95 Riverside Ave., Rte. 72, Bristol, CT Phone: 860 585-5411.

Bring your buddies, Bring your best moves, Bring your dancing shoes! Music from 7-10:30 PM. Friday, September 21st Entry: $10.00 at the door Snacks available for purchase - BYOB. For more information email or visit the web.

A Rock 'n Roll Fundraiser for the Abbey of Regina Laudis Featuring: Sensational 50's Group Sha Na Na


380 Farmwood Rd., Waterbury, CT 06704. Phone: 203-575-0504.

A Rock 'n Roll Fundraiser for the Abbey of Regina Laudis Featuring the Sensational 50's Group Sha Na Na  on Friday, September 21, 2012 at  La Bella Vista at the Ponte Club, Waterbury CT / Doors open at 6:00 PM The sensational 50's singing group Sha Na Na will be bringing its Rock 'n Roll celebration to Waterbury CT for a sock hop to benefit the Abbey of Regina Laudis' New
Horizons Renovation Project, a $ 4 million building project launched to address critical issues of safety, accessibility, insufficient living space, energy efficiency and deteriorating structures at the Abbey.  Renovations include handicap-accessible bathrooms, the installation of an elevator to provide easier access for elderly or infirm members, two new staircases for fire egress, a sprinkler system and the enlargement of living spaces to enable the Abbey to accommodate the young women who are asking to enter religious life at Regina Laudis, assuring the future of the monastery. Why are these 50's greasers performing at a benefit for a Benedictine Abbey?  One of founder and current member of Sha Na Na. The Abbey has another important connection to the music of the 50's, namely with the undisputed King of Rock 'n Roll, Elvis Presley. Mother Dolores Hart, the Prioress of Regina Laudis, is the actress who co-starred with Elvis in the films Loving You and King Creole and was recently featured in the 2012 HBO Academy Award nominated documentary God is the Bigger Elvis. Mother Dolores is looking forward to speaking with you and signing autographs at the Sha Na Na fundraiser. The group Sha Na Na, whose name comes from the Silhouettes' hit, "Get A Job", has a
history that spans four decades. The original members were undergraduates at New York's Columbia University who performed a cappella versions of 50's rock songs.  Adding instruments and dancing, they became on overnight success: the seventh gig of their career was at the original Woodstock Festival.  They starred in Grease, one of the most successful Rock 'n Roll film musicals ever, and hosted the Sha Na Na TV series for four years.  Sha Na Na's act, a show for the entire family, includes audience participation such as the Greaser Olympics and more surprises. The event for Regina Laudis will be a sock hop, so guys: grease up!
And gals: wear your poodle skirts and bobby sox for a chance to win the 50's costume contest! Tickets are $150 and include Dinner, Concert, Dancing, and a Silent Auction. Advance Sales Only. Special ticket prices:  $25 children under 18. Seniors $50.  Call for tickets.


Ballroom, Swing and everything in between! Dancing at the New England Carousel Museum - Bristol


95 Riverside Ave., Rte. 72, Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: (860)585-5411.

Bring your buddies, bring your dancing shoes and take a spin on the beautiful hardwood floor at the New England Carousel Museum. Enjoy Ballroom, Swing and everything in between from 7-11:00PM. Beginners are welcome and encouraged. Dances will be held regularly on the third Friday of the month at the Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave, RT 72 Bristol. Entry cost is $12.00 per person.

The Greatest Prayer: An Ecumenical Seminar at Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center - Litchfield

09/21/2012 to 09/22/2012

229 E. Litchfield Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-3063.

On Wednesday though Thursday 6 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Addressing the history, meaning, and poetic form of the Lord’s Prayer, John Dominic Crossan reveals its power and how surprisingly revolutionary and universal it is. An ecumenical seminar co-sponsored by St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Litchfield, CT. Fee: $145 shared room, hall bath; $165 private, hall bath; $180 private or shared room with bath; $120 commuter. (Non-refundable deposit: $50) Scholarships available. For more information and to register, call Wisdom House  or visit website.



Rte. 7, 31 Kent Cornwall Rd., Kent, CT Phone: 860-927-3849.

