Mattatuck Museum Black History Month Kick-Off Celebration

02/01/2015

144 West Main St., Waterbury, CT Phone: 203-753-0381.

2:00-5:15 p.m. Free and open to the public. Children and families are invited to celebrate and honor the important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. The celebration will include an African American storyteller, a dance performance, singing with the Waterbury Youth Chorus, a poetry reading by Everett Hoagland, with special guest Candida Rose, a guided tour of the Museum's History exhibit, and a hands-on art making lesson. Sponsored in part by CT Humanities.

New England Carousel Museum Hosts Super Sunday Bingo--Bristol

02/01/2015

95 Riverside Ave., Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: 860-585-5411.

You're invited to Super Sunday Bingo sponsored by the New England Carousel Museum. First Game 2:15 pm. Total Prizes $1,225.00. All Games Played on Paper. Food Available--Free Coffee. SUNDAY, February 1, 2015. Doors Open 1PM at St. Stan's Church Hall, 510 West Street, Bristol, CT. Check the website for further information.

Mattatuck Museum - Community Event: Black History Month Kick-Off Celebration

02/01/2015

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

On Sunday 2:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Free Children and families are invited to celebrate and honor the important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. The celebration will include an African American storyteller, a dance performance, singing with the Waterbury Youth Chorus, a poetry reading by Everett Hoagland, a guided tour of the Museum’s History exhibit, and a hands-on art making lesson.

Southbury Public Library Hosts The Camera Club of Oxford Greens Exhibit

02/03/2015 to 02/25/2015

100 Poverty Rd., Southbury, CT 06488. Phone: 203-262-0626.

A selection of photographs taken by members of The Camera Club of Oxford Greens will be on display in the Gloria Cachion Gallery in the Southbury Public Library from February 3 through February 25, 2015.  A number of the images in this exhibition have received awards.

Scoville Memorial Library Program: Eudora Welty's Short Stories--Salisbury

02/04/2015 to 02/25/2015

38 Main St., Salisbury, CT 06068. Phone: 860-480-5041.


On Wednesdays February 4, 11, 18 and 25, at 10:00AM Mark Scarbrough presents a literary discussion of Eudora Welty's short stories. No author surpasses Eudora Welty at the craft of the story. She is our American Chekhov, our Murakami. Her vision is always Southern and acute; her tone, careful; and her insights, stunning. In a packed spate of years, she wrote some of the finest short stories of the twentieth century. Scarbrough will explore seven weeks of tall tales, funny yarns, quiet tragedies, and exquisite fictions about the human condition, replete with a Mississippi drawl. The best of Welty's stories will be read from the late 1930s and early '40s before finishing up her masterwork, the story collection called "the Golden Apples". Participants should have a copy of "The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty," available from the Scoville library, and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 1982.

Guest Artist Recital

02/04/2015

43 Lake Ave. Extension, Danbury, CT 06811. Phone: 2038378774.

Soprano Elise Jablow will perform at 12:30 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The concert will be free and the public is invited. Donations to support the Department of Music will be accepted. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

The Silo at Hunt Hill Farm Offers Cooking Class: Sweets for your Sweetie--New Milford

02/06/2015

44 Upland Rd., New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: 860-355-0300.

The Silo Cooking School workshop:  Sweets for your Sweetie: Healthy You Series--Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 11am-2pm: Chef Anne Gallagher. Love Grandma's old recipes but recognize they are a cholesterol nightmare? Get acquainted with some readily available ingredients as you learn to convert family recipes favorites into healthy desserts. Check the website and register for the workshop. 

Ansonia Nature Center Hosts Nature's Child Groundhogs

02/06/2015

10 Deerfield Lane, Ansonia, CT 06401. Phone: 203-736-1053.

On Friday, February 6th, 10:30am Ansonia Nature Center will  host a Nature's Child Groundhogs program.  Groundhog day was Monday February 2. Did he see his shadow? What does that mean? Learn all about these super sleepers with Wendy. Take a short walk to look for their sleeping quarters weather permitting , make a take-home craft, and hear a short story about these furry critters. TUITION: $7.00 per child,( $5 for FANCI members and Ansonia residents). Please pre-register for this class for preschoolers and their adults.

Palace Theater Behind the Scenes Tour

02/06/2015

100 East Main St., Waterbury, CT Phone: 203-346-2000.

11 a.m. - 12:15 pm. $5. Each Palace Theater tour is approximately one hour and fifteen minutes and is led by a team of Palace Theater Ambassadors, a specially trained group of engaging volunteers well-versed in the theater's rich history, architectural design and entertaining anecdotal information.

Art Walk in Torrington

02/06/2015

Main Street, Torrington, CT

February's theme is a romantic "Wine and Chocolate." Many businesses start the "hop" as early as 1pm, with festivities lasting into the early evening. Visit with local artists and arts minded businesses. Venues will be offering debuts of guest artisans, art talks, music, refreshments, introductions of their newest works, raffles, and SALES!