Ambler Farm Tap a Tree Program


257 Hurlbutt Street,, Wilton, CT Phone: 203-834-1143.

10 am or 1 pm. Learn the science and history of maple syruping by being a hands-on part of the process. There will be two training sessions offered (February 4th at 10am or 1pm); only ONE session is required for training. On that day you will choose a tree and hang your bucket that will collect sap. We will send regular updates on the running of the sap so you can come to the Farm to collect sap from your tree. Sap will be boiled down in our sugar shack and each family will go home with their very own bottle of Ambler Farm maple syrup. Enrollment limited. $60 per member family, $65 per non-member family. Registration begins for members January 3rd, and opens to non-members on January 17th (space permitting).

Stepping Stones Museum for Children ATW: Creative Kids


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

2 pm - 3 pm. Around the World: Creative Kids Poetry – Discover the beauty of literature as you learn about Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, a Nobel Prize winner. Free; tickets required. Recommended for ages 2 and older.

Stamford Historical Society Genealogy Workshop


1508 High Ridge Road , Stamford, CT Phone: (203) 329-1183.

10 a.m. to 12 noon. Sponsored jointly with CT Ancestry Society.

Trumbull Historical Society Zentangle©


1856 Huntington Turnpike, Trumbull, CT Phone: (203) 377-6620.

 Zentangle for teens and adults. Zentangle© is a way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It increases focus and creativity and no prior experience is required. Fee is $20 and all materials will be provided. Instructor Jamie Johnson is a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT)©, with a PhD in art history and more than 10 years in museum education.

“The Porcupine Lady.” @ New Pond Farm


101 Marchant Road, Redding, CT Phone: (203) 938-2117.

You may know CT DEEP Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator Gerri Griswold as "The Bat Lady" but she also moonlights as "The Porcupine Lady." On Sunday February 5 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. (Snow date: Sunday February 12, 2 p.m.) at New Pond Farm (101 Marchant Road) meet one of the world's third largest rodents, a Quill Pig named The New One, and learn about the natural history of one of Connecticut's most unique mammals! This family program is $10 per New Pond Farm member and $15 per non-member. Registration is required, please visit us online or call us at (203) 938-2117 to register.

First Sunday Bird Walk at Greenwich Point Park


Greenwich Point Park, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-0376.

Join us for a leisurely walk to view birds in their habitats. Bring binoculars. Meet near southern concession stand. for information and Park admission. Contact for Park admission. Free. No registration required

Earthplace Winged Wonders


10 Woodside Lane, Westport, CT Phone: 203-557-4400.

3:00 PM. Experience our birds of prey outside their enclosures during this bird-on-glove demonstration where you can learn all about some of our magnificent raptors. First Sunday of every month. All welcome! Free for members, price of admission for non-members.

Silvermine Arts Center The Art of Creativity Seminar


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

1 pm - 4 pm. $75. Deceloping Deeper Levels of Perception with the Creative Process Will have a thematic discussion on creativity and introduction to the five levels of perception operating within the creative process: looking, seeing, insight, intuition and inspired from Dmitri's teaching methods. Perception is the interpretation of sensory information, shaped by former experiences, memory, expectation and attention, which experienced within one's lived experience as a creative agent. We will also review the concepts of intentionality, intuition, and inter-subjectivity engagement within the creative process. The seminar session will have a presentation, practicum, self-directed reflection, and a facilitated discussion.

Bruce Museum “Framing Nature” Graduate Student Symposium


One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-0376.

1-4pm. Moderated by Dr. James Henry Rubin, Professor at Stony Brook University, New York. Offered in conjunction with Alfred Sisley (1839-1899): Impressionist Master, MA/ PhD students will present interdisciplinary papers that engage the multifaceted ways that artists and architects frame nature in their work. Organized in conjunction with the exhibition Alfred Sisley (1839 - 1899): Impressionist Master. Advance registration suggested: Free for Bruce members, and students and educators with ID, $10 for non-members. At the door: $10 Bruce members, and students and educators with ID, $20 non-members.

Bruce Museum Art Adventures: Loose Landscapes.


One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-0376.

1-3 pm. A drop-in program designed for children aged 4 and up and their families. In this program, participants will have the opportunity to craft fun and creative works of art inspired by the museum's collections and exhibitions. This program is free with general admission and no advanced registration is required.