Ninth annual 5K Walk/Run, to benefit Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital, Sat., Sept. 30, non-competitive, family-friendly event set for 9 a.m. at center, 350 Seymour Ave., Derby. First 500 to sign up to receive t-shirts. Reg fee $25, but increases to $30 after Sept. 15. Proceeds support special needs of cancer patients. Check-in 7:30 a.m. with Walk/Run at 9. Individuals and teams can reg at griffinhealth.org/5k. Info: 203-732-7466 or email [email protected]. Volunteers needed; for details, contact Kathy Browne, 203-732-7555 or [email protected].
13th annual CT Fallen Heroes Memorial Tribute, Sat., Sept. 30, 10-4 p.m., Holiday Hill in Prospect. 102d Army Band to perform 11:30-1 p.m., Gold Star ceremony at 1 p.m., Black Hawk landing on site and Massachusetts National Guard to be present; free and open to public. Info: visit ctfallenheroes.org.
Autumn StoryWalk at Aspetuck Land Trust, Sat., Sept. 30, 10:30-noon, Leonard Schine Preserve, off Weston Rd. (Rt. 57 in Westport). Family extravaganza in conjunction with Westport Library for ages birth to adult. Reading story while meandering along trail. This self-guided walk features Sarah Faire and the House at the End of the World by Alex Giannini and installation to remain in place for all to enjoy through Halloween. Christine’s Critters to bring live animals; Christine Peyreigne, licensed falconer, wildlife rehabilitator for migratory birds and educator with raptors and reptiles. Natural Playground, plus Children’s Nature Trail and Little Free Library (take book, leave book) Directions and parking: aspetucklandtrust.org. RSVP: [email protected] Open to public.
The Last Taste of Summer, Sat., Sept. 30, 12-4:30 p.m. Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, Greenwich. Craft beer fest with 30 breweries, food trucks, vendors, and live music, including Wilton Steel Community Band, blues, funk and rock & roll from The Clams, and Sacred Fire, Santana tribute band. Tickets $15-$75 at eventbrite.com; gates open 12 p.m. for VIP. Proceeds benefit Zero Waste Education, sponsored by Live Green Connecticut. Info: LiveGreenCT.org.
Stroll through Old Saugatuck, Sat., Sept. 30, organized by Westport Historical Society. Accompanied by guide Bob Mitchell, one-hour tour begins at 3 p.m. and ends with drink on house at Black Duck. $10 suggested donation. Ages 12 and under free. Reservations recommended: 203-222-1424. Meeting in Saugatuck Railroad Station, New York-bound side.
Trace Burroughs benefit art show, Sat., Sept. 30, Oct. 7, 4 p.m. 5 Ridgewood Lane, Westport. William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty will host show to raise money for Tiny Miracles, a local charity dedicated to helping families with premature babies. Info: 203-664-1086.
Fall Antiques Show and Sale, Sat., Oct. 7, Sun., 10a.m.-5 p.m., Oct. 8, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6550 Spring Brook Ave., Rhinebeck, NY. Market offers variety of period furniture and furnishing, art and antiques. The sale will also feature food trucks and a farmer’s market. Tickets $10 barnstar.com.
Fairfield Food Truck Festival, Sun., Oct. 1, noon-7 p.m., Jennings Beach in Fairfield; proceeds to benefit Fairfield Public Library’s initiatives and programs. Adm $5 per person, children age 12 and under free. Free parking for event at beach. Food trucks to charge usual rates. Star 99.9 radio station personalities on site with giveaways and entertainment. Other special guests expected. Info: facebook.com/fairfieldfoodtruckfestival
Habitat 5K Run for Home, Sat., Oct. 7, 9 a.m., Seaside Park, 1 Barnum Dyke, Bridgeport. Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County hosts 20th anniversary 5K. Info: habitatcfc.org.
Antique Appraisal Day, to benefit the New Canaan Historical Society, Sat., Oct. 7, 10-4 p.m., New Canaan Historical Society, 13 Oenoke Ridge Rd., New Canaan. Stephen Cardile, longtime appraiser and founder of Astor Galleries, bringing team of appraisers including Mara Dean (fine art appraiser), and Alex Salazar (fine art consultant) to New Canaan for first time, to appraise all types of antiques, collectibles and vintage Items. No appointments necessary. Items to be appraised for $10 each (or $25 for 3 items). Qualified consignments will be accepted plus, gold, silver, jewelry and coins to be purchased. Local representative to make house calls by appointment; for more details, send email to [email protected] or call 800-784-7876. Info: 203-966-1776.
