Women's AA/ALANON Retreat -- Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

11/20/2009 to 11/22/2009

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

A weekend of prayer, reflection, and sharing within a supportive community Sister Maurice Doody, OP, will conduct the retreat. She is founder and director of the Office of New Directions and a noted lecturer on spirituality and wellness. Her retreats reflect her own "living of the program." 6 pm Friday (dinner), November 20th to 1 pm Sunday, November 22nd. Full weekend attendance is required. The fee, including meals, is $155 (shared room, hall bath), $195 (private room, hall bath), $225 (private room with bath) and $225 (shared room with bath).

Scout Day

11/21/2009 to 11/21/2009

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

Calling all Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and Brownies! Join fellow scouts for an exciting morning (10:30 am-12:30pm) learning about traditional Northeast Native Americans, their tools, shelters, and hunting techniques. You�ll also enjoy Native American stories and games!

Space is limited and registration is required. Please call to reserve your spot by November 14th. Fee: $8 Scouts; $5 Adults (regular museum admission) Come early (10:00 am) and enjoy making your own Talking Stick under the guidance of an IAIS Educator. Or stay late (1:00pm) and make a necklace from beads, shells and seeds. Fee: Additional $5 per craft per participant

Ode to Joy

11/22/2009 to 11/22/2009

Experience Beethoven's Ninth Symphony live! An exceptional, thrilling performance awaits you with the WSO, four guest soloists and the NVCC College Choir under the direction of Richard Gard. November 22, 2009 3 pm - 5 pm @ the NVCC. price: $40, $30, $15.

Connecticut Master Chorale

11/22/2009 to 11/22/2009

St. Mary Church, 24 Dodgingtown Rd. (Route 302), Bethel, 06801. Phone: 203-743-0473. Fax: 203-740-9533.

Tina Johns Heidrich, Conductor. Festive music accompanied by Brass Ensemble and Steel Drums. Includes "Christmas Cantata" by K. Lee Scott, a medley of carols, spirituals, gospel, multi-cultural numbers, lullabies and other selections. $20 advance/$25 door

19th Annual Auction--Housatonic Valley Association

11/22/2009 to 11/22/2009

Bryan Memorial Town Hall, Washington, Phone: 860-672-6678.

On Sunday, November 22, 2009 at Bryan Memorial Town Hall the 19th Annual Auction to benefit the Environment sponsored by the Housatonic Valley Association. Join Honorary Chairmen Diane von Furstenberg, Annette and Oscar de la Renta, Hamilton South, Christine Baranski, Robert Couturier and Nancy Novogrod. Champagne Reception an Silent Auction at 1PM. Live Auction -3PM. Pre-Auction Brunch or Twilight Supper. For more information an reservations call 800-TEAM-HVA or 860-672-6678.

Churches by Lantern - Derby

11/27/2009 to 11/27/2009

37 Elm St, Derby, 06401. Phone: (203) 735-1908.

The historical society will be conducting tours of the churches of Derby. Please call or email for details.

4th Annual Puppetry Festival-New Preston, CT

11/28/2009 to 11/28/2009

240 Litchfield Turnpike, New Preston, 06777. Phone: 860-567-5597.

The Washington Montessori School in New Preston announces a special holiday performance by the nationally acclaimed and Emmy Award winning Wayne Martin Puppets of Santa's North Pole Express on Saturday, November 28, 2009. Shows are oriented towards children between the ages of 3 and 10 and take place at 10:30AM and 12PM. Admission is $8. Call for reservations.

Deck the Halls! Wreath Decorating with Natural Materials Artist and floral designer Bonnie Pedersen

11/28/2009 to 11/28/2009

off Rte. 202, 2 mi. west of center, Litchfield, Litchfield, 06759. Phone: (860) 567-0857. .

Artist and floral designer Bonnie Pedersen helps to make the season bright by sharing her beautiful ideas with you. Decorate two evergreen wreaths with elements from nature including eggs, feathers, seed pods, and more and/or bring your own baubles for a more personal touch. Grapevine wreaths will also be available. This popular workshop will fill up quickly. Register early! Pre registration and pre payment required, Call 860-567-0857. 10:00 A.M.—1:00 P.M., A. B. Ceder Room, Registration Fee: Members: $15.00 Non Members: $20.00 All materials included

Annual Storytelling Celebration

11/28/2009 to 11/28/2009

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

1:00 pm - 3:00pm Enjoy the time honored tradition of Native American Stories that teach, intrigue and entertain people of all ages. This year we are honored and excited to feature former IAIS Director of Education and Schaghticoke Elder Trudie Lamb Richmond, her sister Peggy LaConte and Trudie's daughter and current IAIS Board member, Erin Lamb Meeches. Mother, daughter and aunt, The Three Schaghticoke Sisters, tell the timeless stories of their Algonkian ancestors.

Limited seating, please call for reservations. Fee: Advance tickets: $8 Adults; $5 Kids. Tickets at the door (if available): $10 Adults; $6 Kids

Santa Sunday at the New England Carousel Museum

11/29/2009 to 11/29/2009

95 Riverside Ave., Rte. 72 West, Bristol, 06010. Phone: 860 585-5411.

Santa Sunday kicks off the Holiday Celebration for the city of Bristol. This annual holiday party for children sponsored by the New England Carousel Museum is an opportunity to see Santa and enjoy refreshments and entertainment. The Museum is located at 95 Riverside Avenue, Route 72 in Bristol. Regular hours of operation Mon-Fri 10-5PM, Sun Noon � 5PM