America's Kitchens - Lecture and Booksigning at The Lockwood Mathews Mansion Museum - Norwalk

10/12/2011

295 West Ave., Norwalk, CT 06850. Phone: 203/838-9799.

America’s Kitchens, a lecture and book signing by Nancy Carlisle Wednesday, October 12, 11 a.m.    In her lecture,  Historic New England curator Nancy Carlisle will discuss how the American kitchen has evolved from the seventeenth century to the present. Drawing on her book America’s Kitchens, co-authored with Melinda Narardinov, Ms. Carlisle will tell the story of the nation’s kitchens from New England hearths, to Victorian kitchens isolated at the back of the house, to open plan kitchens of 1950s suburbs. America’s Kitchens provides new insights into the technological and social changes that have taken place in this room and suggests how these innovations have transformed kitchen work and changed women’s lives. The lecture and book signing are co-sponsored by the New Canaan Preservation Alliance, Inc. to further its mission by providing educational programs on cultural history and historic preservation LMMM programs are made possible in part by a generous contribution from the Xerox Foundation. For lecture information and reservations, contact: info@lockwoodmathewsmansion.com 203-838-9799 ext. 117. Admission: $25 non-members, $20 members. The admission includes the lecture, a light lunch, and a tour of the first floor of the mansion. RSVP by Oct. 10, 2011, 203-838-9799 ext. 4. or info@lockwoodmathewsmansion.com. Lunch: Courtesy of Bull’s Head Market


America’s Kitchens, a Lecture and Book Signing at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion

10/12/2011

295 West Ave, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-838-9799 ext. 113.

America's Kitchens, a lecture and book signing by Nancy Carlisle Wednesday, October 12, 11 a.m.  In her lecture the Historic New England curator Nancy Carlisle will discuss how the American kitchen has evolved from the seventeenth century to the present. Drawing on her book America's Kitchens, co-authored with Melinda Narardinov, Ms. Carlisle will tell the story of the nation's kitchens from New England hearths, to Victorian kitchens isolated at the back of the house, to open plan kitchens of 1950s suburbs. Admission: $25 non-members, $20 members. The admission includes the lecture, a light lunch, and a tour of the first floor of the mansion. RSVP by Oct. 10, 2011, 203-838-9799 ext. 4. or info@lockwoodmathewsmansion.com. Lunch: Courtesy of Bull's Head Market.

Greenwich Historical Society Hosts Traditions of the Gilded Age at Betteridge

10/12/2011

117 Greenwich Avenue, Cos Cob, CT Phone: 203-869-6899.

6 - 8 PM. Traditions of the Gilded Age will explore the use, trends and psychology behind the numerous and elaborate silver pieces that graced many late nineteenth-century table settings. The program also will take a look at the remarkably intricate jewelry that decorated many an ample Victorian bosom. Admission is free, but reservations are required due to limited space. To reserve, please call 203-869-6899, Ext. 10.

Glass House Conversations in Context

10/13/2011

199 Elm Street, New Canaan, CT Phone: 866-811-4111.

5:30-7:30 pm. 2-hour guest-hosted tour + reception | $150 per person Guest Lecturer:David Salle, Artist.

Second Annual Green Market Harvest Supper at Greenwich Historical Society

10/14/2011

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

6:00 and ends at 9:30 pm. Space is limited, so sign up early and bring your posse! Reservations are required.This year's casual indoor/outdoor soiree features a format where guests can enjoy great company, music, food and drink at communal tables throughout "the Barn." The sideboard will be laden with a bounteous, seasonal buffet catered by popular host of Everyday Baking and owner of SoNo Café John Barricelli. There will be live music by Greenwich natives Ed Wright and Bill Nollman, a.k.a. "Mojo," and the beautiful Bush-Holley Historic Site will once again provide a stunning backdrop for the festivities.

STORIES BY FIRELIGHT WITH MISS LYNNE AT EARTHPLACE

10/14/2011

10 Woodside Lane, Westport, CT Phone: 203-227-7253.

7:00 – 8:30 PM. Get cozy by the campfire with Westport Children's librarian Lynne Perrigo. S'mores and the fire will keep you warm. Bring a chair and blanket. Rain cancels. $8 per member, $10 per non-member.

Owl Theater: “Legends of the Guardians: the Owls of Ga’Holle at Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield

10/14/2011

2325 Burr Street, Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-6305 ext. 109..

6:00pm  for a special screening of "Legends of the Guardians:  the Owls of Ga'Holle." Based on the first three books of the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series by Kathryn Lasky, this animated movie is an epic story of a young barn owl who is fascinated with the tales his father tells of the Guardians of Ga'Hoole, the great warriors and protectors of the owl world. This movie is rated PG. Popcorn and light refreshments will be served.  Bring a beach chair or a blanket and enjoy the movie on our 52" plasma!  After the movie you'll meet a very special visitor, one of the Center at Fairfield's resident Barn owls! Don't forget to bring a camera!  Advance registration required.  Connecticut Audubon Society members is $5.  Nonmember fee is $8.  For more information or to register call 203-259-6305 ext. 109.

42nd Annual Fall Fair at the New Canaan Nature Center

10/15/2011

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

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Rain or Shine.ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS & KIDS OF ALL AGES: Pony rides, hay maze, games & crafts, live music, great food, artisan's market, a giant rock wall, apple sling shots, pumpkin decorating and more!NEW: Visit our "ECO-VILLAGE" to learn how to green your home, life and family! Pie Eating Contest! Contestants race to see who can finish their pie first--no hands allowed! The contest will take place at 3:00 P.M. and there will be categories for kids ages 5-8 and 9-15 and for everyone 16 & over. Prizes will be awarded and the Pie Eating Contest entry fee is $5 for kids and $15 for age 16+ (must be paid in advance). Please email fallfair@newcanaannature.org to enter or if you would like more information. Great Food
Great food, beverages and baked goods will satisfy hungry appetites as children and families listen and dance to live music.

Getting Ready for Winter - Family Day

10/15/2011

10 Woodside Lane, Westport, CT Phone: 203-227-7253.

This family day offers looks into the natural world's choices for preparing for the cold – migrate, hibernate or survive. Find out how the Native Americans living here in Connecticut got ready for the winter and compare it to your own plans. We will make draft dodgers for the windows and doors and a nifty little handwarmer for your pocket. Make a pretty glittery piece of fruit or a wigwam model. Take a naturalist-led hike in our woods to find signs of fall. Hawks may be migrating, so we'll look for them, too. Included with regular admission, members free.

Earthplace Hosts Getting Ready for Winter Family Day--Westport

10/15/2011

10 Woodside Lane, Westport, CT 06881. Phone: 203-227-7253.

On Saturday October 15, 10 AM – 4 PM Earthplace will host a Get Ready ForWinter Family Day. All the signs of nature tell you that the season is changing. The air is crisp, the trees are colorful, the sun feels good on your back. Time now to plan for winter. This family day offers looks into the natural world's choices for preparing for the cold – migrate, hibernate or survive. Find out how the Native Americans living here in Connecticut got ready for the winter and compare it to your own plans. We will make draft dodgers for the windows and doors and a nifty little handwarmer for your pocket. Make a pretty glittery piece of fruit or a wigwam model. Take a naturalist-led hike in our woods to find signs of fall. Hawks may be migrating, so we'll look for them, too. Included with regular admission, members free.