S.M.A.R.T. Inc., would like to thank Ms. Valerie Guerin who so generously curated this list.
 
Where: Girls Inc. of Western Connecticut, 35 Park Place, Waterbury
When: Friday, October 27, 2017 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: $10 for members, $15 for non members.
Highlights: Grades K-8. Girls dressed as ghouls and goblins, get ready to brave our haunted house (if you dare!), strut your stuff in our Halloween contest, gobble up Halloween treats, and enjoy a ton of crafts and games. Click on the above link to contact for registration by phone.

Girls Inc. provides nationally researched, gender-specific and age-appropriate programs that offer girls informal education and opportunities to build healthy relationships with peers and caring adults. We equip girls to navigate gender, economic and social barriers and grow into healthy, educated, empowered and independent adults.
Girls Inc.’s programs are designed to focus on girls’ learning strengths and needs: they are grounded in positive peer and adult relationship development; afford experiential and varied learning components; and provide opportunities for new experiences. Mentors and volunteers are welcome.

Southington Drive In

Where: 935 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike, Southington

When: Saturday, October 28th, from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Cost: $15 for Southington resident carloads, $20 for other town residents, $3 for walk ins.

Highlights: Come for a festival, stay for a movie; titles to be announced. There is an early one for children and a scary one for adults later. Click here for the event schedule for events which include Trunk or Treat, face painting, touch a truck, apple cannon launching, knockerball, prizes and more. You can follow here on Facebook and put in a bid for the movie you'd like to see at the festival, and click here for information about the theatre.

Where: Hollow Park, Hollow Road, Woodbury

When: Tuesday, October 31st from 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Cost: Bring a non-perishable food item for the Food Bank and a bag of candy for the Trunkers.
Highlights:
'TRUNKERS': Please REGISTER.

Bring your car to Hollow Park on Halloween night. Park your car, open your DECORATED trunk, sit out on your lawn chairs and watch the children trick or treat from car to car while you hand out candy to all of the trick or treaters! Civic Groups and Businesses are welcome. Click here for the trunk registration form. There will be prizes for Best Decorated trunk!

**NEW THIS YEAR** PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST
Please bring a carved Jack-O'-Lantern to be displayed at the event. Pumpkins for the contest must be in place by 7:00 PM. (Pumpkins may be dropped off at the Park and Recreation Office all day on the 31st if not attending Trick or Trunk.). Must write name and phone number on pumpkin in permanent marker. Prizes will be awarded. Need not be present to win.
 
Ongoing Events
   

Where: Ben's Bells, 17 Church Hill Rd (entrance in rear), Newtown, CT
When: EVERY Saturday from 12-4pm and Wednesdays from 10-3pm and 6-9pm.
Cost: Free, donations suggested to maintain cost

Highlights: Come into the Ben's Bells Studio in Newtown to help spread kindness through the creation of Ben's Bells. Nationally renowned, Ben's Bells are brightly colored ceramic works of art that are randomly hung in public place that bear a tag instructing the person who finds the bell to take it home and to remember to be kind. 

Food and beverage are welcome into the studio to make a fun outing or you and your friends! While we never charge for you to come and make bells, we do rely solely on donations, so we kindly suggest a donation of $5 or whatever you can spare for our donation jar. Your donation will continue to help us provide the materials needed to create Ben's Bells and also fund our kindness programs in schools, Kind Kids and Kind Campuses. In our studio, you will either form beads with clay or have the opportunity to glaze beads, all ages welcome! The bells you make will eventually be distributed in the area to fulfill their purpose of spreading kindness, one interaction at a time.

 

Where: 129 Main St North, Woodbury

When: Various dates
 
Cost: Free and paid.
 
Highlights: See the above link for events including yoga, poetry reading, wellness management, and nights out.

 
 
Activities, Libraries and Resources

 

25+ Free Things to Do in Connecticut

CT Kids and Family

CT State Festivals

CT Visit

Fairfield County Kids Out and About - Top 20 Places to Take Kids

Family Days Out

Farmer's Market Directory

 

Gunn Memorial Library and Museum

Middlebury Parks and Rec

Middlebury Public Library

Mommypoppins (see this link for free admissions in Hartford County, including the

Family Friendly CT Museums Guide and "Mostly Free and Fun Things to Do in CT)

My Connecticut Kids

Naugatuck Patch Events

Newtown Bee Events

New Morning Classes and events

Oxford Patch Events

Oxford Public Library

 
Roxbury - Minor Memorial Library
 
 

Southbury Parks and Rec

Southbury Public Library

Supreme Court Tour (new)

Southbury Events

Voices

Woodbury-Middlebury Patch Events

W.O.W. (What's On in Woodbury) - New

Zvents - Middlebury


Outdoor activities

Agritourism - Farm Fun in CT

2015 Running Events in Connecticut

CT Department of Agriculture

CT Farm Listings

The E List

Gillette Castle State Park

Jones Family Farms

Fairview Tree Farm - Shelton

Farm Fun in CT

Flanders Nature Center Calendar

Lyman Orchards

March Farm - Bethlehem

Pick Your Own

Schreiber's Farm - Oxford


Hiking and Picnic areas

Bent of the River

Kettletown State Park

Southbury Falls

Southbury Land Trust