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Today is September 24, 2016

Shelton, CT 06484

Nearby communities: Huntington

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

  • | 8:00am - 12:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Military, Veteran, Homeless, Stair, Climb, Health, Challenge, Fitness
    - Homes for the Brave is excited to announce the 2nd annual Step Up For The Brave Stadium Stair Climb Challenge. This fun and challenging event will take place Saturday, September 24, 2016 at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard, located at 500 Main Street in Bridgeport. To register, visit click for details

    “We expect a great turnout from the community! This event challenges both body and mind, and we’re looking for hundreds of participants to join in this unique opportunity to raise funds for homeless individuals–most of whom are Veterans–to return to productive and meaningful lives,” said Vincent Santilli, CEO/Executive Director of ABRI/Homes for the Brave. “Whether you participate as the leader of a team, a climber, a virtual climber or as a sponsor, you’ll be helping to end homelessness.”

    In this unique, vertical challenge, climbers will converge on a closed course of 1,000 stairs. Participants of all fitness levels are encouraged to create an individual climb goal and will have two hours to complete it. Stair climb events have become a “bucket list” item for runners and fitness enthusiasts around the world, and this event is great training for upcoming fall races.

    Registration opens at 8:00am, and climbing begins at 9:00am. The registration fee is $35, which includes a light breakfast and a t-shirt. Awards will be presented at 11:15am, and the event takes place rain or shine.

    Bring your friends and family to cheer you on, there will be fun activities and games for the whole family, including Giant Jenga and Connect Four, Ring Toss, Cornhole and more. All ages are welcome, and children over age 10 may participate in the climb.

    Sponsorships opportunities are available, and begin at $100. Companies and individuals can sponsor the event or a flight of stairs in honor or memory of a personal hero or loved one. For more information, please contact Katie Marinelli at kmarinelli@homesforthebrave.org or call (203) 338-0669.

    Homes for the Brave is grateful to our generous supporters, including: Tumble Jungle; Bansley Law; The Bridgeport Bluefish; Spadaccino Realty Team; KIND®; The Knights of Columbus St. Matthew Council 14360; The Knights of Columbus Park City Council 16; Poland Spring; TranSigma; Trumbull Rotary; Vazzy's-The Original and The Workplace.

    About ABRI/Homes for the Brave:
    Applied Behavioral Rehabilitation Institute (ABRI), doing business as Homes for the Brave, is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing safe housing, vocational training, and life skills coaching to homeless individuals, most of whom are veterans. Since opening in 2002, ABRI has served over 1000 homeless men and women through its three major programs: Homes for the Brave, Waldorf Permanent Supportive Housing, and Female Soldiers: Forgotten Heroes, Connecticut’s only transitional living facility for homeless female veterans and their children.
    Ballpark at Harbor Yard
    500 Main Street Bridgeport CT 06604
    Katie Marinelli 203.338.0669 KMarinelli@homesforthebrave.org

Sunday, September 25th, 2016

  • | 9:30am - 11:45am | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs
    -
    Congregation for Humanistic Judaism

    For more information:
    Mitchell Tilkin
    203.410.9260
    chj.fairfield@gmail.com

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Sunday 9/25/16 -9:30 to 11:45 a.m.: "Engaging Our Elected Representatives for Secular Connecticut” Presented by the Congregation for Humanistic Judaism
    Bedford Middle School, 88 North Ave Westport, CT

    Free and Open to the Community

    Pat McCann will introduce the audience to the Secular Coalition for Connecticut, a local affiliate of the Secular Coalition for America, and relay the types of actions being engaged in on behalf of the secular community in Connecticut. Additionally, the presentation will also compare and contrast the Secular Coalition for Connecticut and the Connecticut Coalition of Reason. Finally, the presentation will provide some details of activities planned in 2016/17 with a focus on the legislative imperatives and supporting strategies planned for 2017 with an emphasis on how people can help and/or participate.
    About the Speaker: Pat McCann has been an Atheist and practicing Humanist for 40 years but officially discovered Humanism only 10 years ago. He began his activism for the secular community of Connecticut in 2012 after attending the first Reason Rally. Pat is the current President of the Hartford Area Humanists, the current chair of the Secular Coalition for Connecticut, and a current co-chair of the Connecticut Coalition of Reason.

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    Bedford Middle School
    88 North Avenue Westport CT 06880
    Rachel Albanese 203.293.8867 info@humanisticjews.org
  • | 5:00pm - 8:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, women, literacy, education, gala, fundraiser
    - Over the last 29 years, Mercy Learning Center has educated and supported over 10,000 women and their children. We provide basic literacy and life skills education to low-income, undereducated women using a holistic approach within a compassionate and supportive environment. By helping our students to realize what they are truly capable of achieving, Mercy Learning Center empowers them to transform their lives and the lives of their families.
    Country Club of Fairfield
    936 Sasco Hill Road Fairfield CT 06604
    Kathleen Brantley 203.334.6699 kathleen.brantley@mercylearningcenter.org

Monday, September 26th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - For the month of September, focus on the positive aspects of growing older by celebrating Healthy Aging Month! This national health promotion is designed to broaden awareness of positive aspects of aging and to provide inspiration for adults, ages 50+, to improve their physical, mental, social and financial health. The campaign is developed and produced by Educational Television Network, Inc (ETNET), a non-profit corporation based in Pennsylvania. For further information check out the website at click for details.
     
