Bruce Museum 2016 Marianne Smith Memorial Lecture: The Story of Homo naledi: From Fossil to Face.


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

John Gurche, paleo-artist, will discuss his facial reconstructions for the new hominid species Homo naledi, recently discovered in South Africa. Reception with light refreshments begins at 6:30 pm, lecture at 7:00 pm. Free for Bruce Museum members, $15 non-members. Please register on

Rowayton Arts Center I Memory and Imagination Workshop

04/09/2016 to 04/10/2016

145 Rowayton Avenue, Rowayton, CT Phone: 203-866-2744.

Sat: 10am – 4 pm, Sun: 11am – 3 pm. Back by popular demand, this workshop will inspire your imagination and loosen up
your flow, as William McCarthy engages you by sharing the techniques that enable him to paint from his imagination and achieve an atmospheric style that captures, in essence, the beauty and the emotion of the landscape. The day will begin with a lecture and demonstration, then you will launch into a full day of painting and interaction. The second day will consist of starting new works as well as finishing up the previous day's work, adjusting tone and adding detail bringing out the best in each image.

Bridgeport Symphony Northern Lights A Celebration of Music of Northern Europe


446 UNIVERSITY AVENUE, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-576-0263.

A CELEBRATION Music of Northern European Composers Grieg, Elgar, Sibelius, and Stravinsky, including "The Firebird Suite". Peer Gynt Suite No. 1: Morning Mood Instrumentation: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, strings. Edward Elgar (1857–1934) Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85 Instrumentation: solo cello, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, and strings..

Westport Country Playhouse Presents 2016 Season Kick-Off Block Party


25 Powers Court, Westport, CT 06880. Phone: 203-227-4177--888927-7529 (Out of Town).

Saturday, April 9, 4 to 7 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse presents "2016 Season Kick-off Block Party," with self-guided backstage tours, games and activities, and food trucks. Free admission. For more information, call the box office.

Jones Family Farm Cooking Classes


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

noon - 3 p.m. Healthy Lifestyle Series: Ogliastra region, Sardinia, Italy. Minestra di Fagioli, Artichoke and Fennel Salad, Rotelle with Chopped Pork and Sardinian Tomato Sauce, Horta Greens, Papassini Cookies Please note the menu items above are tentative, and subject to change based on what's seasonally available! $85. Register

Greater Bridgeport Symphony Northern Lights - A Celebration


446 University Avenue, Bridgeport, CT Phone: (203) 576-0263.

"Northern Lights: A Celebration," featuring works by Greig and Elgar, and Sibelius' "Finlandia" — all seldom heard in Bridgeport — and Stravinsky's beloved "Firebird" from 1919. Soloist Jan Vogler will be featured on Elgar's Cello Concerto.

Greater Bridgeport Symphony 70th Concert Season Featuring Northern Lights: A Celebration


910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06605. Phone: 800-424-0160.

On Saturday, April 9, 2016 the Greater Bridgeport Symphony will host Northern Lights: A Celebration.  Program:  Greig-Morning from Peer Gynt; Elgar-Cello Concerto; Sibelius-Finlandia and Stravinsky-Fireibird 1919.  The program will be held at The Klein Memorial Auditorium.  Check the website for further information.

Westport Country Playhouse Hosts Pet Adoption Event and Family Festivities Show


25 Powers Court, Westport, CT 06880. Phone: 203-227-4177.

Westport Country Playhouse has partnered with Westport Animal Shelter Advocates (WASA) and the Pet Animal Welfare Society of CT (PAWS) around the Family Festivities show, "Are You My Mother?," based on the popular book about a baby bird searching for its mother. The pet adoption organizations will bring some of their dogs for possible placement with families, on Sunday, April 10, from 2 to 3:45 p.m., in the Lucille Lortel White Barn Center on the Playhouse campus. There will be a chance to meet dogs currently available for adoption with applications on hand to start the adoption process. "The hope is to bring awareness of the pet adoption organizations to our audiences in between the performances of 'Are You My Mother?' and to get a few pups placed with new families," said Peter Chenot, Playhouse director of marketing. "I have a family of rescued cats and a dog so this is near to my heart." "Are You My Mother?," a musical based on P. D. Eastman's whimsical and well-loved picture book, will be presented for two performances, at 1 p.m., and 4 p.m. Running time is approximately one hour. Produced by ArtsPower, the show is recommended for grades pre-K and up. Tickets are $20.

Bruce Museum “Facing the Human Past” Family Workshop.


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

11:00 am - 12:30 pm: "Facing the Human Past" Family Workshop. John Gurche, paleo-artist will speak to families about how he studies hominid fossils and recreates faces above the skeletal structure. Visitors will then be able to create their own facial reconstruction on casts of early human skulls from the Museum's collection. $7 for members, $15 for non-members. Register on; space is limited.

Westport Country Playhouse Family Festivities Series presents the musical: Are You My Mother?


25 Powers Court, Westport, CT 06880. Phone: 203-227-4177--888927-7529 (Out of Town).

Sunday, April 10, 1 and 4 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse's Family Festivities Series presents the musical, "Are You My Mother?," based on P. D. Eastman's whimsical and well-loved picture book. Produced by ArtsPower. Grades pre-K and up. $20. For more information and tickets, call the box office.