Shelton 52nd Annual Arts & Crafts Fair

06/05/2016

Huntington Green, Shelton, CT

10-4. For over 50 years, always on the Huntington Green on the first Sunday in June, the arts and crafts fair is a community tradition. From 10am – 4pm on Sunday June 5, people of all ages can enjoy arts and crafts for FREE. Come see all exhibitors, live entertainment, kids activities and food.

New Canaan Historical Society Hosts Ice Cream Social--2016

06/05/2016

13 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203-966-1776.

Enjoy a day full of old-fashioned, family fun at the 27th Annual Ice Cream Social held on the grounds of The New Canaan Historical Society, Sunday, June 5,2016 from 1-4 pm. The event will take place rain or shine. Along with ice cream and treats, there will be music by The Town Band, games, crafts, demonstrations, reenactors, tours of buildings and an antique and vintage car show. Baskin Robbins is in its 25th year as a sponsor donating the ice cream. Continuing sponsors are Bankwell of New Canaan and Walter Stewarts Market.

CT Trails Day -Stamford Mianus River Park

06/05/2016

Merriebrook Lane, Stamford, CT

9 am - noon. Hike approximately 6 miles, easy ups and downs on variety of trails, including some less known ones. Moderate pace. Meet at 9am in the parking lot near the Red Barn at the end of Merriebrook Lane in Stamford. Well behaved dogs permitted but must stay on leash at all times. Heavy rain cancels.Meeting Place: Red Barn parking lot at the end of Merriebrook Lane in Stamford.

Bruce Museum - Family Day: Electric Electricity

06/05/2016

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203.413.6756.

1:00 - 4:00 pm. Family Day: Electric Electricity. There will be fun family activities inspired by the museum's collections and exhibitions with a performance by Mad Science at 2:00 pm.

Bruce Museum Family Gallery Tours

06/05/2016 to 06/19/2016

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203.413.6756.

Sundays, June 5, 12, 19, 11:30 am -12:15 pm. Family Gallery Tours. An interactive, discussion-based tour of the museum's collections and exhibitions led by a museum educator. Free with admission, no registration required. Designed for ages 6-10 and their families.

Rowayton Arts Center I Focus Under Forty-Juried*

06/05/2016 to 06/26/2016

145 Rowayton Avenue, Rowayton, CT Phone: 203-866-2744.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 12pm to 5pm Sunday 1pm to 4pm.  Monday Closed

Lockwood Mathews Mansion Museum Lecture by Norwalk Municipal Historian Ralph Bloom

06/08/2016

295 West Ave., Norwalk, CT 06850. Phone: 203-838-9799.

On Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 11AM at the Lockwood Mathews Mansion Museum Norwalk Municipal Historian Ralph Bloom will give a talk titled: From Warehouse to Landmark: A Personal Remembrance.  The talk is a PowerPoint presentation featuring vintage photos and a collection of memories that spans decades.  $25 members, $30 non members.  Includes lecture, lunch by Best in Gourmet and first floor Mansion tour. 

New Canaan Nature Center Wednesday Crafternoons

06/08/2016 to 06/29/2016

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

June 8, 15, 22, and 29 · 10:00A.M. - 3:00P.M. Join us for a FREE nature-inspired craft in the Visitor Center. The crafts we'll be making this month include: Leaf Prints, "Create an Animal Habitat," Make Your Own Butterfly, Rain Jars, and Pipe Cleaner Snakes!

Bruce Museum Bob and Pam Goergen Lecture: Electric Modernism.

06/08/2016

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203.413.6756.

Sarah Kennel, curator of photography at the Peabody Essex Museum (formerly at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C) will speak about the photography of Charles Marville. The Goergen lectures for spring 2016 look closely at the relationship between the arts and technological advances made in the late nineteenth century. Advance admission is free for members, $10 non-members; at the door is $10 members, $20 non-members. Reservations via Eventbrite. Open galleries, wine and cheese reception begins at 6:00 pm. Lecture 6:30 - 7:30 pm followed by Q&A.

Wilton Historical Society - Author Talk: William Leuchtenburg

06/09/2016

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

7 pm. The American President is an enthralling account of American presidential actions from the assassination of William McKinley in 1901 to Bill Clinton's last night in office in January 2001. William Leuchtenburg, one of the great presidential historians of the century, portrays each of the presidents in a chronicle sparkling with anecdote and wit. Leuchtenburg offers a nuanced assessment of their conduct in office, preoccupations, and temperament. His book presents countless moments of high drama: FDR hurling defiance at the 'economic royalists' who exploited the poor; ratcheting tension for JFK as Soviet vessels approach an American naval blockade; a grievously wounded Reagan joking with nurses while fighting for his life. This book charts the enormous growth of presidential power from its lowly state in the late nineteenth century to the imperial presidency of the twentieth, and reveals that many presidents practiced deceits that shape their image today, but many also pulled off magnificent achievements worthy of the nation's pride.