Rose Styron to Sign Copies of Selected Letter of Williiam Styron at Hickory Stick Bookshop-Washington, CT


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

On Saturday, January 12, 2013 from 3 to 4:30PM at the Hickory Stick Bookshop in Washington Depot, Rose Styron will sign copies of Selected Letters of William Styron.  These letters are "unofficial" biograpy of a literary master documenting major historical and cultural events as well as his receipt of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award.  The letters also reveal friendships with Norman Mailer, James Baldwin, John and Jackie Kennedy, Arthur Miller, James Jones, Wallace Stegner, Robert Penn Warren, Philip Roth and many of the other leading writers and intellecturals of the second half of the twentieth century.

DiGrazia Vineyards Tapas Night


131 Tower Rd., Brookfield, CT Phone: (203)775-1616.

5:00 - $45 per person - DiGrazia wines paired with foods prepared by Homemade Gourmet. Reservations necessary.

Warner Theatre Presents It's Murder in the Wings at the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre--Torrington

01/12/2013 to 01/13/2013

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

It's Murder in the Wings--Nancy Marine Studio Theatre--Saturday, Jan 12 at 8pm, Sunday, Jan. 13 at 2pm. Ever try to throw a party an hour after the host has been murdered? It's not as easy as it sounds. At the flailing Wings Publishing Company, the staff discovers their boss has met with an untimely death just before a contract-signing party that will save the business. Of course, there's the fact that someone at the party is also the murderer. With a fast-paced plot of full of mystery and tongue-in-cheek comedy, this whodunit will have you on the edge of your seat in suspense - and laughter! Presented by the Warner Theatre Center for Arts Education Performance Lab.  Check the website for further information.

Warner Theatre Presents MOMIX: ALCHEMIA

01/12/2013 to 01/13/2013

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

MOMIX: ALCHEMIA--Saturday, Jan. 12 at 8pm--Sunday, Jan. 13 at 2pm at the Warner Theatre. The irrepressible Moses Pendleton presents Alchemia, his new work for the dazzling dancer-illusionists of Momix. It's all about the art of alchemy, and the alchemy of art. Pendleton's latest creation is an enchanting, phantasmagorical multimedia spectacle full of invention, beauty, sensuality and humor. Manipulating the four classic elements of earth, air, fire and water to produce a show full of aesthetic thrills, surprising metamorphoses, and the sexuality of nature itself, Alchemia is Momix at its most magical. Check the website fur further information.

Journey of an 18th Century Home, Farmington to Sharon


18 Main Street, Sharon, CT Phone: 860-364-5688.

If the preservation, architecture and restoration of early American homes makes your heart flutter, please join us on Saturday, January 12, at 3 pm as the Sharon Historical Society welcomes Sharon resident John Baroody, speaking on “The Journey of an 18th Century Home.”

Haight-Brown Vineyard Tapas Night--Litchfield


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

Haight-Brown Vineyard-- May your Holiday Season be all wrapped up with cheer and filled with celebration for the New Year.  Come to the vineyard for a glass of wine, share in seasonal joy and warm your toes by our fire!  In the cold of January - don't forget Tapas Night on January 12th.  Fabulous Food and Wine...A selection of hot and cold passed and plated Hors d'oeuvres served with your favorite wine. Enjoy two glasses of wine, Spanish style tapas and dessert for a sweet ending. Bring friends and family or meet new ones. At the end of the night, bring home your wine glass as a souvenir of the evening.  Tapas night begins at 6:30 pm.

Ansonia Nature Center Program: Back to Basics: Soap Making with Goat's Milk


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

On Sat. Jan. 12, 2 pm the Ansonia Nature Center hosts a program BACK TO BASICS: Soap Making with Goat's Milk.
This two-hour class will provide the basic skills you'll need to make wonderful soaps! Attendees will learn basic safety and traditional techniques required for this time-honored craft which makes great gifts—or soaps to keep for your own use. Soap samples and recipes will be provided. Bring a small container for your take-home samples. Instructor: Dawn Sotir. FEE: $5 per person.  Registration is required.

White Memorial Conservation Center Program: DEEP CARE Family Ice Fishing Workshop--Litchfield


Route 202, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-0857.

January 12 DEEP CARE Family Ice Fishing Workshop The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Fisheries Division sponsors this program for the third year in a row. Families and individuals age nine and up are welcome to attend this unique event which is part of the DEEP's CARE (Connecticut Aquatic Resources Education) program. The class is taught by certified volunteer instructors. All fishing tackle and course materials are provided ABSOLUTELY FREE! Students will receive official diplomas upon successful completion of the course. To learn more log onto the CT DEP's website: 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M., A.B. Ceder Room. Pre-registration is required.

Salisbury Association Program on Portrait of Maria Birch Coffing at Scoville Memorial Library


38 Main St., Salisbury, CT 06068. Phone: 860-435-2838.

The Salisbury Association and the Scoville Memorial Library are co-sponsoring a program on the portrait of Maria Birch Coffing and her servent, Jane Winslow.  The program will take place on January 13th at 2PM at the Scoville Memorial Library.

Newtown Historical Society - This Old Cemetery


31 Main Street, Newtown, CT Phone: 203-426-5937.

On Monday 7:30 p.m.. at The Newtown Meeting House. The annual town historian's lecture will be on the cemeteries of Newtown, focusing on the oldest of these: the Village Cemetery. His presentation will concentrate on the various headstone styles to be found in the oldest part of that cemetery showing how these motifs reflected the colonial and early American mind set. Please note the change of venue this year in order to accommodate the large audience that is anticipated for this lecture.