From the Earth and the Sea;Clambake and Drumming at The Institute for American Indian Studies


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

Fundraiser. Food and music have always brought people together.  Join IAIS staff in our Algonkian village and enjoy a clam bake with traditional foods:  lobsters, clams, corn and potatoes while listening to the sounds of Native drumming around the campfire. Bring your own chairs, blankets, beverages/libations, drums and rattles (if you choose) for this special event filled with good food, good company and good drumming - the heartbeat of Mother Earth.Reservations and prepayment are required by September 10th. Fee:     $40 Adults; $35 IAIS Members; $10 Kids 12 and under (hot dogs, chips & lemonade) * Rain date:  Sunday, September 18th   4:00 pm - 6:00 pm.  Help support IAIS and allow us to continue offering the programming you have come to enjoy - attend this fundraising event with family and friends - it will be an evening to remember!

The Litchfield Historical Society Features Fun Saturday at the Museum


West Street, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-4501.

1:00pm - 3:00pm on Saturday, September 17, visitors will have the opportunity to make hand-dipped candles. This program is free with adult admission to the Historical Society. For more information about this or other programs, please contact the Historical Society by phone at (860) 567-4501 or by emailing

Merwinsville Hotel 40th Anniversary BBQ


1 Browns Forge Road, Gaylordsville, CT Phone: 860-2350-4443.

40 years ago the Merwinsville Hotel was literally days away from being torn down or simply falling down. The owner, Mr. Dolan, agreed to give it to a non-profit corporation for $1 dollar and the Merwinsville Hotel Restoration was created.  On Saturday, September 17th the Merwinsville Hotel Restoration  will celebrate 40 years as a successful non-profit  with an alfresco roast beef barbecue from 4 to 7 PM .Details: Hors d'oeuvres will be served from 4 to 5:30 and dinner from 5:30 to 6:30. Dinner includes: salad, roast beef, baked potato, roll, coffee, iced tea, lemonade, dessert. BYOB permitted. Music will be provided by Great Blue all evening. Tickets: $20 for Hotel members, $25 for non-members and $8 for children under 12. Tickets must be reserved by September 9th by phone at 860-2350-4443, online at or at the Hotel every Sunday from 2 to 4 PM.

Song and the Spirit

09/17/2011 to 09/17/2011

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

This program will focus on the vocal experience in worship. Presenter: Marguerite Mullée, Ph.D. Fee: $40 (includes lunch). Bring one friend for $20 payable with registration. (Non-refundable deposit: $15) For more information, call Wisdom House at 860-567-3163 or visit

Native American Heritage Walk at the Institue for American Indian Studies


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

2:00 PM. IAIS is delighted to once again participate in the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Walks.    Dr. Lucianne Lavin, IAIS' Director of Research & Collections, will provide a glimpse into the history and cul- ture of the local Pootatuck tribal peoples in- cluding their community life, spirituality, and medicinal uses of the indigenous flora as participants walk along the museum's na- ture trails, ending at our replicated 16th cen- tury Algonkian village. Please wear sturdy walking shoes and weather appropriate clothes. This is a free event in conjunction with the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Organization's Heritage Walks Weekend.

An Afternoon of Chamber Music at Hunt Hill Farm


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

2 p.m, faculty and students from the University of Connecticut, Storrs, will perform a concert of music by Bach, Finzi, and Grieg at the Silo Gallery at Hunt Hill Farm in New Milford. A Meet and Greet Reception with the artists will follow featuring Hopkins Wines and food from the Silo Cooking School. Tickets are $15 if purchased in advance and $20 at the door. Student tickets are $5.

Litchfield Historical Society Hosts Lecture on Connecticut and the Civil War


South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4501.

On Sunday, September 18, 2011 at 3PM at the Litchfield History Museum, Dr. Matthew Warshauer, professor of history at Central Connecticut State University will discuss his new book, Connecticut in the American Civil War: Slavery, Sacrifice and Survival.  The lecture is free and open to the public.  Call to register.

21st Season Chamber Music Concerts at Keeler Tavern Museum Garden House--Ridgefield


132 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877. Phone: 203-438-5485.

On Sunday, September 18, 2011 at 3PM in the Keeler Tavern Museum Garden House the 21st Season of the Louise McKeon Chamber Music Concerts begins with Bassoonery--four bassoonists: T.D. Ellis, Lisa Alexander, Jacqueline Sifford and Andrea Herr will perform selections from Bach to Barbershiop and beyond.  These highly trained musicians perform with the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra and many other orchestras throughout Connecticut, New York and other states.  Tickets at the door adults $15, seniors and students $12, children under 12 $10.

A MID-SUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at McLaughlin Vineyards


14 Albert's Hill Road, Sandy Hook, CT Phone: 203-426-1533.

Presented by SHAKSPERIENCE at 4:00 pm. TICKETS: $12 adult/$6 child.

Brookfield Historical Society To Host Walking Tour of Historic Kellogg Street


165 Whisconier Road , Brookfield, CT Phone: 203 775-3934 .

Once known as the Wood Creek area of New Fairfield, Kellogg Street is an important element in the history of Brookfield.  Seven 17th and 18th century buildings still exist there today.  Participants will meet at the Brookfield Museum at 2 P.M. on Sunday, September 18, 2011. The walking tour will proceed along the street without entering the properties. From the street, the history of the neighborhood and these historic buildings will be discussed. Admission to the event is $5. Complimentary refreshments will be served at a reception in the Museum following the tour.