Southwind Farms Annual Fall Festival & Open Farm Days--Watertown

10/10/2015 to 10/11/2015

Morris Town Line Rd., Watertown, CT 06795. Phone: 860-274-9001.

October 10 - 11, 2015--SOUTHWIND FARMS ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL & OPEN FARM DAYS - This is a very popular event with new alpaca products, yarns and events surrounding our wonderful alpacas. Hours 10am-4pm.

Lone Oak Camgroud Hosts Hunted House in Canaan

10/11/2015

RTE. 44, East Canaan, CT 06024. Phone: 860-824-7051.

On Sunday, October 11, 2015 from 6 to 8:30PM Lone Oak Camground will host its 21st Annual Haunted House.  Cost is $5; free for kids under 5.  Proceeds to benefit American Veterans Pot 24 and the Canaan Hose Co. Juniors.

Harwinton Historical Society - Free Program This Sunday Colonial Era Part II

10/11/2015

Harwinton Town Hall, 100 Bentley Drive, Harwinton, CT Phone: 860-485-1418.

The Harwinton Historical Society will provide a second free program on the Colonial Period in America.  The program will be held this coming Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. University of Connecticut History Professor Dr. Karl Valois will focus on highlights of the 18th Century.  Among the topics to be discussed will be: important changes and new opportunities for women, the impact of religious revival and the First Great Awakening;  the significance of the French & Indian War, and the road to American independence.

Hickory Stick Bookshop Hosts Poet Sudney Eddison--Washington, CT

10/11/2015

2 Green Hill Rd., Washington Depot, CT 06794. Phone: 860-868-0525.

Author Sudney Eddison will read from her recently published book of poetry on October 11, 2015 at 2PM and will sign books afterward.  Eddison describes the poems in Where We Walk: Poems Rooted in the Soil of New England as strings of words that "came to" her. 

New England Carousel Museum Hosts Festive Faces Pumkin--Bristol

10/11/2015

95 Riverside Ave., Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: 860-585-5411.

Sunday, October 11: 12-2--Festive Faces Pumpkin! Create a small pumpkin with festive faces or designs for the fall and holiday seasons!Admission: Children: $5 Adults: $6 Members: Free All Admissions include a free ride on our working carousel and entry to all Museum exhibits.

Lourdes in Litchfield - Annual Harvest Dinner

10/11/2015

83 Montfort Rd.,, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-1041.

ANNUAL HARVEST DINNER - 1:00 PM in Pilgrim Hall. Tickets are available until October 5, 2015.. Tickets will be on sale at the Grotto Gift Shop or Grotto Café or call 860-567-1041. Adult: $25; Family (parents & children 16 & under) $45.

New England Carousel Museum Hosts Family Sundays at the Museum--Festive Faces Pumpkin!-Bristol

10/11/2015

95 Riverside Avenue, Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: 860-585-5411.

Sunday, October 11: 12-2--Festive Faces Pumpkin! Create a small pumpkin with festive faces or designs for the fall and holiday seasons! Admission:  Children $5, Adults; $6 and members Free. All admissions include a free ride on our working carousel and entry to all museum exhibits.  Call to register.

Newtown Historical Society Program: Reading Between the Lines: Secret Codes in American History

10/13/2015

25 Main St., Newtown, CT 06470. Phone: 203-426-5937.

READING BETWEEN THE LINES: SECRET CODES IN AMERICAN HISTORY--Codes and ciphers have been with us virtually since language was invented. On Tuesday, October 13, the Newtown Historical Society, in conjunction with the C H Booth Library, will present a program on the use of codes, invisible writing, and other secret means of communication throughout America's first 100 years. Richard Hubert will offer the program in the community room of the library, 25 Main Street (rte 25), at 7.30PM. Please note the program will be on Tuesday, to accommodate the Columbus Day holiday. Concentrating on the period from the American Revolution to the Civil War, Hubert will talk less about the effect of codes on our history and more on how they work, their construction, and de-construction; how to crack the code and get in on all the secrets, and even how to join in by using secret communications. All Newtown Historical Society programs are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served following the presentation. Please make note of the change in day to Tuesday, October 13, as the library will be closed Monday.

Oliver Wolcott Library Program: Intriduction to Astronomy with Denis Williamson--Litchfield

10/13/2015

South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-8030.

On Tuesday, October 13, 2015 from 7-8PM at the Oliver Wolcott Library Denis Williamson will give a program on the Introduction to Astronomy: From Galileo to the New Horizons Mission.  Williamson is Secretary of the Litchfield Hills Amateur Astronomy Club where he has been an active member since 2009 an organizes the star parties hosted by the club at White Memorial.  Registration is required. 

From Wisdom's Table: Unbelievable Hors d'Oeuvres for Unexpected Guests — Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

10/14/2015 to 10/14/2015

229 E. Litchfield Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-3163.

The finger food is prepared, the wine is chilled

and waiting to be uncorked and you get a call.

The guest list has now doubled! What to do?

Learn how to use simple, quick tasty combinations

of items found in most everyone’s home

and make palate pleasing hors d’oeuvres!

Wisdom House’s head chef, Margaret Jacobs

will guide the teaching. Menu includes

hors d’oeuvres such as Shot Glass Veggies, fruit

kabobs and chicken saté and more. Pair them

with wine or Wisdom House’s raspberry lemon

orange punch.

Fee: $25 per person