WINDSOR LOCKS – Bid to win one of four flights in a Red Tail P-51 Mustang fighter-bomber through the New England Air Museum in partnership with Commemorative Air Force.
Proceeds will go towards a new exhibit at the Air Museum, “Tuskegee Airmen: Their Untold Stories,” coming in the spring.
ELLINGTON — The Ellington Historical Society will hold a fall festival Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Nellie McKnight Museum, 70 Main St.
There will be more than 15 stations with free activities for kids, including a press to make apple cider and decorate pumpkins; food; and exhibits at the museum.
The date of the rain is October 22.
SOMERS — The Somers Women’s Club will host a Crazy Whist Card Party on Tuesday at Somers City Hall Auditorium, 600 Main St. (back of building).
Refreshments will be offered, as well as a raffle and door prizes.
No experience is required. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door.
To reserve tickets or for more information, call Ginny at 860-372-0141.
Proceeds will go to the Somers Women’s Club Scholarship Fund.
VERNON — Strong Family Farm, 274 West St., invites families to come to the farm for pumpkin patch fun Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
There will be pumpkins to paint, pumpkin crafts for kids, a reading of “Spookley the Square Pumpkin” and other activities.
Also on Sunday, come see the Strong Family Farm chickens one last time before they depart for the Harvest Festival on October 22.
EAST HARTFORD — The East Hartford Public Library, 840 Main Street, warmly welcomes new residents by offering Visitor Center hours. This informal meeting takes place in the library reference room on the third Tuesday of the month from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Come when it suits you or sign up for a call back at: easthartfordct.libcal.com
Visitor Center hours will be hosted by community volunteer Brittney Cavaliere, chair of the board of directors of the East Hartford Alumni Association and Education Foundation, member of the Democratic Town Committee and women’s basketball coach in the parks league and recreation in the city.
FRANKLIN — The Blue Slope Country Museum, 138 Blue Hill Road, will host Modern Social Square Dancing on Saturday and October 29 from 7-9:30 p.m.
The cost is $8, $6 for students, $30 per family.
No partner or experience is necessary. Dress comfortably, wear comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of water.
For more information, call Anne at 860-377-8312.
NEW HAVEN – The New Haven Documentary Film Festival returns for its ninth season today at four venues in downtown New Haven: the New Haven Free Public Library, Café Nine, the State House and the Bow Theater- Tie Criterion on Temple Street.
There will be 116 films, musical performances, filmmaking panels, parties, a juried student competition and Talking Heads’ Chris Frantz.
Topics will include social justice, LGBT issues, world champion air guitarist, and more.
Ticket prices range from pay what you can (at the library and for the student competition) to an average ticket price of $8 to $12 at the Criterion, and $15 for all four events at Café Nine.
For the schedule of live and online screenings, workshops, tickets and more information, visit: NHdocs.org
HARTFORD — The Connecticut Science Center, 250 Columbus Blvd., will celebrate International Moonwatching Night Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in a special after-hours event.
General admission is $15, $10 for students and corporate employees with ID, free for Science Center members.
MANCHESTER – Watercolourist Bivenne Staiger will give a demonstration at the Manchester Art Association meeting on October 20 at 7 p.m. at Manchester Church of Christ, Fellowship Hall, 595 Tolland Turnpike (park at rear). For more information visit: manchesterart.org
MANCHESTER – Melissa Pieciak of Blissful by Melissa will host a session on how to make a crystal bracelet on October 20 at 6 p.m. at the Manchester Public Library, 586 Main St.
This program is for adults only. All materials will be provided for this free event.
SPRINGFIELD — Springfield Technical Community College will celebrate Mass STEM Week Monday through October 21 with a free festival that introduces visitors to science, technology, engineering and math.
The week ends with a family science evening on Friday, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the STCC campus, free and open to the community.