Bruce Museum - Science Sunday: Moon Rover Models

03/11/2018

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

1:00 – 3:00 pm. Science Sunday: Moon Rover Models
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; no advance registration is required.

Westport Historical Society Sunday Film Festival at Westport Historical Society

03/11/2018

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

4-6 pm. Revolutionary Road (2008) is based on the 1961 novel by Richard Yates. A finalist for the National Book Award Kurt Vonnegut called it "The Great Gatsby of my time... one of the best books by a member of my generation."
DiCaprio and Kate Winslet earned Golden Globe Awards as Frank and April Wheeler. All of the Wheeler home interiors were shot in a house in Darien Connecticut. Rex Reed of The New York Observer called the film "a flawless, moment-to-moment autopsy of a marriage on the rocks and an indictment of the American Dream gone sour".

Center for Contemporary PrintMaking Intaglio Alternatives

03/12/2018 to 03/16/2018

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

10 am - 4 pm. This workshop will introduce a variety of non-toxic intaglio techniques that substitute for the more toxic methods often associated with etching and aquatint. Collagraph, silk aquatint, carborundum aquatint, drypoint, mezzotint, and photopolymer intaglio will all be covered. Working on a small scale, participants will get to explore these varied techniques to better expand their vocabulary of mark making and expressive skills. The focus will be made on exploring the large range of possibilities that come with intaglio and learning the fundamentals associated with these techniques.

Bruce Museum - Marianne Smith Memorial Lecture

03/13/2018

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

6:30 – 8:00 pm. Marianne Smith Memorial Lecture. Sweet Ideology of Soviet Space Dogs during the Cold War by Dr. Olesya Turkina, Senior Research Fellow at the State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg. 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.

Bruce Museum Film. In Search of a Lost Paradise.

03/14/2018

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

0:30 – 11:30 am. Film. In Search of a Lost Paradise. (52 minutes, Russian with English subtitles). This award-winning documentary recounts the story of Russian artist Valentina Kropivnitskaya and her husband Oskar Rabin, who, in 1974, organized a prohibited open-air art exhibition that was destroyed using KGB bulldozers. The film highlights the struggle of living under a totalitarian regime while attempting to retain personal and artistic freedoms Advance reservations required at brucemuseum.org/site/events: Free for Bruce members, $10 for nonmembers (includes Museum admission).

Norwalk Symphony THE NEW WORLD: Music for All Ages

03/18/2018

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

3:00 pm. Selections from Copland-Ives-Gershwin Antonin Dvorak-New World Symphony

Bruce Museum Film. The Great War: Part I and Part II

03/21/2018 to 03/28/2018

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

March 21, 10:30 – 11:30 am. Film. The Great War: Part I (2018) PBS (60 minutes)
March 28, 10:30 – 11:30 am. Film. The Great War: Part II (2018) PBS (60 minutes)
Drawing on unpublished diaries, memoirs, and letters, The Great War tells the story of World War I through the voices of nurses, journalists, aviators, and the American troops who came to be known as "doughboys." The series explores the experiences of African-American and Latino soldiers, suffragists, Native American "code talkers," and others whose participation in the war to "make the world safe for democracy" has been largely forgotten. It is a story of heroism and sacrifice that would ultimately claim 15 million lives and profoundly change the world forever. Advance reservations required at brucemuseum.org/site/events: Free for Bruce members, $10 for nonmembers (includes Museum admission).

Bruce Museum Film: The Great War

03/21/2018 to 03/28/2018

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT

March 21 & 28 Drawing on unpublished diaries, memoirs and letters, the PBS documentary The Great War tells the story of World War I through the voices of nurses, journalists, aviators and the American troops who came to be known as "doughboys." The two-part series explores the experiences of African-American and Latino soldiers, suffragists, Native American "code talkers," and others whose participation in the war to "make the world safe for democracy" has been largely forgotten. It is a story of heroism and sacrifice that would ultimately claim 15 million lives and profoundly change the world forever. March 21, 10:30 – 11:30 am. The Great War: Part I (2018) PBS (60 minutes) March 28, 10:30 – 11:30 am. The Great War: Part II (2018) PBS (60 minutes) Advance reservations required at brucemuseum.org/site/events: Free for Bruce members, $10 for non-members (includes Museum admission).

Ambler Farm - Home Garden Workshop

03/21/2018

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

9:30 am - 11:30 am. Do you ever wish your garden would yield the same beautiful produce that our own Farmer Jonathan Kirschner grows? It can! Now is the time to start planning for your home garden. Jonathan, Ambler Farm's Director of Agriculture, is offering this workshop to guide you on your way to the most bountiful home garden. He will walk through the steps that he takes at Ambler Farm and how to adapt these processes to your own garden. Topics include: • Crop Selection • Timing • Spacing • Basic soil nutrition • Basic garden design $25 per member $30 per non-member

Darien Nature Center - Pruning

03/22/2018

120 Brookside Road, Darien, CT Phone: 203-655-7459.

11am-12:30 pm. Nothing can do more for your garden's appearance than proper pruning of shrubs, trees and plants. Learn the essentials of pruning, deadheading and other clean-up tricks. Identify which shrubs and perennials to prune, and when. COST: $35