Turkey Walk and Talk at Earthplace

11/26/2011

10 Woodside Lane, Westport, CT Phone: 203-277-7253.

2:30 PM. Talk turkey with a real expert. Joe Debone, our neighbor and wildlife expert will hunt up some of our wild turkeys with his calls and knowledge of this big bird. Joe has lots of turkey stories, feathers, and a really nifty gobbler caller for the kids to try out. Included with regular admission, members free.

Stratford Holiday Showcase of Crafts

11/26/2011

Stratford, CT 06615. Phone: 203-261-2414 .

On Saturday, at the Ramada Hotel, 225 Lorship Blvd. 10-4 p.m. Arts & Crafts Fair. Free admission.

Lecturer Rebecca Rabinow on The Remarkable Life of Louisine Havemeyer, Art Collector and Suffragette at the Greenwich Library

11/27/2011

101 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-6899, Ext. 10 to reserve.

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. After the American artists Mary Cassatt introduced the young Louisine Elder to the work of Edgar Degas, Louisine became the first American to purchase a pastel by the French Impressionist. Over the ensuing decades, Louisine and her husband, H.O. Havemeyer, known in the popular press as the "Sugar King," amassed a spectacular art collection, which they displayed in their Tiffany-decorated mansion on Fifth Avenue and at Hilltop, their Greenwich estate. Ms. Rabinow's lecture will explore Louisine's life and interests, from her earliest purchases made with her allowance to her later philanthropy and staunch support of women's rights. Yet another tale with so many links to Greenwich's colorful past. Lecturer Rebecca Rabinow is a curator in the Nineteenth Century Paintings Department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she has organized 17 special exhibitions. She holds a PhD from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.

Holiday Planters at the Garden Education Center of Greenwich

11/29/2011

130 Bible St., Cos Cob, CT Phone: 203-896-9242.

10:00 a.m.

Jump start your holiday season by joining Emmy Ogden and Wendy Serrell as they provide you with a variety of lush holiday greens and winterberries and then help you create festive inserts for your outdoor planters. And it is not even December yet! Cost is per pot.  Registered Member: $100. Register Non-member: $125.

Holiday Wreath Making at the Garden Education Center of Greenwich

11/30/2011

130 Bible St., Cos Cob, CT Phone: 203-869-5272.

10:00 AM. One of our most popular programs, Loretta returns to us this season to share a new twist on her beautiful holiday wreaths. Join her as she helps you create a festive live wreath to place on your entrance door or over your fireplace. Register Member: $85. Register Non-Member: $100.