Saturday, Oct. 13
BRANFORD FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY: Walt Michael and Company, old-time Southern Appalachian to Celtic music, 8 p.m. Oct. 13, First Congregational Church of Branford, 1009 Main St., wheelchair accessible, $20 nonmembers, $17 members and $5 kids 12 and under, info: 203-488-7715, email@example.com, branfordfolk.org.
TREE WALK: Hamden Tree Commission visits Broken Arrow Nursery, 13 Broken Arrow Road, Hamden, 10 a.m. Oct. 13, for talk on smaller trees, rain cancels, 203-288-1026.
MARINE FISHERIES LAB OPEN HOUSE: Learn about Long Island Sound, shellfish aquaculture, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 13, hand-on activities, all ages, touch tank, 212 Rogers Ave., Milford, firstname.lastname@example.org, 203-882-6564, nefsc.noaa.gov/nefsc/Milford.
BAUER PARK HARVEST FESTIVAL: Country fair at 19th-century farm, with ShoreGrass of Branford performs bluegrass, folk, early country, original music, Skunk Misery Ramblers, exhibits, kids’ activities, pony and hay rides, vendors, food available or bring picnic and chair, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 13, 257 Copse Road, Madison, free, 203-245-5623, email@example.com.
SHREDDING: Secure Eco Shred on-site paper shredding, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Oct. 13, Ridge Road School, 1341 Ridge Road, North Haven, $10 for up to 30 pounds, bags available at 203-248-4050, or use own bag, bin, box.
FREE CONCERT: 24-voice Alchemy with United Girls’ Choir, 7 p.m. Oct. 13, First Congregational Church, 111 Church Drive, Cheshire, donations accepted, gmchorale.org/alchemy.
ABOUT BOATING SAFETY: U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary 24-3, eight-hour class, 8 a.m. Oct. 13, successful completion satisfies state licensing requirements for boats, personal watercraft, $60, 1 Helwig St., Milford.
RSVP: http:// a0142403.uscgaux.info/, walk-ins welcome. Flotilla 24-3 certified vessel examiners do free vessel safety checks at boat, time of convenience, 860-6635505, USCGAUX243@gmail.com.
MOSTLY MOTOWN: Silver Fox Trio and singer Rhonda Denet, 2 p.m. Oct. 13, Seymour Library, R&B, soul hits of 1960s, ‘70s made famous by Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Martha & The Vandellas, Dionne Warwick, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, 203-888-3903.
FAMILY FEST, OPEN HOUSE: Festival fundraiser is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 13, games, prizes, face painting, rain date Oct. 14, $1 at door, four for $3 in advance, Children’s Tree Montessori School, 96 Essex Road, Old Saybrook, 860-388-3536, childrenstree.org. Open house is 9 a.m.-noon.
DEMENTIA CAREGIVER WORKSHOP: Learn improv techniques to communicate with loved one, 1 p.m. Oct. 13, Wesley Heights activity room, Wesley Village Campus, 580 Long Hill Ave., Shelton. RSVP: 203-225-5024.
ESTATE PLANNING, TRUSTS: Attorneys George and Marc Guertin of Guertin and Guertin workshop, 10 a.m. Oct. 13, free, Center Fire House building, 26 Broadway, North Haven. RSVP: 203-234-7400, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARCHAEOLOGY TOUR: On grounds of state’s oldest house, Whitfield House, 248 Old Whitfield St., Guilford, with Curator Michael McBride, 2 p.m. Oct. 13, $6, open to first 20 people ages 13-plus, self-guided tours of Visitor Center, Education Building, rain moves event indoors, info: email@example.com, 203-453-2457, cultureandtourism.org, facebook.com/henrywhitfieldstatemuseum.
FREE CONCERT: Music by Brahms, Duruflé, Fauré, Schumann presented by Alchemy vocal chamber ensemble of GMChorale, 7 p.m. Oct. 13, First Congregational Church, 111 Church Drive, Cheshire, donations accepted, gmchorale.org/alchemy, firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘SMEAGULL THE SEAGULL’: Author Mark Lender reads true story about Westbrook seagull who has trained his “human” to answer the door when bird wants to eat, Q&A, 2-4 p.m. Oct. 13,
Westbrook Public Library, sponsored by Friends of Westbrook Barrier Islands, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the library.
