Gunn Memorial Library Program: Medittion Practice Group: World Peace Begins with Inner Peace--Washington, CT


5 Wykeham Rd., Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-7586.

On Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 10:30AM at the Gunn Memorial Library the Rev. Cheryl P. Anderson will lead a meditation practice group, "World Peace Begins with Inner Peace".  All are welcome to attend.   The program is free but registration required. 

Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper at South Britian Congregational Church--Southbury


693 South Britain Rd., Southbury, CT 06488. Phone: 203-262-1983.

On February 9, 2016 from 4:30PM to 7PM at the parish house of The South Britian Congregational Church the Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper will be held.  Pancakes,  corned beef hash, sausage, applesauce coffee, juice and ice cream.  $8 adults, $5 children. 

Litchfield Historical Society Hosts Romance at Reeve Tours

02/09/2016 to 02/11/2016

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

Romance at Reeve Tours--Celebrate Valentine's Day with a look at historical romances and relationships. You and your loved one are invited for a romantic tour of the Reeve House, on Tuesday, February 9 at 7 p.m. or Thursday, February 11 at 7 p.m. We will talk about relationships in the Reeve family, courtship between Female Academy and Law School students, as well as love and courtship during the Early Republic. $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Space is limited and payment with registration is required.

21st Annual Chocolate Fest -- Kent


9 Judd Ave., Kent, CT 06757. Phone: 860-927-3497.

Kent Center School will hot the Kent Center School Scholarship Funds's 21st Annual Chocolate Fest from 3:30 to 5:30PM on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 in the school cafeteria.  Snow date is Feb. 11th.  Call for more details.

Litchfield County Auctions The Winter Antiques Sale


425 Bantam Road, Litchfield, CT Phone: (860) 567-4661.

Day 1, Wednesday, February 10 Session I: Ancient, Asian & Tribal Art Session II: Silver, Rugs, Lighting & Antiques Day 2, Thursday, February 11 Session I: Decorative Items Session II: Fine Art, Traditional & Modern Viewing: Friday - Tuesday, February 5 - 9; 10 - 5 each day 425 Bantam Road, Litchfield CT.

Flanders Nature Center "Art and Animals" Class Series


5 Church Hill Road, Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-3711.

7 pm - 9 pm. Artists with all level of talent, from beginner to professional are invited to study with Melody Asbury, a talented lifelong painter and sought-after animal portraitist. Students working in all mediums will create art inspired by the animals that share our world. Ms. Asbury will share tips and secrets to create realistic details of feathers and fur, suggestion for usage of light and shadow in compositions and guide each artist to refine their own unique and personal style. The Art and Animal Series will be held on the first and second Wednesdays of the months of February, March and April. On February 3 and 10 pet portraits will be featured where students, working from photos, will learn to draw and paint their furry (or feathered) friends with realistic details. The focus on March 2 and 9th will be birds and horses will be the "mane event" on the Wednesdays of April 6 and 13. monthly /$50 members & $75/ non-members. Members can participate in all six classes for $125. Some basic supplies provided but students should bring the art medium of their choice to class.

Annual Read Aloud Day Sponsored by NW CT's Chamber Education Foundation


Kennedy Drive, Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-489-8851.

On Wednesday Morning, February 10, 2016 (snow date Feb.11) the Northwest CT's Chamber Education Foundation will sponsor the 25th Annual Rad Aloud Day in the area schools.  Please contact the Chamber to be a volunteer for this annual event which  promotes reading with the children of area towns.  Call for further information.

Morris Historical Museum Hosts Coloring and Tea for Adults


12 South Street, Morris, CT 06763. Phone: 860-567-1776.

On February 10, 2016 the Morris Historical Society Museum hosts Coloring and Tea for Adults in the Aline Brothier Morris Reading Room. Come and experience the latest trend in relaxation — adult coloring books! Studies show coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind and helps promote overall wellness. Coloring pages from books designed especially for adults as well as colored pencils and gel pens will be provided. Join us from 4:30–6:00 pm.

From Wisdom's Table: Braised Short Ribs — Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

02/10/2016 to 02/10/2016

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

Nothing can warm up a long winter’s night than succulent Braised Short Ribs. Coupled with Snow Pea and Mushroom Salad, learn how to prepare this meal for family and friends. Café mocha will be served and extra napkins will be provided!

Presenter: Chef Margaret Jacobs

Fee: $30 per person

Non-Refundable Deposit: $15

Mattatuck Museum Hosts 3rd Annual Craft Beeer Festival--Waterbury


144 West Main St., Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-753-0381 Ext. 111.

Raise a glass to Febtoberfest @ The MATT on Thursday, February 11, 2016 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Join the Mattatuck Museum and combine your love for bier and history at this exciting fundraiser. This year's event, developed in partnership with The Good Life Wine & Spirits, celebrates local Connecticut breweries and beer paired with delicious food, music, and regional history. Tickets for the event are $35 in advance or $40 at the door. They are available through the Museum and can be purchased online. Tickets include a free tasting glass, beer sampling, food, access to the Museum and more.