Making Peace with Money--Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

11/08/2008 to 11/08/2008

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

Are you stressed over money issues? Would you like some new strategies to get control over your finances? Learn money management skills, how to achieve your short and long-term goals, how to get out of credit card debt and have a peaceful relationship with money. Presenter: Susan Lovallo, professional organizer, CPA, and founder of Clutter Solutions. Saturday, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm Fee: $35 (includes lunch)

Music for an Autumn Afternoon--Newtown Meeting House

11/09/2008 to 11/09/2008

Main St., Newtown, 06470. Phone: 203-270-8293.

On Sunday, November 9, 2008 at 2PM a concert will be held to raise awareness and revenue for the Newtown Meeting House. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at door. Dramatic soprano Gwynne E. Wittmann, lyric soprano Elizabeth Norton and mezzo soprano Ann Martindale will perform solor and ensemble pieces from Purcell to Poulenc to the cbaret songs of William Bolcom. Call for further information.

Mr. Thanksgiving, Rick Rodgers returns with another amazing Turkey Day Menu at Hunt Hill Farm

11/09/2008 to 11/09/2008

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

Rick Rodgers returns with another amazing Turkey Day Menu from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm. This year's mouthwatering menu includes: Rutabaga and Pear Soup "Rick's New" Dry-Brined Roast Turkey with Port Gravy; Stuffing with Fennel, Chestnuts, and Pancetta; Green Beans and Baby Carrots with Hazelnut Butter; Maple-Roasted Sweet Potatoes; "Cosmo" Cranberry Sauce; Pumpkin Sticky Pudding with Toffee Sauce; (demonstration) $85 per person or 2 people for $160. The Silo Cooking School. Call Cooking School Director Mary Kravec to register or register online.

Litchfield Hills Archaeology Club Lecture

11/09/2008 to 11/09/2008

38 Curtis Road, Washington, 06793. Phone: 860-868-0518.

An Inland Fishing Camp in the Farmington Valley: Excavation of the Indian Hill Site (11-2), Bloomfield, Connecticut presented by professional archaeologist Dr. Marc Banks at 3:00pm. Dr. Banks will discuss the importance of anadromous fish to Native Americans in southern New England. Important fishing sites within the region and various fishing methods employed will be reviewed. The Indian Hill Site is situated adjacent to a fall line and a constriction in the Farmington River and provided Native American groups an opportunity to exploit large quantities of anadromous fish each spring. The focus of the Indian Hill excavation was a Late Archaic component radiocarbon dated at 5000 years BP.

Fee: Free to Club Members/ $5 General Public

Veteran's Day Celebration

11/09/2008 to 11/09/2008

38 Curtis Roade, Washington, 06793. Phone: 860-868-0518.

Each year IAIS honors a local Native American who has served in the United States Military. Throughout history Native Americans have served their country with the highest record of service per capita when compared to any other ethnic group. Join us on Sunday, November 9, 2008 at 12:30pm in remembering all veterans, Native and non-native, who have served our country with courage and pride. Following a traditional ceremony in our outdoor village we invite participants and visitors for a light lunch.

Hitchcock Chair Program at Newtown Historical Society

11/10/2008 to 11/10/2008

25 Main St., Newtown, 06470. Phone: 203-46-5937.

Newtown Historical Society will host Anne Guernsey, who will discuss the development of the Hitchcock chair at 7:30PM, Monday, November 10, 2008 at the Booth Library. Program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served following the presentation. Call for further information.

Backcountry Outfitters Hosting TGIF--Thank God I'm Female Night with Pierre Gilissen

11/12/2008 to 11/12/2008

5 Bridge St., Kent, 06757. Phone: 860-927-3377.

On Wednesday, November 12th at 6:30PM, Pierre Gilissen, owner of Belgique Patisserie and Chocolatier is the featured speaker. The Health Benefits of Eating Dark Chocolate is the topic of discussion. TGIF is a free event but canned goods donations for the Kent Food Bank are accepted at the door. Call for more information.

Light Up the Night with Style Fashion Show-Litchfield

11/13/2008 to 11/13/2008

Route 202, Litchfield, 06759.

On Thursday evening from 5:30PM to 8:30PM attend an elegant evening of fashion at the Litchfield Inn. Proceeds to benefit the Borough of Litchfield Sidewalk Project. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres from 5:30PM to 6:15PM--Fashion Show from 6:15PM to 7:15PM and coffee and pastry from 7:15PM to 8PM. General seating $35. Reserved seating $75-$100. Send check to Borough of Litchfield/Sidewalk, PO Box 913, Litchfield, CT 06759.

UCONN 2008 Playwright Series--Kristen Skedgell

11/13/2008 to 11/13/2008

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

Moderator Davyne Verstandig will introduce Kristen Skedgell, guest speaker, Losing the Way, at 3:45PM and 5:15PM 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.

In the Mood

11/13/2008 to 11/13/2008

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

Thursday, November 13, 7:30pm

$19.50, $24.50, $29.50, $34.50, $50 Gold Circle Seating

Experience the music that moved a nation's spirit and helped win a war. This was the last time when all of America was listening and dancing to the same kind of music. A retro 1940s musical featuring singers, dancers and a full big band orchestra, In The Mood recreates an era where the combination of up-tempo big band instrumentals and intimate, romantic ballads set the mood for a future filled with promise, hope and prosperity.