Bill Sullivan,Revolutionary War 1776 at Barkhamsted Historical Society

03/08/2013

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

Bill Sullivan,history teacher at Northwestern Regional # 7,will talk about the Revolutionary War Campaign in and around New York City in 1776 from the perspective of an ordinary soldier from Connecticut serving in the ranks of General George Washington’s Army. Event will be held at Barkhamsted Senior Center.

The Silo - MY HIDDEN IRELAND

03/08/2013

44 Upland Rd., off Rte. 202, New Milford, CT Phone: 860-355-0300.

Friday, March 8, 6:30 p.m. MY HIDDEN IRELAND Honorary Chair:  Ellen McCourt with Frank Delaney, son of Ireland, beloved novelist and warm, witty spinner of Irish tales. Irish Whiskey Tasting with Classic Liquors Irish Ballads with The Kerry BoysNouvelle Irish Feast to benefit the cultural offerings for children and families at Hunt Hill Farm and The Silo. Visit the website for more information.

The Silo - Green Bunny Brunch for Kids

03/09/2013

44 Upland Rd., off Rte. 202, New Milford, CT Phone: 860-355-0300.

Saturday, March 9, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. With Nancy Stuart. Celebrating St.Paddy's Day and Easter! Ages 5-10. Your budding chefs will hop into the holidays creating a brunch menu that is as fun to make as it is to eat! (Full participation) $50

Yankee Pedlar Inn - Paranormal Investigation Event

03/09/2013

93 Main Street, Torrington, CT Phone: 518-227-8269.

On Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 6:30pm, Upstate NY paranormal group Glory Haunt Hounds will be hosting an overnight Paranormal Investigation Event. This event will be held at The Yankee Pedlar Inn 93 Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790. A Paranormal investigation with a flair of history; a night both the paranormal and historical enthusiast will enjoy! This Paranormal event will feature a screening of paranormal horror film “The Innkeepers”, which was filmed at and about the Yankee Pedlar; A brief lecture with John Tobin, Host of  “Keeping the Spirits Alive!” (featured weekly on Para-X.com radio, iTunes and Stitcher), overnight accommodations, an investigation of the Inn and a continental breakfast. Tickets for this event are $75pp (double occupancy) or $100pp (single occupancy). State tax is additional, dinner is excluded.  To purchase tickets to this event, please go to www.gloryhaunthounds.com. Glory Haunt Hounds is a paranormal network that focuses on the preservation of history as represented by our motto “Keeping the Spirits Alive!”. Our mission is to raise community awareness of historical locations through paranormal events and fundraisers. For further information please contact: John Tobin, Founder of Glory Haunt Hounds 518-227-8629 or email: john.tobin@gloryhaunthounds.com.

FAMILY CONCERT WITH MUSICIANS OF THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC at WCSU

03/09/2013

181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-837-8499.

On Mar. 9, an event to benefit Healing Newtown, a project created by the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission and supported by the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut and the Connecticut Office of the Arts, will feature musicians from the New York Philharmonic in a performance at Western. The event will feature an afternoon of music, games and stories, beginning at 2 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Tickets will be $5 for children under the age of 10 and $10 for adults, and can be purchased at www.wcsu.edu/tickets or by calling (203) 837-TIXX. Donations also will be accepted to benefit Healing Newtown's efforts to promote healing through the power of the arts. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/NYPhilharmonicatWCSU.asp.

Civil War Lecture

03/09/2013

18 Main St., Sharon, CT Phone: 860-364-5688.

10:45 Civil War Lecture Sharon Congregational Church Directly across from the Sharon Historical Society. Parking on the street and behind the church. On Saturday, March 9, the Sharon Historical Society will celebrate its 101st Annual Meeting Lecture Program. The business meeting will begin at 10 am, at the Sharon Congregational Church across the street from the Historical Society, please enter through the main doors. Immediately following the meeting, at 10:45, Steve Trimm, historian and tour guide at New York's Grant Cottage State Historic Site, will present a program entitled, Lawrence Van Alstyne, Sharon's Civil War Veteran.

Flanders Nature Center Opens Maple Sugar House--Woodbury

03/09/2013 to 03/10/2013

Flanders Road, Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-3711.

One of the busiest sugaring spots is the Flanders Sugar House at Van Vleck Farm Sanctuary in Woodbury.  Staff and volunteers conduct maple syrup demonstrations on on March 2, & 3 and 9 &10.  On March 3 the day begins with a pancake breakfast, topped with Flanders own maple syrup, a treat not to be missed. The maple sugar season ends with the annual grand finale Maple Celebration on March 16. The final festival on March 16 features music, vendors, walks, cooking and maple candy making demonstrations, maple food sampling and special kids' crafts and activities.

Sweet Wind Farm Maple Suagring

03/09/2013

339 South Road, East Hartland, CT Phone: (860) 653-2038.

10 a.m. till 4 p.m. Featuring maple syrup and sugar making demonstrations, narrated slide show, video, storytime for kids, sugarhouse tours, cooking and recipe class, food, free syrup samples, tree tapping demonstration, free sugar-on-snow eat, and more! Learn how maple syrup and sugar is made at our farm. Various maple products will be for sale. A fun and educational day out for you and your family! Free admission. This event is held RAIN OR SHINE, since most of it is indoors anyways. Please dress accordingly for the outdoor portion of the festival (tree tapping demonstration and tour of tapped maple trees). Boots recommended if you want to participate in the outdoor events.

White Memorial Foundation Wildlife Tracking at White Memorial

03/09/2013

80 Whitehall Rd., Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-0857.

Three Red Trees School of Natural Living's Andrew Dobos and Deneen Bernier take you on a wildlife tracking walk through the winter woods. There are always clues left behind by the animals for us to decipher, telling a story of their habits and lives. Get to know our beloved wildlife that much better. Children should be accompanied by an adult and all should dress extra warm and wear good boots! You never know where the animals have been. 10:00 A.M. Meet in front of the Museum. FREE...Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center's programming expenses.

Mohawk Madness Beach Party

03/09/2013

46 Great Hollow Rd, Cornwall, CT Phone: 800-895-5222.

The original and best snow-based beach party! Come for the costume contest and parade, games and prizes, Find the Coconut, barbecue, tunes...It's everyone's favorite day of the season!