Norwalk Fall Festival of Crafts

10/14/2012

789 Connecticut Ave., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-261-2414.

On Sunday 11 - 5 p.m. at The Doubletree Hotel.

Member Swap Day with Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo!

10/14/2012 to 10/14/2012

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

Membership has its privileges! All SM&NC members get into Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo for FREE on Sunday, October 14. Show your Stamford Museum & Nature Center membership card for admission to Connecticut’s-only zoo, featuring 300 animals. Additionally, if you sign up for a membership at the Zoo that day, SM&NC members will receive $10 off a Beardsley Zoo “Family” or “Family Plus Guest” membership. For more information call 203.322-1646, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org, or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org

Scarecrow Making

10/14/2012 to 10/14/2012

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.322.1646.

Bring your family for our 3rd annual scarecrow making program and create a scarecrow for our Harvest Festival Weekend contest! Families will create a life-size scarecrow that will be exhibited and entered in our scarecrow contest at Harvest Festival (10/20 & 21), then can be picked up in time to grace their lawns for Halloween. Materials are provided, but families are encouraged to bring clothing or accessories to help with their creation. Supplies are limited. Members: Free Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call 203.322-1646, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org, or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org

Senior Health Fair at The Stamford Jewish Community Center

10/16/2012

1035 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203-487-0941.

On Tuesday 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Co-sponsored with the City of Stamford Department of Health, the day will feature health screenings, speakers, educational workshops and information on home safety, new technology, and health & wellness. For more information, call Nancy Schiffman at 203-487-0941, visit www.Stamfordjcc.org or e-mail nschiffman@stamfordjcc.org.


Homeschool Series at The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens - Stamford

10/16/2012

151 Brookdale Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203-322-6971.

Tree Identification (Oct 16), Seed Development and Dispersal (Oct 23), Mammal Movements and Tracking (Oct 30), Getting Ready for Winter (Nov 6), All classes 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. The fall homeschool series will have two age groups simultaneously, 5-7 years old and 8-11 years old, learning about the same topic. Each group will be led by a Bartlett Educator and every class will have some inside classroom time along with outside time on the Bartlett grounds. Each class is $20/members and $25/non-members. You can register for the entire series at a discount! $100/members and $125/non-members. Please register in advance by emailing education@bartlettarboretum.org or by calling (203) 322-6971. For more information about each class visit www.bartlettarboretum.org.


Mysterious Bridgeport at The Barnum Museum

10/16/2012

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

On  Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 7:00 pm. Michael J. Bielawa. Macabre stories and strange tales of Bridgeport's mysterious past will be dragged from the shadows by author, Michael Bielawa. Focusing on Bridgeport's historic sites, the program will guide guests through the intrigue of the city's 19th century streets.  Free. Visit the website for more information.

A Lecture by David Dunlop on Georgia O'Keeffe at Lockwood Mathews Mansion - Norwalk

10/17/2012

295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850. Phone: 203-838-9799 ext. 4.

As part of the LMMM's Lecture Series, "Defying Expectations: Independent American Women of the Early 1900s" David Dunlop will present, The Roots of American Women Modernists with Georgia O'Keeffe a lecture on October 17, 2012, 11 a.m. at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum. In his talk at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, David Dunlop will explore the world of Georgia O'Keeffe and her adventure in painting, education, and community; a microcosm of a modernist woman's triumph of personal imagination over a sexist culture.   Mr. Dunlop's lecture will also discuss how the elevation of the artist to celebrity status marked a reason for excluding women from a role which had been more accessible to them, when artists were seen as skilled artisans and not talented celebrities. Apart from the changes in the late 19th century with new sciences and technologies popularizing ideas, like universal suffrage, a variety of women influenced a new direction.  Two of the most connected to advancing change were Berthe Morisotand Georgia O'Keeffe.  Berthe Morisot, co-exhibitor with the Impressionists and, Georgia O'Keeffe with the modernists of Stieglitz's circle, were pioneers in a culture of oppressiveness toward women who had ambition and insight. Both received instruction from the finest minds of their time. Both held close personal friendships with the tastemakers and artists of the future.  Both contributed innovatively to the evolution of modern art at its start. David Dunlop is a renowned landscape painter, art historian, lecturer, teacher and national television host. He has been a lecturer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and a host of a 13-part PBS television series, "Landscapes Through Time with David Dunlop," where he took viewers from New England to Provence to explore the homes, studios and works of art of some of the most celebrated American and French impressionists of the 20th century. LMMM's 2012 programs are made possible in part by generous contributions from LMMM's Distinguished Benefactors: Xerox Foundation,Klaff's,Maurice Goodman Foundation and Mrs. Cynthia C. Brown. For lecture information and reservations, contact:info@lockwoodmathewsmansion.com 203-838-9799 ext. 4, RSVP by Oct.12.Admission: $30 for non-members, $25 for members. The admission includes the lecture, a light lunch, and a tour of the first floor of the Mansion. Lunch courtesy of Michael Gilmartin of Outdoor Cookers.

 

Westport Arts Center Dinner Doodles Reception

10/17/2012

51 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT Phone: (203) 222-7070.

6 p.m. oo-dle (verb): to scribble or draw aimlesslyFrom September 30 to October 5, the Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce will host Restaurant Week. As part of this, the Westport Arts Center will be hosting "Dinner Doodles," where restaurant patrons may doodle on paper napkins and the finest of napkin drawings will be displayed during our reception on October 17. Come and have a chance to win delicious prizes!

Barnum Gala! Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Fully Charged at The Barnum Museum - Bridgeport

10/18/2012

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

Barnum Gala! Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Fully Charged
October 18, 2012 (ticketed event). Opening Night of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, at The Barnum Museum, is a “family fun” event! Help support the Barnum Museum’s recovery!

The Avon Theatre and the Alliance Francaise of Greenwich present: FRENCH CINEMATHEQUE THE WELL DIGGER’S DAUGHTER

10/18/2012

272 Bedford St, Stamford, CT Phone: (203) 967-3660.

7:30 p.m THE WELL DIGGER'S DAUGHTER. Daniel Auteuil (JEAN DE FLORETTE, CACHE) wrote, directed and stars in this beautiful new film. Ticket prices are as follows: Carte Blanche Members: FREE, Avon & AFG Members: $6, Students & Seniors: $8, Nonmembers: $11. Call the Avon business office at 203-661-0321 or the box office at 203-967-3660, x2 for tickets. Auteuil stars as the eponymous well-digger Pascale, a widower living with his six daughters in the Provence countryside at the start of World War I. His eldest, Patricia (the luminous Astrid Bergès-Frisbey), has returned home from Paris to help raise her sisters, and Pascale dreams of marrying her off to his loyal assistant Felipe (Kad Merad). But when she's impregnated by a wealthy young pilot (Nicolas Duvauchelle) who promptly abandons her for the frontlines, Pascale is left to contend with the consequences.