InInstitute for American Indian Studies Program: Connecticut Indigenous Peoples: An introduction at Gunn Memorial Library--Washington CT


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

CONNECTICUT INDIGENOUS PEOPLES: AN INTRODUCTION AT THE GUNN MEMORIAL LIBRARY--Thursday, January 29th 6:30pm **(snow date February 5th)** Dr. Lucianne Lavin's recent book, Connecticut's Indigenous Peoples: What Archaeology, History, and Oral Traditions tell us about their Communities and Cultures, attempts to tell the story of Connecticut's Native American communities long, rich history, their evolution into complex tribal societies and adaptations to constantly changing social landscapes after European contact. Through PowerPoint Presentation, Dr. Lavin discusses the book's major tenets, her background in anthropology, archaeology, and indigenous studies and her reasons for writing the book.

Oliver Wolcott Library Hosts Author Andy Thibault--Litchfield


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

On Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 7 to 8PM at the Oliver Wolcott Library Author Andy Thibault will discuss his essays:  More Cool Justice.  A new collection of hard-hitting essays by investigative reporter Andy Thibault that unmask despicable players in our justice system while also hailing the service of good cops and an occasional prosecutor or judge.  A wine and cheese reception will follow the event.  Books available for purchase.  Space is limited.  Registration is required. 

Haight Brown Vineyard Chef to Farm Dinner


29 Chestnut Hill Rd., Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-566-8360.

Haight-Brown is excited to partner with the prestigious Max Restaurant Group to offer our first dinner of this kind! We are pairing our wines with local ingredients prepared by Chefs Steve Michalewicz, Brad LaBonte-Banas and Scott Miller. Seating is limited for this great event call 860-566-8360 to reserve your spot today!

Danbury Museum Exhibit: Collections, Community & Conversation..Continued

01/31/2015 to 03/21/2015

43 Main St., Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-743-5200.

Collections, Community & Conversation..Continued -- Opens Saturday, January 31, 2015. On display Wednesday through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. through Saturday, March 21, 2015. Huntington Hall, the museum exhibit space, is filled with a wealth of interesting objects gleaned from the collections of individuals from The Greater Danbury area. On display is an eclectic mix of objects including vintage bottle openers, angels, custard cups, militaria, American pottery, bells, abalone shell decorated items, Disney memorabilia, embroidered aprons & crocheted potholders, kites and more. Due to the popularity of last year's exhibit, we're pleased to once again offer this opportunity to enthusiastic collectors from The Greater Danbury area. It has proven to be a fun and exciting way to welcome the community to the museum and for individuals to share their passion for the art of collecting.

Seven Angels Theatre Presents Badda Bing Comedy Night--Waterbury


Plank Rd., Waterbury, CT 06705. Phone: 203-757-4676.

On January 31, 2015 at 8PM Seven Angels Theatre hosts Badda Bing Comedy Night with Rich Franchese, Fran Capo, Bob Luparello and Rob Falcone.  Check the website for ticket information.

Jumpfest in Salisbury Offers Walking Tour of the Beckley Furnace Industrial Monument


Lower Road, East Canaan, CT 06024. Phone: 860-824-0640.

On Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 11AM the Friends of Beckley Furnace will present a one-time walking (or snowshoeing if necessary) tour of the Beckley Furnace Industrial Monument site as part of the Jumpfest Winter Festival in Salisbury.  Call if you are interested in taking part in the walk. 

Scoville Library Program: Classic Italian Villas and Gardens: A Tour in the Footsteps of Edith Wharton--Salisbury


38 Main St., Salisbury, CT 06068. Phone: 860-435-2838.

Thomas Hayes, on Classical Italian Villas and Gardens at the Scoville Memorial Library. with  Thomas Hayes.
Classical Italian Villas and Gardens: A Tour in the Footsteps of Edith Wharton, Era of Elegance, Salisbury Association Historical Society on Saturday, January 31, 4:00 p.m. inWardell Room, Scoville Memorial Library, 38 Main Street, Salisbury CT. Free In 1902, soon after Edith Wharton and her husband had moved into The Mount in Lenox, MA, she was asked to write a series of articles for "Century Magazine" on Italian villas and gardens. She visited and researched 70 sites and artist Maxfield Parrish made beautiful illustrations to accompany the stories. The articles proved so popular, that they appeared in a book called "Italian Villas and Their Gardens" in 1904. The book is packed with a combination of first hand experience and history and has never gone out of print being still useful today.  Call to register.

Institute of American Indian Studies Footprints in the Snow


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

10:30 am - 12:30 pm. Who left this track, that scat, and this feather? During this walk, decipher clues created by wildlife, telling the story of their habits and lives. Certified wildlife trackers Andy Dobos and Deneen Bernier of Three Red Trees School of Natural Living lead you through the winter woods to discover how animals live and demonstrate skills ancient peoples employed to survive during the winter months. Please call for reservations. $15 Adults; $10 IAIS Members; $6 Children

Haight Brown Vineyard Old World Wine Tasting Series

01/31/2015 to 02/01/2015

29 Chestnut Hill Rd., Litchfield, CT Phone: 860.567.4045.

1 and 3 pm. Join us as we explore the wine-making regions of Italy, France and Spain over a series of three separate classes. In these in depth classes, we will talk about the geography of the regions, the grape varietals and wine making regulations of specific areas. We will taste some of the wines of these countries side by side with the wines of Haight-Brown Vineyard to better understand the difference in wine making styles.

Scoville Library and Salisbury Association Historical Society Program: Classical Italian Villas and Gardens: A Tour in the Footsteps of Edith Wharton


38 Main St., Salisbury, CT 06068. Phone: 860-480-5041.

A presentation Classical Italian Villas and Gardens: A Tour in the footsteps of Edith Wharton will be held on January 31, 2015 at 4PM sponsored by the Scoville Libary and the Salisbury Association Historical Society.  The talk is part of the Era of Elegance series.  The lecture will focus on many of the gardens featured in Wharton's work.