Newtown Historical Society: Silhouette Portrait Event at the Edmond Town Hall


45 Main st., Newtown, CT Phone: 203-426-5937.

12-4:00 pm. In conjunction with our open house, a Silhouette Portrait event will be taking place across the street. Deborah O'Connor, of Rhode Island, will hand-cut portraits of visitors using this antique method that was popular in the 1700 and 1800s until the development of photography caused the silhouette's decline. Walk Ins Welcome, but Appointments Suggested.

Newtown Historical Society: Open House and Hearth Cooking Demonstration at the Matthew Curtiss House


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

12- 4pm. Bill and Mary Jo Brett, of Newtown, will be conducting an open hearth cooking demonstration. A warm fire and home cooked aromas will welcome visitors, so come join us in the keeping room, the center of all activity in a colonial home.

Newtown Historical Society Joins Civil War Commemoration With Lecture


25 Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470. Phone: 203-426-5937.

On November 14, 2011 at 7:30PM at the community room of the Booth Library the Newtown Historical Society will present a lecture by Sharon Smith entitled Connecticut's Role in the Civil War.  Susan Smith is a former broadcast journalist, working in Texas, New York and at ESPN in Connecticut.  She has written several books the latest Connecticut Civil War: A Guide for Travelers which will serve as the basis for her presentation.  Historical Society programs are free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be served following the presentation.

Newtown Historical Society: “Connecticut Goes to the Civil War” Presentation at the Matthew Curtiss House


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

7:30 pm. Sharon B. Smith is the author of several books and a former broadcast journalist. Sharon has recently concentrated on books focusing on equine subjects and the Civil War. Her latest book, Connecticut's Civil War: A Guide for Travelers is the basis for her presentation.

Finance and Insurance Panel for Students of Torrington High School Sponsored by NW Chamber of Commerce


Major Besse Drive, Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-482-6586.

Northwest Connecticut's Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Torrington High School's College & Career Center, will present the first of five career panels on Tuesday, November 15th at 8 a.m. in the Library Media Center.  The panel will consist of a financial planner, a credit union executive, a bank executive, an accountant, and an insurance agent. Each panelist will speak about their career path, the education needed for their career, high school courses important to their career, the nature of the work, the positives and negatives of their career, as well as an explanation of a typical day.  Students will have the opportunity to ask questions throughout the panel discussion which will last approximately 45 minutes. Torrington High School students grades 9-12 interested in learning more about these careers are invited to attend and can sign up with Andrew Marchand or Jo-An Cracco in the College & Career Center. Call for further information.

Joannajohn Collection Trunk Show--Woodbury

11/17/2011 to 11/19/2011

346 Main Street South, Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-233-1230.

On Thursday, November 17,2011 from 10 to 5PM Friday, November 18 from 10 to 5PM and Saturday, November 19 from 9:30AM to 5PM come to a trunk show in The Joannajohn Collection Showroom.  The show will present:  clothes, accessories such as handbags, jewelry and scarves for holiday, and spring/summer.  Featuring the collections of three French designers: Catherine Andre, Nathalie Chaize and Sophie Digard and two American designers:Grace Ann Agostino and Amy Kahn Russell. Visit the website for further information or call us.

Warner Theatre Presents Goo Goo Dolls


68 Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-489-7180.

On Thursday, November 17th at 8PM the Goo Goo Dolls will perform at the Warner Theatre.  Formed in 1986, in Buffalo, New York, Goo Goo Dolls landed their first hit song, "Name" in 1995 and went on to sell over two million copies.  Now with 4 Grammy nominations, 13 consecutive top 10 hit songs and over 10 milion albums sold, they come to the Warner for an electrifying night of Rock 'n Roll.  Call for tickets.

Litchfield Garden Club Window Sill and Indoor Gardening


421 Bantam Road, Litchfield, CT

2:00 PM at the The Litchfield Community Center. The Litchfield Garden Club will host an open meeting with Tovah Martin, a local favorite but also a nationally recognized horticulturist, author, freelance writer, producer, lecturer, and photo stylist, who will present Window Sill and Indoor Gardening. She was  named one of the “50 Most Influential People” and one of the top 10 influential educators in gardening by People, Places, Plants magazine in 2005.  Admission is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served after the slide and lecture presentation.

New England Carousel Museum Hosts Ballroom, Swing Dancing


95 Riverside Avenue, Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: 860-585-5411.

BALLROOM, SWING AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN!  DANCING AT THE New England CAROUSEL MUSEUM November 18th, 2011. Bring your buddies, bring your dancing shoes and take a spin on the beautiful hardwood floor at the New England Carousel Museum.  Enjoy Ballroom, Swing and everything in between from 7-10:30PM.  Beginners are welcome and encouraged. Dances will be held regularly on the third Friday of the month at the Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave, RT 72 Bristol. Entry cost is $10.00 per person. For additional information call 860 585-5411 or visit

Clothing Drive at Rochambeau Middle School-Southbury

11/18/2011 to 11/19/2011

100 Peter Rd., Southbury, CT 06488. Phone: 203-262-4488.

Rochambeau Middle School will be holding a Clothing Drive Fundraiser on November 18th and 19st at the Rochambeau Middle School gym. Friday, November 18th from 8:15 am – 7:00 pm Saturday, November 19st from 9:00 am – noon A&E Clothing Corp. will collect the items, weigh, sort and ship them to Africa, Central America, South America, India and Poland.  RMS receives money for every pound of clothing/toys collected. Items being collected: Gently used clothing - men's, women's & kid's Shoes and accessories - belts, handbags, scarves, ties and hats Linens - bedding, curtains, tablecloths, towels Stuffed animals and toys both large and small, but please nothing breakable.