Beardsley Zoo Breakfast with Frosty and Friends!

12/09/2017 to 12/23/2017

1875 Noble Ave, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-394-6574.

Get in the holiday spirit and join Frosty and his friends for breakfast at the Zoo! Characters will be available for photo opps and breakfast will be served. Event dates are Dec. 9,10,16,17 and 23 from 9 to 11 a.m. Reservations are required! Call Amanda Bolanos at (203) 394-6574. Cost is $10 per person for Zoo members, $15 per person for non-members. Price includes Zoo admission, photo opps, and breakfast!

Wilton Historical Society’s Colonial Kitchen Hands on History Demonstrations

12/10/2017 to 12/17/2017

224 Danbury Rd., Wilton, CT

Adding another layer of experience to a visit to the Great Trains Holiday Exhibit at the Wilton Historical Society, Sunday afternoon visitors can immerse themselves in a typical Colonial task in the 1740 Betts Kitchen. Sisters Kate Gluckin and Sarah McCullough, both experts in Colonial domestic arts, will be demonstrating cutting, peeling and drying apples for a Marlborough Pie; grinding spices; sewing and embroidery; butter churning and dough kneading; wool carding and spinning and more from 1:00 – 3:00 on Sundays, December 10, 17 and January 7 and 14. Kids can try their hand at these tasks, too! Please check website for details. No charge. All ages. The Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897 www.wiltonhistorical.org

Center for Contemporary Printmaking- Open Studio

12/10/2017 to 12/15/2017

299 West Ave, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-899-7999.

10-4. End the year with this five day open studio workshop with CCP's Paul DeRuvo. Take this time to expand on existing work or brush up on an old technique. Whether your project will take all five days, or a single session, Paul will work with artists individually to achieve their specific goals just in time for the New Year.

Greenwich Historical Society An American Odyssey: The Jewish Experience in Greenwich

12/11/2017 to 04/15/2018

39 Strickland Rd, Cos Cob, CT

This exhibition will explore the history of the Jews of Greenwich within the broader context of the history of the town and the nation. Beginning with the question of why Jews chose to settle in Greenwich and how they gained an economic foothold, the exhibition will explore the experience of Jewish families living and working in Greenwich for more than a century. It will examine how they, like other immigrants, struggled with the pull to integrate into American society and yet also remain distinct. And it will look at how they, as well as other minorities in Greenwich, have contributed to the larger community despite experiencing periods of discrimination and restrictions on worship, employment and housing opportunities. Although the lion's share of the growth of Greenwich's Jewish community began in the 1960s (today about 11 percent of the population is Jewish), the tale really begins with the mass exodus of Jews from Eastern Europe to America between 1880 and 1920. The stories of those who sought to build new lives here–emblematic of larger historical themes–will be told through photographs, artifacts, archival documents, ephemera and first-person accounts. The exhibition will also explore the little-known fact that there were Jewish property owners in Greenwich as far back as Colonial times. An American Odyssey: The Jewish Experience in Greenwich will be curated by Dr. Ann Meyerson, a nationally recognized independent museum curator who most recently co-curated The First Jewish Americans: Freedom and Culture in the New World (October 28, 2016 to March 12, 2017) at the New-York Historical Society.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children Meet Santa and friends

12/12/2017 to 12/17/2017

303 West Ave., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-899-0606.

Daily. Santa and Friends 11:15am –  12:15pmMeet Santa and friends.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children Elf Workshop

12/12/2017 to 12/14/2017

303 West Ave., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-899-0606.

Elf Workshop - Sock Snowman 2:15pm – 3:15pm. Make a gift: Make a plush snowman complete with scarf and snowcap!
For children ages 3 and over. Limited space – Tickets are $1 members and $3 non-members.

Holiday Window Salute in Stamford Downtown

12/13/2017 to 12/31/2017

Stamford, CT

Stroll around Stamford Downtown to see our beautifully holiday decorated storefronts.Then vote for your favorite storefront and be eligible to win a $100 gift certificate to a downtown restaurant, courtesy of Stamford Downtown.

Avon Theatre THE SHAPE OF WATER

12/14/2017 to 12/16/2017

272 Bedford Street, Stamford, CT

Thursday December 14, 2017 - 7:15PM Friday December 15, 2017 - 4:45PM, 7:15PM, 9:45PM Saturday December 16, 2017 - 11:45AM, 2:15PM, 4:45PM, 7:15PM, 9:45PM. From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER - an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones.

Pequot Library Exhibition

12/14/2017 to 02/04/2018

720 Pequot Ave., Southport, CT Phone: (203) 259-0346.

Experience the magical and memorable role holidays play in the lives of all readers, especially children, through Pequot Library's Special Collections exhibition of vintage postcards, holiday literature, and caroling music dating back to 1848. Come to the opening reception of Holiday Magic: Selections from the Children's Historical Collection on Thursday, December 14, 2017, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. where light hors d'oeuvres and wine will be served. Beginning at 7:00 p.m., join children's book author and Fulbright scholar Christine Pakkala, MFA, for a gallery tour and a discussion of literary heroines. The exhibition is on view through February 4, 2018 during regular Library hours.

Jones Family Farm Sip and Savor Fall Series: A White Christmas

12/14/2017

606 Walnut Tree Hill Road, Shelton, CT Phone: 203.929.8425.

6:30-8:30 pm. A menu inspired by A White Christmas Parsnip and pear soup, Seafood Risotto, White Chocolate Cake. Enjoy our relaxed and educational evenings where we taste four different wines and eat a pleasant meal, prepared by Chef Sherry Swanson, designed to highlight fresh seasonal farm foods paired with the delicious wines we have selected. We delve into the cultural aspects of the wines and foods we are serving as well as explore the terminology of flavor. $75.