Sherman Playhouse - Life with Father

12/02/2016 to 01/01/2017

5 Route 39 North , Sherman, CT Phone: (860) 354-3622. .

December 2,3,4 9,10,11 16,17,18 30,31, January 1 2017 (Preview December 1 & Matinees December 4,11,18 & January 1) Life with Father is a joyous and sentimental glance at the Day family, set in Manhattan in the late 19th century. It involves patriarch Clarence Day, his beautiful wife Vinnie, their four red-headed sons, a loyal cook and relations who fail to see the point of hotels. The themes of first love, old love and the enduring lure of family made it one of the longest running shows in the history of Broadway and is a comedic delight for all ages.

Art Show David M. Hunt Library 12X12

12/10/2016 to 01/07/2017

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

The David M. Hunt Library in Falls Village will host its popular year-end flash art exhibit, 12X12 2016: The Skill of Hand & Head, on Saturday, December 10 with a reception from 6pm to 8pm. Original works by 53 local artists are all in a 12" x 12" format, priced at $100 each, and sold off-the-wall. Works will be replaced on the wall as they are sold. Remaining art will be on display through Saturday, January 7. The reception with refreshments is free and open to the public. A portion of the art sales will benefit the library. 12X12, with up to three pieces by each artist, is presented in a uniform grid on the Hunt Artwall creating a salon-style exhibit. Installed alphabetically by artist, all manner of genre and media are jumbled up together. The subtitle of the exhibit, "The Skill of Hand & Head," is meant as a tribute to our community artists and is an FDR quote from a fireside chat in 1938, referring to the economic power of the American worker.

Ski Sundown NEW YEAR'S EVE - SKI/RIDE UNTIL MIDNIGHT!

12/31/2016 to 01/01/2017

126 Ratlum Rd, New Hartford, CT Phone: 860-379-7669.

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM. In front of Bank of America 740 Hopmeadown St., Simsbury

Ansonia Nature Center NEW YEAR’S DAY HIKE

01/01/2017

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

10 am Bring a healthy start to your new year at the Nature Center. Our ranger will conduct this brisk walk while you learn a little natural history trivia along the way. FREE, but please register in advance. Inclement weather cancels.

Readings from the Archives of the Gunn Historical Museum

01/02/2017

6 Bryan Hall Plaza, Washington Depot, CT Phone: (860) 868-0735.

At the Washington Senior Center, Monday, January 2 at 10 am Settlers at Marbledale by Samuel Orcutt in 1882 Readings from the Archives of the Gunn Historical Museum meets the first Monday of the months of October, January, and April at 10:00 a.m. at the Washington Senior Center. Staff present a paper about the history of Washington from the Museum's archive, related photographs and archives from the museum are displayed, and a discussion follows. All are welcome!

Merwinsville Hotel Christmas Shoppe

01/02/2017 to 01/04/2017

1 Brown’s Forge Road , Gaylordsville, CT

10 am - 5 pm . A visit to our historic 1843 hotel will put you in the holiday spirit. Make time to stop by and see the beautiful decorations and displays. Enjoy a complimentary hot chocolate while you shop for that special holiday gift created by a local artisan. Also available for purchase; baked goods, chili, Christmas trees, wreaths, and so much more.

Gunn Memorial Library and Museum Wykeham Consort - Winter Moon

01/05/2017

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

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm.  The acclaimed Wykeham Consort will offer an evening of music for this peaceful season of new life and light. The concert, Winter Moon, will feature lullabies and songs of the Sephardic Jews and Spanish Renaissance Carols highlighting the common core of musical expression, similar language and direct emotional content. Sephardic music was not composed to be performed in court, but was an expression of a culture and way of life. The songs were invented and sung primarily by women in the home, telling stories of everyday life. The Spanish carols however were composed and have come down to us in songbooks from palace and church libraries. The members will provide commentary about their instruments (viola da gamba, recorders, percussion, guitar and voice) and the historic and cultural context of the music.

White Memorial Conservation Center Nature's Nursery Series

01/05/2017

80 Whitehall Rd, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-0857.

Ages 3-6 Years Nature's Nursery Series Join us on the first Thursday of each month from January-April for an hour-long program designed just for your young nature lovers. Every session will include a story, an encounter with a live animal, and an activity or craft. Bring your kids out to White Memorial for a jam-packed hour of hands-on learning. Parents, we ask that you stay for the duration of the program. Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. 4-5pm. Advanced registration is required. To register, please call 860-567-0857 or visit whitememorialcc.org. Members: $7/child per session or $25/whole series, Non-Members: $12/child per session or $45/whole series

The Palace Theatre Waterbury Winter Jazz Series 2016: Melissa Newman

01/06/2017

100 East Main St, Waterbury, CT Phone: 203-346-2000.

 7 pm and 9 pm.  Melissa grew up loving music, and singing. From her first album, Stevie Wonder's "Innervisions," to the entire collection of Joni Mitchell, she was always listening and, later, studying singing. But not music. "I am Nightmare Girl Singer," she joked, referring to every jazz musician's nightmare, for she doesn't read music. Nor is she your typical movie star child, for she has no ego, and is, like her father, as down-to-earth as they come, preferring to fade into the background.

TheatreWorks New Milford-Private Lives

01/06/2017 to 01/07/2017

5 Brookside Avenue, New Milford, CT Phone: 860-350-6863.

In this classic, sophisticated comedy of manners by celebrated playwright Noël Coward, divorcees Elyot and Amanda unwittingly book adjoining rooms while honeymooning with their new spouses. Realizing they've made a pair of mistaken marriages, they attempt to escape their partners. Under cover of darkness, they flee their honeymoon suites for Amanda's Paris flat. When they are discovered later by their jilted lovers, all four individuals find themselves in the most compromising of situations.