Infinity Music Hall--Singer Kim Waters Performs

03/06/2009 to 03/06/2009

20 Greenwood Road, Norfolk, 06058. Phone: 866-666-6306.

On Friday, March 6, 2009 at 7:30PM at Infinity Hall, Norfolk Kim Waters will perform with sensuous soprano driven ballads. Waters triple threat touring and recording ensemble with fellow horn greats Jeff Kashiwa and Steve Cole took him to the top of the Radio and Records chart earlier in 2008 with -- Falling For You. Call for tickets and further information.

Haight-Brown Vineyard--Swirl and Sip-Wine Master's Tasting

03/07/2009 to 03/08/2009

29 Chestnut Hill Rd., Litchfield, 06759. Phone: 860-567-4045.

On Saturday, March 7, 2009 and Sunday March 8, 2009 at 3PM Haight-Brown Vineyards will host a Swirl and Sip Wine Master's Tasting. In this wine tasting class, for accomplished wine tasters as well as beginners, you will learn to use 4 of your 5 senses to experience and evaluate wines. Your Sight, Smell, Touch and Taste senses along with a HBV tasting guide will lead you through this 8-10 wine tasting. Leave with confident wine tasting skills. Great for individuals as well as small groups. Reservations required. Call for further information.

Beacon Grange Dance--Northfield

03/07/2009 to 03/07/2009

Route 254, Northfield, Phone: 860-283-9308, 860-283-5772.

On Saturday, March 7, 2009 from 7PM to 11PM the Beacon Grange will hold a dance featuring the Harm's Way Band. Refreshments and raffles available. Donation $10. Everyone welcome. Call for further information.

Merlot Madness

03/07/2009 to 03/07/2009

14 Albert's Hill Rd., Sandy Hook, 06482. Phone: 203-426-1533.

Wines taste different from each other because they are made frm different grapes. Just as a Granny Smith apple tastes different than a McIntosh apple, wines made from Merlot, Chardonnay, etc. each have unique flavors that are derived primarily from those grapes. We focus on the Merlot grape this evening to learn more about its aroma and flavor profile as we taste samples from around the world. By the way, this will be a "blind" tasting meaning all the wines will be in "brown bags" in order to eliminate any preconceptions about any producer of country! $45 per person. Please call for reservations.

Quaker Spirituality Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

03/07/2009 to 03/07/2009

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

Quaker spirituality has been described as a spirituality of listening. Deep listening involves the practice of silence and expectant waiting for God's presence and guidance in our lives. During this retreat we will explore the relation between interior stillness and a way of being in the world. Linda Chidsey, recorded minister in the Religious Society of Friends, will lead the retreat. Saturday, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm Fee: $35 (includes lunch). Bring a friend for $6 payable with registration.

Infinity Music Hall--James Cotton Band

03/08/2009 to 03/08/2009

20 Greenwood Road, Norfolk, 06058. Phone: 866-666-6306.

On Sunday, March 8, 2009 at 7:30PM at Infinity Hall, Norfolk, The James Cotton Band will perform. The musical pedigree of Grammy Award winner James Superharp Cotton consists of a veritable who's who in the world of the Blues. Inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2006, the Smithsonian Institute in 1991, and winner of countless W. C. Handy Blues Awards he has played with BB King, The Rolling Stones, Allman Brothers, Santana among many others. Cotton is an international treasure and a true Living Legend of the Blues. Call for tickets and further information.

Culinary Spring Awakening with Chef Carole Peck at Hunt Hill Farm's Silo Cooking School

03/08/2009 to 03/08/2009

44 Upland Rd., New Milford, 06776. Phone: 860-355-0300. Fax: 860-350-5495.

Culinary Spring Awakening with Chef Carole Peck of Woodbury's Good News Cafe from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. This award-winning, nationally acclaimed chef awakens spring with her creative recipes using the freshest ingredients to prepare a simple yet dazzling menu. Menu to be announced. (Demonstration) $85 per person. Call or visit our website to register. Contact Mary Kravec, Cooking School Director for more information.

Pancake Breakfast - All you can Eat - Flander's Nature Center

03/08/2009 to 03/08/2009

off Rte. 6, Woodbury, 06798. Phone: 203-263-3711.

8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Woodbury Emergency Services Building, Quassuk Rd. (off Rte. 6), Woodbury. Pancakes, sausage, juice, hot beverages and 100% pure maple syrup. Prepared for you by Flanders staff and volunteers as we celebrate nature's seasonal bounty and the running of the sap. Price: $7 Adults (12 and older) $5 for 5-11 year olds, Free for children under 4.

Ski Sundown--CT Firefighters Ski Race

03/08/2009 to 03/08/2009

Ratlum Rd., off Rt. 44 and Rt. 219, New Hartford, 06057. Phone: 860-379-SNOW.

On Sunday, March 8, 2009 from 7:30AM to 2PM Ski Sundown will hold CT Firefighters Ski Race. Teams of five firefighters dressed in full turn-out gear attempt to navigate through a race course while carrying a 50 foot fire hose. Proceeds from this event will be donated to the Stratford Professional Firefighters Burn Foundation. For more information on registering your CT Firefighters Team and Official Race Rules contact Steve Lupinacci at the email address:ski@spffafightingburns or website: spffafightingburns.org

Litchfield Hills Archaeology Club Lecture

03/08/2009 to 03/08/2009

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

Putting a Face on Ancient People presented by Tom Lake, archaeologist and professor of anthropology at the State University of New York, Dutchess Community College in Poughkeepsie.

Historians have the benefit of ethnography, eye-witnesses, the written record, etc., in creating their stories of the past. Prehistorians, however, and American archaeologists in particular, are at a great disadvantage having access to none of these sources of information. We are left, essentially, with the archaeological record, in various forms, from which to create our stories. In some instances,only 5%-10% of the non-perishable material culture at a site remains available for analysis. Join us in discovering how archaeologists put a face on ancient people, discover the human element, and the source of oral histories.

Time: 3:00pm. Fee: Free to Club Members; $5 General Public