Songs from the Civil War Music Program at Greenwich Historical Society on Lincoln's Birthday


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

Craft project: 2:00-2:30 pm; Music program: 2:30-3:30 pm. The program will frame each year of the War Between the States within a particular context: bravado and marching songs, camp songs, songs about home and songs of victory and defeat.

Silvermine Jazz Brunch featuring music by Rob Silvan


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

11:30AM – 2:00PM. Join us on Valentine’s Day weekend for great food, company and music featuring Rob Silvan. Rob Silvan has been creating music in new ways for more than 30 years in this area, and beyond. His group plays jazz: that is if you allow the term jazz to mean “an international cross blending of standards, current waves, tropical styles, original composition and improvisation, and whatever else may come up in the moment.” He will be performing as a soloist, doing everything from jazz to popular, all with romantic overtones. Reservations are required. Call 203-966-9700 ext. 22 to purchase tickets in advance. $20 for members; $25 for non-members



Exploring the Orchestra


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

Sunday, February 12, 2012 1:00 and 2:30 pm. Stamford Symphony's 45-minute interactive programs are geared for children aged 4 to 8, and encourage all to get up-close-and-personal with the musicians. Children will discover which instruments honk, whistle, pluck or bang! For more information visit, call Patron Services at 203-325-1407 x10 or e-mail Tickets: SM&NC members $12 adults/non-members $15 adults/$8 all children.


Greenwich Historical Society Hosts Songs from the Civil War


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

On Sunday, February 12, 2012 from 2-4PM listen to The National Anthem, Battle Hymn of the Republic, Dixie, Stars and Stripes Forever, Swing Low Sweet Chariot, Steal Away. Songs from the Civil War era are truly a part of the American musical lexicon. During an afternoon of song and readings, vocalists Stephanie Kies, Bea Crumbine, Bob Leinbach and Bill Kies will explore the lyrical history of the Civil War, accompanied by a complement of local musicians on drums, banjo, fiddle, piano, bugle and guitar. The program will frame each year of the War Between the States within a particular context: bravado and marching songs, camp songs, songs about home, and songs of victory and defeat. Stephanie Kies The program, conceived and spearheaded by Stephanie Kies in collaboration with Nick Carter and Tim Schantz, is designed to appeal to all ages. Audience participation will be the order of the day. Space is limited. Call to register.

Westport Country Playhouse presents “Pinkalicious, The Musical"


25 Powers Court, Westport, CT Phone: (203) 227-4177 or (888) 927-7529.

Produced by the Vital Theatre, NYC.  Little Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes – until she turns pink from head to toe. Recommended for ages 6 and up. $18. For more information and tickets, call the box office at (203) 227-4177, or for out-of-town callers toll-free at 888-927-7529, or visit the box office at 25 Powers Court, off Route 1, Westport.

Signs of Spring

02/12/2012 to 02/12/2012

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

1:00pm to 2:00pm  Head to Bartlett Arboretum for a fun afternoon as you discover plants and animals getting ready for spring. You will spend time out in our gardens and on our trails looking for signs of animals as well as new growth on plants. $5 for Members, $10 for nonmembers. For more information, call 203-322-6971, visit or e-mail * * * * * 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.

How to Succeed in the Business of Show Business with Rozanne Gates at Fairfield Museum and History Center

02/12/2012 to 02/12/2012

370 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. Phone: 203-259-1598.

Interested in acting? Rozanne Gates will give parents and students an overview of “the business” and what to expect. Gates will explain the theatre business terminology, how to stay in the game and what students can expect after they graduate from acting school. Free with admission.

Student Theatre Showcase At the Fairfield Museum and History Center

02/12/2012 to 02/12/2012

370 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. Phone: 203-259-1598.

$5 per person, free for children 10 and under. Enjoy an afternoon of skits, improv, musical theatre and more from talented students in the Fairfield region, including the Greens Farms Academy’s “Bloopers” and actors from New Pond Farm’s Shakespeare program.

Winter Vacation Adventures Audubon Greenwich

02/14/2012 to 02/15/2012

613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-5272 .

Sign up and explore the winter season with Audubon's experts. They will enjoy short nature hikes, learn how wildlife weathers winter's tough conditions, and have fun making crafts with new friends. Sign up for one or all the days. For Grades K-5. $65 per day. ($75 for non-members) Registration forms & details are online. Questions? Call James at x224 or Ted at x230.

Quick Center at Fairfield University Presents A Night for Valentines


1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. Phone: 203-254-4010.

On Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 8PM Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone will present A Night for Valentines at the Quick Center at Fairfield University. From Henry VIII to Mrs. Brown, you're into something good with what prmises to be an evening of pure fun.  Bring your Valentine or your kids for this sweet trip down nostalgia lane.  Check the website for further information.