Beardsley Memorial and Library - Scottish Highlands Music and Dance - Barkhamsted


Barkkhamsted Town Garage, Community Room , Winsted, CT Phone: (860) 379-6043.

Scottish Highlands Music and Dance – Beardsley and Memorial Library is sponsoring a Scottish Highlands Music and Dance performance at the Barkkhamsted Town Garage, Community Room on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Maggie Carchrie, 1995 winner of the US Gaelic Mod in Gaelic singing will present songs in Scottish, English, and Gaelic, accompanied by world-class bagpiper Thomas Leigh and Scottish dancer. This program is free and open to the public. The Barkhamsted Town Garage is located at (33 New Hartford Road), Route 44, Barkhamsted, CT.

Plymouth Maple Festival


10 Park Street, Plymouth, CT 06782. Phone: 860-921-6118.

The Plymouth Maple Festival takes place on Saturday, March 8, from 10am-2pm, on the Green, 10 Park Street, Plymouth. Discover how to identify sugar maples and how to tap them to make maple syrup. Kids will get a chance to drill the holes, tap in the spouts, hang the buckets, and collect sap. Tree tapping starts at 10am. Throughout the day, watch maple syrup boiling on an outdoor fire. Sample sugar on snow and maple sugar. candy. Maple baked beans and maple ham will be available for lunch while listening to live acoustic music in the Plymouth Congregational Church Fellowship Hall. Connecticut-Grown. Maple syrup will also be available for purchase. There will be lots of activities for kids, including a historical scavenger hunt on the Green.  Admission is free. 

Mohawk Mountain - Mohawk Madness Beach Party


46 Great Hollow Rd, Cornwall, CT Phone: 860-672-6100.

9 a.m.  to 10 p.m.The original and best snow-based beach party! Come for the costume contest and parade, games and prizes, Find the Coconut, barbecue and tunes... It's everyone's favorite day of the season!

The Silo - Hunt Hill Farm Trust - CHAMPAGNE AFTERNOON TEA with Carol Wallace Co-author of “To Marry a Lord”


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

Saturday, March 8, 4 p.m. CHAMPAGNE AFTERNOON TEA with Carol Wallace Co-author of “To Marry a Lord” the book that helped inspire the PBS Masterpiece series, “Downton Abbey.”  Enjoy a delectable selection of traditional sandwiches, savouries, pastries, and scones together with fine teas and champagne cocktails. Full dress or servants livery invited. In an audio-visual presentation, Guest speaker Carol Wallace will share the historical phenomenon of rich American women who married English aristocrats in the last quarter of the nineteenth century ­– like Cora Grantham, wife of Downton Abbey’s Lord Grantham. She’ll explain the underlying conditions that made these marriages appealing to both American girls and to English men. Learn about real-life cases including Jennie Jerome, Winston Churchill's mother, and Mary Leiter, who is one of the models for Cora. In a January 24 letter to the editor of the New York Times Fellowes said, “Cora Grantham (played by Elizabeth McGovern) was the first character of ‘Downton’ to be imagined, thanks to Ms. MacColl and Ms. Wallace.” Book signing to follow. Only books purchased at The Silo may be personalized. Proof of purchase required. Open Seating $75. Patron Tickets: $125 (includes reserved seating, Museum Open House and Champagne Toast with author Carol Wallace from 2 to 3 p.m.). $250 Silver Level (includes all of the above plus a personalized signed copy of “To Marry a Lord,” and Tea Basket). $500 Underwriter (includes special recognition plus all of the above). Tickets will be held at the door. To benefit Hunt Hill Farm’s ongoing community and educational programs.


Danbury Museum and Historical Society-DANBURITE JEWELRY SALE


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

ONE DAY ONLY DANBURITE JEWELRY SALE All Danburite pieces in our gift shop will be marked down 20% A wonderful gem crystal, named for Danbury, where it was first discovered by mineralogist Charles Upham Shepard in 1839. 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!

Ansonia Nature Center Program: Winter Astronomy


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

WINTER ASTRONOMY-Sat. Mar. 8, 7pm. Join Bob Carruthers and NASA volunteer Andy Poniros as we learn about the exploration on the International Space Station.  Watch a live interview with NASA astronaut Rich Mastracchio, a Waterbury native.  View the moon and Jupiter with the New Haven Astronomical Society.  Winter is a great time to view the cosmos!  FREE Please register.

89th Annual Maple Festival - Sweetwind Farm


339 South Rd., East Hartland, CT Phone: 860-653-2038.

Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. FREE admission. Come watch and learn how we make pure maple syrup and other confections from the sap of a maple tree. This event will have various activities throughout the day including observation of the evaporator boiling the sap all day long, a sugar-on-snow eat, classes, tours, slideshow, video, tree tapping demonstration, LIVE music, horse and wagon rides, and much more! Pancakes, sausage, coffee  and more are served all day. Check back just before the event for a listing of the days activities with a detailed schedule. Attire: please come dressed for the weather. Boots are recommended for the touring the sugar maples and tree tapping demonstration. Bring umbrellas if it is raining. Weather: This event is held rain or shine. In the event of a severe snowstorm it will be postponed to the following week.Parking: We are located on a state highway and you ask that you please park well off the road and all on one side. You may park behind the sugarhouse and on our private drive as well. Please be directed by our parking assistants. Please reserve any available parking directly in front of the sugarhouse for the handicapped and elderly. If there is snow on the ground, be aware that you will most likely have to walk in it to get to the venue, so be prepared with proper footwear.Handicapped Accessibility: The bottom floor of the sugarhouse is level with the parking area and is accessible. Purchases: We appreciate cash so please come prepared. Credit card purchases for a minimum of $20.00. Other vendors such as horse rides are cash only.

The Hickory Stick Bookshop - Dealing with Bond at depot signing - Michael Sears - Washington


2 Green Hill Rd., Washington Depot, CT Phone: 860-868-0525.

Michael Sears will discuss his new thriller :Mortal Bonds", on Sunday 2 p.m. A book signing will follow. 

Woodbury Public Library - St. Patrick's Day Concert


269 Main Street S, Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-3502.

On Sunday, 3 p.m. featuring the popular Kerry Boys who will be joining by Tony Paqualoni on bass.  The group will perform traditional and original songs, using rarely hard pristine harmonies backed up with mandolin and guitar. Free concert.

Hunt Hill Farm /The Silo - Rockin with Risotto


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

On Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  With Chef Chris Prosperi of Metro-Bis.  he New York Tines calls Prosperi “a technical master.”  We know him as a passionate advocate for great food - and a Silo regular who loves to share his knowledge and enthusiasm for great food. Join Chef Chris for a rollicking time making a full-course dinner featuring creamy risottos.  While some think that risotto is difficult to do well and demanding to prepare, you’ll discover otherwise and soon be Rockin’ with Risotto in your own home kitchen. Menu: Arancini (fried, stuffed balls of risotto) Olive Mill Pasta. Prosciutto & Pea Risotto. Risotto Rice Pudding Full participation. $85. per person.