Bruce Museum Natural History of Madagascar Symposium

09/20/2015

One Museum Dr. , Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-0376.

Regional scholars at the undergraduate, graduate, and faculty level will deliver 15-minute lectures and discussions touching on ecology, evolution and conservation research in Madagascar. Public welcome. Free to all. Light refreshments in the morning, optional pizza lunch ($4 fee) at 12:30 pm.

Lockwood Mathews Mansion Old-Fashioned Flea Market

09/20/2015

295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free General Admission The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will hold its eighth annual Old Fashioned Flea Market on Sunday, September 20, 2015, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. in Mathews Park. The market will feature antiques, collectibles, jewelry, household items, furniture, clothing, toys and of course, plenty of bargains. The event will feature music and a collection of classic and antique cars on display from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

5th Annual ArtsFest at Silvermine Art Center--New Canaan

09/20/2015

1037 Silvermine Rd,, New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203-966-9700.

On Sunday, September 20, 2015 the 5th  Annual ArtsFest at Silvermine Arts Center will be held from 1-4PM.  Featuring Los Angeles based Street Beat with their Parkour Percussion: an explosion of hiphop dance and modern street choreography, coupled with live urban rhythms performed on found objects.  Free community day will include exhibitions, talks and hands-on art activities for all ages. 

5th Annual ArtsFest

09/20/2015 to 09/20/2015

1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203-966-9700 x22.

On Sunday, September 20th, Silvermine’s FREE annual ArtsFest celebrates its 5th year. Join Fairfield County’s premier arts center for an afternoon of fun for all ages.  The day will include art exhibitions, hands-on art activities for children and adults, a performance of Street Beat’s Parkour Percussion, and the continuing outdoor exhibit of Carole Eisner’s steel sculptures.  Street Beat is a kinetic, maximum energy explosion of urban rhythm and dance, utilizing junk, household items and found objects for drums and percussion and featuring modern “street” choreography.  Merging African, Cuban, Latin, West African and jazz concepts this show is as thrilling to watch as it is to hear.  The infectious nature of Street Beat takes the most ancient of art forms – drumming and dancing – and brings it to the modern stage.

Greenwich 2015 Wine & Food Festival

09/24/2015 to 09/26/2015

Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, Greenwich, CT

September 24-26, 2015--Greenwich 2015 WINE+FOOD Festival boasts incredible local culinary experts from both Westchester and Fairfield Counties and beyond, including James Beard award-winning chefs. The festival offers grand, savory tastings and intriguing demonstrations from more than 200 exclusive food, wine and spirit vendors. This fifth annual festival will also once again feature top musical performances.Friday night's Most Innovative Chefs Gala will feature Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue. Grand Tasting Tent open 12-5PM on Saturday.  Saturday's VIP Big Easy Dinner with Funky Meters with Art Neville, Ian Neville, George Porter Jr, and Russel Batiste Jr. Barbecue & Blues will feature TBA. Saturday's Main Stage performances will be headlined by Grammy Winning Little Big Town.All festival guests receive official festival bags, wine glasses and other culinary items. VIP, special guest, and Gala ticket holders bear lanyard badges and take home exclusive gifts.Guests will taste over 150 craft beers, wines, and signature cocktails throughout the days.

Wilton Historical Society Quilt Block Workshop

09/25/2015

224 Danbury Rd., Wilton, CT Phone: 203-762-7257 .

10 am - 12 noon. This is a unique opportunity to work with critically acclaimed quilt designer Denyse Schmidt! Her creations are modern interpretations of classic quilt designs – contemporary, functional textile art with deep historic roots. She is drawn to the simple charm of antique quilts, their unexpected color combinations, and the way a single block pattern can lead to an infinite number of variations. Registration required, limit 20. Members: $20. Non-members: $30 Please register for this event: by e-mail education@wiltonhistorical.org or call 203-762-7257

Monroe Historical Society Holds Book Auction

09/25/2015

733 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, CT 06468.

BOOK AUCTION RARE & INTERESTING BOOKS, RECORDS AND PRINTS--SEPTEMBER 25, 2015 from 7:00 TO 9:00 P.M.
(Viewing at 4:00 p.m.) Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Monroe Historical Society.  Free book appraisals from 6-7 PM for patrons of the auction. 

New Canaan Historical Society Hosts Opening of Little Red Schoolhouse

09/26/2015

13 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203-966-1776.

The Little Red Schoolhouse will be open to visitors on Saturday, September 26th from 1:15 to 3:15. Built and opened in 1868, this schoolhouse on Carter Street was Connecticut's last operating one-room schoolhouse when it closed. All docents at the Little Red Schoolhouse are former students, and the school has been preserved exactly as Miss Kelly left it when it closed its doors in 1957.

Weir Farm Celebrates National Public Lands Day

09/26/2015

735 Nod Hill Rd., Wilton, CT 06897. Phone: 203-834-1896.

On Saturday, September 26, 2015, Weir Farm National Historic Site will host a volunteer invasive plant pull followed by old fashioned apple cider making from 8:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in celebration of National Public Lands Day! All are welcome to join and volunteer for the day. Volunteers will assist National Park Service staff in habitat restoration, removing invasive plants such as Garlic Mustard and Japanese Barberry from the woodlands in the morning. Then they will make apple cider and enjoy the fresh drink to end the day! Tools, gloves, and water will be provided. Proper attire for the event includes sturdy closed toe shoes, long pants, long sleeves, and hats. Sunscreen, insect repellent, and a water bottle are recommended. Please bring a brown bag lunch for yourself. This event will take place rain or shine. Registration for this event is required and space is limited to 20 participants. To register or for more information, please call Volunteer Coordinator, Andrew Lowe, at (203) 834-1896 ext. 11.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children Hosts Family Concert: TESS Mixed Ensemble-- Norwalk

09/26/2015

303 West Ave., Norwalk, CT 06850. Phone: 203-899-0606.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2015--Family Concert: TESS Mixed Ensemble 3:00 pm. Enjoy a mixed ensemble concert featuring children ages 4 – 12 from the Talent Education Suzuki School (TESS). They will perform classical selections for violin, piano, cello and guitar. Afterwards, visitors can play child-sized instruments!