Saturday, October 20, 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.

9:00am [9:00am] Guilford: Harvest Day
The farm is filled with activities for the entire family including an area dedicated to children's activities with the ever popular corn sand box, pumpkin painting, the bean bag toss, and hoop the pumpkin, along with face painting. For those who like to watch demonstrations, there will be sauerkraut making in the Granary section of the barn and the blacksmith shop will be running all day. The New England Lace Group will be showing all comers how lace was (and still is!) made by hand. Corn grinding utilizing tractor power will also be on display. Soap making and a spinning demonstration will also occur. The Munger Barn will be the site for tours of our Native American Museum collection. The farm has a variety of animals for viewing and includes a talk by Mark Dudley about our largest inhabitants, Bob and Dave, the oxen. They'll also be a few cows on display from Half Mile Acre Farm, and Barb Hammerlund will be available to answer any of your questions. Want to take home a pumpkin? Just guess the weight and it's yours. Available are the famous hot dogs, fresh chili, and refreshments available for purchase to help silence that appetite you'll work up walking around the farm. Also, collecting donations for the Guilford Food Bank with collection tubs located all around the Farm. And for those who like old things (and the farm is loaded with old things), they'll be antique trucks, cars and tractors displayed around the grounds. Come check out the Farmers' Market and get all your fresh food while enjoying the other activities taking place throughout the grounds. So plan on coming to the Farm for a pleasant day of activities and as you stroll around you can enjoy the music by the Dudley Farm String Band.

[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] Putnam: Great Pumpkin Festival
A family-friendly outdoor festival featuring the official Great Pumpkin, arts and crafts, train excursions, live music, activities for the kids, special pumpkin menus and more.

[10:00am] Stamford: Health, Wellness, and Sports Expo
Created to fuel your mind, body and soul, Expo 2018, one of the largest health and wellness expo in Connecticut, features health education by Stamford Health, fun activities for children plus the latest information, products and services from over 100 exhibitors. Experience “Dance It Out” with Billy Blanks Jr, as seen on ABC-TV’s Shark Tank, learn scuba with Capt. Sam’s Scuba School, taste savory foods from a wide variety of healthy food and beverage exhibitors at the Healthy Restaurant Sampling Zone and attend classes and presentations at a new, centrally located Demonstration Zone. Admission and parking are free. Purchase raffle tickets for $5 and bring nonperishable food to support The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County.

[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