Walk in the Woods Event to Benefit Parkinson's Research


Route 202, Litchfield, CT 06759.

On Sunday, September 15, 2013 the Torrington Area Parkinson's Support Group will host its second annual Walk in the Woods at White Memorial Conservation Center in Litchfield.  Families can picnic on the grounds prior to registering or after the walk.  The Walk in the Woods is a gentle day. It is designed to give those living with Parkinson's diseas a way to enjoy some gentle exercise.   Visit the website to register.

Gunn Memorial Library - History of the Vasa Order of America


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

Paul W. Ljunggren will give a presentation on the history of the Vasa Order of America on Sunday September 15 at 1:00pm in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Library & Museum in Washington, Connecticut. The Vasa Order of America, originally a fraternal organization for Swedish immigrants, was founded in Connecticut in 1896 and now has lodges across North America. The Vasa now has six local lodges in Connecticut, located in New Haven, Hartford, New Britain, Manchester, Stamford and Danbury, and a park in Meriden which serves as the focal point for their cultural events. Paul will discuss the purpose of the organization past and present. The former Vasa Order Local Lodge Ankaret (Anchor) #380, of New Milford, CT, at one point totaled 133 members, some of whom were Swedes from Washington, CT. Today the Vasa Order welcomes men and women of Scandinavian roots and their spouses, who would like to rediscover the traditions of their forefathers and promote Swedish heritage and culture. Paul will also discuss the contributions of Swedish Americans from the northeastern USA, the patronymic family naming system in Sweden, and the Swedish Army naming system which has resulted in names such as Ljunggren. The exhibit "Coming to America: Washington's Swedish Immigrants" will be open for viewing in the Gunn Museum from 12pm-4pm, before and after this lecture. The exhibition shares the little-known story of Swedish immigration to the small New England town of Washington, CT. The exhibit and associated programs are supported in part by a grant from the Connecticut Community Foundation. Admission to the lecture and exhibit is free.

Newtown Historical Society - Matthew Curtiss House - Open House and Revolutionary Re-enactment


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

Sunday, September 15, 2013 12:00 - 4:00pm, 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.

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Event: The Museum in Transition--Ridgefield


258 Main St., Ridgefield, CT 06877. Phone: 203-438-4519.

On September 15, 2013J from 2-3:30PM at the Aldrich Musuem in exhibitions director Richard Klein as he leads a tour of the new Music exhibitions as they are being installed, revealing the intriguing and complex process that usually happens outside the public eye. See the galleries in transition, including a sneak peak of renowned American artist Sol LeWitt's Music Collection, 3,500 plus audio cassettes recorded by LeWitt over a thirty year period that filled the shelves of a small room in his home in Chester, CT.On September 22, the Museum will open Music, a semester-long series of exhibitions and related events that explore the intersection of art and music in photography, installation, sculpture, new media, performance, and archives. The relationship between music and visual art has been both sustained and profound. Increasingly, aspects of the visual art world and the music world have coalesced, following phenomena such as the breakdown of the barriers between the worlds of "serious" music and pop music, the electronic and digital revolution, the innovations of artists as varied as John Cage and La Monte Young, and the birth of the genre of sound art and its incorporation into the museum and gallery environment. At the present moment the boundary between visual art and music has become more complex, as artists see music as inspiration, subject, and object to an ever greater extent.

Oliver Wolcott Library Hosts Author Bill Dedman: Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark--Litchfield


160 South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-8030.

On Thursday, September 19, 2013 from 7PM to 8PM at the Oliver Wolcott Library author Bill Dedman will offer insight into his latest book:  Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark & the Spending of a Great American Fortune.  With the trial over Huguette's $300 million copper-mining fortune scheduled to start soon this story remains relevant, powerful and poignant.  A wine and cheese reception will follow the event.  The Hickory Stick Bookshop will provide books for sale and signing. Space is limited. Registration is required.

Beardsley and Memorial Library - Layering Bulbs in the Perennial Border


40 Munro Place, Winsted, CT Phone: 860- 379-6043.

Thursday, September 19, 2013. Fall planting brings Spring blooms.  Learn how to layer bulbs in the perennial border for a colorful Spring at Beardsley and Memorial Library on Thursday, September 19, 2013, at 6:30 p.m.  Master Gardener, Jody Neumann will educate the class on how to layer perennial bulbs, for continues colorful blooming, throughout the season.  Ms. Neumann will also bring samples of bulbs, tubers, and corms. This program is free and open to the public.

White Memorial Conservation Center Program: Harvest Moon Paddle with Robyn Dinda-Litchfield


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

September 20  Harvest Moon Paddle with Robyn Dinda Meet at the Morris Boat Launch 6:00 P.M. Pack a dinner and don't forget your flashlight! For more information call Robyn Dinda 860 -567- 0738.

Infinity Hall and Bistro - Judy Collins


Rte. 44, Norfolk, CT Phone: 860-666-6306.

On Friday at 8 p.m. Judy Collins will be performing at Infinity Hall and Bistro. Tickets are $60, $80. For more information call.

Artwell Gallery - Painting BYOB


19 Water St., Torrington, CT Phone: 860-482-5122.

On Friday, from 7 to p.m. A lot of paint, some, wine and great fun. Paint, canvas and brushes are supplied. Jennife Wyzykowski, our artist, will take you thru the steps. Two hours of fun to create your masterpiece. .  Cost is $35 per person. To reserve call 860-482.5122.

Litchfield Historical Society - Calling All Pie Makers Contest


Corner of East & South Street, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-4501.

Calling All Bakers!! Do you love to bake a pie as much as you love to eat one? Are you praised for your perfect pie crust? Do you enjoy winning things? Then enter our pie contest for our first annual Fall Fest! Applications can be found here and are due September 20, 2013. Pies will be judged and winners announced on Saturday, September 28 starting at 12:30pm.