Lockwood Mathews Mansion Opens for the Season April 8, 2015Full Bloom: The Artist's View on Gilded Age Botanicals,

04/09/2015 to 05/03/2015

295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT Phone: (203) 838-9799.

A new exhibition entitled, Full Bloom: The Artist's View on Gilded Age Botanicals, a collaboration between Center for Contemporary Printmaking and the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, will open at the Mansion on April 9. The exhibition will run through May 3, 2015, at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, with an Opening Reception on April 9, 2015, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. The Opening Reception is free. General Admission April 9 through May 3, 12-4 p.m.: $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $6 8-18.

Connecticut Chamber Choir 2016 Season Presents Sea Picures: An Elgar Experience--Trumbull

05/01/2015

5301 Main St., Trumbull, CT 06611.

Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 4:00 pm. Sea Pictures: An Elgar ExperienceSea Pictures, Op. 132 Edward Elgar FEATURING GUEST ARTIST DONALD FRASER,--COMPOSER/ARRANGER. A song cycle of five poems by Roden Noel, Caroline Alice Elgar, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Richard Garnett and Adam Lindsay Gordon The Day is Done, Stephen Paulus Poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Franklin Street Works Presents "Show and Tell: Fandom" Storytelling Event

05/01/2015

41 Franklin Street, Stamford, CT 06901. Phone: 203-595-5211.

Sunday, May 17, 4:00 – 6:00pm -- Franklin Street Works is excited to present a collaborative storytelling event called "Show and Tell: Fandom" with local storytelling organization, Ignite Stamford. The theme of this event will be Fandom, inspired by "Our Hobby is Depeche Mode," a Jeremy Deller video piece currently on view in the group exhibition "It's gonna take a lotta love." Anyone can sign up for the event to "tell" a 2-3 minute story about a moment in their life when they were a big fan and showed it. To sign up, email info@franklinstreetworks.org or drop by Franklin Street Works. Deadline for signing up is 5:00pm on May 10th.

Wilton Singers Songs from the Movies

05/01/2015 to 05/02/2015

WEPCO Complex, Wilton, CT Phone: (203) 770-2266.

Doors open at 7 pm. Bring a picnic dinner. Concert begins at 8 pm. Tickets $30.

Stamford Museum and Nature Center - NEW! WILD! Saturdays

05/02/2015 to 05/23/2015

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

NEW! WILD! Saturdays Saturdays, May 2 - May 23 (no program on 5/16), 12:30pm
Discover our newest addition to Heckscher Farm — Heckscher WILD! Meet some of our animals up close and create lunch for some, too. Don't forget to visit our river otters, Bert and Edie, to see them get their lunch. All programs, except for otter feeding, will meet at the Heckscher WILD! exhibit. Otter feeding will meet at the Otter Pond.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

Wilton Historical Society & Heritage Museum How to Stitch Embroidery Workshops

05/02/2015 to 05/30/2015

224 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT Phone: 203-762-7257 .

The Fairfield County Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America will present a series of free workshops at the Wilton Historical Society on three Saturdays in May; May 2, 9 and 30 from 2 – 3:30.

Bruce Museum Tree Walk

05/02/2015

One Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT Phone: 203.869.0376.

Join Peter Linderoth of the Bruce Museum Science Department on a walk to identify trees, an appropriate adjunct to Greenwich Recycling Advisory Board's Paper Shredding Day (9:30 am - 12:30 am) today. Remember, trees are where the paper process starts -- among the many crucial ecosystem services they provide! Learn about the physical characteristics that environmental scientists observe during tree identification and about the basics of utilizing a dichotomous key. Following a brief discussion, participants will identify trees during a non-strenuous guided walk around the Museum grounds and Bruce Park. Before you know it, you will be identifying the trees in your yard with ease! Program will start in the Bruce Museum front lobby at 11:00 am.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children Spirit of the South

05/02/2015

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

Discover the spirit of the South by learning to country line dance and this region's agricultural contributions to our country.
Limited space. Pick up free passes at the Welcome Desk at 1:30 pm. For children ages 2 and older.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children Hosts Spirit of the South--Norwalk

05/02/2015

303 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850. Phone: 203-899-0606.

Saturday, May 2, 2015--Around the World: Creative Kids 2:00 pm--Spirit of the South. Discover the spirit of the South by learning to country line dance and their agricultural contributions to our country. Get free passes at Welcome Desk at 1:30 pm. Limited space. For children ages 2 and older.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children Hosts Rios de Encontro Performance-Norwalk

05/02/2015

303 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850. Phone: 203-899-0606.

Saturday, May 2, 2015 Rios de Encontro 12:30 pm Performance. In dazzling costume, through powerful dance, exceptional percussion and expressive mime, eight youth performers tell the compelling story of a girl who is mysteriously tempted to abandon her grandmother and their simple fishing village to experience the fast-paced hip-hop life style of the city. Not only is her own fate in the balance, but the very health of the dying River Tocantins. Rios de Encontro invites young audience members to learn the rhythms, choruses and choreography of this Afro-Indigenous reinterpretation of an Amazonian legend, enabling them to experience the cultural beauty and contemporary challenges of the Amazon.