LMMM's Lecture Series, "Defying Expectations: Independent American Women of the Early 1900s" - Norwalk


295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-838-9799 ext. 112.

As part of the LMMM's Lecture Series, "Defying Expectations: Independent American Women of the Early 1900s" Professor James O'Gorman will present Theodate Pope: Pioneer Twentieth-century Architect, a lecture on September 12, 2012, 11 a.m. at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, n Norwalk, CT. LMMM's 2012 programs are made possible in part by generous contributions from LMMM's Distinguished Benefactors: Xerox Foundation, Klaff's, Maurice Goodman Foundation and Mrs. Cynthia C. Brown. For lecture information and reservations, contact: info@lockwoodmathewsmansion.com 203-838-9799 ext. 4, RSVP by Sept. 8. Admission: $30 for non-members, $25 for members. The admission includes the lecture, a light lunch, and a tour of the first floor of the mansion or a curatorial tour of the exhibit, Epic Voyage: The Extraordinary Life of Helen Churchill Candee.



Westport Country Playhouse presents InteraCT Playhouse Young Professionals


25 Powers Court, Westport, CT Phone: 203-227-4177.

A social and networking event, including pre-show cocktail party at 6:30 p.m., specifically designed for patrons under 40 working in Fairfield County to meet, mingle and enjoy a night of theater, followed by a performance at 8 p.m. of "Harbor," a world premiere comedy by Chad Beguelin. $35. For more information and tickets, call the box office at (203) 227-4177, or for out-of-town callers toll-free at 888-927-7529, or visit the box office at 25 Powers Court, off Route 1, Westport.

Secrets of the Red Book: The Illustrious History of Greenwich's Early Yachting Community


710 Steamboat Road, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-6899, Ext. 10..

Doors open at 6:00 pm; program begins at 6:30 pm Historical Society and IHYC Members: $20; nonmembers: $25 At the Indian Harbor Yacht ClubCelebrating Indian Harbor Yacht Club's Third Classic Yacht Regatta, the Greenwich Historical Society will present Indian Harbor Yacht Club historians Sheila and Ted Graves and Dr. Chris Fey, in a lecture about the club's early history and some of it notable members. Learn about legendary yachting rivalries, the reason for the clubhouse's distinctive Mediterranean-style architecture, how a secret surgery was performed on a yacht and how a lifelong passion for sailing charted the course for today's premier yacht racing organizations.

Autumn Sip & Savor Supper: Spanish Sojourn at the Jones Family Farms


606 Walnut Tree Hill Road, Shelton, CT

6:30 pm - 8:30 pmAutumn Sip & Savor Wine Supper Series offer guests an opportunity to enjoy a farm-style family supper paired with four wines while engaged in educational discussions led by our expert farm staff. Menu: Tapas, Arroz con Pollo and farm-fresh vegetables, Baked Apples, Manchego Cheese. Cost: $65/student. Reservations on line.

ASTRONOMY NIGHTS-Fall Constellations - Stamford Museum & Nature Center


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

On Friday, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Head to the Observatory for a real treat to explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more! Start by enjoying a presentation on fall constellations, followed by a visit to view the night sky through a 22-inch research telescope. The presentation portion of the program will be held rain or shine. Viewing hours are weather permitting. This program is suitable for children ages 5 & older. Members: Free | Non-Members: Adults $3, Children (5-17) $2. For more information call, email or visit the website.

Edible Gardening Part 1 at The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens - Stamford


151 Brookdale Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203-322-6971.

On Friday, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Bring your family to Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens to explore our Vegetable and Herb Gardens. Families will learn about a variety of edible plants, help our educators harvest any crops that are ready to be picked and then return to the Children’s Classroom to clean, prune and bag fresh vegetables are herbs to take home. Rain cancels program, reservations required, $5 for members, and $10 for non-members. For more information, call, email, and visit website.

Audubon Greenwich Exhibit: Bon Freakin' Appetit: Raising hell about factory farming..seeking solutions for a healthier planet


613 Riversville Rd., Greenwich, CT 06831. Phone: 203-869-5272.

"Bon Freakin' Appétit: Raising hell about factory farming...seeking solutions for a healthier planet... by NY Graphic Artist Donna Simons is a thought provoking collection of illustrations and graphics that will challenge you to think deeply about what we eat. Join Donna for a scrumptious, farm-friendly affair featuring local food exhibitors. A printed narrative containing the background of this project and empowering 'grassroots' solutions will be available at the gallery for the duration of the show. The artist reception will consist of local food purveyors; farmers and artisan bakers who will showcase their fresh, delicious, organic, local foods and beverages. Here is the ever-growing line-up of LOCAL vendors: • Community Farm Markets, NYC, Rockland and Westchester • SoNo MarketPlace, South Norwalk CT • Norwegian Wood Bakery, Norwalk CT • Sticky Nuts Trail Mix Company, Ridgefield CT • George Hall Organic Farm, Simsbury CT • Wave Hill Breads, Norwalk CT • Plum Plums Cheese Shop, Pound Ridge, NY • Hoardable Hot Sauces, Springdale CT • Maura & Nuccia Italian Desserts, Tarrytown NY Fine art giclée Prints; educational Booklets and 'Farm to Table' T-shirts will be for sale at the reception with the proceeds going to further this important project. Event attendees will be entered in to the raffle with prizes that include goodies from our wonderful vendors and a grand prize of a fine art giclée from the PLEASE RSVP so we have enough provisions for all of our visitors. All ages. Open to the public. Donations accepted in support of Audubon & this traveling exhibit.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk


10 N. Water Street, South Norwalk, CT Phone: (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206.

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk opens its backstage spaces for a rare behind-the-scenes tour. Conducted before the Aquarium opens, from 8:15 to 10 a.m., the guided tour offers unique opportunities to see how the animal-husbandry staff meets the varying food and water needs of some 2,000 resident animals. The tour includes stops at the Aquarium's "fish kitchen," where 18 tons of fish a year is prepared, and above the 110,000-gallon Open Ocean tank, where the dorsal fins of 8-foot sand tiger sharks cut through the water surface. Learn the delicate requirements of a jellyfish "nursery." Participants must be at least 10 years old; under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Cost is $32.50 ($22.50 for Aquarium members) and includes Aquarium admission. The tour is limited to 25 people, so reservations are strongly recommended. Walk-up tickets will be sold, space permitting.

Second Annual Silvermine ArtsFest


1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: (203) 966-9700.

Enjoy a fun-filled day of music, puppet shows, and hands-on art activities at this free outdoor event. Come stroll the grounds and Sculpture Walk, and enjoy the music of Howard Fishman and the Biting Fish Brass Band as they lead you around the campus. This high-energy, contagiously exuberant band will perform originals, mixed with a classic brass band repertoire of spirituals, blues, gospel and funk. This event will also feature a puppet show suitable for young and old with “Kid Lancelot’s Birthday Quest,” and hands-on art activities for all ages led by the distinguished faculty of the Silvermine School of Art. Fun for all ages - not to be missed event!!

Sunday Explorers - Stamford Museum & Nature Center


39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.322-1646.

Sundays, September 16 - November 25, Noon to 4 pm. Our popular Sunday programs return for the fall! Join us for self-guided crafts, trail walks, live animal visits, garden experience and more. Each week will have a special theme to help explore all SM&NC has to offer. 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