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Popular children’s book The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon comes to life on stage at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Sunday, January 18
Note: Due to a scheduling conflict, Harold and the Purple Crayon will take place on Sunday, January 18th, and not Saturday, January 17th, as previously announced. The times will remain as 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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A great gift idea for a young person: One of the most beloved books, The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon, plus a pair of tickets to see the book come to life on the stage of The Ridgefield Playhouse in January! Presented by Enchantment Theater Company, The Adventures of Harold & The Purple Crayon will bring the enchanting children’s book to life!
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Dec 22, 2014 - 9:14:25 AM

Santa Drives Fire Truck To Donate Hundreds Of Toys To Stamford Children
On Saturday, December 20 at 1:30pm, members of the Stamford Professional Fire Fighters Association (SPFFA) will depart from the Drill Field at 148 Magee Avenue on an antique fire truck driven by Santa to deliver toys to children across Stamford. Hundreds of toys will be given away to the Franklin Street Shelter, the Salvation Army, the Wilson Food Pantry, pediatric patients at Stamford Hospital and selected families in response to Dear Santa letters.
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Dec 19, 2014 - 3:54:23 PM

First ever online gift auction at Curtain Call
For almost 25 years, Curtain Call, Stamford's longest-running and only arts organization producing year-round live theatre programming has given the greater Stamford area the gift of live theatre throughout the year.
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Dec 19, 2014 - 8:31:38 AM

Fairfield Museum Holiday Express Train Show on view through December
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The Fairfield Museum and History Center is offering extended hours for its annual Holiday Express Train Show through the holidays as well as a full lineup of special family programs throughout the month, including a real Steam Train display, Choo Choo story times, and Build-a-Train workshops.
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Dec 18, 2014 - 5:50:31 AM

The Millionaires's Unit. Documentary film at Greenwich Historical Society
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The Greenwich Historical Society is hosting a special screening of The Millionaires' Unit on January 29 in conjunction with the current exhibition Greenwich Faces the Great War. The story follows an elite group of college students from Yale who formed a private air militia in preparation for America's entry into WWI. Known as the First Yale Unit and dubbed "the millionaires' unit" by the New York press, they became the founding squadron of the U.S. Naval Air Reserve and were among the first from the United States to enter the Great War.
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Dec 18, 2014 - 5:25:19 AM

Celebrate the final days of Titanic exhibition at Mystic
Since April 2012, Mystic Aquarium has had the honor of telling the compelling stories of both the tragedy of the Titanic and the triumph of Dr. Robert Ballard, who discovered the wreckage of the RMS Titanic in 1985. Mystic Aquarium’s “Titanic - 12,450 Feet Below” Exhibit has allowed visitors to experience both the emotional and scientific journey of the Titanic.
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Dec 17, 2014 - 5:22:52 AM

"Stuff a MINI" Winter Clothing Collection in WH Again
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In the midst of holiday shopping madness, New Country MINI is making it easy for shoppers to help those less fortunate this season. On Saturday, December 20th, New Country’s “Stuff the Mini to the Max” winter clothing drive rolls into West Hartford Center to accept donations of warm clothes and accessories for Hartford school children. New and gently used coats, mittens, boots, hats, and blankets for children ranging from pre-K through high school, as well as monetary donations, will be collected.
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Dec 16, 2014 - 9:14:36 AM

Cultural Alliance continues practical workshops for working artists
The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut is committed to the creative and economic growth of the regional artists and arts organizations it serves. Its popular @287 series of workshops - covering media relations, marketing, and fundraising - continues in the new year with “Seeing Eye to I: Media Relations for the Working Artist” on Tuesday, January 6th, 7:00-9:00pm, at the Cultural Alliance’s office/gallery space, 287 Main Street, Danbury. The workshop is free for Cultural Alliance members, $15 for non-members. Go to www.eventbrite.com to order tickets.
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Dec 16, 2014 - 8:57:19 AM

