* = Activities for children.

 

ART & ARCHITECTURE

* The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, open Mon., Wed.-Sat., 10-5, Fri., 10-7, May 29-Sept. 4, Sun., 12-4; $10/adults and $5/srs.; free adm. for full-time teachers and students in grades K-12, and for active-service military families; free for all on Tuesdays; 203-438-4519 or aldrichart.org: Group tours avail. by appointment, 203-438-4519 or email [email protected] Spotlight tours every Mon. and third Sat. of each month, 1-2 p.m.; Third Saturdays Family Workshops, free, 10-noon for ages 2-5, 1 to 3 p.m. for ages 6-10.

* Bruce Museum, One Museum Dr., Greenwich; brucemuseum.org or 203-869-0376: Toddler Tour, Nov. 17 and 24, 11-11:45 a.m. and 1-1:45 p.m., ages 3-5 w/adult caregivers, free. Family Gallery Tours, Sun., Nov. 1-22, 11:30-12:30, children 6-10, free w/museum adm.; Lifetime of Looking: The Natural World, special tour for adults with memory loss and their caregivers, Thur., Nov. 12, 1-2:30 p.m., res. required: [email protected] or 203-413-6741; Family Studio Workshop: Decorating Ceramics, drop-in program, all ages, $15 plus mus. adm.; Stroller Tour, Wed., Nov. 18, 9-10 a.m., for new moms, dads, and caregivers, guided tour of current exhibits and collections before public opening, free w/mus. adm.; early closing Wed., Nov. 25, closed Thanksgiving, Nov. 26.

Rowayton Arts Center, 145 Rowayton Ave., rowaytonartscenter.org or 203-866-2744: Open Sketch sessions w/ live model meets twice monthly; Fabric Art/Weaving, monthly session on Saturdays, call for info.

Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Ave.; westportartscenter.org or 203-222-7070: Family Art Day, Sun., Nov. 22, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., adv. reg. encouraged, $10/child (adults and children 2 and younger, free); Drink ‘n’ Draw, Thur., Dec. 3, 7-9 p.m., age 21+; ArtSafari: The Aldrich, Wed., Dec. 9, 11, tour new show, Painting in Four Takes with exhibition director Richard Klein; ArtSpeaks: Alexandra Munroe, juror of current exhibit DREAMscapes, Wed., Dec. 9, 6:30 p.m.; Fairfield County Arts Association Art Presentation, Wed., Nov. 18, 7 p.m., with Westport artist Sooo-z Mastropietro, discussing her background in fashion/textile design; Roger Ludlowe Middle School, Fairfield; info., fairfieldcountyarts.com or call 203-259-8026.

Woman of Steel: Babette Bloch, talk by the sculptor, Mon., Nov. 16, 5 p.m., at Housatonic Community College, Beacon Hall, 900 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport; info., babettebloch.com.

Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Garden, 28 Deveau Rd., hammondmuseum.org or 914-669-5033: Sushi Workshop with Yoshimi Arai, Sat., Nov. 14, 11-12:30, res. required, $30, $15/children under 12; Origami Workshop with Yoshimi Arai, Sat., Nov. 14, 1-3 p.m., free for children ages 5+ with paid adult adm.

 

CRAFTS

* Brookfield Craft Center, 286 Whisconier Rd.; brookfieldcraft.org: classes, open studios in clay, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal.  Gallery Shop open Sat., 11-6, and Sun., 11-5.

 

GARDENING

Bloom or Bust: Safeguarding America’s Glorious Garden Heritage, talk by Charles A. Birnbaum, pres. and CEO of the Cultural Landscape Foundation, Wed., Nov. 18, 7 p.m. (refreshments at 6:30), free; presented by the Bedford Garden Club and John Jay Homestead; at the John Jay Homestead State Historic Site, 400 Jay St./Rte. 22, Katonah, N.Y.; info., email [email protected].

Bartlett Arboretum, 151 Brookdale Rd., Stamford; bartlettarboretum.org or 203-322-6971: Application for Master Gardener program now available online, classes begin January 2016; Holiday Concert, Sat., Dec. 5, 7 p.m., Silver Educational Center with the Fontenay Chanber Players and guest soprano Kathryn Amyotte, tickets $15, children under 12 free; Yoga at the Bartlett, Tues. at 11 a.m.$15/session, meet on Homestead terrace (info., 203-487-5263); OPIN Dog Training, Wed., 6:30-7:30, meet in main parking lot; Bow Hunting Season Sept. 15-Nov. 17, keep dogs on leash.