           
  • | NATL - Government
    - The debate will take place at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY.

    The first debate will consist of six 15-minute segments selected by the moderator and announced ahead of the debate.
     
           

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

  • | 7:00pm - 7:30pm | Religious Events, Relaxation Meditation Chanting Praying
    - Are you looking for some time for quiet contemplation? Are you looking for a worship experience in which there is no sermon and nobody telling you what to believe before you're sure you believe it? The a service of Taize evening prayer may be for you!

    This 30 minute service is inspired by the international ecumenical monastic community of Taize, France. This service consists of simple, modern chants sung repetitively or in a round, a brief reading of Scripture, a long of period of peaceful silence, and some time for intercessory prayer.

    There is no preaching, no monetary collection, no attempt at recruiting church members; it is simply a time to come together in song and prayer. People who have attended often comment on the rich spiritual atmosphere of the service. Its serenity and simplicity provide a wonderful mid-week opportunity to feed one's soul.
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Bridgeport
    275 Huntington Road Stratford CT 06614
    Church Office 203.378.1020 church.office@uucgb.org

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - The nation’s largest annual health promotion event for women of all ages. This unique national program — with participation by local organizations throughout the U.S. — focuses attention on the importance of regular physical activity and health awareness for women. Organized by the Health InformationResource Center. For more information visit click for details
     
           

Friday, September 30th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest, Win, Cash, Lucky, Address, Number
    - On the 30th day of January, March, May, July, September, and November we are giving $30 to 30 Lucky Number winners. Check out TownPlanner.com at Noon Eastern Time for the winning numbers! The first 30 people to claim their address wins $30 each. Over $5,000 given away to Lucky Number winners in 2016.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 8:11PM, EDT.
     
           

Saturday, October 1st, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, art, fundraiser, Pequot, library, artists, annual
    - 19th Annual Art Show: Art & Community: Revealing the Art Within
    Entry deadline: October 1, 2016

    Calling all artists working in any style, subject, or medium. Abstract or realistic, all subjects and styles are welcome!

    Please visit click for details to print out an entry form, or visit Pequot Library to pick up a Call for Entries brochure. Return your completed form to the Library, along with your payment. Funds raised support creative programming and library services at Pequot Library.

    Guidelines
    Maximum of two pieces per artist. Limited to works that have not been shown in a previous Pequot Library Art Show. 2D artwork must be framed or gallery wrapped and installation ready. All artwork must be wired for hanging, no hooks. Pieces that are not prepared for hanging will not be accepted. 3D art must have its own professional-looking means of display. Maximum dimensions are 40” x 36” in either direction.

    Each piece must be clearly marked with the artist's name and title of the piece on reverse of the artwork. Space is limited - entries are accepted in the order in which they are received. All accepted entries must be for sale. No exceptions. Art is displayed at the discretion of Pequot Library.

    Fee
    Entry fee: $25 per piece. (Non-refundable.) Free entry to closing night Artists and Collectors Party on Tuesday, October 18 from 5 - 7pm.

    Submit and Sell
    All entries should be dropped off at Pequot Library between 10am and 4pm on Saturday, October 8. While all entries are accepted to the exhibition, the Art Show will be judged by Preview Party guests for the top three choices. Chosen artists will be included in a 2017 group exhibition at Pequot Library. Sale proceeds are split 50/50 between the artist and Pequot Library.

    In celebration of National Arts and Humanities Month, we have created five days of activities and events for people of all ages. There will be a Preview Benefit Party, a Pequot Quick Paint and Sale, two children's art workshops - "Cerealsim: Pop Art Workshop" and "Finding Your Artist Within," a Gallery Talk and Reception, our Community Art Exhibition, and an Artists and Collectors Party - all wrapped up in five fabulous days of fun and fundraising.

    Please visit click for details to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Caroline Crawford 203.259.0346 crawford@pequotlibrary.org
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - October 1-9. Balloon Fiesta Park, Albuquerque, NM. The largest hot-air balloon gathering in the world. Featuring more than 500 hot-air and gas balloons, specialty shaped balloons and more. Includes entries from more than 20 countries. For more information visit click for details
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Established in 1985 to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. For information visit click for details.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Register by Sep 2, 2016.
    For more information visit: click for details
     
           
  • - October 1, 1932 in the fifth inning of game three of the 1932 World Series, with a count of two balls and two strikes, Babe Ruth pointed to the center field bleachers in Chicago's Wrigley Field and followed up by hitting a soaring home run high above the very spot to which he had just gestured. Did he really call his shot? Some Disagree, some eyewitnesses and Cubs pitcher Charlie Root believe he did not. Even Babe Ruth's Daughter said that he denied it, but Babe himself also claimed he did it.
     
