Torrington Veterans Day Observance Program


Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-489-2531.

The Torrington Veterans Support Committee and its member groups invites the public to join them in its Veterans Day Observance program on November 11, 2013.  The ceremony will be held, rain or shine, at Torrington's Coe Park and will begin at 10:30AM. Wreaths will be placed to honor Veterans.  In case of inclement weather the ceremony will be held inside the Coe Park Civic Center. Public is welcome. 

An Exciting Opportunity to Make a Difference at Hunt Hill Farm!


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

Tues, Nov. 12 - Open House in the Skitch Henderson Museum from noon to 5 p.m. We’ll share the history of Hunt Hill Farm with you - lite bites will be served. We're excited to be joining in "Give Local." Thanks to the CT Community Foundation you have a way to help Hunt Hill Farm continue and expand its amazing educational and community programs. For 36 hours on November 12 and 13, when you give a gift through our Hunt Hill Farm “Give Local” link, all donations of $10 or more will receive matching funds plus 100% of your gift will go directly towards supporting unique learning opportunities for families in our area.

Oliver Wolcott Library Program: The Color of Change: Paint & Pattern in Litchfield History with Rachel Carley


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

On Tuesday, November 12, 2013 from 7-8PM the Oliver Wolcott Library will offer a program in memory of past President Ellen R. Keeney of the Greater Litchfield Preservation Trust presents with the OWLibrary Rachel Carley's lecture The Color of Change. Rachel Carley is an architectural historian, historic preservation consultant and exhibition curator.  Her most recent book, Litchfield: The Making of a New England Town is the recipient of numerous honors.  A wine and cheese reception will follow.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.

The Silo Gallery - Open House Skith Henderson Museum - Come see our Tree


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

Wed,, Nov. 13 - Come see our tree in the Silo Gallery from 10 am to 5 pm.  Food tastings. Open House in the Skitch Henderson Museum from noon to 5 p.m.

Curtis House Hosts Arts Escape Program: An Afternoon with Walt Whitman--Woodbury


506 Main St. South, Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-2101.

Arts Escape, a new non-profit Arts Enrichment Center for people 65 and older, will present "An Afternoon with Walt Whitman: at Woodbury's Curtis House Inn on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 2PM.  Stephen Collins will portray Whitman on the eve of his 70th birthday, as he considers his life as a man and a poet.  Cost $18 which includes dessert and coffee.  Seating is limited and reservations are required.  Call the Curtis House. 

The Torrington Historical Society presents author David K. Leff discussing his book Hidden in Plain Sight


Carriage House Gallery 192 Main Street (rear) Torrington, CT , Torrington, CT Phone: 860-482-8260.

Join essayist and poet David K. Leff for a discussion of how to find wonders hidden in plain sight. Leff will talk about old milestones, diners, roadside springs, ghost towns, abandoned cemeteries and much more. Discover how splendor awaits just beyond your doorstep.  Thursday, November 14th,  7:00 pm.  Torrington Historical Society's. Admission: $5 (free for members of the historical society). Learn how to explore commonplace marvels near at hand. All this and much more is between the pages of his book, Hidden in Plain Sight, which will be available for sale and signing. Once you read it, you may never look at the world around you the same.

New England Carousel Muse - Educator's Meet & Greet


95 Riverside Ave., Rte. 72, Bristol, CT Phone: 860-355-0300.

Educator's Meet & Greet. November 14, 2013, 4:00-6:00 pm. Teachers, administrators, PTAs, PTOs, Homeschool Educators! Come learn about how carousels connect to your curriculum and how you can take advantage of the Museum's new field trip opportunities. -Win a free field trip! - Ride the carousel - Visit with Restoration Specialists - Refreshments, and more!

WCSU midtown coffeehouse presents Open Mic Night


WCSU Alumni Hall, 181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-837-9700.

WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. in Alumni Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The coffeehouse will feature an all-night open mic. Admission will be free and the public is invited. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. Call (203) 837-9700 or visit for more information.

Flanders Nature Center Workshop: Beeswax Candle Making


Flanders Road, Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-3711 Ex. 10.

On Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 7-9PM in the Flanders Nature Center Studio on Church Hill Rd. local beekeeper and facilitator of Flanders' "Bee-ginnings" workshop, Kevin Barry will teach the art of candle making.  Cost $12 members, $15 for members to be.  Call to reserve a space. 

Litchfield Historical Society - Presents Two Programs on Thanksgiving for Kids


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

On Thursday, November 14 from 3:30 to 5:00 pm, “A Day of Thanks” will explore the historical background of Thanksgiving as a holiday in Connecticut. Participants will listen to stories about how Connecticut citizens used to celebrate the day, and then participate in a play and craft a classic corn husk doll. This program is for children 7 and up, and is $5 for members and $7 for non-members.  On Tuesday, November 19 will feature our Thanksgiving program for preschoolers, ages 3 to 5. After we read our holiday tale, our little pilgrims will participate in a cornucopia of crafts and games geared towards preschoolers. This program will take place from 10:30 to 11:30 am, and is $3 for members and $5 for non-members. Registration is required for both of these events. Please email or call (860) 567-4501 by November 12 to register.