Avon Theatre Film Center Hosts Documentary Night: Art and Craft

01/14/2015

272 Bedford St., Stamford, CT 06901. Phone: 203-967-3660.

Avon Theatre Film Center hosts Documentary Night: ART AND CRAFT--Wednesday January 14, 2015 -7:30PM. Directed By: Sam Cullman, Jennifer Grausman, Mark Becker.  Mark Landis has been called one of the most prolific art forgers in US history. His impressive body of work spans thirty years, covering a wide range of painting styles and periods that includes 15th Century Icons, Picasso, and even Walt Disney. And while the copies could fetch impressive sums on the open market, Landis isn't in it for money. Posing as a philanthropic donor, a grieving executor of a family member's will, and most recently as a Jesuit priest, Landis has given away hundreds of works over the years to a staggering list of institutions across the United States. But after duping Matthew Leininger, a tenacious registrar who ultimately discovers the decades-long ruse and sets out to expose his philanthropic escapades to the art world, Landis must confront his own legacy and a chorus of museum professionals clamoring for him to stop. ART AND CRAFT starts out as a cat-and-mouse art caper, rooted in questions of authorship and authenticity—but what emerges is an intimate story of obsession and the universal need for community, appreciation, and purpose.

Greenwich Historical Society Lecture by Professor Laura Winters

01/15/2015

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

After the World Broke in Two: WWI and the Fracturing of Poetry and Fiction. Focusing on excerpts from In Our Time by Ernest Hemmingway, One of Ours by Willa Cather (who was connected with the Cos Cob art colony as a patron of the Holley Boarding House) and Great War and Modern Memory by Paul Fussell, Professor Laura Winters will explore the impact that the destruction and suffering wrought by WWI had on themes, process and style in American literature and poetry. 1:00–2:00 pm
Members $10; nonmembers $15.

Wilton Historical Embarking On Your Family History Journey: Researching and Writing Your Story

01/16/2015

224 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT Phone: 203.762.7257.

10:30 - 12:30 Begin the New Year by diving into your family history! Take the plunge and find your way into your family's heritage by attending Embarking on Your Family History Journey: Researching and Writing Your Story, a presentation by Tara Finn Forschino of Tara Genealogy and Karen Sackowitz of. Your Stories Ink.

Greenwich Audubon Insects in Winter Walk

01/17/2015

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

1:00-2:30 pm Learn how insects survive winter's cold and help us search out some of the hardy insects which are active on the snow and along the Byram river, as well as those hidden away under logs, tree bark, and other retreats. All ages. RSVP to Ted: x353

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - LEGO® Workshop - Lights! Camera! Action!

01/17/2015 to 01/18/2015

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977.6521.

Saturday & Sunday, 10 am - noon & 2 - 4 pmLEGO® animation with I LUG NY facilitators. Led by Alex Kobbs, of KooberzStudios. Learn and film stop action animation with LEGO® creations and mini figures. Recommended for ages 10 and up, limited to 30 participants per session. Space is limited. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Members: $40 adult/child, $25 for each additional adult/child. Non-Members: $55 adult/child, $25 for each additional adult/child. Please call 203.977.6521 to register.

Pequot Library Mid-Winter Book Sale

01/17/2015 to 01/19/2015

720 Pequot Ave, Southport, CT Phone: (203) 259-0346.

9:00am - 5:00pm Sale in Pequot Library's Auditorium/Concert Hall. Admission is free and all Sale proceeds help fund Pequot Library's over 400 annual programs and events for all ages. The annual Mid-Winter Book Sale is the little sister of the Library's nationally known Summer Book Sale. The Mid-Winter Sale is smaller but more intimate with many treasures and bargains to be had.

Wilton Historical Society The Gilded Age:

01/18/2015

Brubeck Room, Wilton Library, Wilton, CT Phone: 203-762-3950, ext. 213 to register.

A Familiar but Ambiguous Label for a Period of Rapid Change Lecturer: Ann Greene. 4:00 - 5:30

Westport Playhouse - Stella, Queen of the Snow

01/18/2015

25 Powers Court, Westport, CT Phone: 203-227-4177.

1pm and 4pm. All tickets: $20.00. Produced by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia Stella, Queen of the Snow tells the story of two children as they spend the day playing in the snow. The forest, snowballs, snow angels and the mysterious white stuff itself provide fuel for Sam's questions and Stella's answers as they discover the world of winter together. This hour-long production will feature the whimsical puppets, striking scenic effects and evocative original music that have earned international recognition for Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia. Recommended for ages 3-7.

Discovery Museum Martin Luther King Celebration

01/19/2015

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

A day for family learning and fun: color and light science demos, planetarium shows and more. Special kids crafts, interactive stories and take home activities. 

Fairfield Museum Program: History of Quilt Patterns

01/19/2015

370 Beach Rd., Fairfield, CT 06824. Phone: 203-259-1598.

On Monday, January 19, 2015 from 11Am to 3PM the Fairfield Museum will offer a program about the history of quilt patterns, view examples from the Museum collection and become inspired.  Free with admission.