           

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

  • | 7:30pm - 9:00pm | Religious Events, Rosh Hashanah Yom Kippur HIGH HOLIDAY SERVICES FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
    -
    Congregation for Humanistic Judaism
    click for details
    For more information:
    Mitchell Tilkin (203) 410-9260
    chj.fairfield@gmail.com

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    HIGH HOLIDAY SERVICES FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

    The Congregation for Humanistic Judaism (CHJ) will hold its annual High Holiday services at The Unitarian Church in Westport, 10 Lyons Plains Rd. All services and programs are free and open to the public, and free childcare is provided during daytime programming. Services include readings, music and reflection about the major themes of the holiday, including self-examination and renewed commitment to positive action.

    The schedule for the holidays is as follows:
    Rosh Hashanah Eve Service (Oneg to follow) with the Congregation for Humanistic Judaism
    Sunday, October 2nd, Doors open at 7:00. Services start promptly at 7:30.
    Featuring, Jeff Greenberg, flute Igor Pasternak, Piano and Anna Slate, vocalist
    Speaker Steven Getz of Fairfield “Letters to Self – A Rosh Hashanah Story”

    Rosh Hashanah Day Program Monday, October 3rd:
    1:00-1: 45pm Rosh Family Service led by Jenny Ginsberg of Norwalk
    2:00 -2:15 Tashlich: Parting with our bad ways at Waters Edge led by Alan Katz of Fairfield
    2:30 -3:30 Jews and the Environment from Ancient Times to Today – A presentation by Kurt Zeppetello of Monroe, Seymour High School Science Teacher


    Yom Kippur Kol Nidre Service Tuesday, Oct 11. Doors open at 7:00. Services start promptly at 7:30.
    Featuring Kenneth Kuo, cello, Jeff Greenberg, flute Igor Pasternak, Piano and Anna Slate, vocalist

    Yom Kippur Day Program and Break-Fast
    1:00-1: 45 Family Service featuring an original story by Marcia Kosstrin of Stamford
    2:00 -3:15 The Challenge of Ethical Blind Spots A presentation and interactive discussion and workshop with Dr David P. Schmidt, Director, Center for Applied Ethics, Fairfield University
    3:30-4:30 Meditation, Led by Gail Ostrow of Bridgeport,
    4:45 Memorial and Closing Services Featuring, Igor Pasternak, Piano and Anna Slate, vocalist
    5:45 (approx.) Break-Fast

    Prospective members and guests are welcome to join the Congregation for Humanistic Judaism for all High Holiday Services. All services are free. Casual dress is recommended for daytime programming.

    Humanistic Judaism emphasizes personal responsibility in fulfilling the Jewish ideals of loving kindness, justice, good deeds, and giving to those in need. Humanistic Jews practice in personally meaningful ways, consistent with a modern understanding of the world.

    The Congregation is a cooperative; run exclusively by members who plan educational programs, social events, and holiday observances. Our inclusive community is comprised of families from all backgrounds.

    CHJ offers a full-service Sunday school program for children through Bar/Bat Mitzvah. For more information please call (203) 203-293-8867 or visit click for details Rachel Albanese of Wilton is Membership Chairperson
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    The Unitarian Church in Westport
    10 Lyons Plains Rd Westport CT 06880
    Rachel Albanese 203.293.8867 info@humanisticjews.org

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Child Health Day in the United States raises people’s awareness of how they can protect and develop children’s health. This event is annually celebrated on the first Monday of October.
     
           
  • | NATL - Religious
    - Jewish holy day observed on 2 consecutive days. Beginning of 10 days of repentance and spiritual renewal.
     
           
  • - Go Blue! Kids and Adults wear a blue shirt this day to show solidarity against bullying and cyber-bullying. Annually, the first Monday in October. For further information check out click for details.
     
           
  • - Traditionally, the Supreme Court's annual term begins on the first Monday in October and continues with seven two-week sessions of oral arguments. Between the sessions are six recesses during which the opinions are written by the justice. Ordinarily, all cases are decided by the following June or July.
     
           

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

  • | 7:00pm - 7:30pm | Religious Events, Relaxation Meditation Chanting Praying
    - Are you looking for some time for quiet contemplation? Are you looking for a worship experience in which there is no sermon and nobody telling you what to believe before you're sure you believe it? The a service of Taize evening prayer may be for you!

    This 30 minute service is inspired by the international ecumenical monastic community of Taize, France. This service consists of simple, modern chants sung repetitively or in a round, a brief reading of Scripture, a long of period of peaceful silence, and some time for intercessory prayer.

    There is no preaching, no monetary collection, no attempt at recruiting church members; it is simply a time to come together in song and prayer. People who have attended often comment on the rich spiritual atmosphere of the service. Its serenity and simplicity provide a wonderful mid-week opportunity to feed one's soul.
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Bridgeport
    275 Huntington Road Stratford CT 06614
    Church Office 203.378.1020 church.office@uucgb.org
  • | NATL - Government
    - The debate will take place at Longwood University in Farmville, VA

    The vice presidential debate will be divided into nine 10-minute segments.
     
           

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Oct 6-8, Denver CO. The Great American Beer Festival is the premier U.S. beer festival and competition.

