Annual Blessing of Animals - Lourdes in Litchfield - Litchfield


83 Montford Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-1041.

On Sat. Annual Blessing of Animals will take place this afternoon at 4:00 PM in the Grotto Plaza.

Autumn Festival at Flanders Nature Center

10/01/2011 to 10/01/2011

5 Church Hill Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: (203) 263-3711.

It's a Flanders tradition! Celebrate the change of seasons at the Farm with the day-long Autumn Festival, made possible in part by the generosity of Naugatuck Savings Bank and Commecticut Community Foundation. Hundreds turn out for the celebration which features a myriad of entertainment, exhibits and events, including hayrides, crafts and children's activities, woodworking, food vendors, live farm animals and much more. Check back soon for more details. Location: Sugar House and Trail House, Van Vleck Farm and  Nature Sanctuary. Cost: $5 per person | $15 per family | $20 per group of 8  or more.

Heroic Beethoven Concert at the Naugatuck Valley Community College

10/01/2011 to 10/01/2011

750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT 06789. Phone: 203-574-4283.

This is our season opening concert featuring music by Beethoven.  The Fifth Connecticut Regiment will be putting on a military reenactment as well.  This is a must see concert!

Book Signing - Images of America Series “Roxbury & Bridgewater “ The Institute for American Indian Studies


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

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Did you know the town of Bridgewater was originally known as Shepaug Neck and Roxbury was first named Shepaug Plantation? The word Shepaug is an Algonkian word meaning "great pond*" referring to the river that runs throughbothtowns. ThenewestadditiontothepopularImagesofAmerica series is Roxbury and Bridgewater from local authors Jeannine Green and Ei- leen M. Buchheit. The histories of Roxbury and Bridgewater from settle- ment to ecclesiastical society to incorporated town are supplemented with over 200 vintage images and memories of days gone.    Books will be avail- able for purchase.    *from "Indian Place Names of New England" by John C. Huden
Fee: Included in regular museum admission; IAIS Members Free

A Change of Season at Hunt Hill Farm


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

A Change of Season, a poetry and music program celebrating change. Featured artists are writers David Leff, Florin Firimita, Ira Joe Fisher, and Davyne Verstandig with musicians Doug White, Christopher Casey, Anne Berry and Ryan Caparella. A "meet and greet" reception will be held following the program and will feature wines from Hopkins Vineyard and light food from The Silo Cooking School. Thanks to a grant from The New Milford Commission on the Arts, this program is free and open to the public. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling (860) 355-0300 or e-mailing

Family Day at Action Wildlife-Goshen


337 Torrington Rd., Goshen, CT 06756. Phone: 860-491-9191.

On Saturday, October 2, 2011 from 10AM to 5PM  Action Wildlife will hold their annyal Family Day offering a special Family Day price of $20 car load (up to 8 people), hayrides, $2 per person--kids on the hayride will receive a free pumpkin.  Snack Shack. Special rates for burgers, dogs and fries.  This event is weather permitting-- please remember that the Park is closed when it rains.  During light rain or drizzle we usually stay open.  Action Wildlife is wheelchair accessible.

Program on Bats in Connecticut at The Seymour Historical Society


59 West St, Seymour, CT 06483. Phone: (203) 888-7471..

A program on the bats of Connecticut, presented by expert Geri Griswold of White Memorial Foundation in Litchfield CT.

Newtown Historical Society Program--Life of First Lady Dolly Madison


44 Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470. Phone: 203-426-5937.

On Monday, October 3,2011 at 7:30PM in the community room of the Booth Library, the Newtown Historical Society will present a program on the life and activities of First Lady Dolley Madison.  The presentation wil be by Carolyn Ivanoff.  All programs are free and open to the pubic.  Refreshments will be served following the presentation.  Please note the change in date from the Society's regular presentations.  Call for further information.

Newtown Historical Society: “An Evening with Dolly Madison” Presentation


25 Main St., Newtown, CT Phone: 203-426-5937.

7:30 pm. CH Booth Library. Dressed as Dolly Madison, Carolyn Ivanoff will relate her role in the presidency of James Madison. Learn about her introduction of ice cream to America and about Easter egg rolls on the White House lawn, as well as her heroic role in the War of 1812.

Wood Acres Farm Hosts Local Plymouth Author Judy Giguere


68 Griffin Rd., Terryville, CT 06786. Phone: 888-313-2665.

On Tuesday, October 4, 2011 from 5 to 8PM at the Banquet Barn at Wood Acres Farm local Plymouth Author Judy Giguere will discuss her book--Plymouth Revisited.  The book boasts more than 200 vintage photographs and memories of days gone by.  Come and enjoy a free carriage ride too.