A Hard Road to Travel - From Connecticut to Gettysburg 1863 New Canaan Historical Society

03/08/2012

13 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT Phone: 203-966-1776.

7:30 p.m.A Hard Road to Travel - From Connecticut to Gettysburg 1863 (17th Connecticut) will be presented on March 8th at 7:30 p.m. by Carolyn Ivanoff.  Ms Ivanoff will speak about the men who served with New Canaanite Private Justus Silliman and were imprisoned in the Gettysburg School on July 2nd after their wounding and capture.  This program received a CHLO Award of Merit in 2011. Free to Members of the Historical Society, Staying Put in New Canaan and Students, all others $10 per lecture or $25 for series

Know Your Child: What do the tests say about your child?

03/08/2012 to 03/08/2012

Connecticut Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities (CACLD), 25 Van Zant Street 2nd Floor, Norwalk, CT 06855. Phone: 203-838-5010.

The Connecticut Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities (CACLD) is hosting a series of lectures for parents called Let’s Talk: My Child Has a Learning Disability. What Should I Do? Parents will discover all the opportunities their child has as Rena Schine, Ph. D., School Psychologist/Advocate, shares her knowledge about what the law and school system have to offer to help maximize each child’s potential. The first lecture will be held on March 8, second March 15, and the third March 22. This series is intended for beginning parents looking for answers. The fee for the 3-lecture series is $45 for CACLD members, $50 for nonmembers. Pre-registration is required. Call 203-838-5010 to register with a credit card.

BRAVO! PARTNER PROGRAM: Westport’s Theatre Legacy The Queen of Off- Broadway Film Screening & Discussion

03/08/2012 to 03/08/2012

20 Jesup Road, Westport, CT 06880. Phone: (203) 291-4840.

in association with the Fairfield Museum and History Center's exhibit: Bravo! A Century of Theatre in Fairfield County. Free, please pre-register with the Westport Public Library by calling (203) 291-4840. This documentary explores the prolific theatrical career of Lucille Lortel, actress, producer, and a major figure in the development of Off-Broadway theater. Includes interviews with Lucille Lortel, Milo O'Shea, Jerry Orbach, and Athol Fugard. Also includes an excerpt of her performance in the film The Man Who Laughs Last.

Woman’s History Month Celebration at Discovery Museum

03/10/2012

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

The Discovery Museum will host a special day honoring the achievement of women by presenting more than 25 professional leaders representing a broad spectrum of professions, particularly focusing on science, math, engineering, and technology (STEM).  Our hope is to "engage, excite, educate" and inspire women, young and older, to envision new career opportunities for themselves and to have the confidence to pursue them.  Admission is free.

13th Annual Hearts and Hammers Gala--Old Greenwich

03/10/2012

1800 East Putnam Avenue, Old Greenwich, CT 06870. Phone: 203-333-2642.

On Saturday, March 10, 2012 from 6PM to 11PM the 13th Annual Hearts and Hammers Gala honoring The City of Stamford, Stamford Community Development Office and the Community BridgeBuilders Coalition will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.  Join for an evening of cocktails, dinner and dancing.  Luxury Live and Silent Auction.  Call for further information.

Junior Detective Day: Science, History and Fun! at Greenwich Historical Society

03/11/2012

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

A valuable letter from the Everyday Heroes exhibition at the Greenwich Historical Society has been stolen and replaced by a forgery. As a Junior Detective, you can help find it! In this fun, family-oriented program, kids will visit the Everyday Heroes exhibition, the "scene of the crime," and then employ techniques used by real police to solve the mystery. They'll learn to take fingerprints, try their hands at chromatography and test the chemical characteristics of different compounds in pursuit of the culprit. They'll also learn how to make paper look old and to write with invisible ink. Sign up early. The last event was a sell-out. Reservations strongly suggested. Drop in any time between 1:00 and 4:00 pm. $10 for members; $15 for nonmembers

Lecture Series with David Dunlop: “More on Color”

03/11/2012

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

Sunday, March 11th at 4:30 PM $10 for members, $12 for non-members. Learn why cresting waves look green, sunsets are red and Van Gogh painted his face orange. Here is a closer look at the phenomena of vision as it moves from light to pigment to eyeball to brain and at last, into art. The second lecture on color examines how the fools the brain and the brain fools the eye; how color perception works as it adjusts to changing light; how painted colors go dull or brilliant; how surfaces can affect color perception and brightness; how paint works in its evocation of color from flat to deep; how it creates effects of translucence and gloss to impenetrable matte effects; and how artists create variegated iridescence or uniform opacity. The lecture examines how painters and photographers use relative difference to magically turn our perception of dark gray into white, and white into gray, without altering the paint. We examine the effects of reflectance and shadow as the determinant of color and recognition. And, we will see what 21st century artists are doing with reflectance and color. David Dunlop has given art history lectures at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and his 13-week PBS series which began airing in March 2008, “Landscapes through Time” won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class in Writing.

Opening Reception – Celebrating Women Artists at Silvermine

03/11/2012

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

2:00 PM. Jocelyn Braxton Armstrong: “I AM SHE”, Stephanie Joyce: “Unfolding”, Ann Chernow: “Annie’s Soda Fountain”, Marilyn Richeda: “Whispered Warnings”, Constance Kiermaier: “Obsolete Elegance – a Tribute to JWK”

Westport Arts Center presents WACky Family Day – Toys!

03/11/2012

51 Riverside Ave., Westport, CT Phone: 203-222-7070.

2- 4 p.m., WAC Gallery$10/child; free for adults. Join local artists and build magnificent works of art with toys. Use wood, beads, wire, blocks, dice, toy figurines and recycled board games to design spectacular toy creations. Sponsored by Melissa & Doug.  Gallery hours are Monday- Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday Explorers Drop In Programs

03/11/2012 to 03/11/2012

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

Sundays, Through May 27 (no class on 4/8, 4/29 & 5/20), Noon to 4 pm Enjoy self-guided crafts, trail walks, live animal visits, garden experiences and more. Each week will have a special theme to help explore all the SM&NC has to offer. Noon – 4 pm On-going self-guided crafts; 12:30 pm Themed nature hike; 2 pm Farm/garden experience; 3:30 pm Animal Meet & Greet. Members: Free/ Non-Members: Free with admission. For more information call 203.322.1646, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org, or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org