Staying One Step Ahead of your Special Needs Child at The Stamford Jewish Community Center

01/11/2011 to 01/11/2011

1035 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203-487-0941.

Empowering workshop for parents to help their child succeed in school and in life. Sponsored by JFS and the JCC. M/NM No charge. For more information, call Nancy Schiffman at 203-487-0941 or visit the website.

Parenting Series: What’s On Your Mind? The Stamford Jewish Community Center

01/13/2011 to 01/13/2011

458 Lakeside Drive, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203-487-0941.

Temple Sinai Atrium. Natural ideas to keep your child healthy. Promote wellness and prevent disease by maintaining a healthy diet. Presented by Vicki Kobliner MS RD, Registered Dietitian. M/NM No charge. For more information, call Ann Liss Johnson at 203-322-6541, visit or e-mail

Silvermine presents "Somewhere Between Magic and Reality" - New Canaan

01/13/2011 to 01/13/2011

1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203-966-9700 ext. 22.

Somewhere Between Magic & Reality A special event presented by the Silvermine Guild Arts Center with exhibiting Guild Artist Karin Hillmer.  Part of Silvermine’s Director’s Choice exhibition “Infinity & Dreams – photographs inspired by the short stories of Jorge Luis Borge.,” Patrick Horgan, celebrated actor and narrator, will read The Circular Ruins, a short story by J. L. Borges, followed by an artist’s walk & talk with Karin Hillmer who will speak about her work.  Reception to follow. Space is limited and reservations are encouraged.  To purchase advance tickets call 203-966-9700 ext. 22. TICKETS: $10 for members; $12 for non-members. INFORMATION: (203) 966-9700 or visit the website: Snow Date: Friday, January 14, 2011

Family-friendly Bird Count: "Project Feeder Watch" - Greenwich


613 Riversville Rd., Greenwich, CT 06831. Phone: 203-869-5272.

On Sat. 1 - 2:30 p.m. Winer is a wonderful time for our families to share the joy of birds in our own backyards. Come learn about watching and feeding winter birds and how your family can be "Citizen Scientists" by reporting your regular backyard bird feeder observations to Cornell University.  All ages. RSVP to Store: 203-869-5272  X221.

Winter Moonlight Walk - Greenwich Audubon


613 Riversville Rd, Greenwich, CT 06831. Phone: 203-869-5272 X230.

On Sat. from  6:30 - 8 p.m. Hike to Mead Lake with moonlit woods and lakeshore to listen for ice shifting, hotting owls, coyotes, or other wildlife.  Dress warmly with soft (quiet) outer layers. Ages 7 & up. RSVP by calling.

Bears Day at Earthplace - Nature Discovery Museum - Westport

01/15/2011 to 01/15/2011

10 Woodside Lane, Westport, CT 06880. Phone: 203-227-7253.

Enjoy a full day of bear make-and-take projects and wild black bear information.  Make a bee tree for the bears.  Visit a "bear den".  Learn how to track a black bear.  Bring your Teddy Bear to a tea party at 2 PM.  Fun for all ages.  Included with regular admission.

Exploring the Orchestra: Villains & Superheroes at The Bendel Mansion - Stamford

01/16/2011 to 01/16/2011

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.325.1407.

On Sunday, 1 pm & 2:30 pm – Discover some musical magic with your family at the Bendel Mansion (main building)! Come dressed as your favorite superhero or villain and join us as powerful percussion and boisterous brass set the stage for this ultimate battle between good and evil! Stamford Symphony’s 45-minute interactive programs are child-focused, and strive to capture young imaginations in many special ways. Concerts are geared for children aged 4 to 8, and encourage all to get up-close-and-personal with the musicians. Children will have a blast discovering which instruments honk, whistle, pluck or bang! Concerts sell out quickly, so reserve your spot today by calling 203.325.1407 x 10.Members: $12 Adults, $8 Children / Non-Members: $15 Adults, $8 Children. Parking and Museum admission included! Spend a day exploring the Stamford Museum and Nature Center.

Mini-Concerts For Families - Stamford Symphony at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center

01/16/2011 to 01/16/2011

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203-325-1407, x 10.

On Sunday, January 16,  Sunday, February 13 and Sunday, March 27, at 1:00 and 2:30 p.m. Interactive Fun at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center with musicians from the Stamford Symphony. Past programs including Boom & Toot, Peter & the Wolf, and The Sorcerer's Apprentice. Programs always sell-out! Tickets: SM&NC members $12 adults/non-members $15, $8 all children. Parking and Museum admission included! Spend a day exploring the Stamford Museum and Nature Center.
For more information or to purchase tickets contact Stamford Symphony Patron Services at 203-325-1407, x 10 or by e-mail: The Stamford Symphony aspires to build a lifelong appreciation of classical music among all populations of Stamford and its neighboring communities in Connecticut.

From Bach to Sinatra at The Stamford Jewish Community Center

01/16/2011 to 01/16/2011

1035 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203-487-0941.

Learn what to listen for in music, what makes music tick, and how to enhance you listening experience. M $5 / NM $7.  For more information, call Nancy Schiffman at 203-487-0941, visit or e-mail

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Workshop at Westport Arts Center


51 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT 06880. Phone: 203-222-7070.

On Monday, January 17,2011 the Westport Arts Center wil hold a Martin Luther King Jr. Day Workshop from 10AM to 11:30AM.  In this unique workshop children will explore several award-winning Children's Book Illustrators and learn various illustration techniques.  Each child wil take home their very own text and illustrations inspired by these talented children's book artists.  Workshop is for children ages 6-10.  $40 (members $35).  Call to register.