Danbury Railway Museum Hosts Ride the Pumpkin Patch Train

10/19/2013 to 10/20/2013

120 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-778-8337.

Ride the Pumpkin Patch Train It's the Fall harvest season so what better way to celebrate and welcome in the cooler weather than with a short ride on a vintage train to the Danbury Railway Museum's Pumpkin Patch.  This popular annual family event will take place on three weekends, October 19-20, Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, and Sundays from noon to 4:00 PM at the museum, with trains departing hourly beginning ½-hour after opening each day.  Admission is $10.00 for ages 2 and over; children under 24 months are free. Ride the Pumpkin Patch Train through the historic railyard in a 1920's passenger coach, pulled by a vintage ALCo RS-1 diesel-electric locomotive* — or in a restored 1953 Rail Diesel Car (RDC)* — to the special pumpkin patch where each child will receive a free pumpkin.  Of course, the exhibits, artifacts, and multiple operating model train layouts inside the restored 100-year old Danbury station will be open for your education and entertainment.  The kids can also enjoy the free activities such as the "coloring station," temporary tattoos, cider & cookies, the operating "garden" railroad outside in the yard, and more.  There is a fully-stocked gift shop on the premises.  No reservations are required; the event will be held rain or shine.  Children are encouraged to come in costume.

Ansonia Nature Center Holds Autumnfest

10/19/2013

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

AUTUMNFEST AT THE ANSONIA NATURE CENTER--Mark Saturday, October 19, on your calendar and plan to join staff and Friends of the Ansonia Nature Center for all or part Of  AUTUMNFEST which will take place from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Climb aboard a horse-drawn wagon from Maple View Farm in Orange.  As the horses clip-clop over hill and meadow, listen to the history of the park and perhaps a scary story or two. Children of all ages will find fun things to do.  Follow the "Haunted Trail11 created by the Center's Junior Rangers.  Carve a pumpkin.    Visit the Nature Store where the youngest members of the family can decorate a pumpkin with no carving or scissors involved. Learn about the animals associated with All Hallows Eve through a program on bats, owls and tarantulas. Enjoy some fresh-squeezed apple cider and delicious cinnamon donuts.  In addition, don't miss the Friends' Bake sale with home­made apple and pumpkin goodies to take home. All proceeds will benefit the Nature Center's programs and wildlife rehabilitation. There is no admission fee for this Autumn celebration which will be held rain or shine.

The Silo Cooking School Italian Baking Specialties

10/19/2013

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

With Nick Malgieri. Nick has been writing cookbooks, baking, and teaching baking and pastry for more than 30 years. He returns to The Silo in this demonstration cooking class with his special take on baking sweet and savory Italian specialties.

Litchfield Community Center Hosts Harvest Bounty Wine and Brew Fest

10/19/2013

421 Bantam Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-8302.

On Saturday, October 19,2013 from 4 to 8PM the Litchfield Community Center will host a Harvest Bounty Wine and Brew Fest.  Come out to support the Center and enjoy all types of good libations.  Over 20 varieties each of beer and wine will be available to taste.  Your ticket price includes a free tasting glass for the first 300 people.  Local food vendors will offer selected treats at reasonable prices.  $25 advance tickets/$30 Door Tickets.  Tickets on Sale starting September 16th. 

Haight-Brown Vineyard - Tapas Night

10/19/2013

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

On Saturday, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. A fun, festive evening of apas-style appetizers and our Signature HBV wine. Choose two glasses of wine to enjoy for the evening. Take home your Haight-Brown glass at the end of the night. $50 per person. For additional information and registration visit the website.

Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center — The New Cosmology: An Introduction

10/19/2013

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

10:30 a.m. to noon. What the new cosmology is and how it is awakening us to a new world. Introduction and video, The Awakening Universe, and discussion. Presenter:  Sr. Rosemarie Greco, DW.  Suggested donation: $10.

Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center — Grieving the Loss of a Pet

10/19/2013

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

9:30 a.m. to noon. The death of our companion animals may be one of the hardest losses we face. Through lecture, group discussion, gentle harp music, guided meditation and ritual, we will honor their lives and help to bring peace and closure to a difficult journey.  The program is supported by Litchfield Veterinary Hospital. Presenters: Rev. Barbara Douglas and Rev. Janet Lee Kraft.  Fee: $20 (Non refundable deposit: $10)

Litchfield Shrine Grotto Wine Pairing and Food Tasting

10/19/2013

83 Montfort Rd., Litchfield, CT Phone: 860567-1041.

Excellently prepared food, good company and choice wines. Call for reservations and details.

Brookfield Historical Home Tour Sponsored by The Women's Club of Brookfield

10/19/2013

Main Street, Brookfield, CT 06804.

As part of the 225th Celebration of the Town of Brookfield The Women's Club of Brookfield will sponsor on Saturday,October 19, 2013 a Historical Home Tour.

Party On Main Street - A Charity Event Karing For Kelly - Classic Car & Bike Show - Danbury

10/20/2013

175 Main Street, Danbury, CT Phone: 203-792-1711.

On Sunday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Classic Car & Bike Show on Main Street! Raffles. Food and Pizza & Pasta. Donation $20 per Car/Bike. Special parking area for motorcycles. (weather permitting) Sponsored by Nico's Pizza & Pasta.