South Britain Congregational Church - 22nd Apple Festival


693 South Britain Rd., South Britain, CT Phone: 203.264.5890.

10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Tag Sale, book room, jewelry, pies, homebaked goods, music, food vendors, kids activities, food vendors. 

Quassy Amusement Park Hosts Family Day--Middlebury


2132 Middlebury Rd., Middlebury, CT 06762. Phone: 203-758-2913.

On Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 10AM to 6PM Quassy Amusement Park will host Family Day at Quassy.  Admission $16 per person includes free parking.  Sponsored by CT Rivers Council By Scouts of America. 

3rd Sunday at Whiting Mills--Master Artisits and More Open House--Torrington


100 Whiting Street, Winsted, CT 06098.

Over 17 artists, craftsmen and specialty shops are open every 3rd Sunday at Whiting Mills in Winsted.  Hours:  1AM to 4PM.  Stop by and enjoy all the artists have to offer.  A unique community of craftsmen and specialty shops. 

Dr. Jane Goodall Lecture: Sowing the Seeds of Hope at WCSU--Danbury


181 White St., Danbury, CT Phone: 203-837-8486.

Dr. Jane Goodall to discuss 'Sowing the Seeds of Hope' at WCSU in September. Goodall will address that hope next month at Western Connecticut State University during a public lecture, book signing and dedication of the university's Permaculture Garden on Saturday, Sept. 19. The lecture, "Sowing the Seeds of Hope: An Afternoon with Dr. Jane Goodall," will be at 2:30 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Tickets for the lecture are available at Later the same day, at 5:30 p.m., Goodall will officially dedicate Western's Permaculture Garden, located adjacent to the Science Building, also on the Midtown campus. Tickets for the dedication and a VIP reception that will follow also are available at

Walking Tour of Plymouth Center


10 Park St., Plymouth, CT 06782. Phone: 860-921-6118.

The village of Plymouth Center is on the National Register of Historic Places. The tour includes the Burying Ground, which dates to 1747 and has the graves of 38 Revolutionary War soldiers. Discover how the inscriptions and symbols on the gravestones tell us about life in colonial Connecticut. The walk also includes historic buildings, such as the 1838 Greek Revival Congregational Church with its original wooden clockworks built by Eli Terry, a house that was on the Underground Railroad, and a home where George Washington stayed during the Revolutionary War. The cost is $5 for adults, under 18 free. All participants receive a full color guide to the village of Plymouth Center. There will be a kids scavenger hunt with historical prizes.. There will also be complimentary refreshments at "Antiques at the Green". Meet at 10 am in front of the Congregational Church.

Pomperaugh Watershed Group Hosts Getting Buggy for Kids--Woodbury


25 Quassuk Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798.

Getting Buggy for Kids--Saturday September 19, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM--Woodbury Fire Department, 25 Quassuk Road, Woodbury. Families with young children are invited to see our River Study in action and have their own hands-on fun. We'll take a walk to the river to collect and learn about these tiny creatures. After, we'll build our own "crafty" bug. This program, led by Audubon Center at Bent of the River, is designed especially for preschoolers and lower elementary grades. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Dress for being outside. Please pre-register by calling 203-263-0076.

10th Annual Macroinvertebrate Survey


25 Quassuk Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798.

10th Annual Macroinvertebrate Survey--Saturday September 19, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM--Woodbury Fire Department, 25 Quassuk Road, Woodbury. We will teach you about the small creatures in our river (mostly larvae of certain insects) and why having them there indicates excellent water quality. We'll then go out into the river and see how many of these critters we can actually find. Our "bugs" will be transported in buckets to the Fire Department where PRWC experts will help with sorting and identifying. Our results will be submitted to the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. Ages 10 and up; youth must have an adult with them. Dress for wading.

Brookfield’s 4th Annual Farmfest at the Gurski Homestead


Gurski Homestead, Rte. 133, Bridgewater, CT Phone: (203)740-8140.

10 AM to 4 PM Saturday. The Brookfield Museum and Historical Society together with the Brookfield Conservation Commission is presenting the community’s 4th annual Farmfest. There will be vintage tractors and trucks, and antique machinery, as well as exhibits by the Historical Society, Conservation Commission and Brookfield Girl Scouts. Farmfest organizer Ryan Blessey, will give a hands-on blacksmithing demonstration at the restored Gurski Homestead forge.   Brookfield   Master Gardeners will field questions from attendees at the Ask the Master Gardener booth on gardening and flower related concerns. In addition, tours, of the Merwin Brook Cemetery, Brookfield’s second oldest cemetery, situated next to the blacksmith shop, will be held.  Food will also be available along with a bake sale. Admission is free and refreshments will be available.

44th Annual Haight-Brown Vineyard Harvest Festival 2015

09/19/2015 to 09/20/2015

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

Join us September 19-20th for our 44th Annual Harvest Festival. Gates open 1130 AM.  Gates close 6 PM.  Grounds close at 7:30 PM. Family fun with hay rides, grape stomping, wine tasting, live music, and lots of food options.  Bring a lawn chair or a blanket. Food for sale including burgers, hot dogs, pulled pork, cheese platters, Arethusa ice cream, popcorn. *Additional wine available by the glass and bottle. Fees:  $20 Admission. DD and Under 21 Admission $10. Children Under 8 Free. Live Music by The Groove Rock 1 - 6 Daily. * Outside food not permitted. For additional information, email or visit our website at

Institute for American Indian Studies Hosts Lobster Clambake & Drumming Fundraiser--Washington, CT


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

Good food and music will always bring people together! Join with IAIS staff and friends for our 5th Annual Clambake & Drumming Fundraiser! Enjoy traditional indigenous foods of lobster, clams, corn and potatoes while enjoying music & dance by Thunderbird American Indian Dancers! The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, founded in 1963 by a group of ten Native American men and women, all New Yorkers descended from Mohawk, Hopi, Winnebago and San Blas tribes.FROM THE EARTH AND THE SEA:
LOBSTER CLAMBAKE & DRUMMING Bring your own chairs, blankets, beverages/libations, drums and rattles and join in on the fun.
$50 Adults; $40 IAIS Members;$10 Children 12 & under (hot dogs, chips, lemonade).** Registration & pre-payment required by September 15th.