Litchfield Historical Society Program: 4 Week Discussion on the End of Slavery in America

10/23/2015 to 11/13/2015

South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4501.

Join Stephen McGrath, retired Central Connecticut State University professor, for a four-week course exploring the end of slavery in America. During the program, America at 150: The End of Slavery, participants will discuss how the end of slavery, an institution that had been around since 1619, led to the Civil War. The program will take place on four Fridays, from 10 to 11:15 a.m. Meetings will be held on October 23, October 30, November 6 and November 13.This program is free. Recommended for adult audiences. Space is limited and registration is required. Payment is required at time of registration.

Sharon Historical Society Presents Brent Collley: Engaging Talk on Mark Twain


49 Amenia Rd., Sharon, CT 06069. Phone: 860-364-5688.

On October 23, 2015 Sharon Historical Society President Brent Colley will give an engaging talk on Mark Twain. Jointly sponsored by the Sharon Historical Society and the Sharon Playhouse, the lecture will take place at the Sharon Playhouse at 49 Amenia Rd. in Sharon Drinks will be available starting at 6:00 pm and the "trouble will begin" at 7pm! This event is free and open to the public but reservations are requested.

Keeler Tavern Museum Barn Tag Sale--Ridgefield

10/23/2015 to 10/25/2015

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

Barn Tag Sale at Keeler Tavern on  Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 23 – 25, 2015 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM at the  Carriage Barn. Free. Proceeds of this sale of used household goods, furniture, and decorative items help to fund the Museum's ongoing improvements to the Cass Gilbert Carriage Barn.

Keeler Tavern Museum Tag Sale at the Carriage Barn

10/23/2015 to 10/25/2015

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

Tag Sale to benefit the restoration of the Cass Gilbert Carriage Bar.  Call for more information

6th Annual Plymouth Pumpkinfest


572 Main St., Plymouth, CT 06782. Phone: 860-921-6118.

The 6th Annual Plymouth Pumpkinfest will be held Sat. Oct 24 from 5-6:30pm on the Plymouth Green, on the corner of Main St and North St. Admission is free, and all are encouraged to bring carved pumpkins at 5pm to be displayed on the steps of the Plymouth Congregational Church. Prizes will be awarded by age group. The jack-o’-lanterns will be lit at dusk for a “gourd”geous sight! This year’s events include an all ages costume parade (led by a bagpiper!), face painting, antique tractors, kids games, arts activities, potato sack races, a bounce house, and music provided by Down Home Frolic. The Plymouth Congregational Church will have a church supper and the Plymouth Baptist Church will provide free cider. There will be a lantern tour of the Burying Ground at 6:30pm ($5 adults). Bring flashlights. No reservations necessary. Free space is available for artisans to sell their work. Call 860-921-6118 to reserve a spot. This year’s Pumpkinfest is cosponsored by the Beautification Committee and the Parks and Recreation Department.

Sharon Land Trust Hosts Workshop on Invasive Plants


Main St., Sharon, CT 06069.

Sharon Land Trust will hold a free workshop on managing invasive plants on private property on October 24, 2015 at 10AM at the Town Hall.  Tom Zetterstrom, photographer and defender of northeast woodlands will speak on the challenge confronting invasive plants on forest and public trees.  Public invited.  

Warner Music Fest 2015 at Warner Theatre--Torrington


Main St., Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-489-7180.

On Saturday, October 24th beginning at 7:00 pm, Stache, The Loft, Western Lands Trio, Ian Campbell and Switch Factory will band together on the Main Stage for an evening of music and entertainment to benefit the Warner Theatre. Each band will perform a set at the 3 hour festival, held in the Main Theatre. Brothers Mike Wilson, Jon Wilson and friend Matt Terzian are Stache, who play a wide variety of music ranging from folk and classic rock to hip-hop and current top 100 hits. The Loft is a four-piece band comprised of talented Litchfield High School students Devlin Tenney, Thomas Duffany, Chris Cotton and Chris Coolbeth who play classic rock, modern rock and the Blues. The Western Lands Trio formed over chili and corn bread in April 2012 when Jerry Geci, Mike Delay and John Fulkerson, all of Litchfield, discovered they knew many of the same folk tunes of Woody Guthrie and the Kingston Trio. Their blend of guitar and banjo with harmonizing and fun will bring back memories of days when folk music tunes were widely popular.

Audubon Center at Bent of the River Hosts OWL Prowl & Campfire--Southbury


185 East Flat Hill Rd., Southbury, CT 06488. Phone: 203-264-5098 Ext. 111.

OWL Prowl & Campfire--Saturday, October 24 6:30 pm. Join us for an evening hike, games, stargazing, and an old fashion campfire. Learn nature skills like how to attract night flying insects and find nocturnal creatures with flashlights. All ages welcome. Space is limited, so be sure to register in advance!$5 per person.  Call to register.

Thomaston Public Library Program: Tarantula Terror


Main St., Thomaston, CT 06787. Phone: 860-283-4339.

On October 24, 2015 at noon at the Thomaston Public Library a program:  Tarantula Terror with David LaManna will be held.  He will show his audience live Mexican Fire-Leg Tarantuals and Goliath Birdeater Tarantuals.  Before getting to see the live spiders, the audience will also have an opportunity to touch a preserved spider.  Registration is required. 

Empty Bowl Supper in Falls Village


16 Beebe Hill Rd., Falls Village, CT 06031. Phone: 860-824-0194.

On Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 5:30 to 7:30PM the Falls Village Congregational Church will hold an Empty Bowl Supper.  Guests may choose from a collection of bowls.  A variety of soups bread and desserts will be offered.  Tickets: $10 for ages 12 and up, $5 for children.