Sacred Heart Church Hosts Fall Craft Fair--Torrington

10/17/2015

116 Grove St., Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-482-6769.

A fall craft fair will be held Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 9AM to 3PM at Sacred Heart Church. Crafters from the area will showing their latest creations.  

Newtown Historical Society Ghost Walk & Candlelight Tour

10/17/2015

Main Street, Newtown, CT Phone: (203) 426-5937.

The spooks will be coming out shortly, and you can get ahead of the game by joining in with the Newtown Historical Society's Ghost Walk through the center of town. Following last year's sold out performance, Martha Bishop will again lead two walks up and down Main Street telling ghostly stories and, who knows, perhaps even sighting a ghost or two. The walks will be October 17, at 5.30 and 7.00, each starting at the Matthew Curtiss House, 44 Main Street, and each will be followed by a candlelight tour of the house conducted by costumed docents. Registration is required by email, at register@newtownhistory.org, and a fee of $5.00 per person or $15.00 per family is payable at the event; members, including those who join that night, receive a discount of $3.00 per person or $10.00 per family. When emailing, please give the number of people in your party and which time you would prefer; the walk will take about an hour.

Farmstead Festival in Bethlehem, CT

10/17/2015

78 Thomson Rd., Bethlehem, CT 06751. Phone: 203-273-5821.

Local handcrafted foods and wines come together at the fall-Farmstead Festival in Bethlehem, CT (Clay & Wattles Theater Company Will Benefit!) Artisan Made Northeast and Percy Thomson Meadows Farm invite you to the fall - Farmstead Festival 2015, Saturday, October 17th from 11 am to 5 pm at Percy Thomson Meadows Farm, 78 Thomson Road in Bethlehem, CT 06751. Great local food & wine in a warm, friendly, small farm environment with beautiful hilltop views of the fall foliage. Organized by Artisan Made Northeast (specialty food distribution and online retail since 2003) and Percy Thomson Meadows Farm (The Assard family at Percy Thomson has been farming in the Bethlehem area for over 100 years) the festival will feature food and wine pairings, an educational pig roast presented by Kenny Assard of Percy Thomson, farmstead cheeses, local specialty foods, entertainment and much more! Sister Noella Marcellino, OSB will be our special guest at the Festival. Sister Noella, fondly referred to as the "Cheese Nun" is internationally recognized as one of the foremost experts in the US in the art of natural-milk cheesemaking.Entertainment will be provided by Dark Horse Blue Grass Band. * A portion of the festival proceeds will be donated to Clay & Wattles Theater Company, a 501 (C) (3) Nonprofit Organization and will be used to assist with construction costs at The Gary The Olivia Theater.

6th annual Iceland Affair

10/17/2015

Winchester Grange Hall and Green, Winchester, CT

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Iceland Affair is Gerri Griswold's annual celebration of all things Iceland. Food, art, nature, culture...all are represented. 10 a.m. Magic Light Show: the Science and Beauty of the Aurora Borealis with Tom Alena, 11 a.m. Life on the Rocks - Jon Baldur Hlioberg, noon - Ivory Vikings - Nancy Marie Brown, 1 p.m. Icesar: Iceland Search and Resue with Svanur Saevar Larusson,  1 p.m. Icelandic horses on the green, 2 p.m. - Iceland's Elves and Huldufolk - Ragnhildur Jonsdottir, 3 p.m. Artic Fox Ester Rut Unnsteinsdottir and 4 pm White Lightening: Meet the Gyrfalcon - Brian Bradley. Plus: food, sheep, Iceland crafts, local vendors, artisans, crafters, Icelandic foods and trifles.

White Memorial Conservation Center Program: A Quiet Sensory Nature Walk with Marlow Shami--Litchfield

10/17/2015

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

On October 17, 2015 White Memorial Conservation Center offers A Quiet Sensory Nature Walk with Marlow Shami. Meet at the A. B. Ceder Room at 10AM. 

Beacon Grange #118 Northfield - Penny Auction

10/17/2015

670 Northfield Rd, Northfield, CT Phone: 860) 283-9081.

Beacon Grange - Penny Auction - Doors open at 6 p.m. - Auction 7 p.m.

Beacon Grange #118 Northfield - Penny Auction

10/17/2015

670 Northfield Rd, Northfield, CT Phone: 860) 283-9081.

Beacon Grange - Penny Auction - Doors open at 6 p.m. - Auction 7 p.m.

Beardsley and Memorial Library - Japanese Tea Ceremony “Way of Tea”

10/17/2015

40 Munro Place, Winsted, CT Phone: (860) 379-6043.

Saturday, October 17, 2015, between 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Japan Society of Greater Hartford will present the history of the Japanese Tea Ceremony, followed by a performance of the Chakai style, which includes demonstration of the Japanese sweets serving. This program is made possible through the generous support of the “The Big Read”. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. The grant for The Big Read was written in collaboration with Northwestern Connecticut Community College. Register at 860-379-6043.

 

 

Ansonia Nature Center Hosts Autumnfest

10/17/2015

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

AUTUMNFEST – Sat. Oct. 17, 11 am – 4 pm. Celebrate this wonderful season with the Friends of the Ansonia Nature Center (FANCI)! Take a ride over hill and dale in our horse drawn STORY hay wagon, where you'll hear some spooky Halloween tales! Learn about bats, spiders and owls! Have some fresh-squeezed apple cider and fresh-made donuts, then visit the Friends Nature Shop to buy some creepy and crawly nature-related gifts. You can try your hand at pumpkin carving, get your face painted, and make some creative crafts. All proceeds will benefit the Nature Center's playground project efforts. RAIN or SHINE. No park admission fee.

Torrington Historical Society Celebrates 275th Anniversary of Torrington

10/17/2015

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

Torrington Historical Society and the City of Torrington are sponsoring Torrington's 275th Anniversary Celebration which will be held downtown from noon to 5PM on October 17, 2015.  The grounds of the historical society will be the location for many of the celebration activities.  Historical monologues created by Charlene Donaghy will bring to life a number of people from Torrington's history.  Historical portrayals include a John Brown re-enactment, Tom Hanford children's programs:  No Place Like Home: The History of Torrington, historical craft demonstrations, food vendors and a 275th anniversary cake.