Stepping Stones Museum for Children ATW: Show Me a Tale

12/18/2016

303 West Ave., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203.899.0606.

2 pm - 3 pm. The Crystal Heart – The mandarin's daughter did not really see the boatman who sang from the river, but she's sure he's her destined love. Afterward, children will create a woven miniature basket boat.

Bruce Museum Art Adventures: Contemporary Art.

12/18/2016

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-413-6756.

1 pm - 3 pm. A drop-in program designed for children ages 4 and up and their families. Participants will have the opportunity to craft fun and creative works of art inspired by the museum's collections and exhibitions. Free with admission. No registration required.

Westport Playhouse Family Festivities A Very Electric Christmas

12/18/2016

25 Powers Court, Westport, CT Phone: 203.227.4177 | 888.927.7529.

1 pm and 4 pm. All tickets $25. Audiences of all ages will treasure this magical and captivating tale of family, friendship and hope set to timeless holiday hits by Nat King Cole, Mariah Carey, Tchiakovsky & more. Santa's helpers are putting the final touches on presents as a young bird named Max heads south for the winter. When Max gets blown off course during a snow storm, he ends up lost at the North Pole. As he makes his way home, he meets dancing poinsettias, Nutcracker soldiers & other festive characters. Brighten your holidays with this magical & captivating tale!

Scout Build it, Break it, Make it Day

12/18/2016 to 12/18/2016

39 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977.6521.

It's our favorite time of year—the annual Billion Bricks exhibition in the Stamford Museum! This year, we're all about Superheroes in Gotham. Visit our amazing exhibit and get a chance to build, break, and make things of your own. We'll have free build time with our favorite building blocks, use our favorite recipe to make something yummy to take home, and meet some animal builders and breakers, too! Scouts will be grouped and will rotate through activities. Limited to 60 Girl and Boy Scouts for a great experience. Scouts may register with their parents or with their troops/dens. Fee: $9/scout. Troop/den leaders free; additional adults: $2/each. To register, e-mail LisaMonachelli, lmonachelli@stamfordmuseum.org. For more information, visit www.stamfordmuseum.org or call203.977.6521

New Canaan Nature Center Holiday Break Programs

12/19/2016 to 12/21/2016

144 Oenoke Ridge , New Canaan, CT Phone: (203) 966-9577 x10.

9:00A.M. - Noon. This is an exciting drop-off program for your child (ages 3-7) reminiscent of camp & right during the holiday break! Come on down the hill and join other enthusiastic kids as our expert staff lead a variety of wintry adventures throughout our 40-acre preserve and celebrate the holiday season in true NCNC fashion as nature intended. Each day kids will delve into different aspects of the wonderland at NCNC while they traverse the property and let nature surround them. Daily themes include topics such as: o Animals in Winter. o Nature's signs of the Season o Over the Green and Through the Woods (Trail Exploration) Daily activities are subject to change based on daily weather forecasts. All programs emphasize hands-on outdoor activities and engaging nature games/crafts geared toward the season so come prepared to be outdoors for some fun! Extend the fun and join us for our Lunch Bunch each day from Noon-1P.M. (bring your own lunch) ($15/day). A healthy snack will be provided during the 9:00-noon program.

Vacation Drop-Off Days

12/19/2016 to 12/20/2016

39 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977.6521.

Monday, December 19 & Tuesday, December 20, 9:30 am - 12 pm Ages 4-5.Join us for a morning of nature play, live animals, crafts, and more! Our environmental educators will lead an exploration of winter trails, introduce children to some of our animal teachers, and share stories and crafts. Enrollment is limited to 12 children for a small group experience. Must be age 4 or older by the date of the program. Snack and drink will be served. Meet at Overbrook Nature Center. Members: $30/child or $50/child for both days. Non-Members: $35/child or $60/child for both days. For more information, visit www.stamfordmuseum.org or call203.977.6521

Stepping Stones Museum for Children North Pole Comes to Stepping Stones

12/20/2016 to 12/24/2016

303 West Ave., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203.899.0606.

11 a.m. - 12 noon. Visitors meet and greet with Santa where parents and caregivers can take pictures! Visitors will also be able to meet some of Santa's friends – Frosty, Reindeer and Penguin. A fun activity will be available while visitors are waiting for their turn to see Santa and friends.

Avon Theatre Cult Classics: DELICATESSEN (1991)

12/20/2016

272 Bedford St., Stamford, CT Phone: 203-967-3660.

8:30 pm. A post-apocalyptic future becomes the setting for pitch black humor in this visually intricate French comedy. The action takes place within a single apartment complex, which is owned by the same man that operates the downstairs butcher shop. It's a particularly popular place to live, thanks to the butcher's uncanny ability to find excellent cuts of meat despite the horrible living conditions outside. The newest building superintendent, a former circus clown, thinks he has found an ideal living situation. All that changes, however, when he discovers the true source of the butcher's meat, and that he may be the next main course. This dark tale is played out in a brilliantly designed, glorious surreal alternate world. Co-directors Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro hail from an animation background, and have a fondness for extravagant visuals, absurdist plot twists, and a sense of humor that combines sharp satire with broad slapstick and gross-out imagery. This mixture may displease the weak of stomach, but those attuned to the film's sensibility will be delighted by the obvious technical virtuosity and wicked sense of humor. Members $7, non members $12, students $9.

Maritime Aquarium Shark-Diving Santa

12/22/2016 to 12/31/2016

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

Dates: Dec. 15, 17, 18, 22, 24 & 26-31 Times: 12:15 and 2:15 p.m. Cost: free with admission Santa Claus will join The Maritime Aquarium's dive team to demonstrate that sharks aren't the blood-thirsty killers of myth. He'll strap on scuba gear and enter the Aquarium's 110,000-gallon "Ocean Beyond the Sound" exhibit as part of our regular program that lets Aquarium guests see and talk with volunteer divers swimming in the exhibit.

Beardsley Zoo - Hay Wagon Rides

12/26/2016 to 12/30/2016

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

(1-3 pm) -- Hay Wagon Rides. Buy the $2 tickets at our main Gift Shop and get on the hay wagon at the WOLF Cabin.