New Canaan Historical Society Waveny Now and Then Lecture

10/19/2017

13 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT Phone: 203.966.1776.

In connection with this show, Torrance York will give an artist's talk on October 19 at 1:30 p.m.

Ambler Farm - Fright Night

10/20/2017 to 10/28/2017

257 Hurlbutt St, Wilton, CT Phone: 203-834-1143.

Fridays, October 20th + 27th and Saturday, October 28th (choose one night) 6:00 – 8:00 pm both evenings Drop off the kids (grades 3-5) for haunted activities and frightful (and not so frightful) storytelling. Past attendees still talk about the ghost dog who frequents the Farm! Creepy sights and mysterious sounds abound when the moon rises at Ambler Farm. Refreshments included.
– Moonlight Hay Ride – Guessing jar to win the Farm's largest pumpkin – Games, if you dare play... $20 per child for Members $25 per child for Non-Members Enrollment limited, advance registration required. Registration opens to members on September 18th, non-members September 28th.

Stamford Museum and Nature Center Observatory Visitors' Night

10/20/2017

151 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT Phone: 203-322-0408.

8 pm. View the sky through a 22-inch research telescope, weather permitting. Special group visits can be arranged, call 203.977.6521. Program suitable for ages 5 and older. The Stamford Observatory entrance is located off Scofieldtown Road. For GPS users, enter 151 Scofieldtown Road. Please call 203-977-6537 for weather updates in regards to telescope viewing. Members: Free | Non-members: $5 Adults, $3 Children (5-17)

Stamford Museum and Nature Center Outdoor Adventures: Heckscher Farm Evening Tour

10/20/2017

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203-322-0408.

5:30-6:30 pm. Ever wonder what the animals do when the farmers go home? Join us for a special after-hours tour of Heckscher Farm and visit with some of your favorite animals after the gates close. We'll go in-pasture with our goats, see where the horses and sheep sleep, give a treat to our llamas, and more. We'll end our tour with a cup of hot, local apple cider! Recommended for 4 and up. Members: $5 | Non-Members: $8

Lockwood Mathews Mansion Ghostly Halloween Tours

10/20/2017 to 10/29/2017

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

General Admission $20. 5pm - 8 pm. 5:00 & 5:30 tours are children friendly. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Featuring a troupe of living history volunteers led by Halloween co-chairs Midge Lopat and Rose Carroll, the Witches, Vampires, & Ghosts Tours at the Mansion will highlight the history of witchcraft, from colonial times to the Victorian era, the New England Vampire Panic, the darker Mansion history, and real life ghostly sightings. The tours will take place inside the Mansion cloaked in darkness, on the first and second floors, where interpreters, dressed in costume, will lead visitors by candlelight and share the haunting history of Connecticut's witch-hunts and their famed trials. Tours will expose how The New England Vampire Panic began and reveal several ghost sightings that have taken place at the Mansion in the past several decades. Ghosts, Vampires, and Witches will share center stage with the Mansion's interpreters during these very spooky tours. As doors open and close, rooms are entered and left behind, visitors can expect the unexpected. Ticket buyers beware...visitors may run into a Victorian era witch, vampire, or ghost, but only during these very special and spooky Halloween tours.

Outdoor Adventures: Heckscher Farm Evening Tour

10/20/2017 to 10/20/2017

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 2039776538.

Ever wonder what the animals do when the farmers go home? Join us for a special after-hours tour of Heckscher Farm and visit with some of your favorite animals after the gates close. We'll go in-pasture with our goats, see where the horses and sheep sleep, give a treat to our llamas, and more. We'll end our tour with a cup of hot, local apple cider! Recommended for 4 and up. Members: $5 | Non-Members: $8. For more information, visit www.stamfordmuseum.org or call 203.977.6521

 

Discovery Museum Mad Scientist Lab Escape

10/21/2017 to 10/22/2017

4450 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-372-3521.

 Saturday-Sunday, October 21 and 22: A daring Mad Scientist Laboratory Escape (ages 8+ and a maximum of 10 participants) All ages are welcome, but these workshops are ideal for children in grades 3-5. 2 sessions will be held per day at 11:30 am and 2:30 pm and will run about one hour in length. Cost is $12.00 for Members and $15.00 for Non-Members per session (this includes one child and one adult) An All-Access Pass, which includes admission to the Museum and Planetarium, is available for $22.00 for the child only. Adults will have to purchase museum admission separately.

10th Annual Holiday Craft Fair and Tag Sale

10/21/2017

1719 Post Road, Fairfield, CT

The Holiday Craft Fair and Tag Sale will be held on Saturday October, 21st. Rain or Shine in the Gym of St. Thomas Parish Center, located at 1719 Post Road, Fairfield from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. The Parish's Gym is located in the back of the Parish on the corner of Post Road and Ruane Street where ample off street parking is available.

Illuminating the Past – Cemetery Lantern Tour

10/21/2017

395 Main St., Westport, CT

The annual autumn lantern tour has woken from a long slumber! Creep through the Willowbrook Cemetery with your lantern and a guide in period costume to explore the final resting places of notable Westporters. Hear stories from the ghosts of a town founder, a theater lover, and an artist. Meet at Willowbrook Cemetery, 395 Main St. Westport, near the entrance. Peter Jenning's book, Buried in Our Past: A Historical Presentation of Westport's Burial Grounds will be available for purchase for $5. Stay for Halloween refreshments after the tour. Please register by calling, 203-222-1424, $10/person; $20/family of 4 or more; $5/child or student

Maritime Aquarium -AquaScarium Halloween Prowl

10/21/2017 to 10/22/2017

10 North Water St, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-852-0700.

Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission: FREE admission for children in costume when accompanied by a paying adult.
There's no trick about this treat as the Aquarium transforms into the AquaScarium, with an admission discount for kids in costume, face painting, special activities and lots of safe (non-scary) family fun!