Harvest Festival at The Golden Age of Trucking Museum - Middlebury

10/25/2008 to 10/25/2008

1101 Southford Road, Middlebury, 06762. Phone: 203-577-2181. Fax: 203-577-2404.

On Sat. from 11 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Children's Costume Parade, Hay ride, and pick a pumpkin in the pumpkin patch, Dimples The Clown will be making balloon shpes for the children to go along with their costumes. Refreshments will be provided. Members free. (Rain date: Oct. 26th)

Oktoberfest-Recital of German Music-Torrington

10/26/2008 to 10/26/2008

59 Barber Street, Torrington, 06790. Phone: 860-482-6801.

On Sunday, October 26, 2008 at 4PM at Studio 59, Torrington bring our favorite German wine or beer--German desserts served. A Feast of Song, a presentation of art songs and operatic arias written by German composers. Featured are Priscilla Newcomb and Winthrop Buswell, singing songs by Mozart, Brahms, Schubert, Wagner etc. Timothy Wallace accompanies the soloists on his German Steinway concert grand piano.

Kids Fun Run--Pumpkin Run--Kent

10/26/2008 to 10/26/2008

Town Hall, Kent, Phone: 860-927-1003.

On Sunday, October 26, 2008 at 11:30AM in conjunction with the annual Pumpkin Run the Kent Park and Recreation Dept. is sponsoring a Kids Fun Run. The event, at Town Hall, is open to children 10 and under. Registration is free and begins at 11AM. Further information call 860-927-1003.

Chamber Music Concert-Keeler Tavern

10/26/2008 to 10/26/2008

132 Main Street, Ridgefield, 06877. Phone: 203-438-5485.

On Sunday, October 26, 2008 at 3PM at Keeler Tavern Museum, Ridgefield a Chamber Music Concert featuring Reit Duo, Alyssa Reit - harp, Peter Reit - horn. Adults $15, Seniors and Students $12, children under 12 $10. Tickets at door. Conversation with musicians after the concert. Light refreshments served. Call for further information.

Home Beer Brewing Workshop 101 at Hunt Hill Farm's Silo Cooking School

10/26/2008 to 10/26/2008

44 Upland Rd., New Milford, 06776. Phone: 860-355-0300. Fax: 860-350-5495.

From 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. with Mark and Tess Szamatulski of Maltose Express and authors of Clone Brews and Beer Captured. These experts are here to demonstrate the brew kit, make beer, share tips, techniques and samples of their private brew, and suggest food and beer pairings. Class will also include a beer-inspired menu: Kielbasa Beer Bites, Beer Cheese Soup, Mesclun with a Beer Vinaigrette, Traditional Rouladen in Oktoberfest Gravy, Beer Braised Potatoes, Red Cabbage and Warm Gingerbread Cake make with apple-spiced beer and whipped cream. The Silo Cooking School. Call Cooking School Director Mary Kravec to register or register online.

UCONN 2008 Playwright Series--David Rabe

10/29/2008 to 10/29/2008

855 University Drive, Torrington, 06790. Phone: 860-626-6852.

Moderator Davyne Verstandig will introduce David Rabe, guest speaker, Sticks and Bones, at 6:30 PM at the University of Connecticut campus in Torrington as the discussion series continues sponsored by the Litchfield County Writers Project. Free and open to the public.

NBC's Top Chief Tour to Visit Litchfield County

10/30/2008 to 10/31/2008

Washington Montessori School, 240 Litchfield Turnpike, New Preston, Phone: 860-868-0551.

NBC's Bravo Media's Emmy Award winning reality show, Top Chef, to bring Top Chef: The Tour to Litchfield County on Thursday and Friday, October 30th and 31st, 2008. A nationwide promotional tour contained within an elaborate 48 foot trailer with expanding side walls, will make a special stop in the area. The vehicle itself is an impressive, one of a kind, wholly self sufficient mobile marking trailer that includes an exhibition kitchen, the capacity to seat 38 people per demonstration. On Thursday, October 30th a 6PM dinner presentation; Friday, October 31st a 10:30AM, healthy snacks presentation and at 12PM and 1:30PM, lunch presentations. Seats are priced between $20 - $75 per person. Reservations are required at 860-868-0551.

9th Casagrande Interfaith Institute: Meeting Death -- Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

10/31/2008 to 11/02/2008

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

Native American, Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, and Muslim conversations with Terri Manyfeathers Delahanty, Brian Vaugh, Rev. Carolyn Fleming-Sawyerr, Rabbi Stephen Steinberg, Aida Mansoor, and Rev. Jo Clare Wilson. Friday, 6 pm (dinner) to Sunday, 1 pm Send for separate brochure or visit www.wisdomhouse.org for schedule and registration form.