Stratford Historical Society Presents Drew Shuptar-Rayvis--Living Historian Program


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

On January 29, 2016 at 7PM at Christ Church Hall the Stratford Historical Society will present a living history program with Drew Shuptar-Rayvis.  Rayvis is an artist and living historian of mixed European and Native American descent.  In his program Drew Address's many of the life ways, social interactions, cultural life ways and trade relations encountered by Eastern Native Americans and early European settlers.  Free to the public. 

Stratford Historical Society - Lecture Drew Shuptar- Rayvis


200 Main Street, Stratford, CT Phone: 203-378-0630.

7 p.m at Christ Church Hall. Drew will discuss Native American cultural heritage, social interactions, and trade relations encountered by Eastern Native Americans and early European settlers. He will show period items of daily life and trade and will wear the traditional clothes of an Algonkian man of the late 17th and early 18th century. Topics in his lectures may include any of the following; seasonal life ways of Algonkian people of western Connecticut, European captivity among native americans, trade relations between the English, Germans and French, the contrasts between the British colonies and French colonies and their treatment of native people and the importance of Native Americans and the fur trade in early colonial America and Canada.

Discovery Museum and Planetarium Host Challenger Commemorative Evening--Bridgeport


4450 Park Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06604. Phone: 203-372-3521.

On Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 5 to 8 PM the Discover Museum will host a Challenger Commemorative Evening. Telescope viewings, Challenger film, craft activity.  Free for Members, $5 General Public.  Join as we remember Challenger and commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the space shuttle explosion. 

Wilton Historical Society Colonial Cookery and Customs for Kids


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

11-12 noon. For kids in grades 4-8 Colonial Cookery and Customs for Kids workshop at the Wilton Historical Society. . On the last Saturday of each month, a class will gather to learn and follow a Colonial-era "reciept" (recipe) from the Connecticut region. While the food cooks, they will also hear about Colonial manners, morals, and way of life. The topic of the discussion will be appropriate to the dish being prepared (for example, a discussion of Wilton's farming legacy while cooking a vegetable dish). Members: $15; Non-members $25. Space is limited -please register by contacting

Jones Family Farm Cooking Classes


606 Walnut Tree Hill Road, Shelton, CT Phone: 203-929-8425.

noon to 3 p.m. Caribbean Cruise Series: Jamaica.  Explore the cultural "pepper pot" of various island cuisines. We will highlight the local food specialties that evolved from their heritage countries of influence. Cost: $90/person–includes apron to take home & nourishing recipes. Class size limited to 12. Jamaica -Pumpkin Soup, Curried Lamb with Mango Chutney, Coconut Rice and Peas, Duckunoo (Sweet Potato Dessert). Please note the menu items above are tentative, and subject to change based on what's seasonally available!

Westport Country Playhouse Family Festivities Series presents the musical: Chicken Dance--Westport


25 Powers Court, Westport, CT 06880. Phone: 203-227-4177--888927-7529 (Out of Town).

Sunday, January 31, 1 and 4 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse's Family Festivities Series presents the musical, "Chicken Dance," based on the book by Tammi Sauer, illustrated by Dan Santat, which won many awards, including the National Parenting Publications Gold Award. Produced by ArtsPower. Grades K – 2. $20. For more information and tickets, call the box office.

Bruce Museum Science Sunday


One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 860-869-0376.

1 pm - 3 pm. A drop-in program designed for children aged 3 and up and their families. Participants will explore simple science theories and subjects while partaking in fun, kid-friendly science experiments, projects and crafts inspired by the Museum's collections and exhibitions. This program is free with general admission and no advance registration is required. Topic: January 31, Fossils.

Westport Country Playhouse Presents Chicken Dance


25 Powers Court, Westport, CT 06880. Phone: 203-227-4177.

Chicken Dance--Sunday, Jan 31, 2016 at 1pm | 4pm. All tickets: $20.00 Recommended for ages 5-7.Marge and Lola, two barnyard chickens, are on a mission to win the barnyard talent contest first prize of two tickets to see the great Elvis Poultry in concert. But first, they must present a performance that will score higher than a flock of very talented ducks who seem to have the contest locked up. Can Marge and Lola face their challengers and win the talent contest? Check the website for further information.