FLORENCE DE DAMPIERRE FRENCH CHIC

11/29/2008 to 11/29/2008

Hickory Stick Bookshop, Washington, 06794. Phone: 860-868-0525. Fax: 860-868-1356.

Meet Florence de Dampierre who will sign copies of her new book FLORENCE DE DAMPIERRE FRENCH CHIC on Saturday November 29 @ 2pm. The French have a legendary sense of style that is synonymous with a joyous, sophisticated way of life, joie de vivre. Elegant and witty, French chic�a clever mix of classic and contemporary�sums up de Dampierre�s design sensibility. Using Edith Wharton�s The Decoration of Houses as a model, she provides advice on how to achieve this distinctive look. The fascinating French decorative history of such architectural elements as windows, fireplaces, and doors, along with basic design principles, is given to provide the origins of the essence of chic. Stunning photography of her home�from the striking entrance hallway with its leopard-pattern carpeted staircase to the sensual master bedroom enlivened with charming toile wallpaper and the resplendent gardens dotted with topiaries�captures the designer�s personal invocations of the best of French chic and empowers the reader to duplicate the experience at home. French Chic is the perfect guide for creating vibrant living spaces with flair.

Christmas Bazaar--Beacon Grange

11/29/2008 to 11/29/2008

Route 254, Northfield, Phone: 860-283-9308 - 860-283-5772.

On Saturday, November 29, 2008 the Beacon Grange will hold a Christmas Bazaar. Visit with Santa starting at Noon. Venders, Crafters, Bake Sale and more. Refreshment available. Call for further information.

Hickory Stick Bookshop --Florence deDampierre --Booktalk

11/29/2008 to 11/29/2008

2 Green Hill Rd., Washington, 06794. Phone: 860-868-0525.

On Saturday, November 29, 2008 at 2PM join Florence deDampierre, as she talks about her book -- French Chic--The Art of Decorating Houses. Elegant and witty, French Chic is a clever mix of classic and comtemporary. Call to reserve your autographed copy if unable to attend.

4th Annual Christms Bazaar--Our Lady of Grace Church

11/29/2008 to 11/29/2008

Route 202, Bantam, Phone: 860-618-3410.

On Saturday, November 29, 2008 from 9:30AM to 2:30PM in the church hall at the rear of Our Lady of Grace Church the annual Christmas Bazaar will be hold. Call for further information.

Book Signing

11/29/2008 to 11/29/2008

38 Curtis Road, Washington, 06793. Phone: 860-868-0518.

Karen Cody Cooper, member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, former IAIS Director of Education, Smithsonian?s National Museum of the American Indian manager of museum training programs, and noted author will discuss and sign copies of her latest book Spirited Encounters; American Indians Protest Museum Policies and Practices. Call for times.

Christmas Bazaar--SS. Peter and Paul

11/30/2008 to 11/30/2008

116 Beecher Avenue, Waterbury, Phone: 203-756-9515.

On Sunday, November 30, 2008 SS. Peter and Paul Home and School Association will hold a Christmas Bazaar from 9AM to 2PM. Crafts, Jewelry, Gift Baskets, Raffle. Also, Breakfast with Santa -- $5 per person (pre-sale) $6 at door. Children 2 and under FREE. Call for further information.

Annual Storytelling Celebration

11/30/2008 to 11/30/2008

38 Curtis Road, Washington, 06793. Phone: 860-868-0518.

Dr. Marge Bruchac (Abenaki) Assist. Professor of Anthropology at the University of Connecticut and Native American Studies Program coordinator brings the northeastern Native past to life with trickster tales, lesson stories and historical anecdotes that intrigue, teach and entertain listeners of all ages! With her husband, Justin Kennick, and accompanied by drum and rattles, she will also sing traditional and contemporary Abenaki greeting songs, friendship songs and dance tunes. Sunday, November 30, 2008 at 1:00 pm

Fee: Advance Tickets: $8.00 Adults/ $5 Children. Tickets at the door (if available): $10 Adults/ $6 Children