Getting Off the Carousel at Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

02/25/2011 to 02/27/2011

229 E. Litchfield Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-3163.

Provides the time to explore ways to slow down and care for oneself in the midst of everyday pressures in order to receive the love and peace of God. Presenter: Rev. Barbara Headley.


Fees: $155 (shared room), $195 (private room, hall bath), $225 (private or shared room with bath), $125 Commuter. Non-refundable deposit: $50.

"Personal Adornment "- A talk by Pauline Simring at the Scoville Memorial Library - Salisbury


38 Main Street , Salisbury, CT 06068. Phone: (860) 435-2838.

On Saturday at 2 p.m.The Salisbury Association Hisorical Society will hold a talk on antique and estate jewelry titled "Personal Adornment" by Pauline Simring, in the Wardell Room of The Scoville Memorial Library.

Move to "The Grove" - A Benefit Fundraiser for Litchfield Education Foundation


Bantam Firehouse, 92 Doyle Rd., Bantam, CT 06750.

On Sat., 7 p.m. to midnight at the Bantam Firehouse.  BYOB and Snacks $20.00 cover at the door.  Must be 21 years and over.  All proceeds benefit the Litchfield Education foundation.  This is a LEF Fundraiser so come and enjoy a great night out with friends and support Litchfield Education Foundation.  Email for more information.

Black History Month Performance--They Called me Lizzie--From Slavery to the White House--Bristol


5 High Street, Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: 860-584-7787.

On Saturday,  February 2,2011 at 2 p.m., a one-hour one woman dramatic performance They Called me Lizziefrom Slavery to the White House will be presented  in Meeting Room 1, on the lower level of the Bristol Public Library. Sponsored by the Bristol Historical Society and the Bristol Library. Actress Stephanie Jackson portrays Elizabeth Keckly, dressmaker and confidante of Mary Todd Lincoln.  She later authored the book Behind the Scenes, Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House. The drama, written and directed by Kandie Carle, is a production of the East Haddam Stage Company. In lieu of an admission charge, free-will offerings of non-perishable items for the Salvation Army Food Pantry are requested.  Refreshments will be served after the presentation.  Come see this one-hour dramatic performance which will appeal to all ages and will be a delightful way to wrap up the winter vacation. The Bristol Public Library is located at the intersection of High and Main Streets in Downtown Bristol.  Call to register.  Free and open to the public.

A Teddy Bear Party for Boys and Girls at St. Michaels Church - Litchfield


23 South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-9456.

On Saturday, 1 p.m. Games music, puppeteering, interactive storytelling, a Legos contest and a treasure hunt will be taking place as well as delecable aray of homemade goodies.  Well- behaved teddy bears, dollies or action figures are free companions but  $10 for partiers. Reservation suggested. Snow date:  2/27.  For addition information call 860-567-9465.

Pancake Breakfast and Celebration of Connecticut Maple Syrup at White Memorial Foundation


71 Whitehall Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: (860) 567-0857.

Everyone knows that Connecticut produces the best maple syrup in the world! Delisse Cable, owner of Brookview Sugar House in Morris, proves it with copious amounts of delicious syrup poured over fresh pancakes made by Gerri Griswold. Maple bacon, maple glazed ham, and maple scones will complete our menu. As you dine, learn about the history of maple sugaring and then watch a compelling 20 minute movie about the Asian Long-horned Beetle which is threatening the production of maple syrup in the northeast. 9:00 AM- 11:00 AM. , A.B. Ceder Room, Members: $10.00, Non-members: $15.00, 100% of the profits benefits the Conservation Center. Seating is limited! Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Brookview Sugar House products will be available for purchase. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be held February 27.

Maple Sugaring and Pancake Breakfast at Indian Rock Nature Preserve

02/26/2011 to 02/26/2011

501 Wolcott Rd, Bristol, CT 06010.

Join us in the Orchard House for a freshly made pancake breakfast! See how maple syrup is created from taps to vats and visit the farm animals! Sample locally produced syrup, also available for purchase. Adults:  $8.00 per person. Children under 10 years old:  $5.00 per person. Children under 2 free!

Winter Film Festival at the Institute for American Indian Studies - Washington

02/26/2011 to 02/27/2011

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

The Cherokee would call it Nu-No-Du-Na-Tlo-Hi-Lu, “The Trail Where They Cried.” Despite decades of struggle to keep their land, in the winter of 1838 thousands of Cherokee were driven from their homes in the Southeastern United States, forced by armed U.S. soldiers to walk to the newly designated “Indian Territory”in Eastern Oklahoma. More than 4,000 died of disease and starvation along the way. Trail of Tears, the third episode in American Experience's five-part miniseries, “We Shall Remain.”      Run time: 90 minutes. Fee: Included in regular museum admission; IAIS Members Free.


Ski Sundown - Wild West Day - New Hartford


126 Ratlum Street, New Hartford, CT 06057. Phone: 860-379-SNOW.

FEBRUARY 27, 2011 - Wild West Day--11am-2pm with Sun and Ski Sports-- Saddle up and join us for some horsin' around during this annual event! Enjoy cowboy-mounted shooting demos, roping activities, and a full day of kicking up your heels. Check the website for further information.


Life and Times of a Quiet American Hero at the Seymour HIstorical Society

02/27/2011 to 02/27/2011

59 West St, Seymour, CT 06483. Phone: (203) 888-7471.

Lecture on the life and times of Ebenezer D. Bassett, the first black diplomat of the United States. 1833-1908.