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Intro to Floral Design Workshop November 10 ~Stamford, CT~

Learn to create a beautiful and professionally styled, fresh floral arrangement made with flower bouquets purchased at a grocery or box store. Through the demonstration of simple floral design techniques and one- on- one instruction, students will leave class with a modern floral design bursting with autumnal charm and color.

SOURCE: https://www.bartlettarboretum.org

Location: Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens, 151 Brookdale Road, Stamford, CT

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Virtual: Japanese Brushwork-Painting Wild Orchids Workshop November 18

Dr. Flax’s virtual workshop is focused on painting wild orchids. The wild orchid is one of the “Four Gentleman”—one of the four plants used to teach brush painting techniques and a motif frequently featured in Japanese prints, paintings, and poems. This class will focus on the technical brushwork used to create wild orchids while allowing students room to explore their creativity.

SOURCE: https://brucemuseum.org

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“Third Weekend” at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum FREE ADMISSION November 21 & 22 ~Ridgefield, CT~

Current exhibitions, view exhibition-related films in The Studio, and listen to audio tours led by the curators via your smartphone or device.

SOURCE: https://thealdrich.org

Location: The Aldrich, 258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT

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Outdoor Collaborative Movement Masterclass for Dancers of all Levels Ages 10 and Up November 7 ~Ridgefield, CT~

Calling all dancers! You are invited to an outdoor collaborative movement masterclass that highlights the intersections between contemporary art and dance. Hosted in The Aldrich’s Sculpture Garden, dancers will engage in a socially distanced tour of Frank Stella’s outdoor sculpture led by Education Manager Noah Fox then guided through key skills and techniques to develop responsive choreography with Amy Piantaggini, Executive Director of the Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance.

SOURCE: https://thealdrich.org

Location: The Aldrich, 258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT

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Greenwich Reindeer Festival November 27-December 22 ~Connecticut~

Please come visit the Reindeer and enjoy beautiful Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses. Pick out your Christmass Tree, holiday plantings and you won’t want to miss the Christmas Shop for festive, fun, unique holiday gifts.

SOURCE: https://www.greenwichreindeerfestival.com

Location: Sam Bridge Nursey & Greenhousehouses, 437 North Street, Greenwich, CT

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Ghouls in the Garden Trick or Treat Event at Greenwich Botanical Center October 31 ~Connecticut~

An afternoon of frightful family fun! Come in costume and trick or treat along a SAFE and spooktacular haunted walk . Take home treats and crafts will be available. Please note that all participants must wear a mask. COVID guidelines will be strictly enforced.

Enjoy a complimentary full family shoot and 8×10 fine art print with the purchase of a family ticket to Ghouls in the Garden provided by Classic Kids Photography.

SOURCE: https://greenwichbotanicalcenter.org

Location: Greenwich Botanical Garden, Greenwich, CT

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Destination Westport: In Gatsby’s Shoes Walking Tour November 7 ~Westport, CT~

Imagine it’s the summer of 1920. Westport is a sleepy farm community that lures New York’s most glamorous couple-F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald—to its shores.
Seeking respite from their whirlwind Jazz era lives, the Fitzgeralds set up in an 18th century farmhouse that has seen Revolution and the building of a nation over many decades. Zelda swims daily in the peaceful waters of the Long Island Sound while Scott takes advantage of the bucolic quiet to work on what he hopes will be his next great novel—The Great Gatsby. Join Richard “Deej” Webb and Robert Steven Williams, as they recreate the summer of 1920 and the sites and characters that influenced Fitzgerald’s Great American novel.

Come prepared for a gorgeous, vigorous 120-minute walk in one of the East Coast’s most beautiful settings. Please bring water and wear comfortable walking shoes.

SOURCE: https://westporthistory.org

Location: Westport Museum, 25 Avery Place, Westport, CT

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Kid’s Halloween Photo Opportunity at The Brookfield Library October 31 ~Brookfield, CT~

There will be good bats, you can vote on your favorite pumpkin and more!

SOURCE: https://www.brookfieldlibrary.org

Location: Brookfield Library, 182 Whisconier Road, Broofield, CT

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Machine Embroidery Workshop at The Brookfield Library October 28 ~Brookfield, CT~

Class size is limited and all social distancing and sanitization protocols will be in place.

This month we will be embroidering a hand towel with an autumn-inspired design. We will provide all of the materials.

No experience necessary!

SOURCE: https://www.brookfieldlibrary.org

Location: Brookfield Library, 182 Whisconier Road, Broofield, CT

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Jack O’Lantern Stroll at the Weston Historical Society October 25 ~Connecticut~

Halloween jack o’lanterns will light up the historic Coley Homestead! Stroll the Coley Homestead as you view hand-carved jack o’lanterns and vote for your favorites! Then, take a chance at winning one of the jack o’lanterns! Learn about harvest time on a farm in the Coley Barn. Perfect for the entire family!

