Full Moon Hike at Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center


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

6 pm. Park Rangers Wendy and Martin will conduct this trail walk by the light of the moon! Designed for families and adults, we'll use our night vision and other senses for this after-dark park expedition. Later, we'll toast marshmallows over the fireplace. Wear warm clothes! FREE, but please call to register in advance.

Great Backyard Bird Count At Audubon Bent of the River

02/18/2011 to 02/21/2011

185 East Flat Hill Rd., Southbury, CT 06488. Phone: (203) 264-5098.

The Great Backyard Bird Count is a free, fun event held in February each year. This is the 14th year for the GBBC. Anyone of any age or skill level can participate by counting birds and entering their tallies online. When you take part in the count, you'll automatically be entered in drawings for bird feeders, binoculars, books, and many other items donated by sponsors.

Full Moon Hike at Pratt Nature Center

02/18/2011 to 02/18/2011

163 Papermill Road, New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: 860-355-3137.

Hike the lower fields by the light of hte full moon then warm up by the campfire with marshmallows.  (bring flashlight). All ages - free

New Milford VIII to Exhibit at Hunt Hill Farm,


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

An opening artists reception will be held on February 19 from 3 to 5 p.m. at The Silo Gallery  Wines from Hopkins Vineyard and light appetizers by Chef Mary Kravec, Silo Cooking School Director, will be served. An exhibition featuring eight area artists and educators, displaying paintings, drawings, prints and ceramic sculpture in The Silo'smain gallery.   At the same time, New Milford High School art students will display two and three-dimensional visual art work in the New Talent Gallery. For more information visit the website.

Winter Wildlife Tracking Workshop at White Memorial Foundation


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

Spend the day outside following the tracks and sign of some of White Memorial's most quintessential mammal species as they move through the forest and wetlands. By learning the language of track and sign each participant gains insight into the animal's world. This will be a long day in the cold so wear lots of layers, good boots and bring water, snack and lunch.Deneen and Andy are primitive skills instructors each with diverse backgrounds in the natural world. They have years of experience in teaching nature awareness and tracking to all ages and enjoy sharing their love of unfolding nature's mysteries. 10:00 A.M. through 4:00 P.M., Meet in the Museum. Members: $45.00, Non-members: $50.00. Children 11 and older are welcome if accompanied by an adult. Maximum 12 participants. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.

Women’s Journeys at Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

02/19/2011 to 02/19/2011

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

Monthly conversations about life and spirituality. Facilitator: Rosemarie Greco, DW. Fee: $15 (lunch option add $10).

A Mock Trial of the Amistad Case at Litchfield History Museum

02/19/2011 to 02/19/2011

7 South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4501.

Location: Litchfield Law School (Rte. 63 South St.). 10+ and adults Fee: $3 members; $5 non-members. Join the Litchfield Historical Society as we celebrate Black History Month! Take on the role of a prosecutor, defense lawyer, judge or witness in one of two trials deciding the fate of the slave ship, La Amistad, and its cargo.  Please register.

Kid's Days at the Institute for American Indian Studies - Washington

02/19/2011 to 02/19/2011

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

A Woodland Adventure!  Join IAIS educators for an afternoon of outdoor family fun following woodland animal tracks to find the secret treasure.  We’ll end the afternoon roasting marshmallows around the fire in our outdoor Algonkian village.  Limited space.  Please call for reservations. Fee:  Adults $5 (general museum admission); Kids $6.

Chili Winter Warm Up at the Danbury Arena


1 Independence Way, Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-790-8342.

Fun for the entire family. 1:00 pm - 4: pm. $5 per person/$15 per family.  Chili Competition, Activities for Kids! Entertainment. Chili Tasting and More! Ice skating 1-4 pm - (with   chili warm up) Children under 12 Free; Adults: $4.00; (with/out chili warm up) Children to 12 - $6.00; Adults: $7.00.  Skate Rentals: $4.00 for all.

Introduction to Tinctures at the Institute for American Indian Studies - Washington

02/20/2011 to 02/20/2011

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

Join local Herbalist of Cherokee descent, Dawyn Cloud for an introduction to herbal tinctures and prepare your own Milk Thistle Seed tincture.  Milk Thistle is one of the most important herbs for the liver, detoxifying our bodies and balancing the liver’s enzymes. CT Educators may earn .2 CEUs. Registration and a non-refundable $25 deposit is required by February 11th.  Fee: $ 50; $45 IAIS Members.