Westport Arts Center Experimental Collage and Mixed Media

12/08/2012

51 Riverside Avenue, Stamford, CT Phone: 203-222-7070.

Ages 5 – 8: 9:00 - 10:15am, Ages 9 – 12: 10:30am – 12pm, $35 / $30 for WAC Members, Get creative with "accidental" techniques. Combine acrylic paint, pastels, ink, and watercolor to create special effects and dazzling Abstract forms.

Norwalk Concert Hall Presents Concert Seabury Academy and the Men's Gospel Choir of Pivot Ministries

12/08/2012

Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT

5:00pm with the choirs of Seabury Academy and the Men's Gospel Choir of Pivot Ministries. Tickets available via www.norwalksymphony.org or by calling 203.956.6771 or emailing info@norwalksymphony.org

Family Day: Children’s Storybook Day at The Bruce Museum

12/09/2012

1 Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT Phone: 203.869.0376.

This fun day for the entire family celebrates the exhibition Let It Snow! Children's Book Art. Children can participate in a search-and-seek gallery hunt through the exhibition and create their own winter-themed bookmark.Artist Jennifer Thermes, illustrator of the book The Iciest, Diciest, Scariest Sled Ride Ever, will be our special guest.  From 1:00 – 3:00 pm, Jennifer will demonstrate her artistic skills and speak to families about the interesting work she does. At 3:00 pm, Rick Adam from Encore Performing Arts presents his Winter Extravaganza! – a fun-filled kid's vaudeville show with a winter-themed performance of songs, stories and silly stuff! All activities are free with Museum admission and are suitable for people of all ages and abilities.

Stepping Stone Museum for Children Dreidel Games and Elf Workshop Holiday Crafts

12/10/2012 to 12/14/2012

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

Monday, December 10 – Friday, December 14  from 10:15 – 11:45 am.

Garden Education Center of Greenwich Program--Botanical Jewelry with Simon Teakle

12/10/2012

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

ON Monday, December 10, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. Garden Education Center of Greenwich program:  Botanical Jewelry with Simon Teakle will be held at 4 Grigg Street, Greenwich.   Pre-Registration required Just in time for making our holiday wish lists, we are thrilled to be invited to the new Simon Teakle Fine Jewelry showroom where he will wow us with his collection of new and antique botanical jewelry. As always, Simon will enlighten us with his deep knowledge of the world's finest jewelry and entertain us with his wit and charm. We will meet at his Grigg Street store, next to Diane's Books.

Zoo Tots at Connecticut Beardsley Park Zoo - Bridgeport

12/11/2012 to 12/12/2012

1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-394-6563.

Date: Tue, 12/11/2012 - 10:30am - 11:15am Holiday Fun! This monthly 45-minute program for children 22 months to four years old, who are accompanied by an adult, may include stories, activities, crafts, and live animals. December's program will focus on animals in winter. Pre-registration is required by calling 203-394-6563. The cost is $10 for Zoo members and one child, and $15 for non-members and one child. This will also be held on Dec. 12.

Zoo Tots

12/11/2012 to 12/12/2012

Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06610. Phone: 203-394-6563.

Holiday Fun! This monthly 45-minute program for children 22 months to four years old, who are accompanied by an adult, may include stories, activities, crafts, and live animals. December's program will focus on animals in winter. Pre-registration is required by calling 203-394-6563. The cost is $10 for Zoo members and one child, and $15 for non-members and one child.

The Evolution of Christmas presented at Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum

12/12/2012

295 West Ave, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-838-9799 ext. 4.

Photos will explain how the idea of Christmas became woven into American tradition based on an evolution of the tales and traditions during the Victorian era. Maher will chronicle the development from the 19th Century holiday season through present day. Patrons will learn how the Christmas tree and other traditions such as family meals and décor became important parts of our 20th and now 21st Century family festivities. From sugared fruits and homemade ornaments, to glass decorations and the earliest electric tree lights, the presentation will be a wonderful journey into holidays past. The cost of the program is $25 for members and $30 for non-members and includes a light lunch and tour of the first floor of the mansion following the lecture. For more information and reservations contact: info@lockwoodmathewsmansion.com or 203-838-9799 ext. 4.

Cookie Exchange at St. Timothy's on the Hill in Fairfield

12/12/2012

4670 Congress St., Fairfield, CT 06824. Phone: 203-526-4886.

On Wednesday, December 12, 2012 from 7 - 8:30PM at St. Timothy's on the Hill in Fairfield a Cookie Exchange will be held sponsored by Anam Cara, Christian Cener for Spiritual Life.  All are Welcome.  The fee for this class is simply four dozen of one kind of your favorite homemade Christmas cookie.  A cookie swap will provide a wonderful assortment to enjoy.  Please bring one item of food suitable for donation to a Bridgeport Food Pantry.

The Evolution of Christmas

12/12/2012

295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850. Phone: 203-838-9799 ext. 4.

As part of the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum's 2012 Holiday Season,Kathy Maher, Executive Director and Curator of the Barnum Museum, will present a lecture, The Evolution of Christmas, on Wednesday, December 12, at 11 a.m. at the Mansion, 295 West Ave., Norwalk CT. Ms. Maher will explain and show how the ideal of Christmas became woven into American tradition based on an evolution of the tales and traditions during the Victorian era. Ms. Maher will chronicle the development from the 19th Century holiday season through the present day. Patrons will learn how the Christmas tree and other traditions such as family meals and decor became important parts for our 20th and now 21st Century family festivities. From sugared fruits and homemade ornaments, to glass decorations and the earliest electric tree lights, the presentation will be a wonderful journey into holidays past. Reservations are requested by Dec. 7. Admission is $30 for non-members; $25 members. The admission includes the lecture, a light lunch, and a tour of the first floor of the Mansion. Lunch will be courtesy of Michael Gilmartin of Outdoor Cookers.For lecture information and reservations, contact: info@lockwoodmathewsmansion.com or 203-838-9799 ext. 4.