Organic Care of the Land: Health, Ecology and Biodiversity with Bill Duesing at Flander's Nature Center - Woodbury


5 Church Hill Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-3711.

Thursday, September 13, 7 pm. Location: Flanders Sugar House. Cost: $12 members / $15 non-members (Adults)
Bill Duesing, Executive Director of CT NOFA will share practical knowledge from his 35 years as an organic farmer, author, environmental artist and promoter or organic agriculture and greater local food sufficiency. Bill’s talk will include choosing optimum sites and styles, crop rotation, companion planting, soil testing and improvements, preparing your gardens for winter, and other practical information so that you can create your own abundant gardens, and beautiful landscape.

Opening Reception for Art for Everyone: The Federal Art Project in Connecticut - Waterbury

09/13/2012 to 09/13/2012

144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-753-0381 ext 10.

5:30 to 6:30 p., Dr. Glasser will describe the growth of a Waterbury neighborhood that once employed thousands of city residents in its large brass and button factories. She will tell the story of the neighborhood through the experiences of those who lived there when the community flourished and those who are now leading its renewal. Visitors are invited to bring a childhood photo of themselves to include in the exhibit. Participants need not be from Waterbury. Write a few sentences about how your hometown influenced your life and become part of the exhibit. This exhibit and related programs are supported by the Connecticut Humanities Council. Suggested Donation: Members: $5, Non-members: $10.

Naugatuck Historical Society Harvest Moon Festival

09/14/2012 to 09/15/2012

195 Water St., Naugatuck, CT 06770. Phone: 203-729-9039.

The Naugatuck Historical Society will be at the Harvest Moon Festival on the Naugatuck Green. The festival is open Friday, 11am to 8pm and Saturday 9am to 8pm. Architectural Walking Tours will be given at noon and 3pm on both days. Some of the top sellers from our Museum store will be available at the Festival as well.

Railway Post Office Dog Day at the Danbury Railway Museum


120 White St., Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-778-8337.

On Saturday, September 15, the Danbury Railway Museum will host a celebration honoring the legacy of Owney, the Railway Post Office dog.  A centerpiece of the day will be the museum's fully-restored Pennsylvania Railroad circa-1910 Railway Post Office (RPO) car.  The museum at 120 White Street is open from 10am to 4pm.  Admission for this event is $8.00 (under 3 is free) which includes a train ride, access to all activities, and a free hot dog! Owney was a stray dog which found its way into the Albany, NY post office in 1888 and was soon adopted by the Railway Mail Service clerks and became the mascot of this elite government service.  He traveled throughout the state, and then all over the country, in the RPO cars, eventually venturing around the world as a U.S. Post Office Department "emissary" in 1895.  Last year, the U.S. Postal Service issued a postage stamp to honor Owney.
Visitors to the museum on the 15th will hear the true story of Owney, the mascot of the U.S. Railway Mail Service, and can tour the lovingly-restored RPO car. The "Railyard Local" – a short train ride in a 1920's passenger coach or a genuine New Haven RR caboose pulled by a 1947 GE "44-tonner" locomotive – will take visitors through the historic rail yard and past over 60 vintage
railroad cars and locomotives, including a Boston & Maine steam locomotive built in 1907.  Riders will have an opportunity to "go for a spin" on the operating turntable.  Trains depart hourly from 10:30 to 2:30.  Of course, the fascinating exhibits inside the restored 1903 Danbury station will be open, along with a fully-stocked gift shop.  The model train layouts inside and the large-scale garden railroad outside will also be operating.

Plymouth Land Trust Offers Walking Tour of Plymouth Center


Plymouth Center, Plymouth, CT 06782. Phone: 860-921-6118.

The Plymouth Land Trust will lead a one hour walking tour of Plymouth Center on September 15 at 11am. Plymouth Center is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Visit the Burying Ground, dating to 1747, where 38 Revolutionary War soldiers are buried. See where George Washington stayed during the Revolutionary War, and a stop on the Underground Railroad for slaves seeking their freedom. The tour begins with the blowing of a conch shell, the alarm used by Tory women to warn of raids on their homes by the Sons of Liberty during the Revolutionary War. Free, but donations cheerfully accepted. Meet in front of the Congregational Church on the Green at 10 Park St., Plymouth. Rain cancels. Call 860-921-6118 or go to for more information.

St. John's Concert Series Features Baroque Ensemble Tempesta di Mare--Washington, CT


78 Green Hill Rd., Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-2527.

The St. John's Concert Series continues on Saturday, September 15 at 8 p.m. with a performance of Baroque favorites by the acclaimed Baroque Ensemble Tempesta di Mare. Chandos  recording artists, recorder and flute virtuoso Gwyn Roberts, lutenist Richard Stone, and cellist Eve Miller will take a musical trip around Baroque Europe, hitting the stylistic hot spots. This celebrated ensemble has been hailed by the Philadelphia Inquirer for their "zest and virtuosity," and "off-the-grid chic factor."
Tickets are $40 for adults and $15 for students. For more information about this concert and other programs at St. John's Episcopal Church.

Old Barkhamsted Day: Local Life in the 19th Century


100 East River Rd., Barkhamsted, CT 06063. Phone: 860-738-1152.

On Saturday,September 15th Barkhamsted residents and the community at large will have an opportunity to sample life in the 19th century by visiting the Barkhamsted Historical Society's Headquarters at the Squire's Tavern,100 East River Rd.,Barkhamsted,Ct.Following the Society's Annual Meeting which will befrom 1-2PM,the public will be able to tour the Tavern and see demonstrations of some of the domestic skills that our ancestors took for granted like: candle making,spinning,weaving,basket making and corn husk doll making.There will also be traditional games to try and our Annual Anniversary cake to celebrate the
establishment of the town.Visitors may participate in all demonstrations.Admission is free and parents are encouraged to bring their children.

Family Fesstival at The Audubon Centr at Bent of The River - Southbury


185 East Flat Rd., Rte. 172, South Britain, CT Phone: 203-264-5098.

On Saturday, 4 to 8 p.m. The family festival will feature live music by the blue grass band Wild Goose Nation, picnics in the meadow, river and nature walks, local food vendors, kids activities, bird watching, raffle prizes and more. Cost $10 per adult over 18 and $20 per family.  All proceeds benefit the Audubo9n Center. Held rain or shine. No pets allowed on the premises. For more information call or visit the website.

Roadside Art Featured in Plymouth

09/15/2012 to 09/16/2012

109 Wilton Rd., Plymouth, CT Phone: 860-294-1156.

The Phoenix Rising Center is pleased to collaborate with local artists Ray White and Lou Zbuska in creating a "roadside" art show  on Saturday & Sunday September 15th and 16th from 12-6pm.  Enjoy this beautiful 4 acre spot surrounded by State forests as you wander through gardens filled with plants and garden sculptures in metal and stone created by these two amazing artists. Bring a picnic lunch and sit down with the artists and chat - they love to talk about their work and especially the process with their amazing life size metal eagles......and there will be at least 6-8 present on the grounds!  Even more are still in production!

All About Scouting Day at Quassy Amusement Park - Middlebury


Lake Quassapaug, Rte. 64, 2132 Middlebury Rd., Middlebury, CT 06762. Phone: 203-758-2913.

A fun day for all. Come see what scouting is all about! Activities in the field from 10 a.m. to noon. A benefit to support the Scouting programs in CT Rivers Council, Boy Scouts of Americal and its 32,000 youth members! The day includes lunch, beverages, and unlimited rides. Park opens from noon to 6 p.m. for rides. It will be a great time. For more info contact Tom Nicholson 860-817-6271.