Family Fun Night with Winnie the Pooh at Stepping Stones Museum For Children

09/23/2011 to 09/24/2011

303 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850. Phone: 203 899 0606.

Family Fun Night  September 23   6:00 – 8:30 pm Family Fun MorningSeptember 24   8:30 – 10:00 am. Family Fun Nights and Family Fun Morning promote literacy and positive family interaction in a fun environment that celebrates learning. Families pre-register for specific story times. Families can purchase dinner or breakfast in the new museum cafe. During story time, a Museum Educator reads a compelling tale in front of a large screen showing the pages in the book for all to see. After the story, the reading is brought to life when children meet the storybook character. People may bring their own cameras and photograph the children with the storybook character. The event concludes with a musical parade featuring the storybook character. Members $10/person Non-members $12/person.

Fall Home School Day: Head of the Class

09/23/2011 to 09/23/2011

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

Discover how scientists classify animals, trees and more during our fall Home School Day! A group lunch period will allow home school groups to meet each other and share ideas. Please pack peanut and tree nut free lunches. Ages 5 & up; supervised younger siblings may attend at no charge. Limited enrollment, so please register early. Raindate: Friday October 7. Members & Non-members: $15.00 per child; no charge for home school teachers. For more information call 203.322.1646, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org, or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org

Astronomy Nights: The Reasons for Seasons

09/23/2011 to 09/23/2011

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

Head to the Observatory for a real treat to explore the reasons for seasons! Start by enjoying a presentation on the seasons, 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. Members: FREE/Non Members: adults $3, children (5–17) $2. This program is suitable for ages 5 & older. For more information call 203.322.1646, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org, or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org

3rd Annual Classic and Custom Car Show

09/24/2011

McLevy Green, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-334-7748.

FREE Admission for Viewers!$5 Admission fee for Car Exhibitors Surf Music: The Banditos, 9th Wave, The ClamsFood: Enjoy Local Restaurants Surrounding, McLevy Green and in Downtown Bridgeport. Also on site, Fire Truck Pizza. Activities: Jewelry Making with Robin Gilmore and Ann Mulligan Screening of "The Road Taken... the Merritt Parkway," Lisa Sedenberg's Documentary on the Merritt Parkway A GREAT WAY TO WELCOME AUTUMN!! Custom and Classic Cars and Bikes compliment the architecture surrounding McLevy Green. Architectural highlights include The Barnum Musem contrtasted by the People's United Bank (designed by world reknown architect Richard Mier), also McLevy Hall and the Mechanics and Farmers building.Trophies and Cash Prizes for contestants. Admission for viewing is free, entertainment and refreshments available. NO raindate, please bring the sunshine.Program:9:30 WPKN Radio 89.5 fm to broadcast 11:00 Yoga Demo on McLevy Green by Lauri Maclean, 12:00 Music by the Banditios, 1:45 Music by the Clams, 2 & 4:00 Screening of "The Road Taken... the Merritt Parkway" by Lisa Seidenberg at City Lights, 3:15 9th Wave, 4:30 AWARDS PRESENTED. Ongoing activities: Jewelry Making on Markle Court, Artist for a Day Images from Past Car Shows

Scarecrows Making Day at Earth Place

09/24/2011

10 Woodside Lane, Westport, CT Phone: 203-227-7253.

Drop-in any time between 1 PM—3 PM. This is a good old-fashioned event! Decorate your porch or yard for the season with your own hand-made scarecrow. You should bring old clothes, a hat and a plastic gallon milk jug. We will supply the stuffing, glue, twine, pins, and assorted recycled materials to help fancy up your creation. Wet your whistle with a cup of cider and some snacks. We will have lots of staff and volunteers to help you out. $8 per member child, $10 per non-member child.

Bees and Butterflies at Bartlett Arboretum - Stamford

09/24/2011

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

Join Bartlett Arboretum Director of Children’s Education Todd DuPont, as we scour our garden collection for pollinators of all shapes and sizes. Learn about the Monarch Butterfly life-cycle, some basics on beekeeping and let your child try their own hand at insect collecting. Members Free, Non-members $6 per adult, Children Free. For more information, call, email  or visit the website.

Family Pond Exploration and The Amazing World of Spiders

09/24/2011

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

Family Pond Exploration 10:30 am-12:00 pm Hop around the pond with Audubon staff and get up close to the tiny creatures that call the nearby pond home. All equipment will be provided.  All ages. Space limited. RSVP to Store at x221. The Amazing World of Spiders 2:30-4:00 pm Head Naturalist, Ted Gilman, will share little known insights into the world of spiders during an indoor presentation and an outdoor walk through different habitats in search for the wide variety of spiders found on this Sanctuary. $5/person. All ages. Cameras welcome. RSVP to Ted at x230.

Birds In Their Habitat at CT Audubon Center at Fairfield

09/24/2011 to 09/25/2011

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

On Friday, September 23rd is the Gala Preview Party for "Birds In their Habitat" Art Exhibit and Sale. The evening includes cocktails, buffet, Clarendelle Dillon Wines and Silent Auction. The Prewiew Party is from 6:30pm-9:30pm.  10:00 am - 4:00 PM. Connecticut Audubon Society (CAS) is bringing together talented artists from around the country who specialize in avian art during its second annual Birds In Their Habitat juried artists' exhibition and sale. This annual event is taking place September 24-25.Gifted artists working in a variety of media have been selected to display and sell their works. Jury selection of participating artists was based upon technique, execution, quality and uniqueness of work. The exhibition will illustrate that wildlife artists are committed to close observation and rendering fine artworks so that others may recognize the beauty of our natural world. Media includes: painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, wood carving and fine art crafts.

Annual Barn Tour of Easton's Treasured Barns

09/25/2011

535 Black Rock Rd., Easton, CT Phone: (203) 581-0850.

The “Treasured Barns of Historic Easton” Barn Tour features six outstanding examples of classic New England barns.    The barn tour will begin at the Bradley-Hubbell Museum on 535 Black Rock Road in Easton starting at 10 am and commencing at 4 PM. Visitors on the tour will receive a map and a brochure describing in detail the historic use, significance and changes in use of the barns.  Architectural features and timber frame construction will be highlighted by docents at each site.  At the Bradley-Hubbell site artwork by area artists of historic buildings and landscapes in Easton will be on sale. Tickets can be purchased at the door the day of the event. $25 Adults.

Laughing Pizza Event At Wee Burn Beech Club--Rowayton

09/25/2011

6 Anchor Road, Rowayton, CT 06853.

On Sunday, September 25, 2011 from 2PM to 5PM The Tiny Miracles Foundation presents The Laughing Pizza Event at Wee Burn Beach Club.  Rock on for a great cause at Laughing Pizza's energetic and interactive dance-filled family concert.  Laughing Pizza is a wildly popular, nationally acclaimed and award-winning family band that plays kidfriendly pop music for kids and families of all ages.  Proceeds from the Laughing Pizza Family Concert Event will support programs for families with premature babies throughout Fairfield County and our surrounding communities.  Check  the website for further information.