Silvermine Art Center School of Art Fall Exhibitions Recpetion

09/18/2016

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

2pm - 4pm. Free and Open to the Public Sunday, September 18th, the afternoon reception for the fall exhibitions is free and open to art lovers. The new exhibitions include Barry Kiperman, 2015 Best in Show in Art of the Northeast, in his solo show; a Guild Group Show on the theme of "flow;" and Karen Kalkstein's "Evensong," an immersive installation that pays homage to aging. These three shows will run through October 29, 2016.

Silvermine Arts Center 3 new shows

09/18/2016 to 10/29/2016

1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT Phone: 203.966.9700.

Reception: Sunday, September 18, 2016, 2pm - 4pm. Three NEW EXHIBITIONS opening Sunday, September 18, 2-4 pm. Reception open to the public: Barry Kiperman, "The Tabletop Schematics;" "Flow," a Guild Group Show; Karen Kalkstein, "Evensong". Show runs through October 29. Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Saturday: 12pm-5pm, Sunday: 1pm-5pm.

Trumbull Historical Society Building the first 'Steamship' in history: A presentation and book signing

09/18/2016

1856 Huntington Turnpike, Trumbull, CT Phone: (203) 377-6620.

4 p.m. Author and historian John Laurence Busch will show how Captain Rogers created such a revolutionary vessel...nearly two centuries ago! In addition, he will be signing copies of his book, "Steam Coffin," which will be for sale on the day of the event. For more information on the author, visit www.steamcoffin.com.

Westport Arts Center Chamber Music Chaira String Quartet

09/18/2016

51 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT Phone: 203.222.7070.

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm. The Chiara String Quartet is moving forward by taking a cue from the past. Hearkening back to a tradition that is centuries old and still common amongst soloists, the Chiara Quartet has adopted a new way of performing: from memory, without printed sheet music, or "by heart." After spending countless hours working towards playing their repertoire by memory, they now feel that sheet music is a distraction to the performance, instead of an aid. Of the process, the Chiara's cellist Gregory Beaver says, "Each player must find a way to know the music inside and out—it has brought us much closer together in our music-making." After memorizing a work, the Quartet is rewarded with deeply gratifying performances where each member feels fully present in the moment, truly performing with heart, by heart.

Bruce Museum Lecture Astronomical Society of Greenwich

09/18/2016

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

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm. New Views of Uranus and Neptune. Heidi B. Hammel, PhD, Executive Vice President, Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy. Lecture is free with Museum admission. Information: astrogreenwich.org

Bruce Museum Family Gallery Tour

09/18/2016

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

11:30 am - 12:15 pm. Designed for families with children ages 6-10. These tours, led by a Museum educator, provide an interactive, discussion-based exploration of the Museum's current exhibitions. Free with admission; no registration required.

Stratford - Latin Music Festival

09/18/2016

Paradise Green , Stratford, CT

12 noon - 6 p.m.  Rain or Shine. Latin Music Festival is Sunday, September 18th from 1-5p.m. at Paradise Green in Stratford. Kick Off Hispanic Heritage Month with Music, Food and Dancing!

Lockwood Mathews Mansion - Old-Fashioned Flea Market

09/18/2016

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

12-4 p.m. Free General Admission Mansion's tours: $5 The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will hold its annual Old Fashioned Flea Market on Sunday, September 18, 2016, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in Mathews Park. The market will feature antiques, collectibles, jewelry, household items, furniture, clothing, toys and of course, plenty of bargains. Entertainment includes music, a collection of classic and antique cars on display from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and an all American barbecue.

Norwalk's Annual Live Green CT! Family Festival

09/19/2016 to 09/20/2016

45 Calf Pasture Beach Road, Norwalk, CT

Connecticut's "largest, healthy living" fest, including many fun, free, family-friendly activities. The festival is taking place at Taylor Farm Park, 45 Calf Pasture Beach Road, Norwalk, Conn. Folks can enjoy an array of foods, music, shopping and take a look at the 200-plus exhibits, according to the site. Dogs are welcome to attend too, but must be leashed. The bonus: admission to the annual fair is free!

Wilton Historical Society Booked for Lunch

09/20/2016

224 Danbury Rd., Wilton, CT

12 noon - 1:30 . Please join us for our next book club meeting! We will be reading the lovely book "Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams" written by the talented Ms. Louisa Thomas. You bring the lunch and we will provide the beverages and cookies to nourish us during the great discussion! Please RSVP to info@wiltonhistorical.org or call (203) 762-7257