Lockwood Mathews Mansion Opening Night Gala

10/10/2015

295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-838-9799.

6:30 p.m.. Cocktails & Black-tie dinner, Silent and Live Actions Single tickets: $200 Rotunda Seating - $150 Adjoining Room. Featuring reenactment performances by award-winning actors from The Theatre Artists Workshop the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum's Gala will feature an array of short monologues and dialogues throughout the Period Rooms and in the newly restored Servants Quarters which Gala guests will be able to preview along with the exhibit, The Stairs Below: The Mansion's Domestic Servants, 1870-1920.

Fall Festival: A Revolutionary Concept Hosted by Greenwich Historical Society

10/11/2015

1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT 06830. Phone: 203-869-0376.

On Sunday, October 11, 2015--In celebration of the town's 375th Anniversary, this year's Fall Festival will focus on early Greenwich history. Reenactors from the Fifth Connecticut Regiment will demonstrate camp life at the time of the American Revolution and march, fire muskets and display uniforms, flags, crafts and weapons from the period. Visitors may take a hayride along historic Strickland Road; enjoy a family-friendly tour of Bush-Holley House linked to the Fifth Connecticut Regiment; visit the exhibition Greenwich Choices and try their hands at Colonial-inspired crafts. They may also compete in the annual scarecrow-making competition. Registration fee for the competition (in addition to entrance fee) is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers and includes armature ("the bones"), hay for stuffing, twine and a burlap sack for the head. Bring your own clothing and "accessories" to customize your creation. generously sponsored by First Bank Greenwich. Sunday, October 11, 2015, 12:30 to 3:30 pm--12:30 to 3:30 pm--Bush-Holley Historic Site. $10 for adults; $5 for children; $25 for family admission.

Chowdafest

10/11/2015

Sherwood Island Connector, Westport, CT Phone: 203-345-2400 .

11 am - 3 pm. Held at Sherwood Island State Park. 40 award winning restaurants with every New England state represented! You're the judge in this unique "fun"raiser in the ongoing fight against hunger! You'll get a spoon, ballot & pencil - enjoy unlimited sampling and then rate your favorites! Four categories to judge: New England Clam, Manhattan/Rhode Island Clam, Creative Chowder and Soup/Bisque. Tickets just $15, Kids (6-12) $5 and FREE PARKING.

Fairfield Restaurant Week--Oct. 11-17, 2015

10/11/2015 to 10/17/2015

Main Street, Fairfield, CT 06824.

Fairfield Restaurant Week back by popular demand from October 11th through October 17, 2015.  Featuring over thirty of your favorite Fairfield dining establishments.  Offering Prix Fixe lunch and dinner specials. 

Westport Arts Center -Rhythm Future Quartet

10/11/2015

51 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT

4-6 pm. When four young jazz virtuosos decided to join forces, the Rhythm Future Quartet was born. Named after a Django Reinhardt tune, the Rhythm Future Quartet performs dynamic and fiery arrangements of Gypsy jazz standards and original compositions that draw from rhythms heard around the world.

The Stratford Animal Rescue Society - Fall Festival to Benefit Animals

10/11/2015

Paradise Green, Stratford, CT Phone: 203-385-4068.

The Stratford Animal Rescue Society is looking for vendors and sponsors of all types for their annual "Fall Festival To Benefit Animals" on Sunday, October 11, 2015 at Paradise Green in Stratford. Rain date is Sunday,  October 18th. The festival runs from 11:00am-5:00pm 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 additional information on how to register as a sponsor or vendor, please visit our event website:  www.starsfest.org

Market Madness Sundays

10/11/2015 to 10/11/2015

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977-6521.

Support local farmers and explore the SM&NC through hands-on activities and with our Market Madness Sunday programs. Come for a self-guided craft on the meadow, meet our farm animals up close, and see Bert & Edie, our North American River Otters, have their lunch each week. At 11 am weekly, join us for Treats and Eats, where we'll make or explore (and eat!) a yummy local treat, such as salsa or ice cream (weather permitting)! 10 am - 2 pm      Self-guided craft (weather permitting) 10:30 am   Meet a Farm Animal (Meadow) 11 am        Treats & Eats (at Farm Market  12 pm        Animal Meet & Greet at Heckscher WILD! 1 pm Otter Feeding Demonstration (at Otter Pond) 3 pm Animal Meet & Greet at Heckscher WILD!

Stamford Museum & Nature Center Hosts Fall Break Out Day: Cycles and Circles

10/12/2015

39 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203-322-1646.

Fall Break Out Day: Cycles and Circles--Monday October 12, 11 am – 3 pm. No school? No problem! Join us for a few activities or stay for the day. Celebrate our newest exhibition, ReDress: Upcycled Style by Nancy Judd, and the coming of another fall season, as we explore the cycles of nature. Meet live animals to learn how they get ready for winter and how they'll be ready to greet the spring. See how designer Nancy Judd uses recycled materials to create fashion, and make your own recycled jewelry and crafts to take home. Venture onto the farm to search for wheels and circles on our farm machines and in our barns. Take our zip line for a spin too! At 2:30 pm, join us around the fire circle for a chance to make some S'mores. Members: Free| Non-Members: Free with gate admission.

Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk Hosts Mommy and Me Series: Seal Pups

10/13/2015

10 North Water St., Norwalk, CT 06854. Phone: 20-852-0700.

Seal Pups" is five-part series meeting from 1 to 1:45 p.m. on Tuesdays from Oct. 13 to Nov. 10. Preschoolers (ages 3 & 4) participate with a parent or caregiver. They get a weekly up-close meeting with a live animal, a story that relates to the week's topic and other activities inspired by marine animals. Cost for the series is $125 for a child and caregiver; $110 for members. Each additional child (with same caregiver), $100; $90 for members.

Sing and dance with Amy Rogell

10/14/2015 to 10/14/2015

1035 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203.487.0974.

1-8 years old, with parent or caregiver. Wear your dancing shoes, bring your friends and come enjoy a JCC Family Place “sing along, sup along” evening featuring guest entertainer Amy Rogell in a concert tailored to young children. Pizza served to children and adults. Tons of fun and singing and lots of smiles. Member $9 / Community $12 if registered by October 7. Member $11 / Community $14 beginning October 8.