Mendelssohn Choir of Connecticut "Angels and Demons"


Fairfield University Quick Center, Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-254-4010.

3pm on Sunday January 27th at the Fairfield University Quick Center for the Arts. This performance will feature many selections from sacred to secular, classical to British pop, and is sure to enlighten all that attend! Adults: $ 35

Rowyaton Arts Center - FREE Demonstration: Portrait Painting with Eddie Nino


145 Rowayton Avenue, Rowayton, CT Phone: 203-866-2744.

Sunday, January 27, 2013 2:00-4:00 pm The RAC Studio. FREE Demonstration: Portrait Painting with Eddie Nino
reception follows.  Eddie Nino teaches "Color, Composition and Technique for All Levels" on Thursday
evenings. Visit the website for more information.


A Star-Spangled Nation: The War of 1812 at Wilton Historical Society


137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton, CT Phone: 203.762.7257.

4:00 p.m.  The War Connecticut Hated, January 27, 4 pm at Wilton Library. Presented by Walter Woodward and moderated by Max Gabrielson. Sponsored by Bill and Kathleen Brennan.  WLA/WHS - Scholarly Series: (Category 1) A Star-Spangled Nation: The War of 1812 The Scholarly Series collaboration between the Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society celebrates its 6th season with a timely bicentennial tribute -- this year's theme is A Star Spangled Nation: The War of 1812. The four-part lecture series, sponsored by The Wilton Bank, begins this fall and continues through January and February 2013. Presented by Walter Woodward and moderated by Max Gabrielson. Sponsored by Bill and Kathleen Brennan. Naval Power and the Lasting Effects of the War, February 24, 4 pm at Wilton Historical Society. Presented by Glenn Gordinier and moderated by Max Gabrielson. Sponsored by Bill and Sally Gemmill.

Westport Country Playhouse presents “Fancy Nancy, The Musical


25 Powers Court, Westport, CT Phone: box office at (203) 227-4177, or for out-of-town callers toll-free at 888-927-7529.

The Musical,” which finds Fancy Nancy and her friends auditioning for their very first show, “Deep Sea Dances.” Nancy is positive - that's “fancy” for 100% sure - that she will be picked to be a mermaid. When another girl wins the coveted role, Nancy is stuck playing a dreary, dull tree. Can Nancy bring fancy flair to her role even though it isn't the one she wanted? Based on the well-loved series of books by Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser and produced by the Vital Theatre Company, the show is recommended for ages 6 – 10. $18.

Chocolate World Expo at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk


10 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT Phone: (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Less than three weeks before Valentine's Day, shop for amazing sweets for your sweetie from some of the region's best chocolatiers as The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is taken over on Sun., Jan. 27 by Chocolate World Expo. The Expo, one of the largest consumer-oriented chocolate events in the United States, will feature about 45 vendors who will offer tastings and sales of their products. They'll be set up throughout the Aquarium's galleries.  chocolate-covered bacon and – appropriate for the Aquarium – one vendor's "chocolate shark bites." All of The Maritime Aquarium exhibits will be open on Jan. 27. The special admission price on Jan. 27 is $15 for adults and $10 for kids 2-12.

Rowayton Arts Center & The Rowayton Library Host FREE Screenings of Art:21 – Art in the Twenty-First Century "Humor"


33 Highland Ave., Rowayton, CT Phone: 203-838-5038 or 203-866-2744.

"Humor" Monday, January 28 ... 12:00-1:30 pm. at The Rowayton Library, 33 Highland Avenue, Rowayton, CT 06853.  How do artists use irony, goofiness, satire and sarcasm in their work? Can an artwork be fun and critical at the same time? Do contemporary artists always take themselves seriously?  "Humor" explores these questions through the work of Charles Atlas, Eleanor Antin, Raymond Pettibon, Elizabeth Murray and Walton Ford. The free screening of "Humor" includes a "brown bag" lunch, refreshments, a craft and discussion. During the past decade, Art21 has established itself as the preeminent chronicler of contemporary art and artists through its Peabody Award-winning biennial television series, "Art in the Twenty-First Century." The nonprofit organization has used the power of digital media to introduce millions of people of all ages to contemporary art and artists and has created a new paradigm for teaching and learning about the creative process. For information, call 203-838-5038.

Discovery Museum and Planetarum - National Puzzle Day Celebration!


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

Tuesday, January 29 National Puzzle Day Celebration! 10:00 am Children's Discovery MuseumPuzzles come in all different shapes, sizes and varieties. Come challenge your brain today as we celebrate National Puzzle Day with a potpourri of puzzles! Sponsored by MEFA's U.Fund and Fidelity Investments. Also National Puzzle Day Celebration! Drop-in 1:30pm to 4:30pm Science Discovery Museum.  Try your hand at classic puzzle games and exercise your brain with a variety of picture, math and word puzzles. Make a simple tangram puzzle to take home. Sponsored by Genzyme. Visit the website for more information.

Darien Nature Center - Intro to Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Class


120 Brookside Rd. (I-95 Ex. 12, Rte. 15 Ex. 37) , Darien, CT Phone: (203) 655-7459.

The Darien Nature Center is pleased to offer a free Fly Fishing and Tying Class with fly fisherman Will Lillard, on Wednesday, January 30 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. This class is free and open to anyone who wants to learn, even teens. Willard welcomes accomplished fly fishers and tyers to come out and share their fish tales or favorite patterns. If you have never tried fly fishing or fly tying, come out for a fun and informative evening. Bring a teen and help inspire the future of the conservation movement. Fly tying will begin at 7:00 pm and be followed by a slideshow and fishing discussion from 8:00-9:00 pm.For more information call the Darien Nature Center at (203) 655-7459 or Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions at (828) 577-8204.

Bates-Scofield House Museum - Darien Historical Society Salutes Downton Abbey - Jazz Costumes


45 Old Kings Highway North, Darien, CT Phone: 203-655-9233.

Darien Historical Society Salutes Downton Abbey, January 30, 9:30 - 11:00 AM. If you are hooked on Downton Abbey, join us for coffee and a Gallery Talk to view and learn about some of the stunning Jazz Age costumes of the period from the Society's collection. Curator Babs White will host. $5.00 per person. RSVP 203-655-9233.

Bartlett Aboretum - Homeschool Series - Desert Ecology


151 Brookdale Road, Stamford, CT Phone: 203-322-6971.

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Desert Ecology: Hot days and cold nights make surviving in the desert a difficult task. Participants will learn how succulents have evolved not only to survive, but flourish in this harsh habitat. Learning about desert flora and fauna is a great way to learn about plant and animal defenses. Children will learn about how each desert in our world has its own special characteristics. The winter homeschool series will be a six week series that will meet on Thursdays in January, February and March from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. Ages 5-11 are welcome to attend. Parents can stay for the program or drop off their children for the hour. Each class will consist of indoor and outdoor time; parents should plan for their children to spend some time outside in winter weather and should dress appropriately.