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.

The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens: Sunprints: A Workshop

10/01/2013

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

10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sunprints, made using bits and pieces from the garden, have a lovely ethereal and poetic quality. Sunprints are a derivative of the photographic process known as cyanotype. Cyanotype is a photographic printing method which was developed in the 19th century and is usually identified by its blue tonality. Please begin to gather and flatten natural objects such as leaves, flowers, grasses, etc. Opaque and slightly transparent objects both work. Weather permitting, we will gather from outside as well. Master Gardeners: $30.00 All 0thers: $35. Deadline: September 23. Materials Fee: $20. Please register by emailing: mastergardener@bartlett.org.

Westport Arts Center - Jazz Jam

10/03/2013

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

7 - 9 pm. $15, $10 WAC Members, Free for musicians! Jam sessions will mix professionals, semi-professionals with up and coming jazz students in a fun, informal, and free-wheeling jam session lead by WAC jazz director, Brian Torff

Unraveling the History of a Home, A Lecture by Eleanor Phillips Brackbill Co-hosted by the Greenwich Historical Society and the Greenwich Pen Women

10/03/2013

39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob, CT Phone: 203-869-6899, Ext. 10.

Thursday, October 3, 1:00 to 2:00 pm. Vanderbilt Education Center, Greenwich Historical Society. Was Eleanor Brackbill's home really designed by Sears, Roebuck & Company? Did former owners keep monkeys chained up in the back yard? Did the house actually begin life at another address? When Brackbill began research on her suburban Westchester home, little did she know the tale would run back through 350 years of American history. On October 3, 2013, the Greenwich Historical Society and Greenwich Pen Women will partner in a program to feature author Eleanor Brackbill. Brackbill will share her eight-year journey of discovery writing her first book, An Uncommon Cape: Researching the Histories and Mysteries of a Property, and share insights into learning more about your own home's past. Eleanor Phillips Brackbill earned an MA in art history at Boston University, completed a curatorial fellowship in the Whitney Museum of American Art's Independent Study Program and studied in the art history doctoral program at City University of New York. Following 25 years as a curator of education at the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York, she embarked on a second career writing about history. Greenwich Pen Women is a professional organization for women artists, composers and writers and is a branch of the National League of American Pen Women, founded in 1897. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are suggested.

Bruce Museum Of Hedgehogs and Foxes and Chuck Close

10/03/2013

1 Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT Phone: 203 869-0376 .

Lecture Series 7:30 pm – Of Hedgehogs and Foxes and Chuck Close Robert Storr, PhD, Artist, curator and critic who currently serves as the Dean of the Yale School of Art. • Dessert reception and open galleries 6:30 – 7:30 PM. • Members $5, non-members $10 per lecture. Due to the overwhelming popularity of these lectures, reservations with advance payment are required. Payment by credit card by logging onto the Bruce Museum website www.brucemuseum.org or mail check to: Goergen Lectures, Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT 06830 (please specify dates, include number of persons attending, and a phone number). Sorry, no cash will be accepted at the door, no credit cards by mail, no refunds, and no wait list for this series.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children- Read for the Record

10/03/2013

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

2:00 - 7:00PM Special storytimes throughout the day featuring the book 'Otis' as Stepping Stones participates in Read for the Record, a national campaign by Jumpstart. Read for the Record is a day on which millions of people across the country will all read the same book to support literacy and early education. Storytimes will occur throughout the afternoon and evening, including a storytime during Get Into It! FREE.

Corn Maze at Plasko Farm -- Trumbull

10/04/2013 to 10/31/2013

670 Daniel's Farm Rd., Trumbull, CT 06611. Phone: 203-268-2716.

The Plasko's Farm Corn Maze will be held  thru October 31, 2011.  For weekday group reservations call 203-268-2716 or email plaskoscornmaze@aol.com.  Weekends:  No reservations required.  Open to the general public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m..  All age groups are welcome.   Hayrides every weekend.

Philip Johnson Glass House - Night Sounds

10/04/2013

199 Elm Street, New Canaan, CT

6 pm - 8 pm The Glass House presents Night Sounds, a new performance series that parallels the Night (1947 – 2015) on-site sculpture-in-residence program. Guests will join the performer, Night guest-curator Jordan Stein, and Glass House Director Henry Urbach for a live on-site performance and reception.

Fairfield Museum and History Center - Creating Community Docent Training

10/04/2013 to 10/11/2013

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

10am-2pm Free.  Adult. Interested in volunteering as a docent? Come participate in training for our newest exhibit, Creating Community: Exploring 375 Years of Our Past. Docents will learn how to guide Museum guests through the exhibit’s original objects, individual stories, and engaging activities which explore the ways people worked, lived, and built a community over time. Pre-register by calling Christine Jewell, director of education, at (203) 259-1598.

Silvermine Arts Center Hosts Signed, Sealed & Delivered Collector's Party--New Canaan

10/05/2013

1037 Silvermine Rd., New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203-966-9700.

On Saturday, October 5, 2013 from 5-7PM Silvermine Arts Center will hold its annual fundraiser:  Signed, Sealed & Delivered Collector' Party. This popular art sale and event for collectors and enthusiasts returns with a new format.  Now patrons will have two ways to collect 4" x 6" original works of art $50 each, buy 3 get the 4th free.  Other larger art will be auctioned off during the evening with raffle tickets at $100.  The 10x10" works will be on view in the Silvermine Galleries September 15-October 23.  All purchases are tax free for this fundraiser.  Tickets: $35.