Stepping Stones Museum for Children Hosts First in Flight Norwalk


303 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850. Phone: 203-899-0606.

Saturday, May 16, 2015--Around the World: Performance Series 2:00 pm--First In Flight. Enjoy a Reader's Theater performance of this Stepping Stones original production of the story of the earliest humans in flight. Written by a member of the "Youth Enrichment at Stepping Stones" (YES2) volunteer program.

Jones Farm Hosts Farm-To-Table Cooking Class--Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil


606 Walnut Tree Hill Rd., Shelton, CT 06484. Phone: 203-929-8425.

On May 16, 2015 from 1-3PM at Jones Family Farm a Farm-t-Table cooking class entitled:  Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil will take place.  Classes are limited to 12 participants.  Classes tend to fill up quickly.  The sessions are relaxed and informal, a mix of demonstrations and hands-on activities suitable for beginners as well as experienced cooks.  They conclude with everyone gathering around the big kitchen table to enjoy the meal they have prepared along with a glass of the farm's own Jones wine.  Students take home their aprons and copies of nourishing recipes.  Check the website for further information.

Jones Family Farm Cooking Classes - Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil


606 Walnut Tree Hill Road, Shelton, CT Phone: (203) 929-8425.

Indulge in a Savannah soiree meal with a menu featuring coastal Georgia seafoods and other southern comfort foods.

Norwalk Symphony Orchestra - Season Finale - World Premiere for our 75th Anniversary


125 East Ave, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203.956.6771.

Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 8:00pm - Season Finale - World Premiere for our 75th Anniversary: Michael Galante; Tchaikovsky, Variations on a Rococo Theme with cello soloist, Allison Eldredge; Beethoven's Symphony No. 7. For more information call, visit the website or email:

New Canaan Historical Society Hosts Author John Demos--The Unredeemed Captive


13 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203-966-1776.

John Demos, author and historian, will speak about his award winning nonfiction book The Unredeemed Captive on Sunday, May 17 at 3:00 p.m. in the Library's Adrian Lamb Room. The Unredeemed Captive was nominated for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and was awarded the Francis Parkman Prize, an award given annually for the best nonfiction work of history on an American theme published the previous year. John Demos is an American author and historian with a family history dating back to the early settlements of New England. He retired in December 2008 as the Samuel Knight Professor of History at Yale University, USA.  Program is free and open to the public.  Registration is required.

PT Barnum Museum Hosts Gregg Dancho, Ex. Director of CT's Beardsley Zoo -Bridgeport


820 Main St., Bridgeport, CT 06604. Phone: 203-331-1104.

On Sunday, May 17 at 2 p.m., Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo Executive Director, Gregg Dancho will present a program about this National Register site's early history, beginning with the gift of land to the City of Bridgeport in the 1880s, and its transformation to a professionally-staffed, accredited zoo. Dancho's talk, Beardsley Zoo: A History of Land and Tigers, will also discuss how zoo-keeping philosophies have changed over the years. Dancho will discuss the zoo's current work to ensure the survival of Siberian (Amur) tigers. Dancho has served as Beardsley Zoo's director since 1983.

Center for Contemporary Arts Figure and the Monotype


299 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203.899.7999.

Thursday, 6pm – 9pm, ½ day workshop, limited to 6, $70 members, $80 non-members. Participants in this workshop will work directly from a live model, working with printing inks much the same way as Degas. The work is then printed with the assistance of the instructor. Subsequent reworked impressions can also be pulled to achieve depth of color. Or as Degas frequently did, a second paler or ghost impression can also be printed and used as ground for later pastel additions
All Levels

Westport Arts Center - Chamber Music - Juilliard String Quartet


720 Pequot Ave, Southport, CT Phone: 203-222-7070.

4-6 PM at the Pequot Library. The legendary Juilliard String Quartet will return to Westport this Spring! The famed quartet's program will be a salute to the immortal music of Vienna—modern masterpieces by Webern and Berg and, to close, Beethoven's triumphant final quartet in F Major, Op. 135.

Fairfield Museum Anual Membership Meeting & Book Talk: The Remarkable Wedding of Tom Thumb & Lavinia Warren


370 Beach Rd., Fairfield, CT 06824. Phone: 203-259-1598.

Annual Membership Meeting & Book Talk: The Remarkable Wedding of Tom Thumb & Lavinia Warren. Tuesday, May 19,2015 6:30 – 7pm: Election of new board members & officers. 7pm – 8pm: Book Talk--Free for Fairfield Museum members; $5 suggested donation for non-members. Celebrate the blockbuster wedding of Tom Thumb and Lavinia Warren in conjunction with the exhibition Fashion and Fantasy: 250 Years of Wedding Dresses. Nicholas Rinaldi, a Distinguished Fairfield University Professor Emeritus, will discuss his book "The Remarkable Courtship of General Tom Thumb" a fictional yet fascinating behind-the-scenes look at life during the Civil War and a moving tale of one misfit's odyssey to find his place in the world.

Center for Contemporary Printmaking Engraving Master Class

05/19/2015 to 05/21/2015

299 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT

This course is a three-day immersion into monotype printmaking, with an emphasis on color and an awareness of abstraction as the point of departure for shaping an image. Advanced Participants Only – Master Class Participants Must Provide CCP with CV and Examples of Previous Work – Please call Elisabeth Walden, Education Coordinator at 203-899-7999 to apply.