Family Ice Fishing Workshop - White Memorial - Litchfield


71 Whitehall Rd., off Rte. 202, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-0857.

On Tues. at 10 a.m to 3:30 p.m.  Learn the art of ice fishing with a morring classroom session, lunch and afternoon classroom session spent on Ongley Pond, White Memorial Conservation Center.  Call or visit the website for more information.

Mattatuck Museum Hosts Suburban Dreams Illustrated Lecture-Waterbury


144 Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-753-0381.

On Sunday, January 16, 2011 at 2PM the Mattatuck Museum will host a lecture--Suburban Dreams.  The growth of Middlebury from a farm town into a residential community began in the early 1900s and continued showly but steadily through most of the century.  The town's reinvention as a suburb was the latest chapter in  a history that has long connected Middlebury to the industrial centers to its east.  As Waterbury and Naugatuck urbanized, Middlebury retained its rural beauty.  Join an illustrated talk by architectural historian, Rachel Carley who will present an overview of architectural styles found in Middlebury.  Members are Free and Non Members $5.  Call to register.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute at Trinity Church-Torrington


220 Prospect Street, Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-482-6027.

On Sunday, January 16, 2011 at 4PM at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Torrington a tribute to the late Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be held.  For two decades, area residents have gathered at Trinity Church on Prospect Street to mark the day of King's birth with song and dance, reflecting on the legacy of the slain civil right leader who was assassinated in 1968.  This will mark the final tribute at Trinity Church in Torrington as Victoria Christgau who founded the event is moving it to the Hartford area.  A donation of $12 for adults, $8 for students and seniors is suggested.  Non-perishable food items will be collected for the food bank in Torrington and Hartford.  Doors open at 3:30PM.

Nutmeg Symphony Present In the Heart of the Orchestra--Bristol


355 Camp Street, Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: 860-584-1055.

On Sunday, January 16, 2011 at 3PM at the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Bristol the Nutmeg Symphony will present the first concert of their 2011 Concert Season--To the Heart of the Orchestra-- Migot, Trois Pastorales, Mozart, Flute Quartet in D and Schubert, Octet.  Call for reservations and further information.

Natural Remedies for Women's Health at the Institute for American Indian Studies - Washington

01/16/2011 to 01/16/2011

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

Join local herbalist and flower essence practitioner Lupo Passero for an introductory workshop on natural remedies for women's health. This class will focus on herbs for vitality, stress management and healthy hormonal balance. Lupo will discuss the importance of a healthy diet emphasizing foods and supplements rich in calcium, magnesium and vitamin D3. She will introduce some of her favorite herbs for women such as red raspberry, maca and black cohosh.    CT Educators may earn .2 CEUs. Fee: $15 Adults; $12 IAIS Members.



Pasta Dinner Scholarship Fundraiser at Nuchie's Restaurant, Bristol


Central Street , Forestville, CT 06010. Phone: 860.582.1537.

On Wed. at Nuchie's Restaurant from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Snow Date: Thurs. 1/27) Sponsored by The Bristol Historical Society. Adult: $15, children 10 and under: $8. (Includes door prize - basket of Italian goodies). Also a Forestville Historic Display. Tickets can be purchased at different locations. Call 860-5811-1537 or email - Please use "Dinner Tickets" in the subject line.

Woodbury Ski Area Winter Carnival


785 Washington Road, Woodbury, CT 06768. Phone: (203) 263-2203.

Experience the best in Winter Fun at the largest tubing Park in New England.

Family Ice Fishing Class at Ansonia Nature Center


21 Milan Street, Ansonia, CT 06401. Phone: 203-736-1053.

On Saturday, January 22, 2011 from 9AM to Noon at the Redwing Pond House in the Park at the Ansonia Nature Center the CT Department of Environmental Protection will sponsor a family ice fishing class. Certifield aquatic resource education instructors will review equipment, techniques, bait, rules and regulations and safety and provide information on where to fish and what species are likely to be caught.  Call for further information.

Steiff Toy Appraisal Day at the Gunn Museum in Washington


5 Wykeham Rd., Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-7247.

A special Steiff appraisal day will take place on Saturday January 22 in the Museum. The public is invited to bring their Steiff bears and animals to be evaluated by Sandy Booth and Shelley Smith, both long-time collectors whose toys are on display in the current exhibit. They will answer questions and verbally appraise items for estimated age and value. Do you have a stuffed animal that you suspect might be a Steiff? Bring it by to for our experts to identify. It’s planned to be a fun, informal event and there is no charge for admission or appraisal. Drop in between 12:00pm and 3:00pm on Saturday, January 22. The snow date is Sunday January 23 at the same time.  Visit the web or call.


Winter Survival Walk at Institute of American Indian Studies - Washington


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

On Sat. 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Get ready to spend a fun afternoon 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: $5 Children.