The Silo - Hunt Hill Farm Trust - Valentine's Sweets for the Sweet

02/08/2014

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

Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 .m. Silo Kids with Nancy Stuart.  It's a Sweet Class! From Cookies to Candy - all homemade and coming up hearts! Menu TBD. A healhty snack will  be served. For ages 5 to 11. Full participation. $50. per person. Visit the website for more information.

Natural Dyes

02/08/2014 to 02/08/2014

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

For centuries Native Americans made colorful dyes from natural materials. Roots, nuts, berries, and plants are great sources for a variety of colors.   Judy Apicella will introduce a few sources for dying and demonstrate how she dyes wool from her own alpacas. Judy will also show some beautiful items made from alpaca wool. CT Educators may earn 0.2 CEUs

Fee: $10; $8 IAIS Members; $6 Children.

Please call for reservations as space is limited.

Ski Sundown - FREE NASTAR RACING

02/09/2014

126 Ratlum Rd., New Hartford, CT Phone: 868-379-7669.

Join us for FREE NASTAR racing every Sunday afternoon .  If you've ever wanted to try racing, now is your chance!  All are welcome!  You get unlimited timed runs on Gunbarrel from 3:00pm - 6:00pm with your pass or lift ticket.   Developed by SKI Magazine in 1968, NASTAR (NAtional STAndard Race) is the largest recreational ski and snowboard race program in the world. Their mission is simple - to provide a fun, competitive and easily accessible racing program that, through the development of a handicap system, allows racers of all ages and abilities a means to compare themselves with one another regardless of when and where they race.

DiGrazia Vineyards - February Music Series -

02/09/2014

131 Tower Rd., Brookfield, CT Phone: 203-775-1616.

1 - 4 p.m.  Don Lowe

Mattatuck Museum Community Free Day

02/09/2014

144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT Phone: 203-753-0381 Ext. 130.

1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Admission to these programs are free. On the second Sunday of every month children (6-12) and their adult caregivers are welcome to explore the Museum with a museum educator and then bring their imagination to the Studio.

Mattatuck Museum - Community Free Day: Selfies

02/09/2014

144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT Phone: 203-753-0381 Ext. 130.

Sunday, February 9, 1:00 p.m In the age of taking your own “selfie” photo, making a self-portrait is still as popular as ever. Step away from the Smartphone and create your own “selfie” image using a variety of materials provided by the museum. Admission to this event is free.

Newtown Historical Society Presents Bob Berthelson: The President Did What?

02/10/2014

44 Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470. Phone: 203-426-5937.

Newtown Historical Society Presents The President Did What? By Bob Berthelson.Please join us on Monday, February 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Newtown Meeting House for a presentation on, "The President Did What?".  Bob Berthelson's presentation will focus on little known facts of the nation's first families.  For example, Washington was not the first president; Several presidents were not born in the U.S.; Only one president actively served as the "Commander-in-Chief; and many more.  The office of President of the United States has been filled by over 44 dedicated men.  A study of their lives before, during and after their terms of office reveals many interesting and sometimes startling facts, said Mr. Berthelson.  Join us to find out more. IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER, PLEASE CALL THE NEWTOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S PHONE NUMBER AT 203-426-5937.   A MESSAGE WILL INDICATE IF THE PROGRAM IS CANCELLED.  

Newtown Historical Society Program: Looking at the Presidents

02/10/2014

44 Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470. Phone: 203-426-5937.

Although he was not the first President to have a bathtub in the White House, many people are aware that the 300-plus pound William Howard Taft was the first who needed to be extricated from the tub! But what else do you know about Presidential firsts and unusual facts? On Monday, February 10, at 7.30PM at the Meeting House, 31 Main Street, you will have a chance to learn what President did what in a Newtown Historical Society program entitled "The President Did What?!", presented by Bob Berthelson. Abraham Lincoln was our first bearded President and the story of the young  girl who suggested growing is a well established part of history, but who was our last bearded President? The sons of two Presidents later held the office themselves, along with a President's grandson, but what President holds the record for family connections, being related by blood or marriage to eleven other Presidents? Part of the structure of the republic is to ensure that the commander in chief of the military is a civilian, but in one case the President  took active command; find out who, along with the details. The office of President has been filled by 44 dedicated men. A study of their lives before, during and after their terms of office reveals many interesting and startling facts. Whatever our opinions of them we can all agree that they have all been quite "human." Bob Berthelson has had a life long interest in American history and nostalgia. Since 1965 he has presented programs to over 2,200 audiences including libraries, historical societies, schools and other organizations, and has appeared several times at Newtown Historical Society events. Newtown Historical Society programs are free and open to the public. Because of the ongoing restoration work at the library, this program will be held at the Meeting House.Check the website for further information.

Newtown Historical Society - Program -C. H. Booth Library - Bob Berthleson - The President Did What?

02/10/2014

25 Main Street, Newtown, CT Phone: 203-426-5937 or 203-426-4533.

On Monday, 7:30 p.m. C.H. Booth Library. Subtitled "Ancecdotes about our presidents and their first ladies," Mr. Bethleson's presentation will focus on little known facts of the nation's first families. Don't miss this intriguing presentation.

Little Coyote Story Hour

02/11/2014 to 02/11/2014

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

Introduce your Pre-school age children to the wonders and joy of traditional Native American stories! Why does Bear have a short tail? Who is Gluskabi and from where did his superpowers come? And why is Coyote known as a "trickster?" Join Janis ‘Four Hearts Whispering’ Us of Mohawk-Shinnecock descent in our beautifully replicated 16th century indoor Sachem's house for delightful and heartwarming stories. Come each time for relaxed fun with new friends.

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