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

Cornwall Fall Harvest Race


233 Hudson Street, Cornwall, CT

Registration: 7:30 am – 8:15 am (Storm King Engine Co. #2), 7.5 Mile Start: 8:30 am, 5K Walk/Run: 9:00 am, Kids Fun Run: 10:15 am. Awards: 5K Walk – awards to top 3 walkers; 5K Run – top overall M/F – awards to top 3 in each age group; 7.5 Mile – top 3 M/F – awards to top 3 in each age group AGE GROUPS: 14 & under; 15-18; 19-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70 & over. $25 pre-registered/$30 after Oct. 30.

Matt by Night: Dark Tales of the City


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

6:00 PM through 9:00 PM. Join us and other young professionals of the area as we take a tour and tell haunted, creepy and scary tales of the city and our collections. GOOSEBUMPS GUARANTEED!! Event starts and ends at the Museum with Halloween-inspired food and drinks. Costumes are encouraged. Prizes for Best Costume. Must be 21+. Includes beer, wine and food. Specialty cocktails will be available for purchase ($5), cash only. Advanced: $15, Day of/At the Door: $20

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum The Art of Perception: Visual Intelligence and Rethinking How We See


258 Main St., Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203.438.4519.

5:30 to 7:30  pm. Discover what your work may have in common with that of medical students, police officers, and FBI agents! Join Amy Herman as she presents The Art of Perception, and explore how looking at works of art can strengthen observation and visual perception skills and how these skills can be transferred across professions, in the classroom, and to everyday life. This highly interactive program will leave participants feeling differently about what they see and how they perceive the world we live in.

New Fairfield Haunting at the Hollow

10/14/2016 to 10/28/2016

33 CT-37, New Fairfield, CT

Friday and Saturday nights starting October 14th through 28th (October 29th will be used as a rain date). Time slots are 7:00, 7:30, 8:00 and 8:30pm. Your night begins by parking at the New Fairfield Senior center located at 33 Route 37, New Fairfield. Climb aboard the fright bus where the dark haunted tales of terror will unfold on your journey to the Haunting at the Hollow Trail. Once you arrive and disembark...ghouls will guide you to where your nightmare begins! Pre-register online @ or call 203-312-5633 ticket price $13.00 pp. Recommended for children 13 years old and up at parent's discretion. Children 13 years old and under MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.

New England Carousel Museum Al Fenton Big Band, Harvest Dance


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

7:30 - 10:30. $10 in advance, $15 at the door A Summer Solstice Dance, featuring the Al Fenton Big Band will be held on Friday, June 17th, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM at the New England Carousel Museum. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door and pre-paid tables of 8 or more may be reserved ahead of time. This is a BYOB event and snacks and set-ups will be available for purchase. Dress to impress and come experience the beautiful, large wooden dance floor in our ballroom as you swing, dip and jive to the live music. The Al Fenton Big Band performs a variety of music including blues, jazz and swing. This music lends itself to many styles of dancing, either alone or with a partner. There will also be a dance lesson given by The Dancing Duo during the evening. Join us just to watch, move to the music and spend time socializing with friends or come to make some new ones! This will be a night to remember, come swing with us. The museum will be filled with lights, music and, as always, our beautiful carousel animals. There will be many opportunities for fun festive photos and memories to cherish for years to com

Warner Theatre Presents Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Two Man Group--Torrington


Main St., Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-489-7180.

Armed with nothing but their sharp wit, comedians Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood take to the live stage in Torrington to create hilarious and original scenes in their two-man show. Due to the filming of the newest season of the TV series, "Whose Line is it Anyway?," the date of the performance at the Warner Theatre has changed to Friday, October 14 at 8:00 pm. Known by TV audiences for their work on Whose Line is it Anyway.  Check the website for further information.

Harwinton Historical Society Holds Cemetery Walk


Route 118, Harwinton, CT 06791. Phone: 860-482-7978.

Oct. 14 Date Set For 2016 Cemetery Walk--Last year's very popular "If Stones Could Talk" Cemetery Walk will be returning to Harwinton this year on Friday night, October 14th! Volunteers are needed in a number of rolls – actors, refreshments, conducting research, script writing, publicity, costumes, or general help on the night of the event. Anyone interested in helping should contact Municipal Historian Roger Plaskett at 860-485-9636 or via email at or plan to attend the June 8 meeting of the organizing committee at 7 p.m. in the Skinner House in the Wintergreen Housing complex off Bentley Drive.

Pratt Nature Center Full Moon Hike


163 Paper Mill Rd, New Milford, CT Phone: (860) 355-3137.

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Hike the lower fields by the light of the full moon then warm up by the campfire with marshmallows. (bring flashlight) FREE

Danbury Historical Society The Civil War and Reconstruction Era Series


43 Main St., Danbury, CT Phone: (203) 743-5200.

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. The Civil War and Reconstruction Era Series A Yale Open Course Video Seminar Series in partnership with The Danbury Library Lecture #4: A Northern World View: Yankee Society, Antislavery Ideology and The Abolition Movement