2nd Annual Dads Matter Too - 5K Road Race and Community Awareness - Waterbury

09/21/2014

Library Park, 267 Grand St., Waterbury, CT Phone: 203-759-7245.

Race registration 8 a.m., and a services provider and resource fair will take place.  For more information call or visit facebook.com/pages/Dads-Matter-Too.

Housatonic Heritage Walk: East Canaan, CT

09/21/2014

Rts. 7/44, East Canaan, CT 06024. Phone: 860-824-8188.

East Canaan, CT - 3:00 PM--FAMILY FARM TOUR AT FREUND'S FARM - A WALK AMONG THE BOVINES IN THE PASTURE. Amanda Freund will start the tour in the farm yard and talk about what we grow, what's in season and what's fresh on the farm that day (raspberries, pumpkins, tomatoes, corn). We'll head over the Blackberry River, visit CowPots and the baby calves and then walk through the pastures. The terrain has a moderate hill, not steep, but uneven ground. Boots are encouraged, especially as these are cow pastures. We'll walk around the perimeter of the 200 acres of pastureland grazed by our 270 cows and make a stop at our 3 acre pond. Walk is 1 mile--1.5 hours. Located on Rt. 44 in East Canaan, Freund's Farm is 3 miles east of junction of Rt. 7 & Rt. 44 in No. Canaan. Tour will begin and end at the greenhouse that is connected to the market.

Housatonic Heritage Walk: Falls Village, CT

09/21/2014

Rts. 63/7, Falls Village, CT 06031. Phone: 860-824-7454.

Falls Village, CT - 1:30 PM--AMERICAN CHESTNUTS: LOST & FOUND.Join Ellery Sinclair for a walk into a 300-planting american chestnut orchard at Great Mountain Forest. Includes a presentation about the dramatic, sudden loss of this major tree of the eastern hardwood forest and the ecological impact. Hear about the efforts of the American Chestnut Foundation to restore this iconic tree to the American landscape. Cider and chestnut cookies will be served and take a short walk to see an "American Chestnut" cabin. Walk is 1/4 mile--1 hour. Registration is requested - call 860-824-7454 or email - WML61@comcast.net. Rain cancels this walk. On Rt. 7 in Falls Village, turn onto Under Mountain Rd, which is 1 mile north of the Rt. 7 & Rt. 63 junction (or coming from the north, Under Mountain Rd. is 4 miles South of Canaan). Drive 3 miles on Under Mountain Rd. to the grove, located on the left and it will be posted with signs for the walk. If coming from Rt. 63, take the south entrance to Under Mountain Rd. and drive 1 mile to the grove.

Housatonic Heritage Walk: Falls Village, CT

09/21/2014

Rts. 7/112, Falls Village, CT 06031. Phone: 860-824-8188.

Falls Village, CT - 10:00 AM--THE RISE & FALL OF INDUSTRY ON THE GREAT FALLS OF THE HOUSATONIC: THE AMES IRON WORKS. Contrast a shaded walk along a flat, unpaved trail beside the Housatonic River with the smoky history of the same land. Lou Bucceri, from the Salisbury Assoc. Historical Society, will share his knowledge about the factory and the people that developed and produced the most powerful cannon of the Civil War. Learn how the cannon destroyed no Confederate targets, but the man and company who created it. Afterward, take in the view at the top of the Great Falls. Walk is 0.5 mile--1 hour. From the intersection of Rt. 7 & Rt. 112 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. approx. 2 miles. At iron bridge, turn left, then immediately turn right onto Housatonic River Rd. Drive approx. 0.5 miles to parking lot for Falls Village Dam boat launch.

Housatonic Heritage Walk: Cornwall, CT

09/21/2014

Rts. 125/4, Cornwall, CT 06753.

Cornwall, CT - 9:00 AM--LISTEN TO THE OLD GROWTH WHITE PINES AT CATHEDRAL PINES & BALLYHACK PRESERVES. Join naturalist Ron Hummel as you explore two old growth white pine forests, Cathedral Pines and Ballyhack Preserve, and hear about the human and natural history of the area. First visit Cathedral Pines which was once one of the finest stands of white pines but was destroyed by a tornado in 1989 and is now regrowing. Then take a short drive to explore the 200 year old white pines in Ballyhack Preserve. Discover and enjoy birds, butterflies and wildflowers along the way. NOTE: Wear hiking boots and bring water/snack. Walk is 2 miles--2hours. Registration is requested, email--gobibear@iCloud.com. At the junction of Rts. 125 & 4 in Cornwall, take Pine St. into Village and follow to end. Turn left on Valley Rd. and drive 0.3 mile and then turn left on Essex Hill Rd. Drive 0.2 mile to The Nature Conservancy/Cathedral Pines parking area.

Litchfield Historical Society - Spy Weekend! Lecture: General Washington's Commando

09/21/2014

Corner of East & South St., Rte. 63, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-4501.

3 p.m. All ages.  Join author Richard Welch as he discusses his new book on Colonel Benjamin Tallmadge, "General Washington's Commando." Welch will talk about Tallmadge's military service during the Revolutionary War, including his work as dragoon commander, intelligence and counter-intelligence officer, and master of combined land-sea operations. Free for members; $5 for non-members. Registration:  email registration@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org.

Mclaughlin Vineyards Shawn Taylor

09/21/2014

14 Albert's Hill Rd., Sandy Hook, CT Phone: 203-426-1533.

1-4pm. Music & Wine Tasting $15pp/$18@door Reservations CALL 203-426-1533.

The Henderson Cultural Center at Hunt Hill Farm - The Silo - BAKING WITH THE BEST, With Chef George Geary

09/21/2014

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

Sunday, September 21, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. BAKING WITH THE BEST, With Chef George Geary.

69th Annual NORTHWESTERN CT DOG CLUB ALL BREED DOG SHOW

09/21/2014

Goshen Fairgrounds, Rte. 63, Goshen, CT 06756. Phone: 860-435-4822.

Northwestern CT. Dog Club. Major sporting event held under the rules of the American Kennel Club. Features breed competition. (all AKC recognized breeds) An Obedience Trial & Junior Showmanship. On-going demonstrations. Refreshment Stands. Adm. Children under 12 yrs free. (Usually 3rd or 4th Sun.) 8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Kent Historical Society - History of Farming

09/21/2014

Kent Town Hall, off Main Street, Rte. 7, Kent, CT Phone: 860-927-4587.

History of Farming ~ Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 at 2:00 PM at the Kent Town Hall. History indicates that in 1944, there were approximately 22,000 farms in CT. Today that number is down to 4,200. Surviving farmers have adapted to changes in society and the economy. Join us as local farmer John Perotti will discuss farming.