Bruce Museum - February School Vacation Workshops: Children’s Book Art

02/12/2013 to 02/15/2013

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

10:30 a.m. The Museum presents a series of hands on workshops for students in grades 1 – 3, who will explore the original art work in the exhibition Let It Snow: Children’s Book Art and then create their own winter illustrations using a variety of techniques. Tuesday: 3-D Winter Scene Collage Wednesday: Painting Winter Landscapes Thursday: Multi-color Scratchboard Printmaking Friday: Silk-Screen Printing Each workshop is a complete program, but the four projects are complementary. These inclusive workshops are suitable for students of all abilities. Members $5, non-members $7, per student, per day, includes all materials. Reservations at 203-869-0376.

Garden Education Center of Greenwich Program: Cupid's Fantasy Flower Arranging with Miriam Landsman

02/13/2013

130 Bible St., Cos Cob, CT 06807. Phone: 203-869-9242.

On Wednesday , February 13, 2013 at 10AM the Garden Education Center of Greenwich will offer a Cupid's Fantasy Flower Arranging program with Miriam Landsman.  A contemporary take on a Valentine's Day floral design.  $55 Member-$65 Non-Member.  Call to register.

New Canaan Historical Society Hosts Victorian Valentine's Day Tea for Children

02/13/2013

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

Victorian Valentine's Day Tea for Children At The New Canaan Historical Society Town House - Children ages 6 – 11 are invited to join us for tea at The New Canaan Historical Society on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Afternoon tea and treats will be prepared and enjoyed by the children.  The participants will make a special Valentine's Day craft to bring home. This is our most popular workshop of the year and is always a delightful afternoon for all who attend.  The cost is $15 for Society members and $20 for nonmembers.  Reservations required, please call the Society at 203-966-1776.

Norwalk Public Library - Music for a Valentine Eve by The Jim Clark Quartet

02/13/2013

1 Belden Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850. Phone: 203-899-2780.

Love Notes, a Jim Clark Quartet Musical Valentine Eve awaits you at The Norwalk Public Library on Wednesday, February 13, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm.

Bruce Museum - Pitching Man: Satchel Paige Defying Time

02/13/2013

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

6:30 p.m. A film that celebrates the life of baseball's most enduring legend. In an era when baseball was segregated, Paige was the single most important player in the Negro Baseball Leagues and in 1948 went on to triumph in the major leagues as a 42-year-old rookie. Film Trailer The evening will feature a Q&A with director/screenwriter and Negro Leagues baseball historian, Craig Davidson. $20

Stepping Stone Museum for Children Parent Zone: Singing and Rhyming Storytime

02/13/2013

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

6:00 – 8:00 pmPractice using rhyming books to help your children understand the language presented in a story as well as the context of the story.   Parents only workshop. Free childcare for children 3 and older. Free dinner included.  Limited space. Registration required.

Bartlett Aboretum - Botanical Opera

02/14/2013

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

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Botanical Opera features five of the greatest operas in the repertory: Puccini’s La Boehme; Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera; Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier; Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte; and Wagner’s Gotterdamerung. There are fascinating botanical references in each of these works. We will consider, via DVD, one aria or excerpt from each of the operas.

Bartlett Aboretum -Homeschool Series - Conifers and Cones

02/14/2013

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

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Conifers and Cones: Do all conifers keep their needles throughout the winter time? Why is conifer sap so sticky? What is the tallest species of conifer in Connecticut? Why are there so many different shapes and sizes of cones? Participants will meet a variety of coniferous species growing on the Arboretum’s property and take a closer look at different types of needles under microscopes. We will also learn how to measure trees from the ground and look for the tallest conifer at the Arboretum. The winter homeschool series will be a six week series that will meet on Thursdays in January, February and March from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. Ages 5-11 are welcome to attend. Parents can stay for the program or drop off their children for the hour. Each class will consist of indoor and outdoor time; parents should plan for their children to spend some time outside in winter weather and should dress appropriately.

Beardsley Zoo - Valentine's Day

02/14/2013

1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport, CT Phone: (203) 394-6569.

Show your honey some love! Anyone wearing red today gets 15% off admission!

Fairfield Museum The Underground Railroad … and Beyond

02/15/2013

370 Beach Rd., Fairfield, CT

2:30 p.m. The Underground Railroad … and Beyond Storytelling with Lot Therrio Free with admission, for families and children ages 7 and up. Listen to stories of freedom with Master Storyteller Lot Therrio. Lot is noted for his tales from around the world, his gentle humor and the way he involves the audience in his stories.