CREATIVITY NETWORKING: Creativity ... What Is It?

03/14/2010 to 03/14/2010

44 Upland Rd., New Milford, 06776. Phone: 860-355-0300.

From 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Creativity matters in all aspects of society. If you want to reconnect with your inherent creativity and explore new ways of expressing it, don't miss this workshop! The third in a series that covers topics about creativity in all forms. Steven Dahlberg hosts the series and is the head of the International Centre for Creativity and Imagination at the University of Connecticut. $10 per person. Call to reserve your spot. For more information contact Silo Gallery Director Valerie Culbertson.

2nd Annual U.S. Gopen presented by magical go-go and pom pom at Ski Sundown

03/14/2010 to 03/14/2010

126 Ratlum Road, off Rte 44-Rte. 219, New Hartford, 06057. Phone: 860-379-SNOW.

Ski Sundown sponsors the 2nd Annual US GOPEN--this annual event in a specially designed terrain park features original on-snow antics for all such as The Go-Go Limbo, The Siamese Slalom, 30 Meter Tic Tac Dash, and more. All are encouraged to attend and participate in the fun.Call for further information.

Litchfield Hills Archaeology Club Lecture Series

03/14/2010 to 03/14/2010

38 Curtis Road, Washington, 06793. Phone: 860-868-0518.

Old Artifacts, New Ideas: The Current Interpretation of the Binette Site Rock Shelter will be presented at 3pm by David H. Thompson, a professional archaeologist with his M.A. in anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania. David is the retired President of the Greater New Haven Archaeological Society and has directed numerous archaeological excavations in Connecticut, including several in Litchfield County when he was affiliated with the Gunnery in Washington. He has participated in excavations throughout the United States and Mexico.

The Binette site is a rock overhang in Naugatuck that was occupied for over 10,000 years, from Paleo-Indian times to the Colonial period. David will focus on its Late Archaic Laurention (Vosburg) component to discuss how tool analysis can provide information on human activities at Binette. Fee: $5 General Public; LHAC Members Free

Connecticut Master Chorale Winter Concert

03/14/2010 to 03/14/2010

St. Rose of Lima, 46 Church Hill Rd., Newtown, 06470. Phone: 203-743-0473. Fax: 203-740-9533.

Tina Johns Heidrich, Conductor. "Magnificat" by John Rutter "Great Hymns of Praise" by Mack Wilberg Accompanied by the Connecticut Master Chorale Orchestra. $20 advance/$25 door

St Patrick's Day Beer Tasting Two Dates!

03/16/2010 to 03/17/2010

Litchfield Saltwater Grille, Rte. 202, 26 Litchfield Commons, Litchfield, 06759. Phone: 860.567.4900.

Litchfield Saltwater Grille beer connoisseur Albe Galotta will host both events on Tuesday 3/16 and Wednesday 3/17. Topics include: "How to pour the perfect Guinness." "What is Hops?" and "How to taste and asses the quality of beer." His collection of over 250 tap handles will be on exhibit during both events. Prizes and Irish Music during both events!

God in the White House: Randall Balmer discusses the effect of faith on American politics

03/17/2010 to 03/17/2010

University of Connecticut, 855 University Drive, Torrington, 06790. Phone: 860-626-6852.

The UConn Torrington LCWP spring 2010 class, �Word and Spirit,� examines Litchfield County authors� works on spirit, through personal exploration to how spirituality affects community and politics. In the first guest event of the semester, author and Emmy Award nominee Randall Balmer - a guest on Comedy Central�s �The Daily Show� and �The Colbert Report� - talks to Davyne Verstandig about the effect of faith on the presidency from JFK to George W. Bush. A book sale and book signing follow the discussion. Starts at 6:30pm. Free and open to the public. No reservations required.

Charym presents Francis Dunnery--Acoustic House Concert

03/19/2010 to 03/19/2010

174 West Street, Litchfield, 06759. Phone: 860-567-7795.

On Friday evening, March 19, 2010 at 8PM join Francis Dunnery, prolific musician, artist and cosmic astrologer for an acoustic House Concert to be remembered. A completely unique experience combining music, personal stories, phychology, philosophy and astrology that guarantees an unpredictable and fastastic evening. Call or email for reservations. $35 per person. Doors open at 7PM.

Encounters: Music of Bach, Debussy and Rachmaninov at Hunt Hill Farm's Skitch Henderson Museum

03/20/2010 to 03/20/2010

44 Upland Rd., New Milford, 06776. Phone: 860-355-0300.

Beginning at 5 p.m., cellist Mary Costanza and pianist Will Duchon join together to present Hunt Hill Farm's first concert for the 2010 music series. The program includes Johann Sebastian Bach's Cello Suite No.3 in C Major BWV 1009, four selections by Claude Debussy including Etude pour les octaves for the piano, and Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, Op. 19 by Sergei Rachmaninov. Tickets prices are $25 members, $35 non-members and $10 students/children. Reservations required.

Maple Celebration

03/20/2010 to 03/20/2010

Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust, 5 Church Hill Road, Woodbury, 06798. Phone: 203-263-3711.

Flanders caps off maple season with its famous grand finale celebration! Held from 1 to 4 PM, festival features crafts, blue bird talks, hike, cooking, maple food sampling and kids' activities. $5 per person. $10 per family. $30 for 8 people or more.

Annual Maple Sugaring Festival

03/20/2010 to 03/20/2010

38 Curtis Road, Washington, 06793. Phone: 860-868-0518.

Every year when the days are warm but the nights are still cold, IAIS holds its annual Maple Sugaring Festival.

Enjoy pancakes made by IAIS staff, local maple syrup, coffee and orange juice (served from 11am-1pm) and learn how local Native Americans traditionally made maple syrup. Throughout the day Jim Dina will demonstrate the technique of collecting sap and boiling it down into syrup as he discusses its importance to Native American culture. Children�s activities will run from 1-3pm.

Call for advance tickets. Fee: Advance tickets: $8 Adults; $6 Kids Tickets at the door: $10 Adults; $8 Kids