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Friday, October 5, 2018
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  Various Locations: Walktober
Description:
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
Description:
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

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10:00am [10:00am] Branford: Mini-Maker Table
Description:
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!

[10:30am] Rocky Hill: Art Start
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Visit the library for an art story and project. Ages 2 and up.

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6:00pm [6:00pm] Putnam: First Fridays
Description:
This year’s theme, First Fridays Mill Town Mosaics, is a celebration of the cultural heritage of the Quiet Corner of northeast Connecticut. Throughout the season, each event will serve as a way to explore the mosaic of diverse local history and culture. May through October, downtown Putnam will be filled with art, music, crafts and costumes, focusing on a different culture each month. The "Cultural Celebration Station" is a must-visit each month! Driving through the scenic towns of the region, it is commonplace to pass brick and stone mill buildings set alongside powerful rivers. Some mills have been revitalized, but many have been lost to time. These structures represent more than just a bygone era of industrialism; they symbolize much of our local cultural heritage. At the turn of the 19th century, Samuel Slater introduced the concept of inviting entire families to move to factory towns. Next to the factories, houses were built for the new workers. Company stores and company-financed civic buildings filled the streets of the towns. Many current residents of the community are a product of our small mill towns, with roots and deep memories extending to Canada, Poland, Greece, Finland, and other parts of the globe. Each month, First Fridays will celebrate the mosaic of our Quiet Corner Heritage, with art, music, food, dance, family memories and more! May 4 – Polish-Americans: Come and dance the polka! Bring your recipes for Pierogi and Gobalki. June 1 – African-Americans July 6 – French Canadian-Americans: Come stand side by each to drool over memories of your memere's toutiere. August 3 – Greek-Americans: Come dressed up and ready to dance again this month! September 7 – Native-Americans: Did you know: the name "Connecticut" is an Algonquian Indian word Quinnehtukqut meaning "beside the long tidal river" or "long river" and refers to the Connecticut River. October 5– Scandinavian-Americans First Fridays invites you to “Discover” why Putnam is such a great place to work, live, and visit - combining a vintage feel with modern appeal. Every month during First Fridays you will experience something new to see, and hear. Be on the lookout for dynamic performance art and featured artists while participating in family-friendly community art projects. There will be something for everyone to enjoy. While you are in town, choose from a variety of wonderful restaurants, visit the many shops, galleries and boutiques. Listen to the local musicians play lively music or take in a live show at the theater.

[6:00pm] Putnam: Zombie Fashion Show
Description:
A free community participation event. Dress up like a Zombie and walk the cat walk for the Zombie Fashion Show. It is free to enter, and all ages are welcome. Individuals and groups can zombie it up. What began as a part of First Fridays in Downtown Putnam, the Zombie Fashion show has taken on a life of its own. Zombies are encouraged to traipse around before they walk the cat walk. Music and other live performances will take place, too!

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