    Each year, representing the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served, in a public tasting event plus a private competition. GABF brings together the brewers and diverse beers that make the U.S. the world’s greatest brewing nation.
     
           

Sunday, October 9th, 2016

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters first phase at 12:33 am, EDT.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A fast 26.2-mile course attracts everyone from elite athletes to novice marathon runners from all 50 states and more than 120 foreign countries. Annually, the Sunday of Columbus Day weekend. For more information check out the website at click for details
     
           
  • | NATL - Government
    - The debate will take place at Washington University in St. Louis

    The second presidential debate will be a town meeting, where half of the questions will come from participants and the other from the moderator. The moderator's questions will be based on public interest topics determined via social media and other sources.
     
           

Monday, October 10th, 2016

  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Observance of Columbus Day the second Monday in October. Commemorates the landfall of Columbus in the new world.
     
           

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

  • | 7:00pm - 7:30pm | Religious Events, Relaxation Meditation Chanting Praying
    - Are you looking for some time for quiet contemplation? Are you looking for a worship experience in which there is no sermon and nobody telling you what to believe before you're sure you believe it? The a service of Taize evening prayer may be for you!

    This 30 minute service is inspired by the international ecumenical monastic community of Taize, France. This service consists of simple, modern chants sung repetitively or in a round, a brief reading of Scripture, a long of period of peaceful silence, and some time for intercessory prayer.

    There is no preaching, no monetary collection, no attempt at recruiting church members; it is simply a time to come together in song and prayer. People who have attended often comment on the rich spiritual atmosphere of the service. Its serenity and simplicity provide a wonderful mid-week opportunity to feed one's soul.
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Bridgeport
    275 Huntington Road Stratford CT 06614
    Church Office 203.378.1020 church.office@uucgb.org
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A project of the Human Rights Campaign since 1988. On October 11, thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and their supportive allies celebrate National Coming Out Day. This day encourages LGBT individuals to come out and be honest about themselves. For additionally information checkout click for details
     
           

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

  • | NATL - Religious
    - Holiest Jewish observance. A day for fasting, repentance and atonement. Begins at sundown on Oct 11.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - National Stop Bullying Day, which is referred to by some as, “Unity Day” is observed annually on the second Wednesday in October. This annual day is designed to bring awareness of the need to stand up against and put and end to bullying by classroom actives and school assembly presentations. For further information check out, click for details & click for details.
     
           

Saturday, October 15th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Sweetest Day originated in Cleveland, Ohio in 1922. Herbert Birch Kingston, a philanthropist and candy company employee wanted to bring happiness into the lives of the sick, orphans, shut-ins and others who were forgotten by distributing candy to them. Thus, Sweetest Day was born. Today is the day to do something nice for someone that will make him or her say, "Oh, that's so sweet!" Annually, the third Saturday in October.
     
           

Sunday, October 16th, 2016

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - The October full moon. So called because the moon's full light in evening extends day's length for hunters.
     
           

Monday, October 17th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day for workers to appreciate their employers. Originated in 1958 by Patricia Bays Haroski to honor her own boss, who also happened to be her father.
     
           

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

  • | 7:00pm - 7:30pm | Religious Events, Relaxation Meditation Chanting Praying
    - Are you looking for some time for quiet contemplation? Are you looking for a worship experience in which there is no sermon and nobody telling you what to believe before you're sure you believe it? The a service of Taize evening prayer may be for you!

    This 30 minute service is inspired by the international ecumenical monastic community of Taize, France. This service consists of simple, modern chants sung repetitively or in a round, a brief reading of Scripture, a long of period of peaceful silence, and some time for intercessory prayer.

    There is no preaching, no monetary collection, no attempt at recruiting church members; it is simply a time to come together in song and prayer. People who have attended often comment on the rich spiritual atmosphere of the service. Its serenity and simplicity provide a wonderful mid-week opportunity to feed one's soul.
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Bridgeport
    275 Huntington Road Stratford CT 06614
    Church Office 203.378.1020 church.office@uucgb.org

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

  • | NATL - Government
    - The debate will take place at University of Nevada, Las Vegas

    The third presidential debate will have the same format as the first, with six 15-minute segments.
     
           

