SEPTEM­BER

The Day - Sound & Country - - Events / Fall 2008 -

2-OCT. 7 CON­NECTI­CUT COL­LEGE ART DEPART­MENT FAC­ULTY EX­HI­BI­TION 2008. Gallery 66 and Man­war­ing Gallery, Cum­mings Arts Cen­ter. Fac­ulty mem­bers: Mau­reen McCabe, Pamela Marks, An­drea Wol­len­sak and fea­tured artist, Denise Pel­letier. Vis­it­ing Fac­ulty: Cindy Davis, Vic­tor Pachenko and Martha Wake­man. 13 I AM FES­TI­VAL. In­die mu­sic, food and craft cor­nu­copia at Water­front Park, New Lon­don. Noon-11 p.m. Free, and all ages wel­come. www.mys­pace.com/iamfes­ti­val. 13 ROAD CHURCH COUN­TRY FAIR. Fa­mous chow­der lun­cheon at noon. Bake ta­ble and more. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The Road Meet­ing House, First Con­gre­ga­tional Church, 903 Pe­quot Trail, Ston­ing­ton. 860-535-0655. 13-14 17th AN­NUAL FALL FOR FE­LINES SHOW. Pre­sented by the Damn Yan­kees Cat Club. Six all­breed rings in back-to-back for­mat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Satur­day, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun­day. Grasso Tech, Gro­ton. 13 & 14 HOP­KIN­TON CRAFT FES­TI­VAL. Cran­dall House, Ash­away, RI. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 401-377-7795. 13 8TH AN­NUAL MBA BEACH CLEANUP. Misquam­i­cut Beach. 10 a.m. Meet at Sam’s. 401-322-1026. 14 WINGS OVER WESTERLY. Dooney Avi­a­tion. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 401-596-0717. 14 15TH AN­NUAL HARKNESS FAM­ILY DAY. Ed­u­ca­tional and cul­tural ac­tiv­i­ties and dis­plays for all ages. Ad­mis­sion is free. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Harkness Memo­rial State Park, 275 Great Neck Road, Water­ford. The event is spon­sored by the Con­necti­cut Depart­ment of En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion, the Friends of Harkness, and the Youth Ser­vices Bureau of New Lon­don County. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Water­ford Youth Ser­vices Bureau at 860-444-5848. 14 COAST­WEEKS RE­GATTA. Climb into your shell or sim­ply en­joy the shore­side view, as row­ing ves­sels race against time dur­ing our 16th An­nual Coast­weeks Re­gatta, a cel­e­bra­tion of a truly be­nign use of our marine en­vi­ron­ment. Mys­tic Sea­port, 75 Green­manville Ave., Mys­tic. 888-973-2767 or www.mys­tic­sea­port.org. 14 A NAT­U­RAL HIS­TORY DOWN­RIVER CRUISE ON THE SABINO. The Deni­son Pe­quot­se­pos Na­ture Cen­ter, in part­ner­ship with Mys­tic Sea­port, cel­e­brates the steam­boat Sabino’s cen­ten­nial year with a spe­cial nat­u­ral his­tory down­river cruise led by DPNC ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Mag­gie Jones. En­joy a 90-minute down­river cruise at sun­set. 5:30-7 p.m. Mem­bers & non-mem­bers: $19.08 per per­son. 860-572-5351. 17 11TH AN­NUAL GOLF TOUR­NA­MENT. Ben­e­fit Westerly Adult Day Ser­vices. 401-596-1336. 