Fairfield Museum Program: MouseMuse presents Storytelling on the Green--Rock 'n Roll Confessions

04/10/2014

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

MouseMuse presents: Storytelling on the Green Rock 'n Roll Confessions Thursday, April 10, 7 - 9:30pm  $15Who wasn't once a Rock 'n Roller? Join us for a spellbinding evening featuring true ten-minute tales told by local storytellers. The tales are in conjunction with Fairfield's Rockin' Top Ten exhibit, on view through April 28th. For tickets, please contact MouseMuse at 203-247-3346.

The Stamford Jewish Community Center - Stanley Ferber Memorial Senior Passover Seder

04/10/2014

1035 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203.487.0983.

On Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Free to all seniors. Join us for the Seder, led by Hazzan Sidney Rabinowitz, followed by a traditional Passover meal. The Passover Seder is presented each year for the senior adult community, free of charge, thanks to the generosity of Mrs. Beverly Ferber, in memory of her husband, Stanley Ferber. For more information contact Connie Cirillo Freeman at 203.487.0983, e-mail cfreeman@stamfordjcc.org or visit www.Stamfordjcc.org.

Bruce Museum Bob and Pam Goergen Lecture Series

04/10/2014

One Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT

American Impressionism Dessert reception and open galleries 6:30 – 7:30 pm These lectures are generously underwritten by Pamela and Robert Goergen. April 10: The Evolution of Landscape Painting in America, from the Revolution to the Civil War Dr. Elizabeth Kornhouser, Alice Pratt Brown Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Members $5, non-members $10 per lecture. Due to the overwhelming popularity of these lectures, reservations with advance payment are required. Payment by credit card at www.brucemuseum.org. Or mail check to: Goergen Lectures, Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT 06830. Please specify dates, include number of persons attending, and a phone number. Sorry no cash will be accepted at the door, no credit cards by mail, and no refunds for this series.

Bruce Museum Lifetime of Looking: Ed Clark: American Photojournalist

04/10/2014

One Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-413-6741..

1:00 – 2:30 pm For Senior Citizens and their Caregivers A program especially designed for senior citizens with memory loss and their caregivers who will explore the exhibition with Museum educators to provide meaningful cultural experiences and personal enrichment. A voluntary craft project and refreshments are included. Program is free, but advance reservations required. For information and reservations, please call the Museum at 203-413-6741.

New Canaan Nature Center - The Great Egg Hunt & Spring Celebration

04/11/2014 to 04/19/2014

144 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: (203) 966-9577x20.

The New Canaan Nature Center's annual Egg Hunt is back this year!  On Friday, April 14 and Saturday, April 15, and Saturday, !p4il 19th.  the Nature Center will host a series of egg hunts for small groups of children ages 2-10.  The one-hour programs will take place at 2:30pm and 3:30pm on Friday and 11:30am, 1pm and 2:30pm on Saturday. Each program will include a spring scavenger hunt to identify signs of spring as well as a chance to meet the baby chicks that just hatched at the Nature Center.  Kids will learn all about the magic of eggs from NCNC naturalists and then hunt the grounds for hundreds of eggs filled with goodies. Rain or Shine.  Bring your own Basket for collecting eggs.  Visit the website for purchasing tickets.

Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University Hosts Moscow Festival Ballet Giselle

04/11/2014

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

Moscow Festival Ballet--GiselleFriday, April 11, 2014 at 8 p.m.$50, 45, 35. In the great tradition of grand ballet, the Moscow Festival Ballet presents the romantic tale of a young peasant girl who falls in love with a count disguised as a villager. This masterpiece, which was preserved by Russian dancers and choreographers, is filled with vengeance, betrayal, and death, but love and forgiveness prevail over all. This stunning production by these leading Russian dancers blends Petipa's brilliant choreography with a haunting score, and resplendent costumes and sets.  Check the website for further information.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - The Yama Ki Bonsai Society Presents The Art of Bonsai

04/11/2014 to 04/13/2014

39 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford, CT Phone: 203-977-6521.

Friday, April 11 -- 13 The SM&NC and the Yama Ki Bonsai Society of the Greater New York Area are proud to present the third annual exhibition: "Art of the Bonsai," a limited engagement display of the ancient art of bonsai. The talented members of Yama Ki will answer questions and explain the process of their art with 75 unique bonsai trees on display.

Woodcock Nature Center Spring Celebration/Egg Hunt--Wilton

04/12/2014

56 Deer Run Rd., Wilton, CT 06897. Phone: 203-762-7280.

On Saturday, April 12th (rain date of Sunday, April 13th), from 12-3 pm join us for a hayride that takes you and your children to our trails where kids can go on an egg-hunting hike. After each child has collected his or her eggs, everyone walks over to the Pavilion where kids and their families will color their eggs, and whip up some other seasonal nature-crafts to celebrate the arrival of spring! Come visit our animals in the Nature Center and see what Spring has in store for us. Dress for the weather that day – you'll be outside! Each child should bring his or her own basket for holding eggs. Recommended for ages 2-7, but all are welcome. Rain or shine – Non-refundable reservations and prepayment is required: $12 per child for Members; $15 per child for non-members.  Families will need to sign up for a time slot, which will allow staff to restock eggs and ensure that the parking on Deer Run and the hay ride do not get too congested. The time slots are: 12-12:30; 12:45-1:15; 1:30-2; 2:15-2:45 and 3-3:30. Call to register.

Westport Country Playhouse - 2014 Season Kick-off Block Party

04/12/2014

25 Powers Court, Westport, CT Phone: (203) 227-4177 .

On Sat., 2014 Season Kick-off Block Party - Westport Country Playhouse - 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM.  Our 2014 Season is right around the corner and to celebrate, we're throwing open the doors of the theater and bringing you delectable local fare! Come get the Backstage Experience and see the theater through an actor's eyes. Hear special insight on our upcoming 2014 Season Fun games and activities for adults and kids alike. Food trucks. Special, one-day-only ticket discounts (in-person purchases). Parking is free on site.

Greater Bridgeport Symphony - Final candidate Jacomo Bairos slated for turn on GBS podium

04/12/2014

910 Fairfield Ave.,, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-576-0263.

April 12, 2014 - 7:30 PM Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Concerto no. 3, opus 37, C minor Samuel Barber - Essay no. 2, opus 17 Arturo Márquez - Danzón no. 2 Igor Stravinsky - Firebird: Suite  (1919 version) Please note that concerts this season begin at 7:30 PM so at the end of each concert, you'll get a chance to meet the conductor candidate for a Question & Answer Session and participate in voting. Jacomo Bairos is the fifth and final candidate to succeed Gustav Meier as music director of the Greater Bridgeport Symphony. He conducts the orchestra on Saturday, April 12, at the Klein Memorial AuditoriumJ,  $56-$26. . Free parking available at the municipal lot across the street from the Klein. wwwgbs.org