The 13th Annual Festive Home, through Dec., 23, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Ridgefield Guild of Artists, 34 Halpin Rd., Ridgefield. Info:

School Vacation Fun, Dec. 27-29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr St., Fairfield. Nature based programs for children ages 4 to 8. Tickets $45 per member per day, $50 per non-member per day. Info: call 203-259-6305 ext. 109.

Monroe Through Time II Luncheon, Jan. 7, noon, Edith Wheeler Memorial Library, 733 Monroe Tpke., Monroe. The event celebrates the release of local history book, Monroe Through Time II. Colonial era artifacts will be on display and there will be a screening of The Lost Cave of Monroe. Proceeds will benefit the Monroe Historical Society. Tickets $35. Info: call 203-268-2961.

The annual Great Trains Holiday Exhibit, runs from noon to 4 p.m. at the Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Rd., Wilton. The exhibit will run through Jan. 15. Colonial cooking demonstrations will be held on Saturdays 1-3 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adult non-members and it is free for members and children. For more information visit

*Family Mini-Golf Fundraiser, Jan. 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Rd., Wilton. The event includes food, face painting and prizes. Tickets $5 at door. Info:  set for Saturday, January 20, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Bankwell in Wilton is the title sponsor for this “fun-raiser.”  

Hartford Boat Show, Feb. 8-11, Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Blvd. Hartford. Produced by the Connecticut Marine Trades Association, the 2018 Hartford Boat Show represents every aspect of recreational boating in Connecticut. Tickets $10. Info:

Wilton Library’s Spring Benefit, March 17, 6:30 p.m., Silver Spring Country Club, 439 Silver Spring Rd., Ridgefield. Info: [email protected] or call 203-762-6323.

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;