Bruce Museum Exhibition. Towards Abstraction, 1940-1985: Brett Weston Photographs from the Bruce Museum Collection.

11/05/2016 to 02/09/2017

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-413-6756.

Throughout his nearly seventy-year career, Brett Weston (1911-1993) was obsessed with abstracted micro-images of reality as well as of cities and landscapes that, having been taken with a long telephoto lens, were flattened and appear virtually without depth. He often combined groups of photographs in portfolios and although only a few portfolios were actually labeled "Abstractions," they all share Brett Weston's signature abstract and flattened style. The works in this exhibition, drawn from the 50 photographs that span his long career, were donated to the Bruce Museum in 2015.

Weston Historical Society Memories of World War II

11/11/2016 to 03/26/2017

104 Weston Road, Weston, CT Phone: 203-226-1804.

On this 75th anniversary of the start of the Second World War, the Weston Historical Society is proud to present Memories of World War II – an exhibition celebrating our town's contributions to the war. Here we bring together a wide range of artifacts, photographs, armaments, vehicles and memories of that War, many of them from fellow Weston residents and their families. The exhibition displays a wide range of personal memorabilia that ties Weston residents, past and present, directly to the conflict. Memories of World War II will be open to the public on Sundays from 1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m

Stamford Museum and Nature Center A BILLION BRICKS 4: LEGO® Super Heroes in Gotham

11/19/2016 to 02/05/2017

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT Phone: 203-322-1646.

Skylines and superheroes! Bring the whole family to our popular annual "A Billion Bricks" exhibition and be awed by five famous architectural landmarks made completely out of LEGO® bricks. The team from ILUGNY will recreate a fantasy Gotham City — featuring some of the most iconic buildings in New York City. LEGO® trains, trams, and subways will travel over, under and around a totally new LEGO landscape where superheroes will save the day!

Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens Winter School Programs

01/03/2017 to 03/17/2017

151 Brookdale Road, Stamford, CT Phone: 203-322-6971 ex. 17.

Bring your class or after school group to visit the Bartlett Arboretum this winter! Our winter school program offerings include: * Opportunities to explore tropical plants in our greenhouse * Hands-on investigations of decomposition and indoor composting * Experience our stunning winter landscape while learning about plant (and animal) winter survival strategies

Maritime Aquarium Seal-Spotting and Birding Cruises

01/07/2017 to 02/08/2017

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

Sat., Jan. 7 (12 p.m.) & Sun., Jan 8 (1 p.m.). Cruise out with us in hopes of spotting some of the seals that come into Long Island Sound each winter. We'll seek out the seals to observe them near the Norwalk Islands as they "haul out" to rest on rocks exposed at low tide. Cruise out with us in hopes of spotting some of the seals that come into Long Island Sound each winter.
We'll seek out the seals to observe them near the Norwalk Islands as they "haul out" to rest on rocks exposed at low tide.

New Canaan Historical Society Antique Silhouette Exhibit

01/09/2017 to 02/03/2017

13 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT Phone: 203-966-1776.

An antique silhouette exhibit featuring silhouettes from the 1700s and 1800s has recently opened in the Townhouse at The New Canaan Historical Society and continues through February 3rd. The silhouette is a profile cut from white or black paper. In the 18th century, it was a simple alternative for people who could not afford other forms of portraiture. Silhouettes were named after Etienne de Silhouette, a French government official who in 1759 imposed such harsh economic demands that his name became synonymous with anything done very cheaply. The quick outlines, created at virtually no cost, come to be known as portraits a la Silhouette. The New Canaan Historical Society is open Tuesday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. -- 4:30 p.m., and Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Earthplace Essential Business of Birds

01/15/2017 to 05/21/2017

10 Woodside Lane, Westport, CT Phone: 203-557-4400.

2:00 PM — 4:00 PM. Play a significant role in the care and enrichment of our resident raptors and songbirds. Explore the issues impacting birds in our area and join our Naturalists in caring for the birds of Earthplace by decorating environments, making toys and trimming beaks, a month other activities. Those who meet a minimum number of participation hours and demonstrate suitable skill may begin working with some of our birds of prey. The first and third Sunday of each month, 2-4pmJanuary 15; February 5, 19; March 5, 19; April 2, 16; May 7, 21 Please join at any time, and fees will be prorated. $60 for members, $75 for non-members

Fairfield Museum and History Center “After And Onward” Exhibit & Opening Reception

01/19/2017 to 02/03/2017

370 Beach Rd., Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-1598.

After Sandy Onward. Exhibition Dates Jan. 18- Feb. 3. The exhibit displays the strength, endurance and perseverance of the people of the town of Fairfield. Special reception on Jan. 19 from 4 pm to 6 pm to meet the artists. Museum Hours: Open Daily: 10am – 4pm.

Darien HIstorical Society REVOLUTION AND REFUGEES

01/28/2017 to 02/25/2017

45 Old King's Highway, Darien, CT Phone: (203) 655-9233 .

Join Ken Saturday mornings for a unique opportunity to use the Society's collection of original Revolutionary War-era documents as points of departure from which to explore the civil war that raged along Long Island Sound for eight terrible years. We'll see what Middlesex Parish was and was not; how and why the community divided its loyalties with such violent results; the impact the larger war had on our area; and how the pieces were gathered up at the end. Limited to 12 participants. Admission is free for patron members ($250) and up, $50 for members, $100 for non-members. Reservations can be made with Ulla Kremer at (203) 655-9233 or ukremer@darienhistorical.org.

Garden Education Center of Greenwich TRISH O'SULLIVAN'S LUSH RED ROSE VALENTINE'S EUROPEAN HAND-TIED BOUQUET

02/01/2017

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

10AM- 12:30 PM. For Valentine's Day explore the new shades of red roses including Red Paris, Hearts and Black Baccara. Our hand-tied bouquets with luxurious ribbons will showcase velvety and ruffed edged roses combined with soft ferns and deep red berries for a delicate texture. The magic of an opulent rose bouquet can be displayed at home by dropping it into your favorite container, vase or compote. BRING CLIPPERS. Please register by January 26th for planning purposes. Materials fee of $75 PLUS: Class fee of: $75 for members of the GEC/$85 for non-members of the GEC Gallery Viewing only: $20 for members/$25 for non-members Gallery participants have the opportunity to observe, take notes and ask questions at the end of class only at a reduced rate. No videotaping allowed.