Haight Vineyard - Harvest Festival

09/12/2013 to 09/22/2013

29 Chestnut Hill Rd., Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-4045.

Harvest Festival, Saturday & Sunday, September 21 & 22.  Enjoy an outdoor wine tasting, vendors, food, harvest activities and round the clock music. Admission ($20) includes a wine glass, wine tasting, tours, wine activities, music, and parking. Food and wine by the glass or bottles are available for an additional charge.  Under 21 Admission is $10 and children under 5 are free.  We invite you to bring your blankets and lawn chairs as seating is limited. TIME: 11 AM - 6 PM. VISIT our WEBSITE for additional information and registration. FOOD TICKETS:  Click HERE to pre-purchase your Haight Brown food tickets today!

7th Annual Car Show Sponsored Lions Club - Downtown Torrington


Downtown Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 203-509-3994.

On Friday, 5 to 9PM on Main Street in downtown Torrington. Torrinton Lions Club 7th Annual Car Show. Cars & Motorcycles $10. No cut-off date. Trophies. Muscle cars, vintage, imprts, bikes. Food, music, 50/50. Rain date Friday Sept. 20. 5-9 Main Street Torrington. Please bring a non-perishable food item.

Flanders Nature Center - Candlelight and Wine Art Lecture


5 Church Hill Road, Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-3711 X10.

Friday,  7 p.m. Flanders Studio.  Artist, Banjie Getsinger Nicholas will demonstrate and discuss her process of depicting the natural world in egg tempera and silverpoint. Both mediums have roots dating back to ancient times but the process employed remains largely unchanged. Banjie will display and discuss her work and will demonstrate some of her methods including creating egg tempera and egg yolks.  Reservations are suggest by call. Cost $5 members/$8 members-to-be.

New Hartford Historical Society - 9th Annual Wine Tasting at Ski Sundown


Ratlum Rd,, New Hartford, CT Phone: 860-379-6894.

Come join the New Hartford Historical Society for a night of good wine and good food! Friday, September 13th from 6-9 pm at Ski Sundown, Ratlum Rd, New Hartford, Ct.  All proceeds from this event benefit the New Hartford Historical Society.  In addition to a wide variety of wines, several Connecticut beers will also be available.  The event will also feature over a dozen local restaurants and food stores ranging from Thai to pizza to specialty chocolates. Tickets are $25 and are available at the door. For more information see http://newhartfordcthistory.org/ Or call Email: newhartfordhistory@att.net

The Crocodile Club is Back Again! - The Crocodile Club will celebrate its 132nd reunion dinner at Lake Compounce -Bristol


822 Lake Ave, Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: (860)583-3300 or (860)585-5411.

The Crocodile Club is back again this year and will be held at Lake Compounce on Friday, September 13, 2013. Lake Compounce Time to mark your calendar for the 2013 Crocodile Club dinner! We will meet this year on September 13th at 12 noon in the ballroom of Lake Compounce.  The New England Carousel Museum, a non-profit treasure in the Connecticut community, will be your host for this always fun event.  It is with the support of the Norton family and Jerry Brick, Lake Compounce General Manager, that the Crocodile Club tradition continues at Lake Compounce, the oldest continuously operating amusement park in the country.  The Crocodile Club will celebrate its 132nd reunion dinner with its unique gathering of individuals who put aside their political differences and join together to celebrate the long standing tradition started by the Norton family in 1875. Please join us on Friday, September 13, 2013, as always, a capacity turnout is expected. As usual, the festivities will begin with the social hour at noon (when crocodile tears are shed.)  The doors will open at 11:30 am, with transportation available from the parking lot to the ballroom. A cash bar will be available from 12:00 noon in the ballroom. The traditional dinner of lamb and fried corn with all the trimmings, first served in 1875, will commence promptly at 1:00 pm.  During dinner, a lively and interesting program with guest speakers will follow. Remember, good speeches and bad jokes are limited to three minutes per person, and NO serious political speeches are allowed. Check the website for information re reservations.

Hopkins Vineyard - Yoga and Night Owl Friday's


25 Hopkins Road, New Preston, CT Phone: (860) 868-7954.

One hour resorative classes followed by wine, cheese and fruit. All levels welcome. Yoga mats are provided. $40 per person. All classes are on a friday evening from 4-5PM. June 28, July 12 & 26, August 9 & 30, September 13 & 27. All classes are taught by Anne Hungerford from www.ahyogacenter.com Please call ahead to register for classes. Come and enjoy after hours in our new wine bar with live music by Adam Scherer. 5-9PM. No reservations needed. No cover charge. Taste award winning wines, thirst quenching sangrias, and cheese platters featuring local Arethusa Farm.

Merwinsville Hotel - Fall Pot Luck Supper Meeting


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


White Memorial Conservation Center Program: Exploring the Boulder Field Lop with Gerri Griswold--Litchfield


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

September 14  Exploring the Boulder Field Loop with Gerri Griswold The Boulder Field Loop can only be described as a glacier's calling card! This little known area of Five Ponds is a granite cemetery of glacial erratics and is truly unique to the property. Along the way visit Fawn Pond in search of beavers or perhaps a Wood Duck hen and her chicks. A sweet treat awaits you at the end of your hike. 10:00 A.M., Meet in front of the A. B. Ceder Room. The program is free but pre-registration is required. Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center's programming expenses. Call to register.

Barkhamsted Historical Society Annual Old Barkhamsted Day


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

On Saturday 1 p.m. Variety of live demonstrations of old time crafts and trades; including a blacksmith with his portable forge showing how a number of iron items were produced. Other crafts include weaving, spinning, candle making. Farmer's soft cheese, bowl making, basket weaving, rush seat chair weaving, old hand tools and toys and games. These activities will take place at the barn and outside on the grounds off the Squire Tavern and of course the Tavern will be open for tours. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available. For more information call 860-738-1152.

A-Peek-Inside...Sharon's Historic Home Series


18 Main St., Sharon, CT Phone: 860-364-5688.

5-7 pm. The Sharon Historical Society presents "A-Peek-Inside" one of Sharon's most historic homes, the Prindle House, located on Sharon's beautiful Green. Tour the beautifully decorated home. Tickets to the "A-Peek-Inside" event are only $10/person in advance, $15/person at the door. To pre-reserve and purchase your ticket to this open house event, click the link below. Tickets may be purchased through September 13.