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November 2017

Touch-A-Truck and Chili Cook Off

November 5 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Stamford Museum & Nature Center, 39 Scofieldtown Rd
Stamford, CT

Get hands-on with some cool, larger-than-life vehicles during Touch-A-Truck. Find out how these trucks work, what purposes they serve, and climb inside a few. Also sample some of the finest chili from area competitors at the 10th Annual Stamford Charity Chili Cookoff. The Cookoff supports the Stamford Museum & Nature Center and the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County. For a suggested donation of $10 per person (ages 10 and over) or the donation of a bag of non-perishable food…

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Kayaking Discovery Courses

November 5 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Lake Kenosia Park, 10 Christopher Columbus Avenue
Danbury, CT 06810 us
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Exploring nature in a kayak is a healthy and fun way to enjoy the outdoors. This Kayak Discovery course begins with a brief introduction and safety talk from our friendly paddling instructors, who will share their knowledge gained from years of kayaking. They'll outfit you with a personal flotation device (PFD), kayak and paddling equipment, giving you insight on the best ways to set up your boat. Then, you'll receive instruction on a variety of paddling techniques. After you feel…

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New Haven Restaurant Week Returns November 5-10

November 5 @ 4:00 pm - November 10 @ 10:00 pm
New Haven New Haven, CT + Google Map

Although the weather is cooling down, dining destinations around the city of New Haven ( are heating up as NEW HAVEN RESTAURANT WEEK, presented by Citizens Bank, returns Sunday, November 5 through Friday, November 10. According to Market New Haven, the event’s organizer, 33 eateries across the city will offer a two-course, prix-fixe lunch menu ($17 per person) and a three-course, prix fixe dinner menu ($34 per person). This year, NEW HAVEN RESTAURANT WEEK will again partner with the Connecticut Food…

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Brazilian Charm Workshop & Brazilian Barbecue

November 6 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Homewood Suites By Hilton, 65 Glastonbury Blvd
Glastonbury, CT 06033
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Learn how to apply our Straightening and Smoothing treatment and see what makes us unique in the market, we are the only formaldehyde free product that will work either as a straightener or a smoothing treatment and the only that will remove brassiness while straightening. All our results are blow-dried by fingers only. After the workshop we will serve an authentic Brazilian barbecue and drinks. Seats are limited, don't miss this opportunity to learn about our product and enjoy a…

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Connecticut Brewers Fest

November 6 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Two Roads Brewing Company, 1700 Stratford Ave
Stratford, CT 06615 United States
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Starting CT Craft Beer Month off right. Come to the Connecticut Brewers Fest at Two Roads Brewing Company in Stratford. All proceeds benefit the CT Brewers Guild. Many breweries from around the Constitution State will be pouring their brews under one roof.

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Free Outdoor Adventures with your Dog Clinic – Danbury

November 7 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
L.L.Bean – Danbury Fair Mall, 7 Backus Avenue
Danbury, CT 06810 us
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Come join L.L.Bean for this free in-store clinic on how to enjoy the outdoors with your dog. Learn about tips, tricks, and gear that will help better prepare you to get out on the trails with your four-legged friend. Since space is limited reserve yourself a spot by clicking over to L.L. Bean, Danbury's Event Page, find this event, and register before space fills up. Hint: Scroll down to the bottom of the page on the LL Bean website to find…

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Santa in the Fishing Village @ Maritime Aquarium

November 8 @ 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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Free Ice Carving Competition @ Shops at Yale

November 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Shops @ Yale, 1046 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT

Six professional ice carvers will each transform 3 blocks of ice, 900lbs, into a spectacular sculpture in only 4 hours! Internationally recognized, award-winning sculptor Bill Covitz from Ice Matters in Cheshire, CT will be on-site competing for the grand prize. See some of Bill’s work here @ Hot cocoa and other specialty drinks will be available at Maison Mathis and Blue State Coffee, both cafés are only steps away from the event. The Crepes Choupette cart will be on-site selling…

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WWI: Lesson From the Past @ the Butler-McCook House

November 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Amos Bull House, 59 S. Prospect St.
Hartford, CT 06106
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WWI: Lesson From the Past will include light refreshments and will begin at 5:30 pm in the Amos Bull House, 59 S. Prospect St., Hartford (across the garden from the Butler-McCook House). Then, visit the Butler-McCook House & Garden to view the WWI posters and McCook family war memorabilia on display. The Butler-McCook House & Garden and Main Street History Center is located at: 396 Main Street, in Hartford. It is open for tours May through December. For hours and…

