Stepping Stones Museum for Children Around the World Rossijanochka

05/03/2014

303 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203 899 0606..

2p.m. - 3 p.m. Young performers from this multiple award-winning dance troupe, all the way from St. Petersburg, Russia, will amaze audiences with their lively, intricate and often acrobatic folk dances. Free with museum admission.

Silvermine Arts Center 90th Anniversary Fundraiser--New Canaan

05/03/2014

1037 Silvermine Rd., New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203-966-9700.

On Saturday, May 3, 2014 a Gala Celebration 90th Anniversary Fundraiser at Silvermine School of Art.  Come celebrate with a theme "The Roaring Twenties".  Come have dinner, play games and dance to the music of The Smoke Rings, the New York's smallest Big Bond.  Call for further details and make your reservations. 

Barnum Museum - Pack up a carload and head to Quassy Ammusement Park & Waterpark to help Barnum Museum Recovery

05/03/2014 to 05/04/2014

2131 Middlebury Rd., Middlebury, CT Phone: 203-758-2913.

Plan to enjoy a day at Quassy Amusement Park & Waterpark in Middlebury CT on Saturday, May 3 or Sunday, May 4, 2014. You will help The Barnum Museum during their time of restoration and recovery. Take advantage of this fantastic offer online by 11 p.m. on Friday, May 2 and Quassy Amusement Park & Waterpark in Middlebury will donate $5 to The Barnum Museum in Bridgeport for each $35 Carload Pass purchased. The Carload special is valid for up to 10 persons in your vehicle. Parking is included, and each person in the vehicle will receive an all-day ride wristband. This offer to benefit The Barnum Museum is valid online only. You may forward this invitation to family and friends for their participation. Quassy Amusement Park & Waterpark is open noon to 6 p.m. both May 3 and May 4. There's entertainment, too! Purchase the Carload Special now! Click on this link to purchase! The Barnum Museum children's craft activities during Quassy two-day carload promotion will include: Create, color, and hand-bind your own flip book, Craft your own mythical creaturem Design and make your own dragon tail, Use light boxes to examine x-rays, The museum will have some fun, easy read-aloud and picture books at the booth to spur creativity.

Bruce Museum Saturday Symposium: New York – Beijing: Blurred Outlines, Crossed Stories

05/03/2014

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

The Museum presents a symposium expanding the knowledge related to the history, culture, and peoples of New York City and Beijing to foster sensitivity, appreciation and understanding of diversity in these two cities, and provide a platform for an ongoing dialogue through the arts that promotes cultural diplomacy. Reservations are strongly suggested for this special program by calling the Museum at 203-869-0376. Members $15, non-members $25; students with valid i.d. $10.

10 am. Introductions: Susan Ball, Deputy Director, Bruce Museum

Curators, Michelle Y. Loh, Pan Qing and Sarah McNaughton, and art advisor John Rajchman

10:30 am. Lecture: Invisible Futures: Cultural Landscape in Post-Mao China

Yibing Huang, Associate Professor of Chinese at Connecticut College

Professor Huang will discuss modern and contemporary Chinese literature, cinema, and popular culture.

11:30 am. Curator's Tour of the exhibition with Michelle Y. Loh, Pan Qing, and Sarah McNaughton

12:30 pm. Lunch on your own; a list of nearby restaurants will be available.

2:00 – 4:00 pm. Panel Discussions: In Conversation with Artists

2:00 pm. Simon Lee & Chen Shaoxiong, Joan Snyder & Wei Jia, Jorge Tacla & Li Taihuan

Moderator: Christopher Phillips, curator at International Center of Photograph

Facilitator: Sarah McNaughton

3:00 pm. Alois Kronschlaeger & Lin Yan, Michelle Fornabai & Qin Feng

Moderators: Mark Wasuita, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture and Director of Exhibitions Columbia University's GSAPP, and Pan Qing

Palace Theater Connecticut Ballet presents Giselle

05/03/2014

61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT Phone: 203-325-4466.

2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Returning to the Connecticut Ballet repertoire after 24 years, Giselle features heart-wrenching drama of love and deceit, gorgeous sets and costumes, and a guest star to be announced. For more information about Connecticut Ballet, please visit www.connecticutballet.com Tickets: $60, $45, $25 (per-ticket fees apply) Run Time: 135 mins. including intermission Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

Jones Family Farms -Let's Go to the Movies Series: Under the Tuscan Sun Cooking Class

05/03/2014

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

12 noon - 3 p.m. A party series of classes inspired by cuisines featured in some of our favorite movies.. Under the Tuscan Sun. Focus on the sun-kissed foods of Tuscany, including pork, gnocchi, and biscotti. Limited to 12 students.. Cost: $85 per student.

Connecticut Ballet GISELLE

05/03/2014

61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT Phone: 203-325-4466.

Returning to the Connecticut Ballet repertoire after 24 years, Giselle features heart-wrenching drama of love and deceit, gorgeous sets and costumes, and a guest star to be announced. Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm Tickets: $60, $45, $25 (per ticket fees apply).

Stamford Jewish Community Center SCORE! Play.Run.Fun.Together.

05/04/2014

1035 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203.487.0946.

Sundays May 4 – June 8, 2 – 3pm. Ages 16-22. Join us this spring! SCORE! is a program that provides high school and young adults with varying social, learning, and developmental challenges the opportunity to learn, play, and enjoy soccer or basketball in a small structured environment. The goal of the program is to enable young athletes to work on sportsmanship, teamwork, and to have some active physical fun! Members $120 / Community $150 (6 sessions). To register, please contact Inclusion Coordinator, Dinushka De Silva, at ddesilva@stamfordjcc.org or 203.487.0946.

The Stamford Jewish Community Center - Breakfast with Elmo

05/04/2014

1035 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203.487.0974.

10 a.m. - 11 a.m. 1 - 8 years old, with parent or caregiver. Elmo can’t wait to come have breakfast with his friends at the JCC. Back by popular demand, Elmo will be returning to the JCC to have fun and dance with everyone. Members $9 / Community $12 if registered before April 26. Members $11 / Community $14 beginning April 27. For more information call Galit Roloff at 203.487.0974. visit www.Stamfordjcc.org or e-mail groloff@stamfordjcc.org

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Solar Power Superheroes!

05/04/2014

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977-6521.

On Sunday 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Join us for this all-new workshop exploring the power of the sun. Make a bracelet with color changing UV beads, create art using sun sensitive paper and fabric, learn how to make a solar cooker, and make a small solar-powered car to take home. Explore the science of solar cells and how the sun is a great source of green technology. We will even have a rare chance to look at the sun safely using our viewing telescope. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Program will be held in our Observatory. Members: $20 - 1 child & 1 adult; Non-Members: $25 - 1 child & 1 adult. To register or for more information call ,  e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit the website.