The Palace Dinosaur Train Live! Buddy’s Big Adventure

04/24/2015

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

11 a.m. and 4 p.m.; tickets: $35, $25, $15 Jim Henson's hit TV show comes to life in this dynamic show that embraces and celebrates the fascination that children have with both dinosaurs and trains, taking them on a grand adventure!

Greater Bridgeport Symphony Hosts Gala Evening of Great Good, Drink and Dancing--Westport

04/25/2015

176 Post Road West, Westport, CT 06880. Phone: 203-576-0263.

To be held at Dragone's Classic Motor Cars, 176 Post Road West, Westport, CT --convienently located and stunning showroom--The Ragtime Evolution Jazz Band has performed in Connecticut and the Northeast since 1973. The musical repertoire includes Classic Ragtime, authentic New Orleans jazz, popular music of the swing era, and music from George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, "Fats" Waller and more. Special pre-event tour of Dragone's Classic Motor Car Showroom available too!

New England Ballet Company of Bridgeport Presents Black Swan/White Swan

04/25/2015

910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06605. Phone: 800-424-0160.

On April 25, 2015 the New England Ballet Company of Bridgeport will perform Black Swan/White Swan "The Birds of Ballet" at the Klein Memorial Auditorium.  Check the website for further information.

Jones Farm Hosts Farm-To-Table Cooking Class--Mindful Mediterranean

04/25/2015

606 Walnut Tree Hill Rd., Shelton, CT 06484. Phone: 203-929-8425.

On April 25, 2015 from 1-3PM a Farm-To-Table cooking class entitled:  Mindful Mediterranean will take place at Jones Family Farm.  Seasonal foods are the focus showing how fresh ingredients make for healthier and more delicious meals.  Classes are conducted with everyone gathering around the big kitchen table for demonstrations and hands-on activities suitable for beginners as well s experienced cooks.  The finished meal is enjoyed by all (classes limited to 12).  Students take home their aprons and copies of nourishing recipes.  Classes tend to fill up quickly.  Check the website for further information. 

Childcare Learning Centers' 10th Annual Gala---Stamford

04/25/2015

243 Tresser Blvd., Stamford, CT 06901. Phone: 203-323-5944 Ext. 137.

Join Childcare Learning Centers (CLC) and co-chairs Lolita and Frank Savage on Saturday, April 25, at 6 p.m. for its 10th annual gala - an evening of cocktails, dinner, entertainment and a live auction at the Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa. Stamford's Bobby Valentine will serve as the event's honorary co-chair and celebrity auctioneer, while News 12 Anchor Amelie Wilson will be the emcee. The event will also honor Reyno A. Giallongo, Chairman and CEO of First County Bank and First County Bank Foundation, and Sharon Robinson, daughter of Jackie and Rachel Robinson and author, and educational consultant for Major League Baseball. Guests will be treated to special performances by The Kenny Werner Trio and former Yankee All-Star Bernie Williams. Ticket prices range from $300-500 and proceeds will benefit CLC.

Stamford SymphonyBeethoven, Rossini & Elgar

04/25/2015 to 04/26/2015

61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT Phone: 203.325.1407 x10.

Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 8:00 pm and Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 3:00 pm. Bach Messiah Soundbite Symphony in F Major, H. 665, BRAHMS Messiah SoundbitePiano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, op. 15 Hélène Grimaud, piano, BEETHOVEN Messiah SoundbiteSymphony No. 3 in E-flat minor, op. 55 Eroica.
 

Jones Family Farm Cooking Classes - Mindful Mediterranean

04/25/2015

606 Walnut Tree Hill Road, Shelton, CT Phone: (203) 929-8425.

Menu inspired by the community of Ikaria, Greece, with an emphasis on traditional Aegean foods.

Bruce Museum Rock and Mineral Family Day

04/26/2015

One Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT Phone: 203.869.0376.

Sunday, April 26, 1:00 – 4:00 pm. .Steve Okulewicz presents "Magic of Geology" at 3 pm. Activities include mineral ID and geode cracking with the Stamford Mineralogical Society.

Audubon Greenwich Edible Native & Invasive Plants of New England

04/26/2015

513 Riversville Rd., Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-930-1349.

With special guest, Arthur Haines, Research Botanist from the New England Wild Flower Society A TWO-PART EVENT Indoor Lecture (10:30 am-12noon): Preserving Native Plant Knowledge This lecture is designed to expose the audience to a wide-range of useful plants that grow in New England landscape. Through use of images, stories of indigenous use, and contemporary scientific study, Haines will discuss favorite species while also proposing that the our waning use of wild plants (for food, medicine, fiber) is correlated with a decline in health of both our bodies and our local landscapes. $12 (Member) / $15 (Non-member) All ages, if parents feel youth are suitably interested. Field Walk (1:00-3:30 pm): ID & Use of Edible Native Plants
Discover southern New England's edible native plants. Arthur Haines, Research Botanist for New England Wild Flower Society, leads a fascinating walk through Greenwich Audubon's 285-acre sanctuary looking for plants that can be used to nourish, heal, and craft. We will discuss the value of native plants in our diets, their uses in herbal therapy, and how to prepare them for human consumption. This is a follow-up on the morning lecture, "Preserving Native Plant Knowledge."$20 (Member) / $25 (Non-member) Ideal for adults and/or interested youth. Space limited.

Westport's Minute Man Day

04/26/2015

CT

7 am - 5 pm. 8:30 am: Minute Man Race, Compo Beach For information, race times and registration, visit www.minutemanrace.com. Encampment. Free Jesup Green: Visit a recreated Revolutionary militia encampment and learn about the American Revolution from CT Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Color Guards who will perform musket firing demonstrations. For information, http://westportlibrary.org/ Noon -2 pm: Minute Man Walking Tours, Ned Dimes Marina, Compo Beach Rain or shine; No dogs permitted. Meet at the Ned Dimes Marina at Compo Beach for a 25-minute docent-led talk on the history of the Minute Man, with a stop at the Revolutionary War cemetery. Inside Ned Dimes Marina, visitors can wait for tour to begin, watch I Love Lucy's famous last episode featuring The Minute Man, read information on the monument, and kids can enjoy Minute Man activities. Parking is located in a designated area within the gates at Compo Beach and the adjacent parking lot. You do not need a beach sticker; parking is free. 2:30–4:00 pm: Minute Man Lectures, McManus Room, Westport Library
Town Curator, Kathie Bennewitz introduces the program and how The Minute Man became a town symbol. For information, http://westportlibrary.org/