ALCHEMY, SAECULA CHOIR: Concert of Schumann, Brahms, Bruckner, Duruflé, Fauré, Siegfried, Vaughan Williams, Britten, Thompson, Vierne, Clausen, 7 p.m. Oct. 13, First Congregational Church, 11 Church Drive, Cheshire, free, donations accepted, gmchorale.org/alchemy/.
Sunday, Oct. 14
FREE CONCERT: Elaine Thomas, flute, Neal Fitzpatrick, guitar, perform “Suite Buenos Aires” by Maximo Diego Pujol, other Latin American classics, 3 p.m. Oct. 14, First Baptist Church of Branford, 975 Main St., donations accepted, sponsored by Musical Art Society.
JEWISH AUTHOR SERIES: Clinton administration Ambassador Wendy Sherman, author of “Not for the Faint of Heart: Lessons in Courage, Power, and Persistence,” talk 2 p.m. Oct. 14, Beckerman Lender building Vine Family Auditorium, 360 Amity Road, Woodbridge, $5 JCC members, $10 public, jccnh.org/cultural-arts.
ANNUAL FALL FEST: Guided hike to summit about 1 p.m., kids’ activities, viewing stations, story walk, lunch, free, noon-3 p.m. Oct. 14, rain date Oct. 21, Peter’s Rock Park Association, 133 Middletown Ave., North Haven, behind First Fuel Gas Station, petersrockassociation.org.
FREE CONCERT: Contemporary folk songs by singer-songwriter Briege Murphy, of County Armagh, Ireland, 1-3 p.m. Oct. 14, Irish Heritage Society of Milford, 131 Bridgeport Ave. RSVP: email@example.com.
OPEN HOUSE: Families, students Grade 5 and higher, 1-4 p.m. Oct. 14, St. Joseph High School, independent, coed, Catholic, college-preparatory school, Trumbull, info: 203-378-9378, ext. 308. RSVP: sjcadets.org/visit.
OPEN HOUSE: Prospective students, families, 1-3 p.m. Oct. 14, Sacred Heart Academy, independent Catholic college prep school for young women in grades 9-12, 265 Benham St., Hamden, info: Director of Admission Elaine Lamboley, 203-288-2309, ext. 307, sacredhearthamden.org.
GUIDED TOURS: 1-3 p.m. Oct. 14, Franklin Johnson Mansion, 1866 family home, 153 S. Main St., Wallingford, also, Silver Museum open, free, donations accepted, info: 203-265-4025.
GOLDEN AGE OF KENTUCKY RIFLE: Talk by Fred Kerson, Stratford Gun Collector’s Association president, 2 p.m. Oct. 14, free, Cheshire Historical Society, 43 Church Drive, 203-272-2574, cheshirehistory.org.
MILFORD SPEAKS OUT: Meeting, launching letter to the editor campaign, 2 p.m. Oct. 14, Fowler Memorial Building, 45 New Haven Ave, Milford.
BRANFORD FORUM: “Luckey Climbers: Interactive Public Art for Kids,” talk by Spencer Luckey, 2 p.m. Oct. 14, Willoughby-Wallace Library, 146 Thimble Islands Road, Branford, free, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, Oct. 15
WOMEN’S FORUM: Two short mystery stories, available at library, 12:30 p.m. Oct. 15, Derby Neck Library, 307 Hawthorne Ave., 203-734-1492.
FAKE NEWS HISTORY: Panel discussion, 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 15, Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison St., New Haven, email@example.com.
WRITING WORKSHOP: Novelist Susan Strecker talk on seven essential elements of successful novels, for writers of all ability levels, free, 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 15, North Haven Memorial Library, 17 Elm St. RSVP: 203-2395803, Northhavenlibrary.net.
FREE CONCERT: Yale Jazz Ensemble, Thomas C. Duffy, music director, music by George Gershwin, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Maria Schneider, Billy Strayhorn, “Funky Monkey” by Brad Dechter, “Hiné hiné” by Matti Caspi, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15, Sprague Memorial Hall, 470 College St., New Haven, 203-432-4111, yale.edu/ yaleband.
