The Institute for American Indian Studies FROM THE EARTH AND THE SEA

09/14/2013

38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT

6:00pm – 8:00pm * Good food and music will always bring people together! We invite you to join with IAIS staff, members and friends for our third annual clambake and drumming fundraiser. Enjoy traditional indigenous foods of lobster, clams, corn and potatoes, then listen to the sounds of Native drumming around the campfire in our replicated Algonkian Village. We welcome back the Sint-Sink Singers, host musician Mark Ingram and Dawyn Cloud Alter along with the Vermillion Singers for an evening filled with good food, good company and the soothing sound of the drums. Feel free to bring your own chairs, blankets, beverages/libations, drums and rattles.Registration and pre-payment required by September 7th. Fee: $40 Adults; $35 IAIS Members; $10 Kids 12 and under (hot dogs, chips & lemonade) * Rain date Sunday, September 15th 4:00pm– 6:00pm

Newtown and Monroe Historical Society Civil War Tour

09/14/2013

Stepney Green, Newtown, CT Phone: 203-261-5702.

The Save Our Stepney Task Force in conjunction with the Monroe Historical Society will commemorate Monroe's Civil War participation and to honor those who served in the Great War of the rebellion on Saturday, September 14th from 1:00- 4:30pm on the Stepney Green and the Birdseye Plain Cemetery where 31 Civil War Veteran's are buried. The program will include a Birdseye's Plain Cemetery self-guided tour of Civil War veteran grave-sites accompanied by re-enactors from Company A, 11th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry portraying soldiers buried at various sites. Attendees will be able to learn of their battles in Chancellorsville, Antietam and others as they made their way to Gettysburg. Each soldier will be displaying the type of gear they would have carried into battle. The Regiment will also set up camp on the Stepney green complete with regimental flag, guns, provisions and campfire. The Infantry will "parade" the Green grounds.

Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center - Always Evolving

09/14/2013

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

10:30 a.m. - noon.  Learn about the New Cosmology, the contemporary environmental crisis and our new capacities for transformation of ourselves and our world. Presented by Rosemarie Greco, DW. 

Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church - Tag Sale

09/14/2013

93 River Rd., Rte. 181, Barkhamsted, CT Phone: 860-379-2157.

Tables full of 'treasures' for you to find.  Also available, a Bake Sale table with mouth- watering goodies provided by our church families.  Sponsored by Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church.  Proceeds will benefit our 2013 Capital Campaign.  Held at 93 River Road, Pleasant Valley (Barkhamsted), CT on Sept 14, 2013 from 9 AM – 3 PM.  No Early Birds please.  For more information call.

Barkhamsted Historical Society Annual Old Barkhamsted Day

09/14/2013

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

1 p.m. Variety of live demonstrations of old time crafts and trades; including a blacksmith with his portable forge showing how a number of iron items were produced before the days of Home Depot. Other craft demonstrations include: weaving, spinning, candle making, Farmer's soft cheese, bowl making, basket weaving, rush seat chair weaving, old hand tools and toys and games. These activities will take place in the barn and outside on the grounds of the Squire Tavern and of course the Tavern will be open for touring. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available.

Danbury Concerts on the Green The Taste of Greater Danbury

09/14/2013 to 09/15/2013

Ives Street and National Place, Danbury, CT Phone: 203-792-1711.

Featuring Edwin McCain. Performing Sat. at 8 p.m. and Sun. at 2 p.m. All concerts free to the public. Opening act beings at 7 p.m.; main performer at 8 p.m.

From the Earth and the sea: Clambake and drumming fundraiser

09/14/2013 to 09/14/2013

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

Good food and music will always bring people together! We invite you to join with IAIS staff, members and friends for our third annual clambake and drumming fundraiser. Enjoy traditional indigenous foods of lobster, clams, corn and potatoes, then listen to the sounds of Native drumming around the campfire in our replicated Algonkian Village. We welcome back the Sint-Sink Singers, host musician Mark Ingram and Dawn Cloud-Alter along with the Vermillion Singers for an evening filled with good food, good company and good drumming. Feel free to bring your own chairs, blankets, beverages/libations, drums and rattles. Registration and prepayment required by September 7th. Fee: $40 Adults; $35 IAIS Members; $10 Kids 12 and under (hot dogs, chips & lemonade) *Rain date Sunday, September 15th 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Cyrenius H. Booth Library Open House and Revolutionary Re-enactment--Newtown

09/15/2013

25 Main St., Newtown, CT 06470. Phone: 203-426-4533.

On Sunday, Sept 15, 2013--Open House and Revolutionary Re-enactment from 12:00 – 4:00pm at the Matthew Curtiss House.
The Fifth Connecticut Regiment will be conducting a re-enactment of a revolutionary encampment on the grounds of the Matthew Curtiss House.  They are also recruiting new members, so stop by to learn more.

Concert Society at Heritage Village Opens 41st Season--Menselssohn Piano Trio--Woodbury

09/15/2013

Herritage Village Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-405-1910.

The Concert Society at Heritage Village will open its 41st Season with the Menselssohn Piano Trio, a dynamic international group of musicians counted among the starts of today's outstanding ensembles, here and abroad.  On Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 3PM at Sarah Cooke Hall, Heritage Village the concert will feature music by Josef Suk, Beethoven and Ernest Bloch.  All concerts are open to the public with amply parking and easy handicapped access.  Single tickets $20, a four concert subscription is $65 at the door.  Call for reservations.

Kent Historical Society Sunday Series: The Life and Times of Everard Jean Hinrichs aka Eric Sloane

09/15/2013

4 Studio Hill Rd., Kent, CT 06757. Phone: 860-927-4587.

The Kent Historical Society's Sunday Series on September 15th, 2013, 2:00PM, Kent Town Hall, will feature Karin Peterson speaking about the famous artist Eric Sloane. The title of her talk is " Everard Jean Hinrichs, aka Eric Sloane", and will take a look at the fascinating career of this intriguing man. How did Everard Hinrichs of New York City become Eric Sloane, the noted Warren artist known to many in Kent?   The story has many twists and turns and travels from New Mexico, to New Orleans, to Pennsylvania, to Long Island and many stops in between.  From television weatherman, manager for a dance troupe, designer of Christmas cards, to creator of cloud exhibits for the American Museum of Natural History in New York City that remained on display for 45 years – this man led a fascinating life! Karin Peterson serves as Museum Director of the State Historic Preservation Office, Department of Economic and Community Development (formerly Commission on Culture & Tourism) overseeing the Eric Sloane Museum, the Henry Whitfield State Museum, Old New Gate Prison & Copper Mine Museum and the Prudence Crandall Museum. Previously, Ms. Peterson worked for Connecticut Landmarks for 15 years. The program will last about an hour followed by refreshments.  There is no admission charge although contributions are welcomed.