New Directions in Monoprint - Center Contemporary Printmaking - Norwalk

06/05/2012 to 06/08/2012

299 West Avenue - Matthews Park, Norwalk, CT 06850. Phone: 203-899-7999.

10 am. to 4 p.m. A 4 day creative workshop with Roxanne Faber Savage.  Register online or call.

Special Observatory Open House- Transit of Venus at Stamford Museum & Nature Center

06/05/2012 to 06/05/2012

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

Witness what is truly a “once in a lifetime” event at the Stamford Observatory! At 5:30 pm, we will host a special open house to view the Transit of Venus. The transit occurs when Venus passes directly between the sun and earth. Venus is seen as a silhouette moving across the sun. Like the rarity of Haley’s Comet, the next time one can witness this incredible event will be in 2117. This program is suitable for children ages 5 and older. Members: Free/Non-Members: Adults $3, Children (5-17) $2. For more information call 203.322-1646, e-mail, or visit

Spring Books & Beasts at The Stamford Museum and Nature Center


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

On Sat.  4 - 5 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon story in the Heckscher Barn! Then, make the pages from the book come alive with a themed craft and “meet and greet” with one of our nature center or farm animals. Animals will vary each week. Meet at the Heckscher Barn. No registration needed. Members: FREE Non-Members: FREE with gate admission. For more information call, e-mail  or visit website.

Get Into It! FREE Family at Stepping Stones


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

5–8 p.m.The museum stays open late with free admission and free dental screenings, activities and giveaways from All About Kids Pediatric Dentistry. An Open Arms initiative.

50th Annual Art Show - Rowayton Community

06/07/2012 to 06/10/2012

Cooperative Nursery School, 4 Trolley Place, Rowayton, CT 06853. Phone: 203-866-2184.

Show well known to buyters for its sophistication and affordability, offering a wide variety of works from oils to watercolors, realism to astract impressionism. View the French parlor-sty

Garden Education Center of Greenwich Features 2012 Grandiflora Garden Tour


130 Bible Street, Cos Cob, CT 06807. Phone: 203-869-9242.

The Garden Education Center of Greenwich is proud to present our 2012 Grandiflora Garden Tour: "Glamour in the Garden" on June 7th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  It is a self-guided tour of spectacular Greenwich area gardens.  For further information or to purchase tickets, please visit our website.

Spring Fling in the Garden Reception

06/07/2012 to 06/07/2012

151 Brookdale Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203-322-6971.

The Bartlett welcomes you to join us for our Spring Fling in the Garden Reception to celebrate our Garden Tour and opening of the “Garden Rooms by Design” Showcase.Attendance includes complimentary admission to the “Garden Rooms by Design” Showcase ($20 value) that night only. $85/Member & $100/Non-Member. For more information, call 203-322-6971, visit or e-mail * * * * Our 91-acre nature preserve is a living museum of majestic trees, rare plant collections, charming gardens, and varied natural habitats and landscapes traversed by hiking and walking trails. The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens is open to the public every day of the year.

Family Farm Fridays! at The Stamford Museum and Nature Center


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

Fridays, June 8 & June 15, 4 – 5 pm Join us for some hands-on farm fun this spring. Each week we will explore the farm and garden and learn what products come from our local farms through cooking and creative projects. Each week will have a specific theme, so join us for one or for all! Recommended for families with children ages 6 and up, although younger siblings are welcome. Each week has limited enrollment so register early by calling 203.977.6521. Members: $5 per person/Non-Members: $8 per person (per class). Visit to see each week’s theme.

On Surviving the Titanic in Lifeboat 5 at Lockwood Matthew Mansion - Norwalk


295 West Avenue , Norwalk, CT 06850. Phone: 203-838-9799 ext. 4.

On Friday June 8, 2012 at 11 A.M. to 2 p.m.The lecture will be given by Sibyl A. Schwarzenbach, Ph.D. Sibyl A. Schwarzenbach (PH.D. Harvard) is professor of philosophy at the City University of New York, the University Graduate Center and Baruch College. She specializes in ethics, social and political philosophy, as well as feminist theory.  In addition to many articles and an edited collection on Women and the United States Constitution, Schwarzenbach's best known work is entitled On Civic Friendship: Including Women in the State (Columbia University Press, 2009).  As a child, the author grew up on Wilson Point in South Norwalk, Connecticut. Professor Schwarzenbach's Swiss grandmother, one Marguerite Froelicher-Schwarzenbach (age 21), as well as both her great-grand parents, survived the sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic in Lifeboat 5.  Sibyl Schwarzenbach's talk will focus on memories of her grandmother "Maedi," who was on her way to New York in order to meet her fiance Robert J. Schwarzenbach, when disaster struck.  Maedi later settled on Wilson Point and lived up the road from her grandchildren and oldest son.  The informal talk will include facts,  (photos?) and memories of this Swiss grandmother and her family, of the survivor's recollections of the voyage, the role the Titanic legend has played in the speaker's own life, as well as its place in our larger cultural imagination. Sibyl Schwarzenbach is also a first cousin-once-removed of the Swiss writer and photo-journalist Annemarie Schwarzenbach (1908-1942), whose life and works is the topic of her current book project, American Democracy through Foreign Eyes: the Photo-Journalism of Annemarie Schwarzenbach (1934-1941).

Annual Secret Gardens Tour at New Canaan Nature Center


144 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT Phone: (203) 966-9577 x50.

The self-guided tour takes place between 10:00a.m. – 4:00p.m., allowing attendees to visit the gardens at their own pace and on their own schedule. This year's tour will feature a variety of spectacular New Canaan gardens representing the past, present and future of landscape design. Gardens will include historic estates with meandering garden "rooms," newly-designed and transformed landscapes and grounds incorporating the latest sustainable practices and plantings. In addition to hundreds of varieties of annuals and perennials, attendees will see a wide variety of majestic specimen trees, unique water features, and delightful woodland gardens. Tour tickets are $75 including lunch or $50 for the tour only. The tour lunch will be available at the New Canaan Nature Center or to take and enjoy while touring the gardens.