Cinema Fall: Films of the Great Depression - "Wild Boys of the Road"

10/12/2012 to 10/12/2012

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

On Friday, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.Multiple Universal Newsreels will play prior to the main feature film including News from California, President Visits Foresters and March of Time. Dr. J.D. Connor of Yale University will introduce the film and lead a discussion afterwards. Wild Boys of the Road, 1933, tells the story of two teenage boys from California whose family experiences the hardships of the Depression. In order to find work for themselves, the two boys take to the road and sneak aboard a train to Chicago. Life on the road, however, will turn out to be more difficult than they ever could have anticipated. Free and Open to the Public.

We're Cooking! Bring On The Bacon! - The Silo Cooking School - New Milford


44 Upland Rd., off Rte. 202, New Milford, CT Phone: 860-355-0300.

OnSat. Oct. 13,  11 a.m.. Chef Chris Prosperi returns to The Silo to entice bacon lovers with the following menu: Split Pea and Bacon Soup; Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Honey; Glazed Mushrooms with Bacon; Potato and Bacon Gratin, Mini Bacon and Swiss Burgers and a surprise dessert. (Partial participation.) Call or Visit the website for more information.,

32nd Annual Fall Festival Flanders Nature Center


Flanders Road, Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-3711.

50 YEARS OF FLANDERS: AUTUMN FESTIVAL OCTOBER 13 Annual festival celebrates Nature Center's 50th Anniversray. The changing seasons bring an annual fall family tradition to Woodbury, every October--- the Autumn Festival at Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust, to be held October 13 from 11 am to 3 pm at the Van Vleck Farm and Nature Sanctuary, corner of Flanders and Church Hill Roads. Organizers of this year's event note that it will be bigger and better, with more activities than ever before, to celebrate the regional land trust's 50th anniversary. Flanders was founded in 1963 by artist, environmentalist and farmer Natalie Van Vleck on her family's 200-acre farm. Today, the organization protects more than 2,000 acres of open space in the towns of Woodbury, Southbury, Bethlehem and Middlebury and provides environmental education programs that connect science, nature, agriculture and art for all ages. The event combines a variety of entertainment, activities, demonstrations, vendors, food and more. Well-known entertainers Sirius Coyote will provide the music for listening or dancing. Multi-talented musicians, storytellers and ethnic-origin instrument-makers, the group will perform a musical journey through the Americas. Their vocals are complemented by log drums, ocarinas, berimbau and mbira, accentuated by guitar, saxophone, electric bass and keyboard. Other entertainment includes a "Curious Creatures" program, cart pulling by the Newfoundland Club of New England, hay rides on Harold, the big green tractor and an apple press demonstration with a taste of cider. Also, there will be hikes along Flanders' Botany Trail, led by members of the Pomperaug Valley Garden Club and an informational display with facts about the Pomperaug River watershed. Children will be entertained with games, crafts and nature stories. A new feature at this years' Autumn Festival is "A Taste of Pumpkins." Festival-goers will have the chance to sample a variety of pumpkin-based foods, home made by Flanders' members and friends. Arts and crafts and food vendors add to the day's fun. To celebrate Flanders' 50th Anniversary, a 50 Years Tug-of-War is planned. One team will be comprised of those associated with Flanders during the past 50 years and the other made up of members, friends and staff from the present day through the next 50 years. In addition, there will be samples of Flanders' 50th birthday cake, tours of the new South Farm Welcome Center and a roving photographer shooting "Faces of Flanders," which will be posted on Flanders' Facebook page. As a special incentive for the 50th Anniversary, Flanders will have a membership booth at the gate to the Autumn Festival. Families can sign up to become members for only $50 and receive two free tickets to the festival. Admission to the 50th Anniversary Autumn Festival is $5 per person and $20 for groups of four or more for Flanders' members. Nonmember's price is $10 per person. Flanders' Autumn Festival is sponsored by LaBonne's, Stop & Shop, Flour Garden, Ovens of France, Popey's Ice Cream Shoppe, Averill Farm and Hayward Farm.

