3rd Annual Silver ArtsFest--New Canaan


1037 Silvermine Rd., New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203-966-9700.

On Saturday, August 10, 2013 from 2-5PM the 3rd Annual Silvermine ArtsFest  will take place.  3PM Concert, followed by Parade.  Come stroll the grounds and Sculpture Walk, and enjoy A Tale of Two Nations featuring Maracatu Nacao Estrela Brilhante and Nation Beat, a combination of contemporary percussion with music and dance of one of Brazil's oldest and most respected music groups.  Check the website for information on the Drumming and Costume Workshops scheduled for August 8 and 9. 

Stepping Stones Museum for Children - Capoeira Project


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

2:00 pm. Capoeira Project – An Afro-Brazilian form of martial art/dance that incorporates music, dance and combative movements, fascinating in beauty and form. Sponsored by First County Bank

Beardsley Zoo Create a Creature' Workshops


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

10 a.m. - 1 p.m. If you love our Howl-O-Ween event, why not join us for our "Create a Creature" Workshops? Help us create ghastly ghouls, magnificent monsters and putrid plants! This interactive and fun family event offers 3 hours of creepy creativity to parents/guardians and up to 2 children ages 10 and older. Includes an educational encounter and a snack. NOTE: You will get messy, but smocks and gloves will be provided. Cost is $50 for a family of up to 5 ($10 for each additional person) and includes admission to the Zoo, a snack and discount tickets for the Zoo's Howl-O-Ween event.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Night is Nice Planetarium Shows


39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.322-1646.

1:30 p.m. After viewing our awesome bat exhibit, delve into the world of nocturnal animals as we discover the evening chorus of frogs, owls and insects and hear the stories of the animals found in the evening stars. Recommended for ages 5 & up. Limited seating. Doors open 10 minutes before the show. Members: Free | Non-Members: FREE with gate admission. For more information call 203.322-1646, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org, or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Summer Sundays on the Farm


39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.322.1646.

Noon to 4 p.m. Join an SM&NC educator or farmer for an up close look at our Heckscher Farm. Visit our vegetable garden for some self-guided reading, planting or crafting, watch our otters have their lunch, meet one of our farm animals up close, help with a farm chore, explore a barn, join in a cooking project to take home or more. Activities and animals will change each week. Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call 203.322-1646, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org, or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org.

Beardsley Zoo Family Favorite Chris Rowlands LIVE


1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport, CT Phone: (203) 394-6565.

11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm daily Famous for getting everyone involved, Rowlands brings animals to life through kid-friendly songs, dance, puppets, and colorful props. Chris creatively blends music, comedy, and education to create fast paced, interactive shows that teach and inspire young people. Children are invited to wear fun hats and sing along with Rowlands on stage as he shares his self- penned songs about animals and their environment. Free with paid admission to the Zoo. Each performance is 30-35 minutes long.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - A Day in a Farmer's Life

08/12/2013 to 08/14/2013

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.322-1646.

Mondays & Wednesdays, August 12 - August 14, 2:30 pm (weather permitting) Do you ever wonder what it takes to be a farmer? Come by and discover what it takes to be a farmer on Heckscher Farm. Farm staff each week will pick an activity to show the diversity of farm life and how we care for our animals and the environment. We will be conducting hands-on programs for all ages. Programs will include milking, grooming, caring for baby animals, and more. Program will last 30-45 minutes. Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call 203.322-1646, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org, or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org.


Shelton Historical Society's Adventures in History

08/12/2013 to 08/16/2013

70 Ripton Rd., Shelton, CT Phone: 203-925-1803.

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. For Boys & Girls 7-12 years old Nature crafts, forgotten games, and wholesome snacks included. $100.00 members/$135.00 non-members per child. Limited enrollment Registration for 2013 Shelton History Center Summer Children's Program: Mail application form with payment to: Shelton Historical Society, P.O. Box 2155, Shelton, CT 06484

Fairfield Museum and History Center - Lunchtime Lecture: Gustave Whitehead, First In Flight


370 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. Phone: (203) 249-1598.

Tuesday, August 13     12pm – 1pm. Free, RSVP to 203-259-1598.  Bring a brown bag lunch and enjoy a 30-minute presentation by world renowned aviation historian and Gustave Whitehead researcher John Brown as he discusses his studies and findings surrounding Whitehead’s 1901 flight in Bridgeport. Learn about how his revelations recently led authoritative aviation publication Jane’s All the World’s Aircraft to endorse Whitehead as “first in flight” before the Wright Brothers.

Contemporary Print Making - The Magic of Solarplates

08/13/2013 to 08/15/2013

299 West Ave., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203.899.7999.

This 3-day workshop, with Lisa Mackie, takes place from 10 am to 4 pm each day, and is open to 8 participants. All levels welcome. Solarplate printmaking utilizes UV light and water instead of traditional grounds and acids. On the first day of this workshop, participants begin by selecting images and learning how to create 7.5 x 10 in. Solarplate etching plates using the computer. The second and third days focus on learning to create back-up plates using Solarplates, basic collage and collagraph methods. Direct techniques of key registration with the key-matrix plates and the back-up plates are also covered.