The Stamford Jewish Community CenteSpotlight on Israel. Israel: Small country. Big Impact

11/14/2013 to 11/14/2013

1035 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203-487-0961.

Join Matan Samovsky, the JCC's new Israeli Shaliach, for a lunch and learn seriesfocusing on interesting topics and current events related to Israel. Sessions will often include short videos and there will always be time for questions and answers. Bring your lunch and we’ll provide the coffee and dessert (dairy). No charge. All are welcome November 14: History of Israel 101: From birth to the present day. For more information contact Matan Samovsky at 203.487.0961, visit or e-mail

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Outdoor Adventures: Fall Pellets & Prowl


39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977-6521.

On Friday 7 p. pm. to 8:30 p.m. Join SM&NC staff to discover the secret lives of our favorite feathered nocturnal friends - the owls. We'll begin with a look at an owl's role in the food chain with participants dissecting an owl pellet. Then, head out into the woods to call for our local owl species, who at this time of year will be preparing for winter. Recommended for ages 6 and older. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Please call 203.977.6521 to register. Members: $5 | Non-Members: $8.


Westport Country Playhouse- Circo Comedia


25 Powers Court, Westport, CT Phone: 203.227.4177.

1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Starring Jean Saucier & Patrick Côté Recommended for ages 4 and up. Unpredictable thrills, side-splitting comedy and daredevil stunts are the signature style of Circo Comedia, starring the fantastic duo of Jean Saucier and Patrick Côté from Montreal, performing their distinctive style of humor, acrobatic tricks, daring feats, magic and eccentricity. Circo Comedia Run Time: Approximately one hour

Fairfield Theatre Company Presents Judy Collins


70 Samfprd St/, Fairfield, CT 06824. Phone: 203-259-1036.

On November 15, 2013 at 7:45PM the Fairfield Theatre Company presents Judy Collins.  Judy Collins is eclectic, eccentric, and electrifying. Known for the diversity of her material, and her modern interpretation of the folk tradition, Collins made her musical debut at thirteen as a classical pianist, and later took an interest in the folk movement and activism of the day. Today she is a titan of the folk world, esteemed alongside Bob Dylan, Tom Paxton, Pete Seeger, and more. Her effect has been wide ranging and profound, bringing many now prominent artists like Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Randy Newman, to attention. She even put the Judy in Suite: Judy Blue Eyes. Judy Collins has also made important political and social contributions, including her friendship with Yippie's Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin, her testimonial on the behalf of the Chicago Seven, and her campaigning against landmine use with UNICEF. Seldom does one person have so great an impact on their world. Artistically, politically, and culturally, Judy Collins is a force. It is with great honor, that we present Judy Collins, live and in concert at The Fairfield Theatre Company.

The Bartlett Arboretum’s - Orchid Judging


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

10 a.m. - 4 pm. The Northeast Judging Center of the American Orchid Society will be holding its monthly judging on the 3rd Saturday of each month at the Bartlett Arboretum and Gardens. This partnership with the Bartlett allows the development of educational opportunities for the orchid-growing public and makes available the on-site usage of the extensive collection of books and journals related to orchids currently owned by the Northeast Judging Center. For more information, please call, visit the website, or email.

Monroe Historical Society Program: The Iron Horse in Monroe--1840-1963: Monroe's Rail History


733 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, CT 06468. Phone: 203-261-1383.

The Monroe Historical Society presents: The Iron Horse in Monroe 1840-1963: Monroe's Rail History – Robert Belletzkie will present a narrated video focusing on the four railroad stations that once dotted the town map and their evolution mover the years. Mr. Belletzkie has been doing research for over 40 years and has given a number of presentations to illustrate the railroad infrastructure that once existed in the state and how the Iron Horse brought change to every community. Saturday,  Nov 16th 2pm  at Edith Wheeler Memorial Library (EWML) Ehlers Room ( lower level in back) -You must register ahead to attend this 2pm  program.

Center for Contemporary Printmaking Hosts Silent Auction--Norwalk


32 Knight Street, Norwalk, CT 06850. Phone: 203-899-7999.

Live auction and party will be held on November 16 from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. at the Lillian August Flagship Store in Norwalk.  The Silent Auction will be in the "Dream House", a grouping of showrooms at Lillian August. There  will be a feature wall (salon style gallery) designated for framed Live Auction artwork.  The gala event provides a memorable way of viewing outstanding art while mingling with friends and fellow art lovers Parking for this event is at 32 Knight Street, Norwalk.  The Lillian August Flagship Store has the huge parking lot in front, a large lot to the right of the building, and overflow parking at St. Philip Church, across Route 1 on France Street.  Tickets $50/person. To coincide with the show, the CCP members are opening an exhibit called New Works on Paper on November 7.  This show will run though January 1.  Works on Paper will be displayed at the Avenue Gallery on Main Street in Norwalk. this event is listed.

Audubon Greenwich ~ BIRD SCIENCE: Behavior, Feeding and ‘Project Feederwatch’


613 RIversville Road, Greenwich, CT

2:00-3:30 pm. Join us to get better acquainted with our winter bird neighbors and learn how you can host them both with native plant foods and bird feeders. Also learn how your family can be 'Citizen Scientists' and count birds all winter long and report your sightings to scientists at Cornell University. All ages. RSVP to Ted at 203-869-5272 x230.

Jones Family Winery - Traditional Thanksgiving How-To


606 Walnut Tree Hill Rd., Shelton, CT Phone: 203-929-8425.

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Learn how to prepare a meal from start to finish using seasonal produce from our kitchen garden. We work together in small groups to learn new cooking techniques and then we enjoy a meal together with a glass of Jones wine. Take home Harvest Kitchen apron and recipes.. Traditional Thanksgiving How-To Featuring Self-Basting Roasted Turkey, Sausage Apple Chestnut Stuffing, Roasted Root Vegetables, Pumpkin Pie. Cost: $80 per student.

Wilton Historical Society Hosts Holiday Trunk Show


224 Danbury Rd., Wilton, CT 06897. Phone: 203-762-7252.

On Sunday, November 17, 2013 from 3 to 6PM the Wilton Historical Society will host a Holiday Trunk Show.  Join us for a festive afternoon of shopping, drinks, and treats!  The Betts Store features locally made one-of-a-kind pottery, jewelry, candles, letterpress cards and beautifully woven scarves.