Annual Litchfield Borough Days on the Green

09/09/2012

Historic Litchfield Green, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4501.

Go back in time to the days when the Litchfield Green was a stage coach stop, storytelling was a popular form of entertainment and tinsmithing was a way of life. The event kicks off at 12 Noon 'til 5PM with a flag raising ceremony led by the 2nd Connecticut Heavy Artillery, a civil war reenactment group. During the afternoon, the 2nd Connecticut Heavy Artillery will hold an encampment on the Green, cooking, reliving war stories and demonstrating the life of Civil War soldiers. Also, the group will present the historical society with Civil War era historical documents during the event. Visitors will be able to view doll making, blacksmithing, pottery making and other demonstrations. Additionally, children will have the opportunity to try on reproduction clothing and play traditional games from that era. The event will be held rain or shine from 12 pm until 5 pm. Admission is free. Parking is available on the Green and in municipal lots accessible on the south side of the Green. The Litchfield History Museum will be open for visitors and is located across from the Green on the corner of Route 202 and South Street.

Music Mountain Afternoon Chamber Music Concert--Falls Village

09/09/2012

Route 7, Falls Village, CT 06031. Phone: 860-824-7126.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 3PM--Daedalus String Quartet,Soyeon Lee, Piano,Naumburg Award Winner
Haydn: String Quartet in E Flat Major, Opus 33 # 2 "the Joke" (1781) *(9),Mozart: String Quartet in F Major, K. 590 (1790) *(14)
Brahms: Piano Quartet in A Major, Opus 26 (1861) *(14)*Note: (number) The number of this performance of this work at Music Mountain),Jazz, Big Band, Country and Gilbert & Sullivan Schedule.

Western CT State University Hosts Peace Corps Lecture--Danbury

09/10/2012

181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-837-8350.

Anthony Trujillo, a returned Peace Corps volunteer and Peace Corps recruitment representative, will discuss "Live, Learn and Work with a Community Abroad" at 5:30 p.m. in Warner Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Trujillo will speak about his experiences living and working in Mongolia and the Ukraine and the many benefits of international service. The talk will be free and the public is invited.

“CT, First & Foremost – Inventions & Innovations”, Bob Berthelson - C.H. Booth Library - Newtown

09/10/2012

44 Main Street, Newtown, CT Phone: 203-426-5937.

From Eli Whitney to Igor Sikorsky, the Nutmeg State has produced many innovative individuals over the years.  Between 1790, when patents began being issued, and 1930, CT led all other states with the number per capita patents issued.  Please join us as Bob Berthelson, of Trumbull, shares many of these wonderful inventions.

American Military Forum - The Civil War in 1862 at The Brookfield Museum and Historical Society - Brookfield

09/10/2012

165 Whisconier Rd., Brookfield, CT 06804. Phone: 203-740-8140.

On Monday, 7:30 at the Historical Society's Museum, 165 Whisconier Road  (at the junction of CT Routes 25 and 133. A presentation by Peter Cronin of Brookfield. Refreshments will be served.

 

 

 

Fall Youth Programs at Flander's Nature Center - Woodbury

09/10/2012 to 09/11/2012

5 Church Hill Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-3711.

Fall Youth Programs - Outdoor Rangers -  Children ages 3–5. Explore the forest, fields and ponds at Flanders 200-acre campus. Stories, hikes, crafts and games are all part of the fun, encouraging young children to learn about nature! Date/Time: Begins September 10/11, Mondays and Tuesdays, 9–11:30 am or 12:30–3 pm. Location: Trail House on Church Hill Road. Cost: $20 per class for Flanders’ members

Watercolor Workshop - Tree Journaling at Bellamy Ferriday House - Bethlehem

09/11/2012

9 Main St. North, Bethlehem, CT 06751. Phone: (203) 266-7596.

10:00 AM to 03:00 PM. Learn drawing and watercolor techniques in this one-day workshop with noted botanical artist, Betsy Rogers-Knox. Take home a painting inspired by the Ferriday Garden botanical collection. Betsy Rogers-Knox has been drawing and painting since childhood. Her love of nature and plants eventually brought her to the New York Botanical Garden where she completed the Botanical Illustration program in 2006. Betsy is enchanted by the full lifecycle of the plants she portrays in watercolor and usually observes the plant for a full year before beginning a composition. Betsy teaches painting and drawing to both adults and children from her studio in Bethlehem, CT as well as other venues. All levels welcome. Registration required, call 203-266-7596. $60/$55 CTL members; 5 class series $275/$250 CTL members

Be Smart With Art - Children's Programs at Flanders Nature Center - Woodbury

09/12/2012 to 09/13/2012

5 Church Hill Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-3711.

Children ages 3–5. Discover the amazing world of art! Connecting science, nature and art, children get ready to paint and create a masterpiece. Date/Time: Begins September 12/13, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9–11:30 am or 12:30–3 pm. Location: Trail House on Church Hill Road. Cost: $20 per class for Flanders’ members

Emerging Christian Community — Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center - Litchfield

09/12/2012 to 09/12/2012

229 E. Litchfield Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-3063.

On Monday 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monthly reflective sessions based on The Great Themes of St. Paul: Life as Participation by Franciscan Father Richard Rohr. Repeated on Saturday, September 15, 10 am to noon. Facilitator: Peggy Richard. Donation: $5. For more information and to register, call Wisdom House or visit website.

CONN-fection at the Palace Theater--Waterbury

09/13/2012

100 East Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-346-2000.

On Thursday, September 13, 2012 from 6 to 8 PM.  Tickets:  $25 -- CONN-fection brings a bounty of Connecticut-grown and made foods and drinks to Waterbury's Palace Theater. They'll all be in one place--over two dozen Connecticu produced delicacies wil be on hand for sampling.   Proceeds benefit the Waterbury Neighborhood Council which will donate to the food pantry.  Attendees are encouraged tobring nonperishable food items.  Tickets are available on line and at the box office.