Fairfield Museum and History Center “After And Onward” Exhibit & Opening Reception

01/19/2017 to 02/03/2017

370 Beach Rd., Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-1598.

After Sandy Onward. Exhibition Dates Jan. 18- Feb. 3. The exhibit displays the strength, endurance and perseverance of the people of the town of Fairfield. Special reception on Jan. 19 from 4 pm to 6 pm to meet the artists. Museum Hours: Open Daily: 10am – 4pm.

New Canaan Nature Center Story Time

01/19/2017

New Canaan, CT Phone: 203-966-9577.

2 pm . On the third Thursday of every month, delight in a FREE nature-themed story read by a surprise mystery guest in the Visitor Center! Who knows, you might also get to meet a Nature Center animal ambassador who appears in the story.

Westport Arts Center Jazz - The Saxtet under the direction of Darren Litzie

01/19/2017

51 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT Phone: 203.222.7070.

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Pianist, composer and educator Darren Litzie will perform a tribute to Benny Goodman and Stan Getz.

Silvermine Arts Center One Night Stand: Felted Scarfs

01/20/2017

1037 Silvermine Rd., New Canaan, CT Phone: 203-966-9700.

7-9 pm. Learn the magical process of creating felt from wool in this wet felting workshop and create colorful, soft scarfs. Using a range of colorful wool roving, soap and water, students will create a one-of-a-kind scarf for themselves or to give as a gift. All levels are welcome.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children Mouse Finger Puppets

01/20/2017

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

1 pm - 1:30 pm. Gearing up for Henry Whiskers Day, come make your very own mouse finger puppet!

Stepping Stones Museum for Children Penguin Awareness Day

01/20/2017

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

11:15 am - 12 noon. Waddle like a penguin to the finish line in honor of Penguin Awareness Day.

Earthplace Winterfest

01/21/2017

10 Woodside Lane, Westport, CT Phone: 203-557-4400.

11:00 AM — 2:00 PM. Cold weather is no reason to saty inside. Join us at Earthplace for a celebration of all things winter! We'll make pinecone birdfeeders for our feathery friends, create insta-snow, build mini ice sculptures, and so many more amazing winter crafts. We'll also expmore crystals under the microscope and enjoy animal encounters. If there's snow, there will be sledding and snowshoeing. If there's no snow, we'll have trail walks. Either way, we'll have a campfire and hot chocolate to keep warm. $5 per person at this family-friendly event.

New Canaan Nature Center Owl Moon Night Hike!

01/21/2017

144 Oenoke Rd., New Canaan, CT Phone: 203-966-9577.

6:30- 8 p.m. Let the FULL moon be your guide as we explore magic in the woods & unravel the mysteries of our nocturnal neighbors-the owls! We'll discover how owls use their keen senses to navigate at night and learn how they can hunt in the dark. We'll even "give a hoot" and try our luck at some owl call-ins to see if we can bring our feathered friends in closer for observation. *Spaces are limited & advanced registration is strongly advised for this popular night hike!* Members: $7/person Non-Members: $10/person

Stepping Stones Museum for Children Special Once Upon an Author - Henry Whiskers Day

01/21/2017

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

Join us for day-long celebration of the release of our founder Gigi Priebe's new children's book, "The Adventures of Henry Whiskers." Enjoy readings by the author and related art and literacy activities, inspired by the book. 10 am - 12 noon. Gigi's Book Reading and More! Our dear museum friend and founder, Gigi Priebe, has written a book and we have a special morning planned in celebration. Join us and enjoy Storytime, Meet and Greet plus Book Signing with Gigi, and a whole lot of activities including "make-and-takes." Museum members can also enjoy Tea and Muffins! "The Adventures of Henry Whiskers" — Henry Whiskers must face his fears and rescue his little sister from the scary Rat Alley in this fun, fast-paced debut chapter book set in Queen Mary's historical dollhouse at Windsor Castle. 1:15 pm Henry Whiskers Bookmarks - Make Henry Whisker bookmarks

Silvermine Arts Center The A-to-Z of Acrylics: Educational Lecture Golden Paints

01/22/2017

1037 Silvermine Rd., New Canaan, CT Phone: 203-966-9700.

2-4 pm. The Golden Acrylic lecture and demonstration is a fun, fast-paced informative two-hours covering a technical review of acrylics and their varied application possibilities. Advanced registration is required to receive free paint and product samples. (Snow date Sunday, January 29)