Fairfield Museum and History Center Miss Annie’s Museum Munchkins

02/01/2017 to 02/22/2017

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

Wednesdays, 4pm – 5:30pm. Ages 4 – 6. Session 4: February 8 (Valentine's Day), February 15 (President's Day), February 22 (Shrove Tuesday) & March 1 (Ash Wednesday) Join Miss Annie of Great Beginnings Montessori School to celebrate diverse holidays and to explore the history of our town. Sessions will include reading about our theme, creating a unique craft and viewing some of the Museum's fascinating exhibits. Together, we'll learn to appreciate each other, our family, our communities and the world at large! Each Session = Members: $90; Non-Members: $110.

Center for Contemporary Printmaking COMBINING ETCHINGS WITH WOODCUTS

02/01/2017 to 02/03/2017

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

Learn how to combine mediums to give prints depth and textural creativity. Woodcuts can be added as either tonal/color shapes under etchings, or etchings can be added for a dark mark to a woodcut. Use either an existing etching or woodcut. Participants will work with existing matrix, or create simple plates to explore cross process layering.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children Wednesdays

02/01/2017 to 02/22/2017

303 West Ave., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-899-0606.

Feb. 1,8,15,22. 9:45 Toddler Tales, 12 pm. Tech Time, 1:30 pm mini makers - Be a maker and create! Children and their adults can flex their creative muscles. All ages. 2:30 p.m. Zumba kids.

Greenwich Historical Society Deborah Bonnell Art Reception

02/01/2017

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

The Greenwich Historical Society will present In Their Footsteps – Deborah Bonnell Paints Weir Farm at the Storehouse Gallery Museum Shop from February 1 through 28. The exhibition will feature works painted by Bonnell as a 2016 artist-in-residence at Weir Farm.  The public is invited to attend an opening reception on Wednesday, February 1, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, at the Greenwich Historical Society, Storehouse Gallery, 39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob, CT. All paintings on view will be available for purchase. To RSVP, please email shealy@greenwichhistory.org with the number in your party.

Center for Contemporary Printmaking -COMBINING ETCHINGS WITH WOODCUTS with Nomi Silverman

02/01/2017 to 02/03/2017

299 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203.899.7999.

Learn how to combine mediums to give prints depth and textural creativity. Woodcuts can be added as either tonal/color shapes under etchings, or etchings can be added for a dark mark to a woodcut. Use either an existing etching or woodcut. Participants will work with existing matrix, or create simple plates to explore cross process layering.

Bruce Museum Art of Design

02/02/2017

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

11:30 am - 3 pm.  This benefit event features a distinguished group of panelists exploring the intersection of art and design for a conversation on how successful design is approached in today's complex world. The discussion may cover a range of fields such as culinary arts, fashion, luxury goods, landscape architecture and high-end car design. Tickets required. For more information, contact Lindsay Saltz at 203-413-6761.

Bruce Museum Evening Art Lecture. John Singer Sargent and Landscape Painting

02/02/2017

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

6 pm - 8 pm Dr. Erica E. Hirshler, Croll Senior Curator of American Paintings, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Dr. Erica Hirshler will explore Sargent's fascination with landscape painting, from his earliest sketches of the Alps to his engagement with Impressionism in the mid-1880s and his glorious abstracted mountain imagery of the twentieth century. Advance registration required. Admission: Free for Bruce members, $10 for non-members. At the door: $10 Bruce members, $20 non-members.

Garden Education Center of Greenwich -Seed Starting in our Greenhouse

02/02/2017

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

1 pm. Learn the basics of starting seeds at home. This hands-on workshop, taught in our greenhouse, will review planting schedules, germinating techniques and which seeds can be sown directly in the garden. You will be ready for Spring with a plethora of information and a few little treasures to grow on your own. Please pre-register for planning purposes. $20 for members of the GEC/$30 for non-members of the GEC

New Canaan Nature Center NYBG: Perennial Plant Combinations

02/02/2017

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

10:30 am - 3 pm. Join us here at NCNC for a perennial plant combinations class, led by Sheri Forster, longtime NYBG instructor and principal of The Scottish Gardener. Whether in a shady corner or a sunny border, selecting the right plant combinations makes the difference between a ho-hum garden and one that gets rave reviews. Concentrating on perennials, learn to use color, texture, height, and bloom when combining plants to create a harmonious look for your garden come spring. Cost: $79/person

Stepping Stones Museum for Children Thursdays

02/02/2017 to 02/23/2017

303 West Ave., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-899-0606.

Feb. 2,9,16,23. 11:45 am - Stepping Stones on Stage, Enjoy a short performance, such as "The Case of the Missing Super Salad," or show off your talents on stage. 12:15 ABC/123 - Learn your ABCs and 123s with our peppy, purple professor. 1:30 pm. Smart Where science, math and art all collide! Learn how the masters of art used math and science to be creative and use their techniques in your own art.Recommended for ages 3 and older. 2:30 pm Pound for the Family - An exercise program with rhythm, music and movement to help families stay fit together.