Silhouette Portrait Making and More Events this Weekend

From our neighborhood to the towns around us, if you're looking for something to do this weekend we've got you covered.


Whether you're in search of something fun to do with the kids or you have a babysitter and are planning a night out, look no further because Patch editors have picked a variety of events taking place today and tomorrow to help you make the most of your weekend. Click on the headline of each for more information.

Nov 9 - 11

Newtown: Silhouette Portrait Event


When: 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11

Cost: $30 per silhouette

Description: The Newtown Historical Society is offering a chance to add a silhouette of a child or any family member (including pets) to your wall.  Silhouette Artist Deborah O’Connor will once again be at the Edmund Town Hall cutting silhouettes on behalf of the historical society.

In conjunction with the silhouette portrait event, The Matthew Curtiss House will be open for the public to visit. Costumed docents will be available to answer questions and provide tours of the house.


Family Fun Nature Awareness Walk

Where: Bartlett Arboretum 151 Brookdale Rd, Stamford

When: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday

Cost: $15/class for members, $20/class for nonmembers

Description: Meditation can be practiced by anyone from any background or religion. On this non-religious, technique-based walk you will finally learn what meditation is and how you can practice it at home. This walk will demystify this powerful tool that can help each of us deal with the stress and challenges of our lives, families, etc. Class will include outdoor walking and light hiking. Please dress accordingly keeping the weather in mind. For more information, call 203-322-6971, visit www.bartlettarboretum.org or e-mail info@bartlettarboretum.org


Solarize Westport Home Tours and Workshop

Learn about the benefits of solar energy and a time limited program with the Town of Westport to put solar on your home at significantly discounted pricing.


New Canaan: Moving Sale

Where: 6 Kelley Grn, New Canaan, CT

When: 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10

Description: Priced to sell — Lillian August sofa and chairs,  Lawyer's glassfront bookcase, Einstein Moomjy Oriental, Almost new Singer Sewing Machine  Dozens of never-worn "Life is Good"  shirts, new baby clothes, Waterford, kitchenware. Wrought iron table set, antique wicker furniture, Brown Jordan oval table, paper goods galore, antique bench, desks, tables, bookcases.  Handmade large creche.  Vintage handsewn quilts. Cash only. Questions? rubiconpfk@aol.com.


New Canaan: "The World Of Bees" Open House

Where: New Canaan Nature Center

When: 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10

Cost: Free

Description: Learn about the art of beekeeping and the importance of bees to our ecosystems. Enjoy making “bee-autiful” arts & crafts, such as honey wax candles and build-your-own antennae. At 10 a.m., adults will have the opportunity to meet the Backyard Beekeepers Association folks and learn how honey makes an excellent lip balm. At 11 a.m., the entire family is invited to discover the ins and outs of beekeeping.


Rowayton: Harvest Fair

Where: The Rowayton United Methodist Church

When: 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10

Cost: Free

Description: An extensive silent auction, local arts and crafts vendors, a tag sale and a bake sale, and grilled food and soups are in store for hungry and fun-seeking visitors. The tag sale features white elephant items, house wares, clothing and toys. The bake sale will feature cakes, cookies, and the church's famous apple pies. The Five Mile River Nursery School will provide games and activities for children as well as a "touch a truck" event and a gift basket silent auction sponsored by the nursery school.


 Where: Crystal Theatre

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10

Cost: $12

Description: This historical musical will kick off Crystal Theatre's 25th Anniversary and will be performed at Crystal Theatre's Ben Franklin Theatre, 66 Bayview at Hillside Street, South Norwalk, 06854. Performances are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays, November 10 and 17, and 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 11.


Easton: Easton Community Center's Pub Night

Where: Easton Community Center

When: 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10

Cost: $50

Description: The ECC will host its second annual Pub Night fundraiser to support the center. Local pub favorite Brennan’s Shebeen is sponsoring Pub Night 2012. The event will feature live traditional Irish music by local musicians Sally Tressler Connolly & Damien Connolly. Brennan’s staff will be serving beer and wine, pub food fare and hors d’oeuvres. There will be activities: billiards, darts, Quick Buzz pub quiz, silent auction, door prizes, a raffle and sports on the brand new ECC audio/visual system.


Wilton: Gathering of Craftsmen 2012

Where: The New England Historical Connection

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10

Cost: Free admission

Description: Thirteen of the nation's traditional artisans display their art and craft in a relaxed and intimate setting. November 10 & 11 marks the 4th year that John Schnefke has hosted this group of artists and craftsmen at The New England Historical Connection. The event was created to bring a small group together in John's Gallery of Classic American Furnishings, to showcase some of the best traditional American arts and crafts in an intimate and relaxed setting and offers a chance to meet and talk with the artists and craftsmen and see their one of a kind pieces that are for sale.


Woodbury: Tavern Night at the Hurd House Museum

Where: The Hurd House

When: 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10

Cost: $10

Description: The Old Woodbury Historical Society presents its' third annual Tavern Night at the Hurd House Museum. Guests ages 21 and older will be welcomed by costumed docents to a 17th century tavern to enjoy music by the "Delivery Boys" and period parlor games. Partake in a selection of beer, cider and colonial foods by a warm fire at the open hearth.


Southbury Autumn Craft Festival

Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel Southbury, 1284 Strongtown Rd.

When: Sunday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m.

Description: "Craft festival will take place in the Nutmeg Ballroom where visitors can get high quality and local crafts for a great price this season."


Guided Hike on Tahmore Trail

Where: Adams IGA Supermarket, 200 Leavenworth Rd., Shelton

When: Sunday, Nov. 11, 1 p.m.

Description: 1.5 mile hike on the bluff high above the Housatonic River, includes a scenic overlook of the river. This Land Trust trail is moderately hilly with uneven footing. Children and leashed dogs welcome. Meet at the end of Tahmore Place, off of Village Drive in the White Hills.


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