St. Bridget Church Hall - Fair Trade Crafts Sale


7 River Rd., Cornwall Bridge, CT Phone: 860) 672-6515.

 A unique selection of accessories, jewelry, baskets, pottery, children's items and other gift ideas will be offered. All crafts are made by artisans in Third World countries who are paid a fair wage for their labor.

New Milford Public Library Hosts International Game Day For Students


24 Main St., New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: 860-355-1191 Ext. 204.

On Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 2PM the New Milford Public Library will host International Game Day for students in grades 5 and up.  Join libraries thoughout the world who will be playing board and video games at their library.  There will be food and prizes.  Registration is required. 

Annual Cheistmas Bazaar at St. Mary Magdalen School--Watertown


140 Buckingham St., Watertown, CT 06795. Phone: 860-274-9273.

On Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 8AM to 4PM in the gym at St. Mary Magdalen School their Catholic Women's Organization will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar.  Featuring handcrafted ornaments, hand-knit scarves, handcrafted jewelry, and table settings for Thanksgiving and Christmas theme baskets, raffles, along with Granny's Attic tag sale, Mrs. Claus baked goods, Rudolph's Cafe serving breakfast and lunch items, and a visit from St. Nick.  Parents  can shop at the bazaar while young ones visit the Children' Place for games, face painting and to make a craft and chat with Santa. 

8th Annual Harvest Dinner at First Congregational Church -- Washington, CT


On The Green, Washington, CT 06794. Phone: 860-868-0569.

On Saturday. November 16, 2013 the First Congregational Church on the Green will hold its 8th Annual Harvest Dinner in the Parish House, 6 Kirby Road.  Doors open at 5:45PM, musical blessing and grace at 6:30PM and dinner served at 6:40PM.  Wine available by the glass.  Takeout/takeout pickup is between 5:30PM and 5:45PM.  Tickets $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $5 for a child under 10.  Family maximum of two adults and children is $45.  Reservations--call the church or email.

Holly Day Bazaar at Founder's Congregational Church--Harwinton


41 Birge Park Road, Harwinton, CT 06791.

On Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 9AM to 2PM a Holly Day Bazaar will be held at the Founder's Congregational Church.  The bazaar will feature:  Cafe Noel with homemade soups and chowder, assorted sandwiches, hot dogs and lobster salad rolls, as well as dessert and beverages.  Granny's Attic with an assortment of gently used items.  Crafts handmade by members of the congregation.  Also a Sunday School Bake Table with home-baked goodies.  Proceeds will go toward the mission projects at the church. 

Annual Christmas Fair Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church


93 River Rd., Rte . 181 , Pleasant Valley, CT Phone: 860-379-2157.

On Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, 9:00 am to 2:30 pm. Crafts, knit items and attic treasures for sale.  Also a bake sale, children's activity room, pictures with Santa, and a delicious luncheon.  Call for further information.

Barkhamsted Historical Society Holds Mainly Chrismas Tag Sale


100 East River Rd., Barkhamsted, CT 06063. Phone: 860-738-2456.

"Mainly Christmas" Tag Sale--The Barkhamsted Historical Society will hold a tag sale on Nov. 16th at 9am at the Barkhamsted Town Garage on Rt 44 in Barkhamsted featuring hundreds of collectible Hallmark ornaments being sold for $5 each.Also assorted Christmas decorations: garlands,lights and ornaments,wreaths etc.Come and find the perfect addition to your Christmas décor!

Institute for American Indian Studies - Scout Day


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

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. IAIS wants to help your Scouts achieve their Indian Lore Merit Badges! November is National Native American Heritage Month and, every year, we host Scout Day to provide Boy and Girl Scouts with a memorable and exciting day learning about the history and culture of the eastern Algonkian-speaking peoples of the Northeast. Our Scout Day program is specifically designed to address the BSA Indian Lore Badge Requirements, so whether your Scouts are going for their Badges or are just looking for a great day, IAIS is the place! *Includes a half-hour lunch break. IAIS does not have an indoor cafeteria, Scouts are encouraged to bring bag lunches and enjoy our outdoor picnic tables. Please call to register. We are able to accommodate 200 Scouts and it is on a first call/first served basis. While we will do our best, we can not guarantee space for walk-ins. Fee: $20.00 per Scout (adults will be charged $5 museum admission)


16th Annual Harley Davidson Raffle To Benefit The New England Carousel Museum - Bristol


95 Riverside Ave., Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: 860-585-5411. Fax: 860-314-0483.

The public drawing will be held at The New Englnd Carousel Museum on Sat. November 16th at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join for the drawing but the winner need not be present. The winner is called immediately upon completion of the drawing.  Stop in and buy a ticket for $20.00 or go on line to find out where you can purchase a ticket for the raffle.  First prize is a 2012 Harley Davidson FLHX Street Glide motorcycle, second prize is a 5' X 8' trailer, and third prize is $100. gift certificate redeemable at Yankee Harley Davidison in Bristol.  New England Carsouel Museum is a non-profit organization.  The raffle will help benefit the Museum's educational programming and general operations.

Gunn Memorial Library - Swedish Music & Culture: A Musician's Journey through Scandinavia


5 Wykeham Rd., off Rte. 47 on the Green, Washington, CT Phone: 860-868-7586 .

Sunday, November 17, 1:00 pm in the Wykeham Room. Native Vermont fiddler Katie Trautz has toured nationally and internationally, sharing traditional Swedish music and original folk songs. Traditional Swedish music is known for the rich harmonies expressed by twin fiddles, lilting polska rhythms, & the thematic play on light and dark. These are the motifs that drew Katie Trautz to Scandinavia. Her travels landed her at an intensive musical immersion on a farm north of Stockholm, where traditional music & culture are still thriving. After a visit with one of the country's most renowned folk artists, a journey through the Fjordlands of Norway, & a stop at a small venue along the way to give a performance, Katie brings her travels to life with a demonstration of Swedish fiddling, storytelling, & imagery.