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:  

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

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:

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:

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

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:

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

Ridgefield Woman’s Club Craft Fair, Nov. 18, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., East Ridge Middle School, 10 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield. Info:

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:

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:

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:

Bridgeport-The Way We Were in the 40s and 50s, Nov. 28, 6:30 p.m., North Branch Library, 3455 Madison Ave., Bridgeport. Paul Baudner will speak at the annual holiday gathering, the Bridgeport Community Historical Society will collect unwrapped toys for their toy drive. Info: call 203-371-6397.

James Baldwin Celebration, Dec. 2, 4:30 p.m., Unitarian Church, 10 Lyons Plains Rd., Westport. It will include a panel discussion and and a film screening. Free. Info:

Celebration of Trees, Dec. 2-11, Milford Hospital, 300 Seaside Ave., Milford. Hours for the event are weekdays 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., and weekends 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Includes lunch with Santa on Dec. 2, bake sale on Dec. 8 and entertainment during the celebration which features dazzling theme-decorated trees, wreaths and baskets. Info: 203-647-6654.

*It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas, Dec. 3, 12- 5 p.m., Laurelton Hall, 200 High St., Milford. The event includes a holiday market, student performances and a visit from Santa. Tickets $10, free for children 12 and under. Info:

Wise Trees, Dec. 3, 4 p.m., New Canaan Nature Center, 144 Oenoke Ridge Rd., New Canaan. Acclaimed National Geographic photographers, Diane Cook and Len Jenshel will show their photos, share extraordinary stories and speak about the research in finding their more than 50 subjects as well as the behind-the-scene tales in taking their photos. Tickets $20. Info:

American Association of University Women Bridgeport Branch Holiday Social, Dec. 9, 2 p.m., Stratford Library, 2203 Main St., Stratford. Those attending are asked to bring knitted items for Wilbur Cross School in Bridgeport. Info: call 203-375-1284 by Dec. 1 to reserve spot.

*Holiday Open House, Dec. 10, 12 – 4 p.m., the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, 295 West Ave., Norwalk. Hosted with Melissa Truelove of The Dance Pointe. The event will include dance and choral performances and an appearance from Santa Claus. Ticket $5. Info:

Friends of Square One Theatre Co. Holiday Social, Dec. 10, 2-4 p.m., Stratford Library, 2203 Main St., Stratford. Info:

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:


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;

Stratford Farmers’ Market, Mon., 2-6 p.m., Paradise Green, Stratford;

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

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;