Jones Family Winery - Modern Twist Thanksgiving Tips

11/09/2013

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

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Learn how to prepare a meal from start to finish using seasonal produce from our kitchen garden. We work together in small groups to learn new cooking techniques and then we enjoy a meal together with a glass of Jones wine. Take home Harvest Kitchen apron and recipes. Modern Twist Thanksgiving Tips Featuring Seared Duck Breast, Orange Cranberry Sauce, Potato Tarte Tatin, Pop Overs, Jack-be-Little Custards. Cost: $80 per student.

Restoration At Connecticut's State Capitol at the Barnum Museum - Bridgeport

11/10/2013

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

Sun., November 10 at 2 p.m. – Restored Connecticut Capitol - Presented by John Canning - $5 Admission. Free for Museum members.Restored Connecticut Capitol Connecticut’s beautiful capitol building was designed and built in 1879 and by 1989 was showing its age. Master Restorer John Canning of Canning Studios was chosen to restore this building to its original condition and most agree that his work was exquisite. Here’s your chance to meet the man who also restored the White House, the U.S. Treasury and even the ceiling of New York’s famous Grand Central Terminal. The Barnum Museum, 820 Main Street, Bridgeport in the People’s United Bank Gallery, entry located at the back of the historic building.

Audubon Greenwich - Sitting on PURPOSE: an introduction to the art of Sit Spot

11/10/2013

613 RIversville Road, Greenwich, CT Phone: 914-396-7674 or 203-869-5272 x239.

Sunday, November 10 1:00-2:30 pm (Registration begins at 12:30 pm) At Audubon Greenwich. The ancient practice of Sit Spot is a form of daily meditation that takes a person out of their head and puts them into their senses. Unlike other forms of meditation, Sit Spot along with its associated core routines of awareness is done outside, where nature becomes the Master and thus draws forth the Master within.  In this live, 90 minute program, participants will be given the inspiration and key elements to integrating this life changing practice into their everyday living so they may: experience a greater sense of peace feel more connected to the natural world than they ever have before feel healthier, more alive and more connected discover a profound sense of gratitude. $5 Audubon members/$10 non-members. Program suitable for adults, 18 year and older. Pre-registration recommended to Lynn@sagefireinstitute.com or 914-396-7674. ]*This program takes place outside and you will be sitting on the ground for a portion of it.  Please dress appropriately for the weather and provide for your personal level of comfort. This may mean bringing a blanket or camp chair to sit on. For more information visit our website www.SagefireInstitute.com.
 




Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Sunday Explorers

11/10/2013

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.322-1646.

Sundays, November 10, 17 & 24, Noon - 4 pm. Our popular Sunday drop-in programs return for the fall. Join us for hikes, field studies, live animal visits, garden experiences and crafts as we explore all the best things about SM&NC in the fall. Information on specific themes is available at the Overbrook Nature Center. Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call 203.322-1646, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org.

The Stamford Symphony in November is Serious Fun!

11/10/2013

61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT 06901. Phone: 203-325-1407.

On Sunday, 3 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.The Stamford Symphony with Eckart Preu, conductor and Chu-Fang Huang, piano. Bach  Sinfonia in F Major, BWV1046a. Bach  Piano Concerto No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1056. Shostakovich     Piano Concerto No. 1, op. 35   Chu-Fang Huang, piano Clyne Within Her Arms Haydn Symphony No. 85 in B-flat Major (La Reine) Maestro Preu will share secrets and stories behind the music on stage one hour before the concert. $22-$73, Kids Come Free on Sunday. MusiKids, an interactive education experience for children ages 6 – 12, takes place before the Sunday concert. For more information visit www.Stamfordsymphony.org, call Patron Services at 203-325-1407 x10 or e-mail office@stamfordsymphony.org. 

 

Audubon Greenwich ~ Family Breakfast & Live Animal Show

11/10/2013

613 RIversville Road, Greenwich, CT

9:30-11:30 am. Bring the family for a kid-friendly breakfast event & live animal show! Breakfast and fun in the gallery for first thirty minutes and then the show begins. All ages. $25/family. Space is limited so RSVPs are required. Contact Jeff at 203-869-5272 x239.

Westport Arts Center - Giacomo Gates

11/10/2013

51 Riverside Ave., Westport, CT Phone: 203-222-7070.

3 p.m. $25, $22.50 Members. Acclaimed jazz vocalist Giacomo Gates will perform selections from his two most recent recordings. This concert will feature Gates and an all-star group performing the music of Miles Davis and Gil-Scott-Heron.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Fall Breakout Day : Vote for Farm Veterans

11/11/2013

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

On Monday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. You've cast your ballots for officials, now vote for your favorite farm animal. Visit with our farm veterans and discover the animals that have called Heckscher Farm "home" the longest. Identify the oldest trees in our forest, learn how to read a "tree cookie," and see which animals in the forest live the longest. Take a trip back in time and explore how farm veterans worked on early New England farms, and even make your own butter. End your day with S'mores! Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. Free admission for any veteran with ID. For more information call 203.322-1646, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org.

The Bartlett Arboretum Family Garden Hike

11/11/2013

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

On Monday 10 a.m. The Bartlett Arboretum is happy to announce FAMILY PUBLIC PROGRAMS for the fall. Classes are held on school holidays and are great opportunities for the entire family to explore and learn about nature together. Join us for a morning hike to tour our garden collections, search for insects and investigate seeds getting ready to travel to new places to grow. Cost is $5 for Members and $10 for non- members. For more information please contact Todd DuPont at 203-322-6971, visit www.bartlettarboretum.org or e-mail education@bartlettarboretum.org.

 

Fairfield Museum and History Center - Thank a Vet

11/11/2013

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

On Monday 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm. Meet veterans from the community to learn about what it’s like to be in the military and take this opportunity to thank a vet for their service! Following the presentation, dance to patriotic songs led by Amber and create your own medal to take home. This program is designed for both mainstream and special needs children ages 8 – 13, led in collaboration with Bonita Lee, a special needs practitioner and teacher. Refreshments will follow. $10; $8 members, per child. Ages 8 – 13. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration required. This event is accessible to people with disabilities. Please register with the contact person for this event.