Support Group for Blind and Visually-Impaired Adults

09/17/2015 to 09/17/2015

1035 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203.487.0983.

September 17, Oct. 22, Nov. 24, Dec. 29, 1 – 2 pm

Speakers discuss topics relevant to vision loss. Reservations required.
Free to all. To register or for more information, contact Connie Cirillo Freeman at 203.487.0983 or cfreeman@stamfordjcc.org.

* * * * The Stamford Jewish Community Center boasts a wide variety of social, educational and recreational programs.  JCC membership, events and programs are open to everyone, regardless of race or religion.

Westport Historical Society presents novelist Judith Marks-White

09/18/2015

25 Avery Place, Westport, CT Phone: 203-222-1424.

6- 8:30 a.m. Award-winning Westport News humor columnist and novelist Judith Marks-White will be addressing Westport Historical Society in an interview titled: "Tickling Your Funny Bone: A Humorous Romp From Column to Novel." Along with Westport writer and filmmaker, Jarret Liotta, Judith will be taking you on a literary journey spanning her career from Time-Life Books to newspaper columnist, College English/Writing professor and Random House novelist.

Wilton Historical Society Change: The Passage of Time in the Garden"

09/18/2015

224 Danbury Rd., Wilton, CT Phone: 203-762-7257 .

11:00 - 1:00 Includes lunch. Nationally known gardening expert Sydney Eddison talks about "Change: The Passage of Time
in the Garden" Members: $20.00, Non-members $30.00 Lunch included Space is limited; please reserve as soon as possible.

Aspectuck Land Trust Host Salt Marsh Hike for Kids--Fairfield

09/19/2015

Salt Marsh, Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-331-1906.

Salt Marsh Hike for Kids this Saturday, September 19 from 9:30--11:00am in the Ash Creek Open Space in Fairfield. This hike is open to Land Trust members. If you're not a Land Trust member, you can become a member now by making a tax deductible donation. CLICK HERE to donate and become a proud member of Aspetuck Land Trust. Join the nearly 1,000 other Aspetuck Land Trust members who support local open space and nature and fun hikes like these. Memberships start at $35.

Robert Russell Lambert Corner Walking Tour

09/19/2015

224 Danbury Rd., Wilton, CT Phone: 203-762-7257 .

11:00 - 12:00 Join former First Selectman and Wilton historian Bob Russell on the first of two walking tours of the Wilton Historical Society's preserved Lambert Corner buildings. To be held on Saturday, September 19 at 11:00, the hour-long guided tour includes the Lambert House, which was built on the site c.1726, and eight other buildings moved there in order to preserve them.

Center for Contemporary Printmaking Hosts Steamroller Printmaking Festival

09/19/2015

295 West Ave., Norwalk, CT 06850. Phone: 203-899-7999.

On Saturday, September 19, from 10am to 4pm, the Center for Contemporary Printmaking continues to celebrate its 20th Anniversary with a Steamroller Printmaking Festival in conjunction with Stepping Stones Museum for Children's Worldwide Day of Play in Mathews Park. These limited edition large-scale relief prints (as large as 4' x 8') will be printed in the Center's parking lot as the steamroller serves as printing press to roll over the carved boards. All ages will enjoy this free event as children and adults can watch the steamroller print these large-scale woodcuts. Ten artist/printmakers, who submitted proposals in June 2015, were selected for this event. Artists include: Helen Cantrell, Lyell Castonguay, Daniel Chiaccio, Katherine Dufault, William Evertson, Roxanne Faber Savage, Sally Frank, Nina Jordan, Cara Lynch and Nomi Silverman. These artists have spent the past month carving into large blocks of MDF (medium-density fiberboard) or plywood.

Ocean Litera-"Sea" Weekend at The Maritime Aquarium

09/19/2015 to 09/20/2015

North Water St., South Norwalk, CT Phone: ((203) 852-0700..

Everyone bringing a new or gently used children's book will receive discounted admission, and we'll send all donated books over to Norwalk Reads, a local organization that promotes children's literacy. They will also have some story times each day of that weekend too, with invited guests reading children's books. Donated books will go to Norwalk Reads, an organization that encourages reading though the distribution of free books and that supports literacy programs for all Norwalk children, especially those at risk.

Easton Historical Society Hosts Revolutionary War Reenactment Weekend

09/19/2015 to 09/20/2015

Route 15, Easton, CT 06612. Phone: 203-261-2090.

Please join the Historical Society of Easton and Easton's Parks and Recreation Department, co-sponsors, for two days of living history Saturday September 19th and Sunday September 20th when more than 125 re-enactors from the 5th Connecticut Volunteer Regiment encamps on the fields of Samuel Staples Elementary School. The two day event will be an unforgettable experience for you and your family. Come see, smell, hear, and touch history in a truly unique way.This family friendly two-day event will surely be fun for children and adults of all ages. We look forward to sharing this aspect of local history with you and hope you enjoy the hands-on approach to learning about the past. Please join us on Saturday September 19th between 10 AM to 9 PM and Sunday September 20th from 10 AM to 3:30 PM at 515 Morehouse Road, Easton, CT. The event will run rain or shine. Food vendors will be on-site. The admission cost for the event will be as follows: For both days: $20 per Adult, $15 per Child, Children under 8 will be admitted for free. For one day: $15 per Adult, $10 per Child. There will be a $5 parking fee. Tickets purchased prior to Sept. 5th through the following link:  www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1996120.

Greater Bridgeport Symphony Berlioz and Bates

09/19/2015

446 University Avenue, Bridgeport, CT Phone: (203) 576-0263.

Berlioz's popular Symphony "Fantastique" is on the program, to be followed by Mason Bates' Cello Concerto. Bates (born in 1977) is believed to be the second-most performed composer living in the United States. He recently completed a three-year term as composer-in-residence for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra; earlier this year he was named to a similar post at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Celebrate Easton Revolutionary War Weekend Reenactment

09/19/2015

515 Morehouse Rd., Easton, CT Phone: 203-581-0850 or 203 - 293-3533.

Weekend Reenactment - on Sat. 9 a.m. to 9  p.m. & Sun.  9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Four regiments of British and Continental Patriot troops, horses and cannons will recreate the burning of the Morehouse Farm. Also see camp life, surgical demonstrations, practice drill and period fashion. Visit the website for more information.