Fairfield Museum Hosts Family Focus: Give Thanks with Handmade

11/22/2015

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

Family Focus: Give Thanks with Handmade--Sunday, November 22,2015 from  2 - 4pm. Holiday traditions are a big part of what makes this time of year so special. Stop by the Museum where you can create a craft inspired by Native American culture and submit your traditions to our Thankful Wall.

Westport Art Center's Family Art Day

11/22/2015

51 Riverside Ave., Westport, CT 06880. Phone: 203-222-7070.

Inspire the young artists in your family at Westport Arts Center's Family Art Day on Sunday, November 22 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Design, color and construct one-of-a-kind art projects using new processes, unusual materials and your imagination! The bi-annual Family Art Day event is designed to build on children's ingenuity and curiosity. The gallery will be completely transformed into a workshop space, featuring stations designed to enable interaction with different materials and to foster a lifelong love for the arts. Local teaching artists will be on hand to assist children at each art station. Kids will work alongside their parents and siblings as they draw on inspiration from the DREAMscapes exhibition featuring 42 member artists and curated by the renowned Alexandra Monroe, Ph.D, Samsung Senior Curator of Asian Art at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Each project will capture the spirit of the exhibition explained by Monroe as "forms, colors and images that an artist might see in real or imagined space...It is whimsical." Due to the popularity of this program, advance registration is encouraged.

Monroe Historical Society Holds Annual Meeting: Program: Audio Radio

11/22/2015

733 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, CT 06468. Phone: 203-261-1383.

Annual Meeting: Program - Audio Radio Nov. 22, 2015--"Audio Radio Program"--November 22, 2015 Sunday 1:00 pm
Presenter: John Babina Jr., From WMNR. in the The William J. Ehlers Meeting Room. Hear favorite old radio broadcastings, dramas, soaps, comedies, variety shows and news bulletins. Following the presentation John will answer questions during our reception. Cider and cookies will be served. All donations will go to the restoration of the society's Eliot Beardsley Homestead.

UBS Parade Spectacular presented by Stamford Town Center and The Advocate

11/22/2015

Stamford Downtown: Summer to Broad to Atlantic Streets, Stamford, CT 06901. Phone: 203-348-5285.

Sunday, step-off at Noon the UBS Parade Spectacular presented by Stamford Town Center and The Advocate begins.  One of the largest helium balloon parades in the country, featuring everyone's favorite giant balloon characters, award winning marching bands and fabulous floats. Fun for the whole family.

 

KinderPlace Turkey Drive

11/22/2015 to 11/22/2015

1035 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203.487.0968.

Sunday, November 22 • 8 – 11 am  Donate a turkey and some fixins’ to benefit the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County, and share Thanksgiving cheer with those who otherwise would go without. Sponsored by KinderPlace year-round, full-day child care at The J. For more information contact Liz Gebert, 203.487.0968 or  lgebert@stamfordjcc.org

 

12th Annual Christmas Rocks Tour! with Brian Setzer--Stamford

11/24/2015

61 Atlantic St., Stamford, CT 06901. Phone: 203-325-4466.

Three-time Grammy award winner Brian Setzer and his 18-piece orchestra make their first-ever appearance at Stamford's Palace Theatre for a swingin' Christmas concert at 8 pm on Tuesday, November 24. Stamford is part of Setzer's 31-city 12th Annual Christmas Rocks! Tour. Kick of the holiday season with The Brian Setzer Orchestra rockin' big-band horn arrangements, Setzers trademark guitar work and vocal stylings. The brand new, 12-track album Rockin Rudolph, includes "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," "Yabba-Dabba Yuletide," and "Rockabilly Rudolph". 

Garden Education Center of Greenwich Hosts Thanksgiving Floral Workshop with White House Floral Designer Ruth Loiseau

11/24/2015

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

Thanksgiving Floral Workshop with White House Floral Designer, Ruth Loiseau--Tuesday, November 24th at 10:30 am Back by popular demand! Ruth Loiseau returns to the GEC for a unique floral workshop just in time for Thanksgiving. Each participant will design their own beautiful centerpiece under Ruth's expert guidance. Registration Required. Members $90, Non-Members $110.

Fairfield Museum Hosts Family Focus:Museum Day

11/27/2015

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

Family Focus: Museum Day--Friday, November 27, 11am - 2pm. Enjoy self-guided activities in our current exhibitions! Find photographs of famous people in Picturing the News; interview a friend or family member to create a newspaper. Become an artisan and explore the arts and crafts in the exhibition Handcrafted. Gear up as an explorer in the Creating Community exhibit and climb into the Revolutionary War fort!

Wilton Historical Society Presents Trains, Trains, Trains!

11/27/2015 to 01/18/2016

224 Danbury Rd., Wilton, CT 06897. Phone: 203-762-7257.

Trains, Trains, Trains! From 12:00 – 4:00. The much anticipated Great Trains Holiday Exhibit: An Interactive Wonderland will open the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 27 from 12 - 4. Dressed for the holidays, the Society's historic 18th and 19th century buildings are transformed into a train-lovers delight with eight different train layouts winding through tiny towns with many different kinds of buildings, tunnels, cable cars, and two working Ferris Wheels! New this year: a Wilton-themed HO layout; expanded "O" gauge layout; and a working Lego train set. The interactive display enchants visitors of all ages with lots of buttons to push and knowledgeable "train engineers" on hand to "talk trains". In a special train room for the youngest guests, there are buttons galore plus Thomas the Tank Engine and a Brio set for hands-on fun. The Great Trains Holiday Exhibit will run from Friday, November 27, 2015 through Monday, January 18, 2016 on Thursdays – Saturdays, 10-4; Sundays 12-4; and Wednesdays by appointment. Admission is free for members of the Society, and $10 for non-member adults.

Wilton Historical Society Presents A Christmas Carol One-Man Show by Dickens' Descendant Gerald Charles Dickens

11/27/2015

224 Danbury Rd., Wilton, CT 06897. Phone: 203-762-7257.

A Christmas Carol One-Man Show by Dickens' Descendant Gerald Charles Dickens. Friday, November 27 at Wilton High School's Clune Center. Begin the holiday season with a festive family activity! Mark your calendar for Friday, November 27, when The Historical Christmas Barn and The Wilton Historical Society will present A Christmas Carol at the Clune Center for the Arts at Wilton High School in Wilton CT. This heartwarming show-of-the-season is performed by Gerald Charles Dickens, the great-great grandson of literary master Charles Dickens. Gerald, an actor and producer hailing from Oxford, England, will be performing his captivating rendition of this timeless holiday classic. Presented at 7:00 pm, the event benefits the Wilton Historical Society. Admission is $15. Check the website for information.