Silas Bronson Library Celebrates Abraham Lincoln's Birthday

02/11/2009 to 02/11/2009

267 Grand Street, Waterbury, Phone: 203-574-8233.

On Wednesday evening, February 11, 2009 at 7PM at the Silas Bronson Library, Waterbury the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth will be celebrated in the Main Reading Room. A costumed re-enactor will speak about the life of Lincoln on the eve of the 200th birthday of our 16th President. The program is geared for a general audience. Admission is free. The library is handicapped accessible. Call for further information.

Torrington Historical Society Celebrates Abraham Lincoln's 5th Score Birthday

02/12/2009 to 02/12/2009

192 Main Street, Torrington, 06790. Phone: 860-482-8260.

Torrington Historical Society will celebrate the bicentennial birthday of Abraham Lincoln from 3:30PM to 5PM on Thursday, February 12, 2009 in the Carriage House Museum. The event, planned for school children and their families, will include Lincoln-related activities, patriotic decorations and birthday cake. Students in grades K-6 are invited to participate by submitting original artwork depicting Lincoln. The pieces can be no larger than 9X12 inches and will be displayed at the Carriage House during the celebration. Students should submit their work by Feb. 6th. The celebration is free and open to the public. Reservations by Feb. 6th. Further information call 860-482-8260 or email: historical@snet.net.

Valentine's Weekend Comedy at Thomaston Opera House

02/13/2009 to 02/15/2009

158 Main St., Thomaston, 06787. Phone: 860-283-6250.

On Friday and Saturday, February 13 and 14, 2009 at 8PM and Sunday, February 15 at 2PM the Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield will be performed. The outrageous romp through all 37 of Shakespeare's plays will take only 93 minutes for one low price--Tickets $17-$22. Call for further information.

Infinity Hall Concert--Ellis Paul with Seth Glier

02/13/2009 to 02/13/2009

20 Greenwoods Rd., Rte. 44, Norfolk, 06058. Phone: 866-666-6306.

On Friday, February 13, 2009 at 7:30PM at Infinity Hall, Norfolk Ellis Paul singer, songwriter, poet and troubadour will perform. Ellis Paul is a master storyteller. He combines the sensibilities of Bob Dylan and Bill Morrissey and delivers it with a passion that sets him apart in the company of a new breed of songwriters. Seth Glier, 20 year old singer, songwriter and pianist will also perform. His debut record, WHY, pre sold out of its first pressing three weeks before its official release. Call for ticket information and reservations.

Be My Valentine: Valentine's Day Through the Ages

02/13/2009 to 02/13/2009

Mattatuck Museum Arts and History Center, 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, 06702. Phone: (203) 753-0381. Fax: (203) 756-6283.

Friday, February 13, 2009 - 1:00-3:00pm

Create unique Valentines for your loved ones while learning fun art techniques with your family! View antique Valentines from the museum's collections, on display especially for this event. Led by Laurie Pasteryak, museum director of education.

Festival of Musical Valentines --Studio 59

02/13/2009 to 02/14/2009

59 Barber Street, Torrington, 06790. Phone: 860-482-6801.

On February 13, 2009 at 7:30PM, The Romantic Piano and Songs of Love featuring Zoe Vandermeer, harp and voice and Timothy Alexandre Wallace, piano and February 14, 2009 at 7:30PM Priscilla Newcomb, soprano and Timothy Alexandre Wallace, piano will perform as part of the Festival of Musical Valentines. Tickets: $30. Call for reservations-860-482-6801.

Wow! Wine and Chocolate!

02/14/2009 to 02/14/2009

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

Chocolate is wonderful alone but it can become a true culinary experience when savored with different foods and beverages. The range of flavors that complement chocolate is amazing! Some combinations are classic --coffee, almonds, caramel, and WINE! It's fun to experiment with taste profiles and figure out what combinations you like best, so at this class we will sample a variety of wines with different chocolates to find some new favorite combinations. Flowers included! $50 per person. Please call for reservations (203) 426-1533.

Infinity Hall Concert--Nick Colionne/Guest Brian Simpson

02/14/2009 to 02/14/2009

20 Greenwoods Rd., Rte. 44, Norfolk, 06058. Phone: 888-788-8882.

On Saturday, February 14, 2009 at 8:30PM come join a very special Valentine's Day event at Infinity Hall, Norfolk.Nick Colionne has a jazz style that is both urban and contemporary. Brian Simpson, a working jazz musician has toured with some of the greats of recent jazz history including George Duke, Larry Carlton, George Howard and more. Enjoy an amazing pre-concert cocktail reception at 7:30PM followed by a most memorable concert event. Every couple gets a Valentine from Infinity Hall. Call for tickets and further information.

Valentine's Weekend at Jerram Winery

02/14/2009 to 02/15/2009

535 Town Hill Rd., Rte.219, New Hartford, 06057. Phone: 860-379-8749.

On Saturday, February 14 and Sunday, February 15, 2009 from Noon to 4PM Woo your Valentine with Wine and Chocolate at Jerram Winery. Enjoy a flight of white wines or a flight of red wines with dark chocolates. Also, a limited bottling of Our Sweet Rose will be released just for this weekend. Groups please reserve the Farm Table. $10 per person. Email at: jerramfarm@hotmail.com or call 860-379-8749.

Valentine's Dinner Dance--Southbury

02/14/2009 to 02/14/2009

Heritage Road, Southbury, Phone: 203-264-3902.

Southbury Junior Women's Club is hosting a Valentine's Dinner Dance on February 14, 2009 at the Heritage Hotel, Southbury. Join a romantic and fun evening of food and dancing on Saturday evening--cocktails starting at 6PM, dinner served at 7PM and dancing until 11PM. Tickets are available now through February 7th from Patty's Pantry and Southbury Kitchen in Union Square on Main St. South or call 203-264-3902. $100 per couple. Snow date: Sunday, February 15, 2009 6PM to 11PM. Postponement will be broadcast on WVIT Channel 30.