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.

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70 Ripton Rd, Shelton, CT Phone: 203-925-1803.

4:30-6. A group of young people, ages 13-18, who are interested in history and sponsored by the Shelton Historical Society to learn, to teach, and to promote awareness of the Shelton Historical Society. ​They meet every other Friday after school at Shelton History Center, learn about museum operations and local history, complete volunteer tasks, and take trips to various places of interest.

Housatonic Museum of Art Murder Amongst The Mateys


900 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport, CT

Join us for a night of Pirates, Saucy Sea Maidens and Scallywags at our Murder Mystery Cocktail Party: MURDER AMONGST THE MATEYS Spirits are high as the pirates celebrate their homecoming by spending their gold and good, but all too soon the night takes a dark turn. One Buccaneer ends up in Davy Jones' Locker leaving the remaining partygoers to decide who will walk the plank! In a Harbor City filled with backstabbers and Mooncussers looking to get ahead, there is little reward for honesty and a high price to be paid for deceit! To buy tickets visit the website below. $50 pp. 7:30-10 pm.

Woodcock Nature Center Nighttime Wonders


56 Deer Run Road, Wilton, CT Phone: 203-762-7280.

Ages: Grades 3rd - 6th (this is a drop off program) Dates: Friday September 15th (Incredible Insects), Friday Sept. 29 (Fierce Forests), and Friday Oct. 13 (Observing Owls) Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm Cost: $30 per session or $75 for the series Our popular Nighttime Wonders program is back! Join us for an exciting evening where we explore the wonders of the woods AFTER DARK! Children will also take part in an activity related to the topic of the night before ending the evening on a "sweet note" by making some delicious s'mores by our campfire and playing games. Children should be dressed for the weather, have on rubber boots or shoes that can get wet, and come with a reusable water bottle. *Pre-registration is required and is non-refundable.

Stamford Museum and Nature Center Observatory Visitors' Night


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

Observatory Visitors' Night Fridays, 8:30 pm (weather permitting) Stamford Observatory Enter through Scofieldtown Road (north) entrance View the sky through a 22-inch research telescope, weather permitting. Special group visits can be arranged, call 203.977.6521. Program suitable for ages 5 and older. The Stamford Observatory entrance is located off Scofieldtown Road. For GPS users, enter 151 Scofieldtown Road. Please call 203-977-6537 for weather updates in regards to telescope viewing. Members: Free | Non-members: $5 Adults, $3 Children (5-17)

Weir Farm- National Public Lands Day


735 Nod Hill Rd, Wilton, CT Phone: 203-834-1896 x13.

On Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, Weir Farm National Historic Site will host a trail restoration event. Volunteers will assist National Park Service staff in trail maintenance and invasive plant removal, restoring habitat and repairing park trails. Join your local national park in an effort to improve park trails for neighbors, hikers, school groups, dog walkers, and visitors in celebration of National Public Lands Day! Tools, gloves, and water will be provided. Proper attire for the activity includes sturdy closed toe shoes, long pants, long sleeves, and hats. Sunscreen, insect repellent, and a bottle for water are recommended. This volunteer opportunity is appropriate for ages 10 and up, with parent or guardian supervision required for participants less than 18 years of age. Prior to the event, volunteer agreement forms must be signed by each volunteer, or their legal guardian if less than 18 years of age. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to protect public lands at your local national park!

Family Extravaganza


Aspetuck Land Trust, Westport, CT

Bring the whole family to inaugurate a new Story Walk® installation atAspetuck Land Trusts Leonard Schine Preserve. Story Walk® is an innovative and delightful way for children and adults! To read a story while meandering along a trail. This self-guided walk features the book Sarah Faire and the House at the End of the World, by Alex Giannini and will remain in place for all to enjoy through Halloween.Christines Critters will bring live animals to add to the fun (Christine Peyreigne is a licensed falconer, wildlife rehabilitator for migratory birds and an educator with raptors and reptiles.) Other child-friendly features at the preserve include a Natural Playground - voted one of the Top 50 Playgrounds in the U.S. plus a Childrens Nature Trail and a Little Free Library (take a book, leave a book!) Join us for some childrens playtime and get the children outside for some unstructured natural play!

Westport Historical Society Walk through Saugatuck History


Saugatuck Railroad Station, Westport, CT Phone: (203) 222-1424.

3-4 pm. Join the Westport Historical Society on Saturday, September 30, for one of its most popular walking tours, a stroll through Old Saugatuck accompanied by guide Bob Mitchell. The one-hour tour begins at 3:00 p.m. and ends with a drink on the house at one of Saugatuck's favorite haunts, the Black Duck. There is a $10 suggested donation. Ages 12 and under are free. Reservations are recommended, call (203) 222-1424. Meet in the Saugatuck Railroad Station, New York-bound side.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children


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

10:30-11;15 am - Mutt-i-grees. Enjoy a special canine storytime and discussion. Visit with a shelter dog as you learn about social and emotional skills. Shelter dogs courtesy of P.A.W.S. 11:15-1145 and 2:15-2:45 - Weekend Wonder- Join our Play Explorers for engaging experiences that delve deeper into exhibit themes, holidays and more!

Shelton 3rd Annual Tea Party


19 Church St., Shelton, CT Phone: 203-929-1803.

2-4 pm. At Huntington Congregational Church on the Green."Christmas in September". Enjoy an afternoon of tea, scones, sandwiches, sweets and surprises. $25.