Fall Lunch and Learn Series: The Federal Art Project in Connecticut

10/17/2012 to 10/17/2012

144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-753-0381 Ext. 10.

On Wednesday 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. In the 1930s, President Roosevelt's New Deal Administration instituted work relief programs to create jobs for workers of every sector of the economy. The Federal Art Project put visual artists to work; in Connecticut 173 artists produced mural, easel paintings, and documented American craft for the Index of American Design. Join curator Cynthia Roznoy for a gallery tour of this exhibition that includes samples of each aspect of the project. Museum & OLLI Members: $5 Non-members: $10. Continue the discussion over lunch! Boxed lunches must be pre ordered by Friday, October 12, 2012. Lunch includes a sandwich, your choice of cookie or chips and a drink. Members: $8.50 Non-members: $10.00

Our Neighborhood Many Cultures: Vioces from Waterbury's South End Neighborhood

10/17/2012 to 10/17/2012

144 West Main Street , Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-753-0381 Ext. 10.

On Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.  to 8 p.m.This interactive discussion will bring together residents and community leaders from Waterbury’s South End to share stories and discuss plans for the neighborhood. Led by Dr. Ruth Glasser, Professor of Urban and Community Studies Program, University of Connecticut/Waterbury Campus, the panelists include: Victor Cuevas, director of River Baldwin Recreation Center, Victoria Encarnacion, president of the South End Neighborhood Association, and longtime residents, Rita Frigon, Jeanette LeGasse Stevens and Bella LaGasse Nadeau. Members suggested donation: $5. Non-members suggested donation: $10. RSVP: (203) 753-0381 x10.

Gunn Library Program: A Film -- ADD and Loving It?--Washington, CT


5 Wykeham Rd., Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-7586.

On Thursday, October 18, 2012 from 6 to 7:45PM at the Gunn Memorial Library a film--ADD & Loving It?! will be shown.  It is a ground breaking blend of humor, hope, and science that dispels myths about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.  The film was winner of the 2010 Silver World Medal at the New York Film Festival.  Appropriate for ages 12 and above and is 57 minutes long.  Light refreshments will be served.  Pre-regisration requried.  The program  is free and open to the public.

Composer Philip Glass to Perform at WCSU--Danbury


181 White St., Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-837-8486.

Philip Glass, internationally acclaimed composer of operas, symphonies and theatrical and film scores, will perform on Thursday, Oct. 18, at Western Connecticut State University in a benefit concert for a charitable organization providing shelter, education and care for abandoned children in Tibet. Glass will be joined by longtime collaborator Jon Gibson, a composer and versatile wind instrumentalist, for the performance at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Tibetan Home of Hope, sponsor for the event; ticket reservations and information are available at (203) 837-TIXX or www.wcsu.edu/tickets. Composer of contemporary opera classics including "Einstein on the Beach," "Satyagraha" and "Akhnaten," Glass has presented solo keyboard performances worldwide and continues to appear regularly with the Philip Glass Ensemble, which he founded in New York in 1967. He has come to be identified with a musical genre known as "minimalism," though his website biography noted he "never liked the term and preferred to speak of himself as a composer of 'music with repetitive structures.' The concert will be held to benefit the Tibetan Home of Hope, a nonsectarian home and school in the Tibetan region of Amdo that seeks to provide shelter, education and care for children who face abandonment. The organization's continuing efforts to promote the well-rounded development of youths residing at the orphanage have been complemented by initiatives such as organic farming, artisan workshops and community outreach designed to assure the sustainability of the program. The charitable organization, founded by Dr. Tashi Dolma, seeks "to contribute to the preservation of Tibetan culture while supplying the children with the best care and education possible within their homeland," the mission statement on its website said. "A vital component to our mission is our dedication to the sustainability of the Tibetan people, their culture and the balance of nature." The Glass concert at WCSU will be held during the week of the visit by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to the university for two talks on Oct. 18 and 19.

Semi-Annual Tag Sale at The Lourdes Shrine - Litchfield

10/18/2012 to 10/21/2012

50 Montfort Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-1041.

Stop by and select from the great deals you ccan find inour twice yearly tag sale organized by our Shrine Volunteers.  Call for more information.

