Harry Chapin: A Celebration in Song Benefit Concert


200 Barlow Road, Fairfield, CT

The Chapin Family (Tom Chapin, Steve Chapin, Big John Wallace, Howard Fields, Clark Wallace, Jonathan Chapin, Jen Chapin and The Chapin Sisters) coming up on Saturday, November 12th at 8 pm at the Quick Center for Performing Arts at Fairfield University. The concert starts at 8 pm. Concert tickets are $60 and $40 and are available now at www.quickcenter.com (click on the "Buy Tickets" link there). Also, a special pre-concert "meet and greet" reception with the performers and other members of the Chapin family will be from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Tickets for that are $35 and include wine, cheese, and chocolate. Purchase tickets to the reception at the same website address. Please bring non-perishable food items to benefit Operation Hope, a non-profit organization in Fairfield that fights hunger and homelessness.

Institute for American Indian Studies- Full Moon Walk


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

6 pm - 8 pm. We will navigate by moonlight through our replicated Algonkian village and surrounding woods with traditional lanterns through hemlocks, witch hazel and oaks. Engage your sense of smell and hearing as you experience the outdoors in a different way! We will conclude our journey through the forest filled with autumn smells and nocturnal noises by relaxing around the campfire. Fee: $15; $12 IAIS Members

Institute for American Indian Studies Friction Fire Workshop


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

Create fire using only what nature provides, the way Native American people did for generations. Andrew Dobos and Deneen Bernier of Three Red Trees School of Natural Living will guide you through the process of making fire by friction using the bow and drill method. Each participant will leave with their own set of fire making tools. This is a physical skill; kneeling, bending and safe use of a knife are required. Space is limited, preregistration required. Fee: $25; $20 IAIS Members

Imagine Nation 15th Annual Odor-Eaters Rotten Sneaker Contest


One Pleasant St, Bristol, CT Phone: 860-314-1400.

1 pm to 5 pm. Must be between 5-15 years old Sneakers must be worn to the contest Sneakers must be naturally worn or torn (no sign of cuts by scissors or knives allowed.) Sneakers only (no dress shoes, boots, cleats, etc.) Contestants must be wearing their own sneakers One pair of sneakers per contestant Winner must be able to attend the National Contest at Ripley's Believe It or Not! in NYC next Spring The winner of this regional contest will receive lots of fame, Odor-Eaters Products®, $200.00, and the Golden Sneaker Award. The winner will also compete in the National Contest to be held at Ripley's Believe It or Not! in New York City. Registration will be accepted the day of the event at Imagine Nation prior to the start of the event.

White Memorial Foundation Llama Walk with Debbie Labbe from Country Quilt Llama Farm


80 Whitehall Rd, Litchfield, CT

Come and take a one hour walk with a llama on a beautiful trail! The cost is $20 per person with a percentage donated to the White Memorial Conservation Center. 10:00 A.M., Meet in the Museum parking lot. Call Debbie from Country Quilt Llama Farm at 860-248-0355 to pre-register.

White Memorial Foundation Museum Autumn Forest Medicine Walk & Meditation with Marlow Shami


80 Whitehall Rd, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-0857.

Calling all adults! Take a few hours to restore and inspire yourself within the natural world. After Marlow guides you through a meditation designed for the autumn, the season of colorful change, you'll be peaceful and prepared for a forest adventure! Relish in a wonder-filled, slow-paced, forest walk. Surprise activity sojourns to help leverage your natural connection to Nature's Medicine will occur from time to time during the walk. We'll stroll around Ongley Pond, enjoy a spectacular view of Bantam Lake, meander around Butternut Brook, and Windmill Hill before we return to the Center. 10:00 A.M., A. B. Ceder Room, FREE ... Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center's programming expenses.

The Silo Hunt Hill FarmSouth American Food & Wine Pairing Dinner


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

6:00-9:00pm. $110.00 This year's Olympics inspired Chef Anne McClelland, of The First Bite, to put together this gold medal menu. South America offers fabulous cuisine and wines that we are excited to share with you!

Karen Rossi Studios Workshops -Dr. Seuss


27 E. Main St., Torrington, CT Phone: 860-305-6579.

Create a mixed media sculpture inspired by the whimsical creations of Dr. Seuss. Use pipe cleaners, buttons, wire, cut paper and other mixed media items to form a colorful and imaginative piece. Adults will sew a mini Seussical tree that the Lorax himself would want to protect! Please sign up to reserve your space Email us at karen@karenrossi.com or call 860-305-6579. Kids (ages 7 and up) 10am. $10 Adults (tweens and up) 12pm. $15 (adult projects have the same description as the kid projects, but are more complicated and use higher end materials) Parent/Child (ages 3 and up) 2pm. $10 per project

Hillacious Half Marathon Litchfield


Litchfield, CT

The H ½ was created to honor our military, to thank them and let them know that their sacrifices are not unnoticed or taken for granted. This course is extremely tough – to represent the efforts that our military make for us every day and often far away from their loved ones. This race does not offer prize money. This is a bare bones race for those with the determination, grit and wherewithal to get it done; to run those 13.1 miles for your own satisfaction and to keep in the public eye the extreme nature of what it means to serve our Country. No frills, just sweat. You'll dig deep for this course. All proceeds after race expenses are put in a fund for any military person or family in our general locality that needs a helping hand. Funds are only distributed through the Hillacious Half; no monies are paid to any agencies such as Wounded Warrior or Disabled American Veterans.

Palace Theatre Waterbury - Miranda Sings


100 E. Main Street, Waterbury, CT Phone: 203-346-2000.

8 pm. Global YouTube sensation, Miranda Sings, brings audiences a hilarious night filled with comedy, hit songs, magic tricks, dramatic readings of hate mail, and never before seen videos! The quirky superstar has over a billion views on YouTube and has performed her one-woman show to sold-out crowds all over the world. You will not want to miss seeing this lipstick-wearing, epileptic eye-browed, crooked-smiling beauty live and in person!