New Canaan Historical Society Waveny Now and Then

09/29/2017 to 12/22/2017

13 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT Phone: 203.966.1776.

n honor of the 50th anniversary of the Town of New Canaan's acquisition of 300 acres from former resident Ruth Lapham Lloyd, the Historical Society is proud to announce Waveny Now and Then. The art exhibit features drawings, paintings, photographs and sculpture of work inspired by and/or created in Waveny Park. Mark Markiewicz, Torrance York, Antonia Betancourt, Dmitri Wright, Audrey Klotz, Drew Klotz and Jeanna Shepard will have work on display. The art will be for sale with a portion of the proceeds going to the Historical Society. The show will run through December 22. An opening reception will be held on September 29 from 6-8 p.m. Tickets are $25 for members and $35 for non-members.

Stamford Art Association - Corner Store

11/12/2017 to 12/14/2017

39 Franklin St., Stamford, CT Phone: 203 325 1139.

Thursday/Friday 11-3, Saturday/Sunday 12-3. The Stamford Art Association will present "CORNER STORE", a solo painting exhibit by Tara Blackwell at its Townhouse Gallery. Tara grew up in a household filled with artists-both her parents and her older brother-in a home teeming with differing artistic styles and modalities. The early deaths of her brother and father left her, a young painter, struggling to find her voice without her beloved teachers. In retrospect, processing these tragedies is what Tara, now a mature artist with a unique, exciting style, believes most accounts for the complexity and depth of her current work in which she employs bold colors, layers, and texture.

Sunday Explorers

11/12/2017 to 12/10/2017

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 2039776521.

Sundays, November 12 - December 10 11:30 am - 4 pm Head to the SM&NC for the return of our popular Sunday drop-in programs! Meet one of our Heckscher Farm animals, try your hand at a scavenger hunt on the trails, see Sadie and Bert, our North American River Otters, get their lunch, or help to feed some animals in Heckscher WILD! (First-come, first-served; recommended for ages 5 and up.) Schedule of Events 11:30 am - 4 pm Self-guided crafts 11:30 am Heckscher Farm Animal Meet & Greet 12 pm Otter feeding demonstration (Otter Pond) 12:30 pm WILD! Feeding (at Heckscher WILD!, limited enrollment, ages 5 & up 2 pm Scavenger Hunt (Meet at Overbrook) 3 pm Animal Meet & Greet (Heckscher WILD!) Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information, visit www.stamfordmuseum.org or call 203.977.6521.

Rowayton Arts Center Holiday Gift Show

11/18/2017 to 12/24/2017

145 Rowayton Ave., Rowayton, CT Phone: 203-866-2744.

 Gallery Hours Tuesday-Saturday 11am to 5pm Sunday 1pm to 4pm (Closed Jan-Mar) Monday Closed

9th Annual GREENWICH REINDEER FESTIVAL & SANTA'S WORKSHOP

11/24/2017 to 12/23/2017

437 North Street, Greenwich, CT

Location: Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses. Hours: Monday - Friday- 12noon - 6pmand Saturday 9am - 6pm. Visit LIVE REINDEER! Photos with Santa! Train & Carousel Rides! $5 of every Photo with Santa will be donated to Kids in Crisis during the Greenwich Holiday Stroll Weekend, Saturday, Dec. 2. he cherished town tradition continues at this expansive nursery where visitors can have their photo taken with Santa, meet the reindeer and also ride on the Winter Wonderland Carousel and the North Pole Polar Express Train, all just minutes from downtown Greenwich. Parking is free. Photos with Santa begin at 12:00 PM immediately following the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Holiday Refreshments will be served! Face Painting provided by Faces by Wells and Balloon Artists! Everyone is invited!

This is a memorable opportunity to meet Santa and his reindeer and have your photo taken with Santa! Photo packages with Santa begin at $29.99. Pets are welcome!! With your photo purchase receive a special Shop & Dine Greenwich Gift Bag, filled with downtown Greenwich merchant information and special offerings redeemable at participating stores and restaurants in downtown Greenwich. Hundreds of dollars in savings!

The "PEPSI NAME THE REINDEER CONTEST" will be going on again this year! Children can enter their favorite reindeer names in a ballot box at SAM BRIDGE NURSERY & GREENHOUSES. Santa Will draw the winning names December 20th. The Names will be displayed at SAM BRIDGE NURSERY & GREENHOUSES. Three winners and three winning reindeer names will be chosen.

Lockwood Mathews Mansion A Magnificent Victorian Holiday Exhibit

11/24/2017 to 01/07/2018

295 West Ave, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-838-9799.

The Mansion will also feature 21st-century-holiday design and lavish trees and seasonal displays by renowned interior designers, Victoria Vandamm of Vandamm Interiors and Kip O'Brien of Kip O'Brien Design, LLC, a full-service, residential interior design firm in Cos Cob, CT. Kip's successful career includes fashion advertising at Vogue, Town & Country, and Glamour magazines and a strong understanding of color, proportion, and texture. Decorative elements are donated by Diane James Home, www.dianejameshome.com. $12 Adults, $ 10 seniors, $8 children 8-18 years old, Free under 8 years old. 1-hour tour. Tours offered Wednesdays through Sundays at noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. in April through early January.

Fairfield Christmas Tree Festival

11/30/2017 to 12/03/2017

739 Old Post Rd, Fairfield, CT

Fri 10-7, Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4. Each year hundreds of dedicated volunteers magically transform the historic Burr Homestead in Fairfield, Connecticut into a celebration of the Christmas season. Visitors may enjoy a cup of complimentary hot cider as they roam the mansion and view the rooms designed by local interior decorators and artists. Exquisite trees, wreaths and decorative items throughout the house are for sale as well as custom made one-of-a-kind live wreaths. The Holiday Boutique is an annual favorite, offering festive gifts and ornaments. Bring the kids to visit Santa! They can have their photo taken while they read him their list! $10 adults / $5 children and seniors.

Stamford Museum and Nature Center Astronomy Nights: Meteor Showers with Tony Faddoul

12/01/2017

151 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT Phone: 203-977-6537.

7 pm. Head to the Observatory to explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more! Start by enjoying a presentation on Meteor Showers, followed by a viewing of the night sky through our 22-inch research telescope. The presentation portion of the program will be held rain or shine. Viewing hours are weather permitting. Please call 203-977-6537 for weather updates in regards to telescope viewing. This program is suitable for ages 5 and over. Location: Behind the Heckscher Farm, enter from Scofieldtown Road. GPS users enter - 151 Scofieldtown Road. Members: Free | Non-Members: Adults $5, Children (5-17) $3

Wilton's Singers Feast

12/01/2017 to 12/02/2017

48 New Canaan Rd, Wilton, CT

$65. Concert and 3-Course Dinner (BYOB) Doors open at 6:40 PM. Performance starts at 7:00 PM WEPCO Complex

Ambler Farm - Winter Warming Party

12/01/2017

257 Hurlbutt St, Wilton, CT Phone: 203-834-1143.

7-10 pm. Join us to celebrate the kickoff to our annual Greens Sale! Gather over cocktails and delicious hors d'oeuvres as we mingle with friends and toast the season. Browse and bid on many unique holiday decorations at our silent auction. Take home some special items for your home or gifts for friends and family. Proceeds will directly benefit Ambler Farm. Registration required and enrollment is limited; no wait list. Members can register as of November 4th, and non-members on November 11th (space permitting). Members $55 per person / Non-members $60 per person.