Harry C. Barnes Nature Center - Indian Rock Nature Preserve -Trail Side Tales


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

SATURDAY - October 17, 2015  4:00-9:00pm Cost:  $7.00/per child and $10.00/per adult. Pay at the door. Mystical fairies will greet you before heading into the dark woods for a hike on the red trail.  Stop at five different stations to hear a 5-7 minute tale about CT legends: Leather Man, Green Lady Cemetery, Black Dog of Meriden, Candice Roberts, and a Native American legend of the "Swamp Monster".

Warren Parks and Recreation will hold its 7th annual Cider Run 5K


Warren Woods, Brick School Rd., Warren, CT

On October 17th at 10:00 AM to benefit their Scholarship Fund Endowment with Connecticut Community Foundation. This event is truly a unique experience for the whole family. The race features a fast out and back USATF certified course. The surrounding area will be stunning with autumn color as the race takes place at beautiful Warren Woods Park on Brick School Road. The race will feature some delicious treats such as apple cider donuts, apple cider, an assortment of fruit and more. After the KIDS FUN RUN  at 9:45 a.m. for kids 12 and under participants will get free pumpkins to paint . The top three overall male and female finishers and first finishers in each age group will receive a prize. Those seeking additional information or to register may visit fastracttiming.com

Pumpktober Fest -- Ridgefield

10/17/2015 to 10/18/2015

Main St., Ridgefield, CT 06877.

On Saturday, October 17, 2015 and Sunday, October 18th a Pumpktober Fest will be held in Ridgefield.  Come along and sing a tune or two and enjoy the festivities at the Alpenhaus/Steinbock Tavern.

New Hartford Land Trust Hosts Fourth Annual Fall Frolic


126 Ralum Rd., New Hartford, CT 06057. Phone: 860-307-1335.

On October 17,2015 from 6 to 10PM at Ski Sundown the New Hartford Land Trust will hold its Fourth Annual Fall Frolic.  The event will include a harvest dinner, wine and beer, local farm displays, door prizes, an outdoor fire, pumpkin painting, a costume parade for kids, live salsa, jazz and dancing.  $38 adults, $10 children, under 8 admitted free.  Call re reservations.

Flanders Nature Center Hosts Tour of O&G Traprock Quarry--Southbury


236 Roxbury Rd., Southbury, CT 06488. Phone: 203-263-3711 Ex. 10.

Dr. Thomas Fleming, professor of geology and the chairperson of the Earth Science Department at Southern CT State University will present the all-ages program slide lecture followed by a field trip to identify ancient volcanic rocks and minerals.  Meet at the Quarry at 2PM.  Registration is required.  Fee is $10 members, $15 non-member. 

Gunn Memorial Library Program: Rain Forest Adventure--Washington


5 Wykeham Rd., Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-7586.

Saturday, October 17,  2915 at 1pm the Gunn Memorial Library program Rain Forest Adventure will take place. What livesssss in a rain forest? Explore the environment and creatures through activities and crafts. Make a mini rain forest to take home, complete with plastic jungle critters! Registration helps ensure we have adequate supplies.

Chorus Angelicus & Gaudeamus Hosts Annual Investiture Concert--Litchfield


Water St., Torrington, CT 06790.

Come hear Chorus Angelicus & Gaudeamus as they perform their annual INVESTITURE CONCERT on Saturday, October 17, 2015, at 4:00 PM, at their home base, Trinity Episcopal Church, Torrington. The Investiture Ceremony represents that very special moment in which choral students are being promoted to their new upper choirs. The season's Head Choristers and Choral Scholars are also publicly announced, as well as choristers with best attendance records. All five choirs of Chorus Angelicus & Gaudeamus will participate of the sonic feast! The event is open to the public. A free-will offering will be taken.

John Brown Reenactment Scheduled as Part of Torrington 275th Anniversary Celebration--Torrington


192 Main St., Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-482-8260.

John Brown's Provisional Army reenactment will camp at the Torrington Historical Society museum grounds on Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 12pm-5pm. The public is invited to attend this free event. which is part of Torrington's 275 anniversary celebration.

Warner Theatre Hosts CT Screening of Tab Hunter Confidential


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

The Warner Theatre will host a Connecticut screening of Tab Hunter Confidential, Saturday, October 17 at 8 pm. Following the movie, there will be a live post screening interview with Tab Hunter and Rex Reed. Hollywood's All American Boy Had A Secret...In the 1950s, Tab Hunter is number one at the box office and number one on the music charts. He is Hollywood's most sought-after star and America's boy next door. Natalie Wood, Debbie Reynolds and Sophia Loren are just a few of the actresses he is romantically linked to. Nothing, it seems, can damage his skyrocketing career.Don't miss this special event! Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by phone or online.

Torrington Historical Society Program: Tom Hooker Hanford Performance: Frog, He Would a Wooing Go


Main St., Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-482-8260.

Torrington Historical Society--With the help of members of Tom Hanford's mask workshop on October 10th--The theme of the mask-making workshop on October 10th is based on the song “Frog, He Would a Wooing Go”, which is part of Mr. Hanford’s program “In the Good Old Colony Days”. This program, which will be performed on October 17th, explores 18th century life in Torrington and Connecticut as revealed in songs and stories of the time. The themes of Mr. Hanford’s show are trades and professions, children, and courting. “Frog, He Would a Wooing Go”, a song about a frog and mouse that fall in love, has been around in one form or another since 1549 and in all likelihood, was known to Torrington’s early settlers. The song is the grand finale of the October 17th show and will be performed by Mr. Hanford with volunteers from the audience using colorful masks to play the parts of Frog, Miss Mousie, Uncle Rat, Big Tom Cat and all of the animals in the wedding party. Come and enjoy the show.