Brews on Bedford Craft Brew Festival


Latham Park, Stamford, CT

1-5 pm. Join us for the third Brews on Bedford Craft Brew Festival in Stamford Downtown! Fill your sampling glass with beer from a variety of breweries from across the region, while enjoying music, fun games and food for purchase! Early Bird: $25 ($27.57 with fee) until October 1 Advanced Sale: $30 ($32.64 with fee) October 2-October 13 Day of Event: $35 (if tickets are still available) Your entry fee includes a souvenir beer mug and six 4-ounce beer samples. Additional 4-ounce samples can be purchased for $2 each at the event.

A Haunting at Mill Hill! Norwalk Historical Society

10/14/2017 to 10/21/2017

2 East Wall Street, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-846-0525.

Tours on: Saturday, October 14, 2017 – Tours: 6:00pm, 7:30pm & 9:00pm, Friday, October 20, 2017 – Tours: 7:30pm & 9:00pm
Saturday, October 21, 2017 – Tours:6:00pm,7:30pm &9:00pm Take alantern lit tour among the crooked gravestones at Mill  Hill,ghostly entities are waiting to share... their true stories of death, murder,insanity and destruction! suitable for ages 8+In case of inclement weather, the walk through the graveyard will be suspended. The spirits will tell their ghostly tales inside the Town House at Mill Hill. Sorry, No Refunds. Bring a flash light and a friend!

Beardsley Zoo -- Howl-O-Ween

10/14/2017 to 10/28/2017

1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport, CT

October 14,21,27 and 28 from 6:30 pm - 10 pm. Annual Halloween themed evenings featuring activities and attractions geared toward guests ages 8-15.Brave children and parents can enter the Haunted Hayride, Farmer Beardlsey's Farmsted and the Ghastly Greenhouse. More timid guests enjoy magic shows, face painting, fortune tellers, fire dancers and more.

Weir Farm Fall Plein Air Painting

10/14/2017 to 10/15/2017

735 Nod Hill Road , Wilton, CT Phone: (203) 834-1896 x0.

10 am - 4 pm each day. Weir Farm National Historic Site is offering a free, two-day Fall Impressionist Painting Workshop on Saturday and Sunday, October 14 and 15. Taught by Impressionist artist and master instructor Dmitri Wright, this workshop will feature plein air painting in a landscape that has inspired artists for over 130 years. The workshop is designed for art students at any skill level, from beginner to advanced, interested in learning more about the science and poetry of Impressionist landscape painting. Workshop will include introductory classroom lectures, field demonstrations, and critique of the participant's artwork. Participants should bring their own supplies, have a basic understanding of their selected art form, and must be able to handle their own equipment for plein air fieldwork as well as for the studio workshop environment. The park has some watercolor supplies available for beginners upon request.

Wilton Historical Society Longitude, Latitude and Discovery Workshop for Kids


224 Danbury Rd., Wilton, CT

11 am - 12 noon. Kids will enjoy this workshop about exploration and the evolution of wayfinding. Museum Educator Lola Chen will talk with the kids about the evolution of instruments such as the compass, the astrolabe, and the sextant and how navigation and exploration were affected. Making a simple hat rack displaying Wilton's longitude and latitude is the workshop project. The kids will help make their snack, spiced pumpkin muffins.

Grace Farms Unchained benefit - Freedom Needs Fighters


365 Lukes Wood Rd, New Canaan, CT Phone: (203) 920-1702.

4-9 pm. Musical performance with India Arie. Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter and philanthropist India Arie will headline a second anniversary celebration at Grace Farms, benefiting an unprecedented global campaign to help end modern day slavery. Don't miss this one-time opportunity to launch

Stepping Stones Museum for Children


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

10:30-11;15 am - Mutt-i-grees. Enjoy a special canine storytime and discussion. Visit with a shelter dog as you learn about social and emotional skills. Shelter dogs courtesy of P.A.W.S. 11:15-1145 and 2:15-2:45 - Weekend Wonder- Join our Play Explorers for engaging experiences that delve deeper into exhibit themes, holidays and more! 2-3 pm - ATW: Performance Series- 
Performance Series: Mexico Beyond Mariachi: Dances and Culture of Mexico – Spanish music and instruments are combined with native instrumentation to make both a unique style of music and dance but also a unique culture! In this richly textured performance, Mexican culture is presented in its true form: a diverse and complex system comprised of different people and forms of expression.

CT Audubon at Fairfield Seed Sale


2325 Burr Street, Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-6305.

Don't forget the Seed Sale coming up in October 14. Pre-order forms are due by October 4. Pre order form

Lockwood Mathews Mansion Gilded Age Gala


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

7 pm - 12 am. Cocktails and Dinner. Black Tie or period attire. The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum's Gilded Age Gala will include cocktails, a black-tie dinner, live and silent auctions, the exhibit preview, Gilded Age Redux by the Rowayton Arts Center, and a special presentation by Comedian Brian Grossi. Mr. Grossi has performed at The New York Comedy Club, The Broadway Comedy Club, Gotham Comedy Club, Caroline's on Broadway and the world-famous Metropolitan Room, among others.

Westport Historic Business District Walking Tour/ National Hall


Jessup Green, Westport, CT Phone: (203) 222-1424.

3-4 pm. Join us on Saturday October 14, for a walking tour of the town's Business Center District and discover facts about such historic sites as National Hall and the former Westport Bank & Trust Company building. Both are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The one-hour walk kicks off at Jesup Green and will be led by Bob Mitchell. There is a $10 suggested donation. Ages 12 and under are free. Meet at Jesup Green in front of Westport Public Library's lower entrance. Parking is available at the town lot on Jesup Green (Taylor Public Parking Lot). For more information about the tour and to register, call (203) 222-1424. Join us at a local watering hole for a complimentary drink.