Super Bowl Sunday BINGO - Bristol


510 West Street, Bristol, CT Phone: (860)585-5411.

A large crowd is expected to attend the annual Super Bowl Sunday Bingo on Sunday, February 3, 2013. The bingo will again be held at St. Stan's Church hall, 510 West Street, in Bristol, to benefit the New England Carousel Museum, a non-profit, educational and fun organization. The bingo is scheduled as a pre-game event, ending in time to watch the Super Bowl football game. The doors at St. Stan's Church Hall will open at 1 o'clock, and the first bingo game will start at 2:15 P.M.  22 games will be played, with a total pay out of $1,225.00. Packages will be sold for $20.00 at the door.  Packages include: the entry fee and the paper package and paper specials for $10.00; two specials, purple and blue, with four strips at $1 each for $8.00 a package; and four quickies at 50 cents each for $2.00 a package. Additional specials and quickies may be purchased. Come early and get your favorite seat, purchase lunch prepared by our volunteer group and enjoy free coffee. Door prizes will also be awarded. This bingo gives people in the Greater Bristol community the opportunity to support the Museum while having a good time. For more information about the bingo or the Carousel Museum call or visit the website.

Behind the scenes A Tour of the IAIS Research Laboratory


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

1:00 pm Did you ever wonder where we house and care for our collection over 300,000 artifacts?Orhowourexhibitionsaredesignedandputtogether? JoinIAIS Assistant Director, Lisa Piastuch and Director of Research & Collec- tions, Lucianne Lavin, Ph.D. for a behind-the-scenes look in our research building and learn how we identify, conserve and store artifacts as well as get a peek at some of our favorite collection items! Fee: Included in regular museum admission. $5 Adults; $4.50 Seniors; $3 Kids; IAIS Members Free

WCSU - Illustrator/Sculptor James Grashow to speak


181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-837-8410.

Illustrator/Sculptor James Grashow will discuss his work on Feb. 5 at 11 a.m. in Viewing Room 1 of White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public, and it will be presented as part of the university's Master of Fine Arts slide lecture series.

Hands-On Cake Decorating Class At Sweet Marias


159 Manor Ave., Waterbury, CT Phone: 203.755.3804.

Our most popular class! Join Maria for a demonstration on how to assemble and decorate a buttercream layer cake. Then, each student will have the opportunity to ice and decorate their own cake. We provide the cake, frosting, tools and expertise to have you decorating like a pro. Cake and recipes for take home. Wednesday, February 6, 2013 , 6 :30 pm $ 75.00 class limited to 12.

Beardsley and Memorial Library - Valentine's Day Card Class


40 Munro Place, Winsted, CT Phone: 860- 379-6043.

On Thursday, "My heart "beats" for you." "Be my valentine." Create your own special embossed Valentine's Day cards with Leah Ward at Beardsley and Memorial Library on February 7th, at 6:30 p.m.  Call 860-379-6043 to register for this program. This program is free and open to the public. Beardsley and Memorial Library serves the towns of Barkhamsted, Colebrook, and Winchester.

Mattatuck Museum - All Jazz First Thursday


144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT Phone: 203 753-0381 ext 10.

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Earl MacDonald & The Creative Opportunity Workshop (C.O.W.) The band's unique instrumentation (cello, saxophone, piano and percussion) was chosen as a means to escape the predictability found in the more typical jazz instrumentations. With no bass, new challenges are presented to both the performer and composer. Members: $7   Non-members: $15 Purchase a membership at All Jazz First Thursday and admission is free.

WCSU Coffeehouse features singer Kristen Graves


181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: (203) 837-9700.

WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. on Feb. 7 in Alumni Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The coffeehouse will include open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, Kristen Graves, a folk/pop singer & songwriter, at 9 p.m. Admission and refreshments will be free and the public is invited. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. Call (203) 837-9700 or visit for more information.

Litchfield History Musem - An American Girl in Litchfield


7 South St., Rte. 63, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-4501.

On Thursday, 3:30  - 4:45 p.m. 6 years and older. We are bringing back the American Girl Book Club! We will be reading and discussing "Molly's A+ Partner," an American Girl short story. As a group we will read the story. After the discussion, we will participate in a craft and take a look at WWII items from our collection! We will lend copies of the book on the day of the program.$8. for members; $10 for on-members. Need to register by email.

Aldrich Contemportary Art Museum Offers Workshop: Makers Night: The Art of Gilding with Artist Eva Lee


258 Main St., Ridgefield, CT 06877. Phone: 203-438-4519.

On Thursday, February 7, 2013 from 6PM to 8:30PM the Aldrich Museum offers a Makers Night: The Art of Gilding with Artist Eva Lee.  Looking for a special gift to surprise your Valentine? Then this Makers Night workshop is perfect for you! Learn the versatile, centuries-old art of hand gilding with artist Eva Lee and transform ordinary objects into one-of-a-kind treasures. Participants will learn the fundamentals of gilding so as to prepare, base paint, and apply metal leaf to keepsake objects chosen with Valentine's Day in mind. Early reservations are suggested—the workshop is limited to fifteen participants. Eva Lee is a partner in Christianson Lee Studios, Inc., an award-winning Ridgefield-based fine decorative painting company. The Studios offer custom-painted and gilded finishes for décor. Clients include interior designers, decorators, architects, and private individuals in the greater tri-state area. Visit to see their full portfolio of services. Makers Night, The Aldrich's do-it yourself workshop series, offers informal, creative experiences for artisans at all levels of ability. The sessions emphasize observation, process, and discussion through diverse art-making activities, in a social environment. Refreshments are provided.

White Memorial Foundation The 2nd Annual Adult Museum Sleep In: A Sense of Wonder!

02/08/2013 to 02/09/2013

80 Whitehall Rd., Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-0857.

Kids sometimes don't have all the fun! Pack your sleeping bag, your onesie, love of nature, sense of childlike wonder, and hearty appetite to our second Adult Museum Sleep-in. Stake out your floor space in the Museum or the Carriage House Bunk Room and celebrate the life and times of Rachel Carson! Night Walks, Day Walks, Readings by Ilvi Dulac and David Leff, Sing-alongs too! Be an adult...act like a kid! Meet at the Museum. Friday, February 8 at 6:00 PM through Saturday, February 9 at 12:00 P.M. This program is limited to 20 happy campers! All meals provided but BYOB! Members: $70.00 Non-members: $ 90.00. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required