2 Day Figurative Workshop with Pamela DuLong Williams at Rowayton Arts Center

10/22/2011 to 10/23/2011

145 Rowayton Ave., Rowayton, CT Phone: 203-866-2744.

9:30am to 4:30pm. Pre-Workshop demonstration: Friday, October 21 - 7:00-9:00 pm. Tuition $250 - plus model fees.The workshop is a two day program, Saturday and Sunday, preceded by a demonstration on Friday night. All levels welcomed. The model will be set in an environmental set up. The students are encouraged to follow their inspiration. A Portrait maybe, or complete figure, or figure in set up..... Instruction will be given in anatomy, portraiture, composition, and lighting.Space is limited to insure individual instruction. Pamela duLong Williams is an award winning portrait artist of national recognition. Her portraits are part of the State House Collection in Boston, MA as well as several other notable and private collections. Her works can be viewed at www.pameladulongwilliams.com

Origami Workshop Westport Historical Society


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

Betty and Ralph Sheffer Gallery. Saturday, October 22, 3-5 pm. Suggested donation: $5, Reservations suggested For  all ages! Join us for an afternoon of fun learning the art of origami folding. Learn how to fold animals, birds, and even Pikachu! Materials will be provided; donation to benefit the earthquake and tsunami victims of Japan. The workshop leaders will be wearing Yukatas (summer kimonos) while teaching  origami (ori -fold, gami-paper), a craft that Japanese children learn from an early age.
The most popular model is perhaps the crane, a bird that symbolizes long life and harmony. The crane is considered a sacred bird in Japan.  It is a Japanese custom that if a person folds 1,000 cranes, they would be granted one wish.  We will have a display of Senbazuru (1,000 cranes) in hopes of a quick recovery in the lives of the people affected by the earthquake and the tsunami of March 11, 2011.   We hope many of our friends will join us in our efforts to grant this wish. Reservations suggested

Everybody’s Watching - The Making of the Constitution (Bravo! Event) at Fairfield History Museum


370 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-1598.

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm1 Hour, 30 MinutesTo register call 203-259-1598 or Buy Tickets Online Quill Entertainment presents this family-friendly musical about a "boring" history assignment that turns into an adventure! Follow five students as they journey back in time to Philadelphia, 1787, and watch the delegates create the Constitution, one of America's greatest documents. When the kids travel back to the present, they have learned important values about compromise and inclusiveness.

Hannah Cranna and Friends Haunted Halloween at Monroe Historical Society


31 Great Ring Road, Monroe, CT Phone: 203-521-4453.

6:30pm -8pm (Registration required, space limited) Contact: Karen at kbcardi@charter.net or 203-521-4453 $5.00 per child Come take a tour with Monroe's Lady in White as she guides you through the Old Beardsley Homestead where you will meet some of her departed friends and hear some frightful tales from Hanna Cranna, the witch of Monroe while enjoying cider and donuts.

Discovery Day at The New Canaan Historical Society


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

Bonhams, a privately owned British auction house and one of the world's oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques,
will hold a Discovery Day on Saturday, October 22nd, 2011, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Bonhams specialists will offer auction appraisals of up to two items with your donation of $20 to The New Canaan Historical Society.

Explore "Electro-Magnetism" with the Connecticut Science Center

10/22/2011 to 10/22/2011

1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06610. Phone: 203-394-6565.

Join us as we explore electricity and magnetism and build a motor from 4 simple parts. Have a hair-raising experience with our Van de Graaff generator and seem to defy gravity with invisible forces! This program is appropriate for visitors age 5+.

Family Swim Night

10/22/2011 to 10/22/2011

1035 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203-487-0974.

Make a splash with your family and friends at our fun Family Swim Night. We will play basketball, volleyball, relay races and lots more. Plenty of snacks to enjoy. M $8 / NM $12. For more information, call Galit Roloff at 203-487-0974, visit www.Stamfordjcc.org or e-mail groloff@stamfordjcc.org.

Hike the Pequonnock River Valley with the Trumbull Historical Society


Park Street Commuter Parking Lot, Trumbull, CT Phone: (203) 377-6620.

11:00 a.m. Rain date: October 30 at 11 a.m.  The Trumbull Historical Society and Trumbull Nature and Arts Center are joining  to offer a "history and nature" hike along the east side of the Pequonnock River. The trek will take participants past the ruins of the Tait Paper Mill, the site of the old Trumbull Reservoir Dam, and scenic Black Pool. A walk through an impressive hemlock forest completes the journey to Indian Ledge Park. Those choosing to continue will have an opportunity to see the site of a World War II plane crash, a ledge used as a Paugussett shelter, and the ruins of the Radcliffe knitting mill. Printed guides to the trail will be sold for $2 at the hike. Guides are also sold at the THS Gift Shop, open the first and third Sundays of every month from 2-4 p.m. The booklet provides historical information about the valley and a map that enables hikers to follow the route on their own.

Silvermine Lecture Series with Nancy McTague-Stock: “Water as a Muse: Contemplating Perception”


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

TIME: 2:30 PM. TICKETS: $10 for members, $12 for non-members. Discussion in creating imagery that offers a glimpse of under recognized rhythms of nature, with specific references to her exhibition, “Fragments of the Aquatic,” on view in the Silvermine Galleries, September 25th through November 4th. She will  incorporate the works of other artists throughout history who have also found their muse in water, both as subject matter and process. Nancy’s work as a painter, printmaker and photographer subtly alludes to the fragility of nature and the importance of our role in the care of the environment

Hoot and Howl at Darien Nature Center


120 Brookside Rd., Darien, CT Phone: 203-655-7459.

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Hay Rides ~ Haunted Hike ~ Crafts ~ Campfire S'mores ~ Live Animals ~ Refreshments ~ Campfire Stories ~
$5.00 per person.