Haight-Brown Vineyards - Chocolate Decadence


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

On Sun, February 17, 2013 3:00 PM. Join us for Chocolate Decadence, $35 per person. HBV wine glass, tasting of all wines paired with chocolate and paring lecture. Food and wine available for purchase. PLEASE NOTE: Reservations are taken with a credit card. Cancellations must occur 5 days prior to the event for full refund. Phone or email cancellations accepted. Cancellations after 5 days prior will result in full charge.

New England Carousel Museum "When Horses Fly" Author Visit


95 Riverside Ave, Bristol, CT Phone: 860-585-5411.

2:00 PM Read, sing, and craft with Jacqui Boulter, author of When Horses Fly. Hear about one of America's oldest carousels and learn what it's like to be an author!

IAIS Film Premier Quinnetukut: Life in the Woodlands


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

1:00 pm The Institute For American Indian Studies is proud to present Quinnetukut: Life In The Woodlands, a new short film depicting daily life for the Algonkian peoples of Connecticut before the arrival of Europeans in North America. Produced by IAIS, with the cooperation of local Native Americans, Quinnetukut provides a fascinating glimpse into the history of the land that has, for thousands of years, been known to its residents as The Place Of The Long Water. Join IAIS staff, as well as the actors who made this film a reality, for a world premiere screening. Fee: Included in regular museum admission. $5 Adults; $4.50 Seniors; $3 Kids; IAIS Members Free

The Institute for American Indian Studies Kids Adventure day


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

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm A Woodland Adventure! Join IAIS Educators for an afternoon of out- door family fun. After learning about the materials Native Americans would have used to make tools, weapons, and toys, we’ll enjoy a scaven- ger hunt along our woodland trails. The adventure ends in our outdoor Algonkian village roasting marshmallows around the fire. Limited space. Please call for reservations. Fee: $6 Kids; $5 Adults (regular museum admission)

White Memorial Foundation Mid.-Winter Fun Let's Get Outdoors


80 Whitehall Rd., Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-0857.

10 am - 2 pm. Featuring outdoor activities: scavenger hunts, tracking, nature walks, sighting wildlife,how animals cope with winter andother  nature discoveries. Bring a bag lunch and dress for outdoors! Fee: $18/member; $35 non-member/

WCSU Art lecture with Historian/curator/art writer Jennifer Samet


181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-837-8410.

Historian/curator/art writer Jennifer Samet will discuss her work on Feb. 19 at 11 a.m. in Viewing Room 1 of White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus. The event will be free and open to the public, and it will be presented as part of the university's Master of Fine Arts slide lecture series.

Flanders Nature Center Program: Culinary and Medicinal Herb Gardening with Dr. Eugene Zamperion--Woodbury


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

Culinary and Medicinal Herb Gardening with Dr. Eugene Zamperion-Adults.  Dr. Zamperion in a Naturopathic Physician practicing in Woodbury, a professor at the University of Bridgeport School of Naturopathy, an author, radio personality, leads annual educational excursions to the Caribbean rain forest, and one of his passions is growing as many varieties of medicinal and culinary herbs as possible. Please join us for this inspiring, beautifully illustrated, educational presentation on culinary and medicinal herb gardening.
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 20/ 7:30 – 9 pm. Location: The Studio. Cost: $12 members/ $15 nonmembers. Call to register.

Mattatuck Museum - Purpose and Potential a Lecture by Artist Joy Brown


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

On Wednesday 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Learn about Joy Brown's ceramic sculptures and the process behind their creation. Brown is the co-founder of the Still Mountain Center,a nonprofit arts organization that fosters East-West cultural exchange. Members: $5         Non-members: $10.

Litchfield History Musem - Leather Apron Brook Club


7 South St., Rte. 63, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-4501.

On Wednesday, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. At the Tapping Reeve House Age 9+. Fee $10 for members; $15 for non-Members. This month's book club will feature a guest presenter! Join author and historical society member Bob Kanehl as he discusses his new book, "Hannah's Ghost." RSVP by February 1 and receive a copy of his book. Following the book discussion, students will explore the painting of Tapping Reeve and others and write their own story to share. Come prepared to tell a few ghost stories! Register on line by email.

Oliver Wolcott Library Hosts Author Patricia Rosoff--Innocent Eye: A Passionate Look at Contemporary Art


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

On Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 7PM the Oliver Wolcott Library will host a talk by award winning journaliot, artist and educator Patricia Rosoff who will offer a first-hand tour of the sometimes shocking, often challenging ideas and approaches that continue to fuel the art of today.  All Oliver Wolcott Library events are free and open to the public.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.  Call or go on the website.