New Pond Farm Education Center’s Annual Harvest Festival


101 Marchant Road , Redding, CT Phone: (203) 938-2117.

New Pond Farm Education Center’s Annual Harvest Festival will take place Saturday, October 15, 2016  from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. (rain date Sunday,October 16th 1-4 p.m.) This family event will take place on the farm’s 102-acre property in West Redding. There will be demonstrations throughout the day on antique tools and make-and-brake engines, broom making, rope making, and open hearth cooking. Learn how to harness a draft horse and, between 2 and 4 p.m., take a wagonride through the pastures with Dorothy Vallee and her award winning team of Percherons. Enjoy making crafts like Apple Print Bandanas, Corn Husk Dolls, Sun Catchers, Grape Vine Wreaths, Bees Wax Candles, Pumpkin Decorating and Gauze Ghosts. Admission: $5 per person over 3 years of age, maximum $20 per family (There will be small fees to cover the costs of craft materials.)  PLEASE LEAVE YOUR DOGS AT HOME!! New Pond Farm is located at 101 Marchant Road in West Redding, CT. Please visit our website for more information

Litchfield Historical Society American Girl Book Club: A Kit Mystery Part II


7 South Street, Litchfield, CT Phone: (860) 567-4501.

3:30 - p pm. $5 for members, $7 for non-members. The Jazzman's Trumpet: A Kit Mystery The American Girl Book Club is back and ready to solve mysteries! We will be reading The Jazzman's Trumpet , a Kit mystery, and taking a look at the world of music during the Great Depression. Each week we will discuss half the book and take part in games and activities related to the story.

Litchfield Historical Society Lecture: House of the Wannsee Conference


7 South Street, Litchfield, CT Phone: (860) 567-4501.

3 pm. Free. House of the Wannsee Conference - a German Holocaust Memorial Hans -Christian Jasch, Director of the House of the Wannsee Conference Memorial and Educational Site, will be speaking on the history of the Wannsee Conference and the transformation of the site into a place of memory and learning.On January 20, 1942, a meeting was held in Berlin by senior officials of Nazi Germany to organize the deportation and murder European Jews. 50 years after planning "the final solution to the Jewish question," the house that hosted the Wannsee Conference was opened as a German holocaust memorial and center to promote education on democracy and civil rights. Dr. Jasch will provide insight into the work the museum does today. The talk will be followed by a reception.

Keeler Tavern Author's Talk


132 Main St., Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-5485.

4 pm. Caledonia to Carolina: The Migration of Scots Along the Great Wagon Road. Admission $10. Author talk with William McEachern who will discuss his third and latest historical novel, New Caledonia: A Song of America.New Caledonia: A Song of America is the second book in the Caledonia Series. The first novel in the series, Caledonia: A Song of Scotland, told the story of James MacEachern fighting for Bonnie Prince Charles. New Caledonia: A Song of America continues the epic tale of James, as he emigrates from Scotland in 1750, fleeing the Duke of Cumberland's ruthless assassin, Captain David Angus Campbell. Sailing to America, James walks the Great Wagon Trail from Philadelphia to Winchester. The story is played out over the course of two wars, the French and Indian War and the American Revolution, in battles such as Monongahela, King's Mountain, and Cowpens.

Keeler Tavern Beekeeping in Early America with Ann Murray


132 Main St,, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-5485.

1 pm to 4 pm in the Carriage Barn. Free. Through hands-on interactions with the collection, learn about the tools that have been used in all stages of food production. Explore how people used STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) concepts and harnessed the power of simple machines to engineer devices to efficiently farm the land.

Danbury Historical Society Charles Ives Day


43 Main St., Danbury, CT Phone: (203) 743-5200.

11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Charles Ives Day A full day of activities celebrating his birth, life and music. Hosted by Larry Deming and Nancy Sudik. Visit Wooster Cemetery, The Ives Birthplace and walk the Ives Trail to the Pine Mountain Lookout. A full itinerary located on our website at

Sharon Christ Church Episcopal Blessing of the Animals and Dog Show


9 South Main St., Sharon, CT

Blessing of the Animals- 1:30 pm - This will include all types, sizes, and species of animals so you may bring whatever creature you have to be blessed. Dog Show- 2:00 pm - there will be a dog show in which children will present their dogs in a ring for prizes. The dog show will take place on the lawn in front of the church. A high level of training is not necessary for this event. The main purpose is for the children and their dogs to have fun. All Animals must be leashed or caged.

American Clock and Watch Museum - The Art of Watchmaking: a Presentation by David Sokosh


100 Maple St., Bristol, CT Phone: 860-583-6070.

5:30 p.m. Sokosh will speak about the history of clocks and watches, his interest in vintage technologies, and how he started Brooklyn Watches while disassembling and then re-assembling one of his time pieces. A reception with light refreshments will be held prior to the program. The event is $5 for museum members and $10 for non-members. To purchase tickets for this special program in advance, please call the museum 860-583-6070 or drop by when the museum is open--seven days a week, from 10-5. Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the event.



43 Lake Avenue Extension, Danbury, CT

The WCSU Department of Recreation will host the Homecoming "Run or Dye" three-mile Color Run at noon at Ives Concert Park on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. The cost is $10 in advance and $15 on the day of the event for the public, and free for WCSU students with I.D.

The Silo Kids Cook Soup, Bread And Biscuits


44 Upland Rd, New Milford, CT Phone: 860-355-0300.

11-2:00pm $45.00 With Nancy Stuart. Soup & bread make a quick fall weather supper, an easy impromptu meal. Come join Nancy as she shows your kids how to make easy recipes that will warm up everyone's Fall Season.