Rowayton Historical Society Buttons: A History

03/12/2017

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

3 pm. Lynne Zacek Bassett is an independent scholar specializing in New England's historic costume and textiles. From 1995-2000 she was the curator of textiles and fine arts at Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, MA. Since going independent, Lynne has undertaken a number of large projects. Her exhibition and catalogue at the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, CT, "Modesty Died When Clothes Were Born: Costume in the Life and Literature of Mark Twain" (2004) won the Costume Society of America's Richard Martin Award for Excellence. Since 2007, Lynne has been the guest curator for costume and textiles at the Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art in Hartford Connecticut, in which capacity she has curated seven exhibitions. Currently open is her largest project yet, an exhibition and catalogue, Gothic to Goth: Romantic Era Fashion & Its Legacy, which has been enthusiastically reviewed by the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.

Silvermine Arts Center Summer Art Studio Open House

03/12/2017

1037 Silvermine Rd., New Canaan, CT Phone: 203-966-9700.

2pm - 4pm School Auditorium Free and Open to the Public Thinking about summer art workshops for your kids ages 4 to 17 – join us for a relaxing afternoon enjoying the arts at our Open House! • Pick up a summer workshop brochure Tour the campus and studios • Meet the faculty • Participate in hands-on activities • Registration early during at Open House

Bruce Museum Sunday Afternoon Lecture Series

03/12/2017

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

3:30 - 4:30 pm. Dr. Jenny Parsons, Assistant Curator, Florence Griswold Museum, will speak about American Impressionism in conjunction with Bruce Museum's exhibition Canvas and Cast: Highlights from the Bruce Museum's Art Collection. Free and open to the public

Bruce Museum Science Sunday: Time in the Touch Tank

03/12/2017

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

1 - 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.

Center for Contemporary Printmaking -FIGURE AND PRINT/LARGE SCALE with Paul DeRuvo

03/12/2017

299 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203.899.7999.

Sunday,10am – 4pm. 1-day weekend workshop, limited to 6; Intermediate to Advanced $125 members,$150 non-members. This 6 hour workshop will run similar to the regular Figure and the Monotype class but will encourage participants to work on monotypes at or above 22" x 30". Participants can explore bleed prints (prints with no margins ) innovative large scale mark making, and more ambitious approaches to the figure. The workshop will have a live nude model holding only 2-3 poses for the entire length of the class, allowing participants to decide when they are ready to print, and even return to the same pose to develop their image through layering.

Norwalk Symphony Heroes! - Music for All Ages

03/12/2017

125 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-956-6771.

The Norwalk Symphony Orchestra plays all of its concerts (unless specifically noted otherwise) at the Norwalk Concert Hall and Norwalk City Hall. 3 pm - 5 pm. Side-by-side with the Norwalk Youth Symphony Norwalk Symphony's Young Artists Competition Winner John Williams - Superman Beethoven - Symphony No. 5, Op. 67

Beardsley Zoo - Zoo Tots

03/13/2017 to 03/14/2017

1875 Noble Ave, Bridgeport, CT

Our theme for this month is "Animal March," where you can learn all about how animals move. Sign up for either Tuesday or Wednesday. Program open to children ages 22 months to 4 years with one adult. The program includes a short activity, live animals, and a simple craft. $10 for one member and child; $15 for one non-member and child. To register, e-mail programming@beardsleyzoo.org or call (203) 394-6563.

New Canaan Historical Society New Canaan's Revolutionary War Heroes

03/13/2017

13 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT Phone: 203.966.1776.

7:30 pm. Presented by Jim Bach in the Lindstorm Room. Three soldiers with New Canaan backgrounds stood out in the Revolution. Jim Bach will highlight the three soldiers on March 13th at the Quarterly Meeting. One was a captain who went on to become a big land owner on Oenoke Ridge and to be the founder of the New Canaan Episcopal Church. The second hero reached the rank of Colonel and served as Washington's chief spy with headquarters on Ponus. Ridge. And the third, as a lowly platoon sergeant earned our country's first and highest award for valor during the Yorktown defeat of Cornwallis. An image of The Badge of Military Merit is shown above.

Shelton Historical Society Shelton Reading Circle

03/14/2017

41 Church St., Shelton, CT Phone: 203-925-1803.

6:30pm - 8:00pm The book will be: TA Women of No Importance By Oscar Wilde. Shelton Reading Circle Meets at the : Huntington Branch Library. This program is free and open to the public. In general books tend to have an historical theme. Copies can be reserved by calling the Huntington Branch Library at 203-926-0111 and placing a request. Books can then be picked up at the main desk of the Huntington Branch Library. **In the event of bad weather, cancellation will be made through email or by phone. The libraries will also be contacted.

Bruce Museum Science Lecture and Fossil Identification Session

03/14/2017

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

6 pm - 8 pm. Nicholas G. McDonald, author of Window into the Jurassic World, will speak. Bring your fossils to be identified by a paleontologist! Fossil ID session, open galleries and light refreshments 6:00 - 7:00 pm, lecture 7:00 - 8:00 pm. Members free, non-members $15. Reservations suggested; call 203-413-6757 or email Science@brucemuseum.org.