The Silo OktoberFest


Upland Road, New Milford, CT Phone: 860-355-0300.

6-9 pm. Ff you have ever been to an authentic OktoberFest, you know that it is a fun celebration of great food and drink. Though we are a long way from Germany, there is no reason we cannot enjoy some of the same in The Silo kitchen. Join us to learn how to recreate some classic German fare. Chef Blythe Roberts will guide you in this hands-on participation class and will share his secrets to an authentic German Beef Rouladen accompanied by Homemade Spaetzle Dumplings and other "must-have" side dishes. This is sure to be a fun-filled celebration of tastes.

Flanders Nature Center Needle Felting with Rachel Gerowe


Church Hill Road , Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-3711.

3 pm.  Rachel Gerowe of Redbarn Originals will lead a workshop on needle felting an easy-to-learn craft that involves using a barbed needle to sculpt wool. The featured kit of the month is a trio of small birds. People also have the option of choosing from a large variety of other available kits ranging in price from $15 to $35. Most kits include enough materials to make one sculpture in class and another at home. Participants can save $5 if they bring their own needles and foam. Have your own needle felting project going? For $10 bring it to class and receive guidance and support on it.

Bristol Historical Society Hollywood Movie Magic


98 Summer St, Bristol, CT Phone: 860-583-6309.

7 pm. Part 2. Presented by film historians Cortlandt Hull and Bob Adamczyk. They will concentrate on various film techniques including 3-D and wide screen formats from 1940's to the present. Cortlandt will talk about the technological advances made, illustrated by segments shown on film as well as video. How the film industry was involved with World War II and how film theaters were affected by the advent of television in the 1950's. Bring your cameras as original movie props will be on display. Refreshments will be served. Cost if FREE to BHS members, $5.00 to non-members.



20 Greenwoods Rd. W, Norfolk, CT Phone: 866-666-6306.

8 pm. Phenom doesn't even begin to touch how good this guy is and has become. Blew everyone away when he guest spotted with Buddy Guy at 8 years old, his band is filled with long time pros, the guitar itself is merely another part of Quinn's body. Already being compared to the greats like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Clapton, Derek Trucks, Jimi Hendrix, and more. We get to have him in Norfolk...the house will be rocking. Grab your tickets now and don't miss out!!

Phantom of the Opera in Waterbury


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

In honor of The Phantom of the Opera playing at the Palace Theater and some of the original costumes on display at the Mattatuck Museum, the two organizations are pleased to co-host PHANTOMPHEST on Friday, October 27 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Join the Palace Theater and Mattatuck Museum for a masquerade cocktail reception and exclusive preview of the original Maria Björnson costumes from the first production of The Phantom of the Opera. Enjoy music, hors-d'oeuvres and surprise guest appearances in the Museum's Orton P. Camp, Jr. History Exhibit surrounded by exquisite costumes from the original production of The Phantom of The Opera.

New England Carousel Museum Zombie Ball


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

This 21-plus event begins at 8:00 PM with a Coney Island Freak Show in honor of the exhibit INK: The History and Ritual of Tattoo & Body Art. The ghastly evening continues as the undead make their way up to our haunted ballroom at 9:00PM for dancing and other spooktacular festivities. Toast the witching hour with us when the clock strikes midnight, as this hair-raising party goes until 1:00AM. Come in your zombie best or other spooky attire, all costumes are welcome -however, zombies are highly encouraged. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes, zombie and otherwise. This is a BYOB event, with snacks, a candy bar, and local fare available throughout the evening. There will also be tarot card readings, photos with Leo the lion & henna tattoos. Some food and activities may require a small additional fee. Don't miss the fun! Admission to this event is $20 per person or $25 at the door.

White Memorial Conservation Center Star Party!


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

This astronomy program is organized by members of the Litchfield Hills Amateur Astronomy Club and the Mattatuck Astronomical Society. Tonight's topic is Astroimaging. Weather permitting, there will be Star gazing after the program. 7:00 P.M., A.B. Ceder Room. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. You are invited to bring your own telescope or binoculars. FREE... Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center's programming expenses.

Naugatuck Historical Society Hillside Cemetery Tour


1 Cross St, Naugatuck, CT

5 pm. join us for a tour of the Hillside Cemetery, meet some of the "people" buried there along the way.

Flanders Nature Center Farm School


Church Hill Road , Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-3711.

9:30 am. It's harvest time so let's take a hayride to the pumpkin patch. Be prepared to meet a friendly scarecrow that passes out some treats! We will learn about the lifecycle of a pumpkin, our busy bee pollinators and pick your own pumpkin for a pumpkin painting party! (please dress for a mess)



43 Lake Ave. Extension , Danbury, CT Phone: (203) 837-8403 .

Oktoberfest Jazz will be at 8 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Western's large jazz ensembles will perform big band classics from the Thad Jones and Charlie Parker libraries. Frankensax is led by Andrew Beals, the Jazz Ensemble is led by Jimmy Greene and the Jazz Orchestra is led by Jamie Begian.