Talking Turkey on the Trails at The Connecticut Audubon Society’s Deer Pond Farm

11/18/2017

57 Wakeman Hill Road, Sherman, CT Phone: 860-799-4074, x105.

10 am - 12 noon. Cost - CAS Members: free; nonmembers: $10. For ages 5 and up with participating adult. Let's talk turkey in time for Thanksgiving! Join The Connecticut Audubon Society on Saturday morning, November 18, for a family-friendly walk and talk to learn about wild turkeys. We'll get to handle artifacts such as a turkey egg, feathers and more along the trails of the Deer Pond Farm sanctuary in Sherman. Turkeys have distinctive calls that we will replicate in the woods in hopes of seeing and hearing some tom's and hens. The 1.5 to 2.5 mile walk, over mildly hilly trails, is from 10 a.m. to noon. Recommended for ages 5 and up with actively participating adult. Bring binoculars, camera and a sense of adventure. Be sure to dress for the weather; walk is cancelled if it rains.

Barnes Nature Center Avid Adventures: Autumn Walk/Bird Feeders

11/18/2017

175 Shrub Rd, Bristol, CT Phone: (860) 583-1234 .

10-11:30 am. Members: $5/Adults, $3/Children (12 & under) and Seniors (65+) Non-Members: $10/Adults, $6/Children (12 & under), Seniors (65+) Groups of 10+ must reserve their space prior to event. In this teen and adult program for the month of November, we will take a guided walk on one of our trails at the BNC and discuss the types of flora one can keep on one's property to help birds eat well into the winter months as seeds and insects will no longer be available. We will then discuss what types of bird feeders are most useful to the winter birds that stay here in CT. Jessica Maak came to be a volunteer for ELCCT through her own personal interest in environmental education, sustainability, preservation, and the overall joy it gives her to be involved in outreach programs in general. Jessica has worked for DEEP at Sleeping Giant State Forest, Nature's Classroom, and The National Audubon Society at Bent of the River, and is currently a preschool teacher.

Litchfield Hillacious Half Marathon

11/18/2017

Litchfield, CT

10 am. Visit Website to Register. The H ½ was created to honor our military, to thank them and let them know that their sacrifices are not unnoticed or taken for granted. This course is extremely tough – to represent the efforts that our military make for us every day and often far away from their loved ones. This race does not offer prize money. This is a bare bones race for those with the determination, grit and wherewithal to get it done; to run those 13.1 miles for your own satisfaction and to keep in the public eye the extreme nature of what it means to serve our Country. No frills, just sweat. You'll dig deep for this course. All proceeds after race expenses are put in a fund for any military person or family in our general locality that needs a helping hand. Funds are only distributed through the Hillacious Half; no monies are paid to any agencies such as Wounded Warrior or Disabled American Veterans. Both the male and female 1st place finisher will have their names engraved on the perpetual trophies that will remain housed in our Morgan-Weir American Legion Post 27 here in Litchfield. For an additional $10.00, the HH also allows for participants to purchase a dog tag engraved with the name of someone serving or who has served in our armed forces perhaps currently stationed in a war zone, or a veteran close to you – a father, sister, grandfather. By wearing a dog tag, you bring that person "with you" on the course. It may just be the motivation to get you up that hill. You keep the dog tag as an honorarium; an achievement you can be proud of. Each mile is marked with the name of someone currently serving our Country, either on U.S. soil or overseas. Thank them as you run by.

THE RIDGEFIELD WOMAN'S CLUB ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR

11/18/2017

10 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield, CT

10 - 4 pm. at East Ridge Middle School. Adult Adm. $8 and Children under 12 free. This is the 47th year the Ridgefield Women's Club presents its annual craft fair. Over 100 artisans from New England and New York will be selling jewelry, pottery, home decor, holiday gifts, pet and children gifts and food items. Refreshments and light lunch will be available for purchase.

Northwestern Regional Craft Fair

11/18/2017

100 Battistoni Drive, Winsted, CT

90 plus crafters. Penny Auction, Bake Sale & Mystery Jar Sale Maple Products For Sale Place your order for.... Wreaths, Poinsettias, Fruit, Nuts and more. Free.

Ridgefield Annual Festive Home Holiday Blues

11/18/2017 to 11/23/2017

34 Halpin Ln, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-8863.

Preview Party on Friday, November 17, from 6-8, at 34 Halpin Lane. Be the first to see the holiday showcase and enjoy a celebration with delicious nibbles, holiday cocktails, music, and more. Admission is $20. Festive Home continues with free admission November 18–December 23, Tuesdays – Sundays, with extended shopping hours, 11–5. It is closed November 23-24 for Thanksgiving. Come visit the Guild as the white gallery walls transform into a magical holiday emporium. The space is also available during the run of the event for holiday gatherings.

Bristol St. Ann Craft Fair

11/18/2017

215 West St., Bristol, CT

The sixth annual St. Ann Craft Fair will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 18 at St. Ann Church, 215 West St., Bristol. Admission and parking are free. There will be more than 50 new and returning crafters offering a wide variety of items. Food will be available for purchase. The event also will include a bake sale and raffle.

Simon Winchester at the Norfolk Library

11/18/2017

9 Greenwoods Rd. East, Norfolk, CT

4-5 pm. On Saturday, November 18, at 4:00 pm author Simon Winchester will speak at the Norfolk Library in advance of the film adaptation of his book The Professor and the Madman, starring Mel Gibson and Sean Penn. Originally entitled The Surgeon of Crowthorne: A Tale of Murder, Madness and the Oxford English Dictionary, the book recounts the story of Professor James Murray, who began work on the Oxford English Dictionary in 1857, and Dr. William Chester Minor, who submitted more than 10,000 entries to the project while he was an inmate at an asylum for the criminally insane. After a long career in journalism, Winchester wrote The Surgeon of Crowthorne in 1998. Published in this country as The Professor and the Madman, the book sold millions of copies and remains in print today almost 20 years after publication. Winchester was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2006 for his services to journalism and literature. His recent titles include Atlantic, The Men Who United the States, and Pacific.

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Third Saturdays

11/18/2017

258 Main St., Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-4519.

Saturday, November 18, 2017, 10 am to 3 pm 10 am to 12  noon;children ages 2 to 5 1 to 3 pm; children ages 6 to 10 Free for visitors of all ages! Don't miss this dynamic workshop exploring found objects, assemblage, and three-dimensional craft. Look to Anissa Mack's giant wreath for inspiration and use twine, ribbon, and paint to create decorative hanging wreaths.

Infinity Hall - SPYRO GYRA

11/18/2017

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

8 pm We are proud to welcome back Spyro Gyra to our Norfolk stage!! For over 40 years, and with more than 30 Albums that have sold over 10 million copies, these multi-Grammy nominated fusion jazz giants refuse to slow down, and continue to delight audiences the world-over!! Those of you that have seen Spyro at our Hall, know these tickets go fast, so don't delay!!