5th Annual Bridgeport Art Trail

11/07/2013 to 11/10/2013

Main Street, Bridgeport, CT

The 5th Annual Bridgeport Art Trail held on Veteran's Day Weekend, Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 7-10 will kick off Thursday night with art receptions and exhibits throughout the downtown. Starting at the historic Arcade Mall on Main St. from 4:30-7 visitors can visit the CreateHereNow store fronts including Made In Bridgeport and Paradox.  Saturday and Sunday highlights include the open studios of American Fabrics Arts Building with a tasting of BBQ from the Grumpy Hog and a Designer Quilt raffle.  On Sunday The NEST Arts Factory at 1720 Fairfield Ave will have a pancake breakfast and Honey Drizzle bar offering a variety of local honey courtesy of RedBee honey. Visitors can purchase beautiful locally made art. Snatch up artful objects for the home at discounted prices.  You can also Bike the BPT ART Trail meet at City Lights at 11:30 on Saturday for a bagel and coffee and then take off guided bike tour at noon with Bob Halstead. Also The Art of Chuck Close at Housatonic Museum of Art and the work of his 'KIDs' (mentees from Roosevelt school Bridgeport, CT), one of the many highlights of the city-wide, 5th  Annual Bridgeport Art Trail, November 7-10, 2013The 25 page Bridgeport Art Trail guide and directory will be available at participating locations and on line at   Visitors can check the website throughout the year for updates on Bridgeport Arts Events.

Audubon Greenwich ~ DOC-FILM NIGHT ~ ‘The Slow Food Story’ - A food film & potluck dinner


613 RIversville Road, Greenwich, CT

6:00-9:00 pm. Enjoy a hearty meal and film with Slow Food fans and guests. The new film chronicles the rise and spread of the 'Slow Food' movement through a biography of its charismatic Italian founder, Carlo Petrini, and friends who accompanied him along their adventures. All ages. Dinner at 6 pm. Film at 7:30 pm. $5 suggested donation per person. BYOB & bring a dish or treats to share with 4-6 people. RSVP with dish info to Jeff at x239. More film & event details online. Events are 6-9 pm. RSVPs are appreciated to greenwichcenter@audubon.org or by voicemail to203-869-5272 x239.

Audubon Greenwich ~ BIRDING: Cove Island Park, Stamford


613 RIversville Road, Greenwich, CT

9:00 am-1:00 pm Cove Island Park has been designated as an Important Bird Area due to the rich variety of bird life attracted to its mix of open water, salt marsh, meadow, thicket and forest areas. Join us for a field trip to seek out migrant waterbirds, shorebirds, raptors, and songbirds. Either meet at Audubon Greenwich for van ride/carpool or meet near the bird sanctuary entrance gate at southwest corner of the Cove Island parking lot. $10 in van or $5 to meet group. Ages 8 & up. RSVP required to Ted at 203-869-5272 x230.

Bruce Museum - Student Print Workshop: For students in grades 4 – 7


One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: (203) 413-6740.

10- noon. The Museum presents a series of hands-on art workshops for students in grades 4 – 7, who will explore the exhibition, discuss themes and printmaking techniques, and then create their own solar-plate intaglio prints. Each workshop is a complete program. These inclusive workshops are suitable for people of all abilities. For information call the Education Department (203) 413-6740. Members $20, non-members $30, per person, per workshop. Includes all materials. Reservations are required for each day by calling the Museum at (203) 869-0376.

