GLASTONBURY — More than 90 artists throughout the Northeast will have their works on display at the annual On The Green Fine Art and Craft Show on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10-11, on the Hubbard Green in Glastonbury.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, rain or shine. Admission is free. There will be fine arts and crafts, a food court, live music, and poetry and book readings.
Look for a special exhibition near the Museum on Hubbard Green that features the art of Glastonbury Arts member artists.
Art and Poetry, one of the featured events, is a collaboration between Glastonbury Arts, Glastonbury Poet Laureate Andrea Barton, and River Bend Bookshop. On Saturday from 3-4:30 p.m., poets will read poems inspired by local Glastonbury Arts artists. Throughout the weekend, River Bend Bookshop will present a rotating schedule of local authors reading excerpts from their books followed by book signings. In addition, River Bend’s book truck will have a wide assortment of children’s and adult books.
New this year, Glastonbury Arts has invited Glastonbury high school students and the public school teachers who inspire and guide them to show work in a special exhibition.
There will be free parking in the soccer field off Main Street and at Glastonbury High School on Hubbard Street. A free shuttle bus will run between the high school and the green during show hours.
Nowashe Village to host open house
SOUTH WINDSOR — Nowashe Village will have its annual free, fall open house Saturday, Sept. 10, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Returning to Nowashe as a special guest will be Indigenous educator Annawon Weeden (Mashpee Wampanoag), who will present the program “First Light Flashback.” He will talk about early interactions between Europeans and Native Americans through the eyes of Squanto and King Phillip, and the impact of whaling and slavery on the New England region and its Native Peoples.
Also during the day, primitive technologist and author Jim Dina will give demonstrations on how to make an arrow, and the Lapidary and Mineral Society of Connecticut will identify museum-goers’ treasured rock and mineral finds.
Nowashe Village is at 787 Main St., directly behind Wood Memorial Library.
A detailed schedule of events is available at: Nowashe.org
Grandparents Day at Woodbridge Farmstead
MANCHESTER — Join the crowd at the Woodbridge Farmstead on Sunday, Sept. 11, from noon to 2 p.m. to celebrate Grandparents Day with the Manchester Historical Society.
There will be apple cider and apple cider doughnuts, children’s games, displays on the history of the Manchester Green area at the visitor Center, self-guided tours through the late 18th-century barn, and at 12:15 and 1 p.m., guided tours of 1830s farmhouse.
Admission is free; donations are appreciated.
The farmstead is at 495 East Middle Turnpike. Parking is available off Woodbridge Street, behind the barn and through the gate. Overflow parking is available at the nearby senior center.
EAST HARTFORD — In honor and celebration of fathers and dads, My People Community Services and the Town of East Hartford will host the fourth annual Dads Hero Community Event on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the East Hartford Town Green (Alumni Park), 1021 Main St.
To highlight the vital role dads play in their children’s lives, key community organizations — My People Community Services, the Town of East Hartford, The Village for Families and Children, Gengras Volvo, the Department of Children and Families, Bets Sigma Lambda Educational Foundation, and others — will partner to provide a fun-filled afternoon. There will be field day games, entertainment, food, drinks, and tons of fun.
MANCHESTER — The Silk City Board Game Group (for adults) at Manchester Public Library will host its second annual Local Designers and Local Publishers Fair on Saturday, Sept. 10, from noon to 4:30 p.m. at Manchester Public Library, 586 Main St.
Attendees will meet area designers and publishers, play their games, see what they have in progress and what they have published, and purchase a game.
Pizza and light refreshments will be served. Admission is free.
There is no need to bring any games, the club will provide them all.
MANCHESTER — Donations to a giant tag sale to benefit the Manchester Land Conservation Trust and its work to preserve open space lands will be accepted through Tuesday, Sept. 13, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and may be placed in the shed on the right side of the old cider barn on the trust’s farm property, 330 Bush Hill Road.
The trust has made a special request for donations of folding chairs and tables. Computers, televisions, encyclopedias, and clothes cannot be accepted.
The tag sale will be held Friday, Sept.16, through Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the old cider barn.
• ANDOVER — Andover Congregational Church, 359 Route 6 will hold a Tag Sale on Saturday Sept. 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and a bag sale from 1-2 p.m.
Spaces of 10-feet x 10-feet are available on the lawn. The cost is $20, non-refundable.
The church will accept donations for the tag sale weekdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. through Thursday, Sept. 15.
For more information, leave a message at the church office at 860-742-7696.
• EAST HARTFORD — All Saints Church, 444 Hills St., will have an Apple Fair on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
There will be baked goods, jams, pickles, relish, and candy; quilting and crafts; a raffle; soups, chili, sandwiches, and apple crisp; and an outdoor tag sale.
To reserve tag sale space, call 860-490-3270.
SOMERS — The Scantic River Watershed Association will present its annual evening/ full moon paddle for canoes and kayaks on the Scantic River on Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Somers Mill Pond, on School Street, off Route 190 in the Somersville section.
Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. The full moon paddle will start around 6:45 p.m. as the sun will set at approximately 7:10 p.m. that night with the full moon rising at 7:25 p.m.
There is no fee. The Watershed Association asks participants to donate non- perishable food items to benefit various local food shelfs.
Participants must supply there own canoe or kayak, paddles, PFDs, and flashlights. Glow sticks will be provided while supplies last.
The paddle will be a leisurely trip up through the Mill Pond area and into a short section of the Scantic River to the Route 190 bridge, then back to the dam area at the Mill Pond. Social distancing and the latest CDC guidelines will be followed.
Inclement weather such as a thunderstorm or heavy rain may cancel the event.
An 18th-century school day
SUFFIELD — Experience what school was like in the 18th and 19th centuries during the Second Saturdays program School Days Are Here Again on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Phelps-Hatheway House, 55 South Main St.
Learn about Suffield’s first schoolhouse, the subjects children studied, and what happened when homework was late. Practice penmanship with a quill, draw figures on a chalkboard, and practice times tables using bean bags.
The cost is $12, $10 for members of Connecticut Landmarks, $5 for ages 6-18.
TOLLAND — The Tolland Public Library Foundation will hold a drawing for an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite e-reader at the townwide Tolland Public Library Foundation on Saturday, Sept. 10, from noon to 4 p.m. at Tolland Middle School.
Learn more about the library foundation by visiting its table at the event, and fill out entry form for the drawing.
The drawing is open to Tolland residents 12 and older. The winner’s name will be drawn at 4 p.m.
Leading up to Sept. 10, residents can also enter to win the Kindle by visiting the library at 21 Tolland Green.
NORWALK — The Norwalk Oyster Festival will be held Friday through Sunday, Sept. 9-11, at Veterans Park, adjacent to Norwalk’s historic harbor.
There will be live music, family entertainment, Kids Cove activities, carnival rides, food, and Big Bee the Transforming Robot Car.
The event is sponsored by the Norwalk Seaport Association.
For more information, including admission prices, hours, and shuttle bus stops, go to: seaport.org
DANBURY — The San Gennaro Italian Festival is coming to Ives Street in downtown Danbury for four days of authentic Italian cuisine, live entertainment, bee and wine, amusement rides, laser light shows, and statue procession. Admission is free.
Hours are today-Friday, Sept. 8-9, 5-11 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 10, 1-11 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 11, 1-0 p.m. For more information, send an email to: [email protected]