Oliver Wolcott Library Program: How Did I Get Here--A Conversation with Author Jesse Browner--Litchfield

09/17/2015

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

On Thursday, Septmeber 17, 2015 from 7 to 8PM at the Oliver Wolcott Library Author Jesse Browner will discuss his latest book:  How Did I Get Here?  Browner asks hard questions about the choices life imposes on us and our tendency to believe in a parallel, alternative existence where we might have felt more fulfilled, more free.  A wine and cheese reception will follow with books for sale and signing.  Registration is required.

Scoville Memorial Library Program: Author Rinker Buck: The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey--Salisbury

09/17/2015

15 Undermountain Rd., Salisbury, CT 06068. Phone: 860-435-2838.

Author Rinker Buck: "The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey" September 17 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Event Navigation
« Scoville Chess Club » The White Hart speaker series in partnership with Oblong Books and the Scoville Memorial Library.
An epic account of traveling the length of the Oregon Trail in a covered wagon with a team of mules, an audacious journey that hasn't been attempted in a century—which also chronicles the rich history of the trail, the people who made the migration, and its significance to the country. Rinker Buck's first travel narrative, Flight of Passage, was hailed by The New Yorker as "a funny, cocky gem of a book," and with The Oregon Trail he brings the most important route in American history back to glorious and vibrant life. Meet at the White Hart Inn.

Torrington Library - When Ghosts Appear, History Speaks

09/17/2015

12 Daycoeton Pl., Torrington, CT Phone: 860-489-6684.

7 p.m. - The Northeast Paranormal Investiations Society will lead this interactive look into the past. Investigated locations in CT shedding light on each place's past, as well as it's haunted present.

New Morning Market Program: Whole Family Homeopathy--Woodbury

09/17/2015

129Main St. North, Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-4868.

On Thursday, September 17, 2015 from 6 to 7:30PM New Morning Market will offer a program:  Whole Family Homeopathy with Louise Sanchione, ND, CCH.  Whether it's headaches, insomnia, reoccurring ear infections or teething: learning and keeping several homeopathic remedies in your cabinet that may be the answer.  Tickets: $10.  Call to register.

New England Carousel Museum Hosts Silent Poetry: The Wonderful Work of Rick Fitzsimons--Bristol

09/18/2015

95 Riverside Ave., Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: 860-585-5411.

The work of Bristol artist, Rick Fitzsimons, will be on display in the New England Carousel Museum Fine Art Gallery with an exhibit opening reception on Friday, September 18 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm and running through December 31, 2015. The exhibit and sale, entitled Silent Poetry: The Wonderful Work of Rick Fitzsimons, will display over 30 works in a variety of mediums. Born in Bristol, Connecticut, where he now lives with his wife Bonnie, Rick's interest in art emerged as a young child. Endless hours of drawing occupied much of his time as a youth. Although fascinated with the different aspects of art, he never thought he would make it his livelihood. 

His background in Business Management led him on an unusual path, circling back to the world of art. Rick and his dad opened an Awards and Sign shop in their hometown. Not long after, customers would request new Logo designs for their businesses, which led to applying the images to large signs and vehicles. This service soon began to include painting various landscape pictorials on the signs. As a result, his love for creating and painting was rekindled.

Ives Concert Park Greater Danbury Irish Festival

09/18/2015 to 09/20/2015

43 Lake Ave Extension, Danbury, CT

Friday 6 p.m. - 10 p.m., Saturday 12 noon - 10 pm, Sun. 12 noon - 6 pm. Irish bands, dancing, entertainment, vendors,  beverage and food tents, children's area with games and crafts. 

White Memorial Conservation Center Program:Star Party---Litchfield

09/18/2015

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

September 18, 2015--Star Party. Scope Clinic! Bring your tired, your poor, or your sparkling new telescope! We'll show you how to use it and try to fix it if it's not working! Star gazing afterwards...weather permitting. 8:00 P.M., A.B. Ceder Room. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. You are invited to bring your own telescope or binoculars. FREE... Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center's programming expenses.

The Silo Keepin Summer Alive

09/18/2015

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

6:00 - 9:00pm. Preserving the bounty in mid summer for the winter months. It is far easier than you would think to do some basic canning, and it is such a pleasure, and money-saver, to have your own homemade jars in the cupboard- plus they make wonderful gift

White Silo Winery -- 8th Annual Raspberry Festival--Sherman

09/19/2015 to 09/20/2015

32 Route 37 E, Sherman, CT 06784. Phone: 860-355-0271.

 8th Annual Raspberry Festival--The White Silo Farm & Winery is hosting their 8th annual Raspberry Festival, September 19th and 20th from 12-5 PM. They will be serving 6 small plates of food and desserts prepared with their farm grown raspberries. Raspberry S ‘mores, Raspberry Sweet and Sour Meatballs, Raspberry Sweet Rolls, Turkey Sandwiches with White Silo Raspberry Mustard, Raspberry Sorbet and Cookies, and Mixed Greens Raspberry salad,  are scheduled to be on the menu. $5 charge per plate of food.
Live Music featuring recording artist Don Lowe Saturday 1-4 and Martin Meyer Sunday 1-4.  Free farm winery and field tours will be held throughout the day.  This is a child friendly event. Admission to the event is free.

Winchester Center Day

09/19/2015

Winchster Center, Winchester, CT 06094.

Winchester Center Day will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 10:30AM to 2:30PM.  Winchester Center is a quaint New England community complete with tree-lined roads and a town green surrounded by the Congregational Church, Grange Hall and historic homes.   Craft sale at the Winchester Grange and an open house with a quilting demonstration will be held at the Winchester Center Congregational Church.  Food will be available for purchase throughout the day.  Rain date Sunday, September 15th. Winchester Center Historical Association will have its museum open throughout the day, giving tours of the Old Chapel. A blacksmithing demonstration will be held. Ranin date will be Sunday, September 20, 2015.