Fairfield University Bookstore - Author event with Steve Ochs - A Cause Greater Than Self: The Journey of Captain Michael J. Daly, World War II Medal of Honor Recipient

03/23/2013

1499 Post Rd., Fairfield, CT Phone: (203) 254-4000 or 203-259-1598.

Join us for a reading and book signing with author Steven Ochs, whose book, "A Cause Greater Than Self: The Journey of Captain Michael J. Daly, World War II Medal of Honor Recipient" (Texas A & M Press, 2012), tells the fascinating tale of late Fairfield native Michael J. Daly on Saturday, March 23, 3-4:30 pm at the Fairfield University Bookstore, 1499 Post Road, Fairfield. Free to the public. The talk is co-sponsored by Fairfield University's MFA in Creative Writing Program and its Learning for a Lifetime Program and The Fairfield Museum and History Center. For more information on this event, contact Elizabeth Hastings, or (203) 254-4000, ext. 2688.



Earthplace The Nature Discovery Center - Kite Day

03/23/2013

10 Woodside Lane, Westport, CT Phone: 203-227-7253.

March 23rd 11AM-2PM. Featuring All Things That Soar. All Day Activities Include: Make and fly your own kite - Make pinwheels and wind socks ($5 Craft fee). Play frisbee. Discover a scavenger hunt on the trails. Healthy Snacks from Whole Foods. Food Vendors - Hot Dog Cart, wraps and salads by Simply Delicious Catering. Earthplace gift shop sale 50% off all items! Cash only! 

Discovery Museum - Celebrating Visionary Women and Extraordinary Leadership

03/23/2013

4450 Park Ave. (Merritt Parkway, Ex. 47, 1 mile South, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-372-3521.

Saturday, March 23, 201310 AM - 3 PM.  FREE ADMISSION. JOIN US as The Discovery Museum proudly commemorates Women’s History’s Month. Visitors will meet dynamic women with careers in a wide variety of fields, especially in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). These professionals will exhibit their work and are eager to share with you the influences and motivations that shaped their careers. Co-Sponsored by The Bridgeport Area League of Women Voters and The American Association of University Women Bridgeport Area Branch. Admission is free thanks to our sponsors: United Illuminating Inc., People's United Bank, Aquarion Water Company and Santa Fuel.

Silvermine Arts Center Workshop: Annual Draw on Until You Drop

03/23/2013

1037 Silvermine Rd., New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203-966-9700.

Silvermine School of Art hosts their Annual:  Draw On Until You Drop on Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 9AM to 6PM.  This day of non-stop drawing, open to the public, is an opportunity for continuous, intensive figure drawing with a model, or models, in sustained poses; and still life set-ups.  $30 full day/$15 half day.  Call to register.

Audubon Greenwich Springtime Film Fest Featuring: A Fierce Green Fire--The Battle for a Living Planet

03/23/2013

613 Riversvile Rd., Greenwich, CT 06831. Phone: 203-869-5272.

On Friday, March 23, 2013 the Springtime Film Fest Part 1 begins with:A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle For a Living Planet is the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement - grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change. From battling toxic waste in the Love Canal to Chico Mendes saving the Amazon, this cutting-edge new film shares lessons and stories from the people fighting - and succeeding – in protecting our planet's biodiversity. Event & film details on website. Receptions at 6:00 pm. Film at 7:15 pm. Suggested Donation: $15/adult & $5/under 21. RSVP required.

The Stratford Animal Rescue Society will be hosting a Munson's Chocolate Sale & Pet Adoption

03/23/2013

225 Beacon Point Road, Stratford, CT

The Stratford Animal Rescue Society will be hosting a Munson's Chocolate Sale & Pet Adoption Event on Saturday March 23rd from 11:00am-4:pm at the Stratford Animal Control Facility, 225 Beacon Point Road. Their will be Easter Candy in addition to regular chocolate available for purchase. Animals available for adoption will be available for viewing and interaction. Stop down to satisfy your sweet tooth or bring a sweet new family member home. For more information visit the website.

Silvermine Arts Center - Draw Until You Drop!

03/23/2013

Sara Victoria Hall Auditorium 1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203-966-9668 ext. 2.

In partnership with the Aldrich Museum, Silvermine will be participating in the annual community event, Draw On! On Saturday, March 23rd from 9am until 6pm, the School of Art will conduct DRAW UNTIL YOU DROP! This one day event is open to the public and provides an opportunity for continuous, intensive figure drawing with a model, or models, in sustained poses. Participants of all skill levels, ages 16 and up, will be able to work alongside Silvermine faculty, Guild Artists members and students to develop their artistic vision, sharpen skills and energize studio experience through drawing. Using all the studios in the School of Art, participants will have the opportunity to work with female and male models in a range of different poses, from short and athletic, to extended poses, as well as portrait study. Participants who would like to work with still life set ups will also have a variety to choose from. The fee for the day is $30 and half day is $15. Registration can be made in advance or you can register the day of the event.

Woodcock Nature Center 2013 Spring Celebration

03/23/2013

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

On Saturday, March 23 (raindate of Sunday, March 24), from 12-3 pm join us for a hayride that takes you and your children to our trails where kids can go on an egg-hunting hike. After each child has collected his or her eggs, everyone walks over to the Pavilion where kids and their families will color their eggs, and whip up some other seasonal nature-crafts to celebrate the arrival of spring! Come visit our animals in the Nature Center and see what Spring has in store for us. Dress for the weather that day – you’ll be outside! Each child should bring his or her own basket for holding eggs. Recommended for ages 2-7, but all are welcome. Rain or shine – Non-refundable reservations and prepayment is required: $12 per child for Members; $15 per child for non-members.

Healthy Kitchen Essentials 101: Essential Pantry Ingredients [*V] Jones Winery

03/23/2013

606 Walnut Tree Hill Rd., Shelton, CT Phone: (203) 929-8425.

3:00 pm Healthy Kitchen Essentials 101 is a progressive series of hands-on cooking classes to help you create a health-enhancing kitchen in your home. Learn some basic versatile and nourishing recipes. Registration includes apron, recipes, meal and glass of wine. Limit 12 students. Review of what to keep on hand to prepare speedy, healthy meals. Menu: Pantry Appetizers, Butternut Squash & Sage Risotto, Fruit Crisp [*V] - Denotes Vegetarian Friendly Menu Cost: $65 per student. *Sign up for all 3 classes, and receive a $25 gift certificate for use in our gift shop or future classes.

Stamford Theater - Stamford Symphony - Beethoven Ode to Joy

03/23/2013 to 03/24/2013

61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT 06901. Phone: 203-325-1407 x14.

Stamford Palace Theater: March 23 at 8:00 pm & March 24 at 3:00 pm. The Stamford Symphony with Eckart Preu, conductor and the Greenwich Choral Society. BRAHMS. Schicksalslied, op. 54, Song of Destiny. BEETHOVEN. Symphony No. 9 in D minor, op. 125, featuring the Greenwich Choral Society. Maestro Preu will share secrets and stories behind the music on stage one hour before the concert. $22-73, Kids Come Free on Sunday. MusiKids, an interactive education experience for children ages 6 – 12, takes place before the Sunday concert. For more information visit the website, email or call.