Subject: KTW: Spooky and not-so-spooky stuff :)
From: "Masino, Susan A."
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2008 17:26:47 -0400
To: "KTW"

Greetings and Happy Halloween!


Meetings, Hikes, Forums, Films!

See attached annual message from Bill Hildebrandt J and below for an event on November 13th co-sponsored by Keep the Woods.

Read to the end for information about an upcoming Environmental Film Festival at Cinestudio in Hartford!


Open Space Meeting

Wednesday, November 5th

4:00 p.m.  Simsbury Town Hall


Loop Year – 365 Days on the Trail John Sheirer
Thursday, November 6

6:30 – 8:30 p.m. • Simsbury Public Library Program Room

John Sheirer, Author of the book, Loop Year; 365 Days on the Trail will discuss his book. Copies of the book will be available for sale and for signing. The program is free and open to the public.

RSVP to Amy Zeiner, Simsbury Land Trust at 651-8773 or


FRWA's 55th Annual Meeting featuring Jim McBroom

Thursday November 6th

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Simsbury Inn, Simsbury, CT
Admission to the Annual Meeting is open to the public at a cost of $35 for non-members and $30 for members. Social hour and silent auction bidding begin at 6:00 p.m., dinner and program begin at 7:00 p.m. Please RSVP to or call FRWA as soon as you know you are coming. Tickets at the door will be $40.

There will be a TON of goodies for the Silent Auction including a New Hartford built Guild D-55 guitar ($2,250 value), an 1820's Colonial Coverlet, a Zydeco Kayak & paddles, tickets to the Connecticut Forum and two Rain Barrels. Win some great gifts for the holiday season. There is something for everyone!!

"Gifford's Green Conversations" – The Lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook

Thursday, November 13

7:00 p.m.  -  8:30 p.m. The Ethel Walker School Chapel, 230 Bushy Hill Road, Simsbury

Named in honor of Simsbury's own Gifford Pinchot (1st Chief of the U.S. Forest Service), these forums address key environmental issues, providing overviews of specific green initiatives and "conversations" on how the town can become more "green.” This educational forum is on the Wild & Scenic Feasibility Study: Continued education and support of this study group will do much to attain the Wild & Scenic designation for the lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook.  This program is free and all are encouraged to attend.  No RSVP needed.

Presenter:  Farmington River Watershed Association Wild & Scenic Study Group.

Hosts: Farmington River Watershed Association, The Ethel Walker School, & Keep the Woods.


Pilfershire Trail Hike
Sunday, November 16

1:00 p.m. • Meet at the Northwest corner of Highridge Road, Simsbury

Tour old cellar holes and remnants of what had once been "Pilfershire Village".  Learn how the houses had looked and get some insights about the people who had once made them their homes. Explore stone walls, streams and examine native plants, many of which Native Americans had shared the uses of with our colonists. Dress appropriately for a hike of moderate difficulty and the possibility of cool and wet weather.


Environmental Film Festival

Saturday, November 15th, 2008
7:30 - 10:30, Cinestudio at Trinity College

Eight great films, two great causes.  A description and more information about the films can be found here:  Film Festival

All proceeds benefit the Farmington River Watershed Association ( and the Park River Revitalization Initiative (

$15 Advanced tickets, $20 the day of screening

Hosted by REI West Hartford; Call REI at (860) 233-2211 for tickets.


Don’t forget to VOTE!


"It is extremely important that each individual realize their responsibility for preserving the environment, make it a part of daily life, create the same attitude in their families, and spread it to the community".

His Holiness the Dalai Lama