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

  • | 6:00pm - 9:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, Dracula, script-in-hand dramatic reading, classic gothic horror story
    - COUNT DRACULA COMING TO CONNECTICUT!
    Lock up your doors and hide your daughters! Count Dracula, the infamously seductive and evil vampire of the 1897 Gothic horror novel will come to life once again on Thursday, October 20th and Friday, October 21st right here in Fairfield County.
    Valley Shakespeare Festival Theater Company will present two scripted reading performances of the Bram Stoker classic just in time for Halloween as part of its popular “Shakespeare in the Bar” series. The Thursday, October 20th evening performance will be hosted by Caloroso Eatery and Bar in Shelton and the Friday, October 21st performance will be held in Fairfield’s Anna Liffey’s Irish Pub.
    DRACULA is the sixth work VSF will present in its semi-annual “SIB” series. Fans of the nonprofit theater company will remember its previous productions of MACBETH, TITUS ANDRONICUS, HAMLET, THE TEMPEST and, most recently, Moliere’s TARTUFFE.
    VSF will be utilizing the same script and sound effects used in the 1938 MERCURY THEATER ON THE AIR radio broadcast which starred Orson Welles and Agnes Moorehead. Welles not only starred in the production, but also wrote the adaptation, and his version is commonly believed to be the most faithful to the original novel with much of the dialogue lifted verbatim. It has been described as both “horrific and transcendent.”*
    VSF will employ only five actors and one lighting/sound effects engineer to present its version.
    Valley Shakespeare Festival is excited to present this production in its debut at its two new venues. Caloroso, 100 Center Street in Shelton, has been a long- time supporter of VSF, hosting Opening Night Cast Parties for all four of the company’s Shakespeare in the Park productions. This will be the first time however, it will host a performance. The company is thrilled to be performing in the restaurant’s recently-completed lower level space. Its romantic fireplace, spacious tables and comfortable bar make it a perfect cabaret-like atmosphere for the production. Caloroso will offer dinner service before, during and after the performance as well as a full cash bar.
    Anna Liffey’s Pub in Fairfield is no stranger to live performance, primarily presenting musical acts, but VSF will provide the venue’s first theatrical performance by a Shakespeare company. VSF is excited to be that company and looks forward to making appearances regularly at the venue. As with Caloroso, Anna Liffey’s will offer full food and bar service throughout the evening.
    Tickets are available through Valley Shakespeare Festival by calling 203-513-9446 or by visiting its website at click for details. Admission is $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Doors open at 6pm/performance begins at 7:30.
    Space is limited, advance purchase is recommended.

    *Colin Fleming, May 6, 2015

    Valley Shakespeare Festival is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit theater company dedicated to bringing free and reduced cost theater to Connecticut communities.
    Caloroso Eatery and Bar
    100 Center Street Shelton CT 06484
    Cheryl O'Brien 203.751.4159 ctnewyorker@sbcglobal.net

Friday, October 21st, 2016

  • | 6:00pm - 7:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, ghost tours, graveyard tours, Halloween event, local history. local lore
    - As the sun sets, the spirits come out to play... Take a lantern-lit tour through the old Mill Hill graveyard at the Norwalk Historical Society's 6th annual, “A Haunting at Mill Hill”, Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22, 2016. Mill Hill is located at 2 East Wall Street, Norwalk, CT. Listen to NEW chilling tales from eerie Norwalk spirits at 6:00pm, 7:30pm & 9:00pm. Each tour is approximately 1 hour. Space is limited; purchase tickets online at click for details, starting October 1st. Early bird tickets are available through October 19th. Refreshments follow each tour in the historic 1826 “Little Red Schoolhouse”. Bring a flashlight and a friend! Not recommended for children under 8 years old.

    Among the crooked stones of Mill Hill, the ghostly entities are waiting to share their stories of death, murder, destruction and mayhem. Norwalk mobster and murder victim, Luigi Apicella and rabies victim, Myron Olmstead, will be a couple of the ghosts you will meet from Norwalk's colorful past. All the stories are true and researched by local historians, Madeleine and Ed Eckert.

    Watch your back, as you make your way through the graveyard… new ghostly thrills will await you! Local haunted house and special effects experts Greg Kling and George Holomakoff have joined the Haunting team to incorporate a few bone-chilling surprises!

    Ticket sales begin October 1, 2016 online at click for details. Early bird tickets available through October 19th - Adults/Teen: $15.00 & Child (8-12): $10.00. Tickets purchased after October 19th or at the door (if available) - Adults/Teens: $18.00 & Child (8-12): $12.00. The net proceeds support the Norwalk Historical Society's education programs and museum exhibits. The Norwalk Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

    Sponsored in part by Shoprite of Norwalk, Trader Joe's Westport & Whole Foods Darien & Danbury.

    For more information visit click for details, e-mail info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org , or call 203-846-0525.


