Garden Education Center of Greenwich -Trish O'Sullivan's Antique Garden Rose Centerpiece

04/05/2017

130 Bible St., Cos Cob, CT Phone: 203-869-9242.

10 am - 12:30 pm. Inspiration from 19th and 20th Century English rose gardens are our creative tool for stunning floral success. Working with roses in delicate antique shades with names like Amnesia, Quick Sand and Earl Grey. We will craft a romantic floral design that will showcase a soft and opulent feeling of a bygone era. ​

Fairfield Museum and History Center History by Hand Session 3

04/05/2017 to 04/19/2017

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

April 5, 12 & 19. Each Session: Members: $95; Non-members: $125. Join other creative kids to learn art, design, and sewing, building confidence and problem-solving skills along the way. Learn basic skills, techniques, vocabulary, and safety, students discover their own talents making unique sewing and collage projects inspired by history, including decoupage, patchwork pillows, cute animals, and colorful block quilting.

Westport Arts Center Westport Artists Collective Pop Up Exhibition

04/06/2017 to 04/08/2017

51 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT Phone: 203-222-1806.

6-8 pm. Pop into a special Spring Pop Up show by the Westport Artists Collective on Thursday, April 6 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. The Pop Up is free and open to the public, and will be on view Thursday, April 6 through Saturday, April 8 (closing at 1pm Saturday). For this special Spring Pop Up show, all 150 members of the Collective were invited to showcase a work of art, creating an extraordinary display of artistic talent, with works ranging from mixed media to sculpture to paintings. The Westport Artists Collective Pop Up shows are a reflection of Westport's creative heritage and are wildly popular events. The Arts Center gives over its space to the Collective three times each year, allowing local and regional professional artists to showcase their work, and the entire community to show its support.

Westport Historical Society The Role of Art in the American Revolution

04/06/2017

25 Avery Place, Westport, CT Phone: 203-222-1424 .

7 pm - 8 pm. The art historian's appearance is part of the our month-long observance of the 240th anniversary of the British Raid on Danbury, which began April 25, 1777, with the landing of 1,800 Redcoats and Loyalists at Compo Beach. First Selectman James Marpe has proclaimed April "American Revolution Month in Westport" in recognition of the raid's impact on the American Revolution in Connecticut.  Three different kinds of artworks from the Revolutionary era will be looked at: art as propaganda, as a record of history, and as personal keepsakes. One of the most important works from the period, she says, was Paul Revere's engraving of the Boston Massacre, an inaccurate depiction that "crystallized opinion against the British."

Fairfield Museum and History Center Fashionable Fairfield: A Jennifer Butler Fashion Show & Lunch

04/06/2017

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

Noon - 2pm. Featuring themes from the Museum's latest exhibition, Talkin' 'Bout My Generation: Fairfield in the 1960s and 1970s, Jennifer Butler will discuss how retro styles influence fashion today while showing her newest collection. Tickets: $40.

Lockwood Mathews Mansion Wedding Traditions and Fashion from the 1860s to 1930s Opening Reception

04/06/2017

295 West Ave., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-838-9799.

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. $5 for members; $10 for non-members. From simple, at-home ceremonies to lavish events modeled on Queen Victoria's to weddings of young heiresses of Gilded Age fortunes that commanded social-page attention, this exhibition will explore the evolving nature of weddings and the socio-economic changes of this timeless tradition during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Lockwood Mathews Mansion Right Angle Bliss

04/06/2017 to 07/09/2017

295 West Ave., Norwalk, CT Phone: (203) 838-9799.

From vows taken in magnificent settings, to cutting edge images that will redefine rituals and boundaries, this exhibition will feature six up-and-coming as well as award-winning photographers that highlight today's diversity of cultures and customs in wedding ceremonies throughout the United States. Right Angle Bliss will capture the tenderness, whimsy, beauty, and grit of the promised, "I Do", and visually redefine this time-honored tradition through the lenses of photographers: Stephanie Anestis, David Bravo, Sarah Grote, Kathy Harris, Airen Miller, and Karol Setlak.

Stamford Museum and Nature Center Astronomy Nights: Space Architecture: Run, Hike, & Camp on the Moon

04/07/2017

151 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT Phone: 203-977-6537 .

7:30 pm Head to the Observatory to explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more! Start by enjoying a presentation on Space Architecture: Run, Hike, & Camp on the Moon, followed by a viewing of the night sky through our 22-inch research telescope. The presentation portion of the program will be held rain or shine. Viewing hours are weather permitting. Please call 203-977-6537 for weather updates in regards to telescope viewing. This program is suitable for ages 5 and over. Location: Behind the Heckscher Farm, enter from Scofieldtown Road. GPS users enter - 151 Scofieldtown Road. Members: Free | Non-Members: Adults $5, Children (5-17) $3

Silvermine Arts Center Color: One-Night Stand: Painting Flowers with Watercolors

04/07/2017

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

7 pm - 9 pm. Create lovely little flower paintings while learning the basic techniques of watercolors. There is something so lovely about painting fresh flowers in watercolor. Through demonstrations, create washes, work from the color wheel for mixing shadows and learn other watercolor techniques to create fresh flower paintings.

Audubon Greenwich Ponds & Vernal Pools: Search for Frogs, Salamanders, & More!

04/08/2017

613 Riversville Rd, Greenwich, CT

2 - 3:30 pm. Join us for a visit to a vernal pool and our teaching pond as we look and listen for breeding wood frogs, spring peepers, spotted salamanders, and other pond life. Following a short indoor introduction, use nets, buckets, magnifiers and other tools to scoop for signs and samples of the amazing creatures that live in the small bodies of water found at Audubon Greenwich. All ages welcome. $5 members, $8 non-members RSVP to Eli at 203-930-1349 or eschaffer@audubon.org.