Gunn Historical Library Lego Fun

01/28/2017

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

10 am - 2 pm. Show off your incredible imagination and building talent with our large supply of LEGO.

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Out of Site: An Exhibition Closing Party

01/28/2017

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

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm Free! Celebrate the culmination of Site Lines: Four Solo Exhibitions Engaging Place with exhibiting artists David Brooks, Kim Jones, Peter Liversidge, and Virginia Overton, and the realization of another Liversidge proposal—a choral performance written by the London-based artist and performed by the employees of Ridgefield Hardware, the local family-owned and operated shop that has been a fixture of the community since 1938. Enjoy festive fare, gallery tours, and art-making for all ages!

Ansonia Nature Center - SPECIAL EDITION OF PLAYGROUND MOUSE

01/28/2017

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

2 pm A true story from the Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center, told by Ranger Amie Ziner. Come hear the adventure of Playground Mouse, who was found at our beloved old playground. This is the fun story of a local mouse growing, meeting some friends, and his release back into the great outdoors. We will create a Playground Mouse of your own to take home and care for. Donate $10 and you will receive a copy of the adventures of Playground Mouse. All donations will help feed the animals at the Nature Center.

White Memorial Conservation Center Cut It Out: The Local History and Practice of Ice Harvesting

01/28/2017

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

Ice harvested from Bantam Lake was used for refrigeration throughout the year. Begin in the Museum with a visit to the Ice House display, then head outdoors for a walk down the Lake Trail to visit the old ice house ruins. The program culminates with our own "Cut Ups" Jeff Greenwood, James Fischer, and Gerri Griswold demonstrating how ice was cut and moved using the same tools and methods. Dress for the weather. We will be walking and standing on Ongley Pond for extended periods of time. Wear warm boots and prepare for wind and sun. Hot beverages and treats will be provided to fortify you! 11:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. Meet in the Museum. FREE ... Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center's programming expenses.

Haight Vineyard Winter Wine Festival

01/28/2017 to 01/29/2017

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

Roaming wine festival, wine glass, lots of food, live music and the release of Pink Cadilac

Scoville Library Balkan Food Stories

01/28/2017

38 Main St., Salisbury, CT Phone: 860.435.2838.

4 pm. Tales from 10,000 Kilometers: On the Road in Search of Cheese, Wine, and Other Traditional Foods, presented by Babs Perkins.

Brown Bag Book Club

01/28/2017 to 01/28/2017

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

Bring your lunch and love of books! Each month we will be reading and discussing a new book over lunch. This month, join IAIS staff in a discussion of Charles C. Mann’s bestselling book 1491. Mann describes life in the pre-Columbus Americas with wit, intelligence and a dash of awe. With an ambitious scope Mann paints a detailed portrait of the Americas and describes the “New World” Civilizations that rose long before Europeans “discovered” them. Stop by our Four Directions Gift Shop to get your copy!
Included in price of admission: $10 Adults; $8 Seniors; $6 Children; IAIS Members free.
Snow date: January 29, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Hopkins Vineyard Night Owl – Live Music and Vino and Paint with Patty 1/29

01/29/2017

25 Hopkins Rd., New Preston, CT Phone: 860-868-7954.

Vino and Paint - 1 pm - 3 pm. Sign up to paint with Patty, at our paint bar, relax and enjoy a glass of wine. No experience required. Fun for the absolute beginner or the seasoned artist. Each date is structured around a specific painting. This class will feature canvas painting. Patty will instruct and guide you step by step. It's easy and stress free. All materials are included plus a glass of wine. You may bring your own snacks. Live Music Featuring Lee-Ann Lovelace and George Lesiw. No admission or cover charge. 2 - 4 .

Southbury Chocolate & Food Lover’s Expo

01/29/2017

1284 Strongtown Rd. , Southbury, CT

 This event runs from 11am to 3pm at the Wyndham Southbury (formally the Crowne Plaza Hotel).  Tickets:Adults that are $20 and $25 on the day of the event.  Kids are also invited and their tickets are $5. Tickets can be purchased on our facebook event page or through eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chocolate-and-food-lovers-expo-tickets-30143509047.  Sample a plentiful assortment of scrumptious chocolate, specialty and gourmet foods provided by well-respected local businesses, Vendors also offer unique gifts, products, and services. Music, silent auction, special drawings, door prizes, demonstrations.

Miranda Vineyards Open Mic

01/29/2017

42 Ives Rd., Goshen, CT Phone: 860-491-9906.

1:30 - 4:30 Miranda Vineyard has a history of providing a stage for new performers who go on to become quite well-known. We also provide a stage to lots of talented folks who never become famous, but who keep the arts alive and growing for all to enjoy. Most of what you'll hear is original songs on acoustic instruments, but we warmly welcome whatever you have to offer. Our wine bar, seating area with cozy fireplace and scenic outdoor veranda seating are open during this event. To grab a bottle of wine, bring some snacks (or purchase some here) and enjoy the show