Easton Historical Society - Schoolhouse Exhibit

06/07/2014

345 Westport Road , Easton, CT Phone: 203-261-2090.

Join the HSE for our largest exhibit to date! At the Adams Schoolhouse, we will host an exhibit about the history of education in Easton. This is a fabulous opportunity to learn about learning in one of Easton's first educational settings. The Adams Schoolhouse is located at 345 Westport Road in Easton. The exhibit will take place on Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 2-4 PM.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children Around the World Australia

06/07/2014

303 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203 899 0606, ext. 264.

2 - 3 p.m. Make your own boomerang, a thrown tool and an Australian icon. Tickets required. Limited space. For ages 2 and older.

Center for Contemporary Printmaking Workshop: Cardigraphy: Intaglio Printmaking with Cardboard Plates--Norwalk

06/07/2014 to 06/08/2014

299 West Ave., Norwalk, CT 06850. Phone: 203-899-7999.

Cardigraphy: Intaglio Printmaking with Cardboard Plates This 2-day weekend workshop, with Ron Nedsky, takes place June 7-8, from 10 am to 4 pm, and is open to 8 participants. All levels welcome.Unlike traditional collagraph where materials are collaged onto cardboard in order to create the image, cardigraphy is a process enabling artists to create intaglio plates using various methods of scoring into laminated cardboard. Once sealed, the plates are inked and printed in the manner of an etching. All styles are encouraged. While the focus of this workshop is on the initial black and white plates, surface rolls and other color processes are possible. Participants may bring drawings or other reference materials and spontaneous image creation is also encouraged. RON NETSKY is chairman of the Art Department and Professor of Printmaking at Nazareth College in Rochester, NY. He also teaches lithography at the Woodstock School of Art. His prints are included in the collection of the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz and other collections. Dates:  June 7th, 2014 10:00 AM   through   June 8th, 2014 4:00 PM. Check the website for further information and to register.

Bruce Museum 27th Annual Renaissance Ball

06/07/2014

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

Featuring the theme Into the Woods, the Bruce Museum's annual Renaissance Ball fundraiser includes entertainment by Hank Lane Orchestra, a live auction led by Hugh Hildesley of Sotheby's, and décor conceived by Linda Ruderman of Linda Ruderman Interiors and Carolyn Dempsey of Carolyn Dempsey Design, Inc. Live and silent auctions and an opportunity to contribute directly to the Bruce Museum's educational and exhibition programming . For more information, contact Jen Bernstein at jbernstein@brucemuseum.org or 203-413-6761. To purchase tickets online, go to http://renaissanceball2014.eventbrite.com.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - National Trails Day: Wildlife CSI Hike

06/08/2014

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977-6521.

6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Enjoy "National Trails Day" at the SM&NC! We'll look for tracks and traces of animals in our forest and vernal pools, learn how to identify common animal tracks and even to 'read' a skull. Discover the common animal signs that the SM&NC naturalists use to see who has been on our trails. Registration not required; rain will cancel. Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org

 

Westport Historical Society Hidden Garden Tour

06/08/2014

Westport, CT Phone: 203-222-1424 .

11- 4. Annual Hidden Garden Tour of five exceptional properties in Westport and Fairfield, and a Garden Market on the town's Veterans Green, followed by a gala Garden Party that evening under a festive tent also on Veterans Green.

Westport Historical Society - Garden Market

06/08/2014

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

10 am - 4 p.m Tour-goers can start or finish their rounds by checking out the Garden Market on Veterans Green (adjacent to WHS headquarters) Enjoy this multi-vendor outdoor boutique and discover a trove of practical and fanciful treasures. Accessories for home, garden and you! A variety of practical and fanciful items will be on sale including plants, garden tools, antiques, jewelry, and accessories. Some of our vendors include: CreativImpulse, Catch All Gifts, Cidar Mill Designs, Jean Forte Gifts, The Olive Oil Factory, Thorn Hill, Care of Trees, Anita Designs, Connecticut Gardener Magazine, Tower Garden by Juice Plus, Cynthia Alexander LLC, Komfort Zone, LLC, Admission is Free!

Beardsley Zoo World Oceans Day

06/08/2014

1875 Noble Ave, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-394-6563..

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Come learn about the world's oceans at Connecticut's only zoo.

The Glass House David Adjaye + Thelma Golden

06/08/2014

199 Elm St, New Canaan, CT

3 - 5:30 . David Adjaye is one of Britain's leading contemporary architects. Born in Tanzania to Ghanaian parents, Adjaye's influences range from contemporary art, music, and science to African art forms and the civic life of cities. In 1994 he set up his first office, where his ingenious use of materials and his sculptural ability established him as an architect with an artist's sensibility and vision. He and his team are currently at work on a range of private and public projects, including a social housing scheme in New York's Sugar Hill and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Thelma Golden is the Director and Chief Curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem, an art museum founded in 1968 whose mission is to serve as the nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally, and internationally. She has organized numerous groundbreaking exhibitions at a range of institutions throughout her career and, under her leadership, the Studio Museum has gained increasing renown as a global leader in the exhibition of contemporary art, a center for innovative education, and a site for diverse audiences to exchange ideas about art and society. Golden is currently a member of the Committee for the Preservation of the White House and was appointed to the position by President Barack Obama in 2010.

Annual New Canaan Dog Days Fundraiser

06/08/2014

107 Cherry St, New Canaan, CT Phone: 203-972-7000.

Noon to 3:00 pm, rain or shine Cost: Free to the public, donation requested.  New Canaan Dog Days was established in 2009 as an annual family-friendly FUN-raiser to raise awareness and much-needed donations for local animal charities. Hosted and sponsored by Village Critter Outfitter, a unique retailer in the heart of New Canaan devoted to holistic pet wellness and charitable animal causes, New Canaan Dog Days is – in essence – a celebration of the unconditional love our four-legged family members contribute to the lives of their human companions. We feature exhibitors offering an array of information about the care of your pets, fun contests and activities, a cooling station to keep your pet hydrated, and new and exciting features each year. For more information call, visit the website or email:  Topdogs@newcanaandogdays.com.