The Stamford Jewish Community Center -Vacation Day Programs


1035 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203.487.0974.

8 a.m. to 6 p.m.Grades K – 6. All vacation days include arts and crafts, nut-free/kosher snacks, free swim and various games and activities. Participants supply their own lunches. Drop-ins are welcome if space allows and require an additional $10 fee. To avoid disappointment, register early by calling the welcome desk at 203.322.7900. Member $75 / Community $90. For more information contact Galit Roloff at 203-487-0974 or

The Stamford Jewish Community Center - Family Sukkot Celebration


1035 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203.487.0974.

5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Celebrate the harvest season by enjoying a meal in the JCC Sukkah. It will be a fun-filled evening for families! Free and open to the community. Contact Galit Roloff at or 203-487-0974.

Beardsley Zoo - Zoo Tots


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

10:30am - 11:15am. Zoo Tots is a 45 minute program for children 22 months to 4 years and a parent or caregiver. Program may include theme-related songs or games, live animals and a simple craft. Zoo Tots is held in the Research Station at 10:30 am. You may sign up for a Tuesday or Wednesday program. Pre-registration is required by calling 203-394-6563. Cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members and includes admission to the Zoo. Tuesday, Oct. 14 and Wednesday, Oct. 15, our theme is "Not so Scary." Tuesday, Nov. 11 and Wednesday, Nov. 12, our theme is "Who Eats What."

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum - The Art of Collecting: The Mansion’s Hidden Treasure


Mathews Park, 295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-838-9799 ext.112.

On Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 11 a.m., at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, 295 West Avenue in Norwalk, CT, Curator Raechel Guest will give a talk entitled, The Art of Collecting: The Mansion’s Hidden Treasures. where she will present her in-depth look at some of the remarkable "hidden treasures” featured in the upcoming exhibit opening to the general public on Oct. 22.

Music Director Eckart Preu to speak at the Westport Library

10/15/2014 to 10/15/2014

20 Jesup Road, Westport, CT 06880. Phone: 203-325-1407 X10.

Stamford Symphony Music Director, Eckart Preu to speak at the Westport Library Wednesday, October 15th at 7pm (McManus Room), 20 Jesup Road, Westport, CT 06880.

Hear about how a music director plans a concert and learn about the history, and composers behind the music of the upcoming concert. Program to include works by Dvořák, Brahms and living composer, Norman. A great opportunity to learn about orchestral performances from the eyes of a conductor.

Led by music director Eckart Preu, Stamford Symphony aspires to build a lifelong appreciation of classical music among Fairfield County communities and beyond. Made up of professional musicians from the tri-state area, The New York Times has called the Stamford Symphony "a major cultural force." Come experience the best of NYC right in your backyard!

Barnum Museum -Wicked Walking Tour - Learn about Mysterious Bridgeport, Connecticut's Main Streets and Barnum's newspaper experience


Main Street, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-331-1104 .

Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. - Mysterious Bridgeport: Wicked Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Bridgeport. This non-strenuous walking tour will be led by Michael J. Bielawa, poet and a historian at the Bridgeport Public Library and author of the book Wicked Bridgeport.  The  walking tour will focus on the Park City's macabre and fascinating downtown history. Tales of pirates, gangsters, ghosts, a Victorian Era international manhunt and the unsolved murder of a world-famous sea captain all lurk along the streets and alleys of downtown Bridgeport. Focusing on Bridgeport's magnificent historic sites, this fascinating program will guide guests through the intrigue of the city's 19th century streets. Bielawa will be signing and selling his books after the tour, when the group returns to the museum for refreshments.

The walk lasts approximately 90 minutes and comfortable footgear is highly suggested. Advance reservations are needed since the program is limited to 25 participants. General Admission is $15 and Barnum Museum members are $10. Registration can be made only through or by calling 203-331-1104 to get more details. Recommended for ages 18 and older.

