August 31st – September 3rd

Thursday, August 31st:

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6:30 – 10:30pm: Max’s Chef to Farm Dinner “Ode to Tomatoes” Your evening begins with a reception then you’ll head out for a tour of the farm to see the fields and learn about the farm’s history, operations, and products. Your tour concludes in the tented area where tables dressed in linen and candlelight offer a view of the al fresco kitchen. Each dinner is cooked from scratch and showcases that day’s best produce. The ingredients are sourced daily from local farmers, ranchers, and fishermen. Our menus vary and are dependent on the day’s harvest and the inspiration of the Chef. Prepare yourself for an incredible dining experience with the most local, fresh and flavorful foods available. Neruda’s “Ode to Tomatoes” says it best. What can be better than vine-ripe tomatoes fresh from the farm? Only this: Savoy Pizzeria and Max a Mia come together as Pizziolo Dante Cistulli and Chef Stephen Lundgren join forces to celebrate the height of Tomato Season. $99 per person. Rosedale Farms & Vineyards, Simsbury

{Last Call} 7pm: CHIRP Concert Parks: Harpeth Rising at Ballard Park in Ridgefield

7 – 9pm: August Paint Night Paint your personal version of Vincent Van Gogh’s beautiful sunflowers! Artist Anna Harding will guide you step-by-step as you recreate this perfect summer painting. Arts Center East, Vernon

Thursday, August 31st – Saturday, September 2nd



6 – 10pm: Corn Hole Tournament $30 per team includes a beer/wine drink ticket 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes will be awarded and there will be a double elimination Other activities that day include a free kid zone, Murray the Wheel Band & Friends, a car show and more! Crystal Bees, Southington

Thursday, August 31st – Sunday, September 3rd


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Friday, September 1st:

10 – 11:30am: Goodwin Two-for-One: Rock and Mineral Basics & Weather Basics This program is twice the fun! During this talk we’ll talk a look at various rock and mineral samples, discuss how the rock types form, and learn about the geology around Goodwin. We’ll also take a short walk to discover the rocks at Goodwin. In the second part of the program, we will explore the topic of weather including learning about temperature, dew point, humidity, pressure, cloud type, wind, and more. We will then discuss the relationship between these variables and the weather, and will use the variables to predict weather. James L. Goodwin Conservation Center, Hampton

{Reoccurs} 6 – 8:30pm: Friday Night Concerts: Music By Wingmen at Grove Street Plaza in Darien (runs until 9/15)

{Reoccurs} 6 – 9pm: Summer UnWINEd Concert Series: Mixed Signals (Rock & Blues) at Priam Vineyard in Colchester (runs until 9/1)

6 – 10pm: Woodbury Fire Department’s Annual Carnival 

{Reoccurs} 7pm: Friday Nights Music: Wendy May Duo (Classic Rock) at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk (runs until 9/8)

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Friday, September 1st – Saturday, September 2nd:


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Friday, September 1st – Sunday, September 3rd

Friday, September 1st – Sunday, September 4th

The Haddam Neck Fair, Odyssey ’17: A Greek Festival & The Woodstock Fair

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Saturday, September 2nd:

9 – 11:30am: CFPA Ramble: An Introduction to Shinrin-Yoku During this introductory Ramble, you will be guided and led through the gentle, intentional shinrin-yoku process with a series of invitations, reflections, and general information. This hike starts in the parking lot at CFPA’s headquarters. This will be a gentle, easy ramble for adults. The trail may be muddy in places. No dogs, please. Highlawn Forest Trails, Middlefield


9am – 5pm: Free First Saturday Free admission to the museum galleries all day. Please note that free admission does not include the Waterman Research Center. Connecticut Historical Society Musuem & Library, Hartford

10 –  11am: Ready, Set, Registry Here’s your chance to create or update your registry with ease. You’ll take a tour of the store with a Personal Registry Partner, test drive everything you’ll need and get answers to all your questions. Plus, meet & mingle with other parents-to-be. Enjoy giveaways and special bonus savings, too! Reservations preferred, but walk-ins are always welcome. Our Ready, Set, Registry events are held the first Saturday of every month. So if you can’t make it to this one, join us at the next one instead! Babies R Us Location

10 – 11:30am: Shinrin Yoku – Forest Meditation WalksShinrin Yoku is a gentle, guided walk that supports well-being through sensory immersion in forests and other naturally healing environments. Shinrin Yoku is a term that means “taking in the forest atmosphere” or “forest bathing.” It was developed in Japan during the 1980s and has become a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine. This session is open to adults and space is limited to 10 adults per session. $10 per person. Harry C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center, Bristol

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10:30am: Riverfront Yoga & Mimosa’s Join Jennifer Ford for a fun morning by the riverfront at Apricots in Farmington! All levels Yoga class by the water (in the event of rain we will use the banquet hall) followed by mimosas and a crudités platter. $25 per person. Apricot;s, Farmington

