20th Annual Cornwall House Tour

10/11/2008 to 10/11/2008

Phone: 860-672-0129.

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

16th Annual "Big Sit" at Ansonia Nature Center

10/12/2008 to 10/12/2008

10 Deerfield Lane, Ansonia, 06401. Phone: 203-736-1053.

On Sunday, October 12, 2008 from 8AM to 5PM at the Ansonia Nature Center the international event, originally established by the New Haven Bird Club, tallies as many bird species as can be seen or heard within 24 hours. Participants may bring binoculars, folding chairs, books, picnic lunches or snacks and stay for part or all of the activity. Admission is free. Call to register.

Irish Traditional Music with Martin Hayes-Litchfield

10/14/2008 to 10/14/2008

Route 202, Litchfield, 06759. Phone: 860-567-8302.

On Tuesday evening, October 14, 2008 at 8PM Martin Hayes, one of the most extraordinary talents to emerge in the world of Irish traditional music will be presenting a special concert at the Litchfield Community Center. $10 per person. Mr. Hayes unique sound, his mastery of his chosen instrument, the violin, combine to create an astonishing and fomidable artistic intelligence and sound. Call for further information.

Menopause The Musical

10/14/2008 to 10/15/2008

Warner Theatre 82 Main Street, Torrington, 06790. Phone: (860) 489-7180.

Tuesday, October 4, 7:30pm

Wednesday, October 5, 7:30pm

$38.50, $43.50, $48.50

A powerful force of change will be making its way across the country. It's called Menopause The Musical Out Loud: Breaking the Silence of Ovarian Cancer! The musical salute to women who are experiencing The Change,featuring 25 re-lyricized tunes from the 60s and 70s. Set in a department store, where four women (Professional Woman, Earth Mother, Soap Star and Iowa Housewife) with seemingly nothing in common but a black lace bra meet by chance, the musical pokes fun at things such as hot flashes, memory loss, mood swings, wrinkles, night sweats and eating binges! For a night of hysterical laughter, gather your friends and come to the show!

Best of Brookfield Trade Show: Brookfield Chamber

10/16/2008 to 10/16/2008

246 Federal Rd. D-15, Brookfield, 06804. Phone: 203-775-9623.

The Brookfield Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a Trade Show--"Best of Brookfield" on Thursday, October 16, 2008 from 5PM to 8PM at the Fox Hill Inn, Brookfield. Further information call 203-948-0099.

Winefest at Old Heidelberg Inn--Danbury

10/17/2008 to 10/19/2008

55 Stony Hill Rd., Bethel, 06801. Phone: 203-797-1860.

Come join the Winefest and enjoy this special weekend with us. Many of Germany's finest Riesling wines will be available for tasting. Winetasting on Friday October 17, Saturday, October 18 and Sunday, October 19 from 5PM to 9PM. Cal for further information.

8th Annual Art Show--Litchfield

10/17/2008 to 10/19/2008

Litchfield Firehouse, Rte. 202, Litchfield, 06759. Phone: 203-574-3954.

A Fall Gathering of Artists return to Litchfield bring a magnificent display of artwork to the public. The popular event features about 40 award-winning CT artists and artisans who will display their latest creations, including original paintings, prints, photography and handcrafted jewelry, pottery and glasswork. Hours: 10AM to 6PM. Special Artists Reception will be held Saturday, October 18 from 11AM to 6PM during which art demonstrations will be given and refreshments will be served. Admission is free. Call for further information.

Soul Fire: Accessing Your Creativity -- Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

10/17/2008 to 10/19/2008

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

There is a fire in the human soul and this causes a heat and an energy, creative energy. We will employ reflection, journaling, and a variety of exercises to help identify your creative yearnings and open new pathways for the development and expression of your soul fire. Presenter: Thomas Ryan, CSP, director of the Paulist North American Office for Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations in Washington, D.C. and author of 12 books. See www.tomryancsp.org. Friday, 7 pm to Sunday, 1 pm Fees: $150 (shared room), $190 (private), $110 (commuter).

"To Please Any Taste" Fall Symposium

10/17/2008 to 10/17/2008

7 South Street, Litchfield, 06759. Phone: 8605674501. Fax: 8605673565.

This one day symposium, sponsored by the Litchfield Historical Society, will bring together some of the country's most respected furniture scholars to discuss new scholarship in furnituremaking in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island between 1780 and 1830. The speakers will be Edward S. Cooke, Jr.,Yale University, Derin Bray, Northeast Auctions, Brock Jobe, Winterthur Museum, Patricia Kane, Yale University, and Robert Trent, Independent Scholar. The symposium will be held at the Litchfield Community Center with a closing reception at the museum. Cost is $85 for non-members and $70 for members of the Litchfield Historical Society. For more information please call 860-567-4501.

David Crosby and Graham Nash

10/17/2008 to 10/17/2008

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

Friday, October 17, 8pm

$46.50, $56.50, $80.50

As a duo, longtime creative partners David Crosby and Graham Nash bring out the best in each other, their distinct yet complementary styles balancing an equation that delivers a seamless and inspiring musical whole. Two-thirds and one-half, respectively, of Crosby, Stills and Nash, and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, these Rock and Roll Hall of Famers are legendary for their airtight and crystal-clear vocal harmonies, as sublime when delivered by simply these two together as they are from the larger configurations. It is a sound that's one of the true touchstones of the rock 'n' roll era.