Week 41

Monday, October 10th:

9am – 12pm: Columbus Day Camp Camp is a 3-hour drop off for kids ages 2.5 years and up. We play games, do arts and crafts, eat snack and much more. Open to non-members.

9am – 12pm: Planting Succulents on a Pumpkin Make a succulent pumpkin planter that can then be transplanted in the Spring! Decorate using acorns or make an acorn necklace. Materials are provided.

9am – 12pm: Dream Catchers Create and design your own Dream Catcher and learn its Native American history and uses, in this workshop taught by native West Hartford Resident Stephanie Daley. Materials are provided. No experience necessary.

10am – 4:30pm: Pumpkin Patch Enjoy a ride through the beautiful Connecticut countryside in the crisp fall air aboard one of our antique trolley cars. Then, hop out at the Pumpkin Patch and search for a pumpkin that’s just right for you. Every child admission includes a free pumpkin! Keeping your pumpkin safe on your lap, you ride back to the Visitor Center where you can participate in pumpkin decorating activities, contests, games, and other activities.

5:30 – 8pm: History of Slavery and Race in South Carolina Three professionals who have studied South Carolina’s history of race relations will share perspectives on their studies and personal experiences with that state’s complex history. James Bowers, Esq. was among the students who integrated the University of South Carolina in the 1960s. He attended Harvard Law School and then returned to be the first African-American professor of law at the University of South Carolina. After serving for a number of years as corporate counsel at Aetna, he is now senior counsel at Day Pitney. Eric Foner is the DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University. He is a widely recognized scholar and national authority on American political history, and has written extensively on the American South. Manisha Sinha is the Draper Professor of Early American History at the University of Connecticut, and has published and spoken widely on the history of slavery, abolition movements and the Civil War, including a focus on South Carolina. South Carolina deserves special attention in understanding America’s racial history because of its outsized role in defining the ideology and legal structure for slavery and racism. Its political class took a leadership role in both the justification of slavery and in the legal and constitutional strategies to protect and expand it. Following the Civil War, South Carolina went on to lead the country in devising systems to perpetuate the effects of slavery through Jim Crow laws. Anyone seeking to understand the ideologies and the institutions that perpetuate racism in America should start with a close understanding of South Carolina. Attorney Bowers and Professors Sinha and Foner will share perspectives based on their scholarship and personal experiences, and then invite questions from the audience. A reception will follow at 7pm.

Monday, October 10th – Wednesday, October 12th:

10am – 4pm: Awesome Autumn Family Fun Looking for something to do on a lovely fall day during the height of leaf color? Drop in anytime between 10 am and 4 pm and head out on the trails for a fall scavenger hunt and special crafts. Apple cider and cookies will be provided.

Monday, October 10th – Monday, October 31st:

8am – Dark: Kids Hay Maze Kids of all ages will delight in Stew Leonard’s Hay Maze, located under the tent in the Pumpkin Patch.

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Tuesday, October 11th:

9am – 12pm: Paper Plate Weaving This is a fun weaving craft that kids will enjoy for hours! No use of our Historic Weaving Loom, just paper plates and yarn. Learn different techniques and design flowers, pot holders, a belt, or whatever you desire. Materials are provided. No experience necessary.

9:30 – 10:30am: Winding Trails Little Brooke Trail Runners Club Whether you are a novice or a comfortable trail runner this club if for you. Even if you can only run-walk, you will be taught how to build up your stamina and eventually run longer. Running trails is easier on the joints and works all muscle groups all while building up your cardio fitness. For the beginners, you will learn how to navigate the trails and have fun. Run with trail runner expert, Andrea Buono, each week to help you sharpen your skills. This club is about having fun, enjoying nature, meeting new trail runners, building friendships and learning the joy of trail running. Each week Andrea will teach you a new skill on how to better your running. All abilities are welcome. No special equipment required. We run in all kinds of weather.

