Maritime Aquarium Seal-Spotting & Birding Cruises

02/10/2018 to 02/25/2018

10 North Water St, Norwalk, CT Phone: (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206.

• Sat., Feb. 10 at 1 p.m. • Sun., Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. • Sun., Feb. 24 at 11 a.m. • Sat., Feb. 25 at noon. The cruises take place aboard The Maritime Aquarium's R/V Spirit of the Sound™, the country's first research vessel with quiet hybrid-electric propulsion. R/V Spirit of the Sound has a climate-controlled cabin but, because the best viewing is outside on the deck, participants should dress for the weather. Binoculars will be provided. Reserve your spot by calling (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206, or by going online.

Audubon Center at Fairfield Backyard Birding

02/10/2018

2325 Burr Street, Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-6305, x109.

10-11 am. Winter is a perfect time for birding. Join our naturalist and learn to identify Connecticut's birds by sight and sound. Discover bird feeding habits, ways to attract birds to your feeder and what seed to use. Learn how to identify birds by sight and sound. For ages 12 and up.

Ambler Farm - Valentine’s Tea

02/10/2018

257 Hurlbutt St, Wilton, CT Phone: 203-834-1143.

2-4 pm. Spend a cozy afternoon with your little Valentine at our annual Tea! Enjoy platters of delicious sandwiches and sweets galore, and have fun making a craft to take home. The Tea is a popular event and sells out quickly, so reserve your spot soon! $20 per adult and $10 per child. Registration opens to members and non-members on January 3, 2017.

Norwalk Symphony A NIGHT OF ROMANCE

02/10/2018

125 East Ave, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-956-6771.

8:00 pm. Love songs from Broadway and beyond

Bruce Museum - Science Sundays

02/11/2018 to 02/25/2018

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

February 11, 25, 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Science Sundays. A drop-in program designed for children ages 4 and up and their families. Participants will explore simple science concepts and subjects while partaking in fun, kid-friendly experiments, projects and crafts inspired by the Museum's collections and exhibitions. Free with admission and no advance registration is required.
February 11: Space Race Rocket Building; February 25: Patriotic Plane Design.

Bruce Museum Family Gallery Tours

02/11/2018 to 02/25/2018

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

Sundays, February 11, 18, 25, 11:30 am – 12:15 pm. Family Gallery Tours. Designed for children ages 6-10 and their families, participants engage in an interactive, discussion-based tour of the Museum's current exhibitions. Free with admission; no advanced registration required.

Westport Historical Society Sunday Film Festival at Westport Historical Society

02/11/2018

25 Avery Place, Westport, CT Phone: 203-222-1424.

4-6 pm. The Ice Storm (1997) Is based on the 1994 novel by Rick Moody it is a 1997 American drama film directed by Ang Lee.
Set during Thanksgiving 1973, The Ice Storm is about two dysfunctional New Canaan, Connecticut upper-class families who are trying to deal with tumultuous social changes of the early 1970s, and their escapism through alcohol, adultery, and sexual experimentation. Starring Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, Tobey Maguire, Christina Ricci, Elijah Wood, Katie Holmes, Glenn Fitzgerald, Jamey Sheridan, and Sigourney Weaver.

Bruce Museum Science Lecture

02/13/2018

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

6:30 – 8:00 pm. Science Lecture. Out of the Secret World: Cosmic Visions in the Soviet Imagination. Dr. Asif Siddiqi, space historian and professor at Fordham University, specializes in the history of science and technology and modern Russian history. He has written several books on the history of space exploration. Reception at 6:30 pm; talk 7:00 – 8:00 pm. Admission in advance: Free for Bruce members and students (with valid ID), $15 for nonmembers. At the door: $10 members, $25 nonmembers. Reservations at brucemuseum.org/site/events.

Center for Contemporary PrintMaking Image Weaving

02/17/2018 to 02/18/2018

299 West Ave, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-899-7999.

10-4 pm. This workshop will focus on problems of printmaking. Through the combination of innovative techniques, participants will weave together deep, rich and interesting complexity into their prints. Sarah will demonstrate techniques such as pre-drawing and staining with paints before, during and after the print is being made, printing on renegade and non-traditional surfaces like ordinary paper objects and special papers. Monoprint and Collagraph will be the primary image vehicles, Collage techniques and further drawing applications will be also covered to create further dimension within the work. The workshop will end with instruction on how to edit, curate and make a large print by hand stitching multiple smaller pieces.

The Palace Tanglewood Marionettes Sleeping Beauty

02/18/2018

61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT 06901. Phone: 12033251407.

3 pm. A charming tale which appeals especially to younger children, Sleeping Beauty begins in King Felix's great hall where guests from across the land have gathered to celebrate the birth of Princess Aurora. The party goes awry when the wicked witch arrives and curses the baby princess. Will the curse come true? Will someone with a "true heart" appear? You will know when you see Tanglewood Marionettes' presentation of this beloved classic. In this retelling, a painted story book opens to reveal each scene. Beautifully hand-crafted marionettes are brought to life by a master puppeteer as the dramatic events unfold.