P.T. Barnum Museum From the Ends of the Earth

10/09/2016

820 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-331-1104.

2 pm. The Barnum Museum begins its line-up of Fall programs on Sunday, October 9th at 2 pm with an illustrated talk, From the Ends of the Earth: Yale's Peabody Museum and 150 Years of Exploration, Discovery, and Education. The program will be presented by Dr. Richard Kissel, Director of Public Programs at Yale University's Peabody Museum of Natural History in New Haven, Connecticut. That museum's current exhibition celebrates the 150th anniversary of the institution. "Treasures of the Peabody: 150 Years of Exploration & Discovery" features 150 artifacts and specimens from the museum's collections along with stories about the scientists and researchers who have shaped people's understanding of life on Earth.

Taste of Fairfield @ Southport Delamar

10/09/2016

275 Old Post Rd., Southport, CT

1 pm - 5 pm. Taste of Fairfield is the culinary event of the year. Restaurants, specialty markets, winemakers, craft brewers, and others will fill the courtyard of the Delamar Southport/Artisan to serve their signature cuisine and curated cocktails and beverages to foodies and fun-loving folk in the area. There will be music, games, and roving entertainment. Pre-purchased general admission is $50, which includes food, drink, and entertainment all afternoon. A VIP pass is $100 and provides food, drink, entertainment, private parking, and access to a lounge with TV and food service. Children 15 and under are $20. This inaugural event will feature tastings from the area's finest restaurants, gourmet food purveyors, beer-crafters, wine makers and more, presenting their signature dishes and drinks to foodies and fun-loving folk. There will be music and other entertainment and for out-of-towners looking to attend, we are offering a special rate of $229 for Deluxe Rooms for the evening of October 9th. Please contact Reservations at 203.259.2800 mention "Taste of Fairfield" at the time of booking to receive this special rate.

Westport Historical Society Musical History Tour with Frank Porto Band

10/09/2016

25 Avery Place, CT

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Musicians of a certain age will perform music of a certain vintage when the Connecticut-based Frank Porto Band performs tunes from the Big Band Era and the Great American Songbook here at WHS.The Society's Sheffer Gallery will swing to the sounds of the Tommy Dorsey band, Frank Sinatra, the McGuire Sisters and more recent songs from the Broadway hit "Jersey Boys." Light refreshments will be served. There is a $10 donation, and reservations are suggested: (203) 222-1424.

Stratford Fall Festival to Benefit Animals

10/09/2016

Paradise Green, Stratford, CT

11 am - 5 pm. Raindate October 16. Our annual Fall Festival is our largest fundraiser and all proceeds help to sustain our mission of helping animals throughout most of the year. It has grown from a small dog walk with a few booths to a wonderful day long event which features educational speakers, music, entertainment, over 90+ people/pet vendors, food, microchip clinic, a large silent auction, contests, pet adoptions and more. Please join us for a fun-filled day with something to do for everyone! 11:00am Meet Pikachu (Gazebo) 11:00am-3:00pm Silent Auction (Concrete Pad), 11:00am-3:30pm Pet Photo Contest - Drop Off Pictures $10.00 Entry Fee (S.T.A.R.S. Booth), 11:00am-12:30pm Rainforest Reptiles Presentation, 11:00am-12:30pm Dog Walk Registration (In Front of Gazebo), 1:00pm-2:00pm Dog Walk (One Mile on Main Street) 2:00pm-3:30pm Free Contests w/ Prizes (Gazebo), Best Costume, Best Trick, Best Dog/Owner Look-a-Like, Best Kisser, Best Bark/Howl, Musical Sit, 3:30pm Pet Photo Contest Winner Announced, 4:00-5:00pm Whiskey Train Concert, 4:00pm-5:00pm Silent Auction Items Picked Up By Winners All Day Events, 11:00am-5:00pm People & Pet Vendors/Crafters Local Pets available for adoption will be on display in the Northshore Animal League Mobile Adoption Unit​​ 11:00am-1:00pm & 2:00pm-4:00pm Low Cost Microchip Clinic $20.00 (Stratford Animal Control Booth) Pikachu Photo Opportunity 11:00am-1:00pm & 3:00-5:00pm.