Garden Educaion Center of Greenwich Program: Fall Fungal Foray


130 Bible St., Cos Cob, CT 06807. Phone: 203869-9242.

October 16, 2014 at 10AM the Garden Education Center of Greenwich program - Fall Fungal Foray sponsored by the Greenwich Land Trust's, Steve Conaway, introduces the world of Mushrooms & Molds. Nature Play available for this program. Cost: $35.

Audubon Greenwich Journey of the Broad-winged Hawk


613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT Phone: (203) 869-5272.

• 7:00-8:30 pm Every year, broad-winged hawks embark on a 4,500-mile journey from New Hampshire to South America. This award winning film takes viewers along the broad-winged hawk's migratory route, from the northern forests of New Hampshire to the rainforests of Ecuador. $5-10 suggested donation. RSVP requested. Theatre opens: 6:30 pm & Film at 7pm.

SoundWaters Cabaret With Cookie Thomas - Stamford


SoundWaters Coastal Center, Cove Island Park, 1281 Cove Road, Stamford, CT Phone: 203-406-3336.

SoundWaters Cabaret  With Cookie Thomas One Night Only Friday, October 17, 2014. Doors Open - 7 pm. Concert 8 pm - 10 pm
Bring dinner and your favorite beverage $25 a person Seating is limited. Reservations Required.  Call 203-406-3336. Email

Pequot Library Holds 17th Annual Art Show/Appraisal Day--Southport

10/17/2014 to 10/19/2014

720 Pequot Ave., Southport, CT 06890. Phone: 203-259-0346.

On Sunday, October 19, 2014 from 11am - 4pm, the public has a unique opportunity to have their own antiques and heirlooms appraised during the Appraisal Day: Antiques, Fine Art and Collectibles at Pequot Library. This program is offered during Pequot Library's 17th Annual Art Show Weekend. Bring your treasures to Pequot Library where experts from NYC-based Heritage Auctions will evaluate your heirloom items. Registration is now open at $20.00 per piece in advance/$25.00 per piece at the door. The ten categories include: Coins/Currency; Jewelry; Comics; Sports; Fine Arts; Watches;  Photography; Books/Manuscripts; Collectibles/Entertainment; Decorative Arts: Silver, Glass, Furniture. The ten stations will be located throughout Pequot Library in the Auditorium/Concert Hall, The Perkin Gallery, and the Reading Room. Proceeds help fund 495 annual programs at Pequot Library. Pequot Library's 17th Annual Art Show is part of National Arts and Humanities Month in October. The arts are a part of our lives each and every day, and the nation takes the whole month of October to commemorate and celebrate the arts in big ways, it's National Arts & Humanities Month - the largest annual celebration for the arts and humanities in the nation! Americans for the Arts encourages organizations to offer free events in their communities. Art Show viewing is free and open to the public all day Friday, October 17, 10am – 6pm; Saturday, October 18, 10am to 4pm; and Sunday, October 19, 11am - 4pm. Other Art Show weekend activities include - Friday, October 17, 2014, from 4:00pm - 5:30pm, Pequot Library will have a Children's Activity: The Art of the Selfie, as part of their 17th Annual Art Show Weekend. This is a hands-on workshop and is presented by The Painted Bird. Children ages 5+ will create self-portraits as unique as the artists themselves. Registration is required, plus a $5.00 materials fee. The Painted Bird creates programs in arts and crafts for kids of all ages. Register online at Saturday, October 18, from 10am - 4pm, local galleries share their "Stories of Art" in an Art Gallery Afternoon Experience. Local art galleries transform the Perkin Gallery with the work of their favorite artists. Come learn the story of Amy Simon Fine Art, ARC Fine Art, Art/Place Gallery, J. Russell Jinishian Gallery, Bruce S. Kershner Gallery, Southport Galleries, and Troy Fine Art Services. Free and open to the public. Saturday, October 18, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, Fundraising Gala. Enjoy an evening of fine art, cocktails & hors d'oeuvres, and a variety of silent auction items. Catering by Collyer Catering & Market of Westport. Tickets available online at All event proceeds help support Pequot Library's programs for all ages.