The Silo - Gingerbread

12/13/2013 to 12/15/2013

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

9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Parent and children, together, create a beautiful gingerbread house to take home. Decorate with over 85 kinds of candy, don't miss the FUN! Offered two ways. Traditional: Parents and children (ages 5 and up) team up to create their own beautiful gingerbread house from scratch to take home. Already Standing: For those with less time and younger children. Your gingerbread house is already assembled and standing. All you do is decorate! (Note: If you would like an "Already Standing" gingerbread house for any of our gingerbread classes, call the Cooking School with your request when you register so we may accommodate you.) $85 per house for each parent/child or adult team. Maximum 3 people per team.

Seymour Becomes Bedford Falls, NY from the Classic Film "It's A Wonderful Life on Saturday, December 14, 2013

12/14/2013

Main Street, Seymour, CT 06483. Phone: 203-828-6442.

All day Saturday, December 14, 2013 the merchants and organizations in Seymour will transform their town into Bedford Falls, NY from the classic film "It's A Wonderful Life".  The All-American Valley General Store will be transformed into Mr. Grower's Drugstore and host a pancake breakfast with Santa from 9:15AM to 1PM.  Between 11AM and noon, Kim Dulka, owner of the general store will sign copies of a children's book she self-published. Farming with Rolo Coloring & Activity Book based on her experiences growing up on her family's farm in Seymour.  From 1-5PM there will be horse-drawn carriage rides through downtown.  At 4PM the journey lights up with white luminarias.  Draft horses will pull the carriage which seats up to 25 people.  Cost $5.  A five-course dinner seating is from 5-6:30PM -- $30 per person.  Second dinner is from 6:45PM to 8:15PM and will include a ticket to the 8:45PM screening of "It's a Wonderful Life".  This is the second year the All-American Valley General Store has hosted this town celebration.  On Saturday, visitors can stop by the American Legion on Bank St. and pay $1 to ring its large bell.  Come to Seymour and join in the movie fun. Downtown Seymour will host George Bailey's Adventure Raffle and discounts and savings at local businesses. 

Christmas Train Show at The Torrington Armory

12/14/2013 to 12/15/2013

153 South Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790.

The Show is opened 9 a.m. to 5 p.m, Sat., December 14th  and 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday, December 15th.  Members of the Torrington Area Model Railroaders Club host his show, featuring operating trains running on three layouts, as well as demonstrations of modeling railroad techniques and discussions about model trains as a hobby or as a holiday gift.

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Marble Dale - Holiday Bake Sale

12/14/2013

247 New Milford Turnpike (Route 202),, Marble Dale, CT

Holiday Bake Sale. Last Chance to Stock up on Holiday Goodies and Decorations! A Holiday Bake Sale on Saturday, December 14 from 9 a.m. to noon. This will be a great chance to stock up on homemade baked goods – cookies and breads – plus  handcrafted decorations, just in time for Christmas gift giving. Products will be attractively wrapped so you can give them as gifts to others.
St. Andrew's is located at 247 New Milford Turnpike (Route 202), Marble Dale, CT. 06777. Turn onto Wheaton Road at the blinking light for convenient parking!

Gunn Memorial Library - Swedish Genealogical Fairytale & Sankta Lucia Pageant

12/14/2013

5 Wykeham Road , Washington, CT Phone: 860-868-7756.

 Saturday, December 14, 1pm. in the Wykeham Room *All Ages Welcome* Join us for a book presentation & signing with author Carol Elizabeth Skog. Observe a mini Sankta Lucia Pageant of Santa Lucia, Attendants, Starboys & Tomte.  Pianist Lorraine Bergstrom will perform Swedish Christmas Music starting at 12:30pm.  Swedish refreshments of Lucia buns and Pepparkakor will be served.  Free Admission. Reservations requested: 860-868-7756.

13th annual Colonial Christmas Celebration of the Kent Historical Society

12/14/2013

Maple St., Kent, CT Phone: 860-927-4587.

5PM to 7PM, at the venerable old Swift House on Maple Street. Come enjoy good food, good wine and good company. The party is open to everyone. The menu is always a surprise and varies from year to year, since much of the goodies are donated.

Brookfield Historical Society Hosts 3rd Annual Traditional Christmas Open House Weekend

12/14/2013 to 12/15/2013

165 Whisconier Road, Brookfield, CT 06804. Phone: 203-740-8140.

Brookfield Historical Society Hosts 3rd Annual Traditional  Christmas Open House Weekend--Time and Date of Event: Saturday December 14, Sunday December 15 2013,  Noon to 4 PM--Place of Event: Brookfield Museum 165 Whisconier Road (Intersection of Routes 25 and 133 in Brookfield Center.  Brief Description:  Emily Dlugozima of Brookfield watches Howdy Doody as he enjoys riding in his vintage Mercedes Benz peddle car. He will return once again this year as the Brookfield Historical Society,  hosts its third annual  Traditional Christmas Open House Weekend event at the Brookfield Museum, Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15, 2013 from Noon to 4 P.M.   Santa will be stopping by with his helpers bearing complimentary treats for the kids. The sight of operating Model trains in a winter display, will entertain children of all ages, while the sound of antique music boxes will fill the air with well-known Christmas musical classics. Vintage toys dating back to the 50s and beyond along old time Christmas decorations  will bring back memories of holidays past. It's all free and attendees will be treated to complimentary homemade Christmas cookies and assorted pastries, as well as hot chocolate and mulled cider.  In addition some hand crafted items will be on sale from our gift shop and local craft artisans. The  Brookfield Museum is located at the 165 Whisconier Road (junction of Routes 25 and 133) in Brookfield Center.  This event is must see visit for adults and children that is guaranteed to get everyone into the spirit of the season.

Church of Ephiphany Annual Cookie Walk - Southbury

12/14/2013

262 Main Street North, Southbury, CT

10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. will host their annual Cookie Walk and Lunch at the church. A wide assortment of cookies, stollens, and cakes will be available for purchase. A lunch of homemade soup, a half sandwich and beverage will be available beginning at 11 a.m.

Colebrook - VFW Post 296 Holiday Bazaar

12/14/2013 to 12/15/2013

114 Colebrook River Rd., Winsted, CT Phone: 860-379-3489.

On Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gift and food. Call or email: pongabr@yahoo.com.

WCSU - Planetarium Show/TelescopeViewing - Danbury

12/14/2013

43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury, Danbury, CT Phone: 203-37-8672 .

WCSU will host a 4:30 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Westside Observatory and Planetarium o the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call or visit the website.