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November 2017

FriendsGiving at Stepping Stones Museum for Children

November 9, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Stepping Stones Museum for Children, 303 West Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850
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On Thursday, November 9th, Stepping Stones Museum for Children will be hosting their 2nd annual FriendsGiving fundraiser at its iconic facility in Norwalk’s historic Mathews Park. Event proceeds will benefit the Open Arms initiative. The festive fundraising fete brings together those who are committed to supporting the museum’s Open Arms initiative. Community leaders looking forward to enjoying a cocktail, hors d’oeuvres and networking hour beginning at 6:30 pm followed by an intimate harvest dinner, based on a delectable, Thanksgiving-inspired menu…

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Family Focus: Dogs, Doughnuts & Doughboys @ Fairfield Museum

November 10, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fairfield Museum & History Center, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

Commemorate Veteran’s Day and learn about Stubby the World War I dog, soon to be an animated film in 2018! Learn about interesting facts about WWI and how “doughboys” got their name. Enjoy a family-friendly craft creating your own medals while munching on delicious doughnuts - a popular treat for soldiers. The CT State Police K9 Division will visit at 1pm with state troopers and their K-9 partners. Meet and watch demonstrations of these German Shephard hero dogs. Also learn…

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Wine Tasting Event at the VFW

November 10, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
VFW Niantic, 39 Columbus Ave
Niantic, CT

The Friends of Smith-Harris House are hosting a Wine Tasting on November 10th from 6 to 9 that features over six Thanksgiving wines,  light refreshments and a basket raffle. All proceeds support the preservation of the Smith-Harris House Advance tickets are available for $20 You must be 21 years of age and older to attend. Contact: johnmaggip@gmail.com or 860-739-2762 for advance tickets

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Veterans Day Weekend Military Touch-A-Truck Event (Norwalk)

November 11, 2017 @ 10:00 am - November 12, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Maritime Aquarium, 10 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854

Veterans' Day Weekend Military Touch-A-Truck is coming to the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk.The Maritime Aquarium welcomes two military vehicles, which will be open for exploration and photos, November 11 and November 12 for Veterans Day Weekend Military Touch-A-Truck. Sit inside a 1950 M38 Jeep and a 1987 Humvee during this special visit. You can even pop a helmet on for a photo! In addition, on Sat., Nov. 11, who better to join in on the Aquarium’s three daily seal-training demonstrations…

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Victorian Tea at The Mansion

November 12, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, 295 West Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850 United States

The Victorian Tea at the Mansion will feature a talk and book signing by Esther Crain, author of The Gilded Age in New York, 1870-1910. Published in 2016, this fascinating and exciting account on the Gilded Age in New York City, takes a broad look at the political and social changes during one of the most transformative eras in the city’s history. Buy Tickets here Tea lovers, history buffs, and anyone looking to escape everyday life will thoroughly enjoy attending the Lockwood-Mathews…

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Connecticut River Museum’s Annual Holiday Train Show

November 16, 2017 @ 10:00 am - November 19, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main St
Essex, CT 06426 United States
Connecticut River Museum Train Exhibit

The magic returns to the Connecticut River Museum with the 24th Annual Holiday Train Show.  This family-friendly exhibit, created by train artist Steve Cryan, features more trains, new scenery, and lots of surprises to be found in the fully operational 26-foot model train layout.  Visitors are challenged to find a scavenger list of various objects hidden within the settings while the smaller visitor set can get hands-on at an American Flyer and Lionel Train layout designed for toddler size viewing.…

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Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Fundraiser @ Stepping Stones Museum for Children

November 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Stepping Stones Museum for Children, 303 West Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850
Party for a Purpose! Support Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico

Stepping Stones Museum for Children is throwing a Party for a Purpose to raise money for hurricane victims in Puerto Rico. The fantastic fiesta fundraiser for ages 21 and over only features cocktails, Colony Grill pizza, dancing, and music by Fiesta Boyz Entertainment. Space is limited. Tickets are only $30 per person! Price includes pizza and open bar by David’s Soundview Catering. Date: Thursday, November 16 Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm Buy tickets at steppingstonesmuseum.org/PuertoRico or call 203-899-0606, ext. 208. All proceeds benefit Save the Children’s Hurricane Maria Relief Fund.…

