Friction to Fire The Institute for American Indian Studies


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

12:30 pm - 3:30 pm. Have you ever wanted to create a fire using only what nature provides the way the Native Peoples did for generations?    Andrew Dobos and Deneen Bernier of Three Red Trees School of Natural Living will guide you through the process of learning how to make fire by friction using the bow and drill method. You will leave with your own set of the key components necessary for further practice to- ward mastery. Other ancient methods will be demonstrated and will be available for you to try for yourself. This is a physical skill; kneeling, bending and safe use of a knife are required. CT Educatorsmayearn0.3CEUs. Spaceislimited,pleasecallforreserva- tions. Fee: $25; $20 IAIS Members

RIDE YOUR HARLEY, STAY FOR CHARLIE Palace Hosts First Ever Motorcycle Ride Fundraiser


100 East Main Street, Waterbury, CT Phone: 203-346-2000.

Registration for the ride is from 1:00pm – 2:00pm at the theater, which is located at 100 East Main Street in Waterbury. At 2:00pm, riders will begin a scenic drive that will take them North through the Litchfield Hills, loop through Woodbury and Middlebury, and conclude at the theater where a street festival will be getting under way. Registration for the motorcycle run is $25 per rider and $15 per passengers.  A special package for riders who want to attend the Charlie Daniels Band performance is also available for $55. To pre-register, or for more information, call the box office at 203-346-2000.

The Litchfield Historical Society Features Fun Saturday at the Museum


West Street, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-4501 .

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. October's activity, we the Museum celebrates National Archives Month by creating bookmarks and postcards. This program is free with adult admission to the Historical Society. For more information about this or other programs, please contact the Historical Society by phone at (860) 567-4501 or by emailing


Brookfield Fall Craft Festival


Brookfield, CT 06804.

On Sat. 10-4 p.m. at the Newbury Inn (Front Lawn) 1030 Federal Road, Brookfield

Newtown Historical Society Hosts David Osborne Furniture Maker


44 Main St., Newtown, CT 06470. Phone: 203-426-5937.

On Sunday, October 16, 2011 from 12 Noon to 4PM join David Osborne of New Faifield who will demonstrate furniture making.  David specializes in Federalists reproduction and restoration furniture but is also experienced in creating Empire chairs to contemporary pieces.

Nature's Palette Walk at Weir Farm -- Ridgefield


736 Nod Hill Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877. Phone: 203-834-1896.

Experiene autumn's beauty at Weir Farm National Historic Site by admiring works of artists of the past and learning about the trees that inspired them.  Join Park Ranger Kristin Lessard on Sunday, October 16 from 1 to 2:30PM for a hike that explores the stunning autumn landscape, the forces behind leaf coloring and the rich history of art inspired by their beauty.  Bringing a water bottle and wearing appropriate footwear is recommended.

Keeler Tavern Museum Features--Looking for Jackie: American Fashion Icons--Ridgefield


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

Come to the Keeler Tavern Museum Garden House at 312 Main Street, Ridgefield Sunday, October 16 at 4PM-6PM when Looking for Jackie: American Fashion Icons will be presented.  Katharine Craghwell-Varda will show the impact on Americn Fashion made by not only Jacqueline Kennedy but Dolley Madison and Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte of the nineteenth century and Katherine Hepburn, Joan Crawford, Grace Kelly and others of the 20th Century. Members $10, general admission $15.

Annual Charles Ives Day - Celebrating the October 16th, 1874 Birth of Danbury's Famous Composer


Western Connecticut State University Westside Campus, 43 Lake Ave., Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-748-176.

Events occur throughout the day at various locations.  A hike up Pine Mountain, a tour around the Ives birth home,
a grave site visit, and some musical "happenings". The day will end with a performance of  Ives' Symphony No. 3. The performance will take place at the top of the Parking Garage on Library Place, behind the Danbury Music Centre. 9:30am    Hike up Pine Mountain (meet near the top of Pine Mountain Rd., Danbury) 12:00pm    Visit the Charles Ives birth home on Mountainville Ave. (meet at the home) 1:30pm    Visit Charles Ives' grave site in Wooster Cemetery (meet in section M , off of Ellsworth Ave.) 4:00pm    'Gather' on the top floor of the parking garage to listen to a performance of
Ives' 3rd Symphony, Camp Meeting After-concert reception compliments of the Danbury Parking Authority.

Newtown Historical Society: Open House and Furniture Making Demonstration at the Matthew Curtiss House


44 Main St., Newtown, CT Phone: 203-426-5937.

12-4:00 pm. David Osborne of New Fairfield will be joining us for a furniture making demonstration. David's talents range from Empire chairs to Contemporary pieces, but his specialty is Federalist reproductions and restoration.

Tag Sale at Lourdes in Litchfield

10/20/2011 to 10/23/2011

50 Montfort Rd. off Rte 118, 1/4 mi east of Litchfield Green, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: (860) 567-1041. Fax: (860) 567-9670.

Semi Annual Tag Sale. Stop by and select from the great deals to be had from other people’s treasures. Organized by Shrine volunteers this effort is one of the major fund raisers that helps us get ready for the upcoming Pilgrimage Season. If you need more information, or want to drop off items for the Sale, please contact us at 860-567-1041.