    Photo Credit: Dana Laird & Valentina Stefanidis
    Mill Hill Historic Park
    2 East Wall St. Norwalk CT 06851
    Norwalk Historical Society 203.846.0525 info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org
  • | 6:00pm - 9:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, Dracula, script-in-hand dramatic reading, classic gothic horror story
    - COUNT DRACULA COMING TO CONNECTICUT!
    Lock up your doors and hide your daughters! Count Dracula, the infamously seductive and evil vampire of the 1897 Gothic horror novel will come to life once again on Thursday, October 20th and Friday, October 21st right here in Fairfield County.
    Valley Shakespeare Festival Theater Company will present two scripted reading performances of the Bram Stoker classic just in time for Halloween as part of its popular “Shakespeare in the Bar” series. The Thursday, October 20th evening performance will be hosted by Caloroso Eatery and Bar in Shelton and the Friday, October 21st performance will be held in Fairfield’s Anna Liffey’s Irish Pub.
    DRACULA is the sixth work VSF will present in its semi-annual “SIB” series. Fans of the nonprofit theater company will remember its previous productions of MACBETH, TITUS ANDRONICUS, HAMLET, THE TEMPEST and, most recently, Moliere’s TARTUFFE.
    VSF will be utilizing the same script and sound effects used in the 1938 MERCURY THEATER ON THE AIR radio broadcast which starred Orson Welles and Agnes Moorehead. Welles not only starred in the production, but also wrote the adaptation, and his version is commonly believed to be the most faithful to the original novel with much of the dialogue lifted verbatim. It has been described as both “horrific and transcendent.”*
    VSF will employ only five actors and one lighting/sound effects engineer to present its version.
    Valley Shakespeare Festival is excited to present this production in its debut at its two new venues. Caloroso, 100 Center Street in Shelton, has been a long- time supporter of VSF, hosting Opening Night Cast Parties for all four of the company’s Shakespeare in the Park productions. This will be the first time however, it will host a performance. The company is thrilled to be performing in the restaurant’s recently-completed lower level space. Its romantic fireplace, spacious tables and comfortable bar make it a perfect cabaret-like atmosphere for the production. Caloroso will offer dinner service before, during and after the performance as well as a full cash bar.
    Anna Liffey’s Pub in Fairfield is no stranger to live performance, primarily presenting musical acts, but VSF will provide the venue’s first theatrical performance by a Shakespeare company. VSF is excited to be that company and looks forward to making appearances regularly at the venue. As with Caloroso, Anna Liffey’s will offer full food and bar service throughout the evening.
    Tickets are available through Valley Shakespeare Festival by calling 203-513-9446 or by visiting its website at click for details. Admission is $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Doors open at 6pm/performance begins at 7:30.
    Space is limited, advance purchase is recommended.

    *Colin Fleming, May 6, 2015

    Valley Shakespeare Festival is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit theater company dedicated to bringing free and reduced cost theater to Connecticut communities.
    Anna Liffey's Irish Pub
    1494 Post Road Fairfield CT 06824
    Cheryl O'Brien 203.751.4159 ctnewyorker@sbcglobal.net
  • | 7:30pm - 8:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, ghost tours, graveyard tours, Halloween event, local history. local lore
    - As the sun sets, the spirits come out to play... Take a lantern-lit tour through the old Mill Hill graveyard at the Norwalk Historical Society's 6th annual, “A Haunting at Mill Hill”, Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22, 2016. Mill Hill is located at 2 East Wall Street, Norwalk, CT. Listen to NEW chilling tales from eerie Norwalk spirits at 6:00pm, 7:30pm & 9:00pm. Each tour is approximately 1 hour. Space is limited; purchase tickets online at click for details, starting October 1st. Early bird tickets are available through October 19th. Refreshments follow each tour in the historic 1826 “Little Red Schoolhouse”. Bring a flashlight and a friend! Not recommended for children under 8 years old.

    Among the crooked stones of Mill Hill, the ghostly entities are waiting to share their stories of death, murder, destruction and mayhem. Norwalk mobster and murder victim, Luigi Apicella and rabies victim, Myron Olmstead, will be a couple of the ghosts you will meet from Norwalk's colorful past. All the stories are true and researched by local historians, Madeleine and Ed Eckert.

    Watch your back, as you make your way through the graveyard… new ghostly thrills will await you! Local haunted house and special effects experts Greg Kling and George Holomakoff have joined the Haunting team to incorporate a few bone-chilling surprises!

    Ticket sales begin October 1, 2016 online at click for details. Early bird tickets available through October 19th - Adults/Teen: $15.00 & Child (8-12): $10.00. Tickets purchased after October 19th or at the door (if available) - Adults/Teens: $18.00 & Child (8-12): $12.00. The net proceeds support the Norwalk Historical Society's education programs and museum exhibits. The Norwalk Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

    Sponsored in part by Shoprite of Norwalk, Trader Joe's Westport & Whole Foods Darien & Danbury.

    For more information visit click for details, e-mail info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org , or call 203-846-0525.


    Photo Credit: Dana Laird & Valentina Stefanidis
    Mill Hill Historic Park
    2 East Wall St. Norwalk CT 06851
    Norwalk Historical Society 203.846.0525 info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org
  • | 9:00pm - 10:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, ghost tours, graveyard tours, Halloween event, local history. local lore
    - As the sun sets, the spirits come out to play... Take a lantern-lit tour through the old Mill Hill graveyard at the Norwalk Historical Society's 6th annual, “A Haunting at Mill Hill”, Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22, 2016. Mill Hill is located at 2 East Wall Street, Norwalk, CT. Listen to NEW chilling tales from eerie Norwalk spirits at 6:00pm, 7:30pm & 9:00pm. Each tour is approximately 1 hour. Space is limited; purchase tickets online at click for details, starting October 1st. Early bird tickets are available through October 19th. Refreshments follow each tour in the historic 1826 “Little Red Schoolhouse”. Bring a flashlight and a friend! Not recommended for children under 8 years old.

    Among the crooked stones of Mill Hill, the ghostly entities are waiting to share their stories of death, murder, destruction and mayhem. Norwalk mobster and murder victim, Luigi Apicella and rabies victim, Myron Olmstead, will be a couple of the ghosts you will meet from Norwalk's colorful past. All the stories are true and researched by local historians, Madeleine and Ed Eckert.