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Pancakes with Penguins @ Mystic Aquarium

November 19, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Mystic Aquarium, 55 Coogan Blvd
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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Plan ahead and reserve your tickets for Pancakes with Penguins, a fun event to kick-start your day. Your breakfast experience will include a visit from one of our African penguins and our mascot Petey the Penguin. Breakfast is served buffet style from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and includes pancakes with assorted toppings, scrambled eggs, sausage and various beverages. If you prefer or need gluten-free pancakes, please call our reservation line and let them know. Tickets are $24.95 adult (11…

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Norwalk & Mark Twain Lecture @ Norwalk Historical Society Museum

November 19, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Norwalk Historical Society Museum, 141 East Ave
Norwalk, CT 06851
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How is Mark Twain connected to Norwalk? Join Norwalk historians Madeleine and Ed Eckert to discover the connection during their lively lecture: “Norwalk & Mark Twain: Being Some Interesting Connections Between the City of Norwalk & Mark Twain” on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 2:00pm at the Norwalk Historical Society Museum. *Please note: the lecture will take place upstairs in the museum and at this time there is no elevator.* We all know Mark Twain lived in Hartford and Redding,…

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Henry Whitfield State Museum Harvesting History Event

November 24, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Henry Whitfield State Museum, 248 Old Whitfield Street
Guilford, CT 06437

Reproduction trade items, samples of 17th-century foods, “Make Your Marke” quill pen activity, reading of the Pilgrim Cat storybook each hour, and tours of the Holidaze exhibit will be featured at the Henry Whitfield State Museum Harvesting History Event Included with admission.

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Samuel Smith Farmstead Open House and Greenery Event (East Lyme)

November 26, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Samuel Smith Farmstead, 82 Plants Dam Rd
East Lyme, CT

Come tour the Samuel Smith Farmstead house which will be lit by electric candles, and smell our own hanging herbs as we decorate the Samuel Smith Farmstead. In our barn, we will offer Christmas wreaths (pine cone, grapevine and evergreen), swags, topiaries, burlap bags filled with assorted greens, beeswax hand-dipped candle pairs, hand-knitted and thrummed wool mittens, framed prints of the Samuel Smith Farmstead pen and ink by Steve Marks-Hamilton, note cards, also with pen and ink by Steve Marks-Hamilton…

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Jazz Brunch @ the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

November 26, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
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Enjoy a brunch buffet in the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art's Museum Café. Set to the sounds of live jazz by Atla and Matt DeChamplain. After, explore the galleries on your own or take a tour with a docent. Tickets include museum admission, jazz, brunch, and one Bloody Mary or Mimosa. There are two seatings, one at 10:30 am and one at 12:30 pm Tickets $28-$38; purchase at thewadsworth.org. Please note that tickets must be purchased online and are not available…

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December 2017

Winterfest with Rudolph & Friends

December 2, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mystic Aquarium, 55 Coogan Blvd
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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His shiny red nose has been spotted over Mystic Aquarium and we’re ready to welcome him for weekends during Winterfest! Meet the most famous reindeer of all, Rudolph, and his snowy friend Bumble as they visit the Aquarium. Take a photo with Rudolph and Bumble that is worthy for your holiday cards then get your ticket to see the two star in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 4-D. Enjoy local seasonal entertainment as you walk through our watery winter wonderland to visit…

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Norwalk Historical Society Museum Holiday Open House & Exhibition Opening

December 2, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Norwalk Historical Society Museum, 141 East Ave
Norwalk, CT 06851
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Enjoy some holiday cheer as you help the Norwalk Historical Society celebrate the holiday season! Visit the Norwalk Historical Society Museum on Saturday, December 2, 2017 between 12:00pm through 4:00pm for Holiday shopping and discounts in the Gift Shop and to view the new exhibition: “Margaret Hoyt Smith: Norwalk’s First Female Architect”. Spread holiday kindness to those in need by donating cleaning supplies and toiletries to benefit Homes for the Brave. Please visit norwalkhistoricalsociety.org for a list of suggested items.…

