Norfolk Artists & Friends Host Norfolk August Arts Weekend

08/07/2013 to 08/09/2015

Rte.44/272, Norfolk, CT 06058. Phone: 860-542-3000.

NORFOLK ARTISTS & FRIENDS is Sponsored by the NORFOLK CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL Yale School of Music & Art
on the Battell Stoeckel Estate in Norfolk. Norfolk August Arts Weekend Norfolk Artists & Friends will have its Seventh Annual August Arts Weekend on August 7 - 8 - 9. The public is invited to join us for the Friday night opening reception from 5 - 7:30 PM, on Saturday from 12 - 5PM and on Sunday from 11 - 4PM. The Exhibition is held on the beautiful Battell Stoeckel Estate in the Battell Stoeckel Gallery (the Art Barn) in Norfolk, CT. Follow the signs for location and parking. This year 20 artists will be represented in a variety of mediums: painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, mixed media, print mediums, and fine jewelry.

Kent Holly-Days

11/28/2014 to 01/05/2015

Main Street, Kent, CT 06757. Phone: 860-592-0061.

A month-long series of events to celebrate the holiday season.  Includes a Champagne Stroll (Nov. 28 & 29), St. Andrews Christmas Tree sale (Nov. 30 on), a Gingerbread Festival (Dec. 5 – Jan. 5), the Tree Lighting (Dec. 6), Horse Drawn Carriage Rides (Dec. 7), Pictures with Santa (Dec. 7), Stuff-a-Truck and a Parade of Lights (Dec. 13).

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.

Ansonia Nature Center Hosts New Year's Day Hike

01/01/2015

10 Deerfield Lane, Ansonia, CT 06401. Phone: 203-736-1053.

NEW YEAR'S DAY HIKE – Thurs. Jan 1, 2015, 10 am. Come for a brisk hike through our park's frosty landscape. Start your new year off on the right foot, and resolve to spend more time outside – even in the winter! FREE, but please register in advance. Dangerous walking conditions will cancel, or maybe we'll have to break out the snowshoes!

WCSU Literary Reading by Gail Martin

01/03/2015

43 Lake Ave. Extension, Danbury, CT 06811. Phone: 203-837-8774.

The WCSU Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing program will present a reading by Gail Martin, winner of the 2014 Housatonic Book Award for poetry, at 7 p.m. in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is part of the program's Winter Residency. It will be free and the public is invited. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/MFA-winter-residency-readings.asp or call (203) 837-8878.

Haight Brown Vineyard - Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Pairing Classes

01/03/2015 to 01/04/2015

29 Chestnut Hill Rd., Off Rte. 118, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-4045.

Join us for The World's Best Cheeses with a Wine, Cheese and Chocolate paring class. It's educational, fun and lots of yummy wine and food. All HBV wine is paired with a cheese and or chocolate. HBV wine glass to take home! Classes will be held on the following dates: January 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18 February 7, 8, 28 March 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22. Visit the website to register and for more information

Gunn Memorial Hosts WWI Tea Party--Washington CT

01/03/2015

5 Wykeham Rd., Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-7756.

Ring in the New Year with an old-fashioned World War One themed Tea Party at the Gunn Museum on Saturday, January 3, 2015 from 1-3pm. Servers and docents will be attired in a variety of period outfits and character actors will portray actual Washington residents from WWI. Visitors will have the opportunity to view the exhibit, Over There: Washington and the Great War, and socialize with friends. Guests are asked to bring their favorite tea cup, we'll provide the rest. The party is free and open to the public, but registration is requested as space is limited; please call the Museum at 860-868-7756 to register. The exhibit commemorates the 100th anniversary of World War One. Over 100 men and women from Washington, and more than 150 alumni and faculty from The Gunnery served in the Great War. Letters, pictures, and an interesting array of period artifacts from the museum, local families, and collectors are used to explore the dramatic experiences of Washington's soldiers, along with the extensive support efforts that were happening on the home front in Washington through such organizations as the Sister Susie Society, the Red Cross, the Women's Land Army, and the Home Guard. The snow date is Sunday, January 4. The exhibit will be on display until Sunday, January 18.

WCSU Literary Readin by Jennifer duBois

01/04/2015

43 Lake Ave. Extension, Danbury, CT 06811. Phone: 203-837-8774.

The WCSU Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing program will present a reading by Jennifer duBois, winner of the 2014 Housatonic Book Award for fiction, at 7 p.m. in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is part of the program's Winter Residency. It will be free and the public is invited. It will be free and the public is invited. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/MFA-winter-residency-readings.asp or call (203) 837-8878.

WCSU Literary Reading Readings by Frances Dorris and Gwen Jones

01/05/2015

42 Lake Ave. Extension, Danbury, CT 06811. Phone: 203-837-8774.

The WCSU Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing program will present readings by Frances Dorris and Gwen Jones at 7 p.m. in the Washington Room at the Maron Hotel & Suites, 42 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is part of the program's Winter Residency. It will be free and the public is invited. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/MFA-winter-residency-readings.asp or call (203) 837-8878.

WCSU Literary Reading by Don Snyder and Daniel Asa Rose

01/06/2015

43 Lake Ave. Extension, Danbury, CT 06811. Phone: 203-837-8774.

The WCSU Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing program will present readings by Don Snyder and Daniel Asa Rose at 7 p.m. in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is part of the program's Winter Residency. It will be free and the public is invited. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/MFA-winter-residency-readings.asp or call (203) 837-8878.