Pequot Library Offers Special Collection of Books About Fairfield--Southport

01/18/2014 to 01/19/2014

720 Pequot Ave., Southport, CT 06890. Phone: 203-259-0346.

To celebrate the 375th birthday of the Town of Fairfield, there will be a special collection of books about Fairfield and its history for sale at Pequot Library's Mid-Winter Book Sale, Saturday, January 18 and Sunday, January 19, 2014 from 9AM to 5PM.  Multiple copies of out of print books by Elizabeth Banks MacRury, More About the Hill--Greenfield Hill, and Greens Farms CT by George Penfield Jennings will be sold.  Many other books available for sale.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - A Billion Bricks Workshops!


39 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford, CT Phone: 203-977-6521.

A BILLion Bricks Workshops: Saturday, January 18: Bendel Speedway: LEGO® race cars 10 am – Noon & 2 – 4 pm, led by Bill Probert. Space is limited for the workshops.  Pre-registration and pre-payment required.  Call 203.977.6521 to register.
Members: $40 (one adult & one child), $25 for each additional adult/child | Non- Members: $55 (one adult & one child), $25 for each additional adult/child

LEGO® Workshop - Bendel Speedway: LEGO® Brick Race Cars

01/18/2014 to 01/18/2014

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

Saturday, January 18, 10 am - noon & 2 - 4 pm

ILUGNY expert builders will teach and guide in the design and build process, then race your car which is yours to keep! (Recommended for ages 7 and up.)

Members: $40 (one adult & one child), $25 for each additional adult/child | Non-Members: $55 (one adult & one child), $25 for each additional adult/child. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail, or visit

* * * * Stamford Museum & Nature Center is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of art, the natural and agricultural sciences, and history. The Museum is a vital cultural and educational resource for the community, and a focal point for family activity through exhibitions, educational programs and special events.

P.T. Barnum Museum - This Way to the Egrets presented by Marc Moorash, Seraphemera Books.


820 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-331-1104 ext.100,.

Sunday, January 19 at 2 p.m. – This Way to the Egrets presented by Marc Moorash, Seraphemera Books. $5 Donation   Spend an afternoon with Connecticut-based bookmakers and publishers, Seraphemera Books. You will learn how to create and hand bind our Lotus and Town-History Journals. Representatives from Seraphemera Books will show you the entire process and discuss material included in the PT Barnum journal created for the Bethel Historical Society. Throughout the course of the demonstration, the team will also lead what is called a Community Collaborative Writing Event. Each visitor will contribute to a long form poem that will be stitched together. The Barnum Museum,  Bridgeport in the People's United Bank Gallery, entry located at the back of the historic building. Call for more information  M-F from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The back exhibition hall of the museum, featuring artifacts that belonged to P.T. Barnum, Tom Thumb and others, is open for viewing and exploration on Thursdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., except January 16. To learn more about The Barnum Museum's current programs visit You can also visit the museum on Facebook, view past programs at or communicate on Twitter @BarnumMuseum. The original Barnum Institute building is owned by the City of Bridgeport and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Bartlett Arboretum


151 Brookdale Rd.`, Stamford, CT Phone: 203-322-6971.

Please join us January 19th as we salute the great botanical artists of New England from 2-4p.m. An exhibit of their works will be on display beginning January 19th and will continue through March.

Easton Historical Society: Historical Society Free Lecture Series 2014 A History of Connecticut Food and Wine


Easton Library Community Room, 691 Morehouse Road, Easton, CT Phone: 203 261 2090 .

Lecture Series 2014 HISTORICAL SOCIETY 2014 FREE WINTER LECTURE SERIES/ A History of Connecticut Food and Wine
Sunday, January 19th 2 – 4 PM, Eric D. Lehman and Amy Nawrocki, University of Bridgeport professors and co-authors of A History of Connecticut Food and A History of Connecticut Wine: Vineyard in Your Backyard will tell stories and the history behind Connecticut's regional cuisine and explain the recent emergence of wine production in the state.

Trumbull Historical Society Movie Premiere: "Pride in Our Past: Trumbull Historical Society"


33 Quality St., Trumbull, CT Phone: 203-377-6620.

3 p.m. Join us for our January members meeting as we view for the first time a new documentary focusing on the history of Trumbull and the Historical Society, made in collaboration with Donna Girot and Trumbull Community Television. At the Trumbull Main Library, 33 Quality St. 2pm in the community room. Refreshments to follow.

Westport Country Playhouse - Dino-light


25 Powers Court, Westport, CT Phone: 203.227.4177.

1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Produced by CORBIAN Visual Arts and Dance, in collaboration with Lightwire Theater
Recommended for ages 7 and up CORBiAN Visual Arts and Dance and Lightwire Theater return with Dino-Light, which tells the story of Professor Henslow, a famous scientist who has magical powers, and his latest creation, Darwin, a wild and primitive creature. Glowing electroluminescent creatures light up the darkness in this heart-rending original tale. Truly unique and visually dazzling, Dino-Light has been praised by audiences all over the world for its cutting edge blend of puppetry, technology, and dance. Dino-Light Run Time: Approximately one hour

Westport Historical Society - Celebrate Martin Luther King’s Birthday


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

Program for children aged 5 to 12 to learn about the civil rights leader and how he inspired a Westport artist to become involved in the battle for racial equality. The program will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will also include yoga instruction, as well as an opportunity to engage in dramatic role play with actress Jennifer Devine from Westport's Musical Theater Center. Elizabeth DeVoll, the Westport Historical Society's education director, will show the children how to make peace globes from '60s news articles and photos, peace symbols, friendship rings and hand-stitched samplers with peace quotations.

Bruce Museum Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Day Celebration


One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-5272.

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Celebrate this year with performances by Connecticut's Arts for Learning Hip Hop Dimensions at 11:00 a.m. and again at 1:00 p.m. This is a diverse collection of dancers with raw talent in Hip Hop and Break Dancing. While electrifying audiences, they inspire youth to think of dancing as a positive outlet for artistic expression. Audiences are educated on the history, culture, foundation, and the dance styles of Hip-Hop. Students of all ages and abilities will have the opportunity to make "I have a dream ..." buttons and add their self-portraits to the Circle of Friends mural, as well as explore the Museum's galleries and exhibitions. All events are free with Museum admission.