Ansonia Nature Center Maple Festival


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

MAPLE FESTIVAL– Sat. Mar. 1, all day long.  Start the day with a delicious pancake breakfast with real maple syrup, sausages, juice, coffee and tea from 8 to 10 am.  We'll also have a maple bake sale all day, crafts, live animals, tree-tapping demos and more!  All proceeds benefit our critter care.

The Silo - Hunt Hill Farm Trust - Classic French with Chef Amanad Cushman


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

On Saturday, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. You could become the next “Julia Child” and cook like a true gourmet with these great recipes to cook for all your friends. Crostini with Olive Tapenade, Classic Beef Bourguignon, Gruyere Potato Gratin, Chicken Breast Stuffed with Herbed Chevre, Ratatouille Nicoise, Bittersweet Chocolate Tart. $90 per person. Visit the website for more information.

Annual Maple Sugaring Festival

03/01/2014 to 03/01/2014

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

The days are getting warmer but the nights are still cold. Just the right conditions for maple sugaring! Join IAIS Staff and Primitive Skills Practitioner Jim Dina for an afternoon celebrating the gift of Maple Sugar.  Enjoy pancakes made by IAIS staff, local maple syrup, coffee and orange juice (served from 11am-1pm) and learn how local Native Americans traditionally made maple syrup. Jim will demonstrate the technique of collecting sap and boiling it down into syrup as he discusses its importance to Native American culture. Children’s activities will run from 1-3pm.

Fee: $12 Adults; $10 Kids

Litchfield Historical Society - "Working in a New Land" to Discuss Immigration in CT


Corner of East & South St., Rte. 63, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-4501.

3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Historically, Connecticut has offered opportunities for immigrant workers on farms, in brass and textile mills, and in firearms factories. Today, the promise of a better life in America represents opportunities and many challenges, but immigrant workers continue to shape the way we work in CT. This conversation looks back on the contributions made by new Americans and tackles issues that surround their work today. This program is part of CT at Work- A CT Humanities Initiative.

Danbury's Big Chill 5K Race


25 Shelter Rock Lane, Danbury, CT

10:30 a.m. Start & Finish at Danbury Sports Dome, 25 Shelter Rock Lane, Danbury, CT. ntry fee is $25 thru February 26, 2014 - $30 after and Race Day Race day registration is between 9:00-10:15am at Danbury Sports Dome T-Shirts guaranteed to the first 200 registered runners If pre-entered, pick up packet between 9:00 - 10:15am at Danbury Sports Dome. Pre-Reg By February 26, 2014 - $25.00. After and on race day - $30.00. Register at




126 Ratlum Rd., New Hartford, CT Phone: 860-379-7669.

Magical GoGo and Ski Sundown Present:SHRED IT & EDIT Season 3 MOVIE PREMIERE & AWARDS! 5:00pm/ Questions contact or

Mohawk Mountain - Fireman's Race


46 Great Hollow Rd, Cornwall, CT Phone: 860-672-6100.

9 to 5 p.m. Come out and support your local Fire Department as they race rival teams down the slopes dressed in full firefighting gear!..

The Silo - Hunt Hill Farm Trust - Indian Home Cooking With Chef Amanda Cushman


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

On Sunday, 11 a.m to 2 p.m. with Chef Amanda Cusman In this class you will earn to prepare traditional Indian dishes to serve your family and friends.  Menu: Southern Indian Garlic Braised Tomatoes with Chilies, Eggplant and Cauliflower Pakoras, Coconut Curried Chicken, Homemade Paneer with Spinach Sauce (Saag Paneer) Spiced Chick Peas (Chana Masala).Basmati Rice Pilaf with Sesame and Coconut. $90 per person.

Oliver Wolcott Library Program: Legacy Stories: Writing Memorable Memoirs with Patricia Lapidus--Litchfield


160 South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-8030.

On Monday, March 3, 2014 from 1:30 - 2:30PM Trish Lapidus returns to provide more writing techniques and inspiration for writing memorable memoirs.  In this workshop she will demonstrate how there are many models for looking at our progress through the years.  Trish published a memoir entitled Sweet Potato Suppers: A Yankee Woman Finds Salvation in a Hippie Village.  Visit her website:

Brookfield Museum & Historical Society Lecture: Pearl Harbor a Japanese Disaster


165 Wisconer Rd., Brookfield, CT 06804. Phone: 203-740-8140.

Robert Purssell of Brookfield, a retired engineer and research writer, will conduct a power point presentation entitled Pearl Harbor a Japanese Disaster. The presentation will be given at theBrookfield Museum on Monday, March 3, 2013 at 7:30 in the evening. The program is sponsored by the Brookfield Historical Society as part of the American Military Forum Series. Purssell will address how Pearl Harbor, which has long been characterized as an unqualified success of great benefit to Japan's ambitions for conquest of the pacific basin, gave rise to Japanese shortcomings in conducting a protracted war against the United States with twice its population and possessing  overwhelming material and technical superiority. He will address the reasoning which led the Imperial Japanese High Command to decide in favor of the attack and the warning they chose to ignore. The presentation will focus on Japan's perspective both tactical and strategic in carrying out this unprovoked act of aggression. Following the presentation complimentary refreshments will be offered.