In the Loop What's going on in and around town

In the Loop provides you with a variety of opportunities to see and enjoy what Ridgefield and its surrounding areas have to offer.

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Aldrich Museum – The Docent Program

The Aldrich Museum is seeking volunteer docents to deliver high-quality, inquiry-based tours for the Museum’s audiences and community. Interviews to take place in August/September for the next training session, which begins in October. 

For more information on how to apply to The Aldrich Docent Program, contact by phone at 203.438.4519, or email Danielle Ogden at

The Carnival is Coming to Ridgefield

Friday, September 19 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Saturday, September 20 from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Ridgefield Rec Center, 195 Danbury Rd

Wristbands for unlimited rides will be sold for $22 each.  There will also be food and ice cream available for purchase. 

Live Green Connecticut Family Day 

(free admission)

Saturday, September 13, 2014 10:00am - 4:00pm.
Sunday, September 14, 2014 11:00am - 4:00pm.
Taylor Farm Park, 45 Calf Pasture Peach Rd., Norwalk, CT.  For more information go to

Ridgefield A Better Chance (RABC) - A night of jazz at Wicklo’s Maple Hill Farm 

September 13, 2014 5:00 - 10:00 pm. 

Music, Martini Bar, “Big Bites” from Bernard’s, silent auction.

RABC’s mission is to provide young women of color an opportunity to receive a superior high school education as well as learning skills required to become a future leader.  For event information go to

Parenting Seminar - Project Resilience

Monday, September 15; 10:00am or 7:30pm - FREE

Value success AND failure, allow obstacles to become opportunities and create a family culture of character.  Sound like values you would like your family to have? Raising children with character, resilience and grit is the "biggest job". Come hear nationally-renowned expert, Laura Gauld, talk about how to create a family that inspires children to develop good character

It's free and worth the 90-minutes! You will not be disappointed. Co-sponsored with Ridgefield Library.


Sixth Annual Chekhov International Theatre Festival

September 18 - 20

All of the Festival's events will be held at the Theatre at Schlumberger, 78 Sunset Lane in Ridgefield, CT. For more information, click here 

Family Dinner Night at The Boys & Girls Club

Monday, September 22, 2014 6:00 - 8:00 pm. 

Dinner makes a difference! Please join the BGCR Family for a FREE FAMILY DINNER on Monday September 22, 2014. This FAMILY FUN night will include Family BBQ Dinner (Family Picnic Style), games and entertainment. For more information, click here.

Rotary Club of New Canaan Lobsterfest 

($35 per person)
Friday, September 26, 2014 from 5:00 - 8:00pm.
Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 12:00 - 8:00pm.
For tickets go to or 
call 203-856-9646.

2nd Annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off 

Sunday, September 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Ballard Park, Ridgefield.  Click here for more info.

WyldLife "Roll-Out - Ridgefield Younglife

On Friday, October 3, join middle school students from Ridgefield, Danbury, and Southbury to go on a wild ride all over Greater Danbury. We will travel by bus to the Jericho Samaritan Center for a crazy WyldLife Club, then head to Fun Factor to race through inflatable obstacle courses, jump around in the bounce houses, get stuck to the velcro walls, and have pizza/drinks. We will finish the night with an intense game of broomball as we take over the Danbury Ice Arena! Click here for more information and registration forms!

Essex Steamtrain and Riverboat

Memorial Day Weekend – Columbus Day (May-Oct)

See nature in a new way when you embark on the “Gillette Castle Connection”. An old-fashioned train will take you to the Hadlyme flagstop where you’ll catch any number of ferries across the Connecticut River. Enjoy nature at its best along the 3/8-mile hike to Gillette Castle. Don’t forget to bring your picnic lunch!  Order tickets online at



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