FREE Things to Do with Kids in Fairfield Week of October 22

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FREE Events for Kids in Fairfield Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Fairfield today, October 22, 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 October 22. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Fairfield, check out our complete calendar of events

Westchester-Putnam College Conference - The Westchester County Center
October 22, 2012 - White Plains

An opportunity for students and their parents to gather information and material as they begin to explore their post-secondary opportunities. Colleges and universities from across the nation join with representatives from the armed services and financial institutions meet with participating students and offer them information about their institutions or programs. Held twice a year, the fall conference aims to provide 12th-grade students with relevant and timely information. The spring conference, held in May, is targeted at 11th-grade students. For further information, visit

IS READ A FOUR-LETTER WORD? Reluctant Readers & Those Who Love Them - Westport Library
October 22, 2012 - Westport

Join a discussion about reluctant readers with author Tommy Greenwald, publisher Simon Boughton, WPL children's librarian Deborah White, and reformed reluctant reader Jack Greenwald. Register online.

Good Reads, Great Kids - Wilton Library
October 22, 2012 - Wilton

Children in grades 2 and 3 and their parents discuss books as a group in this monthly book club. Children bring a book that they have read recently to talk about in this group setting. In addition to personal selections, the group discusses the book Chocolate Fever by Robert Smith. Snacks will be provided and a craft will be made.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes - Wilton Library
October 23, 2012 - Wilton

Children and their caregivers sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. No registration necessary.

Look, Listen and Learn - Wilton Library
October 23, 2012 - Wilton

Three and four years olds are invited with their parent/caregiver for stories, singing songs and acting out finger plays and rhymes. Children in this program gain pre-reading skills and learn how to participate in a group setting. No registration necessary.

Literary Littles - Wilton Library
October 23, 2012 - Wilton

Independent listeners ages 4-6 years come for stories, short films, songs and crafts. No registration necessary.

Babes on a Blanket (0-12 months) - Pequot Library
October 23, 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.

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
October 24, 2012 - Wilton

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

Wonderful Ones and Twos with Caregivers - Wilton Library
October 24, 2012 - Wilton

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2 year olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy times. No registration necessary.

Teen author Stephanie Strohm - Westport Library
October 24, 2012 - Westport

Stephanie Strohm talks about her debut novel, Pilgrims Don't Wear Pink, about a girl intern at an historical museum, who encounters drama, romance and a haunting.

Lego® Club for Littles - Wilton Library
October 24, 2012 - Wilton

Children in grades K-2 will learn about a theme through stories and non-fiction books and then create a Lego® masterpiece from the library's Lego® collection. There are 20 spots available for this program on a first come first serve basis. Tickets will be passed out at the Children's reference desk starting at 3:45pm the day of the program.

Hunger Games - Westport Library
October 25, 2012 - Westport

In the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its 12 districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the annual Hunger Games.

TEEN ANIM? CLUB - Westport Library
October 25, 2012 - Westport

Enjoy a night of animé and meet others who share your passion. Come with ideas for the evening's content. Register online.

Trick-or-Treat with the Stew Leonard's Characters - Stew Leonard's - Danbury
October 25, 2012 - Danbury

Children are invited to dress in their costumes and come to Stew Leonard's to go trick or treating throughout the store. Each department in the store will have a candy station for kids to stop at. Children can come with their own bags or Stew Leonard's will provide one for them. Stew Leonard's famous characters, including mascot Wow the Cow, will be available for taking photos with the children.

3 to 5 Beehive (3-5 year olds) - Pequot Library
October 25, 2012 - Southport

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

Wiggle & Giggle with Dawny Dew - Wilton Library
October 25, 2012 - Wilton

Children ages 6 months-2 years-old with their caregivers are invited to this music program with Dawny Dew. Miss Dawn sings nursery songs, uses puppets, and performs finger plays for children. Children will have a chance to dance, sing, move and play. Registration required.

FETCH! Club: Science Fun @ your Library - Pequot LIbrary
October 26, 2012 - Southport

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

Halloween Hay Bale Theater: SpongeBob Squarepants: Halloween--5 Spooky Sea Tales - Stew Leonard's - Norwalk
October 26, 2012 - Norwalk

The Hoedown grill is transformed into a Hay Bale Theater to show a free children's Halloween-themed movie. Complimentary juice and popcorn is served to all.

Halloween Hay Bale Theater: Monster House - Stew Leonard's - Danbury
October 26, 2012 - Danbury

The Hoedown grill is transformed into a Hay Bale Theater to show a free children's Halloween-themed movie.

Family Art Project - The Masked Parade of the Hairy Insects - Wave Hill
October 27, 2012 - Bronx

Use materials of all shapes and sizes to create funny, fuzzy insect masks. Then take your ladybug, worker ant, or daddy long-legs for a stroll. Admission to the grounds is free until noon. Ecology Building.

Author Visit: Diane Lang - Earthplace
October 27, 2012 - Westport

Naturalist and author Diane Lang talks about her book, Vulture Verses, filled with rhymes and illustrations to help children appreciate and befriend even the scariest critters. You'll get a chance to meet some of the animals included in the book.

Drop-in Halloween Crafts - Wilton Library
October 27, 2012 - Wilton

Children of all ages can stop by during regular library hours and make a craft to take home.

Kids Night Out - Wells Hollow Creamery
October 27, 2012 - Shelton

Get your costumes ready and kick off Halloween with an event for all families. Visit Wells Hollow Creamery for an afternoon of fun for kiddos of all ages. Be a part of our Halloween costume contest. Prizes will be awarded and judging begins at 3:15pm. You will enjoy live music, vendors and Touch-A-Truck a bounce house, pumpkin decorating, corn maze, face painting and much more.

Children's Author Susan Hood - Fairfield University Bookstore
October 28, 2012 - Fairfield

Local children's author Susan Hood reads from her new books Spike the Mixed up Monster and Just Say Boo! Come dressed in your Halloween costume and make a simple craft project following the stories. Call the bookstore to reserve your spot.

32nd Annual Faber Birren National Color Award Show - Stamford Art Association
Through November 01, 2012 - Stamford

An open juried art exhibit for distinguished and creative expression of color. The Faber Birren Color Award Show has grown from a regional exhibit to one of national scope, encouraging artists in all media.

Foodies - Westport Arts Center
Through November 04, 2012 - Westport

A group show of work by its artist members featuring work in all media-- from painting and sculpture to video, and photography-- selected by food industry celebrities with ties to the local community. September 14-November 4, 2012.

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.

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.