LATE WINTER ECOLOGY WALK: with Jim Arrigoni 3 to 5 pm on Feb 1. The Connecticut Audubon Society, Deer Pond Farm, 57 Wakeman Hill Road, Sherman. Register at www.ctaudubon.org. The days are noticeably longer in February, but winter is far from over. Using examples encountered on our walk on the trails, we’ll discuss the implications of late-winter weather on species as variable as Sugar Maples to Spotted Salamanders . 1.5-mile walk around the trails. Allow for an average of two hours and 1.5 -2 miles. Dress for the weather. Wool hats, gloves and socks. Bring water bottle, walking stick, binoculars, camera. Inclement weather cancels. Free for members $5 Non-members $10 Family non-members.
FONDUE PARTY: 6:30 to 7:30 pm on Feb 1. New Morning Market, 129 Main St North, Woodbury. Cost: $5. Lisa Cipriano and Jeanne Johnson, New Morning Market’s very own cheese experts, will lead this exciting class. Guests will learn about fondue traditions old and new and leave with wonderful recipes as well as ideas for substitutions and alternatives. Best of all, everyone will be able to taste the delicious fondues that are prepared during the class. Registration includes a $5 coupon toward your next purchase at New Morning Market. To register visit: https://bit.ly/2Wsn8JP
SEA TEA IMPROV SHOW: The Sea Tea Improv Touring Company will present an interactive afternoon of comedy for children and adults at the Beekley Memorial Library, New Hartford, Feb. 2, 1 p.m. For more information stop by or call the library at 860-379-7235
VALENTINE WORKSHOP: Flanders Nature Center, Woodbury, is offering a handmade collaged Valentine Card Workshop led by artist Dita Carley, Feb. 2 at 10 a.m. Materials provided; for adults and children 8 and up. Bring wrapping paper, photos, magazine pages or other collage materials. Cost is $20 members, $25 guests, $5 materials fee. Register at www.flandersnaturecenter.org or call 203-263-3711, ext. 10.
EAGLE WATCH: A group from Flanders Nature Center, Woodbury, has reserved a time slot for an eagle watch, Feb. 2, 9:30 a.m. at the Shepaug Dam recreation area in Southbury. Cost is $5 per person; preregister at www.flandersnaturecenter.org or call 203-263-3711, ext. 10. Meet in the commuter parking lot at Exit 14 off I84 at 8:45 AM to car pool to the viewing site; all must be on time.
TWELVE MOONS: Twelve Moons Coffee House welcomes Carolann Solebello, a performing folk songwriter and a founding member of Red Molly, Feb. 2 at the Center on Main, 103 Main St., Falls Village. Twelve Moons runs from 7-10 p.m. A donation is requested to cover expenses. Contact TwelveMoonsCoffee@gmail.com. More information at: tinyurl.com/12Moons
THE BEER SNOB: Will Sis, Connecticut’s own Beer Snob will lead a conversation on beer and the history of Connecticut brewing, followed by a beer tasting, Feb. 2, 6-8 p.m. at the Burham Library, Bridgewater. Space is limited. Register with Chris Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the library 860-354-6937.
VETERAN OF THE MONTH: American Legion Post 44 of Bantam will honor the first woman to be recognized as a U.S. veteran, Margaret Cochran Corbin, Feb. 2, 10 a.m. She will be the 365th Veteran of the Month. The ceremony will be held at the Bantam Borough Hall (890 Bantam Road/Route 202). All are invited to remain for light refreshments. For information email email@example.com
NIGHT OF JAZZ: A Night of Jazz will be held Feb. 2 at St Thomas of Villanova Church of the St Louis de Montfort Parish, Route 63, 71 North Street, Goshen. Tickets $15. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m. BYOB and snacks; coffee and mixers provided. Music by Indigo Sway, the event is a fundraiser for Knights of Columbus Council 13128’s charitable efforts. Tickets are limited; call Don at 860-491-3286. Reserved table seating is available, first come, first served.
