FARMERS MARKET: The Winsted Farmers Market is open for the summer season on Fridays, 3-6 p.m at East End Park, Winsted, and continues through October. For details, vending information and what’s for sale, go to winstedfarmersmarket.org
BACK TO SCHOOL LUAU: A Back to School Luau will be held Sept. 15, 6 p.m. at the Morris Town Beach Pavilion. Admission is free. Live music, games and food from Grill Dog of Norwalk and Rita’s Italian Ice of Farmington food trucks.
MEDICARE FRAUD & SCAMS: A program on Medicare Frauds and Scams, led by Amanda Halle, Senior Medicare Patrole, Western CT Agency for Aging, will be held Sept. 15, 10:30 a.m. at the Harwinton Public Library. For more information, or to register, please call the library at 860485-9113. Program is free of charge.
EBOOK WORKSHOP: An Ebook And Audiobook Workshop will be held Sept. 15, 6:30 p.m. at the Morris Public Library, led by Library Assistant and Technology Specialist, Heidi Duchaine. Feel free to bring your phone, tablet or laptop. All are welcome; for details and to register call 860-567-7440.
BENEFIT CAR SHOW: Brandywine Living at Litchfield, 19 Constitution Way, Litchfield, will hold a benefit car show during National Assisted Living Week, on Sept. 15, 5-7 p.m. Enjoy music, raffles, giveaways, refreshments and trophies. No pets, please. Proceeds will benefit local military persons and families in need. For information and directions call 860-576-9500.
GRANGE MEETING: Riverton Grange members will hold their regular meeting at the grange hall on Route 20, Friday at 7:30 p.m. Officers, elected in June, will be installed at this meeting by the Prelli Team. Refreshments will be served by Susan Belle-Isle and Shirley Moore after the meeting.
Saturday, Sept. 16
BINGO: Sons of Italy, Center Street, Torrington, hosts bingo games Saturday, 4-9:30 p.m. Doors open at 4 p.m., games begin at 6 p.m. For information, call the lodge at 860-4891226.
GOSHEN FARMERS MARKET: Goshen Farmers Market at Miranda Vineyard, 42 Ives Rd., Goshen, will be held on Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. starting July 1 and continuing through the summer. For details, go to www.goshenfarmersmarket.com
BOOK SALE: Harwinton Library Friends Book Sale at the library, 80 Bentley Drive, Sept. 16, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Children’s books, 50 cents, adult hardcovers, $2, paperbacks, $1. For more information call the library at 860-485-9113.
THE EQUUS EFFECT: The Equus Effect, a Sharon, CT non-profit organization that empowers veterans to rebuild healthy relationships through purposeful engagement with horses, will hold its annual celebration and fund raiser on Saturday, 4-6:30 p.m. with a performance by widely acclaimed actor, playwright and veteran Stephan Wolfert, at Quarry Hill Farm, 345 Sharon Road (Route 41), Lakeville. Tickets are $75 (tax deductible) and include wine and hors d’oeuvres. For tickets and information go to https:// www.theequuseffect.org or call 860-364-5363.
LITTLE BRITCHES BENEFIT: Little Britches’ Therapeutic Riding Boots & Britches Ball will be held Sept. 16, 6 to 10 p.m. at the Bridgewater Pavilion on Sarah Sanford Road East in Bridgewater. Live music by Hazzard County, food by Windover BBQ & Catering of Newtown, a silent auction and more. Tickets $50 per person, BYOB, mixers and soft drinks provided. To buy tickets or learn more, go to littlebritchesct.org or call Alice Daly at 203-598-2595.
STORY READING: Harold and the Purple Crayon will be read in the children’s room at the Oliver Wolcott Library, 160 South St., Litchfield, Sept. 16, 10:30 a.m., for ages 3-8. Hear the story, see a video based on the character and create your own story using your own purple crayon. Free, registration required. Call 860-567-8030 or visit owlibrary.org and click on Events/Children’s Events.
