Festive Holiday Floral Arrangements with Miriam & George Garden Education Center of Greenwich


130 Bible St., Cos Cob, CT Phone: 203-869-5272.

10:00 a.m. Miriam Landsman and George Von tobel team up to help bring your holiday table to life. You will be beautifully enhancing an artificial table wreath surrounded by the silvery luster of mint julep cups, filled with holiday greens.Bring clippers. $85 member; $100 non-member.

Family Chanukah Celebration and Torch Parade

12/21/2011 to 12/21/2011

1035 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203-487-0973.

Celebrate Chanukah by carrying a torch of freedom! Each child will be given a toy torch to carry in a parade around the JCC property. After the parade, come inside for a Chanukah party complete with dreidels, sufganiyot (jelly donuts), crafts and more. M $10 per child / NM $15 per child. For more information, call Virginia Clark at 203-487-0973, visit www.Stamfordjcc.org or e-mail vclark@stamfordjcc.org.

Astronomy Nights: Star of Bethlehem

12/23/2011 to 12/23/2011

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

Join us at the Observatory for this holiday tradition. This seasonal tradition describes the astronomical explanations for the Star of Bethlehem. No children under 5 years of age, please. Members: Free | Non-Members: Adults $3, Children (5-17) $2
No children under 5 please. For more information call 203.322.1646, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org, or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org * * * * * Stamford Museum & Nature Center is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of art, the natural and agricultural sciences, and history. The Museum is a vital cultural and educational resource for the community, and a focal point for family activity through exhibitions, educational programs and special events.

Family Day at the JCC

12/25/2011 to 12/25/2011

1035 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203-487-0941.

Be our guest as we invite the entire community (members and non-members) to join us for family free-swim, games in the gym, a great workout in our state-of-the-art Fitness Center or J·Gaming studio, and an entertaining family-friendly movie on the big screen in our auditorium. It’s a great opportunity to enjoy a delicious meal at Café Stam, the JCC’s new café run by Genadeen Caterers.For more information, call Nancy Schiffman at 203-487-0941, visit www.Stamfordjcc.org or e-mail nschiffman@stamfordjcc.org.

Discover Museum Offers Holiday Week Programs--Bridgeport

12/26/2011 to 12/30/2011

4450 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604. Phone: 203-372-3521.

Holiday Programs: Monday, 12/26- Friday, 12/30--Science Experiments
"It's Cold Outside," Noon & 2:30 p.m. Interactive Hands-0n Wonder Workshop Table 11 a.m.-4 p.m.Planetarium Schedule
11 a.m. & 2 p.m.,"The Little Star that Could," Ages 7 and Under 1 p.m., "Hubble Vision," Ages 8 and Up
3:30 p.m., "The Skies Tonight," All Ages  Check the website for further information.

Happy Zoo Year (Come Party with the Animals)

12/26/2011 to 12/30/2011

1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06610. Phone: 203-394-6565.

Get ready to ring in the New Year at the Zoo with half price admission from December 26 - 30! Viktor, our adorable tiger cub born in 2004, is all grown up and he’s come home for the holidays. Help us welcome him back to Bridgeport and, while you’re at it, say hello to our two new Maned wolves, two new Canada lynx, baby pronghorn, and rare Chacoan peccary piglet, too! Location: Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport. For more information, visit www.BeardsleyZoo.org