Twilight Canoe Rides Woodcock Nature Center

09/26/2012

Wilton, CT Phone: 56 Deer Run Road.

We have six canoes, each seats between 2-4 people. Canoes can be rented for $30 each for members; $35 each for non-members.September dates: 6-7:30 pm

Westport Arts Center Fall Café

09/26/2012

51 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT Phone: 203-222-7070.

12:30  P.m. to 1:30 P.m. Join us for a fun and interactive series of lunch time talks on the deck, taking place on alternate Wednesdays this fall. Participate in discussions with local food vendors and community activists about topics ranging from climate and policy to nutrition and local food production. While you're listening, enjoy a decadent farm-to-table lunch from Westport's Du Soleil. Free and open to the public.

Palace Theatre at Stamford Center for the Arts Presents Ballet Folklorico de Mexico

09/27/2012

61 Atlantic St., Stamford, CT 06901. Phone: 203-325-4466.

The Palace Theatre in Stamford presents Ballet Folklorico de Mexico:  Showtime: 8:00 pm Runtime: 180 mins with 15 min intermission Tickets: $70/$50/$35.   Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket to enter the theatre.  Passionate...impeccable...and unequaled point of entry to the riches of a fabulous culture!" —Los Angeles Times "...Amalia Hernández is an expert at putting together fast-paced entertaining shows that can make viewers want to rush right off to Mexico" —New York Times "It is something of a wonder when thousand-year-old faces carved in their country in stone seem to come alive on the stage." —New York News Day, Dance Review

Stamford Center for the Arts Ballet Folklorico de Mexico

09/27/2012

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

Namaskaar Foundation - World on Stage presents. Ballet Folklorico de Mexico. Showtime: 8:00 pm. Runtime: 180 mins with 15 min intermission. Tickets: $70/$50/$35 plus SCA fees. SCA Box Office is open Monday-Friday, 10:00am-6:00pm.

Autumn Sip & Savor Supper: Ooo-la-la Oysters at the Jones Family Farms

09/27/2012

606 Walnut Tree Hill Road, Shelton, CT

6:30 pm - 8:30 pmAutumn Sip & Savor Wine Supper Series offer guests an opportunity to enjoy a farm-style family supper paired with four wines while engaged in educational discussions led by our expert farm staff. Menu: Connecticut Oysters on the Half-shell, Oyster Rockefeller, Grilled Oysters and Sausage with farm-fresh vegetables, Connecticut Chocolate Truffles. Cost: $65/student. Reserve online.

Edible Gardening Part 2 at The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens - Stamford

09/28/2012

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

On Friday, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Just in case you couldn’t join us for our first harvest day, we’ve added a second day to explore the Herb and Vegetable Gardens. We will explore, harvest, clean and prune any crops that are ready to be picked and will send families home with bags full of fresh goodies from the garden. Rain cancels program, reservations required, $5 for members, and $10 for non-members. For more information, call, email or visit the website.


Westport Arts Center ArtCafé

09/28/2012

51 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT Phone: 203-222-7070.

Happy Hour, 6 – 7pm: Friday, October 5, with David Kennedy of the Westport Country Playhouse Free and Open to the Public. Hot coffee, hot muffins, and hot news from the art world. Hosted by Helen Klisser During, ArtCafé is a great way to meet other art enthusiasts and learn about exhibitions to visit in the greater community. Listen to talks from participating "Foodies" artists and use The New York Times Friday Arts Section as a springboard to discuss the latest exhibitions. Bring your friends or come by yourself and make new friends. After Art Café, the Westport Arts Center posts all the arts happenings that are discussed that week on the colorful WAC ArtCafé Blog, at http://westportartscenter.blogspot.com.

SM&NC GIRL SCOUT DAY-Animal Journeys - Stamford Museum & Nature Center

09/29/2012

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977.6515.

On Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Calling all Girl Scouts for our first-ever SM&NC Scout Day! We'll have a day full of exciting activities featuring our farm and nature center animals, including live animal visits, field exploration, crafts and a chance to meet other scouts. Girls may register as a troop or individually, but must be accompanied by a parent/leader. Activities will meet Journey or Try-It/Badge requirements depending on troop work. Appropriate for Daisies to Juniors. Call 203.977.6515 or email Lmonachelli@stamfordmuseum.org to register. No charge for leaders or parents. Siblings 4 and up will be charged scout rate ($ 8). For more information visit www.stamfordmuseum.org


FULL MOON HIKE - Ansonia Nature Center

09/29/2012

10 Deerfield Lane, Ansonia, CT 06401. Phone: 203-736-1053.

Sat. Sept. 29, 7 pm  /The northeastern native people referred to the September full moon as the “corn is edible” moon. Join our rangers to hike the Nature  Center trails as the big moon rises. Some marshmallows over the campfire will conclude the program. Limited enrollment. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required.   FREE. Hard rain cancels.

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

09/29/2012

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

On Saturday, September 29th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This workshop is designed for beginning art students and artists interested in learning more about the science and poetry of Impressionist landscape painting. 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. Registration for this workshop is free, but space is limited to twelve artists, so please call early to secure a spot! First choice will be given to artists who have not participated in a previous Impressionist Painting Workshop at Weir Farm National Historic Site. However, for those artists who wish to return, names will be placed on a wait-list and be considered as space allows. To register or for more information, please call (203) 834-1896 ext.28. This workshop is just one in a series that will be offered at Weir Farm National Historic Site.  The How to be an Impressionist Painter Workshop Series will be taught by Impressionist artist and educator Dmitri Wright, of Greenwich, Connecticut. Mr. Wright seeks to continue the Impressionist discipline through his preservation and progress of American Impressionism as the artist-in-residence of the Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich and as an instructor of Impressionist drawing and painting at the Greenwich Art Society, Silvermine School of Art, and Weir Farm National Historic Site.  Call to register.