Westport Art Center - ArtLab: Expressive Collage


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

9-10:15 (ages 5-8) and 10:30-12pm (ages 9-12) $30 / 35 for WAC Members. Explore how to draw, paint, and produce different surfaces while creating textured works of art

The Stratford Animal Rescue Society will be offering AKC's Canine Good Citizen Testing by a Certified Evaluator


Paradise Green (Huntington Rd & Main Street), Stratford, CT

On Saturday from 10am-12pm and 2pm-5pm. The Canine Good Citizen Program (CGC) was developed by the AKC to stress responsible pet ownership on the pet parents part and basic good manners. All dogs who pass the 10-Step CGC test can receive an official certificate from the American Kennel Club. Please bring your dog on a 6ft leash and a non-training collar to the test. The cost for the test is $20.00 and a portion of the proceeds benefit animals impounded at the Stratford Animal Control Facility. This is a pass/fail test, that can be taken more than once and is used as a foundation for many other activities, such as agility, performance and advanced training. CGC Testing is also the first step for many therapy dogs that work in hospitals, nursing homes, veterans homes and a variety of other volunteer opportunities. The benefits of training reach far beyond the bond between you and your dog. Having a CGC certification gives you a chance to help others as well as educate and continue learning. For more information visit the website.

The Stratford Animal Rescue Society welcomes you to their annual "Fall Festival To Benefit Animals"


Huntington Rd. and Main Street, Stratford, CT

Formerly known as the "Dog Walk & Festival", the festival will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 10:00am-6:00pm on Paradise Green (Huntington Road and Main Street) in Stratford, CT.  It will include a one mile dog walk, food, contests, canine demonstrations, games, music, local celebrities, entertainment, pet adoptions, low cost microchip clinic, a silent auction, crafters/vendors for people and pets and much more. Raindate is October 13. For additional information, please visit our website: www.starsfest.com.

Connecticut Ballet Cinderella


61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT Phone: 203-325-4466 .

This spectacular rags-to-riches story returns to thrill audiences of all ages! Brett Raphael's version to the famous Prokofiev score stars Oksana Maslova as Cinderella. 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm Tickets: $60, $45, $25 (per ticket fees apply)

Bruce Museum Outdoor Arts Festival

10/12/2013 to 10/13/2013

1 Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT Phone: 203.869.0376.

The Festival is a juried event featuring more than 85 artists selected from across the country. Paintings, photography, drawings, prints, sculptures, and mixed media pieces are all available for purchase. The Festival also includes live music on both days as well as many fun, educational family activities, and a variety of food choices. Exhibitors compete for cash prizes in six categories. The Bruce Museum is open during Festival hours. The Museum will be open for the Festival from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Festival parking is available in the Island Beach parking lot at Arch Street and Steamboat Road. The Museum is accessible to individuals with disabilities.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children -Daddio’s Um Pa-Pa Band


303 West Ave., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203 899 0606.

2:00 pm. Daddio's Um Pa-Pa Band – Enjoy a performance of genuine German music as we celebrate Okotberfest.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Sunday Explorers


39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.322-1646.

Sundays, October 13 - November 24, Noon - 4 pm (no program October 20 & 27) Our popular Sunday drop-in programs return for the fall. Join us for hikes, field studies, live animal visits, garden experiences and crafts as we explore all the best things about SM&NC in the fall. Information on specific themes is available at the Overbrook Nature Center. Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call, email or visit the website.

Bartlett Arboretum Guided Tours


151 Brookdale Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203-322-6971.

11 a.m. to noon. Please join us for the Fall Wildflower and Tree ID tour with botanist Carol Levine. Guided tours begin at the Silver Educational Center. Members free non-members free with gate admission. This tour is not recommended for children 8 and under. For more information visit the website, email or call.


Stamford Nature Center and Museum Scarecrow Making


39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT Phone: 203.322.1646.

2 - 4 pm. Join us for our 4th annual scarecrow making program and create a scarecrow for our Harvest Festival contest! Families will create a life-size scarecrow that will be exhibited and entered in our scarecrow contest at Harvest Festival (Oct. 19 & 20), then can be picked up in time to grace their lawns for Halloween. Materials are provided but families are encouraged to bring clothing or accessories to help with their creation. One scarecrow per family. Supplies are limited and are first-come, first-served. Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call 203.322-1646, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org

Greenwich Historical Society - Fall Festival and Scarecrow Competition


Bush-Holley Historic Site, 39 Strickland Rd., Cos Cob, CT Phone: 203-869-6899.

Sunday, October 13, 2013, 12:30 to 3:30 pm.The Greenwich Historical Society's Fall Festival and Scarecrow Competition celebrates the harvest season. Activities for children of all ages include crafts, colonial games and a special harvest-themed tour of Bush-Holley House, Greenwich's only National Historic Landmark. There will be hayride tours of the Strickland Road Historic District (home of Bush-Holley House and the Greenwich Historical Society), courtesy of Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses. Refreshments will be served. General admission is $10 (free for children two and under) and includes free entry to the Storehouse Gallery exhibition The New Spirit and The Cos Cob Art Colony, which explores the impact the groundbreaking 1913 Armory Show in New York had on Cos Cob art colony artists, who painted at Bush-Holley House. The program will also include a Scarecrow Competition with prizes. For a $25 entry fee ($20 for members) the Historical Society will supply the armature (the "bones"), hay for stuffing, twine and a burlap sack for the head. Participants can customize their scarecrows with clothing and "accessories" they bring from home. Advance registration for the Scarecrow Competition is required.