Fine Wine and Artisanal Cheese Pairing 101 at Hunt Hill Farm's Silo Cooking School

10/05/2008 to 10/05/2008

44 Upland Rd., New Milford, 06776. Phone: 860-355-0300. Fax: 860-350-5495.

Enjoy a leisurely and educational autumn afternoon at the Silo with Sommelier Carol Berman of Class in a Glass/The Traveling Sommelier?, from 2:00-5:00 p.m. as she provides a road map for pairing various cheese types with the wines that best suit them. You'll learn how to shop for, care for, and serve fine cheeses and wines as well as be given a primer on the basic skills of wine tasting. In addition, we'll make homemade ricotta and then test what you've learned by matching the wines to several creative appetizers. (Demonstration) $85 per person or 2 for $160. The Silo Cooking School. Call Cooking School Director Mary Kravec to register or register online.

Sixth Annual Festival of Arts -- New Hartford

10/05/2008 to 10/05/2008

Town Hall, New Hartford,

Come celebrate New Hartford Days. On Sunday, October 5, 2008 from 11AM to 4PM Rain or shine come and enjoy the New Hartford Art League's fine art exhibit at Town Hall. Artists painting outdoors, children's art activities, crafts, sidewalk chalk art, Merchant discounts and specials. Food and treats, live music and much more.

Hertiage Walk

10/05/2008 to 10/05/2008

38 Curtis Road, Washington, 06793. Phone: 860-868-0518.

Join Dr. Lucianne Lavin, Director of Research and Collections on Sunday, October 5, 2008 at 1:00 pm for a walk along the museum's nature trails, ending at the replicated 16th century Algonkian Indian Village. Along the way Dr. Lavin will discuss the history and culture of the local Pootatuck tribal peoples including their community life, spirituality, and medicinal uses of the indigenous flora.

Fall Festival -Flanders Nature Center - Woodbury

10/05/2008 to 10/05/2008

Woodbury, 06798. Phone: 203-263-3711. Fax: 203-263-2214.

Flanders Fall Festival, off Rte. 6, Woodbury. The festival will include a mixture of activities and exhibits; performers playing music and telling stories, and exhibitors demonstrating and displaying arts and crafts. There will be a variety of fall activities for children and families; hay rides, pony rides, pumpkin picking, food, games, kids crafts and live farm animals. GPS and map reading, crafts and exhibits, the Museum of Farm Life and Antique Tools, tractor displays, dollhouse crafters and decorators, kids game and crafts, bullwhip demonstrations, guided nature walks, mineral specimens and fossils, jewelry-making demonstrations, live farm animals and food vendors. Held rain or shine 10AM to 4PM. Further information call: 203-263-3711 x10

Brookfield Historical Society Hosts Civil War Forum on the Battle of Franklin and Nashville

10/06/2008 to 10/06/2008

Intersecion of Routes 25 and 133, Brookfield, 06804. Phone: (203) 740-8140.

The Brookfield Museum and Historical Society, on Monday, October 6, 2008, will conduct a forum on the American Civil War Battle of Franklin and Nashville.The program will take place at the Society's Museum located at the intersetion of Routes 25 and 133 in Brookfield Center. Local historian, David Montgomery will be the featured speaker. The program will begin in the evening at 7:30 P.M. and complimentary refreshments will follow the discussion. Admission is free. For more information call (203) 740-8140.

Remembrances, Silent Art Auction-Washington

10/11/2008 to 10/11/2008

Washington, 06794. Phone: 860-354-2216.

On Saturday, October 11, 2008 from 10AM to 6PM, the New Milford Visiting Nurse Association sponsors the event for their Hospice program. Edward Devoe of Bridgewater is the featured artist. Reception held from 4PM to 6PM. Call for further information.

Beacon Grange Dance--Northfield

10/11/2008 to 10/11/2008

Route 254, Northfield, Phone: 860-283-9308.

Dance with Northeast Country from 7PM to 11PM on Saturday, October 11, 2008. Refreshments and raffles available. Everyone welcome. Call for further information.

Farm Tours of Southwind Farm's Alpaca's

10/11/2008 to 10/12/2008

223 Morris Town Line Rd., Watertown, 06795. Phone: (860) 274-9001.

Farm tours-visits with the alpacas-spinning demos-sale of alpaca products-cider and donuts 10am to 4pm both days.

Tactile Nature Walk at White Memorial Foundation

10/11/2008 to 10/11/2008

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

On Saturday, October 11, 2008 Joan Barry will demonstrate that Nature can be enjoyed through all senses. Blindfolds provided. Meet in the parking lot at 10AM. Call for further information.

Pumpkin Patch Train Rides

10/11/2008 to 10/11/2008

Danbury Railway Museum, 120 White St.,, Danbury, 06810. Phone: 203-778-8337. Fax: 203-778-1836.

Pumpkin Patch Train Rides to the Pumpkin Patch. Weekends: 10/11 and 10/12; 10/18 and 10/19; 10/25 and 10/26. Free pumpkin for all children. Call for information.