Touch A Truck at Stamford Museum and Nature Center

11/04/2012

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT Phone: 203.977.6538.

Touch a Truck Sunday, November 4, 11 am to 3 pm. 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.

Holiday Gatherings: Connecticut Harvest Celebration at Jones Family Farm

11/04/2012

606 Walnut Tree Hill Road, Shelton, CT

12:00 pm - 3:00 pmHoliday Gatherings, a Memorable Meals Series hands-on cooking class, offers menus to try for the upcoming entertaining season. Registration includes apron, recipes, meal and glass of wine. Limit 12 students. Menu:A classic New England Beef Braise with seasonal farm vegetables, Connecticut Johnny Bread, and Hartford Election Cake. Cost: $80 per student.

Baroque: Bach to Buenos Aires

11/04/2012 to 11/04/2012

263 Tresser Blvd, Stamford, CT 06901. Phone: 203-325-1407, X14.

Stamford Palace Theater: November 4, at 3:00 p.m. The Stamford Symphony with Eckart Preu, conductor and Erica Kiesewetter, violin BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major, HANDEL Concerto Grosso No. 1, op. 3 in B flat Major, DORMAN Concerto Grosso, JALBERT   Autumn Rhapsody, PIAZZOLA  The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. 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

FALL BREAKOUT DAY Election on the Farm - Stamford Museum and Nature Center

11/06/2012

39 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford, CT Phone: 203-322-1646.

FALL BREAKOUT DAY Election on the Farm Tuesday, November 6, 11 am to 3 pm. Join us for our second Election on the Farm to cast your vote for 2012-2013's favorite farm animal! Will Lulu and Pippa the piglets reclaim their crown from last year or be edged out by Dakota the Clydesdale or PacMan the goat? Your vote counts as the ballot box is open until 3 pm. Have a chance to meet and shake 'hooves' with some of the candidates, try themed self-guided crafts, scavenger hunts and more! We'll also get a chance to "Vote Local" with a local ice cream tasting from 2:30 - 3 pm. Members: Free | Non-Member

Election on the Farm - Stamford Museum & Nature Center

11/06/2012

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

On Tuesday, Join us for our second Election on the Farm to cast your vote for 2012–2013’s favorite farm animal! Will Lulu and Pippa the piglets reclaim their crown from last year or be edged out by Dakota the Clydesdale or PacMan the goat? Your vote counts as the ballot box is open until 3 pm. Have a chance to meet and shake ‘hooves’ with some of the candidates, try themed self-guided crafts, scavenger hunts and more! We’ll also get a chance to “Vote Local” with a local ice cream tasting from 2:30 – 3 pm. Members: Free Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call, e-mail, or visit website.

Awesome Autumn Day at New Canaan Nature Center

11/06/2012

144 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT Phone: (203) 966-9577.

Tuesday, November 6 (Election Day!). Noon - 3pm. Vote for nature this election day! Come enjoy a fall day with your kids and NCNC naturalists. Contribute your old jack-o-lanterns to our pumpkin compost pile that will help feed the soil for next season! Jump and play in our mega leaf pile and take part in fun field games and activities. Refreshments available for purchase. Please note: This is not a drop-off program. Rain or shine! Ages: All ages. Members: $3/child / Non-Members: $5/child

Garden Education Center of Greenwich Election Day Plant Sale--

11/06/2012

130 Bible Street, Cos Cob, CT 06807. Phone: 203-869-9242.

On Tuesday, November 6, 2012--Election Day Plant Sale from 11AM to 3PM will be held at the Garden Education Center of Greenwich.  Fill your home with wonderful house plants such as orchids, ferns and succulents that will brighten dreary winter days.  Shop our greenhouse for a fabulous collection of well-priced plants.

Connecticut and the American Civil War - Barnum Museum - Bridgeport

11/07/2012

820 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-331-1104.

Connecticut and the American Civil War. Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 7:00 pm Matt Warshauer, PhD,Dept. of History,Central Connecticut State University. Professor Matt Warshauer will address the struggles of a war-torn, politically charged Connecticut, and how communities banded together to survive the conflict and preserve the nation. Barnum was an active voice for the
Union and many astonishing issues concerning Bridgeport during the “War of the Rebellion” will be revealed.

Fairfield Museum and History Center Lecture: "Men of Color! To Arms!"

11/08/2012

370 Beach Rd., Fairfield, CT 06824. Phone: 203-259-1598.

On November 8 at 7 pm there is a lecture titled Men of Color! To Arms! The call to arms from impassioned abolitionist Frederick Douglass echoed the overwhelming sentiments of nearly 190,000 men of color that joined the Union cause for the promise of freedom. Learn more with David Koch, Housatonic Community College and David Naumec, Mashantucket Pequot Museum / Manchester Community College. Suggested Donation: $5, Members; $7, non-members.

Garden Education Center Program: Guest White House Floral Designer, Emily Thompson

11/08/2012

130 Bible Street, Cos Cob, CT 06807. Phone: 203-869-9242.

Brooklyn florist, Emily Thompson will bring her organic floral design approach to the GEC for a lecture and demonstration.  She will be using a variety of seasonal fruits, vegetables and greens as she inspires us with holiday decorating ideas, including highlights of her experience as 2011 Guest Designer for the Holidays at the White House. The Obamas wanted to bring the outdoors in. Thompson said, "It was a natural and wild approach, but very grand in effect." Come see for yourself!  Call to register or go to website.