Silvermine Jazz Brunch, featuring music by Rob Silvan

02/13/2011 to 02/13/2011

Silvermine Galleries 1037 Silvermine Road , New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203-966-9700 ext. 20.

TICKETS: $20 for members; $25 for non-members

Silvermine Book Signing with Photographer J Henry Fair

02/13/2011 to 02/13/2011

Silvermine Galleries, 1037 Silvermine Road New Canaan, New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203-966-9700 ext. 20.

Renowned photographer J Henry Fair will be signing copies of his first book, “The Day After Tomorrow: Images of our Earth in Crisis” due out to bookstores at the end of January.  Best known for his Industrial Scars series, in which is researches our world’s most egregious environmental disasters and creates images that are simultaneously stunning and horrifying.  His photographs captivate audiences, as they more closely resemble abstract paintings by Georgia O’Keefe and Jackson Pollock than the disturbing scenes they depict.  Recently inducted into the Silvermine Guild of Artists, a selection of his work is currently on exhibit in the New Guild Members show at the Silvermine Galleries. Free and Open to the Public

 

 

Exploring the Orchestra: Carnival of Stuffed Animals at Bendel Mansion - Stamford

02/13/2011 to 02/13/2011

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.322.1646.

On Sunday, 1 pm & 2:30 pm – Discover some musical magic with your family at the Bendel Mansion (main building)! Bring your most cherished stuffed friend to listen and interact with a lively string quartet, playing classical animal-inspired tunes. Stamford Symphony’s 45-minute interactive programs are child-focused, and strive to capture young imaginations in many special ways. Concerts are geared for children aged 4 to 8, and encourage all to get up-close-and-personal with the musicians. Children will have a blast discovering which instruments honk, whistle, pluck or bang! Concerts sell out quickly, so reserve your spot today by calling 203.325.1407 x 10.Members: $12 Adults, $8 Children / Non-Members: $15 Adults, $8 Children. Parking and Museum admission included! Spend a day exploring the Stamford Museum and Nature Center.

Mini-Concerts For Families.

02/13/2011 to 02/13/2011

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203-325-1407 x14.

Stamford Museum and Nature Center

February 13 and March 27, at 1:00 and 2:30 p.m.

Interactive Fun at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center with musicians from the Stamford Symphony. Past programs including Boom & Toot, Peter & the Wolf, and The Sorcerer's Apprentice. Programs always sell-out!Tickets: SM&NC members $12 adults/non-members $15, $8 all children. Parking and Museum admission included! Spend a day exploring the Stamford Museum and Nature Center. For more information or to purchase tickets contact Stamford Symphony Patron Services at 203-325-1407, x 10 or by e-mail: office@StamfordSymphony.org The Stamford Symphony aspires to build a lifelong appreciation of classical music among all populations of Stamford and its neighboring communities in Connecticut.

Annual Valentine's Tea at New Canaan Historical Society

02/14/2011

13 Oeknoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203-966-1776.

On Monday, from noon to 3 p.m. The New Canaan Historical Society cordially invites you to join them for their Annual Valentine's Day Tea.  Storyteller Barbara Jefferies will share enchanting stories of love on Valentine's Day. Join us for tea as she leads us on a journey.  Two tea sittings nonn and 2 p.m. with the program at 1:00.  Tickets:  $5 members / $10 non-members.

Single Parents Lecture at The Stamford Community Jewish Center

02/15/2011 to 02/15/2011

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

Learn to manage the overwhelming responsibilities and feelings; including, anxiety and guilt involved in raising a child of divorce. The workshop will offer stress reducing techniques and strategies for self care, socialization and relaxation. Sponsored by JFS and the JCC. M/NM No charge. For more information, call Nancy Schiffman at 203-487-0941, visit www.stamfordjcc.org or e-mail nschiffman@stamfordjcc.org.

Creature Feature at Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield

02/17/2011

2325 Burr Street, Fairfield, CT 06824. Phone: 203-259-6305 ext. 109 .

4-4:30 pm. Join us for a live animal program featuring the Center's resident education animals.  Our animal care volunteers and staff naturalist will share interesting facts and stories about our animals. Get up close with some of our mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians and a few creepy crawlies.  All ages are welcome and children must be accompanied by an adult.  Admission by donation.  Donations of laundry soap or dishwashing soap are greatly appreciated.  All donations support our Animal Care Program. For more information, call203-259-6305, Ext. 109.

Winter Home School Day at The Stamford Museum and Nature Center

02/17/2011 to 02/17/2011

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.322.1646.

Homeschoolers: Join us for a great winter day at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center! Through a mixture of self-guided activities and educator-led classes, homeschoolers will get a unique chance to learn what winter brings to Heckscher Farm, our woodland trails and Bendel Mansion.  Learn how we make maple syrup, join in a wild woolly workshop and discover the adaptations animals to survive winter. A group lunch period will allow home school groups to meet each other and share ideas. Appropriate for children ages 5 and older. Members & Non-members: $15 per child; no charge for home school teachers. To register or for more information call 203.322.1646, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org, or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org

Adirondack Night at Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield

02/17/2011 to 02/17/2011

2325 Burr Street, Fairfield, CT 06824. Phone: 203-259-6305 ext. 109.

For this one special evening our Center at Fairfield is transformed into an Adirondack Lodge. Join us for this wonderfully casual and fun-filled evening that is certain to shake off the winter blues. Enjoy an evening of live music, delicious hors d'oeuvres, CAS’s famous chili, delectable desserts and cocktails. Staff naturalists will be on hand to give guests an up-close and personal view of several birds of prey. Tickets for this exciting evening are $45 per person; call 203-259-6305 ext. 109.  Proceeds from the evening will support the Connecticut Audubon Society's year-round programs and special events for children, families, and adults and our Center at Fairfield, which features live education animals, nature-related exhibits, Farm Pond, a Nature Store and “Birds of Prey” Compound that’s home to live owls, hawks, Peregrine Falcons, Turkey Vulture and other raptors.

13th Annual "Great Backyad Bird Count" -

02/18/2011 to 02/21/2011

613 Riversville Rd., Greenwich, CT 06831. Phone: 203-869-5272 X239.

The GBBC is a four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting  birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are across the continent. On Sat. join Ted Gilman from 1 - 2:30 p.m. for this citizen science effort he checks the bird feeders and takes a short walk in the meadows and forest to ID and count birds. Afterwards, return to the center for refreshments where you can report the bird sightings to the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology via the internet.  All ages. RSVP to Ted: 203-869-5272 X230 or visit www.birdsource.org/gbbc tolearn how to participate at home.