Westport Arts Center -Heida Hermanns International Piano Competition

11/23/2013 to 11/24/2013

Westport Town Hall, Westport, CT Phone: 203.222.7070.

Now celebrating its 42nd year, the 2013 Heida Hermanns International Piano Competition will attract contestants from all over the world, including many foreign musicians studying or working in the US. Semi-Finals ~ Saturday, November 23, 2013, 10am to 5:30pm, Free and open to the public. Finals Concert ~ Sunday, November 24, 2013, 2pm to 4pm, $20 for adults; Free for youth 18 and younger.

SAC Capital Advisors, LP Giant Balloon Inflation Party


Hoyt Street at Summer St., Stamford, CT

3 pm - 6 pm . Join us for this backstage look at the parade and watch the giant helium balloons come to life.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Sunday Explorers


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

Noon to 4 p.m. Our popular Sunday drop-in programs return for the fall. Join us for hikes, field studies, live animal visits, garden experiences and crafts as we explore all the best things about SM&NC in the fall. Information on specific themes is available at the Overbrook Nature Center. Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call 203.322-1646, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org.

UBS Parade Spectacular presented by Stamford Town Center


Five Landmark Square, Suite 110, Stamford, CT 06901. Phone: 203-348-5285.

Sunday, - step-off at Noon the UBS Parade Spectacular presented by Stamford Town Center and The Advocate begins.  One of the largest helium balloon parades in the country, featuring everyone's favorite giant balloon characters, award winning marching bands and fabulous floats. Fun for the whole family.

Stamford Holiday Shopper's Craft Showcase


1620 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203-261-2414.

On Sunday, 11 - 5 p.m. at the Italian Center of Stamford, 1620 Newfield Ave., Stamford. Free admission.

Garden Education Center of Greenwich Workshop: Thanksgiving Table Arrangement


130 Bible Street, Cos Cob, CT 06807. Phone: 203-869-9242.

Thanksgiving Table Arrangement--Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 10:00 am. Come take a break from your holiday kitchen chores to  create a beautiful Thanksgiving centerpiece. Ellen Avellino will guide you through a seasonal design that will shine throughout the weekend! All materials and container will be provided, so check this detail off your list! Registration Required. Members: $80.00--Non-Members: $90.00.

History of the Bridgeport Symphony Orchestra


3455 Madison Avenue, Bridgeport, CT

Tuesday, November 26 6:30 pm, North Branch Library, 3455 Madison Avenue: join us for our Holiday Gathering as Phyllis A. S. Boros, Arts Editor of the CT Post, presents a history of BSO. If possible, please bring a new unwrapped toy (no stuffed animals)
for the Salvation Army's toy collection.

Stepping Stones Museum - Wreath of Thanksgiving

11/26/2013 to 11/27/2013

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

10:15 - 11:30AM both days. Craft a festive seasonal wreath inscribed with messages of gratitude to decorate your home! Add your message to our community wreath and compare wishes as we all add an air of appreciation to our museum's seasonal ambiance! The most common and unique messages will be posted on our Facebook page.Free with museum admission. Drop-in anytime.

Fairfield Museum and History Center - Family Focus: First Thanksgiving


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

On Friday  11:00 am – 3:00 pm.  Celebrate the gifts that the Native Americans introduced to the colonists and how these cultures influence our traditions today. Family-friendly tours led by a museum educator will focus on Native American and Colonial life in the new exhibition Creating Community. Enjoy hands-on activities working with natural materials including feathers, beads and more. This event is accessible to people with disabilities. Please register with the contact person for this event.  Free with admission.

Stepping Stones Museum Holiday Birds

11/29/2013 to 11/30/2013

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

10:15 - 11:30AM Come join our festivities as you fashion a fluttering holiday bird! These fine feathered friends are sure to bring holiday cheer to the atmosphere. Free with museum admission. Drop-in anytime.