Westport Historical Society American Revolution Talk: A Family Divided

04/18/2017

25 Avery Place, Westport, CT Phone: 203-222-1424 .

7 pm - 8 pm. Writer Jonathan Bennett Walker grew up on Compo Road South listening to his great- grandmother's stories about his Bennett ancestors during the American Revolution. And never for a moment did he believe that Deliverance Bennett, a direct forebear, was anything but a Patriot. Walker says his novel takes the family story, as he now knows it, as a starting point and imagines the turmoil it must have brought to the lives of the Bennett brothers and their families. His talk is mostly about his journey of discovery, Walker says, and not the novel. Signed copies will be available for purchase and light refreshments will be served. There is a $10 donation, and reservations are suggested. Call (203)222-1424 to make reservations.

Bruce Museum Film Series. The Great Artists: Their Lives, Times and Works – The Impressionists

04/19/2017

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

Monet Film Series.  10:30-11:45 am. Held in the Bantle Lecture Gallery. Free and open to the public. No reservations. This film series chronicles the life, times and works of each featured artist and explores their stylistic trademarks. The programs also place each artist in historical context, highlighting the events that inspired his work and providing a clearer understanding of the creative process. The five programs in this collection provide an in-depth look into the fascinating world of the Impressionists and their art.

Garden Education Center of Greenwich -Container Workshop

04/19/2017

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

10 am. Help put together beautiful garden containers to be sold at our 56th Annual May Gardeners Market, then plant up your own containers. Potting starts at 10am – plants will be sold after planting for MGM has been completed.

Audubon Center at Fairfield Thursday Morning Bird Walks with Milan Bull

04/20/2017 to 05/18/2017

2325 Burr Street. , Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-6305 ext. 109..

Thursdays, April 20 – May 18 7 – 8 a.m. Join Milan Bull, senior director of Science and Conservation, for an early morning bird walk. This walk and talk is an ideal opportunity to see an excellent variety of birds along the trails. All levels of birders are welcome. Free.

Westport Historical Society Monument Madness & Minuteman Monument

04/20/2017

25 Avery Place, Westport, CT Phone: 203-222-1424 .

12 noon - 1 pm.The Minute Man and Battle of Compo Walk back in time to the turn of the 20th century with Town Curator Kathleen Motes Bennewitz, as she talks about The Minute Man Monument and its unveiling in 1910 as a commemoration of the colonists' heroic efforts in the Danbury Raid. Learn how this iconic symbol of our town joined other monuments commemorating Revolutionary War battles at Concord and Lexington as a way to instill civic and national pride in the founding of our country for citizens still haunted by the events of the Civil War and coping with unprecedented immigration. There is a $10 donation for this event. Please call (203)222-1424 to make reservations.

Greenwich Historical Society An Evening With Walter Isaacson

04/20/2017

19 Doubling Rd, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-6899.

Reception, book signing and dinner followed by a lecture on how a group of hackers, geniuses and geeks created the digital revolution. 6:30pm. Location: Greenwich Country Club

Darien Historical Society "Mannequins on the Runway, Haute Couture and Contemporary Designs of the 20th Century" Champagne Opening Reception

04/21/2017

45 Old King's Highway, Darien, CT Phone: (203) 655-9233. .

Please join us for a Champagne Reception on April 21st at 6:30 pm as we open our latest exhibit, "Mannequins on the Runway, Haute Couture and Contemporary Designs of the 20th Century" For reservations, please call the Society at 203.655.9233 or email Ukremer@darienhistorical.org. Cost for the Champagne Reception on April 21 is $50 for members and $65 for nonmembers. Ladies' Luncheons on May 3 and 10 are $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers.

Greenwich Arts Council Bendheim Gallery Kite Festival

04/22/2017

Greenwich Point Beach, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-862-6750.

2 pm. Raindate Sunday, April 23 at 2 pm. Participants are encouraged to bring kites of all shapes and sizes, made of plastic, paper or fabric, and may join in a free raffle for gift certificates to Smart Kids Toys. Special award ribbons are given to all high fliers.

Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk Earth Day Celebration

04/22/2017

10 North Water St, South Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-852-0700.

10 am - 5 pm. Join us as we "Party for the Planet" with special activities, including the opportunity to create a simple bird feeder, learn about the environment at educational tables, and dance along with a children's entertainer!

Beardsley Zoo Party for the Planet

04/22/2017 to 04/23/2017

1875 Noble Ave, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-394-6565.

Celebrate Earth Day at the Zoo and learn about the Zoo's conservation efforts and choices of how to promote better health for our planet.