Shrine at Lourdes in Litchfield Holds A Lenten Day of Recollection, Praying our Broken World: Lessons from Our Lady of Sorrows


Route 118, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-1041.

February 21, 2015 – A Lenten Day of Recollection, Praying our Broken World: Lessons from Our Lady of Sorrows, is being offered at Montfort House at the Shrine of Lourdes in Litchfield, 83 Montfort Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759, from 9:00 am until 3:30 pm. Presenter Andree Grafstein is an experienced Spiritual Director & Retreat Director. Both men and women are invited to spend a day with presentations, quiet prayer, and music. Eucharist will be celebrated and lunch is included. There is a $30 fee for the day. Please make reservations by Feb. 18th.

Gunn Memorial Library Hosts Voices of Poetry Event--Washington, CT


5 Wykeham Rd., Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-7586.

Gunn Memorial Library is plased to host another afternoon of great poetry and music on Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 2 to 4PM.  Snow Date: Feb. 28th 2 to 4PM.  This event titled Voices of Poetry/Under the Gunn is the third such event at this historic library and will featue poetry and some prose read by the following distinguished poets and writers:  Fiona deMerell, Chard DeNiord, Athena Demetra Fliakos and Davyne Verstandig.  This event is free and ope to all.  Donation $10 per person suggested. 

Scoville Library Program: Richard Boyle on Famous Faces: Portrais by Salisbury's Ellen Emmet Rand--Salisbury


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

ON Saturday, February 21, 4:00PM Richard Boyle on Famous Faces: Portraits by Salisbury's Ellen Emmet Rand (1875-1941). Era of Elegance Series, in collaboration with the Salisbury Association Historical Society. The illustrated talk will discuss the life and work of this singular portrait painter who came from a family of women painters. Although she was based in Salisbury, Connecticut and had painted many local subjects, including members of the Scoville family, she also "took the likeness" of well-known and successful people beyond the borders of the state. Those sitters included Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Joseph Choate, the American sculptors, Augustus St Gaudens and Frederick MacMonnies (she studied with the latter). She also painted William James and that great Harvard scholar of Asian art, Langdon Warner.

Salisbury Association Heritage Talks


38 Main Street, Salisbury, CT

4 pm Scoville Library. Era of Elegance lecture: Richard Boyle, "Revisiting Ellen Emmet Rand"



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

1 pm - 3 pm. Girls-Only Session for Skiers and Snowboarders in the Park on Tom's Treat! FOR GIRLS OF ALL AGES! MOMS & DAUGHTERS WELCOME! FUN! MUSIC! GIVE-AWAYS! Registration opens at 11:00am in the lodge. $5 registration fee, helmets and waivers required.

Haight Brown Vineyard - Old World Wine Tasting Series - France

02/21/2015 to 02/22/2015

29 Chestnut Hill Rd., Off Rte. 118, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-4045.

oin us as we explore the wine-making regions of Italy, France and Spain over a series of three separate classes. In these in depth classes, we will talk about the geography of the regions, the grape varietals and wine making regulations of specific areas. We will taste some of the wines of these countries side by side with the wines of Haight-Brown Vineyard to better understand the difference in wine making styles.Classes will be held on the following Dates: France February 21 & 22. Visit the website for more information and to register.

Warner Theatre Hosts KidsPlay Family Fun Fair--Torrington


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

Kids Play Family Fun Fair on Sun day, Febuary 22, 2015 from 11Am to 4PM will be held at the Warner Theatre's Main Lobby and Carol & Ray Neag Performing Ats Center.  Included in the event will be fun for all children plus Public Service, Health & Safety, Family Services, Medical and Dental Services, product and food providers.    Come be part of the fun. 

Author Susan Campbell Talks at Norfolk Library -- The Spirit of Isabella Beecher Hooker


9 Greenwooods Rd. East, Norfolk, CT 06763. Phone: 860-542-5075.

Author Susan Campbell will present her talk on her book:  Tempest Tossed: The Spirit of Isabella Beecher Hooker at 3Pm on February 22, 2015 at the Norfolk Library.  Beecher's father was the esteemed minister Lyman Beecher.  Campbell is an award-winning author of Dating Jesus. 

Keeler Tavern - Mother/Daughter Tea: American Girl Storyteller


25 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-5485.

2:00pm - 4:00pm. Cost: $20/adult; $15/child. Storytelling and tea featuring American Girl Doll® Samantha, who "lived" during the early 20th century.

Litchfield Historical Society Lecture: The Colonial Revival as Collective Memory and Consumer


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

The Colonial Revival as Collective Memory and Consumer--February 22, 2015 at 3:00 pm at the Litchfield History Museum.
Free for members; $5 for non-members.  Vsll or email to register. Join us for this lecture by Thomas Denenberg, director of the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, VT. The development of a culture of consumption in the decades that bracketed the turn of the twentieth century created unprecedented opportunity for the dissemination of images, objects, and texts that engendered historical consciousness in the United States. Antiquarian activities, the province of social outliers, the wealthy, or the creative such as the painter Edward Lamson Henry (1841-1919), became normative behavior in the new middle-class America. Gathering, collecting, and sorting historical material culture, once an end unto itself in the nineteenth century, gave way to the creation of a widespread aesthetic that prized idealized "native" forms. Entrepreneurial individuals, including the minister-turned antimodern colporteur Wallace Nutting (1861-1941), employed the very modern platforms of advertising, publishing, department stores, and mail order merchandising to encourage and fulfill middle-class desires for objects and myths that answered contemporary social needs in an era of rapid economic and geographic change. Often termed "the" Colonial Revival—an aesthetic assumed to be, monolithic, sui generis, and whole upon arrival, this illustrated lecture will look at the phenomenon as a complex and carefully constructed collective memory that matured over time.