Scoville Memorial Library Author and historian Marty Podskoch discusses his book


38 Main St, Salisbury, CT

4 pm. Connecticut Civilian Conservation Corps Camps: Their Histories, Memories and Legacy". A collaboration of the Salisbury Association Historical Society and the Scoville Memorial Library. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was formed in 1933 as part of President Roosevelt's "New Deal" to alleviate poverty and unemployment during the Great Depression. Twenty-one camps were established in Connecticut towns, state parks, Workers built trails, roads, campsites, and dams; stocked fish; built and maintained fire tower observer's cabins and telephone lines; fought fires; and planted millions of trees. The CCC disbanded in 1942 as men were mobilized to fight in WW II. Podskoch reveals fascinating stories of these camps, the men who inhabited them, and the conservation and construction work they undertook. Marty Podskoch, has written eight books, three on fire towers including Fire Towers of the Catskills: Their History and Lore, and Adirondack Fire Towers: Their History and Lore. He also wrote two volumes of Adirondack Stories and his book, The Adirondack 102 Club: Your Passport & Guide to the North Country, is rated the "Best Selling Travel Book," in the Adirondacks. His two books on the CCC are Adirondack Civilian Conservation Corps Camps and Connecticut Civilian Conservation Corps Camps.

Danbury Artisans Street Fair


Main St., Danbury, CT

11 AM - 7 PM. Street fair will feature everything handmade, from original fine art to upscale crafts. A celebration of indie, artisanal creation, visual and performing arts, and more, the Danbury Artisans Street Fair will feature one-of-a-kind works, whether they be paintings and sculpture, clothing and jewelry, toys and ceramics.

Sunny Valley Preserve Open Farm Day


8 Sunny Valley Lane, New Milford, CT Phone: (860) 355-3716 .

10 am - 3 pm. Stepping onto The Nature Conservancy's Sunny Valley Preserve in New Milford is like stepping back in time. It is a picturesque setting of rustic, working farms that produce fresh, sustainable food for local residents and visitors alike. Once a year, the community joins to celebrate this special place during Open Farm Day—an event that is now in its 25th year. Visit our blog for more details.

White Memorial Foundation The 36th Annual Family Nature Day!


80 Whitehall Road, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-0857.

11 am - 5 pm. Adm. $6. members and kids under 12 free. The day is filled with live animals, guided nature walks, information booths, horse drawn wagon rides, and yummy food provided by The Litchfield Lions Club and AmandaBakes. Shop until you drop at the artisans market. Get in a bidding war at our silent auction. Lots of nature crafts for the kiddies too! Will you be the winner of a trip for two to Iceland with Gerri Griswold in January? That's the first prize in our raffle courtesy of Krummi Travel LLC! So much to do! Feed your mind, body, and soul!

Danbury Military Museum Open Turret Days

09/23/2017 to 09/24/2017

125 Park Ave., Danbury, CT Phone: 203-790-9277.

Once a month, May - Sept., the Military Museum, Inc. opens its doors - literally - to many of our vehicles! Explore the tanks and armoured vehicles that were active in our nation's conflicts and experience what it's like to pilot history. Sat. 10 am - 5 pm, Sun. 12 noon - 5 pm.

Quassy Amusement Park 26th Annual OKTOBERFEST

09/23/2017 to 09/24/2017

2132 Middlebury Rd, Middlebury, CT Phone: 1-800-FOR PARK.

Great German food, live music, dancing and more. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days in the OKTOBERFEST pavilion. Music starts at 1 p.m. Rides operate 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

CT on Tap

09/23/2017 to 09/23/2017

43 Lake Ave Ext, Danbury, CT 06811. Phone: 203-837-9226.

CT on Tap is back for its 4th year on Saturday, September 23rd at Ives Concert Park from 3pm – 6pm (VIP at 2pm). This 3-hour premium event will showcase 100+ releases from some of America’s best craft breweries. Attendees will receive an unlimited sampling of beers in an atmosphere filled with live music, delicious food, and great vendors. Must be 21 or older to attend.

Live Music

Live music and craft beer go together like hops and barley, which is why we’re excited to welcome  The Tone Shifters to the festival. Rock out with these local favorites while sipping brews from across the nation.


Delicious Food

Nothing goes down smoother with craft beer than great food! We’re busy curating some of the area’s favorite local food options to keep your munchies satisfied. Check back closer to the event date for a list of food that will be served at the event.


Fun Games

As if drinking weren’t fun enough all on its own, we’ve got some awesome activities to test your skills while you sip the day away. Find a friend and partake in a bit of friendly competition over a game of Kan Jam, Ladder Golf, Corn Hole, Crown Hole (a cross between corn hole quarters) or Beer Pong! Don’t say we didn’t warn ya’, but luckily for those who lose, the drinks are already paid for.


Tickets (Advance tickets bought by Sept. 17th) $35

Tickets (Advance tickets bought by Sept. 22nd) $40

Tickets (At the door) $45

Tickets (VIP tickets bought by Sept. 17th) $55

Waterbury Symphony Orchestra: Romantic Virtuosity

09/23/2017 to 09/23/2017

750 Chase Parkway, , Waterbury, CT 06708. Phone: 203-574-4283.

Romantic Virtuosity Leif Bjaland, Conductor Natasha Korsakova, violinist  8 pm NVCC Fine Arts Center | 750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury A celebration with friends - what could be better? And Dvorak's boisterous Carnival Overture provides a suitably festive invitation to join the party! Elgar dedicates his Enigma Variations to "my friends pictured within." It is a series of musical portraits of friends, neighbors and fellow musicians who helped him discover his unique musical voice. And one of the WSO's closest musical friends, Russian violinist Natasha Korsakova, will bring her special brand of artistry to this celebration with a performance of Tchaikovsky's popular Violin Concerto. Program; Dvorak Carnival Overture Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto Elgar 'Enigma Variations'

4th Annual Norfolk Land Trust 5K and 10K Trail Race


Norfolk, CT

Our 10-K race is part of the USATF-CT Association Mountain/Ultra/Trail Running Series this year. Common Start and Finish with 10K and 5K Races. Awards and Post-Race Party at Infinity Hall. Every runner gets a free Big Elm Brewing pint glass and a cup of chili. Noon: 10K A challenging loop over Haystack Mountain ,plus 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. 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.

Ridgefield Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off in Ballard Park Share:


Ballard Park, Ridgefield, CT

10 am - 3 pm. Growers from around the region will compete for cash prizes. Pumpkin Weigh Off at Noon with Award Ceremony Following. Plus many great activities: ~ Kids Crafts & Activities ~ Pumpkin Carving Demonstration ~ Meet the Pumpkin Growers & Learn about Growing ~ Exhibitors, Shopping, Farm Stands, Baked Goods ~ Pumpkin Decorating Contest (see details below) ~ Pumpkin Carving Demonstration ~ Farm School: Meet & Learn About Farm Animals from Ridgefield's Henny Penny Farm and Guardians Farm