The Nature Museum at Grafton is hosting three different programs the weekend of October 2 through 4.
On Friday October 2 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., a free reception for the public will open two art exhibits that will be on view throughout the month at the museum.
At the reception Catherine Cannon of Rupert will give a silversmithing demonstration.
The other exhibit on view features Dawn Wilkins' contemporary botanical prints.
On Saturday, October 3 from 1 to 3 p.m., Lisa Kissel will lead a program entitled "Not Just Maples." At her Grafton property at 2992 Houghtonville Road, she will show and discuss successful trees that are hardy in the area, but not native here.
The program is free to Nature Museum members; non-members $5. Pre-registration is requested.
On Sunday, October 4 from 1 to 3 p.m., members of the public are encouraged to join museum staff and volunteers in the 13th Annual Connecticut River Source-to-the-Sea Cleanup.
The museum will pick up trash from the Fish Ladder Visitor's Center to the spot where the Saxtons River meets the Connecticut. Meet and park at the Fish Ladder.
To register or for more details call 843-2111. or visit www.nature-museum.org.