Medieval Combat Fencing Demonstration


33 New Hartford Rd., Barkhamsted, CT Phone: 860-379-6043.

11 am. A medieval combat/European Martial Art fencing demonstration will be at the Barkhamsted Town Garage, Community Room. Weapons include longsword, messer, dagger and basic wrestling.

South Britain Congregational Church Apple Festival


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

9 am - 3 pm. Tag Sale, book room, jewelry, pies, homebaked goods, music, food vendors, kids activities, food vendors.

The Nature of Wine and Creativity: A Sensory Wine-Tasting Experience A Full STEAM Ahead Event


Main Street, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203.438.4519.

Saturday, September 17, 2016, 5 pm to 7 pm Ridgefield Library $45. Making wine is a highly interdisciplinary art—blending horticulture, chemistry, biology, mechanics, the senses, creativity, and more—in both the vineyard and the winery. Discover how master sommeliers learn to understand wine, what's happening in the brain when we taste and smell wine—and how this knowledge and experience is transferred to others. Practice looking at, smelling, and tasting wines as the experts do, while sampling four Connecticut wines from Hopkins Vineyard. Presenters: Steven T. Dahlberg, director, International Centre for Creativity & Imagination, New Milford, CT; and James Baker, Hopkins Vineyard winemaker and Vineyard manager, Warren, CT

Ansonia Nature Center Hike - PLAYGROUND FAMILY FUN DAY


10 Deerfield Rd., Ansonia, CT Phone: 203-736-1053.

10 am Let's get our community together and celebrate! We will start by restoring the grounds around our new playground. The original playground was built in 1991 by the community, and it would be great to keep up the tradition. It is time to continue the legacy for another 25 years and ensure the playground's longevity for future generations.

White Silo 9th Annual Raspberry Festival

09/17/2016 to 09/18/2016

32 Rte. 37 E, Sherman, CT Phone: 203-355-0271.

Sat/Sun 12-5pm. Food, Wine, Tours, Live Music.

Haight Brown Vineyard Annual Harvest Festival 45th year

09/17/2016 to 09/18/2016

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

Sat. 11 am - 7 pm. Sun. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Admission includes wine tasting, glass, tours, activities, parking and live music. Food and wine available for purchase. Tickets in advance and at the door.

2nd Annual Harvest Festival Barn Dance at Waldingfield Farm Barn


24 East St,, Washington Depot, CT Phone: 860.868.2878 .

5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Music by THE WOOL HATS, $40 per person, $75 per couple and $10 per child At Waldingfield. As part of the festivities we will once again be showing works of art with farm/pastoral themes.

White Memorial Foundation Museum Black Ash Splint: Tree to Basket with JoAnn Kelly Catsos and Steve Catsos


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

Steve and JoAnn will begin in the classroom space with a short powerpoint presentation covering the harvesting and processing of black ash splint into basketry material. Then a demonstration of weaving a traditional cathead basket on a wooden mold will be given, with completed baskets to handle. The weaving of the bookmark will be demonstrated. Outside in the pavilion, Steve will demonstrate splitting and pounding the log. You will have the opportunity to process splint for their project. Each student will be instructed and weave a bookmark of black ash splint. All materials will be provided. To see what gorgeous work JoAnn and Steve produce, visit their website: The class is limited to 25 participants. Register early! 2:00 P.M., A. B. Ceder Room, Members: $35.00 Non-Members: $45.00. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.

The Institute of American Indian Studies Clambake & Drumming Fundraiser


11a School Street, Washington Depot, CT Phone: 860-868-0518.

 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. At the River Walk Pavillion, 11a School Street, Washington Depot 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, descended from Mohawk, Hopi, Winnebago and San Blas tribes. All are "first generation," meaning their parents had been born on reservations. They founded the troupe to keep alive the traditions, songs, and dances they had learned from their parents, and added to their repertoire from other Native Americans living in New York and some who passed through. Bring your own beverages, drums and rattles and join in on the fun.

Housatonic Heritage Walks self-guided tour South Canaan Meeting House


44 Railroad St, Falls Village, CT Phone: (860) 824-8226.

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Enjoy a self-guided tour of the historic South Canaan Meetinghouse, in scenic Falls Village, during the Historical Society’s annual Peddler’s Flea Market. 1/2 hour The meetinghouse is located at the junction of Rt 63 & Rt 7.