Barkhamsed Historical Society Lecture Series

02/08/2008 to 02/08/2008

Barkhamsted, 06063. Phone: 860 738-1152.

The Barkhamsted Historical Society's 2008 Lecture Series begins at 7:00P.M. at the Barkhamsted Senior Center,109 West River Rd.,Pleasant Valley ,Ct.with Archaeologist Marc Banks discussing the recent exploratory dig of over 100 test pits at the Colebrook Forge site near Riverton.The forge operated from 1771 to 1811 and was one of the earliest producers of steel in North America. Marc will cover the goals of this project and what was actually found.Admission is free and refreshments will be served.Questions call:Noreen Watson 860 738-1152

Kids Valentine Candy Workshop: The Silo

02/09/2008 to 02/09/2008

44 Upland Rd., New Milford, 06777. Phone: 860-355-0300.

A full participation class for children age 10 and up, Feb. 9 from 11-2 p.m. Registration recommended as space is limited.

Valentine Train Rides - Danbury Railway Museum

02/09/2008 to 02/10/2008

120 White Street, Danbury, 06810. Phone: 203-778-8337.

On Saturday, February 09, 2008 from 10-4PM and Sunday, February 10, 2008 from Noon to 4PM the Danbury Railway Museum will offer Valentine Train Rides (weather permitting).

Beacon Grange Dance-Northfield

02/09/2008 to 02/09/2008

Route 254, Northfield, Phone: 860-283-9308.

On Saturday, February 9th from 7-11PM, the Beacon Grange will hold a Round and Square Dance featuring Dance with The Country Travelers from Massachusetts. Admission $10. donation. Door Prizes, Raffles 50/50. Refreshment available. Further information call: 860-283-9308.

The 709th Military Police Battalion- The Warrior Battalion 1944-1945 - Danbury

02/09/2008 to 02/09/2008

The Danbury Museum, 43 Main Street, Danbury, Phone: 203-743-5200.

On February 9th at 11AM, in the Marian Anderson Studio, Joseph A. Setaro presents a riveting program describing the actions of the 709th Military Police battalion as they landed at Normandy in August 1944 and then entered and attempted to secure Paris on 29th August 1944-four days after it's liberation. He continues to follow the efforts of the 709th as they operated as the only Military Police unit in Paris for the following year. All programs are FREE to the public courtesy the generosity of the GOODRICH FOUNDATION Please contact us at or dmhs@danburyhistorical.org

BY GEORGE! Celebrate our Nations FIRST PRESIDENT: Ages 7+

02/09/2008 to 02/09/2008

195 Water Street, Naugatuck, 06770. Phone: 203-729-9039.

Children learn about America's First President, George Washington, and make a yummy cherry dessert with a fun no-cook recipe Saturday, 11a.m.-12p.m. Registration Required by 4p.m. Friday, Feb. 8th. Free of charge. Refreshments will be served.

Ice Fishing Class - Torrington

02/09/2008 to 02/09/2008

A free ice fishing class at the Stillwater Pond boat launch off Rte. 272 a short distance from Rte. 4. The event runs 1 to 4 p.m. weather permitting. Participants can learn about fishing methods, gear, safety and sportsmanship. All fishing equipment will be provided. State Department of Environmental Protection-certified care instructors will teach the class. Registration is required and adults must accompany children. For more information call Park and Recreation Dept. 860-489-2274.

7th Annual Salisbury Ice Carving Competition

02/09/2008 to 02/09/2008

Village Green, Jct. Rtes 41 and 44, Salisbury, 06068. Phone: 860-824-5243.

Amateur and professional carvers are welcome to enter to win prize money that will be awarded in category. The competition begins at 11 AM and ends at 3 PM and is part of the weekend-long Salisbury Ski Jump festivities. For more information call Hallihan at 860-824-5243. (always 2nd Sat.)

"Good Food For Change" hosted by New Morning Store-Woodbury

02/09/2008 to 02/09/2008

Mattatuck Unitarian Universalist Society, 122 South Pomperaug Ave., Woodbury, 06798. Phone: 203-263-0673 Ext. 360.

On Saturday, February 9, 2008 from 6:30-9:00PM at the Mattatuck Unitarian Universalist Society, 122 South Pomperaug Avenue behind Middle Quarter Mall in Woodbury come share in an evening with green living experts. Meet local producers, landscape designers, and energy, building and water-management professionals. Enjoy delectable tapas created by Executive Chef Carol Byer-Alcorace with local, seasonal ingredients. Reservations required. Tickets $20. Further information call: 203-263-0673, Ext. 360.

Ice Fishing Derby - Plymouth

02/09/2008 to 02/09/2008

The Terryville Fish and Game Club will hold its annual ice fishing derby from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Middle Pond on Grove St. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. in the clubhouse.