Cupcake Mania at Sweet Maria’s


159 Manor Ave., Waterbury, CT Phone: 203.755.3804 .

Learn how to bake, fill and decorate cupcakes with the pros! In this hands-on class you’ll use buttercream frosting, rolled fondant, marzipan and ganache. Get creative ideas on decorating and take home your creations and recipes. Thursday, February 21, 2013, 6:30 pm $ 75.00 Class limited to 12.

Film: "Femmes aux Yeux Ouverts" (Women with Open Eyes)


White Hall, 181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 2038378461.

WCSU Professor of Anthropology Dr. Rob Whittemore will host a screening of "Femmes aux Yeux Ouverts" (Women with Open Eyes) on Feb 13 at 1 p.m. in the Student Center Theater and at 6 p.m. in Viewing Room 2 in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This African Film Festival event will be free and the public is invited.

WCSU Coffeehouse with featured act, The Sea The Sea

02/21/2013 to 02/21/2013

WCSU Alumni Hall, 181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-837-9700.

WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. of Feb 21 in Alumni Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The coffeehouse will include open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, The Sea The Sea, at 9 p.m. Admission will be free and the public is invited. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. Call (203) 837-9700 or visit for more information.

Flanders Nature Center Program: Needle Felting with Rachel Gerowe


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

Needle Felting with Rachel Gerowe--Adults. Learn to make a 3-D sculpture of mice or bunnies out of wool using needle felting, an easy to learn technique. To register, call (203) 263-3711. Date/Time: Friday, February 22/ 7 pm. Location: The Studio
Cost: $35 per class, includes materials. Save $5 if you bring your own needles and foam. Cal to register.

WCSU Jazz Orchestra featuring Frankensax,


Ives Concert Hall, 181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 2038378350.

The WCSU Jazz Orchestra will perform Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Featured will be Frankensax, conducted by Andrew Beals; the WCSU Jazz Ensemble, conducted by Dave Scott; and the WCSU Jazz Orchestra, conducted by Jamie Begian. The concert will be free and the public is invited. Donations to support the Department of Music will be accepted. For more information, call (203) 837-8350 or visit

Ice Fishing Derby--Highland Lake, Winsted


Highland Lake, Winsted, CT 06098. Phone: 860-738-8999.

On Saturday, February 23, 2013 the Northwest Sporting Goods store is holding its first ice fishing derby from 8AM to 2PM at the Highland Lake state boat launch.  Registration is set to begin at 6:30AM  and drawing for auger at 7:50AM.  Entry fee is $20.  Proceeds will benefit Camp Rising Sun in Colebrook, a camp for children with cancer.  Winners will be determined by the weight of the fish.  Prizes.  Live bait will be sold on site.  Call for further information.

Naugatuck Historical Society Savor CT 2013


195 Water Street , Naugatuck, CT Phone: 203-729-9039 .

Savor Connecticut is a tasting and presentation at the Naugatuck Historical Society Museum. Guests will be able to sample the flavors of Connecticut, including different wines, beers and food. They will enjoy a presentation and exhibits featuring the History of Connecticut Foods by authors Eric Lehman and Amy Nawrocki sponsored by Mountview Plaza Wines and Liquors. Tickets are $15 for members, $20 for non-members, $25 at the door. Tickets are available at the Naugatuck Historical Society, 195 Water Street, Naugatuck, CT, Mountview Plaza Wines and Liquors and the Naugatuck Tax Office or by contacting Tickets include admission to the presentation, tasting, exhibit and give-a-ways. For more information call us at 203 729 9039 or email

Ansonia Nature Center Natural History Lecture Series: GMO Seminar


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

-Sat. Feb. 23, 7 pm--GMO Seminar –-Currently teaching botany at Southern Connecticut State University, Dr. Rebecca Silady will speak about genetic improvements in agriculture – from traditional breeding to the green revolution to today’s genetically modified food. After completing her PhD at Stanford and postdoctoral studies at the Max Planck Institute, she worked on developing drought tolerant corn at Monsanto. Dr. Silady is in a position to offer a balanced view of this controversial topic. Please call to register for this FREE program.

DiGrazia Vineyards -Wine and Pizza Pairing


131 Tower Rd., Brookfield, CT Phone: 203-775-1616.

3:00 - $45 per person - Pair (5) Pizzas prepared by Homemade Gourmet with DiGrazia Vineyards wines.

White Memorial Foundation Aurora Borealis: The Ultimate Cosmic Experience DVD


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

They managed to capture the real life colors, lighting and ambience of the experience. When you view the results it's as if you are actually standing there witnessing one of the wonders of the world. 2:00 P.M., A.B. Ceder Room…FREE…Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center's programming expenses.