The Stamford Jewish Community Center - April Vacation Day Programs

04/14/2014 to 04/21/2014

1035 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203.487.0974.

Grades K – 6. All vacation days include arts and crafts, nut-free/kosher snacks, free swim and various games and activities. Participants supply their own lunches. Drop-ins are welcome if space allows and require an additional $10 fee. To avoid disappointment, register early. For more information call Galit Roloff at 203.487.0974. visit www.Stamfordjcc.org or e-mail groloff@stamfordjcc.org Build-A-Bear Monday, April 14, 8am – 6pm Members $75 / Community $90 Pool Party Tuesday, April 15, 8am – 6pm Members $65 / Community $80 Crazy Hat and Hair Day Wednesday, April 16. 8 am – 6pm Members $65 / Community $80 Mad Science Thursday, April 17, 8am – 6pm Members $65 / Community $80 Friday Fun Day! Friday, April 18, 8am – 6pm Members $65 / Community $80 Sporttime USA Monday, April 21, 8am – 6pm Members $75 / Community $90.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Our Annual Take-a-Hike Week Returns!

04/15/2014 to 04/18/2014

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977-6521.

April 15, 16, 17 & 18. 10 am to 3 pm each day. Join us for Vernal Pool and Survival Hikes, as well as a chance to help serve breakfast to our animals on our "Hay Hike on the Farm." Don't miss our annual Scavenger Hunt which goes "Pirate" this year! Receive your own Take-A-Hike Week passport, collect stamps while attending different programs or by discovering our hidden stamp of the day. Collect stamps to earn a prize! We will also feature self-guided art and nature activities, such as trail journals, planting, recycled paper, color art, and more. Some of the programs will have limited enrollment due to space. Programs are open to families only; visiting groups are not permitted. Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org.

Bruce Museum April School Vacation Workshops: Impressionist Landscapes

04/15/2014 to 04/18/2014

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

Impressionist Landscapes A series of hands on workshops for students in grades 1 – 3, who will explore the exhibition Pasture to Pond: Connecticut Impressionism, and then work on related projects. Tuesday: Building a Landscape Painting Wednesday: Tissue Paper Landscapes Thursday: Pastel Landscapes Friday: Painting Landscapes Each workshop is a complete program, but the four projects are complementary. These inclusive workshops are suitable for students of all abilities. For information call the Education Department (203) 413-6740. Members $5, non-members $7, per child, per day. Includes all materials. Reservations are required for each day by calling the Museum 203-869-0376.

Palace Theater - Sesame Street Live presents "Elmo Makes Music"

04/15/2014 to 04/16/2014

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

April 15 @ 7 p.m., April 16 @ 10:30 am and 7 pm. When the new music teacher's instruments go missing, Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird, and more come to the rescue and discover instruments they never knew existed. Children learn that everyone can make and enjoy beautiful music together! Tickets: $75, $35, $25, $18 (per-ticket fees apply) Runtime: 90 min. including 15 min. intermission Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket to enter the theatre * $75 ticket includes a pre-show Photo Pass - call the Box Office for information!

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Books & Beasts

04/16/2014

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977-6521.

Wednesdays, April 16 - May 7, 3:30 - 4:15 pm. Enjoy an afternoon story in the Heckscher Barn! Then, make the pages from the book come alive with a themed craft and "meet and greet" with one of our Nature Center or farm animals. Animals will vary each week. Meet at the Heckscher Barn. No registration needed. Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org

Beardsley Zoo -Evening Lecture Series

04/16/2014

1875 Noble Ave, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-394-6563.

7:00 pm The zoo's evening lecture series engage audiences of all ages, especially lifelong learners, who have an appetite for delving deeper into the wonders of wildlife. Attending these programs allows visitors to live vicariously through our experts, who often have had incredible close encounters with creatures across the globe. Topic: TBA. $5 suggested donation. Refreshments will be served. Location: Hanson Exploration Station.

Center for Contemporary Printmaking Workshop: The Figure and the Monotype--Norwalk

04/17/2014

299 West Ave., Norwalk, CT 06850. Phone: 203-899-7999.

The Figure and the Monotype, April This 1/2-day evening workshop, with Nomi Silverman, takes place on Thursday, April 17, from 6 to 9 pm, and is open to 6 participants. All levels welcome.Participants in this workshop work from the model, using printing inks much the same way and using the same processes as Degas. Then, the work is printed with the assistance of artist/printmaker Nomi Silverman. Subsequent reworked impressions can also be pulled to achieve depth of color. Or, as Degas frequently did, a second paler or ghost impression can also be printed and used as a ground for later pastel additions. NOMI SILVERMAN studied at the Art Students League of New York and the National Academy of Design. She is an experienced printmaker with numerous awards from the National Academy of Design, the National Arts Club, and others. Her work is widely exhibited. Check the website for further information and to register.

Center for Contemporary Printmaking - Evening Workshops in April - The Figure and the Monotype

04/17/2014

Mathews Park, 299 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-899-7999.

The Figure and the Monotype  with Nomi Silverman April 17   1-evening workshop... Thursday, 6 - 9 pm   Register online

10th Annual Heckscher Farm Egg Hunt & Excellent Eggs at Overbrook

04/19/2014

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977-6521.

On Sat. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m  Children ages six and younger can bring their own baskets and hunt for hundreds of eggs that will be hidden all over Heckscher Farm. Eggs will be distributed throughout the two-hour event. Once eggs have been collected, they can be turned in for a goody bag.

Parents and older siblings are welcome to come along in support. The gates of the farm will open at 10 am. Please note only one goody bag will be provided for each child aged six and younger. Members: $5 per family | Non-Members: $5 per family plus gate admission.

After you have hunted for your eggs on Heckscher Farm, stop by Overbrook Nature Center to learn about other spring eggs! Discover the special eggs of salamanders and why bird eggs come in different shapes and colors. We'll have ongoing self-guided crafts and at 12:30 pm join us for a live "Egg-laying Animals" class to meet a chicken, a snake and more. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org.

Woodcock Nature Center Program: Slime, Sludge & Bugs--Wilton

04/19/2014

56 Deer Run Rd., Wilton, CT 06897. Phone: 203-762-7280.

Wild Weekends: "Slime, Sludge & Bugs" Saturday, April 19, 10:00 – 11:30 amCome meet some slimy animals, discover what lurks under rocks and logs along our purple trail, eat some "dirt" and try to win a cockroach contest! Ages: All ages (children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult). Cost: Members: $6/child; Non-members: $12/child . Pre-registration required, closes at noon April 18. Contact our office to register at (203) 762-7280.