This Week’s Selections
The Olympics start this weekend, so this week’s selections feature the Olympics and their host country.
Show them you REALLY know them, get them a book! Want to find them a new author they’ll love, tell us what they like and we can recommend something. We also have gift certificates so they can come get more by their new favorite author.
- Conversation Exhibit at Danbury Museum- Fridays 10AM-3PM, Saturdays 10AM-4PM Danbury Museum 43 Main Street. Huntington Hall, our exhibit space, is filled with a wealth of interesting objects gleaned from the collections of individuals from The Greater Danbury area; including vintage photographs on display from guest curator and exhibitor Catherine Vanaria, Professor of Photography at Western Connecticut State University. Vanaria is also President and Co-Owner of Connecticut Photographics, Inc., a professional photographic and digital lab located in Danbury. "With the increase in digital archiving and presentation, physical objects, documents and artifacts are slowly being forgotten,” explained Vanaria. “By exploring the artifacts hidden in collections of both museum and personal archives, we re-ignite personal connections to our own history that these objects trigger and, at the same time, spark creativity through conversations about them." On display will be an eclectic mix of objects including sewing machines, turn of the century postcards, milk glass, examples of antique book bindings, slide rules, colonial apothecary items, vintage toys, dolls, vintage pins and more.
- Family Ice Skating Party- Friday 6:30-9:30 pm, Dickinson Park pavilion, 50 Elm Drive, Fairfield Hills ice skating rink, Keating Farms Avenue (on baseball field), ice skating to music provided by DJ Kevin Koschel (Music Man), hot chocolate and hot coffee, small bonfire, registration requested; 203-270-4340, parks.newtown-ct.gov.
- One Day Sale on Danburite Jewelry- 10AM-4PM Danbury Museum 43 Main St. Just in time for Valentine’s Day One day only Danburite jewelry sale! 20% off all pieces in our gift shop. Discovered here in 1839 and named after our city, Danburite is sometimes referred to as ‘the other diamond.’ Stop by and pick up a piece of history for your Valentine!
- Laura Ingalls Wilder Celebration- Saturday February 8th 12:00pm - 2:00pm Activities will include: Making Butter & Dolls & Crafts & Sugar in the Snow (weather permitting). Stories, Songs, Dancing, Food & More…come dressed for the era as well! Held at the 1842 Second Meeting House - 40 Main St in Bethel Ages 5 and Up - Fee: $10.00 Members — Non-Members $12.00 For Questions & Reservations call Mary Ferri at (203) 730-2726
- Hudson Valley Wine and Chocolate Festival- Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Putnam County Golf Course, 187 Hill St., Mahopac, NY. Come sip wine and sample chocolate from all across our region and buy some goodies to treat your Valentine…over 30 vendors! 10541 (between Route 6N and the Taconic). Shop from additional vendors including honey, olive oil, specialty foods, and more. Age 21 and over only. $25 per person in advance, $30 at the door. A benefit for children and adults with developmental disabilities. For information and reservations, call 845-278-7272, ext. 2287 or log onto www.PartnerswithPARC.org
- Cool Struttin’ Performance- Sunday 6-9PM Pizzeria Lauretano 291 Greenwood Ave. (The Hub shopping center) Cool Struttin’ return for their annual Valentine’s concert atthe Pizzeria, bringing us those wonderful sophisticated love songs from the swing era and the Great American Songbook. Fronted by Bethel’s own Pam and Howie Bujese, with Doron Ben-Ami and Chris Bishop. This show always sells out, so reservations recommended.
- Dementia Support Group- Tuesday 6:30-8PM 22 Hospital Avenue Danbury. Maplewood at Danbury offers an ongoing support group for families and friends of people affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia. Join us in this safe and caring space where people touched by Alzheimer’s and related dementia can learn more about the disease, share concerns and ideas, express their feelings, and hear about advances in research and advocacy. Our group is facilitated by professionals experienced with dementia, and everyone is welcome…especially family members and caregivers. Respite care is available during support group meetings for families needing assistance with their loved one. Please call Gina at 203-744-8444 for advanced reservations.
- “Understanding Depression and Anxiety” workshop- Thursday 6:30-7:30 pm, Sacred Heart Church, 910 Main Street South,Southbury. Led by Michelle Slivinsky, M.A. of UCONN Health Center. Workshop will cover myths vs. facts about depression; how to recognize signs and symptoms of depression and how they differ in children, adolescents, adults, and seniors; tips for relieving depression and anxiety. Listing of books, websites and other resources will be provided. Admission free. Reservations requested by calling Lynn Tidgwell at 203-217-0025 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Singing Valentines- A quartet from the Danbury Mad Hatter Chorus (a men’s a capella group) will deliver a Singing Valentine, in formal wear, to your loved one for only $50. Call 203-744-9480 or email email@example.com.
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