9 Parsonage Lane, Washington, CT Phone: 860–868–2527.
6:30 p.m. Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday, Carnevale or Fat Tuesday – call it what you will, most Christian countries and cultures mark the Tuesday before the beginning of the penitential season of Lent with feasting and merriment. This year, St. John’s invites you to celebrate “Karneval” in Viennese style with a menu of Viennese sausage, spätzle, savory and sweet crêpes and Krapfen – a deep fried puffy donut filled with apricot preserves and sprinkled with sugar that is a signature dish of “Fasching” – as the festival is also called in Austria. Come help us enjoy all the rich foods that we deny ourselves during Lent! Wines of the region will also be served and masked guests will dine to the strains of Viennese waltzes. Tickets are $30 per person and include dinner, wine, Karneval masks and the musical entertainment. Reservations may be made by calling the Church at 860–868–2527 or via e–mail at email@example.com, or visit the Parish website at www.stjohnswashington.org.