12th Annual Connecticut Open House Day

06/11/2016

Route 202, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4506.

12th annual Connecticut Open House Day on Saturday, June 11, 2016.  The one-day statewide event is designed to showcase Connecticut's diverse world of history, art and tourism to Connecticut residents. Last year around 200 participants rolled out the welcome mat to state residents with special incentives, such as free or discounted admission, special activities or exhibits and/or free gifts.

Garden Education Center Grandiflora Garden Tour 2016

06/12/2016

130 Bible St., Cos Cob, CT 06807. Phone: 203-869-9242.

On Sunday, June 12, 2016 from 10AM to 4PM (rain or shine) the Garden Education Center of Greenwich will hold its annual Grandiflora Garden Tour.  Featuring 5 gardens on the Greenwich area.  The tour is self-guided.  $75 pre tour.  Day of $95.  Call to purchase your ticket or stop by the center.

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum Hosts 2nd Annual Ice Cream Social--Norwalk

06/12/2016

295 West Ave., Norwalk, CT 06850. Phone: 203-838-9799.

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum third Annual Ice Cream Social to celebrate 50th Anniversary with Music, Magic, Girl Scout Troops, a Book signing and more. On June 12, 2016, 12-4 p.m., the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will launch its third annual Ice Cream Social in Mathews Park at 295 West Ave, Norwalk, CT. Hunter Arton, a Wilton, CT resident and Andy Garfunkel of Norwalk will co-chair the event which features a wide range of family-friendly entertainment for children and adults.
Trustee Hunter Arton said, "We are excited to welcome the community to our annual Ice Cream Social. This year's event will celebrate the Museum's 50th anniversary with a nod to the 1960s." A clown, a mouse tale, music, magic and of course, plenty of ice cream will kick-off this cherished summer event where visitors will shop at booths hosted by a variety of local crafters and take part in a wide range of fun, family-friendly activities. A coloring station and an assortment of games such as Badminton, Jacob's Ladder, marbles, Magic Fish, Jump Rope, Deer Hunter, Game of Graces and more will be on hand to entertain children of all ages. Visitors will also be able to view a vintage 1960s car display and rummage through a jumble sale where for a few dollars they might find a treasure. While general admission to the event is free and so are selected programs, the Museum will charge for some of the activities and for all food sold during the event. Tickets will be available at LMMM's booths at designated locations in Mathews Park.

Bruce Museum Family Studio Workshop: Painting Paris

06/12/2016

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203.413.6756.

1:00-2:30 pm. Family Studio Workshop: Painting Paris. This program is a 1 ½- hour workshop designed for families with children 5 and older. $7 per person for members; $15 non-members. Advanced registration required by email educationreservations@brucemuseum.org.

Lockwood Mathews Mansion - Ice Cream Social

06/12/2016

295 West Ave., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-838-9799 .

12-4 p.m. Free General Admission in the Park Mansion's tours: $5 A stylish 1960s blue and white mustang, magic, music and of course, plenty of ice cream will kick-off the summer at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum with the annual Ice Cream Social. Visitors may shop at booths hosted by a variety of local crafters and take part in a wide range of educational, family-friendly activities for people of all ages. Entertainment will feature professional musicians and youth organizations, while 1960s costumed interpreters will revisit the Museum's past in their period-appropriate attire. Bring your selfie stick! While general admission to the event is free and so are some of the programs, the Museum will charge for selected activities and for all food sold during the event. Tickets will be available at LMMM's booths at the designated locations in Mathews Park.

The Bijou Theatre Presents An Evening with Terrence McNally--Bridgeport

06/13/2016

275 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-332-3228.

AN EVENING WITH TERRENCE MCNALLY.Join us for a wonderful night of tales and a book signing with Tony-Award winning playwright, Terrence McNally.. Mon June 13, 2016 at 7:00pm.  Tickets: $35/$75.  Check the website.

Beardsley Zoo -Zoo Tots

06/13/2016 to 06/14/2016

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

(10:30 am) -- Zoo Tots. This monthly 45- minute program for children 22 months to four years, who are accompanied by an adult, may include stories, games, activities, crafts, and live animals. This session is entitled "Where Do I Live?" The cost is $10 for Zoo members and one child; $15 for non-members and one child. Participants may sign up for either day. To make a reservation, pre-register by calling the Zoo's Education Department at 203-394-6563.

Bruce Museum Lecture: Robots that Teach

06/14/2016

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203.413.6757 .

Socially assistive robotics (SAR) is a new field of robotics that focuses on developing robots capable of assisting users though social interaction. Professor Scassellati will highlight advances in building supportive robots for teaching skills to children. Dr. Brian Scassellati is a Professor of Computer Science, Cognitive Science and Mechanical engineering Director, NSF Expedition on Socially Assistive Robotics, Yale Univerisity.Light refreshments served at 6:30 PM. Programs begin promptly at 7:00 PM. Lectures are free to Bruce Museum Members, 15$ for non-members. Reservations are required. Contact 203.413.6757

Bruce Museum - Lecture: Robots that Teach

06/14/2016

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-413-6757.

6:30 – 8:00 pm. Lecture: Robots that Teach. Dr. Brian Scassellati, Professor of Computer Science, Cognitive Science and Mechanical Engineering; Director, NSF Expedition on Socially Assistive Robotics, Yale University. Socially assistive robotics (SAR) is a new field of robotics that focuses on developing robots capable of assisting users through social interaction. Professor Scassellati will highlight advances in building supportive robots for teaching skills to children. Light refreshments served at 6:30 pm. Lecture at 7:00 pm. Museum members free, $15 non-members. Reservations required: 203-413-6757 or info@brucemuseum.org.

Westport Yankee Doodle Fair

06/15/2016 to 06/19/2016

44 Imperial Ave, Westport, CT Phone: 203-227-4240.

Yankee Doodle Fair hours are Thursday, June 16, 5 to 10 pm, Friday, June 17, 5 – 10 pm, Saturday, June 18, noon to 10pm and Sunday, June 19, noon to 5 pm. Rides open one hour after the Fair. Admission is free. Best deals for families who want to enjoy the carnival rides are the $25 unlimited rides wristbands, available Thursday 6 to 10, Saturday 12-5 and Sunday 12-5. Otherwise, a sheet of 22 tickets for $25 is a good value. Rides, food, face painting, gifts, sand art, kiddie games, food court, raffles and more.