Family Fun Day at Club Getaway--Kent


59 South Kent Rd., Kent, CT 06757. Phone: 860-927-3855.

On Sunday, September 22,2013 from 2 to 7PM the Kent Education and Learning Foundation will host the Fourth Annual Family Fun Day at Club Getaway.  The day will be filled with fun and adventure, including climbing wall, zip lines, flying trapeze, bungee jumping, waterfront and more.  Dinner will be served at 5:30PM followed by a campfire.  $10 per person.  Reservations are required as a sellout is anticipated. 

Farmington River Waershed Association Celebrates 60th Anniversary Party


26 Ratlum Rd, New Hartford, CT Phone: 860-658-4442 .

Festivites will be at Ski Sundown in New Hartford, from 3 - 8 p.m. an informal program will feature comments from past and present directors. There will be live music by two local bands, the Sofa Kings and Dave Donaldson Band, appetizers from Blue Sky Foods, a BBQ buffet from the Meat House, and desserts. Come and have fun, celebrate the beautiful Farmington River, and support FRWA's many conservation initiative. Tickets are $25 per person for a full buffet dinner; cash bar. Call for tickets or visit the website.

The New England Carousel Museum - Quilts-Go-Round


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

On Sunday, 2 p.m. Have you ever seen a carousel horse snuggled up under a quilt? We will view the Museum's new Quilt Exhibition and a quilt artist will help you create a square of your own design.

4th Annual Miles 4 Moe - Torrington


Coe Memorial Park, Torrington, CT

5K Walk and12,30,50,75-mile Bike Ride on Sunday. Registration from 6 to 8:30 a.m. begins at Coe Memorial Park Civic Center. More information on Miles 4 Moe can be found online.

Newtown Friends of Music Concert Featuring Poulenc Trio


Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470. Phone: 203-426-6470.

On Sunday afternoon at 3PM at the Edmond Town Hall the Newtown Friends of Music present the  Poulenc Trio. The Poulenc Trio is the most active touring piano-wind chamber music ensemble in the world. Since its founding in 2003, the Trio has performed in more than 40 U.S. states and at music festivals around the world, including the Ravello Festival in Italy, the San Miguel de Allende Festival in Mexico, and the White Nights Festival in Russia, where the group premiered two new works with violinist Hilary Hahn.

Brookfield Museum and Historical Society Second Annual Farmfest


165 Whisconier Rd., Brookfield, CT 06013. Phone: 860-673-3815.

On  Sunday, September 22, 2013 from 10Am to 4PM the Brookfield's Second Annual Farmfest - Blacksmithing Demonstration and much more!  Location: Gurski Farmstead forge area just a half mile north of the Museum on Route 133 heading toward Bridgewater.

Keeler Tavern Museum Chamber Music - Bassoonery


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

3 p.m. Cost: $15.00 per person; Seniors & Students $12.00;. Children under 12 - $10.00

Brookfield Celebrates 225th Anniversary with Historical Farm Day at Gurski Farm


Obtuse Hill Rd., Brookfield, CT 06804.

On Sunday, September 22, 2013 the Town of Brookfield will continue its 225th Celebration with a Historical Farm Day at Gurski Farm. 

Native American Heritage walk

09/22/2013 to 09/22/2013

38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-0518.

IAIS is delighted to continue to be a part of the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Walks. Dr. Lucianne Lavin, IAIS' Director of Research & Collections, will provide a glimpse into the history and culture of the local Pootatuck tribal peoples that includes their community life, spirituality, and medicinal uses of the indigenous flora. Participants will walk along the museum's nature trails, ending at our replicated 16th century Algonkian village. Please wear sturdy walking shoes and weather appropriate clothes. This is a free event in conjunction with the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Organization's Heritage Walks Weekend.

Gunn Memorial Library - Epic Swedish Film Series

09/23/2013 to 09/30/2013

5 Wykeham Road, Washington, CT Phone: 860-868-7756 .

The epic film, The Emigrants, will be shown at 1pm on Monday September 23, and, The New Land, will be shown at 1pm on Monday September 30 in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Library. Both are English language version films, without subtitles. The Emigrants, and its sequel The New Land, are Swedish films based on Vilhelm Moberg's novels. The Emigrants tells the story of a Swedish group that emigrates from Smaland, a small rural farming community in southern Sweden, to Minnesota, United States in the 19th century. The film follows the hardships the group faces in Sweden and on their difficult ten-week journey to America. The Emigrants, staring Max von Sydow and Liv Ullmann, was nominated for 5 Academy Awards and won for best Foreign Language Film and Best Actress at the Golden Globes. The New Land chronicles the Swedish immigrants struggle to start a new life in America, marked by courage, faith, and determination, as they are confronted with many threats and challenges, including the start of the Civil War and the uprising of the Indians. The exhibit, Coming to America: Washington's Swedish Immigrants, will also be open for viewing next door in the Gunn Museum before and after both films. Admission to the films and exhibit is free. The Gunn Memorial Library and Museum is located at 5 Wykeham Road, at the intersection of Wykeham Road and Rt. 47, on Washington Green. Call the Gunn or visit the website.