31st Season Shepaug Bald Bagle Observation Tower--Southbury

12/19/2015 to 03/09/2016

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

Reservation lines will open December 19 for the 2015 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 19, 2015, and running through Wednesday, March 9, 2016.  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

Lamothe's Sugar House Hosts Open House During Maple Syrup Season--Burlington

02/21/2016 to 03/30/2016

89 Stone Rd., Burlington, CT 06013. Phone: 860-675-5043.

Lamothe's Sugar House will be offering tours on Saturdays and Sundays during the Maple Syrup season-- February 21, 2016 through March 30, 2016.  Bring the family.  Sample maple products.  Rain or shine. 

Seven Angles Theatre Presents Burning Desire--Waterbury

02/25/2016 to 03/19/2016

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

Seven Angels Theatre Presents Burning Desire from February 25, 2016 through March 13, 2016.  Starring Lou Diamond Phillips we are thrilled to be presenting this World Premiere play.  Check the website for further details.

Landmrk Commuity Theatre to Perform The Glass Menagerie--Thomaston

02/27/2016 to 03/13/2016

158 Main St., Thomaston, CT 06787. Phone: 860-283-6250.

Landmark and Backyard Theater's 2016 Seasons will start off with a collaborative effort to produce the literary classic, The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Wiliiams showing February 27, March 4,5,11,12 at 8PM and Feb. 28, March 6, 13 at 2PM at the Thomaston Opera House.  Check the website for ticket information.

Mattatuck Museum Hosts Figure Drawing Sessions--Waterbury

02/28/2016 to 03/20/2016

144 West Main St., Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-753-0381.

Figure drawing sessions will be held at 2PM on Sundays, Fe. 28 and March 20, 2016 at the Mattatuck Museum.  Led by Post University drawing and life drawing instructor and painter Sheri Schwartz, the museum will provide a nude figure model for the classes.  All level artists are invited.  Call to reigister.  Class fee $15 members, $25 non members and $10 students. 

Northwestern CT Chapter of Trout Unlimited Hosts Tim Barry, CT DEEP


70 Litchfield St., Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-485-1198.

On March 1, 2016 at 7:30PM at the Torrington Elks Club the Northwestern Connecticut Chapter of Trout Unlimited will host a talk by Tim Barry, of the CT DEEP  on the status of the state trout stocking program.  Call for further information.

Flanders Nature Center "Art and Animals" Class Series


5 Church Hill Road, Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-3711.

Artists with all level of talent, from beginner to professional are invited to study with Melody Asbury, a talented lifelong painter and sought-after animal portraitist. Students working in all mediums will create art inspired by the animals that share our world. Ms. Asbury will share tips and secrets to create realistic details of feathers and fur, suggestion for usage of light and shadow in compositions and guide each artist to refine their own unique and personal style. The focus on March 2 will be birds.

Gunn Memorial Library & Historical Museum Program: Holocaust Documentary


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

Holocaust Documentary--A Voice Among the Silent: The Legacy of James G. McDonald--Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 6:30pm
in the Wykeham Room. James G. McDonald was the first US Ambassador to Israel. Voice Among the Silent, by filmmaker Shuli Eshel and released is 2014, is the first documentary to shine light on James McDonald's remarkable efforts to warn the world of Adolf Hitler's plan for the Jews. The incredible story of McDonald's foresight was almost lost to history until his meticulously kept diaries were discovered in 2003. Snow date: Thursday, March 10th at 6:30PM.

Salisbury Forum Hosts Speaker Ralph Nader: Tranforming Our Country: It's Easier Than We Think--Falls Village


Route 7, Falls Village, CT 06031. Phone: 860-435-4804.

Ralph Nader will present "Transforming Our Country: It's Easier Than We Think" at the Salisbury Forum on March 4, 2016 at 7:30PM at Housatonic Valley Regional High School.  Admission is free.  Call for further details. 

Church of Christ Congregational Hosts First Friday Dinner--Goshen


5 Old Middle St., Goshen, CT 06756. Phone: 860-491-2793.

First Friday Dinner--Friday, March 4, 2016 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. Menu: Chili, Cornbread, Crackers, Coleslaw & Dessert Dinner & Silent Auction to Benefit: Youth Group Programs & National Youth Event Attendees. Eat in...or...take-out!--$10.00 Adult
$6.00 Children (12 & under). AND remember to...pick up a pie to go!!!