9:30 – 10:30am & 11:30am – 12:30pm: “P” is for Pumpkin! Get in the autumn spirit by joining us for our pumpkin class! We will prepare homemade pumpkin pie French toast with whipped topping, and pumpkin snicker doodle cookies! In addition, each child will be able to paint and decorate a mini pumpkin to take home! $15 per child (adult must accompany child). Ages 2-5.

Tuesday, October 11th – Sunday, October 16th:

Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday – Saturday at 8pm, Saturday – Sunday at 2:30pm: Relativity In 1902 Albert and Mileva Einstein had a baby daughter. After 1904, she was never seen or spoken of again. When a young reporter confronts Einstein years later in Princeton, Einstein must face his greatest challenge: his past. Relativity explores the bonds of family and the cost of genius. To be a great man, does one first need to be a good man? From the playwright that brought you Freud’s Last Session, Dance Lesson and Becoming Dr. Ruth. Runs until November 13th.

Wednesday, October 12th:

9am – 12pm: Pizza Making in a Hearth Oven kid’s love pizza! They love making pizza! They love eating pizza! Make and bake pizza the traditional way in our Historic Bee Hive Oven. Colonial Style!

4:30 – 5:30pm: Scarecrow Painting! This adorable scarecrow can adorn your walls to help celebrate the fall season! Peggy will lead this painting great for school age and up.

4:45 – 6:30pm: Dance Classes for Children on the Autism Spectrum Students learn the basic elements of dance technique including alignment, musicality and rhythm, discovering their relationships to space and time, while growing emotionally, socially, physically, and cognitively. Class is specifically designed for children on the Autism Spectrum. Runs until November 23rd.

6pm: Get in the Way: The Journey of John Lewis Get in the Way is the first biographical film about Lewis, a respected legislator and elder statesman who continues to practice nonviolence in his determined fight for justice. The film is a riveting portrayal of John Lewis’ personal journey of courage, searing disappointments and hard-won triumphs, as over the decades he inspires others to stand up and Get in the Way. Join us for a memorable film with introductory remarks by Congressman John B. Larson.

7:30pm: Relativity: Pay What you Can Pay Night This special performance means you decide the price! Call the box office to reserve your seats and see a great show on any budget. Reoccurs on October 19th. About the Play: In 1902 Albert and Mileva Einstein had a baby daughter. After 1904, she was never seen or spoken of again. When a young reporter confronts Einstein years later in Princeton, Einstein must face his greatest challenge: his past. Relativity explores the bonds of family and the cost of genius. To be a great man, does one first need to be a good man? From the playwright that brought you Freud’s Last Session, Dance Lesson and Becoming Dr. Ruth.

Wednesday, October 12th – Sunday, October 16th:

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{Last Call} Wednesday – Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday – Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm: Little Shop of Horrors From the creators of hit Broadway musicals Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid, comes Little Shop of Horrors, a mad cap, delightfully scary and quirky joy of a musical, that’s a treat for the whole family. Seymour is a nerdy floral clerk with a knack for plants, but not much else. However, one peculiar plant he’s tending might just be his ticket to fame, fortune and the girl of his dreams. Little Shop of Horrors is the screamingly funny, gleefully twisted, out-of-this-world hit musical. Recommended for ages 14 and up. Runs until October 16th.

Thursday, October 13th:

9 – 10:30am: Adult Nature Walk Come join Miss Judy for a casual exploration as we walk along some of our many trails. We’ll talk about what we see or some nature topics in the news. Sometimes we’ll stop to gawk at an interesting find alongside a trail. A different route and topic is planned for each day. Always dress for the weather and wear a good pair of walking shoes.

5:30 – 7:30pm: How do Social Movements and Protests Effect Change? From the abolitionist movement to the Black Panther Party to Black Lives Matter, social movements have been a part of U.S. history. How do social movements contribute to social change? How do social movements and protests translate to policy change? Join the conversation with featured guests:David Canton, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Americana Studies Program at Connecticut College. Dr. Canton studies how African-American urban history provides insight to the origins of 20th century black urban poverty, civil rights struggle, black class formation, and black community development. Jeffrey Ogbar, Professor of History, University of Connecticut. Dr. Ogbar previously served as Director of the University’s Institute for African American Studies and in 2012 was named its Vice Provost for Diversity. His research interests include black nationalism and radical social protest.

