Feel the love at some of these Litchfield County February events including new films, Valentine’s Day dinners, workshops, sporting events, and more!
Candlewood at Bank Street Theater, NEW MILFORD
Inspired by historical events, the film, “Candlewood” follows a blended family that moves from New York City to a small, isolated town in Connecticut. Once there, a local urban legend wreaks havoc, fracturing their family dynamic and causing them to go insane. Starring Carolyn McCormick, Joel Bryant and Lisann Valentin. Not Rated.
Marc Berger, TORRINGTON
Marc’s life has been about pursuing twin passions: creating, recording and performing his original songs and exploring the American West. At this special concert, Marc will perform songs from the album and share some unforgettable stories about his experiences as an easterner in the mountain and desert West.
6 pm to 8 pm at the Torrington Library.
Jumpfest 2024, SALISBURY
If you have never seen ski jumping live, you have never truly witnessed the sport. Standing amidst the ringing cowbells, with crowds cheering on their favorites, hearing skis slapping against the landing hill as these brave jumpers soar up to 200 feet through the air at speeds up to 50 miles an hour, is something you must experience. February 2-4.
2024 Winter Concert Series, TORRINGTON
Torrington Parks and Recreation, partnering with On Deck Sound Studio, is happy to announce the 2024 Winter Concert Series! With free admission and great music, you are sure to have a fun night!
Held in Coe Memorial Park Civic Center from 6:30 pm to 8 pm.
Winterfest At Burr Pond State Park!, TORRINGTON
Grab your winter gear, bundle up and join the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s (DEEP) No Child Left Inside® 17h Annual Winter Festival at Burr Pond State Park, 384 Burr Mountain Road, Torrington. The festival is 10 am to 3 pm. Saturday, February 3 with a rain date of February 4.
Optime pastor, LAKEVILLE
The Renaissance is considered the Golden Era of vocal music. This program features sacred four- to seven-voice works by these composers. A central subject in the program is the plea for peace, featured in several compositions: Taverner’s “In Pace” (In Peace shall I sleep and rest), and “Da Pacem Domine” (Give peace in our time), a motet by Lasso and also the main chant melody in Isaac’s “Optime pastor” (Shepherd, Maker of Good Virtue) motet. Saturday, February 3, at 3 pm at Trinity Church, Lakeville.
Knitting on the Farm, CORNWALL
Learning a new craft is a great way to start the new year and pass the long winter hours. Clover Hill Farm will be holding their very first knitting class on our farm in Cornwall on February 3 and 10 from 10 am to 12 pm. Meet the animals and discover how to crochet a lovely ear warmer with the yarn they grew. This course is designed for people who have never knitted before or who might need to review their foundational knowledge. Casting on, knitting, purling, casting off, and blocking will all be covered. The cost of the course, including all supplies (Clover Hill yarn, needles, and pattern), is $100 per student.
MaryKate Maher | Night Bloom, LITCHFIELD
MaryKate’s “Night Bloom” brings together a new group of collages that are inspired by liminal late-night spaces, waiting for rare flower blooms, and forgotten ephemera. Still lives inspired by wild or wilted plants and dramatic, over-stylized displays are used to create these moody atmospheres. February 3 from 3 pm-5 pm.
Frank Habbas Art Show, TORRINGTON
Artist and longtime Washington resident, Frank Habbas is presenting his first solo exhibition at the Five Points Annex Gallery in Torrington from February 3rd to February 11. EVOLVING: A COLLECTION OF PAINTINGS BY FRANK HABBAS, exhibition will showcase the range of styles with which the artist has experimented over time. Spanning his early, realistic works reflective of his background as a comp illustrator to more recent paintings that embody a dreamlike quality, the exhibition represents the evolution of the artist’s subjects, style, and viewpoint.
3D Valentine’s Workshop, NEW MILFORD
With the advancement in technology, 3D printing has become a fascinating and lucrative field to explore.
