Westport Historical Society Coffeehouse Tribute to Bob Dylan

04/28/2017

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

6 pm - 8 pm. The next Coffeehouse at the Wheeler's with singer-songwriter Suzanne Sheridan and guest musicians will pay tribute to Bob Dylan on his selection for the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature. The Nobel Prize honored Dylan "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition." He is the first musician ever to win the award and the first American to win in the literature category since Toni Morrison in 1993. The New York Times called it "perhaps the most radical choice in history stretching back to 1901," when the first Nobels were awarded.

Greenwich Historical Society Story Barn: 'Imagine That!'

04/28/2017

39 Strickland Rd, Cos Cob, CT Phone: 203-869-6899.

Doors open at 7:00 pm; performance begins at 7:30 pm.. Our next Story Barn, Imagine That!, takes its theme from our upcoming exhibition Jim and Jane Henson: Creative Work, Creative Play (opens April 5, to October 8, 2017). Best known as creators of the Muppets, the Hensons' contributions to Sesame Street revolutionized early childhood education, and their visionary puppetry resulted in a global entertainment phenomenon. With seemingly limitless imaginations, Jane and Jim Henson worked in tandem to raised five young children in Greenwich from 1964–1971. They often blurred the lines between burgeoning careers and family life and happily gleaned inspiration from both. Mirroring the Hensons, their revolutionary cast of puppet characters also delightfully blurred—and often obliterated—the lines between "the work of learning" and play. Imagine that!

Stamford Museum and Nature Center Observatory Night

04/28/2017

151 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT

8 pm. View the sky through a 22-inch research telescope, weather permitting. Special group visits can be arranged, call 203.977.6521. Program suitable for ages 5 and older. The Stamford Observatory entrance is located off Scofieldtown Road. For GPS users, enter 151 Scofieldtown Road. Please call 203-977-6537 for weather updates in regards to telescope viewing. Members: Free | Non-members: $5 Adults, $3 Children (5-17)

Silvermine Arts Center One Night Stand: Crackle Bowls on the Potter's Wheel

04/28/2017

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

7 pm - 9 pm. Open to both beginners and those who have been on the potter's wheel before? This workshop will kick up the wow factor on your pottery creations. Not only will we go over all the basic skills to form the raw clay into a bowl but we'll use a liquid glass solution to make a wonderful textured crackle finish on the outside of your bowl. Lastly color will be added by using tinted liquid clays called slips. Project will take approximately six weeks to be fired.

Earthplace Green Day

04/29/2017

Community wide event, Westport, CT

Westport GREENDAY is a community-wide event that celebrates sustainability across our great town. It's sole purpose? To get all Westporters, during this particular day, thinking and doing GREEN! Rather than one single, localized event, GREENDAY showcases numerous initiatives and organizations at multiple locations throughout our town. You can pick and choose how you want to spend the day just as long as you do so while celebrating sustainability! This year's Westport Greenday is Saturday April 29th so grab your family and friends and GO GREEN!

Ambler Farm Spring Fling Pancake Breakfast

04/29/2017

257 Hurlbutt St, Wilton, CT Phone: 203.834.1143.

11am – 12:30pm Celebrate Spring at the Farm! Drop in for pancakes with Ambler Farm maple syrup anytime between 11am and 12:30pm. Visit with our sheep, goats and rabbits, do a fun spring craft, and stay to observe our resident sheeps' wool shearing in preparation for warmer weather. No wait list. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Rain or Shine.
$15 per adult / $5 per child

Wilton Historical Society Patriot Dinner

04/29/2017

224 Danbury Rd, Wilton, CT Phone: 203.762.7257.

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm. A Colonial dinner of "tempting food and wine" commemorating the Raid on Danbury. Choose to come as a Patriot or a Redcoat, or Yourself! Colonial Music. The story of Wilton's part in the Raid told by Bob Russell after dinner

Wilton HIstorical Society Colonial Cookery and Customs for Kids This Month: Patriot Hand Pies

04/29/2017

224 Danbury Rd, Wilton, CT Phone: 203-762-7257.

11 am - 12:30 pm. Hand pies are small circles of thick pie dough, filled and folded over, baked, then ready to be pocketed and eaten on the run. At the monthly Colonial Cookery and Customs for Kids workshop the dish will be Patriot Hand Pies. Members: $10; Non-members $15. Space is limited — please register by contacting info@wiltonhistorical.org or call 203-762-7257.

Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk Marine Life Study Cruises

04/29/2017 to 04/30/2017

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

1 pm. Study marine biodiversity from the water's surface down to the bottom for a first-hand understanding of Long Island Sound's interdependent marine life. We utilize such sampling techniques as a plankton tow, trawl net and biodredge that generally bring up a variety of fish, crabs, mollusks and more right out of Long Island Sound right before your eyes! A videomicroscope tied to a giant-screen monitor and a large touch tank on board enhance observations. 2.5 hours.

Center for Contemporary Printmaking EASTERN AND WESTERN STYLE WOODCUT

04/29/2017

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

10 am - 4:40 pm. APANESE WOODBLOCK (MOKUHANGA) In mokuhanga, separate blocks are cut for individual or related colors. Par­ticipants will work from a simple sketch in three colors. They will learn how to transfer the color areas of the sketch to the wood blocks, and how to cut away the areas of the block surrounding the lines and shapes that will print. Participants will use brushes to apply water-based inks and rice paste to their blocks. They will learn the kento method of paper registration to print the inked blocks, one over another onto Asian papers, using hand pressure and a bamboo baren.