AUTHOR TALK: Author and Historian Marty Podskoch will discuss his book, “The Connecticut 169 Club: Your Passport and Guide to Exploring Connecticut” at the Scoville Memorial Library, ,Salisbury, Feb. 2, 4 p.m. For additional information 860-435-2838
WINTER DINNER: The Warren Congregational Church will hold a roast pork dinner with all the trimmmings, Feb. 2, 4:30-7 p.m. at the church’s parish house, corner of Routes 45 & 341, Warren. Tickets $15 adults, $5 children 12 and under. For more information, call 860 868-7106.
POETRY AND MUSIC: The Kent Memorial Library is hosting five “Evenings of Poetry and Music” from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturdays, Feb. 2, April 6, July 13, Sept. 14 and December 7 in the Library’s Reading Room. Poet and photographer Karen Chase will again act as hostess for these evenings. Everyone is invited and all poets are welcome to participate. If you are interested in reading or playing or for more information contact Karen Chase at 860-927-4146, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, website: www.kchasephotograpy.com. This event is free & open to public. Please register. If you are interested in reading or for more information, call 860-927-3761 or go to www.kentmemoriallibrary.org. The Library is located at 32 North Main Street, Kent
LARC JOB FAIR: Saturday, Feb. 2 from 9 AM — 1 PM. (Snow Date: Feb. 9) The job fair will be at LARC, 314 Main Street, Torrington. Starting wage: $14.75. All shifts and positions are in need of Job Coaches, Recreational Specialists, Residential Counselors, Direct Support Professionals, Personal Care Attendants and Drivers. Attendees should come prepared for a pre-interview and should bring the following documentation: a valid State of Connecticut Driver’s License, Social Security Card, Diploma or GED certificate, any training certifications, a resume, and professional references. For more information, including job descriptions, please visit: www.litchfieldarc.org/job-fair.
COUNTRY DANCE: The Cornwall Community Country Dance will be held Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Cornwall Town Hall (24 Pine Street). Warm up with waltzes starting at 6:45. Square, Circle, and Contra dancing to start at 7 pm with teaching caller Peter Stix and live music by Betsy’s Band. All ages welcome. Suggested donation: $5-8/child, $10-15/adult. For more information contact Debra@Motherhouse.us or 860-671-7945.
BEEKEEPING SCHOOL: The Connecticut Beekeepers Association encourages anybody interested in beekeeping to consider signing up for their Beekeeping School. February 2 at the Housatonic Valley Regional High School, 246 Warren Turnpike Road in Falls Village. The school’s hours are 9am — 3:30pm and fee is $50. All the additional information and registration is available on the CBA website at ctbees.org/bee-school.
BULLSEYE BOOTCAMP: An exercise boot camp led by instructor: Kelly Thompson begins Feb. 2, continues to April 28, 8:15 a.m. at the Burlington Town Hall. No class April 28. Fee is $96 for 12 classes. For information on other programs or to register online go to myburlingtonrec.com. For questions, call 860-673-6789 ext. 7.
ART SHOW RECEPTION: An exhibition and sale of landscape paintings by Emily Rutgers Fullers at the David M. Hunt Library runs Jan. 26-March 2, with an opening reception Jan. 26, 4-6 p.m. and a salon demonstration Feb. 3 at 1 p.m. The public is welcome to attend. For information call 860-824-7424, www.huntlibrary.org
FAMILY BINGO: Family Bingo Day will be held Feb. 3, 1 p.m. at the Morris Senior Center. Admission $1, cards, raffles, door prozes, 50/50 raffle, concessions for purchase.
GREEN BURIAL TALK: Trinity Retreat Center, West Cornwall, will provide space for the Green Burial Council of CT to present an informative talk covering the process of natural burial, impact of current practices for the health of our planet, historical facts and conservation info so we can eliminate cultural silence of death and burial topics. 3 pm, Sunday Feb. 3, Conference Hall. All are welcome.
POW/MIA BELL RINGING: Our 34th annual Bell Ringing Ceremony will be held on Sunday, Feb. 3 to ensure that our unrecovered POWs and their families are not forgotten, to seek an honorable resolution to the POW issue, and to prevent this tragedy from happening to future generations. To remind Americans of our unrecovered POWs and their families, as well as the anniversary of the signing of the Paris Peace Agreement, we will have our 34th Bell Ringing Ceremony on Sunday, Feb. 3. It will begin at 11:45 a.m. in front of the St. Francis Xavier Parish Center at the top of the New Milford Green. As bells ring at noon, we will read the names of Connecticut’s POW/MIAs. The public is encouraged to attend and bring a hand held bell. For additional information, contact Kathy Shemeley at (860) 355-2567.
