Walktober: Greeneville Art Tour, Oct. 16, 10-11 a.m., 193 N Main St., Norwich, CT. 860-886-1776. Over the past few years there have been several public art projects in the village of Greeneville. It started with a fire hydrant painting competition that sought to get all of us to take ownership of our surroundings while bringing beauty and recognition to a somewhat hidden side of the City of Norwich. This continued for 2 summers and over 40 hydrants were painted with magical creatures and beautiful scenes. As that second summer's competition was wrapping up, a community mural painting project was ramping up. It brought together community members, young and old, to beautify the side of a building that had been scared by grafitti. This building sits on the corner of the main road and the bridge over the Shetucket River. The mural beautifully depicts natural resources and historic structures in our village. This tour is led by Zechariah Stover, Vice Chair of the Greeneville Neighborhood Revitalization Zone, and will start at the southern most tip of the village, right in front of the Welcome to Greeneville sign!
Walktober hits its stride this weekend with more than 60 adventures throughout The Last Green Valley. And it’s all happening as the national heritage corridor begins to hit its peak for fall foliage. The Walktober events will be engaging and fun and the scenery spectacular.
Walktober is in its 27th year and is a program of The Last Green Valley, Inc., the non-profit charged with promoting and advocating for the national heritage corridor’s unique resources.
“This is why people come from all over the world to New England in the fall,” said Lois Bruinooge, Executive Director of TLGV. “The spectacular foliage we experience year after year is a rarity in many places and Walktober helps people take full advantage of our natural resources. Walktober is the best way to get out in The Last Green Valley and explore all its corners with experienced and passionate volunteers and take in fall at its best.”