10th Annual Watertown House Tour

09/26/2015

22 Deforest St., Watertown, CT 06795. Phone: 860-274-1050.

The 9th Annual Watertown House Tour will take place on Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, rain or shine. Six fabulous homes will be featured in this year's tour.iAdvance tickets are $25 per person, and will be $30 the day of the tour. Tickets for this self-guided house tour are non--refundable . Call the Museum at 860-274-1050 for more information or visit the website.  Several businesses in town are selling tickets.

54th Annual Chrysanthemum Festival - Bristol

09/26/2015 to 10/03/2015

Memorial Boulevard, off Rte. 72, Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: 860-582-3069.

Admission: Free. The Festival Opening Ceremony is on Friday night with the Crowning of Miss Mum and Jr. Miss Mum followed by a variety of activities for all ages on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.  Events include Touch-a-Truck, Soap Box Derby Run for all children to try, Ride the Train, Juried and Non-Juried crafters, and Organization booths sponsoring a variety of free activities including crafts, face painting and games and the CHIP (Child Identification Program). Stage Performances include:  Magic acts, Jugglers and Live bands throughout the entire day. The Antique Cars roll in at 5:00 p.m. sponsored by the Bristol Auto Club with music performed by Rock-n-Rhythm, Balloon Glow begins at dusk and Memorial Boulevard School grounds.  Enjoy Apple Fritters Center Stage Right during the day on Saturday and for the morning lift of on Sunday.  These little nuggets of deliciousness, served warm are soft, decadent, with real chunks of apple, rolled in sweet cinnamon and sugar.

Sunday includes Balloons over Bristol 6:00 a.m. – lift off at Memorial Boulevard School grounds, followed by a Hometown Hero breakfast fundraiser provided by the American Legion.  The Mum Parade begins at 1:30 p.m. where FREE balloons will be given out.  Throughout the remaining 2 weeks local museums, public facilities and organizations will offer Open Houses, an Oktoberfest sponsored by the German Club and the 46th running of the Bristol Mum-a-Thon road race.  We conclude on Saturday, October 3rd with a BINGO fundraiser.  For more information or details visit the website.

David M. Hunt Library 14th ANNUAL AUCTION IN THE VILLAGE

09/26/2015

103 Main St, Falls Village, CT Phone: 860-824-7424.

The David M. Hunt Library is now selling tickets for its 14th Annual Auction in the Village to be held on Saturday, September 26 from 5-8pm at the Center on Main in Falls Village.  Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door on the day of the event.  Tickets can be purchased at the library, by calling 860-824-7424, or by visiting www.huntlibrary.org. This year’s Auction in the Village will feature live and silent auctions, catering by Freund’s Farm Market, music by Vance Cannon and wine, beer, and the library’s signature Green Man Grog.  A silent auction will take place 5 and 7pm with a live auction starting at 7:15pm sharp.  A broad selection of quality auction items include artisan crafts, artworks, workshops, items for the home, kitchen and garden, the season’s hottest new books, day passes to Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, a Michael Kors handbag, 2 season tickets to Lime Rock Park and a group dinner at The Falls Village Inn.  Auction in the Village is one of the NW Corner’s most popular social events and a great opportunity for the community to support the Hunt Library and make new friends.
 


Housatonic Heritage Hikes: Music Mountain Campus Walk with Piano Demonstration--Falls Village, CT

09/26/2015

Music Mountain Road, Falls Village, CT 06031.

On Saturday, September 26, 2015--Falls Village, CT 11 AM - 12 PM-MUSIC MOUNTAIN CAMPUS WALK WITH PIANO DEMONSTRATION. Stroll the campus of Music Mountain, with Nick Gordon, overlooking the Litchfield Hills on a property built in 1930, by Sears & Roebuck, featuring a performance hall and four houses. Gordon Hall, built on the physics of the violin, is acoustically perfect, as will be demonstrated by Jonathan Yates, at the piano. 1 hour - < 1/4 mile. Call to register.