Market Madness Sundays

10/09/2016 to 10/30/2016

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903.

Oct. 9, 16,23, 30. Support local farmers and explore the SM&NC through hands-on activities. Our Sunday Farm Market is the home base for our Sunday programs. Come for a self-guided craft & market scavenger hunt on the meadow, meet our animals up close, and see our North American River Otter have lunch each week. At 11:30 am, we'll bring live animals to the Meadow (weather permitting), at 12:30 pm, we'll have our fall installment of Treats and Eats, where we'll make a great treat to try or take home! Find the location of our Market Gnome each week and win a prize! Clues will be posted at the market and on our Facebook page. 10 am - 2 pm Self-guided craft & market scavenger hunt on the Meadow, 11:30 am Meet the Animals live animal program (Meadow) 12:30 pm Treats & Eats (see schedule for cooking activity), 1 pm Otter Feeding Demonstration (at Otter Pond) Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. 

The Klein Memorial Auditorium - Quantico Marine Band

10/10/2016 to 10/11/2016

910 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport, CT Phone: (800) 424-0160.

7:00PM. This event is FREE of charge, however, TICKETS ARE REQUIRED! Tickets are available at: LUPE'S DRUG STORE 3129 Main Street Bridgeport, CT 06606 (203) 374-0600 Concert attendees are asked to bring non-parishable food items for distribution to Veterans in need from the greater Bridgeport community. For the 27th year, the Columbus Day festivities hosted by the Italian-American Societies of Greater Bridgeport, will feature two free Marine Band Concerts!

Beardsley Zoo - Zoo Tots

10/11/2016 to 10/12/2016

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

For children 2-4 years with an adult. Includes activities, crafts and live animals! This session is entitled "Not so Scary." Pre-register required by calling 203-394-6563 or emailing programming@beardsleyzoo.org with your name, your child's name and age, and your membership status.

Avon Theatre A French Cinematheque screening of DON’T TELL ME THE BOY WAS MAD (2015),

10/11/2016

272 Bedford St., Stamford, CT Phone: (203) 661-0321.

7:30 pm. From director Robert Guediguian. There will be a pre-film wine & cheese reception at 7:00pm. Ticket prices are as follows: Carte Blanche Members: FREE, Avon Members: $7, Students & Seniors: $9, Nonmembers: $12, Alliance Francaise of Greenwich: $7. Paris, 1981. Aram, a young man of Armenian origin, blows up the Turkish Ambassador's car seriously injuring Gilles, who just happens to have been passing by on his bicycle. Aram flees to Beirut to join the Armenian Liberation Army. His mother, Anouch, visits Gilles in hospital to ask for forgiveness for her son, but Gilles wants to meet his executioner face to face. With revenge in mind he heads to Marseille to confront Aram's family and finds himself welcomed into their home for a prolonged stay. In Beirut Aram clashes with his comrades until the day when he decides to meet his victim in order to make him his spokesman. Not Rated | In French and Armenian with subtitles | 134 minutes

Westport Playhouse Family Festivities -Together at the Table Family Dinner -Camelot

10/11/2016

25 Powers Court, Westport, CT Phone: 203-227-4177.

Dinner and a performance for just $10! Together at the Table Family Dinner was created as a way to make live theater accessible to more families, and to introduce young audience members to the Playhouse in a warm and informal atmosphere. Families are invited to enjoy a communal dinner in the Playhouse's Lucille Lortel White Barn Center/Sheffer Studio (adjacent to the theater) and a casual conversation about the show before attending a performance.

Garden Education Center of Greenwich Haunted Trails and Adult Pumpkin Craft

10/12/2016

130 Bible St., Cos Cob, CT Phone: 203-869-9242.

Wednesday, October 12, 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. Location: Garden Education Center Greenhouse $10 per person for Haunted Trail, $15 per person for Pumpkin Craft Pre-Registration Required. Spook-tacular fun for the whole family. Children will venture down our haunted trail of thrills and chills with a Forest Guide. Along the way they will meet up with Ghoulish Tale Tellers and gather around to hear their stories. The less brave adults and older children can stay behind in the greenhouse and create a beautiful long lasting succulent adorned pumpkin. Refreshments will be served.