Westport Art Center Hosts Club Havana Gala


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

Saturday, May 7, 2016: Westport Arts Center "Club Havana" Gala. The not-to-be-missed "Club Havana" event will celebrate the unique and diverse culture of Cuba, immersing guests in the island country's rich and expressive arts heritage, its food and drinks, and its music. Howard J. Aibel and Elizabeth Strick will be honored for their significant contributions to the Westport Arts Center and the greater arts community.  The Westport Arts Center is pleased to present Two Steps Forward: Contemporary Cuban Art, an exhibition featuring a diverse and compelling range of works by emerging and established Cuban artists, on display April 29 – June 4. Check the website for ticket information.

Saturday Morning Spring Walks At the Connecticut Audubon Society’s Center at Fairfield


2325 Burr Street, Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-6305, ext. 109.

10:30 to Noon CAS Members: free; nonmembers: $3 All ages, no strollers please Explore the scenic trails of The Connecticut Audubon Society's Larsen Sanctuary as it comes alive for spring! Our quest includes a welcome back to migrating birds, calling peepers and skunk cabbage. The trail is a flat, one-mile loop where we'll roll logs in search of insects and salamanders too. The walk begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street. All ages are welcome (no strollers please). Free for CAS members; $3 for nonmembers. Advance registration required. Call 203-259-6305, ext. 109 to reserve your spot.

Pequot Library Derby Day


720 Pequot Ave., Southport, CT Phone: 203-259-0346.

4:00pm - 7:00pm Celebrate the running of the 142st Kentucky Derby! A Fundraiser for Pequot Library. An afternoon of big hats, fast horses, mint juleps and jockeys. Take part in "The Greatest 2 Minutes in Sports!" Bring your own tailgate or enjoy ours! The event starts on the Great Lawn then convenes in the Auditorium to watch "The Greatest 2 Minutes in Sports" on the big screen!

Maritime Aquarium Norwalk Lighthouse Tour


10 North Water St., Norwalk, CT

Venture out  for a rare close-up look at five historic lighthouses in central Long Island Sound during a special boat outing offered at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. Participants aboard the Aquarium's unique new hybrid-electric research vessel, R/V Spirit of the Sound™, will make passes by five century-old beacons: Peck Ledge, Greens Ledge and Sheffield Island lighthouses in Norwalk, Penfield Reef Lighthouse in Fairfield and Stratford Shoal (Middle Ground) Light. Advance purchase is required for all Aquarium lighthouse cruises. Reserve tickets online at www.maritimeaquarium.org or call (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206.

Bruce Museum Mianus River Gorge Field Trip: Exploring Spring Wildflowers


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

10:00 am – 12:00 pm Mianus River Gorge Field Trip: Exploring Spring Wildflowers Rod Christie, Mianus River Gorge Executive Director. RSVP 203-413-6756 or cynthiae@brucemuseum.org. Location: Mianus River Gorge, 167 Mianus River Rd., Bedford, NY (Meet at the Gorge or call 203-413-6756 to carpool at 9:20 am from Bruce Museum parking lot.)

Jones Family Farm Cooking Classes


606 Walnut Tree Hill Road, Shelton, CT Phone: 203-929-8425.

noon to 3 p.m.  The Caribbean Cruise Series. Explore the cultural "pepper pot" of various island cuisines. We will highlight the local food specialties that evolved from their heritage countries of influence.. Cost: $90/person–includes apron to take home & nourishing recipes. Class size limited to 12 -Martinque- Hearts of Palm Vinaigrette, Callaloo with Crab, Sautéed Corn & Snow Peas, Beignets de Banane. Please note the menu items above are tentative, and subject to change based on what's seasonally available!

Westport Arts Club Havana


2 Post Rd W, Westport, CT Phone: 203) 222-7070.

The Westport Arts Center has announced the theme of "Club Havana" for their annual fundraiser gala that will take place on Saturday May 7, 2016 at Vespa restaurant and the National Hall Campus in downtown Westport. As we embrace our new friendship with Cuba, the Westport Arts Center will also celebrate the unique and diverse culture of the island country. ""Club Havana" will immerse guests in Cuba's rich and expressive arts heritage, its food and drinks, and its music.

Silvermine Arts Center Holds Art Materials & Equipment Tag Sale Fundraiser--New Canaan


1037 Silvermine Rd., New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203-966-9700.

On Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 10AM to 4PM at the Silvermine School of Art the Annual Art Materials and Equipment Tag Sale fundraiser will be held. 

Artisan’s Trunk Show and Art Materials + Equipment Tag Sale Fundraiser for the Silvermine Scholarship Fund for children

05/07/2016 to 05/07/2016

1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203-966-9700.

On Saturday, May 7, from 10 am to 4 pm, Silvermine Arts Center will host its popular Artisan’s Trunk Show and Art Materials + Equipment Tag Sale at the Gallery and School of Art. This special sale day is a tax-free event at Silvermine. Great prices—$1 to $5 for many items—can be found throughout the tag sale.  Items include paints (oil, acrylic, watercolor or pastels), paper (including card stock and hand-made paper), frames, stretcher bars, cameras, sculpture supplies, art books, and a variety of donated art equipment. All proceeds from the tag sale go toward the School of Art Scholarship Fund for children. 


Wilton Historical Society - Saturday Workshops for Kids


224 Danbury Rd., Wilton, CT Phone: 203-762-7257.

Kurbit Design Card-making for Mother's Day. 11- 12:30.