Stepping Stones Museum for Children - Taikoza Japanese Drumming

07/20/2013

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

2:00 pm. Taikoza Japanese Drumming – The ensemble uses deep and powerful rhythms of the Taiko drums, stringed instruments, metal percussion and bamboo flutes to create an electrifying energy and a highly visual musical art form.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Summer Sundays on the Farm

07/21/2013 to 08/11/2013

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.322.1646.

Sundays, July 21 - August 11, Noon - 4 pm. Join an SM&NC educator or farmer for an up close look at our Heckscher Farm. Visit our vegetable garden for some self-guided reading, planting or crafting, watch our otters have their lunch, meet one of our farm animals up close, help with a farm chore, explore a barn, join in a cooking project to take home or more. Activities and animals will change each week. Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information cal, email, or website.


Barnum Museum - P.T. Barnum: The Man, The Myth, The Legend

07/21/2013

820 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT Phone: (203)-331-1104.

2 p.m. Kathleen Maher, Executive Director of The Barnum Museum, will present The Man, The Myth, The Legend. Maher will present an illustrated talk about the life and times of P.T. Barnum from his early life in Bethel, CT to his circus venture during his later years of life. Maher's talk will explore the many sides of P.T. Barnum and bring his spirit back to life in Bridgeport. The name alone conjures ideas of imagination and extravagance. Known to most of the world as the 'Great American Showman,' Barnum did more than create shows of curiosities and oddities. P. T. Barnum embraced the dream of a truly democratic nation, and in doing so, inspired a new American society to reach beyond the limits of ordinary expectations and to see the world as a place of opportunity and wonder. $5 admission, Free to Museum members.

Bruce Museum - Family Day – Egg Fair Day

07/21/2013

1 Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT Phone: 203.869.0376.

1 p.m. - 4 p.m. A family day at the Fair! Egg hunt on the Museum grounds, hands-on craft activities in the workshop, and Pied Piper Pony Rides and Poultry Petting Zoo! All activities are free with Museum admission. Suitable for people of all ages and abilities.

Summer Sunday Morning Concerts at Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens

07/21/2013 to 07/21/2013

151 Brookdale Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203-322-6971.

Treat yourself to a beautiful morning of music to recharge your batteries for the week ahead! Bring a chair, your coffee and paper and sit among our gardens and plantings as a mix of talented student musicians perform for you. In case of inclement weather the performances will take place inside the new Silver Educational Center on the same grounds. Members Free, Non members free with garden admission. Children under 12 are free. For more information, call 203-322-6971, visit www.bartlettarboretum.org or e-mail operations@bartlettarboretum.org * * * * * Our 91-acre nature preserve is a living museum of majestic trees, rare plant collections, charming gardens, and varied natural habitats and walking trails. The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens is open to the public every day of the year and features the new Silver Educational Center and children’s outdoor Nature Explore Classroom.

Summer Sunday Evening Concerts—Red Molly

07/21/2013 to 07/21/2013

151 Brookdale Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203-322-6971.

Bring a chair or blanket, your favorite beverage and a light snack (no cooking allowed) and enjoy a relaxing night of great music on the lawn. Americana trio has been bringing audiences to their feet with gorgeous three-part harmonies, crisp musicianship, and their warm, engaging stage presence.   The trio performs original works composed by each of the group members, as well as covers by Hank Williams, Gillian Welch and Robert Johnson. Members $5,non-members $10. Children under 12 are free. In case of inclement weather the performances will take place inside the new Silver Educational Center on the same grounds. 

Birdcraft Museum - Viking Mystery: Forensic Anthropology

07/22/2013 to 07/26/2013

314 Unquowa Road, Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-06305 ext 117.

Analyze ancient human artifacts and remains to help solve the mystery of Viking settlements in New England. We have had Viking visitors here on the shore of Connecticut, but just how much did they settle in the America's? Join the ranks of forensic anthropologists in this exciting camp. Learn about the science of evidence collecting and follow clues to solve natural and human mysteries. Campers skills will be tested in analyzing replication evidence of a historic dig site. Campers will learn all aspects of historic anthropology, apply hands-on forensic techniques to analyze a scenario involving multiple lines of anthropological, archaeological, and geological evidence from human bone replicas, artifact photos, and rocks. Monday– Friday; Ages 10-14; 1:15pm-4:15pm, CAS Members $185.

Trumbull Historical Society "An American Girls Historic Journey"

07/22/2013 to 07/26/2013

1856 Huntington Tpke, Trumbull, CT Phone: (203) 377-6620.

Last summer, we launched our first American Girl doll themed summer camp. Seventeen young ladies joined us to learn about and experience the lifestyles of four of their favorite dolls - Kaya (Native American); Felicity (Colonial era); Samantha (Edwardian era); and Kit (Depression era). Each day was devoted to one doll and time period – the fifth day was a surprise for guests of the campers! The cost is $150 per week per child (members $140) - 9AM-Noon. (Bring your doll - she comes for free!) If you are 7 years old or older and enjoy history, crafts, snacks, games, and much more ... NOW is the time to register. Classes will fill up quickly, so...CALL Alicia Preusch, museum coordinator at 203-377-6620 to SAVE YOUR PLACE!

Stamford JCC - New Fashion Lab Summer Camp

07/22/2013 to 07/26/2013

1035 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.487.0973.

1 - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday1-week fashion design specialty program for ages 9 & up. Presented by the New England Fashion + Design Association. Learn how to design and sew that very necessary little dress required for every fashionista. This one-week specialty camp will teach you the essential design skills of pattern drafting and sewing using a sewing machine. And, because detailing is everything, participants will even learn embellishment and beading. It's MAJOR for aspiring fashion designers! Fee: $275 (JCC members and community), plus cost of materials. Morning and extended day options are available. For more information, visit stamfordjcc.org or contact Virginia Clark at 203.487.0973 or vclark@stamfordjc.org

 

Stepping Stones Museum for Children - Battle of the Bands 2013

07/22/2013

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

 5:00 - 8:30PM. Open to the public. Featuring at least 4 bands in competition for Judges' Choice and People's Choice.