Twainfest in Norwalk

11/18/2017 to 11/19/2017

125 East St, Norwalk, CT

In honor of Mark Twain's 182nd birthday, join us for a one-hour docent-led tour at Norwalk City Hall. Tour meets in the first-floor atrium at 10:30 a.m. and tickets are required. Norwalk artist Justin Gruelle, a resident of Silvermine, was commissioned under the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) to research and paint fourteen murals for Norwalk public buildings. Gruelle chose to illustrate Mark Twain's fiction and nonfiction works in six large murals painted in 1936 for Norwalk's former Center School building. Come join our lively, docent-led tour to view this set of beautifully restored murals through the lens of Twain's literary works. $5 donated to Norwalk Historical Society. On Sunday, November 19 at 2:00 P.M. Twain fans can return to the Historical Society Museum for a lively lecture by Norwalk historians Madeleine and Ed Eckert, titled "Norwalk & Mark Twain: Being Some Interesting Connections Between the City of Norwalk & Mark Twain." Separate tickets for Sunday's lecture can be reserved through the Norwalk Historical Society website:

Stratford Saint James Christmas Fair


50 Harvey Place, Stratford, CT

Location: St James School. St. James Christmas Craft Fair is Saturday, November 18th from 10:00 ‑ 4:00. St. James School Christmas Fair is a great family event with something for everyone; featuring professional artisans, children's activities, pictures with Santa, exciting raffles and much more.

Shelton Fourteenth Festival of Trees

11/18/2017 to 11/19/2017

580 Long Hill Avenue, Shelton, CT

Location: Weslsey Heights. Sat 10am‑3pm, Sun 10am‑3pm. Kick off the holiday season in style at the 14th Annual Festival of Trees at Wesley Village in Shelton! More than 50 beautifully decorated trees and wreaths have been donated, along with dozens of overflowing gift baskets. All of the items are up for raffle.

Shelton Cookie Express Christmas Fair


182 Coram Ave., Shelton, CT

10 am - 4 pm.  Location: Church of the Good Shephard Parish Hall. Annual Cookie Express Christmas Fair featuring our Cookie Table. Vendors, Gift Card Raffle and Lunch will be served with Homemade Clam Chowder.

Stamford Point72 Giant Balloon Inflation Party


Hoyt at Summer Street, Stamford, CT

3-6 pm. Join us for the backstage look at the parade and watch the giant helium balloons come to life. The Point72 Giant Balloon Inflation Party will feature exciting performances, music, clowns, holiday characters and a visit from Santa!

New Canaan Historical Society Concert


13 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT Phone: 203-966-1776.

A special concert will be held on Saturday, November 18 at 4 pm at the First Presbyterian Church of New Canaan. Internationally acclaimed jazz bassist Nat Reeves and pianist Mark Templeton will play a variety of jazz including swing, jazz classics and standards from the American songbook. The concert is free with reserved seating for exhibit patrons.

Ridgefield 47th annual RWC Craft Fair


10 E. Ridge Rd., Ridgefield, CT

10-4. Juried Crafters and Crafts -Refreshments and light lunch available for purchase. $8 adults, children under 12 free

Fairfield Holiday Craft Fair


1089 Fairfield Woods Rd, Fairfield, CT

Holiday gifts as jewelry, handmade art works, candles, beauty/hair products, handbags and holiday plants.

Maritime Aquarium -Turkeyfish/Invasive Species Weekend

11/18/2017 to 11/19/2017

10 North Water St, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-852-0700.

Admission: all bonus events free with admission On the weekend before Thanksgiving, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk turns its attention to invasive species – in particular, a striking but troublesome fish nicknamed the "turkeyfish." Because their long venomous spines look something like a male turkey displaying its plumage, lionfish have the nickname of "turkeyfish." So as we begin thinking ahead to turkey dinners, The Maritime Aquarium is declaring Sat., Nov. 18 & Sun., Nov. 19 to be "Turkeyfish Weekend."

Audubon Center at Fairfield Fall Walk


2325 Burr Street, Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-6305.

10:30 - noon. Hike the trails with our naturalist and discover what fall has to offer in the Sanctuary. The hike is over varied terrain. All ages welcome but no strollers, please. Donation suggested. This walk is held at the Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street. Please call to register at 203-259-6305 ext. 109.