Bruce Museum First Sunday Bird Walk

12/04/2016

Greenwich Point, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203 . 413 . 6756.

9 am - 11 am. Bring binoculars and meet near southern concession stand. Free. Nor registration required.

Westport Arts Center Pedja

12/04/2016

Saugatuck Congregational Church, Westport, CT Phone: 203-222-7070.

3-5pm. Hailed by critics as a 'thinking' musician with engaging stage presence and a gratifying combination of virtuosity and eloquence, pianist Pedja Muzijevic has defined his career with creative programming, unusual combinations of new and old music, and lasting collaborations with other artists and ensembles. The London Financial Times eloquently sums him up as "a virtuoso with formidable fingers and a musician with fiercely original ideas about the music he plays."

Rowayton Santa Run

12/04/2016

Rowayton, CT

Santa will be making his annual visit to Rowayton aboard his big red fire engine sleigh on Sunday, December 4th. He will arrive at the Rowayton train station at 1:00pm and then make his rounds through Rowayton, stopping at the corner of Crest and Ridgewood, Rowayton Library, the Bell Island gatehouse, South Beach, the Beach Association boat house and Brendan's 101. Children can also visit him at the Firehouse on Rowayton Avenue from 2:15-2:45pm. Santa Run Schedule Rowayton Train Station: 1:00pm, Corner Crest and Ridgewood: 1:10pm, Rowayton Library: 1:20pm, Bell Island Gatehouse: 1:30pm, South Beach: 1:40pm, Beach Association Boat House: 1:50pm, Brendan's 101: 2:00pm, Fire House: 2:15-2:45pm (remember your toy donation!).

Audubon Center at Fairfield Fossils as a Birdwatcher’s Time Machine

12/05/2016

2325 Burr Street. , Fairfield, CT

7 pm. Numbering over 10,000 living species, birds are the most diverse group of terrestrial vertebrate animals. In addition to occupying practically every ecosystem from the poles, to tropical rainforests, to deserts and the open ocean, birds exhibit an incredible variety of forms, colors, and lifestyles. But how, when, and why did this amazing variety originate? The fossil record preserves the only direct evidence of the history of birdlife, and recent discoveries have shed light on many critical events in bird evolutionary history. I will share my research explaining how 150-million-year-old dinosaur fossils record the initial stages of avian flight, and how more recent fossils show that North America was formerly inhabited by tropical bird groups now restricted to Africa. - See more at: http://www.ctaudubon.org/2016/11/daniel-field-lecture/#sthash.AnGnkgGf.dpuf

Center for Contemporary Printmaking -COLLAGRAPH with Christopher Shore

12/05/2016 to 12/09/2016

299 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203.899.7999.

Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm. 5-day workshop, limited to 8; All Levels. $350 members, $400 non-members. This intensive workshop will introduce the innovative medium of collagraph, a combination of collage and traditional intaglio and relief printmaking. The focus will be on the exploration and creation of plates through demonstrations and discussion of the endless possibilities which each participant can utilize in creating personal imagery. The many ways of printing the plates will also be explored in detail including inkless embossing, intaglio wiping, surface rolling, and monoprinting. Given the accessibility of the medium, both beginner and advanced printmakers will be able to create many finished prints in a short period of time with the assistance of the instructor.

Pequot Library -Fireside Tales--for Fathers and Kids

12/05/2016

720 Pequot Ave., Southport, CT Phone: 203-259-0346.

7:00pm - 8:00pm Fireside story hour for fathers and their kids (ages 3+). Wear your pajamas and make popcorn for bedtime stories. Drop-in, no registration required. Free and open to the public. Sessions this season include: December 5, January 9, February 6.

Norwalk Historical Society Glitter Ornament Making Workshop for Adults

12/06/2016

2 East Wall St, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-846-0525..

Glitter is fun at any age! The Norwalk Historical Society is hosting Glitter 101, an ornament-making workshop, with artisan Laurie Davis at Mill Hill Historic Park, 2 East Wall Street in Norwalk, CT on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 7:00pm. Learn how to create Ms. Davis' signature glitter pear ornament and explore the history of glitter! The workshop is $35.00 and includes all materials. Registration and pre-payment required by December 2 at www.norwalkhistoricalsociety.org. Snow date for the workshop is Tuesday, December 13.

Woodcock Nature Center Wreath Festival Celebrate and Decorate

12/06/2016 to 12/09/2016

56 Deer Run Road, Wilton, CT Phone: 203-762-7280.

Purchase tickets for either the 6:30 pm or 8:30 pm decorating session. The pavilion opens at 7 pm. If you register for the 6:30 pm session, you will decorate in our Nature Center first and then head over to the pavilion to spend time with friends afterwards. If you register for the 8:30 pm session, you can spend time in the pavilion first beginning at 7 pm, then head over to our Nature Center to decorate at 8:30 pm. The pavilion remains open until 11 pm each night. The cost for this fundraising event is $65 per person. Your ticket includes a 22" balsam wreath (outer diameter), all decorating materials and an experiential festive evening among friends. Celebrate & Decorate Nights are 21 years of age and over. Advance ticket purchase is required and tickets are non-refundable.

Bruce Museum Science Lecture. Fire and Ice: Dinosaurs and the Comparative Anatomy of Mass Extinctions.

12/06/2016

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-413-6756.

Dr. Paul Olsen, Arthur D. Storke Memorial Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Lamont–Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University. Light refreshments at 6:30, lecture at 7:00 pm. Members free, non-members $15. Reservations suggested; call 203-413-6757.

Maritime Aquarium Celebrate Whales, incl. Giant Walk-In Whale!

12/07/2016 to 01/16/2017

10 North Water St., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-852-0700.

free with admission. See what it's like to stand beside – and inside – a 43-foot life-sized humpback whale, centerpiece of the fun as we invite guests to "Celebrate Whales." All activities offer bonus family fun, and will appeal to teachers and students on field trips too!