The Henderson Cultural Center at Hunt Hill Farm - The Silo - LOVE THOSE TAPAS, With Chef Jessie Riley and Kathryn Gordon

09/13/2014

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

Saturday, September 13, 6:30 to 9 p.m. LOVE THOSE TAPAS, With Chef Jessie Riley and Kathryn Gordon. Visit the website for more information.

The Henderson Cultural Center at Hunt Hill Farm - BAKING FOR FALL With Chef Jessie Riley and Kathryn Gordon

09/13/2014

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

Saturday, September 13, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. BAKING FOR FALL With Chef Jessie Riley and Kathryn Gordon. Visit the website for more information.

The Henderson Cultural Center at Hunt Hill Farm - The Silo - Love Those Tapas

09/13/2014

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

Saturday, September 13, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. with Chef Jessie Riley and Kathryn Gordon. Join Chefs Jessie Riley and Kathryn Gordon as they introduce you some delicious tapas from Spain.  Inspired by her extensive stays in Barcelona, Jessie will share her recipes of easy-to-prepare Spanish tapas.  After cooking, we will all enjoy a meal with a glass of sangria. Visit the website.

The Henderson Cultural Center at Hunt Hill Farm - The Silo - Baking for the Fall

09/13/2014

44 Upland Rd., CT Phone: 860-355-0300.

Saturday, September 13, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with Chef Jessie Riley and Kathryn Gordon. Join Chefs Kathryn Gordon and Jessie Riley to enjoy the bounty of the fall harvest.  Fundamentals of baking will be discussed as we roll doughs, cream batters, whip meringues, and make classic pastry sauces.  All items will be baked together as a group and enjoyed over a steaming hot cup of home made chai tea. Full participation.  Visit the website for more information.

H.O.R.S.E. - Volunteer Day - Washington

09/13/2014

43 Wilbur Road,, Washington, CT Phone: 860-868-1960.

Volunteer Day- Saturday September 13, 2014. 9AM -4PM. Cleaning and fixing up the barn, grooming and walking horses. Please bring your own tools if you have them. Lunch is provided. Rain date is Sunday March 30, 2014.

Scoville Memorial Library Program: Literature of Love and Loss: Lamenting the Dead--Salisbury

09/14/2014

38 Main St., Salisbury, CT 06068. Phone: 860-435-2838.

The Scoville Memorial Library and Noble Horizons are cosponsoring a program by local resident Tara Kelly.  Sunday September 14, 2014  at 4:00 p.m. Writing about love, loss, death and dying is taking on big and emotional subjects.  These tend to be uncomfortable topics yet ones we have all faced, and will continue to face in our lives personally, in our community and in the world.   These topics are massive in scope, weighty in emotion, and elusive to define. She explores this particular niche in the nonfiction writing of the grief memoir partly reflective of her own experience.    Kelly is writing a memoir about her ex-husband, a larger than life character and local restaurateur, who after being diagnosed with liver cancer, returned to her home to spend his last four days with her and their children.  She considers the works of Joan Didion, Donald Hall, C.S. Lewis,  Julian Barnes, Jamaica Kincaid, and others. Tara Kelly lives in Lakeville, Connecticut. She recently earned her MFA in Literature at Bennington College.

Old Woodbury Historical Society Program:The Great Quinnehtukqut Company of Articifers

09/14/2014

25 Hollow Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-2595.

The Great Quinnehtukqut Company of Articifers and Traders portray a company of citizens providing services and products in support of American Revolutionary military units. Visit with them at the Woodbury Colonial Fair & Muster Day at 25 Hollow Road in Woodbury, Connecticut on Sunday, September 14th. They will demonstrate a variety of colonial crafts including: inkle weaving, saw sharpening, leather work, quilting, cord braiding with a lucet, and calligraphy.

19th Annual Colonial Fair and Muster Day At Glebe House Museum and Gertrude Jekyll Garden & The Hurd House Museum - Woodbury

09/14/2014

49 Hollow Road, Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-2855.

On Sunday, from 12 to 5PM at the Glebe House Museum and Gertrude Jekyll Garden the 19th Annual Colonial Fair and Muster Day in Woodbury Hollow will take place.  The Pisgah Mountain Primities will return to demonstrate blacksmithing, rope making and colonial cooking. More than 20 craftspeople will demonstrate other skills and sell their wares. Other colonial craft demonstrations will include spinning, quilting, wood working and basket making.  Children will have the chance to make colonial candles, practice quill writing and churn butter.  Colonial stories will be told. Children may take a pony ride.  Lots of food, music, live animals and more colonial fun is planned for the afternoon.  The fair is free.  Held rain or shine.

Hurd House - (2014? or 1781? . . . you decide)

09/14/2014

25 Hollow Rd., Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-2595.

12 NOON to 5:00 P.M. on Sunday, September 14th, (2014? or 1781? . . . you decide)   It is September in the year 1781. The war between Britain and her rebellious colonies in North America is in its seventh year and has expanded into a world war. Fighting is raging from the Carolinas and Virginia to the Caribbean and far away India, and the god of war has also reached out his hand to strike Connecticut once again. A British raiding party has landed at West Haven and has begun to pillage and burn the area in an attempt to disrupt the flow of precious supplies being sent to General Washington. It is during this foray that the British high command learns that Benjamin Tallmadge, the man in charge of gathering intelligence for General Washington, and many of his operatives may be meeting just a scant 20 miles away in Woodbury.  Although it may only be a rumor, if it is true the Crown just might capture Washington’s spy chief and his contacts.  Crushing the spy ring could ruin the Americans' chances of winning the war and gaining their freedom.  So the British decide to gamble and a fast moving column is dispatched to Woodbury to take the Hurd House, where the meeting is said to be taking place, and to capture Tallmadge and his agents.  Who will they find?  You can be there to see what happens.

Fine Arts & Family Series - Pickin' at the Ives

09/14/2014

43 Lake Ave. Extension, Danbury, CT 06811.

As part of the Newtown Savings Bank Fine Arts & Family Series, Ives Concert Park will present "Pickin' at The Ives with Greensky Bluegrass and Cabinet" at 2 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For tickets, go to http://america-on-tap.ticketleap.com/pickin-at-ives/. For more information, visit www.ivesconcertpark.com.