Wilton Historical Society walking tour, of Historic District #1, Lambert Corner, intersection of Routes 7 and 33, Wilton, Sat., Oct. 7, 11-noon; former first selectman and historian, Bob Russell, to lead tour of Lilacstead, built c.1726, plus old country store, railroad station, school, post office and more. Tour to end at Historical Christmas Barn store, 150 Danbury Rd., where cider and cookies will be served. Reg by e-mail: [email protected] or call 203-762-7257. Info: wiltonhistorical.org
Fall Harvest Etsy Artisan Pop Up Shop, Sat., Oct. 7, 11-4, Katonah Village Library, 26 Bedford Rd., N.Y. Fourteen artists and makers from Northeast Etsy Artists Association, team of artists with curated shops on Etsy.com, to sell handmade creations, including jewelry, fabric accessories, natural skin care products, fused glass serving ware, painted ornaments, cozy knitwear, fine art and more. Info: northeastetsyartists.org.
2017 Dazzling Dahlias Show, Sat., Oct. 7, 2-4 p.m., and Sun., Oct. 8, 10-3, Garden Education Center of Greenwich, 130 Bible St., Cos Cob. Open to public, free adm, followed by sale of flowers. Info: 203-869-9242 or gecgreenwich.org.
Bruce Museum’s 36th annual Outdoor Arts Festival, Sat. and Sun., Oct. 7 and 8, 10-5, One Museum Drive, Greenwich, rain or shine on museum grounds. More than 85 new and returning artists from across country to showcase work. Juried works include painting on canvas, board and paper, mixed media in 2D and 3D, drawings and graphics, including digital media, sculpture and photography. All works available for purchase and artists on hand to discuss their pieces and process. Lunch menu offerings and free art activities for children. Festival adm $10 includes adm to museum galleries. Info: brucemuseum.org, 203-413-6756.
Train Show, Sun., Oct. 8, 9:30-3:30 p.m., Orange High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Rd., Orange. The New Haven and Derby Model Railroad Club is celebrating their 25th anniversary with a train show. Tickets $5, kids free. Info: newhaven-derbymodelrailroadclub.com.
Earthplace Fall Festival, Sun., Oct. 8, 10-3, The Nature Discovery Center, 10 Woodside Lane, Westport; activities such as corn pool, apple sling shot, donut on string and more across 74 acres of protected sanctuary. Food trucks and vendors to be onsite. Tickets $10 kids, $5 adults (under 2 free) at earthplace.org and follow conversation #EarthplaceFestival.
Fall Festival to Benefit Animals, presented by Stratford Animal Rescue Society, Sun., Oct. 8, 11- 5 p.m., Paradise Green in Stratford. One-mile dog walk, food, contests, games, music, local celebrities, entertainment, pet adoptions, silent auction, low-cost microchip clinic, vendors for people and pets and more. Info: starsfest.org.
Fall Festival at Greenwich Historical Society, Sun., Oct. 8, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., Bush-Holley Historic Site, 39 Strickland Rd., Cos Cob; meet & greet walkaround Grover from Sesame Street, touch-a-truck construction equipment, puppet show, games, crafts, food truck, and scarecrow competition. Tours of Jim and Jane Henson: Creative Work, Creative Play exhibition, which closes after festival, and historic house. Adm: children under 3: free; all other children under 18: $5; adults: $10; family: $25; separate fee for scarecrow competition; members $10; nonmembers $15. Info: greenwichhistory.org
11th Business Supports the Arts Awards Breakfast, Thurs., Oct. 12, 7:30-9 a.m.. Amber Room Colonnade, 1 Stacey Rd., Danbury. Tickets $35 per, $375 table of eight, or $550 table of eight and inclusion in program. Info and tickets, http://bit.ly/2wSMp5Q. Proceeds support services and programs provided by Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut. Info: gallery at 287 Main Street, Danbury, 203-798 0760, or artswesternct.org
Lenape Festival, Sat., Oct. 14, 10-4, Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Trailside Museum, junction of Rtes 35 and 121 South, Cross River, N.Y. Drumming, dancing, storytelling, crafts, tour of replica wigwam and more. Event for all ages free; $10 parking fee ($5 with pass). Info: Friends of Trailside Museum, friendsoftrailside.org.
Annual Harvest Festival, Sat., Oct. 14, 1-4 p.m., New Pond Farm, 101 Merchant Rd., West Redding. Event will feature historical demonstrations including rope making, open hearth cooking and fleece spinning. A falconer will be present at 2:30. Ticket $5. Info: newpondfarm.org or 203-938-2117.
Westport Historical Society walking tour, of Business Center District, Sat., Oct. 14; historic sites such as National Hall and former Westport Bank & Trust Company building, both listed on National Register of Historic Places; plus several other sites. One-hour walk kicks off at 3 p.m. at Jesup Green; to be led by Bob Mitchell. $10 donation; ages 12 and under are free. Meeting at Jesup Green. Complimentary drink after tour. Info and reg at 203-222-1424.
Pumpkin Patch Trains, Sat., Oct. 14, 21 and 28, hourly 10:30-3:30; and Sun., Oct. 15, 22 and 29, hourly 12:30-3:30, Danbury Railway Museum, 120 White St., Danbury; free pumpkin for children, free cider and cookies; riding vintage trains; restored 1903 station and rail yard; coloring station, temporary tatoos and more. Adm $12 age 2 and over. Info: danburyrailwaymuseum.org or 203-778-8337.
