Stamford Museum & Nature Center - The Bounty of Summer

09/20/2014

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977-6533.

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.The Stamford Museum & Nature Center invites you to its inaugural farm-to-table supper celebrating the bounty of summer. Join us for an exceptional dining experience amidst the permanent collections in the Bendel Mansion Museum Galleries as Chef Brian Lewis, of Elm Restaurant in New Canaan, works his magic during four courses of delicious seasonal foods, paired with a selection of exquisite wines. Be a part of the “delicious revolution” of getting back to basics, promoting inspired meals composed of locally-grown or raised animals, vegetables, herbs, and fruit – through the art of inspired preparation and presentation while supporting the mission and vision of the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. Purchase tickets at Stamfordmuseum.org/farmtotable or by calling 203.977.6533.

Fairfield Museum Presents FCBuzz Goes Live

09/20/2014

370 Beach Rd., Fairfield, CT 06824. Phone: 203-259-1598.

On Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 10AM to 5PM at Stepping Stones Museum for Children the Fairfield Museum is proud to partner with the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield Country to present FCBuzz Goes Live, a FREE action-packed day of outdoor games, interactive sports, educational activities and live performances.  Check the website for further information.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children Annual Play Day

09/20/2014

303 West Ave., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203 899 0606.

On Saturday, September 20, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Stepping Stones Museum for Children opens its doors to all for FREE! It's Nickelodeon's 11th annual Worldwide Day of Play and Stepping Stones is an official registered Nickelodeon site, and to join the fun is simple!

10th Annual Arts & Crafts on Bedford - Stamford

09/20/2014 to 09/21/2014

Bedford St., Stamford, CT Phone: 603-332-2616.

Arts & Crafts on Bedford  in Stamford Downtown. Shop at 100 craft and artisan boutiques on Bedford Street, which will be closed to traffic for the weekend. Dine in our extended sidewalk cafes. Rain or Shine! Sponsored by the Stamfod Downtown Special Service. Hours: Saturday September 20, 11am-8pm and Sunday September 21, 10am-5pm.

Stratford Historical Society Hosts Early American Festival to Celebrate Stratford's 375th Anniversary

09/20/2014 to 09/21/2014

967 Academy Hill Rd., Stratford, CT 06615. Phone: 203-378-0630.

The Stratford Historical Society will host on September 20 and 21st, an Early American Festival o honor the brave men and women who ventured into a wilderness to build a better life for their families and who throughout the years established a new nation and fought to maintain its freedom.  The two day event will have a parade for the kickoff that will begin at Paradise Green at 9AM.  The festival will follow at the Stratford Historical Society grounds and Academy Hill.  Re-enactors of the Revolutionary War and the Civil War will be encamped on the society's grounds and on Academy Hill  They will be recreating battles fought from both wars on Academy Hill at scheduled times.  The Captain David Judson House, circa 1723, will be open for tours given by docents in 18th century attire.  The Catharine Bunnell Mitchell Museum on the Society's grounds will be open for tours.  Live music will be presented by the Hearthside Waits playing their colonial and patriotic songs.  Food available.  The event is free and open to the public to celebrate the town's 375th Anniversary. 

Jones Family Farm Autumn Memorable Meals Series: Autumn is A-Coming Party

09/20/2014

606 Walnut Tree Hill Road, Shelton, CT

12 nonn - 3 p.m. Learn how to prepare complete meals to impress your family and friends, while remaining relaxed. Then, enjoy your creations while sipping a glass of Jones wine. Autumn is A-Coming Party marks the end of the summer garden. Alongside simmered Stonington Scallops, we'll feast on a Garden Buffet featuring Crudites with Green Goddess Dip, Roast Vegetable Medley, Luscious Tomatoes, Kale Salad, Corn on the Cob and whatever seasonal veggies we discover in our garden. Apple and Blueberry Galette concludes our celebration. Limited to 12 students. Cost: $85 per student 

Silvermine Art Center 4th Anual ArtsFest--New Canaan

09/20/2014

1037 Silvermine Rd., Monroe, CT 06840. Phone: 203-966-9700.

On Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 2-4PM at the Silvermine Art Center the 4th Annual ArtsFest featuring RUCKUS, A Cirque Spectacular will be held.  Check the website for further information.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - OUTDOOR ADVENTURES:Stream Hunters

09/21/2014

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977.6521.

4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. From mayflies to salamanders, there is another world beneath the rocks and leaves of the stream. Join SM&NC staff for a chance to explore Poorhouse Brook for amphibians, macroinvertebrates, and fish. We’ll explore various parts of the stream to see what we can find. Please be prepared to walk in the water; water shoes/boots are recommended. Limited enrollment. Recommended for 6 and up. Space is limited for these programs. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Members: $5 per person | Non-Members: $8 . To register or for more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org

 

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Market Madness Sundays

09/21/2014

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

Sundays, September 21 – October 5, 10 am – 3:30 pm. Support local farmers and explore the SM&NC through hands-on activities and crafts. Our Sunday Farm Market runs through October 5 and will be the center of our Sunday programs. Participate in a self-guided craft on the Meadow, see oxen and goat demonstrations, and watch our North American River Otters — Bert and Edie — receive their lunch. At 1:30 pm, join us for a chance to “Follow Your Food” as we learn where some of our favorite foods come from through live animal visits and cooking experiences. Get an SM&NC Farm Journal and solve the Mystery Food of the Week, where we’ll learn about an ingredient featured at the market. All programs will meet on the Meadow. Craft, goat and oxen demos are weather permitting; Follow your Food will meet in the Overbrook Nature Center in case of inclement weather; Otter Feeding is rain or shine. 10 am – 2 pm Self-guided craft (weather permitting) 10:30 am Oxen Demonstration 11:30 am Get your Goat 1 pm River Otter Feeding Demonstration 1:30 pm Follow your Food 3:30 pm Animal Meet & Greet (outdoor classroom) Members: FREE | Non-Members: FREE with gate admission. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org.

Carriage Barn Arts Center Children’s Art Workshops

09/21/2014

681 South Ave, New Canaan, CT Phone: 203.972.1895.

Children's Art Workshops led by exhibiting member artist and teacher Nancy Scranton: Sunday, September 21st, 2-3:30 pm and Sunday, September, 28th, 2-3:30 pm. Ages 8-12. This children's art education series is sponsored by GenRe, the Rotary Club of New Canaan, the Kiwanis Club of New Canaan, and the Newcomers Club of New Canaan.