JCC Annual Purim Carnival at The Stamford Jewish Community Center

03/13/2011 to 03/13/2011

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

Come to the JCC and play lots of cool games, enjoy awesome inflatables, and win tons of cool prizes!  Come in costume for a special treat! Tickets and bracelets available for purchase. For more information, call Sarah Evans at 203-487-0973, visit website or e-mail sevans@stamfordjcc.org.

Silvermine presents Norwalk and Mark Twain: Being Some Interesting Connections Between the City of Norwalk and America’s Favorite Author

03/13/2011 to 03/13/2011

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

Silvermine Guild Arts Center in cooperation with Silvermine Community Association presents this lively and humorous lecture written as part of the Mark Twain Centennial Project. Learn how Samuel Clemens personally touched the lives of a number of Norwalkers – some prominent, and others notorious – during his lifetime; and inspired the art of others, after his death. Five distinguished Norwalk residents, four of whom lived in Silvermine, became part of Mark Twain’s legacy by creating sculpture, WPA murals, and book illustrations based on Twain’s immortal stories. TICKETS: Free and open to the public. Space is limited, reservations are encouraged. Reserve tickets in advance at www.silverminenews.com.  Snow Date March 20th.

29th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade - Greater Bridgeport St. Patrick's Day Celebration - Go For The Green!

03/17/2011

600 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604. Phone: 203-929-0328 or 203-378-2054.

The festivities start with a morning blessing at St. Augustine's Cathedral, as Bridgeport's Irish community come out to celebrate their heritage.  The parade steps off at noon winding down through Downtown Bridgeport.  Check website for more information.

Greenwich Host to Ephemera Fair

03/18/2011 to 03/20/2011

1800 East Putnam Avenue, Old Greenwich, CT 06870. Phone: 603-509-2039.

The finest Ephemera Fair in America-Ephemera 31 will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Old Greenwich from March 18 thru 20, 2011.  A truly international event with exceptional exhibitors from thoughout the United States, Canada, England and Europe offering an exceptional assortment of the finest and rarest works on paper.  You'll find everything from maps to prints to autographs to valentines to books to trade cards to scienific to historical to military and so much more.  Conference Hours  Friday, 9-4PM, Sunday 9-11AM--Show Hours: Saturday 10AM-5PM, Sunday 11AM-4PM; Appraisals: Sunday 1-3PM by Appraiser John Bruno at $5 per item.  Adults: $12. Young Collectors 12-21--$6, under 12 free with paid adult.  Free parking.

Family Fun Night with Curious George at Stepping Stones Museum For Children

03/18/2011 to 03/19/2011

303 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850. Phone: 203-899-0606.

6:00 - 8:30 pm.  Family Fun Nights and Family Fun Morning promote literacy and positive family interaction in a fun environment that celebrates learning. Families pre-register for specific story times. During story time, a Museum Educator reads a compelling tale in front of a large screen showing the pages in the book for all to see. After the story, the reading is brought to life when children meet the storybook character. People may bring their own cameras and photograph the children with the storybook character. The event concludes with a musical parade featuring the storybook character. Members $10/person Non-members $12/person.

Stamford Center for the Arts Presents Diana Ross

03/18/2011

61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT 06901. Phone: 203-325-4466.

On Friday evening, March 18, 2011 at 8PM at the Stamford Center for the Arts's Palace Theater Diana Ross will give a Gala Performance.  Palace Gala Presenting Sponsors are RFR Realty and Purdue Pharma.  Palace Gala tickets include the best seats in the house, a VIP Cocktail Party starting at 6PM, VIP Diana Ross 8PM Performance Seating and a VIP Dessert Party following the concert.  Gala tickets $300 each.  Call 203-517-3426 for ticket information.  Tickets: $158 (limited availability), $95/$85 plus SCA fees.

Astronomy Nights: Zodiac Constellations at Stamford Museum and Nature Center

03/18/2011

39 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: (203) 322-1646.

7 pm.  Observatory on selected Friday nights for a real treat as we explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more! Learn about the zodiac constellations then head upstairs to view the night sky through our 22-inch telescope. The presentation portion of the program will be held rain or shine. Viewing hours are weather permitting. This program is not suitable for children ages 5 and under Members: Free | Non-Members: Adults $3, Children (5-17) $2.

Astronomy Nights: Zodiac Constellations at The Stamford Museum and Nature Center

03/18/2011 to 03/18/2011

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

Head to the Observatory on selected Friday nights for a real treat as we explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more! Learn about the zodiac constellations then head upstairs to view the night sky through our 22-inch telescope. The presentation portion of the program will be held rain or shine. Viewing hours are weather permitting. Members: Free / Non-Members: Adults $3, Children (5-17) $2. This program is not suitable for children ages 5 and under. For more information call 203.322.1646, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org, or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org

Westport Country Playhouse Hosts Playhouse Community Day

03/19/2011

25 Powers Court, Westport, CT 06880. Phone: 203-227-4177/888-927-7529.

On Saturday March 19, 2011 from 1PM to 5PM the Westport Country Playhouse hosts Community Day.  Free Admisson.  Come enjoy family activities, backstage tours, 2011 Season insights, Playhouse artifacts, food and festive beverages and more.  Open to the public.

Edgerton Center at Sacred Heart University presents Celtic Band--Solas--Fairfield

03/19/2011

5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield, CT 06825. Phone: 203-371-7908.

On Saturday evening, March 19, 2011 at 8PM at the Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts at Sacred Heart University enjoy the music of Solas.  Since its birth in 1996, Solas has been loudly proclaimed as the most popuar, influential and exciting Celtic band to ever emerge from the United States.  Solas makes mind blowing Irish folk music, maybe the world's best states the Philadelphia Inquirer.  Tickets: $25. Faculty/Staff $20, Senior Citizens $18, Students $10.  Check the website for tickets and further information.