Beardsley Zoo -- Scarecrows on Parade

10/16/2017 to 10/31/2017

1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport, CT

Come see and vote on our scarecrow for your favorite Boo at the Zoo.

New Canaan Nature Center Ward Pound Ridge Reservation


144 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT Phone: 203-966-9577.

Calling all hikers! Join the New Canaan Nature Center for a hike in the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation. The colors should be fantastic! This will be a different route than December's hike, and again led by Mike Handelsman from the AMC, a.k.a. Hiker Mike. We will meet there at 9:50 and depart at 10:00 a.m. sharp. Please register by 3:00pm on Friday, October 13th to receive notice of any rain cancellation. Rain Date: Tuesday, October 17th Members and Non-Members: FREE Perfect for ALL ages!

Westport Architect Brown Bag Lunch Series- Westport Historical Society


25 Avery Place, Westport, CT

12:30-1:30 pm. With decades of architectural experience, Frederick William Hoag is a well-known and established commercial and residential architect in Fairfield County and far beyond. Among his many recognizable Westport commercial projects are the restaurants Harvest and Little Barn; and retail sites Soleil Toile, Patagonia, and 125 Main Street. Call for reservations, Suggested donation: $5

Greenwich Historical Society Art History and Landscape Lecture


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

Doors open at 6:30 pm for light refreshments Program starts at 7:00 pm with a 45-minute talk and a 15-minute Q&A sessionAmerican Arts & Crafts Gardens, 1890-1920: Simplicity, Harmony, and Utility. Based on period documentation of historic gardens, publications and designers' records, lecturer Denise Wiles Adams will focus on the decorative gardens popular in America during the Cos Cob art colony era. Her talk will explore the distinctive garden style of the great estates of the time and highlight plants that were popular. Members: $15; nonmembers: $20

New Canaan Nature Center Fundamentals of Garden Design

10/17/2017 to 11/14/2017

144 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT Phone: 203-966-9577.

5 Tuesdays, October 17 - November 14. 10:30A.M. - 1:00P.M. This class introduces basic garden design principles using the interplay of structural features, plant characteristics, and site assessment. Learn to creatively combine trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, and bulbs based on color, shape, texture, and size. Prerequisite: Plants for Landscaping NYBG Members: $285/person NYBG Non-members: $315/person

Sacred Heart University Hosts Guitar Fest


5151 Park Ave , Fairfield, CT

7-9 pm. he Sacred Heart University Academic Music Program will host the third annual Guitar Fest with guest performers James Baird (U.S.A) and Carlos Pavan (Argentina) exploring the Art of the Guitar, each bringing a unique vision to their performance. The concert will include music from Argentina, the Spanish Renaissance and music commissioned by Andres Segovia in the 20th century.

Taste & Tour of Greenwich Design District


Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT

4pm -8pm. Discover the latest in interior design, experience the flavors of Fall, meet local artists, get a book signed and more while enjoying your tour of Greenwich Design District. Visit each business for a chance to win one of many prizes; the more stickers you collect the better the prize.

History Bites Lunchtime Lecture


370 Beach St, Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-1598.

12:30-1:30 pm. Wicked Bridgeport with Michael Bielewa, Bridgeport Public Library. Members: Free; Non-Members: $5 suggested donation. Please bring a bag lunch, ice tea and dessert will be provided.

Rowayton Arts Center Expressions: Artists' Talk


145 Rowayton Ave., Rowayton, CT Phone: 203-866-2744.

6:30 - 8 pm. Learn from the artists what inspired their work in this exhibition.

Grave Pursuits: New England Vampire Folk Belief Wesport Historical Society


25 Avery Place, Westport, CT

7-8 pm. In the winter of 1990, two boys were playing in a private sand and gravel mine in Griswold, Conn. Sliding down the slope of the pit, the boys dislodged two skulls, which tumbled down the embankment with them. Inadvertently, they had discovered the lost graveyard of a farming family from the 18th and 19th centuries. State archaeologists brought in to excavate the site discovered something curious: among the 27 bodies buried, one male had been rearranged in his grave. Research suggests that the re-interment was common to New England Vampire Folk Belief, in which the dead – or undead – had to be put back to rest.