New Cannan Historical Society - Civil War Lecture Series


13 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT Phone: 203-966-1776.

8 p.m. - 9 p.m.  Songs of the Civil War will be presented by Rick Spencer.

Astronomy Nights: New Horizons: Exploring Pluto

03/21/2014 to 03/21/2014

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

Head to the Observatory to explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more! Start by learning about Pluto, followed by a visit to view the night sky through the Observatory’s 22-inch research telescope. The presentation portion of the program will be held rain or shine. Viewing hours are weather permitting. This program is suitable for children ages 5 & older. Members: Free/Non-Members: Adults $5, Children (5–17) $3. The Stamford Observatory entrance is located off Scofieldtown Road. For GPS users, enter 151 Scofieldtown Road. For more information call 203.977-6521.

Center for Contemporary Print Making -Pochoir

03/22/2014 to 03/23/2014

299 West Ave, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-899-7999.

This 2-day weekend workshop, with Amanda Lebel, takes place from 10 am to 4 pm, and is open to 8 participants, all levels welcome Pochoir is French for stencil, distinguished from ordinary stenciling as a highly refined technique for making fine limited edition prints. Often called hand coloring or hand illustration, this process was used during the early 20th century, particularly during the Art Deco period for fashion and interior design illustration plates. Remarkable for its use of lush, vibrant colors and bold, geometric shape, artists including Matisse and Picasso appropriated pochoir techniques to make graphic fine prints. This workshop covers the basic techniques of pochoir including, stencil cutting, paint application, image design and composition. Once the stencils are drawn and cut, gouache is painted through them to create thick layers of intense color. Students have the opportunity to create multicolor prints that can be made into everything from greeting cards to fine art prints.

Jones Family Farms -Hands-on Cooking


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

12 noon to 3 p.m. $85. Prepare meals from start to finish using seasonal ingredients. We work together in small groups to learn new cooking techniques and to learn how to incorporate real farm foods into our busy lives. We then gather around the big kitchen table to enjoy our meal with a glass of Jones wine.

Bruce Museum Woodcock and Peepers at Audubon Greenwich


613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-5272 x230.

6:45-7:45 PM (March 23 rain/snow date) RSVP required. Enjoy indoor/outdoor explorations at Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Road, to learn all about the sights and sounds of animals that are active at the edge of night -- woodcock and peepers. Activities are suitable for ages 5 years and up. Call Audubon Greenwich for information, fees, and reservations: 203-869-5272 x230.

Westport Arts Center - ArtLab: Funky Fundamentals


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

9-10:15 (ages 5-8) 10:30-12pm (ages 9-12) $30 / 35 for WAC Members. Students will learn new elements and how to use them in creating drawings from a variety of realistic, abstract, and expressionistic styles.

Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University Presents Five Little Monkeys


1073 N. Benson Rd., Fairfield, CT 06824. Phone: 203-254-4010.

Five Little Monkeys Based on the book by Eileen Christelow Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 1 p.m. Recommended for ages 4-8--$18 adults, $15 children‌. Going shopping... baking cakes... sitting in trees... JUMPING ON BEDS!!! In this zany play, five silly simian siblings insist on doing things their own way. Whether it's baking a surprise birthday cake, going shopping for clothes, having a picnic, or climbing a tree, each of the monkeys display their own unique style while driving Mama monkey crazy! Call or check the website for further information.

Jones Family Farms -Nutrition Intuition in the Kitchen

03/26/2014 to 03/28/2014

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

All Day Class.  A special culinary nutrition intensive practicum designed for food, nutrition, and health professionals. In this three-day, hands-on, kitchen-centric workshop, we'll connect nutrition education and nutrition science with culinary frameworks and hands-on practice. Taught by three registered dieticians and a chef.

The Housatonic Museum of Art - The Women Gather: An Evening of Poetry Celebrating Women’s History Month.


900 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-332-5052.

Thursday, March 27th, 2014 in the Gallery 6 to 9pm The Women Gather: An Evening of Poetry Celebrating Women’s History Month. The Housatonic Museum of Art sponsors events throughout the year. May of these events are in collaboration with other organizations. Most events are free and open to the public.

Stamford Palace Theatre The Boston Boys


61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT

8 p.m. Inspired by bedrock musicians such as The Beatles, Paul Simon, and Bill Monroe, The Boston Boys are an American band crossing genres with more modern artists like D'Angelo, The Wood Brothers, and Wilco. By design, their pure and fierce energy is an experience intended to move every listener's musical touchstones. Free to the public. *Discount parking for only $3 is available across the street from the Palace Theatre at Landmark Square Garage. See SCALIVE.ORG for details.