Annual Peddlars Flea Market - Falls Village Canaan Historical Society

09/15/2012

South Canaan Meeting House , Falls Village, CT 06031. Phone: 860-824-5607 or 860-824-7893.

The annual Peddlar's Flea Market to benefit the Falls Village-Canaan Historical Society will be held Sept. 15th 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at tthe South Canaan Meeting House.  Call for more information.

Haight-Brown Vineyard Harvest Festival

09/15/2012 to 09/16/2012

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

Harvest Festival. $15 Admission. Live music, Wine Tastings, cellar tours, cheese and chocolate pairing, food; Grape stomping and Hay rides. No reservation required.

4th Annual Attic Sale - Southbury Historical Society

09/15/2012 to 09/16/2012

Old Town Hall Museum, Rte. 172, South Britain, CT 06487. Phone: 203-4053124.

On Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  will feature furniture, antiques, collectibles, jewelry, household items, home accessories, books, artwork, toys and more.  Call for more information.

Harvest Festival Haight-Brown Vineyard - Litchfield

09/15/2012 to 09/16/2012

29 Chestnut Hill Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4045.

Harvest Festival. $15 Admission. Live music, Wine Tastings, cellar tours, cheese and chocolate pairing, food; Grape stomping and Hay rides. No reservation required.

11th Annual Dog Show at Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden

09/15/2012

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

1 to 4 p.m. In honor of Caroline Ferriday's beloved dogs, Lucky and Dandy, the Dog Show will celebrate dogs of all shapes, sizes and colors. Prizes will be awarded for a variety of categories by judges who get to know winning specialties of each dog such as best kisser, longest nose, most classy, best jumper, and fluffiest. Sponsored by the Connecticut Community Foundation, the event includes a variety of canine-related activities, demonstrations, and visits from pet-friendly organizations and is a great opportunity for a pet to socialize with other dogs. Dogs must be registered in advance, up-to-date on their shots, and be on a leash. Stray spectators are also welcome. Please call (203) 266-7596 for a registration form. $8/$5 members/$20 family.

Barnes Nature Center for an Owls family program - Bristol

09/16/2012

175 Shrub Rd, Bristol, CT Phone: (860) 583-1234 .

Come to Barnes Nature Center for an Owls family program on Sunday, September 16th! The hours of this program are from 2:00-3:00. Members of ELCCT are free and non-member admission is $10/family. Owls are a truly fascinating creature and many times are associated with wisdom. Perhaps some of this awe of owls comes from not completely understanding them. Owls are largely nocturnal! Lots of questions will be answered while Hedwig, the center’s resident Great Horned Owl comes out of his cage for a visit. Hedwig makes BNC his home because he sustained brain damage and lacks adequate depth perception. Surviving in the wild is now impossible for him. An up, close and personal visit with a great horned owl is an awesome opportunity. There are only a few Great Horned Owls held in captivity in CT and not many that are able to be handled as well as Hedwig, due to their temperament. They have extremely powerful talons and very few natural predators. They are at the top of the food chain in the forest! In Hedwig’s cage there will be white clumps on the ground. These are owl pellets and scientists use them to figure out what certain birds have eaten. Pellets have animal remains in them that birds are unable to digest, such as bones, fur and feathers. During this program, you will also have the opportunity to play detective and figure out what Hedwig ate for dinner by investigating his owl pellets and re-constructing some skeletons.

5K Trail Race at Sessions Woods

09/16/2012

Rte. 4, Burlington, CT

Join the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA), Fleet Feet, REI, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), and The Connecticut Woodcarvers Association for a fun-filled event at Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area in Burlington. There will be a 5K Trail Race, 5K Walk, and lots of family friendly activities. Fleet Feet and REI will organize the race and walk and host clinics about running, walking, and hiking. The Connecticut Woodcarvers Association will hold a "Carve a Walking Stick" session. DEEP's Sessions Woods Conservation Education Center will be open for you to enjoy and learn more about Connecticut wildlife. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m., the 5K Trail Race begins at 9:30 a.m., and the 5K Walk starts at 10:00 a.m. The 5K Trail Race fee is only $25, $30 on the day of the race. Walkers are asked to raise funds to support CFPA's programs. For all event details, registration, and pledge instructions, visit http://runandwalkforthewoods.dojiggy.com.

More Tales of Kent from Eugene Rusty O'Meara

09/16/2012

Main Street, Kent, CT 06757. Phone: 860-927-4587.

MORE TALES OF KENT FROM EUGENE "RUSTY" O'MEARA FORMER KENT FIRST SELECTMAN   Eugene "Rusty" O'Meara, a former First Selectman of Kent, will speak at the Historical Society's Sunday Series program on September 16, 2012 at 2:00PM in the Kent Town Hall.  O'Meara served 6 terms as Kent's First Selectman from 1969 to 1981.  He oversaw many changes and growth in the town and has many remembrances about that time period.  He was also involved in several Town Hall activities before being elected as First Selectman.  In addition he worked 47 seasons at Po-Ne-Mah, beginning as a trash collector and ending as an owner of the camp.  Having recently returned to live in Kent, O'Meara has many delightful stories of his time serving the town as well as working at the former camp.  He is a lively story-teller with recollections of former town politics and camp life which will entertain those who both lived in Kent then and now.

The Institute for American Indian Studies Lecture: North American Bears-Washington, CT

09/16/2012

38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-0518.

Black bears have been sighted in cities and towns across Connecticut with many occurring here in the northwestern hills.  Learn more about our black bear as well as other bear species of North America. Wildlife photographer and Master Wildlife Conservationist and National Park Service Ranger Gary Melnysyn will provide a glimpse into the history, physical characteristics, lives and future of these magnificent creatures. Gary will share his remarkable photographs of bears from his various trips throughout North America, from Alaska to Yellowstone, and will share interesting bear facts and stories of his travels. CT Educators may earn 0.2 CEU's.  Space is limited, please call for reservations.

North American Bears

09/16/2012

38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-0518.

RESCHEDULED! Space is limited, please call for reservations.  New Date - September 16, 2012 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.. Fee: $10 Adults; $8 IAIS Members; $6 Children. Black bears have been sighted in cities and towns across Connecticut with many occurring right here in the northwestern hills. Learn more about our black bear as well as other bear species of North America. Wildlife photographer and Master Wildlife Conservationist Gary Melnysyn will provide a glimpse into the history, physical characteristics, lives and future of these magnificent creatures. Gary will share his remarkable photographs of bears from his various trips throughout North America, from Alaska to Yellowstone, and will share interesting bear facts and stories of his travels. CT Educators may earn 0.2 CEUs