Bruce Museum - Film

05/21/2014

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

East Wind West Wind -- Pearl Buck: The Woman Who Embraced the World (85 min) 10:30 am screening followed by coffee and informal discussion 7:30 pm screening, followed by a discussion with the film's Producer, Donn Rogosin, and Director, Craig Davidson Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Tales of Two Cities: New York & Beijing, this film follows the extraordinary path of a missionary child born in West Virginia and raised in rural China, who became one of the most popular writers of the 20th century. A blend of oral history and historical film footage forms an intimate and revealing portrait of this multi-faceted woman. Best known for her novel The Good Earth, which received the Nobel Prize for literature, Pearl Buck had a long and prolific career as a writer. In addition, using her fame as a writer, she was an activist who championed the social issues of her day including civil rights, the repeal of the Chinese Exclusion Act, mixed race adoption, understanding for the mentally retarded, and the awareness of the plight of American - Asian children. The film is free with Museum admission. Reservations are recommended by calling the Museum at 203-869-0376.

The Stamford Jewish Community Center - Spotlight On Israel: A New Lunch & Learn Series

05/22/2014

1035 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203.487.0961.

Noon to 1 p.m. Join Matan Samovsky, the JCC's Israeli Shaliach, for a lunch & learn series focusing on interesting topics and current events related to Israel. Sessions will often include short videos and there will always be time for questions and answers. Bring your lunch and we’ll provide the coffee and dessert (dairy). No charge. All are welcome. For more information, please contact Matan Samovsky at 203.487.0961 or msamovsky@stamfordjcc.org.

Bruce Museum Icon Awards in the Arts

05/22/2014

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

The fifth annual Bruce Museum Icon Awards in the Arts honors artists, collectors, dealers, patrons of the arts and more at a cocktail reception and awards ceremony held at a private residence. Proceeds will benefit the Bruce Museum's exhibitions and education programs. For information or to receive an invitation to the event, contact Becky Conelias at bconelias@brucemuseum.org. Some of the honorees for this year's Bruce Museum Icon Awards in the Arts include: Patrons of the Arts: John and Beverly Watling; Art Advisor: Amy Cappellazzo; Art Historian: Robert Storr; Museum Professional: Philippe de Montebello; Dealer: Stuart Feld; and more.

Easton Historical Society - Informal Social Gathering

05/23/2014

535 Black Rock Road, (Rt. 58), Easton, CT Phone: 203 261 2090.

The Board of the Historical Society of Easton cordially invite you and your friends to an informal Social Gathering BYOB – Beverages and Hors D'oeuvres Friday, May 23rd, 2014 6-8 PM Bradley-Hubbell House.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Black Holes, Gamma-Ray Bursts and Gravitational Waves

05/23/2014

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

7:30 p.m to 8:30 p.m. Head to the Observatory for a real treat to explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more! Start by enjoying a presentation on Black Holes, Gamma-Ray Bursts and Gravitational Waves, followed by a visit to view the night sky through our 22-inch research telescope. The presentation portion of the program will be held rain or shine. Viewing hours are weather permitting.Members: Free | Non-Members: Adults $3, Children (5-17) $2. No children under 5 please. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org

Audubon Greenwich Workshop: Turtle Time

05/24/2014

613 Riversville Rd., Greenwich, CT 06831. Phone: 203-869-5272.

On Saturday, May 24, 2014 --Turtle Time Workshop from 2:00-3:30 pm. Learn about turtle natural history, nesting behavior, how to help protect turtles, and meet some of our local turtle species. Then join our naturalist for a hike to Mead Lake in search of nesting turtles. All ages. RSVP to Ted at 203-869-5272 x230.

Captain's Cove Seaport - Fishing Tackle & Marine Equipment Tag Sale

05/24/2014

1 Bostwick Ave., Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-335-1433.

Sell, buy and trade your stuff on Saturday, May 24th 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Raffle and Door Prizes . For more information contact Dave Toth. email:  DavidattheCove@aol.com.

Westport Art Center - ArtLab: Wild With Watercolor

05/24/2014

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

9-10:15 (ages 5-8) 10:30-12pm (ages 9-12). $30 / 35 for WAC Members Learn to use this exciting medium while creating a colorful watercolor seascape.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Story Trek Self-Guided Hike

05/25/2014

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

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Celebrate Children's Book Week by enjoying pages of a great children's book as you hike our trails. When you have completed your hike, you've completed the story. A unique way to enjoy our trails with your children! Trail information will be available at the Overbrook Nature Center or the Museum Building. Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Sunday Explorers

05/25/2014

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

Join us for hikes, live animal visits, garden experiences and crafts as we explore all the best things about SM&NC in the spring. Information on specific themes is available at the Overbrook Nature Center. Noon to 4 pm 1:30 pm 2:30 pm 3:30 pm Self-guided Crafts Guided Hike Farm/Garden Program Animal Meet & Greet.  Noon to 4 pm      Self-guided crafts 1:30 pm     Guided Hike 2:30 pm     Farm/Garden Program 3:30 pm     Animal Meet & Greet. Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org