Ansonia Nature Center Program: Eagles of New England


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

EAGLES OF NEW ENGLAND (Natural History Series) – Fri. Dec. 11, 7 pm
Join a Connecticut D.E.E.P. biologist who will share extensive knowledge and photographs during this program on bald eagles. Best known as the national emblem of the United States, bald eagles have made a huge comeback in New England after a precipitous decline due to loss of habitat and nesting trees, food contamination by pesticides (DDT), and illegal shooting. Due to the increase in nesting pairs in recent years, the bald eagle's status was reclassified in Connecticut from endangered to threaten. Winter is a difficult time for any wildlife species, including bald eagles. Food is harder to find and cold temperatures cause energy stress. Come and learn why it's important to stay away from nesting areas and to avoid disturbing the birds. The Wildlife Division participates in a midwinter eagle survey in January for the United States Geological Survey; volunteers are always welcome to help! This Natural History Series is dedicated to the memory of Noble S. Proctor, Ph.D. FREE; please pre-register..

Christmas Angelicus-- A New England Tradition--Torrington


Water St., Torrington, CT 06790.

CHRISTMAS ANGELICUS --"A New England Tradition". Saturday, December 12, 7:00pm, Trinity Episcopal Church, Torrington.'Tis the time to make merry! Churches and chapels across Northwest Connecticut will once more ring with the music of the season, as this tradition continues to draw packed houses. Old and new arrangements of carols and seasonal songs will be craftily executed by the pure voices of Chorus Angelicus & Gaudeamus, along with traditional carols for the audience delight. Pick a location and hurry to get your ticket: sold-out concerts are part of the tradition. Check the website for ticket information.

Holiday in the Depot--Washington, CT


Bryan Memorial Town Hall, Washington, CT 06794. Phone: 860-868-1519 or 860-868-7395.

HOLIDAY IN THE DEPOT Friday, December 11, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:30PM. Washington Parks & Recreation and the Washington Business Association invite the community for an evening of fun and good cheer. There will be food, music, raffles, and hay rides throughout the town. The evening will begin at 6:00pm with the lighting of the tree by a very special guest. Outside the town hall after the tree has been lit, children from Washington Montessori School will be singing  Christmas carols . Shortly after the tree lighting, Santa will arrive by way of hay wagon and listen to children's wishes in the town hall until 8:30 p.m.  Pictures will be taken with one photo per child provided. The Troubadours from the Gunnery School will be caroling throughout the Depot during the evening. Inside the Town Hall, The Ladies Auxiliary of the Washington Volunteer Fire Department will have a special mailbox for letters to Santa, and will be selling their annual Christmas Ornament. The Gunn Memorial Library and Gunn Museum will have a craft project for the children while they patiently wait for their turn with Santa.  Washington Primary School PTO will be selling baked goods outside the Town Hall from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.   The Senior Center will be selling gift items and raffling off a wreath and poinsettia donated by Painter Ridge Farm.   Other activities will be featured throughout the Depot to delight visitors to open businesses.  Hope to see you there!! Sponsored by: The Washington Parks & Recreation Commission and The Washington Business Association.


The Smithy and Loft Gallery - Local Makers Market


10 Main St., New Preston, CT Phone: 860.868.9003.

LOCAL MAKERS MARKET -Saturday, December 12 - 2:00pm - 6:00pmThis special holiday market will coincide with the New Preston Winter Stroll, a festive village tradition for holiday shoppers and visitors to enjoy. Enjoy browsing beautiful hand-crafted pieces by talented, local artisans, including hand-turned woodwork by Jason Secco, stunning ceramic pieces by Diana Chamberlain, framed farm animal photography and cards by Jonathan Beckerman, botanical photography by scanner photographer Ellen Hoverkamp, and a wonderful variety of birdhouses for home and garden created by bird house builder, Terry Burks.

Fourth Annual Polar Plunge for Partnership--Lake Waramaug--New Preston


30 Lake Waramaug Road, New Preston, CT 06777.

On December  12, 2015 the Fourth Annual Polar Plunge for Partnership will be at 10AM at the Lake Waramaug State Park Beach.  Anyone ages 6 and older can take the plunge.  Registration is $20.  Participants will receive a commemorative T-shirt and snacks.  Proceeds benefit the Washington Montessori School Community Partnership Program.  Visit the website for further information.

Colebrook Holiday Fair


562 Colebrook Rd., Colebrook, CT 06021.

The Colebrook Holiday Fair will be held on December 12, 2015 from 9AM at the Colebrook Town Hall. Many vendors, trees and wreaths from the Boy Scouts, Senior Center Cafe and much more.

Cornwall Historical Society Hosts First Gingerbread Party


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

Cornwall Historical Society will host its first gingerbread party on December 12, 2015 from 2 to 4PM.  Cornwall baker Susan Saccardi will provide her homemade gingerbread cookies and decorations.  People of all  ages are invited to join in the fun.

Annual New Preston Winter Stroll


Main Street, New Preston, CT Phone: 860-868-0666.

Saturday, December 12th, 2:00 to 5:00pm - The Village filled with lights for the holidays, creative window displays everywhere, drinks and treats in every shop, and yes, The Social Gents Club (who grace-noted our Summer Festival) will play an acoustic set at DAWN HILL ANTIQUES. The Village of New Preston is one of the most unique places to visit in Litchfield County. This walkable historic village is filled with owner-operated fine eateries, and shops run by highly creative local people selling antiques, home design and clothing collections, cookware, stationery, fine wines, garden accessories and books. All in one location!

Holiday Open House at Beardsley and Memorial Library--Winsted


40 Munro Place, Waterbury, CT 06098. Phone: 860-379-6043.

On December 12, 2015 at 1PM the Beardsley and Memorial Library hosts Holiday Open House with Holiday Music by Roger Tincknell.  Free. 

Infinity Hall Norfolk Hosts Rusted Root--Norfolk


Route 44, Norfolk, CT 06058. Phone: 866-666-6306.

On Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 8PM Rusted Root will perform at Infinity Hall in Norfolk. Definitely one of the most popular bands to ever perform at Infinity Hall. Great funky/earthy music with a driving beat. Better get your tickets early as they've sold out two consecutive nights before and rest assured, they will sell out both nights again.