The Garden Education Center of Greenwich, 130 Bible St., Cos Cob; gecgreenwich.org or 203-869-9242: Third Sunday Nature Play, all ages, Nov. 15, Dec. 20, $3/person, pre-reg. required; Food for Thought-Conscious Living Dinner Conversation Series, Mon., Nov. 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m., hosted by Dr. Jonathan Roberti, Hippocrates Health Institute Health Educator; Thanksgiving Floral Workshop with White House Floral Designer Ruth Loiseau, Tues., Nov. 24, 10:30 a.m., $110; Della Robbia Wreath Workshop, Wed., Dec. 2, 10 a.m., $95, reg. required;  Holiday Tea Party, Thur., Dec. 3, 3:30-6 p.m., $40/adult, $10/child five years and older; Holiday Trip to Longwood Gardens, Mon., Dec. 7, 7 a.m.-6 p.m., reg. deadline Nov. 23, cost of $175 incl. luncheon and guided tour.

 

HEALTH

2015 Love Wins Mental Health Conference, Thur., Dec. 3, 8 to 5:30 in the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Ext., Danbury; keynote address by Dr. Bruce Perry, “The Neurobiological, Social/Emotional and Relational Underpinnings of Resilience,” open to public; info. at anagraceproject.org.

Red Cross Courses, (including Parenting, CPR, Back Injury Prevention, First Aid, HIV/AIDS Education, Lifeguard Training) offered periodically, visit ctredcross.org:

—Danbury area Chapter at 7 Park Lawn Dr., Bethel; 1-877-3327.

—Darien Chapter, 39 Leroy Ave., Darien, 203-655-2586.

—Greenwich Chapter, 99 Indian Field Rd., 203-869-0192.

—New Canaan Chapter, 51 Main St., New Canaan, 203-966-1663.

 

HISTORY & ANTIQUES

* Greenwich Historical Society, Bush-Holley Historic Site, 39 Strickland Rd., Cos Cob; open Wed.-Sun., 12-4 (docent-led tours at 1, 2 and 3);  203-869-6899, ext. 10 or www.hstg.org; adm. to gallery, visitor ctr. & house museum, $10/adults, $8/srs. and students, under 6 free; group tours at $7/person avail. on public and non-public days; library and archives open Wed.-Thur., 10-4; adm. offices open Mon.-Fri., 9-5. Story Barn: By Chance or By Choice?, personal storytelling hosted by Bonnie Levison, Thur., Nov. 12, doors open at 7, show at 7:30; $20 non-members, res. suggested. Wolf by the Ears: The Missouri Crisis 1819-1821, book talk by Dr. John Van Atta of the Brunswick School, Thur., Nov. 19, 7-8 p.m., $15.

* Weir Farm National Historic Site, 735 Nod Hill Rd., Wilton, 203-834-1896 or www.nps.gov/wefa: grounds open daily dawn to dusk; art programs, Junior Ranger activities, visitor center, museum store, historic house and studios; open Wed.-Sun. 10-4 (May 1-Oct. 31); Weir House Tours, offered Wed.-Sun. at 11 a.m., 1, 2, and 3 p.m. (May 1-Oct. 31), reg. required; group tours and field trips offered, reg. required.

Edward’s Table: Setting the Table for the Holidays, with Edward Lent, Sun., Nov. 15, 2 p.m., $35 by reservation; Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, 295 West Ave., Norwalk; [email protected] r call 203-838-9799 x4.

Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Rd., open daily 10-4, adm. $5/adults, $3/students, srs., fairfieldhistory.org or 203-259-1036: Veterans Day, Wed., Nov. 11, 10:30-noon, storytelling, crafts, etc. for children 5-10, free w/adm.; Giving Thanks with Handmade, Sun., Nov. 22, 2-4 p.m., family event, free w/adm; Family Focus: Museum Day, Fri., Nov. 27, 11-2, free w/adm.

