Antiques Appraisal Weekend at Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum

11/05/2011 to 11/06/2011

295 West Ave, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-838-9799.

11 a.m. - 4 p.m. The Antiques Appraisal Weekend will feature world-renowned experts in jewelry, fine art, furniture, books and documents, coins, pottery and China, silverware, sports memorabilia, toys, and more. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum.

Boo at the Zoo Re-Do

11/05/2011 to 11/05/2011

1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06610. Phone: 203-394-6565.

We're not letting last weekend's freak Fall storm get in the way of celebrating Boo at the Zoo, so for anyone who missed it, this Saturday is a re-do!  This spooktacular afternoon includes goodies and activities for your little monsters along with harvest hayrides and seasonal enjoyments for the whole family.  Guaranteed to delight all those who attend!  If you're under 12, in costume, AND are accompanied by a paying adult, you get in to the Zoo for FREE!

DAI (enough)

11/05/2011 to 11/05/2011

1035 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203-487-0941.

The moment we’ve all been waiting for … Iris Bahr comes to Stamford to perform her much-anticipated one women Off-Broadway show, DAI (enough). Winner of the 2008 Lucille Lortel Award for Best Solo Show, and recipient of two Drama Desk Award nominations. DAI immerses the audience in the lives of various colorful characters who enthusiastically share their stories with us, unaware of their imminent fate. Single tickets: $25. For more information, call Nancy Schiffman at 203-487-0941, visit www.Stamfordjcc.org or e-mail nschiffman@stamfordjcc.org.

Silvermine Lecture Series with David Dunlop: “Music and Art: How to Sing Like a Painting and Paint Like a Song”

11/06/2011

1037 Silvermine Rd, New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203-966-9700.

TIME: 4:30 PM. TICKETS: $10 for members, $12 for non-members. David Dunlop will bring to light how we can listen to music and find new patterns and possibilities of painting. Artists borrow from the alternate art forms. Poets and painters borrow from dance just as musicians do. This lecture considers how we can look at one art form and discover a new way to understand another. Rhythm, accent, meter, layered harmony, phrase breaks, ambiguity, surprise and composition – music and art work together and how they can reveal new opportunities for artist and musicians.

Bridgeport’s Theatre Legacy (Bravo! Event) at Fairfield Museum and History Center

11/06/2011

370 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-1598.

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm2 Hours$8; Members and students, $5. To register, call 203-259-1598. A History of Poli's Palace and Majestic Theaters. Presentation by Mary Witkowski, Bridgeport History Center/Bridgeport Public Library Direct from New York, Bridgeport was a popular stopping point for some of the best plays and widely-known actors. Sylvester Z. Poli was Bridgeport's greatest theatre entrepreneur who built or renovated six of Bridgeport's theatres between 1901 and 1922. His grandest theatres, Poli's Palace and the Majestic, opened in 1922 with much fanfare and entertained audiences for more than fifty years. This program gives viewers insight into the performances, entertainment and history of the site. Followed by a Gallery Tour & Reception with photographer Jay Misencik.

The Good Old Days presented by Gordon Williams at the Meetinghouse

11/06/2011

433 Barn Hill Road , Monroe, CT Phone: 203-261-8554.

2 PM. Presentation by Gordon Williams.

Touch a Truck

11/06/2011 to 11/06/2011

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.322.1646.

Rain or shine. Get up close and personal with some cool larger-than-life vehicles during Touch A Truck at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. Find out how these trucks work, what purposes they serve and climb inside a few. Members: Free | Non-members: Free with gate admission. For more information call 203.322.1646, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org, or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org

Multi-Generational Menorah Workshop

11/06/2011 to 11/06/2011

1035 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203-487-0941.

Create a Chanukah heirloom as each member of your family helps to craft a stained glass menorah, guided by the master hand of renowned artist and sculptor Gary Rosenthal. The personal mosaic crafted by you and your family will be transformed at Gary’s studio into a one-of-a-kind work of stained glass Judaica to be used for generations to come. For more information, call Nancy Schiffman at 203-487-0941, visit www.Stamfordjcc.org or e-mail nschiffman@stamfordjcc.org.

* * * * * The Stamford Jewish Community Center boasts a wide variety of social, educational and recreational programs. JCC membership, events and programs are open to everyone, regardless of race or religion.

Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic Opens 52nd Concert Season

11/07/2011

926 Newfield Ave., Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203-542-0650.

Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic (SYAP), a regional youth symphony founded by Salvatore Princiotti, will open the 52nd Concert Season with a performance on Sunday, November 7 at 4:00pm at Trinity Catholic High School, 926 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT. SYAP encompasses seven performing ensembles and is comprised of nearly 200 dedicated student musicians from a dozen towns in Fairfield and Westchester Counties selected by the audition process. The senior orchestra, Young Artists Philharmonic, performs advanced concert repertoire under the direction of Maestro Princiotti from Old Greenwich, who is in his 52nd year with the organization. For this concert, Ms. Nell Flanders will be our invited guest conductor alongside Maestro Princiotti. Also performing will be Young People's Symphony, an intermediate-level full orchestra under the direction of Gloria Sinaguglia, and Young String Ensemble, a string orchestra for beginning players led by Barbara DiFranco. General Admission tickets are available at the concert. Admission is $20.00 for adults and $15.00 for seniors.  All students and music teachers are admitted free. Subscriptions for the season concert series, with additional concerts on Sunday, March 11, 2012 and Sunday, May 6, 2012, are available at $50.00 for Adults and $35.00 for Seniors.

Phearless Pals: A No Nonsense Approach to<br>Home Orchid Growing with Carrie Raven & Orchid Sale at GEC

11/08/2011

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

10:00 a.m. The Orchidphile, Carri Raven, returns to debunk the common myths about growing orchids in your home. She will take us through the basics of watering, feeding and proper growing mediums, as well as trouble shoot your very own orchid problems! Carri will have with her a wonderful selection of special orchids for purchase!