White Memorial Conservation Center Program: Become a Bona fide Backyard Bird Counter--Litchfield


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

February 13, 2016--Become a Bona fide Backyard Bird Counter! February 12 - 16 is the Annual Great Backyard Bird Count, coordinated by The Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, among others. Want to take part in this nationwide citizen science effort? It's easy! Join us on Saturday morning for a brief lesson, led by Education Director Carrie Szwed, on how to identify some common birds that visit our yards and feeders during winter. Then, we'll practice our newfound ID skills by observing what birds come to our Bird-Feeding Station outside the windows of the Nature Museum. Members of Litchfield Hills Audubon Society's Junior Audubon Club will be on hand to assist with identifying birds and using binoculars. Lastly, we'll officially record our observations by reporting our data to eBird. There you have it – you'll be a bona fide backyard bird counter. Once you've learned these steps, you can participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count at home too! Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. 10am-12noon. There is no program fee, however museum admission will be charged to non-members.

White Memorial Conservation Center Program: Meet the North American Porcupine--Litchfield


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

On February 13, 2016 at 2PM the White Memorial Conservation Center will hold a program:  Meet the North American Porcupine.  The world's third largest rodent needles her way into your heart. 

The Silo at Hunt Hill Farm Offers Cooking Class:A Match Made in Heaven: Sommelier on a Shoestring Series--New Milford


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

The Silo Cooking School Workshop:  A Match Made in Heaven: Sommelier on a Shoestring Series--Saturday, February 13, 2016 from  6-9pm.  Chef Anne McClelland returns with a fabulous Valentine's Day menu to be shared with your sweetheart or good  friends. The evening will feature food and wine pairings that will elevate your dining experience (but not break the bank!). Check the website. 

Introduction to Group Spiritual Direction — Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

02/13/2016 to 02/13/2016

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

Join together for a day focused on and experiencing Group Spiritual Direction also known as Group Spiritual Companioning. Persons gather in a contemplative setting and share their spiritual journeys with each other guided by a trained facilitator. Gathering as a group allows participants to deepen and broaden each participant’s awareness of the sacred.

Presenter: Andrée Grafstein

Fee: $50 per person (includes lunch); Non-Refundable Deposit: $25

Miranda Vineyard's Chocolate Lovers Dinner

02/13/2016 to 02/13/2016

42 Ives Rd, Goshen, CT 06756. Phone: 890-491-9906.

Here is what you have all been waiting for. Its official. You may now reserve your seats for the Annual Valentines Chocolate Lovers Dinner. This is a SELL OUT event. So, be sure to reserve soon. $50 includes dinner, wine with each course and live music. Heres the menu: Eggplant Caponata Crostini – A vibrant mixture of vegetables, including eggplant in a sweet and sour sauce made with cocoa, served on a rustic slice of bread. Salad - Spinach w/Caramelized Pear, Bleu Cheese and a Chocolate Vinaigrette – Organic baby spinach, topped with a caramelized pear, bleu cheese and our house chocolate vinaigrette. Shrimp w a white chocolate lemon sauce – Jumbo seared shrimp arranged on arugula, drizzled with a white chocolate lemon sauce. Chocolate Rubbed Chicken served on Lime Rice, Indian Spiced Cauliflower in a Chocolate BBQ Sauce – Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast rubbed with a chocolate chili spice, served on a bed of Lime rice and a sampling of Indian Spiced Cauliflower in a Chocolate BBQ Sauce. Double Chocolate Profiteroles – A chocolate cream puff topped with a decadent homemade chocolate sauce

Church of Christ Congregational Hosts Sweetheart Sweater Sunday--Goshen


5 Old Middle St., Goshen, CT 06756.

HOW YOUR LOVE FOR OUR PLANET WEAR A SWEATER TO CHURCH ON FEBRUARY 14, 2016. Keep warm when you turn down the thermostat only 2 degrees. This can save our church and our homes a bit of money, but more importantly show our support for action on climate change and energy conservation. On February 14 join us by wearing your favorite and/or funniest sweater. We will have prizes (one for a male & one for a female) for the following categories:• Animal Sweater• Nature Scene Sweater
• Wackiest sweater• Most beautiful home knit sweater (by you or someone in your family)• Best kid's sweater. Join the parade of sweaters!! ALSO BRING IN AN EXTRA SWEATER TO SHARE WITH THE COMMUNITY SOUP KITCHEN FOLKS!

Hidge Library Hosts Shakespeare's Love Sonnets Reading--Roxbury


4 North St., Roxbury, CT 06783.

Hodge Library will host actors and playwrights for a reading of Shakespeare's love sonnets on February 14, 2016, Valentine's Day.  Wine and refreshments.  Actors Jack Gilpin and Elizabeth Hubbard will join playwright/actor Joe Godfrey and Irish Repertory Theatre Chairman Ellen McCourt for the reading and interpretations. 

Village Center for the Arts Workshop: Make a Wine Glass--New Milford


12 Main Street, New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: 860-354-4318.

Make a Wine Glass Feb. 14th, 1-3 pm OR 4-6 pm. Make these wine glasses with expert potter Vickie! You will make the base of the wine glass on the pottery wheel. Each person makes 2 wine glasses.Bring wine and snacks to enjoy. $65. Bring a date - 2 for @120 or bring a group of 4 or more $50 ea.Call to register.

Flanders Nature Center Bald Eagle Program


5 Church Hill Road, Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-3711.

1 pm. 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'.

Palace Theatre Danbury Presents Love Between The Covers--A Connecticut Premiere


165 Main St., Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-794-9944.

On Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 1PM a Connecticut Premiere play:  Love Between The Covers will be presented at The Palace Danbury.  Check the website for ticket information.