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MIDDLEBURY —Dr. Lisa Jenkins will be the featured speaker for the January 2021 Westover School Speaker Series event and present Dismantling Unconscious Biases: Past, Present and Future from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, January 21. Dr. Jenkins is a cultural strategist with more than 25 years of expe…

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WASHINGTON — The Gunn Historical Museum plans “Readings From the Archives of the Gunn Historical Museum” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, January 25, on Zoom. Museum Curator Stephen Bartkus will share the paper, The Three Leavitt Houses and the Leavitt Store by Mary Mitchell Turner in 1921, along with r…

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The Southbury Public Library Youth Services Department will host a Winter Snowman Craft at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, January 28, on Zoom. Miss Katie offers a winter-themed afternoon for snowman-themed stories and make-a-snowman craft. Everything needed to participate will be provided except scisso…

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NEW LONDON — The U.S. Coast Guard Band will present a special command performance of Joseph Schwantner’s “A New Morning for the World” at 7 p.m. Monday, January 18, from the Virtual Concert Hall via live-stream. The words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. are woven into the music and delivered …

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LITCHFIELD — White Memorial Conservation Center will host Nature’s Not-So-Cuddly, with Education Director Carrie Szwed is planned for 2 p.m. Thursday, January 21.

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LITCHFIELD —  A cooking class, From Wisdom’s Table: Noodles, will be presented at Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, January 30. Chef Margaret Jacobs will present the class.

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LITCHFIELD — White Memorial Conservation Center will host Beautiful, Beneficial, Blameless Bats with Maureen Heidtmann at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 23 via Zoom. The program, presented by Master Wildlife Conservationist Maureen Heidtmann, is an overview of the roles that bats play to ensure a …

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WATERBURY — Waterbury UNICO, in conjunction with the Silas Bronson Library, offers a virtual Celebration of Italian Heritage for the entire family at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 9. The Zoom event features Angela Buzzelli reading Tomie DePaola’s “The Legend of La Befana,” an Italian folklore tal…

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OXFORD — The Naugatuck Valley Genealogy Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 9, on Zoom. Following a brief business meeting, Paul Hadzima will present “Central and Eastern Europe—How Shifting Boundaries Have Affected the Search for Your Ancestors.” Central/Eastern Europe has seen a…

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LITCHFIELD — White Memorial Conservation Center has posted its calendar of events for January, 2021. All of the programs are via Zoom or Facebook Live. Stories that Snowflakes Tell with Tom Alena is planned for 3 p.m. Saturday, January 9. Every snowflake is created with almost miraculous pre…

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SOUTHBURY — The Southbury Public Library Youth Services department welcomes Registered Dietitian Katie Shepherd from Food Explorers. The library is offering a virtual cooking program to make two types of fudge. Food Explorers: Homemade Fudge will be offered at 4 p.m. Tuesday, December 29 liv…

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WATERTOWN — The Watertown Department of Public Works announces that the Hamilton Avenue Transfer Station will be closed on Thursday, December 24. It will reopen on Saturday, December 26 for regular business hours from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., weather permitting. Contact the Public Works Department …

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LITCHFIELD — White Memorial Conservation Center has posted its calendar of events for January, 2021. All of the programs are via Zoom or Facebook Live.

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WATERBURY — The Waterbury Chapter of UNICO National is holding a Food Drive to benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Mission. The collection will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, December 12 at the Shrine of St. Anne Parking lot on East Clay Street. A drive-through, contactless donation …

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DERBY — The state Department of Energy and Environmental Center’s Kellogg Environmental Center will host a virtual event titled Bald Eagles, at 1 p.m. Sunday, January 10.

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SOUTHBURY — All are welcome to visit southburylibrary.org from December 12 to 26 to view a special recorded holiday concert performed by Judy Handler and Mark Levesque. The Southbury Library invited, “Come enjoy the enchanting instrumental renditions of traditional and contemporary holiday m…

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WASHINGTON — The Gunn Historical Museum offers “The Spirit of Christ Past: Four Centuries of Christmas in New England” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, December 7, on Zoom. Kenneth Turino of Historic New England will trace the development of the celebration of Christmas from the time it was outlawed in …

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DERBY — The state Department of Energy and Environmental Center’s Kellogg Environmental Center will host a virtual event titled Fill the Bill - Bird Beak Diversity, at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 9.

