Brookfield Historical Society Presents 9th Annual Veteran's Day Program

11/03/2013

Brookfield Public Library, 125 Whisconier Road, Brookfield, CT 06804. Phone: (203) 740-8140.

The Brookfield Museum and Historical Society will host the 9th Annual Veterans Day Program from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.at the Brookfield Library. A free concert to honor local veterans will be given in the community room of the Brookfield Public Library. The well known area vocal and musical Group J and B Lite will appear at a free concert to honor area veterans. The event is part of the community's 9th annual veteran's program, "A Musical Salute to Veterans", sponsored by the Brookfield Museum and Historical Society. Billy Michael, who will lead the group, will present a selection of popular music which emerge during the war years with particular emphasis on the music of the two World Wars. In addition three area veterans will be honored for their wartime service to our country. The program and concert are free.  Refreshments will be served.

HARWINTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY HOSTS FOUR PART REVOLUTIONARY WAR SERIES

11/03/2013

Bentley Drive, Harwinton, CT Phone: 860-482-7978.

A Four Part Series on the Revolutionary War sponsored by the Harwinton Historical Society will take part on four Sunday afternoons at 2PM at the Harwinton Library. Dates: Sept. 22, November 3 and 10. The program will include the foundation of the 13 colonies, the French and Indian War, the various Taxation Acts and the Sons of Liberty. The audience will also learn about three famous battles: Saratoga, York Town and Griswold and about Connecticut's own Benedict Arnold's involvement both before and after his traitor activities. Dr. Karl Valois, professor at the University of Connecticut will be the presenter.

The Silo Cooking Classes Handmade Strudel

11/03/2013

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

With Chef Daniel Rosati. n this full participation class you learn how to make authentic strudel - flaky and delicious layers of pastry filled with fresh fruits - plus a few with new twists.

Waterbury Naturalist Club Hosts "Small Mammals" Program by Jim Fisher

11/05/2013

222 West Main St., Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-757-0331.

On Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 1PM at the First Congregational Church Jim Fisher of the White Memorial Foundation in Litchfield will present a program, Small Mammals at a meeting of the Waterbury Naturalist Club.  Guests and visitors welcome.

Falls Village-Canaan Historical Society Lecture: The Battle of Okinawa

11/05/2013

107 Main Street, Falls Village, CT 06031. Phone: 860-824-8226.

On Tuesday, November 5 at 7pm The Falls Village-Canaan Historical Society will host Roxbury resident and historian George Feifer for his presentation, The Battle of Okinawa: 68 Years Later.   Taking place at The Falls Village Senior Center at 107 Main Street in Falls Village, the event is part of the society's First Tuesdays at 7 lecture series and is free and open to the public.  Donations are welcome.  Call 860-824-8226 for information. The Battle of Okinawa (April through June 1945) has been referred to as the "typhoon of steel," a nickname referring to the ferocity of the fighting, the intensity of kamikaze attacks, and the  number of Allied ships and armored vehicles that assaulted the island.  The battle resulted in the highest number of casualties in the Pacific Theater during World War II. George Feifer's book, The Battle of Okinawa,  explores every aspect of the three-month conflict  and its aftermath through interviews with Americans, Japanese, and Okinawans who endured the. Feifer explains the substantial differences in the training and mindset between the soldiers, particularly the Japanese's fiercely nationalistic stance and willingness to die for their emperor that both impressed and baffled the Americans. The author will have copies of his book for purchase and signing.

Falls Village-Canaan Historical Society - First Tuesdays @ 7 Lecture Series - The Battle of Okinawa: 68 Years Later; Lecturer: Author George Feifer

11/05/2013

107 Main Street, Falls Village, CT Phone: 860-824-8226.

On Tuesday, November 5 at 7pm The Falls Village-Canaan Historical Society will host Roxbury resident and historian George Feifer for his presentation, The Battle of Okinawa: 68 Years Later.   Taking place at The Falls Village Senior Center at 107 Main Street in Falls Village, the event is part of the society's First Tuesdays at 7 lecture series and is free and open to the public.  Donations are welcome.  Call 860-824-8226 for information. George Feifer's book, The Battle of Okinawa,  explores every aspect of the three-month conflict  and its aftermath through interviews with Americans, Japanese, and Okinawans who endured the.  Feifer explains the substantial differences in the training and mindset between the soldiers, particularly the Japanese's fiercely nationalistic stance and willingness to die for their emperor that both impressed and baffled the Americans. The author will have copies of his book for purchase and signing.

Silas Bronson Library Hosts Open Mic for Poets and Poetry Lovers--Waterbury

11/06/2013

267 Grand Street, Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-574-8233.

On Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 6:20PM in the Silas Bronson Library an Open Mic event will begin with sign ups.  Calling all poets and poetry lovers to this night of poetry.  Joan Kantor will be featured.  Kantor has appeared in numerous literary journals.  Her first collection of poems Shadow Sounds was a finalist for the Foreword Reviews Book of the Year award.  Email for further information. 

New Milford Public Library Hosts Karen Pease Marino Talks about Bead For Life Organization

11/06/2013

Main St., New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: 860-355-1191 Ext. 201.

On Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 6:30PM the New Milford Public Library will welcome Karen Pease Marino as she discusses her recent two week trip to Uganda as part of the Bead For Life organization--an organization attempting to improve the lives of the impoverished women of Uganda who subsist on as little as $1.25 per day.  Through the program the women are instructed on making beads that are crafted from colorful recycled paper and hand rolled, each one unique with a story behind it.  The event is free and open to the public. 

New England Carousel Museum - Dolls Around the World

11/07/2013

95 Riverside Ave., Rte. 72, Bristol, CT Phone: 860-585-5411.

Thursday, November 7, 6:30 -7:30pm. A presentation by Mary Forcier, world traveler and doll enthusiast.  Complementing the exhibit Dolls: No Ordinary Playthings, Forcier will tell the entertaining tales of her adventures in world traveling and doll collecting. This is a FREE program, donations are appreciated. Refreshments & carousel rides provided.

Torrington Hisorical Society Program: Connecticut's Indigenous People by Lucianne Lavin, Ph.D

11/07/2013

192 Main St., Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-482-8260.

On Thursday November 7, 2013 Torrington Historical Society lecture features the Connecticut's Indigenous Peoples by Lucianne Lavin, Ph.D. at the Carriage House Gallery @ 7:00 pm,192 Main Street, rear.  Admission: $5  (free to members) Dr. Lucianne Lavin's book,  Connecticut's Indigenous Peoples, was recently published by Yale University Press. The 455 page book incorporates the latest archaeological research on Connecticut's Native Americans, a people who have occupied this land for 10,000 years. The book's subtitle, "What Archaeology, History and Oral Traditions Teach Us About Their Communities and Their Cultures", indicates that Lavin left no stone unturned in her quest to understand and document the history of Connecticut's indigenous peoples. At this  "Evening with the Author" presentation, Lavin will discuss her  background, the reasons for writing the book, and major tenets of the book including the  Native Americans of Western Connecticut and how they survived  the great physical and social changes
that occurred with European settlement. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing.  Dr. Lavin is curator at the Institute for American Indian Studies in Washington, CT.