Lockwood Mathews Mansion Historic Preservation as Federal Policy: The First 50 Years


295 West Ave., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-838-9799.

On Wed. Oct. 12, 2016, 11 a.m. Stamford, CT native Wes Haynes, whose restoration projects include NYS Capitol in Albany and Central Park, will give a talk titled, Historic Preservation as Federal Policy: The First 50 Years.

New Canaan Nature Center "Tackle" Our Invasive Species Day


144 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT Phone: 203-966-9577.

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. The day will start with a short presentation on what an invasive species is, a glimpse of our land management goals and an identification of common invasive species in our area. After this short program, we will head out to get to work! Please bring suitable work gloves! This program is open to all ages and walks of life so bring the family and be prepared to get dirty! Pre-registration for this event is encouraged in order to help us choose our projects wisely. Please call 203-966-9577 ex. 10 to register by Friday, October 7. Ages: All ages. Members: FREE / Non-Members: FREE

Garden Education Center of Greenwich Kerry Mendez: Striking, Uncommon Plants and Awe-Inspiring Design Tips


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

10 am. In my extensive travels I've had the incredible opportunity to stroll through some remarkable gardens representing a range of design styles and plant material. Every garden has a lesson to offer! This presentation features some fascinating plants that are not only available (I'll tell you where) and growable. I'll also share simple-to-replicate, design strategies to transform conventional gardens to astonishing!

Audubon Greenwich Keeping the Sacred Cranes of the Orient Safe


613 Riversville Rd, Greenwich, CT

6:30 pm - 8 pm. Over the past half-century, the co-founder of the International Crane Foundation, Dr. George Archibald, has worked for the welfare of the cranes in China, Japan, North and South Korea, and Russia. Backed by strong visuals, he will share the stories of these cranes and the efforts to protect them. Fee: $5 per Member, $7 per Non-member. RSVP to greenwichcenter@audubon.org.

Pequot Library -Preview Party: 19th Annual Art Show


720 Pequot Ave., Southport, CT Phone: 203-259-0346.

6:00pm - 9:00pm Drinks and bites by Susan Kane Catering. Silent auction and a variety of artwork!

Study Tour - Glass House + Noyes House


199 Elm St, New Canaan, CT Phone: (203) 594-9884.

1 pm - 5:30 pm. Visit two important examples of New Canaan mid-century residential architecture on a one-day study tour of Philip Johnson's Glass House (1949) and the Eliot Noyes House (1954). Tickets for this program include tours of both sites, shuttle transportation between sites, and light refreshments.

Pequot Library -Cerealism: Pop Art Workshop


720 Pequot Ave., Southport, CT Phone: 203-259-0346.

4:30pm - 06:00pm Ages 5 - 15, but younger ones need an adult to help. Bring cereal boxes, and make creative, collaged pieces of art. Registration required plus fee.

Pequot Library -19th Annual Art Show

10/14/2016 to 10/20/2016

720 Pequot Ave., Southport, CT Phone: 203-259-0346.

10:00am-6:00 pm Six days of activities and events for people of all ages including a Pequot Quick Paint and Sale, two children's art workshops, a Gallery Talk and Reception, the Community Art Exhibition, and an Artists and Collectors Party.

Fairfield Halloween Haunted House

10/14/2016 to 10/30/2016

210 Old Dam Rd, Fairfield, CT

Fairfield Fright Nights will be open for Brave Souls Only! This is a Scary Haunted House! (recommended for ages 12 & up) Friday, Saturday & Sunday, October 14th, 15th, 16th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd and October 28th, 29th & 30th, 7:00 - 10:00 PM on Fridays and 6:00 - 9:00 PM on Sundays. At The Recreation Center at S. Pine Creek, 210 Old Dam Road, Fairfield. Admission: $10.00 per person, pay at the door.

ASTRONOMY NIGHTS-Passport to Space: Capturing Space: The OSIRIS-Rex Mission

10/14/2016 to 10/14/2016

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 2039776538.

Head to the Observatory to explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more! Start by enjoying a presentation on Passport to Space: Capturing Space: The OSIRIS-Rex Mission, followed by a visit to view the night sky through our 22-inch research telescope. The presentation portion of the program will be held rain or shine. Viewing hours are weather permitting. Please call 203-977-6537 for weather updates in regards to telescope viewing. This program is suitable for ages 5 and over. Location: Behind the Heckscher Farm, enter from Scofieldtown Road. GPS users enter - 151 Scofieldtown Road. Members: Free | Non-Members: Adults $5, Children (5-17) $3. For more information, visit www.stamfordmuseum.org or call 203.977.6521