Ansonia Nature Center Program: Winter Solstice Drumming Circle


10 Deerfield Lane, Ansonia, CT 06401. Phone: 203-736-1053.

On Fri. Dec. 21, 6 pm--the Ansonia Nature Center offers a program:   WINTER SOLSTICE DRUMMING CIRCLE. As our part of the planet begins the season of long, cold nights, let's make some music by the fire. Children 12 and over with adults are welcome. Dress for the outdoors and bring a canned food donation for the homeless. Please call to register with Ranger Dawn Sotir.

St. John's Christmas Service--Washington, CT


78 Green Hill Road, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-2527.

St. John's Episcopal Church, 78 Green Hill Road, Washington, Conn., will offer a service of Lessons and Carols and Blessing of the Creche at 4:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve, December 24. St. John's Choir will sing Carols at 10:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve, followed by the 10:30 p.m. First Mass of Christmas with Choir and Strings.

Santa Sunday - New England Carousel Museum - Bristol


95 Riverside Ave., Rte. 72, Bristol, CT Phone: 860-585-5411.

2:00 PM - Art Contest Awards 3:00 PM - Holiday Party FREE. Kick off the Holiday season in our Carousel Winter Wonderland.

Danny Magic Show at The Gunn Memorial Library - Washington


5 Wykeham Road, Rte. 47, Washington, CT Phone: 860.868.7586.

Thursday, December 27th @ 4:30. Keep your holiday spirit bubbling with mind-boggling magic for kids. Fun for the entire family.

Dollhouse Workshop for Kids at The Gunn Memorial Library - Washington

12/28/2012 to 12/29/2012

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

Friday, December 28th Saturday, December 29th Drop-in between 11:00am - 2:00pm. Children get to create a miniature room with furnishings using household items.  Please bring a shoebox or small box of a similar size. After the workshop, enjoy viewing It's a Small, Small World: Doll Houses and Miniatures holiday exhibit next door at the Museum. Programs are free and open to the public.   Registration is recommended. For further information call or visit the website.

Ansonia Nature Center Hosts Full Cold Moon Hike


10 Deerfield Lane, Ansonia, CT 06401. Phone: 203-736-1053.

On Fri. Dec. 28, 6 pm at the Ansonia Nature Center join the FULL COLD MOON HIKE -FREE. Plan to be with us as the full moon rises over field and forest. Learn to identify trees by their shapes in the moonlight. Stop and listen for calling Great Horned Owls. Dress for the cold and wear sturdy footgear. Limited to 30 including families. Dangerous walking conditions will cancel. Leaders, Rangers Martin and Wendy. FREE Pre-register.

The Imagine Nation Museum Presents "Snowman Story"


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

11 to 12 noon. Come meet author Rick Labadia and learn all about being an author and illustrator! Have fun with snowmen as he reads and talks about his two books: What Can a Snowman Count? and What Can a Snowman Wear? A Snowman Alphabet. Then, go make your own shaving cream snowman in our Imagine It! Art Area.

White Memorial Conservation Center Hosts Documentary Film: Christmas in Yellowstone-Litchfield


Route 202, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-0857.

December 29 Documentary Film: Christmas in Yellowstone From the PBS series, Nature, take a breathtaking look at wintertime deep within America's first national park. Stretching across more than 2.2 million acres of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho is one of the greatest expanses of unspoiled nature and wildlife anywhere on Earth — Yellowstone National Park. Designated America's first national park in1872, Yellowstone now receives almost three million visitors each year. Yet only a small fraction of those who glimpse the park's stunning vistas, geological wonders, and animal residents do so during the winter months, a time when nature's inhospitality is matched only by its serenity. 2:00 P.M., A.B. Ceder Room,

Haight-Brown Vineyards Wine Paring Class - Litchfield


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

On Saturday, 1 to 3 p.m. Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Paring:  It's educational, fun and lots of yummy wine and food. All HBV wine is paired with a cheese and or chocolate. Every month a different region of the world is featured for cheese - this month it is "Best of 2012". HBV wine glass to take home!

The Imagine Nation Museum Presents the 8th Annual Celebrations Around the World!


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

10:00. Ring in the New Year celebrating cultures & traditions from around the globe! Create a party hat & noisemakers! Enjoy music, dancing and more! March in our parade at 11:30am Gather in Imagine Nation Time Square for the ball drop at 12:00 noon! Admission: $7 Imagine Nation Museum members & children under 1 FREE Library Passes & ACM memberships are NOT accepted for this event * Museum will close at 2pm