Lecture by marine biologist Dr. Sylvia Earle at the Maritime Aquarium

01/24/2014

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

7:30 p.m. At the frontier of deep-ocean exploration for four decades, pioneering diver/marine biologist Dr. Sylvia Earle has led more than 50 expeditions worldwide, logging 6,000 hours under water. Dr. Earle also is a science advisor to One World One Ocean, the conservation program of MacGillivray Freeman Films, maker of some of the most popular IMAX movies ever shown at The Maritime Aquarium, including "Dolphins" and "The Living Sea." Tickets for her talk are $35 ($30 for Aquarium members). Reserve tickets at (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206.

ASTRONOMY NIGHTS- Jupiter

01/24/2014 to 01/24/2014

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

Join us for a new exciting series of astronomy programs! Head to the Observatory on selected Friday nights for a real treat as we explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more! Start by enjoying a presentation on Jupiter, followed by a visit to view the night sky through our 22-inch telescope. The presentation portion of the program will be held rain or shine. Viewing hours are weather permitting. Members: Free | Non-Members: Adults $3, Children (5-17) $2. No children under 5 please. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org, or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org

* * * * Stamford Museum & Nature Center is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of art, the natural and agricultural sciences, and history. The Museum is a vital cultural and educational resource for the community, and a focal point for family activity through exhibitions, educational programs and special events.

Audubon Greenwich Wildlife Tracks & Traces

01/25/2014

613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-5272.

1:00-2:30 pm Come be a wildlife detective when we seek out tracks and clues to what animals are active and what they have been up to. All ages. RSVP to Ted at x230.

Wilton Historical Society - Knitting and Crocheting Workshop

01/25/2014

224 Danbury Rd, Wilton, CT Phone: 203-762-7257.

3:00p-4:30p Warm up this winter and learn how to knit or crochet some chunky and extra warm winter wear while sipping cider and munching on homemade cookies! Join Craft Yarn Council of America certified instructor Marietta Douglas, for one on one attention for all skill levels, beginners through advanced welcome! Workshop is free and open to ages 10 & up. Please provide your own size 10 knitting needles or crochet hooks and size 4-5 bulky weight yarn.

Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk - Marine Debris Station

01/25/2014 to 01/26/2014

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

Stop by the station to learn about the serious issue of marine debris (especially plastic bags and plastic water bottles), take a pledge to do your part to use re-usable water bottles and shopping bags, and then (optional; $5) make a re-usable shopping bag out of our old IMAX and exhibit banners.

Bruce Museum Wildlife Tracking Class at Audubon Greenwich

01/25/2014

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-0376.

1:00-2:30 p.m. Wildlife Tracking Class at Audubon Greenwich. Enjoy indoor/outdoor explorations at Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Road, following the trail of local animals that may only be seen by the signs they leave behind. Activities are suitable for ages 5 years and up. Please call Audubon Greenwich for information, fees, and reservations: 203-869-5272 x230.

b-Cause Block Party

01/25/2014 to 01/25/2014

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

Saturday, Jan. 25 & Sunday, Jan. 26, 10 am - 4 pm An amazing interactive and participatory family LEGO® brick experience featuring group builds, free builds, games, arts and crafts, and a LEGO® Store. This multi-generational event has something for everyone who loves building with LEGO® and DUPLO® bricks! The b-Cause Foundation enables children to create opportunities to impact our community in meaningful ways. Proceeds from this event will support b-Cause and the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. (Recommended for all ages.) Members: $5 per person | Non-Members: $10 per person. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org, or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org

 

Palace Theater DanceFest 2014

01/26/2014

61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT Phone: 203-325-4466.

6 p.m. DanceFest is an annual Dance Festival designed for intermediate and advanced dance students aged 10-18 years who train at area dance schools in Westchester and Fairfield counties. Students participate in a master classes taught by outstanding professionals in the dance world in seven different disciplines from Hip-Hop/Jazz/Funk to Ballet. School directors, teachers and parents are invited to observe the classes. The festival culminates with the Student Festival Performance of original choreography performed on the HARMAN Stage of the Palace Theatre. For more info about DanceFest, please contact Carol Bryan at 203-517-3431 or cbryan@scalive.org or log on to www.CarolBryan.com. Adults: $37 (includes fees) | Students 12 yrs. & under: $17.00 (includes fees) Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket to enter the theatre.

Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk Chocolate World Expo

01/26/2014

10 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT

The Expo, one of the largest consumer-oriented chocolate events in the United States, will feature some 40 vendors who will offer tastings and sales of their products. They'll be set up throughout the Aquarium's galleries. But Chocolate World Expo isn't entirely about chocolate. Vendors also will present baked goods, specialty foods and even fine soaps and bath products.
All of The Maritime Aquarium exhibits will be open on Jan. 26 – and will stay open two hours longer than normal: from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Your Chocolate World Expo admission includes Aquarium admission. IMAX® movies are available as an additional ticket, as always. The special admission price on Jan. 26 is $15 for adults and $10 for kids 3-12. Aquarium Members Important Notice: Aquarium Members receive a $2 per person discount (adult and child) on event/Aquarium admission this day. Senior member price is same as adult price. Sorry, but Aquarium members do not receive free admission for this special event. Member guest discounts do not apply.

Westport Arts Center - Jim Clark Jazz Saxophone Giants

01/26/2014

51 Riverside Ave., Westport, CT Phone: 203-222-7070.

3 p.m. $25, $22.50 Members Jim Clark will bring his band to the Westport Arts Center in a performance that will feature the renowned and important jazz saxophonists of the 1940-1950 period.