Brookfield Museum and Historical Society - Ed Foss, a former Navy Lieutenant fighter pilot


Rte, 25 & 133, Brookfield, CT Phone: 203-740-8140.

On Monday Evening September 14, 2015 at 7:30 PM in the Brookfield Historical Society Museum, Ed Foss, a former Navy Lieutenant fighter pilot will conduct a power point presentation. He was shot down by enemy anti-aircraft fire in September 1966.   He will share his military experience in Vietnam from the perspective of a combat pilot and discuss the role of naval air power during the War.

Ives Concert Park America On Tap


43 Lake Avenue Extension, Danbury, CT Phone: 203.837.9226 .

America On Tap is coming to Danbury on Saturday, September 12th. This three-hour premium event will showcase over 100 releases from some of America's best craft breweries. Attendees will sample beers in an atmosphere filled with live music, delicious food available for purchase, and great vendors. What better way to spend a Saturday than with great friends, amazing beer, delicious food and live music! *Participants must be at least 21 years of age to attend*

The Bob Veillette 5K Road Race and Walk


Library Park, Waterbury, CT

The 2015 Bob Veillette 5K Road Race and Walk will be held Saturday, Sept. 12, at 8:30 a.m. rain or shine in downtown Waterbury at Library Park at Grand and Meadow streets. There will be a 5K running route and a 1-mile walking circuit.  Adults: $25 in advance; $30 on race day. * Children 12 and under: $10 in advance; $15 on race day. The links above provide everything you'll need to participate.

Barkhamsted Historical Society Hosts 3rd Annual Old Barkhamsted Day


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

Our Annual Old Barkhamsted Day will be held at the Tavern on Saturday Sept.12th , beginning at 12 noon pm with hotdogs, chips and soft drinks for sale. Join us for a variety of live demonstrations featuring some of the domestic skills our ancestors used in their daily lives. We have a blacksmith with his portable forge showing how a number of iron items were produced that were needed around the farms, as well as craft demonstrations including: weaving, spinning, candle making, basket weaving, rush chair seat weaving, corn husk dolls, miniature hay baler demonstration and old hand tools and games to try. New this year will be an encampment on the grounds by the Lebanon Towne Militia. We will be able to see how they lived while being ready to defend their town. Be ready for an occasional gun shot to ring out! These activities will take place on the Tavern grounds and the Tavern will be open for touring.

Hopkins Vineyard Hosts Harmony in the Hills--A Wine & Music Festival--Warren


25 Hopkins Rd., New Preston, CT 06777. Phone: 860-868-7954.

Harmony in the Hills – A Wine & Music Festival--Saturday, September 12th from 11-6pm.. Hopkins Vineyard and The Hopkins Inn together present "Harmony in the Hills" a wine and music festival with a BBQ menu from the Hopkins Inn. This year a BBQ menu featuring a variety of favorite foods by the Hopkins Inn will be available to purchase from the chef. A Hopkins Vineyard glass will be provided with many wine selections to choose from. Live music for all to enjoy will be provided every hour. Local musicians to be featured – The Hummingbirds, Acoustic Fish & The Goods. Bring a chair, blanket and friends and relax at the Vineyard. Admission: $20 per person (if pre purchased online) $25 per person at the door.

Flanders Nature Center Program: Tree Identification-Woodbury


Flanders Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-3711 Ex. 10.

Join Cooperative Extension Forester Nancy Marek from the University of Connecticut on Saturday, September 12th for a special program on identifying trees at Flanders' historic Van Vleck Sanctuary in Woodbury. Learn how leaves, bark, flowers, and fruit give the clues that can help you become familiar with how to identify some of the most common trees in Connecticut for your own knowledge and future reference.The program will be held from 9AM to Noon. Participants should meet at the Flanders Sugar House located a quarter mile up from the intersection of Church Hill and Flanders Road in Woodbury. Cost for the program is $10 for members; $15 for nonmembers.

White Memorial Conservation Center Program: Late Summer Wildflower Walk with WMCC Research Director James Fischer--Litchfield


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

September 12, 2015 Late Summer Wildflower Walk with WMCC Research Director James Fischer. Wander the fields and trails around our main campus in search of golden rod, aster, and other plants which define late summer in our neck of the woods. Dress for the weather, wear comfortable walking shoes, bring your favorite wildflower guide, and a hand lens if you have one! 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.

St. Andrew's Annual BBQ Planned in Marble Dale


247 New Milford Turnpike, Marble Dale, CT 06777. Phone: 860-868-2275.

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church will hold its Annual Chicken BBQ on Saturday, September 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. The menu includes a tasty half chicken grilled by the men of the church, plus homemade potato salad, baked beans, and coleslaw. Each meal is served with a choice of bottled water, iced tea or lemonade, plus a dessert selection –cakes, pies, brownies and more.
The ticket price -- $13 per adult – includes everything. Tickets for children – 11 and under – are $6.

Fifth Hollister House Garden Study Weekend

09/12/2015 to 09/13/2015

300 Nettleton Hollow Rd., Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-2200.

This coming September 12 and 13, 2015 Hollister House Garden and the Garden Conservancy will present our fifth Garden Study Weekend. On Saturday, a symposium entitled "The Living Garden: Nature and Design" will provide an opportunity to hear some of the most interesting voices in landscape architecture, ecological design, and horticulture at work today. On Sunday, there will be a Garden Conservancy Litchfield County Open Day, a self-guided garden tour of outstanding gardens in picturesque Litchfield County, and a Rare and Unusual Plant Sale at Hollister House featuring selections for the late-season garden from some of the Northeast's leading specialty nurseries. The Hollister House Garden Study Weekend launched in 2008. Now held every September, the multi-faceted weekend has quickly developed into one of the leading gardening events in New England, drawing avid garden lovers from across the area, the mid-Atlantic, and as far away as Canada.Registration for the symposium and cocktail party, including early buying at the sale of Rare and Unusual Plants, is $180 per person for registrations purchased by August 1 and for members of Hollister House Garden and the Garden Conservancy. After August 1, registration for non-members is $195.

2015 Torrington House Tour


Main St., Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-482-6586.

On Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 10AM to 3PM--Tickets $30 a Torrington House Tour will be offered to the public.  Visit 6 of Torrington's Hidden Gems.  Preview Party on Friday, September 11, 2015. Bus Tour 5PM to 6:30PM--Party 7PM to 9PM.  Tickets for Preview Party $75.  Call or check the website for further information.