Take a historic train to a pumpkin patch, other Danbury area highlights



The event begins with an early bird flight at 7:30 a.m., an afternoon flight at 1:30 p.m., cocktails and dinner from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The rainy date for the event at Salem Golf Club, 18 Bloomer Road in North Salem, NY is October 18. Leverence was also a resident of Brookfield. The golf club is located near the Connecticut border.

The 2021 event celebrates the memory of Leverence, who spent the end of his life in the residential center for comfort care and healing with the support of staff and volunteers of the regional hospice.

Visit the website for the event at https://regionalhospicect.org/events/10th-annual-golf-classic/ for more informations.


Railway museum pumpkin patch, train ride back

The pumpkin patch with train rides at the Danbury Railway Museum is back for four weekends in October.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 2, Oct. 3, Oct. 9, Oct. 16, Oct. 17, Oct. 23 and Oct. 24 in the museum, rain or shine.

Trains run every hour from half an hour after opening every day, and the last train of the day is at 3:30 p.m. Entry is $ 15 for those ages 2 and up. Children under 2 years are free. Every child aged 2 to 12 can choose a free pumpkin from the patch. Reservations can be made on the website for the event, below https://www.danburyrail.org/pumpkin. Children are encouraged to come in costume.

Participants can ride the pumpkin patch train through the museum’s historic station in a 1920s passenger car train pulled by an old ALCo RS-1 diesel-electric locomotive or vintage locomotive.

People will be able to have free cider and cookies. The exhibits, artifacts and operational model railroad layouts at the 100-year-old Danbury Railway Station will also be open for education and entertainment. The station was previously restored.

The museum’s train station will have its real train cars and locomotives to pass through. The museum is located at 120 White Street in Danbury. The museum displays artifacts from the regional railroad, including over 70 old railroad cars and locomotives.

Visit the museum’s website at https://www.danburyrail.org/, Email info@danburyrail.org or the museum’s phone number (203) 778-8337 for more information. A souvenir shop is located on the premises.


Pop-up showcase for new music returns

A new free pop-up showcase for singers and songwriters returns to the empty Meraki room on Main Street in downtown Danbury on Saturday from 7pm to 9pm.

Local artist John Fazio and Tim Moore, director of private real estate and commercial development company Blue Haus Group, will moderate the event. The downtown owner, Joe DaSilva, provides the premises. The event is taking place in downtown Danbury for the second time. The first event featured local musicians from Westchester County, NY, in the Meraki room.

New Milford

Litchfield Crossings celebrates the season finale of the Paradice Cruise Nights

Litchfield Crossings Mall and its stores are celebrating the finale of the seventh Rolling Season of Paradice Cruise Nights events. The event starts at 5 p.m. and continues until dark on Tuesday.

Gift bags go to the first 50 buyers, with a surprise raffle being offered. The event takes place at the south end of the Panera Bread parking lot on Route 7 and Dodd Road in New Milford.

Participants can take part in the event and throw a dice for the raffle. Goodie bags will also contain items and surprise gifts. Attendees can dance to music, entertain cars with owners, pose for photos in front of popular classic cars, and introduce themselves to Litchfield Crossings Mall staff and members of Paradice Classic Cruisers. visit http // www.paradiceclassiccruiser.org for more informations.


League of Women Voters hosts National Voter Registration Day

The Leauge of Women Voters of Northern Fairfield County invites people to register to vote on Tuesday, National Voter Registration Day.

The League of Women Voters chapter has received a United States League of Women Voters scholarship for youth enrollment for the 2021-2022 academic school year, to educate students about voting and to register students for election.

The League of Women Voters Chapter serves the cities of Brookfield, Danbury, New Fairfield, Newtown, and Sherman.

Register to vote and learn more at nationalvoterregistrationday.org.

The League of Women Voters Chapter hosts the following events, along with the area libraries and Western Connecticut State University.

