Bruce Museum -Diane W. Darst Family Art Appreciation Day: “Learning to Look®” at Portraits

06/09/2013

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203.869.0376.

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm This program is designed for families and children to foster appreciation and understanding of art related to current Museum exhibitions and is based on the Learning to Look® curriculum developed by Diane W. Darst and Sue Ann Massey Williamson. Today's program will be presented in conjunction with the Bruce Museum exhibition Revised and Restored: The Art of Kathleen Gilje. The lessons focused on portraits are led by Learning to Look Instructor Alice Scovell beginning at 1:15 pm and repeated at 2:15 pm. There will be art-making activities in the Education Workshop. All activities are free with Museum admission and are fully accessible and suitable for people of all abilities and ages

Stamford Downtown Sculpture Opening Party

06/11/2013

Stamford, CT Phone: 203-348-5285 .

Ticketed Event, please visit Sculpture Mini-site for an invitation, or call 203-348-5285 for an invitation.

More Success With Hydrangeas

06/11/2013 to 06/11/2013

151 Brookdale Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203-322-6971.

Hydrangeas continue to be a very popular woody ornamental genus widely grown along our New England coastline. A lifelong gardener, Mal Condon has been collecting, propagating, and growing hydrangeas for almost 40 years.He and his wife Mary Kay operate Hydrangea Farm Nursery on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts. Members $25, non-members $30. For more information, please call Regina Campfield at 203-322-6971, visit www.bartlettarboretum.org or e-mail rcampfield@bartlettarboretum.org
* * * * * Our 91-acre nature preserve is a living museum of majestic trees, rare plant collections, charming gardens, and varied natural habitats and walking trails. The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens is open to the public every day of the year and features the new Silver Educational Center and children’s outdoor Nature Explore Classroom.

SM&NC Picnic Perfect Nights

06/12/2013 to 06/12/2013

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

Wednesdays, June 12 - August 28, 5 - 8 pm (weather permitting). Grab your picnic dinner and blanket and join us on Wednesday nights for some "after-hours" outdoor fun at the SM&NC. We'll be open late each Wednesday to allow visitors to enjoy a beautiful summer evening on our grounds. Heckscher Farm, Nature's Playground, the Meadow, the Gift Shop, and our nature trails will be available to enjoy. Members: Free | Non-Members: $20 per vehicle. For more information call 203.322-1646.  * * * * Stamford Museum & Nature Center is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of art, the natural and agricultural sciences, and history. The Museum is a vital cultural and educational resource for the community, and a focal point for family activity through exhibitions, educational programs and special events.

Yankee Doodle Fair - Westport Woman's Club

06/13/2013 to 06/16/2013

44 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT 06880. Phone: 203-227-4240.

On Thursday/Friday 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Saturday1 p.m.  - 10 pm. & Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Enjoy one of Westport's oldest and best loved family events. International Food Court, Curio Cottage Thrift Shop, Kiddie Games, Face Painting, Sand Art, Raffle, Lucky Prize Drawing and Bake Sale and vendors.  Carnival Rides. Admission is free.  For more information visit the website or call.

The Avon - 2001: DAZED AND CONFUSED (1993)

06/13/2013

272 Bedford St, Stamford, CT Phone: 203-967-3660.

9:00 p.m. Like George Lucas' AMERICAN GRAFFITTI, Richard Linklater's DAZED AND CONFUSED is an affectionate look at the youth culture of a bygone era. While Lucas took aim at the conservative 1950s, Linklater jumps ahead a generation to the bicentennial year of 1976 to celebrate the joys of beer blasts and pot smoking. Set on the last day of the academic year, the film follows the random activities of a sprawling group of Texas high schoolers as they celebrate the arrival of summer, their paths variously intersecting at a freshmen hazing, a local pool parlor and finally at a keg party. --Jason Ankeny, Rovi

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Animals on the Move with Animal Embassy

06/14/2013

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

Saturday, June 14, 6 - 6:45 pm ages 3 - 6, 7 - 8 pm 6 & older. Like humans, animals have many methods of locomotion. We get from place to place by walking, running, flying on airplanes and driving in cars. Animals swim, glide, dig, slither, climb, jump, and hop. They move for many reasons such as to find food and to escape predators. The ability to move is often essential to their survival. We will meet Animal Ambassadors representing different methods of locomotion such as a Sugar glider, an Alligator Snapping turtle, a Eurasian Eagle owl, a Red-eyed tree frog, an Indian Sand boa, and a rabbit. Members: $5 | Non-Members: $8. For more information call, email, or visit the website.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center ASTRONOMY NIGHTS: Galaxies...Far, Far Away

06/14/2013

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

7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Head to the Observatory for a real treat to explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more! Start by enjoying a presentation on the Galaxies...Far, Far Away, followed by a visit to view 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. Members: Free | Non-Members: Adults $3, Children (5-17) $2. No children under 5 please. For more information call, email or visit the website. 

Artwalk Stamford Downtown

06/14/2013 to 06/15/2013

5 Landmark Square, Stamford, CT Phone: (203) 348-5285..

Friday, June 14 (6pm-9pm) and Saturday, June 15 (10 am – 7 pm). Showcasing 95 talented northeast artists, photographers and sculptors, our inaugural ARTWALK in Stamford Downtown will reflect a diverse selection of mediums, styles and trends in the contemporary art world. The ARTWALK (which is FREE to the public) will turn Stamford Downtown into a lively, friendly and varied art gallery for two days. Check in at our Spring Street ARTWALK registration booth to obtain an ARTWALK map highlighting the locations of exhibiting artists. Equipped with this map, visitors can easily navigate the four block ARTWALK route and enjoy light refreshments and live music along the way (check events calendar for details). All art will be available for purchase and the majority will remain on display until July 7.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children - Storybook Pajama Party

06/14/2013

303 West Ave., South Norwalk, CT Phone: 203 899 0606.

Members $10/person. Non-members $12/person.  Maisy the mouse and her animal friends splash and cool off on a hot day in Maisy's wading pool. As always, toddlers, preschoolers, and parents will find the ordinary extraordinary with Maisy!  A compelling reading of the tale in front of a large screen showing the pages in the book for all to see. After the story, the reading is brought to life when children meet the storybook character (bring your camera). Hands-on craft activity. A musical parade featuring the storybook character.