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, 295 West Ave., Norwalk; lockwoodmathewsmansion.com or 203-838-9799: Author and historian Neil Hogan, Wed., Nov. 18, 11 a.m., talking about Irish Women and Domestic Servitude in Connecticut; $30 incl. lecture, lunch and first floor tour; res. by Nov. 13.

Chappaqua Historical Society, Greeley House, 100 King St., Chappaqua, N.Y.; newcastlehs.org or 914-238-4666: “We’re Almost 50!” kick-off party, Sat., Nov. 14, 6:30, tickets $125; Gold in Your Closet — Fashion Becomes Investment, talk by Yulia Omelich, Wed., Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m., $5 donation.

Archaeological Associates of Greenwch: Empire, Prayer and Industry at the Roman and Neo-Punic Urband Mound of Zita, Tunisia, with Prof. Brett Kaufman, Thur., Nov. 19, 8 p.m., Bruce Museum, One Museum Dr., Greenwich; adm. $15; info., 203-661-4654.

Word for Genealogy, a workshop by Janeen Bjork, presented by Connecticut Ancestry Society, Sat., Nov. 21, 10:30-12:30, Trumbull Library, 33 Quality St., Trumbull; free; connecticutancestrysociety.org.

Westport Historical Society, 25 Avery Place; westporthistory.org or 203-222-1424: Greg Sages, exec. director of the Philip Johnson Glass House in New Canaan, Sat., Nov. 21, 10-noon, $10 donation, res. suggested.

Monroe Historical Society Audio Radio program, presented by John Babina of WMNR, Sun., Nov. 22, 1 p.m., society’s annual meeting, Ehlers Room, Edith Wheeler Memorial Library, 733 Monroe Turnpike.

Milford Preservation Trust, program on theater entrepreneur Sylvester Z. Poli, Thur., Nov. 19, 7 p.m., pictures of his Palace and Majestic theaters in Bridgeport and his home Villa Rosa in Milford; presentation by Jay Misencik and Geralene Valentine at Scribner’s Restaurant, 31 Village Rd., Milford; res. by Nov. 16, $5 cover charge; call 203-314-9016 or email [email protected]

The Greenwich Decorative Arts Society, Art Nouveau: A Jewel in Every Medium, Mon., Dec. 7, 1:15 p.m., lecture by Benjamin Macklowe, president of the Macklowe Gallery in New York, at the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich; adm. $25, res. required by Nov. 30, [email protected] or 203-322-2967.

 

LITERATURE

Author Susan Cohen, The Inspired Landscape: Twenty-One Leading Landscape Architects explore the Creative Process, Thur., Nov. 12, 1 p.m., Darien Community Association, 274 Middlesex Rd., Darien; info., dariendca.org.

Author Bob Mankoff, How About Never — Is Never Good for You? My Life in Cartoons, Thur., Nov. 12, 7-8:30 p.m., Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Rd.; reg. recommended, wiltonlibrary.org or 203-762-3950.

Author Elissa Altman, Poor Man’s Feast: A Story of Comfort, Desire and the Art of Simple Cooking, Mon., Nov. 16, 7 p.m., Ridgefield Library, 472 Main St.; ridgefieldlibrary.org or 203-438-2282.

[email protected] Library: Adam Johnson, Fortune Smiles, Mon., Nov. 16, 7 p.m.; 101 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich; greenwichlibrary.org or 203-622-7900.

Westport Writers’ Workshop, 501(c)3 organization, at 3 Sylvan Rd. South, Westport; westportwriters.org or 203-227-3250: more than 20 weekly writing workshops and some one-time seminars; some free programs; workshops. Incoming Connecticut Poet Laureate Rennie McQuilkin, Sun., Nov. 15, at 3 p.m. at the Westport Historical Society, 21 Avery Place, free; New book club for writers meets Nov. 12 and Dec. 3, 7-9 p.m., 2nd floor of workshop’s place.

Author Sally Allen, Unlocking Worlds: A Reading Companion for Book Lovers, Wed., Nov. 18, 7 p.m., Barnes and Noble, 1076 Post Rd. East, Westport; free adm.; info., sallyallenbooks.com.