Coming soon to The Bijou Theatre in Bridgeport - Unconventional Crime Stories
The Bijou Theatre is proud to present the Unconventional Crime Stories Series with Patrick McCord, PhD. of “Write Yourself Free.” Continuing on the success of the Unconventional Love Stories Series, this series features five crime-related films. Patrick will guide you through the intimate details of each film giving you insight into the writer and director's process as well as showing you some of the hidden wit within each movie.
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Dec 16, 2014 - 6:08:28 AM

Historic Ship Mayflower II arrives at Mystic Seaport
The historic ship Mayflower II arrived at Mystic Seaport on Sunday after being towed from Plymouth, Mass. The journey was made so the ship could undergo a restoration in the Museum’s Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard.
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Dec 15, 2014 - 7:01:18 AM

Reggae rapper Matisyahu…Unplugged at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Sunday, December 28, in Festival of Light Tour
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Matisyahu will return with his eighth annual Festival of Light tour with a stop in Ridgefield this year on Sunday, December 28, at 8 p.m. Joining Matisyahu will be his band Dub Trio and guitar player Aaron Dugan who will play material spanning Matisyahu’s entire career. Matthew Paul Miller, known by his Yiddish and stage name Matisyahu, blends Orthodox Jewish themes with reggae, rock and hip-hop and beatboxing sounds. He first made a name for himself with his album Live at Stubbs, and the album Youth quickly followed. Both subsequently went Gold, and Youth was nominated for the Best Reggae Album Grammy.
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Dec 14, 2014 - 8:48:45 AM

Warner Stage Company presents THE 39 STEPS, opening in January
The Warner Stage Company’s 2014-15 season continues with THE 39 STEPS in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre January 17-25, 2015.
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Dec 12, 2014 - 1:38:10 PM

Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap” as Script in Hand Playreading at Westport Country Playhouse
Agatha Christie’s classic whodunit, “The Mousetrap,” will be presented as a Script in Hand playreading at Westport Country Playhouse, on Monday, December 15, at 7 p.m. Director is Anne Keefe, Playhouse associate artist and curator of the playreading series. Tickets are $15 each.
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Dec 9, 2014 - 1:39:45 AM

Momix's 35th Anniversary: A Celebration of Company Favorites, at the Warner Theatre
On Saturday, January 17, 2015 and Sunday, January 18, 2015 the Warner Theatre will once again welcome the irrepressible Moses Pendelton and the internationally acclaimed dancer-illusionists troupe, MOMIX, as they celebrate 35 years of presenting works of exceptional inventiveness and physical beauty.
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Dec 8, 2014 - 1:36:15 PM

"Take A Bough" Stamford
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Check out the special “Take A Bough” planters the next time you are downtown! The Stamford Downtown Special Services District invited The Stamford Garden Club, Eden Farms Nursery, Exquisite Designs, Gary Z Florist, Sam Bridge Nursery and Stamford Florist, to “Take a Bough” and create fresh winter planter designs which add seasonal dimension and interest to the winter streetscapes along Bedford and Broad streets.
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Dec 8, 2014 - 8:27:20 AM

Mystic Seaport Lantern Light Tours Begin November 29
Mystic Seaport will open the 35th season of its Lantern Light Tours on Saturday, November 29.
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Nov 18, 2014 - 7:02:02 AM

Santa & Live Reindeer Return to Greenwich
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It’s that magical time of year again when Santa and his FOUR LIVE REINDEER return to McArdle’s Florist & Garden Center, 48 Arch Street, in Greenwich, Conn., for the 6th Annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival and Santa’s Workshop, November 28 through Christmas Eve, December 24, 2014.
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Nov 17, 2014 - 6:50:48 AM

When Southbury Denied Nazi Camp: CPTV Documentary Premieres Nov. 21
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Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) is pleased to announce that it will air the documentary Home of the Brave: When Southbury Said No to the Nazis, which tells the little-known but important story of events that took place in Southbury, Conn., in the pre-World War II era. The film will premiere on CPTV on Friday, November 21 at 8:30 p.m., with an encore broadcast airing on Sunday, November 23 at 3 p.m.
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Nov 12, 2014 - 4:23:46 AM

