Garden Education Center of Greenwich Workshop: Dahlia Potting--Cos Cob

05/12/2014

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

Dahlia Potting Workshop--Monday, May 12. 2014 at 10:30 am. Repeating our ever-popular annual hands-on lesson from dahlia expert Steve Nowotarski. We will provide you with five high-quality tubers, soil, flats and best growing advice to ensure you will enjoy spectacular blooms from July through October. There will be a tuber exchange for established growers within the Greenwich Dahlia Society as well as an opportunity to purchase additional tubers from Steve. Registration Required & Essential. Members: $40--Non-Members: $55.

Beardsley Zoo -Zoo Tots

05/13/2014 to 05/14/2014

1875 Noble Ave, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-394-6563.

10:30 am. This monthly 45-minute program, for children 22 months to four years who are accompanied by an adult, may include stories, games, crafts, and a live animal presentation. This session, "Garden Critters" will focus on animals that like gardens. $10 for Zoo members and one child; $15 for non-members and one child. Participants may sign up for either day. To reserve a space in the program, pre-register by calling the Zoo's Education Department at 203-394-6563.

Fairfield Museum Lecture: Connecticut House Histories

05/14/2014

370 Beach Rd., Fairfield, CT 06824. Phone: 203-259-1598.

On Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 7 pm  CT House Histories in conjunction with The Fairfield Museum and History Center will host presentation with filmmaker Robert Kalm on Kalm's documentary Self Made: The American Dreams of Philip Musica investigates the biggest single fraud of the twentieth century. Enjoy refreshments after the presentation.Free and open to the public.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children The American Boychoir

05/14/2014

303 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203 899 0606, ext. 264.

2:00 - 2:30PM. Join us for a live performance by members of the American Boychoir, one of the finest musical ensembles in the country. Free with museum admission.

Bruce Museum Painting En Plein-Air with Sean Murtha

05/14/2014

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

2 - 4. A series of three discussion and demonstration sessions with master wildlife artist Sean Murtha, the 2013 recipient of Connecticut Audubon's prestigious Artist of the Year, Birds and Their Habitat award. Come and observe Mr. Murtha's working process as he shows his artistic techniques and discusses his methods for developing his landscape paintings. The Bruce Museum has commissioned a landscape painting for the permanent collection by Mr. Murtha. Come for this unique and special experience watching a master artist at work! Program is free, but space is limited for each session and reservations are required, please call the Museum at 203-869-0376. This program is supported with a grant from the Connecticut Office of the Arts.

Bruce Museum Film Series Connecticut: Seasons of Light Cradle of American Impressionism

05/14/2014

One Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT

10:30 a.m. A four-part film series in conjunction with the Pasture to Pond: Connecticut Impressionism exhibition. Films are free with Museum admission, and followed by coffee and discussion. Reservations can be made by calling 203-869-0376.

Discovery Museum and Plantetarium - Theatre Party Benefits Museum

05/15/2014

Square One Theatre Company, 2422 Main Street , Stamford, CT Phone: 203-372-3521.

Charles Busch's Olive and the Bitter Herbs 7 p.m. Ticket:  $20.  Enjoy a great show, and this special performance benefit the Discovery Museum.

Garden Education Center of Greenwich Workshop: Organic Composting, Vermiculture & Bokaski--Cos Cob

05/15/2014

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

Organic Composting, Vermiculture & Bokashi--Thursday, May 15. 2014 from 10:00 am - 11:30 am/ Organically made compost is synonymous with sound gardening.  Master Gardener, Nick Mancini will teach you how to build an inexpensive bin, make you aware of the difference between "hot piles" versus cold composting, and which bins are best for each process. He will discuss
vermicomposting and the Japanese way of composting called Bokashi.  One lucky person will win a bunch of red wigglers to start a wormery. Registration Required. Members: $25--Non-Members: $35.

Stamford Palace Theatre SOUNDTRACKS LIVE: The Music of ‘American Hustle’

05/15/2014

61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT

8 p.m. 

Bruce Museum Lifetime of Looking: Connecticut Impressionist Scenes

05/15/2014

One Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT

1-2:30 . A program for senior citizens with memory loss and their caregivers, who will explore the Connecticut Impressionism exhibition with Museum educators to provide meaningful cultural experiences and personal enrichment. A voluntary craft project and refreshments are included. Program is free, but advance reservations required. For information and reservations, call the Museum at 203-413-6740 or 203-413-6741.