Spring Day at Earthplace

03/19/2011 to 03/19/2011

10 Woodside Lane, Westport, CT 06881. Phone: 203-227-7253.

The spring solstice occurs on March 20.  Celebrate the arrival of spring with an all-day event at Earthplace.  We will make a variety of craft projects, plant a seed and take a walk to look for spring signs.  Fun for all ages.

Syrup Saturday & Pancake Breakfast at New Canaan Nature Center

03/19/2011 to 03/19/2011

144 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: (203) 966-9577.

Join us in and around the Sugar Shack as we celebrate the bounty from this year's Syrup Season!  The day will include tree tapping demo, a maple sap boil down, and a sneak peak at historic methods of Maple Syruping.  We'll also host a delicious Pancake Brunch where you and yours can sample first hand the sweet treat of the sugar maple trees atop a short stack of flapjacks topped with your choice of a fine array of toppings (berries, fruit, walnuts, chocolate chips, whipped cream).  Join our naturalists for a hike along "Maple Lane" and to learn some tree identification tips.  Warm up around the campfire to share tall tales of this winter adventures & the coming adventures of spring; make a Maple Craft.  Also enjoy a variety of delicious treats at our Maple Bake Sale.  This event is primarily outdoors and activities will run throughout the day.  Members: $8/person, Non-members: $12/person and Free under age 3.

JGaming Tournament at The Stamford Jewish Center

03/19/2011 to 03/19/2011

1035 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203-487-0971.

Grades 6 – 8. Get your game face on and lace up your sneakers for our second J·Gaming Tournament! Compete against your friends as you try to top your high scores in iDance, Light Space Wall, 3-Kick and J·Mat. The highest scores will win some cool prizes! Drinks and snacks will be provided. M $10 / NM $15. For more information, call Mo Concepcion at 203-487-0971, visit website  or e-mail mconcepcion@stamfordjcc.org.

Dan Cruson’s House History Workshop at Easton Senior Center


291 Morehouse Road, Easton, CT 06612. Phone: (203) 581-0850.

On Sunday, March 20 at 2:00 PM. Learning about the history of your house can be hard to do if you don’t know where to look for historic documentation. Dan Cruson, local author and town historian, has decades of knowledge to share about where to look for house data and how to analyze land deeds. He’ll provide step-by-step guidance and answers questions along the way. Dan will share his insight on what to do if you are stuck and can’t progress with your research. An instructional handbook written by Dan will be given to all participants. The fee for this workshop is $25. Space is limited; reserve your spot today by sending in a check made payable to the Historical Society of Easton. In the notation please indicate that the check is for the Dan Cruson Workshop.
Info: Call (203) 581-0850. HSEastonCT@gmail.com.

Wacky Family Day at Westport Arts Center


51 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880. Phone: 203- 222-7070.

2 p.m. Inspired by the exhibition highlighting Haitian culture and the 2011 Latin-themed Gala, VIVA!, the focus will be on world cultures and their influence on art and music today. Participants will be able to work their way through a variety of unique music and art projects designed for toddlers through 6th grade. $10/child; admission free for adults and children two and under.

Sunday Explorers at The Stamford Museum and Nature Center

03/20/2011 to 03/20/2011

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

11 am – 3 pm, each Sunday (with exception of special event days) Join SM&NC education staff every Sunday for a hands-on, interactive exploration of many of the Museum’s favorite features!  Each week will focus on a different theme and may include visits with our live reptiles or farm animals, tastings in the garden, or great arts and craft experiences. Programs will feature both staff-led and self-guided activities for all ages. Activities will run throughout the time period, so join us anytime to extend and enhance your SM&NC experience. All ages are welcome, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Members: Free / Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call 203.322.1646, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org, or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org

Stern Showcase Recital by The Stamford Symphony

03/20/2011 to 03/20/2011

1101 Bedford Street, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203-325-1407 x14.

On Sunday, at 4 p..m. First Presbyterian Church, Tickets: $28. Honoring Melvin Stern and his love of music Erica Kiesewetter, violin Leah Gastler, viola Ming Aldrich-Gan, piano HINDEMITH   Viola Sonata in F, Op.11, No.4 BACH Chaconne from Partita No. 2 for Solo Violin in D minor, BWV 1004 MOZART Sinfonia concertante in Eb for Violin and Viola, K.364. For more information visit the website.


G.F. Handel’s Alexander’s Feast or “The Power of Musick”


254 East Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-622-5136.

Christ Church. 4:30. Telling the story of a feast celebrating Alexander the Great's conquest of Persia, this vivid and dramatic work is one of Handel's most admired, as well as an audience favorite. Described by critics as the first high peak in Handel's musical mountain range that includes masterpieces such as Israel in Egypt and the Messiah, it is a splendid setting of a poem by John Dryden, filled with grandeur and profoundly rich choral writing. The work describes a banquet held by Alexander the Great and his mistress Thaïs in the captured Persian city of Persepolis, during which the musician Timotheus sings and plays his lyre, arousing various moods in Alexander. The piece was a great success and it encouraged Handel to make the transition from writing Italian operas to English choral works. This concert is dedicated to the memory of long-time member Sallie Williams.



13 OENOKE RIDGE , New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: (203) 966-1776.

8 pm.  Dr. Robert "Mick" Bedard is a physician and partner in the Connecticut Asthma & Allergy Center of West Hartford.  Since 1987, he has been a Civil War re-enactor portraying initially a rifleman and now a regimental surgeon with the 5th New Hampshire and the 14th Connecticut Volunteer Regiments. He will explain how mid-nineteenth century medicine was different and in some ways similar to our modern age.  He will describe the role of the Civil War medical officer and the unique challenges that confronted doctors and their soldier patients both before and after battle.  He will highlight the advances that occurred in both military and civilian medicine as a consequence of that War. The lecture series is free to members of the Society, Staying Put in New Canaan and students. Admission for all others is $10 per lecture or $25 for the series.


College Ahead at The Stamford Community Center

03/24/2011 to 03/24/2011

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

Everything you need to know about the college applications process. 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.