Stepping Stones Museum for Children Worldwide Day of Play


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

10:00AM - 5:00PM Building on the theme of Nickelodeon's annual Worldwide Day of Play, Stepping Stones Museum for Children is encouraging children to turn off the TV, video games, computer and come out and PLAY! Enjoy FREE museum admission, games, sports and other activities – all guaranteed to get families up and moving!

Audubon Greenwich ~ Art Restoration Fair & Conservation Expo

09/21/2013 to 09/22/2013

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

Joel Oppenheimer, Inc. conservators are offering evaluation of fine art, paintings, photographs, works on paper or family heirlooms at no charge. Anyone with such works in need of repair is invited to bring in their pieces for a free evaluation, condition report, and recommendation for work needed.

SoNo Center - A Festival of Hope


4 Merrit Street, Norwalk, CT 06850. Phone: 203.866.1057.

3 p.m. to 8 p.m. You are invited to a special performance of Mystic Bowie and the All Stars with special guest appearances all singing and playing in support of homeless children at the Open Door Shelter in Norwalk CT and the children of Jamaica at the Mystic Bowie Cultural Center.Norwalk Mayor Richard Moccia: "This benefit is completely in keeping with the generous nature of Mystic Bowie – a talented friend of music, an active friend of Norwalk, and helpful friend of those less fortunate. I intend to be there!" This is a family event with music and food trucks offering everything from burgers and ice cream to delectible lobster, and a variety of crafts and activities. The venue is the Sono Life Center, the future site of the Open Door Shelter's jobs training program. For tickets and details call.

6th Annual Dazzling Dahlias Show--Greenwich Education Center

09/21/2013 to 09/22/2013

130 Bible Street, Cos Cob, CT 06807. Phone: 203-869-9242.

Saturday, September 21 Final Dahlia Entries 7:00am - 11:00am. Judging: 11:00am - 1:00pm. Open to the Public 1:00pm - 4:00pm. Free Admission. Sunday, September 22. Open to the Public 10:00am - 3:00pm. Free Admission. There will also be a flower sale.  Check the website for further information.

Glass House Readings - Daniel Mendelsohn


199 Elm Street, New Canaan, CT Phone: 203.594.9884 .

Saturday, September 21, 3:30-5:30 p.m: Daniel Mendelsohn will read from his forthcoming book, An Odyssey: A Father, A Son, and an Epic. Glass House Readings is a new program that brings notable authors and intellectuals to the Glass House to read from a new work. Visitors will walk the site with the guest author and enjoy a reading and discussion session during a light reception. Glass House Readings is presented in partnership with the New Canaan Library. Tickets, $50 per person.

Jones Family Winery - Cooking Series: Under the Harvest Moon


606 Walnut Tree Hill Rd., Shelton, CT Phone: 203-929-8425.

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Learn how to prepare a meal from start to finish using seasonal produce from our kitchen garden. We work together in small groups to learn new cooking techniques and then we enjoy a meal together with a glass of Jones wine. Take home Harvest Kitchen apron and recipes. Featuring Connecticut Sausage, Three-Sisters Stuffed Squash & other fresh harvests, Apple Brown Betty​. Cost: $80 per student

Historical Society of Easton - Autumn Open House and Spool Knitting Craft for Kids


Bradley-Hubbell Homestead., Easton, CT Phone: 203-581-0850.

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Step into Easton's past as we celebrate autumn with a special Open House at the Bradley-Hubbell Homestead.
Lisa Burghardt, an Easton resident, will demonstrate spool knitting and lead children of all ages to create bracelets and potholders using this easy to use knitting tool.  The barn will be open with docent Harry Audley showing a treasure trove of antique farm tools and describing their various uses critical to farmers in centuries past. At the barn, children can draw water from a hand pump and grind corn into meal as part on this hands-on experience.   Docents will be available for tours of the house and you are welcome to stroll through the garden and grounds of the Homestead overlooking the Aspetuck Reservoir.

Go Wild! - Greenwich Land Trusts


Conyers Farm - The Greenwich Polo Fields, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-629-2151.

The Greenwich Land Trust's Go Wild? Annual Family Field day is widely regarded as one of the premier family events in Greenwich. All generations are invited to enjoy the al fresco party at Conyers Farm - the Greenwich Polo Field. There will be something for everyone to enjoy - a rock climbing wall, petting zoo, bungee trampoline, giant maze, birds of prey exhibit, sack races, mini-golf, autumn crafts, and much more. Enormous hot hair balloons will give Greenwich Land Trust supporters a spectacular view of he expansive 62 acre preserve surrounding them.

Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens Red Maple Tour


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

11:00 a.m. Please join us for a Red Maple wetlands and wildflower meadow tour conducted by Todd Dupont Guided tours begin at the Silver Educational Center at 11:00 a.m. and last approximately one hour. This tour is not recommended for children 8 and under.

Beardsley Zoo-Hispanic Heritage Day


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

10:00am - 4:00pm. Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo is proud to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Day by offering $5 general admission to all patrons who visit the zoo. Join us as we pay tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society.