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.

The Stamford Model Railroad Club's 74th Annual Open House at St. John's Episcopal Church - Stamford

11/30/2013 to 12/07/2013

628 Main Street, Stamford, CT

This seasonal favorite features dozens of detailed model passenger and freight trains, including the Famous Circus Train, running through miles of simulated city, town, and countryside. On Saturday Nov. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 7th 1 p.m. - 5 p.m and 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Admission $4 for adults and $8 for families.

Rowayton Historical Society - 2013 Holiday Train Show

12/01/2013

Pinkney House, 177 Rowyaton Ave., Rowayton, CT Phone: 203-866-2744 .

4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Free. A miniature wonderland replicating historic Rowayton by fine artist and Rowayton resident Brian Kammerer.  A treat not to be missed! Grand opening Sunday, December 1st.

Bruce Museum -First Sunday Bird Walk at Greenwich Point.

12/01/2013

Greenwich Point, Greenwich, CT

9:00 am. First Sunday Bird Walk at Greenwich Point. Meet at the main concession stand. Bring binoculars. Call 203-413-6756 for information. 1:30 pm. – 4:00 pm. First Sunday Science at the Seaside Center. Songs of the Sea. Join Sean and Deirdre Murtha for an afternoon of sea chanteys and songs of the sea, evoking the everyday lives of sailors, whalers and fisherman from the days of sail. Chanteys, which were sailors' work songs, are infectiously rhythmic and have simple repeating choruses, perfect for singing along! Sean and Deirdre accompany themselves on authentic instruments of the time including banjo, mandolin, fiddle and bones. Presented by the Friends of Greenwich Point and Bruce Museum. For information, call Peter Linderoth at 203-413-6742 or email plinderoth@brucemuseum.org.

Sunday Explorers

12/01/2013 to 12/01/2013

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

Sundays, December 1, 8 & 15, 1 – 4 pm winter is a great time to explore the Stamford Museum & Nature Center! Our popular guided farm and trail programs and animal “meet and greets” return. Stop by the Overbrook Nature Center for a self-guided craft, to visit our animals, or join us for a program.   Different themes, animals, and stories each week! 1 – 4 pm    Self-guided crafts & open classroom, 1:30 pm     Guided Hike or Farm Program, 2:30 pm     Science Spot, 3:30 pm     Animal Meet & Greet.  Members: FREE | Non-members: FREE with gate admission. For more information visit www.stamfordmuseum.org, call 203.977.6521 or e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org

Garden Education Center of Greenwich Workshop: Holiday WOW at Your Front Door

12/03/2013

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

Holiday WOW at Your Front Door--Tuesday, December 3, 2013 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Jump start your holiday season by joining Emmy Ogden & Wendy Serrell as they provide you w   ith a variety of lush holiday greens and winterberries and will help you create festive inserts for your outdoor planters. Members: $100 ~ Non-Members: $125. Call to register.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children - the Elf Workshop

12/03/2013 to 12/07/2013

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

10:15 - 10:45AM and 11:00 - 11:30 Ceramic Cookie Plates Step into our busy Elf Workshop and tinker on your own treasured gift to give a loved one. Pick up a paintbrush and partake in the pleasure of planning and personalizing a colorful ceramic plate. Make a cookie plate for Santa or a strudel plate for Grandma and take this gift item home for the holidays to wrap and present to your loved one! Ticketed Admittance on a first-come, first-served basis. Free with museum admission.

Garden Education Center of Greenwich Workshop: Woodland Wreath Workshop

12/04/2013

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

Woodland Wreath Workshop with Bridget Bucknall--Wednesday, December 4, 2013 from 9:30 am - 11:30 am. Take a 24"- 28" Noble fir wreath and transform into a beautiful, unique Woodland Holiday Treasure. Magnolia, large cones, berries, pods, grape vine, birch bark, lichen, fungi and natural ribbon will be supplied. Feel free to bring some of your own holiday treasures to incorporate into the wreath. Bring your own clippers. Registration Required. Members: $85 ~ Non-Members: $95. Call to register.

Garden Education Center of Greenwich Workshop: Basket of Greens for Inspirica

12/05/2013

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

Basket of Greens for Inspirica--Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.This annual Outreach event is the embodiment of our holiday spirit and a perennial favorite. At this event, we arrange baskets of fresh evergreens for Inspirica residents who wouldn't otherwise have holiday decorations. It also represents community at its best - participants can't help but chat, laugh and just feel good knowing that their efforts are helping others. Please bring your clippers & join in the fun. Cost: A Donation of $20 to cover the cost of materials.   Call to register.