Bruce Museum - Film Series: American Art, Artists and Printmaking


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

First in a five-part film series in conjunction with the Chuck Close and Telling American History exhibitions that will explore fine art printmaking, the role of landscape painting in telling American history, as well as the artists Edward Hopper and Chuck Close. Films are free and followed by coffee and discussion. For reservations call 203-869-0376.

Stamford Jewish Center Spotlight on Israel. Israel: Small country. Big impact


1035 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203.487.0961.

Thursdays Starting October 17, 12 – 1 pm. 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 ofteninclude short videos and there will always be time for questions and answers. Bringyour 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

Garden Education Center of Greenwich Program: Ginkgo, The Tree that Time Forgot


130 Bible Street, Cos Cob, CT 06807. Phone: 203-869-9242.

Ginkgo, The Tree that Time Forgot--Thursday, October 17th at 7:00 pm Reception - 7:30 pm Lecture--Cost: $25 M  $35 N/M - 1 Laces Credit--Book $40 ~ Pre-orders only. Renowned botanist, Sir Peter Crane will explore the history of the ginkgo from its mysterious origin through its proliferation, drastic decline, and ultimate resurgence. Crane will also highlight the cultural and social significance of the ginkgo: its medicinal and nutritional uses, its power as a source of artistic and religious inspiration, and its importance as one of the world's most popular street trees. Perhaps the world's most distinctive tree, ginkgo has remained stubbornly unchanged for more than two hundred million years. A living link to the age of dinosaurs, it survived the great ice ages as a relic in China, but it earned its reprieve when people first found it useful about a thousand years ago. Today ginkgo is beloved for the elegance of its leaves, prized for its edible nuts, and revered for its longevity.  Call to register.

Bruce Museum- After School Art Classes: Greenwich Arts Society @ The Bruce Museum


One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-629-1533.

3:45 - 5 pm. Third session of an eight-session course of art instruction (Thursdays, October 3 – November 21)
For students ages 8 – 12 years old. Led by Greenwich Arts Society instructor, Kathie Milligan. Students will experience a wide variety of art media including painting and printmaking inspired by the Chuck Close and other Museum exhibitions. Class size is limited. $375 per student, includes all materials. Reservations and advance payment by contacting the Greenwich Arts Society for registration and information: 203-629-1533, Visit the website:

Bruce Museum Lifetime of Looking: Recalling American History Through Prints


One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-413-6740 or 203-413-6741..

1pm -2:30pm A program especially designed for senior citizens and their caregivers, who will explore the exhibition with Museum educators to provide meaningful cultural experiences and personal enrichment. A voluntary craft project and refreshments are included. Program is free, but advance reservations required.

Derby Historical Society's "Legends by Lantern Tours"

10/18/2013 to 10/19/2013

Derby Greenway., Derby, CT Phone: 203-735-1908 .

The Derby Historical Society would like you to join us for the return of our Legends by Lantern Tours.  This year we will present "The Revolutionary Robbery of 1780".  The dates are Friday, October  18th  & Saturday, October 19th .  The event takes place on the Derby Greenway.  Tours are a 6:30 pm & 8:00 pm both nights. The "Revolutionary Robbery of 1780"  is a walking tour, by lanterns, in which Society volunteers retell the true story of the ransacking of an infamous privateer’s home in Bethany. Carried out by a group of local young men loyal to the king and their British spy ringleader, their simple plan begins to unravel when they chance upon a young patriotic man that some of the robbers know as their neighbor. The skits take you on a three day span of the pursuit of the robbers thru several of the lower Naugatuck Valley towns in their attempt to reach the Derby landing in order to escape to Long Island. Reservations are recommended, tour group sizes are limited.  The cost is $15 per adult & $10 per child (aged 8-12).  Please contact the Derby Historical Society at 203-735-1908 to reserve your tickets.  You can also e-mail  us at to reserve your spot. Please be sure to check our website for important updates regarding the tour.    No rain date.

Stratford Library Offers Film: The Evil Dead


2203 Main Street, Stratford, CT 06615. Phone: 203-385-4162.

On Friday, October 18, 2013 at the Stratford Library a film: The Evin Dead will be shown.  A spine-chilling remake of the Sam Raimi classic horror film about a group of friends in an isolated cabin who discover an evil Book of the Dead.  Not for the faint of heart.  Rated R

Beardsley Zoo -Howl-O-Ween

10/18/2013 to 10/19/2013

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

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 6:30pm - Sat, 10/19/2013 - 10:00pm. Calling all ghosts and goblins! Come and spend a truly fun and frightful evening at the Zoo featuring an "Classic Monsters" Hayride, Haunted Farmyard, Gruesome Greenhouse, and magic show by Jim Sisti. Tickets also include FREE face painting, and of course, CANDY! Don't miss this frighteningly good time! Admission is $10 per person in advance and for Zoo members; $12 per person at the gate. Event recommended for children ages 6-12, however, some of the "scarier" activities of the evening may be better suited for children ages 8+. Event held on October 18, 19, 25, 26.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children Global Energy


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.



61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT Phone: 203-325-4466.

8 p.m. October's evening features musical theater singer, comedienne and Drama Desk nominated Christine Pedi, and internationally-celebrated singer-songwriter, pianist, Broadway star, and recording artist Johnny Rodgers, who is described by Stephen Holden (The New York Times) as an entertainer "that can't be found anywhere else" with "fused elements of Billy Joel, Peter Allen and Johnny Mercer." Tickets for the Broadway/Cabaret/Jazz Series go on sale to Members as a subscription series starting July 16 at 11:00am; tickets go on sale to the general public as a series on July 23 at 11:00am; and single tickets and partial subscriptions can be purchased starting July 30 at 11:00am at or charged by phone with major credit cards by calling the Palace Box Office at 203-325-4466. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Palace Theatre box office in downtown Stamford, CT. The box office is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The 2013-2014 season is made possible by Palace Theatre's Season Sponsors Seaboard Properties, Inc. and the Whittingham Family.