AUTUMNFEST WITH FANCI - Ansonia Nature Center


10 Deerfield Lane, Ansonia, CT 06401. Phone: 203-736-1053.

Sat. Oct. 20, 10 am to 4 pm. Climb aboard our horse-drawn wagon with our Friends of the Ansonia Nature Center as we clip-clop over hill and meadow and listen to the history of the park and maybe   a scary story or two. Try to find your way through our hay-bale maze, carve a pumpkin, learn about the wild animals associated with All Hallows’ Eve. Have some fresh-squeezed apple cider and sample our delicious cinnamon donuts. Don’t miss our homemade apple and pumpkin goodies to take home. All proceeds will benefit the Nature Center’s programs and wildlife rehabilitation efforts. Rain or shine. No park admission fee. Call  for more info.

Harvest Festival Weekend at The Stamford Museum and Nature Center

10/20/2012 to 10/21/2012

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.322.1646.

Harvest Festival Weekend Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21, 11 am - 3 pm.  Enjoy hayrides, apple cider demonstrations, a scarecrow contest, pumpkin carving, and fun activities for the whole family! Wear a costume and participate in a parade led by a special guest. Other activities include an apple slingshot, farm animal demonstrations, face-painting, storytelling, children's crafts and much more. Celebrate the fall season, and bring family and friends to the Harvest Festival Weekend. Members: $5/per person | Non-Members: $10/per person. Family Plus Members and above levels, and all children 3 & under: FREE.

Connecticut Ballet presents ALICE IN WONDERLAND


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

2:00 pmSave 10% on your tickets when purchased by Aug 31. Use code: TourJete on the payment screen Runtime: 100 mins with intermission Tickets: $50 / $35 / $25 plus SCA fees Lewis Carroll's classic book comes to life as a ballet (a world premiere!). Join Alice as she journeys to meet the Mad Hatter, the Mock Turtle, and the Queen of Hearts.... Starring Oksana Maslova as Alice. SCA Box Office is open Monday-Friday, 10:00am-6:00pm.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children 7th Annual Step Out Wine, Beer, Spirits and Food Tasting


303 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-899-0606 ext. 225..

Put on your best duds and enjoy an unforgettable evening of fine wines, stellar spirits, premier beers and fantastic flavors from top Fairfield County restaurants amidst the whimsical backdrop of Stepping Stones during the 7th Annual Step Out Wine, Beer, Spirit and Food Tasting from 7:00 – 9:30 pm on Saturday, October 20th.  The cost to attend Step Out is $55 in advance or $70 at the door, space permitting. Tickets are non refundable and a portion is tax-deductible. Proceeds from the event benefit the museum's exhibits, educational programming and outreach initiatives. Guests can register online or call.

Haunted Halloween at Monroe Historical Society


31 Great Ring Road, Monroe, CT Phone: 203-445-1082.

Come take a tour with Monroe's Lady in White as she guides you through the Old Beardsley Homestead where you will meet some of her departed friends and hear some frightful tales from Hannah Crannah, the witch of Monroe. For ages 11 and up at the Beardsley Homestead, 31 Great Ring Road, Monroe. Registration required as space is limited. $5.00 per person.

Fall Bird Migration

10/20/2012 to 10/20/2012

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

Join resident Bartlett birder Brad Nagle to learn about why this part of the country is amazing place to observe bird migration heading into winter. Brad will lead participants to our Red Maple Wetland which is a very unique and special habitat and a favorite of our native birds and birds just stopping through on their way south. Rain cancels program, reservations required, $5 for members, and $10 for non-members. For more information, call 203-322-6971, visit or e-mail

** * * Our 91-acre nature preserve is a living museum of majestic trees, rare plant collections, charming gardens, and varied natural habitats and landscapes traversed by hiking and walking trails. The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens is open to the public every day of the year.

Westport Art Center Hosts Chamber Music Concert: Frederic Chiu and Andrew Russo


51 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT 06880. Phone: 203-222-7070.

On Sunday, Ocober 21, 2012 at 3PM we move the series to the Pequot Library for a thrilling concert for two pianos by a charismatic duo: Andrew Russo, renowned for his work in contemporary music, and Westport's own Frederic Chiu. In honor of the hundred-and-fiftieth anniversary of the birth of Claude Debussy, we continue a focus on his exquisite Impressionist music, and extend that theme to two American composers who studied with the great Paris pedagogue Nadia Boulanger, Philip Glass and Leonard Bernstein (the explosive Symphonic Dances from "West Side Story").  Check the website further information.

Silvermine Art Center Lecture: David Dunlop--Moving the Boundaries of What we know, the Story of Art--New Canaan


1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203-966-9700.

On Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 4:30PM at Silvermine Art Center a lecture by David Dunlop: Moving the Boundaries of What we know, the Story of Art will be held.  $10 members/$12 non-members.  Check the website for further information.

Westport Wonderland of Crafts


1595 Post Rd. East, Westport, CT Phone: 203-261-2414.

On Sunday, 11 - 5 p.m. at Westport Inn.

Lecture Series with David Dunlop: “Moving the Boundaries of What We Know, the Story of Art”

10/21/2012 to 10/21/2012

Silvermine Arts Center, Sara Victoria Hall Auditorium 1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203-966-9668 ext. 2.

In this lecture, David Dunlop explores how we represent what we know. How do we recognize something? How do we convert recognition on to canvas or paper? How can we expand the limits of knowledge by creating new categories? This brief history of art takes us through our adventure in picturing for the past 50,000 years and reveals how we are the same. Here is a look at how art can show us what we have never imagined to be true, to be present, and to be all around us. Here is how art works on us and comes out of us.

$10 per person member, $12 per person non-member

For tickets call (203) 966-6668, ext. 2 or order online at