Keeler Tavern Museum Hosts Colonial Cooking for Children-Ridgefield


132 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877. Phone: 203-438-3166.

Colonial Cooking for Children will be held at the Keeler Tavern Museum, 132 Main Street. Ridgefield, CT on Monday February 21,  from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM. A snow date has been scheduled for Saturday, February 26. Cost is $35 for members, $40 for non-members.  This event is an opportunity for children 6 to 9 years old to experience how meals were prepared by residents of Ridgefield during the Colonial Era. . The children will meet in the Garden House at  the Museum with Chef Maria Pelizzari, who will enable them to reenact Colonial days by immersing themselves in the sights, sounds and tastes of their town’s early residents. They will have the opportunity to learn about famous local personalities, tour the Keeler Tavern Museum, and cook and eat as Ridgefield residents did in Revolutionary War times.  Maria Pelizzari has a passion for food, children and cooking that inspired her to leave her teaching position of 10 years and start her own business Fork, Knife and Spoon Cooking to which she brings the same enthusiasm and fundamentals she brought to the classroom. Maria has been a personal chef for over 20 years.  Please RSVP by  Friday, February 18 . Late comers will be accommodated if space is available. To reserve you space by calling 203-438-5485 or emailing

Grumbling Gryphons Children's Theatre at The Carousel Museum - Bristol


95 Riverside Ave.,, Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: 860-585-5411.

On Tues., at 11 a.m. Prior to the show  The Myth of Persephone: The ancient Greek myth of how the seasons came to be, performed by Grumbling Gryphons Traveling Children's Theater and the children who attend the pre-performance workshop. from 9:30 -10 45 a.m. there will be pre-performance drama worksop for children ages 6 yrs and up to learn dramatic roles in the play. During the special workshop Grumbling Gryphons actors will train childen to become "The Greek Chorus", as well as oher dramatic roles.  Parent can join the childen.  A fun event for the entire family. For more info on the museum events contact 860-585-5411 or visit the website.

Nocturnal Animals in Our Backyard at Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center

02/22/2011 to 02/24/2011

10 Deerfield Rd., Ansonia, CT 06401. Phone: (203) 736-1053.

10 am. We'll present a group of secretive animals who are well-adapted to life in the dark. Learn the secrets of survival for both predator and prey as we mimic each of their roles in nature. Registration begins Mon. Jan. 24 at 9 am for priority students (Ansonia residents and current family-level FANCI members), Mon. Jan. 31 for all others. TUITION: 4- and 5-year-olds meet from 10 am to 1 pm; $65 ($45 priority students). Six- to 10-year-olds meet from 10 am to 3 pm; $95 ($75 priority students). Checks payable to Ansonia Nature Center.

Kid's Days at the Institute for American Indian Studies - Washington

02/22/2011 to 02/22/2011

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

Do American Indians really do rain dances or war dances like shown on TV?  Come find out!  Spend the afternoon learning about Native American dances while creating your own dance stick.  We’ll end the afternoon with kids participating in a dance and listening to a traditional story. Limited space.  Please call for reservations. Fee:  Adults $5 (general museum admission); Kids $8.

Ecology of Creativity: From Imagination to Transformation at Pratt Nature Center

02/22/2011 to 02/22/2011

163 Papermill Road, New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: 860-355-3137.

Creativity is much more than "the arts" -- ALL of life is a creative process. Nature, agriculture and food have much to teach us about creativity and purpose. Creativity, in turn, helps us think in new ways about local food, sustainable agriculture and the environment. Creativity and nature both help us experience transcendence and connection beyond ourselves. Come and participate in an experiential, playful exploration of these topics. Instructor Steve Dahlberg, Director, International Centre for Creativity and Imagination $30.00 members/$35.00 non members. 16 year old and up.

Soup Cooking Class at The Church of Christ's Battell Chapel - Norfolk


12 Village Green, Norfolk, CT 06058. Phone: (860) 542 - 5721. Fax: (860) 542 - 5002 .

Don't miss this cooking class on Monday, February 28 at 6p.m. at Church of Christ’s Battell Chapel in Norfolk. Louise Davis will lead the class making a selection of delicious soups. Come and learn cooking techniques and enjoy sampling the soups with homemade bread. Bring an apron, a knife and cutting board. $30 donation supports the Church of Christ Congregational. Sign up today by calling  or by emailing

Woodland Indian Lifeways and Native American Stories Present by The Institute for American Indian Studies--Litchfield


421 Bantam Road, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-0328.

On Wednesday, February 23, 2011 from 12Noon to 4PM at the Litchfield Community Center The Institute for American Indian Studies presents Woodland Indian Lifeways and Native American Stories.  Learn about American Indian life and the retelling of Native American stories with the family.  You will hear about Native American life in the Eastern Woodlands before the arrival of Europeans and be able to handle several artifacts as well as play a cultural game before sitting down for a retelling of a story from an authentic Native American storyteller.  Great family event.  Free and open to the public.

Suburban Dreams: Middlebury in the 20th Century: An Illustrated Lecture by Rachel Carley


30 Crest Road, Middlebury, CT 06762. Phone: 203 753-0381 ext 10 .

7:00 p.m. At Middlebury Public Library. Architectural historian Rachel Carley will trace the links between the industrial leaders of the Naugatuck Valley and the growth of Middlebury. The introduction of the trolley in 1908 that ran service from Waterbury to Lake Quassapaug brought new residential development. Carley describes the new suburban architecture as "well designed and well built, they answered the demand for comfort that was affordable." The beauty and the whimsy of these homes are captured in the photographs of Avery Danziger.  Non-members $ 10.00.

Jazz Orchestra Concert: WCSU - Danbury


Ives Concert Hall, 181 White Hall, Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-837-8350.

At 8 p.m. Featured will be Frankensz, conducted by Andrew Beals; the WCSU Jazz Ensemble, conducted by Dave Scott; and WCSU Jazz Orchestra, conducted by Jamie Begian. The performance will be free and open to the public; donations to the music department will be accepted. For more information call or visit the website.

26th Bristol Chamber of Commerce Home and Business Show

02/25/2011 to 02/27/2011

Bristol Eastern High School, 6322 King St., Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: 860-563-2111 X 308.

Food, Auction, Entertainment, Sports Figures, Door Prizes and a lot of fun! No mater what you have in mind for home improvements, you will find the right products and the best companies at this show. Hours: Fri. 5-9 p.m., Sat. 11-7 p.m., Sun. 11-4 p.m. Admission