Institute for American Indian Studies -Artifact Identification Day

12/11/2016

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

 1 pm - 4 pm. Join the conversation as Director of Research & Collections, Lucianne Lavin, Ph.D., identifies and provides interesting commentary about your local stone objects and Native American cultural items. While we can't appraise or speculate about the value of an object, we can certainly talk about who, what, when, where and how of your mystery items! Included in regular museum admission of: $8 Adults; $6 Seniors; $5 Children; IAIS Members Free

Mattatuck Museum Community Free Day: Holiday Art

12/11/2016

144 Main St, Waterbury, CT Phone: 203-753-0381.

1 pm. - 3 p.m. Children ages 6-12 with their caregivers are invited to celebrate the holidays by making clay ornaments with our museum educators. Afterwards, enjoy holiday cookies and the opportunity to meet with Santa to share your holiday wishes.

Artifact Identification Day

12/11/2016 to 12/11/2016

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

Join the conversation as Director of Research & Collections, Lucianne Lavin, Ph.D., identifies and provides interesting commentary about your local stone objects and Native American cultural items. While we can't appraise or speculate about the value of an object, we can certainly talk about who, what, when, where and how of your mystery items! 

Included in regular museum admission: $8 Adults; $6 Seniors; $5 Children; IAIS Members Free

White Memorial Foundation‘Tis the Season for Crafts! – Grades 4 - 6

12/13/2016

80 Whitehall Rd, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-0857.

Give your kids the chance to make that perfect homemade holiday gift for their loved ones, or to decorate your house. We'll put their creativity to work by making several seasonal crafts using natural and recycled materials. Feel free to bring items from home to re-use in their artwork, such as buttons, ribbons, and fabric scraps. All other materials will be provided. Of course, kids will get to take home all of their wonderful creations. Parents are welcome to stay, but it is not necessary. Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. 3:45-5:15pm. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Please call 860-567-0857 or visit whitememorialcc.org → Education → Public Programs for Children to register. Space is limited! Members: $10/child, Non-Members: $15/child

Torrington Annual Outdoor Christmas Decorating Contest

12/13/2016

Main Street, Torrington, CT

6 pm - 9 pm. Annual Outdoor Christmas Decorating Contest for Business and home displays. Free.

White Memorial Foundation Tis the Season for Crafts! – Grades K - 3

12/14/2016

80 Whitehall Rd, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-0857.

'Tis the Season for Crafts! – Grades K - 3 Give your kids the chance to make that perfect homemade holiday gift for their loved ones, or to decorate your house. We'll put their creativity to work by making several seasonal crafts using natural and recycled materials. Feel free to bring items from home to re-use in their artwork, such as buttons, ribbons, and fabric scraps. All other materials will be provided. Of course, kids will get to take home all of their wonderful creations. Parents are welcome to stay, but it is not necessary. Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. 3:45-5:15pm. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Please call 860-567-0857 or visit whitememorialcc.org → Education → Public Programs for Children to register. Space is limited! Members: $10/child, Non-Members: $15/child

Danbury Museum Downtown Stocking Stuffing Day

12/15/2016

Danbury, CT Phone: 203.792.1711.

Begin "Downtown Stocking Stuffing Day" at the Danbury Museum & Historical Society's Holiday Bazaar, where you'll find unique handmade items for the home or to decorate the tree (43 Main Street, 203-743-5200), then walk north to the Danbury Public Library where you can purchase repurposed books and continue to support a central Danbury institution (170 Main Street, 203-797-4505). Stroll along, past Main & West, where you'll find the Asia Fresh Market for all eats exotic (221 Main Street, 203-794-1699), take a turn right at Post Office Walk toward CityCenter Green and visit Julissa Designs for handmade jewelry (7 National Place, 203-788-9174). Return to 287 Main Street, where Workspace Collective (203-733-9541) has taken up shop at the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, featuring artisanal products and accessories, and end your walk by visiting the Hat City Market to complete your "stocking stuffing" with food goodies from around the world (301 Main Street, 203-456-3904). Exhausted or full of good cheer?

Memories @ the Matt: Gallery Tour and Lunch

12/15/2016

144 W. Main St, Waterbury, CT Phone: (203) 753-0381.

10 am - 1 pm. Visitors are invited to participate in engaging gallery tours developed for people with early to mid-stages of dementia and their caregivers. Medical researchers have found that people with memory loss and early to moderate Alzheimer's disease benefit from looking at historical artifacts and discussing art. RSVP to Carolyn DeRocco at cderocco@alz.org or (203) 623-5407.

Keeler Tavern 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

12/15/2016

132 Main St., Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-5485.

  "Twas the Night Before Christmas" at the Keeler Tavern Museum--A very special holiday treat for children will tale place at the Keeler Tavern Museum, 132 Main Street. Ridgefield, CT on  December 15th from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. The children will gather in the Museum's Garden House in front of the fireplace warmed by a friendly fire. All will listen to a reading of Clement C. Moore's delightful poem "Twas the Night before Christmas." The Rev. Moore wrote this treasured poem in 1822 for the pleasure of his own children. Children have been enjoying it every since. Each child will make and take home a craft suitable to the season. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served . Admission. Advance prepaid reservations are required.  Reserve now at keelertaernmuseum.org or call 203-438-5485.

Imagine Nation Holiday Jazz Band

12/15/2016

One Pleasant St, Bristol, CT Phone: 860-314-1400.

4 pm - 5 pm. Join us for jazz music performed by the North East Middle School Jazz Band