Come One! Come All! H E R O E S of the CIVIL WAR at SHELTON HISTORY CENTER

10/06/2012

70 Ripton Rd., Shelton, CT Phone: 203-925-1803.

On Saturday,  10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.    Fighting Boys of Company F, 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. The Chinese Soldier
Joseph Pierce & The PRESIDENT! Demonstrations, Games, Food, Exhibitions. Fun for the Family! $5.00/per person or $15.00/family  (4)

Saugatuck Walking Tour sponsored by Westport Historical Society

10/06/2012

Westport, CT Phone: 203-222-1424.

Saturday, October 6 , 4:00 – 5:00 pm $10, $8  WHS members; Meet at the Train Station, New York Bound side
Reception to follow at local eatery, For reservations,  call 203-222-1424 A perennial favorite! Join us for one of our most popular walking tours-the historical Saugatuck area with residents Loretta Santella Hallock and Kathy Romano. Over the course of the 1-hour walking tour, you will discover a local historical area that was once the bustling center of commerce and development, uncover the origins of many historic buildings in the area, and gain insight into the daily lives of Westporters from the early 1800s to present day.

The World of the Chipmunk - Audubon Greenwich - Nature Programs

10/06/2012

613 RIversville Road, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-5272.

Saturday, October 6 The World of the Chipmunk  2:00-3:30 pm. The chipmunk’s life is hardly dull. They scamper, scold, scurry, climb, hoard acorns, chase and bicker with their neighbors, raid bird feeders and bird nests as well as dodging attacks by hawks, snakes, and other predators. Come join us for a short indoor introduction and then hike outdoors to observe and learn about these frisky, fascinating neighbors of ours. All ages. RSVP to Ted: x230.

Birding Gear, Gizmos, Know-How for All - Audbuon Greenwich - Nature Programs

10/06/2012

613 RIversville Road, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-5272.

October 6 10:00 am-12:00 pm. A great way to get young people and adults up-to-speed with birding techniques. Join professional hawk watcher Luke Tiller for an introduction to the world of birding. Discuss everything from which field guides to get started with, handy birding apps for phones and what binoculars will suit you best. He will also share little tips and techniques to get the most out of your time in the field. All ages are welcome but it is best for interested youth and adults. RSVPs appreciated to Jeff.

Greenwich 2012 Food and Wine Festival

10/06/2012

Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, Greenwich, CT 06830.

JOIN US for the second annual Greenwich 2012 FOOD+WINE FESTIVAL. Fairfield and Westchester Counties' Culinary Best come together for this 6.3 Acre Gourmet Festival! Thursday, October 4 ULTIMATE WINE EVENING 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. This official weekend kick-off wine lover event will take place at Christopher Peacock Showroom located at 2 Dearfield Drive, Greenwich, CT. This night will feature elite exclusive wines, provided by Wine Mapp, perfectly paired with gourmet hors d'oeuvres. There will be a very special wine and food themed silent auction. Friday, October 5 FOOD+WINE GRAND TASTING 6:30 p.m. The festival's Featured Chefs will serve a most divine menu, elite wineries will serve their top wines and this enchanting evening will include an incredible live performances by the IAN MURRAY BAND and featuring BIG HEAD TODD & THE MONSTERS. Saturday, October 6 FOOD+WINE FESTIVAL 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. Culinary Village with grand, savory tastings and intriguing demonstrations will include more than 90 exclusive food, wine and spirit vendors. 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. Celebrity Chef & Sommelier Demonstrations and celebrity book signings. 12:00 – 10:00 p.m. The Beer Garden 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. BBQ Pit Masters presented by JOHN STAGE 5:00 p.m. Burger Battle with Celebrity Chef judges 5:30 p.m. SOUTHERN BASH with BBQ, and live Bluegrass & Country Music. LIVE Concert Stage will present WILL HOGE and THE FELICE BROTHERS. 8:30 p.m. The Headlining Music Performance by GREGG ALLMAN and band. *Throughout the day, there will also be a Festival VIP Tent equipped with a private lounge, full bar, elite wines, specialty treats, as well as private restrooms. The Greenwich 2012 FOOD+WINE FESTIVAL is a charity event. One hundred percent of the net proceeds benefit The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS Culinary Village The Culinary Village At the heart of the Festival, the Culinary Village Tents will offer grand, savory tastings and intriguing demonstrations from more than 90 exclusive food, wine and spirit stations. BBQ Pit Masters' Tent The BBQ Pit Masters presented by JOHN STAGE This hot spot is perfect for grilling enthusiasts! Guests will meet grill masters and sample special bites fresh off the grills. Celebrity Chef Demo Tent Watch, learn, and enjoy, as our outstanding line-up of celebrity chefs and guests demonstrate their skills in this intimate setting. GRAHAM ELLIOT, DUFF GOLDMAN, TED ALLEN, JOHN STAGE, JOE CAMPANALE, and more! Concert Stage LIVE Concert Stage Guests will enjoy incredible musical performances by GREGG ALLMAN, BIG HEAD TODD & THE MONSTERS, THE FELICE BROTHERS, WILL HOGE AND HIS BAND, and THE IAN MURRAY BAND. Serendipity VIP Tent Guests will enjoy this VIP Tent with lounge, full bar, special treats, and mingle with celebrity guests. VIP ticket holders will also have a premiere private area to view the featured musical performance by GREGG ALLMAN. There are also VIP Premiere Bathrooms and VIP Parking. Grand Tasting Gala Tent Wander the elegant clear tent with view of the Long Island Sound as you watch some of the area's top chefs prepare decadent dinner tastings. Guest will also enjoy some of the world's finest wines and spirits. Top it off with a special performance by BIG HEAD TODD & THE MONSTERS. Book Signings Books will be available for purchase. Celebrity Chefs will be available to greet, meet and sign their books. Schedule to be announced.

