Behind-the-Scenes Tour The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk


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

8:15 a.m. 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.

Gershwin The Stamford Symphony Palace Theatre

10/15/2011 to 10/16/2011

61 Atlantic St., Stamford, CT Phone: 203.325.4466.

The Symphony Season kicks off on October 15th and 16th with some ragtime fun. Featuring the music of Stravinsky (Ragtime), Joplin (The Entertainer), Dvorak (Symphony No. 9) and one of the greatest American composers, George Gershwin (Concerto in F), the opening weekend will be full of fun and surprises. You won't want to miss it!

Ragtime Rendezvous

10/15/2011 to 10/15/2011

61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT 06901. Phone: 203-325-1407 x14.

A Seriously Fun evening is in store for guests of the Stamford Symphony on Saturday, October 15th.Our Ragtime Rendezvous at the Stamford Symphony will feature: * A delectable and moveable feast* An auction of unique and 'one of a kind' items and experiences * Opening Night concert of American classics (Gershwin, Joplin,    Dvorak's    New World) * A post-concert dessert reception with Maestro Preu and Symphony musicians. For tickets, sponsorship and advertising information, please call 203-325-1407X10 or e-mail

A Walk through Greenwich Point Bruce Museum


1 Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT Phone: 203.869.0376.

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Greenwich Tree Conservancy, Bruce Museum and Friends of Greenwich Point are co-sponsoring this walk around Greenwich Point led by Bruce Spaman, Superintendent of Parks and Trees and Town Tree Warden, who will identify significant trees and discuss the importance of habitat preservation. Group size is limited. Easy to moderate walking includes highlights of the Holly Grove, Wildlife Habitat Management area and the Birch Grove by the mansion site. Rain or shine. Please meet at the second concession stand. No charge but reservations are required at: . This event is organized held in recognition of the International Year of Forests 2011. We encourage you to visit the United Nations International Year of Forests, 2011 website, , for additional forest information including the international activities planned for 2011.

Wilton Through the Eyes of the Artist and the Lens of the Camera Wilton Historical Society


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

On Sunday, October 16 at 2 p.m., Marilyn Gould, former Society director, will lead a presentation on "Wilton Through the Eyes of the Artist and the Lens of the Camera" providing the history and stories of the scenes displayed.

The 3rd Annual Harvest Moon Festival at Garden Education Center Greenwich


130 Bible St., Cos Cob, CT Phone: 203-896-9242.

Noon to 4:00 pm. Tickets Advance purchase is $30 per family, or $40 at the door. Event Features: The Cooking Fairy, Music, Face Painting, Pumpkin Decorating, Petting Zoo Portrait Photography Sittings, and More! Lunch & refreshments available.

Aunt Bub’s Pasta Supper New England Carousel Museum


95 Riverside Avenue, Bristol, CT Phone: (860) 585-5411.

4PM-6PM. Create your own family reunion! Aunt Bub's Pasta Supper is a gathering of family, friends and colleagues to share good food and great memories. Come to the Museum and enjoy pasta, eggplant parmigiana, chicken, salad, bread, desert, and soft drinks. Adults $15.00, Children 10 and under $5.00, Children 5 and under are free. Reservations accepted thru Oct 12th. (A portion of the price will go to the Amelia Lauretano Desmond Memorial Fund to benefit the New England Carousel Museum).

Annual Mitzvah Day

10/16/2011 to 10/16/2011

1035 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203-487-0941.

Join us for a meaningful day of tikkum olam as children, teens, families and adults of all ages join forces to make a difference in our local, national and international community. For more information, call Nancy Schiffman at 203-487-0941, visit or e-mail

Family Sukkot Celebration

10/18/2011 to 10/18/2011

1035 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203-487-0941.

Families and children of all ages. Celebrate Sukkot with music, games, arts and crafts, and a yummy dinner! M $10 / NM $15. For more information, call Nancy Schiffman at 203-487-0941, visit or e-mail

1st of 4 sessions of Field Guide Training Course with Lisa Beebe, GEC Director of Horticulture


130 Bible St., Cos Cob, CT Phone: 203-869-9242.

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. If you love the outdoors and are looking for an opportunity to share your love of nature then sign up for this course! We are looking for plant lovers who have an interest in educational programs and in guiding visiting groups at the Montgomery Pinetum. As a Field Guide, we will train you in a variety of horticulture experiences so that you can take small groups on exciting explorations through the Pinetum in the fall and spring. Commune with nature and share it with others!