Greenwich Historical Society Hosts Curator Led Tour of Greenwich Choices: 50 Objects that Illustrate our History--Cos Cob

02/18/2016

39 Strickland Rd., Cos Cob, CT 06807. Phone: 203-869-6899 Ext. 10.

Curator-Led Tour of Greenwich Choices: 50 Objects that Illustrate our History--Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 10:30 to 11:30AM.   Greenwich Choices: 50 Objects That Illustrate our History explores defining moments in Greenwich's growth and development through objects drawn from the Historical Society's collections. In a program led by exhibition curator Karen Frederick, visitors will have the opportunity to examine (along with the many other items on display) why an 18th-century, homespun shirt with a bullet hole, a bill of sale for a three-year-old slave boy and a congresswoman's carefully preserved scrapbooks all represent important turning points in the town's history. Visitors will have the chance to ask questions, learn more about the selection process and to share their own responses to these unique objects. The exhibition, created in honor of the town's 375th anniversary, provides fascinating insights into how choices made by earlier residents still resonate today and why it's so important to collect and preserve items that document our local story. Coffee will be served. Admission is free. Reservations recommended.

Curator-Led Tour of Greenwich Choices: 50 Objects that Illustrate our History

02/18/2016

39 Strickland Rd., Cos Cob, CT Phone: 203-869-6899, Ext. 10.

10:30 am - 11:30 am. In a program led by exhibition curator Karen Frederick, visitors will have the opportunity to examine (along with the many other items on display) why an 18th-century, homespun shirt with a bullet hole, a bill of sale for a three-year-old slave boy and a congresswoman's carefully preserved scrapbooks all represent important turning points in the town's history. Admission is free. Reservations recommended. Please call 203-869-6899, Ext. 10

Bruce Museum Lecture. Hermès: A Natural History

02/18/2016

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

6:30 - 7:30 pm.  Ménéhould De Bazelaire, Director of Cultural Heritage and Curator of the Emile Hermès Museum. Galleries open 5:00 pm. Lecture at 6:30 pm. RSVP info@brucemuseum.org

The Bijou Theatre Presents: The Duke's Men of Yale/Just Add Water Improv from Yale--Bridgeport

02/19/2016

275 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT

On Friday, February 19, 2016 at 8PM at The Bijou Theatre Just Add Water is an improvisational comedy troupe from Yale University. Comprised of some of Yale’s funniest and most daring students, JAW performs on campus and off campus, bringing laughter to fellow students and the world at large. THE DUKE'S MEN OF YALE. Today we sing much more than our first arrangement. Our repertoire is thrilling, challenging, and diverse: an exciting mix of old favorites and contemporary hits. All arrangements are written by group members, making for a unique sound that blends contemporary pop a cappella with the Yale singing tradition. Tickets: $15; Table Seats $20. 

Wilton Historical Society 18th Century Living: Colonial Communications

02/20/2016

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

10:30 - 3 pm. This scholarly "Survival Guide", geared to those seriously interested in the how and why of 18th century living, will focus on Colonial Communications, from written letters to the postal system and more. Recommended for ages 14 and up.
Please bring a brown bag lunch; beverages and dessert provided. $25 for Wilton Historical Society Members, $35 for non-members. The program is extremely limited in size, registration is essential.

Audubon Greenwich Program: Tracks & Traces

02/20/2016

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

Saturday, February 20, 2016 --TRACKS & TRACES – 1:00-2:30 PM--ALL AGES – $3/members & $5/non-members. Come be a Wildlife Track Detective and help us find and interpret clues about what wildlife has been active at the Audubon Center and what they do in the wintertime.  Check the website to register and for further information.

Stratford Animal Rescue Society Offers Children's Program

02/20/2016

225 Beacon Point Road, Stratford, CT 06497.

As part of their Humane Education Mission, Stratford Animal Rescue Society will be offering a program on Saturday February 20, 2016 from 2pm-4:30pm at the Stratford Animal Control Facility, 225 Beacon Point Road. Children in Grades 3-5 are invited to participate in making animal crafts and reading to the shelter pets. There is a $15.00 registration & supply fee.  Call to register. Space is limited. 

Stamford Museum and Nature Center - Extreme Maple Syrup

02/21/2016

39 Scofieldtown Rd,, Stamford, CT Phone: (203) 322-1646.

3 - 4:30 pm. Get a special behind-the-scenes look at our Maple Syrup operation and help with some of the daily tasks of turning sap into syrup. Help collect sap and measure how much sugar is in it, learn to use an auger to drill tap holes, and tour the sugar bush. Watch the process of turning sap into syrup with the evaporator and do a taste test of the different grades to see which one you prefer. End the day with a special treat featuring the SM&NC's very own maple syrup! Members: $5 | Non-Members: $8.

Curiosity Concerts Sruli and Lisa

02/21/2016

299 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203.862.6750.

2 pm and 4 pm. Space is limited and we frequently have wait lists. Tickets are free but advance registration is required.
Please do not hold seats while deciding. Only reserve if you are certain you will attend.

Maritime Aquarium Norwalk Long Island Sound Luau

02/21/2016 to 02/22/2016

10 North Water St., South Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-852-0700.

Enjoy a taste of the tropics in the dead of winter in this special weekend of beach-y fun, with special activities and treats that will warm your spirits.