2016 USB Parade Stamford


Summer St., Stamford, CT

12 noon.  Master of Ceremonies Alan Kalter. The parade is one of the largest helium balloon parades in the country, featuring everyone's favorite giant balloon characters, award winning marching bands and fabulous floats. Fun for the whole family!  Parade goes Summer to Broad to Atlantic Street.

Westport Arts Center Family Art Day


51 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT Phone: 293-222-7070.

11am - 1pm Westport Arts Center $10 per child; Children under 2 and adults free Children and their families will participate in hands-on creative projects aligned with the themes of our MORE Than Words/#iammore exhibition. Register in advance or at the door.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children -ATW: Show Me a Tale


303 West Ave., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203.899.0606.

2 pm - 3 pm. The Legend of the Pineapple – A spoiled little girl named Pina did not do what her mother asked and ended up getting cursed by her mother and turned into the fruit with "a dozen eyes." Afterward, children will create a watercolor pineapple portrait on wood.

Bruce Museum Family Gallery Tour


One Museum Drive, Stamford, CT Phone: 203.869.0376.

11:30 am - 12:15 p.m. Designed for families with children ages 6-10. These tours, led by a Museum educator, provide an interactive, discussion-based exploration of the Museum's current exhibitons. Free with admission; no registration required.

Westport Country Playhouse Family Festivities -The Mixed-Up Fairy Tale


25 Powers Court, Westport, CT Phone: 203.227.4177 | 888.927.7529.

1 pm and 4 pm. All tickets $20.In this musical show, The audience needs to help break the spell or Beauty will sleep for 100 years! During this adventure, the audience must convince Red Riding Hood to give up her cape, discover the secret under grandma's bed, climb a beanstalk and get a golden spoon from a REAL 10-foot-tall Giant!

Pequot Library -Fireside Tales--for Fathers and Kids


720 Pequot Ave., Southport, CT Phone: 203-259-0346.

7:00pm - 8:00pm Fireside story hour for fathers and their kids (ages 3+). Wear your pajamas and make popcorn for bedtime stories. Drop-in, no registration required. Free and open to the public. Sessions this season include: November 21, December 5, January 9, February 6.

Garden Education Center of Greenwich Hunter Smith, Citarella Thanksgiving Centerpiece that WOWS!


130 Bible St., Cos Cob, CT Phone: 203-869-9242.

10:00 a.m. Add the WOW Factor to your Thanksgiving Table! Hunter Smith from Citarella, will instruct you on how to create a beautiful floral arrangement of seasonal flowers and fall foliage for that the perfect touch to your table. Each participant will walk away with their own beautiful centerpiece for Thanksgiving.

Glass House Presents - Isay Weinfeld + Paul Goldberger


199 Elm St, New Canaan, CT Phone: (203) 594-9884.

6 pm to 8 pm Isay Weinfeld - one of Brazil's most renowned architects - will discuss his work and current projects, including the new Four Seasons restaurant in New York, with Pritzker Prize-winning critic Paul Goldberger.

Avon Theatre Cult Classics: PHANTASM (1979)


272 Bedford St., Stamford, CT Phone: 203-967-3660.

8:30 pm. PHANTASM is a surprisingly artful and imaginative horror film, an impressive film for 23-year-old director Don Coscarelli who worked with a miniscule budget to create a small masterpiece. When Mike (Michael Baldwin) spies some sinister creatures stealing corpses from the local cemetery, he and his older brother Jody (Bill Thornbury) explore the mausoleum, where they find that the mortician known as the "Tall Man", a towering, emaciated figure with superhuman strength, has somehow bridged the gap between Earth and the afterworld. He is shrinking dead bodies and reanimating them as slaves. Among the tools of his trade is a flying Swiss army pinball that bores into the skulls of its hapless victims then extracts their brains. The brothers, after their allies are killed off one by one, are left to defend humankind against the nefarious "Tall Man" and his army of shrouded dwarves. PHANTASM is a memorable chiller with more than its share of genuine shocks. Members $7, non members $12, students $9

Shelton - Commodore Hull Thanksgiving Day 5K Road Race


Canal Street, Shelton, CT

8 a.m. The Commodore Hull Race is a great early morning start for a day of running, football and turkey. Run through the historic downtowns of Derby and Shelton and be home in time for plenty of turkey and football! The race is very popular, so register early before it sells out! The race is limited to 750 registered, and on-line registration will close as soon as that limit is reached! Disposable Bib Chip Technology by Fast Track Timing LLC will be utilized again! Special first place male & female awards in addition to Commodore Hull Hats to the top male and female finishers overall and the top three male and female finishers in each division. Special awards to the top 3 male and female runners in the High School Division.