- "Short Cuts, a short film series, takes place 7 to 9 p.m. at Garden Cinemas in Norwalk on Thursdays, Oct. 17 and Nov. 7. Featured films for October will include “Shaking Tokyo,” (2008) directed by South Korean film director and screenwriter Bong Joon-ho and “14e Arrondissement," (2006) filmed in Paris by acclaimed director Alexander Payne. A post-show discussion will be led by Drew Taylor, who is the features editor, critic and columnist for The Playlist/Indiewire. The $25 admission includes films, coffee, dessert and popcorn. Tickets go on sale Sept. 24. Tickets may be purchased online at www.jibproductions.org or by calling the Box Office at (203) 293-8831. -- from an announcement on Norwalk Patch
- "Lots of great books, free stuff and info for educators at the B&N Educator's Reception. Author Laura Nadler Scott will be there with picture books that align with the Core Curriculum and Pugbug Classroom nature kits. 25 percent educator discount with ID card! Music! Treat! Raffles for big B&N prizes! Fun for all and open to the public too! Oct. 17 from 3 to 9 p.m. Authors signing books too." The event starts at 3 p.m. Thursday at Barnes & Noble, 360 Connecticut Ave. in Norwalk -- an event listing on Norwalk Patch
- "What do Billy Bob Thornton, Stephen J. Cannell and Joe Pantoliano have in common with 1.4 billion children and adults worldwide? Dyslexia. They are also featured in Dislecksia: The Movie," playing at 7 p.m. Thursday at Fairfield Cinemas at Bullard Square, 41 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield (See map). The film mixes humor, information and analysis and will be followed by a panel discussion sponsored by Eagle Hill-Southport School. -- from an event listing on Norwalk Patch
- Come out and paint while sipping on your favorite drink of choice at 7 p.m. Thursday in Fairfield. Experience Big Brush Acyrlic painting guided by an area artist and have some fun along the way.
- "Hear two local authors discuss their latest mystery novels. Mark Rubinstein, author of Love Gone Mad, brings to his novels his three decades as a forensic scientist and [Dorothy] Hayes, author of Murder at the P&Z, started her writing career at local newspapers." From 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the New Materials Room at Ferguson Library in Stamford -- an announcement on the Ferguson Library website
- "On Friday, Oct. 18 WSHU Public Radio will host the latest event in their 'Join the Conversation' author series with Connecticut native Elizabeth Gilbert. [...] Trevor Crow will interview Gilbert, esteemed author of the international bestseller Eat, Pray, Love. Gilbert's new book, The Signature of All Things, will be published Oct. 1." The event starts at 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield -- from an event listing on New Canaan Patch. (Reserve a seat online.)
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Traveling on I-95? Concerned about traffic? Here are links to the Connnecticut Department of Transportation traffic cams (“SB” means southbound; “NB” means northbound):