Author Erica Jong, Fear of Dying, Thur., Nov. 19, 7 p.m., Westport Library McManus Rm., 20 Jesup Rd.; info., westportlibrary.org or 203-291-4800.

Author Gregory Maguire, ARTalk titled Green Witches, White Rabbits and Wild Things, Sun., Nov. 22, 2 p.m., illustrated talk, opp. for questions; Ridgefield Library, 472 Main St.; ridgefieldlibrary.org or 203-438-2282.

Editor and curator David Leopold, The Hirschfeld Century: A Portrait of the Artist and His Age, Sun., Nov. 22, 3 p.m., Westport Library McManus Rm., 20 Jesup Rd.; westportlibrary.org or 203-291-4800.

Author and musician Steve Katz, founding member of The Blues Project and Blood, Sweat & Tears, presenting Blood, Sweat and My Rock ‘n’ Roll Years: Is Steve Katz, a Rock Star?, Sat., Nov. 28, 3 p.m., Norwalk Public Library, 1 Belden Ave.; info., or email [email protected] or call 203-899-2780.

Author/artist Jan Brett, The Turnip, Sat., Nov. 28, 5 p.m., drawing demo followed by book signing, Fairfield University Bookstore, 1499 Post Rd., Fairfield; 203-255-7756.

Author Dan Ephron, Killing a King: The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the Remaking of Israel, Mon., Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m., Temple Israel, 14 Coleytown Rd., Westport; reg. requested to [email protected]; for info., 203-226-8197.

Author Archer Mayor, The Company She Kept, Thur., Dec. 10, 7-8:30 p.m., The Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Rd.; res. recommended, wiltonlibrary.org or 203-762-3950.

 

MISCELLANY

Grace Farms Foundation Justice Initiative, Inaugural Two-Day Workshop, Thur.-Fri., Nov. 5-6, 8:30-6:30; addressing child exploitation: awareness and prevention, investigation and prosecution, and victim services; open to the public; details at gracefarms.org/calendar.

Linda McMahon’s Women Can Have It All Series at Sacred Heart University, with journalist Campbell Brown, Thur., Nov. 12, 2 p.m., Forum of the Martire Business & Communications Center at SHU, 5151 Park Ave., Fairfield; info., sacredheart.edu.

Smart Planning in Today’s Environment: Avoiding Bad Heir Days, Thur., Nov. 12, 5:30 p.m., featuring Conrad Teitell and Daniel Johnson, with Cummings and Lockwood, LLP, reception and forum, 5:30-7 p.m.; limited seating; reg., info., Inspircia, Inc., Mary Aly, 203-388-0137 or [email protected].

What’s Ailing the World? A Diagnosis of Global Health Trends, talk by Dr. E. Anne Peterson, M.D., M.P.H., Wed., Nov. 18, World Affairs Forum gathering at the Main Library (Ferguson Library), Di Mattia Bldg., Third Floor Auditorium, Stamford; networking and refreshments at 5:45, presentation at 6:15; $20 per person; for res., email [email protected] or 203-356-0340.

Navigating the School Year Ahead, what every parent should know about special education law and children’s rights, guest speaker Attorney Lawrence W. Berliner, Wed., Dec. 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Villa Maria School, 161 Sky Meadow Dr., Stamford; reg., 203-322-5886 x104.

Ramapoo Pistol Club Basic Handgun Safety Class, Dec. 2 and 9 at the Indoor Shooting Sports Facility, 60 South St., Ridgefield; $100 fee incl. a homestudy workbook, pre-course knowledge quiz and two lecture sessions; eye and ear protection, targets, ammunition and handguns for the live fire provided; pre-reg. any Mon. or Tues., from 7:30 to 9 p.m. or Sun., 1-4 p.m. no later than Tues., Nov. 24; info., ramapoo.com.

YWCA Darien/Norwalk, 49 Old Kings Highway North, Darien; ywcadariennorwalkk.org or 203-655-2535: Job Search Support Program for Women, incl. computer classes, info., katefywcadariennorwalk.org.