Haunting at Mill Hill walking tour, Oct. 14, Oct. 21, 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9 p.m., Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m., 9 p.m., Norwalk Historical Society, Mill Hill Historic Park, 2 East Wall St., Norwalk. In addition to the walking tour there will be a haunted maze. Tickets $18 2 call 03-846-0525 or norwalkhistoricalsociety.org.
Annual Walk/Run for Abilis, Sun., Oct. 15, Greenwich Point Park (Tod’s Point) in Old Greenwich; 5K run and one-mile, accessible walk, family-friendly activities and food; attended by all ages and abilities. Kid’s Activity tent with arts & crafts and face-painting, bouncy castle, “Bubble Bus” and fire truck. Beginning at 9 a.m. with start of run, walk at 11. Reg, volunteer info or donation at abilis.us/walk. Abilis, non-profit, supports over 700 individuals with special needs and their families of all ages and abilities in 8 Fairfield County towns.
11th annual CancerCare Fairfield Walk/Run for Hope, Sun., Oct. 15, Jennings Beach, 880 South Benson Rd., Fairfield; walk or run to celebrate survivors and remember those lost while raising funds and awareness for free, professional support services available to anyone affected by cancer. Families, individuals and teams welcome. 5K event family-friendly and on flat scenic route. $35 minimum donation per adult (13 and older) through Oct. 11, then $40 minimum; $20 minimum donation per child (12 and under); $10 for fun run only. Awards for top finishers and top individual and team fundraisers. Check-in 7:45 a.m. Fun run 9 and 5K 9:10; rain or shine. Info and reg at community.cancercare.org/fairfield2017.
Energize Connecticut Center, 3rd annual Family Science Day, Sat., Oct. 21, 10-3, 122 Universal Drive North, North Haven. Free of charge and open to public. Info: Alysse Rodrigues, 203-799-0460, [email protected] or energizect.com.
Getting Buried in Fairfield cycling tour, Sat., Oct. 21, 9:15 a.m., Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Rd., Fairfield. Ten mile bike tour through six cemeteries. Open to cyclists 14 and up. Tickets $5 for members/$8 for nonmembers. Info: fairfieldhistory.org.
Illuminate the Past cemetery tour, Sat., Oct. 21, 5 p.m., Willowbrook Cemetery, 395 Main St., Westport. Tickets $5 call 203-222-1424.
The Hickories Farm Stand, 136 Lounsbury Rd., Ridgefield, May-October, 11-6, Mon.-Sun.; November-May, 11-5, Fri.-Sun.; stand works on honor system; thehickories.org
Stratford Farmers’ Market, Mon., 2-6 p.m., Paradise Green, Stratford; townofstratford.com/FarmersMarket.
Wilton Farmers’ Market, Wed., 12-5, 10+ vendors, Wilton Historical Society grounds, 224 Danbury Rd.; June 7-mid-October; www.facebook.com/WiltonFarmersMarket
Westport Farmers’ Market, Thurs., 10-2, 45 vendors, at 50 Imperial Ave.; May 18-Nov. 9; westportfarmersmarket.com. Parking Lot Party, postponed to Wed., Oct. 4, with cocktails, food from restaurants and music.
Trumbull Farmers’ Market, Thurs., 3:30-6:30 p.m., 15 vendors; 1773 Huntington Tpke., May 18-Oct. 12; niatrumbull.org/farmer-s-market
Monroe Farmers’ Market, Fri., 3-6, 20+ vendors, Monroe Green; June 23-Oct. 27; monroefarmersmarket.org
Farmers’ Market at Lachat Town Farm, 106 Godfrey Rd. West, Weston, Fri., 4-8 p.m. monthly, June 30, July 28, Aug. 25, Sept. 29, Oct. 27; lachattownfarm.org/farmers-market.php
Black Rock Farmers’ Market, Sat., 9-1, 25+ vendors, 481 Brewster Street, Bridgeport, June 10-Oct. 7; blackrockfarmersmarket.com
Gossett Brothers’ Farmers’ Market, Sat., 9-1 year-round (indoors for winter), 7 vendors; 1202 Rte. 35, South Salem, N.Y.; gossettbrothersnursery.com/farmers-market
Danbury Farmers’ Market, Sat., 10-2, CenterCity Green, June 24-Oct. 21, danburyfarmersmarket.org
New Canaan Farmers’ Market, Sat., 10-2, Old Center School municipal parking lot, corner of South Ave.-Maple St.-Main St., April 22-Dec. 16; newcanaanfarmersmarket.net
Earth Root Farm’s Stand, Sun., 10-2, 140A Mopus Bridge Rd., Ridgefield, June-October; earthrootfarm.com
Fairfield Farmers’ Market, Sun., 10-2, 20+ vendors, Sherman Green in downtown area, Fairfield, June 11-Oct. 1; fairfieldfarmersmarket.org