Imagine Nation Museum - National Engineers Day! - Bristol

02/21/2014

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

On Friday, February 21st, have fun designing and constructing exciting hands-on projects with G.E. volunteers as you bring your imagination to life for National Engineers Day! Learn about the different types of engineering as you visit different activity stations throughout the museum. 10am-4pm. 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.

Hotchkiss Dramatic Association Presents The Crucible by Arthur Miller--Lakeville

02/21/2014 to 02/23/2014

11 Interlaken Rd., Lakeville, CT 06039. Phone: 860-435-3203.

The Hotchkiss Dramatic Association at the Hotchkiss School presents The Crucible by Arthur Miller at the Walker Auditorium.  Dates:  February 21 and 22, 2014 at 7:30PM and February 23rd at 2:30PM.  Tickets:  $10, $5 students and seniors. 

JAZZ ORCHESTRA, ENSEMBLE AND FRANKENSAX

02/21/2014 to 02/21/2014

Ives Concert Hall, 181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-837-8350.

The Department of Music will present a jazz concert Feb. 21 at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Featured will be Frankensax, directed by Andrew Beals; the WCSU Jazz Ensemble, directed by Jimmy Greene; and the WCSU Jazz Orchestra, directed by Jamie Begian. The program will feature original compositions and arrangements by WCSU students and jazz faculty. Selections will include John Coltrane's "Naima," arranged by junior Greg LaPine; Wayne Shorter's "One By One," arranged by senior Tim Lewis; and Billy Staryhorn's "Upper Manhattan Medical Group," arranged by junior Keith McDade. The concert will be free and the public is invited. Donations to support the Department of Music will be accepted. For more information, call (203) 837-8350 or visit www.wcsu.edu/music/concerts.asp.

Naugatuck Historical Society - Savor CT

02/22/2014

195 Water Street, Naugatuck, CT Phone: 203-218-5349 .

On Saturday, 7 - 10 p.m. Sample the flavors of different wines, beers and food all made in Connecticut. $15. for members, $20 for non-members, $25 at the door (everyone). Tickets available at the Museum, and Mountview Wines & Liquors. Sponsored by Mountview Plaza Wines and Liquors. Call Wendy Murphy for information on tickets.

Indian Rock Nature Preserve Maple Sugaring and Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser - Bristol

02/22/2014

501 Wolcott Rd, Bristol, CT Phone: (860) 589-8200 .

8 a.m. to noon. Join us for a freshly made pancake breakfast with assorted toppings and pure maple syrup.  Enjoy a hay ride, visit the farm animals, and see how maple syrup is made from taps to vats.  Sample local maple syrup, which will also be available for purchase. Pay at the door. Adults - $8.00 / Children Under 10 - $5.00 / Children 2 and under - Free  

28th Annual Bristol Home & Business Expo

02/22/2014 to 02/23/2014

632 King St., Rte. 6 , Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: 860-584-7876.

On Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, from 11AM to 4PM come see the 28th Annual Bristol Home and Business Expo at the Bristol Eastern High School. Two huge rooms of home and business displays of every description. Add to that a great line-up of family entertainment and guest celebrities and you've got a winning event that draws large crowds annually.

Hickory Stick Bookshop Booksigning with Author Gregory Feifer: Russians: The People Behind the Power--Washington, CT

02/22/2014

2 Green Hill Rd., Washington Depot, CT 06794. Phone: 860-868-0525.

In Russians: The People Behind the Power Gregory Feifer explores the dichotomy of life in Russia by unraveling the nature of its people. Travelling across the world's largest country, Feifer conducted hundreds of interviews with local people concerning various topics ranging from sex and vodka, to Russia's complicated relationship with the world. Feifer tells the story of a society bursting with energy while under a leadership steeped in tradition and often on the edge of collapse. In a country of unforgiving geography and climate, alarming rates of alcoholism, a legacy of Siberian prison camps, and whose government has been loaded with corruption, Feifer presents a people who, despite everything, have created some of the greatest pieces of art and have provided the world with a variety of remarkable scientific advances. Russians: The People Behind the Power is a keenly observed, gripping profile of a people who will continue to challenge and baffle the West for the foreseeable future. Using a variety of sources including memoirs, interviews with significant Russians, and anecdotes from his own family and friends, Feifer analyzes the Russian character and stresses the importance for the western world to develop a clearer understanding of the Russian people and their values. Russians: The People Behind the Power begins with an in-depth look at the poverty of the people, their inefficient health care (HIV-AIDS is a major problem), the frequent racist hate crimes in the country, and the corruption which is present everywhere in the country. The following chapter describes the vast wealth in the country, mostly from energy. It is this dependence on wealth solely from energy that presents a long-term problem for the people. Feifer does not paint a hopeful future for the Russian people. Feifer is strongly anti-Putin, labeling him as "feeble at best" and explains that under Putin's power the country has returned to some of the more harsh ways of its past. Yet he makes it clear that President Vladimir Putin remains popular with the people even as the gap widens between the super-rich and the great majority of poor. Woven throughout the book is an intimate, first-person account of Feifer's own family history - his Russian mother's coming of age among Moscow's bohemian artistic elite to his American father's harrowing vodka-fueled run-ins with the KGB. Russians: The People Behind the Power is a gripping portrait of a people struggling to survive in a land of extremes.

White Silo Winery Hosts Annual Hot Chocolate Festival--Sherman

02/22/2014

32 Route 37, Sherman, CT 06784. Phone: 860-355-0271.

On Saturday afternoon February 22 we will host our 1st annual hot chocolate festival. We will serve 4 types of Hot Chocolate all made with Guittard Chocolates - White, Milk, Dark and Mexican Hot Chocolate. Then top off your cups with homemade  marshmallows, whipped cream, chocolate chips, chocolate powder, chocolate sprinkles and chocolate curls. The cost is $15 per person and includes a glass of wine to enjoy with or after your hot chocolate.  Check the website for further information.

Naugatuck Historical Society Hosts Savor CT 2014, a Food, Beer and Wine Tasting

02/22/2014

195 Water St., Naugatuck, CT 06770. Phone: 203-729-9039.

On Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 7-10PM the Naugatuck Historical Society will host Savor CT 2014, a Food, Beer and Wine Tasting event.  Guests will taste such local favorites as Nardelli's Grinder Shoppe, Fascia's Chocolates, Dickey's Barbaque, Jesse Camille's Tequila Grill and many more local food businessess.  Avery Soda, Cambridge House Brewery, Half Full Brewery and Hopkins Winery will offer their products.  Tickets available at the Museum.  $15 members, $20 non-members or $25 at the door. 

Saltana Cave Hosts Tibetan Bowl Sound Healing Concert--Ridgefield

02/22/2014

590 Danbury Rd., Ridgefield, CT 06877. Phone: 203-969-4327.

Tibetan Bowl Sound Healing Concert -  February 22nd at 6 pm. The music Cynthia and Rick make is a combination of the energies present in the venue, the crystal bowls, and the people who attend. In this way, the audience is also an active participant by the energy that they bring with their presence. Every event is completely different in this way and all of the pieces of music are composed in the moment and not pre-rehearsed. Please RSVP at 203-969-4327. Payment is due upon registration - $65. Note: 24 cancellation policy applies.