Westport Historical Society Coffeehouse at The Wheeler’s


25 Avery Place, Westport, CT Phone: 203-222-1424.

6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Music by Suzanne Sheridan Poetry Reading by Michael Juliano Friday, February 15, 6 pm – 8 pm, Wine and Refreshments $10 Donation, Reservations Required, 203-222-1424 The Westport Historical Society will hold a “Coffee House at Wheeler’s” event featuring poet and journalist Michael C. Juliano with guitarist and singer Suzanne Sheridan

Fairfield Museum and History Center- President's Day and Community Weekend

02/15/2013 to 02/18/2013

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

Event 4 Days Celebrate Presidents Day with these special activities, free with admission, including: Storytelling with Lot Therrio Friday, February 15 at 2:30pm Film: Dog Jack. Saturday, February 16 at 2pm AND MORE! Film Screening: Dog Jack
Saturday, February 16 2pm. The History of the 29th Connecticut Colored Regiment. Sunday, February 17 2pm. Film Screening: Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North. Monday, February 18 11am

Discovery Museum and Planetarum - Story Time with Buddy Love the Therapy Dog


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

Friday,  Story Time with Buddy Love the Therapy Dog 10:00am Children's Discovery Museum Come meet Buddy Love and her handler Christine Macdonald from the Pets & People Foundation. They will read us a story and Buddy Love will bark along! Learn about people therapy through pets and all about Buddy Love's role in the organization. Buddy Love is a mixed breed that was rescued from a shelter and he's ready to greet you! For more information on the Pets & People Foundation, please visit www.petsandpeoplefoundation.org Sponsored by MEFA's U.Fund and Fidelity Investments.

Stamford Museum and Nature Center - Astronomy Night - Asteroids: What are they? Where are they? And how close is too close?


39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.322.1646.

On Friday 7 to 8 p.m. 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 Asteroids: What are they? Where are they? And how close is too close?, 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. For more information call, email or visit the website.

Audubon Greenwich Hosts National Great Backyard Bird Count

02/15/2013 to 02/18/2013

613 Riversville Rd., Greenwich, CT 06831. Phone: 203-869-5272.

The National Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC)--Friday ~ Monday, February 15 – 18, 2013. Be a part of this annual, nationwide 'citizen science' effort to count birds in winter. Count in your yard or neighborhood and learn to easily report data to the Lab of Ornithology at Cornell University.

Winter Home School Day: Night & Day

02/15/2013 to 02/15/2013

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977.6515.

We'll discover the ideal daytime and nighttime conditions for making maple syrup and learn all about the history of maple sugaring. We'll also explore the night sky in the planetarium.Group lunch period will allow homeschoolers to get to know one another. Ages 5 and up. Limited to 20 students. No charge for teachers or chaperones; younger siblings attend at no charge.Please contact Lisa at 203.977.6515 or lmonachelli@stamfordmuseum.org to register. Members | Non-Members: $15 per child.


Fairfield Museum and History Center - Film Screening: Dog Jack


370 Beach Rd., Fairfield, CT

2:30 p.m. Free with admission. Rated PG-13 for some violence. "Dog Jack" is a stunning and captivating family film about Jed, an escaped slave boy and his faithful dog who join the Union Army. Determined to free his mother and sister, he joins the Pennsylvania 102nd Volunteers with his dog Jack and overcomes his tremendous fear of confronting his former captors.

The Stamford Symphony - Musical Genius


Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT 06901. Phone: 203-325-1407, X14.

On Saturday, 8 to 10:30 p.m. Maestro Preu will share secrets and stories behind the music on stage one hour before the concert. $22-73, Kids Come Free on Sunday. MusiKids, an interactive education experience for children ages 6 – 12, takes place before the Sunday concert. For more information visit the website, email or call.


Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk Behind-the-Scenes Tour


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

8:15 a.m. The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk opens its backstage spaces for a rare behind-the-scenes tour. Conducted before the Aquarium opens, from 8:15 to 10 a.m., the guided tour offers unique opportunities to see how the animal-husbandry staff meets the varying food and water needs of some 2,000 resident animals. The tour includes stops at the Aquarium’s “fish kitchen,” where 18 tons of fish a year is prepared, and above the 110,000-gallon Open Ocean tank, where the dorsal fins of 8-foot sand tiger sharks cut through the water surface. Learn the delicate requirements of a jellyfish “nursery.” Participants must be at least 10 years old; under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Cost is $32.50 ($22.50 for Aquarium members) and includes Aquarium admission. The tour is limited to 25 people, so reservations are strongly recommended. Walk-up tickets will be sold, space permitting. For reservations or more details, call (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206.

The Stamford Symphony presents Musical Genius

02/16/2013 to 02/17/2013

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

Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.and Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. STRAVINSKYPulcinella: Suite MENDELSSOHNPiano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, op. 25 featuring George Li, pianoPÄRTFratresMOZARTSymphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551, Jupiter.