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Torrington KidsPlay museum to hold family fair; VNA schedules free seminar; author to discuss archae

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Fair schedules KidsPlay Torrington discuss

TORRINGTON >> KidsPlay Children’s Museum will present the third annual KidsPlay Family Fun Fair on Sunday, Feb. 19, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Warner Theatre and KidsPlay Children’s Museum.

Families can explore exhibits, engage in creative activities, attend high-quality shows, and learn about our community’s family oriented organizations and resources. Family-friendly entertainment includes performances by The Pop Ups, a Grammy Award-nominated rock and roll musical puppet show, Peter James, a comedy and magic show, and Mad Science, the real science behind the most popular superhero powers.

The presenting sponsor for the 2017 KidsPlay Family Fun Fair is Goodworks Insurance. Additional sponsors include Torrington Savings Bank, Travelers, Willis Towers Watson,

West State Mechanical, Inc., Drs. Michael Curi and Jessica Magda, Eastside Electric, Inc., Litchfield Ford, Northwest Hills Automotive, LLC, Soundworks & Security, LLC., and R &

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A single $15 family ticket admits a household of up to 6 people. Advance sales are available at KidsPlay Children’s Museum, and tickets will be available the day of the event at both KidsPlay and the Warner.

Author to discuss archaeological sites

LITCHFIELD >> Ancient America: Fifty Archaeological Sites to See for Yourself, with author Kenneth Feder, will be presented on Thursday, Feb. 16, 7-8 p.m. at the Oliver Wolcott Library, 160 South St., Litchfield.

Ancient America invites readers to explore the stunning technological, architectural, engineering and artistic achievements of America’s first peoples. Part travel guide, part friendly reference, Ancient America showcases sites across the United States including monumental pyramids of earth, “castles” ensconced in cliff niches, and vast rock art galleries. In addition to practical visitor information, Feder tells the fascinating stories of each site as revealed by archaeological research. Whether you want to visit or be an armchair traveler, you will be inspired by these remarkable places where the past continues to resonate in the present.

Feder is a professor in the Department of Anthropology at Central Connecticut State University. He obtained his B.A. in anthropology from the State University of New York at Stonybrook and Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Connecticut. His primary research interests include the archaeology of the native peoples of New England and the analysis of public perceptions about the human past. He is the founder and director of the Farmington River Archaeological Project, a long-term investigation of the prehistory of the Farmington River Valley and has authored and co-authored several books including: The Past In Perspective: An Introduction to Human Prehistory, and Linking to the Past: A Brief Introduction to Archaeology. He has been interviewed on the National Geographic Channel, the History Channel, and the Discovery Channel.

A wine and cheese reception will follow the event. The Hickory Stick Bookshop will provide books for signing and for purchase. All Oliver Wolcott Library events are free and open to the public. Space is limited. Registration is required and can be done by calling 860-567-8030 or logging onto and clicking on Programs/Adult Programs.

VNA to hold free seminar

SALISBURY >> SVNA will be hosting a free seminar on healthy eating, which is open to the community, in recognition of American Heart Month in February.

This free, interactive seminar will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 15 from 3-4:30 p.m., and will be taught by SVNA’s Registered Dietitian, Chris Scott. Proper nutrition is one of the most important things you can do for your body to achieve optimal health. Participants will learn about making healthier eating choices, and receive tips on how to make small, easy changes for a healthy lifestyle.

By the end of the session, participants will learn how to read food labels; whole foods vs. processed; heathy eating on a budget; and heart healthy recipes.

SVNA promotes heart healthy lifestyles for the community and hosts regular wellness clinics that help manage blood pressure and any other health conditions persons may have. To find a clinic, visit

For more information, call Joanna Geiger at 860-435-0816 or email jgeiger@salisburyvna.org

Founded in 1904, the Salisbury Visiting Nurse Association is the oldest and most comprehensive home care, hospice and private care agency serving all of the Northwest Corner of Connecticut.

The not-for-profit, state licensed and Medicare certified home health and hospice agency’s mission is to provide advanced, compassionate care at home and in the community.

SVNA serves the towns of Canaan, Cornwall, Falls Village, Goshen, Kent, Lakeville, Norfolk, North Canaan, Salisbury, Sharon, Taconic and Warren.

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