The season's bright orange gourd will be the star of the weekend at two different events within walking distance of each other. Artplace offers not-to-be missed one-day workshops and local actors find a new home for their ensemble.
- Ink Sketching with Watercolor Washes, workshop, Sat. Oct. 13, 9:00 am, Artsplace, 1220 Waterbury Rd. $75.00
- Viking Knit Jewelry, workshop, Sat. Oct. 13, 10:30 am, Artsplace, $50.00
- Pumpkin Painting Festival, Sat., Oct. 13, 10:30 am, Town of Cheshire Public Library, 104 Main St. Free. Then, within walking distance is the Pumpkin Festival beginning at 11 a.m. at St. Peter's Church, 59 Main St. Free.
- Backyard Theater Ensemble Presents: The Shadow Box, Sat. Oc.t 13, 8:00 pm, 158 Main St, Thomaston. $15.00
- David Dio Cut-A-Thon to Benefit Life Haven, Sun. Oct. 14, 9 a.m., 2590 Whitney Ave, Hamden. $25.00