Afterdark — benefits, in the clubs, dinner theater, etc.

  Since performances are always subject to change, call ahead to confirm. To submit listings, mail or e-mail deadline is two weeks in advance of publication to: Arts & Leisure, Hersam Acorn Newspapers, P.O. Box 1019, Ridgefield, Conn. 06877 or arts@acorn-online.com. * = Suitable for ...

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Dance — participatory and performance

* = Suitable for children. 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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On Exhibit — openings, museums, galleries, etc.

* = Exhibits for children. OPENING * The Bruce Museum, Tues.-Sat., 10 to 5, Sun., 2 to 5 (Closed Easter Sunday); $7/adults, $6/students and seniors, free/under 5, free adm. for all on Tuesdays;  One Museum Drive, Greenwich, 203-869-0376: Antarctica: Photographs by Diane Tuft: Selections from ...

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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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Kids’ Stuff — events, 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 Monster Mash, at Stepping Stones Museum for Children, 303 West Avenue, Norwalk; Oct. 25 6-8:30 p.m.; 10th annual ...

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Something New — lessons and programs for all ages

* = Activities for children. ART & ARCHITECTURE * The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, open Tues.-Sun., 12-5 (also Presidents’ Day and Good Friday); historic $10/adults and $5/srs.; free adm. for full-time teachers and students in grades K-12, and for active-service military families; ...

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Sound of Music — concerts

* = Things to do with children. Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Girdle Ridge Rd., Katonah, N.Y., 914-232-1252 or caramoor.org: Chamber Talks with Max Mendel, Tues., Oct. 21 and Nov. 11, 7 p.m., tickets $15, $5/students; Evnin Rising Stars, Sat., Oct. 25, at 8 and Sun., Oct. 26, at 4, in ...

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