Pirate Day at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk


10 N. Water Street, South Norwalk, CT Phone: (203) 852-0700 .

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A jolly-roger day of pirate-themed fun is planned on Sept. 18 at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk on the eve of International Talk Like A Pirate Day. John Baur and Mark Summers, two lubbers from Albany, N.Y., started International Talk Like A Pirate Day back in 1995 and the "holiday" was something of a low-key event until syndicated humor columnist Dave Barry latched on in 2002. Now, avast!, thar be people in 40 countries who celebrate International Talk Like A Pirate Day. On the 18th, scallywag visitors are encouraged to come to the Aquarium dressed in pirate garb. There will be a pirate-themed scavenger hunt and other activities, a pirate dunk tank (bing – "Aaaarr!" – splash) and songs for kids by Julie & Brownie. Aquarium educators will be a-mannin' a treasure chest and offerin' lore about the fine pirates who sailed the Long Island Sound.

Stamford Jewish Community Open House Festival & Fair

09/18/2011 to 09/18/2011

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

All ages are welcome for this coming together of the entire community. M / NM No charge, food and selected activities available for purchase. For more information, call Nancy Schiffman at 203-487-0941, visit www.Stamfordjcc.org or e-mail nschiffman@stamfordjcc.org.

Evening Lecture Series: Teaching a Bear to Paint Bearsley Zoo


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

What inspires a bear to paint and how does this differ from humans? Our talented Zoo staff will share their training methods for motivating the Zoo's "Pigcasso" as well as other animal artists and discuss the human connection. $5 suggested donation. Refreshments will be served. This program, taking place in the Hanson Exploration Station, is part of the Evening Lecture Series, sponsored by Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo Volunteer Association.

Glass House Conversations in Context


199 Elm Street, New Canaan, CT Phone: 866-811-4111.

5:30-7:30 pm. 2-hour guest-hosted tour + reception | $150 per person Guest Lecturer: Gregg Pasquarelli, SHoP Architects + Philip Nobel, Architecture Critic.

The Center Women Open Meeting

09/22/2011 to 09/22/2011

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

Interested in learning more about the Center Women? Join us to hear about the programs planned for the year, various volunteer opportunities and how you can get involved. For more information, call Nancy Schiffman at 203-487-0941, visit www.Stamfordjcc.org or e-mail nschiffman@stamfordjcc.org.

Birds In Their Habitat Gala Preview Party at Birdcraft and Show and Sale

09/23/2011 to 09/25/2011

2325 Burr Street, Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-6305 ext.109.

Juried art Exhibition and sale. Featuring 2011 artist of the year Floyd Scholz. Proceeds Benefit CONNECTICUT AUDUBON SOCIETY'S Educational programs in the Fairfield region. 6:30-9:30 pm. All Ages welcome saturday ~ sunday September 24 - 25, 10:00 am- 4:00 pm Adults $5.00 ~ Children 10 and under free ~live birds of prey ~ Refreshments provided by The Butterfly Garden Café Committee.

2nd Annual House Tour in Rowayton


Baley Beach, Rowayton, CT 06854. Phone: 203-857--8-4.

Rowayton Civic Asociation presents its second house tour, September by the Sea, Friday, September 23, 2011 from 10AM to 2PM featuring five beautiful homes that showcase the unique qualities of Rowayton living.  In addition  there will be a designer botique on the tour and a boxed lunch served at the private club, Roton Point.  Tickets $45 in advance, $55 day of tour. $20 for lunch.

Connecticut Audubon Society Hosts Birds in Their Habitat Event

09/23/2011 to 09/25/2011

2325 Burr Street, Fairfield, CT 06824. Phone: 203-259-6305.

The Connecticut Audubon Society will host  a three day event--September 23 thru September 25, 2011 to celebrate Birds in their Habitat.  On Friday, September 23 from 6:30PM to 9:30PM a gala preview party with a silent auction will be held.  A juried art exhibition and sale will  continue on Saturday,  September 24 and Sunday, Septmebr 25 from 10AM to 4PM.  Carving and Techniques Lecture with Floyd Scholz will be held at 10AM -11AM Saturday, September 24th.  All proceeds benefit educational programs in the Fairfield region.

PARAMPARA: Bharatnatyam & Hindustani Vocal


Stamford Center for the Arts , Stamford, CT Phone: 203-325-4466.

$100 / $55 / $35 / $18 plus SCA handling charges. Act:1 1hr & 40 minutes. ISHWARA:The Dancing Lord, By Shijith & Parvathy From the Atharva Veda ---- "Fire is His head, the sun and moon His eyes, the wind His breath, the universe His heart. From His feet, the Earth has originated. He is the inner Self of all beings". The superbly talented dancers from Kalakshetra, Shijith Nambiar and Parvathy Menon bring you the vibrations of the cosmic dancer Lord Shiva, through Bharatanatyam. Accompanied by a live orchestra of gifted artistes, Shijith and Parvathy present the Dance of Nataraja as you've never seen before. Act: 2: 1hr & 50 minutes Ritesh & Rajnish Misra with Pt. Subhen Chatterjee on Tabla. Ritesh and Rajnish Misra, sons of the legendary Pandits Rajan and Sajan Misra, are among the few duet performers of the Khayal style of Hindustani classical music. Gifted with great voices and a strong sense of musical aesthetics, the Misra Bandhu, as they are popularly known, are firm torchbearers of the Banaras gharana. We are very proud to present these two brothers in a concert that will enthrall you. This is a rare chance to experience so much talent in a one day program that will be appreciated by all audiences. It should not be missed! Commentary is in English but songs are in Hindi. The show is for all audiences, using music & dance as a universal language. Presented by Namaskaar Foundation.

Stamford Wine Festival at Mill River Park

09/23/2011 to 09/24/2011

Mill River Park , Stamford, CT 06901. Phone: 203-348-5285.

On Friday 4 - 10 p.m. and Satuday 3 - 9 p.m.  Come sample wines from around the world. Learn about new and exciting varieties  from the experts in a relaxed festival setting. Wine seminars and cooking demostrations. Live music on the festival stage.  Adult wine Tasting Ticket $27 in advance or $35 at the door. Special VIP tickets available to benefit Stamford Downtown and Mill River Park. Under 21 admitted free when accompanied by paid adult.  For more information visit the website:  www.stamfordwinefestival.com or www.stamford-downtown.com.  Held Rain or Shine.