Autumn Sip & Savor Supper: Holiday Wines - Selecting for Friends and Family at the Jones Family Farms


606 Walnut Tree Hill Road, Shelton, CT

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Autumn Sip & Savor Wine Supper Series offer guests an opportunity to enjoy a farm-style family supper paired with four wines while engaged in educational discussions led by our expert farm staff. A New England Winter's Eve menu, with guidance for selecting the best wines for the holidays. Menu: Spiced Nuts, Mushroom Soup, Herb Roasted Filet of Beef with Seasonal Vegetable Medley, Chocolate-Dipped Fruit. Cost: $65/student

OUTDOOR ADVENTURES-Winter Solstice Night Hike

12/21/2012 to 12/21/2012

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977-6521.

Celebrate the coming of winter and the shortest night of the year with an evening family night hike. Discover how night vision works, make a spark in the dark, look and listen for winter wildlife and even make your head disappear (temporarily, of course). Recommended for ages 6 and up. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Call 203.977.6521 to register. Members: Free | Non-Members: $5 per person. For more information e-mail, or visit * * * * Stamford Museum & Nature Center is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of art, the natural and agricultural sciences, and history. The Museum is a vital cultural and educational resource for the community, and a focal point for family activity through exhibitions, educational programs and special events.

Parents' Day Out: Kids' Craft Day

12/22/2012 to 12/22/2012

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977-6521.

Ages 6-10. Parents, need an extra few hours to get ready for the holidays? Drop your kids off for a great afternoon at the SM&NC. Kids will make a variety of handmade gifts, including jam and soap, which they can give to friends and family. Parents will get an afternoon to finish holiday preparations and an extra 10% discount to shop in the SM&NC Gift Shop too (valid only 12/22). An organic, nut-free snack and drink will be served. Pre-registration is required. Limited to 12 children. Call 203.977.6521 to register. Members: $35/child | Non-Members: $45/child. For more information e-mail, or visit 

CT's Beardsley Zoo Hosts Open House Free to Children--Bridgeport

12/26/2012 to 12/28/2012

1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06610. Phone: 203-394-6565.

Located just 20 miles from Newtown, Connecticut and situated on 52 acres of parkland, Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo located on 1875 Noble Ave. in Bridgeport invites families to spend quality time together following the tragic events of last week. Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo will open its doors to children for free Wednesday, December 26 to Friday, December 28, 2012.  The Zoo has been a family destination for 90 years and zoo staff would like to invite families from around the state to visit and hopefully find some peace and comfort there over the holidays.

December Books Sandwiched In of the Norwalk Public Library Reads 'The Sandalwood Tree'

12/27/2012 to 12/27/2012

1 Belden Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850. Phone: 203-899-2780 ext. 15109.

December Books Sandwiched In of The Norwalk Public Library Reads ‘The Sandalwood Tree’ ‘The Sandalwood Tree’ by Elle Newmark, is the next selection for Books Sandwiched In of the Norwalk Public Library. This book will be discussed on Thursday, December 27, at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm.  A sweeping novel that brings to life two love stories, ninety years apart, set against the backdrop of war-torn India. Bursting with lavish detail and vivid imagery of Bombay and beyond, The Sandalwood Tree is a powerful story about betrayal, forgiveness, fate, and love. Multiple copies of the book are available at the library.  Open to the public, no registration. Bring your lunch, share your view. Coffee and beverage provided.  The discussion takes place i