Norfolk Chamber Music Festival Hosts A Starry, Starry Night to Benefit the Restoration of Norfolk Music Shed

09/26/2015

20 Litchfield Rd., Norfolk, CT 06058. Phone: 860-542-3000.

Norfolk Presents A Starry, Starry Night--Tickets: $225 - $195 - $95 - $75 - $65 - $50 - $35. Shortly after composer and arranger Kim Scharnberg proposed to Gwynn Griffin, also a musician, they agreed they didn't want a traditional reception for their wedding. They wanted to do a benefit concert instead, and what better place than one of their favorite venues, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival's historic Music Shed. The Shed is undergoing a major renovation, with Phase One already complete. An additional $250,000 is needed in order to secure a $1,000,000 matching grant. Scharnberg and Griffin's September 26th concert is directly aimed at helping achieve that goal.Guest perfomers include Broadway star and recording artist Linda Eder, hit singer/songwriter Edwin McCain, jazz great Chris Brubeck, virtuoso flutist Rhonda Larson, DC theatre star Kevin McAllister, opera diva Alyson Cambridge, and Turkish vocalist Seran Bilgi and some surprise special guest artists.

Ansonia Nature Center Program: Birds on the Move

09/26/2015

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

AUTUMNAL EQUINOX DRUMMING CIRCLE – Fri. Sept. 25, 7 pm. Join our drumming circle with Ranger Dawn. 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 register.

New Morning Market Hosts Singer Songwriters Series--Woodbury

09/26/2015

129 Main St. North, Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-4868.

On Saturday, September 26, 2015 at New Morning Market a Singer Songwriters Series will be held.  Come join for another incredible evening of music with 4 local singer songwriters performing original music upstairs in the handicapped accessible Community Room.  Doors open at 7PM.  Snacks will be available for purchase. 

Nancy Marine Studio Theatre at Warner Theatre Presents Assassins--Torrington

09/26/2015 to 10/04/2015

Main St., Torrington, CT 06759. Phone: 860-489-7180.

he Warner Theatre is proud to present the Truck Stop Troubadours: A Tribute to Waylon Jennings & His Outlaw Friends, in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre on Saturday, June 27th at 8 pm. The performers from the 2013 sold out show Cash is King: A Tribute to Johnny Cash are returning to the Warner! This is a full band concert extravaganza that gives vintage country and non-country fans alike the chance to experience a Waylon Jennings live show. When it comes to the Outlaw Sound and Movement in country music one name stands tall above all others, and that name is Waylon Jennings. Waylon bucked the system by refusing to follow the Nashville Establishment and make music his way. Check the website for ticket information.

Southwind Farms Celebrates National Alpaca Farm Days--Watertown

09/26/2015 to 09/27/2015

Morris Town Line Rd., Watertown, CT 06795. Phone: 860-274-9001.

Southwind Farms will celebrate National Alpaca Farm Days on September 26-27, 2015 from 10Am to 4PM.  Come and enjoy the farm and meet the gentle alpacas.  Yarns are available. 

34th Annual Family Nature Day-White Memorial Conservation Center - Litchfield

09/26/2015

Rte. 202, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-0857.

The 34th Annual Family Nature Day! Our annual celebration of Mother Nature is a must for folks of all ages. This event is chock full of the greatest presenters! Brain Bradley will be here too with his beautiful hawks and falcons. Learn about our imperiled allies as Gerri Griswold aka The Bat Lady teaches you about bats. Riverside Reptiles'  The day is filled with live animals, guided nature walks, information booths, horse drawn wagon rides. Shop until you drop at the artisans market. Get in a bidding war at our silent auction. Our bake sale is always a crowd pleaser. Lots of nature crafts for the kiddies too! Will you be one of three winners of our kayak raffle? So much to do! Feed your mind, body, and soul! 11:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.