Mattatuck Museum Exhibitions - Line and Volume

01/10/2017 to 03/12/2017

144 West Main St., Waterbury, CT Phone: 203-753-0381.

Mindy Horn and Ann Mallory contribute to the rich tradition of ceramic art with vibrant and original expressions in clay. Their works vary in size: some are delicately small, inviting close-up inspection, while others are imposing in scale. These technically and aesthetically ambitious works are experimental in shape and dazzle in an array of glazes. Tues. - Sat 10-5, Sun 12 noon - 5.

Hopkins Vineyard Flannel Fridays

01/13/2017 to 01/27/2017

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

Love flannel? Wear your favorite plaid flannel shirt on Friday's and receive ½ off a wine tasting. Jan. 13,20,27.

Washington Art Association Open Studio

01/17/2017 to 01/19/2017

4 Bryan Memorial Plaza, Washington Depot, CT Phone: 860.868.2878 .

Open Studio Sessions will resume on Tuesday January 17 and Thursday January 19.. Open Studio with Marc Chabot - Tuesday, 7:30 - 10pm $9 mbr 12 non-mbr. Open Studio with Glenn Kessler Thursday, 9:30am - Noon $9 mbr 12 non-mbr

Listening to Contemplative Voices in Nature — Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

01/20/2017 to 01/22/2017

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

A retreat that will provide an atmosphere immersed in the natural world. Experience a
combination of contemplative practices: sitting in silence, lectio divina, personal and group
reflection, as well as solitude time in nature. Contemplative voices from various spiritual
traditions will be included. Participants’ ability to listen to nature will be enhanced.

Presenter: Peggy Richard

Fees: (per person) $175 Commuter, $275 Private Room / private bath, $220 Shared Room / private bath, $245 Private Room / hall bath, $205 Shared Room / hall bath.  Non-Refundable Deposit: $50



238 Main Street, Plymouth, CT Phone: 860-582-3121.

2:00 – 3:00 Judy Giguere, Plymouth Town Historian, will be at the Terryville Library, 238 Main Street, Terryville, to talk about the ground penetrating radar study that was done at the Old Plymouth Burying Ground. It was a cooperative effort of volunteers, state
and federal agencies. The ground penetrating radar study is part of the on-going research into the early settlement of Plymouth and the lives of the early settlers. It is non-invasive as it uses reflected radar pulses to locate below ground disturbances. Registration is required (call the library at 860-582-3121)and refreshments will be served.

Flanders Nature Center Bald Eagle Viewing


Meet in the commuter parking lot at Exit 14 off I84 at 8:45 A.M. to car pool to the viewing site. Please be on time so that we don’t miss our 60 minute reserved viewing period!, Southbury, CT

$5 per person. Come join us for an eagle watch at the Shepaug Dam recreation area in Southbury. A time slot has been reserved for the Flanders group and a docent will be on hand to help us with viewing and to answer questions about America's national symbol. There is a limited number of spotting scopes available at the site, so feel free to bring binoculars, spotting scopes and cameras. Space limited. Must preregister. Dates/Times: Saturday, January 21/ 8:45 AM



95 Riverside Ave, Bristol, CT Phone: 860-585-5411.

7pm-11pm the music and dancing are open to the public!. Cover is $12 per person. Reserve a seat and come to listen with friends and loved ones or come and make some fun new friends! Our beautiful large wooden dance floor will bring you to tap your toes or give a twirl. Join us for some fun!

New England Carousel Museum Adult Drawing 101


95 Riverside Ave, Bristol, CT Phone: 860-585-5411.

Erase the winter blues and join us at the New England Carousel Museum for Drawing 101, a fun and exciting introduction to drawing for adults. No prior art or drawing experience required. Lead by teaching artist and Museum Manager, Morgan Urgo this four week class will give you a jump start to art and introduce you to basic drawing foundations. Classes are held Saturdays, 10:00 AM - Noon on January 21, 29 February 4 and 11.

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Third Saturdays


258 Main St, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-5419.

10 am to 3 am. Family Workshops 10 am to 12 noon; children ages 2 to 5 1 to 3 pm; children ages 6 to 10. Tour 11 am. Design seasonal scenery through mixed-media art making. Combine collage materials with wax resists to create your own winter landscape.

Ansonia Nature Center - BACK TO BASICS: Natural Lip Balms


10 Deerfield Rd., Ansonia, CT Phone: 203-736-1053.

1:30 pm Soothe your lips with your own homemade lip balm! Join Ranger Dawn and learn how to make lip balm with natural ingredients such as beeswax and essential oils in this easy and fun workshop. Take home a sample! MATERIALS FEE: $10 per person. Please register in advance, as space is limited.