Ghost Hunters Live! Friday Night with Jason Hawes and Steve Gonsalves at The Warner Theatre - Torrington


68 Main Street, Torrington, CT Phone: 860-489-7180.

The Ghosthunters return to the Warner Theatre on Friday, Oct 19 at 8pm with an all new show! Join Jason Hawes and Steve Gonsalves – listen to them talk about their scariest experiences, see unreleased footage from the show, and ask them questions about themselves or perhaps a ghostly experience of your own! Contact between humans and spirits from the afterlife is not as farfetched as is it seems. Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves and their team have worked to track down the presence of paranormals across the country. Learn their methods for tracking the paranormal! Plus, participate in a special live Q&A with the T.A.P.S. Team.
Tickets are $22.50, $32.50 , $42.50 $60 Gold Circle* *Gold circle tickets include a post-show meet & greet and can be purchased by calling the Warner box office at 860-489-7180 or online at www.warnertheatre.org.

Litchfield Historical Society Celebrates Archives Month


South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4501.

October is American Archives Month, which means it's a time to learn about the evils of staples, paper clips, and humidity, and celebrate the importance of the archive to writers, researchers, and genealogists alike. Join the Litchfield Historical Society in celebrating Archives Month through a series of discussions and free lectures. On Friday, October 19 at 1:00 pm, the Historical Society's director, Cathy Fields, will share little known facts supported by photographic evidence from the Records of the Litchfield Historical Society. Did you know that the entire Historical Society used to fit in one room? Or that the Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library was on the third floor? Maybe you remember dress shopping in the Law School building. There is no doubt that you will learn something new about the 156-year old organization and its evolution. Roxbury historian and author Ann Smith Finn will discuss the importance of archives and the research process in writing her new book on Friday, October 26 at 1:00 pm. Her upcoming book, Ehrick K. Rossiter Designs for Modern Living 1880–1930, includes several images from the Historical Society's collection. Both the October 19 and 26 lectures are free and open to the public. In addition to these two stimulating lectures, history professor Steve McGrath and former English teacher Jerry Geci will lead a three-week class and discussion on the War of 1812 and the forging of American identity. Using materials from the Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library and other sources, they will demonstrate that while the war did not come to Litchfield, its residents were certainly affected, some even long before the first shots were fired. Class is in session at 11:00 am on Wednesdays, October 10, 17, and 24. The fee for all three classes is $15, and light refreshments will be served. All Archives Month programming will take place in the Cunningham Gallery at the Litchfield History Museum. Please register by calling (860) 567-4501 or emailing registration@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org. The Litchfield History Museum is located at 7 South Street, Litchfield, CT. For more information about this or other programs, please call (860) 567-4501 or see www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org. Make sure to check out the Historical Society's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/TappingReeve) for an Archives Month word-of-the-day and an example from the Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library.

Bunny Williams Presentation: Gardening Inside and Out Sponsored by Litchfield Garden Club


Route 202, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-2270.

On Friday, October 19, 2012 at 2PM the Litchfield Garden Club will host Bunny Williams presentation:  Gardening Inside and Out.  The event will be held at The Litchfield Inn, Route 202, Litchfield.  $40 per person.  Book signing and refreshments to follow presentation.  Williams is one of the nation's most prominent tastemakers.  She is a designer with a modern vision, a sense of history, and the confidence to take the unexpected path.  Her style is classic, but never predictable.  Seating is limited.  Register on the website:  litchfieldgardenclub.org or call 860-567-2270.

Alanis Morissette at The Palace Theater


100 East Main St, Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-346-2000.

Alanis Morissette: Guardian Angel Tour 2012

October 19, 2012 at 7:30pm

Enchanted Forest at Audubon Sharon


325 Cornwall Bridge Rd, Sharon, CT Phone: (860) 364-0520.

On-going 40 minute candlelit walks take place between 6:30 and 8:00 PM.  Guided groups will meet friendly costumed animal characters along the trail (including a raccoon, fox, owl, bear, skunk and beaver) and hear how the animals live their lives on the Audubon grounds.  After the tour, participants can enjoy a cup of hot chocolate inside the Center building before taking a hayride back to the parking area.  This non-scary program is ideal for children up to 8 years old and their families. Admission is $4.00 for adults and children.  Participants should bring an extra flashlight if available.