Stepping Stones Museum for Children Biggest, Best Snowman and Musical Jambo

01/22/2017

303 West Ave., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-899-0606.

10:30 am - 11 am - Musical Jamboree. Explore music and movement through song, dance and the playing of instruments.. 1 pm - 2 pm Come join us for a reading of The Biggest, Best Snowman and create your own snowman!

Bruce Museum Art Adventures: Photography.

01/22/2017

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-0376.

1 pm - 3 pm. A drop-in program designed for children aged 4 and up and their families. In this program, participants will have the opportunity to craft fun and creative works of art inspired by the museum's collections and exhibitions. This program is free with general admission and no advanced registration is required.

Westport Playhouse Family Festivities -Biscuit

01/22/2017

25 Powers Court, Westport, CT Phone: 203.227.4177 | 888.927.7529.

1 pm and 4 pm. All tickets $20. ArtsPower's newest musical features a frolicking little puppy named Biscuit who loves exploring, making new friends, and even stirring up some mischief. Along the way Biscuit learns about the joy of having a family. With over 17 million books in print, Biscuit is a modern classic!

New Canaan Nature Center Meet the Animals

01/24/2017

144 Oenoke Rd., New Canaan, CT Phone: 203-966-9577.

2 pm. Every other Tuesday get the chance to meet up close & personal a one-of-a-kind NCNC animal ambassador for FREE in the Visitor Center!

Avon Theatre The Brand New Testament

01/24/2017

272 Bedford St. , Stamford, CT Phone: (203) 967-3660.

7:30 p.m. There will be a pre-film wine & cheese reception at 7:00pm. Ticket prices are as follows: Carte Blanche Members: FREE, Avon Members: $7, Students & Seniors: $9, Nonmembers: $12, Alliance Francaise of Greenwich: $7. THE BRAND NEW TESTAMENT begins with one simple conceit: God exists, and He's a jerk. He lives in a high-rise apartment in Brussels and never gets out of His pajamas. He takes sadistic delight in dreaming up new "laws" to torment humanity, and He's a petty tyrant to his wife and ten-year-old daughter, Ea. Like her brother before her, Ea has had enough of her Father's abuse and when she spies the right opportunity, she hacks into His computer and leaks to the entire world—by text message—the only thing He has over them: their inevitable death date.

Bruce Museum Evening Art Lecture. Reflections on Monet’s Water Lilies

01/25/2017

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

Dr. Paul Hayes Tucker, professor of art at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He is the author of Claude Monet: Life and Art, Monet at Argenteuil, Monet in the 90s, and Monet in the Twentieth Century. Claude Monet's most famous paintings arguably are the nearly 200 he executed of his water lily garden in Giverny from approximately 1900 until his death in 1926. This lecture will examine the intricacies of these remarkable works and their many levels of meaning. Advance registration suggested. Admission: Free for Bruce members, $10 for non-members. At the door: $10 Bruce members, $20 non-members.

Fairfield Museum and History Center History Bites Lunchtime Chats

01/25/2017

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

12:30 - 1:30 pm. Members: Free; Non-Members: $5 suggested donation. Please bring a bag lunch, ice tea and dessert will be provided. January 25: Floods & Blizzards: Fairfield Responds to Catastrophe Enjoy small bites of Fairfield history while enjoying lunch and engaging in lively conversations. Learn about the best-known stories about Fairfield's past as well as the lesser-known people, places and events that create our community.

Bruce Museum Evening Art Lecture

01/25/2017

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-0376.

6 pm - 8 pm. Reflections on Monet's Water Lilies by Dr. Paul Hayes Tucker, professor of art at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He is the author of Claude Monet: Life and Art, Monet at Argenteuil, Monet in the '90s, and Monet in the Twentieth Century. Claude Monet's most famous paintings arguably are the nearly 200 he executed of his water lily garden in Giverny from approximately 1900 until his death in 1926. This lecture will examine the intricacies of these remarkable works and their many levels of meaning. The lecture is held in conjunction with the Bruce Museum's exhibition Alfred Sisley (1839-1899): Impressionist Master. Advance registration suggested on Eventbrite.com: Free for Bruce members, $10 for non-members. At the door: $10 Bruce members, $20 non-members.

Fairfield Museum and History Center Museum After Dark: Storm Confessions

01/26/2017

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

Wine & Cheese reception at 6pm; Program begins at 6:45pm. Were you here for Irene? Did you get flooded during Sandy? We want to hear your stories! State Representative Brenda Kupchick will moderate this lively discussion of neighbors helping neighbors and other "storm confessions." The Fairfield Museum wants to preserve the history of the Beach Area and welcomes coastal residents for an evening to share "storm confessions." Tell us if you evacuated or stayed home. Describe the condition of your home and yard when you returned. Share how your neighbors and others helped you get through the devastation. And let us know how you are faring now. Did you elevate your home? Move away? Tear it down? Where are you now? Join neighbors and other residents to listen and share stories (both funny and sad) about the pleasures and challenges of living on the Fairfield coast.

Stamford Museum and Nature Center "Naturescape Your Yard" with Karen Bussolini

01/26/2017

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203-322-1646.

6 pm. The Stamford Museum & Nature Center's Salon Series ushers in the new year with "Naturescape Your Yard," a discussion and slide presentation by Connecticut garden photographer, writer, and eco-friendly garden coach Karen Bussolini about how to look to nature as a guide for creating sustainable, low-care, high-satisfaction gardens.