New England Carousel Museum - Fun with Carousel Animal Drawing

09/18/2017 to 10/25/2017

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

September 18 and September 25. 4-5:30 pm. $40 per student all materials are supplied. Join art educators for a series of afternoons among the animals! Learn the basics of drawing animals from horses and zebras to giraffes and lions. Children will use the carousel museum's colorful menagerie for inspiration as they follow step-by-step instructions and use their own creativity to create an array of drawings during this four week period. This program is designed for elementary school aged children of all levels and talents.

Flanders Nature Center “Amazing Bulbs” Gardening Program

09/19/2017

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

10 am In the last of a four part series on how to achieve the best results from your garden, this September program is designed to help you get the most from spring flower bulbs. Participants will learn the techniques on how to keep spring bulbs coming back to bloom each year. The cultivation requirements and several tips will be discussed to ensure successful repeat blooming. The presentation will also cover bulb and flower combinations for early, mid and late spring flowering. The program series is led by professional gardener Fabienne Audette, owner of Nibbling Brook Gardens. Fabienne received a Master of Science in Horticulture at Ohio State University and has had a lifelong passion and years of experience in gardening.

Deer Pond Farm Fall Evening Bird Walk

09/19/2017

57 Wakeman Hill Road, Sherman, CT

6 pm. We will hike on the sanctuary trails looking for birds as we keep an eye to the sky for nighttime travelers. The hike is 2 -3 miles of moderate hilly terrain. Bring binoculars, bug spray and a flashlight. Reservations are required for all Deer Pond Farm activities. To register online click here. Free for members and $5 for non-members.

Oliver Wolcott Library Lecture

09/20/2017

160 South Street, Litchfield, CT

7-8 pm. The Other Alcott A Conversation with Author Elise Hooper. We all know the story of the March sisters, heroines of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women. But while everyone cheers on Jo March, based on Louisa herself, Amy March is often the least favorite sister. Now, it's time to learn the truth about the real "Amy," Louisa's sister, May. Elise Hooper's debut novel conjures the fascinating, untold story of May Alcott - Louisa's youngest sister and an artist in her own right.

Flanders Nature Center Flanders Photography Club Open House

09/20/2017

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

7 pm the Studio. An evening of beautiful outdoor photography; nature, wildlife, and landscape images presented by some of the Flanders Photography Club, along with stories behind the photos. A chance to see some great photography, ask questions "how did they get that shot" and learn a little more about photography. Popcorn and soft drink will be provided.

Oliver Wolcott Library Lecture

09/21/2017

160 South Street, Litchfield, CT

7-8 pm. Walking to Listen: 4,000 Miles Across America with Author Andrew Forsthoefel. Walking to Listen: 4,000 Miles Across America, One Story at a Time is a memoir of one young man's coming of age on a journey across America - told through the stories of the people of all ages, races, and inclinations he meets along the way.

Military Museum BRISTOL’S PARTICIPTION IN THE BATTLE OF SEICHEPREY” 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF WW1

09/21/2017

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

7 pm. at Bristol Historical Society. While the small town of Bristol, Connecticut was quiet in the wee hours of April 20, 1918, the most shocking time in its military history was beginning 3,600 miles away in the ruined town of Seicheprey, France. As Bristol slept, its men who were part of the Yankee Division's 102nd Infantry were deafened by a massive, unrelenting German bombardment.Those green troops were about to make history by participating in the first significant engagement fought by the
American Expeditionary Forces in World War I. What followed was vicious hand to hand fighting with 3,200 attacking German storm troopers in the trenches, in the woods, and in the village. When the fighting ceased, 18 Bristol men from Company D were wounded, almost two dozen were captured, and a total of 8 Bristol men died, all within just 24 hours. Timothy Denehy from the Memorial Military Museum will share memorable stories of some of those men. Artifacts from the WWI exhibit in The Jack Denehy Gallery will be passed among the audience. Refreshments will be served and donations are gratefully accepted.

Bristol Mum Festival

09/21/2017 to 09/24/2017

70 Memorial Boulevard, Bristol, CT Phone: (860) 584-6100.

Take part in a Fall event like no other. The Mum Festival has been an epic fall festival in Bristol's history. Once known as the Mum City, Bristol was famous for this colorful flower, and through the years proud Fall festivities were put on by residents for all in the region to enjoy! Free Admission, Entertainment & Parking DATES: * Thursday, Sept 21 from 5 pm to 9 pm, Art & Jazz Gala Event, Food Trucks, and LIVE music night! Amusement Rides & Midway opens at 6:00 PM on Thursday. * Friday, Sept 22 from 5 pm to 10 pm, Food Trucks, and LIVE music night! Amusement Rides & Midway opens from 6:00 PM on Friday . * Saturday, Sept 23 from 12 pm to 10 pm, MUM FESTIVAL DAY Amusement Rides & Midway opens at Noon on Saturday. Wrist Bands Available!! * Sunday Sept 24 from 12 pm to 6 pm, Mum Festival Day plus Parade @ 1:30 pm. Amusement Rides & Midway opens at Noon on Sunday and will run until 7:00 PM. Wrist Bands Available!! What: Over the course of the weekend the 2017 Mum Fest will feature a carnival, dozens of vendors from area businesses, crafters, local producers, restaurants, food trucks, community organizations, non profits, and museums, in addition to games, children's programming, adult beverages, all-day live music and entertainment, a car show and so much more! The event will be held in downtown Bristol at Memorial Boulevard [Field] (70 Memorial Boulevard for GPS) and the surrounding areas, where parking, including handicap parking, will be available too.

Infinity Hall RODNEY CROWELL

09/21/2017

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

8 pm. Rodney Crowell has been doing this for a while. In fact, his career has been so long and varied that you have to specify exactly which this you're talking about. There's the record-making, which dates back to 1978 (when he released Ain't Living Long Like This), peaked commercially a decade later (with Diamonds & Dirt, which yielded five number-one country hits), and has only grown in sophistication and power in recent years. There's the fiercely lyrical and personal songwriting, which has attracted the attention of everyone from Bob Seger (who famously covered "Shame On the Moon") to Keith Urban (who had a number-one hit with "Making Memories of Us"). And then there's the autobiographical writing, which extends beyond the music world to a memoir, Chinaberry Sidewalks, which was published in 2011.

Ridgefield The Carnival Comes to Town!

09/22/2017 to 09/24/2017

195 Danbury Rd, Ridgefield, CT

A wide variety of rides and amusements will once again fill the grounds of the Ridgefield Recreation Center on September 22-24, 2016 to benefit the Ridgefield Prevention Council. Midway by Tufano Amusement Company. riday, September 22: 6:00-10:00 p.m., Saturday, September 23: 4:00-10:00 p.m., Sunday, September 24: 1:00-5:00 p.m.