Alpine Ski Jumping Winter Carnival Weekend--Salisbury

01/25/2013 to 01/27/2013

Satre Memorial Hill, Salisbury, CT 06068.

This winter is going to be a busy one for directors of the Salisbury Winter Sports Association (SWSA) as they prepare for the 2013 ski jumping season at Satre Memorial Hill in Salisbury, CT. Alpine Ski Jumping Winter Carnival, January 25-27, 2013. Alpine ski jumping (also known as Gelande) is a hybrid form of jumping where the skiers use downhill ski equipment, including poles. Also, the skiers do not use the tracks or grooves cut into the inrun ice that traditional jumpers’ skis fit into through takeoff. Friday- Alpine Ski Jump qualifying. Saturday- Junior Jumping. Alpine jumping under the lights. Sunday- Alpine competition and awards. Human dogsled Race, five people pulling, one riding, creative sleds, fan favorite.


Mary Oliver and Thomas Merton: Poets Wisely Loving the World

01/25/2013 to 01/27/2013

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

On Friday through Sunday 6 p.m. to noo. Presented by Jonathan Montaldo. The poetry of these two American contemplatives will be presented with special emphasis on the monastic values of solitude, silence and expectant waiting. This retreat will include the evening performance of Contemplative Soul of American Music with Joshua Stone. For fees and more information call Wisdom House or visit the website.

Jazz at the Southbury Crowne Plaza

01/25/2013 to 01/25/2013

1284 Strongtown Raod, Southbury, CT 06488. Phone: 203-598-7600.

Jazz at the Plaza Crowne Plaza Southbury Come experience the areas newest venue offering top class entertainment in a New York Jazz Club atmosphere. Enjoy the perfect evening out at the Crowne Plaza Southbury. You can enjoy dining and drinks during the show. Overnight packages are available at special show rates. Located right off I-84 Exit 16 with plenty of parking. Tickets are $14.00 (plus tax and handling) in advance. Tickets at $20.00 at the door Friday January 25, 2013 at 7:30 PM Louise Baranger Quintet

WCSU MUSICAL REVUE with Don Stitt: "Too Marvelous! The Songs of Johnny Mercer"


181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-837-8843.

WCSU MUSICAL REVUE: Adjunct instructor Don Stitt will present "Too Marvelous! The Songs of Johnny Mercer" on Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. in Alumni Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Stitt, an actor and playwright, wrote and will perform the tribute to the enigmatic songwriter from Savannah, Johnny Mercer. The performance will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to

Haight-Brown Vineyard - Winterfest - Litchfield

01/26/2013 to 01/27/2013

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

January 26 from 12-6pm and January 27 from 12-5pm. A fun filled day out of the cold! Come in from the cold for our annual Winterfest celebration!  An all day event featuring live music, wine-tastings paired with gourmet tidbits, a signature HBV glass and the launch of Toasty Apple, our scrumptious Apple desert wine created by Lukas, our master Winemaker. Tickets purchased in advance through our website are discounted from those purchased at the door on the day of!

DiGrazia Vineyards Bread Bowl Night


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

5:00 - $45 per person - Two glasses of wine along with two bread bowls and salad prepared by Homemade Gourmet. You won’t leave hungry! Reservations necessary.

M. William Phelps, Lecture - Winsted


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

“Dark Minds: It takes a killer to catch a killer.” Join M. William Phelps, crime expert, acclaimed investigative journalist, author of twenty-one nonfiction books, and co-host of the hit series Dark Minds on Investigation Discovery, at Beardsley and Memorial Library for a lecture on Saturday, January 26, 2013, at 11:00 a.m.  Mr. Phelps is a serial killer expert and winner of 2008 New England Book Festival Award for “I’ll Be Watching You.” Phelps has made over 100 television appearances, including CBS’s “Early Show,” “The Today Show,” “The View,” “Fox & Friends,” truTV, Discovery Channel, Fox News Channel, ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Learning Channel, Biography Channel, History Channel, Oxygen, OWN, and others. He’s been on USA Radio Network, Catholic Radio, Mancow, Wall Street Journal Radio, Zac Daniel, Ava Maria Radio, ABC News Radio, and Radio America, who calls him “the nation’s leading authority on the mind of the female murderer.” He’s written for numerous publications and consulted on the first season of the hit Showtime cable television series “Dexter.” Call 860-379-6043 to register for this program. This program is free and open to the public.

Family Ramble: Winter Walk Along the Shepaug


Tunnel Road and Spring Hill Road, Roxbury, CT

Free. 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Come explore a winter wonderland through one of Steep Rock Association's beautiful preserves! Walk an easy, fairly flat route along the Shepaug River as we appreciate the beauty of the season. We'll make our way to an old train tunnel that was used for the Shepaug Railroad from 1872-1948. The tunnel is a sight to be seen this time of year as massive icicles adorn the passageway. Dress warmly and wear boots. Have a favorite walking stick or walking poles? Bring them along if you desire, as the trail can be icy this time of year. This free outing is sponsored by the WalkCT program of the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) and is best suited for families with children able to manage a flat, approximately 3-mile (round-trip) hike. Singles are also welcome. Pre-registration is not necessary. Heavy snow or rain cancels (if canceled a notice will be posted by noon that day on the CFPA Facebook page,

Gunn Memorial Library Present Online Genealogy:, and HeritageQuest Program


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

Online Genealogy:, and HeritageQuest--Saturday, January 26 @ 11:00am--Gunn Memorial Library – Wykeham Room--Washington CT. Do you wonder about your family ancestry? With so many genealogy resources available online, it's sometimes difficult to know where to start. Sheila Lafferty, the Director of the Julia Brooker Thompson Library, UCONN Torrington Campus will give a brief demonstration on, HeritageQuest, and  Participants are welcome to bring along their laptops to follow along with Ms. Lafferty's online presentation. Sheila A. Lafferty, the Director of the Julia Brooker Thompson Library, UCONN Torrington Campus is a self taught genealogist and has been researching her ancestry long before the Internet. This program is free and open to the public.   Registration is recommended.

The Institute for American Indian Studies Winter Tracking Walk


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

12:00 noon - 2:00 pm Who left this track, this scat, and this feather? There are always clues created by wildlife for us to decipher, telling a story of their habits and lives. Certified wildlife tracker Andy Dobos of Three Red Trees School of Natural Living will lead you through the winter woods to discover how the animals live in this stark time of year. He will also demonstrate some of the skills ancient people employed to survive during the winter months. CT Educators may earn 0.2 CEUS Fee: $8 Adults; $6 IAIS Members; $4 Children