3rd Annual Houstonic Valley Harvest EXPO


140 Park Lane, New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: 860-354-4600.

On Saturday, October 13, 2012 (rain date October 14) from 10AM to 4PM the Sullivan Farm Fall Festival and 3rd Annual Housatonic Valley Harvest EXPO will be held.  Come and enjoy a day at the farm, free samples of local food, hayrides, pumpkin cannons, cider making, blacksmithing demos, Tractor Mac, face-painting, "farm caching" tours for kids.  Snacks and lunches will be avilable for purchase.  $4 age 16 and up, $2 age 5-15, free under 5; $10 maximum per family.

5th Annual Craft College: Paint with Cheryl Bartley! A Folk Art Painting Class at Beardsley and Memorial Library - Wiinsted


40 Munro Place, Winsted, CT Phone: 860-379-6043.

On Saturday,  at 11:00 a.m. World-renowned artist Cheryl Bartley will be instructing the class.  American folk art painter, Cheryl Bartley, will be the Friends of the Beardsley and Memorial Library's featured guest artist  in the Community Room. Bartley will be providing a painting lesson and supplies for 20 'students' who will go home with a painting they produced under Bartley's tutelage. The Friends of the Beardsley and Memorial Library are proud to present this very special program which is free and open to patrons, pre-teens to adult. Pre-teens, 10-16 years old, must sign up with their parent. Pre-registration is required and sign-up starts on September 20th at the library.  For more information, call the library.

Haight-Brown Vineyard Tapas Night!


29 Chestnut Hill Rd, Litchfield, CT

Tapas Night! Join us for an evening of hand crafted tapas paired with each of the Haight-Brown Vineyard wines. o reserve your spot for one of these events, call us at (860) 567-4045 or email us at haightvineyard@aol.comHaight-Brown Vineyard takes reservations for all scheduled events. A credit card is required to hold the reservation. Cancelations are allowed without charge up to the Monday prior to the event.

Poison Ivy Control and Disposal for the Homeowner Workshop at Bellamy Ferriday House - Bethlehem


9 Main St. North, Bethlehem, CT 06751. Phone: (203) 266-7596.

On Saturday, 1:00 PM to 04:00 PM. Poison ivy is thriving and 85 % of people who touch it are allergic. Learn how to manage poison Ivy at your home with, Bethlehem resident, William Bartlett, who has removed poison ivy for more than 30 years around Connecticut and Western Massachusetts. Bartlett will focus on identification, organic methods of control, protection from and disposal of poison ivy. Those not allergic and looking for work are also particularly apt to learn about this unique high demand job niche. $60 /$55 CTL members.


10/13/2012 to 10/14/2012

223 Morris Town 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: 10 am - 4 pm.

“Stoneware Lecture and Appraisal Event” with the Zipp family of Crocker Farm in Maryland. Lecture series held monthly in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Library- Washington


5 Wykeham Road, Rte. 47, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-7756.

On Saturday,  “Stoneware Lecture and Appraisal Event” with the Zipp family of Crocker Farm in Maryland. All of our programs are free and open to the public. Registration is recommended. View our website for more details about the programs.

Lecture on The Honey Bee by Al Avitabile -- Roxbury Land Trust


Route 67, Roxbury, CT 06783. Phone: 860-350-4148.

The Roxbury Land Trust is sponsoring a free educational talk," An Overall Snapshot of the Honey Bee"  and the present status of honey bees in North America, by noted beekeeper Al Avitabile on Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. at the Roxbury Town Hall on Route 67 in Roxbury. Light refreshments will be served. Emeritus Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut at Waterbury, Al Avitabile is well known for his bee research throughout the world.  Professor Avitabile is the author of The Beekeeper's Handbook, now in its 4th edition (Cornell University Press).  The Beekeeper's Handbook has been published in Russian, Spanish and Turkish. In addition, his bee research has been published in scientific journals and popular bee magazines.  He was President of the Connecticut Beekeeper's Association. Each spring Professor Avitabile gives short courses in beekeeping and has been keeping bees on his farm in Bethlehem, CT, and providing assistance to beekeepers for 45 years.The Roxbury Land Trust has preserved over 3,400 acres of farmland, woodlands, wildlife habitats, watercourses, wetlands and open space in Roxbury and neighboring communities since it was established in 1970.  The non-profit organization, which is governed by a volunteer board of directors and is supported by membership dues and charitable contributions, now maintains 32 preserves with 30 miles of hiking trails and three active farms, as well as offers a wide range of educational programs.