WCSU Hat City Debate Tournament

02/23/2013 to 02/24/2013

181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: (203) 837-8486.

WCSU will host the Hat City Debate Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 23, and Sunday, Feb. 24, at various locations on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White. St. in Danbury. Western's Roger Sherman Debate Society will participate in a competition bringing together student debate teams from colleges across the Northeastern United States. All teams will engage on Saturday in several rounds of debate beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing until 10 p.m. Teams placing highest in scoring will qualify for the final elimination round on Sunday, beginning at 8 a.m. The public is invited to attend and admission will be free; information on debate locations will be available at the tournament registration site on the first floor of Warner Hall. For information, call (203) 837-8486.

Southbury Women's Club Hosts Murder Mystery Dinner


129 Strongtown Rd., Southbury, CT 06488. Phone: 203-233-9599.

The Southbury Women's Club wants to add a little mystery to your holiday giving this year.  Tickets are now on sale for a Murder Mystery Dinner Theater show to be held on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 7PM at the Crowne Plaza in Southbury.  Call to order tickets.  All proceeds will benefit the numerous beneficiaries of non-profits in the Southbury area.

The Institute for American Indian Studies Drum Workshop


38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT Phone: 860-868-0518.

11:00 am - 2:00 pm The most important Native American instrument was and still is the drum...it is the heartbeat of Mother Earth. Allan Madahbee, Ojibway artist and musician, will instruct par- ticipants in making their own single-face drum while sharing the importance of the drum in Native American culture. Ages 12 and up. CT Educators may earn 0.3 CEUS Fee: $150; $125 IAIS Members. Reservations and a $50 nonrefundable deposit is required by February 9th.

Purim in Israel - Chabad Community Center - Litchfield


7 Village Green Drive, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-3609.

On Sunday, 4 to 6 p.m. Event will feature Israel cuisine, Israeli music and much more.  In the spirit of Purim, participants are encouraged to come in costume and will be included in the competition, which will award prizes to contestants with the most innovative or funny costumes. The event is community-wide program and all are welcomed to join, regardless of Jewish affailiation or background. $18.00 in costume, $24 not in costume. Children $10., Children under 4 free. RSVP: ChabadNW.org/RSVP.

Flanders Nature Center Program: Hive Building--Woodbury


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

Hive building--This workshop includes learning all the parts of a hive and their function. Students become familiar with bee equipment and hive tools. Learn how to build hive bodies, frames with foundation, honey supers and which exterior hive surfaces are safe for bees. Date/Time: Sunday, February 24/ 3 pm. Location: The Sugar House. Check the website for further information.

Litchfield History Musem - Lecture Series: The History of the 29th Connecticut Colored Regiment


7 South St., Rte. 63, Litchfield, CT Phone: (860) 567-4501.

Join the Litchfield Historical Society on Sunday, February 24 at 3:00 pm as we welcome Civil War reenactor Ben Hawley who will recount the story of the state's first African American regiment, the 29th Regiment of Connecticut Volunteers. This event is free and open to the public, though donations are accepted. Registration is required—please register for this event by calling (860) 567-4501 or emailing registration@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org. For more information about this or other programs, call or visit the website.

29th Annual Lake Waramaug Polar Bear Run - New Preston


Lake Waramaug Country Club, 20 Golf Links Rd., New Preston, CT Phone: 860-927-1332.

Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:00 AM . The 7.6 mile loop of Lake Waramaug has become an annual winter tradition for hundreds of area runners.  The scenic course travels counterclockwise along the shoreline of the glacial lake while passing through Washington, Warren and Kent.  The route is primarily flat with a few gentle rolling hills. Come join us for the 29th running! Early Bird Pre-Registration Includes event registration, commemorative performance headband for the first 250 runners & post event refreshments. Fee:  $1.99 Sale ends 2/20/13. Day of Race Registration Register from 9:30 - 10:45  Lake Waramaug Country Club. Checks payable to: Dave Dunleavy (Race Director). (Commemorative headbands are not guaranteed for Race Day. Parking is limited.

Flanders Nature Center Program: Flanders Knitting Society--Woodbury


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

Flanders Knitting Society--Adults,All levels of knitters are welcome! Bring your project and come learn to knit. If you're new to knitting, we will we will help you with in formation you need to get started. Join a community of knitters to develop new skills, solve problems and enjoy networking with knitters. Date/Time: Monday, February 25/ 7 pm.Location: South Farm House
Cost: Free.  Call to register.

Beardsley and Memorial Library - Perfume Class


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

Perfume ClassJoin Roxann of Aerie Mountain for a class on how to make your own perfume at Beardsley and Memorial Library on Thursday, February 27, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. Learn the art of blending specially chosen fragrances to create your own unique perfume. Call 860-379-6043 to register for class. This program is free and open to the public.


Ski Sundown - FREE NASTAR RACING with Suburban Sports


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

Join us for FREE NASTAR racing every Thursday night.  If you've ever wanted to try racing, now is your chance!  All are welcome! You get unlimited timed runs on Gunbarrel from 6:30pm - 9:30pm with your pass or lift ticket.  Then head to our Last Chair Tavern for prizes and awards by Suburban Sports, located in Berlin.  For more information, click here.  Developed by SKI Magazine in 1968, NASTAR (NAtional STAndard Race) is the largest recreational ski and snowboard race program in the world. Their mission is simple - to provide a fun, competitive and easily accessible racing program that, through the development of a handicap system, allows racers of all ages and abilities a means to compare themselves with one another regardless of when and where they race.