Annual Halloween Window Painting Contest


Main Street, Winsted, CT Phone: 860-738-3351.

The Annual Halloween Window Painting Contest will be held Saturday, October 22nd, 2011. Contact Friends of Main Street Office at 860-738-3351 for further details.

Women's Journeys

10/22/2011 to 10/22/2011

229 E. Litchfield Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-3163.

Monthly conversations about life and spirituality. Fee: $15 (for lunch option, add $10). For more information, call Wisdom House at 860-567-3163 or visit


Brookfield Museum and Historical Society Host Multi-Media Presentation on Historical Homes of Brookfield


182 Whisconier Road, Brookfield, CT 06804. Phone: 203-775-6241.

The Brookfield Museum and Historical Society will host a multi-media presentation on the historical homes of Brookfield. The program will take place at the Brookfield Library Community Room at 182 Whisconier Road (Route 25) on Sunday October 23, 2011 at 2 PM. Laura Mancuso a member of the Society's Board of Directors, recently completed an extensive project researching long standing Brookfield houses and homesteads from vintage pictorial images and updating them with present day photographs. She will discuss the results of her research. Complimentary refreshments will be served and admission isa free. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information log onto

Keeler Tavern Museum Presents Trio delle Corde


132 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877. Phone: 203-438-3166.

A performance by the Trio delle Corde, the second in this season's Louise McKeon Chamber Music Series, will take place in the Garden House at the Keeler Tavern Museum on Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 3PM.  The Trio has performed together since  2002 and the museum is pleased to have them make a return appearance.  Judith Yanchus, violin, Suzanne Corey-Sahlin, viola and Gunnar Sahlin, cello make up the trio.  After the concert everyone will have an opportunity to meet with the musicians and enjoy light refreshments.  Adults $15, Seniors and Student $12.  Children under twelve $10.  Call for further information.

2.5 mile Walk and 5K Road Race--Waterbury


267 Grand St., Waterbury, CT 06725. Phone: 203-754-0000.

On Sunday, October 23, 2011 from 1PM to 4PM at Library Park a 2.5 mile Walk and 5K Road Race to benefit the St. Vincent DePaul Mission of Waterbury will be held.  Pre-Registration information can be oibtained from the website.  Participants under 18 years must be registered by and accompanied by a parent or a responsible adult. Race begins at 1PM--Walk begins at 1:15PM.  Registration fee:  Walkers (age 9 years or older $10, Runners: $25 by October 20th or $30 after Oct. 20.  Prizes for race winners.  Refreshments and entertainment.

6th Annual Native American Archaeology Roundtable -“ Baubles, Bangles, Bright Shiny Beads— Wampum in Native American Societies”


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

At The Institute for American Indian Studies. 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Please join us for another rousing Native American-Archaeology Round Table with interesting presentations and panel The scheduled speakers are: Dr. Marshall Becker (University of Pennsylvania, Anthropology) "Wampum: An Update on Chronology and Uses";    Dr. Ralph Solecki (Columbia University, Anthropology) "The Position of Two Indian Forts on Long Island and their Relationship in the mid-17th Century Wampum Trade"; Trudie Richmond (Schaghticoke) "Wampum and Wampum Belts: Weaving the Truth in the Absence of the Sacred"; Allen Hazard (Narragansett) "Wampum was NOT Indian money"; with moderator Dr. Lucianne Lavin (Director of Research & Collections at IAIS). Presentations will be followed by a lively panel discussion. Other scheduled panelists include Faith Davison (Mohegan), Richard Manack (New Neth- erland Nauticals), and Dr. Kevin McBride (Mashantucket Museum and Research Center). FREE.

Executive Director of the Edna St. Vincent Millay Society talks at UConn Torrington

10/24/2011 to 10/24/2011

855 University Drive, Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-626-6802.

Writer, journalist, and artist Peter Bergman, Executive Director of the Edna St. Vincent Millay Society, will talk to students studying poetry at UConn Torrington on Monday, October 24th in the Whitson Gallery. All are welcome to attend. For further information about the Edna St.Vincent Millay Society and the restoration of Millay’s house and gardens at Steepletop, see For information about attending Peter Bergman's talk at UConn Torrington, please contact Stacey vonRichtofen,, 860-626-6812.

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations at The Palace Theatre


100 East Main Street, Waterbury, CT Phone: 203.346.2000.

7:30 p.m. Anthony Bourdain, the internationally acclaimed chef, author, and host of Travel Channel's "No Reservations," has traveled to the farthest reaches of the globe, and now, Tony's coming to Waterbury! In this rare, uncensored, live appearance, Tony - dubbed "the bad boy of cuisine" for his rock star looks and blunt observations about the world of restaurants - will share the fascinating, hysterical, and sometimes shocking stories behind his life, books, travels, and his hit show. He'll even take questions from the audience.

Beardsley and Memorial Library History Book Discussion Group


40 Munroe Place, Winsted, CT 06098. Phone: (860) 379-6043.

The History Book Discussion Group at the Beardsley and Memorial Library will be discussing Escape on the Pearl: the Heroic Bid for Freedom on the Underground Railroad, by Mary Kay Ricks on October 25th at 6:30 p.m. in the library's Community Room. Books will be available in advance at the Beardsley and Memorial Library, through inter-library loan or may be purchased from your favorite bookstore or online vendor. The complete book list for 2011—2012 selections is available at the library.  Please call the library at for more information. The Beardsley and Memorial Library History Book Discussion Group is free and open to the public.

Palace Theater Hosts After-Work Smooth Jazz, R&B Event


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

5:30 PM. The after-work social event, hosted by Al "DJ ACT" Taylor, will feature performances by R&B vocalist Manny James; Smooth Jazz bassist and guitarist Rene Chalet; Jazz and R&B vocalist Annette Spruill; spoken word-artist and flutist Ernie Blue; and one of Waterbury's Finest, R&B vocalist Andrea Deyo. The event is being held in the theater's Poli Club and will feature hors d'oeuvres, ACTJams drink specials and a cash bar. The cover charge for the event is $10 and can be paid in advance by phone at 203-346-2000, online at or in person at the box office on 100 East Main Street in Waterbury. Tickets will also be available on the night of the event.