New Walktober Adventures Added to the Schedule!

New Walktober Adventures Added to the Schedule!

SCHEDULE CHANGES

Date Change – Oct. 20

Walktober #165 – Moos & More at Cushman Farm: This walk has been moved from Oct. 21 to Oct 20, 1-3 pm, Cushman Farm, 393 Lebanon Rd., Franklin, CT. 860-642-4020. Visit the cows, taste Farmer’s Cow ice cream and admire Walktober colors overlooking a lovely valley vista. Optional hike through the woods and field at 2 pm is available, too. No dogs, no pets and no strollers please. Sponsored by Cushman Farm, one of The Farmer’s Cow Farms. www.thefarmerscow.com/our-farms-cushman.php

BONUS WALKTOBERS!

Sept. 27

# 204 – Planning for Agritourism on Connecticut Farms: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Woodstock Town Hall Rm 1  415 Rt. 169  Woodstock, CT. Is your farm interested in hosting events? Are you interested in learning what other towns have done to support agritourism? Are you a municipal planner or leader interested in developing agritourism zoning regulations? The program will cover the basics of land use planning, model agritourism regulations and farmer experience. There will be an opportunity for open discussion. Sponsored by the Woodstock Agriculture Commission, UCONN College of Agriculture, Health & Natural Resources.

Oct. 6

# 207 – Beginner Watercolor Class: Oct. 6 and Oct. 8, 1-3 p.m. Registration Required. $10 Fee. Materials provided. Old Pomfret Town House, 11 Town House Dr., Pomfret Center, CT. Located off Avrill Rd. (between junction of Rts. 101/44 and Rts. 169/44. Watch for signs. 860-377-3718. Join Water Color Artist Edythe Roxburg in a beginner water color class. Northeastern Connecticut Art Guild (NECTAG) is dedicated to fostering the artistic growth of its members. It strives to further the artistic understanding and appreciation of art throughout the communities of Northeast CT. Sponsored by the Northeastern CT Art Guild. www.nectag.org

Oct. 7

# 205 – Chamberlin Mill: 2 p.m., Rain Date Oct. 14. and a free Walktober event at the Mill on October 7 at 2 PM (rain date October 14) (www.chamberlinmill.org).  flat 1.5 mile walk mostly on unpaved road surrounded by preserved woodland.  Dogs welcome. Walktober participants will be introduced to the Mill and its surroundings, walking along unpaved roads bordered by preserved land.  Return participants will get a chance to see the Mill’s restoration progress. Sponsored by Chamberlin Mill.

# 206 – Tour Brooklyn’s General Putnam Gallery & More:  1- 5 p.m., Brooklyn Historical Society Museum, 25 Canterbury Rd, Brooklyn CT. Visit and tour the hidden treasures behind the equestrian statue of General Israel Putnam at the Brooklyn Historical Society Museum. Learn about Brooklyn’s Revolutionary War hero, General Putnam himself during the 300th anniversary of his birth.  There is also a special exhibit, Treasures from Brooklyn’s Attic, so be sure to step back in time and imagine what life was like as you take a journey into Brooklyn’s past.  This is the last chance to visit the museum before it closes for the season, so be sure to mark this event as a “must visit.” Sponsored by the Brooklyn Historical Society.  www.brooklynct.org

Oct. 8 

# 207 – Beginner Watercolor Class: Oct. 6 and Oct. 8, 1-3 p.m. Registration Required. $10 Fee. Materials provided. Old Pomfret Town House, 11 Town House Dr., Pomfret Center, CT. Located off Avrill Rd. (between junction of Rts. 101/44 and Rts. 169/44. Watch for signs. 860-377-3718. Join Water Color Artist Edythe Roxburg in a beginner water color class. Northeastern Connecticut Art Guild (NECTAG) is dedicated to fostering the artistic growth of its members. It strives to further the artistic understanding and appreciation of art throughout the communities of Northeast CT. Sponsored by the Northeastern CT Art Guild. www.nectag.org

Oct. 10

#209 – The Great Four Engine Wreck in East Thompson of 1891: Oct. 10, 7 pm: The Arts Center, 111 Main Street, Southbridge, MA. Tom Chase, formerly of the Smithsonian Freer Gallery and Archivist of the Ramsdell Transportation Collection (THS),  and Joseph Iamartino, President of the Thompson Historical Society and editor of the Echoes of Old Thompson history books, will give a rail presentation featuring the story of the Dec. 4, 1891 Four Engine Wreck in E. Thompson. Every known photo of the wreck site will be shown with explanations of the cause of the accident that led to 3 deaths, as well as images of the trains involved, before and after the collisions. Sponsored by the Southbridge Historical Society.

Oct. 13

# 208 – A Walk in The Woods – Campbell Peaceful Valley: 10-11 am, Oct. 13, 215 Hunter Rd., Tolland, CT. 860-871-3601. Stroll through the Campbell “Peaceful Valley” Conservation Area on Hunter Road and enjoy the scenic overlook of the valley. The property has a diverse wildlife habitat and can be home to herons, songbirds, turkeys, woodcocks, fox, coyote, deer and bobcats. Two miles. Easy. Good for children. Leashed dogs welcomed. Light refreshments will be available. Sponsored by the Tolland Conservation Commission, https://www.tolland.org/open-space-hiking-trails/pages/campbell-conservation-area

#210 – The Great Four Engine Wreck in East Thompson of 1891: Oct. 13, 9 am, Tourtellotte Memorial High School, Ryscavage Auditorium, 785 Riverside Dr. (Rt.12), No. Grosvenordale, CT. Tom Chase, formerly of the Smithsonian Freer Gallery and Archivist of the Ramsdell Transportation Collection (THS),  and Joseph Iamartino, President of the Thompson Historical Society and editor of the Echoes of Old Thompson history books, will give a rail presentation featuring the story of the Dec. 4, 1891 Four Engine Wreck in E. Thompson. Every known photo of the wreck site will be shown with explanations of the cause of the accident that led to 3 deaths, as well as images of the trains involved, before and after the collisions. Sponsored by the Thompson Historical Society.

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