Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Farm Market

08/24/2014

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

Sundays, August 24 – October 5, 10am – 2pm. We're thrilled to bring back the SM&NC Farm Market — now on Sundays! The Farm Market will be located conveniently on the Meadow. New and additional vendors will offer a wider variety of fresh, local items. The Market will also feature a different food truck each week so you can enjoy lunch at one of our picnic tables by the Bendel Pond. We'll be selling our very own products from Heckscher Farm — fresh eggs, maple syrup and yarn. Each Sunday, activities for families will be led by one of our environmental educators. SM&NC Sunday Market Admission: FREE. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org.

Artists & Artisans in Paradise 2014 Hosted by Stratford Arts Guild

08/24/2014

3677 Main Street, Stratford, CT 06614. Phone: 203-375-1258.

On Sunday, August 24, 2014 from 10AM to 5PM at Paradise Green Park join Artists & Artisans in Paradise in an annual arts and crafts show and summer fair in Stratford, Connecticut. Free and open to the public, all are welcome to come enjoy the art and fine crafts for sale, as well as live music, poetry, food, and interactive community art projects for all.Welcome Welcome to Artists & Artisans in Paradise 2014 Sunday, August 24th, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Paradise Green Park.  In addition, we offer face painting, balloon art and fun for the family to enjoy. This is a true community arts celebration, a great way to invest in local, one-of-a-kind art, jewelry, and other handmade crafts while enjoying the beauty of Stratford, Connecticut.

Stratford Arts Guild Art - Artists in Paradise

08/24/2014

Paradise Green, Stratford, CT

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Fine art, handcrafts, interactive art, food and more. 

Animal Meet and Greet

08/24/2014 to 08/24/2014

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

Sundays, August 24 & August 31, 3:30 - 4:00pm

Stop by for a chance to meet one of our Overbrook Nature Center or Heckscher Farm animals up close! From goats to guinea pigs and lambs to leopard geckos, see which animals call the SM&NC home. Great for all ages! Program is approximately 15-20 minutes and will meet at the Outdoor Classroom by the Otter Pond. In inclement weather, meet at Overbrook Nature Center. 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 is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of art, the natural and agricultural sciences, and history. The Museum is a vital cultural and educational resource for the community, and a focal point for family activity through exhibitions, educational programs and special events.

Silvermine Arts Center Artist Talk: Selected Guild Group Show Exhibiting Artisits--New Canaan

08/26/2014

1037 Silvermine Rd., New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203-966-9700.

On August 26, 2014 at 6PM the Silvermine Art Center will host an Artist Talk with selected Guild Group Show exhibiting artists.

Stamford Center for the Arts Chicago City Limits

08/26/2014

61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT Phone: (203) 325-4466.

Direct from New York, world class improv group Chicago City Limits is the city's longest-running show with over 10,000 performances over 30 years! The New York Post characterized it as the "Funniest show in town... Not to be missed!!" And the New York Times called the cast "the perfect masters of improvisation."

Jones Winery Hosts Sip & Savor Summer Series: Connecticut Wine & Cheese Party--Shelton

08/27/2014

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

Sip & Savor Summer Series: Connecticut Wine & Cheese Party--  Wed, 08/27/14 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmSip & Savor Summer Series. Come and enjoy our relaxed and educational evenings where we taste five different wines and enjoy a pleasant meal designed to highlight fresh seasonal farm foods, paired with the delicious wines we have selected. We delve into the cultural aspects of the wine and foods we are serving as well as explore the terminology of flavor. Connecticut Wine & Cheese Party, at the Homestead Winery Barn. We'll learn how to create sensational cheese platters for autumn gatherings. Then we'll taste the wonderful variety of Connecticut artisan meat and cheeses. The evening concludes with cheesecake draped with fresh fruit compote. Limited to 16 students. Cost: $65 per student.

Jones Family Farm Sip & Savor Summer Series: Connecticut Wine & Cheese Party

08/27/2014

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

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Sip & Savor Summer Series Come and enjoy our relaxed and educational evenings where we taste five different wines and enjoy a pleasant meal designed to highlight fresh seasonal farm foods, paired with the delicious wines we have selected. We delve into the cultural aspects of the wine and foods we are serving as well as explore the terminology of flavor. Connecticut Wine & Cheese Party, at the Homestead Winery Barn We'll learn how to create sensational cheese platters for autumn gatherings. Then we'll taste the wonderful variety of Connecticut artisan meat and cheeses. The evening concludes with cheesecake draped with fresh fruit compote. Limited to 16 students. Cost: $65 per student.

Barnum Museum - Beauty and the Beast: Three Centuries of Architecture in Connecticut Presented by William Horsley

08/28/2014

820 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-331-1104 ext.100.

Thursday, August 28 at 6:30 p.m. — Beauty and the Beast: Three Centuries of Architecture in Connecticut Presented by William Horsley. William Horsley is the principal of Terra Firma Northeast, an independent scholar and former Director of the New Haven Museum and Connecticut Landmarks. Tastes and visions for grand architecture shift through time and Connecticut’s landscape is spotted with examples of the elegant and the monstrous! Share in Horsley's explorations and findings, gleaned from many years photographing Connecticut's architectural features.  Horsley will share his passion for architecture “that is the basis of ingenuity, imagination and aspiration” and share his desire to protect, preserve and interpret our historic past. No registration required. $5 suggested donation and kids under 12 are free. All events are free for Museum Vision Members. Call for more information 203-331-1104 ext.100, M-F from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Westport Historical Society Presents Coffeehouse Tribute to Pete Segger

08/29/2014

25 Avery Place, Westport, CT 06880. Phone: 203-222-1424.

Join singer-songwriter Suzanne Sheridan and other local musicians on August 29 for an evening of Civil Rights and Vietnam War protest songs in tribute to the late folk icon Pete Seeger. If you missed seeing this wonderful performance in June, do make reservations early as the last one was completely sold out!  The concert will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at a "Coffeehouse at the Wheeler's" hosted by the Westport Historical Society. The writer of such Sixties anthems as "If I Had a Hammer," "Where Have All the Flowers Gone" and "Turn, Turn, Turn," Seeger was also an environmental activist and co-founder of the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater project. He died Jan. 28 at the age of 94. The evening kicks off with a set by Weston's Bruce Taylor, a retired teacher and maker of string instruments who was a friend of Seeger's. Taylor specialized in the "Seeger- style" 12- string guitar and the longneck five-string banjo that he created just for Seeger. He and Seeger collaborated on a few songs and also performed together, usually in support of the Clearwater project. Sheridan, who began her music career singing jingles for such companies as Pepsi, Hasbro toys and Texaco and writing music for The Electric Company and PBS television, has been traveling the world the last three years doing tributes to the music of Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen. In addition to Seeger's "If I Had a Hammer," she'll perform other favorites of the Counterculture era. Also joining the songfest will be Westport keyboardist Bob Cooper. Cooper played piano in the John Mooney Blues Band from 1978 to 1981, and keyboard for Harvey Robbins' Doo-Wop Hall of Fame concerts from 2000 to 2009. So, if you were wondering where all the flowers had gone back in the Sixties, or just love great music, come out to the Westport Historical Society on August 29 for an evening that combines Seeger's songs with a bit of recent U.S. history.
Tribute to Pete Seeger,  Friday, August 29, 6 – 8 pm  is $15  and reservations are suggested: (203) 222-1424. Westport Historical Society, 25 Avery Place, across from Town Hall. For more information about the WHS: westporthistory.org,  Light refreshments will be served.