White Silo Farm & Winery Hosts Annual Wine and Chocolate Holiday Party

12/15/2012

32 Rt. 37 East, Sherman, CT 06784. Phone: 860-355-0271.

On December 15, 2012 the Annual Wine and Chocolate Holiday Party.  Celebrate the holidays with wine and chocolate pairings featuring Guittard chocolate selections.  This year we will have 3 separate tastings 12PM, 2PM and 4PM, with 40 guests maximum for each session, so reserve your spot early.  Tickets $15 per person and must be purchased on line in advance.

CT Dance's Theatre's "Miracle on Bank Street Celebration Rescheduled

12/15/2012 to 12/16/2012

CT Phone: 203-573-0004.

Due to delays and storm related issues, Connecticut Dance Theatre announces changes in their holiday schedule of events.
"Clara and the Nutcracker" performances previously scheduled for December 1, 2, 8, and 9 are now being held Saturday December 15 and Sunday December 16th with performances at 1 and 5pm each day.  An annual event for more than 20 years, this is the perfect production for children of all ages, since it is a narrated version of the holiday classic.  The performances will be held at the Howland Hughes Center and you can reserve tickets or book a full performance for your school, group, organization, business by calling CDT's office at 203-573-0004. The holiday marketplace and annual Sugar Plum Tea scheduled for Sunday November 25th is postponed.  The Sugar Plum Tea which is a favorite for children will be held during the week between Christmas and New Year's - date and time will be announced shortly.  Bring the children down to enjoy this holiday favorite - tea with the characters from "Clara." The Holiday Marketplace will be held on Saturday December 15th from noon-7pm and will be part of that day's performances and the annual Festival of the Trees, which is ongoing beginning Friday November 23rd.
Joby Rogers (The Ultimate Michael Experience) is also being rescheduled - date to be announced. For questions, tickets or other inquiries, please call Donna Bonasera at Connecticut Dance Theatre 203-573-0004 or email ctdance523@aol.com.

Gunn Memorial Library presents ‘A Christmas Carol ~ A Staged Radio Play with Peter Tavino & Friends - Washington

12/15/2012

5 Wykeham Road, Rte. 47, Washington, CT Phone: (860) 868-7586.

Saturday, 1:00pm Gunn Memorial Library - in the Wykeham Room. Ring in the holidays with Peter Tavino and Friends as they perform a staged radio performance of Charles Dicken's classic. This broadcast aired on December 24, 1939 and featured Lionel Barrymore as Scrooge, cast members from the Mercury Theatre Group, and Orson Welles as narrator. Local actors in this reading include Jim Stedronsky, David Wilson, Father Robert Tucker, Anna Marie Wilson, Alan Cohen, Kate Baldwin, Ed Doyle, John Endicott, Howard Kerpelman, Elizabeth Wilson, Thomas Wilson, Brendan Wilson, Bill Savoia, Peter Tavino and more with music by Justyn Zitnay. Space is limited. Registration recommended.This program is free and open to the public.  Registration is recommended.


Museum Annual Christmas Open House & Model Train Exhibit - Brookfield Museum and Historical Society

12/15/2012

165 Whisconier Rd., Brookfield, CT 06804. Phone: 203-740-8140.

Starting on Saturday, December 15th Model trains, gifts, toys, and refreshments - two weekends. Museums hours of opertion Sat noon - 4 p.m. or by appt.

Haight-Brown Vineyards "Keep it Toasty Night"

12/15/2012 to 12/15/2012

29 Chestnut Hill Road, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4045.

Come out of the cold for a hearty meal of chili/seasonal soup, and homemade Wave Hill bread. Price of $45 per person includes two glasses of HBV wine. South African Wine Maker, Lukas Van Loggerenberg, will participate and conduct a fireside chat.  Reservations are required.  Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Breakfast with Santa Claus at Litchfield Inn

12/16/2012

432 Bantam Road, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4503.

Breakfast with Santa Claus at Litchfield Inn 432 Bantam Road, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-4503 <tel:860-567-4503> .
Availability: Dec. 16.  Cost: Adults $15.95, children ages 4-12 $9.95, children under 3 free. Come enjoy a special breakfast with Santa Claus himself. Breakfast to be served buffet style and features many kid friendly favorites. Santa will be around for photos, special one on one time and present a small gift to each child in attendance. Call 860-567-4503  for details and reservations.

Walker Road Vineyard Tour with Jim Frey - Woodbury

12/16/2012

11 Walker Rd., Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-0768.

Sunday, December 16, 2 pm Adults: Join us for this fun tour of Walker Road Vineyard in Woodbury as owner Jim Frey leads us on a tour of his vineyard and winery. Jim will tell us about the history of Walker Road Vineyard, including the challenges of growing grapes for wine production in Connecticut’s cold and wet climate. He’ll also share his successes including winning a silver medal for his Walker Road Red Table Wine at a major competition in 2008 that included hundreds of wines submitted by commercial wineries throughout New England and New York. Directions: from 1-84 Exit 15, go North on Route 6 for 7 miles to the North End of Woodbury. Make a right on to Middle Road Turnpike. Continue one mile and turn left on Minortown Road for ¼ mile. Walker Road is on the right, and the Winery is the first house on the right. Cost: $8 members/ $10 non-members.

A Christmas Carol--A Staged Radio Play at the Oliver Wolcott Liobrary--Litchfield

12/18/2012 to 12/20/2012

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

On Tuesday, December 18, 2012 from 7-8:30PM and Thursday, December 20 from 7-8:30PM Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol--a staged radio play by Peter Tavino and friends will be performed at the Oliver Wolcott Library.  Ring in the holidays as they perform a staged radio performance.  This broadcast aired on December 24, 1939 and featured Lionel Barrymore as Scrooge and the Mercury Theatre Group, with Orson Welles as narrator.  This novella, met with instant success and critical acclaim and has become one of the best-loved Christmas stories.  The cast are local residents of Litchfield.

The Imagine Nation Museum Creates Hansel & Gretel's House

12/19/2012

1 Pleasant St, Bristol, CT Phone: (860) 314-1400.

10-11. Build your very own candy house! Just becarful not to eat too many candies & crumbs! Ages 2-6 Pre-Registration Requried. $12members/$15 non-member Admission into the Museum not included

Visit the Last Weekend of 2012 Holiday Lights at Lake Compounce and Donate to The Sandy Hook School Support Fund - Bristol

12/21/2012 to 12/23/2012

822 Lake Ave, Bristol, CT Phone: (860)583-3300 .

In light of the tragedy that occurred last week at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Lake Compounce will be donating a portion of each and every Holiday Lights paid adult admission this weekend to the Sandy Hook School Support Fund through the United Way of Western Connecticut. Guests will be given the opportunity to make their own donation at the registers when they purchase their tickets as well. Please visit www.lakecompounce.com for more details.