The Silo SWEET MARIA'S COOKIES

02/08/2015

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

1 to 4 . Since 1990, Maria's been baking up Connecticut's best cakes and cookies. She'll share her secrets with us as we make sweets for our sweeties. Full participation. High School Students may enroll with a Parent

McLaughlin Vineyards Hosts Wine & Chocolate Pairing--Sandy Hook

02/08/2015

14 Albert's Hill Rd., Sandy Hook, CT 06482. Phone: 203-426-1533.

JOIN US on FEBRUARY 8TH @ 4PM FOR A SPECIAL WINE & CHOCOLATE PAIRING. Staring Lee Gentile, our new Sommelier! Lee will be pouring wines from around the world... some sparkling, some still, some reds, some white and pairing with locally made chocolates. The Chocolatier will also be on hand to talk about their confections. SPACE IS LIMITED $45 per person. Reservations are necessary! Please call directly 203.426.1533 or visit the Reservations section of our website.

PT Barnum Museum Five Things Everyone Should Know About the Native Archaeology of Connecticut

02/08/2015

203-331-1104, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 820 Main Street.

Snow Date: Feb. 22  2 pm. Presented by the Connecticut State Archaeologist, Dr. Brian Jones. The museum maintains an early history of collecting in the 1880s and 1890s which includes Native American artifacts. Dr. Jones will talk about and illustrate some of the Native American archaeology sites in Connecticut. $5 suggested donation, members free.

Kent Historical Society - Hidden History of Litchfield County

02/08/2015

10 Studio Hill Rd., Kent, CT Phone: 860-927-4587.

2 pm - 4 pm . Peter Vermilyea will talk about his new book "Hidden History of Litchfield County". Co-hosted by Kent Memorial Library.

Mattatuck Museum Lovely and Amazing Creations

02/08/2015

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

1:00-3:00 p.m.. Free and Open to the public. Children ages 6-12 and their caregivers are invited to create lovely and amazing fluorescent Valentine's Day cards as inspired by the neon work Lovely and Amazing by Erika Devries. Join our museum educator for a tour of the Modern and Contemporary collection and create a vibrant Valentine's Day card using fluorescent paint and colorful note card papers.

Hopkins Vineyard p Guided Snowshoe Hike

02/08/2015

25 Hopkins Rd., New Preston, CT Phone: 860-868-7954.

A day of guided snowshoeing in Washington and Warren CT. Explore the beautiful trails of Macricostas Preserve with its stunning overlook of Lake Waramaug, and a visit to Hopkins Vineyard. For details visit: http://www.bredeson.com/warren

Newtown Historical Society Program: Rosie the Riveter in WWII

02/09/2015

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

The Newtown Historical Society visits Rosie the Riveter in WWII. Monday, Feb 9, 2015 at 7:30 pm. at the C.H. Booth Library
25 Main St., Newtown, CT.  John Cilio, author and historical presenter will tell the epic story of an era when American men went off to war and the women remained behind to care for families and fill the enormous gap left by the soldiers. His talk will question what contemporary women's options would be if our nation had not experienced the conditions that unlocked so many new opportunities. Not only did women enlist in every branch of service open to them, serving around the world, they took the place of men at home. They organized bond and scrap drives, wrapped packages for GI Christmases, knitted and sewed. But they also worked at "men's" jobs: with very little formal training or time for apprenticeships, women became machinists, carpenters, meteorologists, radio broadcasters, farm workers, nurses, munitions specialists - and of course, riveters. They started with the mission to help their country and their friends and relatives in the war and ended up proving their competence in thousands of roles previously held by men only.

Newtown Historical Society "Women's Work in WWII"

02/09/2015

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

7:30 pm. John Cilio, author and historical presenter will tell the epic story of an era when American men went off to war and the women remained behind to care for families and fill the enormous gap left by the soldiers. His talk will question what contemporary women's options would be if our nation had not experienced the conditions that unlocked so many new opportunities.

Faculty Recital

02/09/2015

43 Lake Ave. Extension, Danbury, CT 06811. Phone: 2038378774.

Professor of Music Dr. Margaret Astrup will perform a tribute to Marion Anderson at 12:30 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The concert will be free and the public is invited. Donations to support the Department of Music will be accepted. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

Faculty Recital

02/09/2015

43 Lake Ave. Extension, Danbury, CT 06811. Phone: 2038378774.

Professor of Music Dr. Margaret Astrup will perform a tribute to Marion Anderson at 8 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The concert will be free and the public is invited. Donations to support the Department of Music will be accepted. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.