Greenwich Arts Council Bendheim Gallery ARTS ALIVE

10/14/2017

299 Greenwich Avenue , Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-862-6750.

6:30 - 9 pm. at the ART CENTER. You are invited to a creatively orchestrated evening of Cocktails & Hors d'oeuvres Featuring theatrics, classical and contemporary music, art provided by an exciting range of professional artists A collectors opportunity to acquire artworks by renowned artists.

Harvest Festival Weekend

10/14/2017 to 10/15/2017

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

October 14 & 15,11 am to 3 pm each day. Celebrate the fall season with family and friends at our annual Harvest Festival Weekend. Enjoy apple cider demonstrations, a scarecrow contest, hay bale climb and fun activities for the whole family! Wear a costume and participate in the costume parade each day. We're also delighted to welcome back our Colonial Militia re-enactors from the 5th Connecticut Regiment. Other activities include farm animal demonstrations, live music with Jay and Ray, face-painting, storytelling with Ms. Karen, and children's crafts. As in years past, there will be an assortment of locally popular food trucks with food for sale. Tickets for our hayrides and apple slingshot will be available for purchase, and the Museum Galleries will be open with the Illustrations of Imaginative Literature: The Korskak Collection exhibition. DAILY ADMISSION FEES: Members: $5/person | Non-Members: $10/person. Director's Circle & Family Plus Members and all children 3 & under are free. For more information, visit www.stamfordmuseum.org or call 203.977.6521

Bruce Museum Family Gallery Tour

10/15/2017

1 Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-0376.

11:30-12:15. Designed for families with children ages 6-10. These tours, led by a Museum educator, provide an interactive, discussion-based exploration of the Museum's current exhibitions. Free with admission; no registration required.

Bruce Museum Learning to Look

10/15/2017

1 Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-0376.

1-2 pm. Designed for participants ages 6 to 96, Learning to Look is an art history, art appreciation program developed by Diane W. Darst, PhD, and Sue Massey Williamson, founder. Through guided discussion, the program enhances participants' appreciation and understanding of art. This session, which will focus on the exhibition In the Limelight: Toulouse-Lautrec Portraits from the Herakleidon Museum is free with admission and no advanced registration is required. A hands-on art-making activity follows the discussion.

Bruce Museum Family Gallery Tour

10/15/2017

1 Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-0376.

11:30-12:15. Designed for families with children ages 6-10. These tours, led by a Museum educator, provide an interactive, discussion-based exploration of the Museum's current exhibitons. Free with admission; no registration required

Beardsley Zoo -- Wolf Week

10/15/2017 to 10/21/2017

1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport, CT

The Zoo has two Mexican grey wolves and two red wolves, all extremely rare and on the endangered species list. Learning opportunities and activities held all week. 

Stepping Stones Museum for Children

10/15/2017

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

11:15-11:45 and 2:15-2:45 - Weekend Wonder - Join our Play Explorers for engaging experiences that delve deeper into exhibit themes, holidays and more!

Wilton Woodcock Nature Center “Where the Wild Things Run” 5K & Kids Fun Run

10/15/2017

56 Deer Run Road, Wilton, CT Phone: 203-762-7280.

Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. Kids Fun Run starts at 8:30 a.m. 5K starts at 9:00 a.m. Kids Fun Run Registration Fee = $20 5k Registration Fee = $35. The 5K course is almost entirely run on our trails for more fun and adventure. It will be approximately 90% trail with a mix of groomed trails, rugged trails and narrow bridges/boardwalks. The challenging terrain will highlight the diversity and beauty of our property. Runners, joggers and walkers of all ages are welcome. This trail is NOT stroller friendly.

Woodcock Nature Center Where the Wild Things Run

10/15/2017

56 Deer Run Road, Wilton, CT Phone: 203-762-7280 .

The 5K course is almost entirely run on our trails for more fun and adventure. It will be approximately 90% trail with a mix of groomed trails, rugged trails and narrow bridges/boardwalks. The challenging terrain will highlight the diversity and beauty of our property. Runners, joggers and walkers of all ages are welcome. This trail is NOT stroller friendly. Parking for the event is available along Deer Run and Fawn Place. It is somewhat limited and will require up to a 1/3rd mile walk to the start. Please arrive early to ensure you get to the start on time and think about car-pooling.

Bruce Museum Monday Morning Lecture Series: Toulouse-Lautrec

10/16/2017

1 Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-0376.

10-11 am. This lecture is being offered in conjunction with the Bruce Museum's exhibition: In the Limelight: Toulouse-Lautrec Portraits from the Herakleidon Museum (on view September 23, 2017—January 7, 2018). About the Lecture: This talk examines some of the very last paintings ever created by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec -- in particular, a series of six canvases devoted to the opera Messalina, which Lautrec saw in Bordeaux in 1900. These paintings, along with a set of circus drawings made while convalescing in a sanatorium and his final painting of a medical school exam, are discussed in light of the artist's career-long interest in performers (especially women) and entertainment. Made during a period of extreme personal crisis for Lautrec, these works offer insight into the role art played as a means of self-expression and salvation.