Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Sunday Explorers

11/17/2013

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

Sundays, November 17 & 24, noon - 4 pm. Our popular Sunday drop-in programs return for the fall. Join us for hikes, field studies, live animal visits, garden experiences and crafts as we explore all the best things about SM&NC in the fall. Information on specific themes is available at the Overbrook Nature Center. Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call 203.322-1646, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org.

 

Fairfield Museum and History Center - Battlefields of the Pequot War

11/17/2013

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

On Sunday  3:00 pm – 4:30 pm. Presented by Kevin McBride and David Naumec of The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center. $5 Suggested Donation.  The Pequot War (1636-1637) was the first protracted engagement between English colonists and American Indians in New England. The infamous Pequot Swamp Fight, was the last major battle and occurred in Southport in 1637. Since 2007, The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center has been identifying and preserving historical sites associated with the Pequot War. Learn about the latest research on this project and the archaeological work on the battlefields in Groton and in Old Saybrook. This event is accessible to people with disabilities. Please register with the contact person for this event. 

Westport Country Playhouse Madeline and the Bad Hat

11/17/2013

25 Powers Court, Westport, CT Phone: 203.227.4177.

1 p.m. and 4 p.m. ArtsPower's Madeline and the Bad Hat, an original musical based upon the much-loved classic book, captures the blithe yet touching spirit of Ludwig Bemelmans's Madeline series. It traces the adventures of a young Parisian girl who – despite starting off on the wrong foot with a mischievous new neighbor – eventually learns that first impressions aren't everything. Madeline and the Bad Hat Run Time: Approximately one hour

The Stamford Jewish Community Center - Bullying Awareness

11/17/2013 to 11/17/2013

1035 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203.921.4161 .

For children ages 8 –13 and their parents. 1 – 2 pm: Skill Building for Children, an informative lecture for parents. 2:15 – 3:15 pm: Interactive Krav Maga demonstration to empower self-confidence. Open to the community. $18 per family. For more information, please contact EveMoskowitz at 203.921.4161 or emoskowitz@ctjfs.org.

Greenwich Historical Society Prgram: Heads: Business Lessons from an Executive Search Pioneer

11/20/2013

39 Strickland Rd., Cos Cob, CT 06807. Phone: 203-869-6899.

Heads: Business Lessons from an Executive Search Pioneer --In partnership with the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce, we are proud to host Russell S. Reynolds, Jr., in a talk and reception featuring his book HEADS. A pioneer and key player responsible for raising the level of professionalism that has propelled executive search to its current stature as a respected, multi-billion-dollar industry, Reynolds will provide insights into the critical role of executive search in today's business world and offer invaluable career advice for all.  Reynolds is founder and chairman of RSR Partners, a leading executive and board search firm based in his native Greenwich that recruits corporate directors, CEOs and senior executives in a broad range of industries. He is a Yale graduate and, prior to founding his first search firm, Russell Reynolds Associates, was a lending officer at J. P. Morgan  Company. Reynolds is a long-time supporter of the Greenwich Historical Society, is on our advisory board and has served as a trustee on multiple community boards. Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 5:30-7:00 pm $15 for members of the Greenwich Historical Society or members of the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce; $20 for nonmembers.

Bruce Museum - Film Series: American Art, Artists and Printmaking

11/20/2013

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

10:30 am. Chuck Close: The Life and Work of the Man Who Reinvented Portraiture (116 min.) Final film in a five-part film series held in conjunction with the Chuck Close and Telling American History exhibitions, which will explore fine art printmaking, the role of landscape painting in telling American history, as well as the artists Edward Hopper and Chuck Close. Films are free and followed by coffee and discussion.

Bruce Museum After School Art Classes: Greenwich Arts Society

11/21/2013

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT

3:45 - 5 pm. An eight-session course of art instruction (October 3 – November 21) for students ages 8 – 12 years old led by Greenwich Arts Society instructor, Kathie Milligan. Students will experience a wide variety of art media including painting and printmaking inspired by the Chuck Close and other Museum exhibitions. Class size is limited. $375 per student, includes all materials. Reservations and advance payment by contacting the Greenwich Arts Society for registration and information: 203-629-1533, admin@greenwichartsociety.org Visit the website: www.GreenwichArtSociety.org

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Astronomy Nights: All About Purchasing A Telescope

11/22/2013

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

On Friday 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Head to the Observatory for a real treat to explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more! Start by enjoying a presentation on All About Purchasing A Telescope, followed by a visit to view the night sky through our 22-inch research telescope. The presentation portion of the program will be held rain or shine. Viewing hours are weather permitting.Members: Free | Non-Members: Adults $3, Children (5-17) $2. No children under 5 please. For more information call, email or visit the website.

 

Stratford Historical Society - New England Other Witch Hunt

11/22/2013

Christ Church, 2000 Main Street, Stratford, CT Phone: 203-329-1183.

7pm-8:30 pm Christ Church, 2000 Main Street, Stratford, CT. Everyone knows about the witch hunt at Salem in 1692.  But few people know that in the years before Salem, Connecticut was New England’s fiercest witch prosecutor.  The first person hanged for witch craft in New England came from Windsor.  Walt Woodward will bring this nearly forgotten story to life beginning with the Protestant Reformation through the Hartford witch hunt of the 1660’s. The Captain David Judson House and the Catharine Bunnell Mitchell Museum will be open to the public on Wednesdays and Sundays, June – October for tours, noon to 4:00, with the last entry at 3:00.

Coffeehouse at The Wheelers - Westport Historical Society

11/22/2013

25 Avery Place, Westport, CT Phone: (203) 222-1424.

The Westport Historical Society's Betty and Ralph Sheffer Gallery will sway to the rhythms of music and poetry this fall when it morphs into a Greenwich Village-style coffee house for two evenings featuring singer/songwriter Suzanne Sheridan and friends.Westporter Sheridan, whose music influences include Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen, will appear Oct. 11 and Nov 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. with Westport poet Ralph Adams. She will be accompanied on keyboards by Bob Cooper of Westport and Chris Brown on bass. The sessions are titled "Coffee House at the Wheeler's," a reference to Wheeler House, the society's headquarters at 25 Avery Place. $10.