Shelton Autumn Craft Festival


Courtyard by Marriott, 780 Bridgeport Ave, Shelton, CT 06484. Phone: 203-929-1500.

Shelton Autumn Craft Festival  at the Courtyard by Marriott. The craft show is produced by Artisans Alliance a craft show promotion company dedicated to providing high quality arts and crafts events for the local, hometown artisan.

New Canaan Historical Society - Vampire Folklore in New England


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

Monday,  8:00 p.m. Free. CT State Archaeologist Dr. Nicholas Bellantoni brings back the dead in this fascinating look at vampire folk beliefs that once prevailed among 18th century New Englanders.  He will present archaeological proof and modern forensic evidence for its existence in Connecticut.  Dr. Bellantoni serves as the state archaeologist with the CT State Museum of Natural History and Archaeology Center at the University of Connecticut.  He received his doctorate in anthropology from UConn in 1987 and was shortly thereafter appointed state archaeologist.  In his position he is in charge of the preservation of archaeological sites in the state.  His research background is the analysis of skeletal remains from eastern North America.  Dr. Bellantoni has been excavating in Connecticut for over thirty years.

Bridgeport Community Historical Society - History of Armistice Day/Veterans Day


North Branch Library, 3455 Madison Ave., Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-371-6397.

On Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.. Historian Mark Albertson give the history of Armistice day and its change to Veterans Day.

P. T. Barnum Museum - Monsters for Their Time: Creator and Creature in Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein' - Presented by Mark Schenker,


820 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-331-1104 ext.100.

Tuesday, October 29, at  7 p.m. - Monsters for Their Time: Creator and Creature in Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein' is presented by Mark Schenker, Dean of Academic Affairs at Yale College.  Just in time for a Halloween-appropriate learning seminar, Schenker will lecture on Frankenstein (1818), Mary Shelley's masterpiece. He will discuss how Dr. Frankenstein and his creation are embodiments of concerns the author had about issues that reflected her position as a woman, a mother, and as an important figure in the Romantic movement in England. Those attending are not required to have read the book, but are strongly encouraged to do so, especially because Shelley's novel is markedly different from the many versions of Frankenstein that have become staples of popular culture.

New Canaan Historical Society - Into The Pumpkin Patch


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

Tuesday, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm $15 members, $20 non-members. Join us for a fun-filled after-school event at the New Canaan Historical Society, Into the Pumpkin Patch!  Step into the pumpkin patch on the Society's Great Lawn which will be filled with creatively carved pumpkins and a homemade scarecrow.  Then you will go into the Hanford-Silliman House and decorate your own pumpkin and Halloween cookies to bring home and learn about Halloween traditions and lore.  Open to children ages 5 - 11. Please call or email the Society to register your child.

Film Series: American Art, Artists and Printmaking


One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-0376.

10:30 a.m.  Hopper's Silence (47 min.) Third part of a five-part film series held in conjunction with the Chuck Close and Telling American History exhibitions that will explore fine art printmaking, the role of landscape painting in telling American history, as well as the artists Edward Hopper and Chuck Close. Films are free and followed by coffee and discussion.

Bruce Museum - After School Art Classes: Greenwich Arts Society @ The Bruce Museum


One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-629-1533.

An eight-session course of art instruction (October 3 – November 21) for students ages 8 – 12 years old led by Greenwich Arts Society instructor, Kathie Milligan. Students will experience a wide variety of art media including painting and printmaking inspired by the Chuck Close and other Museum exhibitions. Class size is limited. $375 per student, includes all materials. Reservations and advance payment by contacting the Greenwich Arts Society for registration and information: 203-629-1533,

The Palace Theatre - Ricky Nelson Remembered


61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT Phone: 203-325-4466.

Ricky Nelson is the only artist to have a No. 1 song, No. 1 movie and No. 1 TV show in the same week. Life Magazine coined the phrase 'Teen Idol' after him and he is credited with pioneering the country rock sound. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ricky Nelson's life and music touched millions; his twin sons, multi-platinum recording artists, Matthew & Gunnar Nelson, relive the music and memories in their multi-media event, Ricky Nelson Remembered. Tickets: $55, $45, $35 (per-ticket fees apply) Showtime: 8 pm Run Time: 90 mins with intermission