Merwinsville Hotel and Museum A Christmas Wonderland In Gaylordsville

11/30/2012 to 12/02/2012

1 Browns Forge Rd., Gaylordsville, CT 06755. Phone: 860-350-4443.

The Merwinsville Hotel and Museum is transformed into a winter wonderland every year for Christmas in Gaylordsville, a world of snow villages, model trains around the Christmas tree, caroler's displays of snow globes, nutcrackers and music boxes. The event takes place Nov. 30, 6:30- 930 and Dec. 1-2 from 10 to 5 pm. Art, crafts, jewelry, weavings, birdhouses, and photography by local artists are among the tempting items for sale. A special Story Time for children will take place on Saturday and Sunday at 11AM.



Deerfield Rd., Ansonia, CT Phone: (203) 736-1053.

5:30 p.m., as the full "white frost moon" rises over the hilltop, Rangers Wendy and Martin will lead families on a unique hike by moonlight.  Use your night vision and all your senses for this after dark exploration.Please call (203) 736-1053 to register for this free program.  On Friday, November 30, at 7:00 p.m., gather at the Ansonia Nature Center for the final offering of the Friday night film series. THE CITY DARK is a documentary about night lighting effects on stars, birds, and our health. This free showing is co-sponsored by Audubon Connecticut and the Naugatuck Valley Audubon Society.  Please call to register.

Nicole Zuraitis Featured at the Crown Plaza Southbury


1284 Strongtown Rd., Southbury, CT 06488. Phone: 203-598-7600.

On Friday, November 30, 2012 at 7:30 at the Crowne  Plaza, Southbury a jazz evening with Nicole Zuraitis offering a broad mixture of jazz, pop, R&B and indie fusion.   Nicole bridges the gap between genres with her unique sound and unparalleled vocals.  Check the website for reservations and further information.

23rd Annual St. John’s Bazaar Returns - Washington

11/30/2012 to 12/01/2012

Parish House, 78 Green Hill Rd., Rte. 47, Washington, CT

St. John's Episcopal Church in Washington, Conn. will host its 23rd Annual Bazaar on the weekend of Friday and Saturday, November 30 and December 1, 2012. This event is a favorite among holiday shoppers and bargain hunters, for both the Silent Auction at the Preview Party, and the varied and charming booths that display goods throughout Saturday.The Preview Party, scheduled for Friday, November 30, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., will feature a live auction at 7:30 p.m. There is also a Silent Auction of gift certificates for dinners, spa treatments, food, concert tickets and many other items that will close at the end of the Preview Party. There will be a great selection of antiques, silver, jewelry, decorative accessories, and The Greenhouse, a fabulous assortment of orchids, topiaries, and other fresh seasonal decorations. The Preview Party includes a cocktail buffet and live music by Washington Depot resident Nancy Winston who will perform the Great American Songbook.

The Bazaar continues on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with festive shopping in the holiday booths. New vendors this year include: CMM Designs - Status Faux Jewelry; SUGS Jewelry - precious and semi precious jewelry; pashminas and cashmere accessories; Joy Newton - botanical designs; Madison James - point to point linen blankets; Catch All Gifts - gifts for the home; Roy Baker, Art from the Garden; and Zemma Mastin White, Antique Kimono Scarves. The Bargain Bungalow will be featured in the Church's cottage, and the Elegant Elephant will be open both Friday and Saturday. Lunch will also be available in the Larder. The Saturday Bazaar is free and open to the public.

Tickets for the Preview Party are $100 for Patrons, $50 for Friends and $65 at the door and are available by calling the Parish Office at 860-868-2527. The Bazaar will be held in the Parish Hall on Parsonage Lane. St. John's is located at 78 Green Hill Road, Washington, directly opposite the Green. For more information about this event and other programs at St. John's Episcopal Church, visit the website at

Song, Scripture and Silence: An Advent Retreat in the Manner of Taizé — Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center - Litchfield

11/30/2012 to 12/02/2012

229 E. Litchfield Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-3063.

On Friday to Sunday 6 p.m. to 1 p.m.  Contemplative prayer, scripture reading and silence surrounding Advent themes. Presenters: Bruce and Melinda Gardiner. Fee: $195 shared room, hall bath; $235 private, hall bath; $265 private or shared room with bath; $165 commuter. (Non-refundable deposit: $50) Scholarships available. For more information and to register, call Wisdom House or visit website.



11/30/2012 to 11/30/2012

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

The WCSU Jazz Combos will perform with jazz pianist Mulgrew Miller at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. For tickets and more information, visit or call (203) 837-8350.