Beardsley Zoo - Howl-O-Ween

10/17/2014

1875 Noble Ave, Bridgeport, CT

6:30pm - 10:00pm. Calling all ghosts and goblins. Come and spend a truly fun and frightful evening at the Zoo featuring a "Greek Mythology" 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. Howl-O-Ween will be held Oct. 17, 18, 24 and 25. Admission is $12 per person in advance and for Zoo members; $15 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+. To purchase advance tickets, please call Amanda Bolanosat (203) 394-6574.

Beardsley Zoo - Scarecrows on display

10/17/2014 to 10/31/2014

1875 Noble Ave, Bridgeport, CT

Beautiful fall works of art. Make sure you come to Boo at the Zoo on Oct. 26 to vote for your favorite Scarecrow. If you are a local school interested in creating a Scarecrow for this year's competition, or if you are a local business that is interested in supporting one of our local schools, please contact Emily Bobowick at 203-394-6969 or ebobowick@beardsleyzoo.org.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Oktoberfest On The Meadow

10/17/2014

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977.6521.

Bring friends for a casual night out and celebrate the fall season. Drink seasonal Oktoberfest brews, dine on Oktoberfest favorites from Old Heidelberg, have fun at the "S'mores Bar," and enjoy live music from Green Eyed Lady. Adults only, please.Purchase your tickets by October 15th. In advance: SM&NC Member: $60 | Non-Member: $75. At the door: SM&NC Member: $70 | Non-Member: $85. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org.

 

Stamford Museum & Nature Cente Oktoberfest On The Meadow

10/17/2014

39 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford, CT Phone: 203-977-6521 .

On Friday, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oktoberfest, On The Meadow, Dine on Traditional German Fare, Drink seasonal Oktoberfest brews, Have Fun at the "S: mores Bar", Enjoy live music from Green Eyed Lady.  Adults only. Visit the website for more information.

Greenwich Historical Society Program : Story Barn: Victory!

10/17/2014

39 Strickland Rd., Cos Cob, CT 06807. Phone: 203-869-6899.

Upcoming Story Barn: "Victory!"      Story Barn is a unique way to experience oral tradition, explore local lore and get a whole new perspective on the inner lives of your friends and neighbors. Each performer tells a five-minute story (without notes) based on a true personal experience. In conjunction with the the town-wide reading program Greenwich Reads Together, the Greenwich Historical Society will host a Story Barn based on the concept of victory. Storytellers will focus on tales of teamwork, perseverance and overcoming adversity--themes woven throughout The Boys in the Boat, this year's selection for Greenwich Reads Together. Get ready for an evening of standup, standout stories straight from the heart, emceed by comedienne extraordinaire Bonnie Levison. If you would like to tell your own story or know anyone who can spin a great yarn,  Friday, October 17, 2014. Doors open at 6:30; show begins at 7:00 pmVanderbilt Education CenterMembers: $15; nonmembers: $20.  Admission includes beer, wine and snacks.

Bush Holley House Museum Story Barn: Victory!

10/17/2014

39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob, CT Phone: 203-869-6899, Ext. 10..

Doors open at 6:30; show begins at 7:00 pm Members: $15; nonmembers: $20. Admission includes beer, wine and snacks.
Purchase tickets here or call 203-869-6899, Ext. 10. Space limited, we strongly recommend advance purchase. Story Barn is a unique way to experience oral tradition, explore local lore and get a whole new perspective on the inner lives of your friends and neighbors. Each performer tells a five-minute story (without notes) based on a true personal experience.

Pequot Library’s 17th Annual Art Show Weekend

10/17/2014 to 10/19/2014

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

Pequot Library’s 17th Annual Art Show Weekend consists of art exhibitions, events, programs, and activities for all ages.  Admission is free and open to the public for Art Show viewing, Friday, October 17 – Sunday, October 19, 2014, during regular library hours. . This year’s Art Show theme is: The Story of Art. Artists are storytellers, inviting viewers to imagine their own stories

Stamford Center for the Arts Chicago City Limits

10/17/2014

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

Direct from New York, world class improv group Chicago City Limits is the city's longest-running show with over 10,000 performances over 30 years! The New York Post characterized it as the "Funniest show in town... Not to be missed!!" And the New York Times called the cast "the perfect masters of improvisation."

Weir Farm Workshop: Stone Wall with Master Craftsman --Wilton

10/18/2014 to 10/19/2014

735 Nod Hill Rd., Wilton, CT 06897. Phone: 203-761-9945.

Wilton and Ridgefield, Connecticut: Weir Farm National Historic Site will host a two day hands-on stone wall workshop on Saturday October 18 and Sunday October 19, 2014 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The workshop will be led by Master Craftsman Neil Rippingale of Dry Stone Conservancy, the only nonprofit organization in the country devoted to the preservation of historic dry stone masonry, with assistance from the park's Natural and Cultural Resources Manager, Greg Waters. Neil has traveled the world building stone walls, and is an engaging and informative instructor in dry stone wall building, restoration, and repair, and Greg has been successfully leading stone wall workshops at the Weir Farm National Historic Site for over a decade. Don't miss out on this rare opportunity to learn from the best! The workshop will be a hands-on training event where participants learn the craft while contributing to our nation's incredible dry stone heritage of building enduring stone structures without the use of any mortar. The workshop is designed for enthusiasts and masons with little to no previous dry stone experience who would like to gain a basic understanding of this beautiful and practical craft. The pace will be comfortable as participants learn the fundamental skills needed to repair and restore dry stone walls using native stone. The workshop includes a brief classroom introduction to the "four basic principles and five golden rules" of dry stone construction followed by hands-on instruction for the remainder of the time. All participants will receive a copy of the Conservancy's training manual Building and Repairing Dry Stone Fences & Retaining Walls.  The workshop is limited to twelve participants and advance registration is required by contacting Dry Stone Conservancy at 859-266-4807 for a registration form. The fee for the two day workshop is $200; a deposit of $100 is required to guarantee your spot.

Stamford Symphony Concerts: Led by music director Eckart Preu

10/18/2014 to 10/19/2014

61 Atlantic Street , Stamford, CT 06901. Phone: 203 325 1407 x 14.

Distinguished cellist, Zuill Bailey joins Stamford Symphony on Opening Weekend! Saturday, October 18th at 8pm. Sunday, October 19th at 3pm Dvořák     Cello Concerto in B minor featuring Zuill Bailey, cello Brahms     Symphony No. 2 in D minor Norman   The Great Swiftness. Tickets starting at $22. Kids under 18 FREE on Sunday! Stamford’s Palace Theatre. Palace Theatre fees additional Learn more:  FREE Behind the Baton lecture one hour pre-concert with our conductor Just for kids: FREE Interactive MusiKids program on Sundays at 2pm Call now for best seats! 203.325.4466 or go to www.stamfordsymphony.org.