Ansonia Nature Center Program: Eco-Art Valentine Workshop


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

ECO-ART VALENTINE WORKSHOP – Sun. Feb. 14, 2016 at 12 noon. Create gifts for your loved ones out of recycled magazines. Transform your old magazines into new valentine storage baskets. This will be a fun day to share with your family and friends! Call to register for this FREE program. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Ridgefield Playhouse Hosts Valentine's Day Gala


80 East Ridge Ave., Ridgefield, CT 06877. Phone: 203-438-5795.

Sunday, February 14, 2016 –Ridgefield Playhouse Valentine's Day Gala hosts Joan Jett and The Blackhearts.Joan Jett and The Blackhearts. Best known for rock classics "I Love Rock 'N' Roll," "Bad Reputation," "I Hate Myself For Loving You," "Crimson and Clover" and more! Joan Jett is an originator, innovator, and visionary. As the leader of the hard rocking Blackhearts, she has had eight platinum and gold albums, nine Top 40 singles and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this past April.6pm Dinner-by-the-bite courtesy of Some Thing's Fishy Catering and The Sand Wedge, Dessert, a FREE glass of champagne for every ticket holder, a rose for your date, raffles and auction items. 6pm: Reception with dinner by the bite and dessert | 8pm: Live auction and performance.

Village Center for the Arts Workshop: Paint Along with Miss Deb--New Milford


12 Main St., New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: 860-354-4318.

Paint Along with Miss Deb ~ February 15th 1-4 pm . Paint this flag with Miss Deb!  All levels welcome. $30. Ages plus.  Call to register.

Flanders Nature Center February Vacation Fun Days

02/15/2016 to 02/16/2016

5 Church Hill Road, Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-3711.

9-3 pm. While off from school for the February break on Monday and Tuesday, February 15 and 16, kids in grades kindergarten through 5th are invited to come to Flanders to experience "Amazing Animals" where they will spend time discovering the wonderful world of animals. Centered at the Flanders trail house they will hike the trails and learn how to track animals active in winter. These will be fun filled days packed with exploring the great outdoors, learning about the wonderful world of wildlife and age appropriate stories, games and crafts. Parents are asked to have their children dress for the weather and to bring a bag lunch. Pre-registration is required. $35 members per day/$45 non-members per day.

Silo Kids Cooking Class: Kids Can Cook Like the Presidents--New Milford


44 Upland Rd., New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: 860-355-0300.

On February 15, 2016 keep your little chefs-in-training busy on their school holiday by enrolling them in Kids Can Cook Like the President at The Silo Cooking School at Hunt Hill Farm Trust.  Call for details and to register.

Ansonia Nature Center Program: President's Day Creature Feature


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

PRESIDENTS' DAY CREATURE FEATURE – Mon. Feb. 15, 2016 at 12 noon. Looking for a fun activity for the children this Presidents' Day? Come and learn about the Nature Center's resident animals. The staff will talk about the different types of mammals, reptiles, insects, and birds we have on display. We will also teach the children how to touch and handle some of these soft, scaly and feathered friends. FREE. Please pre-register.

President's Day at Ski Sundown


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

Monday, February 15th is Presidents' Day. Ski Sundown will operate on a holiday lesson schedule, and operating hours are 8:00am - 10:00pm. Show your patriotism - wear red, white & blue, dress like Uncle Sam, bone up on your Presidential facts - enter our trivia contest to win lift tickets and more!

Great Mountain Forest Sponsors Hike For Children-- Falls Village


200 Canaan Mountain Rd., Falls Village, CT 06031. Phone: 860-824-8188.

Great Mountain Forest will sponsor a walk for children ages 8 and up to explore Great Mountain area on February 16, 2016 from 1 to 4PM starting at the Child's Center.  The hike will be followed by hot cocoa beside a fire where children can write and draw in their journals.  Preregistration is required.  Email or call.  Free to all children

The Institute for American Indian Studies Building Gourd Birdhouses


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

10 - 11:30. For centuries, Native American people have grown gourds and used them to make birdhouses, bowls, rattles and more! 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. Registration and prepayment required; please call Khalil Quotap at (860)868-0518 x103 or email to reserve your spot. $15 Kids; $8 Adults (museum admission)

Ansonia Nature Center Program: Fun in the Snow


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

FUN IN THE SNOW – Tues. Feb. 16, 2016 at 11 am. What a great place to enjoy winter! The Nature Center has awesome hills for sled riding, as well as plenty of space for making a snow animal and even building a snow fort or two. Enjoy hot cocoa around our outdoor fireplace too! Dress for the weather—hats, gloves, and snow pants and boots are a must. Pre-register for this FREE program.