Naugatuck Historical Society Toy and Doll Exhibit

01/07/2015 to 01/31/2015

195 Water Street, Naugatuck, CT Phone: 203 729 9039.

Toy and Doll Exhibit from the Collection of Ron Gagliardi. See if you can recognize something from your youth? Free to members,
$2 per person $5 a family .

New Morning Market Workshop: New Year, New You--Woodbury


129 Main St., Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-4868.

On Wednesday, January 7, 2015 from 5:30PM to 6:30PM at New Morning Market Allison Birks will hold a workshop as she describes how to eat for healthy weight loss, use natural therapies such as dietary supplements and herbs to manage stress, sleep better, improve digestion and have more energy.  Tickets:  $5.

WCSU - Literary Reading by Dr. Joe Klemczewski


42 Lake Ave. Extension, Danbury, CT 06811. Phone: 203-837-8774.

The WCSU Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing program will present readings by Dr. Joe Klemczewski, a graduate of Western's M.F.A. program, and Onnesha Roychoudhuri at 7 p.m. in the Washington Room at the Maron Hotel & Suites, 42 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is part of the program's Winter Residency. It will be free and the public is invited. For more information, go to or call (203) 837-8878.

Gunn Memorial Library Hosts Wykeham Consort: Spanish Renaissance and Sephardic Music---Washington, CT


5 Wykeham Rd., Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-7586.

The Wykeham Consort will perform Spanish Renaissance and Sephardic music on January 8, 2015 at 6:30PM at the Gunn Memorial Library.  Free will offerings for the musicians will be accepted.  Snow date January 15.  Call to register. 

26th Annual Boar's Head Festival - Winsted

01/09/2015 to 01/10/2015

95 North Main St., Winsted, CT 06098. Phone: 860-379-8966.

26th Annual Boar’s Head Festival – January 9th & 10th, 2016, First Church of Winsted on Saturday, January 9th at 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, January 10th at 3:30 p.m.  The Festival is “An Ancient Processional Celebrating Epiphany.”  It takes place in true medieval fashion complete with period costumes, live animals, and grandeur worthy of welcoming the King of Kings and Lord of Lords! The Festival features continuous music with full choir, madrigal singers, organist, and brass ensemble.  There are also a number of tooters, whistlers, fiddlers, pipers, dancers and drummers. The featured musical selections include Rutter’s "Gloria," Adam Dressler’s “O Holy Night,” and Morten Lauridsen’s “O Magnum Mysterium” along with many traditional carols.
Laurel City Singers under the direction of Adam Atkins is the featured festival choir with organist Christopher King. Also appearing will be The Boar’s Head Carolers, Scottish Sword Dancer Karen LaVallee-Tente and Highland dancer Krysten McGhee with piper Ken Storrs.  Proceeds from the performance benefit the Sharon Lewis Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Open Door Soup Kitchen. Doors open one half hour before performance. Pre-show begins as doors open. Door Tickets:   $15 Adult  $12 Senior - $9 Children 12 and under Group Rate Prices (20 or more):   $12 Adult  ö   $9 Senior  ö  $6 Children 12 and under
Info: (860) 379-8966

Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center — New Beginnings

01/09/2015 to 01/11/2015

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

This weekend workshop is a chance to bring to life a piece you’ve always wanted to write or continue a piece of writing you’ve already started. It could be a memoir, a novel, poetry, non-fiction or an inkling of an idea. Join others for a weekend journey within a supportive writers’ community. All stages of engagement will be honored.

Presenter:  Davyne Verstandig

Fee:  $170 commuter; $270 private room/private bath; $240 private room /hall bath; $215 shared room/private bath; $200 shared room/hall bath. Non-refundable deposit: $50.

Hunt Hill - The Silo - Downton Abbey Dinner With Chef Catherine Titus Felix, CCP


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

If you are a fan of the show, you will not want to miss this class. Did you ever wonder what Ethel’s Salmon Mousse, or Lady Sybil’s cake actually tasted like? After 20 years as Food Editor for Victorian Homes magazine, Catherine Felix knows.

Join Catherine as she shows you these and other foods enjoyed by the Crawley family, friends, and the downstairs staff at dinner. Catherine will also discuss early 20th century table etiquette, and share some of her collection of late 19th and early 20th century table-top antiques. Demonstration class, limited to 20 people.

Flanders Nature Center Hots Susan Cheatham Program: Colonial Woodbury


Flanders Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-3711 Ext. 10.

Flanders Nature Center will host Woodbury native and historian Susan Cheatham for a program on Colonial Woodbury on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 2PM at the stuio on the corner of Church Hill and Flanders Road.  Cost $10 members, $15 non-members.  Register by calling or online. 

Haight Brown Vineyard - Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Pairing Classes

01/10/2015 to 01/11/2015

29 Chestnut Hill Rd., Off Rte. 118, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-4501.

Join us for The World's Best Cheeses with a Wine, Cheese and Chocolate paring class. It's educational, fun and lots of yummy wine and food. All HBV wine is paired with a cheese and or chocolate. HBV wine glass to take home! Classes will be held on the following dates: January 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18 February 7, 8, 28 March 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22. Visit the website for more information and to register.

Naugatuck Historical Society - Colette’s Crafts – Let It Snow


195 Water Street, Naugatuck, CT Phone: 203-729-9039.

11 a.m. Take  home a snowman = no snow needed! Only $2 a person or $5 a family, registration recommended.