Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center - Exploring Catholic Culture

09/20/2013 to 09/21/2013

229 E. Litchfield Rd, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-3163.

6 p.m. to 3 p.m. Presented by Phylis Zagano, PhD. This program will explore the topic of women deacons from historical and theological perspectives.

Colebrook Historical Society Program: Wolves in Yellowstone

09/20/2013

Colebrook Center, Colebrook, CT Phone: 860-379-3614.

On September 20, 2013 ~ 7:00 P.M the Colebrook Historical Society will host a program:   Wolves in Yellowstone Jerry Rathbun: A Colebrook resident he has served as 1st Selectman and currently serves as Chair of the Colebrook Conservation Committee.  Because of his love of the outdoors, he took a 3-day Gray Wolf Worshop in Yellowstone National Park, sponsored by the Yellowstone Institute, educating participants on wolves and the value of reintroducing them into the Yellowstone ecosystem.  He will share personal observations, photos and stories to look at wolves a bit differently than Ancient and Modern times have portrayed them.

Torrington Historical Society Concert: Kathleen Kruze

09/20/2013

192 Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-482-8260.

On July 20, 2013 at 5:30PM at the Torrington Historical Society come to a concert by singer/song/writer, and guitarist specializing in a eclectic mix of blues, folk, jazz and world-beat musical styles.   $10 tickets. 

Danbury Historical Society Lecture: History of the CT State Police

09/21/2013

43 Main St., Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-743-5200.

On Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 2PM retired Sgt. Jerry Longo of the CT State Police, President of the CT State Police Alumni Assn. and one of the founders of The CT State Police Museum in Meriden will present a fascinating History of the CT State Police.  The program is part of Danbury Historical Society's Hometown Heroes exhibit.  The program is free and open to the public.

The Sunset Vineyard Fall Festival - Goshen

09/21/2013 to 09/22/2013

599 Old Middle St./Route 63, Goshen, CT 06756. Phone: (860) 201-4654.

September 21st (12pm-6pm) & 22nd (12pm-5pm) Our Annual Outdoor Harvest Festival takes place atop our picturesque vineyards... Wine Tasting, Grape Stomp, Food, Live Music - Saturday with "Angel Annie" and Sunday with "The Goods", Hayrides Available and More!... Call the tasting room at 860-201-4654 for more info. Free Admission.

21st Annual Apple Festival At South Britain Congregational Church

09/21/2013

693 South Britain Rd, South Britain, CT 06487. Phone: 203 264 5890.

It is time for thinking of crisp fall days and crisp sweet apples; which can only mean that it's also time again for the popular 20th annual Apple Festival at the South Britain Congregational Church. It's all here at our Apple Festival. Bring the family, & your appetites, to enjoy home-made apple pies and other baked goods, a country store, rummage and white elephant sales, kid's world, vintage jewelry, a book sale, a luncheon, silent auction, children's activities, musical entertainment, free parking and much more. Festival is set for Sat 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. rain or shine.  www.southbritainchurch.org

Housatonic Heritage Walks 2013--Kent/Falls Village/Cornwall

09/21/2013 to 10/06/2013

24 Main St., Salisbury, CT 06068. Phone: 413-394-9773.

Celebrating our heritage through hiking & walking, biking, & canoeing.Our Twelvth Annual Heritage Walks Program will be held on two weekends this Fall: September 21st & 22nd and October 5th & 6th, 2013. Come join us on short walks as well as longer hikes,
walking tours of towns and historical buildings, nature and birding walks, tours of industrial site ruins, and, a canoe/kayak trip on the river. Historians, naturalists, and environmentalists will help participants explore: The Housatonic RiverThe history of the villages and towns in the region as expressed in archaeological and industrial sites, architecture, bridges, and monuments,Both prominent and unsung geological, ornithological and horticultural resources, andSplendid autumn foliage vistas. The 2013 Heritage Walks are presented in cooperation with The Cultural Landscape Foundation and the Berkshire Synergy Project. Free and Open to the Public.

6th Annual Raspberry Festival--White Silo Farm-Sherman

09/21/2013 to 09/22/2013

32 Route 37 East, Sherman, CT 06784. Phone: 860-355-0271.

On Saturday and Sunday from 12- 5 PM, rain or shine. We will be serving six delicious dishes made from our fresh picked raspberries:  RaspberryS'mores, Grilled Peaches with Raspberry Sauce, Raspberry Crisp, Turkey Sandwiches with Raspberry Mustard, Raspberry Trifle, and a mixed Green Salad with Goat Cheese, Roasted Pecans and Raspberry Vinaigrette. Live music each day  Saturday Don Lowe 1-4 and Kayla and Marty Sunday 1:30-4:30. Farm and winery tours each day. This is a child friendly event.   

34th Annual Harvest Celebration at Hopkins Vineyard

09/21/2013 to 09/22/2013

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

Saturday 9/21/13. Only - Noon - 5 p.m. Live music, wine tasting, artisan cheese, fresh fruit and paté, free Hopkins wine glass and estate grape sampling with the winemaker. (rain or shine) Early bird discount online purchase of tickets ends September 19th. Tickets may then be purchased at the door for $30. Please print out your receipt and bring to event. Tickets are non refundable.

Sunday 9/22/13 Only- Noon - 5 p.m. Live music, wine tasting, artisan cheese, fresh fruit and paté, free Hopkins wine glass and estate grape sampling with the winemaker. (rain or shine) Early bird discount online purchase of tickets ends September 19th. Tickets may then be purchased at the door for $30. Please print out your receipt and bring to event. Tickets are non refundable.

Flanders Nature Center Program: The Nature and Art of Moss with Lily Lewis

09/21/2013

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

The Nature & Art of Moss--Adults--Have you always loved moss and wanted to learn more about its varieties and habits? Come increase your knowledge and admiration for this bryophyte from Lily Lewis, Ph.D. Candidate, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCONN. To help deepen your appreciation, nature artist Sue Healy will provide tips for taking an artistic perspective, teaching us to look more closely at our subjects. For this brief introduction for drawing in a nature sketchbook Sue recommends bringing a sketchbook of your choice, an eraser, Prisma color pencils, a pencil sharpener, and cameras are essential. The remainder of the class will be spent finding the byophytes in their habitats, noting features such as substrate and microhabitat, and sketching and photographing what we find. Saturday, September 21st | 10 AM - 12:30 PM. Cost: $18 members/$20 non-members. Location: The Studio.  Call to register.