Merwinsville Hotel Columbus Day Weekend Arts & Fine Crafts Show

10/06/2017 to 10/07/2017

1 Browns Forge Rd., Gaylordsville, CT Phone: 860-350-4443.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Hors d'oeuvres, desserts, beverages, live music, and a chance to preview and purchase artwork, photography, fine crafts, jewelry, and glassware. Hors d'oeuvres, desserts, beverages, live music, and a chance to preview and purchase artwork, photography, fine crafts, jewelry, and glassware. Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

Merwinsville Hotel 30th ANNUAL COLUMBUS WEEKEND ARTS & FINE CRAFTS SHOW

10/07/2017 to 10/09/2017

1 Browns Forge Road, Gaylordsville, CT Phone: 860-350-4443.

10 am - 5 pm - Saturday, Sunday & Monday. This is a terrific event, so come mingle and party with us! Light fare, dessert, drinks, and a lot of fun provided. And you will get the chance to shop from local artists and craftspeople before we open to the general public on Saturday. In addition to a "sneak peek", there will be a great selection of live music - jazz, western swing, blues, and ballads - courtesy of "Missy and Bill". $25 per person - At the door $20 per person - Hotel members

White Memorial Conservation Center Waking Up is Hard to Do with Marlow Shami

10/07/2017

80 Whitehall Road, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-0857.

Enjoy a deeply relaxing guided meditation designed to awaken your sensitivity as part of Nature. After your reflective venture embark on a guided walk that will provide ample opportunity to bask in the natural world's beauty, wonder, and restorative powers. 10:00 a.m., Meet in front of the A. B. Ceder Room. FREE... Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center's programming expenses.

Audubon Sharon Morning Bird Walk

10/07/2017

325 Cornwall Bridge Rd, Sharon, CT

Join us for an Early Morning Bird Walk at the Sharon Audubon Center SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7th from 7:00-9:00am. Birding walks generally involve lots of walking and patience, so bring comfortable footwear, binoculars, a lucky hat, and a sharp pair of eyes as we search the forest and fields for all the great birds of fall to stop by on their long journey south.

Seventh Annual Passport to Sandy Hook

10/07/2017

Main St., Sandy Hook, CT

11 am to 4 pm. The public is invited to join local restaurants, stores, businesses, and organizations for a day of enjoyment, live music, samples from local restaurants, visits with Newtown Therapy Dogs, jumping in a bouncy house, and taking part in other family-friendly activities provided at stations hosted by local merchants.

SOUTHWIND FARMS ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL & OPEN FARM DAYS

10/07/2017 to 10/08/2017

223 Morris Town Line Rd, Watertown, CT Phone: 860-274-9001. .

This is a very popular event with new alpaca products, yarns and events surrounding our wonderful alpacas. Hours 10am-4pm.

Naugatuck Railroad Museum Fall Foliage & Pumpkin Patch

10/07/2017 to 10/29/2017

242 East Main St, Thomaston, CT Phone: (860) 283-7245.

Trains to the Pumpkin Patch run on: Oct. 7,8,9,14,15,21,22,28 and 29. Trains run 10 am - 2 pm. Take a trip and enjoy the wonderful views and colors of autumn throughout the upper Naugatuck Valley. These special trains will bring you down to Waterville, where the beautiful Naugatuck River closely follows the tracks, crossing under in several places allowing for great views of the river and surrounding scenery. Returning back up through Thomason, visitors will be able to get a view like no other from the face of the Thomaston Dam, looking down on the valley and river below. From here the train, will continue north through several magnificent rock cuts up to the summit, offering more views of the autumn scenery before returning to Thomaston Station. During the Pumpkin Patch trains, visitors will be able to still view much of the fall foliage south of the Station, along with making a stop at the RMNE's very own pumpkin patch. Here, kids will be able to go out and select their very own pumpkin to bring home. This ride is very popular, especially among younger kids and runs in the weeks leading up to Halloween.

Lourdes of Litchfield Shrine Grotto Annual Blessing of the Animals.

10/07/2017

83 Montfort Rd, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-8434.

4 pm. Come with your pets, large or small to the Grotto for this simple but festive blessing!

Ansonia Nature Center BITTERSWEET WREATHS

10/07/2017

10 Deerfield Rd, Ansonia, CT Phone: 203-736-1053.

2 pm. Bring your own clippers and gardening gloves for this workshop led by Ranger Dawn. When you collect these beautiful orange-berried vines, you're actually helping the park by removing this invasive plant species. FEE: $5. Please call to register.

CT Summer Opera Foundation Celebration

10/07/2017

5 Mountain Road, Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-232-9028.

7 pm. Town Hall Woodbury. Opera, ballet, art, song, hors d' oeuvres, libations, desserts.