WINE & CHOCOLATE! Wine Education Classes at McLaughlin Vineyards


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

Saturday, February 10th 6:00-8:30. WINE & CHOCOLATE!. 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 fund to experiment with taste profiles and figure out what combinations you like best. In this class we will sample a variety of wines with different chocolates to find some new favorite combinations. This class sells out. Seating is limited. Reserve your space soon! $60pp.

The Goshen Players Valentine Cabaret

02/10/2012 to 02/11/2012

Junction Rte. 4 and Rte. 63, Goshen, CT Phone: (860) 491-9988.

Come in on a cold winter night for the hottest ticket in town! Two sold out performances in 2011 have crowds demanding more! Get your tickets early for the most romantic, live Valentine show in Litchfield County. Candlelit tables, cabaret seating and talented performers mean that tickets will go fast, so be sure to reserve yours early!

Danbury Railway Museum Offers Sweetheart Train Rides

02/11/2012 to 02/12/2012

120 White St., Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-778-8337.

On Saturday Februjary 11 and Sunday February 12, 2012 the Danbury Railway Museum will off Sweethert Train Rides  celebrating Valentine's Day.  Call for further information or check the website.

Southwind Farms Hosts Tea and Alpaca Yarn Sale--Watertown


223 Morris Town Line Rd., Watertown, CT 06795. Phone: 860-274-9001.

On Saturday, February 11, 2012 from 10AM to 1PM (snow date, Feb. 12) Southwind Farms will host a Tea and Alpaca Yarn sale at 20% off selected alpaca yarns plus our newest yarns will be introduced.  Check the website for further information.

Studio 59 Hosts Lotus Leaf Tea Ceremony--Torrington


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

On Saturday - February 11,2012 - 7:30pm Studio 59 will host aLotus Leaf Tea Ceremonyfeaturing Haiyan -a Certified Tea Master from Chin and co-founder of Lotus Leaf Tea. Part 1: Brief presentation of Chinese history and culture--Part 2: Chinese tea culture
Part 3: Lotus Leaf Tea Ceremony and Tea Tasting--Part 4: Guzheng (an ancient Chinese instrument) performance. TICKETS:  $22.50.  LIMITED SEATING--RSVP: 860-482-6801.

Litchfield Historical Society Hosts Music Through History: An Indoor Family Lawn Show with Musician Rick Spencer


South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4501.

Music Through History: An Indoor Family Lawn Show with Musician Rick Spencer onSaturday, February 11,2012-Time: 1:00pm
at the Litchfield History Museum. Individual price: $5 for members; $7 for non-members--Family price: $10 per family for members; $15 per family for non-members.  Registration required. Is the weather outside frightful?  Do you  long for summer days lounging in the grass?  Friends and families are invited to  join musician and historian Rick Spencer as he performs myriad songs  from various periods of American history, including music from the War  of 1812 and the Civil War.  Bring a blanket or lawn
chair to sit on.   Refreshments (and chairs) will be provided or bring your own!

New Morning Store Hosts Lecture by Elena Sokolova, MD--Natural Solutions for Joint Health--Woodbury


738 Main Street South, Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-4868.

On Saturday, February 11, 2012 from 10:30AM to Noon at the Woodbury Public Library New Morning Natural and Organic Store will host a lecture:  Natural Solutions for Joint Health with Elena Sokolova MD, ND. Starting with a brief review of joint anatomy and physiology, you will learn why joints are not happy with our modern life style. Dr.. Elena Sokolova will talk about degenerative (aging) joint conditions as well as about auto-immune joint conditions. You will learn about the effects of possible causes of the joint diseases.  Natural ways to manage joint health will also be included. Don't miss this informative, interactive class. Dr. Elena Sokolova MD, ND is a renowned international physician with over 25 years of experience as a practicing medical doctor. She has trained extensively in Family Medicine, Botanical Medicine, Medical Nutrition, Homeopathy, and Oriental Medicine. Dr Sokolova received her naturopathic doctorate degree at the University of Bridgeport, College of Naturopathic Medicine. Classes support living a natural lifestyle and are open to the public, however registration is required due to space limitations. Registration can be done online at, by calling Julie at 203-263-0673 ext. 317, or in person by stopping into the store in Woodbury.

Women’s Journeys at Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

02/11/2012 to 02/11/2012

229 E. Litchfield Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-3163.

Monthly conversations about life and spirituality. Facilitator: Marguerite Janelle. Fee: $15 (lunch option add $10). For more information and to register, call Wisdom House 860-567-3163 or visit

Litchfield Historical Society: A Lecture on the Life of Abolitionist James Pennington


On The Green, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4501.

On Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 3PM at the Litchfield History Museum, author Christopher Webber will tell the incredible story of James Pennington, a former slave turned Yale scholar and one of the most important, though oft-forgotten figures in the nineteenth-century abolitionist movement.  The lecture is free but registration is required.  Check the website for further information.

Litchfield Historical Society Hosts Lecture: American to the Backbone with Christopher Webber


South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4501.

"American to the Backbone"-On Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 3:00pm the Litchfield History Museum will offer a program by Christopher Webber tells the incredible  story of James Pennington, a forgotten hero of nineteenth century  America--a former slave who became a Yale scholar, congregational pastor,  and international leader of the Antebellum abolitionist movement.
"American to the Backbone" brings to life this fascinating, forgotten  pioneer who helped lay the foundation for the contemporary civil rights  revolution and inspire generations of future leaders. Free. Donations accepted.