Oliver Wolcott Library Program: Three Many Cooks: One Mom, Two Daughters--Litchfield

01/21/2016

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

On Thursday, January 21, 2015 from 7 to 8PM at the Oliver Wolcott Library a program:  Three Many Cook: One Mom, Two Daughters with Authors Pam Anderson, Maggy Keet and Sharon Damelio.  The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond wrote, "This beautiful book is a stirring candid, powerful celebration of mothers, daughters, and sisters, and of family, food and faith."  A wine and cheese reception will follow the event.  Hickory Stick Bookshop will provide books for sale and signing. 

Gunn Memorial Library Hosts Fireside Chat with Henry Van Sinderen

01/22/2016

5 Wykeham Rd., Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-7586.

Gunn Museum Fireside Chat Henry Van Sinderen on Friday, January 22, 2016  at 5:30 pm at the Mayflower Grace. The next special Museum event will be a "fireside chat" at the Mayflower Grace Hotel on Friday, January 22 at 5:30pm. That evening, Museum Curator, Stephen Bartkus, and Director, Louise Van Tartwijk, will tell the story of Henry Van Sinderen, a man once known as "Mr. Washington", who not only founded the Mayflower Inn, but was also a major (often controversial) force for town renewal after The Flood. The Museum will have a small display of memorabilia from the early days of the Mayflower Inn at this talk, including guest books from the 1920s beautifully illustrated by local artist Herbert Waldron Faulkner. While the "fireside chat" is free and open to the public, seating is limited and reservations are required. These can be made at: 860-868-9466.

Bristol Historical Society Hosts Hollywood at the Bijou: King Kong

01/22/2016 to 01/23/2016

98 Summer St., Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: 860-583-6309.

Cortlandt Hull continues his movie series with the original 1933 movie: King Kong. This classic was one of the first successful sound movies: about a giant ape that terrorizes New York City, starring Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong and Bruce Cabot. Shown in its original format at the Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer Street, Bristol. Movie time is Friday January 22nd at 7pm and Saturday January 23rd at 1pm and 7pm. A $3 donation is being asked for by all ages.  

Haight-Brown Vineyard Hosts Paint Nite--Litchfield

01/22/2016

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

Paint Nite--Friday, January 22, 2016--6:30 PM - 9:00 PM. A professional artist leads an oil painting class. Every participant gets their own canvas. After a glass of wine, you can definitely produce your own masterpiece.  Call to register or go online.

Warner Theatre Presents Dirty Dancing Shown on the Warner Theatre Big Screen--Torrington

01/22/2016

Main St., Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 203-489-7180.

On Friday, January 22 the Warner Theatre will show the classic 1987 American romance drama DIRTY DANCING at 7:00 pm on the Warner's 50 foot screen. Join us for an evening of dance, music and unforgettable movie quotes! In the summer of 1963, innocent 17-year-old Baby (Jennifer Grey) vacations with her parents at a Catskills resort. One evening she is drawn to the staff quarters by stirring rock 'n' roll music. There she meets Johnny (Patrick Swayze), the handsome hotel dance instructor, who is as experienced as Baby is naive. Baby soon becomes Johnny's pupil in dance and love. Tickets are $5.

Palace Theater Presents Ragtime The Musical--Waterbury

01/22/2016 to 01/23/2016

100 East Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-346-2000.

Ragtime The Musical--January 22, 2016 at 8:00 PM; January 23, 2016 at 2:00 PM; January 23, 2016 at 8:00 PM. At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing...and anything is possible. RAGTIME returns to the road in an all-new touring production directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge and produced by the team that most recently brought you THE ADDAMS FAMILY, SPAMALOT, ROCK OF AGES and THE COLOR PURPLE. The stories of an upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician unfold - set in turn-of-the-century New York - as all three united by their desire and belief in a brighter tomorrow. Their compelling stories are set to theatre's richest and most glorious Tony Award®-winning score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens. Winning Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Musical Score, this 13-time Tony Award nominated musical is a timeless celebration of life - what it could and should be.

Flanders Nature Center Offers Naturalist Hike--Woodbury

01/22/2016

Flanders Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-3711.

Flanders Naturalist Hike--Friday, January 22 | 10 AM - Noon-- Studio Parking Lot. The cold winters of New England can be hard on us even with the heated houses we have to keep us warm. Our wildlife is not as lucky as we are. Come and learn the ways that the area wildlife have of coping with the ice and snow. Join naturalist Edward Boisits as we hike the VanVleck property and discuss the critters that call it home. This will be about a two hour walk and appropriate for all skill levels. Dress appropriately for the weather, we want everyone to stay warm and dry. Location: Parking Lot corner of Church Hill and Flanders Road. Cost: Free; Donations always welcome. Please do pre-register so we know how many to expect.

Danbury Museum & Historical Society Hosts The Hat City Ball

01/22/2016

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

On Friday, January 22, 2016 at 6:30PM The Hat City Ball will be held at the Danbury Museum.  A special evening of dining and dancing to benefit the museum.  Call or check the website for further information. 

Waterbury Palace Theatre Broadway Series Ragtime

01/22/2016 to 01/23/2016

100 East Main St., Waterbury, CT Phone: 203-346-2000 .

At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing...and anything is possible. RAGTIME returns to the road in an all-new touring production directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge and produced by the team that most recently brought you THE ADDAMS FAMILY, SPAMALOT, ROCK OF AGES and THE COLOR PURPLE. The stories of an upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician unfold - set in turn-of-the-century New York - as all three united by their desire and belief in a brighter tomorrow. Their compelling stories are set to theatre's richest and most glorious Tony Award®-winning score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens. Winning Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Musical Score, this 13-time Tony Award nominated musical is a timeless celebration of life - what it could and should be.

Wisdom House: Listening to Contemplative Voices

01/22/2016 to 01/24/2016

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

This retreat will nurture one’s contemplative spirit. Experience a combination of contemplative practices: sitting in silence, lectio divina, centering prayer, personal and group reflection. Contemporary contemplative models will accompany the participants as their own unique voice emerges.

Presenter: Peggy Richard

Fees: $175 commuter; $275 private room / private bath (limited, please give second choice); $245 private room / hall bath; $220 shared room / private bath; $205 shared room / hall bath; non-refundable deposit: $50. Scholarship funds available.