Putnam Cottage Candlelight Open House

12/04/2017

243 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT

4-7 pm. House Tours, Fifth Connecticut Regiment, Entertainment and refreshments of the Revolutionary War era

Darien Nature Center STORYTIME WITH THE ANIMALS

12/04/2017

120 Brookside Road, Darien, CT Phone: 203-655-7459.

Join us for animal stories followed by a hands-on critter encounter! Children of all ages (accompanied by a caregiver) are welcome to these FREE sessions at either 10:00 or 10:30 am. Program Director Emily Ciffone will read an age-appropriate book about a particular animal and then the group will interact with that type of animal from our Zoo Room!
Pre-registration is required. Please call 203-655-7459 to reserve your spot!

Stepping Stones Museum for Children Elf Workshop

12/05/2017 to 12/10/2017

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

Elf Workshop - Ornaments 2:15pm – 3:15pm Make a gift: Make an ornament sure to remind someone of you for years to come!
For children ages 3 and over. Limited space – Tickets are $1 members and $3 non-members.

Garden education Center Greenwich TRISH O'SULLIVAN'S HOLIDAY WHITE CENTERPIECE: MASTER CLASS

12/06/2017

130 Bible St., Greenwich, CT

Learn how to create a grand holiday centerpiece for dinning, coffee or entry tables in a pedestal vase that will evoke a sense of elegance inspired by Dutch still-life paintings. We will capture the festive season to perfection with white amaryllis, garden spray roses, lisianthus and hypericum berries. Take home a masterpiece of beauty and artistry in a white pallet of flowers and berries set-in the deep greens of pine and spruce, along with the soft velvet grays of dusty miller for your yuletide and New Year's celebrations. BRING CLIPPERS

Fairfield Museum and History Center Choo Choo Storytime

12/06/2017 to 12/27/2017

370 Beach Road , Fairfield, CT

Wednesdays, December 6, 13, 20 & 27; 9:30am - 10am. Discover adventures on the tracks with books that spark the imagination. Sponsored by People's United Bank.

Mark Twain Library 45th Annual Art Show: Art Journaling Workshop

12/06/2017

439 Redding Road, Redding, CT Phone: (203) 938-2545.

10:30-12 noon. The 45th Annual Mark Twain Library Art Show presents Art Journaling with Kathy Coe and Diane Fried. Art journaling is a spontaneous and imaginative way to convey one's thoughts and feelings through words, visuals, and textures. In addition to stimulating your creativity, art journaling can be a tool for relaxation. Journals can be made from a variety of materials. There are no rules! Please feel free to bring old artifact and scrap-booking supplies from home.

New Canaan Nature Center Holiday Market

12/06/2017 to 12/07/2017

144 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT Phone: (203) 966-9577.

Shopping Day Thursday, December 7th 10:00am-3:00pm Preview Party - December 6th 7pm - 9pm. Tickets: $10.00 Per Adult - Kids are free Preview Party Tickets: $55.00 Per Adult

Stamford Museum and Nature Center Balanced and Barefoot: An Evening with Angela Hanscom

12/06/2017

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 2033221646.

7-8:30. With the ever-increasing presence of technology, today's children often do not get the same outdoor, unrestricted play experiences that many of us remember from our youth. Pediatric Occupational Therapist Angela Hanscom, founder of TimberNook, will share the many reasons why this "rough and tumble" nature play is so vital for kids, even from a young age, and how the lack of outdoor play directly correlates with challenges in overall sensory and motor development in children. Join us for this informative evening with Ms. Hanscom, whose nature-based TimberNook organization has received international acclaim and whose tenets we share at the SM&NC's Art, Nature, & Me Preschool. Refreshments will be served, and Ms. Hanscom will answer audience questions after her presentation. Limited copies of her book, Balanced and Barefoot, will be available for sale at the event. Members & Non-Members: Suggested donation $10

2nd Annual Holiday Market New Canaan Nature Center

12/07/2017

144 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT

Holiday market, shopping, festive music, cocktails, and bites. Come for a cocktail & shopping while supporting the Nature Center Tickets $55 /Adults Only

Audubon Greenwich CT Bird Atlas & Hawk Watch Wrap-Up

12/07/2017

613 Riversville Rd., Greenwich, CT Phone: (203) 869-5272.

6-8 pm. A special evening event featuring UCONN Professor, Morgan Tingley with the department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut joined by CT Bird Atlas Volunteer Coordinator, Craig Repasz. They will share details of the upcoming CT Bird Atlas Project. The Connecticut Bird Atlas will map all species found in the state during both nesting and non-nesting seasons. Starting next year, we will be seeking the help of birdwatchers to document the distribution, abundance, and breeding activities of birds at sites throughout the entire state. The resulting data will be used to document changes since the last comprehensive survey of the state's birds, which happened in the early 1980s; to inform the State Wildlife Action Plan; and to determine priority areas for bird conservation and land protection. Following their presentation, Audubon Greenwich Staff Ted Gilman and Ryan McLean will discuss the results of the 2017 Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch as well as introduce further birding opportunities to join in this winter.