Meditation Sessions, Sat. and Sun., 10-11:30 a.m., open sessions; Mon. and Wed. eves., 7-8:30 p.m., Tues., 12:30-2 p.m., Thur., 9:30-11 a.m., open sessions; Family Program, ages 4-12 yrs., usually 2nd and 4th Sun. of the month, 10-11:30 a.m.; Redding Center for Mindfulness & Meditation, 9 Picketts Ridge Rd., West Redding; info., 203-244-3130 or visit reddingmeditationsociety.org.

The Compassionate Friends, Stamford Chapter, non-denominational self help group for bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings; meets 2nd Mon. of each month at 7:30 p.m.; Tully Center, 32 Strawberry Hill Ct., Stamford, main floor; info., 203-329-2796 or 203-323-2617.

 

MUSIC

The Ridgefield Songwriters’ Circle, monthly gatherings to play new songs and discuss them; for info., call Dave Goldenberg, 203-438-4521.

 

NATURE & SCIENCE

* New Canaan Nature Center, 144 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, 203-966-9577; satellite site for NY Botanical Garden programs (800-322-6924 or nybg.org/adulted); buildings open Mon.-Sat., 9-4 (closed major holidays);  Programs for Kids & Families: First Saturdays, 1st Sat. of the month, free guided activities for visitors, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Free Live Animal Presentations, Sat. at 3, lasting 15-20 min., dif. animal each week.

* Woodcock Nature Center, 56 Deer Run Rd., Wilton; center open 9:30-5, Tues.-Sat., two-plus miles of trails open daily, dawn to dusk; reg. in advance for programs, 203-762-7280.

* Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, 10 N. Water St., adm. $19.95 for adults, $17.95 for youth (13-17) and seniors, $12.95 for children 3-12; open 10-5 daily (till 6, July and August);  info., 203-852-0700, ext. 2206: Jiggle A Jelly, special touch-a-jellyfish exhibit, weekends September-June, free w/museum adm.;  Toy Boat Workshop on Saturdays and Sundays (daily during July and August) between 11 and 3, 20-min. workshop, $5/child, no res. required. Closing 3 p.m. Wed., Nov. 25, and Thanksgiving, Nov. 26.

* Stepping Stones Museum, 303 West Ave., Norwalk; open daily 10-5, Memorial Day-Labor Day, and Tues.-Sun., Labor Day through Memorial Day; adm. $15/adults and children (under 1, free), $10/srs.; Early Childhood  Classes for ages 6 mon.-6 yrs. and After School Adventures for grades 3-12, reg. online; other ongoing events; Around the World Creative Kids, programs Sat. at 2; steppingstonesmuseum.org or call 203-899-0606: Cards for Soldiers, Wed., Nov. 1, to Sun., Nov. 22, 11 a.m. to noon. Accessibility Day, Sat., Nov. 14, 9-11 a.m.; 15-on-the-15th: Celebrating the 15th Birthday of Stepping Stones Guinness Book of World Records Day, Sun., Nov. 15; Closed Thanksgiving Day; Elf Workship, Tues., Dec. 1-Thur., Dec. 17, 11 to noon; Get Into It! FREE, Thur., Dec. 3, 5-8 p.m.; YES2 Holiday Craft Fair, Sat., Dec. 5, noon to 4; Hanukkah Week Activities, Sun., Dec. 6, to Mon., Dec. 14; Accessibility Day, Sat., Dec. 12, 9-11 a.m., free adm. for families of children with special needs; Holiday Handbell Performance by Shelton’s Trinity Lutheran Church Bell Choir, Sat., Dec. 12, 2 p.m.; Around the World: Show Me a Tale, Pecos Bill and Slue Foot Sue, Sun., Dec. 13, 2 p.m.

* Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center, 10 Woodside Lane, Westport; open Mon.-Sat., 9-5, Sun., 1-4 (closed major holidays); adm. $7/adults, $5/ages 1-12 & srs.; free adm. to trails and property, daily 7 a.m.-dusk; interactive nature museum, live wildlife; Story and Animal Program, Thur.-Fri., 10-10:30 a.m., age 5 and younger, free w/adm.; Nature Encounters, every Sat. at 2:30, free w/adm.; Animal Feeding, Mon., Wed., Fri. at 11 a.m., Animal Hall, and Tues., Thur., Sat., Birds of Prey at 4 p.m., free w/adm.; 203-227-7253; earthplace.org.

