Saturday, September 22, 2018
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  Various Locations: Walktober
Welcome to the 28th Annual Walktober in The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor. After 28 years, Walktober is still the best way to celebrate all the beauty, historic treasures and working farms of the 35 towns of eastern Connecticut and south-central Massachusetts. With more than 200 unique experiences, you’ll get a chance to see some of the most beautiful landscapes in New England, meet some of the heroes and scoundrels who shaped our nation, and see first-hand what it means to farm and eat local. All of this is made possible by the most passionate volunteers you will ever meet. Every Walktober leader will share with you what they love about The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor. Whether you call The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor home, or you are visiting for the first time or the 10th time, you’ll come away with a new appreciation for why this place is so special. If you pair this brochure with one of The Last Green Valley’s Explore! Guides, you’ll also find many places to shop local, catch a fabulous meal or relax with a drink after your Walktober adventures. Keep them both for ideas of year-round things to do. And, visit our website, thelastgreenvalley.org, or follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for information about our monthly programs, including Acorn Adventures for kids and Ranger programs. Enjoy Walktober and help us care for, enjoy and pass on The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor.

Old Saybrook: Fairy Doors Scavenger Hunt
Find the doors to the Fairy Realm. There are 28 of these five-inch doors in retail locations throughout town. See how many you can find. Maps and photos of the doors available online or at Sweet Luna's, Ocean Art Studio, and the Acton Library. More info: 860-395-3139

9:00am [9:00am] Woodstock: Celebrating Agriculture
Visitors from throughout The Last Green Valley are invited to enjoy a full day of free family fun featuring local food, vendors, and farm exhibits. Activities throughout the day include a hearty farm breakfast, wagon ride farm tours of The Farmer’s Cow member Fairvue Farms, and children's activities including a kid’s scavenger hunt featuring “Daphne,” a life-size model milking cow, and live music. Visit The Farmer’s Cow booth to try samples of milk and fresh apple ciders. This event is rain or shine. Extreme weather may cancel. Please, no strollers and no pets except service dogs.

[10:00am] Branford: Mini-Maker Table
Join us every Friday and Saturday for a mini-maker project from our MakerLab! Every month we will feature a quick project or new piece of equipment to mess around with. The results may have you leaving with something to physically take home OR just the satisfaction that you were able to create a circuit, power on an Arduino or thread a sewing machine. The projects are easy, meant for all ages and 100% drop-in. It is just up to you to find out which floor we are featuring the project on and drop on by. Registration for this table is not required – just come ready to tinker, play and create!

[10:00am] Pomfret: Positively Pomfret Day
Family friendly event with games and contests, live music, craft vendors, food, skillet toss for both men and women, chocolate cream pie eating contact, baby diaper derby and much more.

[10:00am] Shelton: K-9 Karnival
Bring your leashed dog and share the fun. Enjoy police dog, obedience and carting dog demos, microchipping, raffles, contests, food and dog related vendors, meet the breeds, and more.

[10:00am] Wethersfield: Scavenger Hunt
Drop-in any Saturday of the month to complete a fun scavenger hunt around the library. Each month will feature a new hunt. September Hunt: Dog Man October Hunt: Wimpy Kid November Hunt: Wreck It Ralph

[11:00am] Bloomfield: Fall Craft
Come to the library and make a fun fall craft. More info: 860-242-0041

[2:50pm] Broad Brook: Heritage Day
Join us in celebrating East Windsor's 250th Anniversary! A parade will begin at the East Windsor Reservoir at 2:50 p.m. and continue down Main Street (Broad Brook). Immediately following is a picnic with food trucks, demonstrations, vendors, bingo, horseshoe tournament, live music by East Windsor's own Stray Dogs, flyovers and so much more. Shuttle bus stops at Town Hall, elementary and middle schools and event lot. At 8:30 p.m., there will be fireworks to top off this amazing celebration!