Burlington Historical Society Tavern Day


785 George Washington Turnpike , Burlington, CT Phone: (860) 673-3815.

11 am - 4 pm. Each September, Burlington's community organizations and businesses come together on the town green and the grounds of the historic Elton Tavern for Tavern Day, a celebration of Burlington's history and community spirit. It provides an opportunity for businesses and organizations of all sizes to promote their work and work together towards making Burlington a better place for residents and visitors alike.



20 Greenwoods Rd West, Norfolk, CT Phone: 866-666-6306.

7:30 pm. During a career that stretches back to the mid-'80s, Matthew Sweet has never followed trends, though his landmark 1991 album Girlfriend was responsible for starting one—its bone-dry, caterwauling sonics opening up a wild and picturesque new terrain for restless singer/songwriters to inhabit and explore. Two decades later, Sweet has once again swung for the fences—and connected—with the boldly experimental yet still deeply personal Modern Art.

St John's Church Concerts


78 Green Hill Road, Washington, CT Phone: 860-868-2527.

Ensemble Chaconne, acclaimed for its "devotion to exquisite performance" of Renaissance and Baroque period music, will perform a program of works by celebrated 16th Century composers written to accompany Shakespeare's plays, such as "Go from my Window" (Hamlet), "The Witches Dance" (Macbeth), "Full Fathom Five" (The Tempest), "Greensleeves" (The Merry Wives of Windsor) and many more.

Music Mountain Juilliard String Quartet


225 Music Mountain Rd, Falls Village, CT Phone: 860-824-7126.

3 pm. All Tickets: $60 Beethoven: String Quartet in A Major, Opus 18 #5 (1798-1800) (19) Haydn: String Quartet in D Major, Opus 76 #5 (1796-7) (10) Dvorak: String Quartet in C Major, Opus 61 (1881) (7)



41 Kent Green Blvd., Kent, CT Phone: 860.927.4587 .

In the 1730s, a wave of religious revivals, sponsored by the established clergy of the Reformed Churches, swept the Thirteen Colonies. The fervor disrupted the connection between church and state in New England. These revivals involved extreme emotional displays by the thousands of people who heard the sermons of Jonathan Edwards and various itinerant preachers. Though there was little lasting impact on the religious commitment of the colonies, the ideas presented probably moved the colonies closer to declaring independence from Great Britain. "The First Great Awakening: Fervor and Ferment" will be presented by the Kent Historical Society as part of its Sunday Series lectures in the Kent Town Hall Sunday, September 17, at 2:00 p.m.

Music Mountain Concert The Juilliard String Quartet


Falls Village, CT Phone: 860-824-7126.

3pm. All tickets $60. Beethoven: String Quartet in A Major, Opus 18 # 5, Haydn: String Quartet in D Major, Opus 76 # 5 Dvorak: String Quartet in C Major, Opus 61

New England Carousel Museum - Fun with Carousel Animal Drawing

09/18/2017 to 10/25/2017

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

September 18 and September 25. 4-5:30 pm. $40 per student all materials are supplied. Join art educators for a series of afternoons among the animals! Learn the basics of drawing animals from horses and zebras to giraffes and lions. Children will use the carousel museum's colorful menagerie for inspiration as they follow step-by-step instructions and use their own creativity to create an array of drawings during this four week period. This program is designed for elementary school aged children of all levels and talents.

Flanders Nature Center “Amazing Bulbs” Gardening Program


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

10 am In the last of a four part series on how to achieve the best results from your garden, this September program is designed to help you get the most from spring flower bulbs. Participants will learn the techniques on how to keep spring bulbs coming back to bloom each year. The cultivation requirements and several tips will be discussed to ensure successful repeat blooming. The presentation will also cover bulb and flower combinations for early, mid and late spring flowering. The program series is led by professional gardener Fabienne Audette, owner of Nibbling Brook Gardens. Fabienne received a Master of Science in Horticulture at Ohio State University and has had a lifelong passion and years of experience in gardening.

Deer Pond Farm Fall Evening Bird Walk


57 Wakeman Hill Road, Sherman, CT

6 pm. We will hike on the sanctuary trails looking for birds as we keep an eye to the sky for nighttime travelers. The hike is 2 -3 miles of moderate hilly terrain. Bring binoculars, bug spray and a flashlight. Reservations are required for all Deer Pond Farm activities. To register online click here. Free for members and $5 for non-members.

Oliver Wolcott Library Lecture


160 South Street, Litchfield, CT

7-8 pm. The Other Alcott A Conversation with Author Elise Hooper. We all know the story of the March sisters, heroines of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women. But while everyone cheers on Jo March, based on Louisa herself, Amy March is often the least favorite sister. Now, it's time to learn the truth about the real "Amy," Louisa's sister, May. Elise Hooper's debut novel conjures the fascinating, untold story of May Alcott - Louisa's youngest sister and an artist in her own right.