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.

Church Street Open House and Holiday Sale

11/15/2014 to 12/20/2014

Church Street, New Milford, CT

Join us opening day for refreshments and to meet some of the artists and artisans. Sale begins Nov. 15th 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come join local galleries and boutiques and  all our neighbors on Church Street beginning Saturday Nov. 15th and continuing throughout the holiday season. Local artists and crafts people will present an amazing array of gifts perfect for all of special people in your life.  Featuring paintings, jewelry, photography, home decor and many more unique items.

Ridgefield Guild of Artists celebrates a very special year: The 10th Annual Festive Home and 40th Anniversary of RGA

11/21/2014 to 12/23/2014

34 Halpin Lane, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203.438.8863..

The usual preview party will be bigger and better on Friday, Nov.  21, from 6-8 p.m. at the Guild, 34 Halpin Lane.  Be the first to see the show and celebrate with food, music and more.  Admission is $40.  Festive Home then runs from Saturday, Nov. 22 – Tuesday, Dec. 23, with extended shopping hours, Tuesday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Come visit the Guild as the white gallery walls transform into a magical holiday emporium.  Admission from Nov. 22 – Dec. 23 is free.  For more information, visit rgoa.org or call 203.438.8863.

Hunt Hill Farm - The Silo Cooking School - Gingerbread House Class

11/22/2014 to 12/14/2014

44 Upland Rd, New Milford, CT Phone: 860-355-0300.

Assistant Cooking School Director Nancy Stuart returns with this long-standing Silo tradition!  Teams of three - parents and children, relatives and friends - create a beautiful gingerbread house to take home. Decorate with over 85 kinds of candy. Don't miss the FUN! Please sign up early as these classes sell out very quickly. Full participation, class size limited.

Offered two ways. Traditional: Parents and children (ages 5 and up) team up to create their own beautiful gingerbread house from scratch to take home. Already Standing: Great for those with less time and younger children. Your gingerbread house is already assembled and standing. All you do is decorate! (Note: If you would like an Already Standing gingerbread house for any of our gingerbread classes, call the Cooking School with your request when you register so we may accommodate you.)$85 per house for each parent/child or adult team. Maximum 3 people per team, no exceptions.

CUSTOM CLASSES , PRIVATE GROUP CLASSES AND CORPORATE TEAM BUILDING CLASSES ARE AVAILABLE. CALL (860) 355-0300 TO SCHEDULE.

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).

Cornwall Bridge Pottery Hosts Artist Peter Cusack Exhibit

11/29/2014 to 12/29/2014

415 Sharon Goshen Turnpike, Cornwall, CT 06796. Phone: 860-672-6545.

The Cornwall Bridge Pottery Store and Gallery presents "From Life" an exhibition of oil paintings, watercolors, and charcoal drawings by Peter Cusack.  In addition pots from Cornwall Bridge Pottery's  Todd Piker latest firings will be ready for purchase. 

Southwind Farms Hosts Holiday Farm Tour--Watertown

11/29/2014 to 12/07/2014

223 Morris Town Line Rd., Watertown, CT 06795. Phone: 860-274-9001.

Come to Southwind Farms for a Holiday Farm Tour on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 29 & 30th and Dec. 6 & 7th 10AM to 4PM and Unique Alpaca Products and yard available. 

Kent Singers Perform Saint Nicolas at Kent School and St. John's Church, New Milford

11/30/2014 to 12/07/2014

Main St., Kent, CT 06757. Phone: 860-619-8110.

The Kent Singers will perform Benjamin Britten's "Saint Nicolas," a cantata for chamber orchestra, on two upcoming Sundays: November 30 at 3:00 pm at the Kent School Chapel, Kent, with an introductory talk by music director Matthew Travis at 2:30 p.m.; and Dec. 7 at 7 p.m at St. John's Church, New Milford, with the pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m. "Saint Nicolas" features tenor soloist Jack A. Pott, treble Will Brodhead, two pianos, organ and string quintet. Also included in the program are two excerpts from Haydn's "Nicolai Mass" and a carol by John Rutter. Saint Nicholas, the precursor of Santa Claus, lived in what is modern-day Turkey in the 4th Century, serving as the beloved Bishop of Myra. Many popular legends about him were incorporated by librettist Eric Crozier into this cantata, which Britten wrote for the centenary celebrations of Lancing College, Sussex, England in July 1948. In his pre-concert talk, Matthew Travis will discuss both the historical figure of Nicholas of Myra and the music inspired by his namesake, as well as an in-depth look at Britten's setting of his life. The Kent Singers, a small auditioned group of amateur singers from Litchfield County and the Pawling, NY area, has been performing since 1973 and first presented "Saint Nicolas" in 1982. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door, with children under 12 admitted free.

Beardsley and Memorial Library - Food for Fines

12/01/2014 to 12/31/2014

40 Munro Place, Winsted, CT Phone: (860) 379-6043.

During the month of December only, Beardsley and Memorial Library is offering “Food for Fines”. Patrons can bring in a non-perishable food item and the fine on their overdue item returned that day will be forgiven. Food items will be given to the “Open Door” in Winsted. Beardsley and Memorial Library serves the towns of Barkhamsted, Colebrook, and Winchester.

Washington Art Association Holiday Gift Fair

12/01/2014 to 12/24/2014

4 Bryan Memorial Plaza, Washington Depot, CT Phone: 860-868-2878.

60 new artists and favorite artists, art and food cookbooks, crafts, ceramics, toys, kitchen gallery, textiles, body care, kids events.  Dec. 6 and Dec. 13 - Kids workshop, ages 5-7 from 10 am - 12 pm RSVP.  Dec. 18 from 4-7 Wine and Shop. Gallery: Tues - Sat. 10-5, Sun. 12 - 4.