The Stratford Animal Rescue Society (STARS) will be hosting a pet food drive to benefit Stratford's Sterling House Community Center Paws Program

10/04/2014

Short Beach. 1 Dorne Drive, Stratford, CT

This program helps pet owners in financial hardship feed and keep their pets. Please consider a tax deductible donation of pet food or pet store gift cards. Items can be dropped off at the STARS tent at Short Beach in Stratford, Connecticut during the "The Sterling Down and Dirty 5K" charity mud run between the hours of 8 AM and 2 PM Saturday October 4, 2014. Please visit our website for more information http://www.stratfordanimalrescue.org/events.html.

Greenwich Symphony Concert

10/04/2014 to 10/05/2014

Greenwich, CT 06836. Phone: 203-869-2664.

On October 4-5, 2014 The Greenwich Symphony presents a concert featuring  Berlioz--Roman Carnival Overture; Rachmaninoff     Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini; Ian Parker, Piano; Dvořák Golden Spinning Wheel; Hindemith Symphonic Metamorphosis on a Theme by Carl Maria von Weber/ Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 4:00 p.m. Dickerman Hollister Auditorium at Greenwich High School. Pre-Concert Lectures with Associate Conductor Tara Simoncic Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. Check the website for further information.

Stamford Center for the Arts Michael Feinstein

10/04/2014

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

Michael Feinstein, the multi-platinum-selling, two-time Emmy and five-timeGrammy Award-nominated entertainer dubbed "The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook," is considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards.

Audubon Greenwich Advanced Hawk Identification

10/05/2014

613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT Phone: (203) 869-5272.

1:00-2:00 pm Join naturalist Sean Graesser to learn biology and advanced raptor identification methods using size and feather molting characteristics to indicate raptor age & gender. Ideal for bird enthusiasts & hawk watching volunteers. $10 suggested donation. RSVPs appreciated. 

Carriage Barn Arts Center Madera Winds Quintet

10/05/2014

Waveny Park, New Canaan, CT Phone: 203.972.1895 .

2:30 - 4pm.  They will perform Pastoral by Vincent Persichetti, and Aires Tropicales by Paquito D'Rivera: Alborada, Son, Habanera, Vals Venezolano, Contradanza, Afro. Then after a short intermission they will finish up their concert with Quintet for Winds by August Klughardt: Allegro non troppo and Allegro vivace, Mississippi Five by Jim Parker; King Oliver Steps Out, Blues for Johnny Dobbs, The River Queen, Le Tombeau De Bessie Smith, and Les Animaux.

Bruce Museum First Sunday Bird Walk at Greenwich Point Park

10/05/2014

Greenwich Point Park, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-413-6756..

9 am - 11:15 am. Bring binoculars. Meet at main concession stand in Greenwich Point Park. A leisurely 2-mile walk to view birds in their habitats. Held in collaboration with Bruce Museum, Wild Wings and Audubon Greenwich. Free. For information, call 203-413-6756.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - 5th Scarecrow Making

10/05/2014

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977-6521.

Sunday, October 5 & 12, 2 - 4 pm. Join us for our 5th annual scarecrow making program and create a scarecrow for our Harvest Festival contest! Families will create a life-size scarecrow that will be exhibited and entered in our scarecrow contest at Harvest Festival (Oct. 18 & 19), then can be picked up in time to grace their lawns for Halloween. Materials are provided but families are encouraged to bring clothing or accessories to help with their creation. One scarecrow per family. Supplies are limited and are first-come, first-served. Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Market Madness Sundays

10/05/2014

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977-6521.

On Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Support local farmers and explore the SM&NC through hands-on activities and crafts. Our Sunday Farm Market will be the center of our Sunday programs. Participate in a self-guided craft on the Meadow, see oxen and goat demonstrations, and watch our North American River Otters — Bert and Edie — receive their lunch. At 1:30 pm, join us for a chance to “Follow Your Food” as we learn where some of our favorite foods come from through live animal visits and cooking experiences. Get an SM&NC Farm Journal and solve the Mystery Food of the Week, where we’ll learn about an ingredient featured at the market. All programs will meet on the Meadow. Craft, goat and oxen demos are weather permitting; Follow your Food will meet in the Overbrook Nature Center in case of inclement weather; Otter Feeding is rain or shine. 10 am – 2 pm Self-guided craft (weather permitting) 10:30 am Oxen Demonstration 11:30 am Get your Goat 1 pm River Otter Feeding Demonstration. 1:30 pm Follow your Food. 3:30 pm Animal Meet & Greet (outdoor classroom) Members: FREE | Non-Members: FREE with gate admission. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org.

Carriage Barn Arts Center Closing Concert for Members Show

10/05/2014

681 South Ave, New Canaan, CT Phone: 203.972.1895.

On the closing day of the show, Sunday, October 5th, Madera Winds will perform a free concert from 3-4 pm.

The Glass House Night Sounds #5

10/05/2014

199 ELM STREET, New Canaan, CT Phone: 203.594.9884.

Featuring Zhang Bao-li A musical performance + reception at the Glass House 3:00 - 5:30 p.m.  Zhang Bao-Li is a renowned erhu musician based in New York City, where he performs with Melody of Dragon and the Chinese Music Ensemble, the oldest, largest and only full scale Chinese orchestra in the United States. Since moving to the United States, Zhang Bao-Li has performed at such venues as Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, Carnegie Hall, The New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Joyce Theater, and Merkin Concert Hall. He has toured extensively around the world and his performances on the erhu have been recorded in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the United States.