Asian New Year Celebration at Beardsley Park Zoo - Bridgeport

02/05/2011

1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06610. Phone: 203-394-6565.

On noon to 3 p.m.  Join your Zoo friends in celebrating the Year of the Rabbit with special stories, crafts, a children's parade, and many more fun activities. Snow date is February 12th.

Red Ribbon Ball Benefit for Cardinal Shehan Center and Beardsley Park Zoo - Bridgeport

02/05/2011

The Waterview, 215 Roosevelt Drive, Rte. 34, Monroe, CT 06478. Phone: 203-394-6573.

On Sat. a Black Tie event to benefit the Cardinal Shehan Center and CT Beardsley Zoo.  Honoring Charles Carroll, Director of Public Facilities, City of Bridgeport.  $150 per person/ $1,500 table of ten. $2,00 silver sponsor/$5,00 gold sponsor. For more information call or visit the website.

Maple Sugar Sunday Chef's Challenge at First County Bank

02/05/2011 to 02/05/2011

1042 High Ridge Rd., Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: (203) 322-1646.

In conjunction with sponsoring Maple Sugar Sunday, First County Bank will host its second annual Chef's Challenge demonstrating the prep work for creating a treat made with maple syrup. Three local chefs will compete to create the best tasting recipe, as judged by the public, using maple syrup as an ingredient.  Plus, First County Bank will be accepting donations in support of the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. The final cook-off will take place Sunday, March 6, at the First County Bank Maple Sugar Sunday event held at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center.

Westport Arts Center presents: REBEL

02/06/2011

720 Pequot Ave., Southport, CT Phone: 203- 222-7070.

3 p.m.  at the Pequot Library, in  Southport.  The WAC expands into the early music field by engaging Rebel, a much-heralded group of baroque instrumentalists in residence at New York's Trinity Church Wall Street. They will perform "Irregular Pearls," an accessible program of music by Baroque-era composers. Tickets: $25 / $10 (college students) / $5 (children 18 & under).

Sunday Explorers at The Stamford Museum and Nature Center

02/06/2011 to 02/06/2011

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.322.1646.

11 am – 3 pm, each Sunday (with exception of special event days)Join SM&NC education staff every Sunday for a hands-on, interactive exploration of many of the Museum’s favorite features!  Each week will focus on a different theme and may include visits with our live reptiles or farm animals, tastings in the garden, or great arts and craft experiences. Programs will feature both staff-led and self-guided activities for all ages. Activities will run throughout the time period, so join us anytime to extend and enhance your SM&NC experience. All ages are welcome, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Members: Free / Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call 203.322.1646, e-mail  or visit website.

Silvermine Lecture Series with David Dunlop at Silvermine Guild Art Center - New Canaan

02/06/2011 to 02/06/2011

1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203-966-6668 ext. 2.

Lecture Series with David Dunlop: “Da Vinci, the First Neuro-Scientist” In this lecture, Dunlop will give insight into how Leonardo Da Vinci discovered the art of painting and the biology of vision which predicted and altered the future of art.  He will answer probing questions such as what were Leonardo’s methods and materials.  How did later artists adopt his theories on color and perspective and the depiction of light, motion and form?  How did he use his scientific observations to re-invent the way we look at and make pictures? What is his influence on artists practicing today?  What observations have contemporary artists neglected? A resident of Wilton, David Dunlop has been a teacher at the Silvermine School of Art since 1993.  His work is nationally known and featured in many prominent collections throughout the United States and abroad.  Galleries and institutions have granted David solo shows since 1981.  He also hosted and wrote the 2009 Emmy Award-winning PBS television series “Landscapes Through Time.”Tickets: $10 for member; $12 for non-member. INFORMATION: (203) 966-6668, ext. 2 or visit the website: www.silvermineart.org

CT Audubon Society Birdcraft Museum -Celebrate Valentine's Day--Fairfield

02/09/2011

314 Unquowa Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. Phone: 203-259-0416 Ext. 401.

On Wednesday, February  9, 2011 from 4-4:30PM at the CT Audubon Society Birdcraft Museum come celebrate Valentine's Day at the Museum.  This Afternoon Adventures" drop-in program starts with a story.  After our story we'll check the birdfeeders for cardinals and other birds and make heart-shaped treats to feed our winter animal friends.  All ages are welcome; children must be accompanied by an actively participating adult.  Admission by donation.  (Live animals are not part of this presentation).  Call for further information.

Afternoon Adventures: Valentine’s Delights at Birdcraft Museum

02/09/2011 to 02/09/2011

314 Unquowa Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. Phone: 203-259-0416.

Celebrate Valentine's Day at the Museum. Our "Afternoon Adventures" drop-in program starts with a story. Then we'll check the birdfeeders for cardinals and other birds and make heart-shaped treats to feed our winter animal friends. All ages are welcome; children must be accompanied by an actively participating adult. Admission by donation. (Live animals are NOT part of this program.)

A Tuscan Experience with Frank & Julio @ a Private Home

02/10/2011 to 02/10/2011

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

An imaginary day trip to Tuscany, with all its glorious food and beautiful flowers, will be what Frank and Julio have in mind for us as they each demonstrate their respective skills. Frank will offer up a warm Tuscan menu, featuring Ribolitta, Rosemary Pork Roast, Flat Bread and Apricot Tartlets. As he is working his aromatic magic, Julio will be demonstrating the art of arranging flowers to compliment the meal. Of course, we will get to indulge in the finished product, so plan on staying for lunch - buon appetito!  Member: $100; non-member: $125.  Please register in advance.

Let's Fall In Love! - An Evening of Love and Romance at Edgerton Center For the Performting Arts

02/12/2011

Sacred Heart University. 5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield, CT 06825. Phone: 203-371-7908. Fax: 203-365-4858.

At 8 p.m. From Richard Rodgers to Stephen Soundheim, an evening of romance with two of Broadway's most celebraed stars, Robecca Luker (Marry Poppins, The Music Man and Sound of Music) and Howard McGillin (Phantom of the Opera, She Love Me, and Anything Goes) and under the musical director of Broadway conductor/accompanist Joseph Thaiken. Single Shows Geneal Public $20. SHU Students/Faculty/Staff $15/ Senior Citizens 15. Buy tickets on line.