BOOK CLUB: Scoville Memorial Library’s Saturday Book Club, discussing “Exit West” by Mohsin Hamid, will meet Sept. 16, 3 p.m. For information call 860-435-2838 or visit ScovilleLibrary.org
GALLERY OPENING: “Milestones” Works by Thelma Appel, will open Sept. 16 at the Marie Louise Trichet Art Gallery at Wisdom House. For more information or to register visit: www.wisdomhouse.org or call 860-567-3163.
ARLO GUTHRIE: The Warner Theatre will welcome folk legend Arlo Guthrie in a rare solo appearance to the Main Stage on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. To purchase tickets, call the Warner Box Office at 860489-7180 or visit warnertheatre.org.
TEAL LITCHFIELD WALK: T.E.A.L.® Litchfield Walk, an annual event hosted by Hope Assembly #46, International Order of Rainbow for Girls, will be held Sept. 16 at White Memorial Conservation Center, Litchfield. The program was started by two sisters, that celebrates the courage of ovarian cancer survivors and the strength of the families who’ve been touched by the disease, while spreading awareness to the public and raising money for research. Learn more at http://teal.telleveryamazinglady.org/site/TR?fr_id=1161&pg=entry
GILBERT HOME PROGRAM: “Kids on the Hill: The Story of the William L. Gilbert Home for Friendless Children” will be presented at the Beardsley Library, 40 Munro Place, Winsted, Sept. 16, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Family historians, Chris and Cheryl Klemmer, who have researched the history of the Gilbert Home, will discuss the life of Winsted entrepreneur and benefactor, William L. Gilbert, and the home he built for friendless children in 1890 on the ridge where the Gilbert High School now stands. They will also discuss what life was like for the children who lived at the home. A question and answer period will follow. Registration is required; call 860-379-6043 to sign up. For more information, contact the library’s genealogy and local history research assistant, Verna Gilson, at genealogy@ beardsleylibrary.org.
NEW EXHIBITION: Darren Winston, Bookseller, 81 Main St., Sharon, will host a reception for Picture Book, an exhibition of new works by artist Jeff Joyce, Sept. 16, 4-8 p.m. For more information visit darrenwinstonbookseller.com. BOOK SALE: The Harwinton Library will hold a book sale on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the library. All are welcome. Books for all ages and many topics are available for sale.
EQUIPMENT SALE: Blue Moon Sale at Mohawk Mountain Ski Area, Cornwall, will be held Sept. 16, 10 a.m.-3 pm. Once a year the rentals department pulls out skis, snowboards, boots and poles and offers them at amazingly low prices. Skis are all tested and inspected to ensure you are receiving fully-functional equipment. Visit Mohawkmtn.com for more information.
SHARON ART WALK: Darren Winston Bookseller, Hotchkiss Library of Sharon, The Gallery @the SHS of Sharon Historical Society & Museum and Sharon Town Hall Art Gallery present Sharon Art Walk. Participating galleries will be open Sept. 16, 4-7 p.m. will host a reception with light refreshments for artists and visitors. For additional information about each gallery’s exhibit visit the gallery’s website: darrenwinstonbookseller.com, hotchkisslibrary.org, sharonhist.org or for the Town Hall Art Gallery, Zelina Blagden at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BUTTERFLY TAGGING: Come to the Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden, Bethlehem, Sept. 16, 1-4 p.m. to hear about Monarch Butterfly Tagging and its importance in the state of Connecticut from Site Horticulturist George McCleary. Meet at the visitor’s center at 1 p.m. Rain date is Sept. 17. Admission $5 per person. For more information, call 203266-7596 or email bellamy. email@example.com.
CLASSIC CAR SHOW:
Norfolk’s Classic Community Classic Car Show will be held
Sept. 16, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. at the Yale Music Shed parking grounds. Amazing cars, food, live music and a special raffle will benefit the Norfolk Lions Club Ambulance and the Norfolk Volunteer Fire Department. New this year will be a special award for exhibitors in the Dress to Complement Your Car category – color, style or vintage. For more information, contact Marie Lowe at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-307-1487. ROAST BEEF DINNER:
Morris Volunteer Fire Department’s annual roast beef dinner will be held Sept. 16, 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the firehouse. $15 adults, $12 ages 4-12 and seniors, free for 3 and under. For tickets and information, call 860-567-7441, email email@example.com or visit www.morrisfiredept.org. Takeout will be available.
