Litchfield County Writers Project--Dani Shapiro Talks about her new Memoir

04/28/2010 to 04/28/2010

855 University Drive, Torrington, 06759. Phone: 860-626-6852.

On Wednesday evening, April 18, 2010 at 6:30PM at the Francis W. Hogan Lecture Hall at the University of Connecticut the Litchfield County Writers Project presents Dani Shapiro dicussing her new memoir: Devotion: spiritual questions of life, death and love. Call to register or for further information

Devotion: spiritual questions of life, death and love

04/28/2010 to 04/28/2010

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

The UConn Torrington LCWP spring 2010 class, �Word and Spirit,� examines Litchfield County authors� works on spirit, through personal exploration to how spirituality affects community and politics. . In the final guest event of the semester, author Dani Shapiro talks to Davyne Verstandig about the inspiration for and ideas that drove her to write her latest memoir, �Devotion�. A book sale and book signing follow the readings. Starts at 6:30pm. Free and open to the public.

History Bites-Topsmead State Park--Person Writing Edith Morton Chase

04/29/2010 to 04/29/2010

421 Bantam Road, Litchfield, 06759. Phone: 860-56705694.

History Bites continues on Thursday, April 29, 2010 at Noon at the Litchfield Community Center presenting Personal Writing, Public Events: a look into the journal entries, letters and other correspondence of Edith Morton Chase, owner of Topsmead, and how they intersect with worldly affairs. Gerald Geci, educator and guide will present the lecture. Bring lunch, Beverages and desserts are provided. Reservations requested but not required. Donation $2 per lecture.

Harwinton Garden Club--Hatsy Taylor--Garden Lecture

04/29/2010 to 04/29/2010

Route 4 and 63, Harwinton, 06791. Phone: 860-485-1108.

On Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 7PM at the Harwinton Senior Center, Route 4 the Harwinton Garden Club hosts Hatsy Taylor who will give an interesting talk on Wildflowers. Taylor is a New England gardener, writer and professional garden lecturer. $5 donation per person.

Spring Dinner Gala/Silent Auction Benefit--Nowalk Emergency Shelter

04/29/2010 to 04/29/2010

260 South Compo Road, Westport, 06880.

On Thursday, April 29, 2010 from 6PM to 10PM the Spring Dinner Gala and Silent Auction to benefit the Norwalk Emergency Shelter will be held at the Inn at Longshore in Westport. On hand will be 300 local business leaders, sponsors and friends of the Open Door Shelter. The event includes cocktails, dinner, live music and auction featuring Funk and RandB sensation Special O Band. Space is limited. Go to the website and reserve your space--www.norwalkemergencyshelter.org/events/index.htm