19 SWAL­LOW BOAT TRIP ON LOWER CON­NECTI­CUT RIVER. Deni­son Pe­quot­se­pos Na­ture Cen­ter staff/ nat­u­ral­ists on board will be the guides as the south­ward mi­gra­tion of tens of thou­sands of birds in the lower Con­necti­cut River Val­ley is ex­plored. Reg­is­ter at 860-536-1216. DPNC mem­bers $45; non-mem­bers $50. 19 DIN­NER HIKE AT HIGH LEDGES. Meet at the Wyas­sup Lake Boat Launch, North Ston­ing­ton, and en­joy a hike on the trails at High Ledges. DPNC. 19-20 COME HOME TO CH­ESTER DAYS. Art gallery and shop open­ing re­cep­tions and home tours. Main Street, Ch­ester. 5-8 p.m. Free park­ing is avail­able at the Wa­ter Street and the Maple Street park­ing lots, both a short walk to the cen­ter. 20-21 TICA CAT SHOW. Kelly Mid­dle School, Nor­wich. Pre­sented by Help­ing Paws, a cat res­cue or­ga­ni­za­tion based in Colch­ester. $1 of ev­ery ad­mis­sion ($6 adult, $4 se­niors or chil­dren 12 and un­der) will be do­nated to the Nor­wich Food Bank & Soup Kitchen. For in­for­ma­tion, con­tact hlord@snet.net. 20 CON­NECTI­CUT COL­LEGE FAC­ULTY CON­CERT. El­iz­a­beth Van Cleve, oboe; Re­becca Noreen, bas­soon; and Thomas Labadorf, clar­inet; with guest artists Peter Stan­daart and Robert Hoyle. 8 p.m. Tick­ets: $10; $5 stu­dents and se­niors. John C. Evans Hall. 860-439-2720 20 “THE COM­EDY OF ER­RORS.” Pre­sented by On­Stage at Con­necti­cut Col­lege. Aquila The­atre Com­pany’s imag­i­na­tive and ex­u­ber­ant pro­duc­tion of the clas­sic com­edy is a “must-see” for new­com­ers to Shake­speare and Bard en­thu­si­asts alike. 8 p.m., Con­necti­cut Col­lege, Palmer Au­di­to­rium, 270 Mo­he­gan Ave., New Lon­don. Tick­ets: $26, 21, 16; Se­niors: $23.50, 19, 14; Stu­dents: $13, 10.50, 8. 860-439-ARTS (2787) or email on­stage@con­ncoll.edu

20 MAP AND COM­PASS READ­ING. Learn the ba­sics of us­ing a map and com­pass with the Deni­son Pe­quot­se­pos Na­ture Cen­ter. We’ll learn how to use a com­pass, ori­ent a map and send your fam­ily on a trea­sure hunt! Please bring a com­pass if you have one. Please call (860) 536-1216 to reg­is­ter. 3:30-5 p.m. DPNC mem­bers $5 (Fam­ily max $20); non­mem­bers $7 (Fam­ily max $28) 20-21 FALL HAR­VEST FES­TI­VAL. Free ad­mis­sion, rain or shine, wine tast­ings, live mu­sic, gourmet food for sam­pling and sale at Ston­ing­ton Vine­yards. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit www.ston­ing­ton­vine­yards.com for more in­for­ma­tion. 20 CEL­E­BRAT­ING AGRI­CUL­TURE. Agri­cul­tural dis­plays, fam­ily events, food and en­ter­tain­ment. Free ad­mis­sion and park­ing. En­joy a hayride and farm tour of The Farmer’s Cow mem­ber Fairvue Farms. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Wood­stock Fair­grounds, 281 Route 169, Wood­stock. www.cel­e­bratin­ga­gri­cul­ture.org. 20-21 KILLINGLY’S COOKIN’. Craft show and en­ter­tain­ment fes­ti­val. Come and en­joy a smor­gas­bord of the ar­eas finest din­ing es­tab­lish­ments, browse through the craft booths all while you and your fam­ily are be­ing en­ter­tained by some of the ar­eas best mu­si­cians. 