SHREDDING DAY: Salisbury Bank will sponsor a Free Community Shred Day at its Sharon branch, Saturday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Each person may bring up to 4 boxes of paper (no binders please) for shredding by Legal Shred. There is no fee. HARVEST FESTIVAL:
Haight Brown Vineyard, 29 Chestnut Hill Road, Litchfield will hold its 45th Annual Harvest Festival, Saturday and Sunday starting at 11:30 a.m. Admission $20, includes wine tasting, live music, grape stomping and a pig roast. Bring your own chairs or a blanket. For details go to www.haightvineyards.com, call 860567-4045 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, Sept. 17
HARVEST FESTIVAL: Haight Brown Vineyard, 29 Chestnut Hill Road, Litchfield will hold its 45th Annual Harvest Festival, Saturday and Sunday starting at 11:30 a.m. Admission $20, includes wine tasting, live music, grape stomping and a pig roast. Bring your own chairs or a blanket. For details go to www.haightvineyards.com, call 860567-4045 or email email@example.com NEW HARTFORD DAY: The 44th Annual New Hartford Day and Eureka Grange Fair will be held Sunday at Brodie Park on West Hill Pond in New Hartford, 10 a.m. -4 p.m. More than 50 local businesses and civic organizations to participate; activities include hayrides, food, crafts, area vendors and music provided by The Chaparrals. All are welcome. Admission is free, parking fee of $2 supports Boy Scout Troop #19.
AUTHOR TALK: Nuns, Nazis, and Notre Dame: A Conversation with Gerald O’Reilly, Sunday, 1 p.m. at the Oliver Wolcott Library, 160 South. St., Litchfield. William F. B. O’Reilly and Peter Vermilyea will moderate and facilitate this conversation. Admission is free; space is limited. Register by calling 860-567-8030 or visiting owlibrary.org and clicking on Events/Adult Events.
OUTING CLUB: The Outing Club will tour Hill-Stead Museum and stroll through the trails on Sunday, Sept. 17, $11 donation per person. Meet at 28 Knollwood Drive, New Hartford, at 1:00 to car pool. After the tour, members are invited to a potluck cookout; call Anna at 860 626-0816 with your dish to share and leave your phone number.
LIVE AT FIVE: St. John’s “Sundays Live At Five” Concert Series will present Ensemble Chaconne; Measure For Measure: The Music of Shakespeare’s Plays with guest artist Burcu Gulec, mezzo-soprano, Sunday at 5 p.m. at St. John’s Church, 78 Green Hill Road in Washington. Tickets $35; order by calling the Parish Office at 860-868-2527.
SUNDAY SERIES: “The First Great Awakening: Fervor and Ferment,” a Kent Historical Society Sunday Series presentation, Sunday, 2 p.m. Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Blvd. A talk by Tom Key, Instructor at the Taconic Learning Center. Free to members; $5 suggested donation for non-members; see www. kenthistoricalsociety.org
BENEFIT CONCERT: The HBH Band with Wanda Houston will appear in concert on Sunday, 3 p.m. in Norfolk’s Battell Chapel. Proceeds benefit the Battell Chapel Windows Project. Tickets $50 reserved, $35 general. Call 860-542-5721 for reservations or visit http://norfolkctucc.org/ucc/event/HBH-in-concert/.
WALK IN THE WOODS: Torrington Area Parkinson’s Support Group will host its sixth annual “Walk in the Woods” for Parkinson’s at White Memorial Conservation Center, Route 202 in Litchfield, on Sunday, Sept. 17. Registration begins at noon, walk at 1 p.m. Proceeds benefit area people with Parkinson’s and the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Research. To register, visit http://www.walkforpd.org, or www.torringtonparkinsonssupportgroup.com. Families may picnic on the grounds prior to or after the walk. Activities include local talent, family activities, baked goods and ticketed drawings will be on site along with the Forbes Flyers precision jumprope team, Litchfield Fire Department, and face-painting booth.