The Institute for American Indian Studies Footprints in the Snow: Tracking and Survival Hike

01/29/2016

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

1 pm - 3 pm. Who left this track, that scat, and this feather? During this walk, decipher clues created by wildlife, telling the story of their habits and lives. Certified wildlife trackers Andy Dobos and Deneen Bernier of Three Red Trees School of Natural Living will lead you through the winter woods to discover how animals live and demonstrate skills ancient peoples employed to survive during the winter months. Please call for reservations. $15 Adults; $10 IAIS Members; $6 Children.

Litchfield Historical Society Hosts Coffee with the Curators

01/29/2016

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

Coffee with the Curators--Join us for our new series "Coffee with the Curators" as we look closely at items from the Historical Society's artifact collections and archives! Each month, we will focus on a specific theme. Coffee and a light snack will be provided. Our first session will be on Friday, January 29 at 10 a.m. During this session, we will explore "Winter" themed collection pieces housed in the Copeland Curatorial Center, behind Tapping Reeve House. We will also explore items found in our archives. Free for members and $5 for non-members. Space is limited and payment with registration is required.

Litchfield Hills Farmers Forum

01/30/2016

Route 202, Litchfield, CT 06759.

On Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 8:30AM to 4PM at Wamogo Regional High School the inaugural Litchfield Hils Farmers Forum will be held.  Featuring discussions and presentations of solutions to the challenges local farmers face. The event is free  and will include complimentary continental breakfast and lunch cated by Freunds Farm in East Canaan. 

Bodhi Tree Gallery Art Show Featuring Artists Ron and Lynne Jones--Litchfield

01/30/2016

14 Cobble Court, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-8733.

On Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 4PM The Bodhi Tree Gallery will open its first art show of 2016 in Cobble Court, Litchfield.  The show will feature works by artists Ron and Lynne Jones of Kent, who will kick off a series of art shows at the gallery through February.  All are welcome. 

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding Center Presents a Talk: Playing with Horses: Therapeutic Riding As A Career Option--Woodbury

01/30/2016 to 01/31/2016

5 Minortown Road, Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-2186.

On Saturday, January 30 and Sunday January 31, 2016 at 3PM in Room 410 at Nonnewaug High School Kitty Stalsburg from High Hopes Therapeutic Riding Center will be presenting a talk:  Playing With Horses: Therapeutic Riding As a Career Option presented by Dressage 4 Kids. 

Haight-Brown Vineyard WinterFest--Litchfield

01/30/2016 to 01/31/2016

29 Chestnut Hill Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4045.

HAIGHT-BROWN VINEYARWINTER FEST--January 30 & 31, 2016 from 12- 6PM  Saturday, 12 - 5PM  Sunday. A Roaming Wine Tasting - taste wine while walking through the rooms of the vineyard. A Wine Pairing - each wine is paired with a food, cheese, or chocolate. The Release of Apricot Moon (actually a remake of a wine from 2008 and a personal favorite for staying warm this time of year - yummy!) Live Music. Additional food available for those with an appetite. Meet our winemaker, Charl Van Schwalk from Cape Town, South Africa. Ticket includes food, live music, wine tasting and a taste of Apricot Moon. $40 per person.

Litchfield Historical Society Holds Exhibit Preview and Collecting Day: America's Pastimes

01/30/2016

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

Exhibit Preview and Collecting Day--Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Snow date: January 30. Swing. Race. Splash. Ride. Score. Play.  Come to the Litchfield Historical Society on Saturday, January 23 to learn all about our upcoming exhibit,  America's Pastimes: Sports and Recreation in Litchfield,  opening April 2016. Our curator of collections wants to hear from you about your own experiences as an athlete, a fan, a coach, an enthusiast, or just an occasional participant.  Visitors can also see a preview of the exhibit, with items and images from the museum collection and some of those already submitted by community members on display. We will also be previewing some preliminary designs and exhibit ideas to get your feedback.  If you are unable to make it to the event, or would like to submit something at any other time, please contact us.

Scoville Library Sustainable Backyard Series Hosts Yonghao Li: Easy and Quick Yielding Delectables--Salisbury

01/30/2016

Main Street, Salisbury, CT 06068. Phone: 860-435-2838.

On January 20, 2016 at 4PM at Town Hall the Scoville Library Sustainable Backyard Series will continue with  Yonghao Li from the CT Agricultural Experiment Station with a talk about Easy and Quick-Yeilding Delectables.  Li has more than 30 years of experience in plant disease diagnostics and integrated pest management.  His talk will discuss how to select and grow berries in a home garden. 

Winter Woods Walk to Camp Pond

01/30/2016

200 Canaan Mountain Road, Falls Village, CT

Join GMF Forest Manager Jody Bronson for a hike to Camp's Pond. Learn the secrets of why he never complains about the cold or winter. Enjoy a camp fire, hot tea & cocoa, jerky, sweets and stories. Bring snowshoes if we have deep snow. Flask optional. $10 per person. Limit 15 people. Pre-registration and pre-payment required. To register, contact jean@greatmountainforest.org. Registration deadline: Jan. 28.Winter Woods Walk to Camp's Pond with Forest Manager Jody Bronson Sat., Jan. 30 1:00 p.m. Meet at GMF's Childs Center 200 Canaan Mountain Road, Falls Village

Warner Theatre's Metropolian Opera Live in HD Season Continues: Puccini's Turandot--Torrington

01/30/2016

Main St., Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-489-7180.

The Warner Theatre's Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Series continues with Puccini's TURANDOT in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre at 12:55 pm on Saturday, January 30, 2016. Nina Stemme, one of opera's greatest dramatic sopranos, takes on the title role of the proud princess of legendary China. Tenor Marco Berti is Calàf, the brave prince who sings "Nessun dorma" and wins her hand. Franco Zeffirelli's golden production is conducted by Paolo Carignani. A complimentary pre-opera lecture will be presented by Jeffrey Engel and offered to all ticketholders two-hours before broadcast begins in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre lobby. Half Season Subscriptions are available. Single ticket price $27, Senior ticket $25, Student ticket (with ID) $20, Child ticket $16.