Knits Men Want: Knitting Lesson at Hunt Hill Farm-New Milford


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

On Saturday, December 4, 2010 from 11AMto 3:30PM join Bruce Weinstein the author of Knits Men Want: The Ten Rules Every Woman Should KNow Before Knitting for a Man and learn to make reversible cables for a scarf either for a man or a variation for a woman.  Join us for a relaxing and fun afternoon.  $75 per student includes a copy of Bruce's book and a light lunch from the Silo Cooking School.  Material not included.  Will send material list with your regisration receipt.  Call for further information.

Booksigning: Colonel Roosevelt by Edmund Morris at The HickoryStick Bookshop - Washington Depot

12/04/2010 to 12/04/2010

2 Green Hill Road, Washington, CT 06794. Phone: 860-868-0525. Fax: 860-868-1356.

This biography by Edmund Morris, the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award–winning author of The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt and Theodore Rex, is itself the completion of a trilogy sure to stand as definitive. Packed with more adventure, variety, drama, humor, and tragedy than a big novel, yet documented down to the smallest fact, it recounts the last decade of perhaps the most amazing life in American history.

Chanukah On The Slopes at Woodbury Ski Area


1785 Washington Road, Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-2203.

On Sunday, December 5, 2010 from 12:30PM to 5:30 PM join hundreds of people from all walks of life to converge on the Woodbury Ski Area to celebrate Chanukah at --Chanukah on the Slopes.  Revelers of all ages will enjoy snow sports including skiing, tubing and snowboarding.  Also featured wil be a giant ice Menorah lighting at 4:30PM, live entertainment with Jewish music and dancing.  Kosher food will be for sale and participants get to create holiday crafts, including candle making, a Menorah fatory and Chanukah sand art.  An ancient day, Judah Macabee, will be on hand to greet youngsters and their families.

Booksigning: Snark Handbook Insult Edition & Cigar Lover's Compendium by Lawrence Dorfman at HickoryStick Bookshop - Washington Depot

12/05/2010 to 12/05/2010

2 Green Hill Road, Washington, CT 06794. Phone: 860-868-0525. Fax: 860-868-1356.

Laughter will be in order when you pick up the  Snark Handbook Insult Edition, and for the cigar lover on your list there is The Cigar Lover's Compendium.

The Nutcracker at The Warner Theatre - Torrington

12/11/2010 to 12/12/2010

Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-489-7180.

On Sat. at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and again on Sunday, at 2 p.m.  No holiday season is complete without this classic tale.  Join this highly acclaimed dance troupe as they take you through the snowy winter and into the land of sweets. Tickets prices range from $18 to $42.  Call or visit the website for more information.

118th Annual German-Style Christmas Supper at The First Luthern Church - Waterbury


88 Cooke St., Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 860-274-7365 or 203-753-0223.

On Sat. a Buffet Dinner will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. The Confectionery Corner will offer baked goods and jewelry for sale from 3 to 7 p.m.  Donation is suggested Those seeking additional information call.

Christmas Tree-O: A Holiday Concert--Kent Sponsored by Litchfield Jazz Festival


1 North Main Street, Kent, CT 06757. Phone: 860-361-6285.

On Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 3PM join the Litchfield Jazz Festival as they hold--Christmas Tree-O: A Holiday Concert.  A reception will follow at the Ober Gallery, 14 Old Barn Road across the street from the church.  General admission tickets are $15 and reserved seating and reception tickets are priced at $40.  The concert will feature Litchfield Jazz Festival artist in residence, drummer Matt Wilson, who will perform tunes from his latest release--Christmas Tree-O.  Tickets available at Kent Wine and Spirit and JP Gifford or at the door at St. Andrews Church.  Call for further information.

Holiday House Tour Sponsored byWolcott Historical Society


167 Nichols Road, Wolcott, CT 06716. Phone: 203-879-9818.

On Saturday, December 11, 2010 from 11AM to 3PM the Wolcott Historical Society will host a Holiday House Tour.  There will be four houses to tour.  Admission is $15.  Tickets may be purchased the day of the Tour from 10:30AM to 1PM at the Wolcott Historicl Society's Schoolhouse Museum at 167 Nichols Road.  Call for further information.  Snow date: Sunday, December 12, 2010.

Breakfast with Santa at Wood Acres Farm

12/11/2010 to 12/12/2010

68 Griffen Rd., Terryville, CT Phone: 860-583-8670.

Come and enjoy Breakfast with Santa and Storytime with Mrs. Claus. Horse drawn hay or  sleigh ride.i   Reserve tickets in advance: $12 or $14 at the door ( 3 and under free).  Reserved Seating advised 9 a.m., 10 a.m. & 11 a.m.  Visit website for more information.

Booksigning: The Last Train by Gordon Titcomb, illustrated by Wendell Minor at HickoryStick Bookshop - Washington Depot

12/11/2010 to 12/11/2010

2 Green Hill Road, Washington, CT 06794. Phone: 860-868-0525. Fax: 860-868-1356.

“Based on musician Titcomb's 2005 song, this stunning book both celebrates and eulogizes the golden era of railway travel. Minor's luminous, occasionally almost photographic, paintings portray the adult narrator as a boy, surrounded by a ghostly haze as he walks along the tracks….There's little doubt that railroad aficionados will pore over the crisply rendered railroad memorabilia.”  —Starred, Publishers Weekly