* Stamford Museum and Nature Center, 39 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford; adm. $10/adults, $8/srs. (65+), $6/students (18+ valid ID), $5/children 4-17; 203-322-1646 or www.stamfordmuseum.org: Heckscher Farm, daily, 9-5 (Heckscher WILD!new live exotic animal exhibit); Bendel Mansion (main building), Mon.-Sat., 9-5, Sun., 11-5. Sunday Explorers, Nov. 1-29, noon to 4, free w/adm. Visions of Gingerbread Tea Party, Sat., Nov. 14, 2-4 p.m., with storyteller Ms. Karen, for ages 3 and up, pre-reg. and pre-pay required, $35/person, 203-977-6521; Astronomy Nights: Hubble Gotchu, Fri., Nov. 20, 7 p.m., enter at 151 Scofieldtown Rd., $5/adults, $3/children 5-17.

* Audubon Greenwich, 528 Riversville Rd., Greenwich; 203-869-5272:  program fees: $3/adults, $1.50/children, srs. (incl. adm. to Center & Grounds); trails open dawn to dusk weekends; Kimberlin Nature Center open daily, 10-5; trails and grounds open daily sunrise to sunset, occasionally unavailable till 9 a.m. mid-Sept.-Jan.; 203-869-5272 or email [email protected]

Early Birds” Extinct Species from Fossil Lake, Fri., Nov. 20, 6 p.m., brief lecture by Curator Dr. Daniel Ksepka at 6:45, preceded by a reception and open gallery of Secrets of Fossil Lake exhibit, $15 (opens to public Nov. 21).

* Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr St.; 203-259-6305 x109: Trot Off Your Turkey!, 1.5 mile hike in Larsen Sanctuary, Sat., Nov. 28, 10-11 a.m. and 1-2 p.m., $2/person; Bird Seed Sale, Sat., Dec. 5, 11-2 (pre-orders due Nov. 24)

* Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport; adm. $14/adults, $11/children 3-11 and seniors (free adm. for AARP members on Sept. 25), free for children under 3; open daily 9 to 4; Carousel, daily 9-4; Peacock Cafe, daily 9-4; Gift Shop, daily 9:30-4; New World Tropics Building, daily 10:30-3:30; 203-394-6565, www.beardsleyzoo.org : Breakfast with Frosty and Friends, characers avail. for photo opps, plus breakfast, Dec. 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 9 to 11 a.m., res. required, 203-394-6574, $15/person incl. zoo adm.

* The Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave., Bridgeport; discouverymuseum.org or 203-372-3521; Tues.-Sun., 10-5;  open Mon. for most school holidays, plus school and homeschool groups with a reservation; museum and planetarium, $10 adults, $8 children, seniors, students, free under 2; Challenger Learning Center, simulated space missions for groups 15-30, res. required (schools, scouts, corporate teambuilding, birthday parties); scout science badge classes; exhibits and daily Planetarium shows; weekend workshops.

* Wolf Conservation Center, South Salem, N.Y.; pre-reg. online required for all programs, nywolf.org: Sat., Nov. 21, 2 p.m., $13/adults, $11/children under 12; Sunset Photo Session, Sun., Nov. 15, and Sun., Nov. 29, 2:30-sunset, $100; Evening Howl for Adults Only, Fri., Nov. 20, 6:30 p.m., Sat., Nov. 28, 5 p.m., age 21+, $20; Pack Chat for Kids, Sun., Nov. 22, 11 a.m. with Virgil the Turkey, Fri., Nov. 27, 1 p.m., Sat., Dec. 5, 2 p.m., $13/adults, $11/children under 12; Story Time with the Wolves, Fri., Nov. 13, 9-10:30 a.m., Tues., Nov. 17, 9-10:30 a.m., Fri., Dec. 4, 9-10:30 a.m., $13/adults, $10/children (rec. for ages 2-5 yrs.); Evening Howl for Pups of All Ages, Sat., Nov. 14, 5 p.m., Fri., Nov. 27, 4 p.m., Sat., Nov. 28, 10 a.m., $16/adults, $13/children under 12; Full Moon Walk for Adults Only, Wed., Nov. 25, 6 p.m., age 21+, $25; Wolves of North America, Fri., Nov. 27, 10 a.m., Sat., Nov. 28, 1 p.m., Sun., Nov. 29, 11 a.m., $13/adults, $11/children under 12; Wine and Wolves, Thur., Dec. 3, 7 p.m., $100, pre-reg. required; Saving a Species — An Inside Look at the WCC’s Endangered Species Program, Sat., Dec. 5, 11 a.m., $13/adults, $11/children under 12; Coffee with Wolves, Sun., Dec. 6, 8:30-9:30 a.m., $10/person; Nature Play for Toddlers, Tues., Dec. 8, 10-11 a.m., $12/adults, $10/children, rec. for ages 2-5.

