EXPERIENCE THE CULINARY AND VISUAL ARTS at HUNT HILL FARM as a family

01/23/2010 to 01/23/2010

44 Upland Rd., New Milford, 06776. Phone: 860-355-0300.

Brought to you by the Regional YMCA of CT from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Your culinary family experience will begin in Hunt Hill Farm's Silo Cooking School with Director Chef Mary Kravec where each family team will learn to make and savor six healthy, easy and delicious soups like Chicken Tortilla Soup with Lime! In the Silo Gallery with Director Valerie Culbertson, your family team will construct a miniature balancing sculptural circus. This activity is based on the famous Whitney Museum Circus constructed by nationally renowned Roxbury, CT native sculptor Alexander Calder. From more information and to make reservation call or visit our website. $85 per family of 3 and $10 for each additional family member.

Winter Survival Walk

01/23/2010 to 01/23/2010

38 Curtis Road, Washington, 06793. Phone: 860-868-0518.

Get ready to spend a fun afternoon from 12:30pm to 2:30pm outdoors searching for signs of wildlife and learning basic winter survival strategies with Primitive Skills Practitioner, Jamie Leffler.

How would you start a fire in snow? What could you eat? Where would you find shelter? These questions and more will be explored! Don�t forget to dress warmly.

CT Educators may earn .2 CEUs. Space is limited, please call for reservations. Fee: $8 Adults; $6 IAIS Members: $4 Kids

The Art of Listening -- Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

01/23/2010 to 01/23/2010

229 E. Litchfield Rd., Litchfield, 06759. Phone: 860-567-3163.

This workshop will explore the difference between simply hearing and engaged listening. Participants will be guided through exercises, discussion and meditation, music, tones, words, and beyond words to help access intuitive wisdom. Program conductor: Marguerite Mullee, Ph.D., Music Director at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Litchfield; Artistic Director of Naugatuck Community Choir; Music Director at Our Lady of Grace Monastery, North Guilford, CT. She also gives summer chant/singing workshops in Barga, Italy. Saturday, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Fee: $40 (includes lunch). Each participant may bring a friend for $20 payable with registration.

The Art of Flamenco Guitar: A Recital and Reception with Val Ramos

01/28/2010 to 01/28/2010

144 West Main Street, Waterbury, 06702. Phone: (203) 753-0381.

F. Luis Mora drew much of his inspiration from the Spanish culture. Join us for a celebration of his Spanish heritage and art with a concert by renowned Flamenco guitarist Val Ramos. Mr. Ramos performs a recital and then provides background music as you revisit your favorite Mora works.

Responding to Adversity: Waterbury in Hard Times A Gallery Talk with Jeremy Brecher

01/28/2010 to 01/28/2010

144 West Main Street, Waterbury, 06702. Phone: (203) 753-0381.

From the periodic depressions that virtually stopped industry in the 19th and 20th centuries to the plant closings of the 1970s and 80s, residents of the Naugatuck Valley have often had to deal with hard times. Learn how local people responded; the Waterbury Mutual Aid and the Unemployed Councils of the Great Depression, and the factory buyouts and coops of the 1980s are just two examples. Join historian Jeremy Brecher as he explores what we can learn from the past when planning future efforts at economic reconstruction.

Black History Month Opening Ceremony

01/31/2010 to 01/31/2010

144 West Main Street, Waterbury, 06702. Phone: (203) 753-0381.

Join us to celebrate the start of Black History Month. February 2010, featuring Mayor Michael j. Jarjura and the Unity Dance Ensemble.