Center for Contemporary Printmaking Demonstrations

04/22/2017

299 West Ave, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-899-7999.

1-4. Demonstrations: pochoir, collagraph with silk aquatint and polyester plate printmaking. Instructors: carol strause fitzsimonds, grace bentley-scheck and joan hausrath. Individual sessions: $50 members, $75 non-member/full day: $125 members, $175 non-members

Greater Bridgeport Symphony Celebrates Spring

04/22/2017

910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT Phone: (203)576-0263.

The season closes with GBS Celebrates Spring, with guest conductor Jonathan Yates of the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra, who will solo on Bach's Keyboard Concerto. The concert also includes Stravinsky's Dumbarton Oaks – a celebration of gardens blooming in springtime – and the quintessential spring composition, Beethoven's 6th Symphony, the Pastorale.

Jones Family Farms The Native Harvests – Gifts of the Native Americans

04/22/2017

606 Walnut Tree Hill Rd., Shelton, CT Phone: 203-929-8425.

The Native Harvests – Gifts of the Native Americans menu will feature:. Clam Chowder, Baked Spring River Fish, Blueberry Corn Cakes, Salad with Wild Greens, Maple Syrup Popcorn and Nuts. Classes are held on Saturday afternoon, from 12pm to 3pm. We limit each class to 12 students and the cost is $95 per person. Also, at all our classes, students take home their Harvest Kitchen apron and receive a copy of recipes and related educational material.

Earth Place Birds of Prey Feeding and Trading Post

04/22/2017

10 Woodside Lane, Westport, CT Phone: 203-257-4400.

Birds of Prey Feeding 3:00 PM Observe the naturalists feed our birds of prey. Questions welcome! Rain or shine; included with admission. Nature's Trading Post - 3:30 PM. Share your collection of nature finds, tell us the story of your item, and trade it for something new. Please no objects regulated by state or federal law, such as bird feathers, nests, eggs, and any endangered species. Please do not bring in anything that will rot or smell.

Silvermine Arts Center Annual Art Materials & Equioment Tag Sale Fundraiser

04/22/2017

1037 Silvermine Rd., New Canaan, CT Phone: 203-966-9700.

10 am - 4 pm. Free and Open to the Public. Help support the Silvermine School of Art Scholarship fund by purchasing a variety of donated art materials and equipment at a really good price. Some of the items that will be available are a variety of sizes and shapes of frames, stretcher bars, paints, (oil, acrylic, watercolor or pastels), cameras, ceramic equipment, sculpture supplies and art books. All the proceeds go to the Silvermine Scholarship Fund for children.

Greater Bridgeport Symphony Celebrates Spring

04/22/2017

910 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport, CT Phone: (203) 576-0263.

8 pm The season closes with GBS Celebrates Spring, with guest conductor Jonathan Yates of the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra, who will solo on Bach's Keyboard Concerto. The concert also includes Stravinsky's Dumbarton Oaks – a celebration of gardens blooming in springtime – and the quintessential spring composition, Beethoven's 6th Symphony, the Pastorale.

Discovery Museum and Planetarium Earth Day Celebration

04/22/2017

4450 Park Ave., Bridgeport, CT Phone: (203) 372-3521.

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Celebrate Earth Day at Discovery! We'll enjoy Earth and nature-themed hands-on activities, a special planetarium show schedule, make-and-takes, and Science on a Sphere demonstrations. We'll also meet local professionals who will show us how it doesn't take much to make a big impact on local and global scales.

Barnum Museum Lecture ANCIENT AMERICA: Fifty Archaeological Sites to See for Yourself.

04/23/2017

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

2pm.Dr. Ken Feder presents, ANCIENT AMERICA: Fifty Archaeological Sites to See for Yourself. In the American Southwest, European writers recorded the remnants of beautiful buildings ensconced in nearly inaccessible cliff niches, leaving the viewer with the impression of castles suspended in mid-air. Others still remarked upon natural galleries where, through etching into or by painting onto rock surfaces, ancient artists left behind tens of thousands of depictions of a broad array of complex geometric forms, naturalistic animals, and phantasmagoric spirit beings. The remains of many of these monuments, sites, and works of art still exist and can be visited by the archaeological time-traveler. Inspiring you to visit such sites is the major goal of his book, Ancient America: Fifty Archaeological Sites to See for Yourself.

Pequot Library Meet Author Lily Kunin new cookbook Good Clean Food

04/23/2017

720 Pequot Ave, Southport, CT Phone: 203-259-0346.

Pequot Library invites the public to learn about the hottest trend in fast-casual food: plant-based cooking and eating. Author Lily Kunin will discuss this global movement on Sunday April 23, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m., as part of the Library's on-going Meet the Author series. In her debut cookbook, Good Clean Food, released in March 2017, Kunin shares plant-based recipes for irresistibly clean, wholesome food. Discover why plants are no longer a side dish, but rather the star of the plate! During Kunin's 30-40 minute author talk, learn about the many reasons people fill their plates with plants, from saving animals, to improving and protecting health, to reducing their environmental footprint.

Lockwood Mathews Mansion Reigning Fashion: Victoria and the Queen, 1837 – 1901

04/23/2017

295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT Phone: (203) 838-9799.

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm. The popular new PBS series, Victoria, examines the life of Great Britain's nineteenth-century queen. The dazzling costumes worn by the actors prompt this lecture's examination of the cultural history of clothing in the Victorian era. What was the inspiration for women's dress styles in the period? How was clothing made and who did the work? What was Queen Victoria's role as a fashion leader? And, how authentic are the costumes worn in the PBS series? To complement the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum's current exhibition of wedding dresses, this lecture will include a discussion of nineteenth-century wedding fashions and the effect of Queen Victoria's 1840 marriage to Prince Albert.