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Cook for Kids Annual Fundraiser

November 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Aitoro Appliances, 401 Westport Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06851
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Cook For Kids Fundraiser

Join Clothes to Kids of Fairfield County for the second annual Cook for Kids fundraiser benefiting Clothes To Kids of Fairfield County. Sip on a glass of wine or beer, watch as local chefs prepare hors d'oeuvres for your enjoyment and support Clothes To Kids of Fairfield County by bidding on a range of silent auction items. Event hosts this year are Blind Rhino, A Dash of Salt, South End, HAPA Food Truck, Bar Sugo, The Port, Osteria Romana, Newbrook…

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FriendsGiving at Stepping Stones Museum for Children

November 9 @ 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 @ 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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Rock Away Pancreatic Cancer @ New Country Motor Cars of Hartford

November 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New Country Motor Cars of Hartford, 1 Weston St
Hartford, CT 06120
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During National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month in November, New Country Motor Cars of Hartford is once again supporting the Ron Foley Foundation’s mission to find a cure for one of the most deadly cancers. On Friday, November 10th from 6:00-9:00pm at its Mercedes Benz dealership, New Country will host a special fundraising event called Rock Away Pancreatic Cancer. The event will include light fare and beverages and most exciting, a private concert by musician Rich Ortiz. Ortiz has a loyal…

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Wine Tasting Event at the VFW

November 10 @ 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: or 860-739-2762 for advance tickets

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Annual Jack Frost Bazaar @ Niantic Community Church

November 11 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Niantic Community Church, 170 Pennsylvania Ave
Niantic, CT 06357

The 72nd Annual Jack Frost Bazaar will take place Saturday, November 11 from 9 am to 2 pm at Niantic Community Church. This holiday event that attracts folks from towns near and far, has many new features this year including the NCC Children's Center offering face painting and children's craft activities. Mrs. Santa will have a present for the children and in honor of Veteran's Day, the Cookie Cottage will be giving free cookies to Veterans seeking a sweet treat.…

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Connecticut Pet Expo at the XL Center

November 11 @ 10:00 am - November 12 @ 5:00 pm
XL Center, 1 Civic Center Plz
Hartford, CT 06103 United States
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The Connecticut Pet Expo will be held Saturday, November 11th and Sunday, November 12th at the XL Center in Hartford. Saturday, November 11th - 10:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. Sunday, November 12th - 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Bring your pet and enjoy dozens of different pet vendors and shows! RSVP on Facebook

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Honoring the Veterans Powwow

November 11 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, 110 Pequot Trail
Mashantucket, CT 06338 United States
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We invite all members of the military, both Veteran and active duty and their families to join us in honoring and thanking this Country’s greatest heroes at our 2017 Veterans Powwow. This event is open to all Native and non-native veterans, active duty military and their families, museum members as well as the general public who are encouraged to join us in honoring and thanking this country's greatest heroes at our 2017 Veterans Powwow being held inside the museum. Find…

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

November 11 @ 10:00 am - November 12 @ 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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Grand Re-Opening of Sundae Spatacular

November 11 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sundae Spa, 2457 East Main St #2A
Waterbury, CT 06705
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Sundae Spa will be formally transitioning to Sundae Spatacular in this Grand Re-Opening on November 11, 2017. Appointments for hair, manicures, pedicures and facials are available in our newly renovated salon/spa and 10% of the service fees will be donated to Make A Wish Foundation. Kids can make an autograph book and then have it signed by any of our 25+ Costumed Characters. A radio station will be on site and we will be giving out free ice cream! This…

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Foxwoods On Tap

November 11 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Foxwoods Resort Casino, 350 Trolley Line Blvd
Mashantucket, CT 06338-3777 United States
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Jackpot! The 2nd Annual Foxwoods On Tap Craft Beer Festival returns this November and we’re upping the ante after last year’s inaugural event sold out! Join us at Foxwoods Resort Casino on Saturday, November 11th in the Premier Ballroom from 4-7pm. Enjoy live music from winner of Foxwoods 2017 Battle of the Bands - The Noble Impoverished - while sampling more than 150 craft beers from 70+ of America’s best craft breweries. Want to feel like a high roller? Purchase…

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