50th annual Witch's Dungeon Events

09/25/2016 to 10/31/2016

Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer Street , Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: (860) 583-8306 .

Open on Sept 30 - October 2 for a full season of five weekends - Oct. 7 thru 9 - Oct. 14 thru 16 - Oct. 21 thru 23- Oct. 29 thru 31. Fri. Sat. & Sun. evenings only 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Not recommended for children under 7 years old -
While waiting for each wax museum tour, you can view actual film props, actor's life casts and movie posters, or step into our film room, to view classic silent horror movies, shown on film, not video. Featuring far more life size figures & original movie props than we have ever had on display before! Figures based on the classic films of Vincent Price, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney, Bela Lugosi and more. Continuing our status as the longest running Halloween attraction in the entire country, since 1966 -
our 48th season - a Bristol tradition! Donation of $6.00 - all ages benefits The Bristol Historical Society & The Witch's Dungeon Classic Movie Museum - both are non-profit organizations. - Full details and directions on our website www.preservehollywood.org. Special Guests and Events include: October 1 - Saturday -7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. - Victoria Price, Vincent Price's daughter - Puppeteer & director, Bill Diamond will be a guest.  October 10 - Monday, Columbus Day - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Full dungeon tour and Halloween cartoons on film,  October 14 - Saturday - 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. - Scot Haney, WFSB TV personality - host of "Better Connecticut"  October 21 - Friday - 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. - Daniel Roebuck - actor in films - "Final Destination" & "River's Edge" October 22 - Saturday - Special 50th Anniversary U.S. Postal Cancellation October 31 - Monday - 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. - Sara Karloff, Boris Karloff's daughter - Puppeteer & Director, Bill Diamond will be a guest.

Lake Compounce Haunted Graveyard

09/30/2016 to 10/30/2016

186 Enterprise Dr., Bristol, CT Phone: 860-583-3300.

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Your worst nightmares come to life as you walk through a variety of different haunted houses ranging from a slaughterhouse to a torture chamber dungeon, and NEW for 2016 a zombie hospital! Think it's less scary outside? Think again. Brace yourself as you tread through a cemetery with bodies that never stayed buried, and a claustrophobia inducing cornfield. If you hear the sound of a chainsaw, it's too late to run. Rides open during the Haunted Graveyard include Boulder Dash, Zoomerang, Ghost Hunt, Twister, American Flyers, Bumper Cars, Wipe Out, Thunder N' Lightning, Rev-O-Lution, Wave Swinger, Carousel, Down Time, Giant Wheel, Pirate Ship, Sky Coaster** and Zoomers Gas N' Go. Crocodile Cove Water Park and Kiddieland rides are not open during The Haunted Graveyard. **Additional Charge for Sky Coaster. Opens at Dusk.

American Clock and Watch Museum Clock-tober Used Book Sale!

10/01/2016 to 10/31/2016

100 Maple St., Bristol, CT Phone: 860-5836070.

The American Clock & Watch Museum is offering 20% off all its used books during the month of Clock-tober!
Hundreds of titles to choose from:History, Biography, Reproduction catalogs, Clock and Watch-themed fiction books, Horological Magazines & more! Book Sale Hours: October 1-31, 2016 during normal museum hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 7 days a week.

New England Carousel Museum Firehouse Friends Club, an art and Storytime program for preschoolers

10/05/2016 to 10/26/2016

95 Riverside Ave., Bristol, CT Phone: 860-585-5411.

4:30 – 5:30 PM. Join Museum staff and special guests as they read and discuss firehouse tales and safety tips for preschoolers. Each week will focus on a different safety topic and participants will make and take an age-appropriate hands-on activity. Includes one free carousel ride each week. 6 weeks, pre-registration: $30 Drop-in: $7 per/child. October 5 – Dalmatian Cups, October 12 – Puppy Ears/Animal Safety, October 19 – Tissue paper stoplights, October 26 – Fire Finger painting.

Flags of Valor in New Milford

10/05/2016 to 11/03/2016

New Milford Green, New Milford, CT Phone: 860-354-3069.

In honor the upcoming Veteran's Day, in honor and in memory of our Military Veterans and those men and women actively serving our country today, the Kiwanis Club Foundation of Greater Danbury, Inc. will erect the Kiwanis Flags of Valor on the New Milford Historical Society and the Town of New Milford's lawn at the north end of the Green. The Field of Valor will include at least 300 full size (3 foot by 5 foot) made in the USA American flags and will be on display from November 5 through December 3, 2016.

New England Carousel Museum Fall Carousel Bus Tour

10/07/2016 to 10/28/2016

95 Riverside Ave., Bristol, CT Phone: 860-585-5411.

Sketching in the Galleries Free with General Admission Every Friday in September & October, 10 – Noon Join us each Friday morning to spend quiet and creative time in the Museum's Galleries. Sketchbooks, pencils and erasers will be provided, but guests are encouraged to bring their own. Weekly topics and discussions will follow this self-directed gallery time.

Mattatuck Museum Scouting Through the Decades

10/07/2016 to 10/23/2016

144 Main St, Waterbury, CT Phone: 203-753-0381.

The American Boy Scouts, founded in 1910, was patterned after the British organization that had formed two years earlier. Over the years uniforms, merit badges, equipment and publications have been revised numerous times. This exhibit takes a comprehensive overview of the history of the organization and shows how the Boy Scouts have changed since the forerunner organizations and in each decade since its founding. This extensive collection has been assembled by the Segerstrom family of Baltic, Connecticut. Monday: Closed. Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.. Sundays: 12 noon - 5:00 p.m.

Flanders Nature Center Forest Detective

10/08/2016 to 10/29/2016

5 Church Hill Rd, Woodbury, CT Phone: (203) 263-3711 Ext. 10.

Four week course. Four Saturday morning hikes beginning at 10 am. Through four two hour Saturday morning hikes to regional locales the group will  investigate the forested landscape in the different areas that offer clues to why the landscape is as it is, what preceded its changes and what the future might hold.  The program will begin Saturday, October 8th, and continues October 15, 22 and 29.The first Class will meet at 10AM at the Flanders Studio located at 5 Church Hill Road in Woodbury. Cost of the four week session is $40 for Members and $65 for nonmembers.

Naugatuck Railroad, At The Railroad Museum of New England-- Fall Foliage & Pumpkin Harvest Train - Thomaston

10/08/2016 to 10/23/2016

242 East Main Street,, Thomaston, CT 06787. Phone: 860-283-7245.

Come join us for our October Fall Foliage Train Rides! Our Naugatuck Railroad operates every Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday in October as well as Columbus Weekend Monday.  All trains depart from our historic Thomaston Station.Ticket prices in October: Adults $16; Seniors (62+) $14 and Children (3-12) $14. Children 2 and under are free. Buy your tickets online or call (860) 283-7245 anytime. Reservations are recommended. Groups of 20 or more automatically save $1 per ticket. Train Rides to the Pumpkin Patch -October 2,4,8,9,10,11,15,16,18,21,22,23.  Departure times 10 am, 12 pm and 2 pm.

Keeler Tavern #HandsOnHistory Month

10/13/2016 to 10/23/2016

132 Main St,, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-5485.

Through hands-on interactions with the collection, learn about the tools that have been used in all stages of food production. Explore how people used STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) concepts and harnessed the power of simple machines to engineer devices to efficiently farm the land. October 16, 1:00 to 4:00 PM - Beekeeping in Early America with Ann Murray October 23, 1:00 to 4:00 PM - Heirloom Apples and Apple Lore with Peter Montgomery