Keeler Tavern Holiday Lunch Dec. 9 -13

12/09/2014 to 12/13/2014

132 Main St., Ridgefield, CT Phone: (203) 438-5485.

Tuesday, Dec. 9 - Saturday, Dec. 13.  Times: 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Cost: $30/person; wine available ($5/glass, cash). Come with friends, family, and busineess associates for a meal in the gracious space that Cass Gilbert designed for elegant social occasions. Served at a leisurely pace with an optional glass of wine, this event provides a welcome respite from the holiday rush. Enjoy sautéed chicken with lemon caper sauce, our signature cranberry chutney, wild rice, fresh garden salad, dessert, and coffee or tea. New this year, patrons may purchase a glass of wine ($5, cash). This annual event provides critical funding for Museum operations. By inviting others to join you for a festive meal, you help us continue our 300-year-tradition as a treasured gathering place. Advance, pre-paid reservations are required. A single contact and payment are requested for groups of six or more. Please note that reservations are non-refundable. Online registration will be available shortly. As early reservations are encouraged, especially for large groups, please feel free to call the Museum office now to make a reservation.

Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center — Spiritual Drumming

12/09/2014

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

On Tuesday 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Learn and play drum rhythms as part of a sacred circle; drum with intentionality and create community. Bring your own drum if you have one. A few drums and many rhythm instruments will be available. Facilitator: Susan Strand. Registration: Email sstrand@snet.net.  Fee: $10.

 

Rustic Country Barn - Santa Claus is Coming

12/10/2014

101 Park Lane Rd., New Milford, CT Phone: 860-354-4145.

Come Join US Wednesday, December 10, 214 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm For Refreshments, a Visit with Santa. BRING YOUR CAMERA

Hunt Hill - The Silo - Ladies Night

12/10/2014

44 Upland Rd., New Milford, CT Phone: 860-355-0300.

Ladies' Night - Silo Soiree!  Wed., Dec. 10, 6 to 9 pm  Jingle and mingle at the Silo for a night out with the Girls. Enjoy shopping discounts, holiday make-up demos from Joe’s Salon, gingerbread decorating, food, wine and holiday martini tastings, line-dancing with Jill Weiss, raffles, treasure chest keys and more. $20 per person. Bring an item for the New Milford Food Bank.
Proceeds to benefit The Silo’s community and educational programs.

Litchfield Historical Society - Preserving Your Personal Collections: Workshops

12/10/2014

7 South Street, Rte. 61, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-4501.

Wednesday, December 10 at 7:00 pm: Preserving Your Textiles with Karen DePauw. Many of us have cherished textiles and costumes in our homes and with the right care these items can remain valuable pieces of our history for years to come. Join Karen DePauw, research and collections associate at the Connecticut Historical Society, and learn about basic storage techniques ranging from museum-quality archival practices to simple and affordable solutions, tips on displaying your fabric treasures, and just some good old-fashioned do’s and don’ts. These programs are free for members and $10 for non-members. Registration is required. To register, please call (860) 567-4501 or email registration@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org.

WCSU Theatre Arts Department will present a 10-Minute Play Festival

12/10/2014 to 12/12/2014

43 Lake Ave. Extension, Danbury, CT 06811. Phone: (203) 837-8732.

The WCSU Theatre Arts Department will present a 10-Minute Play Festival, featuring plays directed by students, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 10 and 11; and at 7 and 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 12, in the Studio Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center. For more information, call the Box Office at (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center — Experiences of Emerging Church

12/10/2014

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

Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.. enter more deeply into the teachings of Franciscan Father Richard Rohr through listening to Rohr's audio lectures and participating in facilitated, reflective conversation.  The current monthly sessions are based on Conversations of the Bible: Richard Rohr's New Great Themes of Scripture.  Facilitator: Peggy Richard. Participate in the Wednesday or Saturday gathering.  To register: peggyrichard.ct@gmail.com. Donation: $5     

Hopkins Vineyard - Vino and Paint with Patty

12/11/2014

25 Hopkins Rd., New Preston, CT Phone: 860-868-7954.

Thursday, December 11th from 10:30-12:30pm. Vino and Paint with Patty - Sign up to paint with Patty, at our paint bar, relax and enjoy a glass of wine. No experience required. Fun for the absolute beginner or the seasoned artist. Each date is structured around a specific painting. Patty will instruct and guide you step by step. It's easy and stress free. All materials are included plus a glass of wine. You may bring your own snacks. $25-35. per person.

Wisdom House - Into the Mystic:Thomas Merton inWords And Music

12/11/2014

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

On Thursday, December 11 from 7-8:15 pm come to Wisdom House and witness the simple searching prose and poetry of Trappist monk, and mystic, Thomas Merton, accompanied  by engaging contemporary music.  This program is being held to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Merton’s birth in 1915. The program will be held in the Chapel at Wisdom House.  There is a donation of $15 per person.  For further information contact Wisdom House at:  (860) 567-3163, email: programs@wisdomhouse.org or click on Wisdom House Retreat Portal

Seven Angels Theatre Presents Christmas Eve at Earlene's Diner--Waterbury

12/11/2014 to 12/21/2014

Plank Rd., Waterbury, CT 06705. Phone: 203-757-4676.

Seven Angels Theatre presents Christmas Eve at Earlene's Diner.  December 11 through December 21, 2014.  Mus, humor and fun weave throughout this Holiday tale for the entire family.  Tickets on sale now.  Check the website for further information.