Monday, October 16, 2017

Great Pumpkin Festival Putnam

October 21 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

A stroll through downtown Putnam can be quite an adventure and this community celebration is no exception.

An array of family-friendly activities will be featured. 

Train excursion, 9th annual scarecrow contest, craft and art vendors, fantastic live music, activities for kids, special pumpkin themed menus and much more. 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Rags Hits the Boards at Goodspeed

I am not sure exactly what to say about Rags. The stars are exceptional, Samantha Massell is not only beautiful, she was a powerful voice. Adam Heller is a familiar face from Fiddler on the Roof and Christian Michael Camporin is endearing and has an amazing voice for a child. The rest of the cast is very talented and considering the weakness of the script does a great job of keeping us entertained. The orchestra added greatly to the overall experience. 

The storyline is timely, at one point the I felt extremely uncomfortable with the anti-semitic rhetoric and actions. The anti-immigration sentiments expressed in 1910 are all too familiar to those of us living in 2017. 

Did I go out singing any of the songs, no I didn't. The most memorable song was Children of the Wind but it didn't stick with me as I left the theater?  The curtain, however,  is really wonderful, with all the changing faces of the immigrants I particularly enjoyed it. 

The original version was not a success, this is a rewrite but not by the original author. It is not Fiddler on the Roof is all I really want to say. The ending is weak, quite improbable actually but I recommend seeing this show.  As always it leaves you thinking and feeling like you had an entertaing night out. 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Fall Festival Park October 14

Park Congregational Church Norwich will have their Fall Festival on October 14, 20017 from 9 a.m. to  3 p.m. Come and enjoy the tag sale, crafts, raffles, baked goods and more. All profits go to benefit St Vincent de Paul Place.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Cedar Hill Cemetery Tour Exceptional Women

Cedar Hill’s Exceptional Women 
Saturday, October 14, 10:00 am 
Admission: $5.00; Members Free
Grace Parks Mitchell leads this tour emphasizing the extraordinary accomplishments of some of Cedar Hill Cemetery’s most distinguished women including Virginia Thrall Smith, Elizabeth Jarvis Colt, Anne Tracy Morgan and Katharine Houghton Hepburn. Hartford’s Victorian era serves as a backdrop to demonstrate the enormity of their contributions to Connecticut and worldwide advancement.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Lantern Light Tours Old Wethersfield



Wethersfield Historical Society will be hosting Old Wethersfield Lantern Light Tours on Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21, 2017, in Old Wethersfield. Hour-long tours begin at 6:30pm and will leave every 15 minutes until 8 pm. Timed tickets are sold prior to the event, with remaining tickets at the door; however, tickets sell out early and group sizes are limited, so it is recommended that tickets be purchased in advance. 

Beginning September 19, tickets can be purchased at the Old Academy (150 Main Street) Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm or on the society’s website, Tours are appropriate for ages 13 and up. Tickets are $20 per person. Rain date is Sunday, October 22.

This year’s theme is “Forgotten Residents of Wethersfield.” Find out more about the history of people who have often been overlooked by formally recorded history: those of Native and African descent, women, and more recent immigrants to our community. There are fascinating stories to tell, so don’t miss this year’s tour! The evening begins and ends at the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center at 200 Main Street with hot cider and cookies.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Apple Harvest Festival Glastonbury

It wouldn't be Fall in Connecticut without Glastonbury's Apple Fest, attracting 18,000 attendees every October for live music, food and all things New England. This year's dates are:

Friday, October 13  - 6:00-10:00 pm
Saturday, October 14 - 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday, October 15 - 12:00 noon - 5:00 pm 

Located at a bend of the Connecticut River, the Apple Harvest Festival and 5K Race in Glastonbury has continually been ranked as one of the state's most popular events. You'll enjoy three days of live music, vendor booths, food trucks, amusement rides, the Angry Orchard 5K, a Harvest Pub and much, much more

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Smoke in the Valley Craft Beer Festival

When: Saturday, October 7, 2017 1-4:30 p.m.
Cost: $30
Where: Matthies Field Seymour
What: Dozens of breweries and hundreds of beer will be available as well as entertainment on two stages.