  A wine and cheese reception will follow the event.  Registration is required.

Gunn Memorial Library presents book reading & signing with Sergio Troncoso, author of ‘From this Wicked Patch of Dust’ and ‘Crossing Borders: Personal Essays’

11/08/2012

5 Wykeham Road, Rte. 47, Washington, CT Phone: (860) 868-7586.

On Thursday, November 8th @ 6:30pm at Gunn Memorial Library. Join us as author, Sergio Troncoso shares two of his latest works, 'From this Wicked Patch of Dust' and 'Crossing Borders: Personal Essays.''From this Wicked Patch of Dust': In the border shantytown of Ysleta, Mexican immigrants Pilar and Cuauhtémoc Martínez strive to teach their four children to forsake the drugs and gangs of their neighborhood.  The family's hardscrabble origins are just the beginning of this sweeping new novel from Sergio Troncoso. 'Crossing Borders: Personal Essays' reveals a writer, father and husband who has crossed linguistic, cultural and intellectual borders to provoke debate about contemporary Mexican-American identity.  Challenging assumptions about literature, the role of writers in America, fatherhood and family, these essays bridge the chasm between the poverty of the border region and the highest echelons of success in America. Troncoso writes with the deepest faith in humanity about sacrifice, commitment and honesty. Copies of the books will be available for signing. Light refreshments will be served. This program is free and open to the public.   Registration is recommended. Please call the Library for further information at (860) 868-7586 or visit the website.

 

WCSU Coffeehouse with WCSU Jazz Ensemble -Danbury

11/08/2012

Alumni Hall, 181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-837-9700.

WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in Alumni Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The coffeehouse will include open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, the WCSU Jazz Ensemble, at 9 p.m. Admission will be free and the public is invited. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. Call or visit website for more information.

Gunn Memorial Library Presents Book Reading/Signing with Author Sergio Troncoso--Washington, CT

11/08/2012

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

On Thursday, November 8th @ 6:30pm at the Gunn Memorial Library join us as author, Sergio Troncoso shares two of his latest works, 'From this Wicked Patch of Dust' and 'Crossing Borders: Personal Essays."  From this Wicked Patch of Dust': In the border shantytown of Ysleta, Mexican immigrants Pilar and Cuauhtémoc Martínez strive to teach their four children to forsake the drugs and gangs of their neighborhood.  The family's hardscrabble origins are just the beginning of this sweeping new novel from Sergio Troncoso. 'Crossing Borders: Personal Essays' reveals a writer, father and husband who has crossed linguistic, cultural and intellectual borders to provoke debate about contemporary Mexican-American identity.  Challenging assumptions about literature, the role of writers in America, fatherhood and family, these essays bridge the chasm between the poverty of the border region and the highest echelons of success in America. Troncoso writes with the deepest faith in humanity about sacrifice, commitment and honesty. Copies of the books will be available for signing. Light refreshments will be served. This program is free and open to the public.   Registration is recommended.

Writers in Conversation: Litchfield County author and marketing guru Diane Meier talks to Gina Barecca, women’s humorist, writer, and professor of English

11/08/2012

69 Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-626-6802.

On Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Gina Barreca, author most recently of "Make Mine a Double: Why Women Like Us Like to Drink (Or Not)" (2011) and "It's Not That I'm Bitter: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Visible Panty Lines and Conquered the World" (2010) will engage in free-range discussion with Litchfield County’s own Diane Meier, author of "The Season of Second Chances" (2010) and founder and president of Meier Advertising, a luxury marketing firm based in New York City.The event will be held at the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre, Warner Theatre, Torrington. A reception and book signings by both authors will follow the event.

St. Paul's Fall Fair - Torrington

11/09/2012

837 Charles Street, Torrington, CT Phone: 860-482-3555.

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Handmade crafts, ornaments, painting, woodwork, theme baskets, homemade bake sale, lunch.

Easter Seals 5th Annual “Ladies Night Out” at The Courtyard by Marriott - Waterbury

11/09/2012

63 Grand Street, Waterbury, CT Phone: 203-754-5141, ext. 251.

On Friday November 9th from 5:00 to 10:00 PM. Ladies will enjoy an evening of exceptional vendor shopping, a  fabulous dinner, and a  variety of scrumptious desserts provided by the area’s finest bakers, chocolatiers and restaurants. Live entertainment will be provided by the popular and intriguing Certified Hypnotist Heidi Vollmer. Prizes, special drawings, and raffles galore will be going on all evening while guests share many laughs and support the wonderful programs for infants, children and adults with special needs and disabilities within the greater Waterbury, central and northwestern Connecticut area.  Tickets are $40 per person with limited seating. Reservations are required as no tickets will be sold at the door. Spaces are still available to vendor selling their unique products and services for $125. For more information on sponsorships, reserving tickets or vendor space, please call Mary Reid or visit the website.