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.

Victorian Christmas Festival At St. Philip Church-Norwalk

11/30/2012 to 12/01/2012

23 France Street, Norwalk, CT 06851.

Nov. 30-Dec. 1 St. Philip Church, Norwalk, Victorian Christmas Festival This year the St. Philip Parish will celebrate a Victorian Christmas Festival with handcrafted items, unique gifts, music and food - come get you holiday shopping done early!  This special free event will also mark the 100th Anniversary of the Church's Manice Deforest Lockwood estate Mansion, where the event will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. on Friday, November 30 and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, December 1.

Christmas Fair at Monroe Historical Society

11/30/2012 to 12/02/2012

311 Wheeler Road, Monroe, CT Phone: 203-445-1082..

Visit us for all your Christmas needs! From cards and tags, to wrapping paper and bags. We have a large variety of home decorations and ornaments. As always, there will be a huge selection of gifts and our holiday favorite English muffin bread and homemade jams and jellies. Nov 30 - 5pm -8:30pm, Dec 1 - 10am -4pm, Dec 2 - 12pm - 5pm

Salute Norwalk Day - The Maritime Aquarium

12/01/2012

10 North Water Street , Norwalk, CT Phone: 203.852.0700.

As thanks for the support of its hometown, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is offering all Norwalk residents free Aquarium admission on Sat., Dec. 1, plus discounts on IMAX® movies, food and gift shop purchases. Norwalk residents can enjoy their favorite Aquarium animals, touch a live shark and explore three special exhibits, all at no charge. (Proof of residency is required.)
Highlights of a general admission visit include: • the aquarium itself, featuring more than 2,700 marine animals – including seven-foot sand tiger sharks, harbor seals, river otters, sea turtles and pulsing jellyfish – nearly all of which are native to Long Island Sound and its watershed. Seal feedings are at 11:45 a.m. and 1:45 & 3:45 p.m. daily. Two touch tanks bring animals to your fingertips. • the 11th annual “Festival of Lighthouses” display, which illuminates Aquarium galleries with 22 working lighthouses creatively handcrafted out of everything from yarn and clay to stained glass and coffee-creamer cuplets. Visitors choose the winners. Be sure to vote for your favorite! • the “Meerkats” special exhibit, in which a family of active, cute meerkats dig, romp and explore in a re-created African desert landscape. • and the special exhibit, "African Underwater Safari," features some of the unusual aquatic animals native to the African continent, including cichlids, electric catfish and lungfish. It also includes big snakes, turtles and geckos.

“Salute Norwalk Day” is just one of many contributions The Maritime Aquarium makes to Norwalk and its citizens. The Aquarium offers dozens of educational programs and other marine science opportunities that supplement the education of Norwalk's students, sometimes at no cost to the schools. And the Aquarium and its 500,000 visitors inject more than $20 million annually into Norwalk's economy.

Glass House Hosts Book Signing with Susan Matheson, co-author of The Gingerbread Architect--New Canaan

12/01/2012

199 Elm Street, New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203-594-9884.

On December 1, 2012 from 11AM to 2PM meet Architect Susan Matheson, Co-author of The Gingerbread Architect: Recipes and Blueprints for Twelve Classic American Homes at a book-signing at the Glass House Visitor Center + Design Store. Enter in person for a chance to win a gingerbread Glass House + two tickets to a Glass House tour. The Glass House Design Store Open for Holiday Shopping thru December 15th.

The Stamford Symphony presents Classic Holiday & Broadway Favorites & Pre Concert Christmas Tree Tea

12/01/2012 to 12/02/2012

61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT Phone: 203.325.4466.

With Broadway greats,, Anne Runolfsson and Doug LaBrecque and featuring John McDaniel, conductor December 1 & 2
Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm. KIDS HALF PRICE.  Pre-concert event, Sunday, December 2 at 2:00pm:
The Christmas Tree Tea - cookies & cocoa, sweets & tea, instrument petting zoo, carols & sing-a-long, and a visit from St. Nick! Ticket & Tea prices (prices include concert and tea): Adult $34 - $85. Child $23 - $48.50. Please call the box office at (203) 325-4466 to RSVP and purchase tickets.

Holiday Photo Ops and Crafts at Connecticut Beardsley Park Zoo - Bridgeport

12/01/2012

1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, CT

Looking for the perfect backdrop for your holiday photo? Come to the Zoo and find fun and festive backdrops in our tropical holiday greenhouse. Stay with the kids and make holiday crafts, in Professor Beardsley's Research Station, to bring home. Don't forget to visit your favorite animals to wish them happy holidays! Join us from 10 am to 2 pm on Dec. 1,

“The Life and Times of William Webb:An African-American Civil War Soldier from Connecticut”Presented at the Norwalk Public Library

12/01/2012

1 Belden Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850. Phone: 203-899-2780.

The Norwalk Public Library System in partnership with Norwalk Community College’s regional series of events and exhibitions focusing on Lincoln, the Constitution, and the Civil War, will present Kevin Johnson as William Webb, an African-American Civil War Soldier from Connecticut at the Norwalk Public Library, 1 Belden Avenue on Saturday, December 1, 2012, 1:00 – 2:00 pm.
Private Webb was an actual soldier, a native of Hartford. He was recruited in 1863 and served in the Twenty-Ninth (Colored) Regiment, Connecticut Volunteer Infantry in several battles in Virginia. Johnson’s presentation of Webb is told from an emotional and exciting first-person perspective that vividly illustrates the struggle of the African-Americans in the Colored Infantry during the Civil War. Johnson, an employee of the Connecticut State Library’s History and Genealogy Unit, tells of Webb’s early life in Hartford, his recruitment and training, and the traumatic final battles of the Civil War. The presentation is based on extensive research in the collections of the Connecticut State Library and the Museum of Connecticut History in Hartford. A question and answer session will take place after the performance. This event is free and open to the public. he event will be held in the auditorium. To register or for more information, please call 203 899-2780 x15109.

New Date: Book Signing with Silvermine Guild Artist Karin Hillmer - Silvermine Arts Center

12/01/2012

1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: (203) 966-9700 ext. 20.

11 a.m to 1 p.m.Artist Karin Hillmer will sign her recently published book “Infinity & Dreams,” a collection of photographs inspired by the short stories of Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges. Hillmer’s works has been shown internationally in museums and galleries, with solo exhibitions in Germany, France and the U.S. A selection of limited edition prints will be included and available for purchase. Free and Open to the Public.

Sounds of the Season! - Stamford Palace Theater

12/01/2012

61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT 06901. Phone: 203-325-1407.

Stamford Palace Theater: December 1 at 8:00 pm & December 2 at 3:00 pm. Classic Holiday and Broadway Favorites featuring Anne Runolfsson and Doug LaBrecque, vocalists. $22-73, Kids Come Half Price on Saturday and Sunday! Special seasonal activities are planned pre- and post Concert. For more information visit www.Stamfordsymphony.org, call Gina Ely at 203-325-1407 x14 or e-mail Gely@stamfordsymphony.org.