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Aug
23
Wed
Parenting the Positive Discipline Way Class @ Congregation Shir Shalom Tickets
Aug 23 @ 9:15 am – Nov 5 @ 12:15 pm
Parenting the Positive Discipline Way Class @ Congregation Shir Shalom |  |  |

Are you feeling challenged with tantrums? whining? bedtime routines? sibling conflicts? power struggles? Is it hard to leave the park? shop for groceries? Do you wish you connected more and argued less? Or, do you just want to learn some more effective parenting skills?

You are not alone!

Join parents just like you for weeks of parenting classes. Learn to discipline with firmness and kindness, have fun as a parent, and set the foundation for important social and life skills. Help your child feel a sense of belonging and significance through mutual respect and encouragement.

Based on Jane Nelsen’s Positive Discipline books, these classes are a fun way to connect with other parents in the community and practice the skills over a few weeks so that you can go more in depth with the material.

Class Schedule: Four Sundays 11/19, 12/10, 1/7, 2/4 from 9:15 AM -12:15 PM
Register by November 5th: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3748775/Ridgefield-Fall-2017
Facilitator: Carol Dores, Certified Positive Discipline Trainer

Cost: $199 (includes materials) $339 couple. Pay by check to Positive Discipline of CT, PO Box 103, Brookfield, CT 06804 OR, Pay by credit card using “Buy Now” at www.positivedisciplinect.org/parenting-classes/

Sep
26
Tue
“Memories of Our Town” Exhibit at Maritime Garage Gallery @ Maritime Garage Gallery Tickets
Sep 26 2017 – Jan 5 2018 all-day
“Memories of Our Town” Exhibit at Maritime Garage Gallery @ Maritime Garage Gallery |  |  |

Favorite memories, reminders and images of home are on display at the City of Norwalk Parking Authority’s Maritime Garage Gallery. “Memories Of Our Town,” features art in a variety of mediums that represents the unique memories of the place we call home: places, people, sounds, smells, events, etc. that are personally significant to the artist. Contributing artists include Eric Chiang of Westport, Cindy Sinor, Wilton, Al Coyote Wiener of Fairfield.

The Maritime Garage Gallery is part of the Parking Authority’s “Art in Parking Places” initiative, an effort to support art in public spaces, making Norwalk a more vibrant destination. The exhibit is free and open to the public from 9:00am -5:00pm, Monday through Friday.

Oct
3
Tue
October Exhibit at the Geary Gallery in Darien, CT @ Geary Gallery Tickets
Oct 3 – Oct 31 all-day
October Exhibit at the Geary Gallery in Darien, CT @ Geary Gallery |  |  |

The Geary Gallery of Darien proudly presents “Meditations on Nature,” featuring the stress-relieving nature acrylics of the Bay Shore area of New Jersey painter, Sharon Hathaway. Her exhibit runs October 3 – 31. The Geary Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 576 Boston Post Road, Darien, CT 06820. (203) 655-6633. www.gearygallery.com

Oct
13
Fri
The Great War And The United States Home Front at Pequot Library @ Pequot Library Tickets
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – Dec 3 @ 4:00 pm
The Great War And The United States Home Front at Pequot Library @ Pequot Library |  |  |

“The Great War and the United States Home Front” is part of the Pages from Pequot Special Collections series of changing exhibitions highlighting Pequot Library’s Special Collections of rare books, manuscripts, and archives on view in the Reading Room and Perkin Gallery. This exhibition considers the question, “What can we do?” posed by those at home during the Great War, and features a selection of books, maps, military diagrams, pamphlets, and propaganda posters from Pequot Library’s Special Collections. Visitors will discover and learn more about a variety of patriotic civilian efforts that took place on the American home front after the United States entered WWl in 1917.
Related public programming has been developed in conjunction with the exhibition and includes the community event Home Front on the Front Lawn on Sunday, October 15, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Discover what life was like for families on the home front. View classic cars, listen to the sounds of a Victrola, plant a Victory garden, play period lawn games, and enjoy cider, coffee, and doughnuts. All ages are welcome. The event is free and no registration is required.
On Thursday, October 19 from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. discover the art and artists who thrived during the Great War on a guided tour of the Luce Center for American Art at the Brooklyn Museum on the Day Art Trip: Brooklyn Museum. Register at pequotlibrary.org for bus, museum, and lunch.
Pequot Presents: The Great War in Film begins on Wednesday, October 25 with A Farewell to Arms, followed by Sergeant York on November 1, and War Horse on November 8, all films are free and begin at 3:30 p.m. Join Library docents for a brief and informal tour of the exhibition at 3:00 p.m. each Wednesday before the movie.
On Friday November 3 at 11:00 a.m. look, listen, and learn during Fantastic Finds: The Lighter Draw of Politics with American cartoonist and illustrator Sean Kelly as he takes a closer look at WWl political cartoons from Pequot Library’s Special Collections of materials from the Great War era.
Please visit www.pequotlibrary.org to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 115. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!

