Housatonic Valley Association's Auction for the Environment - 25th Year honoring auction founder Diane von Furstenberg


Washington Primary School, 11 School St., Washington Depot, CT 06793. Phone: 860-672-6678.

Housatonic Valley Association Annual Auction to Benefit the Environment, 25th year, honoring auction founder Diane von Furstenberg. Sunday, November 8, 1 p.m. reception and silent auction, Washington Primary School, 11 School Street, Washington Depot. Live auction 2:30 p.m. with auctioneers Tim Luke and Greg Strahm. Special reception noon to 1 p.m., in Linda Allard’s Washington home hosted by Linda Allard and Christine Baranski, HVA Board member and co-star of CBS’s The Good Wife. Brunch 11:30 a.m. or twilight dinner at GW Tavern. RSVP 860-672-6678 by October 26. Proceeds support projects to protect the Housatonic River and its watershed of 83 towns from Pittsfield, Massachusetts to Long Island Sound. More info at www.hvatoday.org. 

New England Carousel Museum Hosts Family Sundays at the Museum--Thank Full and Thoughtful--Bristol


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

Sunday, November 8th: 12-2--Thank Full and Thoughtful!. Create a Mr. Turkey with colorful papers and textures. With a focus on what we are thank-full for! Admission:  Children: $5, Adults: $6 and Members free.  All admissions include a free ride on our working carousel and entry to all Museum exhibits.  Call to register.

Miranda Vineyard Sunday Music Series

11/08/2015 to 11/08/2015

42 Ives Rd, Goshen, CT 06756. Phone: 890-491-9906.

Miranda Vineyard has a history of providing a stage for new performers who go on to become quite well-known. We also provide a stage to lots of talented folks who never become famous, but who keep the arts alive and growing for all to enjoy. Most of what you’ll hear is original songs on acoustic instruments, but we warmly welcome whatever you have to offer.
Our wine bar, seating area with cozy fireplace and balcony seating are open during this event. To grab a bottle of wine, bring some snacks (or purchase some here) and enjoy the show.

Newtown Historical Society Goes to Trial with Aaron Burr


25 Main St., Newtown, CT 06470. Phone: 203-426-5937.

NEWTOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY GOES TO TRIAL WITH AARON BURR. There are many enigmatic figures in America's history but one of the most puzzling is Aaron Burr. Well connected, and well on his way up the public career ladder, he ended in disgrace, a Vice President later tried for treason. The Newtown Historical Society in conjunction with the C H Booth Library will examine Burr's life and particularly his trial in a presentation by Kent Newmeyer, November 9, 7.30PM, in the community room of the library.
All historical society programs are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served following the presentation.

Flanders Nature Center Hosts Seasonal Transitions Hike--Southbury


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

Flanders Seasonal Transitions Hike--Tuesday, November 10| 9 AM | The Studio Parking Lot. The summer has ended and we are well into autumn. The changes we have been seeing serve as hints of the coming winter. These changes can be life threatening for many plants and animals, and include the disappearance of certain foods that many relied upon, cooling of the air that affects the body temperature of cold-blooded animals and strong winds which can quickly desiccate plants. Throughout New England most deciduous trees have lost their leaves and many animals have disappeared from sight. Reptiles and amphibians that didn't enter hibernation last month do so in November. Insect sightings become more scarce. The last of the migrant birds are leaving. Mammals that don't remain active through the winter have entered hibernation or dormancy. This time of year provides many examples of ways in which both plants and animals have adapted to New England's changing seasons.

Beardsley and Memorial Library - Salt and Sugur Body Scrubs Workshop


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

Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice! Learn to make your own salt and sugar body scrubs using all natural ingredients and essential oils at Beardsley and Memorial Library on Tuesday, November 10, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. Perfect for holiday and hostess gifts! Register at 860-379-6043.


Alpenhaus Restaurant - Come Celebrate St. Martin's Day


59 Bank Street, New Milford, CT Phone: 860-799-5557.

On Wed.  6 p.m. St. Martin's Day Parade. Traditional evening celebrating the legend of St. Martin will take place at The Alpenhaus Restaurant. Martinstag is all about giving to others and shedding light in the darkness. The event begin with a Spaghetti dinner, story time and lighting of the lanterns, followed by a walk to the green and singing lantern songs. Then returning to the restaurant for beverages and traditional treats.  Bring your homemade lantern or you can purchase one from the store.  Admission:  Adults $18, Children $7 (under 12).  Visit the website or call for more information.

New Canaan Historical Society Program: Reluctant Assassin by Ken Oxman


13 Oenoke Ridge Rd., New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203-966-1776.

Reluctant Assassin by Ken Oxman on Wednesday, November 11th, 7:00 p.m. To commemorate Veteran's Day, local author Ken Oxman will discuss his book, Reluctant Assassin, inspired by his father's experience in World War II and his own experiences in the military and in his world travel.

Veterans Day Observation Set in Torrington


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

Veteran Day will be observed at 10:30AM om Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at Coe Memorial Park.  Sponsored by the Torrington Veterans Support Committee an its member groups, the observance will take place rain or shine.  Public invited. 

Institute for American Indian Studies Program: Native Americans in the Armed Forces--Washington, CT


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

Native Americans in the armed forces with David Naumec, Military Historian. Wednesday, November 11, 6 p.m. Join us for a conversation that explores and honors Native American service in the military, highlighting historic local men who served during the Civil War. Changing perceptions of race and complex social arrangements allowed many Indian military volunteers to cross racial boundaries and serve in both "colored" and "white" Civil War regiments. The majority percep- tion spoke about the Indians of our region during the mid-19th century as "extinct" - however, nothing could be further from the truth. David J. Naumec is a doctoral student at Clark University (Worcester) where he studies early American history, military history, and African and Native American history. Mr. Naumec is employed as a historian and archaeologist by the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center and serves as an adjunct history instructor at local colleges. Museum admission: $8 Adults, $6 Seniors, $5 Children (3-12 yrs.). IAIS Members Free.