Lantern Tour - St. Matthew's Cemetery


572 Main Street, Plymouth, CT Phone: 860-921-6118.

Lantern Tour/Bus Tour of the Revolutionary War Tory village of East Church (now called East Plymouth).  Includes St. Matthew’s Cemetery, created in 1796. Meet at the Historical Society Museum at 572 Main St. at 6pm to board the bus for a tour of East Church. This little village was home to Tories during the Revolutionary War. It is on the National Register of Historic Places. We’ll walk through St. Matthew’s cemetery, where soldiers from the Revolutionary War are buried (including some that fought for the British!). Learn about the “Tory Story”, a fascinating perspective on our history not often taught in school. Listen to the blowing of a conch shell, used by Tory women to warn of raids by the Sons of Liberty. Rain date is Oct. 12. This tour is free but donations are cheerfully accepted. Reservations are required by emailing or calling 860-921-6118. Bring flashlights or camping lanterns. The tour will last about 1-1/2 hours.

Infinity Hall Norfolk Presents Herb Alpert


Route 44, Norfolk, CT 06058. Phone: 866-666-6306.

Nine-time Grammy Award–winning music icon Herb Alpert and his wife, Grammy® Award–winning singer Lani Hall, kick off their fall US concert tour called, "In the Mood", at Infinity Hall Hartford on September 11th! "They have it all – a contemporary look, infinite sound and sex appeal," said New York's Times Square Chronicle. Alpert and Hall will be joined by their long–time band, Michael Shapiro (drums), Bill Cantos (keyboards) and Hussain Jiffry (bass). The couple will perform, their unique way of presenting songs, from their new album "In The Mood," set to be released this fall, in addition to songs from last year's Grammy–winning album "Steppin Out." Also, within the set will be a selection of Brasilian songs and a Tijuana Brass Medley. Check the website for ticket information.

Audubon Sharon will be leading a “Radical Raptors” Field Trip for Adults


325 Cornwall Bridge Road, Rte. 4, Sharon, CT Phone: (860) 364-0520 x105.

Audubon Sharon will be leading a “Radical Raptors” field trip for adults and interested learners on Saturday, October 11th from 8am-12pm starting at the Sharon Audubon Center, located on Route 4 in Sharon, CT.  Join Audubon Staff on a tour of the raptor aviaries at the Audubon Center to look at raptors up close and learn about the different species found in CT before heading off to look for their wild relatives at a local hawk watching destination. Raptors will be at the peak of their fall migration and we will learn how to identify different birds of prey in flight.  This trip involves a short hike of moderate difficulty. Pre-registration is greatly appreciated and the cost of the field trip is $10 for Audubon Sharon members and $15 for non-members.   For more information or to register, please contact the Audubon Center at (860) 364-0520 and speak with Sean (ext. 120) or Zach (ext. 108.)

American Clock & Watch Museum Hosts Micah Tasker--The Vintage Watch Man--Bristol


100 Maple St., Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: 860-583-6070.

Bristol, CT--Are you curious to find out more information about that old watch of yours?  Back by popular demand, Micah Tasker of will be at The American Clock & Watch Museum, on Saturday, October 11th  from 11:00a.m.-1:00p.m. to help you learn about the history of your special timepiece.  A fee of $10.00 will be charged for each watch.  Please note that there is a limit of three watches per person.

Hickory Stick Bookshop Booksigning: Pumpkin Time--Authur Erzsi Deak--Washington, CT


2 Green Hill Rd., Washington Depot, CT 06794. Phone: 860-868-0525.

Illustrator Doug Cushman will give a drawing demonstration and sign copies of his newest illustrated book, Pumpkin Time, written by Erzsi Deak at The Hickory Stick Bookshop on Saturday, October 11th at 4:00 pm. Join us for an afternoon of fun with Doug Cushman, as he presents a drawing demonstration while discussing his newly illustrated book, Pumpkin Time written by Erzsi Deak.

Great Hill United Methodist Church, Annual Basket Bonanza - Seymour


Rtes. 188 & 334, Seymour, CT Phone: (203) 910-5713.

On Saturday, an evening of fun and entertainment will begin with a preview of the baskets from 5 – 6 p.m. During the preview hour, tickets are placed in the cup corresponding with any of the baskets; the baskets are given away starting at 6 p.m. Over 75 special theme baskets and door prizes will be handed out. For the admission price of $15.00, hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and beverage will be served and patrons will receive 25 free basket tickets, a door prize ticket and a grand prize ticket. Children 10 years old and under have free admission. Basket themes include movie, travel, spa, handyman, entertaining, sports, kids, baby, pets, hobbies, cooking, seasonal, and many others. This year’s Grand Prize Basket will include a wide variety of gift cards with an estimated $500 value. Reservations are not required.

Warner Theatre Presents: Riseup Paranormal


68 Main St., Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-489-7180.

Warner Theatre presents RISEUP Paranormal--Saturday, October 11 at 8 pm. Limited tickets available. RISEUP Paranormal of Connecticut returns to the Warner Theatre on October 11th at 8 pm to further investigate the possibility of the theatre's haunted history. We are welcoming the public to join us for this spine-tingling interactive paranormal investigation of the theatre where guests have the opportunity to use the RISEUP teams' state-of-the-art equipment and investigate alongside them. Guests are encouraged to bring their own handheld devices, including cameras, and wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

Cornwall Days

10/11/2014 to 10/12/2014

Cornwall, CT

10 am-3 pm  - Displays and Demonstrations Open Studios of Painters, Potters, Sculptors Throughout the Town of Cornwall. Starting places for visitors will be the riverside villages of West Cornwall and Cornwall Bridge located on scenic Route 7, which winds along the Housatonic River. Displays and demonstrations as well as maps to local studios and other sites of interest will be available throughout the two villages. Guided tours, a farmers market, and displays at the local Historical Society and Library also will be ongoing.

Litchfield Historical Society Annual Fall Fundraiser BBQ at White Memorial Conservation Center


Off Rte. 202, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-4501.

Join us at White Memorial Conservation Center shed on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 6:00 pm for an evening of music and backyard BBQ. Food will be provided by the Firehouse Grill, with musical entertainment by Switch Factory. All proceeds from this event benefit the Historical Society's educational programs. Fee: $65 (admits 1) and up; see our registration site • Registration

Ansonia Nature Center Program: Seasons and the Moon


10 Deerfield Lane, Ansonia, CT 06401. Phone: 203-736-1053.

Ansonia Nature Center Program:  SEASONS AND THE MOON - Sat. Oct. 11, 7 pm. Join "Bobcat" Carruthers and members of the New Haven Astronomical Society for another great night. Did you ever wonder why we have four seasons or why the moon goes through different phases? Learn why during a short lecture inside and then venture outside (weather permitting) to view the night sky with the Astronomical Society's high-tech telescopes. FREE.