Oct
15
Sun
20th Annual Art Show A Weeklong Celebration Of Art at Pequot Library @ Pequot Library Tickets
Oct 15 – Oct 22 all-day
20th Annual Art Show A Weeklong Celebration Of Art at Pequot Library @ Pequot Library |  |  |

A weeklong celebration of art with programs for all ages and fine art for sale.
Related Programming:
Saturday, October 14 – Sunday, October 22: Green Art Show
Sunday, October 15: Gallery Talk “Sherry in the Stacks” – 3:00-5:00pm
Wednesday, October 18: Express Yourself: Afternoon Art for children – 4:00-5:30pm
Wednesday, October 18: The Art of Restoration – 7:00-8:30pm
Thursday, October 19: Day Art Trip: Brooklyn Museum – 8:30am-5:00pm
Thursday, October 19: Sip & Paint – 7:00-8:30pm
Friday, October 20: Southport Galleries Exhibition Opening: Abstract Women – 5:00pm
Saturday, October 21: Explore Your Story for children – 10am-12pm and 1:00-3:00pm
Saturday, October 21: Karl Soderlund Portrait Demonstration – 2:00-3:30pm
Sunday, October 22: Artists & Collectors Party, 1:00 – 3:00pm
Pequot Library would like to thank its 20th Annual Art Show sponsors: JP Morgan Chase, Oliver Nurseries, Southport Galleries, The Russell Agency LLC, People’s United Bank, Merrill Lynch, Resnick Advisors, WSHU Public Radio, Fairfield Magazine, M Communications, Brad M. Aron – Attorney at Law, Santa Buckley Energy, Hatfield Insurance Agency Inc., Roland & Co., Broken Shed New Zealand Vodka, Bigelow, and Mitchells.
Please visit www.pequotlibrary.org 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. 115. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!

Oct
18
Wed
A Graphic Novel of Alexander Hamilton is the Subject of Fairfield Book Talk @ Fairfield University Bookstore Tickets
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm
A Graphic Novel of Alexander Hamilton is the Subject of Fairfield Book Talk @ Fairfield University Bookstore |  |  |

Alexander Hamilton was one of the most influential figures in United States history—he fought in the Revolutionary War, helped develop the Constitution, and as the first Secretary of the Treasury established landmark economic policy that we still use today. Cut down by a bullet from political rival Aaron Burr, Hamilton has since been immortalized alongside other Founding Fathers such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson—his likeness even appears on the ten-dollar bill. This American Legend also inspired the Broadway hit Musical Hamilton.

“. . . a timely portrait of the famous and controversial Alexander Hamilton.”
 —Library Journal

New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Hennessey will discuss his newly published graphic novel biography at the Fairfield University Bookstore, 1499 Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824 (203) 255-7756 on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 beginning at 7:00pm on the 2nd floor. Alexander Hamilton: The Graphic History of an American Founding Father (Penguin Random House Aug. 8, 2017) is a fully-illustrated and impeccably researched graphic novel-style history, authored by Jonathan Hennessey along with comic book illustrator Justin Greenwood. The two bring Alexander Hamilton’s world to life, telling the story of this improbable hero who helped shape the United States of America. This event is free and open to the public! Walk-ins are welcome.

“This book needs to be in schools and on your shelves. Hennessey knows his Hamilton history and Greenwood’s art has a pulse that makes the founder’s story as compelling for comics as it is for great theatre.”
 —Jeff Parker, writer of Future Quest and Batman ’66

Jonathan Hennessey was born to a military family on a U.S. Army base in New England and raised, like many, in a town steeped in American history. As an adult Hennessey came to fully appreciate politics, people, and the real world after an extended, hazy interregnum of fantasy novels, gaming, comic books, video games, and anime. Find out more about author Jonathan Hennessey at jonathanhennessey.com

Copies of Alexander Hamilton: The Graphic History of an American Founding Father, will be available for purchase/signing at the downtown Bookstore event. For more Bookstore events please visit us at www.fairfieldbookstore.com and www.facebook.com/FairfieldUBookstore. On Instagram and Twitter: @ FairfieldUBooks. The Fairfield University Bookstore, located in the heart of downtown Fairfield, is operated by the Follett Higher Eduction Group, and proudly serves the Fairfield Community, Fairfield University and beyond.

