Scarecrows on Parade at Beardsley Zoo

10/19/2011 to 10/20/2011

1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, CT Phone: (203) 394-6565.

Come check out our scarecrow competition and vote for your favorites! FREE with admission to the Zoo.

Stratford Library Offers Science for Kids Prrogram

10/20/2011

2203 Main Street, Stratford, CT 06615. Phone: 203-385-4161.

Science Kids will meet at the Stratford Library on Thursday, October 20 at 4 pm.  Children ages 7 to 12 are invited to participate in wacky science experiments in a lively group environment. To register or for further information, call the Children's Department at 203.385.4165 or visit: www.stratfordlibrary.org.

Ringling Brothers Extravaganza Coming To Webster Bank Arena--Bridgeport

10/20/2011 to 10/23/2011

600 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Bridgeport, CT 06604. Phone: 203-345-8400.

Webster Bank Arena at Harboryard Bridgeport hosts the all new Ringling Brothers Extravaganza from October 20 through October 23, 2011.  Featuring 130 performers from six continents, almost 100,000 pounds of performing pachyderms, cowboys, pirates, and mermaids.   Barnum 200 is a super-sized spectacle so massive you just can't miss it.  This monumental, once in a lifetime event celebrates The Biggest Birthday Bash in Circus History that can only be experienced at The Greatest Show on Earth, Barnum's living legacy.  Show hours:  Thursday: Oct. 20 at 7:30PM; Saturday, Oct. 22 at 11AM, 3PM and 7:30PM and Sunday, October 23 at 1PM and 5PM.  Tickets are available on line or call the box office.  Group sales: 203-345-2300.

Glass House Conversations in Context

10/20/2011

199 Elm Street, New Canaan, CT Phone: 866-811-4111.

5:30-7:30 pm. 2-hour guest-hosted tour + reception | $150 per person Guest Lecturer: Charles Renfro, DILLER SCOFIDIO + RENFRO.

Art a la Carte – Silvermine Guild Artist Joseph Saccio and Curator Jonathan Weinberg

10/21/2011

1037 Silvermine Rd, New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203-966-9700.

Artist Joseph Saccio will talk about "Memory and Metamorphosis," an exhibit of sculptural works expressive of the artist's personal feelings associated with myth, ritual, loss and rebirth.

The Director's Choice exhibit features works by reclusive artist Larry Lewis, as seen in his collage books which he began in the late 60's and continued to produce until his death in 2004. Jonathon Weinberg will share his experience as curator for this exhibition.

Light refreshments will be served.

Norwalk Seaport Association Murder Mystery - "Double Trouble"

10/21/2011

99 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-838-9444.

Location: Norwalk Inn & Conference Center. 7:00pm - 11:00pm Murder Mystery - "Double Trouble" Everyone who's anyone will be there, including Lady Parks, the Count and famous detective Philip Vance. But what is he doing here? Some people are dying to find out! Come enjoy hor'douvres, and dinner while you and your table mates solve this exciting and entertaining mystery. Reservations are required from Norwalk Seaport Association: http://www.seaport.org or call. Tickets are $85.00 per person for non-members and $75.00 per person for members.

Tales of Death and Horror: A Night Tour of Hoyt Barnum House

10/21/2011

713 Bedford Street, Stamford, CT Phone: (203) 329-1183.

7:00–9:00 PM. Not appropriate for children under 12 years old. Tour by the Stamford Historical Society. Please call to reserve spot on this tour of one of the oldest houses in southwestern Connecticut.

Enchanted Forest at Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield

10/21/2011

2325 Burr Street, Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-6305 ext. 109.

On Friday, October 21st, put on your costume and join us for a guided walk through our Enchanted Forest, discovering the creatures that are awake at night. Our annual Halloween event is a fun, safe, low-key way to celebrate the autumn season. Before or after your walk, come inside for games, crafts, snacks, and meet the Center's creepy, crawly & feathery critters. Guided walks leave approximately every fifteen minutes. Call to reserve your tickets for one of the following time slots: 5:30, 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30 p.m. Program held rain or moonshine. All proceeds support our education programs. Pre-registration is required. Payment is required at time of registration. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Connecticut Audubon Society Members; $7.50/child, $5/adult; Non-members: $15/children, $10/adult.  To register or for more information call 203-259-6305 ext. 109.

Astronomy Nights: Star Clusters Stamford Museum and Nature Center

10/21/2011

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT Phone: 203.977.6538.

7 pm – Head to the Observatory for a real treat to explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more!  Start by enjoying a presentation on star clusters, followed by a visit to view the night sky through a 22-inch research telescope. The presentation portion of the program will be held rain or shine. Viewing hours are weather permitting. Members: FREE/Non-Members: adults $3, children (5–17) $2. This program is suitable for ages 5 & older.

Astronomy Nights: Star Clusters at The Stamford Museum and Nature Center

10/21/2011 to 10/21/2011

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.322.1646.

Head to the Observatory for a real treat to explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more! Start by enjoying a presentation on star clusters, followed by a visit to view the night sky through a 22-inch research telescope. The presentation portion of the program will be held rain or shine. Viewing hours are weather permitting. Members: FREE/Non-Members: adults $3, children (5–17) $2. This program is suitable for ages 5 & older. For more information call, e-mail,  or visit website.