Danbury Railway Museum Hosts Military Appreciation Day

11/12/2016

120 White St., Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-778-8337.

Danbury Railway Museum hosts Military Appreciation Day--Free train ride for past and present Military personnel (with ID card or in uniform) and their families. 

Self-Care Saturday: Positively Grateful — Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

11/12/2016 to 11/12/2016

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

During this season of thanks and giving, take time to truly care for yourself with kindness
and calm awareness. We will explore practices that cultivate gratitude, optimism, and joy.
Come dressed for indoor and outdoor activities.

Presenter: Gabriele Davis

Fee: $50 (includes lunch); Non-Refundable Deposit: $25

Newtown Historical Society Wreath Making Demonstration

11/13/2016

44 Main Street, Newtown, CT Phone: 203-426-5937.

12 noon to 4 pm Step back in time with costumed docents for a tour of Newtown's very own house museum. Being built in the mid-1700's, the house witnessed, as a private residence, more than 250 years of Newtown's history. Docents will be demonstrating a wreath weaving craft. Adults and children are welcomed to participate in this event. A $2 donation is requested to cover the cost of materials for the craft.

Goshen Farmers Holiday Market

11/13/2016 to 11/27/2016

71 North St. , Goshen, CT

Location: St Thomas of Villanova Church. On Sundays, Nov 13, Nov 20, Nov 27 throughout November, our vendors return for our annual Holiday Markets. Our Markets feature produce and craft vendors, with unique & local gift items. The peak growing season may be over, but many root crops, vegetables/herbs, meat, honey, eggs & more can still be found from 1-4pm at St Thomas of Villanova Church. Craft & food vendors will provide you with all your holiday shopping needs. Stroll or Sit and enjoy the mouth-watering hot food, sweet treats, coffee, tea and hot chocolate available for shoppers to purchase Goshen Farmers Market is a Non-profit organization that helps support the local food pantry & PTO.

Miranda Vineyards Just Friends

11/13/2016

42 Ives Rd., Goshen, CT Phone: 860-491-9906.

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm. JUST FRIENDS perform traditional, country and Americana with vocal harmonies that are sure to make you smile.

Gunn Museum The Bulls Bridge to Waterbury Powerline in Washington

11/13/2016

5 Wykeham Road, Washington, CT Phone: 860-868-7756.

1 pm. Stephan Jones and Zac Mirecki will present this free, illustrated presentation in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Library. The Bulls Bridge hydroelectric power project, built on the Housatonic River in 1904, was the largest power project of its kind at the time east of the Rocky Mountains. Remarkably, the electricity generated here was not used locally, but transported 26 miles over to Waterbury. This created both amazement and disdain for the project. Stephan and Zac will discuss the short but turbulent history of this powerline, and rediscover its long-lost route through the southwestern corner of Washington, Connecticut and some of the artifacts discovered along the route.

Mattatuck Museum Drop-In Drawing

11/13/2016

144 W. Main St, Waterbury, CT Phone: (203) 753-0381.

12 noon to 5 pm.  Free. Bring your drawing pencils and sketch books to the Museum and join like minded artists of all abilities to draw from paintings and sculpture on view in the galleries. Self-guided; instruction is not provided. Please bring pencil only.

Studio @ The MATT: Encaustic Demonstration with Robert Pillsbury of the Salmagundi Club

11/13/2016

144 W. Main St, Waterbury, CT Phone: (203) 753-0381.

3-5 pm. $5-$15. Come join artist and Salmagundi Club New York President Robert Pillsbury for an afternoon of discovery in encaustic artmaking! The versatility of encaustic waxes, colored with pigments, applied and tooled with low-heat instruments and brushes from a molten palette is truly an outstanding adventure in making art. This technique has existed for more than 2000 years and today there is a strong resurgence of interest and activity in the use of encaustic. Pillsbury states, "I am deeply involved in the challenge of bringing this medium to a point of true revolution, a re-birth of heat and wax techniques with materials that incorporate unusual luminosity, durability, style and creative potential." Pre-registration is required and space is limited.

Litchfield Historical Society Lecture: Hidden in Plain Sight

11/13/2016

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

3 pm. Free for members; $5 for non-members. In the course of the mundane routines of life, we encounter a variety of landscapes and objects, either ignoring them or looking without interest at what appears to be just a tree, stone, anonymous building, or dirt road. But to the deep traveler, the commonplace elements become the most important. Join Hidden in Plain Sight author, David Leff, on an adventure about discovering ancient milestones, diners, roadside springs, ghost towns, big trees, abandoned cemeteries, and much more as he uncovers commonplace wonders near at hand.

Keeler Tavern Wicked Ridgefield, Connecticut

11/13/2016

132 Main St., Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-5485.

Author Talk by Jack Sanders at the Garden House.