Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Hosts Instant Paradise: An Artist and Curator Talk--Ridgefield


258 Main St., Ridgefield, CT 06877. Phone: 203-438-4519.

Instant Paradise: An Artist and Curator Talk--Sunday, January 24, 2016, 4 pm to 5 pm. Join artist Hayal Pozanti and Aldrich curator Amy Smith-Stewart for an engaging conversation about the artist's exhibition, Deep Learning. Gain insights into Pozanti's invented visual alphabet and how she uses it to "program" her abstract paintings and digital animations while exploring the relationship between humanity and technology.

Kent Historical Society Sunday Series Program: Author Eric D. Lehman: Homegrown Terror: Benedict Arnold/ Burning of New London


Main St., Kent, CT 06757. Phone: 860-927-4587.

On January 24, 2016 at 2PM in Town Hall Author Eric D. Lehman will share a historical look back at Benedict Arnold while talking about his recent book, Homegrown Terror:  Benedict Arnold and the Burning of New London.  The story sheds light on the ethics of the dawning nation and the way Colonial America responded to betrayal and terror.  The Kent Historical Society presents this talk as part of its Sunday Series program.  Admission is free for members and a $5 donation for non-members.  

Kent Historical Society Benedict Arnold, CT's Homegrown Terrorist


41 Kent Green Blvd., Kent, CT Phone: 860.927.4587.

2 pm - 4 pm. What set him on a path of treachery? Author Eric Lehman will share a look back at this accomplished military man who ardently supported the American Revolution, then eventually turned on his friends, neighbors, and fellow soldiers to become the terrorist whose name is synonymous with the word "traitor".  A talk and book signing with Eric D. Lehman, author of Homegrown Terror: Benedict Arnold and the Burning of New London, a story about the ethics of the dawning nation and the way colonial America responded to betrayal and terror. Free to members; $5 suggested donation for non-members

Litchfield Historical Society Lecture: New England Pie: History Under a Crust


South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4501.

Lecture: New England Pie: History Under a Crust--Join author Robert Cox as he talks about his delectable new book New England Pie. The book traces the origins and evolution of some of the region's best-loved pies from the 17th century through the present day. He will be at the Historical Society on Sunday, January 24 at 3 p.m. Lectures are free for members and $5 for non-members. Space is limited and payment with registration is required. Register online.

Cornwall Historical Society Program: Precious Treasures: Guarding Your Family Papers, Letter and Photographs


7 Pine St., Cornwall, CT 06753. Phone: 860-672-0505.

Precious Treasures: guarding your family papers, letters and photographs--Hosted by Connecticut State Archivist Lizette Pelletier
Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.--Cornwall Historical Society. Connecticut State Archivist Lizette Pelletier will discuss the proper care of one's family treasures so they will last for future generations. Participants are welcome to bring letters, papers, or photographs for which they would like preservation advice. Refreshments will be served. Free, donations welcome.

Flanders Nature Center Workshop: Maple Sugaring Info Session and Tapping Day--Woodbury

01/26/2016 to 02/06/2016

Flanders Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-3711.

Maple sugaring time, a New England tradition, will be starting soon! Each year Flanders taps and collects sap from dozens of trees both here at the nature center and around Woodbury and invite anyone with an interest in maple sugaring with us this year to attend a volunteer information meeting on Tuesday evening January 26th at 7 PM at The Studio located at the corner of Flanders and Church Hill Road in Woodbury. There will be an overview of the 2016 season and details on the many interesting volunteer opportunities. Refreshments will be served. Tree tapping day, weather permitting, is scheduled for Saturday, February 6. No experience is needed and all ages and families are welcome to come to help out. For the purposes of coordination we are asking that this year those planning on coming that day also preregister so that we know that you plan on being a part of tapping the trees. Tree tapper volunteers will meet at the Flanders Sugar House at 9:30 AM. It is located at 5 Church Hill Road in Woodbury. These events are free and open to the public.

Ansonia Nature Center Program: Deep Ice Fishing


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

On Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 6:30PM Ansonia Nature Center offering a free ice fishing class taught by certified instructors from the DEEP CT Aquatic Resources Education.  After the class instruction, participants will have an opportunities to practice what they learned in class.  A "No Child Left Inside" fishing event at Burr Pond State Park in Torrington on Saturday Feb. 6th.

Palace Theater Presents An Intimate Conversation with Lindia Bastianich: Lidia's Kitchen--Waterbury


100 East Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-346-2000.

An Intimate Conversation with Lidia Bastianich: Host of Public Television's "Lidia's Kitchen" January 27, 2016 at 7:30 PM. Following the October book release of Lidia's Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine: Everything You Need to Know to be a Great Italian Cook, join the Emmy-winning host of Public Television's "Lidia's Kitchen" and "Lidia's Italy," Lidia Bastianich, for an evening of conversation and storytelling celebrating our love of Italian food. The best-selling author is a beloved ambassador for Italian culinary traditions throughout the world. Her multiple culinary endeavors have married her two passions in life – her family and food. The evening will be moderated by Faith Middleton of "Faith Middleton's Food Schmooze" heard on WNPR and

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Hosts Young Artist Happenings: Curating with Exhibitions Director Richard Klein--Ridgefield


258 Main St., Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-4519.

Young Artist Happenings: Curating with Exhibitions Director Richard Klein--Thursday, January 28, 2016, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Ever wonder what it would be like to work in the arts as a curator? Join exhibitions director Richard Klein to gain insight into how curators discuss, choose, and view artwork, as he reviews work by BFA and MFA candidates at Manhattanville College and Western Connecticut State University. For more information, please contact Michelle Friedman, Manager of Education Programs and Youth Initiatives.

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Young Artist Happenings Curating with Exhibitions Director Richard Klein---Ridgefield


258 Main St., Ridgefield, CT 06877. Phone: 203-438-4519.

A Curator Family Tour and Workshop--Monday, January 18, 2016, 2 pm to 3:30 pm. Free for members or with Museum admission Explore color and shape in Julia Rommel's large-scale works and intricate drawings with curator Amy Smith-Stewart and educator Kerri Gaudell, followed by a family-friendly workshop experimenting with Rommel's system of stretching and folding canvas.