Silvermine Arts Center - New Members Exhibition

01/11/2015 to 02/15/2015

1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT Phone: call (203) 966-­9700 ext. 20 .

Opening reception: Sunday, January 11, 2015, 2-4 pm. Several of the Silvermine Guild of Artists' newest members will be exhibiting work that explores the territory between two media. Photography and glasswork, video and sound, drawing and collage, and painting and sculpture are a few of the disciplines that inform each other in this new exhibition. Silvermine Galleries are open Wednesday through Saturday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Shelton Historical Society What Use is an Archive by Michael Dooling

02/01/2015

19 Church Street, Shelton, CT

2 pm. Mattatuck Museum archivist and author of five historical books will present examples of how archives are located and used by researchers and authors. Using a case study about the history of Charles Island off the coast of Milford, it will become clear that local history isn't just local – that historical information about a locale or event can be found just about anywhere in the most unusual places. In case of inclement weather, announcements will be made on WICC radio station.

Carriage Barn Workshops Photography as Art

02/01/2015

681 South Ave, New Canaan, CT

2-3:30 pm: Photography as Art The current exhibit highlights the evolution of photography and features a variety of creative approaches, from shadowy pinhole images to prints embossed with gold, to detailed digital compositions. In this workshop, we will explore photography as an art form and use photographs as the base for a variety of artworks, including an interactive collage.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Winter Farm Letterboxing Trail

02/01/2015 to 02/28/2015

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

February 1 - February 28, Mon-Sat. 9 am - 5 pm; Sunday 11 am - 5 pm. Get rid of the winter blues by participating in our new farm letterboxing challenge! Visit some of our favorite places and animals on Heckscher Farm while searching for hidden letterboxes using our clues. Starting information can be picked up at the StamfordMuseumBuilding. Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission.For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org.

FIRST SUNDAY BIRD WALK @ GREENWICH POINT PARK

02/01/2015

Greenwich Point Park, Greenwich, CT

9:30 - 11:00 am A coastal bird walk on the first Sunday of every month in one of Greenwich's Important Bird Areas. Meet at the flag pole near the second concession stand at 9:00 am. Contact Merideth at Wild Wings at 203-637-9822 with any questions. Free and all skill levels welcome. C

Westport Art Center Jazz Jam

02/01/2015

51 Riverside Ave. , Westport, CT Phone: 203-222-7070.

Admission: $15.00 WAC Members Join our Artistic Director for Jazz, Brian Torff, for a free-wheeling jam session with some of our community's most active musicians. These sessions are intended to be a spontaneous exploration of Jazz, Blues, and other music styles. We encourage students and semi-professionals to drop in and jam.  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Garden Education Center of Greenwich Program: Houses & Gardens of the Arts & Crafts Period--CosCob

02/02/2015

130 Bible St., Cos Cob, CT 06807. Phone: 203-869-9242.

Houses & Gardens of the Arts & Crafts Period Program at Garden Education Center of Greenwich on Monday, February 2nd, 7:00 pm/ Kathy Kling's lecture takes a brief look at gardens prior to the turn of the century, in order to create a framework from which to look at and understand the houses and gardens of the Arts & Crafts period. She will then discuss several Arts & Crafts houses and gardens, many of which continue to be tended today with the same sensibility. Particularly noteworthy are the parallels that can be made between that period and current thoughts about the environment and gardening. Members $35, Non-Members $45. Call to register or check the website.

Wilton Historical “Booked for Lunch” A History Reading Group

02/03/2015

Wilton, CT Phone: 203-762-7257..

The Wilton Historical Society offers a reading group that focuses on books with a historical bent. The event is a brown bag lunch, with the Society providing beverages and dessert. We welcome one and all! The next Booked for Lunch group will meet at the Wilton Historical Society on Tuesday, February 3 from 12 -1:30. The book to be discussed is Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy by Karen Abbott, published by HarperCollins, 2014.

Stamford Jewish Community Center - TuB’shevat-Shanahnah With Sandi

02/03/2015

458 Lakeside Drive, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.322.6541 .

9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m. For children ages 6 months -2 years and their parents or caregiverscelebrate a whole year of holidays with the JCC Sara Walker Nursery School mishpacha (family). !We will enjoy songs,movement activities, stories and a snack. Held at the JCC Sara Walker Nursery School,located at Temple Sinai,458 Lakeside Drive, Stamford.$5 per child per event. Reservations are required. Contact Sandi Waldstreicher at 203.322.6541 or swaldstreicher@stamfordjcc.org.

Avon Theatre Film Center Hosts Documentary Night: Pelican Dreams

02/04/2015

272 Bedford St., Stamford, CT 06901. Phone: 203-967-3660.

Avon Theatre Film Center hosts Documentary Night: PELICAN DREAMS with Q&A on Wednesday February 04, 2015 -7:30PM. Directed By: Judy Irving. Starring: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray.  In a story of friendship, survival and the spirit of flight, filmmaker Judy Irving (THE WILD PARROTS OF TELEGRAPH HILL, an Indie smash hit!) follows a wayward, starving California brown pelican from her “arrest” on the Golden Gate Bridge into care at a wildlife rehabilitation facility, and from there explores pelicans’ nesting grounds, Pacific coast migration and survival challenges. The film is about wildness: How close can we get to a wild animal without taming or harming it? Why do we need wildness in our lives, and how can we protect it? PELICAN DREAMS stars “Gigi” (for Golden Gate) and Morro (a backyard pelican with an injured wing).