Open House at the Adams Schoolhouse Easton Historical Society


345 Westport Rd., Easton, CT Phone: 203-581-0850 .

On Sunday, 1 - 3:30 p.m. the annual daytime holiday event. Seasonal children's crafts, including picture frames and photo outside of the schoolhouse. Come tour the one room schoolhouse decorated in holiday greens and learn about its use in Easton's history.  The Barlow High School Choir will be caroling from 3- 3:30 p.m. Come join your neighbors and fellow members of the HSE to celebrate the holiday season.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Astronomy Nights - Neptune: Last of the Gas Giants


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

On Thursday 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 Neptune: Last of the Gas Giants, followed by a visit to view the night sky through our 22-inch research telescope. The presentation portion of the program will be held rain or shine. Viewing hours are weather permitting. Members: Free | Non-Members: Adults $3, Children (5-17) $2. No children under 5 please. For more information call 203.322-1646, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org


Weir Farm National Historic Site Hosts Foreshadowing Fate Walk--Wilton


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

On Saturday, November 9 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm, take a late afternoon walk through the autumn landscape of Weir Farm National Historic Site with local scholar and volunteer Bonnie Tremante as she reads excerpts of historic letters written in 1882 to artist Julian Alden Weir from his young fiancée Anna Dwight Baker. These letters foreshadow Anna's tragic death in 1893 due to complications caused by the birth of Julian and Anna's third daughter Cora. Anna's eerie sense of her own fate is reflected in the autumn's cold, dying landscape, setting sun, and mystical evening atmosphere so chillingly described in Anna's own words. There is no fee to participate in the walk, but registration is required and space is limited. To register for the Foreshadowing Fate Walk or for more information, please call (203) 834-1896 ext. 28. Bonnie Tremante graduated with a B.A. in English from Pennsylvania State University, an M.A. in Reading and Language Arts from Montclair University, and earned a Humanities and Writing Certificate of Advanced Study from Wesleyan University. She taught for 14 years in the Wilton Public School system in the English Department and continues to explore her love of literature and art by volunteering at Weir Farm National Historic Site where she enjoys transcribing historic letters and presenting special interpretive programs.  

Stratford Animal Control Facility Adoption Event, Pet Food Collection & Winter Coat Drive


225 Beacon Point Road, Stratford, CT Phone: 203-385-4068.

On Saturday November 9th from 11am-4pm STARS will be hosting an Adoption Event, Pet Food Collection & Winter Coat Drive at the Stratford Animal Control Facility, 225 Beacon Point Road. Please consider a tax deductible donation of pet food, cat litter or gift cards to any wholesale warehouse or pet supply store. Collections from the Pet Food Drive will benefit Stratford's homeless animals as well as stock the Paws Program Pet Food Pantry for pet owners in need at the Sterling House. STARS wants to reach out to those in our community who need simple basics to stay warm. Please consider donating clean, gently used coats for children or adults. Stop down to see the pets available for adoption, make a donation or shop in the Pet Boutique. For more information: www.stratfordanimalrescue.com

Stamford Palace Theater: The Stamford Symphony Is Serious Fun!

11/09/2013 to 11/10/2013

61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT 06901. Phone: 203-325-1407.

Stamford Palace Theater: November 9 at 8:00 pm & November 10 at 3:00 pm The Stamford Symphony with Eckart Preu, conductor and Chu-Fang Huang, piano. Bach Sinfonia in F Major, BWV 1046a Bach Piano Concerto No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1056, Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 1, op. 35   Chu-Fang Huang, piano Clyne Within Her Arms Haydn Symphony No. 85 in B-flat Major (La Reine) 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 Patron Services at 203-325-1407 x10 or e-mail office@stamfordsymphony.org.

The Palace Theatre - Symphony November 2013

11/09/2013 to 11/10/2013

61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT Phone: 203-325-4466.

Stamford Symphony presents... BACH Sinfonia BWV 1046A BACH Piano Concerto No. 5 SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Concerto No. 1, featuring Chu-Fang Huang, piano CLYNE Within Her Arms HAYDN Symphony No. 85 (La Reine) Showtime: Saturday at 8:00 p.m; Sunday at 3 p.m. Behind the Baton - discussion with the Conductor 1 hour prior to concert MusicKids 2 pm on Sunday Tickets: $73 / $58 / $42 / $22 (per-ticket fees apply) Subscriptions available at 203-325-1407 x10