Ridgefield ARTique 2016

11/17/2016 to 11/19/2016

351 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT

Free. 10 to 5. ARTique 2016 gets under way Thursday, November 17, with an opening night reception and sale, complete with music and refreshments, from 6:30-8:30 at St. Stephen's Church, 351 Main St. This popular art boutique will exhibit works in clay and porcelain in a range of styles by 12 members of Connecticut Clay Artists (connecticutclayartists.org) and objects by guest artists in other media (including silk, jewelry, knitted wearables, turned wood, forged iron, blown glass, and fabric art).

Memories @ the Matt: Gallery Tour and Lunch

11/17/2016

144 W. Main St, Waterbury, CT Phone: (203) 753-0381.

10 am - 1 pm. Visitors are invited to participate in engaging gallery tours developed for people with early to mid-stages of dementia and their caregivers. Medical researchers have found that people with memory loss and early to moderate Alzheimer's disease benefit from looking at historical artifacts and discussing art. RSVP to Carolyn DeRocco at cderocco@alz.org or (203) 623-5407.

The Palace Theatre Waterbury A Christmas Story the Musical

11/18/2016 to 11/19/2016

100 East Main St, Waterbury, CT Phone: 203-346-2000.

Based on the classic 1983 movie, A Christmas Story, The Musical chronicles young and bespectacled Ralphie Parker as he schemes his way toward the holiday gift of his dreams, an official Red Ryder® Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle ("You'll shoot your eye out kid!"). Chock-full of delightful songs and splashy production numbers, A Christmas Story, The Musical, following its smash hit Broadway run, has proudly taken its place as a perennial holiday classic for the whole family.

Christmas Fair & MarketPlace

11/18/2016 to 11/19/2016

15 CT-37, Sherman, CT Phone: 860-354-1414.

Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church. Fri 7pm‑9pm, Sat 10am‑4pm. Annual Christmas Fair and Marketplace has grown to include outside Fine Arts and Craft Vendors. Well attended. Vendor Booths include Jewelry makers, Fiber items, Fine art, Irish themed fine art items, glass blower, handcrafted scarves, hats, doll clothes, etal. Food available to eat in or take out. Plenty of free parking and free admission. Christmas decorations plus knic‑knacs. Silent Auction.

Ansonia The Connecticut Kids Closet ‑ Holiday Twist

11/18/2016 to 11/19/2016

125 Pulaski Highway, Ansonia, CT

Fri 7pm‑9pm, Sat 9am‑5pm. Consignment Event for Family. Holiday clothing, new or like new items. Vendors and Crafters. Raffles and Silent Auctions.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR AT CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH--NAUGATUCK

11/18/2016

Division Street, Naugatuck, CT Phone: 203-729-3037. .

3 to 8 PM a Holiday Bazaar will be held at the Congregational Church in Naugatuck.

American Clock and Watch Museum Meet the Old Cranks

11/18/2016

100 Maple St., Bristol, CT Phone: 860-583-6070.

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Have you ever wondered what goes on behind closed doors (of our clocks, I mean)? Come watch the American Clock & Watch Museum's official clock winders in action as they travel through the museum winding over 60 of our historic timepieces.

Ridgefield Taps & Trees Craft Beer Fest

11/18/2016

39 Old Ridgebury Rd, Ridgefield, CT

Matrix Conference & Banquet Center. 6:30 - 10:30. Come meet the craft brewers Your ticket includes: Tastings in the Tap Room Souvenir glass to first 300 Live music by Future Tense Dinner by the bite & dessert Admission to Festival of Trees View 100+ trees available for raffle Shopping & raffle prizes

Ridgefield's 12th Annual Festive Home – Merry and Bright

11/18/2016 to 12/23/2016

34 Halpin Ln, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-8863.

Preview Party on Friday, November 18, from 6-8, at 34 Halpin Lane. Be the first to see the holiday showcase and enjoy a celebration with delicious nibbles, holiday cocktails, music, and more. Admission is $20. Festive Home continues with free admission November 19–December 23, Tuesdays – Sundays, with extended shopping hours, 11–5. It is closed November 23-24 for Thanksgiving. Come visit the Guild as the white gallery walls transform into a magical holiday emporium. The space is also available during the run of the event for holiday gatherings.

Homeschool @ the MATT: The Great Flood of ’55

11/18/2016

144 W. Main St, Litchfield, CT Phone: (203) 753-0381.

2 pm - 4 pm. $5. Students will examine the disaster that still ranks as the worst to engulf the Naugatuck Valley through a pictorial documentary that wraps around the staircase walls between the Museum's First and Second Floor galleries. *Please note that because of its location, this exhibition is not wheelchair accessible. Pre-registration is required.