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It's National Vegetarian Month . . .

National Vegetarian Month

Whether you are a full-blown vegetarian, or simply realize the important role fresh fruits and veggies play in your overall health, why not enjoy the benefits of taking a few days off meat to celebrate National Vegetarian Month? - One of our favorite clients, Navaratna, would love to help you celebrate and introduce you to their fabulous vegetarian dishes.

They are rather popular, so you may want to call ahead for a reservation. Enjoy! Celebrate!

133 Atlantic St
Stamford, CT 06901-2424
Telephone: (203) 348-1070

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Smiler in Greenwich . . .

29th Annual
Outdoor Arts Festival
at the

Saturday and Sunday
October 9th & 10th
10AM to 5PM

This juried event features nearly a 100 artists selected from across the country. Paintings, photography, drawings, prints, sculptures, mixed media pieces and more will be on display and available for purchase.

The festival also includes live music on both days as well as many fun, educational family friendly fun activities and a variety of food choices. Children are invited to participate in special art and craft activities at no extra charge.

The Museum is open during Festival hours.
Festival admission is $8 and includes general admission to the Bruce Museum.
Admission is free to members and children under 5.

For more information:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT 06830-7157
Telephone: (203) 869-0376

Smiler in Bridgeport . . .

2nd Annual
Green Market Exposition
Friday, October 8th &
Saturday, October 9th, 2010

820 Main Street, Bridgeport CT

Samples!! Drawings!!
Over 40 Sustainable Exhibits
Speakers, Panels, Workshops,
Special Features & much more!

The Green Market Exposition is an annual community event which provides support, information and resources for sustainable living throughout Connecticut and supports a Green Market Economy.

This is a two-day, family friendly fun event. Learn how you can save money and live a more sustainable lifestyle. Talk with experts that can answer your questions about going green. The Barnum Museum will feature over 40 businesses and organizations, as well as offer the public free admission to panels, workshops and speakers who are leaders in green business development and green job career paths in Bridgeport, CT.

For more information contact:
Daphne Dixon
Green Market Exposition
The Barnum Museum
820 Main St.
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Telehone: (203) 536-4695
Email: daphnedixon@mac.com

Smiler in Stamford . . .

The Ferguson Library and the Stamford Art Association (SAA) are launching a new partnership to showcase art in the Main Library’s newly renovated Auditorium Gallery.

Featuring local artists celebrating
Stamford in their work.

Opening Reception
Thursday, October 7, 2010
5PM - 7PM

Free and Open to the Public

This is the first of an ongoing series of exhibits at the Ferguson Library that the will be curated by the Stamford Art Association (SAA). For information on upcoming shows, contact the Stamford Art Association at (203) 325-1139, and/or visit their website, www.stamfordartassociation.org.

Location of exhibit:
Ferguson Library Gallery
96 Broad St
Stamford, CT 06901-2317
telephone: (203) 964-1000

Plan to share in the art adventure - mark your calendars and join in the fun! Participate in the next show.

Free Stamford Walking Tour
Saturday, October 16th
(RAIN DATE: Sunday October 17th)
Reservation required via:
telephone: (203) 325-1139 and/or
email: stamfordartassn@optonline.net

Renee Kahn, noted artist and architectural historian, will be leading a tour of the downtown Stamford National Register Historic District. Participants are invited to return to the sites to photograph, sketch or paint. Resulting artwork may be submitted for an upcoming exhibit entitled Facades, opening in the Ferguson Library gallery on January 7th, 2011.

For more info contact:
Stamford Art Association
39 Franklin St.
Stamford CT 06901
telephone: (203) 325-1139 and/or

Smiler Alert . . .Take a break . . . Celebrate . . .

Mad Hatter Day!
October 6th

Mad Hatter Day is uncommon nonsense: the nonsense we usually have to pretend is sane can be called madness for one day in the year; the superficially crazy things that really make sense can be called sane on Mad Hatter Day. Basically, it's a day for silliness, like the silliness that abounds as Alice joins the Hatter, March Hare and Dormouse for tea.

The date was chosen from The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland, wherein the Mad Hatter is always seen wearing a hat bearing a slip of paper with the notation "In this style 10/6". source (1)

For more information visit: Mad Hatter Day

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Smiler from Black Rock . . .

It is Back by Popular demand


Italian Language Classes for Beginners

Wednesdays starting October 6th, 7:30 PM

Want to learn Italian but never had a chance? Going to Italy soon?

A weekly series of four conversational Italian classes will be offered at the Black Rock Branch Library starting on Wednesday October 6th. Classes will run from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM.

The classes will be conducted by Black Rock’s own Rob Foley, who has come up with his own material and method for quick learning.

Space is limited, so make your reservation by contacting Rob at (203) 820-5120 and/or the Black Rock Branch Library at (203) 337-9676.

What: Intro to the Italian Language Offered at the Black Rock Branch Library
When: October 6th from 7:30 to 8:30 PM
When: October 13th from 7:30 to 8:30 PM
When: October 20th from 7:30 to 8:30 PM
When: October 27th from 7:30 to 8:30 PM
Why: The Italian language is one of the most beautiful in the world. Ci vediamo!

For more information visit:
Black Rock Branch Library
2705 Fairfield Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06605

or contact:
John Soltis
Community Librarian
Black Rock Branch Library
Telephone: (203) 337-9676
Email: jsoltis@bridgeportpubliclibrary.org

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Celebrate Stamp Collecting . . .

National Stamp Collecting Month

Since 1981 the U.S. Postal Service has designated the month of October as National Stamp Collecting Month (NSCM). Developed to introduce children ages 8-12 to this popular and educational hobby, the NSCM program is also intended to raise awareness about the recreational benefits of stamp collecting among all age groups.

Stamp collecting can be a lifetime hobby. It’s fun and educational for all ages, and it’s easy to start your own collection without a big investment.

On July 16, 2010 the U.S. Postal Service celebrated five iconic American newspaper comic strips with their dedication of the Sunday Funnies postage stamps.

The 44-cent first-class commemorative stamps honor Archie, Beetle Bailey, Dennis the Menace, Garfield and Calvin and Hobbes.

Of course, we are very happy to celebrate with the Beetle Bailey Stamp. We certainly hope it finds a home in your stamp collection too.

Be sure to visit the National Stamp Museum and/or the Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History - you might just discover why so many folks have a passion for stamp collecting.

For more information on Stamp Collecting visit: USPS Postal Store/Education.

For more on National Stamp Collecting Month, visit: www.linns.com.