USMilitary Academy Jazz Knights--Litchfield

10/19/2008 to 10/19/2008

421 Bantam Rd., Rte. 202, Litchfield, 06759. Phone: 860-567-8302.

On Sunday, October 19, 2008 at 4PM at the Litchfield Community Center, Rte. 202, Litchfield the United States Military Academy Jazz Knights --Little Big Band -- will perform a free concert. For over thirty years the band has brought musical excellence and variety to their audiences by presenting the best of big band jazz and popular music. Further information call or email: staff@the communitycenter.org.

The Sausage Man, Steve Ford's Sausage Workshop & BBQ at Hunt Hill Farm's Silo Cooking School

10/19/2008 to 10/19/2008

44 Upland Rd., New Milford, 06776. Phone: 860-355-0300. Fax: 860-350-5495.

From 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Steve will demonstrate techniques involved in making fresh sausages, give a primer on spices and herbs and tips on cooking techniques after which students will create their own unique pork sausages. Then, it's an old fashioned BBQ, grilling the afternoon's labor with chipotle BBQ sauce, sauerkraut, bourbon baked beans, German potato salad, green goddess cole slaw and Rocky Road brownies. (Full participation) $85 per person or 2 for $160. The Silo Cooking School. Call Cooking School Director Mary Kravec to register or register online.

Barn Dances-Fiddle Tunes at Danbury Music Centre

10/19/2008 to 10/19/2008

Danbury, Phone: 203-748-1716.

On Sunday, October 19, 2008 the Danbury Music Centre presents Danbury's annual celebration honoring the birth of Danbury native, Charles Edward Ives. A day-long celebration including a concert of barn dances and fiddle tunes will take place. All events are free. Planned activities include a hike up Pine Mountain, a visit to the birth home, a visit to Charles Ives' grave, and finally a concert featuring the Rag Tag Players, performing Fiddle Tunes and Barn Dances. Additional information call or email.

Bizet's Carmen

10/19/2008 to 10/19/2008

Warner Theatre 82 Main Street, Torrington, 06790. Phone: (860) 489-7180.

Sunday, October 19, 2pm

$19.50, $29.50, $39.50, $49.50, $59.50

The story that shocked Paris at its premiere is now the world's most favorite opera. Carmen, opera's ultimate femme fatal, is a woman not afraid to pursue her heart's desires whatever the consequences. A handsome soldier wins her affection and a glamorous bullfighter turns her head, but neither can tame her defiant spirit.

3rd Annual International 10-String Guitar Festival

10/23/2008 to 10/25/2008

Wrner Theatre Center for Arts Education, Torrington, 06790. Phone: 860-489-7180.

International multistring guitar players will offer three days of workshops in classical, jazz and improvisational guitar from October 23 thru October 25, 2008. Workshops are open to any guitar enthusiast and will culminate in a public concert at the Warner's Nancy Marine Studio Theatre at 8PM on Saturday, October 25. Tickets to the concert are $20 for students and seniors and $25 for the public. Call for further information.

Scrabble Challenge--Waterbury

10/23/2008 to 10/23/2008

140 Bank Street, Waterbury, 06702. Phone: 203-754-1164.

On Thursday, October 23, 2008 from 6PM to 8:30PM at the Howland-Hughes Center, Waterbury a Scrabble Challenge will be held. New this year: Bonus Fire Drill round in partnership with The Big Read: Waterbury celebrates Fahrenheit 451. Team of 5: $100 -- Individuals: $25. Register by October 20th. Call for further information.

Lourdes in Litchfield Holds Tage Sale

10/23/2008 to 10/26/2008

Route 118, Litchfield, 06759. Phone: 860-567-1041.

Starting Thursday, October 23, 2008, until Sunday, October 26, 2008 Lourdes will hold a Tag Sale. Great variety of items to be sold--household goods, books, games, toys, clothing, glassware, clothing and much more. Thursday thru Saturday 9AM to 4:30PM. Sunday 12:30PM to 4:30PM. Call for further information.

Guitar Workshops with International Performers

10/23/2008 to 10/25/2008

Warner Theatre Center for Arts Education Main St, Torrington, 06790.

Join Us! Come and see what the world of guitar is doing next. Three days of workshops with players from all over the world on the ten-string guitar Workshops will be held as panel contributions, open discussions and master class format. Bring your guitar 6,7,8,9,or 10 strings or just come and listen! Topics of workshops: How to play the ten-string guitar in classical, jazz and contemporary styles Learn special multi-string techniques How to approach playing the ten-string in ensemble in classical, jazz and contemporary How to develop your transcribing skills with different tunings How to approach improvising on the ten-string as a soloist and as an ensemble player Composing techniques for the multi-string, where to begin? Efficient practicing for busy people for all guitarists..............and more...

Mardi Gross Halloween Festival and Parade-Waterbury

10/24/2008 to 10/24/2008

Exchange Place, Bank St., Waterbury, Phone: 203-757-2279.

On Friday evening, October 24, 2008 downtown Waterbury is going to look a little different. From 5:30PM to 8PM at Exchange Place a graveyard will come to life, a skeleton will sing, smoke will ooze across Bank Street and there will be lots and lots of candy. The event is free except for the $1 hay ride. People are encouraged to dress warmly. The trick-or-treat gala began five years ago and is presented by the Downtown Waterbury Business Association. Call for further information.

Haunted Trail Walk

10/24/2008 to 10/24/2008

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

Ghosts, goblins and spiders! Beware!

Join IAIS staff, board members and volunteers on Friday, October 24, 2008 for a guided half mile ghostly walk along our Haunted Trail, if you dare! End at our village for cider, popcorn and marshmallows roasted over the campfire! Stop by between 7:00pm and 10:00pm, last walk departs at 9:45pm.

Fee: $6 Adults and $4 Children