Litchfield Historical Society Lighting the Darkness


7 South St., Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-4501.

3:30-5 pm. Grades 1-7. Fee: $7 members, $10 non-members. Unplug and spend the afternoon crafting and creating! The Litchfield Historical Society's Crafternoons will explore a new theme in history with hands-on crafts and games that encourage students to look away from the screen and tap into their own imagination. To learn more about the month's topic, we suggest reading one of the books listed. DECEMBER - Lighting the Darkness: Bring light to the darkest month with crafts that illuminate the old traditions and new technologies.

The Silo A Proper British Sunday Lunch (on a Friday Night)


44 Upland Rd., New Milford, CT

6-9 pm. with Chef Lisa Fielding Class Description: If you're an Anglophile like I am you know what I mean when I refer to Sunday Lunch. This is the British custom of sitting down to a meal of roast and potatoes with all the trimmings around 2pm on a Sunday. I love this custom and have made it my own with a menu that stars beef tenderloin in the role of the roast and a dreamy potato, fennel and celery root puree to stand in for roasted potatoes. Even if you don't serve this on Sunday, you'll love this menu any day of the week. Menu: Roasted Pear, Gorgonzola, Candied Walnut on a Bed of Bibb Lettuce/Champagne Vinaigrette – Pepper Encrusted Brown Butter Roasted Beef Tenderloin – Puree of Potato, Fennel & Celery Root – Haricot Vert with Caramelized Ginger – Sticky Toffee Pudding with Whipped Cream

Oliver Wolcott Library Holiday Spectacular


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

10:30 am - 11:30 am. For ages 3-5. Join Mrs. Shaia as she shares some new holiday classics about Christmas and Hanukkah. We'll use bells to sing songs together, and then move onto craft time! Create a bracelet, paint a sun catcher, decorate a gingerbread girl, and make a dreidel ornament.

Palace Theater Kansas


100 East Main St, Waterbury, CT Phone: 203-346-2000.

8 pm. With a legendary career spanning more than four decades, KANSAS has firmly established itself as one of America's iconic of classic rock bands. This "garage band" from Topeka released their debut album in 1974 after being discovered by Wally Gold, who worked for Don Kirshner, and have gone on to sell more than 30 million albums worldwide.



165 Main St, Danbury, CT

Two performances at 2 and 8 pm. Enjoy holiday favorites such as Christmas in Killarney, Pachelbel's Cannon on the pipes, and I Saw Three Ships done Tartan Terror style. Featuring a two-time world champion bagpiper, a guitar played unlike any you've ever heard, award-winning Step and Highland Dancers and plenty of comedic fun... it's no wonder this Celtic Chritsmas Party plays to standing-room-only audiences.

American Chairs, A history, Sharon Historical Society


18 Main Street, Sharon, CT Phone: (860) 364-5688.

2 pm. Chairs are one of the oldest most universal elements of household furnishing in human history. The oldest dated example of American furniture is a chair. Chairs have use. They have artistic expression. They reflect evolving technology and, especially in the pre-industrial era, they mark the places they come from stylistically, especially here in Connecticut. Chairs from Norwich or Wethersfield or Woodbury are as distinctive as a thumb print. Chairs were also abundant enough that we have plenty of evidence - thousands of chair - to show the scope and scale of change from the earliest years of settlement to today. This program will provide a fast-paced overview of 350 years of chairs and chair-making in America

White Memorial Conservation Center Star Party


80 Whitehall Rd, Litchfield, CT

This astronomy program is organized by members of the Litchfield Hills Amateur Astronomy Club and the Mattatuck Astronomical Society. Weather permitting, there will be Star gazing after the program. 7:00 P.M., CARRIAGE HOUSE. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. You are invited to bring your own telescope or binoculars. FREE... Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center's programming expenses.

Danbury Museum "The Great Danbury State Fair" Book Signing


43 Main St, Danbury, CT

Jack Stetson has graciously agreed to come and sign his beautiful Danbury Fair book on Saturday, December 16th from 12 - 3. Drop in, buy a book and get it signed by the author himself!

The Silo Mastering Macarons


44 Upland Rd., New Milford, CT

Dec 16 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm with Chef Kathryn Gordon Love delicious and beautiful French macarons? Join Chefs Kathryn Gordon and Jessie Riley to learn about how to prepare and pipe macaron batter, and help make an assortment of holiday-themed fillings. You will learn tricks for baking macarons at your house, and taste and share candy-cane shaped macarons with peppermint ganache, "eggnog" buttercream filled macarons, and gingerbread macarons. Chef Kathryn will bring copies of her popular second book, Les Petits Sweets, Two-Bite Desserts from the French Patisserie, for signing and purchase at $18. Enjoy a fun baking class, taste treat seasonal treats, and shop for your baking friends! Menu: Candy-Cane Shaped Macarons with Peppermint Ganache – "Eggnog" Buttercream Filled Macarons – Gingerbread Macarons Ages 18+

Imagine Nation Museum Early Learning Center Programs Spirit of the Season


1 Pleasant St, Bristol, CT Phone: 860.314.1400.

10-1. Celebrate the season with us- create wreaths, join carolers and more! 10:30-11 am Story Cubes Playbox Theater - Children have been read stories for centuries. Creating a story cube will turn children into storytellers by using picture prompts to spark the imagination. Free with admission. 11:30-12 Seasonal Celebrations: Multi-Cultural Studio - Different cultures around the world will celebrate the incoming 2018 year in different ways. Share your family customs and learn about other families and the ways the celebrate. Free with admission. 1:30-2 pm - Igloo Build: Kinetic Studio (2nd floor) The Inuit people of Alaska and Canada live in a freezing cold environment- their ancestors used to build homes made of ice. Help us to build a less-icy igloo in our Kinetic Studio! Free with admission.