Colebrook Historical Society Open House

12/03/2017

Colebrook Road., Colebrook, CT

3-5 pm. Refreshments, music, reading of "T was the Night Before Christmas, three tree lightings in Colebrook Center.

Lourdes of Litchfield Shrine Grotto Living Nativity

12/03/2017

50 Montfort Rd., Litchfield, CT Phone: (860) 567-1041.

Living Nativity at the Grotto at 3:00pm.

HVA'S Auction for the Environment

12/03/2017

11 School St, Washington, CT Phone: 860-672-6678 .

1 pm. Washington Primary School. The auction lineup of donations from friends throughout the Valley includes exotic vacations and weekend country getaways as well as theater and sporting event tickets, fine dining, home furnishings, antiques, artwork, outdoor gear and adventures and unique opportunities not available at any other event.Tickets can be purchased by calling 860-672-6678 or online at www.hvatoday.org.

Sherman Historical Society Holiday Open House

12/03/2017

10 Rte 37, Sherman, CT Phone: 860-354-3083.

2-5pm Northrop House & The Old Store It isn't the Holiday Season without a visit to our Annual Holiday Open House. Our theme this year will be WWI and the house will be decorated in all of its Holiday finest and serving festive refreshments. Come by and tour the Northrop House and then pop by across the street and see everything the Old Store has to offer.

Holiday Open House at the Matthew Curtiss House Museum Holiday Party

12/03/2017

44 Main St., Newtown, CT

12 noon - 4 pm. Our house-museum will be decorated for the holidays and the sounds of historic and holiday tunes will fill the air. Sit by the fire and join us for a cup of hot cider! 5 pm - Holiday Party - Feel free to bring your spouse or significant other - the more the merrier! Each guest is asked to bring an appetizer or dessert to share, and finger food is preferred.

The Silo Gingerbread House Making

12/03/2017

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

10 am - 2 pm. The Silo presents Nancy Stuart teaching the traditional Gingerbread House Class! Teams of 2 will create their own gingerbread house from scratch complete with candy, cookies, and many yummy confectioneries. Don't miss the fun! Already Standing Houses are available upon request only! Great for those with less time and younger children. Your gingerbread house is already assembled and standing. All you do is decorate! $90 per house for each parent/child or adult team. Maximum 2 people per team

Danbury Railway Museum - Santa's Railyard

12/03/2017

120 White St, Danbury, CT Phone: 203-778-8337.

Ride a vintage train to Santa's toyland! Trains every 1/2 hour, 12:30 - 3:30 Admission: $12.00 age 2+ (under 24 months, free) Includes: - Train ride in our railyard - Free gift for children - Visit with Santa in Toyland -Exhibits in restored 1903 station and railyard, operating layouts, and displays - Coloring station, temporary tattoos, and more

The Silo Gingerbread House Making

12/03/2017

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

10 am -2 pm. Teams of 2 will create their own gingerbread house from scratch complete with candy, cookies, and many yummy confectioneries. Don't miss the fun! Already Standing Houses are available upon request only! Great for those with less time and younger children. Your gingerbread house is already assembled and standing. All you do is decorate! $90 per house for each parent/child or adult team. Maximum 2 people per team

Waterbury Symphony Orchestra: A Connecticut Christmas

12/03/2017 to 12/03/2017

750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT 06708. Phone: 203-574-4283.

Prokofiev's Peter & the Wolf Leif Bjaland, Conductor 3 PM NVCC Fine Arts Center 750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury Program It's a fairytale time of year in Connecticut. The clear, starry skies and snow-clad hills serve as an enchanted setting for childhood memories, past and present. The WSO ushers in this festive season with musical fairy tales for the ages. Come hear Cinderella meet her Prince, Goldilocks outsmart the Three Bears, and Peter do battle with the Big Bad Wolf. Audience members can enjoy a Christmas carol sing-along complete with milk and cookies for all, making this event a reoccurring and treasured experience for the entire family! $20-$55

Oliver Wolcott Library Stephen’s Story & History of Hitler’s Empire

12/04/2017

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

12:30-2 pm. Facilitated by Patricia Moore, Monday Scholars is a weekly series that meets in the library's Jamie Gagarin Community Room. Each week, a new lecture topic is watched and then discussed by all who attend. All you need to do is come ready to engage your mind and participate in discussion. Registration Required. Dr. Thomas Childers is Sheldon and Lucy Hackney Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania, where he has been teaching for over 25 years. He is also a popular lecturer abroad in London, Berlin and Munich. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Tennessee and his Ph.D. in History from Harvard University. Professor Childers is the author and editor of several books on modern German history and the Second World War. He is currently completing a trilogy on the Second World War. About the Co-Facilitator: Bibby Veerman has lived in Litchfield for twenty years and is a graduate of Wesleyan University where she was an Etherington Scholar. She is an active member of the League of Women Voters and the Women's Forum of Litchfield. Stephen Breuer is Bibby's brother-in-law.