Tales of New England, Nov. 9, 1 p.m., Baldwin Center, 1000 West Broad St., Stratford. Professional storyteller and actress, Monica Peterson will share historical stories of bravery, foolishness, love, and a touch of the supernatural. Tickets $3. Info: 203-385-4050.

Painting Night Out, Nov. 9, 7 p.m., Darien Arts Center, 2 Renshaw Rd., Darien. Participants will learn floral painting techniques in a relaxed and supportive environment. Ticket: $40. Info: darienarts.org.

FCC Holiday Fair, Nov. 10, 5-10 p.m., Nov. 11, 10-4 p.m., First Congregational Church of Stratford, 2301 Main St., Stratford. Info: call 203-378-2644.

Archaeology Day, Nov. 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Westport Library, 20 Jesup Rd., Westport. It will feature lectures, demonstrations and interactive experiences throughout the day. Free. Info: westportlibrary.org.

Holiday craft fair, Nov. 11, 10-3pm., Jesse Lee United Methodist Church, 25 Flat Rock Rd., Easton. Local artisans featuring original handmade crafts, jewelry, antiques for sale, as well as products from distributors such as LuLaRoe, Pampered Chef, etc.; plus food including baked items. Free adm. Info: 203-372-8250; jesselee.org.

St. John’s Orthodox Church Christmas Fair Saturday, Nov. 11, 10-4 p.m., 364 Mill Hill Avenue, Bridgeport. Free admission. Info: 203-385-1020.

Small Art and Crafts Market, Nov. 11, 575 Pacific St., Stamford. Hosted by Loft Artists Association and Laurel House. Runs Saturday and Sunday, 1-4:30 p.m. through Dec. 17. Holiday reception, Dec. 2, 2-4:30 p.m. Info: loftartists.com.

From Lima Beans to Libraries: How Food and Books Helped to Win the Great War, Nov. 12, 2 p.m., Mill Hill Historic Park, 2 East Wall St., Norwalk. Free. Info: norwalkhistoricalsociety.org.

Scrabble Challenge, Nov. 15, 6 p.m., Stamford Hilton Hotel, 1 First Stamford Place, Stamford.  All proceeds support Literacy Volunteers’ English-language, literacy and education services offered to residents of Fairfield County. Info: contact Laurie Molner at [email protected] or 203-869-4848.

ARTique 2017, Nov. 16, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., and Nov. 17 -Nov. 18, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., St. Stephen’s Church, 35 Main St., Ridgefield. Info: connecticutclayartists.org.  

Lounsbury House Tree Festival, Nov. 16 – Nov. 19, 316 Main St., Ridgefield. Info: lounsburyhouse.org.

Women Who Matter Luncheon, Nov. 16, 11:30 a.m., Greenwich Country Club, 19 Doubling Rd., Greenwich. Gretchen Carlson, author of Be Fierce: Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back will be present. Tickets $100. Info: greenwichchamber.com.

The Historical Christmas Barn Holiday Shopping event, Nov. 16, 4-6 p.m., 150 Danbury Rd., Wilton. Proceeds will go to the Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County. Info: visitingnurse.net.

Holiday Bazaar, Nov. 16 – Nov. 19, Trinity on the Green, 230 Temple St., New Haven. The event will offer handmade ornaments, knitted goods, cakes, pies, cookies, a giant tag sale, a silent auction and a hot food concession, this is one of New Haven’s best early holiday events. Admission is free. Info: call 203-624-3101 or visit trinitynewhaven.org/holiday-bazaar.

Trail Hike After Dark, Nov. 17, 7 p.m., The Connecticut Audubon Society’s Larsen Sanctuary, 2325 Burr St., Fairfield. Tickets $3 per member, $6 per member. Reg. online. Info: www.ctaudubon.org/center-at-fairfield.

Ridgefield Guild of Artists’ Festive Home, Nov. 17 – Dec. 23, 34 Halpin Rd., Ridgefield. Info:  rgoa.org.

Ridgefield Women’s Club Craft Fair, Nov. 18, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., East Ridge Middle School, 10 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield. Info: rwc-craftfair.com.

Fairfield Grace UMC Craft Fair, Nov. 18, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Fairfield Grace UMC, 1089 Fairfield Woods Rd., Fairfield. call 203-374-6528.

The 13th Annual Festive Home, Nov. 18 through Dec., 23, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Ridgefield Guild of Artists, 34 Halpin Rd., Ridgefield. Opening reception Nov. 17, 6:30 p.m. Info: rgoa.org.

Cartoon Presentation, Nov. 18, 1 p.m., Stratford Library, 2203 Main St., Stratford. The Stratford Historical Society will host HAN Network cartoonist Douglas Smith to discuss his work. Free. Info: stratfordlibrary.org.

Community Thanksgiving Dinner, Nov. 23, 1 p.m., First Congregational Church of Stamford, Walton Place, Stamford. Info: call 203-323-0200 to register.

Celebration of American Crafts, Nov. 25, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Creative Arts Workshop, 80 Audubon St., New Haven. Exhibition and sale of fine crafts and special events run through Dec. 24. Shop Wednesday – Sunday. Info: CelebrationofAmericanCrafts.com.

Penguin Plunge for Special Olympics, April 7, Compo Beach, 60 Compo Beach Rd., Westport. Take a frosty swim to raise money for the Special Olympics. Go online to register or see other Plunge locations. Info: soct.org.

 

FARMERS’ MARKETS

The Hickories Farm Stand, 136 Lounsbury Rd., Ridgefield, May-October, 11-6, Mon.-Sun.; November-May, 11-5, Fri.-Sun.; stand works on honor system; thehickories.org

Stratford Farmers’ Market, Mon., 2-6 p.m., Paradise Green, Stratford; townofstratford.com/FarmersMarket.

Westport Farmers’ Market, Thurs., 10-2, 45 vendors, at 50 Imperial Ave.; May 18-Nov. 9; westportfarmersmarket.com.

Gossett Brothers’ Farmers’ Market, Sat., 9-1 year-round (indoors for winter), 7 vendors; 1202 Rte. 35, South Salem, N.Y.; gossettbrothersnursery.com/farmers-market

New Canaan Farmers’ Market, Sat., 10-2, Old Center School municipal parking lot, corner of South Ave.-Maple St.-Main St., April 22-Dec. 16; newcanaanfarmersmarket.net