30th Season Shepaug Bald Bagle Observation Tower--Southbury

12/20/2014 to 03/07/2015

2225 River Rd., Southbury, CT 06488. Phone: 800-368-8954.

Reservation lines will open December 20 for the 2014 Winter Season of the Bald Eagle Observation Area at the Shepaug Hydroelectric Dam in Southbury, Conn. Observation times this season will be Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. beginning Saturday, December 20, 2014, and running through Wednesday, March 7, 2015.  Please be aware, however, that the observation area is closed both Christmas Day and New Year's Day. All are welcome and admission is free of charge, but advance reservations are required. Specialists will be on site with high-powered telescopes to help visitors see the eagles in action and to answer questions about America's national symbol.  Visitors are encouraged to dress warmly and to bring binoculars if possible, given the limited number of onsite telescopes. To make reservations for individuals, families, and groups, call toll-free at 1-800-368-8954 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays or request a reservation on-line at http://www.shepaugeagles.info

Winter Wine Trail

01/01/2015 to 03/29/2015

CT

Six area wineries will be participating in the -2015 Litchfield Hills Winter Wine Trail through  March 29, 2015. The participating wineries for this season are: DiGrazia Vineyards in Brookfield, Haight-Brown Vineyard in Litchfield, Hopkins Vineyard in New Preston, Jerram Winery in New Hartford, Miranda Vineyard and Sunset Meadow Vineyards both in Goshen. Each winery is required to be open from December through March with their hours posted on the trail card.

Naugatuck Historical Society Toy and Doll Exhibit

01/07/2015 to 01/31/2015

195 Water Street, Naugatuck, CT Phone: 203 729 9039.

Toy and Doll Exhibit from the Collection of Ron Gagliardi. See if you can recognize something from your youth? Free to members,
$2 per person $5 a family .

Marie Louise Trichet Art Gallery at Wisdom House — Embracing Transformation: The Journey and the Cross by Janet McKenzie

01/10/2015 to 04/25/2015

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

Christians call it the Way of the Cross. A contemporary Buddhist author calls it “going to the places that scare you.” It is the darkest of times. It is a journey of transformation. To whom can we look as models who conquered the fear of transformation by going through the experience of death and come out “new?” Award-winning artist Janet McKenzie will exhibit fifteen oil on canvas paintings depicting The Way of the Cross and the Resurrection.

Artist’s Talk: March 28th 3:30 PM

Regular Gallery Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10 AM-4 PM

Housatonic River Ice Watch Sponsored by Kent Volunteer Fire Department

01/13/2015 to 02/19/2015

28 Maple St., Kent, CT 06757. Phone: 860-927-3151.

Kent Volunteer Fire Department is bringing back its popular fundraiser, the Housatonic River Ice Watch.  Volunteers have re-established the wire across the river that is essential to the timer connected to the tripod placed on the Housatonic River.  The annual Housatonic River Ice Watch is a game to guess when the ice on the river will melt each year.  When the ice begins to melt and move down the river , the tripod goes with it.  Once the tripod moves 100 feet from its starting pint the clock will stop, the time is recorded and there is a winner.  Cost $2 and the deadline for submitting guesses is midnight Feb. 18.  All guesses for when the river will melt must be between Fe. 19 at 12:01AM and April 30, at 11:59PM.  There is always a contest regardless of the ice.  The game turns into a drawing of a ticket.  Call for further details. 

Flanders Nature Center Workshop: Maple Sugaring Info Session and Tapping Day--Woodbury

01/15/2015 to 01/31/2015

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

Maple Sugaring Info Session and Tapping Day--Maple sugaring time, a New England tradition, will be starting soon! Each year Flanders taps and collects sap from dozens of trees both here at the nature center and around town. We invite anyone with an interest in maple sugaring with us this year to attend a volunteer information meeting on Thursday evening January 15 at 7 PM at The Studio. Refreshments will be served. Tapping day, weather permitting, is scheduled for Saturday, January 31. No experience is needed and all ages and families are welcome to come to help out but we ask that you preregister by calling 203-263-3711 Ext 10.Dates/Times:Information Session: Thursday, January 15 / 7PM, Studio, Tree Tapping Day: Saturday, January 31/ 9:30 AM , Sugar House. Cost:Both Free and Open to the PublicLocation:The Sugar House.

Trinity Lime Rock Church Hosts Art Show During Jumpfest Winter Festival

01/25/2015 to 02/08/2015

484 Lime Rock Rd., Lakeville, CT 06039. Phone: 860-977-0997.

Trinity Lime Rock Church will hold its winter juried art show January 31, Febuary 1 and Febuary 7,8, 2015 from noon to 4PM.  The show is part of the town's Jumpfest Winter Festival.  Prizes for winners.  Jurors will be Martha Baer, a senior specialist at Christies Auction House and local artist Eric Forstmann.  Entry date is January 25 from noon to 2PM.  An opening reception and award presentation will be held January 30th from 5 to 7PM.  Call for further information. 

Fine Line Art Gallery Hosts 7th Annual Valentine's Day Show--Woodbury

01/29/2015 to 02/14/2015

319 Main Street South, Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-266-0110.

Through  February 14, 2015 Fine Line Art Gallery will host is 7th Annual Valentine's Day show and sale.  The show will feature a new collection of paintings, photographs, prints, pottery, silk scarves, jewelry and greeting cards.  A reception will be held from 11AM to 4PM on Saturday February 7th. 

Gunn Memorial Library Starwell Gallery Hosts Ruth Pearl : A Journey to the Enchanted Islands--Washington, CT

01/29/2015 to 03/07/2015

5 Wykeham Rd., Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-7586.

A new exhibit by animal and nature photographer Ruth Pearl called A Journey to the Enchanted Islands will be on view during regular hours at the Gunn Memorial Library's Stairwell Gallery.  The Enchanted Islands were formed by volcanic eruption in the Pacific Ocean and each has its own unique fauna and flora. 

Danbury Museum Exhibit: Collections, Community & Conversation..Continued

01/31/2015 to 03/21/2015

43 Main St., Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-743-5200.

Collections, Community & Conversation..Continued -- Opens Saturday, January 31, 2015. On display Wednesday through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. through Saturday, March 21, 2015. Huntington Hall, the museum exhibit space, is filled with a wealth of interesting objects gleaned from the collections of individuals from The Greater Danbury area. On display is an eclectic mix of objects including vintage bottle openers, angels, custard cups, militaria, American pottery, bells, abalone shell decorated items, Disney memorabilia, embroidered aprons & crocheted potholders, kites and more. Due to the popularity of last year's exhibit, we're pleased to once again offer this opportunity to enthusiastic collectors from The Greater Danbury area. It has proven to be a fun and exciting way to welcome the community to the museum and for individuals to share their passion for the art of collecting.