Sweeping Romance at The Stamford Palace Theater

10/06/2012 to 10/07/2012

61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT 06901. Phone: 203-325-1407.

On Satuday,  at 8:00 p.m. & Sunday  at 3:00 p.m. The Stamford Symphony with Eckart Preu, conductor and Valentina Lisitza, piano. Glinka  Ruslan & Ludmilla: Overture. Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, op. 30.    Valentina Lisitza, piano. Sibelius Symphony No. 2 in D Major, op. 43. Maestro Preu will share secrets and stories behind the music on stage one hour before the concert. $22-$73, Kids Come Free on Sunday. MusiKids, an interactive education experience for children ages 6 – 12, takes place before the Sunday concert. For more information visit www.Stamfordsymphony.org, call Gina Ely at 203-325-1407 x14 or e-mail Gely@stamfordsymphony.org.

Palace Theatre at Stamford Center for the Arts Presents Stamford Symphony--Sweeping Romance

10/06/2012 to 10/07/2012

61 Atlantic St., Stamford, CT 06901. Phone: 203-325-4466.

The Palace Threatre Stamford presents Sweeping Romance    October 06, 2012 To October 07, 2012--Stamford Symphony GLINKA   Ruslan & Ludmilla: Overture, RACHMANINOFF   Piano Conerto No. 3 in D minor, op.30 featuring Valentina Lisitza, piano
SIBELIUS   Symphony No. 2 in D Major, op. 43.  Showtime: Saturday at 8:00 p.m; Sunday at 3 p.m. Behind the Baton - discussion with the Conductor 1 hour prior to concert MusicKids 1:45 pm on Sunday. Tickets: $73 / $58 / $42 / $22. Symphony Subscriptions available at 203-325-1407 x10. Single tickets on sale July 2 @ 11 am online or by calling 203-325-4466.

7th Annual Fall Festival to Benefit Animals - Stratford

10/06/2012

Paradise Green (Huntington Rd & Main St) , Stratford, CT

Saturday October 6th, 2012 10am-6pm Paradise Green.  Raindate October 7th Fun for ALL: 90+Vendors/Crafters, Pet Adoptions, Microchip Clinic, Food, Contests, Celebrities, Canine Demos, Music, Games, Doggy Fashion Show, Silent Auction and more. Join us for a one-mile Dog Walk. It's quite a sight to see hundreds of dogs walking down Main Street! Pre-Registration just $10.00.

Stepping Stones Museum Hosts Worldwide Day of Play--Norwalk

10/06/2012

303 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850. Phone: 203-899-0606.

Get up, turn off your electronic devices and come on down to Stepping Stones Museum for Children for a free day of play on Saturday, October 6.   In honor of Nickelodeon's Worldwide Day of Play, Stepping Stones is hosting a festive day of free museum admission, outdoor sports, field games, music and so much more. Now in its 9th year, Nickelodeon's Worldwide Day of Play is an entire day dedicated to active play.   The day is part of a larger movement to reduce childhood obesity and reinforce lessons about the tremendous benefits of healthy lifestyles among children.  Stepping Stones is proud to serve as a local host of this event for the 5th time. Join Stepping Stones to celebrate what we do best – play.  The museum is an ideal venue for the Worldwide Day of Play with its engaging exhibits and programs, its Celebration Courtyard with an open-air tent and eco-friendly play surface, it Community Gardens and so much more.  The all-day event will be jam-packed with fun outdoor games, interactive sports and fitness demonstrations, awesome educational activities, amazing live performances and so much more – all for free and guaranteed to keep your family moving.   In addition, there will be plenty of experts on hand from the community and other sponsor organizations to provide ideas on ways families can take charge of their health. "We are thrilled to be hosting our 5th Worldwide Day of Play event.   As a children's museum, we recognize and value the important role of play in a child's development.  We are also dedicated to helping the families that we serve maintain their commitment to healthy living.   With our Healthyville® exhibit, our increased emphasis on healthier options in our cafe, our tremendous array of special programming and our beautiful park location, Stepping Stones is truly the perfect stage for a spectacular day of family fun," said Rhonda Kiest, Executive Director of Stepping Stones Museum for Children. Make the most of this day-long worldwide movement all about the power of play.    For more information, call 203 899 0606, ext. 247 or visit www.steppingstonesmuseum.org.

A one mile " Dog Walk" Stratford Animal Rescue Society

10/06/2012

Pardise Green, Main Street, Stratford, CT

Please join the Stratford Animal Rescue Society on a one mile " Dog Walk" on Main Street on October 6th at 11:00am.  The cost is $ 10.00 if you pre-register online and $ 15.00 on the day of the event for up to 2 dogs.  Participants are allowed 2 dogs per person and owners must provide a valid rabies certificate.  Check in and same day registration begins at 10:00am at Paradise Green on Main Street.  All proceeds benefit homeless animals.  For the dog walk guidelines or to pre-register, please visit our event website:  www.starsfest.com