Connecticut Harvest Jam

10/14/2017 to 10/14/2017

43 Lake Ave Ext, Danbury, CT 06811. Phone: 203-837-9226.

Harvest Jam – Saturday, October 14th from 1pm – 7pm at the Ives Concert Park in Danbury, offers festive fall fun for country music fans, beer lovers, and families from Connecticut and New York! Harvest Jam delivers a unique and robust experience filled with live music featuring national recording artist James Otto, also featuring AJ Jansen, Danbury’s own Whitewood and Mike Collin’s Band. There will also be delicious local food and plenty of October brews and ciders all available for purchase. Tickets are just $15 in advance and $20 at the door. https://www.eventelf.com/events/716/tickets/new

Mark Twain Library Franken Sundaes

10/15/2017

439 Redding Rd, Redding, CT Phone: 203-938-2545.

1 pm. Grades 5 and up. Hungry for ooey, gooey, sticky, scary, over-the-top spooky treats? You're invited to the Library to bring FRANKEN SUNDAES to life. Come hungry and leave terrifyingly full!

White Memorial Conservation Center Park Pond Paddle at the Peak with Gerri Griswold

10/15/2017

Blue Street, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-0857.

Meet Gerri and Bradley the Museum Dog for an early paddle around this lovely body of water in Winchester Center. Along for the ride and terribly jet-lagged will be Scottish naturalist, Bernie Lundie. http://www.wildcoastwanders.co.uk/ This is Lundie's first trip to the United States and here he lands at autumn's finest hour! Bring a dish for a potluck breakfast at Gerri's cottage after the paddle. Space is extremely limited to 12. Please call 860-567-0857 or register HERE! 8:00 a.m. Meet at Park Pond's State Boat Launch on Blue Street just off of Route 263. FREE... Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center's programming expenses.

New England Carousel Museum - Aunt Bub's Pasta Supper

10/15/2017

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

4-6 pm. Aunt Bub's is a great way to gather friends, family, and colleagues and sit down together for good food, conversation, and memories. A meal of pasta, eggplant parmigiana, chicken, salad, bread, dessert and soft drinks will be served at 5:00 PM. Attendees are invited to bring their own wine to enjoy with this delicious meal. Aunt Bub's Pasta Supper is the perfect occasion to host your own party. Tickets are $15.00 for adults, $5.00 for children 10 and under, and children 5 or under are free. A portion of all ticket sales will go to the Amelia Lauretano Desmond memorial fund to benefit the New England Carousel Museum.

Flanders Nature Center Family Fun Scavenger Hunt!

10/15/2017

Church Hill Road , Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-3711.

1-3 pm. Flanders invites families to come join them for their second annual Family Fun Scavenger Hunt!
First check-in at the historic Van Vleck House, located at 5 Church Hill Road in Woodbury, to pick up a map and list of clues. Then set off on an independent hike to search for the butterflies and other pollinators on your list and while doing that discover fascinating facts about them! There will also be hayride shuttles up the hill to explore the Botany Trail pond and butterfly gardens. After enjoying the fall hike together and collecting all the facts families will turn them in at Studio to claim a prize and enjoy some refreshments Flanders offers this fun family event as a way to encourage families to enjoy the outdoors together and to create awareness of the importance of pollinators to our food system and the world. The hikes are family friendly and appropriate for all ages and skill levels. All proceeds benefit Flanders programming.

Lourdes of Litchfield Shrine Grotto Annual Harvest Diner

10/15/2017

83 Montfort Rd, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860) 567-8434.

Annual Harvest Diner and the official end of the 2017 Shrine Pilgrimage Season. Tickets for the Harvest Diner are on sale at the Grotto Cafe, Gift Shop and Montfort House office.

Oliver Wolcott Library Poetry Reading & Discussion

10/15/2017

160 South Street, Litchfield, CT

1-2 pm. For ten years a small group of poets has met each month at the Oliver Wolcott Library. They kidded themselves they were turning into wise old owls. Then, they began publishing books, teaching here and there, and writing and writing. Two passed away; one moved away. New members took their places. Join us as the owls will read short selections from their poems, and try to explain what motivated them, and the value in meeting with a supportive group of peers. The criticism which members have provided each other has improved all their work. They will talk about their poems and try to answer any questions. The owls are now planning an anthology of their poems, to be published by Christmas. The owls are: Marie Prentice, John Perry, Wendy McGaffey, Jack Sheedy, Cynthia Rabinowitz, Rob Nessler, Connie Budelis, and Jim Kelleher. Also, in absentia, John Hart, and in memoriam Bee Simont and Bob Potter. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

Oliver Wolcott Library Lecture

10/15/2017

160 South Street, Litchfield, CT

1-2 pm. Poetry Reading & Discussion with Wise Old Owls.

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Artists on Artists: Exhibition Tour with Noah Steinman

10/15/2017

258 Main St, Ridgefield, CT

3-4 pm Free. Join artist, and The Aldrich's Education Programs Assistant, Noah Steinman for an insightful gallery tour and engaging conversation centered around Anissa Mack's exhibition, Junk Kaleidoscope. Steinman will discuss the historic divide between "fine art" and "craft," and how contemporary artists like Mack are closing the gap between these once conceptually disparate fields.

Karen Rossi Studios Make a Witch Fanciful Flight

10/15/2017

60 Estey Rd, Norfolk, CT

Adorn your own Witch Fanciful Flight ornament. Bring any beads and charms you may have to add an even more personal touch!