Housatonic Heritage Walks Appalachian Trail Hike from Bulls Bridge to 10 mile river shelter


Bulls Bridge Rd., Kent, CT

10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Join the Appalachian Trail Conservancy's Hannah Chamberlain, and Beth Critton, from AMC's CT Chapter, on this scenic hike to the Ned Anderson Memorial Bridge and to an AT shelter. Learn the history of the AT (bring binoculars–a good birdwatching area). Family-friendly, gentle grade trail. Wear boots/sturdy footwear and bring drink/snacks. Limit 12 hikers. 2.5 hours–2 miles To register 413-528-8002 or email...hchamberlain@appalachiantrail.org Meet at the AT parking area near Bulls Bridge. From Kent– travel south on Rt 7 for 4 miles to a traffic light at the junction with Bulls Bridge Rd. and park here. OR, From New Milford–drive north on Rt 7 for approx. 9 miles to traffic light at the junction with Bulls Bridge Rd. in Kent. Park here, before the covered bridge.

Housatonic Heritage Walks Cannon at 20 Paces


Housatonic River Rd. , Lime Rock, CT

11 a.m. - 12 noon. Contrast a shaded walk along a flat trail beside the Housatonic River with the smoky history of the same land. Lou Bucceri, from the Salisbury Assoc. Historical Society, will share the history about the factory and the people that produced the most powerful cannon of the Civil War. Learn how the cannon destroyed no Confederate targets, but only the man and company who created it. 1 hour–1/4 mile x From the Rt 7 & Rt 112 junction in Falls Village–Drive west on Rt 112 to Dugway Road (opposite the Outfield Entrance to Lime Rock Park), turn right and follow Dugway Rd. for 2 miles. At iron bridge, turn left, then immediately turn right onto Housatonic River Rd. Drive 0.5 mile to parking lot for Falls Village Dam boat launch. OR from Rt 44 or Rt 41–Drive east on Rt 112 until you reach the Outfield Entrance to Lime Rock Park, then turn left onto Dugway Road and follow the above highlighted directions.

Sunny Valley Preserve Open Farm Day


8 Sunny Valley Lane, New Milford, CT Phone: (860) 355-3716.

10 am - 3 pm. Admission: Free. Come celebrate Connecticut's farming and conservation heritage and share in a wonderful sense of community Sept. 17th at the 24th annual Open Farm Day at The Nature Conservancy's Sunny Valley Preserve. Take a hay ride, stop by our petting zoo and meet some gentle farm animals, play a game, paint a pumpkin and enjoy a selection of delectable goodies at Sunny Valley Preserve, a more than 1,850-acre preserve that straddles the Housatonic River in New Milford and Bridgewater. Make sure to stop by our farm stand, and purchase some fresh produce to take home.

Roxbury Land Trust Race for Open Space at River Road Preserve


River Road, Roxbury, CT Phone: 860-350-4148.

8:30 a.m. Register at $5 per person; children under ten free. Benefits RLT. Open to all ages for running or walking. Sponsored by Roxbury Road Races.  Access: All three preserves are accessed through the River Road Preserve off River Road or from the Botsford Hill Road parking lot at Orzech Family Preserve. Trails: The River Road trail is a 1.5 mile loop of moderate difficulty with some steep climbs and access to the Shepaug River.

Thorncrest Farm and Milk House Chocolates


280 Town Hill Road , Goshen, CT Phone: 860-309-2545.

Join us for an entertaining evening in the Hayloft pairing great wines and chocolates. This annual event is a fundraiser for the Goshen Good Neighbors Organization who is devoted to assisting those in need. Held: Saturday, September 17, 2016 - @ 7:00 pm. Tickets: $75.00 per person ( checks only to: Goshen Good Neighbor Fund Email for tickets and reservations: tcfarmllc@optimum.net

The Silo Cooking School @ Hunt Hill Farm Pie Boot Camp–Conquer Pie Anxiety


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

11-2pm. Baking season is here and James Beard nominated & IACP winning baker & author Abby Dodge is back to help you overcome your pie-baking fears! Trained in Paris under superstar chefs, Abby Dodge has become a standout star on her own. She is the author of 10 cookbooks including her latest and award winning, The Everyday Baker, which includes recipes and techniques for foolproof baking. You'll learn all of Abby's baking secrets for making pies, galettes and more.

Downsizing Your Home — Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

09/17/2016 to 09/17/2016

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

Get ready for moving day! We spend the first half of our lives accumulating things and
the second half getting rid of them! Learn whole house organizing by looking at everything
you own. There is a manageable method to completing this task by taking one step at a time.

Presenter: Susan Lovallo

Fee: $50 (includes lunch); Non-Refundable Deposit: $25

From Wisdom's Table: Making the Perfect Pie — Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

09/17/2016 to 09/17/2016

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

With fresh fruits and berries abounding, now is the time to enjoy a homemade pie! Learn pie
making tips and never again have a soggy or raw pastry crust. If Mother Nature cooperates,
we’ll be using white peaches and the pears picked from Wisdom House’s own trees!

Presenter: Chef Margaret Jacobs

Fee: $25; Non-Refundable Deposit: $15

From the Earth and the Sea: Clambake and Drumming Fundraiser

09/17/2016 to 09/17/2016

11a School Street, Washington Depot, CT 06793. Phone: 8608680518.

At the River Walk Pavillion, 11a School Street, Washington Depot Savor traditional indigenous foods of lobster, clams, corn, and potatoes while enjoying music & dance by Thunderbird American Indian Dancers! The troupe was 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 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. Reservations and prepayment required by September 13th. To buy a ticket call, email, or find us on Eventbrite. $50 Adults; $40 IAIS Members; $10 Children 12 & under (hot dogs, chips & lemonade) Sponsored in part by the Connecticut Community Foundation.

Waterbury Symphony Orchestra Made in the U.S.A.

09/17/2016 to 09/17/2016

750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT 06701. Phone: 203-574-4283.

Saturday, September 17, 2016 AT 8PM // NVCC Fine Arts Center Each of the four giants we salute in this concert contributed distinctive ingredients to the melting pot that was 20th Century American music. Aaron Copland's Texas-born mother sang cowboy tunes to him as a child, which found their way into his ballet, Rodeo. Elements of Leonard Bernstein's classical training inform the beautiful melodies of his West Side Story dances. Samuel Barber's love of American song inspired his lyric Violin Concerto. And George Gershwin's boyhood bicycle trips to Harlem to hear jazz led to a bigger trip—a European sojourn that ultimately inspired his An American in Paris. TICKET PRICES Value Seating (First two rows, back two rows and balcony seats): $20.00 Choice Seating (Third and fourth rows, side seats, through row P): $35.00 Premium Seating (Center and slightly right/left of center, orchestra): $50.00 Student Tickets (Rush Only, 1 hr. prior to concert, must present ID) $5.00