Sacred Heart University Hosts Guitar Fest @ Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts at Sacred Heart University Tickets
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm
Sacred Heart University Hosts Guitar Fest @ Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts at Sacred Heart University  |  |  |

The Sacred Heart University Academic Music Program will host the third annual Guitar Fest with guest performers James Baird and Carlos Pavan.

Oct
21
Sat
Rising to the Challenge: Parenting Kids with LD & ADHD @ Norwalk Inn & Conference Center Tickets
Oct 21 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Rising to the Challenge: Parenting Kids with LD & ADHD @ Norwalk Inn & Conference Center |  |  |

Parenting is never easy, but raising children with learning and attention disorders presents unique difficulties. This conference will help parents address the social and emotional challenges their children face, while focusing on developing their strengths to find success.

Keynote Speaker
Dr. Susan Baum, Leading Expert on Giftedness & Children with LD and ADHD
Exploring and Developing Your Child’s Strengths

Featured Speakers
Dave Sylvestro, Director of Psychology at Eagle Hill Southport
LD & ADHD, More Than Academics:
Addressing the Emotional Aspect of your Child’s Challenges

Paige Davis, Executive Functions Coach, The Southfield Center
Executive Functioning: Strategies Beyond School

Smart Kids Youth Panel — Struggles & Success Stories

Conference & Breakfast—Seating is Limited
Register Before Oct. 1, $45 — After $55

Register: Risingtothechallenge.Eventbrite.com

A Haunting at Mill Hill @ Mill Hill Historic Park Tickets
Oct 21 @ 7:30 pm
A Haunting at Mill Hill @ Mill Hill Historic Park |  |  |

As the sun sets, the spirits come out to play… Take a lantern-lit tour through the old Mill Hill graveyard! Hear chilling tales based on real events from Norwalk’s hidden past at the Norwalk Historical Society’s 7th annual, “A Haunting at Mill Hill”. Saturday, October 14 & Saturday, October 21, 2017 with tours at 6:00pm, 7:30pm and 9:00pm. Friday, October 20, 2017 with tours at 7:30pm and 9:00pm. Each tour is approximately one hour. Space is limited; purchase tickets online at norwalkhistoricalsociety.org. Refreshments follow each tour in the historic 1826 one-room schoolhouse as well as the new Historic Haunted Maze! Not recommended for children under 8 years old. Mill Hill Historic Park is located at 2 East Wall Street, Norwalk, CT 06851. Follow signs to parking across the street.

Among the crooked gravestones of Mill Hill, ghostly entities are waiting to share their true stories of death, murder, insanity and destruction. A gruesome murder victim from Rowayton and a mutilated WWI flying ace are some of the ghosts you will encounter along the way. At the end of the tour, enter the new Historic Haunted Maze…if you dare! Created by local haunted house and special effects experts, Greg Kling and George Holomakoff, bone-chilling surprises await in this new addition to an already frightening event! Bring a flashlight and a friend!

Ticket sales at www.norwalkhistoricalsociety.org. Early bird tickets available through October 13 – Adults/Teen: $15.00 & Child (8-12): $10.00. Tickets purchased after October 13 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 cultural exhibits. The Norwalk Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Generously sponsored by: Head of Harbor South, Collins Funeral Home, Fairfield County Bank, Aegis Technology Partners, RTM Lines, Seperack & Company, Two Men and a Truck, Crystal Theatre, Dunkin Donuts, Stop and Shop, Trader Joe’s Westport, Tuliptree Site Design and Whole Foods Market.

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

Oct
22
Sun
6th Annual Run the Gauntlet Obstacle 5K @ Lighthouse Point Park Tickets
Oct 22 all-day
6th Annual Run the Gauntlet Obstacle 5K @ Lighthouse Point Park |  |  |

Join us for Connecticut’s only beach front obstacle race! The 6th Annual Run the Gauntlet 5k returns to Lighthouse Point Park on Sunday, October 22nd. The course will feature 15+ man-made and natural obstacles throughout the beach and trails of New Haven’s Lighthouse Point Park. After the race participants are invited to enjoy a post-race party featuring the Old World Pizza Trucks, Thimble Island Brewing Company, and live entertainment. Proceeds from Run the Gauntlet support the Denali Foundation Scholarship Fund for children attending Soundview Family YMCA Summer Camp.