New Cannan Historical Society - Author Talk at New Canaan Library


151 Main St., New Canaan, CT Phone: 203-594-5040.

7:00 p.m., Editors Sheila D. Collins and Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg will discuss When Government Helped. ust released, When Government Helped: Learning from the Successes and Failures of the New Deal, evaluates some parallels between the Great Depression and the 2007-2008 global economic meltdown. Ms. Goldberg and Ms. Collins will speak about the book. The program is free but registration is required, online at or by phone at 203-594-5040

Fairfield Museum -Chris and Tina’s All Stars A Concert and Wine Tasting Celebrating Fairfield’s 375th Anniversary


370 Beach Rd., Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-1598.

6:30pm at FTC Tickets: $95 per person, available online
Hosted by Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth and featuring performances by Caravan of Thieves, Mystic Bowie and The Zambonis.

Fairfield Museum -Miss Annie\'s Museum Munchkins


370 Beach Rd., Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-1598.

Wednesdays, 3:30pm – 5:30pm Ages 4 – 6 Members; $115, Non-Members; $130 6 sessions: November 6 (Veteran's Day), November 20 (Thanksgiving), December 4 (Hanukkah), December 18, January 15 (Martin Luther King Day) and January 29 (Chinese New Year) Come celebrate the holidays with Miss Annie of Great Beginnings Montessori School. While we are together, we will explore the meaning of the holidays, as they relate to our children. By doing so, we help them to appreciate those around them, family, community and subsequently, the world at large. During each session, we will read about the holiday, where it originated as well as create a unique craft for the day.

The Palace Legends of the 60's


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

6 p.m.The Greenwich United Way will celebrate its 80th Anniversary with a benefit concert featuring the talents of legendary musicians Peter Noone (Herman's Hermits), Micky Dolenz (The Monkees), and Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere and the Raiders). These singers have left an indelible mark on rock music, and their former bands are not only household names to millions, but part of music royalty.

The Stamford Jewish Community Center: Modern Parenting WorkshopYour Event Title Here


1035 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203.322.6541.

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.An informative workshop and social evening for parents of children ages 2-8. We will offer workshops that explore topics such as nutrition, religion in the home, bullying, children using technology and understanding child behaviors. Member $10 / Community $15. For full details, visit or contact Anne Liss Johnson at 203.322.6541 or

Garden Education Center Hosts Paul Split-- Let's Do Lunch--Cos Cob


130 Bible Street, Cos Cob, CT 06807. Phone: 203-869-9242.

On Thursday, January 30, 2014 from11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Paul  Split will host a Let's Do Lunch, Just Cook workshop--Includes Lite Lunch. Give your food a new oomph! Come learn from herb expert, Paul Split, who will demonstrate and lecture about growing, harvesting and using herbs. During this entertaining JUST COOK presentation, he will prepare an herb butter, spicy herb vinegar and fresh pasta sauce for all present to enjoy. Members bring a friend and cost is $50 for both of you. Note: Snow Date is February 5th.

Stratford Historical Society Bridgeport's Poli/Palace and Majestic Theaters


2000 Main Street, Stratford, CT

Bridgeport's Poli/Palace and Majestic Theaters will be the topic for the next general meeting on 1/31/2014 at Christ Church Hall, 2000 Main Street, Stratford, CT at 7:00 p.m.  Jay Misencik and Geralene Valentine will present a short video of
pictures taken of these theaters in 1991 and 2011, comparing the theaters 20 years later, then and now. Also on display will be
framed photographs they have taken. They will explain who they are, how they began, and the reason for the photos. They encourage the audience to share their memories of the theaters to be used in the documentary they are producing. They are also interested in any artifacts/memorabilia from the theaters.

Westport Arts Center -ArtCafe


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

10 – 11am. Use The New York Times Friday Arts Section as a springboard to discuss the latest exhibitions and events in 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. Bring your friends, or come by yourself and make new friends. Coffee and home-baked muffins will be served. After ArtCafé, the Westport Arts Center posts all the arts happenings that are discussed that week on the colorful WAC ArtCafé Blog.

OUTDOOR ADVENTURES: Nature's Architects

01/31/2014 to 01/31/2014

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977-6521.

Friday, January 31, 6 - 6:45 pm (ages 3 - 6), 7 - 8 pm (ages 6 & older) Join Animal Embassy to discover the talents of a diverse group of creatures that build complicated structures enabling them to survive in their habitats. Explore the architectural feat of nest-building and how some winged creatures labor at making their own, while opportunistic others take advantage of the structures around them. We will discuss burrow-making and the reasons animals create underground environments. Investigate the miraculous formation of webs and the many ways spiders use them to survive. See some amazing artifacts, including nests, and meet Animal Ambassadors such as a young Sulcata tortoise, an Eclectus parrot, a Chilean Rose-haired tarantula, an African hedgehog and more! Members: $5 per person | Non-Members: $8 per person. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail, or visit * * * * 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.