Center for Contemporary Printmaking - The Figure and the Monotype


299 West Ave., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203.899.7999.

This 1/2-day workshop, with Nomi Silverman, monitor, takes place on Wednesday, from 10 am to 1 pm and is open to 6 participants. All levels welcome. Participants in this class work from the model, using printing inks much the same way and using the same processes as Degas. Then the work is printed with the assistance of artist/printmaker Nomi Silverman.

Sail Around Norwalk Islands


Norwalk Cove Marina, Norwalk, CT Phone: (203) 849-8341.

5:00pm - 7:00pm. Friends of the Norwalk Islands and Soundwaters are partnering to offer a cruise around the Norwalk Islands. This guided tour will highlight the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge and wildlife that inhabit the islands. Donation: $25 to Friends of the Norwalk Islands includes sail and BBQ after the sail.  Departure: Norwalk Cove Marina - 5:00pm sharp

Bruce Museum - Flags Across America!


1 Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-0376.

12:30 - 1:15. A program especially designed for children ages 3-5 years and their adult caregivers, who will explore the Museum's galleries through hands-on experiences, crafts, stories and more. Children will explore the exhibition Flags Across America: The Photographs of Robert Carley and then create their own American flags. Members $5, non-members $7 per child, per class. Parents/guardians are free. For reservations, call the Museum at 203-869-0376.

Stamford Jazz Up August


Columbus Park, Stamford, CT Phone: (203) 348-5285.

6:30 p.m.  Chick Corea & The Vigil, Tim Garland, Christian McBride, Marcus Gilmore, Charles Altura, Mozayik. $10 fee to attend Jazz Up July, Children aged 12 and under are free Single main entrance located on Main Street just west of Clark and Lower Summer Streets with multiple entry portals. Rain Venue - Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic Street

Norwalk - Gunsmoke


Calf Pasture Beach, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-854-7938.

This award-winning band has been entertaining Country & Western music fans in the Northeast for more than 20 years. The band now is receiving national attention after its performance on "Ernest Tubb's Midnight Jamboree," America's second longest-running radio show, which is broadcast from Nashville, TN, following "The Grand Ole Opry." Members of the band are Jeff DeMaio (steel guitar), Nick DeMaio Sr. (acoustic guitar), Nick DeMaio III (bass guitar), Gary Tokarz (drums) and Scott Tyler (electric guitar). NO RAIN DATE.  Each Wednesday night throughout the summer, area residents look forward to packing a picnic and a blanket and heading to the beach to enjoy a relaxing evening of music beside Long Island Sound. A $5.00 parking fee is charged for cars without a Norwalk beach sticker. For updates and additional information call the Norwalk Recreation and Parks Office at 203-854-7807. All concerts (except Gunsmoke and Beginnings) have a rain date of the following day. For cancellation information call 203-854-7938. A $20.00 parking fee is charged for cars without a Norwalk beach sticker.

Made in Bridgeport - Vintage Trunk Show


1001 Main Street Arcade Mall, Bridgeport, CT

Thursday August 8th 12noon- 8pm 2 Fantastic Vintage Sellers Today's Decade and Vintanthromodern Vintage will be selling Vintage Shoes never worn and A fantastic Collection of Vintage Clothing and Accessories for Men and Women.Its an all day event and with some perks soon to be announced. Buy Vintage, Buy Local, and Look Fabulous in unique styles and clothes from distant era's, Make It a Ladies Night Out and Check Out the Exciting Restaurants, Night Clubs and Eatery's in Downtown Bridgeport...

3rd Annual Silvermine ArtsFest - Two-Day Costume Workshop

08/08/2013 to 08/09/2013

1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203-966-9700 ext. 22.

Thursday, August 8 and Friday August 9 from 10:00AM to 1:00PM. In conjunction with the 3rd Annual ArtsFest, Silvermine will be offering a special two-day Costume workshop. Participants will create traditional costumes for Maracatu drumming and dance and be ready to participate in the August 10th parade at ArtsFest with A Tale of Two Nations featuring Maracatu Nação Estrela Brilhante and Nation Beat. Participants should bring fabric (blue, white, gold, red or yellow) sequins, feathers, sewing scissors, needles, thread, elastic, glue, paper, pencils and all other essential sewing materials. Not required, but please let the school know if you can bring your own sewing machine. Instructor: Queen Marivalda, one of the leaders of Estrela Brilhante; assisted by her dancers.

Jones Family Winery - Kids Summer Series: Chubby Cucurbits


606 Walnut Tree Hill Rd., Shelton, CT Phone: (203) 929-8425.

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm. 9-12 year olds are invited to become Jones farmers for the day! Led by a Jones Farm Educator, together we will explore our farm gardens while learning what it takes to grow and harvest some of our favorite vegetables. Each week will focus on a different vegetable family and together we will prepare kid-friendly recipes at the farm kitchen from our harvest. After learning how to prepare their vegetables, each class will end with a "farmer's market" where students can select some of their harvest to share with their families at home. In addition, students will be sent home with recipes as well as Jones Farmer Market Bucks that can be used for purchasing additional Jones-grown produce from our Veggie Stand.

Stamford Alive@5


Columbus Park, Stamford, CT Phone: (203) 348-5285.

5 p.m. August 8-Sponsored by Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa, Hilton Stamford, Sheraton Stamford Hotel & Hotel Zero Degrees, Howie Day, Golden Bloom, The Field Effect.  Alive@Five, Rules for 2013 NEW THIS YEAR: Backpacks or large bags will not be permitted. No entry through restaurant/bar/office back doors. Everyone must enter through single main entrance located on Main Street just east of Clark and Lower Summer Streets with multiple entry portals. You must be 21 and older to get into the concert area after 7 pm. Hands will be marked for under 21. Under 21 cannot leave and re-enter. If you are under 21 and arrive before 7pm, you are welcome to stay for the entire concert, but you cannot leave and re-enter. Photo I.D. is required. Passports and Out of State IDs require a Second Form of Photo I.D. with Date of Birth. NEW THIS YEAR: Those aged 25 and under will be required to fill out a CT Department of Consumer Protection Liquor Control Division Age Statement Form, certifying that you are 21 years of age or older. $15 fee to attend the Alive @ Five Festival. Children aged 12 and under are free, but must enter before 7pm and cannot leave and re-enter. Metro North will be vigilant in enforcing underage drinking laws. Alive@Five will take place, rain or shine. Restricted Items Attendees cannot enter with backpacks or large bags, coolers, chairs, bicycles, skateboards, weapons,containers of any kind, liquids, alcohol, illegal substances of any kind, pets, video cameras or tape recorders. Security professionals at all entry portals will ensure that all attendees are free of any of these items.

The Avon - 2001: THE KARATE KID (1984)


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

 9:00 p.m. Newly arrived in California from New Jersey, teenager Daniel almost immediately runs afoul of karate-trained high school bullies. He is rescued by Japanese janitor Miyagi, who agrees to teach Daniel how to harness karate for good instead of brutality. The film culminates in a championship karate bout, pitting Daniel against his sworn enemy Johnny -- the cruel and thuggish boyfriend of Ali, with whom Daniel has fallen in love (and vice versa). Real-life karate champ Chuck Norris was offered the role of Kreese, the sadistic coach who goads Johnny into fighting dirty, but Norris turned down the role, refusing to be shown utilizing his skills negatively onscreen. --Hal Erickson, Rovi