Western Connecticut State University Presents George Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara--Danbury

10/10/2012 to 10/14/2012

181 White Sreet, Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 877-837-9278.

The Western Connecticut State University department of theatre arts will stage George Bernard Shaw's "Major Barbara" for two weekends in October. Performances will be Wednesday through Sunday, Oct. 10 – 14; and Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19 and 20, in the Berkshire Theatre in Berkshire Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The public is invited. Performances will be at 7 p.m. on Opening Night, Wednesday, Oct. 10, and High School Night, Thursday, Oct. 11. The show will be at 8 p.m. all other evenings. There will be matinee performances at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13 and 14, and Saturday, Oct. 20. Tickets will be $22.50 for adults, and $17.50 for seniors and students, plus ticketing fees.

Fall Lunch and Learn Series: Freemasonry in Waterbury

10/10/2012 to 10/10/2012

144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-753-0381 Ext. 10.

On Friday, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.Multiple Universal Newsreels will play prior to the main feature film including News from California, President Visits Foresters and March of Time. Dr. J.D. Connor of Yale University will introduce the film and lead a discussion afterwards. Wild Boys of the Road, 1933, tells the story of two teenage boys from California whose family experiences the hardships of the Depression. In order to find work for themselves, the two boys take to the road and sneak aboard a train to Chicago. Life on the road, however, will turn out to be more difficult than they ever could have anticipated. Free and Open to the Public.

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

10/10/2012 to 10/10/2012

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

On Wednesday 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. Program repeated on Saturday October 13, 10 am to noon. Facilitator: Peggy Richard. Donation: $5. For more information and to register, call Wisdom House  or visit website.

Washington Garden Club Hosts Author Tom Wessels -- Reading the Forested Landscape: A Natural History of New England

10/11/2012

5 Wykeham Road, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-7586.

The Washington Garden Club will be hosting author, Tom Wessels as he reads from his book, Reading the Forested Landscape: A Natural History of New England. Tom Wessels is a terrestrial ecologist and a professor at Antioch University New England in the Department of Environmental Studies, where he founded a master's program in conservation biology. This program is free and open to the public.   Registration is recommended. Please call the Library for further information at (860) 868-7586 or visit www.gunnlibrary.org   The Gunn Memorial Library & Museum is  located at 5 Wykeham Road at Route 47, in Washington, CT.

Litchfield Land Trust Program: To Cut or Not to Cut

10/11/2012

421 Bantam Road, Litchfield, CT 06759.

On Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 7PM the Litchfield Land Trust will present a program--To Cut or Not To Cut--a Northwest Connecticut Forest Land Stewardship Seminar featuring CT DEEP Commissioner Dan Esty, State Wildlife Biologist Peter Picone and Certified CT Forester Ian Branson. The program will be held at the Litchfield Community Center.   Free to the public.  Light refreshments served.

A Fall Gathering of Artists In Litchfield

10/12/2012

Route 202, Litchfield, CT 06759.

The Annual "A Fall Gathering of Artists will be held from Friday, October 12 through Sunday October 14, 2012 from 10 to 6PM (5PM on Sunday) wih a reception on Saturday from 11AM to 6PM with art demonstrations and refreshments. The event will be held at the Litchfield Firehouse on Route 202.  It will feature more than two dozen award-winning Connecticu artists and artisans, their original paintings, prints, photography, handcrafted jewelry, pottery and glasswork.   Ample parking is available and admission is free.

The Museum of Fire History Fire Safety Family Program at New England Carousel Museum

10/12/2012

95 Riverside Ave. |, Bristol, CT

3:00 - 4:00 pm.  fire trucksfire hatscrafts coloring books

Writers in Conversation: Litchfield County author Dani Shapiro talks to Charlotte Rogan, author of "The Lifeboat"

10/12/2012

69 Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-626-6802.

On Friday, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Charlotte Rogan spent 25 years writing novels in secret, usually while her husband was at work and her triplets were at school. After a decade of quietly crafting one of those novels, The Lifeboat, and just a few months after her 57th birthday, Ms. Rogan signed her first book contract. She will discuss the novel, her circuitous path to literary success, and the writer’s life with Litchfield County’s own Dani Shapiro, who published her first novel, "Playing With Fire", when she was 28. Ms. Shapiro has since published four more novels, two memoirs, and numerous short stories and essays. The event will be held at the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre, Warner Theatre, Torrington. A reception and book signings by both authors will follow the event.

A Fall Gathering of Artists

10/12/2012 to 10/14/2012

258 West St., Litchfield, CT 06750. Phone: 203-574-3954.

"A Fall Gathering of Artists," a magnificent 3-day art exhibit, returns to Litchfield, featuring award-winning Connecticut artists with their latest paintings, prints, photography, handcrafted jewelry, and pottery. October 12th-14th, 10am - 6pm (5pm on Sunday). Artists’ Reception October 13th, 11am - 6pm, with art demonstrations and refreshments. Location: Litchfield Firehouse, 258 West St., Litchfield CT. Ample parking. Admission free. Contact Mally DeSomma for information.

Healing the False Self — Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center - Litchfield

10/12/2012 to 10/14/2012

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

6 p.m to 1 p.m. A spiritual call to transformation into wholeness and the true self. Presenter: Don Bisson, FMS. Fee: $195 shared room, hall bath; $235 private, hall bath; $265 private or shared room with bath; $165 commuter. (Non-refundable deposit: $50) Scholarships available. For more information and to register, call Wisdom House or visit website.