5:30 – 8:30pm: Eat, Drink and Be Scary this October as you sample the best cuisine and cocktails Connecticut has to offer! Join your friends Thursday, Oct. 13, for the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter’s first ever Happy Halloween Hour at The Society Room in Hartford to indulge in seasonal treats and palate-chilling libations, courtesy of your favorite local restaurants and breweries. Top off the night by casting your vote for your favorite vendor, enjoy the sounds of 102.9 The Whale and take part in a tempting silent drawing – all while supporting the fight against MS!

6pm: Wallace Nutting’s Crusade for the Colonial Past Historian Bill Hosley will share his insight on Wallace Nutting this fall during a free presentation in the Webb Barn at the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum. Hosley will discuss “Wallace Nutting’s Crusade for the Colonial Past.” The event will be preceded by a wine reception, by donation, at 6pm.

6 – 7:30pm: Leaf it to Me! Learn how to paint with watercolors with this fall-friendly workshop. We will be using real leaves to create our own, unique paintings.

6 – 10pm: Art of Wine & Food Offering you tastings from the area’s hottest restaurants and pours of unique wines and top-shelf spirits, The Art of Wine & Food is the New Britain Museum of American Art’s premier fall fundraiser! Support the Museum’s exhibitions, creative community events, and educational programming for children and families while enjoying local, carefully crafted dishes and top-shelf wines from all over the world. Chefs and artisans from venues below will be showing off their skills by offering delicious bites from each of their menus. Have fun tasting treats from over 20 local restaurants paired with a specially selected wine.

7pm: Patti Smith in Conversation: A “Mark My Words” Event The Mark Twain House & Museum is pleased to present Patti Smith in Conversation: A Mark My Words Event. This special program, centered around a discussion of Smith’s second memoir M Train, will be held at the Immanuel Congregational Church. Patti Smith is a writer, performer, and visual artist. She gained recognition in the 1970s for her revolutionary merging of poetry and rock and roll. She has released twelve albums, including Horses, which has been hailed as one of the top one hundred albums of all time by Rolling Stone. Smith will be joined in conversation by Colin McEnroe, host of WNPR’s The Colin McEnroe Show. Ticket price includes a copy of M Train. Just Kids will also be on sale at the event.

7 – 8pm: Connecticut Valley Tobacco Lecture and Book Signing Nothing evokes the image of our valley region like a red tobacco shed covered in morning dew. A common rite of passage for Windsor area youth a generation or so ago was a summer spent “working tobacco”. The work was hard, but the pay was great! So please join us at Windsor Historical Society for a fresh look at tobacco growing in the Connecticut Valley, and for many, a trip down memory lane. Books, featuring stunning photography by Leonard are available for purchase – a must for any coffee table or bookshelf! Dunlap and Hellerman will both be on hand after the program to answer questions and to sign copies of their book.

Thursday, October 13th – Sunday, October 16th:

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Thursday, October 13th – Sunday, November 13th:

Friday, October 14th:

9:30 – 10:30am & 11:30am – 12:30pm: “P” is for Pumpkin! Get in the autumn spirit by joining us for our pumpkin class! We will prepare homemade pumpkin pie French toast with whipped topping, and pumpkin snicker doodle cookies! In addition, each child will be able to paint and decorate a mini pumpkin to take home! $15 per child (adult must accompany child). Ages 2-5.

5:30 – 8:30pm: Parents Night Out Need an evening without the kids? My Gym’s Parents’ Night Out gives our parents the opportunity to take a well-deserved break. Go out for a night on the town feeling confident that your little ones are safe and having the time of their lives with their favorite My Gym teachers. This incredible evening for your children is filled with a variety of fun games, rides and activities, and they won’t want the night to end! And don’t worry about food – we’ll take care of that too!!

