When/Where: Thursday, September 29 through Monday, October 3, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Sun.-Mon.) , 182 Whisconier Road, Brookfield
Why Go: Thousands of books, videos, DVDs and CDs on sale at the annual Brookfield Library Book Sale.
Price: $15 for early selection on Thursday
When/Where: Saturday, October 1, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 55 North Lake Shore Drive, Brookfield
Why Go: Candlewood Shores will be having a Fall Community Wide Tag Sale at the Ballfield on Saturday.
Price: Free admission
When/Where: Saturday, October 1, 3 p.m. , 100 Pocono Road, Brookfield
Why Go: Hurricane Irene may have blown away Brookstock II once, but it's back to Blow Away Cystic Fibrosis. Join in for an afternoon of music at the bandstand. There will be a children's sing-along at 3:30, followed by music from some great local bands, a bouncing blowup for the kiddies, face painting, baked goods and awesome raffles, including theme baskets, sports jackets and a week vacation stay in Myrtle Beach. Bring the family, bring a picnic or enjoy some burgers and dogs. It's a great way to start the fall season in New England and help out a really good cause. So come join TEAM COOKIE and help make Great Strides in the cure for Cystic Fribrosis.
Price: Free admission — donations accepted
When/Where: Saturday, October 1, 6 p.m. , 3 Production Drive Ste 3, Brookfield
Why Go: Limelight — the ultimate Rush tribute band — will be playing an all-ages show at The Room. They will be playing all your Rush favorites. Limelight will take the stage at 10:15 p.m., preceded by ISpaceWalkSometimes (9:30 p.m.), Con the Villain (8:45 p.m.), NightRiders (8 p.m.) and Runamuk (7:15 p.m.).
Price: $12 advanced; $15 at the door
When/Where: Monday, October 3, 7:30 p.m. , 165 Whisconier Road, Brookfield
Why Go: The Brookfield Museum and Historical Society will host a multi-media presentation regarding the American Civil War. This year being the 150th anniversary of the commencement of the war, the presentation will concentrate on the major events that occurred during 1861, the first year of the war, and the attitudes and mores of the American people as reflected in that year’s struggles. Primary focus will be on the First Battle of Bull Run and changes that occurred in the battle’s aftermath. The presenter will be Peter Cronin of Brookfield, who has often lectured on the War Between the States.