Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens Family Valentine's Day Program

02/12/2017

151 Brookdale Road, Stamford, CT Phone: 203-322-6971 ex. 17 .

noon - 2 pm. Celebrate Valentine's Day with the whole family. Stop by to learn all about chocolate plants, make some chocolate-dipped treats to share, and craft botanical valentines. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. $10 per child/member, $15 per child/non-member. Adults free! Contact Emily Curry at 203-322-6971 ex. 17 or ecurry@bartlettarboretum.org for more information or to sign up.

Bruce Museum Fred Elser Sunday Science at the Seaside Center. Sex in the Sea

02/12/2017

Greenwich Point Park, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-0376.

At 2 pm, scientist, researcher and storyteller Marah Hardt will entertain us with highlights from her popular science book Sex in the Sea exploring the staggering ways life begets life beneath the waves. Beyond a deliciously voyeuristic excursion, Sex in the Sea uniquely connects the timeless topic of sex with the timely issue of sustainable oceans. Through overfishing, climate change, and ocean pollution we are disrupting the creative procreation that drives the wild abundance of life in the ocean. With wit and scientific rigor, Hardt introduces us to the researchers and innovators who study the wet and wild sex lives of ocean life and offer solutions that promote rather than prevent, successful sex in the sea. Marine-Valentine themed family activities all afternoon from 1: 30 - 4:00 pm.

Bruce Museum Family Gallery Tour

02/12/2017

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

11:30 am. Designed for families with children ages 6-10. These tours, led by a Museum educator, provide an interactive, discussion-based exploration of the Museum's current exhibitions. Free with admission; no registration required.

Ambler Farm Valentine's Tea

02/12/2017

257 Hurlbutt St, Wilton, CT Phone: 203-834-1143.

2 pm - 4 pm. Spend a cozy afternoon with your little Valentine at our annual Tea! Enjoy platters of delicious sandwiches and sweets galore, and have fun making a craft to take home. The Tea is a popular event and sells out quickly, so reserve your spot soon! $20 per adult and $10 per child

Audubon Greenwich Family Valentine's Day "Play Date"

02/12/2017

613 Riversville Rd., Greenwich, CT Phone: (203) 869-5272.

1 pm - 3 pm. Show your love for our Audubon Greenwich family by joining us for a nature play date! Adults and children can meet other families that share an interest in the natural world while creating nature-themed valentine crafts and meeting new animal friends! Admission: $3 per member, $6 per non-member. All ages welcome.

Rowayton Historical Society Sea Glass: History and Mystery

02/12/2017

33 Highland Ave., Rowayton, CT Phone: 203-831-0136.

3 pm. At the Rowayton Community Center. $5. Mermaid's tears! Beach jewels! Sea Glass! Whatever the name, people have been collecting these fascinating pieces of washed up treasure for centuries all over the world, but most specifically in Norwalk, CT. With its long industrious and recreational past, find out why Norwalk is a choice sea glass location in Alyssa Shapiro's new lecture: Sea Glass: History and Mystery. Ever wonder where the glass comes from and how to tell its age? Ms. Shapiro has the answers. She will also discuss color varieties and their degree of rarity as well has how plastic, recycling and environmental concerns are all making sea glass a fast, disappearing find.

Fred Elser Second Sunday Science at the Seaside Center. Sex in the Sea.

02/12/2017

Greenwich Point Park, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-0376.

1:30 - 4 pm. Perfect for Valentine's Day! At 2:00 pm, scientist, author and researcher Marah Hardt will talk about her popular science book Sex in the Sea: Our Intimate Connection with Sex-Changing Fish, Romantic Lobsters, Kinky Squid, and Other Salty Erotica of the Deep, exploring the weird and wild reproductive habits of marine animals and why understanding these strategies matters. Fun marine valentine activities for all ages all afternoon.

Bruce Museum Science Sunday: Triassic Creatures

02/12/2017

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

1 pm - 3 pm. A drop-in program designed for children aged 4 and up and their families. Participants will explore simple science concepts and subjects while partaking in fun, kid-friendly experiments, projects and crafts inspired by the Museum's collections and exhibitions. This program is free with general admission and no advance registration is required.

Westport Playhouse Family Festivities -Twinkle Tames a Dragon, The Musical

02/12/2017

25 Powers Court, Westport, CT Phone: 203.227.4177 | 888.927.7529.

1 pm and 4 pm. All tickets $20. Recommended for ages 2-7.. From Katherine Holabird, the author of the classic book series Angelina Ballerina, comes a brand new show for all those who love fairies, friendship, dragons and fun! Twinkle has always wanted a pet and is thrilled when Fairy Godmother grants her wish. While her friends get cute little pets, a naughty dragon named Scruffy is NOT what Twinkle had in mind! Can Twinkle tame her dragon in time for Fairy Pet Day?

Center for Contemporary Printmaking SILKSCREEN AND ENCAUSTIC

02/13/2017 to 02/17/2017

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

The workshop will introduce and explore various approaches to combining screenprinting and encaustic, utilizing line and halftone photo-based imagery. The technical information will be presented through a hands-on approach with emphasis on achieving each individual artist's aesthetic goals. All equipment will be provided for each student to work at a fixed screenprinting station