New Release of Les Mills BODYPUMP

04/10/2011

1035 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203-487-0984.

April 10 • 8:15 a.m. & 9:30 a.m. A morning of fitness! Look for new music, fresh choreography and incredible results. M / NM No charge. For more information, call Eddie Furth at 203-487-0984, visit www.stamfordjcc.org or e-mail efurth@stamfordjcc.org

Native American Family Day at The Bruce Museum

04/10/2011 to 04/10/2011

1 Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT 06830. Phone: (203) 869-0376.

Activities for the entire family celebrating the exhibition Three Sisters & Corn Maidens: Native American Maize Cultivation and Customs. Explore the exhibition with a gallery guide and create related crafts in the workshop.   Jessica Diemer-Eaton's Native American Foods Program will be ongoing throughout the day on the lawn in front of the Museum.  Ms Diemer-Eaton will be demonstrating the processing and the preparation of traditional Woodland Indian corn dishes such as hominy, parched corn pudding, green husk corn bread and ash cakes baked on top of flat rocks over an open fire.  Come and learn about the Northeastern Native Peoples beliefs, nutrition, mannerisms, horticulture and uses of corn!  All activities are free with Museum admission and are suitable for all ages and abilities.

Stanley Ferber Memorial Senior Passover Seder

04/12/2011 to 04/12/2011

1035 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203-487-0983.

11:30 am - 2:00 pm. Hazan Rabinowitz will lead the Seder, followed by a traditional Passover meal. Presented free of charge to the senior adult community through the generosity of Mrs. Beverly Ferber. For more information, call Amy Hollander  at 203-487-0983, visit www.stamfordjcc.org or e-mail ahollander@stamfordjcc.org

The Causes, Course, and Consequences of the Civil War Lecture at Lockwood Mathews Mansion

04/13/2011

299 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850. Phone: (203) 838-9799.

11:00 a.m. A lecture by Steven S. Berizzi. Admission: $20 for members - $25 non-members.Lunch and a tour of the first floor of the Mansion is included. This talk will provide a brief and highly selective overview of the Civil War era from the "causation sequence" of the 1850s to the controversial post-war period known as Reconstruction, when the nation struggled to transform Lincoln's promise of a "new birth of freedom" into reality. Professor Berizzi's lecture will give the audience an overview of four years of fierce fighting that cost over 620,000 American lives.

Spring Home School Day

04/13/2011 to 04/13/2011

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

Join us for our second Home School Day at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. Since spring has finally arrived, we’ll explore some of our favorite happenings in the forest and on the farm.  Through a mixture of self-guided activities and educator-led classes, home schoolers will have a unique opportunity for multi-age learning and can tailor their experience to their interests.  Recommended for children ages 5 and up.  Please call Lisa Monachelli at 203-977-6515 or e-mail lmonachelli@stamfordmuseum.org to register or for more information.  Members & Non-members: $15 per child; no charge for home school teachers.

Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks with John Hammond at Fairfield University

04/15/2011

1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. Phone: 203-254-4010.

Performance at 8 p.m., Quick Center for the Arts. Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks with John Hammond with Hicks' acoustic ensemble and backup singers The Lickettes. Singer/songwriter Hicks is widely acknowledged as one of the central defining figures in American roots music. Hicks and his band have blended elements of Swing, Jazz, Folk and Country music to create the appealing sound of "Folk Jazz."  $40, $35

Astronomy Nights: Monster Telescopes

04/15/2011 to 04/15/2011

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

Head to the Observatory to explore the night sky, planets, stars and more! Learn about monster telescopes and then head upstairs to view the night sky through our 22-inch telescope. The presentation portion of the program will be held rain or shine. Viewing hours are weather permitting. This program is suitable for children ages 5 and up. Members: Free / Non-Members: Adults $3, Children (5-17) $2.

Easter Egg Hunt at Chalk Hill School - Monroe

04/16/2011

375 Fan Hill Rd., Monroe, CT 06468. Phone: 203-452-2806.

On Sat. 10 a.m. on the Field at Chalk Hill Scholl.  The field will be divided into two sections, one for ages 5 and younger, and the other 6 and older.  In case of bad weather, the event will take place in the gym.  Admission free, but donations are welcome.  Children are asked to bring their own basket.  Sponsored by:  The Monroe Recreation Dept.  For additional information call.

Verdi's Aida in Concert Greater Bridgeport Symphony at The Klein Auditorim - Bridgeport

04/16/2011

910 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604. Phone: 203-576-0263.

On Sat. 8 p.m at Klein Auditorium, Bridgeport, CT. under the direction of Maestro Gustav Meier will perform concert version of Verdi's Aida - a love triange set across an explosive political divide. In GBS tradition, as presented in concert version- the singers standing right in fron the orchestra allows the beauty of the GBS to shine through in the acoustically brillant Klein Auditorium. Condensed to two hours, audiences young and old will experience the passion, tragedy and thrilling singing in a powerful evening.  Also enjoy dining before the concert  in a private dining room with your fellow concertgoers.  The Park City Grill.  Call 203-3340-1234 X 5181 to make a reservation for seating between 5:30 & 6 by call. You can watch the GBS in action on YouTube! at the Holiday Inn, 1070 Main St., Bridgeport. For more information call 203-576-0263.

Weir Farm -- Woods and Wetlands Walk--Wilton

04/16/2011

735 Nod Hil Rd., Wilton, CT 06897. Phone: 203-544-9829 Ext. 11.

On Saturday, April 16, 2011 from 10AM to 12PM, Weir Farm will sponsor a Woods and Wetlands Walk with the park's Natural Resource Manager, Greg Waters.  Join Greg as he points out the emerging signs of spring among our wondrous woods and wetlands. The three mile hike wil be co-sponsored by the Norwalk River Watershed Association and the Weir Preserve Stewardship Committee.  Participation is free, but registration is required.  Call.  Come prepared with sturdy walking shoes and a water bottle.