White Memorial Conservation Center Hosts Ilvi Dulac's Reader's Theater: Legend of Sleepy Hollow--Litchfield

03/03/2012

Alain White Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-0857.

On Saturday, March 3, 2012 join Ilvi Dulac's Reader's Theater: Legend of Sleepy Hollow.  Dine like Ichabod Crane and enjoy this candlelight reading of excepts from Washington Irving's classic interpreted by local thespians Ilvi Dulac, Jane Coughlin and Michael Medeiros.  BYOB and maybe a few apples for the Headless Horseman's horse.  Dinner 6PM, Reading: 7PM at the A.B. Ceder Room at White Memorial.  Registration Fee:  Members $15; Non-Members: $20.

Malbec Madness: From France to Argentina at McLaughlins Vineyards

03/03/2012

14 Albert's Hill Road, Sandy Hook, CT Phone: (866)599-9463.

4:00 PM - 6:30 PM. Originating from the Bordeaux region of France, this grape is among the "big six" of red wine grapes.  With the exception of the Cahors of south-western France, its fame and fortune in France often end there.  It is still used as a blending wine in Bordeaux, but with very little effort being devoted to its further improvement or success. The story in Argentina is quite the opposite. Malbec has found both fame and glory in the sun-drenched climate and high Andes Mountains of Argentina. This is Argentina's signature grape and it is quickly making a new name for itself in the global wine industry.  Our list of wines tonight will be sure to please any and all red wine lovers.  As usual a fine selection of snacks and finger foods will be served. Reservations required.

Brookfield Historical Society Sponsors Presentation on the Pre-Civil War Dred Scott Supreme Court Decision

03/05/2012

165 Whisconier Road, Brookfield, CT Phone: 203 775-3934.

Joseph Secola, a former Probate Judge and currently a practicing attorney in Brookfield, will offer a power point presentation on the famed Dred Scott Supreme Court decision rendered in March of 1857.   The program, sponsored by the Brookfield Historical Society, will take place Monday evening at 7:30 P.M. Admission is free and complimentary refreshments will be served. The public is invited to attend.

Palace Theater Presents ImaginOcean--Puppet Show--Waterbury

03/06/2012

100 East Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-755-4700.

The Palace Theater presents ImaginOcean on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 9:30Am and 11:30AM.   This one-of-a-kind black-light puppet show is a magical undersea adventure about three best-friend fish who set out on a remarkable journey of discovery.  Call or check the website for further information.

Northwest CT To Celebrate Jewish Holiday of Purim with Circus Themed Event

03/08/2012

7 Village Green, Litchfield, CT 06759.

Come and learn the exciting and enjoyable art of needle felting at the Litchfield Historical Society on Thursday, March 15 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Expert Katie Stevenson will teach participants this waterless felting technique. Using a barbed needle and wool fibers, participants will learn different techniques to create colorful art and spring-themed three-dimensional figures. Space is limited, so please register for this event by Monday, March 12. This event is open to teens and adults. The fee is $30 for members and $40 for non-members. Supplies are included in the fee, and will be available to bring home for an additional $15.

Gunn Memorial Library : Money Maters for Women Seminar

03/08/2012

5 Wykeham Road, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-7586.

Join us on Thursday, March 8th at 6:00 pm in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Memorial Library for an introductory seminar on money management. Knowing how to manage your own money - how to save, spend and invest wisely requires understanding simple concepts that will transform what seems complicated and overwhelming jargon into a set of everyday skills, strategies and techniques that you can apply successfully with ease and confidence. MONEY MATTERS FOR WOMEN was designed by experienced experts specifically to meet the financial education needs of women, just like you - to educate, inform and empower you as you take control of your financial present and future. Mrs. Kaplan is Founder and President of MONEY MATTERS FOR WOMEN, a division of JK Communications LLC.  With more than fifteen years as a professional communications and education specialist in the financial services industry, she has seen time and again the tremendous gap in many adults' understanding of financial concepts and tools, and recognized the need for actionable education that would help them develop basic knowledge and sound habits of savings, spending, and investing wisely.  This program is free and open to the public.  Registration is recommended.

JAZZ COMBOS CONCERT at WSCU

03/09/2012

181 White St, Danbury, CT Phone: (203) 837-8350 .

The WCSU Jazz Combos will perform at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The concert will be free and the public is invited. Donations to support the department of music will be accepted.

Palace Theater Presents The Irish Rovers-Waterbury

03/09/2012

100 East Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-755-4700.

Palace Theater on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 8PM will feature The Irish Rovers.   More over four decades, these international ambassadors of Irish music have maintained their timeless ability to deliver a rollicking, rousing performance of good cheer. Chck the website for further information.

MOHAWK MADNESS at Mohawk Ski Area

03/10/2012

Rte. 4, Cornwall, CT

Our annual Beach Party celebration is Saturday, March 10 - all day long! Come in costume, beachwear – just about anything goes! Join us in fun games, including relay races, volleyball, and our annual Costume Parade down the mountain! Goggles the Yeti will pay us a visit, and there will be face painting for the kids! Your mouth will be watering for the barbecue on the deck while you are rocking out to your favorite beach music! All are welcome – the fun will taking place between 11 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

5th Annual Maple Festival at Sweet Wind Farm

03/10/2012

339 South Road, East Hartland, CT Phone: (860) 653-2038.

From 10 a.m. till   4 p.m. Featuring maple syrup and sugar making demonstrations, narrated slide show, video, storytime for kids, sugarhouse tours, cooking and recipe class, food, free syrup samples, tree tapping demonstration, sugar-on-snow, and more! Learn how maple syrup and sugar is made at our farm. Various maple products will be for sale. A fun and educational day out for you and your family! Free admission. Check their website for a schedule of the day's events. Besides the annual Maple Festival the farm will host open house every Saturday in March. Classes and tours are available to groups during sugaring season, call or email to schedule a time. Visit the website for more information at www.sweetwindfarm.net. Either outing will prove to be a worthwhile education for your whole family about a timeless tradition here in New England.