Scoville Memorial Library Program: Pollinators in our Gardens, George mcleary, Scoville Sustainable Backyard Series


38 Main St., Salisbury, CT 06068. Phone: 860-435-3838.

Pollinators in our Gardens, George Mcleary, Scoville Sustainable Backyard Series--WHO: George Mcleary, horticulturist, Bellamy-Ferriday House and Gardens--WHAT: Presentation on important pollinators--WHEN: Saturday January 23, 4:00 p.m. WHERE: Salisbury Town Hall. A wide range of pollinators make the familiar plant world possible. This includes animals from several kingdoms especially insects, birds, and even mammals. The decline of honey bees has been noted in recent years, and they alone are responsible for pollinating many of our food crops. But many other types of bees, butterflies, moths and flies are also critical to pollinating plants. George Mcleary, the horticulturist at Connecticut's Landmark's Bellamy-Ferriday House and Gardens in Bethlehem, will open our eyes to the important relationship of pollinators to gardens and the natural world. Mcleary is the featured speaker at the Scoville Library's Sustainable Backyard Series at Salisbury Town Hall. He discusses the growing loss of pollinators in gardens and some of the causes. Mcleary details how to maintain a balanced and diverse garden community with bees, hummingbirds and butterflies and what we can do to promote these necessary friends. The results are more food, beauty, plants, seeds and pollinator allies.

Haight-Brown Vineyard Hosts Wine, Cheese, Chocolate Pairing--Litchfield


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

Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Pairing Class--Saturday , January 23, 20162:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Join us for The World's Best Cheeses with a Wine, Cheese and Chocolate paring classes @ 2pm. $35 per person. It's educational, fun and lots of yummy wine and food. All HBV wine is paired with a cheese and or chocolate. HBV wine glass to take home!

Silo Cooking Class: Tailgating in Your Living Room--New Milford


44 Upland Rd., New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: 860-355-0300.

Tailgating in Your Living Room - 1/23/16 from 11am - 2pm. Class taught by Chef Anne Gallagher and promises to lift you out of any January slump! Remember, winter session classes are just $75 and if you sign up for two or more, you'll receive a 10% discount on each. Call to register.

Ridgefield Playhouse Presents The Australian Bee Gees


80 East Ridge Ave., Ridgefield, CT 06877. Phone: 203-438-5795.

The Australian Bee Gees--Sat. January 23, 2016 – 8:00pm--Get ready for the new Australian Bee Gees Show, a multimedia theatrical concert experience that takes a nostalgic trip through the legacy the Bee Gees left behind while celebrating over four decades of the infectious music written by the Gibb brothers. Their record breaking music is captivated on stage with mesmerizing resemblance in sound and mannerisms. Together for more than 17 years, The Australian Bee Gees Show has mastered the look, sound and personality of the adored trio, while cementing their reputation as the world's leading Bee Gees show.A Tribute to the Bee Gees.

New Morning Market Hosts Singer Songwriters Series--Woodbury


129 Main St. North, Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-4868.

On Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 7PM New Morning Market will host Singer Songwriters Series.  Another incredible evening of music with 4 local singer songwriters performing original music upstairs in the Community Room (handicapped accessible).  Doors open at 7PM.  Snacks will be available for purchase and donations for the performance are graciously accepted. 

Flanders Nature Center Offers Bald Eagle Program--Woodbury


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

Bald Eagle Program For All. The Bald Eagle is our national symbol, and the subject of strong conservation efforts in Connecticut. As their numbers here are increasing, how much do you know about the Bald Eagle? Join Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Master Wildlife Conservationist Peggy Zabawar to learn more about the Bald Eagle's size, history, what it eats and how it lives, the banding efforts here in CT and nationally as well as 'Bald Eagle etiquette'. Dates/Times: Saturday, January 23, 2016 at  1PM. Location: Studio. Cost: $15 for members; $20 for nonmembers. Call to register.

The Silo atHunt Hill Farm Offers Cooking Class: Tailgating In Your Living Room--New Milford


44 Upland Rd., New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: 860-355-0300.

The Silo Cooking School Workshop:  Tailgating In Your Living Room: Culinary Celebrations Series--Saturday, January 23,2016 from 11am-2pm: Chef Anne Gallagher - Create Super Bowl favorites designed with a modern twist. Check the website for further information and to register.

Mmm . . . Mindful Eating — Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

01/23/2016 to 01/23/2016

229 E. Litchfield Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-3163.

Paying attention to how you eat is as important as what you eat. You will learn the foundational concepts and practices of living mindfully and then how to practice them for satisfying, mindful mealtimes. Discover tips for looking at eating in a whole new way.

Presenter: Sharon Gutterman

Fee: $50 per person (includes lunch)

Non-Refundable Deposit: $25

Ansonia Nature Center Program: Back to Basics: Natural Lip Balms


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

On Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 1PM the Ansonia Nature Center will offer a program:  Back to Basics: Natural Lip Balms.  Soothe your lips with your own homemade lip balm.  Join Ranger Dawn and learn how to make lip balm with natural ingredients such as beeswax and essential oils.  Materials fee: $10.  Space is limited.  Call to register.

Cornwall Historical Society Program: Precious Treasures: Guarding Your Family Papers, Letters and Photographs


7 Pine St., Cornwall, CT 06753. Phone: 860-672-0505.

Precious Treasures: guarding your family papers, letters and photographs. Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. Connecticut State Archivist Lizette Pelletier will discuss the proper care of one's family treasures so they will last for future generations. Participants are welcome to bring letters, papers, or photographs for which they would like preservation advice. Refreshments will be served.