Illustrator Zina Saunders to speak at WCSU

02/18/2014 to 02/18/2014

White Hall, viewing room 2, 181 White St., Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-837-8403.

Illustrator Zina Saunders will discuss her work Feb. 18 at 11 a.m. in Viewing Room 2 of White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public, and it will be presented as part of the university's Master of Fine Arts slide lecture series.

Kids Days - Gourd Birdhouses

02/18/2014 to 02/18/2014

38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-0518.

For centuries, Native American people have grown gourds and used them to make all manner of vessels and containers. During the school break, bring the kids to IAIS to get them in touch with their natural side as we make painted gourd birdhouses to adorn your yard or porch

Fee: $ 15 Kids; $8 Adults (regular museum admission)

Registration and prepayment required; please call to reserve your spot.

Imagine Nation Museum - Celebrate Black History Month

02/19/2014

1 Pleasant Street, Bristol, CT Phone: 860-314-1400.

On Wednesday, February 19th, celebrate Black History Month. Join us at 10:30am as Freddie Coleman from ESPN Radio will read the book “Duke Ellington” by Andrea Davis Pinkney. Create your likeness in front of the mirror at our Newself-portrait station. All programs are included with museum admission of $7 per person, children under one are free. For further information call the museum at 860-314-1400, or visit www.imaginemuseum.org. The Imagine Nation Museum is a division of The Boys & Girls Club and Family Center of Bristol.

Imagine Nation Museum - Dental Health Day - Bristol

02/20/2014

1 Pleasant Street, Bristol, CT Phone: 860-314-1400.

On Thursday, February 20th, visit with pediatric dentists from Kids Dental Care and Tiny Teeth, and the Tunxis Dental Program and learn all about healthy habits for terrific teeth during Dental Health Day! Visit with the Tooth Fairy! 11am-12noon and 2pm-3pm, All programs are included with museum admission of $7 per person, children under one are free. For further information call the museum at 860-314-1400, or visit www.imaginemuseum.org. The Imagine Nation Museum is a division of The Boys & Girls Club and Family Center of Bristol.

New Morning Market Winter Indulgence Night! -- Woodbury

02/20/2014

129 Main Street North, Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-4868.

On Thursday. February 20, 2014 from 6-8PM come together with good friends at New Morning Market for a FREE Winter Indulgence Night.  Enjoy good food, wine, live music, conversation and sampling galore!  From skin-care products to local wine and samples of meat and fish from locallly grown farms.  Free and open to all. 

Ski Sundown - FREE NASTAR RACING with Suburban Sports

02/20/2014

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.

Woodbury Country Market Winter Indulgence Night

02/20/2014

129 Main Street North, Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-4868.

6:00-8:00pm Let's not just "get through" those winter doldrums of February. Let's indulge! On Thursday, February 20th, from 6-8pm, come together with good friends at New Morning Market for a FREE Winter Indulgence Night. Enjoy good food, wine, live music, conversation and sampling galore!

Litchfield Historical Society - Freedom Riders

02/20/2014

Corner of East & South St., Rte. 63, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-4501.

Free:  Litchfield blogger and history professor Pete Vermilyea brings to light the activities of the freedom riders in the last of our film series. Freedom Riders tells the terrifying, moving, and suspenseful story of a time when white and black volunteers riding a bus into the Deep South risked being jailed, beaten, or killed, as white local and state authorities ignored or encouraged violent attacks. The film includes previously unseen amateur 8-mm footage of the burning bus on which some Freedom Riders were temporarily trapped, taken by a local twelve-year-old and held as evidence since 1961 by the FBI. Visit this website for more information: www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org/tours/createdequal.php. email:   registration@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org

Oliver Wolcott Library Hosts Master Potter Guy Wolff--Litchfield

02/20/2014

160 South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-8030.

On Thursday, February 20, 2014 from 7-8PM at the Oliver Wolcott Library Master Potter Guy Wolff will talk about his book by Suzann Staubach:  Guy Wolff: Master Potter in the Garden.  Guy is one of the best-known potters working in the United States today and has operated Guy Wolff Pottery in Litchfield County since 1971.  A wine and cheese reception will follow the event.  Hickory Stick Bookshop will provide books for sale and signing.  Space is limited.  Registration is required. 

Torrington Historical Society Lecture: The Living Story--Second Civil Rights Film

02/20/2014

Route 63, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4501.

On Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 7PM at the Torrington Historical Society the second civil rights film discussion will take place.  The film entitled: The Loving Story discussion will be led by Tom Hogan, former lawyer and legal history professor at UConn.  It will take a look at the groundbreaking case that dealt with the legality of interracial marriages.  Participants will view film clips from the HBO documentary:  Created Equal: American's Civil Rights Struggle.  Free and open to the public.  Registration required.