Garden Education Center of Greenwich -Trish O'Sullivan's 3 day Wedding Workshop

03/11/2017 to 03/25/2017

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

Saturdays, March 11, 18 & 25 (10AM - 12:30 PM) Session 1: Bridal Bouquet and Tussie-Mussy hand held Mother-of-the-Bride bouquet. Session 2: Bridesmaid Bouquet and Boutonnieres Session 3: Flower Crown & Flower Girl Basket Cost for all 3 sessions: Materials fee of $325 PLUS: Class fee of: $300 for members of the GEC/$350 for non-members of the GEC Cost per session: Materials fee of $125 PLUS: Instructor fee of: $100 for members of the GEC/$125 for non-members of the GEC Gallery Viewing only per session: ​$50 for members/$55 for non-members Gallery participants have the opportunity to observe, take notes and ask questions at the end of class only at a reduced rate. No videotaping allowed.

Fairfield Museum and History Center History by Hand Session 3

03/15/2017 to 03/29/2017

370 Beach Rd., Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-1598.

Session 3: March 15, 22, 29. Each Session: Members: $95; Non-members: $125 + $25 supply fee. Sign up for all 3 sessions and receive 10% off! Join other creative kids to learn art, design, and sewing, building confidence and problem-solving skills along the way. Learn basic skills, techniques, vocabulary, and safety, students discover their own talents making unique sewing and collage projects inspired by history, including decoupage, patchwork pillows, cute animals, and colorful block quilting.

New Canaan Nature Center Designing Winning Plant Combinations

03/18/2017 to 03/25/2017

144 Oenoke Rd., New Canaan, CT Phone: 203-966-9577.

2 Saturdays, March 18 & 25 · 10:30A.M. - 1:00P.M. Contemporary designers combine plants in naturalistic patterns to create gardens with yearround interest. Consider how color, form, texture and bloom time should inform your plant choices. Join us here at NCNC to learn how to combine trees, shrubs, perennials, grasses, and annuals into gorgeous seasonal displays. Tours of the Seasonal Walk and Perennial Garden are included. Dress for the weather. Cost: $139 (includes materials)

Stamford Museum and Nature Center March WILDness at Heckscher WILD!

03/19/2017 to 04/02/2017

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT Phone: 203-322-1646.

Vote in our 2nd annual bracket challenge at Heckscher WILD! All of our animals are awesome, but everyone has a favorite! Is yours Hot Dog the Tree Frog? Wallace the Red-Footed Tortoise? Thor the Savannah Monitor, or another? Each week will feature a group of animals that will compete for votes to move on in the challenge. The top two vote getters will battle it out to be the March WILDness winner. Cast your vote in person at Heckscher WILD! or on the SM&NC Facebook page (1 vote per person per day). Stop by weekday afternoons (Tues-Fri) in March at 3 pm to meet one of the animals from our weekly group. 3rd Round (March 19 - 25): Turtles & Snakes 4th Round (March 26 - April 1): Lizards The Terrific Two (April 2 - 7): 2 Highest Vote Getters Heckscher WILD! Hours: Tues. - Fri., 12 - 4 pm, Sat. & Sun., 10 am - 4 pm School Vacation Days, 10 am - 4 pm

Center for Contemporary Printmaking INTRODUCTION TO PRINTMAKING

03/21/2017 to 04/11/2017

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

This workshop is designed to introduce monotype, linoleum block printing, drypoint and collagraph. Each week for 30 minutes, the focus will be on the history of each medium along with demonstration. Thereafter, each participant will have the opportunity to work in the new technique and print their work. This workshop is for novice and experienced printmakers who wish to hone their techniques. Nancy will work one-on-one with each participant to accomplish personal goals.

Center for Contemporary Printmaking -INTRODUCTION TO PRINTMAKING with Nancy McTague-Stock

03/21/2017 to 04/11/2017

299 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203.899.7999.

Tuesday evenings, 6pm – 9pm. 4-week workshop, limited to 6; All Levels Includes 4 hours of studio time each week. $275 members, $300 non-members. This workshop is designed to introduce monotype, linoleum block printing, drypoint and collagraph. Each week for 30 minutes, the focus will be on the history of each medium along with demonstration. Thereafter, each participant will have the opportunity to work in the new technique and print their work. This workshop is for novice and experienced printmakers who wish to hone their techniques. Nancy will work one-on-one with each participant to accomplish personal goals.

Wilton HIstorical Society Colonial Cookery and Customs for Kids at the Wilton Historical Society This Month: Irish Soda Bread

03/25/2017

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

11 am - 12:30 pm. Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, the Colonial Cookery and Customs for Kids program at the Wilton Historical Society on Saturday, March 25 from 11:00 – 12:30 will be making Irish Soda Bread. Soda bread was introduced in the early 1800's in England, rapidly became popular in Ireland, and then in America.

Trumbull Historical Society Lecture

03/25/2017

1856 Huntington Turnpike, Trumbull, CT Phone: (203) 377-6620. .

2-3 pm. oin Professor Hamish Lutris as he discusses, "One Man With Courage is a Majority" as part of Trumbull's One Book, One Town program. The program will be held at the Historical Society.

2017 Norwalk Seaport Association Annual Light Keeper's Gala

03/25/2017

99 East Ave, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203 838 9444.

6 pm - 11 pm at Norwalk Inn & Conference Center.This annual gala brings together friends of Sheffield Island Lighthouse, corporate partners and community leaders for a night dedicated to our jewel of the sound. Funds raised support our mission of preservation and restoration and will provide an opportunity to educate children of all ages about the importance of preserving the Sheffield Island Lighthouse, Long Island Sound, our environment and maritime heritage. We look forward to seeing you there! Visit website for ticket information.

Center for Contemporary Printmaking DRYPOINT: LINE, TONE TEXTURE

03/25/2017 to 03/26/2017

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

10 am - 4 pm. In this workshop, participants will learn how to use different types of styluses, related engraving tools, and non-intaglio materials to create both black and white and color images. Use of drypoint as a means of creating alternative mezzotint grounds will also be covered. Printing instruction will emphasize wiping techniques for controlling plate tone to take full advantage of the drypoint burr. Printmakers interested in using drypoint to expand the range of tones and textures in their etchings are encouraged to bring etched plates, while everyone is invited to bring their imagination.