Wilton Historical Society Walking Tour of Historic District #1, Lambert Corner


224 Danbury Rd., Wilton, CT Phone: 203-762-7257.

11 am. One hour tour includes Lambert House, formerly known as "Lilacstead", which was built on the site c.1726, and eight other buildings moved there in order to preserve them. They are the Lambert Cottage, Kent District School, Hurlbutt Street Country Store and Post Office, Wilton Railroad Station, Davenport Barn, Cannon Family General Store, 18th-century Cannon Family Corn Crib and the not-to-be-missed George Davenport Greek Revival Privy. The entire site comprises Wilton's Historic District #1. The group will set out from the porch of the Historical Christmas Barn. Please call to register.

Fairfield Museum Wetlands Walking Tour


Mill River Open Space, Fairfield, CT

12 Noon. $5 per person, online registration will begin on September 1, 2016. Join volunteers from the Mill River Wetland Committee to learn about the ecology of our local river basin system. Come take part in a sampling of the hands-on learning that students in grades 3-6 across Fairfield experience through the MRWC's River-lab program. At the Mill River, we will make a model river and observe the different habitat areas created by the work of the river. At the Ash Creek estuary, we will investigate the unique conditions of an estuary and examine the impact of human activity on the delicate balance of coastal areas. Discover the importance of protecting our endangered wetlands! Rain date: October 16, 12 pm

CT Audubon Center @ Fairfield Woodpeckers with Attitude!


2325 Burr St., Fairfield, CT

10:30 am - noon. Milan Bull, senior director of science and conservation, will share the fascinating world of woodpeckers and their unusual adaptations. He'll lead a short walk after his presentation. 10% off woodpecker seed and wild bird feeders in the Nature Store. $5/person. Pre-registration required. To register, call 203-259-6305 ext. 109. 

5th Annual Stamford Health, Wellness, and Sports Expo

10/15/2016 to 10/16/2016

1 Blachley Rd., Stamford, CT Phone: 203 531-3047.

Sat. 10 am - 5 pm and Sun. 11 am - 4 p.m. Chelsea Piers. 90 + exhibitors, free admission, free parking. Visit over 90 Exhibitors featuring the latest products and services for health wellness and sports. Buy great products and services! Visit Stamford Health to experience technology of their new hospital, which is opening September 2016 Free health screenings provided by Stamford Health, Blood Pressure, Hand Hygiene, Chronic Disease Risk Assessments, Flu Shots provided by CVS Health. Accepting insurance and/or cash payment for flu shots. CVS Health accepts all insurances but all plans may not cover the flu shot. On Sun. noon to 1 pm. Billy Blanks Jr. Dance It Out - FREE CLASS and at 1:30 pm Join Billy Blanks Jr. and Cora Ragaini, RDN, ShopRite at the ShopRite exhibit (section 100) to learn how to make a Recovery Shake to replace important nutrients and electrolytes after exercising.

Stamford Museum and Nature Center Harvest Festival Weekend

10/15/2016 to 10/16/2016

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT Phone: (203) 322-1646.

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Celebrate the fall season, cast a vote in a scarecrow contest, watch an apple cider making demo, wear a costume, participate in a costume parade, learn about colonial life from the 5th CT Regiment through the recreation of camp life, military drills, crafts, uniforms and weapons of the period. Many other activities: face painting, children's crafts, story telling, food trucks and hayrides. Daily admission $5 per person. non-members $10.

Beardsley Zoo - Howl-O-Ween

10/15/2016 to 10/29/2016

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

Get your tickets early for Howl-O-Ween on Oct. 15, 21, 22, 28, and 29. Event features activities and attractions geared toward children 8-15, including a Haunted Hayride, Farmer Beardsley's Farmstead, and Gruesome Greenhouse, magic shows, face painting and more! Buy tickets here.

New Pond Farm Annual Harvest Festival 2016


101 Marchant Road, Redding, CT Phone: (203) 938-2117 .

11 a.m. - 4 p.m. (rain date Sunday the 16th 1 - 4 p.m.) $5 per person (over 3 years old) or $20 per family There will be small additional fees to cover the costs of craft materials. Historical Demonstrations: Antique Tools, Open Hearth Cooking, Rope Making, Kettle Corn Popping Livestock Encounters: Take a horse-drawn wagon ride through the pasture with a team of majestic black Percherons (Time to be determined) Enjoy the farm's own dairy cows and calves, buy beautiful yarns from our Romney Sheep, and more. Harvest Crafts to Bring Home: Decorate a pumpkin, roll a beeswax candle, create a grapevine wreath, design an apple print bandana, make a gourd creature, and MORE! Enjoy delicious seasonal fare and farm fresh milk!

Booth Memorial Park Annual Great Pumpkin Festival


5800 Main St, Stratford, CT Phone: 203.385.4052.

The festival will be held from 1:00 - 5:00 pm and is a wonderful family-oriented event. This year we are adding a Falconer Show and Live Animal Experience. It will include a children's costume parade (3:00 sharp) with prizes, DJ music, games, crafts, face painting, refreshments, pie baking contest, scarecrow judging contest, 4 Moonbounces, horse-drawn hayrides, roaming railroad and showcase the various historic buildings at the park, including tours of the Model Train Museum and Observatory. Bunnell High School STAGE theater group will perform skits and costumed actors from the Players at Putney Gardens will be strolling the grounds.

Lockwood Mathews Mansion -50th Anniversary Gala


295 West Ave., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-838-9799 .

6:30 p.m. Cocktails & Black-tie dinner, Silent and Live Actions. This 1960s-themed 50th Anniversary Gala will celebrate the Museum's more recent past and the decade in which the Mansion was spared from demolition and opened to the general public. The era of the 1960s will be highlighted with a black-tie dinner featuring special entertainment, 60s icons, awards, an exhibit preview, and the multimedia exhibition, Demolish or Preserve: The 1960s at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion.

Harvest Festival Weekend

10/15/2016 to 10/16/2016

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 2039776521.

 11am to 3pm Celebrate the fall season with family and friends at our annual Harvest Festival Weekend. Cast your vote in a scarecrow contest, watch an apple-cider making demonstration, and enjoy fun activities for the whole family! Wear a costume and participate in the costume parade each day, as we join in the celebrations of Stamford's 375th anniversary. Learn about colonial life from the 5th Connecticut Regiment through their recreation of camp life, military drills, crafts, uniforms, and weapons of the period. Other activities include an apple slingshot, farm animal demonstrations, live music with Jay and Ray, face-painting, storytelling with Ms. Karen, and children's crafts. Feast on the delicious fare at an array of locally popular food trucks. Hayride tickets will also be available for purchase. DAILY ADMISSION FEES: Members: $5/person | Director's Circle and Family Plus Members and all children 3 & under: Free. Non-Members: $10/person. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.stamfordmuseum.org or call 203.977.6521