Maritime Aquarium Octoberfest Cruise

10/07/2017 to 10/28/2017

10 North Water St, Norwalk, CT Phone: (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206, .

Departs 5 pm. Hoist ale on Saturday evenings in October as The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk offers special Octoberfest Cruises featuring tastings from local craft breweries. These adults-only cruises – the latest in the Aquarium's occasional "Maritime With A Twist" social events – will showcase a different brewery each Saturday. Sample and enjoy the breweries' flagship and seasonal products, while taking in the gorgeous sights on Long Island Sound. The schedule is: • Oct. 7 – No Worries Brewing Co. of Hamden • Oct. 14 – Charter Oak Brewing Co. of Danbury • Oct. 21 – Two Roads Brewery Co. in Stratford • Oct. 28 – The Owl's Brew of New York and Beer'd Brewing Co. of Stonington. Representatives from the breweries will be along to pour and discuss their beers. Tickets are $50 ($45 for Aquarium members). Participants must be at least 21 years old. Space is limited on all Maritime Aquarium cruises, so advance reservations are strongly recommended.

Maritime Aquarium -Marine Life Encounter Cruises

10/08/2017 to 10/29/2017

10 North Water St, Norwalk, CT Phone: (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206..

Cruises on Oct. 8,15,22,29. 1 - 3:30 p.m.Study marine biodiversity from the water's surface down to the bottom for a first-hand understanding of Long Island Sound's interdependent marine life. We utilize such sampling techniques as a plankton tow, trawl net and biodredge that generally bring up a variety of fish, crabs, mollusks and more right before your eyes!

Fairfield Museum and History Center The Lion’s Studio Art Workshop

10/09/2017 to 10/30/2017

370 Beach St, Fairfield, CT Phone: 203‑259‑1598 .

4pm -5:30 pm. Mondays - Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30. Examine famous portraits from significant artists and translate these techniques into a pet portrait gallery. Develop a keen understanding of why portraits are created and how to give them depth and truth. Draw, paint, color and collage portraits while also enjoying fun art exercises, gallery tours and games. Please bring in pictures of your pets. If you don't have one, we'll have plenty of pictures of animals to choose from.

New Canaan Nature Center Plants for Landscaping

10/11/2017 to 11/15/2017

144 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT Phone: 203-966-9577.

6 Wednesdays, October 11 - November 15 10:00A.M. - 12:40P.M. Examine the use of plants in the landscape with an emphasis on choosing the right plant for the right place-based on site-specific design and maintenance criteria. Learn aspects of special landscape values such as size, texture, color, and flowering and fruiting seasons. Review the trees, shrubs, groundcovers, annuals, and perennials suitable for landscaping in this region. This course is also required for the Gardening Certificate and Landscape Design Certificate. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. NYBG Members: $395/person NYBG Non-members: $435/person

A Haunting at Mill Hill! Norwalk Historical Society

10/14/2017 to 10/21/2017

2 East Wall Street, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-846-0525.

Tours on: Saturday, October 14, 2017 – Tours: 6:00pm, 7:30pm & 9:00pm, Friday, October 20, 2017 – Tours: 7:30pm & 9:00pm
Saturday, October 21, 2017 – Tours:6:00pm,7:30pm &9:00pm Take alantern lit tour among the crooked gravestones at Mill  Hill,ghostly entities are waiting to share... their true stories of death, murder,insanity and destruction! suitable for ages 8+In case of inclement weather, the walk through the graveyard will be suspended. The spirits will tell their ghostly tales inside the Town House at Mill Hill. Sorry, No Refunds. Bring a flash light and a friend!

Beardsley Zoo -- Howl-O-Ween

10/14/2017 to 10/28/2017

1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport, CT

October 14,21,27 and 28 from 6:30 pm - 10 pm. Annual Halloween themed evenings featuring activities and attractions geared toward guests ages 8-15.Brave children and parents can enter the Haunted Hayride, Farmer Beardlsey's Farmsted and the Ghastly Greenhouse. More timid guests enjoy magic shows, face painting, fortune tellers, fire dancers and more.

Beardsley Zoo -- Wolf Week

10/15/2017 to 10/21/2017

1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport, CT

The Zoo has two Mexican grey wolves and two red wolves, all extremely rare and on the endangered species list. Learning opportunities and activities held all week. 

Beardsley Zoo -- Scarecrows on Parade

10/16/2017 to 10/31/2017

1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport, CT

Come see and vote on our scarecrow for your favorite Boo at the Zoo.

New Canaan Nature Center Fundamentals of Garden Design

10/17/2017 to 11/14/2017

144 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT Phone: 203-966-9577.

5 Tuesdays, October 17 - November 14. 10:30A.M. - 1:00P.M. This class introduces basic garden design principles using the interplay of structural features, plant characteristics, and site assessment. Learn to creatively combine trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, and bulbs based on color, shape, texture, and size. Prerequisite: Plants for Landscaping NYBG Members: $285/person NYBG Non-members: $315/person

Ambler Farm - Fright Night

10/20/2017 to 10/28/2017

257 Hurlbutt St, Wilton, CT Phone: 203-834-1143.

Fridays, October 20th + 27th and Saturday, October 28th (choose one night) 6:00 – 8:00 pm both evenings Drop off the kids (grades 3-5) for haunted activities and frightful (and not so frightful) storytelling. Past attendees still talk about the ghost dog who frequents the Farm! Creepy sights and mysterious sounds abound when the moon rises at Ambler Farm. Refreshments included.
– Moonlight Hay Ride – Guessing jar to win the Farm's largest pumpkin – Games, if you dare play... $20 per child for Members $25 per child for Non-Members Enrollment limited, advance registration required. Registration opens to members on September 18th, non-members September 28th.