Fairfield Museum and History Center Veteran's Day Events

11/12/2012

370 Beach Rd., Fairfield, CT 06824. Phone: 203-259-1598.

On Veterans Day, Monday, November 12 there is a workshop for kids and a family scavenger hunt. Hardtack & Haversacks   takes place from 10am - 12pm. Kids 9 and up will learn about the hardships of a soldier's life in the 1860s.  Kids will make their own hardtack and put together a haversack for storing the important items no soldier would be without. $10 Members, $15 non-members. Please pre-register.  At 1 pm there is a Family Scavenger Hunt that is free for teachers, parents and students in grades 6 and up. Participants will learn about the stories of Fairfield's soldiers and more on a special, family-friendly Scavenger Hunt for Veteran's Day.

Over the River and Through the Woods, - Westport Country Playhouse

11/12/2012

25 Powers Court, Westport, CT Phone: 203.227.4177 or 1-888-927-7529.

Over the River and Through the Woods” by Joe DiPietro, on Monday, November 12, 7 p.m. In “Over the River and Through the Woods,” Nick is a single, Italian-American guy from New Jersey. He sees his four grandparents every Sunday for dinner.  When he is offered his dream job in Seattle he has to tell his beloved, though annoying, grandparents that the tradition must end.  The news doesn’t sit too well and the grandparents scheme to keep Nick around. Tickets to the one-night-only Script in Hand readings are $15.  Tickets for reading and post-performance dessert reception with the cast in the Playhouse’s Sheffer Studio are $50 ($15 for reading plus a $35 donation for reception). Receptions will include Italian desserts and Prosecco for “Over the River and Through the Woods. For more information or tickets, call the box office at (203) 227-4177, or toll-free at 1-888-927-7529, or visit Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, off Route 1, Westport. Tickets are available online 24/7 at www.westportplayhouse.org.

 

The Barnum Museum Lunchtime Series - With Never Before Seen - Bridgeport

11/13/2012

820 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-331-1104.

Lunchtime Series - Never Before Seen. Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 12:15pm. Adrienne Saint-Pierre, Collections Manager of The Barnum Museum. If you have never been enthralled by a 'behind-thescenes' glimpse of a museum, now is your chance. All museums preserve far more artifacts than they can ever exhibit, and The Barnum Museum would like to provide the public an opportunity to view a few of the very special objects that are rarely on display.  The Museum's Collections Manager and Registrar will host a monthly presentation highlighting different artifacts from the collection for guests to see up-close, while discussing their fascinating origin and history, how they were used and what makes them important today. Website and YouTube available.

"Louisine Havemeyer and Electra H. Webb, Pioneering American Collectors" Lecture Series at Lockwood Matthews Mansion - Norwalk

11/14/2012

295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850. Phone: 203-838-9799 ext. 4.

As part of the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum’s Lecture Series “Defying Expectations: Independent American Women of the Early 1900s,” Curator Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen will present Louisine Havemeyer and Electra H. Webb, Pioneering American Collectors,  11 a.m. CT. Born in New York in 1855, Louisine Elder went to boarding school in Paris where she eventually met the American Impressionist artist Mary Cassatt and they became lifelong friends. When Louisine Elder came back to America in 1883, she married Henry O. Havemeyer, founder of the American Sugar Refining Company. Together they acquired one of the world’s preeminent art collections. They bequeathed nearly 2,000 items to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, now in numerous galleries, but most notably works in the Impressionist collection. Electra Havemeyer Webb, the third child of Henry O. and Louisine W.E. Havemeyer, became a pioneer collector of American art and founder of the Shelburne Museum in Vermont. Her "Brick House" in Shelburne survives today as a rare and intact example of the Colonial Revival. Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen is the Anthony W. and Lulu C. Wang Curator of American Decorative Arts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. She graduated from Princeton University and received a M.A. from the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture. LMMM’s 2012 programs are made possible in part by generous contributions from LMMM’s Distinguished Benefactors: Xerox Foundation, Klaff’s, Maurice Goodman Foundation and Mrs. Cynthia C. Brown. For lecture information and reservations, contact: info@lockwoodmathewsmansion.com or 203-838-9799, ext. 4. Reservations are requested by Nov. 9. Admission: $30 for non-members, $25 for members. The admission includes the lecture, a light lunch, and a tour of the first floor of the Mansion. Lunch courtesy of Michael Gilmartin of Outdoor Cookers.

