Annual Winsted Main Street Fall Festival


398 Main Street, Winsted, CT 06098. Phone: 860-738-3351.

Our Fall Foliage Festival is a terrific opportunity to sell your wares, showcase your business or promote your organization.   This year, an expanded Main Street Stage will offer music as well as other entertainment. It's just good, old-fashioned, family fun. Join the festivities on Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 3p.m.Admission is free. The north side of Main Street will be closed to traffic to provide ample room for vendor displays and meandering visitors.  Again this year we will have the Festival Apple Pie Bake-Off inaugurated in 2010. Show off your baking talents with a chance to turn the $10 entry fee into a $50 first prize. Entries should be dropped off at the Friends of Main Street Festival Booth between 8:30 and 9:30 on the morning of the Festival. For additional information, contact: Helen Bunnell, Friends of Main Street, 398 Main Street, Winsted, CT 06098, 860.738.3351 or

Beardsley and Memorial Library - Senior Computer Class

10/03/2015 to 10/24/2015

40 Munro Place , Winsted, CT Phone: (860) 379-6043.

Seniors, need basic computer skills? Beardsley and Memorial Library is offering a Senior Computer class. Class dates will be Saturday, October 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th, 2015, between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. This Senior Computer class will be for beginners who need basic skills on how to use a computer. Call 860-379-6043 to register.This program is free and open to the public.


Indian Rock Nature Preserve - 3rd Annual Wilderness and Wellness Field Day - Bristol


501 Wolcott Road (Route 69), Bristol, CT Phone: 860-583-1234 .

Fun outdoor activities for the entire family!   Exhibits, walks, demonstrations, and a special photo exhibit: "Wild About Africa", featuring work of Bristol Native: Deborah Yarde. Proceeds from the Wilderness and Wellness Field Day benefit the Estela Wilderness Education Fund at the Main Street Foundation which supports the Environmental Learning Centers of CT, Inc.

The event runs from 10am to 3pm and the $5 per person cost of admission allows unlimited access to any and all the feature presentations. Food will be available for purchase on site. The event is a fundraiser for the Estela Wilderness Education Endowment Fund through the Main Street Community Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization intended to send area youth to summer camp programs at the Environmental Learning Centers of Connecticut. For more information, please visit and look for the event on the home page.

Hoursatonic Heritage Hikes: Explore the Newly Created Historic East Kent Hamlet Preserve-Kent, CT


Kent Hollow Rd., Kent, CT 06757. Phone: 860-927-4587.

On Saturday, October 3, 2015--Kent, CT 9:30 AM - 11 AM--EXPLORE THE NEWLY CREATED HISTORIC EAST KENT HAMLET PRESERVE. Owned by the Kent Land Trust, the 'East Kent Hamlet Preserve' is on the site of Kent's earliest industrial endeavors. Remnants of an iron forge, several mills, and a dam are still visible. Led by Marge Smith, from the Kent Historical Society, we'll walk forest trails and learn about the significance of these sites in the development of northwest CT over the centuries. Wear sturdy footwear. 1.5 hours - 1 mile.

Warner Theatre Presents Metropolitan Opera Live HD --Verdi's IL TROVALTORE


68 Main St., Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-489-7180.

October 3, 2015 at 12:55 pm – Verdi's IL TROVATORE: Soprano Anna Netrebko's dramatic and vocal skills are on full display in her next new role at the Met—Leonora, the Verdi heroine who sacrifices her own life for the love of the gypsy troubadour. Tenor Yonghoon Lee sings the ill-fated Manrico, baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky is his rival, and mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick is the mysterious gypsy with the troubled past. Marco Armiliato conducts Sir David McVicar's Goya-inspired production. Check the website for ticket information.

White Flower Farm Workshop: Fall Bulb Planting for Spring Beauty--Litchfield


Route 63, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-8789.

On Saturday, October 3, 2015 at  10 a.m.a workshop at White Flower Farm:  Fall Bulb Planting for Spring Beauty. Plant bulbs in autumn for a spectacular spring show. We show you what's new in the world of Tulips, Daffodils, and minor bulbs, share the newest developments from the growing fields in Holland, and inspire you to create your own lovely springtime display.
Free. Registration suggested.

Lourdes in Litchifeld - Blessing of Animals


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

On Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 4 p.m at the Lourdes Shrine, Litchfield the  Annual Blessing of Animals. Come with your pets, large or small, to the Grotto for this simple but festive blessing.

Mindfully Stress-Less! — Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

10/03/2015 to 10/03/2015

229 E. Litchfield Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-3163.

Give yourself the gift of a lifetime and develop

your stress-less tool kit. Join in learning ways to

calm and refresh yourself throughout the day,

contributing to a more balanced personal and

professional life. Enhance your ability to cope

with stress, pain, illness and worry. Topics will

include: living mindfully in the moment,

mindful meditation, body scan, stress management,

and metta gratitude practice.

Presenter: Sharon Gutterman

Fee: $45 per person (includes lunch) Non-refundable deposit $15

McLaughline Vineyards Hosts Music Sunday


14 Albert's Hill Rd., Sandy Hook, CT 06482. Phone: 203-426-1533.

On Sunday, October 4, 2015 at McLaughlin Vineyards Music Sunday's features Griff Anthony from 1-4PM in the lower field.  Advanced seating $15 under the Tent. 

5th Annual Housatonic Youth Service Bureau-Hotchkiss Bearcat 5K Run-- Salisbury


Hotchkiss School, Salisbury, CT 06068.

On October 4, 2015 the Fifth Annual Housatonic Youth Service Bureau-Hotchkiss Bearcat 5K will be held on Hotchkiss School's grass cross country course.  Registration will be at 8:30AM and the free kids' fun run at 9:30AM.  The 1K which is $5 will start at 9:40AM and the 5K which is $25 begins at 10AM.  Both are chip-timed races.  The cost includes a T-shirt and barbecue lunch.  Check the website for further information.