The 4th Annual Washington Green Cemetery Tours with a Civil War Theme - Washington Green

10/28/2011

5 Wykeham Road, Rte. 47, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-7756.

On Sunday, The 4th Annual Washington Green Cemetery Tour, with a special Civil War theme to honor Washington's Civil War soldiers and commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, will take place on Friday October 28th from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Costumed guides will lead groups of visitors every ten minutes from the Museum to the Washington Green Cemetery where the town's departed citizens from the Civil War will be stationed at their gravestones to tell their tales. Tour groups will follow a path of 1,000 luminaries spanning a quarter of a mile through the shadowy cemetery and will hear the dramatic experiences of Washington's soldiers in their own words, from the actual letters they wrote that are now in the collection of the Museum. Features of this magical theatrical evening will include President Abraham Lincoln, Confederate soldiers, Abolitionists, along with Washington's soldiers and their wives. This one-time event is not to be missed! The Gunn Museum's exhibit, Letters from the Battlefield: Stories of Washington's Civil War Soldiers, will be open for viewing this evening. The exhibit ends on October 30th. Tours depart every ten minutes from the museum and last about 45 minutes, bring a flashlight. Complimentary refreshments will be served. While this event is free, donations are greatly appreciated. This event is sponsored by the Connecticut Community Foundation. Visit the website for more information or call.

Litchfield Historical Society Offers Lunch and Learn Talks Re American Archives Month

10/28/2011

South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4501.

On Friday, October 28, 2011 the Litchfield Historical Society offers their final Lunch and Learn Talk to celebrate American Archives Month.  Linda Hocking, the Society's curator of library and archives will talk about Tape, Staples and Paperclips--Oh My.  Hocking will talk about what happens to personal papers, organizational records, and business records once they have been donated to a repository.  She will explain basic preservation techniques and how collections are made accessible for research.  She will also discuss basic preservation techniques you can use at home to keep your family heirlooms safe.  Participants are invited to bring one or two items they would like advice about.  Archives Month Lunch and Learn programs will take place in the Cunningham Gallery of the Litchfield History Museum from 12 Noon to 1PM.  There is no charge for attendance, but donations are always appreciated.  Check the webite for further information.

Captain Trash Halloween Hayride Adventure Falnders Nature Center

10/28/2011 to 10/30/2011

5 Church Hill Rd., Woodbury, CT Phone: (203) 263-3711.

Celebrate an environmentally-friendly Halloween at Flanders with that villainous Captain Trash, his henchfolk and a cast of characters, naturally. Ideal for even the littlest ones!

Casagrande Institute for Interfaith Conversation: PRAYER

10/28/2011 to 10/30/2011

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

Presenters: Refai Arefin, Maliha Malik, Rev. Shelley D. Best, Jon Sweeney, Rev. Robley Whitson, Rabbi Michal Woll. Fees: $30 Friday evening only, includes dinner; $120 Saturday only, includes meals; $155 Commuter, full weekend; $185 Full weekend, shared room, hall bath; $220 Full weekend, single or shared room with bath; $205 Full weekend, single room, hall bath. (Non-refundable deposit: $50)  For more information, call Wisdom House 860-567-3163 or visit www.wisdomhouse.org.

Delaney on Dracula

10/28/2011 to 10/28/2011

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

The Litchfield County Writers Project is delighted to announce a new lecture by the international bestselling author and broadcaster Frank Delaney. Two years after the absorbing and well-attended series of lectures on his heroes of Irish literature, Beckett, Joyce and Yeats, and the connection between the oral tradition and the written world of literature and letters, Delaney returns to the stage of UConn's Torrington Campus to present the story of another Irish writer: Bram Stoker, the author of Dracula. Last summer, Delaney (www.frankdelaney.com) was commissioned by Amazon to create one of the first Kindle Singles, a short-form non-fiction piece designed for sale in digital format only. UNDEAD launched in June to coincide with the broadcast of HBO's True Blood, and rose immediately to best-seller status. His UConn lecture promises to look at Stoker's extraordinary contribution to the genre, and at the history of the vampire myth, from its pre-biblical genesis through its ascendance in popular literature and film today.

18th Annual Benefit Auction and Dinner - Flanders Nature Center - Woodbury

10/29/2011

Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-3711.

FLANDERS BENEFIT AND DINNER AUCTION to be held at The Crowne Plaza, Saturday, October 29, 2011 I-84 exit 15, Southbury, CT 06488. Phone: 203-263-3711. Food, fun and frivolity prevail as Flanders people bid enthusiastically on a wide variety of items. 5:30 p.m. Cocktail Receiption at the Crowne Plaza followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Live Auction.  One of Flander's biggest fund-raisers! Come browse and bid on hundreds of items, incluing a variety of unique pieces from area artisans! Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, anopen bar, and dinner as well as a silent auction and live auction. Proceeds benefi Flandes educational programming and land trust.

Spellbound, The Halloween Show Sponsored by Valley Arts Council

10/29/2011

37 Elizabeth Street, Derby, CT 06418. Phone: 203-232-7954.

The Lower Naugatuck Valley Arts Council will host Spellbound The Halloween Show, at Gallery @37, located at 37 Elizabeth St. in Derby.  The two week long event will begin with an opening reception on October 29, 2011 from 6 to 9PM.  One-of-a-kind Halloween themed art pieces in a wide variety of mediums, created by area artists will be on display and available for sale from Oct. 29 through Nov. 19th.  Check the website for information on becoming a display artist at this great event.

Lantern Tour of the Plymouth Burying Ground

10/29/2011

On The Green, Plymouth, CT 06782. Phone: 860-921-6118.

Join Plymouth Town Historian Judy Giguere for a one-hour tour of the historic Plymouth Burying Ground on Saturday, October 29, at 7 pm.  The Burying Ground was created in 1746 and has graves of veterans of the Revolutionary War. The carved inscriptions and symbols on the gravestones provide fascinating clues to the history of Colonial Connecticut. Participants should bring a flashlight or camping lantern. Meet in front of the Congregational Church on the Green at the corner of Main St. and North St., Plymouth. The tour is free. Copies of the new "Plymouth Revisited" history book will be available for purchase.  Rain date is Oct. 30, 7 pm. Call for further information.

Pleasant Valley Bean Hole Supper at Pleasant Valley Methodist Church

10/29/2011

93 River Rd., Barkhamsted, CT 06063. Phone: 860-379-9398.

On Saturday, A bean hole baked beans and ham supper with homemade potato salad, cole slaw, and desserts, also rolls and beverages will be held at Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church (Rt. 181) in Pleasant Valley (Barkhamsted).  Seatings at 5, 6, and 7 pm.  Adults $10, Children 6-12 $5.  Call to   make reservations.

Haight-Brown Vineyard Holds Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Weekend

10/29/2011 to 10/30/2011

29 Chestnut Hill Road, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4045.

On Saturday and Sunday October 29 and 30,2011 at 1PM and 3PM Haight-Brown Vineyards will hold a Wine, Cheese and Chocolate weekend.  Learn the art of pairing in this fun and educational class.  Call early to get your seats for this event.  $35 per person.