Indian Rock Nature Preserve Hosts Santa's Petting Farm--Bristol

12/08/2012

501 Wolcott Road, Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: 860-589-8200.

Indian Rock Nature Preserve will hold a Santa's Petting Farm on Saturdays, December 8th and 15th. Santa will be making a special appearance for this event, along with his barnyard friends!  There will be horses, chickens, rabbits, sheep, and Nina the cow! All those who come will take a hayride to the Pebble House, where Santa will be waiting by a crackling fire! Visitors can have their picture taken with Santa and then make a frame for the photo. The Fuller F. Barnes Educational Center will be turned into a winter wonderland room, where visitors can warm up with free hot chocolate. Holiday crafts, stocking stuffers and tasty treats will also be for sale. The hours of Santa's Petting Farm will be from 10:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. The cost is $5/person and children under one are free.

WCSU Ttheatre Production "Into the Woods" at The Berkshire Theatre - Danbury

12/08/2012 to 12/09/2012

181 White St., Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: (203) 837-8732.

The WCSU department of theatre arts will present "Into the Woods" in the Berkshire Theatre in Berkshire Hall on the university's Midtown campus. Performances will be at 3 and 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8 and 9. Call the Berkshire Theatre Box Office at (203) 837-8732 for information. To purchase tickets, call (203) 837-TIXX or visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

Palace Theater Hosts Paul Anka: Christmas My Way---Waterbury

12/08/2012

100 East Main St., Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-755-4700.

With over 50 years in the music industry, Paul Anka is considered one of the most prolific songwriters of our time. He has established himself as a successful artist by penning the Top 10 hits, "You Are My Destiny," "Lonely Boy," "Put Your Head On My Shoulder," "Puppy Love," and "Diana," as well as Tom Jones' "She's A Lady," and Sinatra's "My Way." Just in time for the holidays, Anka will perform these signature hits, as well as timeless renditions of classic holiday favorites, including "The Christmas Song" and "Winter Wonderland."

Annual Christmas Festival Weekend at Lourdes in Litchfield

12/08/2012 to 12/09/2012

50 Montfort Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-1041.

On Saturday,  Dec. 8th 10 a.m. to noon Gingerbread Nativity Making. Reservations can be made beginning in mid-November for this family activitity. At 7 p.m. Candlelight Carol Sing in Pilgrim Hall and the Grotto.  On Sunday, December 9th Living Nativity at 3p.m. and 4 pm. For more information visit the website.

Holiday Art Show

12/08/2012 to 12/08/2012

319 Main Street South, Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-574-3954 or 203-266-0110.

Fine Line Art Gallery presents works of renowned Connecticut artist Charlotte Sternberg, known for her heart-warming landscapes & holiday scenes. Also featured are miniature paintings, prints, and photographs, plus pottery, jewelry, and unique greeting cards by award-winning local artists. Reception December 8th 11 AM - 4 PM. Show ends December 29th. Admission free. 319 Main Street South, Woodbury, CT . www.finelineartgallery-connecticut.com, or 203-266-0110, Thursday - Sunday, 11 AM-4PM

Haight-Brown Vineyard - Chocolate Decadence paring lecture

12/08/2012 to 12/08/2012

29 Chestnut Hill Road, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4045.

Join us for Chocolate Decadence @ 1pm and 3pm, $35 per person. HBV wine glass, tasting of all wines paired with chocolate and paring lecture. Food and wine available for purchase.

LHAC lecture series at The Institute of American Indian Studies - Washington

12/08/2012 to 12/08/2012

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

On Saturday 3:00 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Long Journey Home for Albert Afraid of Hawk” Presented by Connecticut State Archaeologist Nicholas F. Bellantoni, Ph.D. In 1900, Albert Afraid of Hawk was performing with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show touring New England when the performers came down with food poisoning. Albert died in Danbury Hospital and was buried in an unmarked grave in Wooster Cemetery.   Recently, local historian, Bob Young located Albert's burial card from the cemetery archives and notified the family at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.   Albert's grandniece, Marlis Afraid of Hawk, had a dream that Albert wanted to come home and she initiated the repatriation process. Dr. Bellantoni presents the history and his responsibility of exhuming Albert for the long journey home.      Fee: $5; Free to LHAC Members

Haight-Brown Vineyard: HOLIDAY VINEYARD EXPRESS

12/08/2012 to 12/08/2012

29 Chestnut Hill Road, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4045.

Enjoy this unique Holiday experience with the Northern Lights Haight-Brown Vintage Express! Same beloved Vinyard Express but this time with seasonal music, a punch bowl, and holiday decorated cookies.  Join us for passed appetizers and a full wine tasting. $60 per person, ride lasts approximately 80 minutes. For rerservations check our website or by calling (860) 283-7245. Wine available for purchase at the station.  Meet at the Railroad Museum of New England's Thomaston train station before boarding your heated 1920s era vintage railroad car. This special excursion is hosted by staff from the Vineyard and by the volunteers of the Railroad Museum of New England. Pick up tickets at Thomaston Station's WILL CALL window on the day of the event. All tickets are non-refundable/non-exchangeable. Please arrive at the Station 30 minutes before train departure time at 7:00. Trains run on time.

WCSU PRESENTS JOHN F. AZZARITI MEMORIAL LECTURE

12/08/2012 to 12/08/2012

Westside Ballroom, 43 Lake Ave. Ext., Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: (203) 837-8279.

Patrizia Farina, WCSU world languages instructor, will discuss "The Feast of the Seven Fishes" at 7 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Westside Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The talk is the second John F. Azzariti Memorial Lecture, presented in honor of John F. Azzariti by his wife, Kathie Azzariti, and WCSU. The event will be free and open to the public. Reservations are required. For more information, call (203) 837-8279. To make a reservation, send an email to 7fishes@comcast.net.

Southbury Sunday Night at the Movies at Heritage Hotel showingCelebrity Comedy Shorts

12/09/2012

522 Heritage Road, Southbury, CT

"Celebrity Comedy Shorts" Edgy, Provocative, Hysterical, Off the Wall....you name it. A light selection of movie treats and snacks will be available for purchase before the show. Tickets for the "Southbury Sunday Night at the Movies" film series are available online at www.ctfilmfest.com/monthly. General admission tickets are $10 per movie if purchased in advance, $12 at the door. Tickets for seniors and students are $10 per movie either online or at the door. A discount ticket of $42.50 for all five movies in the series is available online.