Housatonic Heritage Walk: Canaan, CT


Rts. 7/44, Canaan, CT 06018. Phone: 860-824-8188.

Canaan, CT - 1:30 PM--GREAT MOUNTAIN FOREST HISTORY & PRESENT MANAGEMENT. Join Jody Bronson and Hans Carlson for a trail walk that passes through areas that were harvested for charcoal in the early and mid 19th century and now currently managed for wildlife & timber production. Moderately hilly. Wear hiking boots and bring drink/snack. Walk is 2.5 miles--2.5 hours. Registration is requested, email--jean@greatmountainforest.org or phone 860-824-8188. From Rts. 7 & 44 in Canaan, CT, drive south on Rt. 7 for 3.5 miles. Turn left onto Undermountain Road and follow for 3 miles. Turn left onto Canaan Mt. Rd. and go 1.8 miles to 200 Canaan Mt. Rd. Parking area is on the right.

Housatonic Heritage Walk: Norfolk, CT


Rts. 7/44, Canaan, CT 06018. Phone: 860-824-8188.

Norfolk, CT - 10:00 AM--AN INTERPRETIVE WALK THROUGH FEATURES OF THE PLEISTOCENE LANDSCAPE OF THE GREAT MOUNTAIN FOREST. Join Starling Childs, adjunct professor at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Science, for a hike through the ancient landscape of the Norfolk woods, exploring the glacial terrain of eskers, erratics and kettle holes. Please wear hiking boots/sturdy footwear and bring drink/snack. Walk is 2.25 miles--2 hours. Registration is requested, email--jean@greatmountainforest.org or phone 860-824-8188. From Rts. 7 & 44 in Canaan, CT, follow Rt. 44 east to Norfolk. From the Norfolk town green, at the junction of Rts. 44 & 272, drive south on Rt. 272 and take the first right onto Mountain Road. Follow Mountain Rd. for 1/3 mile then take first left onto Westside Rd. Follow Westside Rd. for 1 mile then take first right onto Windrow Rd. Follow Windrow Rd. for ~ 1 mile (the road turns to gravel after 1/2 mile). Parking is on the left at the kiosk near the forestry office at 201 Windrow Rd.

The Institute for American Indian Studies FIRE AS A TOOL


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

1-4 p.m. How did indigenous peoples survive without metal containers to boil water or cook food! They made bowls from wood, clay and gourds. Join Andy Dobos and Deneen Bernier of Three Red Trees School of Natural Living and use the coals from our campfire to burn hollows in pieces of wood while scraping and shaping to create bowls. We'll explore unique methods of craftsmanship along with some time saving tricks to yield your next bowl. Space is limited; Prepayment and registration required. Fee: $30; $25 IAIS Members

Scoville Memorial Library Present Tom Wessels, Ecologist: Reading the Forested Landscape


38 Main St., Salisbury, CT 06068. Phone: 860-435-2838.

Scoville Memorial Library  and Salisbury Association Land Trust present Tom Wessels, Ecologist: Reading the Forested Landscape,  Saturday  September 20  10:00 a.m. followed by Guided Walk at 12:00 noon This program is based on Wessel's book, "Reading the Forested Landscape, A Natural History of New England".  It introduces people to approaches used to interpret a forest's history while wandering through it.  Using evidence such as the shapes of trees, scars on their trunks, the pattern of decay in stumps, the construction of stone walls, and the lay of the land, it is possible to unravel complex stories etched into our forested landscape. Talk and slides at 10:00 a.m., followed by brown bag lunch on the Library grounds at 11:30. Depart in carpools from Library parking lot for a guided walk at Turnip Top, Edith Scoville Sanctuary, Salisbury at 12:00 noon. Tom Wessels is an ecologist and founding director of the master's degree program in Conservation Biology at Antioch University New England.  Presently, he is Faculty Emeritus. Tom has conducted landscape ecology and sustainability workshops throughout the United States for over 30 years. His books include: Reading the Forested Landscape, The Granite Landscape, Untamed Vermont, The Myth of Progress, and Forest Forensics: A Field Guide to Reading the Forested Landscape. While not required, reservations for the walk can be made by calling Laura at the Salisbury Association at  860-435-0566.

Hopkins Vineyard - Harmony in the Hills Wine & Music Festival

09/20/2014 to 09/21/2014

25 Hopkins Rd., New Preston, CT Phone: 860-868-7954 .

On Saturday from 3 - 8 p.m. and Sunday, 1 -6 p. m. BBQ by The Hopkins Inn. visit the website for more information

Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center — Reading Pema Chodron


229 E. Litchfield Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-3163.

9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. This contemplative day will use as its basis, passages from Pema Chodron’s book, Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change. Participants will learn about the life of this American Buddhist nun. Times of sitting in silence, personal and group reflection will be woven into the day. Participants will receive a copy of the book. Bring a journal for the day.
Fee: $55 (includes lunch and book) Presenter:  Jo-Ann Iannotti, OP

Litchfield Historical Society - Spy Weekend! Walking Tour: Litchfield during the Revolution


Corner of East & South St., Rte. 63, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-4501.

10 a.m. Starts at the Museum. Litchfield was a hotbed of activity during the Revolutionary War! Prisoners of war were jailed in this safe town, a military presence guarded stores and provisions, families were divided by those seeking their independence from the British crown. Join an educator as we take a walk to discover Litchfield during the America Revolution. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a bottle of water. Free for members; $10 for non-members. Need to register: email:  registration@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org

Rossi Studio - Fall Workshop - Mosaic Tea Light


Allen Building, 27 East Main Street, Torrington, CT Phone: 860-292-8142.

On Saturday, 1:30-3:30 -  Mosaic Tea Lights. Perfect for fall decorating or start making your Christmas gifts early. It's easy, colorful and fun to glue glass tiles onto your votive holder. All materials supplied. $12.00 for 2 votives. Visit the website for more information..

Palace Theater Presents Headlines & Headliners--Waterbury


100 East Main St., Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-346-2000.

On Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 8PM the Palace Theater hosts Headlines & Headliners.  Join the celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Palace Theater with a razzle dazzle musical revue that nods to the celebrity headliners and memorable performances that have graced the Palace stage since 1922.  Pre-Show festivities featuring food, drink, friends and neighbors.  Admittance is limited.  Call for tickets. 

Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center Program: Autumnal Equinox Drumming Circle


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

AUTUMNAL EQUINOX DRUMMING CIRCLE – Sat. Sept. 20, 6:30 pm. Join our drumming circle, with Ranger Dawn tonight. For adults and children 12 years and older. Welcome and celebrate our most colorful season! FREE: but bring a canned food item for our local homeless shelter. We'll gather at Pavilion #2.  Please call to register.