21 CHO­RUS OF WESTERLY CON­CERT. The Cho­rus of Westerly presents spe­cial guests: Or­tho­dox Singers of Es­to­nia. Ge­orge Kent Per­for­mance Hall, 119 High Street, Westerly, R.I. 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. (401) 596-8663. www.cho­ru­sofwest­erly.org 21 BY LAND AND BY SEA: AN­TIQUE VE­HI­CLES AT MYS­TIC SEA­PORT. At the turn of the cen­tury, com­merce de­pended more than ever be­fore on con­nec­tions be­tween land and sea. Get up close and per­sonal with the ve­hi­cles in­dus­try re­lied on at a daz­zling dis­play of au­then­tic an­tique cars, trucks and mo­tor­cy­cles from the turn of the cen­tury. And at the end of the day, stay for a truly clas­sic pa­rade. Mys­tic Sea­port, 75 Green­manville Ave., Mys­tic. 888-973-2767 or www.mys­tic­sea­port.org. 21 NIANTIC BAY HALF MARATHON / 5K ROAD RACE. Rocky Neck State Park, Niantic. The run and walk start is at 10 a.m. with the marathon start at 10:05 a.m. The event is lim­ited to 1,500 par­tic­i­pants. For more in­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter, con­tact John Bysiewicz at (203) 481-5933 or visit www.ni­anticbay­half­marathon.com. Health expo on­site will pro­vide spec­ta­tors and par­tic­i­pants with free health screen­ings and in­for­ma­tion on how to live a healthy life­style. 27 WIL­LIAMS PARK’S BIRTH­DAY PARTY. En­joy a cel­e­bra­tion of William Park’s 150th birth­day. Fea­tures artists “en plein air,” mu­si­cians, pup­peteers, old­fash­ioned chil­dren’s games and bal­loons, as well as pop­corn, lemon­ade and birth­day cake served at 2:30 p.m. Hear about the his­tory of the park, at the junc­tion of Broad and Wil­liams streets in New Lon­don, and en­joy the strolling mu­si­cian and other per­form­ers. 27-28 NA­TIONAL AL­PACA FARM DAYS. Come say hello, take pic­tures and see a work­ing farm. The event fea­tures hands-on for chil­dren and adults; cof­fee, drinks, snacks pro­vided by a lo­cal non profit; Card­ing, spin­ning and sock mak­ing demon­stra­tions; beau­ti­ful friendly an­i­mals for pic­tures; al­paca demon­stra­tions; al­paca fine cloth­ing and gift prod­ucts to touch and pur­chase from Six Paca Farm Bou­tique; al­paca raw fiber, rov­ings and yarn; and lessons about th­ese unique an­i­mals. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Six Paca Farm, Route 163, Bozrah. Free. www.six­paca.com. 27-28 NA­TIONAL AL­PACA FARM DAYS. Come visit with the an­i­mals and learn all about them. The farm store will be open with lots of great al­paca prod­ucts. Stone Bridge Farm, 116 Crary Road, Gris­wold. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 27-28 SWAMP YAN­KEE DAYS. Cran­dall Field, Ash­away, R.I. 10 a.m.-dusk. 401-539-0120. 28 DENI­SON PE­QUOT­SE­POS WILD MUSH­ROOM FES­TI­VAL. See story, page 12. Deni­son Pe­quot­se­pos Na­ture Cen­ter, Mys­tic. 2-6 p.m. 860-536-1216.

