Hopkins Vineyard Night Owl Live Music


25 Hopkins Rd., New Preston, CT Phone: 860-868-7954.

1 p.m. - 4 PM featuring  the Hummingbird Band. Free. 

Miranda Vineyard OPEN MIC


42 Ives Rd., Goshen, CT Phone: 860-491-9906 .

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.

Litchfield Historical Society Walking Tour Lecture: Benjamin Tallmadge Fact and Fiction


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

3 p.m. Free for members; $5 for non-members

Mattatuck Museum - Studio @ the Matt: Drawing the Figure


144 West Main St. , Waterbury, CT Phone: Phone: (203) 753-0381 x130 .

2 p.m. - 5 p.m. All level adult artists (18+) are invited to the Museum's drop-in life drawing session. Led by Post University art instructor Sheri Schwartz, the Museum will provide a nude figure model for a class devoted to exploring the fundamentals of capturing the figure, including chiaroscuro, gesture drawing, portraiture, proportion, and fore-shortening. Artists are invited to bring their own drawing materials and equipment. Short exercises and demonstration for the first 30 minutes followed by 2.5 hours of the model posing. Non-Members $ 25.00, Members $ 15.00, Student with Valid College ID $ 10.00.

Keeler Tavern Museum and Garden Republic of Spin: An Inside History of the American Presidency


132 Main St., Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203.438.5485.

Politico columnist and Rutgers Univ. professor Dr. David Greenberg speaks on the interplay between the media and U.S. presidents over the past century, the topic of his 2016 book, Republic of Spin. He will provide historical perspective on the 2016 presidential election. 4:00 PM Garden House at Keeler Tavern Museum $25/person ($20 for members, $15 for students). Light refreshments and book signing follow the lecture.

The Institute of American Indian Studies Artifact Identification Day


38 Curtis Rd, Washington, CT Phone: 860-868-0518.

4 p.m. Join the conversation as Director of Research & Collections, Lucianne Lavin, Ph.D., identifies and provides interesting commentary about your local stone objects and Native American cultural items. While we can't appraise or speculate about the value of an object, we can certainly talk about who, what, when, where and the how of your mystery items! Included in regular museum admission of: $8 Adults; $6 Seniors; $5 Children; IAIS Members Free

Merryall Center for the Arts - Antiques Appraisal Fair and Tag Sale


8 Chapel Hill Road, New Milford, CT Phone: (860) 354-7264.

Your chance to find out what that unusual item is worth at our version of the famous PBS show. Local experts will provide informal evaluations of your treasures. We're adding a tag sale, curated by Gary Pellitier of New Milford's On The Hunt. $15 for your first item; $10 each additional item

Norfolk Land Trust Barbour Woods Trail Race


10 Station Place, Norfolk, CT

Common Start and Finish with 10K and 5K Races. Noon: 10K This year we are adding a challenging loop over Haystack Mountain to the classic 5K-trail race through Barbour Woods. This course begins on the same route as the 5K, but jumps off of the Sunset Trail onto the South Dam, crosses Rt. 272N and ascends through a grassy meadow onto an intense single track up Norfolk's iconic Haystack Mountain. Summit at the Haystack Tower, and descend down the mountainside on a carriage path to meet up with the Crossover Trail-- a single track that winds along the mountainside and brings you back to the park's main entrance where you will cross over the South Dam, run along a grassy section of old railroad bed and back into the woods onto a beautiful gladed wetland to the finish. Pre-registration is $15. 12:30: 5K A challenging and scenic race through picturesque Barbour Woods. The course is a mixture of single and double track. Climb up Beech Hill for a view of Haystack Mountain, run on carriage roads beside historic Killarney Bridge, descend down the dry dam to a flat stretch of railroad bed, ascend through woodlands and finally along a gladed wetland, known as the Swamp Trail to the finish. Pre-registation is $15

East Haddam Stage Company’s "Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Speckled Band"

09/25/2016 to 09/25/2016

243 Church Street, Naugatuck, CT 06770. Phone: (203) 729-4591. Fax: (203) 723-1820.

Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Kandie Carle (“The Victorian Lady”) returns to direct a live-action “radio” drama of the original on-air script from Connecticut’s own William Gillette’s legendary portrayal of the Victorian sleuth. Don’t miss the classic sound effects, audience participation, and cast of 4 actors playing 7 characters! Question & Answer session to follow the play. Call Whittemore Library for more information- (203) 729-4591. 

Reptiles & Amphibians with Riverside Reptiles

09/27/2016 to 09/27/2016

243 Church Street, Naugatuck, CT 06770. Phone: (203) 729-4591. Fax: (203) 723-1820.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. Explore the wonderful world of reptiles and amphibians when Brian Kleinman will present to an all-ages audience a variety of these similar, yet different, groups of animals. Learn about their natural history and importance of conservation efforts. If you ever wanted to pet a lizard, stare into the eyes of a huge toad, or touch a giant python – this may be your chance! Call Whittemore Library for more information or to register- (203) 729-4591.