Book Signing at Gunn Memorial Library with Anne Kelly--Litchfield Style-Classis Country Houses of CT--Washington, CT

10/13/2011

5 Wykeham Road, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-7586.

Join us on Thursday, October 13th at 6:30pm in the Wykeham Room for a book talk and signing with decorator, Annie Kelly as she shares her latest work 'Litchfield Style - Classic Country Houses of Connecticut'. This lovely book is filled with photos and specific design elements of 18th and 19th century homes and gardens set within the pristine landscape of Litchfield county's rolling hills and endless woodlands. Featured homes include well-known designers such as Bunny Williams, Carolyn Roehm, Matthew Smyth and Robert Couturier. Annie's book is filled with gorgeous photos by award-winning photographer, Tim Street-Porter and a helpful resource guide which lists places of interest throughout the region.

Adult Art Workshop: "Colors of Fall"

10/13/2011

5 Church Hill Rd., Woodbury, CT Phone: (203) 263-3711.

9:30 am – 12:30 pm at the Studio Welcome center. Leaves provide a grand finale of color, while a golden harvest of pumpkins waits to be picked in the fields, as the crisp morning air holds a breath of winter. Learn to consider color, line, composition and the emotional response of the viewer, as you paint the forms of fall. Instructor: Nancy White Cassidy a professional illustrator, fine artist, web designer and teacher for more than 15 years, holds an MFA in illustration. $18 members/$24 nonmembers.

Silo Cooking School Introduces “Second Thursdays: Literary Lunches” A Culinary Book Club Sept 8, Oct. 13 & Nov. 10

10/13/2011

Upland Rd, New Milford, CT Phone: 860-355-0300.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Book Discussion: Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen. Menu: Apple Fennel Salad, Calendula Biscuits, Herbed Swiss Chard Souffles, Mini Pound Cakes with Blueberry Lavender Syrup. $30 per session. Registration required.

Gunn Memorial Library Museum Hosts Jane Roberts-United Nations Association of Conneticut Northwest CT Chapter--Washington, CT

10/14/2011

5 Wykeham Road, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-7247.

On Friday, October 14, 2011 at 5:30PM at the Gunn Memorial Library in the Wykeham Room join the United Nations Association of Northwest Connecticut as they host Jane Roberts, co-founder of 34 Million Friends.  34 Million Friends is a grass-roots movement that was independently initiated in July 2022.  Their goal is to find 34 million friends to help UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund www.unfpa.org) continue its invaluable work as the largest multilateral provider of family planning and maternal health care.  Registration is recommended.  This program is free and open to the public.

Keeler Tavern Museum Hosts Main St. Lantern Tour and Graveyard Tour--Ridgefield

10/14/2011 to 10/15/2011

132 Main St., Ridgefield, CT 06877. Phone: 203-438-5485.

Enjoy a window into the past lives of Main Street neighbors. Meet under the clock on Main Street  for a Tour by Lantern Light  past the home of Gov. Phineas Lounsbury, The Hawley House built for Thomas Hawley the first minister, the King House home of Lt. Joshua King and his store King & Dole across Main Street, Timothy Keeler at his Tavern, and the Seamore Indian Trading Post. Then assemble at the Congregational Church for an “ask and expert” get together. Who are these people? Come and find out!.. The Lantern Light Tours will be held Friday, October 14 and Saturday October 15, from 5 :00 PM to 120:00 PM. Last ttour begins at 9:15 :PM. Tours of the Old Ridgefield Graveyard will be held on Sunday, October 16 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Visitors will meet at the Graveyard entrance at Maple Shade and North Streets and will find out interesting tales of many of thos resting there. Tickets available at the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce, 9 Bailey Avenue. The Main Street Lantern  Light Tour cost is $12 for adults, $10 for children 5-12. The Graveyard Tour is  $8,00 for Adults and $5.00 for children. Combined Tour  tickets are $15.00 for adults and children $10.  Both Tours are sponsored by the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce and the Keeler Tavern Museum

Litchfield Historical Society Offers Lunch and Learn Talks Re American Archives Month

10/14/2011

South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4501.

On Friday, October 14, 2011 the  Litchfield Historical Society continues its series of Lunch and Learn Talks to celebrate American Archives Month.  The topic--Preserving Lilac Hedges will be discussed.  Linda Hicking, the Society's curator of library and archives will talk about this once vibrant Litchfield company.  Its founder Ralph Hinchman attend Cooper Union after serving in WWII and began by making greeting cards for his family and friends.  He received his first commercial order in 1950 when Cunard Steamships ordered 1,000 cards.  Artists including Jac Venza, Andy Warhol and Hilary Knight assisted in both business matters and card design.  The company operated for approximately twenty years from a barn on Fern Avenue.  Hicking will discuss the company's history and the Society's efforts to improve its collections of 20th century Litchfield history.  The program will take place in the Cunningham Gallery of the Litchfield History Museum from 12 Noon to 1PM.  There is no charge for attendance, but donations are always appreciated.  Check the website or call for further information.

A Fall Gathering of Artists

10/14/2011 to 10/16/2011

258 West Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: (203) 574-3954 .

A Fall Gathering of Artists returns to Litchfield for its 11th year. The show will feature a magnificent exhibit by about 35 award-winning Connecticut artists and artisans. It will include original paintings, prints, photography, handcrafted jewelry, pottery, and glasswork. Hours: Friday - Sunday, October 14th - 16th, from 10 am to 6 pm. Artists’ Reception Saturday, October 15th from noon to 6 pm, with art demonstrations and refreshments. Location: Litchfield firehouse, 258 West St., Litchfield, CT. Rt.202. Ample parking is available. Admission is free.  Contact Mally DeSomma at (203) 574-3954 for more information

Jung and the Contemplation of Mary

10/14/2011 to 10/16/2011

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

This workshop brings Jungian insights into Mary’s symbolic role as a model of transformation and fidelity to God’s initiative. Presenter: Donald Bisson, FMS. Fees: $185 (shared room, hall bath); $225 (private room, hall bath); $255 (private or shared room with bath); $155 commuter. (Non-refundable deposit: $50) Scholarships available. For more information, call Wisdom House 860-567-3163 or visit www.wisdomhouse.org

Civil War Artifact Appraisal Day with Thomas Zanavich at Gunn Memorial Museum

10/15/2011

5 Wykeham Road, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-7756.

On Saturday, October 15, 2011 from 12-3PM the Gunn Memorial Museum hosts a Civil War Artifact Appraisal Day with dealer and exhibit guest curator, Thomas Zanavich.  Zanavich has been collecting Civil War material for over 25 years and assembled the extraordinary artifacts on display in our exhibit.  Come discover the history and value of your Civil War artifact.  Registration is required.

Preparing the Body, Mind and Spirit For Cold and Flu Season at The Institute for American Indian Studies

10/15/2011

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

10:30 am - 12:30 pm. Join Dawyn Cloud-Alter, Family Herbalist and Therapist for a presentation on herbal remedies for the cold and flu season. Topics will include prevention using herbs and herbs to assist the immune system, arthritis, and specific systems and organs of the body. She will discuss the importance of specific vitamins for stress reduction and Seasonal Affective Disorder (episodes of depression that affect many individuals every year during the fall and winter seasons). Wearcomfortablecloth- ing for relaxation and stress reduction exercise. CT Educators may earn 0.2 CEUs Fee: $15; $12 IAIS Member