One Life to Live Featured at Stamford Center for the Arts' Palace Theatre

10/12/2012

61 Atlantic St., Stamford, CT 06901. Phone: 203-358-2305.

"Loving Llanview™" (www.lovingllanview.com <http://www.lovingllanview.com> ), the engaging and interactive fan tribute event dedicated to celebrating the iconic soap opera One Life to Live will visit the Stamford Center for the Arts' Palace Theatre in Stamford, CT on Friday, October 12th at 7:00 p.m. Presale begins today and ends this Thursday.  Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, September 7th at 10 a.m. through the SCA website and box office. One Life to Live stars scheduled to appear on the Stamford stage include Kassie DePaiva (Blair), John-Paul Lavoisier (Rex), Melissa Archer (Natalie), Hillary B. Smith (Nora) and Trevor St. John (Victor). Tuc Watkins, who is best known for his roles as David Vickers on One Life to Live and Bob Hunter on Desperate Housewives, joins the cast for this exciting event. "Loving Llanview gives us the opportunity to interact with our fans across the country", says DePaiva. "This is THE chance of a lifetime for our faithful viewers to ask us their burning questions, hear entertaining and endearing stories from on and off the set, and meet other One Life to Live fans. With Loving Llanview, our fans get to know the actors in a way they never dreamed possible."Loving Llanview" carries on the legacy of the popular TV show for the fans with a two-hour tribute event. It allows fans to reunite and get up close and personal with six of their favorite stars from One Life to Live, during a high energy, wildly entertaining and unscripted event. In the agenda for this evening is a highly emotional "walk down memory lane" as well as a chance for the audience to stump the actors with trivia.

Westport Arts Center ArtCafé

10/12/2012

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

Happy Hour, 6 – 7pm: Friday, October 5, with David Kennedy of the Westport Country Playhouse Free and Open to the Public. Hot coffee, hot muffins, and hot news from the art world. Hosted by Helen Klisser During, ArtCafé is a great way to meet other art enthusiasts and learn about exhibitions to visit in the greater community. Listen to talks from participating "Foodies" artists and use The New York Times Friday Arts Section as a springboard to discuss the latest exhibitions. Bring your friends or come by yourself and make new friends. After Art Café, the Westport Arts Center posts all the arts happenings that are discussed that week on the colorful WAC ArtCafé Blog, at http://westportartscenter.blogspot.com.

A Buyer's Guide to Telescopes at The Stamford Museum & Nature Center

10/12/2012 to 10/12/2012

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

On Friday, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Head to the Observatory for a real treat to explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more! Start by enjoying a presentation on Telescopes, followed by a visit to view the night sky through our 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. No children under 5 please. For more information call 203.322-1646, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org, or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org


HMANA Raptor Conference - Audubon Greenwich - Nature Programs

10/13/2012 to 10/14/2012

613 RIversville Road, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-5272.

Audubon Greenwich, and its Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch, is pleased to host the Hawk Migration Association of North American (HMANA) conference, “Counting for the Future.” This exciting conference is open to the public and features scientific presentations, panel discussions, workshops, and field trips to other local hawk watching sites. Join the events to gain insight into conservation challenges facing raptor populations and collaborative strategies needed to maintain stable populations. Keynote Speaker Peter Dunne is a noted author and the Director of Cape May Bird Observatory. His talk will reflect upon 36 years of hawk watching. For details and registration, visit www.hmana.org/Conference2012.

Westport Art Center Hosts Super Saturday: Bling It On

10/13/2012

51 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT 06880. Phone: 203-222-7070.

On Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 9-10:15AM or 10:30 to 12PM come to the Westport Art Center Gallery and enjoy a super Saturday: Bling It On!   Combine art and fashion using a variety of materials including felted fabric, sequins, be-dazzlers and more.  We will construct imaginative and fashionable creations.    Ages 5-8: 9AM session; Ages 9-12: 10:30 session.  $35. $30 WAC Members.

New Canaan Nature Center's 43rd Annual Fall Fair

10/13/2012

144 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT 06018. Phone: 203-906-9577.

