Torrington Symphony Orchestra: Viva Itialia!

05/10/2009 to 05/10/2009

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

Sunday, May 10, 7pm

$18.50

A concert of familiar melodies to light classics under the direction of Charles Fidlar.

Les Miserable ® School Edition

05/14/2009 to 05/16/2009

Thomaston Opera House, 158 Main Street, Thomaston, 06787. Phone: 860-283-6250.

LES MISERABLES (School Edition) Book by Alain Boublil - Lyrics by Alain Boublil and Herbert Kretzmer - Music by Claude-Michel Schonberg May 14, 15 and 16, 2009 at 8:00pm May 16, 2009 at 2:00pm Broadway's legendary musical has been specially adapted to meet the needs of young performers. This author-approved edition has been abridged to a running time of just over two hours, while carefully maintaining the integrity of one the greatest musicals ever written. Originally adapted from Victor Hugo's timeless novel, Les Miserables, School Edition introduces a new generation to the grand and inspirational story that has touched the hearts of millions. For, within Les Miserables lies the universal truth "To love another person is to see the face of God" and this message is sure to have a lasting impact on the cast, crew, and audience alike. Tickets: $12.00 Adults - $10.00 Seniors - $8.00 Students Directed by Rick Doyle Musical Direction by TJ Thompson Choreography by Sharon A. Wilcox

History Bites Lecture Series--A Summer Day at Topsmead--Litchfield

05/14/2009 to 05/14/2009

421 Bantam Road-Rte. 202, Litchfield, 06759. Phone: 860-567-5694.

On Thursday, May 14, 2009 at Noon History Bites Series--A Summer Day at Topsmead-lecture by Gerald Geci, educator and guide, Topsmead. Enjoy a summer day at Topsmead through photos and a lecture on the life of Edith Morton Chase and her friends. The lecture will be held at the Litchfield Community Center. Free and open to the public. Suggested donation $2. Bring lunch. Beverage/dessert provided. Reservations requested but not required.

Special Train Ride on the Housatonic Flyer from Canaan to Danbury

05/16/2009 to 05/16/2009

Canaan Union Square, Canaan, 06018. Phone: 978-470-2066.

On Sat. The Housatonic Flyer, an excursion train on the Berkshire Line, will travel from North Canaan to Danbury. Vintage coaches and diesel locomotives from the Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum will leave at 10 a.m. The trip will include stops for photographic opportunities and a visit to the Danbury Railroad Museum in the historic Canaan station. Box lunches may be ordered in advance. The trip is sponsored by the Mass Bay Railroad Enthusiasts. For more information go to massbayrre.org To order tickets call 978-470-2066.

Treasures and Talents Auction--First Congregational Church-Watertown

05/16/2009 to 05/16/2009

40 DeForest Street, Watertown, 06795.

On Saturday, May 16, 2009 from 5:30 to 7PM a Reception, Silent Auction and Preview will be held with the Live Auction from 7:30-9PM at the First Congregational Church. Registration, Reception and Silent Auction in Walker Hall at 40 DeForest Street. $10 per adult donation. Auctioneer: Tim Chapulis will auction items of jewelry, gardening labor, gift certificates, gift baskets, Red Sox Tickets, paintings, assorted furniture, computer consulting and more. Plus: Items from Tim's Inc. Auctions inventory.

Spring Eco-Tour Northwest Corner Solar Homes

05/16/2009 to 05/16/2009

Phone: 860-693-4813.

A self-guided tour will be held, rain or shine, from noon to 5 p.m. Sponsored by People's Action for Clean Energy (PACE) and the CT Clean Energy Fund. The tour will showcase passive solar, solar hot water and solar electric technologies, geothermal energy, radian floor heating and a variety of unique energy-efficient conservation systems. Tour-goers will have an opportunity to talk with installers, architects and homeowners about clean energy and affordable green. For more information call. After April 15th tickets will be on sale at: Woodbury, new Morning Natural and Organics (203) 263-4868; Torrington, Back to Earth, (860) 496-1915. Norfolk Corner Store (860) 542-5084. Avon, Garden of Light (860) 409-2196; and Litchfield, The Market (860) 567-1900. Or go on line: pace-cleanenergy.org

Treasurers and Talent Auction - The First Congregational Church of Watertown

05/16/2009 to 05/16/2009

40 DeForest St. (Rte. 6), Watertown, 06795. Phone: (860) 274-5569.

From 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. Wide diversity of items in the Live and Silent Auction. The Live Auction will be held in First Church's historic Meeting House with local collectibles and antiques as well as items from Tim's Inc, Auctions. Walker Hall, will host the Silent Auction brimming with services, gift baskets, and much more. Food available. Adm. $10. For more information or tickets contact the church or visit the website.

Chant and Be Happy!

05/16/2009 to 05/16/2009

30 Bridge St, New Milford, 06776. Phone: 860-354-9300.

An Ecstatic Experience in The Yoga of Devotion

High-Vibration Kirtan with Wendy Hilsen-Bernard and Friends

There is some kiss we want with our whole lives, the touch of spirit on the body. (Rumi) Saturday, May 16, 2009 7:30 p.m. Admission: $15.00

Kirtan is the ancient sacred practice of call and response devotional chanting. Whereas yoga postures open, energize, and revitalize the body, kirtan does likewise for heart and soul. Our sacred singing brings us into a deep state of bliss that lingers long after the singing stops.

80th Anniversary -VNA - Roaring '20s them Gala Celebration

05/16/2009 to 05/16/2009

The public is invited. The event will be held at Mohawk Mountain Ski Area, Cornwall, on Sat. at 7p.m. - midnight. Music by Scott Heth and Company Orchestra; hors d'oeuvres, dinner and opened bar, a Charleston dance contest and much more! Cost: $125 per person. A limited number of ticket will be sold. For more information call VNA Northwest 860-567-6000 or email.

Haight Brown Vineyard -- Chocolate Decadence

05/16/2009 to 05/17/2009

29 Chestnut Hill Rd., Litchfield, 06759. Phone: 860-567-4045.

On Saturday, May 16, 2009 and Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 3PM Haight Brown Vineyards will hold a Chocolate lovers class. This class is all about pairing chocolate with wine; the right way, the wrong way, and the way that it tastes really good. Learn the rules for appropriately pairing chocolate with wine. Try a number of mouth watering combinations. Reservations required. $20 per person. Call for further information.