Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Harvest Festival Weekend

10/18/2014 to 10/19/2014

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

Saturday & Sunday 11am – 3pm. Celebrate the fall season, bring family and friends, and join us for our annual Harvest Festival Weekend. Rain or Shine. Enjoy apple cider demonstrations, a scarecrow contest, pumpkin carving, and fun activities for the whole family! Wear a costume and participate in the daily costume parade. Other activities include farm animal demonstrations, live music, face-painting, storytelling and children's crafts. Hayride tickets will be available for purchase, and galleries will be open. There will be an assortment of local food trucks with food for sale. DAILY ADMISSION FEES Members: $5 | Non-Members: $10. Family Plus Members and above levels, and all children 3 & under: FREE. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail or visit


Bridgeport Symphony - HEROIC JOURNEYS


910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT Phone: (203) 576-0263 .

8 p.m. Osvaldo Golijov - The Last Round; Johannes Brahms - Violin Concerto in D major, opus 77; Johnannes Brahms - Symphony No. 2 in D, opus 73 Eric Jacobsen, Conductor. Klein Memorial Auditorium.

Stamford Center for the Arts Stamford Symphony October 2014

10/18/2014 to 10/19/2014

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

Saturday, October 18, 2014, at 8:00 pm Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 3:00 pm Brahms, Dvořák & Norman Featuring Zuill Bailey, cello

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum’s 2014 Gala to celebrate opening night with NY Times Bestselling Author Steve Berry as keynote speaker


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

The evening will start at 6 p.m. with the awards presentation to our prize-winning young writers. And at  7 p.m New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author Steve Berry,  will be  the keynote speaker at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum’s 2014 black-tie Opening Night Gala and exhibition preview comes to the gala through his History Matters foundation and 100 percent of the proceeds from his appearance will go toward fundraising for the Mansion. The black-tie evening includes cocktails, a silent auction, and dinner catered by Michael Gilmartin of Outdoor Cookers. Gala tickets are $200 for Rotunda seats and $150 for the Adjoining Room. For information or to purchase tickets, call 203-838-9799 ext. 4, or email

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum - Young Writer's Competion


Mathews Park, 295 West Aveue, Norwalk, CT Phone: (203) 838-9799 ext. 119..

Young Writers' Competition - The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is launching a prize-winning Young Writers’ Competition among students from area schools to encourage creative thinking and writing. Steve BerryNew York Times (#1 internationally) best selling author and  his wife, Elizabeth, are the creators of the History Matters foundation dedicated to historic preservation, will judge the finalists and will be on hand when this contest culminates with the awards presentation at LMMM’s Opening Night Gala on October 18, 2014 with cash and other prizes.  For additional information please contact Midge Lopat, LMMM Education Coordinator, at or call (203) 838-9799 ext. 119.

Stamford Symphony Opening Night Gala Dinner and Concert

10/18/2014 to 10/18/2014

61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT 06901. Phone: 203-325-1407 X10.

Don't miss PRELUDE, Stamford Symphony's 2014 Opening Night Gala Dinner and Concert. Saturday October 18th, 2014 at 5:45 pm. Stamford's Palace Theatre. Stamford Symphony is proud to honor Oliver Wyman for their contribution in research of classical symphony audience growth. Individual tickets and Corporate tables available. Please contact Patron Services for more information 203.324.1407 Ext. 10.  Led by music director Eckart Preu, Stamford Symphony aspires to build a lifelong appreciation of classical music among Fairfield County communities and beyond. Made up of professional musicians from the tri-state area, The New York Times has called the Stamford Symphony "a major cultural force." Come experience the best of NYC right in your backyard!

Silvermine Arts Center Lecture by David Dunlop--New Canaan


1037 Silvermine Rd., New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203-966-9700.

On Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 4:30PM at the Silvermine Arts Center a lecture by David Dunlop--From Ancient Greece to the 21st century here is an explanation of how art works with science.  Dunlop explains how artists appropriate and adapt new technology.  $10 Members; $12 Non-Members.

Barnum Museum - Connecticut Main Streets Come Alive presented by John Simone, Executive Director, CL&P's Connecticut Main Street Programs.


820 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-331-1104 .

Simone will provide an overview of how Connecticut Main Street Center (CMSC) fulfills its mission to be the champion and leading resource for vibrant and sustainable Main Streets as foundations for healthy Connecticut communities. The presentation also includes a description of CMCS's newest initiative, Come Home to Downtown. CMSC partnered with the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority to create this pilot program, which is designed to address downtown mixed-use redevelopment including housing. Since there are many buildings with vacant upper floors in downtowns around the state, the key questions are: Why aren't these buildings being redeveloped? What is needed to make that happen? This program is designed to answers these questions. No registration required. $5 suggested donation and children under 12 are free.

The Stamford Jewish Community Center - POSH Art


1035 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203.487.0983.

Cocktail reception and POSH (Providers of Senior Happiness) Art, a special exhibit by artists whose work includes painting, sculpture, collage, mixed media, jewelry, photography and floral art. Proceeds will support JCC programs and services for senior adults, including our kosher lunch program, social and cultural enrichment, fitness programs and more.  4 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information contact Connie Cirillo Freeman at 203.487.0983 or



Audubon Greenwich Wild Bird Banding Demonstration & Art Class


613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT Phone: (203) 869-5272.

• 12:30-1:30 pm Learn how scientists study bird migration, health, and ecology using 'bird ID bands' that are placed on birds, large and small, as they pass through the Audubon's 285-acre sanctuary in Greenwich, CT. After a short learning session indoors, guests will venture into the field for an up-close bird encounter with bird banding expert, Sean Graesser. All ages welcome.
$10/person includes cookies & cider afterwards. RSVP required & space limited

Autumn Nature Art Class • 2:00 pm-3:30 pm Special guest teacher, Adriana Rostovsky, will show how to create textures and collages with autumn treasures found outdoors. These sessions will focus on using natural items like grasses, cones, seed heads and other items to create nature-themed decorations. All ages welcome. $25 f

 Unless otherwise indicated, programs suitable for all ages and are $3 for Audubon members or $5 for non-members