Westport Art Center - Chuck Close Grid Drawing


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

9-10:15 (ages 5-8) 10:30-12pm (ages 9-12) $30 / 35 for WAC Members Using artwork form WAC's current exhibition of the world-renowned painter Chuck Close, we will create large-scale compositions using a grid technique.

The Carriage Barn Arts Center - 34th Annual Photography Show

01/11/2014 to 02/09/2014

681 South Avenue, New Canaan, CT Phone: 203-972-1895.

Opening Reception Friday, January 10th, 6:30 – 8:30pm. The Carriage Barn Arts Center is open Wednesday-Saturday, 10am-3pm. and Sunday 1-5pm. We are open by appointment only during the summer.

Bruce Museum -Lecture Series: History of Oyster Fishing on Long Island Sound.


One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-0376 .

2:00 p.m. The first in a three-part series of programs exploring the history of shellfishing on Long Island Sound highlights the Town of Greenwich Shellfish Commission. Commissioner Roger Bowgen, Walter Adler, Susie Baker, Dr. Frank Cantelmo, Lucy Jinishian, Daniel Barrett, and members from the Health Department join us for a panel discussion exploring the past, present and future of the Town of Greenwich Shellfish Commission. Find out who they are and what they do to protect and promote healthy shellfishing in Greenwich. Free with Museum admission. Reservations suggested; call the Museum at 203-869-0376 or e-mail to info@brucemuseum.org. The Bruce Museum receives support for this program thanks to a grant from Connecticut Humanities.

The Stamford Symphony - The Case of the Suspicious Strings


39 Brookdale Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203-325-1407 X10.

1 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.Exploring the Orchestra at the Stamford Nature Center, For Children Ages 4-7. Come unlock the mysteries of music with members of the Stamford Symphony! Join us for our 45 minute, interactive program where kids will get up-close-and-personal with the musicians and experience the joys of music. Call 203.325.1407 x10 to buy tickets today!      SM&NC Adult Members $10 / Adult Non-Members $20 / All Kids $10. Parking and admission to the Stamford Museum & Nature Center are included.

Shelton Reading Circle


41 Church St, Shelton, CT Phone: (203) 926-0111.

Huntington Branch Library. 7:00 pm - 8:30pm. Book discussing: My Antonia. Author: Willa Cather You are invited to attend the next gathering of the Shelton Reading Circle sponsored by the Shelton Historical Society.

Public Nights at the Bowman Observatory Greenwich


1800 E. Elm St, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-413-6762..

7-9.  Located on the grounds of Julian Curtiss Elementary School, 1800 E. Elm Street, Greenwich, northeast of the Milbank/Elm St. rotary, the observatory is open to the public free of charge (weather permitting). For more information, call 203-413-6762.

P.T. Barnum Museum - Sneak Peek Barnum's Books presented by Melissa Houston, Registrar


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

Wednesday, January 15 at 12:15 p.m. - Sneak Peek Barnum's Books presented by Melissa Houston, Registrar. Attendees are invited to bring their lunches and favorite Barnum book.  $2 Donation Barnum famously authored his own autobiography but his writing career spans picture books, novels, newspapers, self-help manuals and an attempt at a biology textbook. Join the museum's registrar, Melissa Houston, for this month's lunchtime series as she examines some of the colorful covers, amazing adventures and veritable language feasts found in P.T. Barnum's books.

Bruce Museum -Oyster Fishing on Long Island Sound


One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-0376.

12:30 – 1:15 p.m. A program especially designed for children ages 3-5 years and their adult caregivers, who will explore the Museum's galleries through hands-on experiences, crafts, stories and more. Children will explore the exhibition Oysters, Pearls of Long Island Sound and then work on a related-craft project. Members $5, non-members $7 per child, per class. Parents/guardians are free. For reservations, call the Museum at 203-869-0376.

Garden Education Center Hosts Vincent Simeone: New, Exciting Trees & Shrubs for the Forward Thinking Gardener--Cos Cob


130 Bible Street, Cos Cob, CT 06807. Phone: 203-869-9242.

Vincent Simeone: New, Exciting Trees & Shrubs for the Forward Thinking Gardener--Wednesday, January 15th from 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm. Renowned Horticulturist, Vincent Simeone, has worked in the horticultural field for over 27 years and is the author of 4 books. He has expertise in woody plant ID, culture, and selection of superior varieties. This lecture will focus on the newest and most promising selections of trees and shrubs for gardeners with a true appreciation for the best plants available. Members: $35
Non-Members: $45.

Fairfield Museum -Miss Annie\'s Museum Munchkins


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

Wednesdays, 3:30pm – 5:30pm Ages 4 – 6 Members; $115, Non-Members; $130 6 sessions: November 6 (Veteran's Day), November 20 (Thanksgiving), December 4 (Hanukkah), December 18, January 15 (Martin Luther King Day) and January 29 (Chinese New Year) Come celebrate the holidays with Miss Annie of Great Beginnings Montessori School. While we are together, we will explore the meaning of the holidays, as they relate to our children. By doing so, we help them to appreciate those around them, family, community and subsequently, the world at large. During each session, we will read about the holiday, where it originated as well as create a unique craft for the day.