Join us for the next Haight-Brown Vintage Express at The Railroad Museum of New England - Thomaston


242 East Main Street, P.O. Box 400, Thomaston, CT 06787. Phone: (860) 283-7245.

On  Saturday, October 6th, 2:00 PM at Thomaston station. Tickets on sale now, $75 per person including train ride, full wine tasting and food. Railroad Museum of New England joins together with Haight-Brown Vineyard to bring you an evening of fine wines, fine food and scenic New England countryside. Spend the afternoon in old-time luxury with a train ride and wine tasting, all on the train and in the station! Meet at the Thomaston train station by 1:30 PM before boarding your 1920s era vintage railroad car. Enjoy a scenic New England train ride while enjoying a glass of wine and light appetizer from Haight-Brown Vineyard. After your hour and 15 minute train ride, you will return to Thomaston station for a full wine tasting and plenty of culinary delights by a local caterer. This special excursion is hosted by staff from the Vineyard and by the volunteers of the Railroad Museum of New England. Special event ticket price of $75 per person. Buy your tickets online now or call (860) 283-7245 to purchase from our agent. Pick up tickets at Thomaston Station's WILL CALL window on the day of the event. All tickets are non-refundable/non-exchangeable.

Brookfield Craft Center Fall Artisan Trail Event


286 Whisconier Rd, Brookfield, CT 06804. Phone: 203-775-4526.

The Artisan Trail will take place on Saturday, October 6th from 10-4. This event will showcase eight area artists who will be opening studios throughout Northwestern Ct, from Newtown to Kent. It will give participants the opportunity to see artists at work in their studio, where they will be available to explain their craft and offer demonstrations at each stop. Artwork will also be for sale at each venue. This free Connecticut Artisan Trail Tour will commence at BCC where participants will be given a Map of the eight studios (with directions) and a short bio of each participating artist. We will have signage at each studio for easy identification, and volunteers will staff the BCC Open house. The Gallery and its studios will be open also for the public to visit for a closer look to learn more about BCC's many class offerings.

Corn Maze to explore - Bunnell Farm - Litchfield


498 Maple Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-9576.

Our professional designed and cut corn maze will be ready for you to explore! Starting Saturday.  The maze will be open Friday through Suday 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Come and enjy this great fall activity!

The (Young) Writer’s Life: A Colloquium for Aspiring Writers under 30

10/06/2012 to 10/06/2012

69 Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-626-6802.

On Saturday, October 6th at 11:00 am, at the Warner Theater’s Nancy Marine Theater Lobby, the Litchfield County Writers Project will present an all-day forum for young, aspiring writers. The event will feature critically acclaimed first-time novelist Benjamin Hale, who will give a keynote talk and reading from his book, The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore. Ellen Litman, Professor of English at the University of Connecticut and author of The Last Chicken in America (2008), will moderate. The event, which includes lunch and a closing reception, is free and open to the public. Please note that space is limited, so plan to arrive early.

Brew Ski Fest Hosted by Salisbury Winter Sports Association


Satre Hill, Salisbury, CT 06068.

The Salisbury Winter Sports Association will host its Third Annual Brew Ski Fest from 1 to 4PM, Sunday, October 7, 2012 at Satre Hill during the town's Fall Festival.  About 20 breweries will present approximately 60 styles of beer, according to Stateline Wine and Spirits, a sponsor of the event.  Tickets for the fest, at $30 per person in advance.  Ticket are $35 the day of the event.

Last Train to Pittsfield to be shown at the Southbury Public Library


100 Poverty Rd, Southbury, CT Phone: 203-40-3124.

Sunday, October 7, 2012, 1:00 p.m. Seating limited, registration required.  Free, donations accepted. Directed by Thomas Barry and the late John Mullen, this documentary is a tribute to an era when train service was slowly declining as the main source of transportation throughout the USA.  The screening will include a Question-and-Answer session with director Thomas Barry and retired train engineer, Peter McLachlan along with an open discussion with featured guests Connecticut House Representative, Arthur O'Neil and Connecticut State Senator, Rob Kane. Visit the website for more information.

Blessing of the Animals St. John’s Episcopal Church


Rte. 47, Washington, CT Phone: 860-868-2527.

In honor of Saint Francis of Assisi, known as the patron saint of animals, whose feast day is celebrated on October 4, St. John's Episcopal Church invites you and your animal companions to a "Blessing of the Animals" service in the Church on Sunday, October 7 at 4 o'clock in the afternoon.  All manner of God's creatures are welcome to come and receive a blessing from the Rev. Susan J. McCone who, at last year's service, blessed a number of dogs and cats — and even a few chickens.

Angevine Farm's Pumpkin Palooza--Warren


4 Angevine Rd., Warren, CT 06754. Phone: 860-868-7226.

On Sunday, October 7, 2012 from 10Am to 5PM Angevine Farm's Pumpkin Palooza will be held in Warren.  Free Community Event.  Music. games, Pumpkin Putt, Pumpkin Frisbee Golf, Pumpkin Relay Race, Pumpkin Painting $$, Hayrides throughout the day.   Carla's Snack Shack will be open selling hot dogs, apple cider donuts, cider, snacks, chili and pumpkin baked goods.  Christmas Barn Gift Shop will be open all day for a pre-season sneak peak.   Bring your family and friends, activities for all ages.

Families in the Great Outdoors Program at White Memorial Conservation Center--Litchfield


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

October 7 Families in the Great Outdoors: A Few Things Every Parent & Child Should Know With Andy Dobos and Deneen Bernier This workshop will give you and your child an understanding of the common hazards that can be found in the woods or your back yard. Learn about poison ivy, ticks, dehydration and others while participating in fun family activities. Through exploration of the natural environment, hazard myths will be dispelled and replaced with true understanding, joy and comfort in the great outdoors. You will also learn some techniques on how to avoid problems before they happen and what to do in an emergency. Don't miss this important class to lessen fear and increase awareness, confidence and fun as your family connects with nature in this beautiful landscape. 12:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M., Meet in front of the Museum. Members: $45.00 Non-members: $50.00, (Cost is per child. Parents and guardians are FREE!) Bring a snack and plenty of water! This program is presented by Three Red Trees School of Natural Living Co-founders Andy Dobos and Deneen Bernier. Deneen and Andy are primitive skills instructors each with diverse backgrounds in the Natural world. They have years of experience in teaching nature awareness and wilderness survival skills to all ages and enjoy sharing their love of unfolding nature's mysteries.

Columbus Day: Francis Bellamy & Pledge of Allegiance at The Bellamy Ferriday House - Bethlehem


9 Main Street North, Bethlehem, CT 06751. Phone: (203) 266-7596 or (860) 247-8996.

11:00 AM to 04:00 PM Location: Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden The original "Pledge of Allegiance" was written by Baptist minister, Christina socialist and Bellamy family member, Francis Bellamy, in 1892. It was published in the very popular children's magazine The Youth's Companion, circulation 500,000, as part of the National Public-School Celebration of Columbus Day, a celebration of the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas. The Pledge was first used in public schools on October 12, 1892, during Columbus Day observances organized to coincide with the opening of the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois. Talk included with museum admission. Talks at 11 am & 2 pm.