Saturday, September 29, 2018
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  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

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.

10:00am [10:00am] Bozrah: Open Farm Days
The public is invited to go into the pastures and play with the alpacas. It makes for some incredible photo ops. In addition, there will be stations for hands-on carding fiber, spinning, weaving or dyeing the fiber. Other farm vendors offer their products from their farm including honey, maple syrup, cheese, apples, baked goods, pottery, handcrafted items, and more. Grounds are handicap accessible with free parking.

[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] 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

[10:00am] Willimantic: Downtown Country Fair
This traditional fall family fair with several food and craft vendors. Come browse the Farmer's Market while you are there, along with music and children's activities.

[10:00am] Winsted: Winchester Center Day
All are invited to take a trip to the heart of historic Litchfield County to experience the sights and sounds Winchester Center Day. Winchester Center is a quaint New England community, complete with tree-lined roads and a town green surrounded by the Congregational Church, Grange Hall and historic homes. The numerous organizations of Winchester Center have each planned events as part of this special community day. The Winchester Center Congregational Church, established in 1771, will host a Vintage Car and Motorcycle Show with trophies and musical entertainment in the Gazebo on the Green by Kevin and Pete, as well as an open house with demonstrations, guided tours showcasing their history, children’s activities including a fun community scavenger hunt, horse drawn wagon rides by Freund’s Farm Market and more. Winchester Grange will host a large tag sale inside the lower Grange Hall with the proceeds to benefit FISH/Friends in Service to Humanity of Northwestern Connecticut and Winchester Grange. An art show presented by Victor Legere will be on display in the upper Grange Hall. The Winchester Center Historical Association will have their museum open throughout the day, giving tours of the Old Chapel with many items on display, and will also be presenting a blacksmith demonstration. While visiting the museum, be sure to note the old chimney which marks the home of the first settler of Winchester Center, Caleb Beach, in 1750. The Little Red Schoolhouse Association will also be participating in the events of the day with a booth at the Winchester Center Historical Association documenting the current preservation efforts taking place at the Schoolhouse. The Winchester Center Volunteer Fire Department, organized in 1948 and located behind the Grange Hall, will have its firetrucks on display and foam demonstrations. Food will be available for purchase throughout the day at the Church and the Grange Hall.

[1:00pm] Litchfield: Apple Harvest Festival
Celebrate the apple harvest the old fashioned way! The Litchfield Historical Society invites the community to the First Annual Apple Harvest Festival. The event will be held in the newly-opened Tapping Reeve Meadow, located behind the Tapping Reeve House and Litchfield Law School. The Meadow is a historically-inspired gardens designed to provide the community with personal interactions with nature. There will be all day tours of the site, crafts, and lawn games. Historical demonstrations, such as colonial woodworking, spinning and wool carding, and cider pressing will be held all day. Featuring music by MJK Music, a brother and sister duo comprised of Meghan and Jaden Spangenberg, whose music is influenced by jazz, folk, and classical genres. Enjoy an apple pie contest with pies submitted by local amateur bakers. To participate in the pie contest, please visit the website at www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org/appleharvest/.