The Village Center for the Arts workshop provides an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in mastering the art of 3D printing. This time, they have come up with an exciting theme of creating Valentine’s gifts. Imagine designing and printing out a unique and personalized gift for your loved one! Sunday, February 4, 11 pm-12:30 pm.
Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking, VIRTUAL EVENT
Do you struggle with the fear of public speaking? Zenspeak has a solution for you. Join them in conquering public speaking anxiety through gradual exposure, within a supportive and nurturing environment. Take a complimentary trial session to determine if this program is the right fit for you! February 5.
The Comedy Lounge at SALT2.0, TORRINGTON
The Comedy Lounge is bringing the funniest comedians in the Northeast to Main St. in Torrington for a night full of laughs! Their shows regularly feature comics who’ve been on Comedy Central, HBO, and the Comedy Cellar! Doors Open at 7 pm. Show Starts at 7:30 pm.
Paige Novick Jewelry Trunk Show & Crystal Healing, WASHINGTON
Paige Novick will join the Mayflower Inn & Spa from Friday, February 9 to Sunday, February 11 for a weekend-long shopping experience featuring her latest collections in the countryside. Stop by any time between 11:30 am and 5 pm to browse the specially curated pieces of Paige Novick’s eponymous jewelry line.
Babies vs Climate Change, CORNWALL
On February 9 at 6:30 pm, The Cornwall Library will present a stimulating evening with Meghan Elizabeth Kallman and Josephine Ferorelli, authors of The Conceivable Future: Planning Families and Taking Action in the Age of Climate Change. They will discuss the ways in which the climate crisis is a reproduction crisis, and what you can do about it.
Cut it Out! The Local History and Practice of Ice Harvesting, BANTAM
Ice harvested from Bantam Lake was used for refrigeration throughout the year. Begin in the Museum with a visit to the Ice House display, then head outdoors for a walk down the Lake Trail to visit the old ice house ruins. The program culminates with their own “Cut Ups” Jeff Greenwood, James Fischer, and Gerri Griswold demonstrating how ice was cut and moved using the same tools and methods. 11 am – 2 pm. A. B. Ceder Room, Members: $5.00 Non-Members: $10.00.
Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.
Sweetheart Run/Walk, LITCHFIELD
22nd Annual Bob and Peg Andrulis Memorial Sweetheart 5 mile Run/3 mile Walk! 11 am – 2 pm. Adult: $30.00 – Kids 10 & under: $10.00 – 80+: FREE! Pre-registration is strongly encouraged to get t-shirt and avoid day of line. PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT LITCHFIELD COMMUNITY CENTER!
Maple Tapping Day, WOODBURY
Maple Tapping Day is planned for Saturday, February 10th! You can join the Flanders Nature Center at 9:30 am or 11 am. Sign up on the Flanders website to help them tap their trees and be a part of the 2024 sugar season.
Football Watch Party, WASHINGTON DEPOT
Join The Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens in Washington Depot on Sunday, February 11 at the park for a football watch party starting at 6 pm. There’ll be fun, football fare for purchase from the Meraki food truck and friendship as you cheer on your favorite team! BYO blankets, chairs, beverages and food.
St. Andrew’s Presents Poulenc’s “Babar”, KENT
Music in the Nave presents a classical children’s concert featuring Poulenc’s The Story of Babar the Little Elephant, narrated by esteemed actress Margo Martindale, accompanied by pianist Margarita Nuller, accompanied by pianist Margarita Nuller. The program begins with cellist Eliot Bailen playing his Ferdinand the Bull with daughter Julia Bailen narrating, followed by Mr. Bailen and Ms. Nuller performing Saint- Saens’s “The Swan” from Carnival of the Animals. 3 pm at St. Andrew’s Parish.
Valentine’s Sip ‘n Shop, WINSTED
The Makers Shoppes of Whiting Mills are excited to announce their eagerly awaited “Second Annual Valentine’s Sip ‘n Shop,” to be held on Sunday, February 11, from 11 am – 4 pm. Visitors are invited to explore a diverse group of artisan shops throughout the historic Mill building while indulging in a delightful array of complimentary refreshments. Adding to the charming atmosphere, the upstairs lounge will feature Valentine décor and live music.
