Scoville Memorial Library Early America in 12 Objects presented by Elliot Snyder

02/18/2017

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

4 pm. Some of the story of early America can be told through its material objects. Sources of light and heat, furniture et al. were essential to daily life, and the resultant objects ran the gamut from simple to elegant. Hundreds of years later we view these objects quite differently. As owners and collectors and quality, aesthetics, condition and provenance are all relevant considerations. Snyder guides us through both the history of these items, their role in early American life and ultimately in understanding their value as collectible objects.

Gunn Library Dance Party

02/18/2017

5 Wykeham Road, Washington, CT Phone: 860-868-2310 .

1 pm - 2 pm. You are invited to a Dance Party featuring many of your favorite songs. Show off your own original moves or learn some classic dances such as the Hokey Pokey, YMCA, Macarena, Conga, Limbo, Chicken Dance and more. Singing along will be encouraged. Make a simple dance accessory too.

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Family Workshops

02/18/2017

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

10 am to 3 pm, Family Workshops 10 am to 12 noon; children ages 2 to 5 1 to 3 pm; children ages 6 to 10. Tour 11 am. Explore how unconventional materials can be turned into incredible works of art. Learn about assemblage with artist Adam Handler and transform household objects into magnificent sculptures.

New England Carousel Museum CHAPARRALS LIVE AT THE CAROUSEL MUSEUM

02/18/2017

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

7pm-11pm the music and dancing are open to the public! Cover is $12 per person. Reserve a seat and come to listen with friends and loved ones or come and make some fun new friends! Our beautiful large wooden dance floor will bring you to tap your toes or give a twirl. Join us for some fun! Call 860-585-5411 to reserve a table or pay in advance.

White Memorial Conservation Center Maple Passion: Book Signing, Talk, and Pancake Luncheon with David K. Leff

02/18/2017

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

A former maple sugarmaker and board member of the Connecticut Maple Syrup Producer's Association, David Leff takes us on a journey into the very heart of New England's character. What makes maple sugaring such a beloved tradition? Is it marketing savvy, family tradition, or something deeper—and harder to tap? Leff's book is for anyone with a sweet tooth who is curious about the science behind the sweetness, or who simply enjoys a good story. An all-things-maple luncheon will be served which will include maple scones, pancakes with Brookview Sugarhouse Maple Syrup, and Maple Bacon. 1:00 P.M., A. B. Ceder Room, Members: $20.00, Non Members: $30.00 pre-registration and pre-payment are required. You can book this program online.

White Memorial Conservation Center Become a Bona fide Backyard Bird Counter!

02/18/2017

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

Join us for a brief lesson, led by White Memorial's Education Director Carrie Szwed and Junior Audubon leader Donna Rose Smith, on how to identify some common birds that visit our yards and feeders during winter. Then, we'll practice our newfound ID skills by observing what birds come to our Bird-Feeding Station outside the windows of the Nature Museum. Lastly, we'll officially record our observations by reporting our data to eBird. There you have it – you'll be a bona fide backyard bird counter. Once you've learned these steps, you can participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count at home too! A.B. Ceder Room, 10 A.M. -12 P.M., FREE...

The Silo Hunt Hill Farm - Tapas & Winter Cocktails

02/18/2017

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

Maria Laura Quintero Small bites huge flavor-A contemporary approach to bite size tapas paired with innovative cocktails. MENU:
Duck breast pastrami "Slab" with cherry/port compote over polenta cube, Tostones de Camaron (gluten free) – Green fried plantains topped Shrimp, pickled cabbage, chipotle mayo and avocado mash Choripan – Argentinian sausage on baguette with "chimichurri argentino" Grilled Pizzeta – Blood Sausage, grilled apples, caramelized onions., Octopus Tostada – Chile morita souce, shaved radishes, cilantro leaves, Strawberry/Blood orange "Mille Feuille" served with powder vanilla pastry cream and candied "burnt" lemon sirope.

The Palace Theatre Waterbury Zeppelin Complete

02/18/2017

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

8 pm. ZEPPELIN COMPLETE is the brainchild of the original members of the international touring Zeppelin tribute, Hammer of the Gods, who were looking to faithfully present Led Zeppelin's legendary studio catalog with nuance, power & precision. With the addition of two of New York City's finest studio musicians, this six-piece ensemble creates an epic wall of sound Led Zeppelin fans have never before experienced.

Mohawk Mountain Ski Area Retro Day

02/18/2017

46 Great Hollow Rd., Cornwall, CT Phone: 860-672-6100.

8:30 am - 10 pm. For Mohawk Mountain's 70th anniversary, we want to celebrate decades of skiing and boarding past! Bring out your old gear and wildest out-of-style outfits for a day to remember.

Learn to Play the Chippewa Courting Flute

02/18/2017 to 02/18/2017

38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 8608680518.

The courting flute is one of the oldest known instruments in the world. As the name suggests, a young man would play these flutes in courting rituals  to serenade his intended. Ojibway artist and musician Allan Madahbee will teach participants basic songs and sounds while learning the history and process of how these handcrafted instruments are made. Replicated flutes are provided for use, as well as to take home. No musical background required. Limited space. Please call for reservations.

Fee: $60; $50 IAIS Members