Westport Historical Society Hosts Holiday House Tour

12/02/2012

25 Avery Place, Westport, CT 06880. Phone: 203-222-1424.

On Sunday, December 2, 2012 the Westport Historical Society will host its annual Holiday House Tour.  Tour five festive homes and historic Adams Academy, 11-4PM, then Celebrate 4:30PM to 7:30PM at Twilight Soiree with music, wine, hors d' oeuvres and silent auction.  Check the website for tickets and further information.

Silvermine School of Art Holiday Fundraiser

12/02/2012

1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203-966-9668 ext. 2.

On Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Wonderful gifts are available in a variety of media created by the talented Students and Faculty of the School of Art. Original works, all available at very attractive prices, include ceramics, prints, paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture, and wearable art such as jewelry, scarves, felt hats and handbags and much more! In the spirit of the season, a portion of the proceeds from all sales support the School of Art Children’s Scholarship Fund.

Holiday Concert at Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens

12/02/2012 to 12/02/2012

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

The Fontenay Chamber Players featuring special guest soloist Kathryn Amyotte, Soprano, in a Classical Concert followed by Meet the Musicians Reception with Prosecco, Perrier and Festive Holiday Treats! In the Silver Educational Center Concert Hall. Members $20, Non-Members $30, Students $15. Seating is limited, reservations highly suggested. Call 203.322.6971 or go online to reserve your spot now! For more information on the Musicians or to buy your tickets online visit our website at www.bartlettarboretum.org ** * * 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.

Stepping Stone Museum for Children Letters to Santa Claus and Elf Workshop Holiday Crafts

12/03/2012

303 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT

10:15 – 11:45 am

Reading of the Classic ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas - The Barnum Museum - Bridgeport

12/03/2012

820 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-331-1104.

Reading of the Classic ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Monday, December 3, 2012, 11:00 am. Reading by Bridgeport's First Lady, Sonya Finch!

Holiday Boutique - Greenwich

12/04/2012 to 12/05/2012

9 Doubling Road,, Greenwich, CT

Holiday Boutique Tuesday, December 4, 6:00–8:30 pm & Wednesday, December 5, 9:30 am–6:00 pm. Opening night at the Boutique will feature passed hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, new vendors and old favorites. Something for everyone on your list! On Wednesday, shop before, during or after the Holiday House Tour. Admission to the boutique is free. Location: 19 Doubling Road, Greenwich, CT.

Greenwich Historical Society Hosts Evening with Designer Miles Redd

12/04/2012

39 Strickland Rd., Greenwich, CT 06807. Phone: 203-869-6899.

On Tuesday evening, December 4, 2012 the Greenwich Historical Society will host Designer Miles Redd starting with Cocktails at 5PM--followed by lecture/book signing from 5:30-7PM.  Redd will talk about his new book "The Big Book of Chic" and take questions followed by a booksigning. Check the website for further information.

Celebrate the Season at The Barnum Museum! - Bridgeport

12/04/2012

820 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-331-1104.

Celebrate the Season at The Barnum Museum! Tuesday, December 4, 2012 (TWICE), 12:15 pm AND 7:00 pm. A wonderful diversion from holiday hustle and bustle, Celebrate the Season is a fascinating journey back in time to festivities of bygone days. Museum Executive Director, Kathy Maher will present the evolution of the tales and traditions of Victorian Age Christmas.

The Antiquarius 2012 Holiday House - Greenwich

12/05/2012

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

Wednesday, December 5, 10:00 am–4:00 pm. The Antiquarius 2012 Holiday House Tour offers up five high-style homes bathed in the sights, scents and sounds that make the holidays in Greenwich truly special. This year's eagerly awaited tour will feature a Normandy-style retreat in backcountry Greenwich, a sophisticated designer home in town, a magnificently crafted manse on the Belle Haven Peninsula and two jaw-dropping mid-country estates. Back by popular demand, VIP parking passes* (to be used for on-street parking at four of the five homes) are available, and an optional country club luncheon will be served on the day of the tour. Tickets: $100. VIP Parking Pass*: $250. Country Club Buffet Lunch at the Boutique: $45. Tickets, VIP parking pass and lunch must be purchased in advance and will be mailed a week in advance of the tour.

Boxwood & Evergreen Topiary Tree Workshop

12/05/2012 to 12/05/2012

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

Join floral designer Sue Wall who brings a wealth of experience and entertaining anecdotes on creating a natural boxwood and evergreen topiary that will last through the holidays and in to the New Year. With some creative mid-season additions, you can transform this artistic display into an ever-changing centerpiece for your seasonal entertaining! Bring your clippers, floral knife, some favorite ribbon or holiday balls and small accessories to customize if you wish; Bartlett Members $25, Non-Members $35. Reservations are required, call 203.322.6971. For more information, visit www.bartlettarboretum.org or e-mail psaverine@bartlettarboretum.org ** * * 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.