Fairfield Museum offers new special needs program
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As part of a growing movement in museums nationwide, the Fairfield Museum and History Center is now offering Discovering Our Way. The new program features interactive gallery tours designed for families of children with autism spectrum disorder and developmental disabilities. The hour-long program is offered Sunday, November 16 from 2:30pm – 4:00pm.
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Nov 11, 2014 - 4:16:02 AM

Santa Claus is returning to The Bijou after a sold out run last year
The Bijou Theatre is proud to present Santa Claus, once again, in a festive, interactive children's show - Santa's Crazier Christmas! Santa arrives for a preview show on Saturday, November 29th at 10:00am. The craziness continues on November 30th at 3:00pm; December 6 at 10:00am and 1:00pm; December 13 at 10:00am, 1:00pm, and 4:00pm; December 14 at 3:00pm; December 20 at 10:00am, 1:00pm, and 4:00pm; December 21 at 3:00pm. All tickets are $15.
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Nov 10, 2014 - 4:11:26 PM

The Big Apple Circus is coming to town with Metamorphosis at The Ridgefield Playhouse in HD on Friday, November 21
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Step right up! The Big Apple Circus is coming to town with Metamorphosis at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday, November 21, at 7 p.m. through the power of a high definition broadcast from The Big Top Tent at Lincoln Center. It’s fantastical fun for everyone! Astonishing acts and startling transformations will transport the audience to a realm of enchantment and create lasting memories for audiences of all ages. This is a very family-friendly program, targeted for kids 3 years old and up. A perfect way for parents, grandparents and grandkids to have old-fashioned fun together, and everyone has a ringside seat! For its 37th Season, Big Apple Circus soars on wings of artifice and illusion, to a dreamscape domain where and nothing is impossible.
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Nov 6, 2014 - 10:02:54 AM

Area stage premiere for meet me in St. Louis
Meet Me In St. Louis - the beloved MGM musical - now a stage production, comes to Stamford for the first time playing on Curtain Call's Kweskin Theatre stage beginning November 14.
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Oct 31, 2014 - 6:17:57 AM

Tickets On Sale for The Nutcracker at Westport Country Playhouse
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Ballet Etudes Company (BEC)(www.balletetudescompany.com) announced the return of their time honored production of The Nutcracker to the Westport Country Playhouse. Audiences will once again be transported to Clara’s dream world and enjoy this family-friendly classic, set to the music of Tchaikovsky. Tickets are on sale now for BEC’s full-length performance on Saturdays, December 6 & 13, and Sunday, December 7, with show times of 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm. There will be an accompanying Nutcracker boutique in the lobby, offering a range of related memorabilia for fans of all ages.
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Oct 24, 2014 - 12:24:37 AM

Sacred Heart University breaks ground on new residence hall
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Sacred Heart University broke ground today on a new 87,000-square-foot, 216-bed residence hall to be built on the corner of Jefferson Street and Park Avenue across from the nearly completed Frank and Marisa Martire Business & Communications Center.
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Oct 22, 2014 - 11:33:10 AM

Creedence Clearwater Revisited plays the best of classic rock live at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, November 1
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The exhilarating energy of Creedence Clearwater Revival is captured by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame original members Stu Cook (bass) and Doug “Cosmo” Clifford (drums) in Creedence Clearwater Revisited (CCR). The legend continues when this high-octane group performs at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, November 1, 8 p.m. There is nothing like hearing CCR’s greatest hits live -- “Fortunate Son”, “Bad Moon Rising”, “Suzie Q”, “Who’ll Stop the Rain”, “Down on the Corner”, “Travelin’ Band”, “Up Around the Bend” and more. Gold Circle tickets include a cocktail party with open bar and hors-d’oeuvre from 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. Special guest is Doug Wahlberg Band, a rock-blues band with an international following. Bartolo (103 Danbury Rd., Ridgefield) will pour a complimentary glass of house wine with dinner the night of this event when ticket is presented. This show is partially underwritten by Cucumber & Chamomile and is part of the Xfinity Rock Series.
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Oct 22, 2014 - 6:14:02 AM

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Popular children’s book The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon comes to life on stage at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Sunday, January 18
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