Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Fmily Day Celebration at The Bruce Museum - Greenwich


1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT 06830. Phone: 203-869-0376.

On Friday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. A special performance by Young Audiences of Connecticut's Collective Consciousness Theater of Struggle for Freedom at 11 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. This year's theme, "Our Civil Rights".  Program suitable for grades 5 and up, or with parent/guardian guidance.  Three Actors will bring to life the struggles of the civil rights period and beyond.  All events are free with Museum admission.

Winter Break Out Day at The Stamford Museum and Nature Center

01/17/2011 to 01/17/2011

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

Add more fun to your vacations by visiting us at SM&NC for a day full of winter fun!  Bring your favorite toys for snow play, join us for winter scavenger hunts and crafts, find out how our farm animals keep warm, warm up by roasting marshmallows over a campfire and more!  Self-guided and naturalist-led activities will be on-going and will begin at the Overbook building. Visit our website for more information or call or email.

Yale School of Medicine: Presentation on Inflammatory Bowel Disease at The Stamford Jewish Community Center

01/18/2011 to 01/18/2011

1035 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203-487-0941.

Physicians from Yale School of Medicine will present and discuss Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, the genetics of IBD, state of the art research and treatment and will field questions. M/NM No charge.  For more information, call Nancy Schiffman at 203-487-0941, visit or e-mail

Supper and Song at The Stamford Jewish Community Center

01/19/2011 to 01/19/2011

1035 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203-487-0974.

Ages 1 – 8. A guest entertainer in a concert tailored to young children. Pizza served to children and adults. Register by January 17:M $7 / NM $9; Register after January 17: M $9 / NM $11. For more information, call Galit Roloff at 203-487-0974, visit website or e-mail.



1 Belden Avenue, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-899-2780 ext. 109.

The Norwalk Public Library and The Jim Clark Trio featuring vocalist Tracey Marble come together again for a night of Music @ the Library featuring a different segment of their musical series, Memory Lane Music:  Classic American Films, on Thursday, January 20 at 7:00 pm in the Auditorium.

Behind the Scenes Tour of The Maritime Aquarium at Norwak


10 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT 06852. Phone: 203-852-0700 X 2206 .

On Sat. 8:15 a.m. to 10 a.m. The Maritime Aquarium opens its backstage spaces for a rare behind the scenes tour.  This guided tours offers a unqiue opportunity to see how the animal-husbandry staff meets the varying food and water needs of some 2,000 animials.  Come and learn the requirements of how to feed plus a chance to hand feed the cow-nosed rays.  You must be 10 years old,under 15 years old you must be accompanied by an audult.  The tour is limited to 25 people.  Reservations suggested.  Walk-up tickets will be sold, space permitting.  Tickets:  $32.50 ($22.50 for Aquarium members) and includes Aquarium admission at 10 a.m.

Music Under the Stars at The Discovery Museum


4450 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604. Phone: 203-372-3521.

Yes!  In the Henry B. duPont III Planetarium! 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. It's a natural combination--timeless music played under the dome of the starlit heavens.  Music will be provided by Music Haven, a string quartet of exceptionally talented musicians who have performed around the world. A star show will accompany and inform the musical presentation.  The program will feature "Tenebrae," an original work by Osvaldo Golijov (2000) inspired by a unique juxtaposition of events experienced within a week's time--a visit to Israel during a time of great strife followed by visit to New York's planetarium--and "String Quartet No. 5," Philip Glass, Composer (1991).  Discussion will follow.  $15 per person.  $10 for Discovery Museum Members with Membership Card. Limited Seating.Light refreshments. R.S.V.P. by Thursday, January 20.  To reserve your tickets in advance, please call 203-372-3521 with your credit card information or send your check with name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address  to The Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604, Attn: Music Haven

Norwalk Symphony Orchestra Presents Guitar Hero and other Soloists


East Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851. Phone: 203-847-8844.

On Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 8PM the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra present Guitar Hero and other Soloists at the Norwalk Concert Hall.  Featured are Bach--Brandenburg Concerto No.2; Villa Lobos--Guitar concerto with orchestra; Clarke--The Great Train Race, Flute solo; and Marquez--Danzon No. 3-Flute/Guitar duo.  Call for further information.

Critters & Crafts at Earthplace in Westport

01/22/2011 to 01/22/2011

10 Woodside Lane, Westport, CT 06880. Phone: 203-227-7253.

Enjoy a family program with a live animal, story and craft. There is a different theme each time. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 3 and above. Included with regular admission.

Family Fun with Downunder Kayaking! at The Stamford Jewish Community Center

01/22/2011 to 01/22/2011

1035 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203-487-0973.

Parents and children in grades K – 6. Get a chance to kayak in the JCC pool with family and friends.  Learn the basics of kayaking while enjoying pizza and snacks.  Prepare to get wet! M $12 per person ($48 family max) / NM $16 per person ($64 family max). For more information, call Sarah Evans at 203-487-0973, visit website  or e-mail.