Westport Arts Center Gone Wild


51 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT Phone: (203) 222-7070.

Ages 5 – 8: 9:00 - 10:15am, Ages 9 – 12: 10:30am – 12pm, $35 / $30 for WAC Members. Inspired by one of our most popular summer camps, go WILD with a range of materials to create exciting works of art inspired by animals, hybrid creatures and more.

Health Wellness and Sports Expo 2012--Stamford

09/22/2012 to 09/23/2012

On Blachley Road, Stratford, CT 06903. Phone: 203-531-3047.

On Saturday September 22 and Sunday, September 23, 2012 the Health Wellness and Sports Expo 2012 will take place from 11AM to 5PM at the new 400,000 sq. ft. Chelsea Piers Connecticut sports complex at One Blachley Road in Stamford.  The event will feature nearly 75 exhibitors plus fitness and dance demos, celebrity athletes and more.  Admission is free.  Those who bring in one or more nonperishable food items will receive a free raffle ticket to win a healthy door prize. All food and proceeds will be donated to the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County.

Beardsley Zoo Hispanic Heritage Day


1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-394-6563..

(10 am - 4 pm) -- Hispanic Heritage Day. We're offering $5 off general admission to all patrons as we pay tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society.

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum's 5th Annual Old-Fashioned Flea Market - Norwalk


295 West Avenue, West Norwalk, CT 06850. Phone: 203-838-9799 ext. 117.

On Sunday, September 23, 2012, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Old Fashioned Flea Market at the Mansion attracts thousands of like-minded shoppers every year looking for special bargains to treasure, and with over 80 vendors this year, the park surrounding the museum will be overflowing with an eclectic mix of old and new merchandise including antiques, repurposed furniture, collectibles, vintage jewelry, household items, clothing, toys and more. General admission to the event is free. The Flea Market will also feature a concert with the Bob Lasprogato Dixieland Band, a display of antique and classic cars, half price $5 mini tours of the Mansion, face-painting, and much more. An all-American barbecue featuring hot dogs, hamburgers and pulled pork sandwiches courtesy of Michael Gilmartin of Outdoor Cookers will be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For details on the full Flea Market schedule please visit the website.



The Nutmegger Cheese and Wine Festival at Jones Family WIne Market


120 Beardsley Road, Shelton, CT

12 to 4 PM. Featuring the very best of Connecticut Cheese & Wine, with 8 cheesemakers and 4 wineries.  Enjoy vineyard tours, hayrides, corn maze, cheese maker talks, contests, book signings and more! It will take place rain or shine on Sunday, September 23, 2012. Special Guests include: Culture Magazine: The Word on Cheese, Anne Saxelby of Saxelby Cheesemongers, and Jason Sobocinski of Caseus.

Opening Reception – New Exhibits at Silvermine Arts Center - New Canaan

09/23/2012 to 09/23/2012

1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: (203) 966-9700.

An eclectic mix of new exhibits to open at Silvermine Arts Center in September. The exhibits include artists Camille Eskell:“Ezekiel Project;" Mikhail Gubin:“Splintery Configurations;" Susan Halls: “Head to Head" and Joan Wheeler: “Time Like a River;” and an Historical Exhibit: “The Knockers Club: A Silvermine Beginning." Join us for the opening reception on Sunday, September 23rd from 2PM to 4PM. The event is free.

“The Full McNally: A Celebration of the Writing and Works of Terrence McNally,” presented by Westport Country Playhouse


25 Powers Court, Westport, CT Phone: (203) 227-5137, ext. 122.

6 p.m. - One of America's most distinguished playwrights, Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, will be honored at "The Full McNally: A Celebration of the Writing and Works of Terrence McNally," presented by Westport Country Playhouse at the theater's annual fundraising gala. Hosting the tribute will be actors Tyne Daly and Richard Thomas. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, one-of-a-kind auction items, and entertainment by some of Broadway's most notable talents. Proceeds will benefit Westport Country Playhouse - its work on stage, with schools, and throughout the community. For more gala information or ticket purchases, contact Kathryn Gloor at (203) 227-5137, ext. 122, or kgloor@westportplayhouse.org.

Norwalk Public Library Annual Run Between the Libraries 5K Family Run / Walk


1 Belden Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850. Phone: 203-899-2780.

Sign up now for the popular annual Run Between The Libraries 5K Family Run/Walk of The Norwalk Public Library System on Sunday, September 30, 9:00 am sponsored by FactSet and TD Bank. Register online for $14 at www.norwalklib.org/family_run.htm.
All proceeds from race the benefit Children's Library programming. The first 250 participants will receive a t-shirt and goody bag, which includes a free pass to the Maritime Aquarium!

Kids can participate in a fun run preceding the race and following the race will be refreshments and a live music concert by Phil Rosenthal!

During the race you can connect with other Norwalk families and with some of Norwalk's finest community resources: our libraries, parks, museums and footpaths.

Norwalk Public Library Annual Run Between the Libraries 5K Family Run / Walk


1 Belden Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850. Phone: 203-899-2780.

The popular Run Between The Libraries 5K Family Run/Walk of The Norwalk Public Library System is scheduled for Sunday, September 25, 9:00 am sponsored by FactSet and TD Bank.  Register online for $14 at www.norwalklib.org/family_run.htm
All proceeds benefit Children's Library programming. Win Prizes! Kids can participate in a fun run! Run from the Main Library to the South Norwalk Branch and back on a beautiful biking path through Matthews Park and by the Maritime Center. Music by Oldies Rock Band Squeaky Clean. Start at Union Park (down the street from Norwalk Public Library on Belden Avenue) corner of Mott Avenue and Belden Avenue.

Native American Culture

09/25/2012 to 09/25/2012

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977.6515.

Our fall home school day will focus on the rich history of the Woodland Indians in Connecticut. Through artifacts and authentic reproductions, stories, crafts and natural examples, students will discover the vital relationship between Woodland Indians and the land. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Younger siblings, home school teachers and parents attend at no charge. Please call Lisa Monachelli at 203.977.6515 or email Lmonachelli@stamfordmuseum.org to register. Members & Non-Members: $15/child. For more information e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org, or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org