Ives Concert Hall and Rooms 122 and 127 in White Hall,181 White St.I, Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: (203) 837-8350.

The WCSU department of music will celebrate "Jazz Brass Day" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall and Rooms 122 and 127 in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus. Featured will be adjunct music faculty members Deborah Weisz, on trombone, and Dave Scott, on trumpet. The event will be free and the public is invited. Donations to support the department of music will be accepted. For more information, call (203) 837-8350.

Wine Maker - Lukas Van Loggerenberg at Haight Vineyard


29 Chestnut Hill Rd., Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-4045.

Please come by and welcome Lukas at noon for a Private Tasting, Tour and Wine Making discussion followed by lunch ($35). Call for reservations.

Annual Tent Sale - The Rustic Country Barn - New Milford

10/28/2012 to 10/29/2012

101 Park Lane Rd., New Milford, CT Phone: 860-354-4145.

On Saturday and Sunday, Extended Hours - 9:00am to 6:00pm.  Hundreds of items will be on sale at great prices.   Sales will be on overstocks, scratch & dents, display and discontinued items.  Save as much as 70% off some items.  Includes Furniture & Home Decor Pieces. SAVE...SAVE....SAVE. We will have samples of Dips, Soup, etc. Hope to see you there. 

Southbury Sunday Night at the Movies at Heritage Hotel showing Black Tulip


522 Heritage Road, Southbury, CT

“Black Tulip” a modern portrait of Afghanistan that captures the current plight and resilience of its people.  A light selection of movie treats and snacks will be available for purchase before the show. Tickets for the "Southbury Sunday Night at the Movies" film series are available online at www.ctfilmfest.com/monthly. General admission tickets are $10 per movie if purchased in advance, $12 at the door. Tickets for seniors and students are $10 per movie either online or at the door. A discount ticket of $42.50 for all five movies in the series is available online.

Friction to Fire at The Institute for American Indian Studies - Washington


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

On Sunday, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30p.m. Have you ever wanted to create a fire using only what nature provides, the way Native American people did for generations?  Andrew Dobos and Deneen Bernier of Three Red Trees School of Natural Living will guide you through the process of making fire by friction using the bow and drill method.  You will leave with your own set of key components necessary to practice and master this technique.  Additional ancient methods will be demonstrated and will be available for you to try yourself. This is a physical skill; kneeling, bending and safe use of a knife are required.  CT Educators may earn 0.4 CEUs. Space is limited, please call for reservations. Fee: $25; $20 IAIS Members

Audubon Kids’ Day - Sharon Audubon Center


Rte. 4, 325 Cornwall Bridge Rd., Sharon, CT Phone: (860) 364-0520.

Audubon Kids’ Day is taking place on Sunday, October 28th from 12-3pm. This is a fun, autumn afternoon for young children and their families and features brand new carnival-type games for 2012, kids’ crafts, live animals from “The Nature of Things,” a haybale maze, haywagon rides, professional face painting and glitter tattoos and food.  Children are encouraged to come in costume and join in the costume parade around the Center grounds at 2:30.  The event is held rain or shine.  Admission is only $7.00 per carload. For more information, or to volunteer for either event, contact the Audubon Center at (860) 364-0520.

The All-American Valley: A Bus Tour with Rachel Carley


144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-753-0381 Ext. 10.

On Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m Join Rachel Carley to explore the rich history of the lower Naugatuck Valley. Learn how Victorian-era leaders built Naugatuck into a center of civic and architectural achievement. Discover the little-known gem of Beacon Falls, home to a small hilltop park and planned community designed by Olmsted Brothers and enjoy a rare chance to see local landmark, Matthies Park. Members: $18 Nom-members: $22. RSVP: (203) 753-0381 x10

Mountain Lions in Southern New England Program at Ansonia Nature Center


10 Deerfield Rd., Ansonia, CT 06401. Phone: 203-736-1053.

On Sunday, October 28, at 2:00 p.m., the Friends of the Ansonia Nature Center will sponsor a program on Mountain Lions by Bill Betty, a Mountain Lion lecturer from Rhode Island at the Derby Neck Library. „ . Bill is a very knowledgeable and fascinating speaker with more than a dozen sightings in the last thirty-five years with America's most shy and secretive animal. Bill's close encounters with nature's perfect predator in Rhode Island and the many sightings of cougars by seven other family members in three New England states, give compelling testimony about the presence of these animals in the region.
In Eastern North America, cougars were nearly driven to extinction with their range limited to Canada, Florida, and a dozen states in the west. Now the Big Cats are making a comeback. Colonization of the region is well underway. Evidence has been recovered in many states, including a road kill in Milford, Ct last year. The observation of cougar kittens in many areas strongly suggest a breeding population exists. The only questions that remain unresolved are the origins and numbers of Pumas in the East.
This 70 minute PowerPoint program is suitable for general audiences. Maps, books and other items will be available for attendees to examine. Proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Ansonia Nature Center, Inc. and the Ansonia Nature Center's animal ambassador program. Advance fee of $10.00 per person is requested (Checks payable to FANCI). Call 203-736-1053 to reserve a place. Please note that this special program is being held at the Derby Neck Library, 307 Hawthorne Ave. in Derby.



307 Hawthorne Avenue, Derby, CT Phone: 203-736-105.

Sun. Oct. 28, 2pm     MOUNTAIN LIONS IN NEW ENGLAND (Note location is at the Derby Neck Library)
Our presenter, Bill Betty, claims more than a dozen sightings and close encounters with one Mountain Lions.  Bill will present photographs and cover all aspects of mountain lion behavior, from reproduction to predation; from life span to preferred habitat. Come to hear and see the evidence of these sightings, then make up your own mind – are they really here?? For older students and adults only. Proceeds to benefit the Friends of the Ansonia Nature Center, Inc., and the Nature Center’s animal ambassadors. Please note: the program is at the Derby Neck Library, 307 Hawthorne Avenue, Derby, CT (not at the Ansonia Nature Center).
FEE: $10 per person; must be paid in advance! Checks payable to FANCI. To reserve a place, call us at 203-736-1053.

Audubon Kids Day--Sharon Audubon Center


325 Route 4, Sharon, CT 06069. Phone: 860-364-0520.

On October 28, 2012 from 12-3PM this fun-filled autumn family event features various nature crafts and games for young children. Besides games and crafts, there is a small petting zoo and a hay bale maze constructed out of over 100 bales!  Food is served at the food tent including hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, candy apples, pumpkin pie, apple cider and more.  Following the crafts and games at 2:00 PM, children are invited to join in a costume parade around the Center grounds led by the Salisbury Band and some of the friendly animal characters from Audubon's Enchanted Forest.  All children (as well as adults) are encouraged to wear a costume.  At the close of the parade, children and their families are treated to a special performance such as musical entertainment, live animal presentation, puppet show, etc.  Admission to the event is $7.00 per carload.