Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Sunday Explorers

02/23/2014

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

Winter is a great time to explore the SM&NC! Our popular guided farm and trail programs and animal "meet and greets" return, joined by our popular Science Spot program in our Overbrook Nature Center classroom. Stop by Overbrook for a self-guided craft, to visit our animals, or join us for a program. Different themes, animals, and science activities each week. Schedule of Events: 1 to 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 call, or visit the website.

P.T. Barnum Museum - The Greely Expedition: A Tale of Triumph and Tragedy in the Arctic - Presented by Professor Michael Robinson

02/23/2014

820 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-331-1104.

Sunday, February 23 at 2 p.m.– The Greely Expedition: A Tale of Triumph and Tragedy in the Arctic presented by the University of Hartford's Professor Michael Robinson, an expert on 19th century scientific expeditions. $5 Donation. In 1881, Lieutenant Adolphus W. Greely commanded the largest polar expedition ever fielded by the United States.  It would be the most successful -- and the most tragic -- Arctic expedition in American history. Professor Robinson will give a tantalizing overview of the dangerous and ambitious "Greely Expedition," in his illustrated presentation.

Bruce Museum Native Maritime Traditions: Harvesting the Sea

02/23/2014

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-0376.

2 p.m.  Elizabeth Perry, Aquinnah Wampanoag, artist, and marine scientist. Learn about the maritime traditions of the Native Americans of the Northeast, how they utilized the sea for trade networks, harvested food, and the created beautiful ornamentation Second in a three-part series on the History of Oyster Fishing on Long Island Sound. Free with Museum admission. Reservations suggested; call the Museum at 203-869-0376 or e-mail to info@brucemuseum.org. The Bruce Museum receives support for this program thanks to a grant from Connecticut Humanities.

Garden Education Center Workshop: Japanese Gardens--Greenwich

02/25/2014

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

Japanese Gardens - Two Designers Views--Tuesday, February 25, 2014 from11:00 am - 1:00 pm. 2 LACES credits. Members $35, Non-Members $45. Greenwich landscape designers, Florence Boogaerts and Susan Cohen will share their perceptions of the historic gardens of Japan, which they have visited many times. Showing images from their travels, they will concentrate on the ancient and modern traditions of both dry gardens and the stroll gardens of the aristocrats. They will discuss how their own work has been affected by their passion for these gardens. Bring Lunch- Drink & Dessert provided. Registration Required.

Westport Arts Center -Behind the Scenes with Lynsey Addario

02/25/2014

51 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT Phone: (203) 222-7070.

3 – 5pm. Panel discussion: $60/ticket, Panel discussion and cocktail reception: $150/ticket Join Westport native and Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, Lynsey Addario, in discussing her photographs exhibited in "On the Wire: Veiled Rebellion." ** Tyler Hicks and Spencer Platt and a Nat Geo photo editor may be joining**

Fairfield Museum - Museum After Dark

02/27/2014

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

Thursday, February 27, 6-8 pm. Hosted by Irene Chang Britt, Pepperidge Farm President. Kick off Women's History month in March with a fabulous networking opportunity.  Enjoy wine and cheese and be inspired by the Wonder Women of Fairfield.
Members: FREE; Non-members $5 suggested donation.

Franklin Street Works Become Your Unlimited Self

02/27/2014

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

7:00 - 9:00 pm. This workshop and talk fits in with Franklin Street Works' tradition of highlighting emerging innovators in the region as part of our ongoing programming. Since graduating college, Diane Pauley, who goes by the "PostGrad Coach," has watched her peers struggle to find jobs and then settle in positions that, according to Pauley "knocked the passion right out of them". This prompted her to start PostGradolescence, a coaching platform to teach millennials how to overcome their limited resources, make their art profitable and feel confident enough to be their own boss.

Garden Education Center of Greenwich Workshop: Encore Girl's Night Out!--

02/27/2014

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

Encore Girl's Night Out! Beginners Art Class with Hazel Jarvis on Thursday, February 27. 2014 from7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Members $30, Non- Members $40.We received so much great feedback about the Girl's Night Out  - Art Class with Hazel Jarvis that we are offering it again. In this two hour class, Hazel will feature "An Introduction to Abstratction". Please feel free to bring your beverage of choice and we will supply the cheese and crackers. $20 Materials Fee paid to instructor. Registration Required.

Garden Education Center Program: Organic Gaardening with Nick Mancini-Cos Cob

02/27/2014

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

On Thursday, February 27, 2014 from  10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Nick Mancini will host a program:  Organic Gardening.  Registration Required Join Master Gardener Nick Mancini, owner of the Organic Gardening Workshop, to learn about the philosophy of true organic gardening. Learn how to use macro and micronutrients correctly, adjust pH levels and prepare the soil to harvest three crops a year, and a fourth one during winter months. His new book "The Complete Organic Garden" will be available for purchase and inscription. Materials Fee paid day of class.  Check the website for further information.