Ridgefield 3rd Annual Wine Tasting


316 Main St,, Ridgefield, CT

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. $40.00 Ridgefield Community Center Tasting of beer and wine from around the world. Ticket price includes food. (light fare).

Free Halloween Movie at Coe Memorial Park


101 Litchfield St,, Torrington, CT

Movie starts at Dusk. FREE at Coe Memorial Park. A fun evening outdoors. Featuring a Halloween Movie in Coe Memorial Park ~ Hotel Transylvania 2 Starts at Dusk ~ Free to All! The Lions Club will be managing a snack bar (water and chips) at this event.

Woodbury Lions Haunted Hayride

10/21/2016 to 10/29/2016

14 School Street, Woodbury, CT

26th Annual Haunted Hayride and Haunted Barn will take place over four days in October: the 21st, 22nd, 28th, and 29th, starting from Mitchell School in Woodbury, CT. Once again, guests can expect to climb onto tractor-towed wagons and ride around some of the spooky fields and cemeteries in Woodbury. If you're lucky, you may see some of the ghosts, ghouls, zombies and other denizens of the dark that only come out this time of year. Tickets for the hayride are $12 for adults and $6 for children under ten. Tickets sales start each night at 6:30PM at Mitchell School until 9PM. Refreshments are available for sale at the school.

New England Carousel Museum Zombie Ball


95 Riverside Ave., Bristol, CT Phone: 860-585-5411.

The New England Carousel Museum is throwing its first annual Zombie Ball on Friday, October 21, 2016 in celebration of the Halloween season. This 21-plus event begins at 7:00 PM and goes until the witching hour, when the clock strikes midnight. Come in your zombie best or any other costume of your choosing and dance the night away in our haunted ballroom. Prizes will be awarded for most creative costume and best couple/group costume. This is a BYOB event, with snacks, munchies, and a candy bar provided throughout the evening. Admission to this event is $15 per person. Coming in a group? Tables of 8 may be reserved in advance. For more information or to purchase tickets call 860-585-5411.

Homeschool @ the MATT: Contemporary Art


144 Main St, Waterbury, CT Phone: 203-753-0381.

1:00 PM through 3:00 PM. Students ages 6 - 15 are invited to explore the special exhibition of works by contemporary artist Ryan Roa with a museum educator. Ryan's works consists of sculpture, drawing, and video. He is continuously scanning his surroundings, fixating on things in flux that are energized by change and conflict. Afterwards, join us in the Studio to create your own work of art inspired by the contemporary artist's exhibition. $7 includes supplies.

Barnes Nature Center Trailside Tales


501 Wolcott Road, Bristol, CT Phone: 860-583-1234.

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Take a lantern walk through our dark trail to hear the stories of some old Connecticut legends! Not an extremely scary hike; great for kids of ALL ages! $10/person Location: Indian Rock Nature Center

Danbury Historical Society Archives After Dark


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

Friday, October 21 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Join us for an after hour research session in celebration of National Family History Month.

Miranda Vineyard OPEN MIC


42 Ives Rd., Goshen, CT

4:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. Miranda Vineyard has a history of providing a stage for new performers who go on to become quite well-known. We also provide a stage to lots of talented folks who never become famous, but who keep the arts alive and growing for all to enjoy. Open Mic is an important part of Miranda tradition. We currently offer monthly open mic opportunities. Open Mic takes place the last Sunday of EVERY month, year round. Admission is free. This open mic is for all styles of music. Most of what you'll hear is original songs on acoustic instruments, but we warmly welcome whatever you have to offer.

Hickory Stick Bookshop Book Signing Kristi Carlson


2 Green Hill Road, Washington Depot, CT Phone: 860-868-0525 .

The Hickory Stick Bookshop will host an author signing with Kristi Carlson in celebration of her new cookbook, Eat Like a Gilmore (Skyhorse Publishing, $24.99), on Saturday, October 22nd at 2pm.

Newtown The Great Pumpkin Race


45 Main St., Newtown, CT

10 am to 2 pm. Build and decorate your own pumpkin racer or purchase one from the lions. Held behind Edmund Town Hall.