New Canaan Historical Socitey - Colonial Day

10/11/2014

13 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT Phone: 203-966-1776.

The New Canaan Historical Society  will be celebrating its 125th anniversary with a yearlong celebration of programs and activities, including their family-oriented Colonial Day, Saturday, October 11, 11am-3pm, on the grounds of the Historical Society.

Colonial Day will kick off with a costumed Fife & Drum corps, military drill, spinning and weaving exhibitions, Colonial games and activities such as candle-making and quill writing, Colonial dances, general store, and refreshments. All museums will be open, with costumed docents helping to explore 18th century New Canaan with you and your family. Tickets are $10 adult, $5 for children ages 3+, $25 for a 4 person family pass. To purchase tickets or make a donation, please visit http://www.nchistory.org/ or visit http://www.nchistory.org/members, click on the link at the bottom to Donate, and please be sure to specify the number of tickets you’re purchasing and total amount to be charged.

Bruce Museum Outdoor Arts Festival

10/11/2014 to 10/12/2014

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

10 am - 5 pm. Saturday & Sunday. October 11 & 12. Featuring more than 85 artists from across the country. Rain or shine on Museum grounds. The juried works include painting on canvas, board and paper, mixed media in 2D and 3D, drawings and graphics, including digital media, sculpture and photography. All works are available for purchase. Live music, varied menu offerings, and children's art activities are all on hand to provide family fun. Festival admission, $8, includes admission to the Bruce Museum. Admission is free to members and children under 5.

Easton Historical Society 5th CT Regiment Revolutionary War Encampment & Living History

10/11/2014

535 Black Rock Road, Easton, CT Phone: 203-261-2090.

11 AM to 3 PM at the Bradley-Hubbell Homestead. Children and adults can drill with the regimental soldiers and watch as they fire their weapons. Practice loading and drilling with a Revolutionary War cannon. Learn about life at camp and on the home front from soldiers, surgeons, cooks, and other colonial re-enactors. There will even be a surprise attack by British marines! (Rain Date: Saturday October 18th). The admission cost for the event will be $5 per person, $20 per family, and children under 5 will be admitted for free. Admission will be half-price for Historical Society Members.

Saugatuck Walking Tour

10/11/2014

25 Avery Place, Westport, CT Phone: (203) 222-1424.

2 pm - 5 pm.  Join the Westport Historical Society on Saturday, Oct. 11, for one of its most popular walking tours, a stroll through Old Saugatuck accompanied by guide Bob Mitchell. The tour begins at 2 p.m. and ends with a drink on the house at one of Saugatuck's favorite haunts, the Black Duck.  "Saugatuck Walking Tour," Saturday, Oct. 11, 2 -3:15 pm. There is a $10 donation, and $8 for members. Ages 12 and under are $5. Reservations are suggested: (203) 222-1424.

Philip Johnson Glass House Program: Glasser: "An Electro Joni Michell"--The Guardian

10/11/2014

199 Elm St., New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203-594-9884.

Philip Johnson Glass House program:  Glasser--October 11, 2014, 3:00 - 5:30 p.m.. "An electro Joni Mitchell."  --The Guardian Glasser is the ethereal electropop project of New York-based artist Cameron Mesirow. On the occasion of Fujiko Nakaya: Veil, she will perform beautifully textured songs from her debut album Ring (2010) as well as the recent Interiors (2013), which was inspired in part by Rem Koolhaas' Delirious New York.  Photo by Sam Evans-Butler.

5th CONNECTICUT REGIMENT REVOLUTIONARY WAR ENCAMPMENT AND LIVING HISTORY DAY

10/11/2014

BRADLEY-HUBBELL HOMESTEAD, 535 BLACK ROCK TURNPIKE, Fairfield, CT

On Saturday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. The 5th Connecticut Volunteer Regiment will be encamped on the grounds of the Bradley-Hubbell Homestead for an unforgettable experience for you and your family. Come see, smell, hear, and touch history in a truly unique way. Children and adults can drill with the regimental soldiers and watch as they fire their weapons. Practice loading and drilling with a Revolutionary War cannon. Learn about life at camp and on the home front from soldiers, surgeons, cooks, spies, and other colonial reenactors. There will even be a surprise attack by British marines! This family friendly event will surely be fun for children and adults of all ages. We look forward to sharing this aspect of local history with you and hope you enjoy the hands-on approach to learning about the past.  The cost for the event will be $5 per person, $20 per family, HSE members will receive half-price, and children under 5 will be admitted for free.  Rain date: October 18th. Visit the website for more information.

Beardsley Zoo - Brew at the Zoo

10/11/2014

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

The Second Annual Brew at the Zoo event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 11 from 6:30-10:00 pm. This fabulous event will be bigger and better than last year, feature delicious fare, craft beers, live music, as well as a silent auction. Guests will also be invited to take part in a soft opening of our annual Howl-o-ween event! Tickets are $40 per person. Please contact Emily Bobowick at 203-394-6569 or ebobowick@beardsleyzoo.org with any questions.

The Stratford Animal Rescue Society on a one mile " Dog Walk"

10/11/2014

Paradise Green, Main Street, Stratford, CT

The Stratford Animal Rescue Society on a one mile " Dog Walk" on Main Street on October 11th at 12:00pm.  The cost is $ 10.00 if you pre-register online and $ 20.00 on the day of the event for up to 2 dogs.  Participants are allowed 2 dogs per person and owners must provide a valid rabies certificate.  Check in and same day registration begins at 11:00am at Paradise Green on Main Street at the gazebo  All proceeds benefit homeless animals.  For the dog walk guidelines or to pre-register, please visit our event website:  www.starsfest.org.  The first 50 paid registrations get a swag bag and T-shirt.

Stamford Center for the Arts Haunted Illusions

10/11/2014

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

Halloween tricks were never this funny! Treat your family to an evening of mind-blowing magic and comedy that gets the whole audience into the act. Master illusionist David Caserta has people levitating, disappearing, and reappearing right before your eyes. Families will thrill, laugh and possibly vanish from sight at a magic spectacular like no other..

The Stratford Animal Rescue Society - Annual "Fall Festival To Benefit Animals"

10/11/2014

Paradise Green, Stratford, CT Phone: (203) 338-7387.

The Stratford Animal Rescue Society annual "Fall Festival To Benefit Animals" on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Paradise Green in Stratford.  The festival runs from 11:00am-5:00pm and includes a one mile dog walk, food, contests, canine demonstrations, games, music, local celebrities, entertainment, pet adoptions, a silent auction, vendors for people and pets and more.  For additional  information on how to register as a sponsor or vendor, please visit our event website:  www.starsfest.org