Saturday, October 13, 2018
Public Access

Category: All

October 2018
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31      
  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.

9:00am [9:30am] Storrs: Pup Crawl
Take a guided walk through Downtown Storrs with your four-legged friends! We'll have fun and educational stops along the way. Walk takes place rain or shine over varied terrain. Dogs of all ages, sizes, and breeds welcome. Dogs should be comfortable on leash and in large groups. Walkers without dogs also welcome! Registration (free but required) starts at 9:30 a.m. This event is free and open to the public. Donations for the Friends of Mansfield Animal Shelter will be gratefully received.

[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] Canterbury: Old Home Day
Mark your family’s calendar for this old-timey celebration that has become the local favorite way of embracing fall. Relax and explore the varied exhibitor offerings while enjoying live music, luscious food, friendly animals, demonstrations by practitioners of traditional crafts and trades, kids’ activities, historical displays, reenactors, exhibits by civic and nonprofit organizations, local farm products, and the historic 19th century Green District Schoolhouse, now fully restored by the Canterbury Historical Society. In the process, reconnect with old friends or maybe make some new ones.

[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] Simsbury: Heritage Day
Take a step back in time and have fun while learning about history. Explore eight historic buildings with activities in each plus additional activities outside. Families can make butter using a churn, decode secret messages, see a timber framing demonstration, see a miniature hay press, use a hand pump to pump water, learn about Colonial clothing, visit the fuse making factory, play outdoor and tavern games.

[12:00pm] Washington Depot: Harvest Festival
Enjoy some good food, tasty fall treats, live music, pumpkin carving, face painting, fire truck rides, local crafts and vendors, a scarecrow contest, a hay maze, and more fun festivities at this annual town get together. Don’t forget to also try your luck at the Fall Dessert Contest and enter your favorite pie, cookie, tart, cupcake, or cake! There will be both a children's and an adult's division and the selected winners will receive gift certificates to a few of the town's local shops and eateries. Get into the fall spirit with Washington, CT.