OC­TO­BER

1 WESTERLY ARTS NIGHT. Down­town Westerly, 5-8 p.m. 401-348-0733. 2-12 “A MAN FOR ALL SEA­SONS.” By Robert Bolt. Con­necti­cut Reper­tory The­atre, Nafe Kat­ter The­atre, Jor­gensen Cen­ter for the Per­form­ing Arts, UConn. 860-486-4226, www.crt.uconn.edu. 2-5 “LAN­GUAGE OF ANGELS.” By Naomi Iizuka, di­rected by Nancy Hoff­man. Thurs­day & Fri­day at 8 p.m., Satur­day at 2 & 8 p.m. and Sun­day at 2 p.m. Tick­ets: $8; Stu­dents $6. Tan­sill The­ater, Con­necti­cut Col­lege. 860-439-ARTS (2787) or e-mail on­stage@con­ncoll.edu 4 TERRI BRODEUR BREAST CAN­CER FOUN­DA­TION WALK ACROSS SOUTH­EAST­ERN CON­NECTI­CUT. The 26.2-mile walk will be­gin in Old Say­brook and con­clude in Water­ford. Open­ing cer­e­monies at 7 a.m. To walk or spon­sor a walker, visit ter­ri­brodeur­breast­cancer­foun­da­tion.org. 4 11TH AN­NUAL GUY FAWKES BON­FIRE. An­drea Re­sort, Misquam­i­cut, 7 p.m. 401-596-9444. 4 MOOS AND MORE! WALK­TO­BER TOUR. Walk at Cush­man Farms, Route 87, Franklin. Visit the cows at milk­ing time, tour the barns and fields. Take an op­tional walk through the woods and over the hill to visit the calves. 2 p.m. www.the­last­green­val­ley.org. 4-5 HAR­VEST FES­TI­VAL. Don’t miss the vine­yard’s big­gest party of the year cel­e­brat­ing the grape har­vest. Jonathan Ed­wards Win­ery, 74 Ch­ester Maine Road, North Ston­ing­ton. 12-6 p.m. 6 LED­YARD GAR­DEN CLUB. Meet­ings are held the first Mon­day of each month at 7 p.m. at the Led­yard Se­nior Cen­ter. Club ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude many civic projects, such as car­ing for some lo­cal pub­lic gar­dens, wreath­mak­ing for pub­lic build­ings and more. Mem­ber­ship is open to the pub­lic and prospec­tive mem­bers are wel­come. Info: Sue An­der­son, 464-6878.

10 HAR­VEST MOON. The Har­vest Moon fes­ti­val is a lo­cal cel­e­bra­tion to wel­come the fall sea­son in his­toric Mys­tic. There will be live en­ter­tain­ment, ac­tiv­i­ties for chil­dren, and de­li­cious food. Mys­tic River Park, down­town. 4-7 p.m. www.mys­tic­cha­m­ber.org. 11 GRO­TON FALL FES­TI­VAL. An ex­ten­sive arts and crafts show, busi­ness dis­plays, farm­ers mar­ket, car show, food sta­tions, skate­board park, and band con­certs. Gro­ton’s Fall Fes­ti­val is spon­sored by the Gro­ton Busi­ness As­so­ci­a­tion (GBA) of the Greater Mys­tic Cham­ber of Com­merce and Fall Fes­ti­val Spon­sors. This town­wide event pro­motes busi­nesses in Gro­ton and cre­ates a greater sense of com­mu­nity among all Gro­ton res­i­dents. Any net pro­ceeds from the fes­ti­val will be used to sup­port GBA events and projects through­out the year. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. www.gro­ton­biz.com for more de­tails. 11-13 MONTY MA­NIA FALL FES­TI­VAL. Free fam­ily fun! Join The Di­nosaur Place as they cel­e­brate Monty the T. rex’s 8th birth­day. See a live bird of prey pre­sen­ta­tion, par­tic­i­pate in a hands-on demon­stra­tion about New Eng­land an­i­mal ev­i­dence (i.e. Track & Scat!) en­joy daily arts and crafts projects and test your di­nosaur knowl­edge by play­ing Monty’s Dino Trivia. Learn about things go­ing on in your com­mu­nity and much more! For more de­tails and a sched­ule of events visit www.thedi­nosaur­place.com or call 860-443-4367. 11-13 FOALS AND FO­LIAGE OPEN BARN. Come visit the beau­ti­ful Mor­gan horses liv­ing at McCul­loch Farm, 100 Whip­poor­will Rd., Old Lyme. Free. (860) 434-7355 or www.whip­poor­will­mor­gans.com. 11 MI­GRA­TION VA­CA­TION. Deni­son Pe­quot­se­pos Na­ture Cen­ter. Where is every­one go­ing? We’ll talk about all the an­i­mals who mi­grate and why they do it as we meet live an­i­mals, do a craft and spend time out­side. Spon­sored by the Bo­den­wein Pub­lic

