Litchfield Historical Society Walking Tour: Walking Tour: Evolution of the Litchfield Green

09/24/2016

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

10 a.m. Join an education staff member for a walking tour through Litchfield's history! The Town Green used to be an area where animals grazed and the church stood. Today, it is a beautifully landscaped spot that hosts many different events. Learn more about how the Town Green developed and what it meant to early residents. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of water. Each walking tour lasts approximately 1 hour.

Housatonic Heritage Walks Native American Heritage Walk at the Insttute for American Indian Studies

09/24/2016

Curtis Rd., Washington, CT

1 pm - 2 pm. Lucianne Lavin will lead a walk along the museum's trails and end at a replicated 16th century Algonkian village. Glimpse into the history and culture of the local Pootatuck tribal peoples, learn about their medicinal plants, and hear of their community life and spirituality. Wear sturdy footwear. 1.5 hours– < 1 mile To register–860-868-0518 or general@iaismuseum.org Drive on Rt 67 towards Roxbury. Turn onto Rt 199 and follow for 2 miles, then turn onto Curtis Road and drive to the end. IAIS is the last driveway on the right. Meet inside the gift shop.

Housatonic Heritage Walk Canaan at 20 Paces

09/24/2016

Dugway Rd., Falls Village, CT

11 am - 12 noon. Contrast a shaded walk along a flat trail beside the Housatonic River with the smoky history of the same land. Lou Bucceri, from the Salisbury Assoc. Historical Society, will share the history about the factory and the people that produced the most powerful cannon of the Civil War. Learn how the cannon destroyed no Confederate targets, but only the man and company who created it. 1 hour–1/4 mile x From the Rt 7 & Rt 112 junction in Falls Village–Drive west on Rt 112 to Dugway Road (opposite the Outfield Entrance to Lime Rock Park), turn right and follow Dugway Rd. for 2 miles. At iron bridge, turn left, then immediately turn right onto Housatonic River Rd. Drive 0.5 mile to parking lot for Falls Village Dam boat launch. OR from Rt 44 or Rt 41–Drive east on Rt 112 until you reach the Outfield Entrance to Lime Rock Park, then turn left onto Dugway Road and follow the above highlighted directions.

Housatonic Heritage Walk History and Ecology on Canaan Mountain

09/24/2016

200 Canaan Mt. Rd.,, Norfolk, CT

10 am - 12 noon. Join Hans Carlson, from the Great Mountain Forest, for this hike that begins in the valley of one of the tributaries of Wangum Brook. There are several interesting historical sites along this section. We then climb up onto the Canaan Mountain plateau, where it crosses some of the few rocky balds in this part of southern New England. These bald areas contain some interesting and locally rare ecological communities–moss and lichens that are hundreds of years old. The summit offers panoramic views of the Housatonic Valley and Great Mountain Forest. 2 hours–3 miles To register–jean@greatmountainforest.org OR 860-824-8188 From junction of Rts 7 & 44 in Canaan, CT, drive south on Rt 7 for 3.5 miles. Turn left onto Undermountain Rd and follow for 3 miles, then turn left onto Canaan Mt. Rd. and drive 3 miles to the top to 200 Canaan Mt. Rd., the GMF office is in old farmhouse.

Housatonic Heritage Walk Through Norfolk's Industrial Past

09/24/2016

13 Village Green, Norfolk, CT

10 am - 12 noon. Join Richard Byrne, from the Norfolk Historical Society, for a tour of what was once Norfolk's industrial district. Beginning at the millstone in front of the Church of Christ, we will visit Buttermilk Falls, site of a 1750 saw mill, grist mill, and iron works; then head west along the Blackberry River viewing the remains of dams and the footprints of factories such as the Aetna Silk Mill, the Norfolk & New Brunswick Hosiery Co. and the Hartford Spring & Axle Co. RAIN DATE: Sunday, Sept. 25 –Same time Meet at the Norfolk Historical Museum, 13 Village Green.

Housatonic Heritage Walks Three Guided Tours through Torys Cave

09/24/2016

436 Kent Road, New Milford, CT

9 AM – 10 AM & 10 AM – 11 AM & 11 AM – 12 PM. Join Paul Elconin, from Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust and the Northeastern Cave Conservancy on a special 1-hour guided tour through Torys Cave. The Cave is one of the very few that are open for visitation in Connecticut. NCC will take a group of 8 people into the cave and discuss caving, bat biology, cave history, exploration, management, and safety. Wear long pants and shirts, sturdy boots, work gloves, and bring a change of clothes. Children must be over 8 yrs of age. Participants should be able to scramble and crawl over rocks and squeeze through obstacles. RAIN DATE–SUNDAY, 9/25–SAME TIMES PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. A maximum of 8 participants. email...info@weantinoge.org or call 860-927-1927 Torys Cave is located on Route 7, New Milford, CT. [For Google Maps/GPS, enter "Torys Cave Preserve" or 436 Kent Road/Rt 7, New Milford, CT.] The trail to the cave entrance is located about 2.3 miles south of the junction of Rtes 55 & 7; and 2.2 miles north of the junction of Rtes 37 & 7. Parking details will be further described when you pre-register.

Housatonic Heritage Walks Exploring Warren's Past on Coords Preserve

09/24/2016

Angevine Rd., Warren, CT

10 am - 12 pm. . Join Town Historian, Ellen Paul and Warren Land Trust officer, Dave Schneiderbeck, for a history hike, exploring the old cellar holes and stone walls of the Coords Preserve, a Warren Land Trust Preserve. Walk through hardwood forest, wetlands and skirt a beaver pond. Wear boots/sturdy footwear and bring drink/snack. 2 hours–3 miles To register...email warrenhistorian@hotmail.com or phone 860-868-6724. From Warren Center, Take Route 341/45 south for 0.9 mile. Turn left onto Town Hill Rd. and drive for 0.9 mile. Then turn right onto Angevine Rd. for 0.1 mile and park.

Washington Art Association 9th Annual Atelier Show

09/24/2016 to 10/08/2016

4 bryan memorial plaza, Washington Depot, CT Phone: 860.868.2878 .

Please join us at this popular event--an affordable way to add to your art collection! Opening Reception: Saturday, September 24th from 4 - 6pm. Fees: All are welcome; free and open to the public Gallery Hours: M - Sa.: 10am - 5pm; Closed Sundays and Mondays.

Quassy Amusement Park - 25th Annual OKTOBERFEST

09/24/2016 to 09/25/2016

2132 Middlebury Road, Middlebury, CT Phone: 203-758-2913.

Great German food, live music, dancing and more. Noon to 6 p.m. both days in the OKTOBERFEST pavilion. Music starts at 12:30 p.m. Rides operate 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Quassy Amusement Park - Second Annual Dance Competition

09/24/2016

2132 Middlebury Road, Middlebury, CT Phone: 203-758-2913.

11 a.m. at Carousel Theatre stage.