An Afternoon Artist Talk and Book Signing with Bryan Nash Gill - Norwalk

07/21/2012

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

On Saturday, 1 - 2 pm. You are cordially invited to attend Artist, Bryan Nash Gill, CCP member, and author of "Woodcut"
published May 2012, by the Princeton Architectural Press Autographed books and a selection of original prints
will be available at this event at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking. Please join us!  Refreshments will be served. View artwork by Bryan Nash Gill at the CCP Print Store or on our online gallery of original prints and publications.

Town Hall Green Walking Tours--Fairfield

07/21/2012

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

On Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 2PM the Fairfield Museum will offer Town Hall Green Walking Tours.  Learn the fascinating colonial history of Fairfield, including the establishment of the town's original "four squares" in 1639 and the historic British invasion that took place in 1779.  Learn about the "witch dunking experiment" at Edward's Pond, the legacy of the Sun Tavern and more.  $7 Non Members, $5 Members.   Please pre-register by calling 203-259-1598.

Greenwich Plein Air Painting Workshop at French Farm With Dmitri Wright--Greenwich Historical Society

07/21/2012

39 Strickland Street, Cos Cob, CT 06807. Phone: 203-869-6899.

Greenwich Plein Air at French Farm: Capturing Nature's Light in Woodlands and Meadows This will be the second in Dmitri Wright's lessons in plein air painting. The session will be held at French Farm, a unique site often cited as a living work of art and seldom open to the public. The class will explore techniques for capturing light streaming over meadows, moving through the tree canopy and dappling the farm's eclectic assemblage of natural objects, sculptures and farm animals. Instructor Dmitri Wright walks in the footsteps of a long line of American Impressionists. As a Master Artist, Wright was the first artist-in-residence at the Greenwich Historical Society. He is currently the Master Artist/Instructor at Weir Farm National Historic Site for American Impressionists and teaches Impressionism at the Silvermine Art School. The cost of these one-day workshops will be $120 for members and $150 for nonmembers. July 21, 2012; Sessions run from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Students will need to supply their own transportation, materials and refreshments.

Civil War Living History Encampment Easton

07/21/2012

Rte. 15, Exit 15, Easton, CT

On the grounds of Easton's Bradley-Hubbell House, soldier and civilian reenactors from Company F 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry will portray camp  life and civilian efforts during the conflict. 10:00 a.m.  (Public access) Camp life of the Union soldier. Civilian presentations 11:00–12:00 p.m. - Camp life of the Union soldier Civilian presentations Military drill and firing demonstrations Noon Soldiers and civilians prepare for their noon meals 1:00-2:00 p.m. -Camp life of the Union soldier-Civilian presentations. Knapsack vs. blanket roll presentation 1:00 – 1:30  - "Music of the Late Unpleasantness" -- Led by Jen Eastman-Lawrence, this set of vocal pieces will highlight the popular mood and sentiment of the antebellum, war-time, and post-war periods. 1:30 – 2:30-  "The Grand Old Game" -- A brief discussion about the origins of modern baseball from its roots in the venerable folk game of town ball, led by Jeff Lawrence. "The Massachusetts Game" -- one variant codified in 1858-- will be demonstrated and open to public participation. 2:00 – 3:00p.m.- Camp life of the Union soldier. Civilian presentations "Joseph Pierce presentation" -- The Chinese were among the soldiers fighting in the Civil War, and the highest ranking of those fighting was Joseph Pierce, who fought with the 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. Irving Moy will present a program about Pierce's Civil War experience along with Gary Horton, retired teacher and historian. Military drill and firing demonstrations 3:00 p.m.   Event ends. Our civilian women will be presenting throughout the day on how the home front helped the North win the war, nursing and medical care on the battlefield and the United States Christian Commission. There will be period children games** The soldiers will be drilling young civilian recruits from the public **Marge Bucholz comes to the event, the children's period games run throughout the day in the civilian area.