WOMAN’S CLUB TO MEET: The Torrington Woman’s Club will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday at KidsPlay Children’s Museum, 61 Main St., Torrington, for a special tour of the center. Parking is available behind the building or on the street; refreshments follow the tour. For more information, or to attend a meeting as a guest, call 860-618-3928.
LITCHFIELD HILLS AUDUBON MEETING: The Litchfield Hills Audubon Society will meet Feb. 4, 7 p.m. at the Litchfield Community Center, Route 202, Litchfield. The program, presented by Angela Dimmitt, is “Cuban Odyssey” and details her visit there last year. She studied 25 endemic bird species. The public is welcome.
VIRTUAL STOCK MARKET: New Milford Public Library invites teens and adults to test their skills and add to their knowledge by joining the Virtual Stock Market Game. Learn about investing and find out how much you can make on a hypothetical $100,000 investment. “The Stock Market Game’’ is a 10-week simulation of the stock market which begins February 4 and runs to April 12. To receive an ID and Password, contact email@example.com.
WOMAN’S CLUB MEETING: The Woman’s Club of Woodbury will conduct their monthly meeting Feb. 4, at the Emergency Services Building on Quassuk Rd in Woodbury at 11AM. The public is invited, at 12:30 P.M., to hear speaker Dawn Brown talk about “The Important Contributions of African-American Women in the Shaping of U.S. History”. Her goal is “to reach mankind through the glorious gift of compassion and through the vehicle of training for effective behavioral change that produces positive excellence.” If you are interested in learning more about the Women’s Club of Woodbury, come to the meeting or contact WCW member Norma at 203-263-7160.
MONDAY MATINEE: Gunn Memorial Library in Washington, announces February Monday Movie Matinees. Bring a friend and join us for these free screenings. “First Man” Monday, February 4, 2019 @ 1pm — Award winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling team for the riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. PG-13 / 2hr 18min. www.gunnlibrary.org. Gunn Memorial Library, 5 Wykeham Road at Route 47 on the Green, in Washington.
TRANSFORMATION AT ANY AGE: Transformation at ANY Age!” with Dr. Lori Monaco, a transfomational speaker and coach, will be held Feb. 5, 6:30 p.m. at the Morris Public Library, Tuesday. Snow date Feb. 6. Registration for this free event: 860-567-7440.
LIBRARY DAY: “Take Your Child to the Library Day”, at the Morris Public Library,will be held Feb 5, with activities for children at 10 a.m., displays and drop in craft activities. All are welcome and all children will get a prize. More information: 860-567-7440 or https://morrispubliclibrary.net
QUILTS THAT CARE: Quilts that Care meets the first and third Wednesday of the montha t the Litchfield Community Center, 421 Bantam Road, Litchfield. New members are welcome. Quilts That Care group of volunteers that make and donate handmade quilts to cancer patients. Non-quilters can also join. For information, call Deb Van Steenberge at 860-782-1043 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
CREDIT UNION MEETING: The 2019 Annual Meeting for the Torrington Municipal & Teachers Federal Credit Union will be held on Feb. 6, 7 p.m. at the Credit Union’s office, 777 East Main St., Torrington. All members are encouraged to attend. Election for the Board of Directors will be held. Refreshments will be served. The snow date is March 6.
MAKE A VALENTINE: Make Your Own Valentine at the Morris Senior Center, Feb. 6, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Make one for someone you love or to send to one of our homebound Seniors. Free.
COMEDY IMPROV CLASS: Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 6:30 PM at New Milford Public Library, CTV-192 presents an Improv Comedy Workshop for beginners. This event is FREE and open to anyone over the age of 15. Teens 15-17 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required at 860-355-1191 x2 or online newmilfordlibrary.org.
