Easton Historical Society: Historical Society Free Lecture Series 2014: Indian Wars in Connecticut History

03/09/2014

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

Indian Wars in Connecticut History, Sunday, March 9th, 2-4 PM David Koch, Associate Professor of History at Housatonic Community College, returns to Easton for the fourth time to present Indian Wars in Connecticut History. Early in Connecticut’s history, the state saw bloody battles, both between Native American tribes and between natives and colonists. This talk will center on two major Indian wars of the period: the Pequot-Mohegan War and King Philip’s War. It will also deal in part with the battle fought in Fairfield that ended the Pequot-Mohegan War in 1637.

Exploring the Orchestra at the Stamford Nature Center

03/09/2014

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.325.1407 x10.

For Children Ages 4-7. Come unlock the mysteries of music with members of the Stamford Symphony! Join us for our 45 minute, interactive program where kids will get up-close-and-personal with the musicians and experience the joys of music. Call 203.325.1407 x10 to buy tickets today! SM&NC Adult Members $10 / Adult Non-Members $20 / All Kids $10. Parking and admission to the Stamford Museum & Nature Center are included. 

Bruce Museum A Love Affair with Oysters: A History of the Men and Women Who Fish and Farm the Sea

03/09/2014

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

2 pm.  Tessa Getchis, MS, Aquaculture Extension Specialist, Connecticut Sea Grant, Department of Extension, University of Connecticut. Explore the history of commercial shellfishing in Connecticut from the 1700s to the 20th century. Free with Museum admission. Reservations suggested; call the Museum at 203-869-0376 or e-mail to info@brucemuseum.org. The Bruce Museum receives support for this program thanks to a grant from Connecticut Humanities.

Westport Arts Center - Family Art Day: All About Toys III

03/09/2014

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

1-3pm. Ages 6-10. $10 / Child. Free for adults and kids under 2 Using re-purposed materials, build, assemble, and create whimsical works of art inspired by toys. Winner of the 2014 Toy Makers III Competition, sponsored by Melissa & Doug, will also be announced.

Norwalk Symphony Orchestra Concerts

03/09/2014

125 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203.956.6771.

Norwalk Concert Hall. 3:00pm - Carnival of the Animals in a side-by-side with members of the Norwalk Youth Symphony; Winner of the 2nd Annual Norwalk Concerto Competition

Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk - Dr. Daniel B. Botkin

03/10/2014

10 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203.852.0700.

8 p.m. Dr. Botkin is a scientist who studies life from a planetary perspective, a biologist who has helped to solve major environmental issues, and a writer about nature. His work includes the development of JABOWA, the first successful computer model of an ecosystem. Tickets are $20 ($15 for Aquarium members).

Greater Bridgeport Symphony - 68th Concert Season Conducting The Future. - Pittsburgh Symphony's Lawrence Loh Conducting

03/11/2014

200 Barlow Rd., Fairfield, CT Phone: 203 576-0263.

Join us Tuesday, March 11, at 6:30 PM at the elegant Bellarmine Museum of Art at Fairfield University. RSVP Required. Phone or Online. $25. Wine, soft drinks, light refreshments; music by George Gershwin aficionado, Dr. Orin Grossman. Immediately following the concert there will be an optional informative Question and Answer period which will be hosted by the evening's competing conductor. You will have a voice in selecting our next conductor. Music matters and your opinions matter to us. Do help us in selecting your next GBS Principal Conductor. Stop and listen to the videos and photo galleries from this exciting Conducting the Future season at www.gbs.org. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND, CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION NOW.

Beardsley Zoo -Zoo Tots

03/11/2014 to 04/12/2014

1875 Noble Ave, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-394-6563..

10:30 am This program, which is for children 18 months to three years who are accompanied by an adult, may include activities, crafts, and live animals. This session, entitled "Animal March," will explore how animals move. The cost is $10 for Zoo members and one child; $15 for non-members and one child. Participants may sign up for either day. To reserve a space in the program, pre-register by calling the Zoo's Education Department at 203-394-6563.

Public Nights at the Bowman Observatory Greenwich

03/11/2014

1800 E. Elm St, Greenwich, CT

Located on the grounds of Julian Curtiss Elementary School, 1800 E. Elm Street, Greenwich, northeast of the Milbank/Elm St. rotary, the observatory is open to the public free of charge (weather permitting). For more information, call 203-413-6762.

Bruce Museum Look & See: In the Dark!

03/12/2014

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT

12:30 – 1:15 pm A program especially designed for children ages 3-5 years and their adult caregivers, who will explore the Museum's exhibition through hands-on experiences, stories and more. Children will explore the exhibition and then make their own animal of the dark! $5 for members and $7 for non-members per child, per class. Parents/guardians are free. Please make reservations by calling the Museum at 203 869-0376.