Jones Family Farm Autumn Memorable Meals Series: Thanksgiving Rehearsal

11/15/2014

606 Walnut Tree Hill Road, Shelton, CT

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Hands-on Cooking: Autumn Memorable Meals Series Learn how to prepare complete meals to impress your family and friends, while remaining relaxed. Then, enjoy your creations while sipping a glass of Jones wine. Thanksgiving Rehearsal Join us for a chance to learn the techniques of preparing the quintessential New England feast, so you can handle your family's party with aplomb! We'll make Roast Turkey, Perfect Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Chestnut Dressing, Roasted Fall Vegetables, Cranberry Sauce, and Pumpkin Pie. Limited to 12 students. Cost: $85 per student.

Fairfield Museum and History Center - Discovering Our Way

11/16/2014

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

Discovering Our Way - November 16, 2:30 - 4:00 pm $5 per person. Fairfield Museum proudly announces a new program designed for families with children with special needs. Enjoy an interactive tour of the exhibition Creating Community: Exploring 375 Years of Our Past in a safe, fun and supportive environment. Pre-registration is required; call 203-259-1598. Click here for more information

Audubon Greenwich "Music and Nature: Can You Hear It?"

11/16/2014

Greenwich, CT

With principal players from the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra 2:00-3:00pm A special musical experience for all ages, presented by Curiosity Concerts and Richard and Mary Radcliffe. Visit Audubon Greenwich's beautiful Kimberlin Nature Education Center, situated on 285 acres of protected land, to listen to a quintet who will explore nature themes in music with selections from: · Camille Saint-Saens * The Carnival of the Animals · Serge Prokofiev * Peter and the Wolf · Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov * Flight of the Bumblebee· Claude Debussy * The Snow is Dancing · Antonio Vivaldi * Four Seasons Performers will include principal players from the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra: Phillip Bashor, clarinet; Andrew Gordon, piano; Daniel Miller, cello; Susan Rotholz, flute; Krystof Witek, violin. Free. All ages welcome. RSVP appreciated to: greenwichcenter@audubon.org or 203-869-5272 ext. 349.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Sunday Explorers

11/16/2014

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

Sundays, November 16 - 30, Noon - 4 pm. Our popular Sunday drop-in programs return for November. 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. Schedule of Events: Noon - 4 pm Self-guided crafts & open classroom. 12:30 pm Trail Hike. 2:30 pm Garden or farm experience. 3:30 pm Animal Meet & Greet. Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Wheels in the Woods Fall Activity Trail

11/16/2014

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

Sundays, November 16 - 30, Noon - 4 pm. Our popular self-guided activity trail returns with new activities. Identify fall birds, do a mini scavenger hunt, make funoculars, and more. Information on the trail can be found in the Overbrook Nature Center. Heavy rain will cancel. Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org

Westport Playhouse -Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse

11/16/2014

25 Powers Court, Westport, CT Phone: 203-227-4177.

1pm and 4pm. All tickets: $20.00. Produced by Omaha Theater Company. Lilly loves everything about school, especially her cool teacher, Mr. Slinger. But when he confiscates her prized possession, a purple plastic purse that plays music, joy turns to misery in Lilly's Plastic Purple Purse. Lilly, who is used to being the brightest and loudest mouse around, will also have to get used to sharing the spotlight with her new baby brother in this charming adaptation of Kevin Henkes' award-winning children's book.

Audubon Greenwich CURIOSITY CONCERT “Music and Nature: Can You Hear It?

11/16/2014

613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-5272 ext. 349..

2:00pm - 3:00pm. Join Curiosity Concerts at Audubon Greenwich's Kimberlin Nature Education Center for a special Greenwich Symphony Orchestra concert in this beautiful building situated on 285 acres of protected land. A quintet of our own Symphony's principal players will explore nature themes in music with selections from: Camille Saint-Saens The Carnival of the Animals, Serge Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Flight of the Bumblebee, Claude Debussy The Snow is Dancing, Antonio Vivaldi Four Seasons.

Bruce Museum Family Studio Workshop. Drawing with Charcoal

11/16/2014

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

1 pm - 3 pm. All ages. Families explore the process of making fine art while using quality art-making supplies and discussing current exhibitions. No reservations. Fee per person: $10 members, $15 non-members

Garden Education Center of Greenwich Program: Harvesting Wildflower Seeds--Cos Cob

11/18/2014

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

November 18 - Harvesting Wildflower Seeds 1:00 PM -3:00 PM. Join the Greenwich Land Trust's Steve Conaway to learn methods for harvesting and propagating wildflower seeds.  Techniques for a wide variety of native plant species will be covered. Cost: $35. Call to register. 

Greenwich Historical Society Lecture: American Women Rebuilding France by Elaine Uzan Leary

11/18/2014

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

Lecture by Elaine Uzan Leary: American Women Rebuilding France. This presentation by Elaine Uzan Leary, based on a travelling exhibition, "American Women Rebuilding France 1917-1924," focuses on the amazing response to the devastation caused by WWI in France led by Anne Morgan, youngest daughter of financier J.P. Morgan. CARD (Comité Américain pour les Régions Dévastées) was created by Morgan to aid the civilian population and helped rebuild war-torn Picardy after WWI. Over 350 American women responded to Morgan's appeal and came to the aid of the French people. Leary will share original photographs of the era from the Anne Morgan archives of the Franco-American Museum, Chateau of Blérancourt in Picardy, France. Leary is a graduate of Stetson University, Université de Strasbourg, France; Middlebury College Graduate School; the Chambre de Commerce in Paris; and Emerson College Graduate Studies in Boston. She is currently Executive Director of the American Friends of Blérancourt, which supports the Franco-American Museum, Chateau de Blérancourt in Picardy, France. This program is co-sponsored by Alliance Française. Tuesday, November 18, 2014--1:00 to 2:00 pm, followed by short Q session. Vanderbilt Education Center. Members: $10; nonmembers: $15.