UCONN 2008 Playwright Series--Bill C. Davis

09/24/2008 to 09/24/2008

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

Moderator Davyne Verstandig will introduce Bill C. David, guest speaker, AVOW, 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.

"Avow" - Bill C. Davis at UConn Torrington

09/24/2008 to 09/24/2008

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

Playwright Bill C. Davis discusses his Broadway play "Avow" with Davyne Verstandig as part of the Litchfield County Writers Project fall 2008 class series, "Playwrights of Litchfield County." 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Free and open to the public.

Litchfield Craft Faire

09/27/2008 to 09/27/2008

25 South Street, Rte. 63, Litchfield, 06759.

On Saturday, September 27, 2008 from 10AM to 4PM St. Michael's Parish will hold the Litchfield Craft Faire. Arts and Crafts, Silent Auction and Tag Sale. Blessing of he Animals, Pet Adoption, Bounce House, Face Painting and more. All proceeds benefit the Torrington Community Kitchen and Little Guild of St. Francis.

Stone Wall Workshop--Weir Farm

09/27/2008 to 09/27/2008

Route 7 to Old Branchville Rd., Ridgefield, Phone: 203-834-1896.

On Saturday, September 27 at 9AM at Weir Farm National Historic Site (735 Nod Hill Rd., Wilton) join a park ranger led discussion about the significance of stone walls as landscape features. Hands-on stone wall repair workshop in celebration of National Public Lands Day. Participants should bring work gloves, sturdy footwear, clothing that is appropriate for outdoor work and a brown bag lunch. Drinking water will be provided. Participation is limited to 20 people. To register contact 203-544-9829 Ex. 11 by Friday, September 26, 2008. There is no fee to participate in the workshop.

Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Pairing Event--Haight Vineyard-Litchfield

09/27/2008 to 09/28/2008

29 Chestnut Hill Rd., Litchfield, 06759. Phone: 860-567-4045.

A mini course in pairing wines with mouth watering cheeses and chocolates. Learn about the wine types, how to taste and how to pair throughout this 12 flight wine tasting. Saturday at 1PM or 3PM. Sunday at 2PM $15 per person. Reservations required.

SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM DAY AT THE SILO AT HUNT HILL FARM

09/27/2008 to 09/27/2008

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

Come to Hunt Hill Farm, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, for a fun-filled family day of activities! Free Admission and free tours of the Skitch Henderson Museum. Kids will have fun at the Pumpkin Cookie Decorating Workshop and compete in the family Pumpkin Decorating Contest (bring your tools, also available to purchase, and your imagination!) There will be 10 free pumpkins on a first come first serve basis available at 11a.m. for the contest. Judging takes place at 2 p.m. Winner receives a free family membership and a Silo Gift Basket. Enjoy the CT Plein Air Painters exhibit at the Silo Gallery. Free tastings of our newly expanded line of Silo gourmet foods and Silo Store Sale.

Third Annual Open Doors Around Watertown Historical Society House Tour

09/27/2008 to 09/27/2008

Watertown Historical Society Museum, 22 Deforest St., Watertown, 06010. Phone: (860) 274-1050.

The Watertown Historical Society will conduct a self guided House Tour, rain or shine, of five historic homes in Watertown from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. The Watertown Historical Society Museum and the Nova Scotia Schoolhouse at 22 DeForest St. will also be open as part of the house tour. Advance tickets $25 per person. Day of tour ticket $30. Call the museum at 860-274-1050 for more information.

The Grace of Letting Go -- Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

09/27/2008 to 09/27/2008

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

There are times in life when we may be challenged to relinquish what is precious to us. This difficult act calls forth a supreme act of trust. Using the book ,A Time for Leaving, as a backdrop, participants will reflect on their own stories and the beauty and growth found in these times of letting go. Presenter: Mary Fahy, RSM, retreat director, pastoral care director at The Mc Auley, West Hartford. Author of two books including the one that will be used in the workshop. Saturday, 9:30am to 3:30 pm. Fee: $45 (includes lunch and book)

Waterbury Symphony's Classical Masterworks Series--Banned Music

09/27/2008 to 09/27/2008

Naugatuck Valley Community College, Phone: 203-574-4283.

On Saturday at 8PM the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra will perform Banned Music featuring Mendelssohn, The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave", Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Yevgeny Sudbin, Piano, Shostakovich Symphony No. 9 in Eb Major. Call for ticket information.

Magic Tree House

09/27/2008 to 09/28/2008

Warner Theatre 68 Main St, Torrington, 06790. Phone: (860) 489-7180.

Saturday, September 27, 2pm and 7:30pm

Sunday, September 28, 2pm

$18.50, $21.50, $24.50

To restore joy and magic to King Arthur's kingdom, the brother and sister team must travel to Camelot's dreaded Otherworld and return with water from the mythical Cauldron of Memory and Imagination. If they fail, Camelot will be lost forever -- and the Magic Tree House will be destroyed!

Rising to each new challenge with courage and humor, Jack and Annie eventually discover that memory and imagination are gifts we can all use to fill our lives with magic. An enchanting blend of song, story, and spectacular stagecraft, Magic Tree House�: The Musical is a joyous and melodic treat that will keep kids (and grownups!) on the edge of their seats.

�Reading and writing are about the magic of the imagination. This musical, in my opinion, multiplies that magic ten times. So when you see it, I hope you'll joyfully travel in your imagination with Jack and Annie on their musical adventure�and come away singing a few tunes.� �Mary Pope Osborne