SPRING GLEN GARDEN CLUB: Meeting, speaker Sally Brockett on hummingbirds, 11:45 a.m. Oct. 15, Lockwood Cottage, 890 Evergreen Ave., Hamden, bring lunch, $5 donation, Dorothy, 475-434-8017.
Tuesday, Oct. 16
BASICS OF CONTRACTING: SBA program on operating as local, state, federal contractor, and working for private businesses, registering, eligibility requirements, bids, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 16, free, Miller Memorial Central Library, 2901 Dixwell Ave., Hamden. RSVP: hamdenlibrary.org, 203-2872680.
‘TRUTH & TRUST IN A FAKE NEWS WORLD’: Lynn Hidek leads discussion of ideas guided by curated TED Talks short films with Christiane Amanpour, Olga Yurkova, Stephanie Busari, Michael Patrick Lynch, 9:30 a.m. Oct. 16, free, Henry Carter Hull Library, 10 Killingworth Turnpike, Clinton.
SILK’N SOUNDS A CAPELLA WOMEN’S CHORUS: Membership drive 6:15-9:15 p.m. Oct. 16, 23, Spring Glen Church, 1825 Whitney Ave., Hamden, Lynn, 203-623-1276, www.silknsounds.org.
ST. MARY’S HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1963: Monthly luncheon, 1 p.m. Oct. 16, Mickey’s in Hamden, 203-215-5945.
OPEN HOUSE: For day students, 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 16, Taft School, Watertown, 860-945-7700, firstname.lastname@example.org.
AARP CHAPTER 3240: Meeting, talk by Dave Levy, co-owner of Hawley Lane Shoes, about proper foot care, diabetic footwear, Shelton Senior Center, 81 Wheeler St., 1:30 p.m. Oct. 16, refreshments, Charley, 203-929-0379.
CAMERA CLUB: Meeting, photo competition, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16, Hope Christian Church, North Haven, NorthHavenCameraClub.com.
SCIENCE: Gravitational waves, black holes, 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics with Professor Ronald L. Mallett, 1:30 p.m. Oct. 16, Guilford Free Library, 67 Park St. RSVP: 203-453-8282.
BRADLEY POINT GARDEN CLUB: Luncheon, gift exchange, noon Oct. 16, West Haven City Hall lower level, 355 Main St., Marie, 03-878-8428.
Wednesday, Oct. 17
RHINOVIRUSES, COMMON COLD: Akiko Iwasaki, professor of immunobiology, molecular, cellular and developmental biology, Yale School of Medicine, 7 p.m. Oct. 17, Guilford Free Library, 67 Park St. RSVP: 203-453-8282.
FLU SHOTS: Fluzone High Dose for 65 and older, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 17, Milford Senior Center, 9 Jepson Drive. RSVP 9 a.m.-1 p.m. weekdays with insurance info, Laura Daneault, John Cornelius, 203-877-5131.
WALLINGFORD HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Annual meeting, Oct. 17, First Baptist Church, 114 N. Main St., 8 p.m. Liz McNicholl provides folk, Celtic, Americana music, 6:30 p.m. dinner is $10, RSVP: Pat Chappell, 203-2650313.
HELP YOUR KIDS LEARN: Learning consultant Nicki Dakis on ways to create, encourage good learning habits, productive homework routines, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 17, free, Henry Carter Hull Library, Clinton, 860-669-2342.
RESOURCE FAIR: West Haven Local System of Care parent, autism, Spanish support groups, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 17, West Haven Community House, 227 Elm St., with Fitness Center, Special Needs Undergraduate Swim Lessons, Connecticut Dental Health Partnership Family Services of Connecticut, Bridges HealthCare, Shoreline Center for Autism & Developmental Disorders, Yale Child Study Autism Program, Shoreline Behavioral Health & Wellness, Clifford Beers Marne Street Clinic, Behavioral Management, Police Department, Kennedy Center, Favor, West Haven Pharmacy, Kidsense.
RIBBON CUTTING: Tours, refreshments, 3 p.m. Oct. 17, new Program Services building at Boys & Girls Village, Wheeler’s Farms Road, Milford, Ashley Keller, 203-556-9695.