New Canaan Historical Society - Holiday Festivities and more at the Society - Silhouette Artist Deborah O'Connor


13 Oenoke Ridge , New Canaan, CT Phone: 203 966 1776.

Silhouette Artist Deborah O'Connor will create Heirloom-Quality Portraits at the Open House December 7th   9:00 - 12:00. Ms. O'Connor creates beautiful silhouettes which capture the essence of the subject and will be cherished forever... although they can be made in as few as five minutes! Reservations recommended Please call or email

The Stamford Jewish Community Center - Family Chanukah Roller Skating Party


1035 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203-487-0941.

6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Back for its second year, we’re turning the JCC into the hottest roller rink around! Join us for roller blading, music, and latkes. Arts and crafts for the season and everyone’s favorite sufganiyot. For more information and prices contact Nancy Schiffman at 203.487.0941, visit or e-mail

35th Annual Winterfair Holiday Gift Market at the Darien Community Association


274 Middlesex Road , Darien, CT 06901. Phone: 203-655-4662.

Saturday, December 7, 2013 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Free Parking  On-site Cafe.  Photos with Santa 9am-1pm
$8 admission.  $6 for seniors. Free for kids under 12 The  Winterfair features excitng vendors offering a variety of unique merchandise and beautifully handcafted items.  Shoppers return year after year to find gourmet food items, accessories for their homes, fashions for the entire family and one-of-a-kind gift items.  A variety of events for children such as complimentary professional face painting, and more. For more information visit the website.

Norwalk Symphony Orchestra Presents Holiday Extravaganza


125 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851. Phone: 203-956-6771.

On Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 5PM at the Norwalk Concert Hall the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra will host its annual Holiday Extravaganza.  Featured will be Messiah Sing-Along (Christmas Portion and Hallelujah Chorus).  You the Audience, are the Chorus.  Also featured, Gospel Favorites with Men's Gospel Choir of Pivot Ministries; Joseph Bonaparte, Director.  Also, enjoy holiday music caroling.  Bring your own copy of the Messiah or call to get the music.  Check the website for ticket information. 

Greenwich Historical Society Lecture: Designer Panel Discussion Featuring Amanda Nisbet,Matthew Patrick Smyth and Ashley Whittaker


90 Harding Road, Old Greenwich, CT 06870. Phone: 203-869-6899.

Designer Panel Discussion Featuring Amanda Nisbet, Matthew Patrick Smyth and Ashley Whittaker, moderated by Connecticut Cottages  Gardens' D.J. Carey. Connecticut Cottages  Gardens is an award-winning publication recognized for its lavish design, its editorial "sense of place" and its intimate connection with its readers. It has also been a loyal and active media sponsor of Antiquarius since 2011. Expanding its role this year, editorial director and editor D.J. Carey will lead three of today's most sought-after New York-based designers whose work is frequently featured in major design publications in a lively discussion. Panelists include: Amanda Nisbet Nisbet mixes classical motifs and contemporary idioms, creating refreshingly elegant interiors marked by a bold embrace of pattern, color and texture. Her refined yet livable interiors enliven exclusive residences throughout North America and Europe. Matthew Patrick Smyth Smyth, who specializes primarily in residential interior design for an international clientele, maintains a consistent focus on fine detailing within a range of styles, working with skilled craftspeople to provide a finished product that reflects his clients' needs and interests as well as their comfort. Ashley Whittaker "Neo-traditionalist" Whittaker is noted for her fresh and modern perspective on traditional design and architecture. Her chic and classic interiors are characterized by tailored rooms that incorporate charming detail and an engaging play on color and pattern.
Book signings after both events.  Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Harding Road, Old Greenwich, CT Saturday, December 7, 2013, 2:30-4:00 pm Admission: $100. Space is limited. Reservations required.

Greenwich Historical Society Design Forum Added to Antiquarius 2013 Lineup


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

Designer Forum Added to Antiquarius 2013 Lineup In addition to the Greenwich Winter Antiques Show, Holiday House Tour and Holiday Boutique, Antiquarius 2013 will offer two design programs featuring noted designers during the Greenwich Winter Antiques Show .      A Life in Design: Lecture by Mary McDonald Mary McDonald, celebrated Los Angeles-based interior designer and Honorary Chair of Antiquarius 2013, will provide her unique take on contemporary design. McDonald has been ranked as one of House Beautiful's Top 100 designers, and her work for international clients has been featured in major publications. Her talent for wedding old-school elegance with a modern sensibility and her impeccable sense of color together with her ability to combine bold patterns, Chinoiserie and classic antiques with contemporary lines define her signature style. Her design sensibility is a perfect fit for Antiquarius, and we are honored to have her join us. Ms. McDonald is currently starring in the second season of the hit Bravo television show Million Dollar Decorator, launching her first fabric collection for F. Schumacher  Co. and preparing a new line of rugs for Patterson, Flynn  Martin, due out early next year. She also designs a lighting collection for Robert Abbey.  Post-lecture, the designer will be available to autograph her book, MARY McDONALD INTERIORS, The Allure of Style (Rizzoli 2010, available for purchase at the show), which includes 250 sumptuous color photographs showcasing her ravishing and sophisticated interiors. Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Harding Road, Old Greenwich, CT Saturday, December 7, 2013, 10:30 am-12:00 pm Admission: $100. Space is limited. Reservations required.  

Westport Arts Center - ArtLab: Sculpture Smash Up


51 Riverside Ave., Westport, CT Phone: 203-222-7070.

9-10:15 (ages 5-8) and 10:30-12pm (ages 9-12) and $30 / 35 for WAC Members. For students who love clay! Build and construct our own creatures and create 3-dimetional works of art.

Silvermine School of Art Holiday Fundraiser--New Canaan

12/07/2013 to 12/08/2013

1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203-966-9700.

Silvermine School of Art Holiday Fundraiser starts Saturday, December 7th from 10AM to 5PM and Sunday, December 8th, 10-5 p.m Shop for wonderful gifts created by our talented students and faculty.  Original works all available at very attractive prices, include ceramics, prints, paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture, and wearable art such as jewelry, scarves, felt hats, handbags and much more.

Norwalk Symphony Orchestra Concerts


125 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203.956.6771.

Norwalk Concert Hall. 5:00pm - Messiah Sing-Along and Holiday Extravaganza with members of the Serendipity Chorale and Pivot Ministries Gospel Choir

Stepping Stones Museum for Children - ITALY


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

2:00 pm. Creative Kids – Travel to Italy and meet Leonardo da Vinci. Create your own replica of one of the most famous paintings in the world, Mona Lisa.