Beardsley Zoo -- Zoo Tots

11/14/2017 to 11/15/2017

1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport, CT

10:30-11:15 am. This program for children ages 22 months to 4 years accompanied by one adult includes a short activity, live animals and a simple craft. This month's theme is Who Eats What. Cost is $10 for one member and child, $15 for one non-member and child. To register, email programming@beardsleyzoo.org or call 203-394-6563. Space is limited and program fills up quickly. Register early to secure your spot!

Beardsley Zoo Teen Volunteer Open House

11/14/2017

1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport, CT

Join us to learn about seasonal as well as year-long programs that will inspire and motivate teens looking for hands-on zoo experience. Programs include our Explorers Post, Conservation Discovery Corps, and 4-H Club. Hear from program leaders and participants. The open house will be held in our Hanson Building, just outside the Zoo entrance gates. (Another Open House will be held Dec. 7.)

Fairfield Museum and History Center History Bites Lunchtime Lecture

11/15/2017

370 Beach Road , Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-1598.

12:30 - 1:30 pm. onthly on a Wednesday from 12:30pm – 1:30pm. Members: Free; Non-Members: $5 suggested donation. Please bring a bag lunch, ice tea and dessert will be provided. November 15: New Perspectives on World War I, 100 Years Later Hear from local author Daniel Burstein about how his cousin's 13-year effort led, in 2015, to a long-overdue posthumous award of the Medal of Honor for Sgt. William Shemin, who was a World War I battlefield hero but passed over at the time due to anti-Semitism. The Museum's library director, Elizabeth Rose, will also give an overview of our new exhibition, Uncle Sam Wants You: Fairfield and the Great War.

Bruce Museum Wednesday Morning Film Series: Post-Impressionists

11/15/2017

1 Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-0376.

10:30-11:30 am. Henri Toulouse-Lautrec was ultimately, a tragic figure in the history of art. Crippled by an ill-proportioned body, he lived for just 36 years before the effects of alcoholism and syphilis took their final toll. His dissolute life spent in the brothels and nightclubs of late 19th century Paris provided the subject matter for his finest work. His radical, boldly-colored paintings and posters of the famous Moulin Rouge nightclub succeeded in conveying the unique feeling and energy of contemporary Parisian nightlife. Registration required as seating is limited: brucemuseum.org/site/events. Museum members free; non-members $10

Darien Nature Center STORYTIME WITH THE ANIMALS

11/15/2017

120 Brookside Road, Darien, CT Phone: 203-655-7459.

Join us for animal stories followed by a hands-on critter encounter! Children of all ages (accompanied by a caregiver) are welcome to these FREE sessions at either 10:00 or 10:30 am. Program Director Emily Ciffone will read an age-appropriate book about a particular animal and then the group will interact with that type of animal from our Zoo Room!
Pre-registration is required. Please call 203-655-7459 to reserve your spot!

Fairfield Museum and History Center History Bites Lunchtime Lecture

11/15/2017

370 Beach St, Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-1598.

12:30-1:30 pm. Members: Free; Non-Members: $5 suggested donation. Please bring a bag lunch, ice tea and dessert will be provided. November 15: Connecticut and World War I with Elizabeth Rose, Library Director, Fairfield Museum

Norwalk HIstorical Society Fodor Farm Exhibitions

11/16/2017

328 Flax Hill Road,, Norwalk, CT

6:00-7:30pm This is a exciting opportunity to see the unveiling of three exhibitions, "The History of Fodor Farm", "Saving Fodor Farm" and "Fodor Farm through the Lens of Dan Lenore". Also, view the interior of the newly restored Fodor Farm homestead.

Housatonic Museum of Art Lecture Fact & Fiction

11/16/2017

900 Lafayette Blvd, Bridgeport, CT

6:30 pm. John R. Wright, historian and illustrator, will discuss how literature and film have framed our image of pirates in popular culture. The talk will explore the facts, myths and Golden Age romance of pirates. Mr. Wright is a graduate of Parsons School of Design/The New School. After working for several years as an illustrator and art editor for various publications, he turned his attention towards history. He was Director of the Miller House in White Plains, New York and Education Coordinator at Van Cortlandt House Museum in the Bronx. He is currently the Director at the Thomas Paine Cottage Museum in New Rochelle, New York.

Jones Family Farm Sip and Savor Fall Series Home for the Holidays – A Traditional Thanksgiving

11/16/2017

606 Walnut Tree Hill Road, Shelton, CT Phone: 203.929.8425.

6:30-8:30 pm. A menu inspired by a Traditional New England Thanksgiving Butternut Tart with Caramelized Leeks and Hazelnut, Sage and Parmesan topping, Turkey with Cider Gravy, Creamy Mashed Potatoes, Haricot Vert, Pumpkin Pie with Maple Whipped Cream. Enjoy our relaxed and educational evenings where we taste four different wines and eat a pleasant meal, prepared by Chef Sherry Swanson, designed to highlight fresh seasonal farm foods paired with the delicious wines we have selected. We delve into the cultural aspects of the wines and foods we are serving as well as explore the terminology of flavor. $75.

Westport Playhouse Happy Hour Romeo and Juliet

11/16/2017

25 Powers Court, Westport, CT Phone: 203-227-4177.

Unwind in the Playhouse Beer Garden and see a hot show for only $25 on select Thursday evenings! We've got you covered with this all-inclusive night out – complete with craft beer & wine, hip food from Rothbard Ale + Larder (one of the 10 Best Bars in CT), fun games, and cool bands. Pre-Show cocktail party: 6:45pm Performance: 8pm * Geared for ages 21-40