7pm: Halloween Hay Bale Theater Stew’s Garden Shoppe will be transformed into a Hay Bale Theater to show a free children’s Halloween-themed movie! For movie titles and additional information, please see in-store. The movies begin at 7pm, with seating opening at 6:30pm. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Kids can also dance to Halloween music with their favorite Stew’s characters before the movie starts! The movies will be also be shown on Friday, October 21st and 28th.

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Friday, October 14th – Saturday, October 15th:

6 – 8pm: “P” is for Pumpkin! Get in the autumn spirit with joining us for our pumpkin class! We will prepare homemade pumpkin pie French toast with whipped topping, homemade pumpkin cream cheese cupcakes, pumpkin spice cake balls, and pumpkin spice white hot chocolate! In addition, each child will be able to paint and decorate a pumpkin to take home! $25 per child. Ages 6-12.

6 – 10pm: Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours We reprise our popular Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours for Halloween month fun. The Mark Twain House has been featured on Syfy Channel’s Ghost Hunters and the Biography Channel’s My Ghost Story. On these tours participants will hear all these creepy tales — and learn about Mark Twain’s own interest in the supernatural. Filled with haunted history, dark tales and Victorian traditions surrounding seances and spiritualism, these nighttime tours are as educational as they are goosebump-inducing. Prior to the tour, we’ll be showing the short film Ghost Tour, which was filmed in The Mark Twain House. Reoccurs October 21-22, 27-29.

6:15 – 8pm: Lantern Light Tours Explore Wethersfield’s Ancient Burying Ground at dusk by Lantern Light and meet some of the individuals who helped shape our town’s more than 375 year history. Space is limited so purchase tickets for this popular tour early!  For ages 13 and up only. Six tours each evening. $20 per person. Raindate October 16.

7:30 – 9:30pm: Spirits at Stowe: An Otherwordly Tour Did you know that Harriet Beecher Stowe attended séances and visited mediums to communicate with departed family members? Like many 19th-century Americans, she had an open mind about connecting with those who were no longer living. Stowe’s interest in spiritualism helped to ease the pain of losing four of seven children during her lifetime. The paranormal occasionally showed up in her writing as well; she included a ghost story in Uncle Tom’s Cabin, her most famous work written in 1852. During the “Spirits at Stowe” tour, an interpreter will share stories about the famous author and describe unexplained events from past and present, all conducted in the dark by flashlight. Visitors will learn about the five reported deaths in the 1871 Gothic Revival home in which she lived for 23 years. Stowe herself died in an upstairs bedroom in 1897 at age 86. In one small room off the main hall, battery-operated candles will illuminate photos of Stowe family members, as if a séance was about to begin. A “planchette,” which pre-dates the ouija board, will be set up to show what Stowe and her fellow spiritualists used to receive what they believed were messages from the dead. This is a 45-minute tour and is recommended for ages 12 and up. Runs until October 29th.

8pm: Rocky Horror Show Do the Time Warp Again at Trinity-on-Main! It was a dark and stormy night… Straight-laced all-American lovebirds Brad and Janet are driving down a deeply-wooded road when their car gets a flat near the foreboding castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. They knock on the door seeking help and discover that the mad genius is having a party. But this is no ordinary party, no ordinary night. This is the unveiling of the doctor’s greatest creation: Rocky; A man-made Adonis who is designed to give…absolute pleasure. It is a night that both Brad and Janet will remember for a very, very long time… whether they want to or not! The Phoenix Production of Rocky Horror is a traditional interpretation of the stage and screen cult classic including all of the audience-participation of the movie with the fun and excitement of a live stage show! Rose-tint your world and Let’s Do The Time Warp Again! The Rocky Horror Show is back at Trinity-on-Main for three weekends in October! Complete with three midnight shows! Don’t miss your chance to see this cult classic live! Reoccurs October 22-23 and 28-29.