Benev­o­lent Foun­da­tion. Call (860) 536-1216 to reg­is­ter. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Ages 3-5 or 6 and up. 11-13 CHOW­DER­FEST. A per­fect New Eng­land com­bi­na­tion: cool sea air and hot “chowda.” Add spec­tac­u­lar fall fo­liage and amaz­ing views of the water­front, and you’ve got one un­for­get­table Colum­bus Day week­end. Mys­tic Sea­port, 75 Green­manville Ave., Mys­tic. 888-973-2767 or www.mys­tic­sea­port.org. 11 COWS, FIELDS AND THE FARMER’S COW WALK­TO­BER TOUR. 2 p.m., Gray­wall Farms, 49 Chap­pell Road, Le­banon. Tour the dairy barn, see the cows be­ing milked, walk the fields and en­joy the views. www.the­last­green­val­ley.org. 12 DOGS ON DOCKS. A ca­nine gath­er­ing on the Con­necti­cut River Mu­seum water­front in­cludes a pa­rade of dogs, best Sea-dog com­pe­ti­tion, dog-owner look alike awards, pet tricks, and wa­ter jump­ing. Con­tact the Es­sex Board of Trade for regis­tra­tion. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.ctriver­mu­seum.org. 12 OVER THE HILL AND THROUGH THE WOODS TO FORT HILL FARMS WE GO! Walk­to­ber tour at Fort Hill Farms, 269 Quad­dick Rd., Thomp­son. Stroll through the gar­dens, view the hills of the tri-state area in the fall and see where the crops are grown The Farmer’s Cow milk. www.the­last­green­val­ley.org. 12 21st AN­NUAL HIGH­LAND GAMES. High­land dance com­pe­ti­tion, in­di­vid­ual pip­ing and drum­ming com­pe­ti­tion, high­land ath­letic com­pe­ti­tion, Celtic mu­sic, harp demon­stra­tion, cir­cle of harps, high­land cat­tle, sheep dog demon­stra­tion, clan vil­lage, Scot­tish ven­dors with food and wares. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Ad­mis­sion. Ed­ward Waldo Homestead, Waldo Road, Scot­land. high­land­fes­ti­val@hot­mail.com. 12 60TH AN­NUAL COLUM­BUS DAY PA­RADE. Down­town Westerly-Paw­catuck, 1 p.m. 401-596-7761. 15 FALL FOOD STROLL. Sam­ple a cor­nu­copia of de­li­cious cui­sine at over 50 down­town shops and restau­rants. Try ed­i­ble de­lights such as co­conut shrimp, mac­a­roons, but­ter­nut squash soup and spiced chocolate truf­fles as strollers say good­bye to sum­mer. But­tons $25 in ad­vance, $15 chil­dren and stu­dents, $30 day & evening of stroll. 5:30-8:30 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 860-444-2489 or visit www.newlon­don­main­street.org. 15 GOLDEN WINGS & HAIRY TOES. Fol­low­ing a short busi­ness meet­ing and the elec­tion of new trustees at 7 p.m., please join us for an en­ter­tain­ing and in­for­ma­tive slide pre­sen­ta­tion with nat­u­ral his­tory writer Todd McLeish at the Deni­son Pe­quot­se­pos Na­ture Cen­ter. Todd will dis­cuss his book trac­ing the life his­tory and en­vi­ron­men­tal chal­lenges fac­ing some of New Eng­land’s most en­dan­gered wildlife — from whales and tur­tles to birds, bee­tles, but­ter­flies, and bats. This pro­gram will de­light na­ture lovers, nat­u­ral­ists, and any­one con­cerned with pre­serv­ing the con­nec­tion be­tween hu­man be­ings and all life forms. Free. 