Stepping Stones Museum for Children Exploring Wacky Woodwinds

04/19/2015

303 West Ave., Norwalk, CT

2PM. Calling all detectives! Investigate the mysteries of woodwinds with the Stamford Symphony. Enjoy an interactive music program where children can experience the magic of the woodwind family and compare the difference between volume and pitch.

PT Barnum Museum Hosts Dr. Andrew McClellan: Jumbo: Marvel, Myth and Mascot -Bridgeport

04/19/2015

820 Main St., Bridgeport, CT 06604. Phone: 203-331-1104.

On Sunday, April 19 at 2 p.m., Dr. Andrew McClellan, Professor of Art History at Tufts University, will present Jumbo: Marvel, Myth and Mascot, the story of the larger-than-life celebrity whom P. T. Barnum purchased from the London Zoo. Jumbo arrived in America on April 9, 1882. Dr. McClellan's talk will include rarely seen images relating to Jumbo's life, and will discuss the continuing legacy of this immensely popular pachyderm.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children Hosts Stamford Symphony--Norwalk

04/19/2015

303 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850. Phone: 203-899-0606.

Sunday, April 19--Stamford Symphony 2:00 pm. Exploring Wacky Woodwinds. Calling all detectives! Investigate the mysteries of woodwinds with the Stamford Symphony. Enjoy an interactive music program where children can experience the magic of the woodwind family and compare the difference between volume and pitch.

Barnum Museum Program: Jumbo: Marvel, Myth and Legend by Dr. Andrew McClellan

04/19/2015

820 Main St., Bridgeport, CT 06604. Phone: 203-331-1104.

Sunday, April 19 at 2 p.m. Jumbo: Marvel, Myth, and Legend by Dr. Andrew McClellan of Tufts University
This program explores the magnificent life of the late Jumbo The Elephant, a larger-than-life celebrity in the animal world. His legacy lives on today: "jumbo" is now an English adjective used to describe anything humungous. His image is also featured in many advertisements throughout the past, and a giant Sequoia tree in California now bears the same name. View little-known images featuring Jumbo and learn about his extraordinary life. Led by Andrew McClellan, professor of Art History at Tufts University and author of Jumbo: Marvel, Myth & Mascot (2014). No registration required. $5 Suggested Donation. Free for museum members and kids under 12.

Greenwich Historical Society Hosts 27th Annual Landmark Recognition Program

04/19/2015

39 Strickland Rd., Cos Cob, CT 06807. Phone: 203-869-6899.

27th Annual Landmark Recognition Program to Be Held on April 19, 2015.  This year's program chaired by Robin Kencel will recognize five historic properties: French Farm, whose former owner David Wierdsma was a preservation pioneer in Greenwich; the former Greenwich Post Office on Greenwich Avenue (now Restoration Hardware); a stunning backcountry estate once home to Joseph Hirshhorn and the fabulous modern art collection he later donated to the Smithsonian Institution; a charming Victorian house in Cos Cob's newest historic district and the Riverside Avenue Bridge (Connecticut's only cast iron bridge). In addition to plaques and complete title searches and architectural surveys of the properties, all recipients will be presented with customized books specific to their properties, written by former Landmark Recognition committee chairman Jack Morris and designed by committee member Joel Dawson.Sunday, April 19, 2015, 5:00 to 7:30 pm--Greenwich Country Club. Tickets: $75 per person; $250 for Patron level; $500 for Benefactor level/ Champagne, wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Advance reservations required.

A Taste of Wilton @ the Wilton Historical Society

04/20/2015

224 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT Phone: (203) 762-0567.

5:30-8:30 pm The Wilton Chamber of Commerce's annual 'A Taste of Wilton' is a premier occasion that will bring together more than 350 attendees to sip, swirl and savor the best that local chefs, culinary personalities, mixologists and restaurateurs have to offer. Tickets, which are $30 in advance and $35 at the door.

Avon Theatre Film Center Hosts Cult Classics: Pulp Fiction (1994)

04/21/2015

272 Bedford St., Stamford, CT 06901. Phone: 203-967-3660.

Avon Theatre Film Center hosts Cult Classics:  Pulp Fiction (1994) on Tuesday April 21, 2015 -8:30PM. Directed By: Quentin Tarantino. Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Ving Rhames, Bruce Willis, John Travolta.994). Outrageously violent, time-twisting, and in love with language, Pulp Fiction was widely considered the most influential American movie of the 1990s. Director and co-screenwriter Quentin Tarantino synthesized such seemingly disparate traditions as the syncopated language of David Mamet; the serious violence of American gangster movies, crime movies, and films noirs mixed up with the wacky violence of cartoons, video games, and Japanese animation; and the fragmented story-telling structures of such experimental classics as Citizen Kane, Rashomon, and La jetée. The Oscar-winning script by Tarantino and Roger Avary intertwines three stories, featuring Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta, in the role that single-handedly reignited his career, as hit men who have philosophical interchanges on such topics as the French names for American fast food products; Bruce Willis as a boxer out of a 1940s B-movie; and such other stalwarts as Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Christopher Walken, Eric Stoltz, Ving Rhames, and Uma Thurman, whose dance sequence with Travolta proved an instant classic.

Housatonic Community College Program: Author Okey Bdibe: Foreign Gods, Inc.

04/22/2015

900 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport, CT 06604. Phone: 203-332-5000.

Noted author Okey Ndibe will speak at Housatonic Community College Wednesday (4/22). Ndibe's Foreign Gods, Inc. has won critical acclaim. The New York Journal of Books, which termed the Hartford-based Ndibe "a writer's writer," described the book as "a lesson in the art of the novel." The Hartford Courant described the book as "wonderfully colorful," adding "there's more than a touch of Poe, or perhaps The Twilight Zone, in the surreal conclusion of this story." The talk, which is free and open to the public, begins at 2 p.m. in Room A101 in Lafayette Hall.

Garden Education Center of Greenwich Program: Ruth Loiseau "From the White House to Your House"--CosCob

04/23/2015

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

Ruth Loiseau -"From the White House to Your House"--Thursday, April 23rd at 10:00 am. Ruth Loiseau is a nationally recognized master floral designer and owner of Ruth L. She will design eight fresh flower arrangements, while talking about her experiences at the White House and a wonderful slide show presentation from all five administrations for your enjoyment. Registration Required. Cost: Members $35, Non-Members $45.

Audubon Greenwich Birding with Yeats' with Lynn Thomson

04/23/2015

513 Riversville Rd., Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-930-1349.

6:30-8:00 pm Join noted author Lynn Thomson for a book signing and conversation with Audubon Connecticut Executive Director Stewart Hudson. Reception preceeds the discussion. RSVP to 203-930-1349. Suggested donation $10.