Roots and Nuts: Edibles Walk

10/02/2016 to 10/02/2016

38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 8608680518.

Join us as we walk through the fields and forests of the Institute for American Indian Studies (IAIS) exploring some seasonal, edible roots and nuts of Connecticut.  Andy Dobos of Three Red Trees School of Natural Living will lead us and share how to identify edible plants by shape, texture and scent. Limited space; please call for reservations.  Fee:  $15; $12 for IAIS Members

Flanders Nature Center Autumn Hike


Church Hill Rd., Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-3711.

9:30 a.m. Once again the seasons are changing and the visual signs of preparation for winter surround us. Come join Master Naturalist Edward Boisits for a casual hike through the beautiful and historic the Van Vleck sanctuary and look to see how the natural world prepares for winter. Location: The Studio Parking lot, corner of Flanders and Church Hill Road. Free.

Flanders Nature Center Winterizing Your Garden


5 Church Hill Rd, Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-3711.

10 a.m. Location: The Sugar House Cost: $10 Members / $15 Non-members. t's that time of year again to begin thinking about putting your gardens "to bed" for winter. On Tuesday, October 4 Professional gardener Fabienne Audette, owner of Nibbling Brook Gardens will lead a discussion and workshop on what you can do this fall to increase your garden plants' survival through the winter and provide them a healthy start to the new year's growing cycle.

The 10 Best Beatles Songs with Steve Spignesi

10/04/2016 to 10/04/2016

243 Church Street, Naugatuck, CT 06770. Phone: (203) 729-4591. Fax: (203) 723-1820.

Beatlemania will get a boost when Ron Howard’s documentary arrives in cinemas very soon. Join us for a fun evening about the “Fab Four” when Steve Spignesi shares his picks of the ten best songs the Liverpool quartet recorded in their legendary career, adapted from his book 100 Best Beatles Songs: A Passionate Fan’s Guide. Come find out how many of your personal faves are selected. Beg to differ on the choices? There will be a question-and-answer session following his presentation. Spignesi’s book will be available to purchase, memorabilia will be on hand for you to see, and attendees will receive a souvenir. Register to reserve a seat! 

Mohawk Mountain Fall Festival Craft Show


46 Great Hollow Rd., Cornwall, CT Phone: 860-672-6100.

Free Juried Craft Show featuring local vendors, artisans and farms in a one-day indoor event. There will be food hayrides and more for the whole family to enjoy. Vendor items include: maple syrup, baskets, wood works, quilts, jewelry and more!
Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 9:30am to 4:00pm

New England Carousel Museum Firehouse Friends Club, an art and Storytime program for preschoolers

10/05/2016 to 10/26/2016

95 Riverside Ave., Bristol, CT Phone: 860-585-5411.

4:30 – 5:30 PM. Join Museum staff and special guests as they read and discuss firehouse tales and safety tips for preschoolers. Each week will focus on a different safety topic and participants will make and take an age-appropriate hands-on activity. Includes one free carousel ride each week. 6 weeks, pre-registration: $30 Drop-in: $7 per/child. October 5 – Dalmatian Cups, October 12 – Puppy Ears/Animal Safety, October 19 – Tissue paper stoplights, October 26 – Fire Finger painting.

Flags of Valor in New Milford

10/05/2016 to 11/03/2016

New Milford Green, New Milford, CT Phone: 860-354-3069.

In honor the upcoming Veteran's Day, in honor and in memory of our Military Veterans and those men and women actively serving our country today, the Kiwanis Club Foundation of Greater Danbury, Inc. will erect the Kiwanis Flags of Valor on the New Milford Historical Society and the Town of New Milford's lawn at the north end of the Green. The Field of Valor will include at least 300 full size (3 foot by 5 foot) made in the USA American flags and will be on display from November 5 through December 3, 2016.

Flanders Nature Center Exploring The Universe With A Telescope


Flanders Rd., Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-3711.

7 pm. Rain Date Oct. 6. Members Free, nonmembers $10. This astronomy presentation and star gazing program will explain the difference between telescopes and spotting scopes. There will be a brief presentation on scopes and what we will be viewing in the sky. Participants need to dress for the weather. At the Sugar House.

Medieval Fencing and Combat with Laurel City Sword

10/05/2016 to 10/05/2016

243 Church Street, Naugatuck, CT 06770. Phone: (203) 729-4591. Fax: (203) 723-1820.

Join us for an exciting and educational ALL-AGES demonstration of authentic medieval fighting techniques and armaments. Laurel City historical fencing in Winsted, CT is dedicated to the preservation of the methods of 14th century master fencer Johannes Liechtenauer.   You'll learn more about swords, knights, and armor of the medieval era and watch how longswords, daggers, and poleaxes were used in hand-to-hand combat. Get a chance to see these up close and (not too) personal during an opportunity for questions and viewing! Contact us for more information. Registration required.  

New England Carousel Museum Fall Carousel Bus Tour

10/07/2016 to 10/28/2016

95 Riverside Ave., Bristol, CT Phone: 860-585-5411.

Sketching in the Galleries Free with General Admission Every Friday in September & October, 10 – Noon Join us each Friday morning to spend quiet and creative time in the Museum's Galleries. Sketchbooks, pencils and erasers will be provided, but guests are encouraged to bring their own. Weekly topics and discussions will follow this self-directed gallery time.