Wings of Freedom Tour Brings Vintage Airplanes to Oxford

09/05/0204 to 09/07/2014

Waterbury-Oxford Airport , Oxford, CT Phone: 860-568-8924.

The Wings of Freedom Tour will be at the Oxford Airport from September 5 to September 7, 2014 and arrive at 2 p.m. on Sept. 5th and depart on Sunday at 5 p.m.  The Tour brings historic aviation to your community.  Tour through the authentically restored aircraft or take a flight aboard for the ultimate immersion in history.  The B-17, B-24 and P-51 are on the 25th season of the Wings of Freedom Tour. Visitors are invited to explore the aircraft inside and out; $15 for adults and $6 for children under age 12.  WWII veterans can tour through the aircraft a no cost.  Call for further information.

Waterbury Symphony Orchestra Opens Seasons with Heroic Beethoven

10/01/2011

750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT 06708. Phone: 203-574-4283.

On Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 8PM the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra opens its 2011-12 season with Heroic Beethoven.  The concert will be held at the Naugatuck Valley Community Collage Fine Arts Center.  Also, a military re-enactment by the Fifth Connecticut Regiment live on stage will be an added attraction.

New Milford Library Hosts Weaving Week

10/01/2011 to 10/04/2011

24 Main Street, New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: 860-355-1191 Ext. 201.

Spinning and Weaving Week created by the Handweavers Guild of Amierca will be celebrated at New Milford Public Library.  On October 1 from 10 to 11AM there will be an introduction to felting with the basics of making felt with wool fiber.  Also on October 1, from noon to 4PM there will be a spin in public session.  People are invited to bring their wheels and knitting and crochet projects for a show and tell session.   On  October 4th at 6PM there will be a program "Weaving Comes of Age, From Hand to Machine" techniques and proper storage of textile heirlooms.  Bring a basic sewing kit and one small conservation problem for dicussion and repair.  No registration is requred.

10th Annual Odor-Eaters Rotten Sneaker Contest! - Imagine Nation Museum

10/01/2011

One Pleasant St., Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: 860-314-1400.

On Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 2PM In this zany beauty pageant, you compete with your dirtiest, stinkiest pair of sneakers! Awards, fame, and Odor-Eater products given to the winners! $200 in prize money! Registration will be accepted at the museum booth at Roberts Orchards the day of the event from 12-1:45PM. Rain Date is October 2nd.

Family Farms Weekend at Roberts Orchard Hosted by Imagine Natiion Museum-Bristol

10/01/2011 to 10/02/2011

One Pleasant Street, Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: 860-314-1400.

On Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2, 2011 the Imagine National Museum will host Family Farms Weekend.  Join us at the Roberts Orchard on Hill Street in Bristol.  Various activities, entertainment, and food booths will be at Roberts Orchard on Saturday from 11-4PM and at Minor's Farm on Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 5pm.  Free Admission.  Rain date October 2nd.

13th Annual Beacon Falls Lions and Lioness Clubs RiverFest and Duck Race

10/01/2011

Main Street, Beacon Falls, CT 06403.

On Saturday, October 1, 2011 the 13th Annual Beacon Falls Lions and Liioness Cllubs annual RiverFest and Duck Race will be held at 10:300AM at Volunteer Park.  The event will include bands, a paint-a-duck contest display, a craft fair and games.  Beacon Hose Co. #1 will kick off Fire Safety Week.  The duck race will begin at 4PM.  Email for further information.

BITTERSWEET WREATHS WORKSHOP AT THE ANSONIA NATURE CENTER

10/01/2011

10 Deerfield Rd., Ansonia, CT Phone: (203) 736-1053.

2:00 p.m., join Ranger Dawn Sotir at the Ansonia Nature Center for a hands-on workshop making Bittersweet Wreaths.Bring a pair of pruning shears and gloves for collecting these beautiful berried vines that are great for wreaths and fall decorations. At the same time, you'll be helping to rid the park of invasive species. The class fee is $4.00 per person. Please call 203-736-1053 to register for this workshop.

Haunted House Festival--Imagine Nation Musuem-Bristol

10/01/2011

1 Pleasant Street, Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: 860-314-1400.

Haunted House Festival at Imagine Nation Museum--5 - 9 pm--Part of First Friday Family Festival! This “spooktacular” event is suitable for all ages and includes a special area for our youngest visitors with a spooky tunnel, treats, games, and crafts. For a more daring crowd, the upper floors of the museum will be transformed into a creepy haunted house experience including a ride in the “creepy conveyor”. Be prepared to be scared! Other highlights include a “Monster Mash” featuring the Bristol Boys and Girls Club’s DJ Steve. Pizza and soda will be available for purchase in our old fashioned soda fountain and please note for this very special event the museum will be closed during the day on Friday, October 1st and during the Day on Saturday, October 2nd. We will only be open during our Haunted House hours which are from 5:00pm-9:00 pm. All programs are included with reduced museum admission of $6/person. Children under one are free. Please note: free admission is not granted to ACM members or library pass holders.

Book Sale at Gunn Memorial Library

10/01/2011 to 10/02/2011

5 Wykeham Road, Washington, CT Phone: (860) 868-7586.

The Gunn Memorial Library will hold its annual book sale on Saturday, October 1st from 10am to 4pm and on Sunday, October 2nd from 11am to 3pm.   There will be a preview with an admission of $15 on Saturday 10/1 from 9-10am.  Admission is free after 10am and for the remainder of the weekend. Some wonderful donations have come in this year!  We have rare books, fiction, art, history, photography, gardening, travel, nature, sports, cooking and children's books, as well as many other catagories.  We also have DVDs and a very nice selection of music CDs. In addition to our usual fare, this year we have a collection of books in German which contain popular fiction, art, travel and other interests.

Book Sale at the Gunn Memorial Library

10/01/2011 to 10/02/2011

5 Wykeham Road, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-7247 .

Annual book sale. On Saturday, October 1th there is a preview ($15) from 9 to 10 a.m and admission is free from 10 to 4p.m. On Sunday, October 2nd, the admission is free and the sale is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is one of the best book sales in New England. 95% of the books are donations of only the best quality books.