9:30pm: Rails to the Darkside The museum is founded on the roadbed of the Old Hartford and Springfield Street Railway branch line that ran from Warehouse Point to Rockville. When the line was constructed in 1905, a small cemetery was moved to make way for the Trolley Line. This cemetery was located in the present location of the museum’s Newberry siding. The decision was made and the cemetery was purportedly moved to a location not far from the trolley line on a dry piece of land close to the dirt road that would eventually become Route 140. The cemetery after the move was always a bone chilling place and the locals soon abandoned the upkeep of the cemetery and nature reclaimed her own. When the museum was established in 1940, the land was available and purchased at a low price. Only recently during the construction of the visitor center was the old cemetery discovered hidden in the woods. The gravestones were found, but it was discovered that there were no coffins or bodies under the gravestones. The gravestones were moved, but the coffins and bodies never were. Now during the dark nights, the mournful cries of the abandoned dead are heard in the woods of East Windsor along the tracks of the museum. Come and experience Rails to the Darkside, beware. Not recommended for children. Reoccurs until 10/29.

Friday, October 14th – Sunday, October 16th:

Friday 10am – 3:30pm, Saturday 10am – 4:30pm and Sunday 11am – 4:30pm: Pumpkin Patch Enjoy a ride through the beautiful Connecticut countryside in the crisp fall air aboard one of our antique trolley cars. Then, hop out at the Pumpkin Patch and search for a pumpkin that’s just right for you. Every child admission includes a free pumpkin! Keeping your pumpkin safe on your lap, you ride back to the Visitor Center where you can participate in pumpkin decorating activities, contests, games, and other activities. Reoccurs Friday – Sunday until October 30th.

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Saturday, October 15th:

9 – 10am: “P” is for Pumpkin! (Toddler Class) Get in the autumn spirit by joining us for our pumpkin class! We will prepare homemade pumpkin pie French toast with whipped topping, and pumpkin snicker doodle cookies! In addition, each child will be able to paint and decorate a mini pumpkin to take home! $15 per child (adult must accompany child). Ages 2-5.

9am- 4:30pm: First 50 Giveaway Day Throughout 2016, Dinosaur State Park will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the discovery of dinosaur tracks in Rocky Hill. As part of the celebration, the Friends of Dinosaur State Park and Arboretum (FDPA) is sponsoring a year-long giveaway of free prizes. Once a month on a Saturday, the park will give away 50 prizes. The first 50 families or individual visitors that pay admission to the Park will receive a unique gift. Different items will be given every month and may include books, posters, toys or videos.  Only one prize will be given per family.  Visit the Park often and collect all of them!

10am: Farmington’s Freedom Trail: The Amistad Story and the Underground Railroad The Farmington Historical Society offers an introductory lecture followed by a guided walking tour to the various sites throughout the village which were part of the Mendis stay in Farmington, as well as several sites which were part of the Underground Railroad. The introduction is presented by historical interpreter, Kim A. Silva, in English and American Sign Language. Tours will be canceled in case of rain.

10 – 11:30am: Winding Trails Little Brooke Trail Runners Club Whether you are a novice or a comfortable trail runner this club if for you. Even if you can only run-walk, you will be taught how to build up your stamina and eventually run longer. Running trails is easier on the joints and works all muscle groups all while building up your cardio fitness. For the beginners, you will learn how to navigate the trails and have fun. Run with trail runner expert, Andrea Buono, each week to help you sharpen your skills. This club is about having fun, enjoying nature, meeting new trail runners, building friendships and learning the joy of trail running. Each week Andrea will teach you a new skill on how to better your running. All abilities are welcome. No special equipment required. We run in all kinds of weather.

10am – 3pm: The 4th Annual Fall Fest This day-long event includes the Farmers Market, craft & vendor fair, live music all day, trick or treating, food trucks, and much more! We will also be holding our 5th Annual Witch Way 5k and Jacob’s Job!

