Kids Theater in Fairfield Week of November 12

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Theater for Kids in Fairfield Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Fairfield today, November 12, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Fairfield's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in the parks, for outdoor and nature activities; and in the theaters, for children's concerts and performances. Plus, get details and directions on any street fairs or holiday festivals happening November 12. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Fairfield, check out our complete calendar of events

The Bellarmine Museum of Art Family Day - The Bellarmine Museum
November 12, 2012 - Fairfield

Pick up a family guide and explore the museum's collection with your child. Drop-in Autumn Art Workshop- Make crafts inspired by the Bellarmine’s current exhibition; James Prosek: Un-Natural History in the Museum’s on-site smART classroom. (Best for ages 3 and up.)Educational Tours for Children 1:30 pm. Join our museum director, Dr. Jill Deupi, in the galleries for an enriching look at some special objects. (Best for ages 6-10.) Story Time 3:30 pm. Come hear stories about our famous artists in the galleries! (Best for ages 4-8.) The Bellarmine Museum at Fairfield University is a non-profit institution,located on the lower level of Bellarmine Hall.

Teen Advisory Board Meeting - Wilton Library
November 12, 2012 - Wilton

Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join the Teen Advisory Board(TAB) meeting. TAB is a group of teens who work with the library by helping select materials for the teen collection, planning teen events, and more. Applications are available online, by emailing Marissa Antosh, Youth Services Assistant, at Registration recommended.

Babes on a Blanket (0-12 months) - Pequot Library
November 13, 2012 - Southport

Drop in and join this baby play group for board books, toys, and rhymes. 20 minutes structured, 25 minutes free play. No registration necessary.

Mother Goose Time - Wilton Library
November 13, 2012 - Wilton

Children ages 1-4 sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used. No registration.

Parenting Book Series: Dr. Susan Bauerfeld - Wilton Library
November 13, 2012 - Wilton

Dr. Susan Bauerfeld, a licensed clinical psychologist, ADHD Coach and mother of three boys, reviews The Price of Privilege: How Parental Pressure and Material Advantage Are Creating a Generation of Disconnected and Unhappy Kids by Madeline Levine, Ph.D. Registration strongly encouraged.

November 13, 2012 - Southport

Put the kids in their pajamas for bedtime stories and popcorn around the fire. This story hour is for fathers and their children ages 3 and up. No registration required.

November 14, 2012 - Westport

Producer, director and writer Jonathan Diamond created "The Learning Child Series" for public television. He presents video excerpts from the series and shares his observations from hundreds of hours in early education classrooms that document how children — playing, collaborating, laughing, and discovering — take their first steps on the road to lifelong learning.

TEEN CHESS CLUB - Westport Library
November 14, 2012 - Westport

All levels welcome. Know the names of the pieces, the direction in which each moves, and how to set up the board. Grades 6-12.

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
November 14, 2012 - Wilton

This program offers songs, play, and gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. No registration necessary.

Mother Goose Time - Wilton Library
November 14, 2012 - Wilton

Children ages 1-4 sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used. No registration.

Ambler Farm Reads - Wilton Library
November 14, 2012 - Wilton

Caregivers and children ages 4-6 meet at Ambler Farm to enjoy theme based stories as well as a nature walk. Children may check books out at the farm, so make sure to bring your library card. Registration required.

Mythology Book Club for Kids - Wilton Library
November 14, 2012 - Wilton

Children in grades 3-5 will discuss Kokopelli's Flute by Will Hobbs. Snacks will be provided and an activity or craft will be made. Registration required.

3 to 5 Beehive (3-5 year olds) - Pequot Library
November 15, 2012 - Southport

Drop-in and share some weekly theme-based stories on the rug and take home a related craft. No registration required.

TEEN ANIME CLUB - Westport Library
November 15, 2012 - Westport

Enjoy a night of anime and meet others who share your passion. Come with ideas for the evening's content. For middle school and up. Register online.

Mother Goose Time - Wilton Library
November 15, 2012 - Wilton

Children ages 1-4 sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used. No registration.

Introduction to Knitting for Teens - Wilton Library
November 15, 2012 - Wilton

Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to participate in this interactive workshop where they will learn introductory knitting techniques of casting on, the knit stitch, the purl stitch, and binding off. Materials will be provided. Shirley Spencer, President of the Candlewood Valley Knitting Guild, will lead the workshop. Registration required.