WINTER BIRD WALKS: with Miley Bull. 9 to 11 am on Feb 6. The Connecticut Audubon Society, Deer Pond Farm, 57 Wakeman Hill Road, Sherman. Register at www.ctaudubon.org. Whether you are new to birding or experienced, join us for these guided walks to enjoy the sights and sounds of our year round and winter visiting birds. Allow for an average of two hours and 1.5 -2 miles. Dress for the weather. Wool hats, gloves. Bring water bottle, walking stick, binoculars, camera. Inclement weather cancels. Free for members. $5 Non-members. $10 Family non-members.
SQUADRON MEETING: The Northwest Hills Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol Auxiliary of the United States Air Force meets Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. at the Torrington Armory South Main Street. For information, call Cmdr. Tim Ceritello at 860-620-3670 or email email@example.com.
CHESS CLUB: The Litchfield County Chess Club meets Thursdays at the Torrington Library, 12 Daycoeton Place, Torrington, from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. on Thursdays. The informal club has held several meetings. Membership is free — just show up and play. Adults, teens and older children with an adult are welcome. There are plenty of boards and pieces, or bring your own. For information, call Alan at 850-430-9317.
WOMEN’S FORUM: The Women’s Forum of Litchfield welcomes Joseph Cicio to speak on the subject of his new book “Friends Bearing Gifts” Feb. 7, 2:30 p.m. at the Litchfield Community Center, 421 Bantam Road, Litchfield. The event is open to non-Forum members with a $10 fee at the door, which includes a High Tea reception. For more information call 860-567-3966 or visit womensforumoflitchfield.org.
MOTHER DAUGHTER WORKSHOP: Whitney Ryan, expert and frequent speaker on girls’ and women’s issues, will facilitate a Mother and Daughter Interactive Workshop, Feb. 7, 6:30 p.m. at the Gunn Memorial Library. Snow date is Thursday, Feb. 14. To register email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 860-868-7586.
GOSHEN GARDEN CLUB: The Goshen Garden Club will meet Feb. 7 at the Goshen Church of Christ Congregational, 5 Old Middle St. Goshen, with lunch at 12 p.m., a business meeting at 1 p.m. and the program to follow, with 3 speakers. A $5 pre-registration is required; call 860-491-2562 by Jan. 24. As always, a $5 donation is suggested from non-members. For more information go to goshengardenclub.org or call 860-618-0267.
LAND USE SERIES: Professor Robert Thorson of UConn will present the initial talk in the Minor Memorial Library’s series “Land and Culture: A Deep Look at the History of Land Use”, Feb. 7, 7 p.m. Snow date Feb. 14. Call the library at 860-350-2181 or visit www.minormemoriallibrary.org for more information and directions.
VALENTINE WORKSHOP: A Valentine’s Day Craft Workshop at Litchfield Historical Society will be held Feb. 8, 5-7 p.m. Families and couples of all ages are invited to make Valentine’s Day cards for family and friends, while enjoying hot chocolate and cookies. Cost $15 member families, $20 guest families. Payment is required with registration; call 860-567-4501 or email email@example.com. www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org.
MOVIE MATINEES: The Morris Senior Center presents Movie Matinee Fridays on the second and fourth Friday of the month at 1 p.m., free of charge. Feb. 8, “Hearts Beat Loud,” PG-13. Feb. 22, “Colette,” R.
BUBBLES AND TRUFFLES: Bubbles and Truffles will be held Feb. 8, 4-7 p.m. at Crystal Peak, Winsted. Participants include Little Red Barn Brewery, Norbrook Farm Brewery, Two Roads Brewery, Litchfield Distillery, several wine vendors, food and chocolates vendors. Tickets $35 per person. Snow date is Feb. 10. To reserve tickets email firstname.lastname@example.org or stop at 398 Main St., Winsted, or call 860-738-3351.
SPIRITFIRE BREATHWORK: 6 to 7 pm on Feb 8. New Morning Market, 129 Main Street North, Woodbury. Cost: 20. Spiritfire is a powerful modality using a specific breathing technique (rebirthing breath) to maximize oxygen intake and circulation, freeing the body’s innate intelligence. This practice releases physical, emotional, and energetic blocks, freeing up the power of the life force (chi), and bringing the body to the vibrational level of being fully alive. Please bring a blanket. To register visit https://bit.ly/2G7rJvh