Live electoral registrations will be held at Danbury, Bethel, New Fairfield, and Brookfield Libraries starting Tuesday lunchtime, and both Western Connecticut State University locations will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays.

At Henry Abbott Technical High School, a live election registration event will be held for students during their lunch. The Wooster School in Danbury, Immaculate High School in Danbury, the Alternative Center of Excellence, ACE, Brookfield, Bethel, New Fairfield and Newtown will enroll their students virtually. The Sherman and CH Booth Libraries invite users to register online. Contact Judith Griesmann, President of the League of Women Voters Chapter, at (203) 744-3417 or lwvnfc@gmail.com for more information.


Expert on the discussion of the first amendment to the constitution

The Ridgefield Library will present the third program of its current series “What Does the First Amendment Mean Today” on Sunday at 5 pm in an online lecture by Professor Gloria Browne-Marshall of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Browne-Marshall will use Zoom to discuss freedom of speech and assembly from the civil rights era of US history to today’s social justice protests.

The series will conclude with a panel discussion in the library on October 10th at 5 p.m. Writer, journalist and lecturer Todd Brewster will moderate the discussion. Professor Akhil Amar of Yale University in New Haven; Nadine Strossen, former president of the American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU; New York Times journalist Mike McIntire; and the director of the Ridgefield Library, Brenda McKinley, will be the panelists.

The library, the Ridgefield Historical Society, the League of Women Voters of Ridgefield, the Drum Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center created the series.

Visit the library’s calendar of events on their website at ridgefieldlibrary.org for more information and to register for one of the programs in the series.


Film festival will take place in person, virtually

The Ridgefield Independent Film Festival, RIFF, is hosting its Psych Night event on October 8th at 8 p.m. at the Ridgefield Theater Barn featuring short films,

This is part of the festival that takes place October 7-10. The venue is located at 37 Halpin Lane in Ridgefield.

The festival is aimed at people aged 14 and over.

The festival’s COVID-19 policy is in effect. All personal participants must present proof of vaccination against COVID-19, with appropriate ID, face masks are also required.

The 2021 festival will have the same independent spirit in which the event began, hoping to make the world a more compassionate place by sharing stories about cinema. The festival’s $ 50 virtual pass gives attendees access to all of the event’s films and additional content such as director’s questions and answers, questions and answers if attendees do not want to attend the event in person or live far away. Individual tickets for attending the event in person are $ 15 and $ 10 virtual.

Programmers viewed, rated and selected the 30 films that make up 11 programs of the 2021 festival. Viewers have the option to visit the festival both in person and online with a RIFF All Access Hybrid Pass worth $ 100. The $ 100 pass allows entry to all personal and virtual events at the festival.

Eleven programs make up the festival. Virtual and personal passes are also available at https://www.riffct.org/film-programme.

New Milford

Opening of the art exhibitions

On October 2, there will be an opening reception for Gallery 25 and the new member of the Creative Arts Studio, the art exhibition “Shades of Red and Gold” – new works by members of Gallery 25, from 4 to 7 pm in the gallery.

The gallery is located at the historic train station at 11 Railroad St. in downtown New Milford. The exhibition will then be on view until November 14th. The new members Annie Sadlon, Barbara Soares and Terrence Tougas are introduced.

New fall paintings, photographs, molten glass, ceramics, jewelry and woodwork are displayed through the foliage of New Milford. The exhibition is also the opening of their featured artist James Fruit.

The New Milford Commission on the Arts sponsors the gallery. Visit the gallery’s website at galerie25ct.com for more information or send an email to gallery25newmilfordct@gmail.com. The gallery is open on Fridays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The new show embraces the rich colors and soothing tones of fall in contemporary and traditional art. Downtown New Milford includes restaurants, a movie theater, and shops.

The gallery is also holding an opening reception for fruits “Light’s Wake” on October 2nd from 4 to 7 pm Painting by Featured Artist James Fruit. The art exhibition will then be on view in the gallery until October 31, the Halloween holiday. The art exhibition opened on October 1st.


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