17-19, 23-26, 31 NAU­TI­CAL NIGHT­MARES: MAR­ITIME GHOST STO­RIES AT MYS­TIC SEA­PORT. Ex­pe­ri­ence an eerie evening at Mys­tic Sea­port. Hear tales of New Eng­land’s his­toric ghosts, leg­ends and un­solved mys­ter­ies. Haunt his­toric ves­sels and ex­hibits, and hear spooky sto­ries of lighthouses and ghost ships. Nau­ti­cal Night­mares is not rec­om­mended for chil­dren un­der 7. Mys­tic Sea­port, 75 Green­manville Ave., Mys­tic. 888-973-2767 or www.mys­tic­sea­port.org. 18 LET­TER­BOX­ING AT DPNC. Have you heard of let­ter­box­ing, but aren’t quite sure what it is? This is your chance to find out. We’ll make our own stamps and jour­nals and then try out a let­ter­box or two at the Deni­son Pe­quot­se­pos Na­ture Cen­ter. Please bring a com­pass if you have one. 860-536-1216 to reg­is­ter. Mem­bers $5, non-mem­bers $7. 2:30-5 p.m. 18-19 FALL FES­TI­VAL TYME. Bring the fam­ily for some old-fash­ioned fun on the farm. En­joy the mule and don­key fun day, pie eat­ing con­test, horse-drawn wagon rides, his­toric re-en­ac­tors, the Build­ing of the Amer­i­can Flag & ar­ti­sans demon­strat­ing black­smithing, weav­ing, spin­ning, bas­ket-mak­ing, quilt­ing and pot­tery-mak­ing, a hay house maze, food con­ces­sions, mu­seum store and more. Blue Slope Coun­try Mu­seum, Franklin. Satur­day 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Sun­day 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Ad­mis­sion. www.blues­lope.com 23 BREWS & BLUES AN­NUAL BEER TAST­ING. Brews & Ston­ing­ton Mead­ows. 6-9 p.m. 401-596-7761. 23 BAT NIGHT. Learn all about th­ese crea­tures of the night with a spe­cial lec­ture and slide pre­sen­ta­tion at Deni­son Pe­quot­se­pos Na­ture Cen­ter by URI pro­fes­sor Peter Au­gust. 860-536-1216 to reg­is­ter. 7 p.m. Mem­bers $7; non-mem­bers $8. 24 6TH AN­NUAL WINE FEST BY THE SEA. Fea­tur­ing more than 100 wines and a num­ber of unique liquors. Light hors d’oevres will be served. $20 in ad­vance; $25 at door; all pro­ceeds ben­e­fit New Lon­don Adult Ed­u­ca­tion. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Port ’n Star­board, Ocean Beach. 24-25 DENI­SON PE­QUOT­SE­POS NA­TURE CEN­TER SPOOKY NA­TURE TRAIL. Join the spooky fun! Find fan­tas­ti­cal crea­tures and mag­i­cal sights, frights and de­lights for all ages. 5:30-7:30 p.m. To reg­is­ter: 860-536-1216, ext. 12. Mem­bers $7.50 ($30 fam­ily max); non-mem­bers $9.50 ($38 fam­ily max). 25 POM­FRET SCHOOL IN­FOR­MA­TION SES­SION. For prospec­tive day stu­dents from 8-11 a.m. Pom­fret School is an in­de­pen­dent col­lege prepara­tory board­ing and day school for 350 boys and girls in grades 9 through 12 and post­grad­u­ate, lo­cated on a beau­ti­ful 500 acre cam­pus in scenic north­east­ern Con­necti­cut. Please join us to learn more about our chal­leng­ing aca­demics, com­pet­i­tive ath­let­ics, and nu­mer­ous of­fer­ings in fine arts. For more in­for­ma­tion and/or to reg­is­ter, please visit www.pom­fretschool.org or call us at 860-963-6120. 25 HAL­LOWEEN PARTY AT OCEAN COM­MU­NITY YMCA. Westerly, R.I. 4-7 p.m. 401-596-2894. 25 TRICK OR TREAT ON MAIN STREET. Down­town Daniel­son, Main Street. Trick or treat from 3-4:45 p.m., fol­lowed by the Mad Mon­ster March and Scare­crow King­dom, 5-6 p.m. Gather at Com­merce St. park­ing Lot and Pa­rade down to Davis Park where we’ll build scare­crows to pro­tect our town.

