Fall in Love with Ridgefield fall festival

10/15/2016

Main Street, Ridgefield, CT

From the Keeler Tavern to the Ridgefield Library, the streets will be decorated and waiting for visitors with food, games, shopping & sales, music and much more!

Danbury World Food Day Walk

10/15/2016

Danbury, CT

Free. 11 am - 1 pm. The "World Food Day' Walk will include a pre-sneak stop at an upstart Main Street eatery, a visit to an Asian Market, a taste of Brooklyn, a visit to the Danbury Farmers' Market, a marathon fill-the-basket spree for one Walker at Hat City Market, and an art reception at @287 Gallery & Meeting Place, the home of the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut. Alicia Ghio, culinary writer for Tribuna Connecticut and author of popular food blog, Local Food Rocks, will join the Walk to add commentary and some surprises. Reservations are required. RSVP to dishliving@gmail.com with your name, the number in your party, and a phone contact to confirm. (Walk program subject to change.)

New England Carousel Museum Fall Carousel Bus Tour

10/15/2016

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

9:30 - 5:30 PM Join the staff at the NECM for a day trip to some of Connecticut and Massachusetts beloved carousels. Tours, rides, lunch, snacks and bus presentations are all included in this day trip package! Seating is limited so please call today to make your reservation. $45 per person Coffee, Danish, Lunch and Snacks included.

Danbury Steam Fair @ Danbury Library

10/15/2016

170 Main St, Danbury, CT Phone: 203.797.4505.

For all ages. A fall celebration of science, technology, engineering, art and math. Lots of tasty food too.  More than 30 exhibits by local makers, artists, companies, creators, inventors, and craftspeople that will amaze and astound kids of all ages. Activities include Robotics • Art • Drones • Inventors • Animation • Interactive demonstrations • 3D printing and scanning • Food Truck rally • LIVE Music in the Library Plaza ...and much more! PLEASE PARK AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS: FREE PARKING AT THE CITY HALL PARKING LOT (155 DEER HILL AVENUE) ON-STREET PARKING FOR $1 AN HOUR. PATRIOT GARAGE – $3.50 ALL-DAY EVENT PARKING (21 DELAY STREET)

Karen Rossi Studios Workshops -Create a paper collage

10/15/2016

27 E. Main St., Torrington, CT Phone: 860-305-6579.

Create a paper collage to coincide with Shel Silverstein's poem: "Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout would not take the garbage out." Paint various foods/wrappers to cut out and collage around a paper trash can to create a wild piece of folk art. Please sign up to reserve your space Email us at karen@karenrossi.com or call 860-305-6579. Kids (ages 7 and up) 10am. $10 Adults (tweens and up) 12pm. $15 (adult projects have the same descirption as the kid projects, but are more complicated and use higher end materials) Parent/Child (ages 3 and up) 2pm. $10 per project

Palace Theatre Backstage Tour

10/15/2016

100 East Main St., Waterbury, CT Phone: 203.346.2011.

90 minute backstage tour of this CT icon. 11 am - 12:30 pm. During the tour, attendees are led through nine decades of the theater viewing and hearing facts and lore, about the stunning architecture and backstage magic related to the Palace's rich history. In addition to exploring the many spaces within the theater, patrons also have the opportunity to visit hidden areas not seen by the general public - the green room, wig room and star dressing rooms, you can even stop to take a selfie at the stage door.

BROOKFIELD’S FIFTH ANNUAL FARMFEST

10/15/2016

Obtuse Hill Rd., Brookfield, CT

11 am - 3 pm. Location: Gurski Homestead. Antique tractors and trucks, exhibits, antique machinery, kids games, fire trucks, blacksmithing, food, animals, hayrides and more.

Barnes Nature Center Take a Ride on the Wild Side Car Show

10/15/2016

175 Shrub Ave. , Bristol, CT Phone: 860-583-1234.

10 am - 3 pm. Rain Date Oct. 16.  Food, raffles, music, guided hikes...a local celebrity will be judging cars! $10 per show car, free for spectators, donations appreciated!

Ansonia Nature Center - Full Hunters Moon Hike

10/15/2016

10 Deerfield Rd., Ansonia, CT

6:30 pm This full moon is often referred to as the Full Hunter's Moon, Blood Moon, or Sanguine Moon. Many moons ago Native Americans named this bright moon for obvious reasons. The leaves are falling from trees, the deer are fattened, and it's time to begin storing up meat for the long winter ahead. Historically this moon was honored and served as an important feast day among many tribes. Join the Nature Center guides as we lead you around our park by the light of the moon. For all ages (children must be accompanied by an adult). Wear comfortable walking shoes for uneven terrain. FEE: $1.00. Please call to register. 203 736-1053

Ansonia Nature Center - BACK TO BASICS: Soap Making with Goat’s Milk

10/15/2016

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

 2 pm This two-hour class will provide the basic skills you'll need to make wonderful soaps! Attendees will learn basic safety and traditional techniques required for this time-honored craft which makes great gifts—or soaps to keep for your own use. Soap samples and recipes will be provided. Bring a small container for your take-home samples. Instructor: Dawn Sotir. FEE: $10 per person. Registration required.