Winter Games

02/13/2010 to 02/13/2010

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

What type of games did early Native Americans play in the winter? There were contests of skill and personal challenge as well as games of chance. Teaching people how to cooperate, games and sporting events were for the young and young at heart!

Spend an afternoon of family fun with IAIS Educators learning about and playing traditional games such as snowsnake, shinney, and archery! End the day around a campfire in our replicated Algonkian village enjoying hot chocolate and roasting marshmallows.

Program runs from 1pm to 3pm. Fee: $10 Adults; $ 8 Kids. Please call for reservations.

Romantic Winds - Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra 52nd Anniversary Concert Series

02/13/2010 to 02/13/2010

Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra, P.O. Box 2154, Bristol, 06010. Phone: 860-584-1055.

On Sat at 7:30 p.m. at Chippens Hill School 551 Peacedale St. Bristol, CT - Marshall Brown, Music Director and Conductor Richard Strauss, Serenade for Winds Joachim Raff, Sinfonietta Richard Strauss, Symphony for Winds (The Happy Workshop) Hear fabulous pieces composed for orchestral winds by Romantic period composers. Performed by the virtuoso players of the Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra's wind section, the works by Strauss are the epitome of Romantic wind ensemble composition. Raff's composition is the first piece ever written with the title sinfonietta. For tickets call or visit the website.

Kids' Craft Day

02/16/2010 to 02/16/2010

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

A full week of school vacation and nothing to do? Kids, bring your parents and enjoy 1 or 2 days of fun-filled Native American inspired-activities. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please call for reservations. Fees include museum admission and all materials.

Tuesday, February 16th 12:30 pm Make your own talking stick and listen to traditional tales from the story bag $6 1:00 pm Listen to traditional tales from the story bag and then make your very own story bag from rabbit fur and beads. $7 Participate in both crafts and stories $12 All adults will be charged $5 (regular museum admission)

Kids' Craft Day

02/18/2010 to 02/18/2010

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

A full week of school vacation and nothing to do? Kids, bring your parents and enjoy 1 or 2 days of fun-filled Native American inspired-activities. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please call for reservations. Fees include museum admission and all materials.

Thursday, February 18th 12:30 pm Make your own 5 inch dream catcher and then watch a traditional Northwest coast Native American video, How Beaver Stole Fire. $5 1:00 pmWatch a traditional Northwest coast Native American video, How Beaver Stole Fire and then design your own necklace using leather, beads, and an arrowhead. $6 Participate in both crafts and video $10 All adults will be charged $5 (regular museum admission)

Winter Film Festival

02/20/2010 to 02/21/2010

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

Explore the issues of racial identity among Native and African Americans in Black Indians: An American Story. This documentary examines the coming together of these two groups in American history. Often ignored by mainstream America, these minority peoples have often shared a common past.

Film starts at 2pm. Run time: 60 minutes. Included in regular museum admission. $5 Adults; $ 4.50 Seniors; $3 Kids; IAIS Members Free

Needle Felting Adult Workshop

02/26/2010 to 02/27/2010

Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust, 5 Church Hill Road, Woodbury, 06798. Phone: 203-263-3711.

Learn the creative and fun art of needle felting. Class meets on Friday, February 26 at 7 pm or Saturday, February 27 at Noon. Make a "crafty critter" owl to take home. Instructor is Rachael Gerowe. Class is for adults. $30 per class, includes materials.

Herbs for the Nervous System

02/27/2010 to 02/27/2010

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

Stress is an everyday common complaint that many are dealing with. Most Americans deal with stress and stressful situations on a daily basis. There are a plethora of herbs and holistic therapies that can help to support our Nervous Systems that in turn allow us to cope with stress, ultimately preventing many of the harmful effects stress can cause. Join local Herbalist and Flower Essence Practitioner Lupo Passero as she explains stress and its role within our health. She will share relaxing herbal remedies, essential oils and flower essences that will have you sayingAhh�

Program runs from 1pm to 3pm. CT Educators may earn .2 CEUs. Fee: $20 Adults; $ 15 IAIS Members. Please call for reservations.

Peace, the Bible and Martin Luther King, Jr. -- Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

02/27/2010 to 02/27/2010

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

The program will reflect upon the Biblical roots of peace and nonviolence as exemplified in the life and teachings of Martin Luther King, Jr. and those who witness to nonviolence today. Songs of peace and nonviolence will add to the inspiration of the day. Program leaders: Victoria Christgau, founder and director of the Connecticut Center for Nonviolence; Arthur Miller, deacon, author, radio host, and director of the Office for Black Catholic Ministries for the Archdiocese of Hartford; and Richard Tarlaian, Kingian Scholar and Senior Trainer for the Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies at the University of Rhode Island and the Connecticut Center for Nonviolence. Saturday, 9:30 am to 3 pm. Fee: $30 (includes lunch). Each participant may bring a friend for $15 payable with registration.

Creating a Simpler Life -- Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

02/27/2010 to 02/27/2010

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

Participants will explore the effects of simplicity on their daily living. They will learn to enrich their quality of life through a blend of organizational practice, spiritual exercises, meditation, and ritual. This will lead to getting their time and home in order with a spaciousness of spirit. Presenter: Susan Lovallo, professional organizer, CPA, and founder of Clutter Solutions. Saturday, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Fee: $40 (includes lunch). Each participant may bring a friend for $20 payable with registration.

Artifact Identification Day

02/28/2010 to 02/28/2010

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

Cleaning up those holiday decorations uncover some mystery items? Still trying to figure out where that basket from Grandma came from? Bring your Native American cultural items and stone artifacts to IAIS between 1pm and 4pm for identification by Dr. Lucianne Lavin, Director of Research and Collections.

Limit 12 artifacts per person please. Fee: Included in regular museum admission; $5 Adults; $4.50 Seniors; $3 Kids