Sponsored Events: November
'Tis the season to be social with these great events all month long
Fairfield | November 1-4
Help welcome the renowned interior designer, Thom Filicia, at Rooms with a View 2012: Design on a Shoe String, where he is the Honorary Chairman. The 18th Annual Design Show will feature 12 Vignettes of Interior Design with 30 Marketplace Vendors a Fashion show and more. Don’t miss the gala preview Party: November 1st!
Red Carpet Treatment
Port Chester | November 3
Join the fight against AIDS at SAFE Sex, Drugs & Rock n' Roll, to support the Red Ribbon Foundation. Rock to the live music of multiplatinum pop/rock band Sugar Ray, and keep an eye out for the special guest stars, Regis Philbin, Lara Spencer and Rob Burnett. The event will honor, Gary Dell'Abate, Howard Stern Show longtime producer and it will also recognize the pioneering work of Dr. Jeffrey Laurence, chief scientific advisor to amfAR and professor at Weill Cornell Medical Center.
Westport | November 10
Be inspired at the Fifth Annual Stand Up for Homes with Hope where Darrell Hammond will be speaking about his difficult upbringing, his challenges with mental health and substance use issues. Homes with Hope is a non-for-profit agency that respond to the tragedy of homelessness and assist people who have lost their ability to lead normal lives.
The Parade is Coming to Town!
Stamford | November 18
Head to downtown Stamford to check out the annual UBS Parade Spectacular, Presented by Stamford Town Center and The Advocate. This has become one of the largest events of its kind in the country! The holiday balloon parade will take place through Stamford Downtown. The Master of Ceremonies is Alan Kalter from the Late Show with David Letterman
Here Comes Santa Clause
Greenwich | November 23-December 24
Visit Santa and his reindeer at the 4th annual Reindeer Festival and Santa's Workshop taking place down on Greenwich Avenue at McArdle's Florist & Garden Center. Have the kids take photos with Santa and feed Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, and Blitzen!
Shop til’ you Drop
New Canaan | November 14-15
The 15th annual Holiday Market is coming to Waveny House in New Canaan. 40 new and returning vendors from all around the area will display their goods at this fun, festive shopping event. Be sure to get your tickets for the Wednesday evening Preview Party and indulge in, delicious cocktails, appetizers and desserts, plus have the first chance to shop with the vendors. All proceeds from the event go to the Young Women’s league Giving Fund which makes charitable grants to area nonprofits in need.
More Events We Love…
Stamford Hospital Dream Ball
Stamford | November 3
Stamford Hospital will host its eighth annual Dream Ball Gala. Last year, the Dream Ball raised more than $700,000 to support patient–centered services at Stamford Hospital, this year´s event promises to be a special evening to recognize and celebrate the Hospital and its many accomplishments. All of the proceeds from the Dream Ball directly benefit Stamford Hospital
Make a Wish Foundation Gala-Celebrating Wishes
Greenwich | November 3
Join Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut at their Celebrating Wishes Ball. Enjoy fine dining, dancing to the sounds of E.T.A., amazing live and silent auction items and the opportunity to help make wishes come true for Connecticut children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Cirque du Star
Darien | November 3
Help raise money to support STAR’s programs and services for infants, children and adults with developmental disabilities at The 11th Annual Galaxy of STARS Gala. The evening will include dinner, dancing plus silent and live auctions.
Near and Far Aid One Night Band
Fairfield | November 8
Rock to the sounds of Band Together at the Near and Far Aid benefit concert, One Night Band. Tickets include a festive pre-party with food from Station Eats, specialty cocktails by Tito's, full bar & entertainment.
MS Dinner of Champions
Greenwich | November 8
This year’s MS Dinner of Champions will honor Mark Teixeira of the New York Yankees plus Shep & Ian Murray of Vineyard Vines. Help honor these outstanding philanthropy leaders and enjoy a night of great food, drinks and good people!
A Night out for Nature
Westport | November 9
A Night Out for Nature celebrates Dr. John Horkel's 27 years of outstanding service as Executive Director of Earthplace. The night will include cocktails, a BBQ Bash and Retrospective of Dr. Horkel's Service.
Open Visions Forum-Kati Marton
Fairfield | November 12
Come to Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts to hear the successful reporter and writer with human rights advocacy, Kati Marton, speak at the signature lecture series, Open VISIONS Forum. The lecture is entitled "Human Rights: Free Press and Democracy"
The Sky’s the Limit
Fairfield | November 15
Join Horizons at their 2012 fall event themed, The Sky is the Limit in recognition of their students' achievements and bright futures. Horizons at GFA was established to help Bridgeport public school students overcome the achievement gap by providing academic instruction, enrichment opportunities, mentoring, and educational guidance in a nurturing community of dedicated professionals.
Women Build-Food & Wine Tasting
Norwalk | November 15
Enjoy a lovely evening at the 9th Women Build Homes, to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County. This gourmet expo and wine tasting event will be one that you do not want to miss! Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County’s Women Build program encourages and empowers women to make a difference by building homes and communities.
Greenwich | November 16-18
Get in the Holiday spirit at the Enchanted Forest, a fundraising event in support of the mission and projects of the Junior League of Greenwich. The weekend event includes decorated trees and gingerbread houses to bid on, an enchanting playland with bouncy castles and other fun activities. The Apres Ski Party will take place Saturday evening; cocktail party with a silent auction, delicious hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, a DJ and dancing.
Christmas Tree Festival
Fairfield | November 30-December 2
Come celebrate the Holiday Season at the 31st annual Fairfield Christmas Tree Festival! This fun-filled weekend will include holiday shopping and festive events. Come take a photo with Santa, buy a custom-created live wreath, tour the designer-decorated rooms, or shop for exquisite trees and wreaths throughout Burr Mansion or at the gift boutique. All proceeds benefit the Cardinal Shehan Center and Norma F. Pfriem Brest Care Center.
Gingerbread House and Cocktails for a Cause
Darien | November 29
Help raise awareness for The Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education at their Fourth Annual Gingerbread Houses and Cocktails for a Cause. This fun and festive evening will include gingerbread houses to decorate, wine, and a light dinner buffet.
New Canaan | November 30-December 1
The annual New Canaan Chamber Holiday Stroll kicks off with holiday caroling on Elm Street and the arrival of Santa Claus on Old Faithful Fire Engine. Santa helps light the holiday trees that line picturesque downtown and stores stay open late!