Center for Contemporary Printmaking Rinse Prints

11/18/2014 to 11/19/2014

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

Tuesday – Wednesday, 10am – 2pm 2-day Workshop, limited to 8 $200 members, $225 non-members. Participants in this workshop will learn a linocut technique conceived by Picasso in the early 1960s — épreuves rincées, or "rinsed proofs".

Bruce Museum Science Lecture. West Meets East in a Unique Antarctic Voyage

11/18/2014

One Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT Phone: 203.869.0376.

Margie Turrin, Coordinator, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, discusses her experience in late fall 2013, when a small group from Columbia's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory traveled to the Antarctica Peninsula with The Antarctic Forum, an interdisciplinary group of Chinese leaders and elites. See how the magic of Antarctica served as a backdrop for conversations on entering a new era for Antarctica, with China and the world moving towards environmental conservation, harmonious social development, and societal responsibility. Refreshments at 6:30 pm. Lectre at 7:00 pm. Members free, non-members $15. Reservations: 203-413-6757.

Greenwich Historical Society William C. Crooks Distinguished Lecture Lasting Post: Love, Law and Laureates: The Forgotten Legacies of WWIAmerican Women Rebuilding France, Lecture by Elaine Uzan Leary

11/18/2014

39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob, CT Phone: 203-869-6899, Ext. 10..

This presentation by lecturer Elain Uzan Leary based on a travelling exhibition, "American Women Rebuilding France 1917-1924" focuses on the amazing response to the devastation caused by WWI in France led by Anne Morgan, youngest daughter of financier J.P. Morgan. 1:00–2:00 pm followed by short Q&A session. Vanderbilt Education Center Members: $10; nonmembers: $15.
Purchase tickets call 203-869-6899, Ext. 10.

Barnum Museum - At Home in Barnum's Iranistan: A Gathering Place for Family, Friends, and Neighbors-Sneak Peek presented Adrienne Saint-Pierre

11/19/2014

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

Wednesday,  at 12:15 p.m. At Home in Barnum's Iranistan: A Gathering Place for Family, Friends, and Neighbors-Sneak Peek
presented Adrienne Saint-Pierre, The Barnum Museum Curator. Usually when the museum references P. T. Barnum's first mansion, Iranistan, the focus is on its dramatic and unusual architecture, as it was a truly unique structure in Bridgeport's history. This month's Sneak Peek program explores some different topics, such as learning about the people who lived there both upstairs and downstairs, neighbors and visitors and the interior design along with the furnishings. All of these details give us a sense of what it might have been like to live in this palatial home. The talk also celebrates the Barnum family's grand house-warming party, which was held on November 14, 1848, and is presented in conjunction with a recently opened, temporary exhibit about Iranistan, featuring a large-scale model. No registration required. $3 Suggested Donation. Free for museum members.

Audubon Greenwich Bird-friendly Foods: Chocolate & Coffee

11/19/2014

613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT

6:30-8:00 pm. Join Bird-friendly Communities Coordinator Katie Blake for a presentation about two of our favorite treats - Chocolate & Coffee - and how sourcing these yummy products from bird-friendly farms can protect bird habitat, watershed, and people, too. $10/person. RSVP required. RSVP to: greenwichcenter@audubon.org or 203-869-5272 ext. 349.

AuduNature Sprouts: A Mommy & Me Program for ages 18 months to 4 years old

11/19/2014

613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-5272 ext. 349..

Wednesdays ~ 3:30-4:30pm Explore nature at Audubon Greenwich with your toddler. Enjoy short hikes, stories, crafts, and family fun. $30 per family. RSVP required. Dates & details online: http://greenwich.audubon.org/events/nature-sprouts.

Audubon Greenwich Bird-friendly Foods: Chocolate & Coffee •

11/19/2014

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

6:30-8:00 pmJoin Bird-friendly Communities Coordinator Katie Blake for a presentation about two of our favorite treats - Chocolate & Coffee - and how sourcing these yummy products from bird-friendly farms can protect bird habitat,watershed, and people, too. $10/person. RSVP required.

Jones Family Farm Sip & Savor Autumn Series: Classic New England Thanksgiving

11/19/2014

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

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Sip & Savor Autumn 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. Classic New England Thanksgiving So many foods, so many guests, what do I serve? Join us to have all your wine questions answered while we sup on Roast Chicken, Squash Risotto, Autumn Vegetables, and Apple Pie. Limited to 16 students. Cost: $65 per student.

Bartlett Arboretum ENGLISH HOUSES & GARDENS of the Arts and Crafts Period

11/20/2014

151 Brookdale Rd., Stamford, CT

1:30 - 2:30 pm.  FEE: $ 25.00 Non-Master Gardener ~ $ 20.00 Master Gardener.  Kathy Kling Master Gardner will talk briefly about a few late 18th century houses and gardens in order to place the Arts and Crafts period in context. We will then look at several Arts and Crafts houses and gardens, many of which are still tended today with the same sensibility. Particularly noteworthy are the parallels that can be made between that period and current thoughts about the environment and gardening.

Garden Education Center of Greenwich Program: Soup Tureens to Nut Bowls--Cos Cob

11/20/2014

130 Bible St., Cos Cob, CT 06807. Phone: 203-869-9242.

November 20, 2014 - Soup Tureens to Nut Bowls with Ann Robertson of dirt from 6:30 PM -9:30 PM. Let's talk about different containers to use for your Thanksgiving table and the great textures of the autumn harvest with which to fill them with. This program will specifically talk about using multiple small containers on your Thanksgiving table, which is my favorite way to go. We will make a centerpiece with flowers that includes fruits and veggies as well! Cost: Members $80  Non-Members $95.