FETCH! Club: Science Fun @ your Library - Pequot LIbrary
November 16, 2012 - Southport

The library takes kids on a science adventure. Registration required for each session.

Open House - Landmark of Ridgefield Academy - Landmark of Ridgefield Academy
November 16, 2012 - Redding

Learn about what this private preschool has to offer. Tour begins at 9:30am for 2's and 10:30am for ages 3-5. RSVP to Kimberly Swabsin at 203-544-8393 or

St. Jude Give Thanks Walk - Westfield Trumbull
November 17, 2012 - Trumbull

This family-friendly event raises money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. This walk through the mall is free but all participants are encouraged to raise money to help fund the hospital's research program to find the cure for childhood cancer and other diseases. Register online.

Origami Paper Crane Workshop - Fairfield University Bookstore
November 17, 2012 - Fairfield

Transform a plain square sheet of paper into an origami paper crane to decorate the bookstore's Christmas tree with. This program is appropriate for children ages 10 and up and adults.

Family Art Project: Cornhusk Dolls - Wave Hill
November 17, 2012 - Bronx

Celebrate corn and harvest time by listening to Native American tales and the story of the first cornhusk doll as you tie, weave, and shape your dried husks into a single action figure or corny doll family.

Heather Hardy and Her band Lil'l Mama - Westport Library
November 18, 2012 - Westport

Enjoy blues with a twist from electric blues violinist and vocalist Heather Hardy and her band Lil'l Mama.

Thanksgiving Crafts - Wilton Library
November 19, 2012 - Wilton

Children of all ages are invited to stop by the library and make a Thanksgiving craft to take home. No registration.

Elements of Peace - Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery - Fairfield University
Through December 09, 2012 - Fairfield 06824

Mankind's universal and elusive quest for peace is the inspiration for artist Marlene Siff in this exhibition displaying 47 recent paintings, works on paper, sculpture, mobiles and maquettes of large multi-dimensional constructions, and features works that range from vivid explosions of color to subtle white meditative paintings.

23rd Annual Trees of Hope Holiday Spectacular - Maritime Center
Through December 09, 2012 - New Haven

What began with a dozen trees at the Governor’s Mansion has flourished into a nine-day display of over 100 decorated trees, wreaths and holiday baskets lining the halls of the Maritime Center in New Haven. Trees ranging from 4 to 8 feet in height are donated and decorated in themes and often in memory of loved ones. The event is free to the public and there will be a raffle with tickets priced at $1.December 9th the silent auction will end at 1pm and the raffle will be drawn at 2pm. Revenue generated from Trees of Hope directly benefits The Ronald McDonald House which shelters families with children seeking treatment for life-threatening illnesses.

Julliette Tehrani presents 'Impressions Near and Afar' - Stamford Art Association
Through December 16, 2012 - Stamford

London-born of Persian heritage and with extensive travels throughout her life, Juliette brings an international perspective to her paintings. November 11-December 16, 2012.

18th annual Holiday Gift Show - Rowayton Arts Center
Through December 24, 2012 - Rowayton

Unique holiday gifts, decorations and collectibles by some of Fairfield County's finest artists and craftspeople will be featured in this fundraiser that supports year-round education and other community programs at the Rowayton Arts Center.

Recovery in Action - Barnum Museum
Through December 31, 2012 - Bridgeport

The museum is now partially reopened two days a week while reparations are made on the museum which was hit by a tornado in 2010. A unique exhibition, Recovery in Action, will be presented on Thursdays and Fridays in the People's United Bank Gallery. Visitors gain insight into the complexities of a disaster recovery in a museum setting. The museum's collection of unique artifacts, including Tom Thumb's miniature carriages and P.T. Barnum's ornate furniture, will be among the many items on view.

A PERSISTENT PASSION: The Art of Lora Eberly Ballou, 1870-1976 Places in a One Hundred Six Year Life - Old Town Hall Museum
Through January 31, 2013 - Stamford

A first time solo exhibition introducing the art and celebrating the life of Lora Eberly Ballou featuring a collection of over 30 floral arrangements and landscape oil paintings; an assemblage of personal effects; and a historical timeline documenting her 106 year life. September 27-January 31, 2013.

Pajama Program - Office of the Superintendent - Bridgeport Public Schools
Through March 30, 2013 - Bridgeport

Help a child stay warm and cozy by donating new pajamas and/or a book. Pajama Program is a 501(3)c not-for-profit organization providing new pajamas and books to children many of whom are waiting to be adopted.