David Humphreys House Open House & 18th Century Food Preservation


37 Elm Street, Ansonia, CT Phone: (203) 735-1908.

Please join us for our Open House on Sunday, October 18th from 1pm to 4 pm. Our Docents will be demonstrating various methods of 18th Century Food Preservation during this event. While visiting, please stay for a tour of our Historic Home. Our gift shop will also be open -- stop in to find that unique gift for someone special!! Refreshments will be served.
Parking is available in the lot in the rear of the DHH, and on nearby Thomas Street. Thank you for your continued support of the Derby Historical Society! Suggested Donation: $5/adults, $3 senior citizens & children up to age 8

Keeler Tavern Museum Program: Jack Sanders: Hidden History of Ridgefield


132 Main St., Ridgefield, CT 06877. Phone: 203-438-5485.

On Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 4:00 PM in the Garden House of the Keeler Tavern Jack Sanders, author and long-time editor of The Ridgefield Press, will discuss his research and the stories he uncovered for his newest book, Hidden History of Ridgefield, Connecticut, published in August 2015.  Free and open to the public.

Flanders Nature Center Program: Experience Nature as Healer--Woodbury


Flanders Rd., Wolcott, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-0793.

Experience "Nature as Healer" Program at Flanders--On Sunday, October 18, learn how to quickly access Nature's restorative power, discover nature's subtle language and enhance your ability to access the healing qualities the natural world offers.
Flanders hosts teacher, artist, and writer Marlow Shami, M.S. who will combine mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques and sensory ecology in this restorative afternoon. Begin your journey beyond the deafening onslaught of the technology-saturated world with a guided meditation inside the historic Flanders Studio. Continue your experience with a peaceful excursion soaking up the natural beauty of the Flanders' Van Vleck Sanctuary. The group will meet at the Flanders Studio which is located at the corner of Flanders and Church Hill Roads in Woodbury at 1PM. The Cost is $10 member and $15 for non members. Those wishing to lie down during meditation are invited to bring a yoga mat with them.

Woodcock Nature Center Holds 2014 5K Race/Walk and Kids' Fun Run--Wilton


56 Deer Run Rd., Ridgefield, CT 06897. Phone: 203-762-7280.

Looking for a great 5K this fall? Where the Wild Things Run is Sunday, October 18! Woodcock Nature Center's unique 5K trail run/walk course is on 90% trails through our beautiful property. Runners, joggers, and walkers are all welcome. The fun run is the perfect kids' race for any age.*please note that our course is not stroller-friendly* Registration: 7:30-8:30am;Kids' Fun Run: 8:30am. 5K Race/Walk: 9:00am. Registration Fees* -- 5K - $25 pre-registration ($30 day of race) runners 13 and under - $15
Kids' Fun Run - $10 *T-shirts to the first 200 participants.

Kellogg Environmental Center Program: History and Mythologies of Vampires on Connecticut


500 Hawthorne Ave., Derby, CT 06418. Phone: 203-734-2513.

A presentation on the history and mythologies of vampires in Connecticut will take place at 6:30PM on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at the Kellogg Environmental Center.  Presenter Nicholas Bellantoni, emeritus state archaeologist will focus on remains found in the Jewett City area.  The center and the Naugatuck Valley Audubon Society are sponsoring the program.  Admission is free. 

Torrington Historical Society Program: Hidden History of Litchfield County with Author Peter Vermilyea


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

On Wednesday, October 21, 2015at 6:30PM  the Torrington Historical Society will host a program and book signing by Peter Vermilyea based on his book, Hidden History of Litchfield County. Free to the public. 

Oliver Wolcott Library Program: Author Jessica Robinson: New England Farmgirl: Recipes & Stories from a Farmer's Daughter--Litchfield


South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-8030.

On Thursday, October 22, 2015 from 7-8PM at the Oliver Wolcott Library Author Jessica Robinson will discuss her book:  New England Farmgirl: Recipes & Stories from a Farmer's Daughter.  Apple cider and Jessica's treats will follow the event  Books for sale and signing will be available.  Registration is required.

Harwinton Historical Society - Hike along the Bull Pond


Locust Rd., Harwinton, CT Phone: 860-482-7978.

Bob  Ociari, President of the Harwinton Land Trust, will lead a hike along the Bull Pond path in Harwinton on Friday, 1:30 p.m. The walk would be about 2 hours and is easy.  The path starts on Locust Rd. across from Harwinton Fairgrounds. Those attending should park along Locust Rd. near the Sanctuary sign on the right and walk down the path to the observation deck where the walk will begin. In case of rain it will be cancelled.  Driveway holds only a few cars and can be difficult to get out.

Harrybrooke Park - The Haunted Trail & Mansion

10/23/2015 to 10/24/2015

100 Still River Drive, New Milford, CT Phone: 860-799-6520.

On Friday & Sat. - Can you survive the Haunted Trail & Mansion.  Adm. $12 at gate. No advance ticket sales. Gates op 6 - 9:30 pm. Not recommended for children under 8 years old or persons with physical restrictions.

Ansonia Nature Center Program: Sirius Coyote: Musical Performance


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

SIRIUS COYOTE: Musical Performance – Fri. Oct. 23, 7 pm/The duo Sirius Coyote (Giovanni Ciarlo and Kathleen Sartor) focuses on environmental awareness, community building, sustainability, and diversity through music emphasizing the culture of Latin America and the Caribbean. The audience will participate in singing, clapping and playing upbeat, fun original songs in Spanish and English. FREE.