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OAKVILLE — The Oakville VFW Post 7330 will host a Meatball Grinder fundraiser on Friday, December 4 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Sponsored by the VFW Auxiliary to fund their many Veteran and Community projects, a $7 donation will be accepted, with in-town delivery available for group orders. Fo…

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DERBY — The state Department of Energy and Environmental Center’s Kellogg Environmental Center will host a virtual presentation titled American Chestnuts, at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 5.

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SOUTHBURY — The Southbury Public Library Youth Services department welcomes Registered Dietitian Katie Shepherd from Food Explorers.

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SOUTHBURY — The Southbury Public Library Youth Services department will craft a candy cane playdough soap at December’s STEAMonday program at 4 p.m. Monday, December 14 live on the Southbury Library Youth Services Facebook page.

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The signs are up for the Watertown Lions Club Christmas Tree Sale and the trailer is in place at the Watertown Plaza. The sale begins on Thanksgiving weekend, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, November 28 and Sunday November 29, and runs for two weeks. The Lions have a great selection of Fras…

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LITCHFIELD — The Shrine of Lourdes in Litchfield, 50 Montfort Rd., Route 118, will hold its annual Living Nativity from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, December 6.

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THOMASTON — St. Peter’s Trinity Church will host a Free Market Clothing & Household Goods Giveaway from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, November 27, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, November 28 at 160 Main St.

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DERBY — The state Department of Energy and Environmental Center’s Kellogg Environmental Center will host a virtual event titled Black Walnuts and More, at 6 p.m. on Monday, November 30.

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OAKVILLE — The Watertown-Oakville Veterans’ Council will host a Pearl Harbor Day memorial remembrance on Monday, December 7.

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WATERTOWN — Watertown’s Holiday Celebration Lighted Parade will be hosted on Friday, November 27. Normally the public is invited to be part of the celebration; but this year due to the pandemic, the only ones in the parade will be Santa Claus, the Watertown Fire Department and the Parks and …

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DERBY — The state Department of Energy and Environmental Center’s Kellogg Environmental Center will host a virtual event titled Riverside Reptiles at 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 3.

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DERBY — The state Department of Energy and Environmental Center’s Kellogg Environmental Center will host a virtual event titled, A Bird in Hand, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, November 17.

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The Southbury Public Library is offering a paper hedgehog craft using recycled materials at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, November 19, on Zoom. Everything needed to participate will be provided. All participants need is glue and their imaginations. The craft packet may be picked up anytime on or after…

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WATERTOWN — The Watertown Land Trust is offering pumpkin bread made from homegrown pumpkins.

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WATERTOWN-OAKVILLE — The Watertown-Oakville Veterans’ Council will present two ceremonies at 11 a.m. Veterans’ Day, Wednesday, November 11.

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WATERTOWN-OAKVILLE — The Watertown Oakville Veterans’ Council will host two ceremonies on Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11. The Oakville American Legion Post 195 and Oakville VFW Post 7330 will host a ceremony at 11 a.m. at the Oakville Green. The Watertown VFW Post 5157 will host a cere…

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DANBURY — Western Connecticut State University’s Election Connection, coverage of the November 2020 vote in Connecticut for presidential, congressional and state legislative contests, is offered from 8 p.m. to midnight Tuesday, November 3, by a live stream on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and I…

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BETHLEHEM-WOODBURY — Nonnewaug GradNite plans its annual Fall Clothing Drive with outdoor, curbside drop-off from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, November 14, at Nonnewaug High School, 5 Minortown Rd.

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LITCHFIELD — The Litchfield Historical Society is hosting Scarecrows in the Meadow, a walk through the Tapping Reeve Meadow from dusk until dawn until Saturday, October 31.