Kids’ Stuff — activities for families

A selection of events planned for youngsters and their families — see other calendar listings for more comprehensive coverage of area performances and activities. SPECIAL EVENTS Pumpkin Patch Trains, at the Danbury Railway Museum, Oct. 18-19 and 25-26, Sat., 10-4, and Sun., 12-4, with trains ...

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Bill of Fairs, with Farmers’ Markets

* = Things to do with children. * Halloween in Sleepy Hollow Country; hudsonvalley.org: The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze, on 28 selected evenings Oct. 4-Nov. 16,more than 5,000 artist-carved jack-o’-lanterns in elaborate constructions  throughout the Van Cortlandt Manor, Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.; ...

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On Stage

* = Shows for children. OPENING Twelfth Night, WCSU Dept. of Theatre Arts, Oct. 15 and 16, 7 p.m., Oct. 17,24, 25 at 8 p.m.,  Oct. 18, 19, 26 at 2 p.m.; Studio Theatre in the visual and Performing Arts Center at the Westside Campus, 43 Lake Ave. Ext., Danbury; tickets, 203-837-TIXX or visit ...

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Sound of Music

  * = Things to do with children. Willie Nile, Thur., Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m., $28;  Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge; ridgefieldplayhouse.org or 203-438-5785. Pink Talking Fish, Thur., Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m.;  StageOne Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St.; fairfieldtheatre.org or 203-259-1036. ...

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Exhibits

* = Exhibits for children. OPENING * The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, open Tues.-Sun., 12-5;  $10/adults and $5/srs.; free adm. for full-time teachers and students in grades K-12, and for active-service military families; free for all on Tuesdays;  free docent-led tours on Tues. and Sun. ...

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After Dark

COFFEEHOUSE-Style CONCERTS, BENEFITS, GALAS, etc. WCSU Midtown Coffeehouse, Thur., 8 p.m. open mic, followed by 9 p.m. featured act;f ree adm., donations welcome, Alumni Hall, Midtown campus, 181 White St., Danbury; wcsu.edu/stuaffairs/coffeehouse.asp: Singer/songwriter WCSU student Nicole ...

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Dance — participatory and performance

* = Suitable for children. DANCE Thursday Night Ballroom Dance Party, 7:30 to 11 p.m., all levels, no partner necessary, Ballroom Dance & Latin, $12/person; hosted by Ballroom DanceSport at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 35 Norfield Rd., Weston; info., 203-454-9200 or visit ...

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