Painter Ken Kewley at WCSU

01/21/2014 to 01/21/2014

WCSU White Hall, 181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-837-8403.

Painter Ken Kewley will discuss his work at 11 a.m. in Viewing Room 2 of White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public, and it will be presented as part of the university's Master of Fine Arts slide lecture series.

Oliver Wolcott Oliver Wolcott Library Program: Party Politics, Free Speech & Oliver Wolcott Jr.'s Conversion: Litchfield Politics in the Early Repulic. with Steve McGrath

01/22/2014

160 South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-8030.


On Wednesday, January 22nd from7:00 -8:00 p.m Oliver Wolcott Library Program:  Party Politics, Free Speech, & Oliver Wolcott, Jr.'s Conversion: Litchfield Politics in the Early Republic with Steve McGrath. In this lecture, Steve McGrath will discuss the political party system in Litchfield during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. He will examine how U.S. foreign policy impacted local politics in Litchfield, particularly the U.S. naval war with France, an embargo instituted by president Thomas Jefferson, and the War of 1812. McGrath will discuss the significance of U.S. political parties known as the Democratic-Republicans and the Federalists, Litchfield's reputation as a Federalist community, a group of Federalists known as the "Jockey Club," and the political influence of attorney Oliver Wolcott, Jr. He will also examine the growth of the Democratic-Republican party in   Litchfield, the political activity of South Carolinian and Yale University graduate John C. Calhoun in Connecticut and the concept of free speech. Steve McGrath teaches history at Central Connecticut State University and supervises history student teachers for both Central Connecticut and the University of Connecticut.

Ski Sundown - FREE NASTAR RACING with Suburban Sports

01/23/2014

126 Ratlum Rd., New Hartford, CT Phone: 860-379-7669.

Join us for racing every Thursday night.  If you've ever wanted to try racing, now is your chance!  All are welcome! You get unlimited timed runs on Gunbarrel from 6:30pm - 9:30pm with your pass or lift ticket.  Then head to our Last Chair Tavern for prizes and awards by Suburban Sports, located in Berlin.  For more information visit the website.

Mohawk Mountain - Measure Your Feet Day

01/23/2014

46 Great Hollow Rd, Cornwall, CT Phone: 860-672-6100.

Measure Your Feet Day - Renting equipment? Have one of our boot techs measure your feet for you on National Measure Your Feet Day! Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Saturday/Holiday, 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Sunday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cyrenius H. Booth Libary/Museum Program: Hotter Than a Pepper Sprout with Nina Et Cetera--Newtown

01/23/2014

25 Main St., Newtown, CT 06470. Phone: 203-426-4533.

On Thursday January 23, 2014 from7:00 PM to 8:30 PM in the Meeting Room of the Cyrenius H. Booth Library features a program:  'Hotter than a Pepper Sprout: America's Music'. The program focuses on traditional American music and includes music by Johnny Cash, Elvis, The Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, Leadbelly, Woody Guthrie, Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Peggy Lee, Gershwin and many others, as played and sung by the band Nina Et Cetera. Beat the winter with some hot tunes!

Five Points Gallery Artists Talk: Danielle Mailer

01/24/2014

33 Main Street, Torrington, CT

Danielle Mailer is the featured artist in the East Gallery with her show called Body Language 2013.. With influences ranging from Matisse to Klimt, to Miriam Shapiro, to Niki De Saint Phalle, Mailer creates dynamic works that offer her interpretation of the patterned silhouette. This installation features numerous 11-foot figures in acrylic paint on aluminum. An artist talk will take place at the Gallery on Friday, January 24th at 6 p.m.

Pratt Center - Winter Bird Walk & Feeder Making

01/25/2014

163 Paper Mill Rd., Off Rte. 202, New Milford, CT Phone: 860-355-3137.

10am– 12pm. Drop off ages 6 and up. Fee $10.00 per child. On a winter morning, we’ll explore basic birding skills and identification, and talking about how birds can help us find out what is going on in the world around us. We’ll take a walk around the property, and identify some of our resident winter birds by sight and sound. Afterwards, we’ll head to the yurt and make some basic bird-feeders, so you can go home and watch some of these birds in your own backyard! Bring binoculars and field guides if you have them; we have some on hand here. Space is limited please contact info@prattcenter.org or 860-355-3137 to register.

Mohawk Mountain Ski Resort - Yeti Day

01/25/2014

46 Great Hollow Rd., Cornwall, CT Phone: 860-672-6100 or 1-800-895-5222.

On Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1-p.m. Mohawk Mountain's own Goggles the Yeti celebrates his special day at Mohawk! There will be games, prizes, contests, music, face painting and fun all over the mountain... everything you would expect from the Yeti's favorite place to play!

New England Carousel Museum - The Chapparals

01/25/2014

95 Riverside Avenue, Bristol, CT Phone: 860-585-5411.

On Saturday, dancing 7:00-11:00pm. $12 /person BYOB. Snacks available for sale. Pre-paid tables of 8 may be reserved Snacks available for sale. Pre-paid tables of 8 may be reserved.

Gunn Memorial Library & Museum - The National Art Honor Society Students of Shepaug Valley High School and their teacher, Michael Rivera

01/25/2014 to 03/08/2014

5 Wykeham Road, Washington, CT Phone: 860.868.7586.

The Stairwell Gallery at Gunn Memorial Library in Washington, CT is delighted to announce the opening of a new show featuring the work of students from Shepaug Valley High School and their teacher, Michael Rivera. The exhibit will be up from January 25 through March 8 and may be viewed during library hours. A reception will be held January 25 from 12 to 2pm. For further information regarding this exhibit, please call (860)-868-7586 or email chartman@biblio.org.  Please visit our website at www.gunnlibrary.org for library hours as well as a listing of other library events.  The Gunn Memorial Library is located at 5 Wykeham Road at the juncture of Route 47 opposite the Green in Washington, CT.