On Saturday,  at 1pm the Eric Sloane Museum will host a talk on the history and geology of stone walls by Dr. Stephen (Mitch) Wagener.  If you have ever wondered about the glacial history of New England and the role that rocks played in the development of the region, Dr. Wagener’s talk will shed light on this and other topics.  Eric Sloane had an appreciation of early stone work in the physical and cultural development of early America.  The museum also displays an exhibit featuring the stone work done by the Civilian Conservation Corps at Camp Macedonia Brook active in Kent during the depression.   Dr. Wagener is a Professor of Biology and teaches climate ecology, entomology and related courses at Western Connecticut State University. This lecture is included with museum admission. The Eric Sloane Museum is located in Kent, Connecticut on Route 7 (31 Kent-Cornwall Rd.) just north of the village of Kent and the intersections of Route 7 and 341.  The museum is open Thursday to Sunday, from 10am to 4 pm.  Regular admission:  Adults $8.00, Senior Citizens, $6.00, Children 6 to 17 $5.00.

AS IT IS ON EARTH for the debut novel of Peter Matthiessen Wheelwright - Dan Dwyer from Johnnycakes Book Invites you to a booksigning


12 Academy Street, Salisbury, CT

On Saturday at Johnnycake Books. In his debut novel As It Is On Earth, Wheelwright introduces us to Taylor Thatcher, irreverent scion of a fallen family of Maine Puritans, attempting to chart his own course away from the entanglements of his family over seven days leading up to Columbus Day and the end of the Millenium, 1999. As It Is On Earth is beautifully written, rich in detail and character, with a superb sense of place. 860-435-6677 (store) 860-671-9197 (mobile) SUMMER HOURS Thurs, Fri, Sat, Mon 11 -5, Sun 12 - 4. Tues, Wed by chance or appointment. Johnnycake Books Inc. is a member of the ABAA and ILAB.

The King and I at The Thomaston Opera House


158 Main St, Thomaston, CT 06787. Phone: (860) 283-6250.

The King and I will be presented at the Thomaston Opera House on September 22, 28, 29 & October 5, 6, 2012 at 8:00pm and on September 23, 30 & October 7, 2012 at 2:00pm. All seats are reserved. Tickets are $23 for adults and $19 for students and seniors. They can be purchased safe & secure online through the link provided below or by going to  Tickets can also be purchased by calling the Thomaston Opera House box office Monday through Saturday from 1:00 - 6:00 PM at (860) 283-6250.

The King and I is a classic story of finding common ground and learning to understand and respect differences.  Based on the novel "Anna and the King" by Margret Landon, the story opens in the 1860's with the western world closing in on Thailand. Hoping to give his family the necessary knowledge to survive in this "new world", the King of Thailand hires a British Governess for his children, Anna. At first, Anna and the King struggle to find a common bond between them as both are stuck in their separate cultural ways. Interwoven in the story of acceptance is the hidden and forbidden romance of TupTin and Lun Tha. The score includes such timeless songs as "Getting to Know You", "Something Wonderful", "A Puzzlement" and the beautiful ballet of "The Small House of Uncle Thomas".

The King and I at Thomaston Opera House

09/22/2012 to 09/23/2012

158 Main St, Thomaston, CT 06787. Phone: (860) 283-6250.

The King and I will be presented on September 22, 28, 29 & October 5, 6, 2012 at 8:00pm and on September 23, 30 & October 7, 2012 at 2:00pm. All seats are reserved. Tickets are $23 for adults and $19 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Thomaston Opera House box office Monday through Saturday from 1:00 - 6:00 PM at (860) 283-6250.



93 River Road , Barkhamsted, CT Phone: 860-379-9398.

A bean hole baked beans and ham supper with homemade potato salad, cole slaw, and desserts, also rolls and beverages will be held at Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church on Sept 22 at 93 River Road (Rt. 181) in Pleasant Valley (Barkhamsted).  Seatings at 5, 6, and 7 pm.  Adults $10, Children 6-12 $5.  Please make reservations.  Call 860-379-9398.


Naugatuck Historical Society Stitch in Time: Community Quilt Showl


195 Water St., Naugatuck, CT 06770. Phone: 203-729-9039.

Quilting is a time honored tradition that combines beauty, warmth, history and creativity to any surrounding. The Naugatuck Historical Society is proud to be hosting our first quilt program in the historic railroad station. We are inviting quilters from the area, both solo quilters and quilting groups to put their work on display at the Museum for the community to come and enjoy. See the work of handiwork of these talented quilters and listen as they tell you the stories of their works of art. We will have demonstrations, hands on quilting activity and a vendor or two if you need to pick up an item to finish up your quilt.