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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15 Indoor Kid's Activities Near Ridgefield


Don't let yucky weather get you down. There's plenty of fun indoor activities in the area.  From fish to trampolines, click here for more info.

All About Wolves

Various events for adults and kids – Wolf Conservation Center, South Salem, NY

The Wolf Conservation Center teaches people about wolves, their relationship to the environment and the human role in protecting their future.  Information and registration are available at

The Big Read 2014 - Ridgefield Reads the Great Gatsby

October and November, various events.

Join The Ridgefield Playhouse for Movies and the Performing Arts and the Ridgefield Library this fall as we organize a community-wide reading initiative of The Great Gatsby under the auspices of The Big Read through lectures, movie screenings, book discussions, live music and more. Click here for more info, and a list of dates and events!

Small Works! Art Show

Saturday, November 1st through Sunday, December 21st

New Canaan Society for the Arts

The Carriage Barn Arts Center in Waveny Park

The Small Works! art exhibition at the Carriage Barn Arts Center highlights small scale art. The work on view by 50 artists, mainly from Connecticut and New York, range from delicate drawings, paintings, and photographs to finely crafted sculpture and ceramics.  Click here for more information.

Art Exhibit - Dancing Leaf Portraits and More by Thomas Bernsten

November 1 – December 28.  Ridgefield Library

Through this exhibition the artist seeks "to express in my work a feeling of profound optimism, wonder, joy, and beauty. For example, "while walking one winter day across a frozen pond I glanced at my feet. The leaves encased in the ice mesmerized me. In a moment of grace, the concept of expressing that moment came to me. It would become a collection of photographs and sculpture entitled "Dancing Leaves Portraits." Bernsten's portraits of leaves convey a moment of beauty and gesture, and take an abstract approach to nature. Exhibit runs through December 28th.

TEAM UP with Young Life to Benefit WyldLife and Young Life of Ridgefield!

Saturday, November 1st from 4-7pm at the Linekin's home at 25 Flat Rock Drive in Ridgefield!

Enjoy silent auction items, great food, fun football games/challenges, support a great organization that is making a huge impact in the lives of kids, and more! Don't forget to wear your favorite team's colors!  Website.

Newbie Cyclist Free Clinic & Ride

Sunday, November 2nd, 2:00 pm Ridgefield Bike Club 88 Danbury Rd, Ridgefield (FREE)

Meet at Ridgefield Bicycle Company, 88 Danbury Road, with a road worthy bike (properly tuned and with gears), helmet and water.  There will be a ½ hour clinic to answer questions and show you the ropes, followed by a 45 minute easy ride to get you comfortable.  Don't have a bike? Rentals are available at Ridgefield Bicycle Company.


Free Family Day at the Aldrich

Tuesday, November 4th, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Aldrich curator Amy Smith-Stewart and Museum educator Danielle Ogden will lead the first in a series of unique experiences designed for families. Participants will discover color, form, and process as they look closely, discuss, and discover together on a Museum tour. Then they’ll collaborate to make art inspired by the vision of today's influential artists. Learn to interpret contemporary art during this interactive and playful exploration of the exhibitions of Kate Gilmore, Jackie Winsor, and David Scanavino. Children of all ages are welcome and teachers are invited to join. For more information, please contact Danielle Ogden at 203.438.4519, extension 138, or via email at The Aldrich is located at 258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877.

Mountain Jam to benefit the Alzheimer's Association, Connecticut Chapter

Saturday, November 8, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Ski and Sport of Ridgefield

There will be door prizes, a silent auction, including donations from Smugglers' Notch, Sno-Skins, Danbury Whalers, Ridgefield Theater Barn, The Gilded Nest and more, and music by Easy Street.  All proceeds from the auction goes to the CT Chapter of Alzheimer.  Ski and Sport of Ridgefield is located at 197 Ethan Allen Highway, Ridgefield.

The 10th Annual Festive Home…Be Brilliant!

Saturday, November 22 – Tuesday, December 23 with extended shopping hours, Tuesday – Sunday, 11am – 5pm.  (FREE) Ridgefield Guild of Artists

Ridgefield Guild of artists celebrates a very special year, the 10th Annual Festive Home and the 40th Anniversary of the Guild, with a splash!  The usual preview party will be bigger and better on Friday, November 21 from 6-8pm at the Guild.  Be the first to see the show and enjoy a celebration with food, music and more.  Entry fee is $40.  Come visit the Guild as the white gallery walls transform into a magical holiday emporium. The Guild is located at 34 Halpin Lane.  For more information, visit or call 203.438.8863.

The Ridgefield Woman’s Club Craft Fair

Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 10 to 4 at East Ridge Middle School, 10 East Ridge Rd.   

This juried indoor show features 100 professional crafters from New York and New England who will be selling hand crafted items including holiday and home décor items, knits, jewelry, pottery, food gifts, children and pet gift and much more.  Refreshments and light lunch will be available for purchase.  All proceeds benefit local scholarships and community programs in Ridgefield and the surrounding area.  Admission is $7; children under 12 are admitted free. Watch for discount coupons in our ads November 13 and November 20 in the Ridgefield Press and Danbury NewsTimes.  For more information, visit


33rd Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot & 13th Annual Kids Fun Run

Thursday, November 27 ~ Thanksgiving!! 8:00/8:30am start – Boys & Girls Club, 41 Governor Street, Ridgefield

The Boys & Girls Club of Ridgefield has been serving kids since 1936!  Thanks to our annual supporters like you, race proceeds help to serve over 3,000 kids each year.

Register here.

Postcards For The Troops – Lion’s Club of Ridgefield

Friday, December 5th, 6:00-9:00pm – Ridgefield Main Street, part of the Holiday Stroll (FREE)

The Lion’s Club will be doing their Postcards For The Troops event on Friday night of the Holiday Stroll.  Look for their signs.  They will have 800 cards for you to write and then they will mail them off to our Ridgefielders serving in the Armed Forces.  This is FREE to all who stop in.

Holiday Cocktail Party - Keeler Tavern Museum

December 6, 2014 - 7pm - 10pm, 132 Main St. Ridgefield

Toast the season with cocktails, fancy hors d’oeuvres and live music in the festively decorated Garden House. Then take a stroll down to the heated Cass Gilbert Carriage Barn for a private preview of the Tina Sturges Holiday Art Exhibit.  For more information: Keeler Tavern Museum

Teddy Bear Tea with Mrs. Claus – Lounsbury House

Saturday, December 13 – 11:00am and 1:00pm.  $15 per person

Join Mrs. Claus for a Ridgefield Tradition, Teddy Bear Tea with Mrs. Claus.  Hosted by the Ridgefield Community Cetner Women’s Committee, the tea includes:  tea and cookies, Mrs Claus storytime, picture opportunity with Mrs. Claus.  Also – bring in a letter to Santa and Mrs. Claus will personally deliver it AND children on Santa’s “good list” will receive a special Christmas present from Mrs. Claus.  Reservations required, click here.



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