Greenwich Historical Society -Frolic at French Farm

09/15/2013

516 Lake Avenue, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-6899 .

The entire family is invited to visit French Farm, for an afternoon of art and nature. Celebrate the final days of summer and explore this unique private landscape–part gentleman's farm, part living work of art. French farm was the first property in Greenwich to be placed on the National Register of Historical Places and was recently designated a Local Historic Property to preserve it for future generations. Rain or shine. 1:30 to 4:30 pm. Adults: $35; Children 4 to 12: $10. No charge for children 3 and under. Advance reservations required. Buffet, wine, beer, water and cider are included in the price of admission.
Please respond by September 11, 2013.

Bruce Museum - Lecture. Bird Eggs: The History and Significance of Scientific Collections

09/15/2013

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

2 p.m. Margaret Rubega, Associate Professor and Director, Vertebrate Collections, CT State Ornithologist, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut, will lecture on the wide variety of avian eggs. Lecture is free with Museum admission.

Annual Touch-A-Truck at Fairfield Ludlowe High School

09/15/2013

785 Unquowa Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. Phone: 203-254-4660.

Sunday, Sept 15, 2013; 12-4pm, (Rain date: Sept 22th). Fairfield Ludlowe High School. The Fairfield JWC presents Trucks! Trucks! and More Trucks! With over 20 exciting vehicles to explore, the fun will seem to last forever! Hop aboard, honk the horn, touch the trucks and more! Refuel on lunch foods, popcorn, cotton candy, italian ice and other treats! Make a pit-stop at the complimentary Kids' Corner for a bop in a bounce house, jump in the Fun Bus, visit Safari Jim, face painting, tattoos and jam with DJ Bam Bam. Jump aboard the Roaming Railroad or race in a Go Kart (available at an additional cost). Hang with a few superheroes! Our vehicles this year include a police car, cherry picker, a coast guard boat, an antique truck, back hoe, front loader, tractor, dump truck, school bus, kung fu car, Fire truck, toaster truck from Stepping Stones, a stretch limo!!!  Entertainment: Music by DJ Omar www.siblingmusic.com/dj-bambam/about-dj-bambam/. Bounce house by Super Fun Inflatables www.superfuninflatables.com Safari Jim www.safarijim.com. Character by Party Troupe. www.partytroupe.com/index.php. Funbus www.funbuses.com/south-fairfield-county/. Face painting and Tattoos. Go Karts by Grand Prix New York LLC www.gpny.com. Roaming Railroad www.roamingrailroad.com.

6th Annual Old Fashioned Flea Market at Lockwood Mansion - Norwalk

09/15/2013

295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06852. Phone: 203-838-9799 .

On Sunday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.The 6th annual Old Fashioned Flea Market will be held on the Mansion’s Great Lawns. The market will feature antiques, collectibles, jewelry, household items, furniture, clothing, toys, and more. General admission to the event is free. The Mansion will offer a traditional American barbecue, home-baked goods and of course, plenty of bargains. Vendors: $65. email: bfischer@lockwoodmathewsmansion.com.

35th Annual Trumbull Arts Festival

09/15/2013

Trumbull Town Hall Green, 5866 Main Street, Trumbull, CT 06611. Phone: 203-452-5065.

The 35th Annual Trumbull Arts Festival will be held on Sunday  from 10AM-4PM at the Trumbull Town Hall Green is a multi art event sponsored by the Trumbull Arts Commission featuring over 80 juried fine artists and crafters, day long performers and music, a children's creative center and food. Staffed by the Trumbull Community Women' Club. Varied food booths. The festival is free.

Walking Tour: Exploring Columbus Park

09/16/2013

1035 Newfield Ave, , Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203.487.0983.

Columbus Park is one of the last remaining historic areas in Downtown Stamford. Led by Renee Kahn, founder of The Historic Neighborhood Preservation Program and nationally-noted preservation consultant and author,  will look at the lovely old buildings and get a feel for the sense of history that they convey. Meet at Columbus Park at 11:15 a.m. Lunch will be on your own. Reservations required by September 4. Free to All. For more information contact Connie Cirillo Freeman at 203.487.0983, visit www.Stamfordjcc.org or e-mail cfreeman@stamfordjcc.org.

Film for Thought: Art 21 Film Screening and Lunch

09/16/2013

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

On Monday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Presenting William Kentridge’s film “Anything is Possible.” View this one hour PBS special devoted entirely to the work of the incomparable William Kentridge. Then join us for a catered luncheon and moderated discussion. Tickets are $20.

Beardsley Zoo -Evening Lecture Series: Sharks and Rays - Feeding Frenzy!

09/18/2013

1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport, CT Phone: (203) 394-6565.

7:00pm - 8:00pm. Come learn about the feeding behaviors of sharks and stingrays! These animals are not the ferocious predators often shown on TV. Shannon Gerry, a professor at Fairfield University, will discuss the diet and feeding mechanisms of several species that live in Long Island Sound. You will learn that it is safe to go back in the water! $5 suggested donation. Refreshments will be served. This program, taking place in the Hanson Exploration Station, is part of the Evening Lecture Series, sponsored by Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo Volunteer Association.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children Early Childhood Open House

09/18/2013

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

10:30AM - 12:00PM See what our Early Childhood Classes are all about at this open house. The play-filled early childhood classes encourage creativity, exploration and discovery with an amazing array of hands-on activities. While children will have a ball, they will also develop valuable motor, cognitive, language and social skills.

Greenwich Historical Society -Culture Shock 1913: An Illustrated Lecture with Sara Fishko

09/19/2013

39 Strickland Street, Cos Cob, CT Phone: 203-869-6899, Ext. 10.

Cocktail reception begins at 6:00 pm; program begins at 6:30 pm. It's 1913. The traditional culture of the 1800s is breaking apart. Growing cities. More noise. Violence. Machines. Artists are responding by making jarring, Cubist paintings. Composers are writing thrusting, rhythmic, dissonant music. The world seems shaky and uncertain, and there are riots and fistfights in performance halls! At this year's combined Annual Meeting and Crooks Distinguished Lecture, Sara Fishko of WNYC, New York Public Radio, will reflect on a truly astonishing moment in history. Admission $35 for members; $40 for nonmembers