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Brookfield Historical Society Christmas Open House

December 9, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - December 10, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Brookfield Historical Society Museum, 165 Whisconier Road
Brookfield, CT

The Brookfield Historical Society’s 7th annual Traditional Christmas Open House. will take place on the weekend of Saturday, December 9 and Sunday, December 10, 2017 from Noon to 4 P.M. Santa will be stopping by with his helpers bearing complimentary treats for the kids. The sight of operating Model trains in a winter display, will entertain children of all ages, while the sound of antique music boxes will fill the air with well-known Christmas musical classics. A holiday scavenger hunt…

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A “Lilac Girls” Polish Christmas @ Bellamy-Ferriday House

December 10, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Bellamy Ferriday House, 9 Main St N
Bethlehem, CT 06751

Join the Bellamy-Ferriday House on Sunday, December 10th for a special day celebrating the holidays and the work of social philanthropist Caroline Ferriday, the inspiration for New York Times bestselling author Martha Hall Kelly’s novel Lilac Girls at the Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden. Experience the Hay, Caroline’s beloved Connecticut home, staged in the traditional Polish fashion as inspired by her house guests. Rooms will also sport beautiful arrangements by Floral Designer Melissa Beard, owner and head designer at Floral Design by Melissa in…

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Santa in the Fishing Village @ Maritime Aquarium

December 17, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Maritime Aquarium, 10 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854

Visit Santa Claus aboard a festive fishing boat on three special weekends in December as The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk adds a bonus holiday exhibit to “fish” you a Merry Christmas! Santa Claus will be at the Aquarium December 2-3, 9-10 and 16-17, all days from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Look for him in what is normally the Aquarium’s “Go Fish” exhibit, which will be transformed into a holiday wonderland in December. Santa will accept children’s wish lists and…

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Shark-Diving Santa @ The Maritime Aquarium

December 28, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday, Thursday and Saturday, repeating until December 29, 2017

Maritime Aquarium, 10 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854
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Shark-Diving Santa at The Maritime Aquarium Norwalk

On select dates in December, Santa Claus will join The Maritime Aquarium’s dive team to demonstrate that sharks aren’t the blood-thirsty killers of myth. Santa will strap on scuba gear and enter the Aquarium’s 110,000-gallon “Ocean Beyond the Sound” exhibit, which is home to 7-foot sharks. It’s all part of a regular program, in which Aquarium visitors can see and talk with volunteer divers swimming in the exhibit on most Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 12:15 and 2:15 p.m. The…

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January 2018

Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum’s “Three Centuries of Christmas” Tours

January 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on December 8, 2017 at 5:00pm

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 7, 2018

One event on December 15, 2017 at 5:00pm

One event on December 16, 2017 at 5:00pm

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until January 7, 2018

Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, 211 Main Street
Wethersfield, CT 06109

Celebrate Three Centuries of Christmas with a Dazzling Preview Party, Candlelight and Daytime Tours Each year, using armloads of greenery and native plants, authentic decorations from days of yore, and some pretty clever food-styling tricks, the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum’s “Three Centuries of Christmas” tours show in fascinating detail how the American holiday season evolved over the past 300 years. The 2017 season will begin with the lively WDS Holiday Preview Party on Friday, December 8, from 5 to 8 p.m. Guests will delight in a candlelight preview of the dazzling…

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February 2018

Connecticut Science Center Winter Vacation Exploration Camps

February 20 @ 12:32 am
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One event on December 27, 2017 at 12:32am

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One event on February 20, 2018 at 12:32am

Connecticut Science Center, 250 Columbus Blvd
Hartford, CT 06103
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Kids have FUN on school vacation at the Connecticut Science Center! Your child will love these hands-on day camps filled with fun and engaging science. Now registering for Camp dates December 27 – February 20 Campers in grades 1-6 will experience hands-on science enrichment through fun and engaging activities. Camps include structured activities with our STEM Educators, as well as supervised free time to explore the Science Center's galleries and exhibits. We offer Day Camps during school vacation as well as…

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