Mardi Gras Celebration at St. John's Episcopal Church Washington


78 Green Hill Road, Washington, CT 06794. Phone: 860-868-2527.

On Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 6PM come celebrate Fat Tuesday New Orleans Style.  St. John's Episcopal Church in Washington, CT is planning a Mardi Gras celebration with all the best traditions of food and music.  Dinner, served at 6PM includes chicken and andouille sausage gumbo, shrimp and okra gumbo, muffulettas, New Orleans pralines and make your own crepes, French style.  In addition to the rich foods, guests can enjoy jazz music and dressing up in gold, purple and green beads, boas and hats.  A free will offering of $15 is suggested.  Call for reservations or more information.

An Evening at the Warner Theatre with Psychic Medium, Angelina Diana - Torrington


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

Back by popular demand, psychic medium Angelina Diana will be appearing once again at the Warner’s Nancy Marine Studio Theatre on Friday, March 11 at 7:30pm. Ms. Diana has been a popular radio and television personality, news anchor, news director and spiritual counselor and is the resident psychic medium on Kiss 95.7’s “Courtney in the Morning program”. As a psychic medium, Ms. Diana wishes to be a resource to help clients discover their own natural psychic ability, and if they have experienced loss, to help them understand their connection to their loved ones on the other side. Her on air readings, messages of hope and spiritual teachings have been heard on radio and television shows across the country. Ms. Diana will be hosting this special event as a fundraiser to benefit the Warner Theatre. Throughout the evening she will be giving patrons some insight on psychic mediums, taking questions from the audience and doing random audience readings. A free reading will also be raffled off to help support the programs at the Warner Theatre.Tickets for this event are $29.50, *$50 * VIP ticket includes post show meet & greet. Event Sponsored by Bearingstar Insurance.

Innovations for a World Market: Manufacturing in the Naugatuck Valley New Exhibit at Mattatuck Museum


144 Main St, Waterbury, CT 06762. Phone: 203 753-0381 ext 10 .

Exhibit Opening: Friday March 11, 5:30-7:30pm. Fifty years ago metal manufacturing was the lifeblood of the Naugatuck Valley. As global economies changed, the largest corporations left the region, creating a popular misconception that the industry is gone. In truth, numerous metal manufacturers are still based in the Valley. The Platt Brothers & Company: In 1822 Alfred Platt diversified his business on the Naugatuck River by manufacturing metal buttons.  Today, this company makes a variety of zinc based products, terrazzo flooring and medical equipment.  Their zinc coatings, zinc liners, and anodes protect dams, pipelines and bridges across the country and the world. The Eastern Company in Naugatuck: It began in 1858 John Howard Whittemore joined Bronson Beecher Tuttle in making iron parts for railroads, carriages, agricultural tools. Today this multinational company makes diverse products including roof anchors for mining, locks and latches for trucks and busses, and sleeper cabs for trucks and military vehicles. Stewart EFI in Thomaston: One of the largest international suppliers of precision progressive die and deep drawn metal stampings, their products are used in battery cases, automotive air bags, and salt shaker tops. Non- Members: $5.

The Lady with a Thousand Faces at Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

03/11/2011 to 03/13/2011

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

An exploration of wisdom spiritualities rooted in the texts and teachings of many faiths. A challenge to step beyond religious ideologies to hear the words of Lady Wisdom for one’s own life. Presenter: Rabbi Rami Shapiro. Fees: $190 (shared room, hall bath), $230 (private room, hall bath), $260 (private or shared room with bath), $160 Commuter. Non-refundable deposit: $50.

Barkhamsted Historical Society Winter Lecture


109 West River Rd, Barkhamsted, CT 06063. Phone: 860 738 1152.

Barkhamsted Historical Society Winter Lecture,"Westering Home" a program featuring traditional music of Scotland and Ireland played by Linne Landgraf,Laura Mazza-Dixon and Mattie Banzhaf.At the Barkhamsted Senior Center,109 West River Rd,Pleasant Valley,Ct. at 7:00 PM. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.Questions call:Noreen Watson 860 738-1152

Naugatuck Historical Society Offers Children's Quilting Craft Program


195 Water Street, Naugatuck, CT 06770. Phone: 203-729-9039.

On Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 11AM Colette Breault Children's Craft Proram will be held at the Naugatuck Historical Society.  Focusing on the Revolutionary War Era with quilting craft.  Cost: $2.  Call to register or check the website for further information.

Ansonia Nature Center Offers Early Spring Gardening Workshop


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

On Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 2PM the Ansonia Nature Center will offer a program for all families interested in starting a garden.  Learn how to compost, prepare a garden plot, and what seeds to plant now.  Pot up some seeds to take home during the workshop.  Call to register for this free program to be held rain or shine.  Sponsored by Parents and Communities for Kids and the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven.

Connecticut Goes to War: The Fort Sumter Crisis and the Call to Arms at The Gunn Memorail Library and Museum - Washington


5 Wykeham Road, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860.868.7756.

On Sat. at  2:30PM  Dr. Walter Powell, author, historian and professor of history at Mount Saint Mary's University will explore the political reaction to the Fort Sumter crisis, the role of Connecticut Governor Buckingham and Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles (a Connecticut native), and the efforts to mobilize the state for War after President Lincoln's "Call for Volunteers" in April 1861. Cost: Free, donations appreciated

Open House Maple Festival at Sullivan Farm - New Milford

03/12/2011 to 03/13/2011

140 Park Lane, Route 202, New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: 860.354.0047.

Saturday March 12th 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday March 13th 12 noon to 4 pm. Come visit a working sugar house and learn the history behind one of New England's favorite natural products. Guides will escort visitors around to various sites reflecting a 300 year history of maple. Syrup and other maple products will be available for purchase. Member of Maple Syrup Producers Association of Connecticut, CT-NOFA.

Winter Birds and Early Spring Migrants at White Memorial Foundation


71 Whitehall Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: (860) 567-0857.

Wildlife Biologist Dave Rosgen escorts you to Bantam Lake and Point Folly in search of Canvasbacks, Scaups, Common Goldeneyes, Buffleheads, Hooded Mergansers, and maybe a Bald Eagle or two! Meet in the Museum parking lot at 2:00 P.M...FREE... Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center's programming expenses.