Time Varies by Location: Fall Donut Party Benefiting No Kid Hungry Hey, kids—if you love donuts, this is the class for you! Discover how easy it is to make awesome donuts at home. A portion of the proceeds from this class will be donated to No Kid Hungry as they work to end childhood hunger in America. $30 per child includes a Donut Pan Suitable for ages 8-13. Williams Sonoma

Special Event Uni the Unicorn Storytime

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4:30pm: Harvest Dinner, Dance & Silent Auction This event is our annual fall fundraiser. FOFAH presents a farm to table supper where our local partner farmers and producers are celebrated. Each year over 300 people enjoy a farm fresh dinner, prepared by local chefs, served under the big tent. At the Silent Auction Fundraiser unique crafts, art, goods and services are available to the highest bidder. Event is BYOB and prior reservations are required. We’re very excited that the Out The Boxx band will be playing at the Harvest Dinner this year. Out The Boxx is a dance band! They play dance music – really good dance music – a mix of old school, new school, soul, funk, R&B and a little rock too. $75 per person. Hilltop Farm, Suffield

6pm: An Evening at Little Pond Join Gerri Griswold in search of Wood Ducks, herons, shore birds, muskrats, frogs and whatever else Mother Nature decides to dish out at dusk on Little Pond! Group size is limited to 20. We’ll build a little fire after the walk and make S’Mores! Free but donations will be accepted. White Memorial Conservation Center, Litchfield

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Saturday, September 2nd – Sunday, September 3rd

10am – 5pm: First Free Saturday at Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London

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Saturday, September 2nd – Monday, September 4th

The 105th Goshen Fair

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Sunday, September 3rd:

12 – 3pm: Long Distance Guided Hike Enjoy the company of fellow hikers and get some great outdoor exercise. Expect a 5-7 mile hike. Goodwin Guide Kat Gayson, will be taking you on this long distance hike as she points out nature tidbits here and there. All are welcome, including friendly dogs. James L. Goodwin Conservation Center, Hampton

1 – 4pm: First Sundays for Families On the first Sunday of every month, families are invited to explore Hill-Stead. Take part in these First Sundays for Families activities! Museum Educators lead art projects in the Education Stations at 1 pm. Free self-serve crafts for all ages. Explorer Backpacks will also be available during regular museum hours from April through October. Self-guided tours run from 1 to 4 pm. Browse the collection at your own pace and engage in the ever-popular scavenger hunt challenge. Enjoy beautiful melodies on the Steinway piano as you tour the house between 1 and 4 pm. Romp in Hill-Stead’s own natural playground of hiking trails, gardens and walking paths. Purchase a treasure in our Museum Shop, stocked with art supplies, toys, children’s books and much more. Included with the cost of admission. The Hillstead Museum, Farmington

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1:30 – 4pm: Fred Elser First Sunday Science Series The Seaside Center Greenwich Conservation Commission and Greenwich Community Gardens will introduce participants to composting with earthworms. Hands-on activities and demonstrations on how to set up a worm bin, which helps turn kitchen scraps into a valuable soil amendment. Learn about earthworm biology and how to care for their habitat. Activities for the entire family. Free vermicompost bins available while supplies last. One per family. Free admission. No reservations required. Floren Family Environmental Center at Innis Arden Cottage, Old Greenwich.

{Last Call} 4pm: Summer Concert Series: All Funk’d Up at Walnut Beach in Milford

4:30 – 9pm: Dinner on the Farm Massaro Community Farm will host its Annual Dinner on the Farm on Sunday, September 3 from 4:30-9:00pm. This celebration features an all-inclusive, all-local meal prepared by award winning Chef Denise Appel, incorporating meat, cheese, breads, brews and, of course, farm vegetables. Guests dine amid the fields and flowers of historic Massaro Farm, a former family dairy farm. Admittance includes a farm tour with Farmer Steve Munno, open bar, hors d’ouevres, interactive exhibits, and silent auction. Proceeds support the farm’s commitment to farm-based education and the thousands of pounds of produce we donate each season to those in need. $150 per person. Massaro Community Farm, Woodbridge

{Last Call} 5 – 8pm: Summer Music: Kevin and Heather at Mystic Seaport 

Monday, September 4th

RCA Ladrigan Swim Races & Family Fun Day

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2pm: Steve Songs Bring a chair or blanket to the Apple Barrel tent and enjoy a great day with the family. Steve blends participatory songs, clever stories and great melodies that really gets the crowd jumping — from exuberant children flocking towards the stage, to the moms bouncing babies with the beat, to the parents and grandparents singing and grooving along. Then, visit our orchard to pick Apples and Pears or take a stroll through our 4-acre Corn Maze! The whole family will love getting lost in this year’s special design. Lyman Orchards, Middlefield

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Run for the Woods September 9th, Sign Up today!

Brass City Brew Fest 2015

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College Night | September 14, 2017

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