Ansonia Nature Center Program: Nature's Child: Seeds and Pods


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

NATURE'S CHILD: Seeds and Pods – Fri. Oct. 2, 10 am, We'll learn that some plants produce thousands of seeds, while other types produce only a few, but all natural plant fruits have them for a very special reason. Find out about plants' clever "travel plans" too! TUITION: $7 per child ($5 for family-level FANCI members and Ansonia residents). Please pre-register for this class for preschoolers and their adults.

Lake Compounce Haunted Graveyard

10/02/2015 to 10/31/2015

186 Enterprise Dr., Bristol, CT Phone: (860) 583-3300.

Weekends in October: 2,3,4,9,10,11,16,17,18,23,24,25,30,31. Southern New England's largest Halloween attraction with 23 scary attractions. Event venue at Lake Compounce. Visit website for advance tickets.

Author Talk at White Hart Inn Featuring: Hanya Yanagihara


Main Street, Salisbury, CT 06068.

Join us for the author talk at the White Hart Inn, Salisbury, CT - Saturday, October 3 at 4:30 White Hart Inn, Oblong Books and Scoville Memorial Library join together in a new venture to bring authors to Salisbury. Come and help us make this a success!
Hanya Yanagihara, author of "A Little Life", shortlisted for the 2015 Booker Prize, in conversation with Jonathan Burnham.

Imagine Nation Museum Hosts Family Farm Day---Bristol


1 Pleasant St., Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: 860-314-1400.

Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center will be hosting Family Farm Day at Roberts Orchard located at 125 Hill Street on Saturday, October 3th from 11am-4pm. The rain date is Sunday, October 4th. This family fun filled event will feature a variety of free activities including afternoon hayrides from 2-4pm, pumpkin decorating, face painting, hands on activities, performers and much more! The Build a Scarecrow Shindig will be taking place from 12-3pm where families are welcome to bring clothes to decorate their Scarecrow or choose from bins of clothes donated by Savers of Bristol. The 14th annual Odor-Eaters Rotten Sneaker Contest will be held at 2pm where children ages 5-15 are invited to enter this free zany beauty contest.

Imagine Nation Museum--14th Odor-Eaters Rotten Sneaker Contest--Bristol


1 Pleasant St., Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: 860-314-1400.

The Imagine Nation Museum will be sponsoring the 14th Odor-Eaters Rotten Sneaker Contest® on Saturday, October 3rd at 2:00pm sharp at Roberts Orchards, 125 Hill Street in Bristol. Children ages 5-15 are invited to enter this zany beauty contest where a team of judges will be looking for the most worn out and smelliest pair of sneakers they can find! Contestants will take to the runway to show off their famed, foul-looking, and stinky sneakers to our prestigious team of Odorologists. Contestants must be wearing their own sneakers that have been naturally worn out. The winner of this regional contest will receive lots of fame, Odor-Eaters Products®, $200.00, and the Golden Sneaker Award. The winner will also compete in the National Contest to be held at Ripley's Believe It or Not! in New York City. Please register by calling the museum at 860-314-1400. Registrations will also be accepted at the museum booth at Roberts Orchards the day of the event between 12:00-1:45pm.

Sharon Audubon Offers Tour of Raptor Aviaries


325 Cornwall Bridge Rd., Sharon, CT 06069. Phone: 860-364-0520.

Sharon Audubon is offering a tour of its raptor aviaries on Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 10 to 11AM and 5 to 6PM.  Fifteen non-releaseable raptors are on display.  Learn about the life histories  and stories behind some of Audubon Sharon's beloved animal ambassadors, including bald eagles and peregrine falcons.  $5 fee which goes to the care and support of the birds.

The Silo Cooking Class: Bread and Pizza Workshop-New Milford


44 Upland Rd., New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: 860-355-0300.

Bread and Pizza Workshop Saturday, October 3rd | 11am-2pm -- You might just want to live on bread after you've mastered making your own. Let "bread-head" Catherine Felix show you how with tasty versions of bread and pizza. Chef Catherine Felix. Participation, $100.Menu: Basic White Bread and variations. Honey Whole Wheat Bread -- Pizza Foccacia with different toppings
English Muffins and variations Flaky Biscuits; Irish Soda Bread.

St Michael's Village Fair - Litchfield


25 South Street, Litchfield, CT Phone: (860) 567-8816.

St. Michael’s Annual Village Fair will be held at St. Michael’s Parish, 25 South Street in Litchfield on October 3, 2015.  The Fair, which is open from 10am-4pm, will offer games and activities for children of all ages, a  huge indoor tag sale, bake sale, Oktoberfest food booth with bratwurst, homemade sauerkraut and pulled pork sandwiches, and a 11am Pet Blessing in front of the church.  The Litchfield Volunteer Fire Company will offer tours of a fire truck and will conduct a boot drop collection in front of the church.  Proceeds of the Fair will benefit the Torrington Community Soup Kitchen and St. Michael’s Parish.

Scoville Memorial Library Program: Agricultural Poisons: Agrotoxins, Food and Health --Salisbury


38 Main St., Salisbury, CT 06068. Phone: 860-435-2838.

Due to renovations at the SMLibrary the following program has been moved:  Scoville Sustainable Backyard Series. Agricultural Poisons: Agrotoxins, Food and Health presented by Betsy Glassman will now meet across the street at the Salisbury town hall, 2nd floor, at the same time, October 3 at 5:00 p.m.

Tom Hanford , Folksongs at The Cornwall Farm Market


Sharon Goshen Tyke., West Cornwall, CT Phone: 860- 672-6545.

Saturday October 3. , 9:30 - 12:30 - Tom Hanford , Folksongs at the Cornwall Farm Market in West Cornwall just up from the Covered Bridge on the Wish House Lawn at 413 Sharon Goshen Tnpk. West Cornwal. Visit the websites for more informaiton or