Autumn Sip & Savor Supper: Thanksgiving Wines - So Many Choices! at the Jones Family Farms

11/16/2012

606 Walnut Tree Hill Road, Shelton, CT

6:00 pm - 8:00 pmAutumn Sip & Savor Wine Supper Series offer guests an opportunity to enjoy a farm-style family supper paired with four wines while engaged in educational discussions led by our expert farm staff. A Thanksgiving menu with a twist and ideas for wine selections for your family's feast. Menu: Seasoned popcorn, Winter Squash Soup, Roast Duck with Wild Rice Salad, Roast Vegetable Platter, Pumpkin Mousse. Cost: $65/student

Center for Contemporary Printmaking - MONOTHON2012: Auction & Party - Norwalk

11/17/2012

Mathews Park, 299 West Ave.   , Norwalk, CT 06850. Phone: 203-899-7999.

On Saturday,  6  to 9 pm. Silent Auction, 6 to 8 pm Original prints: monotypes by emerging and established artists  Live Auction, 8 to 9 pm offering a selection of original art,presided over by Auctioneer Guy Bennett Please join us for this exciting event! Refreshments will be served. For more information visit the website or call.

Visions of Gingerbread Tea Party at Stamford Museum & Nature Center

11/17/2012

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203-322-1646.

On Saturday 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Decorate your own gingerbread boys and girls with frosting bow ties and candy hair bows! Tea, luscious sandwiches and sweets will be served. Popular storyteller, Ms. Karen, will be spinning up some yarns about the Gingerbread Man and his mischief. Bring your favorite doll or stuffed animal. Registration is required and is on a first-come, first served basis. Space is limited. Children must be accompanied by an adult. To register, call 203.977.6521. Members: $45 per person, $25 for each addl. person |Non-Members: $55 per person, $25 for each addl. person. For more information call, email or visit the website.

TRIP: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge and Long Island - Audubon Greenwich - Nature Program

11/17/2012

613 RIversville Road, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-5272.

On Saturday, 8:00 am-3:00 pm Jamaica Bay on Long Island is one of the premier birding areas in New York City. Join Luke Tiller for a trip to this “birder’s paradise” in search of shorebirds, waterfowl, raptors, and songbirds. It’s the perfect site for large numbers of Snow Geese and vagrants visiting from western states. $35/person. Includes transport to and from New York. Van leaves Audubon promptly at 8 am. RSVP required. This trip is limited to 10 participants.

Your Face Squared: Community Self-Portrait Project-Opening Day! at Bruce Museum

11/17/2012

1 Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT Phone: 203.869.0376.

Submit your 6 x 6-inch portrait to the Bruce Museum's Your Face Squared: Community Self-Portrait Project.

Visions of Gingerbread Tea Party at The Stamford Museum and Nature Center

11/17/2012

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

Saturday, November 17, 2 pm. Decorate your own gingerbread boys and girls with frosting will be spinning up some yarns about the Gingerbread Man and his mischief. Bring your favorite doll or stuffed animal. Registration is required and is on a first-come, first- bow ties and candy hair bows! Tea, luscious sandwiches served basis. pace is limited. Children must be and sweets will be served. Popular storyteller, Ms. Karen, accompanied by an adult. To register, call 203.977.6521. Members: $45 per person, $25 for each addl. person. Non-Members: $55 per person, $25 for each addl. person.