SHOP LOCAL SATURDAY in Stamford Downtown

11/26/2016

Stamford, CT

Stamford Downtown is hosting a special merchant promotion on Saturday, November 26th to remind the community to "Shop Local". Throughout the day, participating shops will be offering special promotions and activities in their stores. To complement these amazing deals, Stamford Downtown will sponsor an afternoon Scavenger Hunt (12pm-3pm) around Downtown, starting at the Ferguson Library.  Visit website for participating stores.

Wilton Historical Society Great Trains Exhibit with Special Performance by Tom Hooker Hanford

11/26/2016

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

1:00 – 2:00. No charge. Join Tom Hooker Hanford as he performs seasonal songs and stories for the Grand Opening Weekend of the Great Trains Holiday Exhibit! His programs combine music, storytelling, and colorful painted masks. In recent years Tom has taken his interactive shows for children to Old Sturbridge and The Berkshire Museum in Massachusetts, Clermont State Historic Site, The Farmers Museum, Olana, and Erie Canal Village in New York State, and many other museums, historic sites, festivals, schools and libraries.

New Canaan Nature Center Thanksgiving Weekend Waddle

11/26/2016

144 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT

10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Grab the entire family (and any lingering holiday visitors too!) and head on down to the New Canaan Nature Center! You won't want to miss this awesome annual event, a long-time favorite for both members & guests. Join the NCNC Naturalists for a healthy, invigorating Trail Trek to work off that holiday meal. While "waddling" the trails, we'll search for some of nature's most treasured gifts (apple trees, maple trees & honey bees to name a few) and learn why the end of autumn may not be quite as quiet as you may think. In fact, autumn is a busy time of year for many wild animals such as deer, squirrels & birds! As an extra Thanksgiving bonus, after our hike, you'll also get to enjoy a FREE behind the scenes tour of our Animal Care facilities & Birds of Prey Exhibit - our way of saying "thank you" to the community. Naturalists will be departing with groups from the Sugar Shack for Trail Treks at 10:30 AM and 11:30 AM (sign up is on a first come, first serve basis with limited spots for each). Ages: This drop-in program is perfect for ALL ages - newborns through 90!. Members: FREE / Non-Members: FREE / Donations are greatly appreciated

Rowayton Historical Society Holiday Bazaar

11/26/2016 to 11/27/2016

Pinkney Park, Rowayton, CT Phone: 203-831-0136.

Saturday, Nov. 26, 12 noon to 5 pm. and Sunday, Nov. 27, 12 noon to 7 pm.  Arts, crafts, food, entertainment, quality items and one of a kind holiday shopping!

Rowayton Holiday Open House

11/27/2016

177 Rowayton Ave, Rowayton, CT Phone: 203-831-0136.

4 pm - 6 pm.  While at the holiday bazaar, don't miss a chance to tour the Rowayton Historical Society.

Lights Up Rowayton - Tree Lighting

11/27/2016

177 Rowayton Avenue, Rowayton, CT

Rowayton will come alive with twinkling lights at the annual holiday town lighting. Festivities begin at Pinkney Park with caroling led by Brien McMahon's award-winning Holiday Chamber Choir at 5pm and the lighting of the Christmas trees at dusk. isit the Rowayton Historical Society Open House and ever popular train show (set in a miniature Rowayton) from 4-6pm in Pinkney House, and the RHS Holiday Bazaar in Pinkney Park until 7pm. Then stroll down Rowayton Avenue to view the window decorations created by local merchants, and enjoy a warm beverage and snack compliments of the Rowayton Market. Rowayton Avenue will be blocked off between Wilson Avenue and the Fire House, so please come early if you're driving.

Housatonic Museum of Art lecture with Richard Vine

11/29/2016

900 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-332-505.

The Housatonic Museum of Art presents a lecture with Richard Vine, the Managing Editor of Art in America. "Art, Crime and SoHo Sins" will highlight Vine's debut novel, SoHo Sins, followed by a book signing and reception with the author. The event takes place Tuesday, November 29 at 6 pm at the museum.

Woodcock Nature Center Wreath Festival Celebrate and Decorate

11/29/2016 to 12/02/2016

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

Purchase tickets for either the 6:30 pm or 8:30 pm decorating session. The pavilion opens at 7 pm. If you register for the 6:30 pm session, you will decorate in our Nature Center first and then head over to the pavilion to spend time with friends afterwards. If you register for the 8:30 pm session, you can spend time in the pavilion first beginning at 7 pm, then head over to our Nature Center to decorate at 8:30 pm. The pavilion remains open until 11 pm each night. $65 per person. Your ticket includes a 22" balsam wreath (outer diameter), all decorating materials and an experiential festive evening among friends. Celebrate & Decorate Nights are 21 years of age and over. Advance ticket purchase is required and tickets are non-refundable.

Garden Education Center of Greenwich Holiday Tidings, Trimmings & Toasts!

11/30/2016

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

4 pm - 7 pm. Cost: Members $50 per person Non-Members $60 per person Includes a 24" Decorated Wreath Additional greens will be available for purchase. Join us in the greenhouse for some holiday cheer and get creative putting together some festive decorations for your home. A variety of greens will be available for wreaths, swags, mantles, urns and centerpieces as well as holiday plants to brighten up your home. Greenhouse volunteers will be on hand to help you. If you are short on time, just join us for a signature cocktail and pick up some premade trimmings. You won't want to miss the Festive Fun!! Pre-registration required by Monday, November 21st.

Bruce Museum Film Screening. Curious Worlds: The Art and Imagination of David Beck

11/30/2016

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-413-6756.

10:30 am - 11:45 am. This 70-minute film will be followed by a Q&A with a Bruce Museum staff member. Free with Museum admission. No registration required.