WCSU Faculty Jazz Ensemble


43 Lake Ave. Extension, Danbury, CT 06811.

The WCSU Faculty Jazz Ensemble, featuring Jimmy Greene, will perform at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus. The event will be free and open to the public. Donations to support the Department of Music will be accepted. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

Appalachian Trail Movie Night at Peter Becks Village Store - Salisbury


192 Main Street, Salisbury, CT

Appalachian Trail Movie Night at Peter Becks Village Store  on Friday, October 3 from 6-7:30 PM.
The Appalachian Trail (A.T.) goes right through Salisbury. It not only is a great place for recreation and pushing personal boundaries, but it is a conservation corridor.  Join Peter Becks and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy to celebrate this National Scenic Trail. Watch a National Geographic movie on the A.T. Before the movie, Silvia Cassano, of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, will share her knowledge about the A.T. in the area, and different ways you can get involved in stewarding the trail. There are more opportunities than trail work. There is something for everyone! Get excited about the A.T.! Visit http://www.ct-amc.org/trails/index.shtm for more information on the A.T. in Connecticut.

White Memorial Conservation Center Program: Hawk Talk with Paul Currier


Route 202, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-0857.

On October 3, 2014 t 7PM at the A.B. Ceder Room at the White Memorial Conservation Center Paul Carrier will give a talk on Hawks.  Paul Carrier is very active in the annual Hawk Watch and migration for this area.  Learn about identifying raptors that are often very difficult to ID from your place on terra firma and theirs so high above.  Members $10; Non-Members: $15. 

Ansonia Nature Center Program: Nature's Child: Leafy Critters


10 Deerfield Lane, Ansonia, CT 06401. Phone: 203-736-1053.

Ansonia Nature Center offers a program:  NATURE'S CHILD: Leafy Critters - Fri. Oct. 3,10:30 am. Join Wendy to create an animal out of leaves that have already fallen from trees and shrubs in the park. Do you wonder why leaves change color? Come to find out! TUITION: $7.00 per child ($5.00 for family-level FANCI members and Ansonia residents). Please register in advance for this class for preschool children and their adults.

Palace Theater Presents Harry Anderson in "Harry The Hat Tonight"--Waterbury


100 East Main St., Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-346-2000.

Harry Anderson in "Harry The Hat Tonight"10/3/14 at 8:00 PM. Best known for the role of Judge Harry T. Stone on the television series "Night Court," Harry Anderson has had eight appearances on "Saturday Night Live," over ten appearances on The "Tonight Show with Johnny Carson," and a recurring guest role as con man "Harry the Hat" on "Cheers." As a renowned performer, author and creator of magical effects within the magic community, Anderson has also been the star of numerous stage, screen, and television productions. He has toured extensively as a magician and performed several magic/comedy shows for broadcast, including "Harry Anderson's Sideshow." In 2005, he opened a New Orleans nightclub called "Oswald's Speakeasy," where he honed his one man show "Harry the Hat Tonight" to technical and comedic perfection. It is with pride that Mirtollucci & Sons are the first to bring this hysterical and confounding evening of entertainment to the audiences in the North East. Check the website for further information.

Bethel - Blessing of the Pets at St Thomas


95 Greenwood Ave., Bethel, CT Phone: 203-743-1494.

11 a.m. Bring your pet to the Bethel Municipal Center Gazebo this Saturday to participate in St. Thomas' Blessing of Pets. Rain location is St. Thomas' Church.

Sunset Meadow Vineyards Hosts Grape Stomp--Goshen


599 Old Middle Rd./Rte. 63, Goshen, CT 06756. Phone: 860-201-4654.

Stomp for a Cause" – Grape Stomp at Sunset Meadow Vineyards will take place at Sunset Meadow Vineyards, 599 Old Middle Street, Goshen, CT, on Saturday, October 4, 2014 beginning at 2:00 pm. The event is sponsored by Sunset Meadow Vineyards in conjunction with their annual harvest.  A day of great entertainment, wine tastings and stomping are planned during what is scheduled to be a peak foliage weekend in the Litchfield Hills.  Registration Fee is $5.00 per Participant with all proceeds benefiting the Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut.  Participants can choose to stomp in teams or individually.  Adults 21 and over only.Rain date:  Sunday, October 5, 2014.

Eric Sloane Museum - The Artist Who Loved the Sky: Cloudscapes, Weather and the World of Eric Sloane


Route 7 (31 Kent-Cornwall Rd.), Kent, CT Phone: (860) 927-3849.

Eric Sloane’s biographer, Dr. James Mauch, will be giving an informal talk at the Eric Sloane Museum in Kent on Saturday, October 4th at 11:00 AM. Dr. Mauch will be discussing Sloane’s reverence for the sky and clouds and his techniques for depicting them during this talk. Several works by the artist will be on hand to serve as reference sources throughout the talk. The talk is free but admission applies to tour the museum. The museum is open Thursday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. This outdoor event is free but regular admission applies to visit the museum. Adults $8.00, Senior Citizens, $6.00, Children 6 to 17, $5.00.



Gregory James Gallery Exhibit: Artist Thomas C. Adkins

10/04/2014 to 11/04/2014

93 Park Lane Rd., New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: 860-354-3436.

Contemporary realist and Connecticut native Thomas C. Adkins will present 30 new works, both Plein Air and studio paintings in a one-man show, Pastoral Solitudes," at the Gregory Jame Gallery in New Milford.  Opening reception on October 4, 2014 from 5 to 7PM.  Exhibit runs through November 4th. 

Institute of American Indian Studies - From the Earth and The Sea; Annual Clambake and Drumming Fundraiser


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

On Saturday 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Good food and music will always bring people together! We invite you to join with IAIS staff, members and friends for our fourth annual clambake and drumming fundraiser. Enjoy traditional indigenous foods of lobster, clams, corn and potatoes, then listen to the sounds of Native drumming around the campfire in our replicated Algonkian Village. Join us with host Terri Many Feathers Delahanty (Cree)for an evening filled with good food, good company and good drumming. Feel free to bring your own chairs, blankets, beverages/libations, drums and rattles. Registration and prepayment required by September 6th. Fee: $40 Adults; $35 IAIS Members; $10 Kids 12 and under (hot dogs, chips & lemonade)