    Watch your back, as you make your way through the graveyard… new ghostly thrills will await you! Local haunted house and special effects experts Greg Kling and George Holomakoff have joined the Haunting team to incorporate a few bone-chilling surprises!

    Ticket sales begin October 1, 2016 online at click for details. Early bird tickets available through October 19th - Adults/Teen: $15.00 & Child (8-12): $10.00. Tickets purchased after October 19th or at the door (if available) - Adults/Teens: $18.00 & Child (8-12): $12.00. The net proceeds support the Norwalk Historical Society's education programs and museum exhibits. The Norwalk Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

    Sponsored in part by Shoprite of Norwalk, Trader Joe's Westport & Whole Foods Darien & Danbury.

    For more information visit click for details, e-mail info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org , or call 203-846-0525.


    Photo Credit: Dana Laird & Valentina Stefanidis
    Mill Hill Historic Park
    2 East Wall St. Norwalk CT 06851
    Norwalk Historical Society 203.846.0525 info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

  • | 6:00pm - 7:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, ghost tours, graveyard tours, Halloween event, local history. local lore
    - As the sun sets, the spirits come out to play... Take a lantern-lit tour through the old Mill Hill graveyard at the Norwalk Historical Society's 6th annual, “A Haunting at Mill Hill”, Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22, 2016. Mill Hill is located at 2 East Wall Street, Norwalk, CT. Listen to NEW chilling tales from eerie Norwalk spirits at 6:00pm, 7:30pm & 9:00pm. Each tour is approximately 1 hour. Space is limited; purchase tickets online at click for details, starting October 1st. Early bird tickets are available through October 19th. Refreshments follow each tour in the historic 1826 “Little Red Schoolhouse”. Bring a flashlight and a friend! Not recommended for children under 8 years old.

    Among the crooked stones of Mill Hill, the ghostly entities are waiting to share their stories of death, murder, destruction and mayhem. Norwalk mobster and murder victim, Luigi Apicella and rabies victim, Myron Olmstead, will be a couple of the ghosts you will meet from Norwalk's colorful past. All the stories are true and researched by local historians, Madeleine and Ed Eckert.

    Watch your back, as you make your way through the graveyard… new ghostly thrills will await you! Local haunted house and special effects experts Greg Kling and George Holomakoff have joined the Haunting team to incorporate a few bone-chilling surprises!

    Ticket sales begin October 1, 2016 online at click for details. Early bird tickets available through October 19th - Adults/Teen: $15.00 & Child (8-12): $10.00. Tickets purchased after October 19th or at the door (if available) - Adults/Teens: $18.00 & Child (8-12): $12.00. The net proceeds support the Norwalk Historical Society's education programs and museum exhibits. The Norwalk Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

    Sponsored in part by Shoprite of Norwalk, Trader Joe's Westport & Whole Foods Darien & Danbury.

    For more information visit click for details, e-mail info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org , or call 203-846-0525.


    Photo Credit: Dana Laird & Valentina Stefanidis
    Mill Hill Historic Park
    2 East Wall St. Norwalk CT 06851
    Norwalk Historical Society 203.846.0525 info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org
  • | 7:30pm - 8:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, ghost tours, graveyard tours, Halloween event, local history. local lore
    - As the sun sets, the spirits come out to play... Take a lantern-lit tour through the old Mill Hill graveyard at the Norwalk Historical Society's 6th annual, “A Haunting at Mill Hill”, Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22, 2016. Mill Hill is located at 2 East Wall Street, Norwalk, CT. Listen to NEW chilling tales from eerie Norwalk spirits at 6:00pm, 7:30pm & 9:00pm. Each tour is approximately 1 hour. Space is limited; purchase tickets online at click for details, starting October 1st. Early bird tickets are available through October 19th. Refreshments follow each tour in the historic 1826 “Little Red Schoolhouse”. Bring a flashlight and a friend! Not recommended for children under 8 years old.

    Among the crooked stones of Mill Hill, the ghostly entities are waiting to share their stories of death, murder, destruction and mayhem. Norwalk mobster and murder victim, Luigi Apicella and rabies victim, Myron Olmstead, will be a couple of the ghosts you will meet from Norwalk's colorful past. All the stories are true and researched by local historians, Madeleine and Ed Eckert.

    Watch your back, as you make your way through the graveyard… new ghostly thrills will await you! Local haunted house and special effects experts Greg Kling and George Holomakoff have joined the Haunting team to incorporate a few bone-chilling surprises!

    Ticket sales begin October 1, 2016 online at click for details. Early bird tickets available through October 19th - Adults/Teen: $15.00 & Child (8-12): $10.00. Tickets purchased after October 19th or at the door (if available) - Adults/Teens: $18.00 & Child (8-12): $12.00. The net proceeds support the Norwalk Historical Society's education programs and museum exhibits. The Norwalk Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

    Sponsored in part by Shoprite of Norwalk, Trader Joe's Westport & Whole Foods Darien & Danbury.

