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.

Fairfield Christmas Tree Festival

12/01/2011 to 12/04/2011

739 Old Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06825.

Fairfield Christmas Tree Festival will run from December 1 through December 4, 2011 at The Burr Homestead in Fairfield.   Festival doors open to the public on Friday, December 2nd through Sunday, December 4th.  During the Festival, there will be photos with Santa, custom-created Live Wreaths, holiday gift boutique, designer docorated rooms and exquisite trees and wreaths for sale.  Hours of the Festival:  Friday, December 2 from 10AM to 7PM; Saturday, December 3rd from 10AM to 5PM, and Sunday, December 4 from 10AM to 4PM.  House tickets are $10 for adults/$5 for seniors /$5 for children.  Special events:  Gala Preview Party: Thursday, December 1st from 6-9PM.  Tickets begin at $150 per person; The Giving Tree Children's Event, Friday, December 2nd from 5-7PM, Tickets are $20 per person; It's A Good Year Wine Tasting Event, Saturday, December 3rd from 5-7PM, tickets are $50 per person; A Very Special Tea  Event, Sunday, December 4th from 12 Noon to 2PM, tickets are $40 per person.  Quilt Raffle Basket Drawing, Sunday, December 4th at 3PM.  Quilt raffle tickets are $5 each.

10th Annual Tea at at the Garden Education Center of Greenwich

12/01/2011

130 Bible St., Cos Cob, CT Phone: 203-869-5272.

3:30-6:30. This festive occasion includes a sumptuous buffet of homemade holiday treats served with champagne and a variety of gourmet teas. The afternoon begins with a silent auction* for the grown ups and entertainment for the children. Culminating with fabulous live auction with Simon Teakle manning the gavel with items of holiday appeal for all ages. Everyone is invited: grandmas, moms, aunts, cousins and nieces and nephews! Holiday dress is a must and adds to the atmosphere! Limited seating for this wonderful event. * Note silent auction will end Saturday, December 3rd. Register adult: $30; Register child over 4: $10; table of 8: $250. Limited seating.

Family Fun Night with Auntie Claus at Stepping Stones Museum For Children

12/02/2011 to 12/03/2011

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

Family Fun Night  December 2   6:00 – 8:30 pm Family Fun Morning December 3 - 8:30 – 10:00 am. Family Fun Nights and Family Fun Morning promote literacy and positive family interaction in a fun environment that celebrates learning. Families pre-register for specific story times. Families can purchase dinner or breakfast in the new museum cafe. During story time, a Museum Educator reads a compelling tale in front of a large screen showing the pages in the book for all to see. After the story, the reading is brought to life when children meet the storybook character. People may bring their own cameras and photograph the children with the storybook character. The event concludes with a musical parade featuring the storybook character. Members $10/person Non-members $12/person

Santa is Coming to the Bartlett Arboretum!

12/02/2011 to 12/02/2011

151 Brookdale Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203-322-6971.

Friday, December 2nd - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Catch the spirit of the season and join us for a night of family fun with Santa. There will be caroling, kid's crafts, hot cocoa, photos with Santa, and decorative holiday lighting display! For more information, call, visit the website.


New Canaan Historical Society -- Annual Day of Festivities

12/03/2011

13 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203-966-1776.

On Saturday, December 3, 2011 from 11AM to 4PM the New Canaan Historical Society will hold their Annual Day of Festivities.  Gingerbread house auction, children's crafts, Victorian Tea and live Choral Music, n-Gage Train and Silvermine Exhibit, Storytime, unique sale items and much more.

Discovery Museum Features Ben Taylor in Concert--Bridgeport

12/03/2011

4450 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604. Phone: 203-372-3521.

On Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 7PM Discovery Museum's Music Under The Stars Concert features Ben Taylor's memorable melodies, immaculate acoustic guitar playing and insightful, honest lyrics have been captivating fans since the moment he embarked on this journey. Making music has become as natural as breathing to Taylor. Accordingly, this approach has colored his songwriting to create music that defies genre definitions. Taylor seamlessly merges the sounds and styles of rock, pop, folk and hip-hop. His albums often run the gamut from sonically spacious acoustic numbers to layered vocals, beats and unique samples. His honest music is led by what is often described as his tuneful and expressive voice, the kind of voice that makes its impact with the smallest turn of a whispered phrase. Taylor released his latest album in the Fall of 2010 and is releasing new songs every week through his website www.bentaylormusic.com. He will be sharing some cover songs as well as alternate versions of his original songs leading up to the new album release. His third full-length album, The Legend of Kung Folk, Part 1 (The Killing Bite), was released in 2008 to rave reviews. FOX News called the album an "impressive and disarming work," and CNN raved the album "reflects the broad palette of pop on which Taylor, a hip-hop fan, was raised." Taylor put the "kick" back into folk music to reveal the humor, wit and skill of a singer-songwriter who's comfortable in both his own skin and with his impressive musical legacy. Check the website for further information.

Westport Arts Center presents: Super Saturday: Large-scale Painting

12/03/2011

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

Ages 5-8: 9 - 10:15am. Ages 9-12:  10:30 - 12:00noon. $35 / $30 for WAC Members. Discover how modern artists work in a large-scale format and then paint a massively cool work of art. For more information, contact Westport Arts Center at 203-222-7070, www.westportartscenter.org. Gallery hours are Monday- Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Greenwich Choral Society Glorifies the Season with Nativitas

12/03/2011 to 12/04/2011

254 East Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT 06830. Phone: 203-622-5136.

Beginning with an intimate and magical candlelit procession, this concert is a wonderful way to start the holiday season and get you into a festive spirit. This year's Yuletide event, enhanced by the youthful merriment of a children's chorus, offers a wealth of music from the British Isles, plus a premiere of a new work by famed local composer Rob Mathes. Selections include Ralph Vaughan Williams' rhapsodic Benedicite, plus familiar favorites by Britten, Rutter, Willcocks, and many others. Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 2:00 and 4:30 and Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 4:30.

Family Holiday Trimmings- Breakfast with Santa at the Garden Education Center of Greenwich

12/03/2011

130 Bible St., Cos Cob, CT Phone: 203-869-5272.

9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Enjoy breakfast with Santa and have fun in our holiday workshops. Live music will add to the festivities.
Workshops priced separately. Pre-registration is required for ordering purposes. Adult: $8; Children over 4 $4