Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Scarecrow Making

10/13/2013 to 10/13/2013

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.322-1646.

On Sunday 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Join us for our 4th annual scarecrow making program and create a scarecrow for our Harvest Festival contest! Families will create a life-size scarecrow that will be exhibited and entered in our scarecrow contest at Harvest Festival (Oct. 19 & 20), 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. One scarecrow per family. Supplies are limited and are first-come, first-served. Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call 203.322-1646, e-mail or visit


The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens - Family Forest Hike


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

10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The Bartlett Arboretum is happy to announce FAMILY PUBLIC PROGRAMS for the fall. Classes are held on school holidays and are great opportunities for the entire family to explore and learn about nature together. As foliage season kicks into high gear please join us with your family for a hike through our 71 acres of forest habitat. We'll learn about native trees with a focus on showy foliage, and also keep an eye out for animals preparing for colder weather. Cost is $5 for Members and $10 for non- members. For more information please contact Todd DuPont at 203-322-6971, visit the website or email.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Fall Breakout Day: Native American Culture


39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.322-1646.

On Monday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Explore the lives of the Woodland Indians that lived in Connecticut, as well as native cultures throughout the country. Visit our galleries for our newest exhibition to view Native art and the photographs of Edward S. Curtis. Listen to Native American folklore stories and hike our trails to learn about how Woodland Indians used the land. Create your own totem animal necklace, pinch pot and talking stick. We'll end our day with a campfire treat - S'mores! Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call, email, or visit the website.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - The Back 80 - A Historical Hike through the SM&NC Forest


39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.322-1646.

On Monday 10:30 a.m to noon. Join Will Kies, director of education, to explore the SM&NC's 80-acre forest. Come and learn the natural history of the forest while looking for landscape clues on its past uses. On the hike, participants will visit some of the less frequented spots on the trails, including an old farm dump and relics from the Stamford Water Company's onsite operations. Please dress for hiking and wear appropriate footwear. Members: $15 | Non-Members: $20. For more information call, email or visit the website.


Stepping Stones Museum for Children Global Energy

10/14/2013 to 10/15/2013

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

11:00AM - 12:00PM. Created by Child's Play Touring Theatre and Stepping Stones Museum for Children.
Global Energy – The Musical is an interactive, musical, multimedia, funny, playful and engaging look at energy and conservation.
Limited seating on a first-come, first-served basis. Free with Museum Admission.

Bruce Museum - Monday Lecture Series: Telling American History Through Imagery in Prints


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

10 a.m. Justin Wolff, PhD, Associate Professor of Art History, University of Maine will speak on Thomas Hart Benton's prints and printmaking, in particular on his relationship with Associated American Artists, which distributed his lithographs to the public in a variety of innovative ways. Third of a series of four lectures presented in conjunction with the exhibition Telling American History: Realism from the Prints of Dr. Dorrance T. Kelly. Lectures will provide the historical and biographical context that informed the artists' work as well as the history and role of printmaking in the overall work of each artist presented in the series. Series price for Museum members is $15; single lectures are $5 members, $7 non-members. Advance reservations and payment are strongly recommended by calling 203-869-0376 or email .

Silvermine Arts Center Hosts Artist Talk--New Canaan


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

On Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 6PM at the Silvermine Arts Center exhibiting artists from Guild Group Show "Beyond the Book" will offer guided tours of the exhibitions and meet and interact with guests.  Call to order tickets. 

Artist Talk at Silvermine Art Center

10/15/2013 to 10/15/2013

1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203-966-9700 ext. 20.

Join exhibiting artists from the Guild Group Show, “Beyond the Book” for an illuminating discussion of their current exhibition. Artist talks are opportunities to get guided tours of the exhibitions and meet and interact with the artists. Don’t miss this informative talk.

Free and open to the public.

P.T. Barnum's Stories Confirmed Or Denied During the October Programs at The Barnum Museum - Inside Barnum's Black Tent - 1889


820 Main St, (1-95, Ex 27), Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-331-1104.

Wednesday, October 16 at 12:15 p.m. -  The monthly Sneak Peek series continues with Created Characters: Barnum’s Transformation of the Ordinary to the Extraordinary. This month’s lunchtime Sneak Peek program will feature artifacts that support or deny Barnum’s own story. During this informal presentation, The Barnum Museum’s Registrar, Melissa Houston, will explore some of the stories key to our understanding of P.T. Barnum and using the artifacts in the museum’s collection, corroborate or bring to light what really happened. For example, was Albert the elephant really given to the Smithsonian? Did Barnum visit Waterloo with Tom Thumb? Was the Feejee mermaid the only mermaid Barnum ever exhibited? No one was more skilled at weaving a tale of normal life into the grandest adventure than P.T. Barnum. His autobiography is filled with colorful language and descriptions for things as benign as foot warmers in a Puritan church. Join us for a fascinating exploration into how Barnum used imagery in his advance couriers to sell tickets to see a mermaid, advertising language in catalogs to make a rock sound as valuable as the Hope Diamond, and stories so exciting we want them to be true!  The “Sneak Peek” program is at noon so bring your lunch and a curious mind.

Litchfield Community Center Program: Women Soldiers & Spies of the Civil War


421 Bantam Road, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-8302.

On Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 7PM Trish Chambers returns to the Litchfield Community Center for a presentation that addresses the women who chose to become soldiers and spies during the Civil War.  Learn why they selected this path, how they functioned, survived and created a future for themselves and their families.  $5 per person.  Pre-register please.