Saturday, January 18, 2020
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10:00am [10:00am] New Haven: Around the World - China
Join the New Haven Symphony Orchestra on a musical journey around the world and through music of various countries. The New Haven Symphony Orchestra free Family Series introduces kids to the sounds and instruments of the orchestra. The journey begins in China where virtuoso Kevin Chen will play the erhu alongside a New Haven Symphony Orchestra violinist and pianist. The erhu is a two stringed-instrument played with a bow that is not only popular in China, but in East Asian countries that are influenced by Chinese culture. Featuring: Kevin Chen, erhu NHSO violinist and pianist Following the concert, an Instrument Petting Zoo where children can tap, tickle, and toot real orchestral instruments. New Haven Reads also provides free children’s books for all concert attendees.

[10:00am] Washington: Junior Drop-in Programs
Stop in Saturdays in January for a variety of winter crafts, STEM challenges, and cultural celebrations. January 4: Winter Experiments. Learn about what causes condensation and frost, build and melt a snowman in record time, create a snowstorm in a jar, make snow slime and explore other scientific aspects of winter. January 11: STEM Snowflakes. Have you ever built a snowflake? Come try it. While here, shake up a flurry of fun by building your very own snow globe, using items like marshmallows, tips, and toothpicks to create sparkly snowflakes. January 18: Blizzard in a Bottle. Winter storms can be so boring but not when you control the weather. Make your very own blizzard with vegetable oil, food coloring, and glitter and become your very own Jack Frost. January 25: Lunar New Year Celebration. It's the year of the Rat, a sign of wealth and surplus. Come celebrate with a variety of activities, games and crafts. Make a paper lantern, learn about Asian letters and numbers, make your own dumplings to-go, explore the Chinese Suitcase Adventure, and more. Registration is requested.

[11:00am] Hartford: Winterfest
Winterfest Hartford is back, providing free winter fun for the whole family. The skating rink in Bushnell Park is open daily from 11 am to 8 pm free ice skating and free skate rentals. Special events: November 30-December 22: Photos with Santa. Winterest would not be complete without a visit to Santa, so head over to the Carousel and have your photo taken with him on Saturdays and Sundays, from noon until 3 p.m. December 2-January 13: Music Mondays Nights. Monday nights at the rink skating to the sounds of the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s and Disney, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. December 6: Glow in the Dark Skate. Come and have a fun glow night at the rink. Glow necklaces and bracelets will be handed out to skaters (while supplies last). 5 p.m.-7 p.m. December 12: Back to the Times Carol Sing. One of Hartford's most wonderful holiday traditions is back for another year. Join us for carol singing on the steps of the old Hartford Times building (aka UConn Hartford on Prospect Street at 5 p.m., caroling begins at 5:30 p.m.

[11:30am] Danbury: Lunar New Year Celebration - Chinese Acrobatics
Acrobat Li Liu performs amazing stunts and tricks including balancing, plate spinning, ribbon dancing, and more. Learn about the 2000-year-old tradition of acrobatics and the rituals and customs that will help begin the year of the Rat. Pre-register: 203-797-4505, ext 7722

[2:00pm] Bristol: Chinese New Year Celebration
Celebrate the Year of the Rat. Dream Performing Arts will present Chinese folk songs and authentic Asian dancing styles. Also, Chinese-themed refreshments and giveaways. Pre-register: 860-584-7787

[2:00pm] Madison: The Bobcat
Richard L. Taylor, Jr. Master Wildlife Conservationist, will present a program on Bobcats that includes a description, location of sightings, habitat, breeding, diet, tracks, furbearers, the Bobcat Research Project, living with Bobcats and challenges. Pre-register via e-mail: programs@meigspointnaturecenter.org