Ansonia Nature Center Nature's Child: Maple Sugaring


10 Deerfield Lane, Ansonia, CT 06401. Phone: 203-736-1053.

NATURE'S CHILD: Maple Sugaring – Fri. Mar. 11, 2016 at 10 am. Do you know that trees make sugar? Join a Nature Center naturalist to learn how they make it and how we can make it into maple syrup. Sample real Nature Center syrup on ice cream. TUITION: $6 per child ($4 for family-level FANCI members and Ansonia residents). Adults come for free. Please pre-register for this class for preschoolers and their adults.

Ansonia Nature Center Offers Heather's Korner Sewing Classes


10 Deerfield Lane, Ansonia, CT 06401. Phone: 203-736-1053.

HEATHER'S KORNER SEWING CLASSES: Sewing an Owl Pincushion (Class 3) – Sun. Mar. 6, 2 pm. This class is for children 7–10 years old accompanied by an adult. Each child will sew an owl pincushion. FEE: $15. Materials are included. Please pre-register, as space is limited.

Mohawk Mountain Ski Area Hosts Beach Party--Cornwall


46 Great Hollow Rd., Cornwall, CT 06753. Phone: 800-895-5222.

Come join the fun! Celebrate Spring skiing and boarding at the annual Mohawk Madness Beach Party on Saturday, March 12, from 11 am to 3 pm. We'll be rocking out to DJ Rampt on the patio, enjoying a beach themed photo booth, face painting and our annual lollipop race for beginners on Nutmeg at 12:30. Enjoy BBQ on the deck while you enjoy the spring weather! Dress for fun - we expect to see bathing suits, retro wear, costumes... anything goes at the Mohawk Madness Beach Party!No registration required - just be prepared to have fun!

Gunn Memorial Library Hosts Irish Step Dancers--Washington, CT


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

Irish Step Dancers--Saturday, March 12, 1:00pm--This performance will be in the Wykeham Room. Get into the spirit of St. Patrick's Day by enjoying a heartwarming performance of traditional Irish dancing. Abigail (GML's very own page) and her sisters, Elizabeth, Susan and Kylie Dugan, will be decked out in dance costumes to enchant young and old with their precision steps and twirls set to Irish music. Leprechaun Craft--Saturday, March 12, 1:30pm in the Junior Library after the Irish Dancing. Get your green on and try to catch a tricky Leprechaun by making a trap, complete with bright and shiny objects they just can't resist!

Portfolio Day: “Artists Are Thriving” Five Points Gallery


33 Main St., Torrington, CT Phone: (860) 618-7222.

10 am - 1 pm. Representatives from the three consortium colleges affiliated with Five Points Gallery - University of Hartford/Hartford Art School, University of Connecticut and Northwestern Connecticut Community College – will be on hand to answer questions on college programs and career opportunities. At 11:30, there will be a presentation on, "What It Means to Be an Artist Today". Question and answer period to follow. High school students, freshman through senior year, and community college students interested in transferring to four year schools are encouraged to attend as are adults who would like to learn more about college art programs as they pertain to career change or personal enrichment. A formal portfolio is not needed; attendees may bring in as little as one piece for feedback and advice. In addition, those attending Portfolio Day will have the opportunity to talk with current college students of all ages about what to expect in college art classes. Professional artists will also be available to share information regarding art and design careers in the 21st century. *Snow/Rain Date: Saturday, March 19.

Hackathon Hosted by Community Foundation of Northwest Connecticut--Torrington


68 Main St., Torrington, CT 06790.

The Women & Girls Fund of the Community Foundation of Northwest CT with Random Hacks of Kindness Jr. will hold a "hackathon" for Social good from 8:30AM to 4PM on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at the Warner Theatre.  Girls in grades 4 through 8 are invited to attend.  Local female high school students will act as mentors and help young girls create compute programs that address problems faced by nonprofit organizations.  Registration required.

The Silo Cooking Class: Herb Gardening from Container to Garden to Plate--New Milford


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

Spring is on the way! Herbs are the crowning touch to any food or drink preparation. The most memorable dishes are finished with herbs to accentuate and intensify layers of deep, rich flavors.Come learn herb basics from Denise Fitch of the Green Spot on Saturday, March 12th, from 11-2:30pm in the Silo Cooking School. $60 per person. Class Title: Herb Gardening from Container to Garden to Plate.

White Memorial Conservation Center Hosts An Evening of Music and Wildlife Photography with Gary Melnysyn-Litchfield


Route 202, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-0857.

March 12.2016--An Evening of Music and Wildlife Photography with Gary Melnysyn.Spend an evening full of beautiful art, music, and food as Conservation Center favorite, Gary Melnysyn tickles your senses with beautiful wildlife images taken during his tenure as a park ranger at Yellowstone and sings some of your favorite songs to boot! How much talent can one person have??? Tuck into a chili and cornbread supper before the program. Bring your own place setting and BYOB! What a cozy evening we have in store for you! Members: $15.00 Non-members: $20.00, Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.

Beardsley and Memorial Library Program: Improvisational Workshop--Winsted


40 Munro Place, Winsted, CT 06098. Phone: 860-379-6043.

Leave your comfort zone! Jack Bourque will facilitate an Improvisational Workshop at Beardsley and Memorial Library on Saturday, March 12, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. Improvisational workshops help people think on their feet, be comfortable with being uncomfortable, trust themselves, confidently handle whatever comes their way, and be fully present in the now with others. This 90-minute workshop will include improve exercises including group games and individual skills. Register for this program at 860-379-6043. This program is free and open to the public.



Coe Park, Torrington, CT Phone: 860-489-2274..

Open to youth ages 8-14. All contestants will be required to fill out an application form prior to auditioning. Registration Forms will be available at the Torrington Parks and Recreation Department located at 153 South Main Street in Torrington. Registration forms are due by February 26, 2016. Auditions: One minute introduction and an acappella performance. Contestants can also showcase any other talents along with their singing; such as dancing and playing an instrument. Contestants will be notified the Monday following the auditions if they have been chosen to move on to the final show. Tickets: $5.00 Per Family