Fall Festival to Benefit Animals at Stratford Animal Rescue Society

10/06/2012

225 Beacon Point, Stratford, CT 06614. Phone: 203-338-7387.

The Stratford Animal Rescue Society is holding their annual Fall Festival To Benefit Animals on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at Paradise Green in Stratford.  The festival runs from 10AM to 6PM and includes a one mile dog walk, food, contests, canine demonstrations, games, music, local celebrities, entertainment, pet adoptions, a silent auction, vendors for people and pets and more.  Check the website for additional information.

Fall Festival to Benefit Animals - Paradise Green in Stratford

10/06/2012

Pardise Green, Stratford, CT

On Saturday, October 6, 2012 at Paradise Green in Stratford.  The festival runs from 10:00am-6:00pm and includes a one mile dog walk, food, contests, canine demonstrations, games, music, local celebrities, entertainment, pet adoptions, a silent auction, vendors for people and pets and more.  For additoinal information on how to register as a sponsor or vendor, please visit our event website:  www.starsfest.com.

Fiesta del Norte Mariachi Band Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with The Norwalk Public Library

10/06/2012 to 10/06/2012

1 Belden Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850. Phone: 203-899-2780 ext 15109.

A major part of Hispanic Heritage is colorful music and The Norwalk Public Library brings Fiesta del Norte, a mariachi band to the library auditorium on Saturday, October 6 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Like its name, a Fiesta del Norte performance is a celebration as they introduce the culture of Mexico through music. A hallmark of a Fiesta del Norte concert is the wonderful audience participation with singing, dancing, hand-clapping, maraca-shaking, and the joyful calls or 'gritos' heard on every song. The band is noted as saying that “Our concerts are often bilingual and designed for all cultures and age groups. So put on your sombreros and celebrate Mexico with Fiesta del Norte! “Authentic instruments such as guitar, vihuela, guitarron, violin, harp, bajosexto, trumpet, accordion and marimba accompany the beautiful singing throughout the concert. Song translations, storytelling and cultural insights are interwoven between musical numbers. A member of the CT Commission of Culture and Tourism since 1986, this Hartford based group has serenaded many New England audiences.

Stratford Day at the Zoo

10/06/2012 to 10/06/2012

Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06610. Phone: 203-394-6565.

Stratford residents who show a valid ID are invited to visit the Zoo on their special “town day” for just $5 per person. This special pricing is available for up to six guests.

An Afternoon with the Animals at The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens - Stamford

10/07/2012

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

On Sunday 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Bring your pets to be blessed in the natural beauty of the Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens! Event is Free & Open to the Public! RAIN OR SHINE. Blessing of the Animals @ 2:30 p.m. Join Reverends Kate Heichler & Mark Lingle as they lead a brief interfaith service at 2:30 p.m. & bless all the critters at Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens - blessings will be offered continuously until 4:30. Other Exciting Events: • Pets for Adoption • Pet Photos • Kids’ Games • Face Painting. In addition to bringing your pet to be blessed, please bring a donation for STAR!

STAMFORD ANIMAL RESCUE WISH LIST: Canned Cat Food, Cat Litter, New Dog Collars, New Dog Leashes, Paper Towels, Kuranda Beds, Heavy Duty Garbage Bags & Rubber Gloves. Please contain and restrain pets for the good of the gardens! For more information, call 203-322-6971, visit www.bartlettarboretum.org or e-mail psaverine@bartlettarboretum.org


Pond Ecology at The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens - Stamford

10/07/2012

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

On Sunday, 11 a.m. to noon. Join Todd DuPont for one last look at one of our favorite habitats, the Arboretum pond! We’ll see what plants and animals are still active and producing, and who has called it a year in preparation for winter. Rain cancels the program, reservations required, $5 for members, $10 for non-members. For more information, call 203-322-6971, visit www.bartlettarboretum.org or e-mail psaverine@bartlettarboretum.org


Nature's Palette Walk at Weir Farm National Historic Site-- Wilton

10/07/2012

735 Nod Hill Rd., Wilton, CT 06897. Phone: 203-834-1896.

Nature's Palette Walk at Weir Farm National Historic Site Wilton and Ridgefield, Connecticut: Experience more than just autumn's beauty at Weir Farm National Historic Site, admiring works of artists of the past and learning about the trees
that inspired them! Join Park Ranger Kristin Lessard on Sunday October 7th from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. for a hike that explores the stunning autumn landscape, the forces behind leaf coloring, and the rich history of art inspired by their beauty.  There is no fee to participate, but registration is required.  To register or for more information, please call (203) 834-1896 ext. 28.  This is not a strenuous hike, but the walk will consist of standing with short periods of walking.  Bringing a water bottle and
wearing appropriate footwear is recommended  Weir Farm National Historic Site, the only National Park Service site
dedicated to American painting, was home to three generations of American artists including Julian Alden Weir, a leading figure in American art and the development of American Impressionism. Today, the 60-acre park, which includes the Weir House, Weir and Young Studios, barns, gardens, and Weir Pond, is one of the nation's finest remaining landscapes of American art.

Columbus Day Halloween Workshop

10/08/2012

33 Riverside Ave. , Westport, CT

Monday, October 8- 10:00 am – 2 pm,  Ages 5 – 10 $50 for members, $60 for non-members Get ready for Halloween!  Learn about Westport's Witches and Warlocks. Make your own map of a haunted house. Create gravestones, ghosts, masks, snakes and more. Play silly tricks and enjoy delicious spooky treats. Call to register 203-222-1424.

Bruce Museum 30th Annual Outdoor Arts Festival--Greenwich

10/08/2012 to 10/09/2012

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT 06830. Phone: 203-869-6786.

On October 8 and 9, 2012 bring your family and friends to the Outdoor Arts Festival, which takes place on the grounds of the Bruce Museum. The Festival is a juried event featuring more than 85 artists from 20 different states across the country. Paintings, drawings, original prints, mixed media pieces, sculpture and photography are all available for purchase directly from the artists. From 12 noon to 4 pm both days there will be live music by the band Ubuntu, a rootsy rock ensemble, as well as classical solo guitarists Ed Wright and Annalisa Ewald. A children's drawing contest and family art activities are offered free inside the Museum, and a variety of food choices will be available outside. At 2 pm both days, pastel artist Carol Boucher will give a pastel drawing demonstration and will invite audience participation. Her booth is set up right in front of the Museum entrance.The image shows Carol working on "Afternoon of Spectacular Clouds".

Nature Superheroes! at The Stamford Museum & Nature Center

10/08/2012 to 10/08/2012

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

11 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Join us for a look at the superheroes of the natural world, as well as the avengers of the comic book world! Throughout the day we’ll dscover the fastest, strongest, longest and biggest animals at SM&NC, as well as learn about those throughout the world. Take a tour of our new “Flash Gordon” exhibition, get your own silly superhero name, learn about a recycling superhero and even make your own cape to take home. Come dressed like your favorite superhero and win a prize. At the end of the day, everyone will be rewarded with ‘superpower S’mores’ over the campfire. 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.