Warren annual 5K Cider Run

10/01/2016

Brick School Road, Warren, CT

10 am. The race features a fast out and back USATF certified course. The surrounding area will be stunning with autumn color as the race takes place at beautiful Warren Woods Park on Brick School Road. The race will feature some delicious treats such as apple cider donuts, apple cider, an assortment of fruit and more. After the KIDS FUN RUN at 9:45 a.m. for kids 12 and under participants will get free pumpkins to paint . The top three overall male and female finishers and first finishers in each age group will receive a prize. Those seeking additional information or to register may visit fastracttiming.com

LOURDES IN LITCHIFELD - BLESSING OF ANIMALS

10/01/2016

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

4:00PM. Come with your pets large or small to the grotto for this simple but festive blessing.

Highland Lake 10K Luau

10/01/2016

West Lake Street, Winsted, CT

9 am.  Enjoy a scenic 10K trek around beautiful Highland Lake in this Luau-themed run! Come dressed in your favorite Hawaiian attire, throw on a grass skirt, a lei and compete on this mostly flat course with a few gradual climbs.10K run/walk, kids one mile run, 2 mile walk option. Door prizes, water stations, race awards. Rain or Shine. Race Day registration is $30.

St Michael’s Fall Fair and Tag Sale

10/01/2016

25 South Street, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-9465.

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Shop the Tag Sale for treasures and deals. Bring the kids for bounce house fun, crafts, face painting, and more. Stop by the Bake Sale for homemade treats and seasonal goodies. Save room for lunch at the Food Tent, featuring an Oktoberfest menu. Tour the sanctuary and delight in the history and architecture of our worship space. Enjoy live organ music throughout the day. There is truly something for everyone.

Bethlehem Land Trust LOVE OUR LAND: FARMS, FIELDS & FORESTS

10/01/2016

Bethlehem Fair Grounds, Bethlehem, CT

4 pm - 7:30 pm. Our annual fundraiser, featuring a Wine Tasting, Live Music by Switch Factory and Live and Silent Auctions. Click here for tickets.

Danbury Historical Society Danbury Fair is in the Air

10/01/2016

43 Main St., Danbury, CT Phone: 203-743-5200.

The Danbury Historical Society is hosting a Book Launch & Signing with Jack Stetson. Two brief author chats are scheduled for 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Housatonic Heritage Walks Cannon at 20 Paces

10/01/2016

Dugway Rd., Falls Village, CT

11 am to 12 noon. Contrast a shaded walk along a flat trail beside the Housatonic River with the smoky history of the same land. Lou Bucceri, from the Salisbury Assoc. Historical Society, will share the history about the factory and the people that produced the most powerful cannon of the Civil War. Learn how the cannon destroyed no Confederate targets, but only the man and company who created it. 1 hour–1/4 mile x From the Rt 7 & Rt 112 junction in Falls Village–Drive west on Rt 112 to Dugway Road (opposite the Outfield Entrance to Lime Rock Park), turn right and follow Dugway Rd. for 2 miles. At iron bridge, turn left, then immediately turn right onto Housatonic River Rd. Drive 0.5 mile to parking lot for Falls Village Dam boat launch. OR from Rt 44 or Rt 41–Drive east on Rt 112 until you reach the Outfield Entrance to Lime Rock Park, then turn left onto Dugway Road and follow the above highlighted directions.

Housatonic Heritage Walks From Bedrock uplands to Valley Train and Beyond

10/01/2016

Windrow Rd., Norfolk, CT

10 am - 1 pm. Join Star Childs, from the Great Mountain Forest, for a hike in the headwaters area of the Blackberry River watershed, covering forested bedrock uplands with views of the upper Housatonic watershed and the reforested and uniquely vegetated glacial outwash features and knob and kettle topography overlying the largest stratified drift acquifer in the state of Conn. Moderate to strenous hike (depending on the group) on woodland trails and gravel roads. Wear sturdy footwear & bring lunch/drink. 3 hours–5 miles To register–jean@greatmountainforest.org OR 860-824-8188 From the town green in Norfolk, (at the junction of Rtes 44 & 272), drive south on Rt 272 and take first right onto Mountain Rd. Drive 0.4 mile and take left onto West Side Rd, and drive 1.5 miles and take a right onto Windrow Rd. Drive 0.75 mile to a parking area on the left, at 201 Windrow Rd.

Housatonic Heritage Walk Learn about Old Growth White Pines

10/01/2016

Essex Hill Rd., Cornwall, CT

9 am to 12 noon. Join Ron Hummell for a visit to three forest preserves to learn about the natural history of white pine trees and enjoy the forests and wildlife along the way. Start at CATHEDRAL PINES–to witness & learn about the extensive damage caused by the 1989 tornado and subsequent regrowth. BALLYHACK–well known for large stand of old growth pines. GOLD's–an old growth pine forest which has been thinned many times to promote restoration. Easy walking with some hills, good hike for families. Wear sturdy footwear and bring drink/snacks. 3 hours–2 miles of walking–4 miles to drive between the three preserves To register–email gobibear@icloud.com or call 860-672-2325 Meet at Cathedral Pines Preserve. From Rt 4 in Cornwall, take Pine St.and drive to the T-junction, where you will take a left onto Valley Road. Drive 0.3 mile and take the first left onto Essex Hill Rd. and drive 0.2 mile to the parking area on the left.

Merryall Center for the Arts -The Bensonians

10/01/2016

8 Chapel Hill Road, New Milford, CT Phone: (860) 354-7264.

Free! The Bensonians are Fairfield University's premier all-male a cappella group,with a varied repertoire including old "doowop" standards, rock and roll hits, today's popular music, and many others. This event is free of charge, with a requested contribution for the performers.