Bartlett Arboretum Fall Wildflower, Red Maple Wetlands & Meadow Tour


151 Brookdale Rd., Stamford, CT Phone: 203-322-6971.

11:00 a.m. Noted botanist, author and New York Botanical Society lecturer, Carol Levine will give a guided tour of the Bartlett's Fall wildflowers highlighting our native species. The tour will also include the Red Maple wetlands boardwalk and the meadow. The tour will begin in front of the Silver Education Center. Some of the trails are uneven so flat, comfortable shoes are recommended. The tour should last approximately 75 minutes.

Westport's Biergarten on the Green


110 Myrtle Ave, Westport, CT

1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Meet under the big tent on Veteran's Green right in downtown Westport, CT and sample some of the finest, award-winning local, national and international craft and micro brews. A mini-mug will be provided for tastings; seasonal food will be available for purchase; the food experts from CTBites will be presenting a line-up of local chefs demonstrating how to pair food with your favorite drink; and The Zany Oompah Band will be back performing all your favorite waltzes, polkas and beer-drinking songs for sing-along and dancing!


10/19/2014 to 10/19/2014

1035 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203.487.0983.

Cocktail reception and POSH (Providers of Senior Happiness) Art, a special exhibit by artists whose work includes painting, sculpture, collage, mixed media, jewelry, photography and floral art. Proceeds will support JCC programs and services for senior adults, including our kosher lunch program, social and cultural enrichment, fitness programs and more. For more information contact Connie Cirillo Freeman at 203.487.0983 or


Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum - Halloween: Ghostly Sightings Tours and Haunted Basement

10/21/2014 to 10/31/2014

295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-838-9799 ext. 112.

October 22-31, 2014  Wed.-Sun., 12-4 p.m.  General Admission: $20 The Ghostly Sightings Tours at the Mansion will focus on the history of the house, when it was a private residence, between 1868 and 1938. Visitors may encounter a ghost who is haunted by those memories and walks through the first and second floors of the Mansion during tour hours, but only at Halloween! On the Haunted Basement Tour, guests will have the rare opportunity to see the dark, Civil War-era underbelly of the building, which will be retrofitted to look like a spine-chilling maze with lighting, playacting, and frightfully fun props.




Barnum Museum - The Remarkable Courtship of General Tom Thumb


820 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-331-1104.

Wednesday, October 22 at 7 p.m.  — A discussion of this novel will be presented by distinguished Fairfield University Professor Emeritus and Author, Nicholas Rinaldi. The Remarkable Courtship of General Tom Thumb is an irresistible novel set against the backdrop of the American Civil War and based on the real life of Tom Thumb, a young man only twenty-five inches tall, who became America’s first internationally recognized entertainer. This book is an evocative, poignant imagining of one man’s story at a unique moment in American history. Rinaldi will be selling and autographing his book following the presentation. No registration required for the program which is suggested for adults age18 or older. $3 suggested donation. Barnum Museum members, Fairfield University students and professors are all free.

Barnum Museum - Hot Off the Press: P.T. Barnum's Newspaper - Sneak Peek program Presented by Adrienne Saint-Pierre, Curator of The Barnum Museum.


820 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-331-1104.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 12:15 p.m. Come to this month's Sneak Peek to see the museum's extremely rare Herald of Freedom newspapers from the early 1830s and learn how Barnum spent time in jail because of his publication. Sneak Peek programs are an informal lecture series focusing on items in the collection that are rarely on display. P.T. Barnum was truly a Renaissance man. Few people know that when Barnum was in his early twenties, he began publishing his own newspaper to circulate the democratic voice of the new nation. On October 19, 1831, the first issue of the Herald of Freedom was printed in Danbury. Occasionally sparking tempers and controversy through his writing, Barnum was sued for libel and even went to jail for 60 days. No registration required. $3 suggested donation. Visitors are encouraged to bring their lunch.

Garden Educaion Center of Greenwich Program: Growing Garlic with Nick Mancini


130 Bible St., Cos Cob, CT 06807. Phone: 203869-9242.

October 22, 2014 at 10AM at The Garden Education Center of Greenwich a program:  Growing Garlic with Nick Mancini. Add spice to life, learn to grow Garlic & Shallots with Nick Mancini. Nature Play available for this program. Cost: Members $25, Non-Members $30.

Garden Education Center of Greenwich Hosts Wine-Dine at Forager's Feast


130 Bible St., Cos Cob, CT 06807. Phone: 203-869-9242.

October 23. 2014 from  6:30PM to 9:30PM at the Garden Education Center of Greenwich a special event - Forager's Feast
Wine ~ Dine ~ Enjoy. Enjoy locally sourced wine, hor d' oeuvres and a delicious farm-style dinner to benefit the
Garden Education Center. Cocktails Only - $45 per person. Cocktails & Dinner - $125 per person.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - ASTRONOMY NIGHTS: Pluto: The Battle for a Planet


39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977-6521.

7 p.m. Head to the Observatory to explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more! Start by learning about Pluto, followed by a visit to view the night sky through the Observatory's 22-inch research telescope. The presentation portion of the program will be held rain or shine. Viewing hours are weather permitting. This program is suitable for children ages 5 & older. Members: Free | Non-Members: Adults $5, Children (5-17) $3. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail or visit

Stamford Museum & Nature Center: Outdoor Adventures: Slithery, Slimy, Creepy, Crawly


39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977.6521.

On Friday 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Celebrate Halloween a little early! Meet some of our live scaly and crawly friends. Touch Connecticut's longest snake, meet a tarantula up close and personal, and feel some slimy tree frog feet. We'll discover how these 'icky' animals are really incredible. Recommended for all ages. Space is limited for our Outdoor Adventures programs. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. All programs meet at the Overbrook Nature Center building. Members: $5 per person | Non-Members: $8. To register or for more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail or visit