Jones Family Farm Winery Classes Sip and Savor Fall Series The Thanksgiving Feast

11/17/2016

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

6:30 - 8:30 pm.  Menu featuring Turkey Roulade stuffed with Butternut Squash, Dried Cranberries and Sage; Cherry-Port Cranberry Sauce; Pumpkin Cheesecake. 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.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children Cornucopia Stamping

11/18/2016

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

10:15 - 10:45 am. Create your own bountiful cornucopia using food-shaped stamps! For ages 3 and under.

Stratford Historical Society - A Journey to the Gallows

11/18/2016

2000 Main St., Stratford, CT Phone: 203-378-0630.

7 pm. Christ Church Hall.  Based on the John Brown and Harpers Ferry incident of 1859 written by Tom Coletti and Vic Butsch. Aaron Dwight Stevens is the subject of the discussion by bringing his convictions to light in the abolishment of slavery. Free.

Ansonia Nature Center - BIRDS, WILDLIFE, AND FARM ANIMALS OF ICELAND

11/18/2016

10 Deerfield Rd., Ansonia, CT Phone: 203-736-1053.

7 pm. Iceland, often called "The Land of Fire and Ice" because of its many volcanoes, glaciers, and spectacular waterfalls, is also a noted birder's paradise famous for the Atlantic puffins, ptarmigan, arctic terns, gyrfalcons, and other birds found along its 3,700 miles of coast. Reindeer, arctic fox, humpback whales, and seals can frequently be seen, and purebred Icelandic horses, Icelandic sheep, and goats roam the farmlands. Naturalists and photographers Barbara and Peter Rzasa will present a slide show of Icelandic birds, wildlife, and farm animals. On display will be their collection of volcanic rocks and ash as well as guidebooks, literature and nature field guides. Join us for this FREE overview of Iceland and its natural history.

Fairfield Museum Pie Night at the Ogden House

11/18/2016

1520 Bronson Road, Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-1598.

6 pm - 8 pm. Celebrate a Fairfield tradition from the early 1800s! At Thanksgiving time, friends and families visited neighbors, sampling a variety of pies at each house. As the revelers moved on, the group grew larger as the hosts and hostesses at each house joined the party. Join us to enjoy this tradition with pie tasting and candlelight tours at the historic Ogden House,1520 Bronson Road. Suggested Donation: $5; Seniors & Students: $3.

Silvermine Art Center School of Art One Night Stand: Mixed Media Collage

11/18/2016

1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT Phone: 203-966-9700.

Friday · 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm · $50. Using images, found objects, paints and inks we will create collages on canvas. Referencing the great collagists including Picasso and Braque we will explore this fun and easy art form. Art materials will be supplied and you can bring your own personal photos and images.

Westport Historical Society Holiday Market

11/18/2016 to 11/19/2016

25 Avery Place, Westport, CT Phone: 203-222-1424.

"Holiday Market," Fri., Nov. 18, 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Sat., Nov. 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Refreshments by Qdoba Mexican Grill on Friday, 5:30 – 7:30. Complimentary Wine. The Holiday Market will feature vintage gifts, antique prints and handmade jewelry, soaps and letterpress cards. Highlights include a wine reception Friday evening, Nov. 17, talks and book signings by guest authors both Friday and Saturday, Nov. 18, and a BBQ food truck will be there on Saturday.

Stamford Historical Society Screening of “Stamford at 375 Years: A Nostalgic Look Back At Our Town”(a new film)

11/18/2016

1508 High Ridge Road , Stamford, CT Phone: (203) 329-1183.

A 90 minute movie created for the Stamford Historical Society by Dan & Kathy Burke, “Stamford at 375 Years” is an entertaining piece that emphasizes the first 325 years of our history.  Video and images of “old Stamford” include early industry, the railroad, downtown, the police and fire departments, and even parks and beaches.  Stamford citizens are highlighted and unusual facts will be discovered by viewers of this sentimental film. Tickets are $15/per person.  Pay by Cash or Check at the door.



Westport Historical Society Holiday Market

11/18/2016 to 11/19/2016

25 Avery Place, Westport, CT Phone: 203-222-1424 .

"Holiday Market," Fri., Nov. 18, 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Sat., Nov. 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Refreshments by Qdoba Mexican Grill on Friday, 5:30 – 7:30. Complimentary Wine. The Holiday Market will feature vintage gifts, antique prints and handmade jewelry, soaps and letterpress cards. Highlights include a wine reception Friday evening, Nov. 17, talks and book signings by guest authors both Friday and Saturday, Nov. 18, and a BBQ food truck will be there on Saturday.

Fairfield Museum and History Center Pie Night at the Ogden House

11/18/2016

1520 Bronson Road, Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-1598.

6pm - 8pm. Celebrate a Fairfield tradition from the early 1800s. Before Thanksgiving, friends and families visited neighbors, sampling a variety of pies at each house. As the revelers moved on, they grew larger (in more ways than one) as the hosts and hostesses at each house joined the party. Eventually people were sitting in hallways, on stairs and throughout the house! Join us to enjoy this tradition with pie tasting and candlelight tours at the Ogden House, 1520 Bronson Road. Suggested Donation: $5; Seniors & Students: $3.