Litchfield Historical Society - Celebrate Aaron Burr's Birthday at Tapping Reeve Law School

02/06/2014

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

3:30 to 5p.m. at the Tapping Reeve House and Law School.  Ages: 8+. $5 for members; $7 fr non-members. Did you know that this year is the Litchfield Law School's 240h anniversary? Join us as we celebrate the birthday of Tapping Reeve's first law student Come and participate in a scavenger hunt around the Reeve House, and learn about Burr and have some Birthday cake. Register on liner registration@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org or call.

Mattatuck Museum - First Thursday: Music at the Museum - Elite Syncopation

02/06/2014

144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT Phone: 203-753-0381.

Thursday, February 6, 2014, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.. Members $10, Non-members $15. The celebrated quintet Elite Syncopation is a nationally recognized touring ensemble specializing in historically authentic performances of ragtime and early jazz. Elite Syncopation's members are Liz Smith on flute, clarinet and saxophone, Perry Ellito on violin, Ettie Luckey, violoncello, Roy Wiseman double bass; and Gary Chapman playing piano. They have toured nationally on the rosters of David Rowe Artists and Columbia Artists' Community Concerts and have been featured on The Voice of America and National Public Radio. Their performances are based on an extensive archive of rare performance materials going back as early as the nineteenth century, many of them unheard since the years of their original publication. Culled from university archives, the Library of Congress, and the holdings of private collectors from throughout the U.S., these long out-of-print arrangements offer a rare opportunity to hear America's music from the era before recorded sound.

Friends of Main Street Hosts Eighth Annual "Bubbles and Truffles" Wine Tasting--Winsted

02/07/2014

210 Holabird Ave., Winsted, CT 06098. Phone: 860-738-3351.

On Friday, February 7, 2014 from 5:30 to 8:30PM at Whiting Mills the Friends of Main Street's Eighth Annual "Bubbles and Truffles" Wine Tasting and Chocolate Extravaganza fundraiser will be held.  Tickets $25 in advance at Ledgebrook Spirit Shopppe or $35 at the door.  Reservations by calling Friends of Main Street or email at helen @foms.org.  Forty wines from eight vendors and a selection of beers will again be featured plus chocolates. 

Hunt Hill Library - Lilly Woodwort's Reception and Art Exhibit

02/07/2014

63 Main Street, Falls Village, CT Phone: 860-824-7572.

The reception for Lilly Woodworth's exhibit at the Hunt Library Sat Feb 7, 6-8pm. ART EXHIBITION FLEURS ENCORE: Recent Oil Paintings by Lilly Woodworth   The event is free and open to the public.  The painter Lilly Woodworth, a Sharon resident, takes flowers very seriously.  Not just the actual flowers themselves but the manner in which they have been depicted in painting.  Taking inspiration from the work of fin de siècle painters such as Henri Fantin-Latour, Maurice Brianchon, and William Nicholson.The several small paintings on cigar boxes, a recent fascination of the painter, infuse the collection with wit and whimsy. Lilly Woodworth studied oil painting with Stephen S. Kennedy in Trenton, NJ before earning a certificate in painting from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.  She has received several awards and two residencies.  She exhibits locally and on Long Island.

Mohawk Mountain -Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony

02/07/2014

CT

Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony. Russia might be too far away, but Mohawk isn't! Kick off your own winter games on our snowy slopes, you may not get a medal but you'll still have fun. Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Saturday/Holiday, 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Sunday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Ansonia Nature Center Program: Nature's Child: Groundhogs

02/07/2014

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

NATURE'S CHILD: GROUNDHOGS-Friday, February 7, 10:30am-If groundhogs in Connecticut could talk, they'd ask why people are waking up their relative in Pennsylvania!  Learn about their sleeping habits and hear a short story, make a craft and take a walk to their den site.  TUITION: $6 per family ($4 for Ansonia residents and FANCI members)  Please register in advance.

Imagine Nation Museum - First Friday Family Festival "Elmo's Birthday"

02/07/2014

One Pleasant Street, Bristol, CT Phone: 860-314-1400.

On Friday, February 7th from 5pm-8:00pm, Imagine Nation will host a special First Friday Family Festival "Elmo's Birthday". Come meet the Loveable, huggable Elmo! Dance and Sing in celebration of his Birthday!  Wear Elmo's favorite color (RED) and get a prize.  The letter of the day is "E" the number of the day is "3" the color of the day is "RED".  Decorate & Dine on a yummy ELMO cupcake for $1.00. Pizza and snacks are also available for an additional cost in our old-fashioned soda fountain. Admission to this event is $6.00 per person.  Imagine Nation Museum members and children under 1 are free. Library passes and ACM Memberships are not accepted. For further information, call the museum at, or visit . The Imagine Nation Museum is a division of The Boys & Girls Club and Family Center of Bristol.

Arts at Hotchkiss School Present Howard Fishman Quartet--Lakeville

02/08/2014

11 Interlaken Rd., Lakeville, CT 06039.

On February 8, 2014 at 8PM the Howard Fishman Quartet will perform at the Katherine M. Elfers Hall, Esther Eastman Music Center at the Hotchkiss School.  The versatile composer, singer, musician, bandleader, and storyteller's virtuosity covers musical genres from New Orleans jazz, blues, gospel and folk, to pop standards.  Free admission: donations will benefit The Little Guild of St. Francis, West Cornwall.  Call for further information.

Danbury Museum & Historical Society Hosts Danburite Jewelry Sale

02/08/2014

43 Main St., Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-743-5200.

Just in time for Valentine's Day! Visit the museum on Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 10am to 4pm for a ONE DAY ONLY DANBURITE JEWELRY SALE. All Danburite pieces in our gift shop will be marked down 20%. Danburite is a wonderful gem crystal, named for our city! Mineralogist Charles Upham Shepard first discovered it here in 1839.  It's often referred to as
'the other diamond.' We have earrings, necklaces and rings available made of rough, faceted and smooth Danburite.  Makes a great gift!

St. Andrew's in Marble Dale Plans 250th Anniversary Tea

02/08/2014

247 Litchfield Turnpike, Marble Dale, CT 06777. Phone: 860-868-7475.

St. Andrew's in Marble Dale Plans 250th Anniversary Tea--St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Marble Dale invites the community to join them for a 250th Anniversary Tea on February 8 from 3 to 5 p.m. During 2014 the historic parish has planned a number of events to commemorate this special anniversary. For the Anniversary Tea, church members will be dressed in Colonial garb and will serve some foods that might have been popular in the 1700's like corn muffins and baking powder biscuits. Hats are, of course, most appropriate but do not have to be Colonial. Last year's Mad Hatter Tea brought out all sorts of customers in a variety of hats. This hearty tea party – lots of good tea and food – is $7 for adults and $3 for children.