Marbled Paper Workshop for Kids @ Wilton HIstorical Society


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

Paper marbling workshop for children ages 6 – 12 on Saturday, September 17 from 11:00 – 12:30. While swirling inks, and dipping paper into solution, they will learn about the history of marbling, which has been practiced for hundreds of years. Putting their freshly marbled paper to good use, kids can make a book cover, either for a book they bring, such as a journal, or for a book provided by the Society. And for a snack – marble cake! Wilton Historical Society Members $10 per child, maximum $25 per family; Non-members $15 per child, maximum $35 per family. Please register: or call 203-762-7257.

New Canaan Nature Center Cider Saturday


144 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT Phone: 203-966-9577.

11:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. Celebrate the Fall Cider Season here at NCNC! Come and enjoy an early autumn afternoon of family fun with cider press demonstrations (on the 15s & 45s minute mark every hour), Old Fashioned Games (discover new joys by building authentic connections to the past!), the RETURN of our apple slingshots (top of every hour), a pumpkin scavenger hunt, seasonal harvest crafts for kids, and even bake your own apple filled with sweet goodies! Also enjoy some homemade butter while cooking up some corn bread on a stick over the fire. Do some taste testing of a variety of apples and local honey, plus enjoy a seasonal goodie or two at our harvest bake sale. Then fill your bellies with delicious corn dogs & grilled corn, available for purchase. Entry includes a cider demo ticket for the whole family and 1 apple per person (to eat or bake!). Members: $10 per person / Kids Under 2: FREE / Non-Members: $15 per person / Kids Under 2: FREE.

Earthplace - Group Canoe Paddle


10 Woodside Lane, Westport, CT Phone: 203-557-4400.

2 pm — 4 pm. A great way to spend an afternoon on the water with family or friends. Earthplace naturalists lead participants along the Saugatuck River and other waterways in search of egrets, ospreys, ducks, and much more. Departs from Earthplace at 2 pm. In general, one canoe can accommodate 3 or 4 people; please call to discuss specific arrangements. Canoes and personal floatation devices (required by all participants) are included. Members: $24 per person, $12 for children under 12 Non-members $30 per person, $15 for children under 12. Preregistration required.

Darien Nature Center - Chili Challenge


120 Brookside Road, Darien, CT Phone: 203.655.7459.

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Fourth annual Chili Challenge, a festive event with local chefs rolling up their sleeves and competing for the title of "Best Chili." Dancing to live music courtesy of the Truck Stop Troubadours, A silent auction featuring many wonderful, valuable items and packages, Spirits, games and a mechanical bull to keep everyone entertained Vegetarian and fish options, Additional culinary tastings from the Darien Cheese Shop and El Placerito Taco Truck.

Shelton Historical Society - 2nd Annual Autumn Tea


19 Church St., Shelton, CT Phone: (203) 925-1803 .

The Second Annual Autumn Tea, complete with fancy hats, scones, sweets, and surprises, will be hosted on Saturday, September 17, by the Shelton Historical Society. It will be held at the Huntington Congregational Church, 19 Church St. from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Unique table settings and centerpieces created by members and friends of the Society will be featured. Ladies who attend are encouraged to wear their best chapeau. The afternoon also provides an opportunity to showcase some of the special items that the Society has in its collection. Members of the Historical Society's youth group, the Teen Time Travelers, will assist and serve the refreshments. The cost for the afternoon tea is $25 with proceeds to benefit Shelton Historical Society and its programs. Reservations for the tea must be received by September 7th and may be made by sending a check to Shelton Historical Society, P.O. Box 2155, Shelton, CT 06484. Please mark "tea party" in the memo line.

Woodcock Nature Center Under the Harvest Moon


56 Deer Run Road, Wilton, CT Phone: 203-762-7280.

7pm - 10pm. Join us in Woodcock's candlelit pavilion for a spirited evening of live music, locally-sourced gourmet tastings prepared by Sarah Bouïssou, beer and wine, musicians Kyle Duke and Sarah Searfoss from Kyle Duke and the Brown Bag Boys, and unique auction items (including tickets to a Jimmy Fallon taping) all to benefit WNC's environmental education initiatives. This year we are happy to honor local photographer Michele Williams. Tickets are $80.

Fish Parade in Norwalk


299 West Ave, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203.899.7999.

Starting at Mathews Park in Norwalk. CCP has partnered with Stepping Stones Museum for Children and The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk to create a Fish Parade, on September 17, from 1pm to 3pm. The Fish Parade will feature large-scale fish created by James Grashow and decorated by area children. All activities surrounding Worldwide Day of Play and the Fish Parade are free. Immediately after the Fish Parade, CCP will have an Opening Reception for James Grashow: Prince of Prints in the Grace Ross Shanley Gallery from 3pm-5pm.

Stamford - Arts & Crafts on Bedford

09/17/2016 to 09/18/2016

Bedford St, Stamford, CT Phone: (203) 348-5285.

Shop at the craft and artisan boutiques on Bedford Street, which will be closed to traffic for the weekend. Dine in our extended sidewalk cafe. Don't miss the Imagination Station with "hands on" activities for kids presented by the Stamford Museum and Nature Center and the Bartlett Arboretum including farm animals and crafts and more! Hours: Saturday September 17, 11am-6pm and Sunday September 18, 10am-5pm

Seymour Pumpkin Festival


73 Spruce Street, Seymour, CT

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free.  French Memorial Park. Since 1966. A juried craft show featuring a vast assortment of handcrafted items such as jewelry, silk and dried flowers, paintings and art works, blown glass, soft sculptures, woodworks, ceramics, Christmas ornaments, food concessions, a midway, music, petting zoo, children's activities and much more.

Roaring 20’s Antique & Classic Car Show – Southbury


South Britain Road, Southbury, CT Phone: (860) 881-1145.

The Roaring 20's Car Club presents its 46th Annual Antique & Classic Car Show and Swap Meet in Southbury on September 18.
Location: The Southbury Training School – South Britain Road (Route 172) – Southbury, CT Date & Time: Sunday, September 18, 2016 – Gates open at 8:00 am Rain Date: Sunday, September 25, 2016 Donation: $10 (show vehicles), $5 (spectators), Free (under 12) Includes show and swap meet Cutoff year: 1973 Free Parking – Expanded Car Corral – Gates open at 8:00 am
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies in over 40 categories, plus special trophies