Stamford Museum & Nature Center Hosts Spring on the Farm Festival Weekend

05/14/2016 to 05/15/2016

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

Spring on the Farm Festival Weekend--Saturday, May 14 & Sunday, May 15, 2016 from  11 am to 3 pm. Join us for this fun family weekend on the farm! Meet the latest additions to our Heckscher Farm family at Spring on the Farm. Watch as our flock of sheep gets its annual shearing and learn about what happens with their woolly coats. See firsthand how to turn wool into felt or yarn, plus a variety of other hands-on demonstrations. There will be activities for all ages including face painting, crafts, colonial reenactments, live music with Jay and Ray, and a plant and herb sale. Daily Admission Fees: Members: $5 per person | Non-Members: $10 per person, Director's Circle & Family Plus Members and above levels and all children 3 & under: FREE.

Fairfield Museum and History Center Host Gin and Jazz


370 Beach Rd., Fairfield, CT 06824. Phone: 203-259-1598.

Join the Fairfield Museum and History Center for an evening of spirited cocktails, live music and great food to benefit the Educational Programing of the museum. Gin and Jazz will also preview Images 2016 featuring the work of Jack Delano and the 8th annual juried photography exhibition.  Call for ticket information or go on the website.

Weir Farm Offers Spring Impressionist Painting Workshop for Beginning Artists--Wilton

05/14/2016 to 05/15/2016

735 Nod Hill Rd., Wilton, CT 06897. Phone: 203-834-1896.

Weir Farm National Historic Site is offering a free, two-day Spring Impressionist Painting Workshop on Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and May 15 from 10am to 4pm. The workshop is designed for beginning art students and artists interested in learning about the science and poetry of Impressionist landscape painting. Registration is free, but space is limited to twelve artists, so please call early to secure a spot! To register or for more information, please call 203-834-1896 ext. 12. Participants must have a basic understanding of their selected art form and be able to handle their own equipment for plein air fieldwork, as well as for the studio workshop environment. Workshops will include introductory classroom lectures, field demonstrations, and critique of the participant's artwork.

Bruce Musuem 29th Annual Renaissance Ball--Greenwich


1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT 06830. Phone: 203-869-0376.

A Gala More Sophisticated, Charming, and Suave Than Ever--Saturday - May 14, 2016 from  - 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm. This year's gala will showcase the elegance for which 007 is known. Greenwich Country Club * Black Tie * Valet Parking--Art Silent Auction * Silent Auction * Live Auction.  Check the website for ticket information.

Monroe Historical Society Spring Gala


733 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, CT 06468. Phone: 203-452-2850.

Monroe Historical Society Spring Gala--Meet Artist David Merrill at Edith Wheeler Memorial Library--Saturday, May 14, 2016 from
1:00 - 3:00 pm. David Merrill's paintings capture in nostalgia a view of New England. Meet the artist, and watch him at work. View many of his paintings from privately owned collections. Revisit "Our Town," the mural of Monroe painted by Mr. Merrill in the timeless spirit of preserving and presenting history. Please join us in thanking him for the wonderful gift he has given the community. This event is co-sponsored by: The Edith Wheeler memorial Library and The Monroe Historical Society.

Center for Contemporary Printmaking Workshop: Encaustic Collagraph--Norwalk

05/14/2016 to 05/15/2016

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

May 14-15, 2016--ENCAUSTIC COLLAGRAPH with Binnie Birstein--Saturday - Sunday, 10am-4pm. 2-day intensive workshop, limited to 8. This workshop combines encaustic painting with printmaking by creating collagraph plates that use wax to make the printable surface. Participants will be able to experiment with inlaying and incising techniques to create texture and build their images on re-useable Plexi-glass plates. The plates can then be inked with water-based Akua intaglio ink and printed on a printing press. The possibilities of using encaustic to create texture for printmaking are limitless, and producing a printable plate with encaustic generates an exciting visual and artistic journey. All Levels.

New Canaan Historical Society Hosts Modern House Day Tour & Symposium


13 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203-966-1776.

 “Modern House Day Tour + Symposium, Modern: A Way of Thinking”--Saturday May 14, 2016 from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm. The New Canaan Historical Society’s biennial Modern House Day Tour + Symposium continues this year with “Modern: A Way of Thinking.”  Check-in begins at Grace Farms at 8:30 am with a continental breakfast, followed by the symposium beginning at 9:45 am.   Speakers include Hicks Stone, architect, author, and son of Edward Durell Stone; Bill Ryall, FAIA, LEED, PHIUS, and partner at Ryall, Porter, Sheridan; and Sharon Prince, President of Grace Farms. The symposium will be moderated by Bob Gregson, artist, photographer, and former Creative Director of the State of Connecticut Office of Culture & Tourism.   After the symposium has ended, box lunches will be served.  The Modern House Tour will then commence via private vans. The homes included on the tour were designed by Eliot Noyes, Alan Goldberg, John Black Lee, and Philip Johnson.  The homes have been updated by Toshiko Mori, Joeb Moore, Amanda Martocchio, and Kengo Kuma.  There will also be a guided tour of Grace Farms designed by SANAA architects.  The day will conclude with a cocktail party back at Grace Farms.There are two levels of admission: The $275 level includes breakfast and the symposium. The $500 level includes breakfast, symposium, box lunch, house tour, and cocktail party.
Tickets are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Tickets will not be distributed.  With purchase a reservation is made in your name. Check in begins at    8:30 am at Grace Farms.

Bartlett Arboretum Annual Plant Sale


151 Brookdale Rd., Stamford, CT Phone: 203-487-5263.

9:30- 2:30 p.m. Perennials, shrubs, herbs, vegetables and household plants for sale.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children Around the World: Creative Kids


303 West St., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203 899 0606.

Iran. 2 pm. Persian Rug. Learn how Persian rugs are made and make a woven project of your own. For children ages 2 and older.

Music at Pequot Library: Errante/Cho Trio


720 Pequot Ave., Southport, CT Phone: 203-259-0346.

7:30pm - 9:30pm The Errante/Cho Trio has been offering Pequot Library and the community sensational performances for years. They have now joined the Music at Pequot Library series to continue to offer their musical talents. Tickets $25/online in advance at go to Calendar of Events or $30/at the door.