Audubon Center at Fairfield Enchanted Forest

10/27/2017

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

5:00 – 7:30 p.m. You'll have a fun – but not scary – experience being escorted through the luminary trail and learning about nocturnal animals in their natural habitat. After the hike, enjoy indoor activities and snacks. Dress for the weather. This event is held rain or moonshine! No strollers please! Guided walks leave every 15 minutes beginning at 5:15 p.m. The last walk leaves at 7:15 p.m. CAS members $10/child, $2/adult. Non-members $15/child, $2/adult. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Greenwich Restaurant Week

10/27/2017 to 11/05/2017

Greenwich, CT

There will be special events taking place at participating restaurants throughout the week including wine tastings, corporate dinners, cocktail parties and menu tastings. Reservations are highly recommended, so book your tables early.

Astronomy Nights: The Big Bang in 1 Hour with Jason Kendall

10/27/2017 to 10/27/2017

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 2039776521.

Head to the Observatory to explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more! Start by enjoying a presentation on The Big Bang in 1 Hour, followed by a viewing of the night sky through our 22-inch research telescope. The presentation portion of the program will be held rain or shine. Viewing hours are weather permitting. Please call 203-977-6537 for weather updates in regards to telescope viewing. This program is suitable for ages 5 and over. Location: Behind the Heckscher Farm, enter from Scofieldtown Road. GPS users enter - 151 Scofieldtown Road. Members: Free | Non-Members: Adults $5, Children (5-17) $3. For more information, visit www.stamfordmuseum.org or call 203.977.6521

* * * * Stamford Museum & Nature Center is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of art, the natural and agricultural sciences, and history. The Museum is a vital cultural and educational resource for the community, and a focal point for family activity through exhibitions, educational programs and special events.

Shelton Autumn Craft Festival

10/28/2017

830 Bridgeport Avenue, Shelton, CT

Juried vendors will be offering their handcrafted wares. Along with door prizes, food and baked goods and more. Location: Hyatt House Hotel. 10-4.

Colonial Cookery and Customs for Kids at the Wilton Historical Society

10/28/2017

224 Danbury Rd., Wilton, CT Phone: 203-762-7257. .

Rustic breads of mixed grain meals and flours formed an early American baking tradition. Thirded bread was one third wheat, one third Indian meal (corn/maize) and one third rye. With the addition of pumpkin, this Early American "make do" recipe was a type of Boston brown bread. On Saturday, October 28 from 11:00 – 12:30 the Wilton Historical Society will be holding a Colonial Cookery and Customs Workshop for Kids, and the focus will be on the daily task of making bread. Museum Educator Lola Chen will be showing the children how to make Thirded Bread with Spiced Pompion (pumpkin), and sampling some fresh and warm from the oven. Members: $10; Non-members $15. Space is limited --- please register by contacting info@wiltonhistorical.org or call 203-762-7257.

If These Stones Could Talk - Long Hill Burying Ground, Shelton

10/28/2017

Constitution Blvd, Shelton, CT Phone: (203) 925-1803.

Long Hill Burying Ground is the oldest cemetery in Shelton. Tucked away on lower Long Hill Avenue near the intersection of Constitution Blvd. adjacent to Route 8, it will be the location of a program, If These Stones Could Talk, jointly presented by the Shelton Historical Society and the Long Hill Burying Ground Association on Saturday, October 28 at 1:00 p.m. A $5 admission for adults will benefit both organizations while students are welcome at no cost. In case of rain, the event will take place on Sunday, October 29 at 1:00 p.m.

Maritime Aquarium -AquaScarium Halloween Prowl

10/28/2017 to 10/29/2017

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

Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission: FREE admission for children in costume when accompanied by a paying adult.
There's no trick about this treat as the Aquarium transforms into the AquaScarium, with an admission discount for kids in costume, face painting, special activities and lots of safe (non-scary) family fun!

Weir Farm- Foreshadowing Fate Guided Walk

10/28/2017

735 Nod Hill Rd, Wilton, CT Phone: 203-835-1896 x13.

3:30-4:30pm. Take a late afternoon walk through the autumn landscape of Weir Farm National Historic Site with local scholar and volunteer Bonnie Tremante as she reads excerpts of historic letters written in 1882 to artist Julian Alden Weir from his young fiancée Anna Dwight Baker. These letters foreshadow Anna's tragic death in 1893 due to complications caused by the birth of Julian and Anna's third daughter Cora. Anna's eerie sense of her own fate is reflected in the autumn's cold, dying landscape, setting sun, and mystical evening atmosphere so chillingly described in Anna's own words. Free.

New Canaan Nature Center Reinventing Groundcovers

10/28/2017

144 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT Phone: 203-966-9577.

10:30 am - 3 pm. Groundcovers can provide the solution to many of your garden challenges! In addition to providing soil cover and suppressing weeds, they add texture and color to your garden with minimal maintenance. This course will cover a wide range of unique groundcovers that can thrive in all spots in your garden - in shade, in sun, on slopes or under trees. A walking tour in the landscape will showcase ideal plants, which can range from evergreens to deciduous, herbaceous to woody, flowers to foliage. Come explore beyond pachysandra and ivy - and how to escape the tyranny of mulch. NYBG Members: $55/person NYBG Non-members: $59/person

New Canaan Nature Center Halloween Spooktacular!

10/28/2017

144 Main St, New Canaan, CT Phone: 203-966-9577.

6:30 pm - 8 pm. Get into the Halloween spirit by joining us for this spooktacular celebration, NCNC-style. We'll learn about and meet some creepy critters who remind us of All Hallows Eve, before getting the chance to make our very own slime. We'll wrap up the evening by enjoying a one-of-a-kind jack-o-lantern experience. RETURNING THIS YEAR: Our 2nd Annual Jack-o-Lantern Carving Contest! Members: $10/person Non-members: $15/person