Exploring the Orchestra: Slither & Shimmy at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center

03/27/2011

39 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: (203) 322-1646.

1 pm and 2:30 pm. Bendel Mansion (main building) Slink along with the Symphony woodwinds and listen as their music makes you want to shake, slither, shimmy and dance! Then visit your snake, toad and lizard friends at the SM&NC and see how they get moving to the music. Stamford Symphony's 45-minute interactive programs are child-focused, and strive to capture young imaginations in many special ways. Concerts are geared for children aged 4 to 8, and encourage all to get up-close-and-personal with the musicians. Children will have a blast discovering which instruments honk, whistle, pluck or bang! Concerts sell out quickly, so reserve your spot today by calling 203.325.1407 x 10. Please do not call Stamford Museum & Nature Center for tickets.Members: $12 Adults, $8 Children | Non-Members: $15 Adults, $8 Children.

Sunday Explorers at The Stamford Museum and Nature Center

03/27/2011 to 03/27/2011

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

11 am – 3 pm, each Sunday (with exception of special event days) – Join SM&NC education staff every Sunday for a hands-on, interactive exploration of many of the Museum’s favorite features!  Each week will focus on a different theme and may include visits with our live reptiles or farm animals, tastings in the garden, or great arts and craft experiences. Programs will feature both staff-led and self-guided activities for all ages. Activities will run throughout the time period, so join us anytime to extend and enhance your SM&NC experience. All ages are welcome, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Members: Free / Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call 203.322.1646, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org, or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org

Exploring the Orchestra: Slither & Shimmy Stamford Symphony at The Stamford Museum and Nature Center

03/27/2011 to 03/27/2011

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.325.1407.

March 27, 1 pm & 2:30 pm.Discover some musical magic with your family at the Bendel Mansion (main building)! Slink along with the Symphony woodwinds and listen as their music makes you want to shake, slither, shimmy and dance! Then visit your snake, toad and lizard friends at the SM&NC and see how they get moving to the music. Stamford Symphony’s 45-minute interactive programs are child-focused, and strive to capture young imaginations in many special ways. Concerts are geared for children aged 4 to 8, and encourage all to get up-close-and-personal with the musicians. Children will have a blast discovering which instruments honk, whistle, pluck or bang! Concerts sell out quickly, so reserve your spot today by calling 203.325.1407 x 10.Members: $12 Adults, $8 Children / Non-Members: $15 Adults, $8 Children. Parking and Museum admission included! Spend a day exploring the Stamford Museum and Nature Center.

Mozart and Friends Stamford Symphony at Steinway Piano Gallery of Westport

03/27/2011 to 03/27/2011

501 Post Road East, Westport, CT 06880. Phone: 203-325-1407 x14.

Sunday, March 27, 2011, at 4:00 p.m.Sebu Sirinian and Lisa Tipton on violin, Adria Benjamin on viola and Adrienne Kim on piano  Playing works by Mozart, Bach, Dvořák, Bartók, Halle, Moszkowski. Single tickets: $28. Visit website for more information.

Fairfield Museum and History Center’s Book Club

03/30/2011

370 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. Phone: (203) 259-1598.

7:00 PM.  The Sea Captain's Wife by Martha Bodes. Award-winning historian Martha Hodes brings us into the extraordinary world of Eunice Connolly. Born white and poor in New England, Eunice followed her first husband to the Deep South and soon found her relatives fighting on opposite sides of the Civil War. Back in New England, Eunice and her children struggled to get by -- until Eunice fell in love with a well-to-do black sea captain, married him, and moved to his home in the British Caribbean. Tracking every lead in the family letters, Hodes retraced Eunice's footsteps and met descendants along the way. The Sea Captain's Wife takes up grand themes of American history -- war, racism, freedom -- and illuminates the lives of ordinary people in the past. Moderator: Professor Jennifer McLaughlin, Sacred Heart University. Free for Members. $5 for Non-Members.

GREATEST CRISIS IN U. S. HISTORY: THE CAUSES, COURSE, & CONSEQUENCES OF THE CIVIL WAR at THE NEW CANAAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

03/31/2011

13 OENOKE RIDGE, New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: (203) 966-1776.

8:00 P.M. Prof. Steven Berizzi, Speaker. Professor Berizzi is a scholar of American history and has an ongoing interest in the Civil War.  He recently attended the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College where the keynote speaker was former Senator George McGovern, who discussed his recent book Abraham Lincoln.  Professor  Berizzi has a special interest in the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln. The lecture series is free to members of the Society, Staying Put in New Canaan and students. Admission for all others is $10 per lecture or $25 for the series.

Presentation, Signing and Wine Reception - Thieves of Baghdad at The Discovery Museum

03/31/2011 to 03/31/2011

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

An inspirational and riveting presentation by author Matthew Bogdanos, the U.S. Marine Colonel whose passion led him to undertake the recovery of the world's greatest stolen treasures from the National Museum of Iraq. Bogdanos has spoken in more than 150 cities in 19 counties. He was awarded the Bronze Star in 2001 and in 2005 he was the recipient of the U. S. National Humanities Medal. Ticket price includes a copy of his book, Thieves of Baghdad, and an elegant post presentation wine reception with hot and cold hors d'hoeuvres. Discussion and book-signing to follow.