26 NIANTIC HAL­LOWEEN PA­RADE. Spon­sored by the East Lyme Busi­ness Or­ga­ni­za­tion. Be­gins at 1 p.m., when chil­dren are wel­come to browse the down­town shops for “Tricks and Treats.” Among the pa­rade’s sig­na­ture fea­tures is the al­ways pop­u­lar Hal­loween Pa­rade which will be­gin at 2 p.m. (start­ing at Holein-the-Wall). Candy for the kids and cos­tume prizes to be awarded. For ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Terri Smith at 860-691-0528 or e-mail her at jsmith5@snet.net. 31 HAL­LOWEEN PUMP­KIN FES­TI­VAL AND PA­RADE. Pump­kin-carv­ing con­test along with cos­tumed art gallery open­ings. 5-8 p.m., Ch­ester cen­ter. Free park­ing is avail­able at the Wa­ter Street and the Maple Street park­ing lots, both a short walk to the cen­ter. 5-8 p.m. chester­pa­rade@ya­hoo.com for more in­for­ma­tion. 31 WESTERLY-PAW­CATUCK TRICK OR TREAT & OPEN IN­VI­TA­TION PA­RADE. Along the side­walks of down­town; many par­tic­i­pat­ing mer­chants. 4:30-6 p.m. 1 NAU­TI­CAL NIGHT­MARES: MAR­ITIME GHOST STO­RIES AT MYS­TIC SEA­PORT. Ex­pe­ri­ence an eerie evening at Mys­tic Sea­port. Hear tales of New Eng­land’s his­toric ghosts, leg­ends and un­solved mys­ter­ies. Haunt his­toric ves­sels and ex­hibits, and hear spooky sto­ries of lighthouses and ghost ships. Nau­ti­cal Night­mares is not rec­om­mended for chil­dren un­der 7. Mys­tic Sea­port, 75 Green­manville Ave., Mys­tic. 888-973-2767 or www.mys­tic­sea­port.org. 3 LED­YARD GAR­DEN CLUB. Meet­ings are held the first Mon­day of each month at 7 p.m. at the Led­yard Se­nior Cen­ter. Club ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude many civic projects, such as car­ing for some lo­cal pub­lic gar­dens, wreath­mak­ing for pub­lic build­ings and more. Mem­ber­ship is open to the pub­lic. Info: Sue An­der­son, 464-6878. 5 WESTERLY ARTS NIGHT. Down­town Westerly, 5-8 p.m. 401-348-0733. 8 VET­ER­ANS DAY PA­RADE. Down­town Wester­lyPaw­catuck, 9:30 a.m. 401-596-0837. 26-28 LANTERN LIGHT GRAVE­YARD WALK. One-hour guided walk­ing tour at dusk led by ghost hunter Donna Kent fea­tur­ing the Old Nor­wich­town Burial Ground and the Nor­wich­town Green. Reser­va­tions and lantern or flash­light re­quired. Meet at the Old Schoolhouse at the Nor­wich­town Green on 69 East Town St. A por­tion of the pro­ceeds will ben­e­fit the Con­necti­cut Grave­yard As­so­ci­a­tion. 860-886-4683.

