Autumn is by far the busiest time of the year in terms of community events in the lower Naugatuck Valley.
To help you keep track of what’s going on, here’s a list of things to do, sponsored by Greater Valley Restaurant Week.
Greater Valley Restaurant is taking place Oct. 2 through Oct. 7.
New restaurants and old favorites that cater to every palate.
Six unique towns that offer delectable cuisine you couldn’t find anywhere else.
From Contemporary cuisine to traditional fare with a twist and an eclectic mix of international and ethnic dishes make for unparalleled dining, all for an affordable price.
Greater Valley Restaurant Week is about connecting local restaurants, old and new, to their community.
—————FRIDAY, SEPT. 29, 2017—————
The Stars at Kellogg
The Osborne Homestead Museum, a facility of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, is open for free on Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Throughout the month of September, the Osborne Homestead Museum will be featuring a special photo exhibition of celebrities who lectured and performed in Derby.
As president of the Women’s Club of Ansonia, Derby, and Shelton, Frances Osborne Kellogg brought luminaries, such as aviatrix Amelia Earhart, poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, and composer Henry Burleigh to the Naugatuck Valley area.
Visit the museum throughout the month of September and see the “stars!”
It is located at 500 Hawthorne Ave. in Derby.
For additional information call (203) 734-2513 or email.
Last Derby Football Game At DeFilippo Field
The Derby High School football team has been playing their home games in Shelton this season as the school district gears up for a massive reconfiguration and reconstruction of its athletic fields.
But there’s one last game scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday — senior night for the players and cheerleaders — at Lou DeFilippo Field, where the Red Raiders take on St. Paul Catholic.
The senior night festivities begin at 6:30 p.m.
A Facebook page has been calling for Derby High School alumni to show up for one last game on the grass field. It’ll be replaced by artificial turf.
Meanwhile, the powerhouse Ansonia Chargers are going for win no. 800 Friday at 7 p.m. when they take on Torrington at Nolan Field. The City of Ansonia has been spreading the word on Facebook.
—————SATURDAY, SEPT. 30, 2017—————
2017 Griffin 5K Walk/Run In Derby
Registration available at 7:30 a.m.
This annual walk/run benefits The Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital.
The event begins and ends at The Cancer Center, 350 Seymour Ave. in Derby.
Birds on the Move
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
At the Ansonia Nature Center
10 Deerfield Lane, Ansonia
BIRDS ON THE MOVE – Sat. Sept. 30, 9 am
Join Ranger Jess for this informative program.
She will concentrate on the end-of-summer journeys taken by our “flying friends” to faraway places each year.
Find out who’s going and who’s staying put! FREE.
Ansonia Harvest Festival
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(Rain date is Sunday, Oct. 1)
Music, vendors, and food on Main Street!
Seymour Town-Wide Tag Sale
An organized series of tag sales at houses throughout Seymour.
The deals start at 8 a.m.
Collection To Help Victims of Natural Disasters
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Join New Beginnings Church of God for live music and games on the Derby Green.
Bring items to help the victims of recent hurricanes and earthquakes.
Those items include canned food and vegetables, toiletries and new clothes.
SUNDAY, OCT. 1, 2017
Shelton Day 2017!
This year’s Shelton Day street fair is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine.
The event, sponsored by the Derby-Shelton Rotary, began as a street fair in the mid-80s and attracts thousands to Howe Avenue, where vendors’ booths line the street featuring food, crafts, interactive activities and information.
There are also several stages with entertainment.
For more information, click here for a Facebook event page created by the Rotary.
And click here for the Shelton Day home page from the Derby-Shelton Rotary website.
Derby Farmer’s Market
Every Sunday on the Derby Green (Elizabeth Street) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until Oct. 29.