The Institute for American Indian Studies Artifact Identification Day

02/10/2013

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

1 - 4. Still wondering about the history behind that artifact you found or inherited? If you would like to learn more about your collec- tion of local stone artifacts and Native American cultural items, bring them to IAIS for identification by renowned archaeolo- gist and IAIS Director of Research and Collections, Dr. Lucianne Lavin, a specialist in Eastern Woodland material culture. Limit 12 items per person please. Fee: Included in regular museum admission. $5 Adults; $4.50 Seniors; $3 Kids; IAIS Members Free

Newtown Historical Society Program: Albraham Luncoln, Paula Hopewell

02/11/2013

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

Monday, Feb 11, 2013 at 7:30 pm at the C.H. Booth Library.  Influenced by the border region from which he came, Hopewell will speak of Lincoln's extraordinary compassion. She will share insights on how Lincoln managed to steer the country through the Civil War, as well as relate some of the tragedies of Lincoln's personal life. Excerpts from his excellent speeches will also be given. All in all, a well rounded picture of perhaps our most beloved President will emerge.

“Karneval” in Viennese Style

02/12/2013

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 stjohnschurch@snet.net, or visit the Parish website at www.stjohnswashington.org.

15th Annual Valentine's Day Special - Carriage Ride or Sleigh Ride - Wood Acres Farm

02/14/2013 to 02/15/2013

68 Griffin Rd.,, Terryville, CT 06786. Phone: 860-583-8670.

Valentines Day Special - Carriage Ride or Sleigh Ride - Wood Acres Farms Valentine's Day Special - Rose and Champagne Carriage Ride or Sleigh Ride, Feb. 14 and 15th. Intimate ride for two - $175. A memorable ride for two couples $250.  What could be more romantic than snuggling up with your Sweetheart .... under a warm blanket sipping champagne as you glide along on a beautiful Victorian Sleigh or Carriange ride?  Enjoy this private half hour ride in the afternoon or under the starlit sky. After your private ride, enjoy refreshments in a cozy, romantic atmosphere. For reservations, call 860-583-8670.

Hopkins Vineyard - Valentine’s Sweetheart Package

02/14/2013 to 02/17/2013

25 Hopkins Road, New Preston, CT Phone: (860) 868-7954.

Tasting For Two – A selection of small batch, limited edition estate grown wines from our winemaker’s cellar and two hand-painted keepsake wine glasses. Sweetheart Platter – We have prepared a local artisan delight platter featuring select cheeses from Arethusa Farm in Litchfield CT, fine chocolates from the Kent Chocolate Company in Kent CT and a delicious fruit accompaniment from The Gracious Gourmet in Bridgewater CT. All paired with a glass of your favorite Hopkins wine. Live Music will also be featured Thursday 2/14 & Saturday 2/16 from 3-6PM and Friday 2/15 & Sunday 2/17 from 2-5PM Cost per couple: $60. No reservations needed. Tickets may be purchased online at www.hopkinsvineyard.com, or at the door.

WCSU Midtown Coffeehouse All Night Mic

02/14/2013

181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: (203) 837-9700.

WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. on Feb. 14 in Alumni Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The coffeehouse will feature an all-night open mic. This is the night to show off your talent. Or convince a friend to perform. Admission will be free and the public is invited. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. Call (203) 837-9700 or visit www.wcsu.edu/stuaffairs/Coffeehouse.asp for more information.

Chocolate Lovers Valentine's Day Dinner

02/14/2013 to 02/14/2013

42 Ives Rd., Goshen, CT 06756. Phone: 860-491-9906.

Enjoy a decadent Valentine's Day inspired menu of five chocolate infused courses perfectly paired with five award winning wines. LIVE JAZZ. $50. per person ALL INCLUSIVE. Limited seating Reservations required. Call 860-491-9906.

Indian Rock Nature Preserve - Family Owl Program

02/15/2013

501 Wolcott Rd , Bristol, CT Phone: 860-583-1234.

Family Owl Program is sure to be a Hoot! Indian Rock Nature Preserve will hold a Pizza and a Program event on
Friday, February 15th, from 5:30-7:00. Visit with Hedwig, the Great Horned Owl, learn about different CT owl species, and end the night with a walk through the forest listening for owl calls! Admission: $10/person for ages 10 and over $5/person for ages 3-9
Free for visitors under age 3. Advanced registration is required. Please call (860) 583-1234 to register by 2/13/13.

Ansonia Nature Center Program: Park Tots: Whose Footprints Are in the Snow?

02/15/2013

10 Deerfield Lane, Ansonia, CT 06401. Phone: 203-736-1053.

On Fri. Feb. 15, 10:30 am - PARK TOTS: Whose Footprints Are in the Snow? For toddlers and infants with their adults, this program is planned for outdoor time and a story inside. Take a little hike to see who's been out and about in the park. TUITION: $4 for family-level FANCI members and Ansonia residents; others, $6 per child. Grownups come for free. Please call to register.

White Memorial Foundation Star Party

02/15/2013

80 Whitehall Rd., Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-0857.

This astronomy program is organized by members of the Litchfield Hills Amateur Astronomy Club and the Mattatuck Astronomical Society. Tonight's topic is Our Magnetic Sun. Weather permitting; there will be star gazing after the program. 7:00 P.M., A.B. Ceder Room. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. You are invited to bring your own telescope or binoculars.…FREE…Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center's programming expenses.