Great Mountain Forest Resilient Forests in a Rapidly Changing World


9 Greenwoods Rd., Norfolk, CT Phone: 860-542-8188.

4 pm.  Norfolk Library. Dr. Charles Canham of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY, will review the forces that have created the current forested landscape of New England, and the myriad human impacts that will shape those forests in the future. Those impacts include invasive species, over-abundant deer, introduced forest pests and pathogens, air pollution, logging, and climate change. Despite this long and alarming list of potential threats, northeastern forests are remarkably resilient, and models predict continued regional recovery of forest biomass from a low point 100 years ago.
Reception to follow.

Ansonia Nature Center - GRANDMOTHER TURTLE: An Iroquois Tale


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

2 pm Storyteller Leslie Elias will tell us the Iroquois creation myth, a story of sky people and water animals and how the earth came to rest on Grandmother Turtle's back. During this workshop, children will create a mask and perform the creation myth for their families. MATERIALS FEE: $10 per person.

Mattatuck Museum Story Time for Toddlers: Lanterns and Firecrackers


144 West Main St., Waterbury, CT Phone: 203-753-0381.

10 am - noon. $3.  Join our Story Teller on a journey about the Chinese New Year festival. In the story, follow a family as they let off firecrackers, watch the amazing dragon dances and light their beautiful lanterns to celebrate the start of their New Year. Afterwards, toddlers will use paper, scissors and crayons to make paper lanterns.

Shepaug Dam Bald Eagles

01/26/2017 to 03/12/2017

2150 River Road, Southbury, CT

The Shepaug Dam Bald Eagle Observation Area in Southbury, Connecticut is open from the third weekend of December through mid-March on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. for bald eagle observation. This is by reservation only.  The Shepaug eagle viewing site is open December 17th, 2016 through March 12th, 2017 from 9:00 until 1:00 Wednesdays , Saturdays, and Sundays. During the season we have a special Bird of Prey shows scheduled. The CT Audubon Birds of Prey Show is scheduled for every Saturday. Horizon Wings Bird of Prey Show is scheduleed for Wednesday 12/21/16, Sundays 1/15/,2/26/,3/12/2017

New Milford Historical Society Homemade Body Scrub Workshop by The Grounded Goodwife


6 Aspetuck Ave., New Milford, CT Phone: 860) 354-3069.

7 pm. Join acclaimed herbalist daughter and historian mother duo, Ehris Urban and Velya Jancz-Urban, for an interactive historic and herbal workshop. Chase the winter blues away and treat yourself to an evening of fun, laughs and pampering. You will learn how to create and bring home two 8-ounce body scrubs, Lemon Sugar Scrub and Cinnamon Coffee Scrub. Cost is $20.00 per person. Refreshments will be served.

Danbury Museum and Historical Society The Hat City Ball


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

6:30 pm The Amber Room Colonnade. Tickets $135 pp. Biack-tie optional, hats encouraged! Open Bar of beer and wine. Fine selection of hors d' oeuvres, music, dancing, silent auction.

Homeschool at The Aldrich: Site, Space, Sculpt


258 Main St, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-5419.

10 am to 11:30 am Ages 6 to 10 with an adult $15 Celebrate the end of the Site Lines exhibitions by exploring how the artists transformed space through their site-specific works of art and make small-scale sculptures and collages using a variety of found and traditional materials 

The Palace Theatre Winter Jazz Series 2016: Caili O'Doherty Quartet


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

7 pm and 9 pm. Caili has performed with various jazz groups at the Monterey Jazz Festival, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia (opening for pianist Martial Solal), the Toronto Jazz Festival, the Panama Jazz Festival (opening for the Wayne Shorter Quartet), Mt. Hood Jazz Festival (as pianist for Terrell Stafford), Portland Jazz Festival, the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival in Ireland, Boston Beantown Jazz Festival, MICI International Film Festival in Mexico, Stanford Jazz Festival, San Jose Jazz Festival, and UNESCO First International Jazz Day in Paris, as well as two US State Dept. supported tours to Colombia and Togo and Benin in West Africa.

Mattatuck Museum Exhibitions - Black History Month Celebration & Kick Off


144 West Main St., Waterbury, CT Phone: 203-753-0381.

1 pm. - 4 pm. Free. The Museum and Granville Academy of Waterbury are teaming up for a lively celebration of musical performances and inspirational stories for the kick- off of February's Black History Month. Children and families will have an opportunity to celebrate and honor the important contributions African Americans have made and continue to make to the history of the United States. Celebrate with food, music, dancing, and poetry readings.

Flanders Nature Center Maple Sugaring Tapping Day


5 Church Hill Rd, Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-3711 .

Free and Open to Public. Each year Flanders taps and collects sap from dozens of trees both here at the nature center and around town. Tapping day, weather permitting, is scheduled for Saturday, January 28. No experience is needed and all ages and families are welcome to come to help out! Volunteers will also be needed during the season to collect sap and help out at syrup making demonstrations and annual pancake breakfast. Please call to register for any/all of the activities. Dates/Times: Tree Tapping Day: Saturday, January 28 / 9:30Am