Ansonia Nature Center Program: Full Moon Hike--Lovers' Moon

02/14/2014

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

FULL MOON HIKE- Lovers' Moon, Fri. Feb. 14, 7pm. Join Ranger Martin and Wendy on their monthly full moon hike. Take the ones you love on a date they'll never forget!  Sit by a cozy fire and roast marshmallows. Hike hand in hand by the light of the moon with friends, family and someone special.  FREE but please register and don't forget to bundle up. Dangerous walking conditions or bad weather cancels program.

Imagine Nation Museum - Little ladies and young men are invited for a delightful tea party on Valentine's day - Bristol

02/14/2014

1 Pleasant Street, Bristol, CT Phone: 860-314-1400.

On Friday, February 14 at the Imagine Nation Museum in Bristol, CT, little ladies and young men are invited for a delightful tea party on Valentine's day from 10:30-Noon! Come celebrate the ones you love and bring your bear friend! Meet "Teddy the Bear" and make new friends while creating heartfelt crafts. Our delightful menu includes: tea & punch, tasty finger sandwiches and cookies. $3/person for museum members or $5/person for non-members. Pre-registration is required by calling 860-314-1400. Registration deadline is February 9th. Visit our website for more information.

Hunt Hill Farm /The Silo - Wine Dinner for Lovers and Friends

02/14/2014

Upland Rd., New Milford, CT Phone: 860-355-0300.

On Friday, 7 p.m. Treat yourselves to a romantic multi-course dinner in The Silo Cooking School.  Carol will teach you how to taste and pair her unique selection of wines. Anne will prepare your meal before your very eyes - and may even call you up to participate in the prep. Visit the website for more information. $90 per person.

Weaving a Life — Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

02/14/2014 to 02/16/2014

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

The art of weaving is a metaphor and practice that can help guide us unto a life that honors our soul’s true purpose. From our shared silence, as well as our shared stories, we will weave something of beauty and meaning during this contemplative weekend. No previous weaving experience is necessary. Special loom and materials are included in the program fee. Presenter: Linda Chidsey. Fees: (per person), $265 Shared room/ hall bath, $305 Private room/hall bath, $280 Shared room/private bath, $335 Private room with bath (limited, please give a second choice). Non-refundable deposit: $50

Indian Rock Nature Preserve - Spring Gardening Program – Planting Annuals by Winterberry Gardens - Bristol

02/15/2014

501 Wolcott Road, Bristol, CT Phone: 860-589-8200.

Tuesday  – 7:00pm to 8:00pm. Welcome our Guest speaker:  Sebby Milano, Manager of the Annual Plant department as he lectures about planting annuals. Pay at the door.

White Memorial Conservation Center Program: Connecticut Reptiles: Snaking Their Way into Your Heart--Litchfield

02/15/2014

Route 202, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-0857.

Connecticut Reptiles: Snaking Their Way into Your Heart with Brian Kleinman on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. in the A. B. Ceder Room. Members: $15.00  Non-members: $20.00. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. WMCC favorite, Brian Kleinman from Riverside Reptiles presents his latest DVD, Connecticut Reptiles, and introduces you to some of our native species in this two hour program. Come on! Show some of our most under appreciated and misunderstood animals some love this Valentine's Day weekend! .

9th Annual Cabin Fever Crop Fest--Beacon Falls

02/15/2014

69 Wolfe Avenue, Beacon Falls, CT 06403. Phone: 203-729-3584.

Beacon Falls Congregational Church will host its 9th Annual Cabin Fever Crop Fest scrapbooking event on Saturday, February 15, 2014 from 10AM to 10PM.  Cost $50 per person and includes table space, continental breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and drinks all day, unlimited use of Sizzix and Cricut machines/die collections, raffles, vendors and more.  Space is limited so RSVP by Feb. 14th. 

"Salisbury Faces" at the Scoville Memorial Library

02/15/2014

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

4 pm. Wardell Room. Richard Boyle, a retired art history professor, will be presenting "Salisbury Faces"; paintings from the Salisbury Association's notable collection. The lecture will be on a selected group of portraits ranging from the work of highly regarded artists Erastus Salisbury Field (1801- 1900), Ammi Phillips (1817-1877) and Ellen Emmet Rand (1875-1941). The paintings span a time period from the early 19th to the early 20th century and will be considered in the context of the tradition of American portrait painting.

Washington Art Association Program: Danielle Mailer: A Chat About Art

02/15/2014

4 Bryan Memorial Plaza, Washington Depot, CT 06794. Phone: 860-868-2878.

Please join us on Saturday, February 15, from 4 - 6 pm for an informative and lighthearted chat with Danielle Mailer. Part autobiographical, part mythological and spiritual, her talk will be infused with joyful optimism and passion for art. Danielle Mailer is the daughter of Peruvian painter Adele Morales and writer Norman Mailer. She's beginning her tenth year of teaching art at Indian Mountain School in Lakeville, Connecticut. Saturday, February 15, 2014; 4 - 6 pm at The Studios at WAA. $10.00 per person.

New Morning Market Workshop: Winter Tree Identification -- Woodbury

02/15/2014

129 Main Street North, Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-4868.

On Saturday, February 15, 2014 from 9-4PM Dave Near will hold a workshop:  Winter Tree Identification.  This fun and informative class will attempt to integrate multiple techniques for proper identification of native and some naturalized trees.Learn the morphologically unique characteristics that are used to separate and identify species.  Proceeds from the day long course will be donated to the Center for Biological Diversity.  Tickets. $40.