Friendship as a Path of Love and Growth — Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

01/18/2014 to 01/18/2014

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

To have the deep love of a friend is to have the shelter in which to embody more and more of the essence that we each are. In this workshop, we will explore how to be a true friend to ourselves and to one another. Within this human context we can also begin to sense how close God is to us in a friendship beyond our understanding. Bring your heart, a journal, and a friend. Book signing of her latest book, “Sheltered in the Heart: Spirituality in Deep Friendship” will follow the program.   Lunch is included in the fee. Presenter: Gunilla Norris. Fee: $30 includes lunch

Winter Film Festival

01/18/2014 to 01/19/2014

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

The eight-part documentary "500 Nations" examines the history of the indigenous peoples of North and Central America from pre-Columbian times to the end of the 19th century. Part one "The An-cestors," explores the creation stories of several tribes and continues with the early inhabitants, from the Anasazi of the Southwest to the glory of the Mayan cities. Run time: 47 minutes.

Fee: Included in regular museum admission: $8 Adults; $6 Seniors; $5 Children; IAIS Members Free.

Harwinton Historical Society Lecture: Prof. Karl Valois on Connecticut History

01/19/2014 to 02/07/2014

Route 118, Harwinton, CT 06791. Phone: 860-482-7978.

A two part lecture on Connecticut History by Prof. Karl Valois beginning on Sunday, January 19, 2014  2 to 4PM and the second lecture will be held on Friday, February 9 at 2 to 4PM. 

Mattatuck Museum - Dancing in the Moonlight: Nocturnes by Charles Yoder


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

Opening Reception: Sunday, January 19, 2014 2:00-4:00 p.m.. Dancing in the Moonlight: Nocturnes by Charles Yoder
January 19, 2014 - March 2, 2014. Charles Yoder started painting his natured-based paintings because of what he saw in his backyard one winter's night. This night vision was the light of a full moon shining down through pine boughs and the shadows it made on the snow covered forest floor. The very real, abstract shapes evoked the question, "How can I paint this?" and he has been following that thought ever since. Eventually the work grew to include all times of day, all seasons of the year, and all kinds of weather. These "mediations on a glimpse" became paintings large and small, drawings, watercolors, silkscreens, lithographs and monotypes. The variations were and continue to be endless. The Mattatuck Museum is pleased to present a selection of these Nocturnes that form an important part of this artist's life's work.

Haight-Brown Vineyard - The Worlds' Best Cheeses


29 Chestnut Hill Rd., Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-4045.

Sun, January 19, 2014. Join us for The World's Best Cheeses with a wine, cheese and chocolate paring @ 1 pm and 3 pm. $35 per person. It's educational, fun and lots of yummy wine and food. All HBV wine is paired with a cheese and or chocolate. Every month a different region of the world is featured for cheese - this month it is Switzerland. HBV wine glass to take home!

Kent Historical Society - Sunday Series: Historic Quilt Lecture


Kent Town Hall , Kent, CT Phone: 860-927-4587.

A special donation of a historical quilt linked to Kent located in Connecticut's scenic Litchfield Hills has spurred the Kent Historical Society to offer an event dedicated to quilt history. Sue Reich of Washington, an author and lecturer on quilt history, will demonstrate the use of quilts as a historical research tool as part of the Kent Historical Society's Sunday Series on Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. in Kent Town Hall. The Kent Historical Society sponsors the Sunday Series every other month September through May. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. For more information, see

Wisdom House - Marie Louise Trichet Art Gallery Opening


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

Sunday, January 19...Marie Louise Trichet Art Gallery Opening –  Realms:Works of Mary Terrizzi, Naya Bricher and Scott Bricher.  Experience the unfurling parallel journeys of a family of artists... To register for these and other programs click on Wisdom House Retreat Portal .  For more information call Wisdom House at:  860-567-3163 or email:

The Silo - Hunt Hill Farm Trust - Tweens and Teen Winter Warm-Up


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

On Monday, 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Silo Kids with Nancy Stuart. Come visit the Silo on your day off from school. Cook recipes that will warm you up - from soup to dessert.  Menu TBD. Ages 11 and up. Full participation. $50 per person.

The Silo - Hunt Hill Farm Trust - Young Chef's Winter Warm-Up


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

On Monday at 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  - Silo Skids with Nancy Stuart. Looking for a great activity for your children on Martin Luther King Day - a school vacation day? We’ve got it for you.  Young chefs join Nancy Stuart in preparing a warming winter menu - while having a great time - and learning skills to last them a life-time.  (Full participation.) Ages 6-10. $45. per person.

Imagine Nation Museum - I Have a Dream Day


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

The Imagine Nation Museum located at One Pleasant Street will be open from 9:30-5:00pm on January 20 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. In celebration of this day, we'll explore Dr. King's vision of a world without limitations! Share your dreams and visions with us as we create, inspire and motivate with words. Museum admission is $7/person. Children under one and members are free. For further information call the museumor visit the website.  The Imagine Nation Museum is a division of The Boys & Girls Club and Family Center of Bristol.