10am – 6pm: The Power of a Pumpkin to Save a Life is an event to encourage Connecticut residents to become organ, eye and tissue donors. The farm will donate $2 from every full price admission and $1 from every popcorn purchase to LifeChoice. Raffle tickets will be sold for a chance to win gift cards and other great prizes! Special activities include: – Windsor

12 – 1:30pm: Leaf it to Me! Learn how to paint with watercolors with this fall-friendly workshop. We will be using real leaves to create our own, unique paintings.

12 – 2:30pm: 3rd Annual Spook-A-Palooza: Halloween Carnival Calling all ghouls and goblins– Canton Parks and Recreation will be hosting the third annual Spook-A-Palooza Halloween Carnival at Mills Pond Park. The carnival kicks off at 12pm with a special performance from Jungle Jim featuring Jedi Training Academy: A real, live Jedi Knight entertains your child and his or her friends in a well-planned, highly organized Star Wars Jedi Knight Training. The Jedi Knight leads the children through a series of challenges including Jedi Force Magic, the Laser Balloon Barrage and Jedi Teamwork Training, all culminating in an epic lightsaver duel with the Jedi Master himself. Then from 1-2:30pm families can enjoy painting pumpkins and the Camelot Castle bounce house! Children are encouraged to come in costumes. Event is completely free!

2:30pm: Relativity: All Free Student Matinee This is how TheaterWorks shows love for education! Give us a call in the Box Office or stop by to book your all free reservation. Valid student/teacher ID required. About the Play: In 1902 Albert and Mileva Einstein had a baby daughter. After 1904, she was never seen or spoken of again. When a young reporter confronts Einstein years later in Princeton, Einstein must face his greatest challenge: his past. Relativity explores the bonds of family and the cost of genius. To be a great man, does one first need to be a good man? From the playwright that brought you Freud’s Last Session, Dance Lesson and Becoming Dr. Ruth.

4 – 8pm: 16th Annual Jack-O-Lantern Festival Professional DJ with guided dancing, hay rides, Trick-or-Treat stations, game of chance with prizes, tons of raffles, lawn games, face painting and inflatables. Food and beverages available for purchase. $5 per child who brings a carved pumpkin, $10 per child who comes without a carved pumpkin. $5 for adults wanting their carved pumpkin included in the judging.

5:30 pm: Poetry Read-In with Ginny Connors and Joan Hofmann Your invited to hear local poets Ginny Connors and Joan Hofmann as they lead an evening of poetry at the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society. Maria Sassi, West Hartford Poet Laureate Emeritus, will host the festivities, including an open mic portion. Guests are encouraged to read their own works during the open mic portion of the evening. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free to the public, but donations will be gratefully accepted. Open mic sign-ups begin at 5:30pm.

5:30 – 8:30pm: Parents’ Night Out! Need an evening without the kids? My Gym’s Parents’ Night Out gives our parents the opportunity to take a well-deserved break. Go out for a night on the town feeling confident that your little ones are safe and having the time of their lives with their favorite My Gym teachers. This incredible evening for your children is filled with a variety of fun games, rides and activities, and they won’t want the night to end! And don’t worry about food – we’ll take care of that too! Ages 2.5 and up!

6 – 7:30pm: Adult Halloween Wine Glasses! Come paint with Peggy and paint a pair of Halloween Wine Glasses to give or keep! BYOB.

6 – 11pm: The Farmington Table: A Moveable Feast Progressive Dinner Fundraiser The museum’s annual fundraiser features multiple venues for guests to enjoy hor d’oeuvres, dinner and dessert, in an elegant evening of fine food, wine and entertainment. The evening begins with wine and hors d’oeuvres at 6:00 pm at a private home, where guests learn the hosts and address of the house where they will have dinner. Guests enjoy dinner in a private home from 7:30-9:30 pm. Then it is on to another private home for desserts and coffee until 11pm.