SOURCE: http://www.westonhistoricalsociety.org

Location: Westton Historical Society, 104 Weston Road, Weston, CT

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Spooks, Legends & Lore: A Halloween Experience in the Old Burying Ground Nighttime Interactive Walking Tour October 29-31 ~Fairfield, CT~

As you walk among the ancient gravestones of the Old Burying Ground, prepare to be greeted by some of the spellbinding characters buried there. Meet Eunice Burr, Samuel Smedley and Goody Knapp who was convicted and executed for witchcraft in 1653, while discovering long-buried legends that have haunted Fairfield for nearly 400 years.

Spooks, Legends & Lore Immersive Experiences will take place on Thursday, October 29, Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31. Special family tours will be offered Saturday afternoon in daylight. Tours are approximately 45 minutes long and will depart on their ghostly journey every 15 minutes beginning at 6:30 PM.

SOURCE: https://www.fairfieldhistory.org

Location: Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT

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Rowayton Library Scavenger Hunt October 24 ~Rowayton, CT~

Working in teams of up to 4 members, test your knowledge about the history, local landmarks, and the businesses around town by racing against friends and neighbors to solve clues leading to various locations, where you will need to answer questions and complete tasks.

SOURCE: Rowayton Library

Location: Rowayton Library, 33 Highland Avenue, Norwalk, CT

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Ridgefield Guild of Artist-in-Residence Opportunities DEADLINE October 31

The Ridgefield Guild of Artists is pleased to offer a new artist-in-residence program available to three artists during three separate time frames. This is a juried opportunity. It is open to all visual artists – painting, mixed media, sculpture, pastels, photography, digital arts, etc.

The AIR studio is being offered for three time periods of 10 weeks each.

The residency for each artist will culminate with a group AIR exhibition in the Guild’s gallery displaying the work they have created during their residencies. The two-week show will be held in late-June/early-July of 2021. This will be an opportunity to showcase your art and give an artist’s talk about your work and share how this AIR has influenced and progressed your artistic career.

SOURCE: https://rgoa.org

Location: Ridgefield Guild of Artists, 34 Halpin Lane, Ridgefield, CT

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Fairfield Public Library Outdoor Drop-By Halloween Sidewalk Challenge and Treat Bag October 30

Drop by the Main Library between 10:00 am-4:00 pm to enjoy our outdoor Halloween Sidewalk Challenge! On the sidewalk, we will have fun obstacles written in chalk for children to do as they make their way around the building in their costumes. Complete the challenge, and pick up a treat bag of Halloween goodies!

SOURCE: Fairfield Library

Location: Fairfield Library, 1080 Old Post Road, Fairfield, CT

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Virtual Workshop: Intro to Video Editing via YouTube October 27 ~Stamford, CT~

Covering the basics of non-linear video editing using freely available software. Learn to cut and merge video files and apply visual and audio effects.

SOURCE: https://fergusonlibrary.org

 Location: Ferguson Library, 1 Public Library Plaza, Stamford, CT

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Trick and Treat on the Farm for Ages 2-10 October 23-29 ~Stamford, CT~

Put on your costume and come for our trick or treat hunt on Heckscher Farm.

Trick or Treaters will have the farm to themselves as it will be after closure. Stop by outside of Heckscher WILD! to visit with some creepy crawly animals such as tarantulas and snakes, and once you have completed your scavenger hunt, stop back up at the Farmhouse for your trick or treat prize bag and a fall-themed craft to take home! Limited to 20 children per session for a small group experience.

SOURCE: https://www.stamfordmuseum.org

Location: Stamford Museum, 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT

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ACT Online Proctored Practice Test October 24

Take a full-length practice test under timed conditions. A proctored practice exam will help you build testing endurance and give you a real-time snapshot of your testing performance.

SOURCE: Fairfield Library

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Virtual Presentation: Witches in Connecticut October 21

The trials and executions of witches in Connecticut predated the more famous Salem witch panic by over 40 years. Hear the stories of some of the women and men accused, tried, and executed as witches and learn how Connecticut successfully controlled the spread of witch accusations long before Salem erupted in panic and violence.

SOURCE: https://www.facebook.com

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Forest Bathing Walk October 15 & 26 ~Stamford, CT~

Inspired by the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, which translates to forest bathing, these walks have been scientifically proven to boost immune strength, reduce stress, and improve cognitive function. Beyond the physiological changes, forest bathing offers us the opportunity to deepen our relationship with the natural world.

SOURCE: https://www.bartlettarboretum.org

Location: Bartlett Gardens, 151 Brookdale Road, Stamford, CT

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US Passport Service October 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29 ~Norwalk, CT~

The Norwalk Public Library has become an official Passport Application Acceptance Facility. U. S. Passport applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis.

SOURCE: https://www.norwalkpl.org

Location: Norwalk Library, 1 Belden Avenue, Norwalk, CT