Scoville Memorial Library Present Tara Kelly: Literature of Love and Loss: Lamenting the Dead


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

Literature of Love and Loss: Lamenting the Dead, Tara Kelly, co-sponsored by Noble Horizons, Sunday September 14, 2014,  4:00 p.m. To write about love, loss, death and dying is to take on big subjects; they are massive in scope, weighty in emotion, and elusive to define. Tara Kelly explores this particular niche in  the nonfiction writing of the grief memoir. 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. She 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.

Mclaughlin Vineyards Judson Jazz


14 Albert's Hill Rd., Sandy Hook, CT Phone: 203-426-1533.

1-4pm. Music & Wine Tasting $15pp/$18@door Reservations CALL 203-426-1533.

Harwinton Historical Society To Sponsor Program on Reconstruction Following the Civil War


Harwinwton Library, 80 Bentley Dr,. , Harwinton, CT Phone: 860-482-7978 .

Although the Union proved victorious in the American Civil War, the fruits of that victory were still in doubt. The era of Reconstruction (1865-1877) was the crucial completion of that conflict. Fundamentally, it would determine the future of the United States by attempting to resolve two dilemmas: how to admit the defeated southern states back into the Union and how to prepare 4 million ex-slaves for equality and citizenship.Dr. Karl Valois, Professor of History at the Torrington branch of the University.

Dr. Karl Valois, Professor of History at the Torrington branch of the University of Connecticut will lead the discussions of these topics at the Harwinton Library on September 14 and 21, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:15 PM. All are invited. There is no fee although donations are always gratefully received. We hope to see you there!


Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center Program: Themed Hike: Goldenrod Jungle


10 Deerfield Rd., Ansonia, CT 06401. Phone: 203-736-1053.

THEMED HIKE: Goldenrod Jungle – Sun. Sept. 14, 1 pm For all nature enthusiasts!  Enjoy a walk through the park's fields and vast Goldenrod Jungle.  You'll be amazed at the diversity of insects, spiders, and birds that depend on this unique habitat for survival. FREE guided hikes every Sunday at 1 pm.

Nutmeg Rabbit Breeders Association Show-Goshen


Route 63, Goshen Fairgrouds, Goshen, CT 06756. Phone: 203-888-7420.

On Sunday, 10AM to 3PM the Nutmeg Rabbit Breeders Association will hold an ARBA sanctioned show at the Goshen Fairgrounds, Route 63, Goshen. Over 1,000 are expected to be in the show. There is no entrance fee. Public invited. Further information call: 203-888-7420.

Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden Workshop: Tools & Tool Care for the Gardener--Bethlehem


9 Main St., Bethlehem, CT 06751. Phone: 203-266-7596.

On September 14, 2014 from 2-3:30PM at Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden a workshop:  Tools and Tool Care for the Gardener will be held.  The workshop will be led by site horticulturist George McCleary.  Cost $20 per person.  Reservations are recommended.  Check the website for further information.

Brookfield Museum - George Hancock Lecture and Book Signing


165 Whisconer Road,i ntersection of Route 25 and 133., Brookfield, CT Phone: 203-740-8140.

George Hancock, local author and KTM docent will conduct a lecture followed by a book signing on Ridgefield experiences
before and during the Civil War. George has written three short history-based novels about Ridgefield, This Quiet Place, A Killing at the Inn, and Until Jacob Comes Marching Home. All his books are available at the Museum Gift Shop. FREE Admission
Complimentary refreshments will be served.

C.H. Booth Library - "Interesting Moments in Baseball History", Chris Spiro


25 Main Street, Newtown, CT Phone: 203-426-4533.

On Monday, 7:30 p.m. Chris Spiro, of Newtown, will share behind the scene thoughts and moments of baseball's Hall of Famers. Past World Series as well as the upcoming 2014 event will be discussed, and some amazing memorabilia will be displayed. So brush up on your baseball trivia and join us for a stroll down baseball memory lane.

The Kent Volunteer Fire Department will hold their annual charity golf tournament At Bulls Bridge Golf Club


Bulls Bridge Golf Club, Kent, CT Phone: 860-927-4470.

On Monday, September 15, 2014 at the Bulls Bridge Golf Club. The impeccable Tom Fazio-designed course in South Kent takes full advantage of the rolling hills and breathtaking vistas of the Berkshires, making a day your foursome is sure to keep talking about. Sign up now to join for a fun-filled afternoon on the course, followed by a sit-down dinner and awards presentation at the Fife ‘n Drum Restaurant in Kent. Prizes, raffles, on-course refreshments and contests, and the chance to play one of the top courses in the country – don’t miss out! With a noon shotgun start, the shamble format of the tournament allows golfers of all abilities to participate in a fun day for a great cause. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Kent Volunteer Fire Department, providing emergency response to the town of Kent and our neighboring communities since 1911. For more information, or to receive a registration form, contact Kent firefighter Anne Bisenius at or 860-927-4470.

Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center — From Wisdom's Table: Cracking the Mystery of the Omelet


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

On Tuesday 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m join Wisdom House’s Head Chef Margaret Jacobs as she shares her secret for making a perfect omelet. Participants will learn the simple steps to creating a perfect omelet each time they cook. Tastings of Roasted Potatoes and Almond Cream Cheese Loaf will follow. Recipes will be given. The 18th century colonial Farm House at Wisdom House will be the location for this demonstration. Sunset Meadow Vineyard, Goshen, CT will provide sparkling wine. Fee: $25 per person