6 – 9pm: Creatures of the Night at Northwest Park Take a guided tour on an adventure to find the creatures that are active in the night. While walking along the illuminated trails, you will meet up with woodland creatures that speak on this special night. It won’t be spooky or scary, so bring the family for a night of nature and fun! Treats and other activities provided. The last walk to go out begins at 8:10pm. Registration is required.

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7pm: An Evening with Ralph Nader: A Mark My Words Event Ralph Nader, the David in a career of David-and-Goliath struggles against the depredations of major corporations and the U.S. government, will return to The Mark Twain House & Museum on Saturday, October 15, for a special “Mark My Words” presentation: “An Evening with Ralph Nader: Breaking Through Power.” Mr. Nader will discuss his latest book, Breaking Through Power: It’s Easier Than We Think (City Lights Media). The event begins at 7:00 p.m. and will be followed by a book sale and signing.

8pm: In Shatner’s World… a one man force of nature delivers a larger than life performance complete with his laugh-out-loud humor, signature storytelling and select musical selections in his inimitable style. Through anecdotes, songs, jokes and even some poignant moments, you will experience William Shatner ‘s phenomenal path from classically trained Shakespearean actor to cultural icon, brilliantly creating the larger-than-life and most important character he has ever played, William Shatner. The performance is presented as WRCH’s 19th Annual Nite of Lite Laughter, with proceeds to benefit the fight against Breast Cancer through the Hartford Health Care Cancer Institute at Hartford Hospital.

Saturday, October 15th – Sunday, October 16th:

10am – 5pm: Tower Toot An unparalleled view of the fall foliage from Talcott Mountain + traditional German music plus great food equals a perfect family weekend at the tower toot! Get your cameras ready and hike up with your family and friends for our annual event that’s sure to put a smile on everyone’s face.

Sunday, October 16th:

10am – 3pm: Mustang Muster All years and models of Ford Mustangs are welcome. Prizes will be given for the best vintage (first generation model years 1964-1973), and best of show.  For a nominal charge, you will also have the opportunity to have your Mustang professionally photographed with our newly restored 1948 Thompson Trophy winning P-51D racer.  Proceeds to support the Museum’s aircraft restoration program.

11am – 4pm: Dinner in Jerusha’s Kitchen Ever wonder what was like to live back in the late 1700’s and what it might have been like to cook your daily dinner meal? Your chance to have some fun, eat good food and experience cooking in one of the largest known period fire places in Connecticut, is Sunday, October 16th, from 11:00am to 4pm in Jerusha Welles’ Kitchen at the Welles-Shipman-Ward House in South Glastonbury. You’ll be guided through preparing an 18th century meal that Jerusha Welles might have made for her family. Your entrée will be Pork Cormarye, a pork loin with a rub that includes coriander, garlic, and red wine, served with a sauce spiced the same. There will be seasonal vegetables and greens from the heirloom garden on our homelot, artisanal bread, and apple pie both of which will bake in one of the beehive ovens located in the grand fireplace. As the fire begins to warm the kitchen and the fragrance of your dinner cooking on the hearth fills your nose, you’ll set the table and enjoy Pounded Cheese and crackers with Glastenbury cider.

5:30pm: The Art of Watchmaking David Sokosh is the owner of Brooklyn Watches, a New York based company. He builds wrist watches by combining vintage Swiss pocket watch movements from the 1960’s and 70’s, a variety of dials and contemporary stainless steel wrist watch cases. To date he has built and sold nearly 500 of these unusual mechanical watches. Sokosh will speak about the history of clocks and watches, his interest in vintage technologies, and how he started Brooklyn Watches while disassembling and then re-assembling one of his time pieces.

7:30 – 8:45pm: Under the ‘Hunters’ Moon Supermoon Family Night Hike This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Hunters Moon because at this time of year the leaves are falling and the game is fat and ready to hunt. This is also the first of three supermoons for 2016 when the moon will be at its closest approach to the Earth and may look slightly larger and brighter than usual. Pre-registration is required.

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