The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness (CCEH) is asking individuals across the state to volunteer for the upcoming annual counts of individuals experiencing homelessness in Connecticut, set for Jan. 21-28. Visit www.cceh.org to sign-up to volunteer.

WOODBURY — Maple sugaring time, a New England tradition, begins soon. Each year, Flanders taps and collects sap from dozens of trees both at their nature center and around Woodbury and invite anyone with an interest in maple sugaring with them this year to attend a volunteer information meet…

FALLS VILLAGE — The David M. Hunt Library in Falls Village will host a book talk with author Adelia Moore. whose recently published book, “Being the Grownup,” offers help and guidance in bringing up children in today’s world. Moore will present her talk on Jan. 25 at 1 p.m.

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TORRINGTON — The Nutmeg Ballet has just kicked off its year-long 50th anniversary celebration with a highly successful, seven-performance run of its annual “Nutcracker” production — a spectacular event made possible in part by generous donors like Torrington Downtown Partners, headed by Stev…

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LITCHFIELD — Proving that anything can sell with the right auctioneers, former Litchfield Superior Court judges Anne Dranginis and Charles Gill lightheartedly spoke about the provenance of a vintage witness stand and the veracity of those who sat in it during trials, which was up for auction…

WASHINGTON — A walk in the winter woods with the educators of the Institute for American Indian Studies on 38 Curtis Road in Washington is an ideal way to celebrate the first full moon of 2020. This walk will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 11 and traverse the beautifully wooded trails on the gro…

WOODBURY — Flanders Nature Center is holding a photography contest from Jan. 15-Feb. 28, with prizes awarded for the best submissions based on composition, image quality, originality and the story the image tells.

WINSTED — Northwestern Connecticut Community College (NCCC) has been placed by Nursing School Almanac in its recently released 2019 rankings, among the best nursing schools in New England. NCCC’s Nursing Program has been rated #55 in the New England region.

Tesla, and other car manufacturers, have long been prevented from selling directly to consumers. Now the company has said it will start leasing out of its Milford location.