Thomaston Jazz Orchestra


158 main St, Thomaston, CT 06787. Phone: (860) 283-6250.

On Sat. 7:30 p.m. A great night of jazz featuring the Thomaston Jazz Orchestra (TJO) and vocalists Charise Courtney and Chris Kullman who will be serenading the crowd with upbeat and seasonal numbers! Under the direction of Jim Luurtsema the TJO performs standard charts from Big Band classics through today's contemporary artists with a professional sound and energetic vibe.

Ansonia Nature Center Hosts Annual Christmas Bird Count


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

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT – Sat. Dec. 20, 12 noon.Join the New Haven Bird Club for this traditional bird count, which has been taking place for over 110 years!  Bird count results are sent to the National Audubon Society, and are included in the international census of early winter bird populations. Dress for the weather. Rain or shine. FREE. Middle-school age children and their adults welcome. Please register in advance.

Hands on Train Display New Milford

12/20/2014 to 12/28/2014

11 Railroad Street, New Milford, CT Phone: 860 354-6080.

Come to the historic New Milford Railroad Station and enjoy the "27th Annual Hands On Train Display" during the holiday season. There will be four operating train layouts for the entire family to enjoy. This yearly event is sponsored by the Greater New Milford Chamber of Commerce. The trains will be on display December 20th through December 28th (closed Christmas Day). Hours are 12 pm to 4 pm daily. Free and open to the public.

Ridgefield Playhouse Presents The Nutcracker

12/20/2014 to 12/21/2014

80 East Ridge Ave., Ridgefield, CT 06877. Phone: 203-438-5795.

The Nutcracker--Saturday, 12/20/2014 - 2:00pm; Sat, 12/20/2014 - 6:00pm; Sun, 12/21/2014 - 11:00am; Sun, 12/21/2014 - 2:00pm. Presented by The Ridgfield Conservatory of Dance. A holiday tradition that dazzles all ages - the beloved Nutcracker returns!  Tchaikovsky's soaring score, graceful ballerinas, wooden soldiers who come to life and a bigger-than-life Christmas tree will make the holidays bright for young and old! Ticket Price $20 Adults | $15 Seniors & Children.

Mattatuck Museum - Theater @ The MATT: Holiday Extravaganza with Rick Adams


144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT Phone: 203 753-0381 ext. 123 .

11 a.m. to  noon. Free and open to the public. Join performer Rick Adam for his entertaining holiday vaudeville show, including hand shadows, juggling, magic and hat tricks. Holiday Extravaganza is a wonder filled show highlighted with songs and stories of snow, winter and the holiday season for children of all ages. Rick Adam has been performing, teaching and inspiring people for over 20 years. He has combined his extensive theatrical and musical experience and training with his own life experience to create original theatrical performances that both educate and entertain.

Palace Theater Presents Nutcracker at The Palace--Waterbury


100 East Main St., Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-346-2000.

On Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 4PM the Woodbury Ballet presents Nutcracker at The Palace.  Enjoy a family holiday tradition where sugar plums dance, flowers waltz and snowflakes leap across the stage.  The majesty of Tchaikovsky's music combines with a talented cast to make Woodbury Ballet's annual Nutcracker a treat for audience members of all ages.  Check the website for further information.

Karen Rossi - Workshop - Mosaic tray


Allen Building, 27 East Main Street, Torrington, CT Phone: 860-292-8142.

On Saturday 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. The hostess with the mostess has to have a perfect one-of-a-kind tray. All materials supplied, but you're invited to bring your old China plates to smash up! Making mosaics is a great way to let out stress and relax.  Visit the website for more information.

Hopkins Vineyard - Night Owl Night - Live Music - featuring Doug and Eric


25 Hopkins Rd., New Preston, CT Phone: 860-868-7954 .

Sunday, December 21st from 1-4pm, featuring Doug & Eric. Liven up your holiday with live music in The Hayloft Wine Bar.
No cover charge.

Gunn Memorial LIbrary and Museum: Homegrown Hero: The Life of Benjamin Delaheuf Foulois


5 Wykeham Road, Washington, CT Phone: 860-868-7756 .

Tom Burger will give the free presentation,Homegrown Hero: The Life of Benjamin Delaheuf Foulois” on Sunday, December, 21 at 1:00 pm in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Memorial Library and Museum in Washington, Connecticut. Admission to the presentation and exhibit is free. The snow date is Sunday, December 28.  Call the Museum at 860-868-7756 or view for more information.


Hunt Hill Farm - The Silo - Comfort and Joy


44 Upland Rd., New Milford, CT Phone: 860-355-0300.

Sun., Dec, 21, 2 pm “COMFORT AND JOY”  Voices of Poetry. Featuring poets Joan Cannon, Tony Howarth and Dimitri Rimsky..  Jazz guitarist Adam Scherer and vocalist Sarah Miner.  $15. per person.