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.

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

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.

Seven Angels Theatre Presents The Wildest--Waterbury

02/12/2015 to 03/08/2015

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

THE WILDEST!!! HIP, COOL AND SWINGIN! , THE MUSICAL SOUNDS OF LOUIS PRIMA & KEELY SMITH. February 12-March 8. Conceived and written by Randy Johnson, Thomas Porras, Luanne Prima, and Toni Elizabeth Prima Louis Prima and Keely Smith's musical sound and style defined an era that has transcended generations and has become timeless in its appeal. Prima's shuffle beat, combined with New Orleans Jazz and the wailing sax sound of Sam Butera was a precursor of the Rock & Roll sound of the 1950's. The Wildest!!! arrives at a moment when Louis Prima, Keely Smith, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and other Las Vegas icons are being idolized as musical heroes. It captures a unique era – the nightclub years of the late 50's and early 60's. Check the website for ticket information.

Seven Angels Theatre Presents The Wildest!!! Hip, ool and Swingin', The Musical Sounds of Louis Prima & Keely Smith--Waterbury

02/12/2015 to 03/08/2015

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

Seven Angels Theatre presents The Wildest!! Hip, Cool and Swingin!, The Music of Louis Prima & Keely Smith. Conceived and written by Randy Johnson, Thomas Porras, Luanne Prima, and Toni Elizabeth Prima. Louis Prima and Keely Smith's musical sound and style defined an era that has transcended generations and has become timeless in its appeal. Prima's shuffle beat, combined with New Orleans Jazz and the wailing sax sound of Sam Butera was a precursor of the Rock & Roll sound of the 1950's. The Wildest!!! arrives at a moment when Louis Prima, Keely Smith, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and other Las Vegas icons are being idolized as musical heroes. It captures a unique era – the nightclub years of the late 50's and early 60's. Though Louis Prima passed away in 1978, artists as diverse as David Lee Roth and Brian Setzer brought Prima's music to the top of the charts in the 80's and 90's. His music has been at the center of successful advertising campaigns in the 21st century for The Gap, Nike, Diet Coke, Fiat, General Electric and Target. And who can forget his 1967 legendary role as Orangutan King Louie in Walt Disney's The Jungle Book.Check the website for additional information.

Haight-Brown Vineyards Hosts 2 for 1 Wine Pairing Classes--Litchfield

02/21/2015 to 03/01/2015

29 Chestnut Hill Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4045.

2 for 1 Wine Pairing Classes--Bring a Guest, on us! Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Pairing and Old World Wines--February 21, 22, 28, and March 1 @ 1 pm and 3 pm.

WCSU Theatre Production: "You Can't Take It With You"

02/25/2015 to 03/08/2015

43 Lake Ave. Extension, Danbury, CT 06811. Phone: 2038378774.

The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will present "You Can't Take It With You" in the MainStage Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Performances will be at 7 p.m. on Feb. 25 & 26; 8 p.m. on Feb. 27 & 28 and March 6 & 7; with 2 p.m. matinees on March 1, 7 and 8. The play introduces audiences to the freethinking, eccentric Sycamore family and the mayhem that ensues when their daughter's fiance brings his conservative, straight-laced parents to dinner on the wrong night. This Pulitzer Prize-winning, uproarious family affair is set in pre-depression New York (1936-37), and features comedic fun for the whole family. Directed by guest director, John Hickock. To purchase tickets, call (203) 837-TIXX or visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

David M. Hunt Library Art Exhibit: Artists Frank Bramble, Gay Schempp and Terri Tibbatts--Falls Village

02/27/2015 to 04/04/2015

63 Main Street, Falls Village, CT 06031. Phone: 860-824-7424.

Nature Reflected: works by Frank Bramble, Gay Schempp and Terri Tibbatts will open February 27th through April 4th with an opening reception and artists talk March 7th from 5 - 7:30 pm. The exhibit will be hosted by David M. Hunt Library in Falls Village and is curated by the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council. The public can view the work during regular library hours and the reception and artist talk are open and free to the public. This is the first time the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council will have curated an exhibit of Council members' work in the region. "We are trying this out as a pilot," stated Maggie Cady, program coordinator at the Council. "The Hunt Library invited us to use this opportunity to promote the work of Council's members and to help introduce the Council to more people in the process. The David M. Hunt Library Artwall offers space for artists to exhibit their work for the enjoyment of the entire community.