This Weekend: Scarecrows Invade! Autumn Arts Trail! Hammo Jammo! North Madison Congregational Church Tag Sale! NoMad Firehouse Tour!

And, take a walk every Monday and Wednesday with Linda Zimmerman. Meet in the Senior Center parking lot at 7:30 a.m. You'll be back by 8:30 a.m.

This information is provided by the Chamber of Commerce:

Saturday, October 6 is the day Scarecrows Invade Madison!  Be sure to enjoy the whimsical creations and VOTE for your favorite starting on Wednesday, October 10 by going to zip06.com/scarecrow.  Winners will be announced at the Chamber's October 26 Masquerade Ball

Columbus Day Weekend Open Art Studio Trail
and Madison Green Arts Festival!  Enjoy an art-filled Columbus Day Weekend (October 6-7) with the Arts Center Killingworth's Autumn Art Trail including a FREE Open Art Studio Driving Trail and Outdoor Arts Festival on the Madison Town Green with live music and gourmet food options. Festival is open Saturday, October 6 (9:30am-5:30pm) and Sunday, October 7 (Noon-6pm); Open Arts Studios open Saturday (9:30am-5:30pm) and Sunday (11am-6pm). Pick up your free Trail map at the festival. For more information, please click here.

You won't want to miss the 2012 Hammonasset Jamboree, featuring music, native skills and nature.  This free event, sponsored by Liberty Bank, celebrates music, native skills and nature.  The event will be held at the Hammonasset Beach State Park on October 6th and 7th (Saturday and Sunday) from 8 am to 4pm.  Highlights of this year's event include:
* Schumann Bird Walk
* New England Atlati Championships
* Allan Saunders-Mohegan-Opening Blessing and Smudging Ceremony
* Ranger Russ Miller, Live Reptile & Amphibian Show
*  A Place Called Hope - Live Birds of Prey Exhibit
* Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
* Pete Onofrio "Super Trance" Fusion of Rock, Jazz and Blues

Bring blankets and chairs to the musical events while you enjoy a carefree Autumn day.  Refreshments available. no pets, please, to this free event presented by The Friends of Hammonasset.  For more information, please click here

The North Madison Congregational Church Tag Sale, rescheduled from last weekend, takes place on Saturday, Oct. 6 in the church's parking area. Items for sale will be arranged by departments: Antiques & Collectibles - Arts & Crafts - Bicycles & Yard Toys - Books, Media & Entertainment - Boutique - Clothing - Furniture - Garage & Attic Treasures - Holiday Shop - Housewares & Linens - Jewelry - Toys & Games.  

Speaking of North Madison, the North Madison Volunteer Fire Co. is holding an open house at its firehouse at the Route 79 traffic circle Sunday, October 7 from noon to 3 p.m.  The open house is being held in conjunction with National Fire Prevention week.  The open house will feature guided tours of the firehouse and equipment, hands on fire extinguisher training, a fire safety house with live smoke escape and other live demonstrations.


Take a Walk - it's great exercise and you can enjoy the beautiful autumn scenery!
At 7:30 am, each Monday and Wednesday morning in October, Linda Zimmerman of Better Health Workouts is organizing a walk that will leave the Senior Center parking lot and return by 8:30 am. Begin your day with a brisk walk, meet new people and be energized fro the rest of the day. No fee, just bring enthusiasm. All ages welcome.


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