Titanic Book Talk Stepping Stones Museum for Children

07/21/2012

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

2 p.m. Jennifer Carter-Hirshhorn, the first women to dive the world's deepest shipwreck will share her true life voyage down to the legendary ocean liner. This event is part of The Titanic Summer in Norwalk, a city-wide schedule of events commemorating the 100th anniversary of the tragic sinking.

Remarkable Reptiles: In a Class by Themselves! - Westport

07/21/2012 to 07/21/2012

Sherwood Island State Park, Westport, CT 06880. Phone: 203-394-6565.

Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo is traveling to Sherwood Island State Park for some fun in the sun. Presented in conjunction with the Sherwood Island State Park Nature Center, these live animal programs will explore the little-known world of these prehistoric survivors and introduce families to beautiful and endangered reptiles from around the world. Presented beachside(weather permitting) or in the Park's new nature center, the programs are sure to engage, educate, and inspire! The Zoomobile is FREE. Check with venue for admission fees, if any.

Summer Sunday Evening Concerts—Anya Singleton at The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens - Stamford

07/22/2012

151 Brookdale Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203-322-6971.

5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Bring a chair or blanket, your favorite beverage and a light snack (no cooking allowed) and enjoy a relaxing night of great music on the lawn. Anya's catchy melodies and dynamic lyrics echo the 70’s classic period Stevie Wonder with nods to the Beatles, giving her music a timeless feel...while Singleton’s unforgettable voice, at once powerful, earthy and conversational, expertly combines a bluesy raw edge and a unique delivery, establishing her as an artist for a whole new generation. In case of inclement weather the performances will take place inside the new Silver Educational Center on the same grounds. Members $5, non -members $10. Children under 12 are free. All concerts are generously sponsored by First County Bank. For more information, call, email or visit the website.

Summer Sunday Morning Concerts-- Trevor Babb, Classical Guitar at The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens - Stamford

07/22/2012

151 Brookdale Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203-322-6971.

10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Treat yourself to a beautiful morning of music to recharge your batteries for the week ahead! Bring a chair, your coffee and paper and sit among our gardens and plantings as a mix of talented student musicians from the Yale School of Music and other musicians perform for you. In case of inclement weather the performances will take place inside the new Silver Educational Center on the same grounds. Members Free, Non members free with garden admission. Children under 12 are free. All concerts are generously sponsored by First County Bank. For more information, call 203-322-6971 or visit website.


Westport Country Playhouse will present a “Sunday Symposium

07/22/2012

25 Powers Court, Westport, CT

A conversation with Virginia Scott, Professor Emerita, Dramaturgy, at the University of Massachusetts and author of "Molière: A Theatrical Life," following the 3 p.m. performance of Molière's comedy, "Tartuffe." Tickets start at $30. For more information and tickets, call the box office at (203) 227-4177, or for out-of-town callers toll-free at 888-927-7529,

STARS OF BROADWAY & SUMMER THEATRE BENEFIT CONCERT SUMMER THEATRE OF NEW CANAAN

07/23/2012

11 Farm Road, New Canaan, CT Phone: By phone: Box Office at 203.966.4634 (10am-5pm M-F). .

Featuring 15 Broadway and Professional stars (to be announced) who have performed over the years with Summer Theatre of New Canaan. Hear Broadway's greatest songs in what has become an enchanting night under the stars. Evening proceeds to support the educational programs and outreach by the Summer Theatre of New Canaan. Reserved tickets at: $40 for adults $30 for senior citizens & students Single tickets may be purchased: Online at: stonc.org (24/7) In person: at box office 60 minutes prior to each performance. The Summer Theatre of New Canaan is wheelchair accessible. Please inform the box office of any special needs when reserving tickets. Summer Theatre of New Canaan is located at Waveny Park, adjacent to Dunning Field Stadium, New Canaan High School, 11 Farm Road New Canaan CT. Take the New Canaan High School Entrance.