Here are just
of the fun events coming up this month:
In Ansonia, the ninth annual Harvest Festival will be held downtown from 10a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, with a rain date of Oct. 13. Admission is free.
Emmett O'Brien Technical High School, 141 Prindle Ave., Ansonia will hold its third annualCar Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $2.
Autumnfest will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 20 at the AnsoniaNature and Recreation Center, 10 Deerfield Road. Admission is free.
The next day an educational Fall Foliage Hike with Ranger Martin Wigglesworth will be heldat the nature center. The free event starts at 1 p.m. Oct. 21.Also at the nature center, a Harvest Moon Hike is slated for 7 p.m. Oct. 27. The program isfree.
In Derby, the fourth annual Griffin Hospital 5K Walk/Run will step off at 9a.m. Saturday. The event benefits the hospital's Center for Cancer Care.This year's fund-raising goal is $100,000.
Also in Derby, the Valley Arts Council will host an opening reception for its next show,"'Magic & Mysticism: The Art of Believing," from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Gallery@37, at37 Elizabeth St. The show will run through Nov. 3. The public is invited.The Derby Cultural Commission will hold second its annual Haunted Lantern Tour at varioussites downtown starting at 7 p.m. Oct. 20. The event starts at the gazebo on the DerbyGreen. Admission is $5.
In Seymour, the grassroots' initiative
Seymour Pink, Inc
. will host severalactivities to raise awareness of breast cancer as well as funds for severalnonprofit organizations that fight the disease.
At 9 a.m. Saturday the group's first-ever 5K road race,
Pounding the Pavement forPink
, will step off from the Community Center, 20 Pine St., Seymour.
After the race the second annual Smoke in the Valley craft beer and chili fest will be held atthe Community Center and along Bridge Street.
Also on Saturday the fourth annual "Touch-A-
Truck” event will be held 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. at Great Hill United Methodist Church, 225 Great Hill Road(junction of Routes 334 and 188).
The event will feature a series of kids' fall festival activities including tractor rides, a bouncehouse, face painting, kids' events and give-aways, pumpkin decorating, and an indoor book
sale, along with Great Hill’s famous Home Bake Sale.