Audubon Greenwich Offers Spring Birding Walk

05/24/0031 to 05/31/2014

613 Riversville Rd., Greenwich, CT 06831. Phone: 203-869-5272.

SPRING BIRDING WITH AUDUBON IN GREENWICH--Morning bird walks are a spring tradition. Get out & enjoy two local 'birding' hot spots when wood thrush, orioles, tanagers, and other Neotropical migratory birds return to the US for the nesting season. Bring binoculars &/or camera. Loaner binoculars may be available. No charge or RSVP required. Questions? Call Ted Gilman at 203-869-5272 x230. THIS & NEXT Saturday (7:00-8:45 am): May 24, 31.2014.  Call to register.

Greenwich Historical Society Exhibit: The New Spirit and the Cos Cob Art Colony

10/09/2013 to 01/12/2014

39 Strickland Rd., Cos Cob, CT 06807. Phone: 203-869-6899.

Beginning October 9, the Greenwich Historical Society is presenting The New Spirit and the Cos Cob Art Colony: Before and After the Armory Show, which, for the first time, shows the direct impact of the Armory Show on the Cos Cob art colony artists. It also highlights the involvement of Cos Cob artists, such as Elmer MacRae and Henry Fitch Taylor, in producing the Armory Show, and brings the public's attention to several of the accomplished Cos Cob artists who have been virtually unknown until now. "This is the first exhibition to illustrate the Armory Show's direct influence on a group of artists, specifically the Cos Cob art colony," says Valerie Ann Leeds, guest curator of The New Spirit. Viewers will be able to compare artists' works from before and after the Armory Show and see to what degree each embraced Modernism as the movement became assimilated into the mainstream of American art. The tightly focused exhibition is comprised of 41 works of art by 12 Cos Cob artists, including several pieces that were shown in the 1913 Armory Show, and enhanced with archival material and ephemera from the Greenwich Historical Society and private and museum collections. In addition to MacRae and Taylor, the show features artists D. Putnam Brinley, Childe Hassam, Ernest Lawson, Carolyn C. Mase, Frank A. Nankivell, Allen Tucker, Alden Twachtman and J. Alden Weir. It also includes influential pioneering artists Theodore Robinson and John H. Twachtman, whose works were part of the Armory Show but who had died years earlier. A number of related events and programs are planned in conjunction with the exhibition, and a catalog for the exhibit is available.

Explore Discovery Museum

01/06/2014 to 01/06/2014

1035 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203.487.0983.

Join us for a 1 hour, docent led, special exhibition on “Connecticut Inventions and Innovations.” The exhibit, presented as displayed objects and photographs, will include the Bridgeport carriage trade, early automobile design, construction of the Merritt Parkway, Sikorsky helicopters, Hamilton Sunstrand and the early space program and Columbia Records. Enjoy a private planetarium show and time for a self-guided exhibit and gallery tour. Includes kosher box lunch at museum. Reservations required by December 23, limited capacity. Member $35 / Community $40. For more information
contact Connie Cirillo Freeman at 203.487.0983, visit www.Stamfordjcc.org or e-mail cfreeman@stamfordjcc.org.

 

Trumbull Historical Society Sailor's Valentine Workshop

01/09/2014

1856 Huntington Turnpike, Trumbull, CT Phone: 203-377-6620.

Join us in creating historic, unique, and beautiful Sailors' Valentines, made of seashells and other natural materials. Learn the history of the craft and be inspired by a collection of pictures of Valentines, some 200 years old! Cost: $15 (Members $12) - ages 7 and up Call Alicia to register - 203-377-6620; trumbullhistory@gmail.com Questions? Call instructor Wendy Mawhinney @ 203-261-4662; wcmawhinney@aol.com

Willa Cather Slept Here - Bush Holly Historic Site

01/09/2014

39 Strickland Rd., Cos Cob, CT Phone: 203-869-6899, Ext. 10..

Lecture by Dr. Laura WInters 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. $10 for members; $15 for nonmembers

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - ASTRONOMY NIGHTS - Winter Constellations

01/10/2014

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977-6521.

On Friday 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Head to the Observatory for a real treat to explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more! Start by enjoying a presentation on winter constellations, followed by a visit to view the night sky through a 22-inch research telescope. The presentation portion of the program will be held rain or shine. Viewing hours are weather permitting. This program is suitable for children ages 5 and older. Members: Free | Non-Members: Adults $3, Children (5-17) $2. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org, or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org

 

Wilton Historical Society - Knitting and Crocheting Workshop

01/11/2014

Wilton, CT Phone: 203-762-7257.

3:00p-4:30p Warm up this winter and learn how to knit or crochet some chunky and extra warm winter wear while sipping cider and munching on homemade cookies! Join Craft Yarn Council of America certified instructor Marietta Douglas, for one on one attention for all skill levels, beginners through advanced welcome! Workshop is free and open to ages 10 & up. Please provide your own size 10 knitting needles or crochet hooks and size 4-5 bulky weight yarn.

Stepping Stones Time Out for Step Out Wine and Food Tasting

01/11/2014

303 West Ave., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203 899 0606, ext. 246.

7:00 – 9:30 pm Join us for libations, food and the NFL playoffs on the big screen. Step Out Wine and Food Tasting supports the museum's educational initiatives. Enjoy the evening while supporting quality educational opportunities for children, their families and caregivers! Step Out is an adults-only event. $40 in advance (members), $50 in advance (non-members), $65 at the door, space permitting.

Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk Marine Debris Station

01/11/2014 to 01/12/2014

10 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT Phone: (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206.

11 am - 3 pm Stop by the station to learn about the serious issue of marine debris (especially plastic bags and plastic water bottles), take a pledge to do your part to use re-usable water bottles and shopping bags, and then (optional; $5) make a re-usable shopping bag out of our old IMAX and exhibit banners.

Pequot Library Hosts An Evening of Music--Southport

01/11/2014

720 Pequot Avenue, Southport, CT 06490. Phone: 203-259-0346.

On Saturday, January 11, 2014 from 8PM to 10PM the Pequot Library will host an evening of music:  a little help from our friends, Alex Beyer and Katherine Waugh in the Pequot Library's concert hall.  Local award-winning pianist, Alex Beyer, and vocalist, Katherine Waugh, plus other hand-selected Fairfield County musicians perform for a good cause.  Proceeds help fund Pequot Library's music programs for adults and children.  $20 pre sale; $25 at the door.