Rowayton Historical Society New Rowayton Documentaries

05/07/2017

33 Highland Ave., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-831-0136.

3 pm. @ Rowayton Community Center. $5. The second series of documentaries on life here made from interviews with long time residents and vintage photographs from the RHS Archives.

Little Red Schoolhouse Program

05/09/2017 to 06/09/2017

2 East Wall Street, Norwalk, CT

at Mill Hill Historic Park. The Little Red Schoolhouse program brings Norwalk history to life through a series of interactive history lessons with costumed re-enactors. Students learn about early Norwalk and the town's significance in the Revolutionary War, get a glimpse of life in Colonial times and experience a day in the life of a 19th century student. The program is offered onsite at Mill Hill Historic Park or off site at your location through the Little Red Schoolhouse Travel program! Ages: Elementary and Middle School

Shelton Historical Society Shelton Reading Circle

05/09/2017

41 Church St., Shelton, CT Phone: 203-925-1803.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. True Grit. Meets at Hunting Branch Library.

Weir Farm Nature of Love Guided Walking Tour with Bonnie Tremante

05/11/2017

735 Nod Hill Road, Wilton, CT Phone: 203-834-1896 ext. 28. .

Weir Farm National Historic Site is offering a free, one-hour Nature of Love Walk on Sunday June 11, 2017 from 10:00 to 11:00 am with local scholar, poet, and volunteer Bonnie Tremante. Enjoy a walk through the lush, summer landscape of Weir Farm National Historic Site as you learn about the connection between art, love, and landscape that fundamentally affected Weir's appreciation of his Branchville farm. Bonnie will discuss love letters exchanged between artist Julian Alden Weir and his then fiancée Anna Dwight Baker during the summer of 1882. In the letters, Julian and Anna express their deep affection for each other, their observations of nature, and nature's role in fostering the bond between them

Barnum Museum Connecticut Characters: Personalities Spicing Up The Nutmeg State Book Signing

05/11/2017

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

 "Connecticut Characters: Personalities Spicing Up The Nutmeg State", is well-known local author Lennie Grimaldi's latest effort. The historic Barnum Museum in Bridgeport is pleased to host a book signing party, and a little bit of banter, on Thursday, May 11, at 5:30pm. Grimaldi says the new book chronicles his run-ins with the famous, funky and freaky and is a career retrospective, sampling some of Connecticut's "characters".

Bruce Museum Bruce Beginnings Jr.

05/11/2017

One Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-413-6756.

9:45 - 10:45 am. This hour long program provides a welcoming and engaging museum experience for toddlers, ages 10-24 months, and their caregivers through hands-on play and exploration. Sessions are inspired by the museum's collections and exhibits. This program is free with admission and no advanced registration is required.

Beardsley Zoo - Zoo Tots

05/11/2017 to 05/12/2017

1875 Noble Ave, Bridgeport, CT

10:30 a.m. 45 minute program for children 22 months to 4 years old accompanied by an adult that includes a short activity, live animals and a simple craft. Enjoy a different theme each month. The session is Garden Critters. The cost is $10 for a member and child and $15 for non members. Register for either day by email programming@beardsleyzoo.org or calling 203-394-6563.

Garden Education Center of Greenwich -Trish O'Sullivan's Peony Floral Styling in Mason

05/11/2017

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

10 am - 12:30 pm. The secret beauty of a peony is lushly romantic. With her gorgeous colors and intoxicating fragrance, it is no wonder peonies are the spring flower choice for floral designers and floral enthusiasts. Join our one day workshop as we explore how to create sophisticated elegance in a glass mason jar spilling over with peonies, dusty miller and flowering vines. Our mason jar is the key to creating modern romantic floral design with the look of fresh garden picked flowers.

Barnum Festival

05/12/2017 to 06/25/2017

Bridgeport, CT

The annual Barnum Festival is a seasonal celebration of the City of Bridgeport and its surrounding towns, including Monroe, Trumbull, Easton, Shelton, Stratford, and Fairfield. Dating back to 1948, the festival originated to help support local businesses and honor P.T. Barnum—a world-renowned showman and city leader. The Barnum Festival events span from late spring to early summer each year in an effort to build community spirit, foster philanthropy, and celebrate the many diverse cultures represented by residents. The festival culminates in a weekend-long Barnum Palooza that hosts parades, concerts, fireworks, and other family-friendly festivities. For a list of activities visit the website.

Mother’s Day Plant Sale Tea Darien

05/12/2017

274 Middlesex Road,, Darien, CT Phone: 203-655-9050.

11:30am – 3:00pm (Two seatings, 11:30am and 1:30pm) DCA members $40 / public $45.  Shop at the DCA Plant Sale in the morning, and enjoy afternoon tea in our beautiful historic home and garden. What could be better? Let the DCA's knowledgeable Greenhouse Group volunteers help you find the right plants for your garden and containers from 8:30am – 12:30pm. Then we'll hold your plants purchases while you savor creations from chef/caterer Victoria Truchan of Country House Cuisine. What a perfect way to relax with friends, other mothers, or even your own mom! Our traditional menu will include a variety of classic tea sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam, English and French petit fours and cookies, and a selection of Harney & Sons teas.