Stamford Symphony Concert--Titanic Expressions

04/09/2011 to 04/10/2011

263 Tresser Blvd., Stamford, CT 06901. Phone: 203-325-1407.

On Saturday, April 9, 2011, at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 10, 2011, at 3:00 p.m. join the Stamford Symphony Orchestra's Concert--Titanic Expressions--Stormy passion and heavenly love.  Featured:  Mahler; Symphony No.4; Brahms;Piano Concerto No.2; Norman Krieger, pianBehind the Baton with Music Director Eckart Preu.  Pre-concert lecture on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.  Call for tickets and check the website for further information.

Stratford Spring Showcase of Crafts at The Ramada Hotel

04/09/2011

225 Lordship Blvd., Stratford, CT Phone: 203-375-8866.

Hours 10- 4 p.m. Craft show will take place in the main ballroom.  Hote is located off exit 30 of 1-95.

Multi Media Collage at Westport Arts Center

04/09/2011

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

Ages 5 to 8:  9 - 10:15 a.m. and Ages 9 to 12:  10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Children will have their pick of art materials including fabric, wire, felt and clay to create one-of-a-kind pieces. Individual classes:  $30 (WAC members $25)

Kite Making Day at Earthplace

04/09/2011

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

The warm spring wind is ruffling your hair.  It's time to fly a kite.  We will be making very simple and enormously successful kites that are sure to fly.  Even a three-year-old can take this kite up. Each kite is assembled by the child and accompanying adult.  The kids can decorate their kite, put a colorful tail on it and fly it in our field. 2:30 PM. Rain or shine, fun for all ages.

Music, Movement and the Shaker Way of Life at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center

04/09/2011

39 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: (203) 322-1646.

2 pm. Bendel Mansion (main building). Join Todd Burdick, Director of Interpretation at Hancock Shaker Village for this special program on the role of music and movement in Shaker worship and everyday life. Pre-registration is required on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call 203.977.6521 to register. Admission: $5 per person.

Silvermine School of Art Materials and Equipment Tag Sale Fundraiser - New Canaan

04/09/2011 to 04/09/2011

1037 Silvermine Road , New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203-966-6668 ext. 2.

An assortment of great treasures can be found at this tag sale, including stretcher bars, paints (oil, acrylics, watercolors and pastels), a wide variety of frames, cameras, enlargers, ceramic supplies, painting and drawing materials, photography, printmaking, jewelry and sculpture supplies and equipment, and of course art books.  All at unbelievable prices!  All proceeds from the sale will benefit the Silvermine Scholarship Fund for Children. Donations of art related items are also being accepted by the School of Art.  Any used or unused art materials, equipment and art books can be dropped off at the Silvermine Arts Center Auditorium on Wednesday, April 6th from 10am to 5pm and Thursday, April 7th from 10am to 5pm.  For early drop-offs please call the School office. FOR INFORMATION:  Call 203-966-6668, ext. 2 or email school@silvermineart.org or visit our website at www.silvermineart.org.

Music, Movement and The Shaker Way of Life at The Stamford Museum

04/09/2011 to 04/09/2011

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

Join Todd Burdick, director of interpretation at Hancock Shaker Village, for this special program on the role of music and movement in Shaker worship and everyday life.  Pre-registration is required on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call 203.977.6521 to register. Admission $5/per person. For more information call 203.322.1646, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org, or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org

Titanic Expressions-Stormy passion and heavenly love! at The Palace Theater - Stamford

04/09/2011 to 04/10/2011

61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT 06901. Phone: 203-325-1407 x14.

Sat, April 9  at 8 pm Sun, April 10 at 3 pm MAHLER Symphony No.4 BRAHMS Piano Concerto No.2 Norman Krieger, piano. Eckart Preu will share secrets and stories behind the music on stage one hour before each concert. Kids Come Free on Sunday. MusiKids, an interactive education experience for children ages 6 – 12, takes place before the Sunday concert.  Tickets $22 - $72. For more information visit the website.

 


"Nourish: food + community" ~ A special film, panel discussion & reception with exhibits at Audubon Greenwich

04/10/2011

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

On Sunday, 2 - 4:30 p.m. Celebrate springtime with a short, inspiring film about the 'organic & real food' revolution and learn from panelists and exhibitors who will discuss ways to source local foods, enhance nutrition and the myriad benefits of a community & home garden. The film, NOURISH<http://nourishlife.org>, is narrated by Cameron Diaz and studded with food per–sonalities Michael Pollan, Alice Waters, Jamie Oliver and more. With a distinctly positive vision, NOURISH<http://nourishlife.org/> explores the story of our food - where it comes from, how it affects our health and  environment, and how food choices create a ripple effect that is felt around the world. As Michael Pollan has said so well, "Food is not just fuel. Food is about family, food is about community, food is about identity. And we nourish all those things when we eat well." Panelists & Discussion Topics:
*       Patty Sechi ~ The Armstrong Court Community Organic Gardens & Goals for Establishing More In Greenwich
*       Analiese Paik ~ Local & Sustainably Grown Food that Nourishes our Community
*       Betsy Keller, MS, RD ~ The Cure for the Unbalanced American Diet: sustainable, fresh produce, and whole foods.
Kids are free & $12 donations accepted at the door to support 'Audubon At Home' Initiatives. Space very limited. RSVP to Jeff Cordulack at 203-869-5272 x239 or jcordulack@audubon.org. Audubon Greenwich ~ 613 Riversville Road ~ Greenwich ~ http://greenwich.audubon.org<http://greenwich.audubon.org/>



Three-Preserve Greenway Hike Audubon Greenwich

04/10/2011

613 Riversville Rd. , Greenwich, CT 06831. Phone: 203-969-5272 or 203-629-2151.

On Sunday, April 10 Three-Preserve Greenway Hike 2:00-4:00 pm. Explore three preserves: Montgomery Pinetum, Caldwell Sanctuary, and Stone Bridge Preserve during a two-hour, moderately paced hike starting at the Pinetum. Join this 3-mile hike and enjoy the natural beauty of Cos Cob protected by generous gifts of open space given to the Greenwich Land Trust, Audubon Greenwich and the Town of Greenwich over a 40-year period.  Together, these properties comprise a contiguous area of 115 acres of woodlands, streams, and ponds in the center of Greenwich. The hike will start at the 55 acre Montgomery Pinetum given to the Town of Greenwich by Colonel Robert Montgomery in 1953,  then continues through Audubon's 26 acre Caldwell Sanctuary given by Mildred Caldwell in 1972 and finally into the Old Stone Bridge Preserve given to the Greenwich Land Trust by the Jill Montgomery Trust in 1992. This continuous greenway in central Cos Cob provides excellent wildlife habitat, protects Strickland Brook from pollutants, and provides the many benefits of open space to Greenwich residents. Enjoy the majestic trees and the impressive rocky outcroppings, and look for the signs of early spring along the way with the help of naturalists and guides.
Congregate and park in front of the GEC greenhouse at the Montgomery Pinetum.  Parts of the trail are steep and may be wet.  Hiking boots and insect protection strongly suggested. Free.  Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to the Greenwich Land Trust: 203-629-2151.