On Saturday, October 13 from 10a.m. - 5p.m. COST: Admission is free.  Tickets are $1 each for activitiesTraditional Fall Fair activities will return such as pony rides, a "haunted" woodland trail, apple sling shots, a hay maze, cupcake and pumpkin decorating, and fire engine rides on New Canaan's antique fire engine, Old Faithful.  The giant bungee jump, one of last year's most popular attractions will also be back along with the "Kids On The Go" obstacle course and other inflatable rides.A new highlight this year will be a special visit by the New Canaan Rams Varsity Football team and coaches! The team will greet kids at 11:00am and face off in a "red" vs. "black" tug-o-war which kids 10 & under can participate in. The Fall Fair will feature a wide range of entertainment and live music throughout the day.  The 5th Annual Apple Pie Eating contest will also take place with categories for youth and adults.  There is an entry fee ($5 for youth and $15 for adults) and prizes will be awarded. Other live shows include birds of prey and live animal demonstrations throughout the day. A wide range of fresh foods will be available to purchase throughout the day, including grilled hot dogs, pulled pork and vegetarian sandwiches, corn dogs, pizza, hot soup and hot and cold beverages.  A variety of homemade baked goods will be for sale courtesy of Nature Center volunteers. Admission to the Fall Fair is free and parking is available at St. Mark's and the First Presbyterian Church.  Tickets can be purchased for $1 each for the activities and food, which range from 1-7 tickets.  Attendees who wish to beat the crowds starting at 9a.m. may join or renew their NCNC membership online for $65.

Discovery Museum 50th Anniversary Event--Bridgeport

10/13/2012

4450 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604. Phone: 203-372-3521.

On Octber 13, 2012 the Discovery Museum will Celebrate its 50th Anniversary with an afternoon of adventure and an awards ceremony.  Celebrate the Past, Blast off to the Future is the theme.   3-6PM The Adventure Park at The Discovery Museum will be in full swing.  5-7PM a Cocktail Reception in the Museum and at 6:30PM an Awards Ceremoney honoring Discovery Visionaries:  Edward Lahey, Jr., Mary Ann Freeman, Henry duPont IV and Jefrey Clair.  Admission :  Adult $75, Children 10-12 $40, Children 7-9 $35.  Call or check the website to register for this great event.

Westport Arts Center Bling It On!

10/13/2012

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 Combine art and fashion using a variety of materials including felted fabric, sequins, be-dazzlers and more. We will construct imaginative and fashionable creations

Greenwich Historical Society Hosts New Family Tour of Bush-Holley House

10/14/2012

39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob, CT 06807. Phone: 203-869-6899.

Cos Cob, CT, September 27, 2012--Meet the Holley family and learn what it was like to grow up in Greenwich 100 years ago. This special Halloween program at the Greenwich Historical Society marks the celebration of a new family tour of Bush-Holley House designed in collaboration with the Junior League of Greenwich. Visitors can now see Bush-Holley House through the eyes of twins Constant and Clarissa MacRae, who grew up in the Holley boarding house during the Cos Cob art colony era, when art intersected life on a daily basis and American cultural icons such as John Twachtman, Childe Hassam and Willa Cather frequently sat at the family table. Families can drop in any time between noon and 4:00 pm to take the new tour and celebrate the twins' October 31st birthday with a host of activities. A children's Halloween parade begins at 1:00 pm (prizes will be awarded for the best costumes), Nana Banana (a.k.a. Isabel Malkin) will read stories at 2:30 pm and the whole family can enjoy arts and crafts projects throughout the afternoon, including Halloween-inspired yarn stitching, origami, watercolor painting and creation of a communal mural. Refreshments will be served. Sunday, October 14, 2012; Noon to 4:00 pm. Rain or shine. Greenwich Historical Society, Bush-Holley Historic Site 39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob, CT 06807 Historical Society and Jr. League Family Members: $5; nonmembers: $10.

Member Swap Day with Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo! Stamford Museum and Nature Center

10/14/2012

Beardsley Park Zoo, Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203.977.6533.

On Sunday,  October 14 Membership has its privileges! All SM&NC members get into Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo for FREE on Sunday, October 14. Show your Stamford Museum & Nature Center membership card for admission to Connecticut's-only zoo, featuring 300 animals. Additionally, if you sign up for a membership at the Zoo that day, SM&NC members will receive $10 off a Beardsley Zoo "Family" or "Family Plus Guest" membership.