True Crime At the Museum, LITCHFIELD
Join the Litchfield Community Center for a light lunch at noon followed with “True Crime At the Museum”, a presentation by Natalie Belanger, Adult Programs Manager at the Connecticut Museum of Culture and History. 12 pm – 1:15 pm. FREE! Pre-Registration Required.
Evening Glow Music Series, LITCHFIELD
EVENING GLOW MUSIC SERIES ~ Join the Litchfield Community Center for relaxing and reflective music by Dale Osterman and Vanessa Hammond to close your day. 3:30-4:30 pm. Wine & Cheese reception to follow. Pre-registration is required.
Green Eyed Lady, NEW MILFORD
Join Housatonic River Brewing at 7 pm for a performance by Green Eyed Lady. An award-winning, heart-warming power rock band that specializes in adapting: soft crooning during a dinner seating or cocktail hour, to seriously rocking the joint through the late night dance hours. There will be a $5 cover charge at door.
Hotchkiss Philharmonic, LAKEVILLE
Don’t miss the Hotchkiss Philharmonic concert, Celebrating American Music and Musicians, on Saturday, February 17, 7:30 pm in the Katherine M. Elfers Hall of the Esther Eastman Music Center at The Hotchkiss School.
Winter Wine Dinner with Whitecliff, MILLBROOK
Join The Millbrook Inn for a wonderful evening at the Winter Wine Dinner with the winemakers and owners, as they talk about some of their favorites, plus pour some surprises that are in very limited edition! It’s a great opportunity to talk to the winemakers directly and make new wine-loving friends!
Dave King at Hopkins Vineyard, WARREN
Please join the Hopkins Vineyard for an afternoon of music and wine in the loft at Hopkins Vineyard overlooking beautiful Lake Waramaug from 1-4 pm. It’s a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
A Raisin in the Sun, LAKEVILLE
The Hotchkiss School is pleased to present Hotchkiss Dramatic Association’s production of A Raisin in the Sun.
Happy Hour Piano with Jeff Boratko, WINSTED
Multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and frontman of Streetlight Shakers, Jeff Boratko will light up the evening with a blend of vocals and keys.
9th Annual Wine & Beer Tasting and Silent Auction, LITCHFIELD
Join the Litchfield Montessori School’s 9th Annual Wine & Beer Tasting and Silent Auction! This event will be an evening filled with friends and neighbors tasting local wine and spirits, Passed Hors-d’Oeuvres, door prizes, silent auction, and music.
AMP Talks: Edwin Raymond, WINSTED
The American Mural Project (AMP) will host critically acclaimed author Edwin Raymond, former NYPD lieutenant for a discussion and book signing.
Vertical Challenge at Ski Sundown CT, NEW HARTFORD
The Vertical Challenge is a series of free, casual ski and snowboard races held at the best ski resorts throughout the Northeast each winter season…and now they are headed to Ski Sundown.
Polar Bear Run, WARREN
Join for an epic 7.8 mile loop of picturesque Lake Waramaug – this annual winter tradition attracts hundreds of area runners.
First Church Events back, CT Foodshare Distribution, TORRINGTON
CT Foodshare will deliver various fresh products for free distribution to limited-income households. Please bring bags to carry your items. Open from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Youth Ensemble Concert, NEW MILFORD
The ASAP! Youth Ensemble Concert is the culmination of the Youth Ensemble program which brings together a community of young musicians from northwest CT to refine their orchestral abilities, engage in creative composition, and explore innovative methods of collective music-making.
Eleanor Roosevelt, LITCHFIELD
Sheryl Faye Presents “Historical Women”: Making the Past the Present Eleanor Roosevelt, The First lady of the World.
An Evening with Gabby Bernstein, TORRINGTON
The McCall Behavioral Health Network presents An Evening with Gabby Bernstein: Accessing Inner Peace & Resilience.