Kids Days: Building Gourd Birdhouses

02/16/2016 to 02/16/2016

38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 8608680518.

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 and decorate 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

Torrington Historical Society Black History Month Lecture: Slavery in Connecticut


192 Main St., Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-482-8260.

February 17, 2016 --Torrington Historical Society --Lecture:Slavery in Connecticut with Dr. Karl Valois. A Black History Month Lecture. The lecutre will be held in the Carriage House Gallery, 7:00 pm.  All are welcome.

Church of Christ Goshen Hosts Film & Soup Supper: Earth Film Series: Defense of Food--Goshen


5 Old Middle St., Goshen, CT 06756. Phone: 860-491-2793.

Cutting through confusion and busting myths and misconceptions, the movie In Defense of Food shows how common sense and old-fashioned wisdom can help us rediscover the pleasures of eating and avoid the chronic diseases so often associated with the modern diet. Join Michael Pollan's journey of discovery that takes him from the plains of Tanzania, to Loma Linda, California, and eventually to Paris and the French diet, finding diets rooted in culture and tradition, and surprisingly healthy. Please join us for a FREE Soup Supper and Film in the Fellowship Hall.

Ansonia Nature Center Program: Communicating with Animal Spirits


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

COMMUNICATING WITH ANIMAL SPIRTS –Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 6:00pm-7:30pm. Ever wonder what happens to your Animal's Spirit, how they are, where they are and where Animals go once their body passes away and their Spirit moves on? Do you have questions about an Animal's Behavior, why they act the way they do, their way of life, their Spirituality and their Universal Law? Would you like to be able to communicate with your Animal(s) in the Life Hereafter (what Animals call Heaven) and in a body? Join Susan Wilson, Animal Communicator and Spirit Channelor, every 3rd Wednesday of the month, from 6pm to 7:30pm, at the Ansonia Nature Center.

Litchfield Historical Society Hosts One-Woman Performance: Tammy Denease as Mum Bett


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

One-Woman Performance: Tammy Denease as Mum Bett--Storyteller Tammy Denease will be performing the the story of Elizabeth Freeman (Mum Bett), the first enslaved person to successfully sue for her freedom, on Wednesday, February 17 at 7 p.m. This amazing woman was represented in court by Litchfield's own Tapping Reeve. This performance is sponsored by the Litchfield Historical Society and the Oliver Wolcott Library. To learn more about this woman and Tammy Denease's performance, click here! The performance will be held at the Oliver Wolcott Library, 160 South Street. Registration will be taken at LHS and OWL. This program is FREE and for all ages. Space is limited and registration is required.

Oliver Wolcott Library Hosts A Live Theatrical Performance Featuring Tammy Denease --Litchfield


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

On Wednesday, February 17, 2016 from 7 to 8 PM the Oliver Wolcott Library will host a live Theatrical Performance featuring Tammy Denease.  Of Mum Bett, a special theatrical performance portrays a slave circa 1724, spending her young adult years in the household of John Ashley in Massachusetts.  She was granted freedom and 30 shillings and went on to become a paid servant and raised a family on her wages.   Registration is required.

Gallery Talk and Book Signing: The Greatest Muhammad Ali

02/17/2016 to 02/17/2016

144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 2037530381.

Join local author, collector, and Waterbury Board of Education member, Felix Rodriguez, for a look at a selection of his collection of Muhammad Ali memorabilia. Felix will be available for a book signing of Dad, Me and Muhammad Ali: A Father and Son Story immediately following the talk.
Supported in part by the CT Community Foundation.

Gunn Memorial Library Program: Tovah Martin Discusses Her New Book: The Indestructible Houseplant--Washington, Ct


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

Nationally acclaimed horticulturist, photographer and writer Tovah Martin of Roxbury will discuss her new book, The Indestructible Houseplant on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 6:30PM at the Gunn Memorial library.  Free.  Registration required. 

Oliver Wolcott Library Program: The Gratitute Diaries: How a Year of Looking at the Bright Side Can Trnsform Your Life--Litchfield


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

On Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 7 to 8PM Author Janice Kaplan will discuss her latest book:  The Gratitute Diaries: How a Year of Looking at the Bright Side Can Transform Your Life.  This inspiring memoir backed by pioneering research, Janice Kaplan spends a year living gratefully and gains a fresh outlook that transforms her life.  A wine and cheese reception will follow the event.  Hickory Stick Bookshop will provide books for sale and signing.  Registration is required.

Pilobolus Dance Company Performs At Pomperaugh High School--Southbury

02/19/2016 to 02/20/2016

Southbury, CT 06488. Phone: 860-868-0740.

The world famous dance company Pilobolus comes to the Pomperaug High School Auditorium in Southbury on Friday, Feb 19th and Sat, Feb 20th presented by the After School Art Program (ASAP). Known for an electrifying mix of humor, intelligence, physical invention, and raw athleticism, Pilobolus is a Connecticut home-grown treasure, recognized recently by the Dance Heritage Coalition as "irreplaceable" to the nation. The entire company of seven dancers will be accompanied by students and community members in ASAP's Interdistrict and Community Dance Projects which for the first time this year took place in both Southbury in Newtown. Tickets are now on sale for these very special public performances, which will integrate original, never-before-seen choreography into a full evening of award-winning dance. This "first and only-ever" live event will even welcome the superintendents and principals of Newtown and Region 15 to the stage as part of a performance guaranteed to inspire awe and wonder. A snow date has been selected for Sun, Feb 21st.