Planetarium Show/Telescope Viewing, Nov. 21, 4:30 p.m. show followed by telescope viewing 5:30-7:30 p.m., Westside Observatory and Planetarium, WCSU Westside Campus, 43 Lake Ave. Ext., Danbury; info., 203-837-8671 or visit wcsu.edu/starwatch.

Astrophotography without a Telescope: Recent Images; Planning, Set-up and Techniques, with Stan Honda, Sun., Nov. 15, 3:30 p.m., presented by the Astronomical Society of Greenwich at the Bruce Museum, One Museum Dr., Greenwich; info., astrogreenwich.org.

Nocturnal Animals: Living the Nightlife!, presented by Friends of Greenwich Point, Sat., Nov. 21, 1:30-3:30 (live animal presentations at 2 and 3), Innis Arden Cottage, Greenwich Point; all ages welcome, free; info., email [email protected].

First Sunday Bird Walk at Greenwich Point Park, Sun., Dec. 6, 9-11:30 a.m., meet near the southern concession stand; free, no res. required; info., 203-413-6756 or email [email protected].

Fred Elser First Sunday Science @ Seaside Center, Aliens! Invasion of the Long Island Sound Estuary, Sun., Dec. 6, 1:30-4 p.m., in the Innis Arden Cottage at Greenwich Point Park, Old Greenwich; info.,  203-413-6756 or email [email protected].

 

 

SELF IMPROVEMENT

SCORE — Service Corps of Retired Executives, help for small-business owners:

— Western Connecticut SCORE – 155 Deer Hill Ave., Danbury; 203-794-1404; westernconnecticut.score.org.

— Danbury Library workshops, free, 170 Main St.; reg. required, 203-797-4527 or danburylibrary.org: New Developments in Constant Contact, Mon., Nov. 16, 6-7 p.m.; Legal Issues of Social Media, Mon., Nov. 30, 6-7 p.m.; Starting a Non-Profit, Mon., Dec. 14, 6-7 p.m.

— Greater Bridgeport – University of Bridgeport Mandeville Hall, 230 Park Ave., Bridgeport; 203-450-9484, greaterbridgeport.score.org.

— Westchester – 120 Boomingdale Rd., NYS Dept. of Labor, White Plains, N.Y.; 914-948-3907; westchester.score.org.

— Fairfield County, scorenorwalk.org/workshops.html or 203-831-0065: Running a Restaurant, Thur., Nov. 12, 6-8 p.m., check-in at 5:30, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Ave.; The New Lending Landscape, Tues., Nov. 17, 6-8 p.m., check-in starts at 5:30, Weston Library, 56 Norfield Rd.; Live Webinar: How to Develop a Business Plan in Six Easy Steps, Wed., Nov. 18, noon to 1 p.m., reg. through website; Running a Consulting Business, Wed., Nov. 18, 6-8 p.m., check-in at 5:30, Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Rd.; Internet Marketing for Small Business Woorkshop: Brarnded for Small Business, Thur., Nov. 19, 6-8 p.m., check-in starts at 5:30, Norwalk Public Library, 1 Belden Ave.

 

SELF IMPROVEMENT

College Audition Workshop with Elm Shakespeare Company and SCSU associate professor Kaia Monroe Rarick, Dec. 5 and 12, Jan. 9 and 16 at Southern Conn. State U., New Haven; open to high school seniors and recent graduates; info., reg., elmshakespeare.org.

Send listings to Sally Sanders, e-mail [email protected]; or mail, c/o Hersam Acorn Newspapers, 16 Bailey Avenue, Ridgefield 06877, two weeks in advance of desired publication date.