"Block-toberfest" at The Block at Waypointe

10/22/2017

515 West Ave, Norwalk, CT

1-4 pm. The Block at Waypointe invites you to "Block-toberfest" on Sunday, October 22 from 1:00p.m. – 4:00 p.m hosted by STAR 99.9's Anna Zap of "The Anna & Raven Show." With the purchase of a $30 ticket, attend this festival-style food and drink destination event in The Block at Waypointe's central piazza. Enjoy live music, light bites, signature cocktails in our "beer and wine gardens" and other special promotions from participating merchants

Bruce Museum In the Limelight:Toulouse-Lautrec Family Day

10/22/2017

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

1-4 pm. Step into the limelight at the Bruce Museum! Fun, hands-on activities throughout the Museum inspired by our exhibit In the Limelight: Toulouse-Lautrec Portraits from the Herakleidon Museum. From 1:30-3:30 pm, sit for a unique portrait by caricaturist Dan Springer and see a Toulouse-Lautrec painting come to life with mime and moving statue Linda Peck. At 1:45 and 2:45 pm, travel to Paris with French-inspired dance performances by Allegra Dance Greenwich.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children

10/22/2017

303 West Ave., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-899-0606.

11:15-11:45 and 2:15-2:45 - Weekend Wonder - Join our Play Explorers for engaging experiences that delve deeper into exhibit themes, holidays and more!

Rowayton Halloween Celebration

10/22/2017

33 Highland Ave, Rowayton, CT

1 pm - 4 pm. Location: Rowayton Community Center Come in costume to explore the hay maze, pet the animals, take a pony ride, parade with your peers, and enter into the Haunted House if you dare... Sunday, October 22nd from 1:00-4:00pm at the Rowayton Community Center. Volunteers are needed at 9:00am to set up the hay maze. Kids who want to work in the Haunted House should come at 12:00 noon.

Bruce Museum Monday Morning Lecture Series: Toulouse-Lautrec

10/23/2017

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

10-11 am.  "Yvette Guilbert": A Fin-de-Siècle Collaborative Album This lecture is being offered in conjunction with the Bruce Museum's exhibition: In the Limelight: Toulouse-Lautrec Portraits from the Herakleidon Museum (on view September 23, 2017—January 7, 2018). About the Lecture: In the winter of 1893, an impassioned socialist journalist and art critic, an infatuated aristocratic artist, and a fine-print publisher united around renowned star of the café-concert, Yvette Guilbert (1865-1944). The meeting of this diverse group, which included Gustave Geffroy (1855-1926), Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901), and André Marty (1857-?), resulted in an album of lithographs and letterpress text titled after the performer. This lecture, presented by the Assistant Curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Ashley Dunn, examines the album as a collaborative object created through the individual and overlapping aesthetic and social concerns of all four participants.

Greenwich Historical Society 2017 William C. Crooks Distinguished Lecture: Lewis E. Lehrman on Churchill, Roosevelt & Company: Studies in Character and Statecraft

10/24/2017

39 Strickland Road, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-6899.

Doors open at 6:30 pm; program begins at 7:00 pm (45 minutes followed by Q&A). Members: $10; nonmembers: $15. During World War II the "special relationship" between the United States and Great Britain cemented the alliance that won the war in the West. But the ultimate victory of that partnership has obscured many of the conflicts behind Franklin Roosevelt's charm and Winston Churchill's victory signs—namely, the clashes of principles and especially personalities between and within the leadership of the two nations. This year's William C. Crooks Distinguished Lecture will feature award-winning author Lewis E. Lehrman. Lehrman's program will focus on the dynamics at play among allies during WW II based on research for his new book Churchill, Roosevelt & Company: Studies in Character and Statecraft, a revealing study in personal diplomacy, character and statecraft at the core of the leadership of the Anglo-American alliance.

Bruce Museum Science Lecture. Murder, Maggots and Mayhem: When the Dead Speak

10/24/2017

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

6:30 - 8 pm. Dr. Jennifer Rosati Assistant Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York Forensic entomology involves the use of insects for legal purposes, primarily in homicide investigations where colonization (or egg laying) events can be used to estimate the time since death or post-mortem interval. The insect community that uses decomposing remains can be quite diverse, including many species of flies (Order: Diptera), beetles (Order: Coleoptera), moths (Order: Lepidoptera), as well as other arthropods (spiders, mites, etc). The behaviour and development of these insects can provide a lot of valuable information to an investigation including tying a suspect to a crime scene/victim, time and location of death, presence of wounds, time of decapitation or dismemberment and time of disturbance. This talk will highlight the diversity of insect species involved with the decomposition of human remains and how these insects can provide a glimpse into past events in criminal investigations. Light refreshmets and open galleries at 6:30 pm. Lecture at 700 pm. Members and students with ID, free; non-members $10. Advance registration required as seating is limited.

Stone Wall Week at Weir Farm

10/25/2017 to 10/29/2017

735 Nod Hill Road, Wilton, CT

Back by popular demand, Weir Farm National Historic Site is offering Stone Wall Tours during our first ever Stone Wall Week! Even better than Shark Week, Stone Wall Week provides visitors the opportunity to learn more about the park's historic stone walls during special guided hikes every day. Tours will be offered daily at 10:00 am Wednesday October 25th through Sunday October 29th. No registration is required, but parking is limited, so please carpool if possible.

Glass House Glass House Presents: Deborah Berke + Titus Kaphar

10/25/2017

199 Elm Street,, New Canaan, CT Phone: 203-594-9884.

5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Join architect Deborah Berke and artist Titus Kaphar for a conversation about art, architecture, community, and urban transformation. Berke has long collaborated with artists and has designed numerous galleries, art schools, and studios. She and Kaphar are presently collaborating on the flagship building for Postmasters, a new artistic incubator that will provide studio space, mentorship, professional development, and training in
the Dixwell neighborhood of New Haven, Connecticut.

Darien Nature Center Pumpkin Decorating

10/25/2017 to 10/26/2017

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

Wednesday, October 25, 2017and Thursday, October 26, 2017 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm. Using natural materials we will decorate pumpkins for Halloween. Let us keep your creation to display at our annual Hoot and Howl party (Oct. 29) and you will receive free admission to that event! Ages: 2+ (5 and older can be dropped off) Fee: $10 per pumpkin