    For more information visit click for details, e-mail info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org , or call 203-846-0525.


    Photo Credit: Dana Laird & Valentina Stefanidis
    Mill Hill Historic Park
    2 East Wall St. Norwalk CT 06851
    Norwalk Historical Society 203.846.0525 info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org
  • | 9:00pm - 10:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, ghost tours, graveyard tours, Halloween event, local history. local lore
    - As the sun sets, the spirits come out to play... Take a lantern-lit tour through the old Mill Hill graveyard at the Norwalk Historical Society's 6th annual, “A Haunting at Mill Hill”, Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22, 2016. Mill Hill is located at 2 East Wall Street, Norwalk, CT. Listen to NEW chilling tales from eerie Norwalk spirits at 6:00pm, 7:30pm & 9:00pm. Each tour is approximately 1 hour. Space is limited; purchase tickets online at click for details, starting October 1st. Early bird tickets are available through October 19th. Refreshments follow each tour in the historic 1826 “Little Red Schoolhouse”. Bring a flashlight and a friend! Not recommended for children under 8 years old.

    Among the crooked stones of Mill Hill, the ghostly entities are waiting to share their stories of death, murder, destruction and mayhem. Norwalk mobster and murder victim, Luigi Apicella and rabies victim, Myron Olmstead, will be a couple of the ghosts you will meet from Norwalk's colorful past. All the stories are true and researched by local historians, Madeleine and Ed Eckert.

    Watch your back, as you make your way through the graveyard… new ghostly thrills will await you! Local haunted house and special effects experts Greg Kling and George Holomakoff have joined the Haunting team to incorporate a few bone-chilling surprises!

    Ticket sales begin October 1, 2016 online at click for details. Early bird tickets available through October 19th - Adults/Teen: $15.00 & Child (8-12): $10.00. Tickets purchased after October 19th or at the door (if available) - Adults/Teens: $18.00 & Child (8-12): $12.00. The net proceeds support the Norwalk Historical Society's education programs and museum exhibits. The Norwalk Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

    Sponsored in part by Shoprite of Norwalk, Trader Joe's Westport & Whole Foods Darien & Danbury.

    For more information visit click for details, e-mail info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org , or call 203-846-0525.


    Photo Credit: Dana Laird & Valentina Stefanidis
    Mill Hill Historic Park
    2 East Wall St. Norwalk CT 06851
    Norwalk Historical Society 203.846.0525 info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Register by September 16, 2016.
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  • - On October 22, 1962 President John F. Kennedy, demanded the removal from Cuba of Soviet missiles, launched equipment and bombers and he imposed a naval "quarantine" to prevent further weaponry from reaching Cuba.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - On this day millions of Americans unite to do good for others on Make a Difference Day. A USA Today initiative, backed by Gannett, who are proud to head this nationwide effort and recognize the everyday people whose contributions improve communities and better lives. Annually, the fourth Saturday in October. Make a difference today! For details checkout, click for details.
     
           

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

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    - An occasion to honor mothers-in-law for their contribution to the success of families, and for their good humor in enduring bad jokes.
     
           

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

  • | 7:00pm - 7:30pm | Religious Events, Relaxation Meditation Chanting Praying
    - Are you looking for some time for quiet contemplation? Are you looking for a worship experience in which there is no sermon and nobody telling you what to believe before you're sure you believe it? The a service of Taize evening prayer may be for you!

    This 30 minute service is inspired by the international ecumenical monastic community of Taize, France. This service consists of simple, modern chants sung repetitively or in a round, a brief reading of Scripture, a long of period of peaceful silence, and some time for intercessory prayer.

    There is no preaching, no monetary collection, no attempt at recruiting church members; it is simply a time to come together in song and prayer. People who have attended often comment on the rich spiritual atmosphere of the service. Its serenity and simplicity provide a wonderful mid-week opportunity to feed one's soul.
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Bridgeport
    275 Huntington Road Stratford CT 06614
    Church Office 203.378.1020 church.office@uucgb.org

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

  • | 8:00pm - 10:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, music, classical, concert, family, kids and families, date night,
    - Join us for a wonderful evening with world-renowned cellist Matt Haimovitz for Shostakovich's Cello Concerto #1 in Eb Major, Op. 107. Also on the program: Rossini's Overture to "Il signor bruschino" and Brahms' Symphony No. 4, Op 98. Tickets are available now through our website: click for details and the Buy Tickets link. Other performance dates this season include: Joys of the Season on December 17; HEROES! Music for All Ages on March 12, and our Season Finale: Mahler's Symphony No 2 with the Mendelssohn Choir of Connecticut.
    Norwalk Concert Hall at Norwalk City Hall
    125 East Avenue Norwalk CT 06851
    Norwalk Symphony HQ 203.956.6771 info@norwalksymphony.org
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - "What greater gift than the love of a cat?"—Charles Dickens.
    Celebrate cats and help them to find forever homes. Cats can lower blood pressure, offer unconditional love and companionship, tons of laughs and alert their owner to danger. Please visit a local shelter and offer love and life by adopting a cat. Visit click for details for more information.
     
           
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