Beethoven The Stamford Symphony Palace Theatre

12/03/2011 to 12/04/2011

61 Atlantic St., Stamford, CT Phone: 203.325.4466.

December 3rd and 4th features perhaps one of the most beloved composers of all time, the ever-emotional Beethoven and his Symphony No. 6 "Pastoral", a tribute to his love of nature. But prepare to be surprised as we feature two outstanding contemporary composers as well - Osvaldo Golijov (Last Round) and Jennifer Higdon (Soprano Sax Concerto).

Silvermine School of Art Holiday Fundraiser

12/03/2011 to 12/04/2011

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

On Saturday, December 3rd 10am to 4pm and Sunday, December 4th 1pm to 5pm Silvermine School of Art Holiday Fundraiser. Wonderful gifts are available in a variety of media created by the talented Students and Faculty of the School of Art. Original works, all available at very attractive prices, include ceramics, prints, paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture, and wearable art such as jewelry, scarves, felt hats and handbags and much more! In the spirit of the season, a portion of the proceeds from all sales support the School of Art Children’s Scholarship Fund.

Music of the Masters-Beethoven

12/03/2011 to 12/04/2011

61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT 06901. Phone: 203-325-1407 x14.

Eckart Preu, conductor, Steven Temme, saxophone Saturday, December 3 @ 8 pm Sunday, December 4 @ 3 pm Palace Theatre, Stamford . ANDERSON Blue Tango GOLIJOV   Last Round HIGDON   Soprano Sax Concerto featuring Steven Temme BEETHOVEN  Symphony No.6 “Pastoral” Behind the Baton lectures one hour pre-concert. $22-$73. Kids Come Free Sundays! Plus free MusiKids 1:45 on Sunday. For more information visit www.stamfordsymphony.org or contact Gina Ely at 203-325-1407 x14 or gely@stamfordsymphony.org.


Sundays at Greenwich Point Park Audubon Greenwich

12/04/2011

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

9:00-11:00 am. A monthly bird walk along the Long Island Sound shore. Leaders will bring spotting scopes and help everyone locate and ID wintering birds in the rich variety of habitats at Greenwich Point. Beginners welcome. Held in collaboration with Wild Wings, Bruce Museum and Audubon Greenwich. Meet at the second concession stand. Wear warm clothes and bring binoculars.  No charge or RSVP required. Questions? Call Cynthia Ehlinger at 203-413-6756 or Meredith Sampson at 203-637-9822.

Historical Society of Easton Hosts Holiday Open House

12/04/2011

691 Morehouse Rd., Easton, CT 06612. Phone: 203-581-0850.

The Historical Society of Easton's Holiday Open House will be held Sunday, December 4th from 1PM to 3:30PM in the one-roomed historic Adams's School House located at 345 Westport Road in Easton.  An exhibit of early 20th century vintage holiday cards will be on display in the schoolhouse from the Society's collection.  Children and their families are invited to make a holiday ornament and enjoy hot cider and sweet treats.  Carolers from Joel Barlow High School will be singing from 3PM to 3:30PM setting the mood to celebrate.  At 4PM at the Easton Public Library the annual lighting of the tree will take placee and all are welcome.

Bruce Museum Hosts Jack Pawloski--Collecting Gemstones in Connecticut

12/04/2011

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT 06830. Phone: 203-869-6786.

On Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 3PM Jack Pawloski, Director of the CT Museum of Mining and Mineral Science in Kent will talk about ways of building a personal collection of gemstones from the natural mineralogical resources in this region.  Held in conjunction with the current exhibition Bijoux: The Origins and Impact of Jewelry, the lecture is free with Museum admission and suitable for people in grades 6 and up.  Reservations are suggested.  Call  or email: info@brucemuseum.org.

Wreath Making Class

12/05/2011 to 12/05/2011

151 Brookdale Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203-322-6971.

December 5th - Two sessions: 10:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. & 2:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. Join us for this hands-on class and design your own wreath for the holidays. Take your creation home to enjoy for weeks. Please bring your own clippers, pruners & wire cutters. Space is limited. Members $35, Non-members $45. For more information call,  email or visit website. Our 91-acre nature preserve is a living museum of majestic trees, rare plant collections, charming gardens, and varied natural habitats and landscapes traversed by hiking and walking trails. The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens is open to the public every day of the year.

Getting-Ready-for-Winter Hike

12/06/2011 to 12/06/2011

151 Brookdale Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203-322-6971.

Join Educator Brad Nagle for a morning hike through the woods to check on our flora and fauna and their preparations for winter.  Dress appropriately for cold or inclement weather.  Reservations Required. Members FREE, Non-member Adult Visitors $6.00. For more information, call, email or visit website.  Our 91-acre nature preserve is a living museum of majestic trees, rare plant collections, charming gardens, and varied natural habitats and landscapes traversed by hiking and walking trails. The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens is open to the public every day of the year.

Antiquarius Holiday House Tour

12/07/2011

39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob, CT Phone: 203-869-6899, Ext. 10.

The 2011 lineup will feature fabulous homes ranging from the shore to the back country. This handbook for high style will run the gamut from contemporary chic to classic elegance and highlight the work of emerging new talent as well as highly recognized names in the design world. If you attend only one house tour this year, this should be it! Optional Country Club Buffet ($45) or Grab & Go ($20) lunches available on day of tour. All proceeds benefit the Greenwich Historical Society.Tickets $100. Premier Parking pass $400. Advance purchase required.  To purchase tickets online visit www.greenwichhistory.org.

Holiday Festivities-Wine Reception at Audubon Greenwich

12/08/2011

613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT 06831. Phone: 203-869-5272 Ext/ 239.

On Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 6:00 pm: Holiday Festivities & Wine Reception 7:00 pm: Main Presentation Hosted at Audubon Greenwich. Come learn how to create safe and sound storage for your favorite vintages. The evening will start with festivities in the main hall and will be followed by the presentation starting at 7:00 pm. This program will be suitable for professional builders and home owners who want to learn more about wine cellars and learn how they can be high effective without electricity, if designer properly. Please note: RSVPs are requested for this event. Presented by Fred Tregaskis, President, New England Wine Cellars & Generously Sponsored by Coastal Point Construction, LLC. About The Program: A primer on the considerations, techniques and details for successful design and construction of a beautiful, functional and energy efficient wine storage room. Aesthetics, environmental conditions necessary for successful wine storage, materials of construction and mechanical systems will all be considered.