Garden Education Center of Greenwich Program: What's Bugging Your Garden--Cos Cob

06/12/2014

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

The Garden Education Center of Greenwich program:  What's Bugging Your Garden?--Thursday, June 12, 2014 from4:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Members $25, Non-Members $35. In this class, Nick Mancini will focus on the most damaging pests in our home gardens, how to approach the dilemma and find an organic solution to eradicate the problem.  Register on line or call. 

Stamford Jewish Community Center - Father’s Day Luncheon

06/12/2014

1035 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203.487.0983 .

11:30 a.m  to 1 p.m. To celebrate and honor all fathers, join us for live entertainment and lunch. Reservations required by Friday, June 6. $3 suggested donation. For more information contact Connie Cirillo Freeman at 203.487.0983 or cfreeman@stamfordjcc.org.

Bruce Museum Bob and Pam Goergen Lecture Series

06/12/2014

Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-0376..

Dessert reception and open galleries 6:30 – 7:30 pm. Art Colonies of Connecticut: Cos Cob to Old Lyme Jeffrey Andersen, Director, Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, Connecticut Members $5, non-members $10 per lecture. Due to the overwhelming popularity of these lectures, reservations with advance payment are required. Payment by credit card at www.brucemuseum.org. Or mail check to: Goergen Lectures, Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT 06830. Please specify dates, include number of persons attending, and a phone number. Sorry no cash will be accepted at the door, no credit cards by mail, and no refunds for this series.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Family Farm Fridays!

06/13/2014

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977-6521.

Fridays, June 13 & June 20, 4 - 5 pm.Explore the farm and garden and learn what products come from our local farms through cooking and creative projects! Each week will feature a new theme, so join us for one or both. Registration is not required. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Each week will have a separate theme, so join us for one or both: Members: $5 | Non-Members: $8. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org

The Fairfield Museum is participating in Open House Day

06/14/2014

370 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-1598.

Saturday, June 14, 2014. FREE Admission. Fairfield Museum, 10 am - 4 pm. The Fairfield Museum is participating in Open House Day, a statewide celebration of Connecticut's fascinating world of art, history, and cultural treasures. Enjoy a family-friendly Scavenger Hunt in the exhibition "Creating Community: Exploring 375 Years of Our Past. The 1750 Ogden House, 1520 Bronson Road.  At the 1750 Ogden House, see an 18th century militia encampment and enjoy docent-led tours of the house. The Fairfield Garden Club will be presenting "Keyhole into History" garden tours throughout the day with a focus on John Bartram, the Father of American Botany and his son William Bartram, who took on the family botanical interests. Garden members will also be creating botanical illustrations of herbs picked from the garden from 12 - 3 pm.  These illustrations will be for sale along with garden related items from the Fairfield Museum Shop.

Discovery Museum and Plantetarium - Free Space Day - Meteorites, Solarscopes, Rocket Launches,

06/14/2014

4450 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-372-3521.

Satellites, Science Fun, Solarscopes, Sesame Street Planetarium Shows...all FREE, all day at Discovery Museum!
Wild Weather, 3-D photo ops for everyone, plus cool Make and Takes for kids. Join us this Saturday, June 14 for awesome Eyes On The Earth! Info: 203-372-3521.

Greenwich Historical Society Open--CT Open House Day

06/14/2014

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

CT Open House Day The Historical Society is once again participating in the Connecticut Office of Tourism's 10th annual CT Open House Day with free admission and a free Collage Workshop led by artist Carol Nipomnich Dixon.  Open to all ages, the workshop will focus on creating two-dimensional collages crafted from papers, fabrics, photographs, found objects and natural materials such as dried grasses, twigs, leaves or petals. All materials will be provided, but you may also bring copies of favorite photos, newspaper articles or other items.  Whether you plan to create a work of art that is a personal expression, a representation of a historical or family event, or an imaginary vision, Ms. Dixon will provide guidance on how to juxtapose color, texture and imagery to transform your materials into a distinctly new and personal visual statement.  The 10th annual CT Open House Day is a statewide event designed to showcase Connecticut's diverse offerings of history, art and tourism. Bring family and friends to visit Bush-Holley Historic Site! Support the arts and history in your own backyard by acting as a Connecticut cultural ambassador on this day designed to celebrate Connecticut's cultural treasures.  Saturday, June 14, 2014 Storehouse Gallery open noon to 4:00 pm. Docent-led tours of Bush-Holley House: 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Collage Workshop will take place in the Vanderbilt Education Center from noon to 2:00 pm. All ages are welcome. Admission, including the Collage Workshop, is free to all.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children BooZoo's Canine Carnival

06/14/2014

303 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203 899 0606, ext. 264.

10:00AM - 5:00PM Let's explore the powerful and important bonds between humans and their animal friends. Many special activities and performances are planned throughout the day, including our annual Crazy Canine Contest where visitors enter their own family dogs in a variety of canine categories. Free with museum admission.

Downtown Cabaret Theatre - The SONGS of JONI MITCHELL & LEONARD COHEN by LAUREN FOX

06/14/2014

263 Golden Hill Street, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203.576.1636.

5:30 and 8:30. Through stories and song, Lauren Fox examines the creative genius and conflicted desires of two of folk music's most enduring artists. Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen are widely known to be among the best and most prolific songwriters of their generation. Less known about the fellow Canadian artists is that they had a relationship early in their careers that lasted only a few months, but had a sustaining effect on their work. Many have speculated as to why the relationship didn't last, and that's what Lauren Fox explores here – BOTH SIDES – through their music, their histories, their triumphs and heartbreaks. Lauren delves into the meaning behind the songs, giving her audience a better understanding of a painter and a poet who mesmerized the world through song. Highlights of the show include Mitchell's "Chelsea Morning", "River", and "Both Sides Now", and Cohen's "Suzanne", "Bird on a Wire", and "Hallelujah". $47.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Farm Market

06/15/2014

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977-6521.

Sundays, June 15 – October 5, 10am – 2pm.We're thrilled to bring back the SM&NC Farm Market — now on Sundays! The Farm Market will be located conveniently on the Meadow. New and additional vendors will offer a wider variety of fresh, local items. The Market will also feature a different food truck each week so you can enjoy lunch at one of our picnic tables by the Bendel Pond. We'll be selling our very own products from Heckscher Farm — fresh eggs, maple syrup and yarn. Each Sunday, activities for families will be led by one of our environmental educators. SM&NC Sunday Market Admission: FREE. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org.