Washington Art Assoc. Rome! with Alec Purves


4 bryan memorial plaza, Washington Depot, CT Phone: 860.868.2878 .

Tour Rome's famous architectural sites with Alec Purves in the comfort of the WAA Studios. Alec Purves, renowned Professor of Architecture at Yale University and talented artist in his own right, will delight us with his knowledge of Rome and its architecture. Alec will describe the genius of the ancient Roman architects, engineers, and builders. Time: 4 - 6p. Price: $10 per person

Barkhamsted Historical Society Holds Open House at Squire's Tavern


100 East River Rd., Barkhamsted, CT 06063. Phone: 860-738-1152.

The Barkhamsted Historical Society is opening the Squire's Tavern ,100 East River Rd,Barkhamsted ,on Nov.7nd at 7PM for "Tavern Night" where there will be period food and beverages,old fashioned games to try,contra dancing in our ballroom and conversation among the visitors as there would have been when it was open for business. Guests are encouraged to dress in period clothes if they are willing. Tickets are $10 a person,(children are free) and may be purchased at the Barkhamsted Town Hall,Riverton General Store or at the Tavern during open hours: Wednesdays  9am-noon, and Sundays  1Pm  till 4. Come experience life as it used to be!

Brookfield Museum and Historical Society Sponsors 23rd Annual "Festival of Crafts"--Craft Fair


165 Whilconier Rd., Brookfield, CT 06804. Phone: 203-740-8140.

On Saturday, from 9AM to 4PM the 23rd Annual "Festival of Crafts" Craft Fair will be held at the Brookfield Whisconier Middle School, 17 West Whisconier Road, Brookfield. Among New England's largest craft shows, this year's Festival will offer for sale jewelry, artwork, textile products, holiday treasures, toys, gourmet foods and many other uniquely hand crafted items by highly recognized northeast artisans perfect for gift or home use.  More than sixty juried crafters will be on hand.  Admission is $5 without discount coupon for adults and children over 12 years of age.

Institute for American Indian Studies Program: From Friction to Fire--Washington, CT


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

From Friction to Fire--Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 12:30PM to 4:30PM.  Have you ever wanted to create a fire using only what nature provides, the way Native American people did for generations? Andrew Dobos and Deneen Bernier of Three Red Trees School of Natural Living will guide you through the process of making fire by friction using the bow and drill method. You will leave with your own set of key components necessary to practice and master this technique. Additional ancient methods will be demonstrated and will be available for you to try yourself. This is a physical skill; kneeling, bending and safe use of a knife are required. Preregistration required:  $30, $25 Members.

White Memorial Conservation Center Program: Lazy Birding on the Boardwalk --Litchfield


Route 202, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-0857.

November 7, 2015---Lazy Birding on the Boardwalk with WMCC Education Director Carrie Szwed. While you're out enjoying the beautiful Boardwalk Trail, join Carrie Szwed, Education Director, on the north shore of Little Pond to do some laid-back birding. Stop by any time between 9am and 12pm. We'll be using scopes and binoculars to look for fall migrants and winter arrivals, both in the water and along the shore. (Payment is in the form of hot chocolate for Carrie...just kidding!) Park by the trailhead entrance off of Whites Woods Rd. and take a left at the "T." Posted signs will lead the way. FREE.

White Memorial Conservation Center Program: Llama Walk with Debbie from Country Quilt Llama Farm--Litchfield


Route 202, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-248-0355.

November 7, 2015--Llama Walk with Debbie from Country Quilt Llama Farm. Stroll along our trails with a new friend! Meet in the Museum parking lot. 10:00 A.M., $20.00 per person. A portion of the fee will be donated to the Conservation Center. Please register by calling Debbie at 860-248-0355 or email: countryquiltllamafarm@gmail.com or to schedule a private walk!

Chorus Angelicus & Gaudeamus Hosts Annual Fundraiser at Hunt Hill Farm-New Milford


44 Upland Rd., New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: 860-355-0300.

November 7, 2015 at 6PM -- Wine & Beer Tasting--Where can you taste a fine selection of wines from around the world, enjoy a variety of craft beers, and munch on delectable food from restaurants from around Connecticut.  Enjoy live music.  The event will be held at the Silo at Hunt Hill Farm.  Proceeds going to support the choirs of Joyful Noise, Inc.

Litchfield Historical Society Hosts Annual Fall Fundraiser


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

Join the Litchfield Historical Society on Saturday, November 7 at 6 p.m. for its annual fall fundraiser. This year's event is Lobster & Libations! Enjoy a lobster dinner and a raw bar with clams, oysters, and chowder from The Other Brother Darryl's. Attendees will also be able to sample bourbon from the Litchfield Distillery, and enjoy music by the Western Lands Trio. You can also win fun prizes during a drawing. Tickets start at the Friend level (admits 1) for $75.



23 South Street, Roxbury, CT Phone: (860) 350-2181.

“How I See It,” an exhibit and sale of beautiful oil paintings by Rick Daskam, will open with a reception at the Minor Memorial Library, 23 South Street, Roxbury, on Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 2 pm to 4 pm.  The reception is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served. The library is handicapped-accessible. Call the library at (860) 350-2181 for information and directions. Rick Daskam’s work reflects his passion for plein air painting and he has captured the striking colors and shapes of the landscapes near his home in Southbury and on Monhegan Island, Maine, where he paints from “sun up to sun down” for a week every year. Winner of numerous juried awards, including The Collectors Award from the Butler Museum of American Art and the Claude Parsons Memorial Award for Landscape from the American Artists Professional League, Daskam strives to express feelings in his art by simplifying his subject and focusing on the larger, meaningful shapes.

13th Annual NW CT Kitchen Tour hosted by Housatonic Valley Regional High School Musical Theatre Society


246 Waren Turnpike Rd., Falls Village, CT 06031. Phone: 860-335-5699 .

On Saturday from 10- 4 p.m.  Tour 8 Unique Kitchens in One Day!  This year's home include:  Grand, circa 1763, center hall Lakeville Georgian, fitted out with a 21st century, state of the art kitchen. Former log cabin in Falls Village replaced with an open floor plan featuring view of Canaan Mountain and beyond. 1830's Salisbury farmhouse completely renovated with a spacious, light-filled kitchen and a daring paint palette throughout this traditional home with a modern edge. Stone house with a perfect petite kitchen, created by a local builder, drawing inspiration for the tiny house movement. 1960 custom ranch in Sharon with recent additions, top to bottom renovations to enhance its mid-century style, and a kitchen designed for a professional chef. Classic country kitchen in Canaan with a modern flair. 2012 kitchen renovation of a 1960;s Lakeville home to take advantage of wonderful views to the northwest and to open up outdoor dining possibilities. Garden Room Kitchen created from a garage in Lakeville by designer Freya Block as a main gathering place for family. Tickets: $40. Fabulous Raffle Prizes to  benefit Housatonic Valley Regional High School Musical Theatre Society's.  Sample Delicacies from local chefs! Meet an author. Door prizes and learn local history. Online at www.HMTS. org., at the Salisbury, Sharon & Kent Pharmacies.  On the day of the tour, tickets will also be available for purchase at each house.