Bruce Museum - Film Series: American Advertising: Photography, Modernism, and Commercial Culture

04/08/2013

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203.869.0376.

10:30 am. The Museum presents a four-part series of films exploring the contexts that informed Harold Haliday Costain's body of work. The series will trace the history of photography in the early twentieth century and profile important American artists who worked in the commercial field and influenced the use of photography as art and advertisement. All films are followed by coffee and discussion, and are free with Museum admission.. May 8: Manhatta – from Avant-Garde: Experimental Cinema of the 1920s and 1930s (10 min.), America & Lewis Hine (60 min.), and Edward Steichen: Masters of Photography (30 min.)

Garden Education Center of Greenwich - In Praise of Noble Trees- Lecture

04/08/2013

401 Old Church Road, Cos Cob, CT Phone: 203-869-9242.

6 p.m. Reception Signing. 7 p.m. Lecture - In praise of Noble Trees. Location Greenwich Day Country Day School. Pre registration $40.00. Visit the website for more information. Dirr's Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs.

Garden Education Center of Greenwich - What's New in Viburnum & Hydrangea - Lecture

04/08/2013

130 Bible Street, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-9242.

Monday, April 8 10:00am - What's New in Viburnum & Hydrangea. Location: Garden Education Center in Partnership in honor Michael  Dirr, PHD - Pre Registration required. $40.00. Visit the website for more information.

Beardsley Zoo - Zoo Tots

04/09/2013 to 04/10/2013

1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-394-6563.

04/09/2013 - 10:30am - Wed, 04/10/2013 - 11:30am  This monthly 45-minute program for children 18 months to three years, who are accompanied by an adult, may include stories, games, activities, crafts, and live animals. This session, entitled “Where Do I Live?” will feature animal habitats. $10 for Zoo members and one child, and $15 for non-members and one child. To make a reservation, pre-register by calling the Zoo's Education Department at 203-394-6563.

Maritime Aquarium “Fish School” Educators’ Open House

04/09/2013

10 N. Water Street, Norwalk, CT Phone: (203) 852-0700.

Educators can enjoy a special free evening of having The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk all to themselves on Tues., April 9, as they explore the Aquarium’s permanent and special exhibits and also preview IMAX® movies. The teachers’ open house, called “Fish School,” will run from 4 to 7 p.m. “The Maritime Aquarium has so much to offer educators in bringing to life their lessons in environmental education, animal adaptations, ecosystems and other science curricula,” said Jamie Alonzo, the Aquarium’s education director.

Bruce Museum - Look and See: Out of the Egg

04/10/2013

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

12:30 pm. A program especially designed for children ages 3-5 years and their adult caregivers, who will explore the Museum's exhibition Eggs-hibition: Unscrambling Their History through hands-on experiences, crafts, stories and more. Members $5, non-members $7 per child, per class. Parents/guardians are free. For reservations, call the Museum at 203-869-0376.

Stamford Historical Society, Inc. - 11th Annual Gala: Honoring Stamford Sports Heroes Italian Center

04/11/2013

713 Bedford St., Stamford, CT Phone: 203-329-1183.

On  Thursday,  6 pm, 11th Annual Gala: Honoring Stamford Sports Heroes Italian Center. Visit the website for more information.

Jones Family Winery Spring Sip & Savor Series: Sardinia Style [*V]

04/12/2013

606 Walnut Tree Hill Rd., Shelton, CT Phone: (203) 929-8425.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Spring Sip & Savor Series offer guests a light-hearted yet knowledgeable education on pairing foods and wine. Our chef prepares a farm-style family supper, which we enjoy with four wine tastings. We discuss the culture and flavor basics of what we are eating and drinking with our wine educator and a Jones farmer. Limited to 16 students. Highlighting: Risotto-Style Fregula with Mushrooms, Fava Beans & Tomatoes, Minted Zucchini [*V] - Denotes Vegetarian-Friendly Menu Cost: $65/student.

Audubon Greenwich ~ Bird Walk

04/13/2013

613 RIversville Road, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-5272 x230.

(Main Sanctuary) 7:00-8:45 am ~ Bird Walk (Main Sanctuary) Morning bird walks are a spring tradition. Meet in Audubon Greenwich parking area on Riversville Road.No charge or RSVP required. Bring binoculars &/or camera. Loaner binoculars may be available. Questions? Call Ted Gilman at 203-869-5272 x230. 2:00-4:00 pm ~ Vernal Pond Survey Hike Hike to the Old Pasture Trail to examine vernal pools and look for evidence of breeding wood frogs and spotted salamanders. Ages 7 & up. RSVP to Ted at 203-869-5272 x230.

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum Opens Season with Gala, Two New Exhibits

04/13/2013

295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06854. Phone: 203-838-9799 ext 4.

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will celebrate the new 2013 season with an Opening Night Gala & Exhibitions Preview at the Mansion on April 13 at 7:00pm. to 11 p.m.  During the evening, co-chaired by Mimi Findlay of New Canaan and Kim Morque of Rye, New York, guests will have the opportunity to get a first look the Mansion’s two new exhibits. What Is It? Technologies and Discoveries of the Victorian Era features 19th century technological and scientific marvels of the Mansion’s heyday. Steampunk: Nature & Machine showcases artwork of this neo-retro aesthetic movement that borrows imagery from the Industrial Revolution. The black tie evening includes cocktails, a silent auction and dinner, catered by Michael Gilmartin of Outdoor Cookers. It features a special presentation by history of technology luminary Steven Lubar, Professor of the Departments of American Studies, History, and History of Art and Architecture at Brown University. The Museum Gala is sponsored by David Findlay Jr. Gallery, Spinnaker Real Estate Partners, LLC, Moran Towing Corporation and media sponsor Connecticut Cottages and Gardens.   The Museum’s 2013 cultural and educational programs are made possible by generous funding from the LMMM Distinguished Benefactors: The Xerox Foundation, Klaff’s, Mrs. Cynthia C. Brown and The Maurice Goodman Foundation. The Museum’s Education Program is made possible in part by a generous donation from AT&T.

The exhibit, What Is It? Technologies and Discoveries of the Victorian Era, is made possible thanks to a grant from the Connecticut Humanities (CTH), a non-profit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities that funds, creates and collaborates on hundreds of cultural programs across Connecticut each year. CTH brings together people of all ages and backgrounds to express, share and explore ideas in thoughtful and productive ways. From local discussion groups to major exhibitions on important historical events, CTH programs engage, enlighten and educate. Learn more by visiting www.cthumanities.org

What Is It? Technologies and Discoveries of the Victorian Era exhibit opens to the public on April 17th and runs through October 6, 2013. Steampunk: Nature & Machine, opens on April 25th and runs until June 15th .