Festivals, a wolf visit and more this weekend

There is a lot going on this weekend in Shelton.


Flea market

The Shelton Community Lions Club flea market will take place Saturday, Sept. 14 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the former Crabtree Auto site, 405 Bridgeport Ave. (corner of Nells Rock Road).

Items for sale are antiques, collectibles, dolls, furniture, jewelry, household items, linens, toys, books, lawn furniture, ornaments and crafts.

Vendor spots are available for $35. Information: Sheltonlions@gmail.com.

Fall fair

Crafts and activities at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 182 Coram Avenue, 10-4 p.m. Rain or shine.


Atka, a wolf, will be at St. Joseph School, 430 Coram Avenue, 1 p.m. Public invited to hour-long presentation, followed by a chance to meet Atka. Free tickets available at Plumb Memorial Library's children’s department.

Scarecrow Festival

Make-your-own scarecrow, face-painting and rainbow loom workshop, 11-4 p.m., at Oronoque Farms, 186 Leavenworth Road (Route 110). Information: 203-925-4237.


Adults and older children are invited to a hike to try an old world pursuit of letterboxing, involving elements of hiking, uncovering clues, and folk art in the form of hand-carved rubber stamps.

Hikers will explore the main trail at Birchbank Mountain and look for the Housatonic Forest letterboxes, starting at 10 a.m.,  Saturday, Sept. 14. It should take about two hours.

Registration required and limited to 12 people. Email conservation@cityofshelton.org. Letterboxing for families will be held Sept. 28.


The fourth annual Shelton Wheel-Walk to Work is Saturday, Sept. 14 from 10-4 p.m. at Shelton’s Veterans Memorial Park (the Riverwalk).

The free event includes health screenings, a jobs fair, live music, food and children’s activities. Adults can learn about employment support services and social services and youngsters can participate in arts, crafts and face painting.

Proceeds benefits Moving With Hope, a Shelton-based nonprofit that helps to provide year-round access to independent living skills training and nutrition education programs to individuals with disabilities and their families.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand this weekend

Beardsley’s Cider Mill and Orchard in Shelton will host its eighth annual Alex’s Lemonade Stand to help fight childhood cancer from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 14 and 15. The cider mill is at 278 Leavenworth Road (Route 110).

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) is a nonprofit organization that has evolved from a young cancer patient’s front-yard lemonade stand to a nationwide fund-raising movement for childhood cancer.

For four years, despite her deteriorating health, Alexandra “Alex” Scott hosted an annual lemonade stand to raise money for childhood cancer research.

Beardsley’s Cider Mill and Orchard also will offer fresh-pressed cider, apples, cider doughnuts, cookies, local honey, maple syrup and maple candy, jams and jellies, fruit butters, pumpkin cheesecake, farm-baked pies and unique gifts.

During the weekend, 100% of the lemonade donations and a portion of the cider mill’s profits will be sent directly to ALSF.

Learn more about Beardsley’s at beardsleyscidermill.com or 203-926-1098.


Pawz in the Park

Sunday, Sept. 15,  is Responsible Dog Ownership Day, hosted by Shelton-based Trap Falls Kennel Club at Ansonia’s Warsaw Park, 10-4 p.m.

Called Pawz in the Park, it will feature rally and obedience matches, canine good citizenship demos and testing, police dog demos, a pet photographer, meet the breeds, best dressed and best trick contests and more. Vendors and raffles throughout the day.

Free for attendees and their leashed dogs. All are encouraged to bring a donation item for a local shelter, and those who do, will get a free raffle ticket. All money raised will go to local shelters and Police Puppy Funds.