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  • IRIS Run For Refugees

    IRIS Run For Refugees

    The annual Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (IRIS) Run For Refugees Sunday morning, Feb. 7, near Wilbur Cross High School in New Haven. More than 1,000 people participated (double last year's number) to raise money to help refugees get established in Connecticut.

  • Ski Sundown Winter Carnival

    Ski Sundown Winter Carnival

    Ski Sundown in New Hartford celebrated the coming of winter with its annual Winter Carnival Sunday, Feb. 7. The event featured special treats and entertainment including Valentine the Clown, face painting, balloon animals, free popcorn and cotton candy.

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  • 'Alex And Eve' At Wadsworth Atheneum

    'Alex And Eve' At Wadsworth Atheneum

    Relations between Christians and Muslims are newsworthy these days. A new film to be shown at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art addresses this issue in a way appropriate to Valentine's Day, in a comic-romantic way. "Alex and Eve" tells a story set in Sydney, Australia. Alex, a schoolteacher who...

      • Leonard Bernstein's 'Mass,' 1973 Concert Film, At Yale

        Leonard Bernstein's 'Mass,' 1973 Concert Film, At Yale

        In 1973, the Yale Symphony Orchestra, under the leadership of Maestro John Mauceri, traveled to Vienna, Austria, to perform the European premiere of Leonard Bernstein's "Mass." That concert was recorded and the film was shown on public TV for many years afterward. Yale will host a screening of...

          • Vampire Double Feature At Bristol Historical Society

            Vampire Double Feature At Bristol Historical Society

            Some people celebrate Valentine's weekend with flowers, chocolates, a dinner at a romantic restaurant. Others go see vampire movies. An event on Feb. 12 and 13 at Bristol Historical Society is for the latter group. A double feature of classic Dracula films will be shown in three separate screenings....

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              • Magic, Science, Dinos Among Distractions During February School Vacation

                Magic, Science, Dinos Among Distractions During February School Vacation

                Dinosaurs rule this February vacation. See what else is happening around the state to keep your kids busy on their time off. >> The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History in New Haven presents Dinosaur Days Saturday to Tuesday, Feb. 13 to 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Sunday hours are noon to 4 p.m.)....

                  • Free Winter Puppetry Slam At UConn

                    Free Winter Puppetry Slam At UConn

                    The 2016 UConn Winter Puppet Slam features the Puerto Rican puppetry troupe Papel Machete, the Brooklyn-based Great Small Works (led by John Bell, director of UConn's Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry), Zach Dorn from Florida and Hamden's Kim Mikenis, plus new works by student and faculty...

                      • Save Cold Cash With Mid-Winter Ski Vacation Deals

                        Save Cold Cash With Mid-Winter Ski Vacation Deals

                        Here's a travel tip for families looking for a bargain winter break getaway — take advantage of the post-holiday shoulder season. Holiday crowds have gone, spring visitors haven't yet arrived, and ski resorts throughout the Northeast are offering deals that will save you cold cash on a variety...

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                        • Getting Married For Free Among Valentine's Weekend Deals

                          Getting Married For Free Among Valentine's Weekend Deals

                          Valentine's Day on Sunday means half-priced, heart-shaped boxes of chocolates on Monday. If you must celebrate on Feb. 14, here are some ways to save. >>Get a marriage license from the town of Stonington by 4 p.m. today and you can be married for free on Valentine's Day. Connecticut Justice of...

                        • Fun On The Farm On President's Day

                          Fun On The Farm On President's Day

                          Escape cabin fever at the 10th annual free Winter Farm Tour at Graywall Farms, 49 Chappell Road, in Lebanon, on Monday, Feb. 15. Put on your winter boots and bundle up to see the cows and tour the milking parlor, then sample the Farmer's Cow hot coffee, fresh milk, chocolate milk, ice cream and...

                        • Lime Rock Festival For 'Grown-Ups' Is Canceled

                          Lime Rock Festival For 'Grown-Ups' Is Canceled

                          Grand Weekend Lime Rock Park, a three-day music and automotive festival for "grown-ups" scheduled at Lime Rock Park in Lakeland from July 8 to 10 has been canceled for 2016 because of "recent changes in local regulations" established after the announcement of Grand Weekend, according to Rick Roso,...

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                        • Hartford History, Literary Community Featured On C-SPAN's 'Cities Tour'

                          Hartford History, Literary Community Featured On C-SPAN's 'Cities Tour'

                          Looking to do a little armchair traveling this winter? You might want to tune in to C-SPAN. As part of its "Cities Tour" series, the public affairs cable network, known for its televised coverage of Congress, travels to midsize cities throughout the country to explore each area's history and literary...

                        • New York's Queens A Rising Culinary Destination

                          New York's Queens A Rising Culinary Destination

                          NEW YORK — When eating in New York City, breaking out of the Manhattan mind-set is tough, at least for visitors. Because when you mostly are here on business — no matter how frequently — the glut of great eats in Manhattan makes it easy to ignore the wealth of awesome restaurants and bars in what...

                        • Flexibility, Backup Plan Key To Coping With Flight Cancellations

                          Flexibility, Backup Plan Key To Coping With Flight Cancellations

                          Christmas week in our house was a blur of visitors coming and going — most of them flying in and out of Bradley. Although the weather in Connecticut was relatively mild, Mother Nature wasn't so kind to other parts of the country. A major storm system, dubbed "Winter Storm Goliath" by Accuweather,...

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