NOVEM­BER

8 GO­ING GREEN GALA LUN­CHEON AND LIVE OWL PRO­GRAM. Be among the first to preview an ar­ray of in­trigu­ing auc­tion items at the Deni­son Pe­quot­se­pos Na­ture Cen­ter’s an­nual si­lent auc­tion. En­joy a de­li­cious lun­cheon fol­lowed by a spec­tac­u­lar live owl pro­gram. Please call 860-536-1216 to reg­is­ter. Mem­bers/non-mem­bers $40. 11:30-a.m.-2 p.m. 8 GO­ING GREEN GALA CHAM­PAGNE PREVIEW. Beat the crowd for a sneak peak, early bid­ding, live mu­sic, cham­pagne and hors d’oeu­vres at Deni­son Pe­quot­se­pos Na­ture Cen­ter. Please call 860-536-1216 to reg­is­ter. 5:30 p.m. Mem­bers/non-mem­bers $60. 8 GO­ING GREEN GALA SI­LENT AUC­TION. Live mu­sic, de­li­cious lo­cal food, wine, beer, and op­por­tu­ni­ties to bid on a mar­velous se­lec­tion of items with an em­pha­sis on sus­tain­able, green and nat­u­ral liv­ing. Deni­son Pe­quot­se­pos Na­ture Cen­ter. Please call 860-536-1216 to reg­is­ter. Mem­bers/non-mem­bers $50. 6:30-9 p.m. 20-23 “THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH.” By Thorn­ton Wilder. Con­necti­cut Reper­tory The­atre, Har­riet S. Jor­gensen The­atre, Jor­gensen Cen­ter for the Per­form­ing Arts, UConn. 860-486-4226, www.crt.uconn.edu. 22 LET’S TALK TURKEY. Did you know that wild tur­keys can fly and that they sleep in trees? Learn even more amaz­ing facts as we cel­e­brate the turkey at Deni­son Pe­quot­se­pos Na­ture Cen­ter. Spon­sored by the Bo­den­wein Pub­lic Benev­o­lent Foun­da­tion. Please call (860) 536-1216 to reg­is­ter. Ages 3-5 or 6 and up. Free. 9:30-11:30 a.m. 22 ROAST BEEF BUF­FET DIN­NER. Cen­tral Bap­tist Church, Union Square, Nor­wich. “Home cooked” meal to in­clude dessert. A por­tion of the pro­ceeds will be given to lo­cal so­cial ser­vices agen­cies. Tick­ets $9 adults, youth un­der 12, $4. Reser­va­tions 889-8313/887-9093. Take-outs are avail­able. The din­ner is spon­sored by the Cen­tral Bap­tist Church Women’s League and is held from 4:30-7 p.m. Visit www.cen­tral­bap­tist­nor­wich.com for di­rec­tions. 22-23, 28-30 WIN­TER FES­TI­VAL AT THE DI­NOSAUR PLACE. A one-of-a-kind fam­ily fun event where you can cel­e­brate the spirit of the hol­i­day sea­son. View whim­si­cal win­ter dec­o­ra­tions and life-sized di­nosaur sculp­tures spon­sored by lo­cal busi­nesses and fes­tooned in a hol­i­day/sea­sonal theme. The won­drous cre­ations will be on view to the pu­bic, with all pro­ceeds to ben­e­fit The Water­ford Coun­try School. For more de­tails and a sched­ule of events visit www.thedi­nosaur­place.com or call 860-443-4367.

THE 11TH AN­NUAL GUY FAWKES BONFIRE IS SCHED­ULED FOR OCT. 4 AT THE AN­DREA RE­SORT IN MISQUAMICUT. JEFF EVANS / THE DAY

NA­TIONAL ALPACA FARM DAYS ARE CEL­E­BRATED SEPT. 27 AND 28 AT SIX PACA FARM IN BOZRAH AND STONE BRIDGE FARM IN GRISWOLD. PHOTO JEFF EVANS / THE DAY

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