The Stamford Jewish Community Center - Practical Wisdom for Parents, Raising Self-Confident Children in the Preschool Years

10/23/2013

1035 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203.322.6541 .

7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nancy Schulman and Ellen Birnbaum draw on numerous years of combined experience as educators, admissions directors, and parents in early childhood education. Nancy and Ellen will be talking about the role of the parent as children move into the preschool years, how best to prepare children at home to be confident and ready for school with tips on discipline, routines and encouraging independence. JCC Members $10 / Community $12. For more information, visit www.stamfordjcc.orgor contact Sandi Waldstreicher at 203.322.6541 or swaldstreicher@stamfordjcc.org.

 

Garden Education Center of Greenwich Program: Eco-Garening with Mark Smallwood

10/23/2013

130 Boble St., Cos Cob, CT 06807. Phone: 203-869-9242.


On Wednesday, October 23, 2013  from 11AM to 1PM at the Garden Education Center of Greenwich a program:  Biological Gardening vs. Chemical Gardening with Rodale Research Institutes Executive Director, Mark Smallwood. Two very well-known and respected sciences and both sciences can be applied to gardening and growing methods. Organic gardening is based on biology while chemical gardening is based on to use of herbicides and petroleum based pesticides.  Coach Smallwood will explain the difference between the two sciences and why organic is better than chemical. Members $35, Non-Members $45.

The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens - The Flora of Nepal

10/23/2013

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

On Wednesday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The unique geographical, cultural and historical context of this small yet profoundly diverse as well as impoverished agricultural nation will be stressed while introducing its key flora. This class attempts to give a clear picture of this backdrop, as well as a memorable sampling of its most important flora. Part 1: Geography, Geography, Geography Part 2: From the tropics to the Death Zone. Part 3: Rice to Rhododendrons. Speaker- Paul Wicht. Fee: $10 Members: $ 15 others. For more information, please call, email, or visit the website.

Garden Education Center of Greenwich Program: Eco-Gardening--Biological Gardening vs. Chemical Gardening

10/23/2013

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

Eco-Gardening Biological Gardening vs. Chemical Gardening--Wednesday, October 23--11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
(Bring Lunch - Drink &  Dessert provided)--M $35  N/M $45 Registration Required. 2 LACES Credits Rodale Research Institutes Executive Director, Mark Smallwood will discuss Biology and Chemistry, two very well-known and respected sciences and both sciences can be applied to gardening and growing methods. Organic gardening is based on biology while chemical gardening is based on to use of herbicides and petroleum based pesticides.  Coach Smallwood will explain the difference between the two sciences and why organic is better than chemical. Call to register.

Bruce Museum Film Series: American Art, Artists and Printmaking

10/23/2013

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

10:30 am. Second film in a five-part film series held in conjunction with the Chuck Close and Telling American History exhibitions that will explore fine art printmaking, the role of landscape painting in telling American history, as well as the artists Edward Hopper and Chuck Close. Films are free and followed by coffee and discussion.

Norwalk Public Library October Book Sale by Friends of Norwalk Public Library System, CT

10/24/2013 to 10/29/2013

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

On Thursday, October 24, 3 pm - 7 pm Children's Books only; Saturday October 26 9 am - 5 pm, Full Price; Sunday October 27, 1pm - 4:30 pm, 50% off; Monday, October 28, 9am - 6:30 pm, $4.00 a bag; and Tuesday, October 29, 9am - 12 pm Noon, FREE. The Free Day items will be located in the main lobby and includes the Sale Book Rack. At the Regular Book Sale: hardcover and paperback classics, contemporary fiction; non-fiction includes science, history, biography, arts, travel, cooking, parenting, self-help, reference and specials are available. Also included in the sale are many decorative arts and children`s books. In the audio section there will be a variety of formats such as dvds, cds and audio materials. Saturday and Sunday the Friends Café is open for an eating experience of homemade goodies. All proceeds benefit  the Norwalk Public Library System. No library services on Sunday.  For further information on the book sale or to inquire about volunteering contact The Friends of the Norwalk Public Library System, Jeff Conrad, 203-354-2933 info@nplfriends.org..

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Curator's Corner: Anonymous: Finding the Artist Behind the Artifact

10/24/2013

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.322-1646.

On Thursday 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. The SM&NC's Curator of Collections & Exhibitions, Kirsten Brophy, will present "Anonymous: Finding the Artist Behind the Artifact" in the Galleries at the Stamford Museum for the exhibition By Her Hand: the Art of Native American Women & the Photographs of Edward S. Curtis. Ms. Brophy will share details about the artists who created the works on exhibit from the collections of the SM&NC. Discussion is encouraged.Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call, email, or visit the website.

 

Bruce Museum - After School Art Classes: Greenwich Arts Society @ The Bruce Museum

10/24/2013

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-629-1533.

3:45 - 5 pm. An eight-session course of art instruction (October 3 – November 21) for students ages 8 – 12 years old led by Greenwich Arts Society instructor, Kathie Milligan. Students will experience a wide variety of art media including painting and printmaking inspired by the Chuck Close and other Museum exhibitions. Class size is limited. $375 per student, includes all materials. Reservations and advance payment by contacting the Greenwich Arts Society for registration and information: 203-629-1533, admin@greenwichartsociety.org

Philip Johnson Glass House Conversations in Context

10/24/2013

199 Elm Street, New Canaan, CT Phone: 866.811.4111.

Peter Brant, Founder and President of The Brant Foundation, Inc.; Chairman and CEO, White Birch Paper Company. Events take place from 5:30 to 8:00 pm on select Thursdays throughout the tour season, which runs from May 2 through November 30, 2013. Conversations in Context tickets ($150 per person) may be purchased online at philipjohnsonglasshouse.org or via phone at 866-811-4111. Space is limited and advance reservations are highly recommended.

The Stamford Jewish Community Center - Advanced Style: Annual Fall Fundraising Event to Benefit POSH

10/24/2013 to 10/24/2013

1035 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203-487-0944.

7 p.m. to 9 p.m. You are invited you to join us for our annual fall fundraising event to benefit POSH (JCC Providers Of Senior Happiness). Proceeds will be used to purchase a new bus to transport seniors to and from the JCC. Wine and cheese reception followed by an “Advanced Style” with Ari Seth Cohen. A Fashion Show with clothes by Chico's modeled by community members. Dessert buffet to follow admission: $36 per person. For more information, contact Louisa Viladas at 203.487.0944, visit www.Stamfordjcc.org or e-mail lviladas@stamfordjcc.org.