Saturday, November 10, 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] Norwalk: Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Drop off your stuffed animal for a fun-filled sleepover in the library. Pick your animal up the next morning between 11 a.m. - noon, enjoy a waffle brunch party and see pictures of the library adventures your friend had. More info: 203-899-2780, ext 15131

[10:00am] Branford, Guilford, Madison: Open Studio Weekend
Visit the private studios of artists in Branford, Guilford, and Madison to meet the artists, explore their work spaces, and see amazing art. Check website for map and locations.

[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] Hartford: Second Saturdays - So Surreal!
Surrealist artists were inspired by dreams and myths. Visit the Monsters & Myths exhibition and create your own surreal artwork to take home. More info: 860-278-2670

[10:00am] Litchfield: Point Folly Bird Hike
You never know what you might find on a wildlife walk, but it’s still fun to guess! After a quick introduction activity about birds we might see, join Carrie Szwed on a walk around Point Folly Campground in search of buku birds! We’ll be using scopes, binoculars, and all of your “eagle eyes” to look for fall migrants, as well as winter arrivals, both onshore and off. Meet Carrie just beyond the gate to Point Folly on North Shore Rd. (please be advised that construction work may still be going on north of the entrance, so you’ll need to enter from the south, via Bantam Lake Rd.) Bring your binoculars if you have them; otherwise, they will be provided. Dress warmly. Donations accepted.

[11:00am] Forestville: Card-making Workshop
Learn how to make a variety of seasonal, homemade cards. Ages 9 and up. Pre-register: 860-584-7790

[11:00am] Greenwich: Science Saturdays
There will be all types of hands-on science experiments. Ages 5-8. More info: 203-622-7900

[11:00am] New Haven: Story Time
Nov. 10th: November is Native American Heritage Month. We'll be reading Go Show the World: A Celebration of Indigenous Heroes by Wab Kinew. Nov. 17th: We're celebrating Thanksgiving with Todd Parr's The Thankful Book and other stories of giving thanks. Nov. 24th: We're having a special Dr. Suess storytime. We're celebrating the new holiday film, How the Grinch Stole Christmas with handouts and a craft that should make hearts grow 3 times their size. The Yale Bookstore will validate 1 hour of FREE parking in the Broadway Lot with any purchase

[2:00pm] Orange: Drama Workshop
Hear the tale of Who Left a Pumpkin in the Road?, then re-enact it and complete a fun art activity. Ages 5-10 Pre-register: 203-891-2170

[3:00pm] New Haven: Sample-It Saturdays (crafts)
Try different craft supplies and create your own items. Sample-It Saturdays are always FREE and kid-friendly! November 10: Gel Plate Printing November 17: Thanksgiving Cards November 24: Marbling December 1: Snowman Masks December 8: Holiday Cards December 15: Holiday Lights Craft December 22: Snow Globe Ornaments December 29: POSCA Markers