Discovery Museum Special Planetarium Shows

12/26/2013 to 12/30/2013

4450 Park Ave., Bridgeport, CT Phone: 302-372-3521.

Planetarium Holiday Schedule* 11 am "The Little Star That Could", Best for ages 7 and under, 35 minutes
1 pm "Dawn of the Space Age" Best for Ages 8 and Up, 40 minutes, 2 pm "The Little Star That Could"
Best for ages 7 and under, 35 minutes, 3:30 pm "Hubble Vision II" Best for Ages 8 and Up, 30 minutes

Fairfield Museum Choo Choo Storytime and Pine Cone Creations

12/26/2013 to 12/27/2013

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

10:30 - 11:00. Get your ticket, meet new friends and enjoy thrilling stories about all things trains! Discover new and fun adventures with books that spark the imagination.  Thursday, December 26 11am – 12pm OR 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Workshop for ages 6 – 10. $5, please pre-register. Create your own winter wonderland scene made from pine cones and a seasonal assortment of craft materials.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children -The Italian Ceppo

12/26/2013

303 West Ave., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203 899 0606.

10:30 - 11:30AM and 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Come ciao down on a feast of Carnevale colors and join us as we celebrate the holidays Italian style. Come shroud yourself in mystery as you design and don a Venetian Carnevale mask. Anticipate the year's end, costumed in style and ready yourself for a festive New Year! The Italian Ceppo – Design and decorate your own tiered tree from the Tuscan region of Italy. This "Tree of Light" is often seen in homes during the holiday season. $3 material fee.

Bruce Museum - Printmaking

12/27/2013

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT

10:30 am – 12:00 Noon. December School Vacation Workshop: Printmaking. A hands-on workshop for students in grades 1 – 3 who will explore the prints of Chuck Close and then create their own relief-print portraits. This inclusive workshop is suitable for students of all abilities. For information call the Education Department 203-413-6740. Members $7, non-members $10, per child, includes all materials. Reservations are required; call the Museum at 203-869-0376.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children- Intriguing Italy

12/27/2013

303 West Ave., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203 899 0606.

10:30 am - 11:30 am and 3:00 - 4:00PM. Come ciao down on a feast of Carnevale colors and join us as we celebrate the holidays Italian style. Come shroud yourself in mystery as you design and don a Venetian Carnevale mask. Anticipate the year's end, costumed in style and ready yourself for a festive New Year! Intriguing Places of Italy – Join us as we take a journey through Italy. Visit the wondrous places of Venice and the Colosseum. Make you own replica for the Leaning Tower of Pisa!
$3 material fee.

Bruce Museum - December School Vacation Workshop: Printmaking

12/27/2013

1 Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT Phone: 203 869-0376.

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM A hands-on workshop for students in grades 1 – 3 who will explore the prints of Chuck Close and then create their own relief-print portraits. This inclusive workshop is suitable for students of all abilities. For information call the Education Department at 203-413-6740. Members $7, non-members $10, per child, includes all materials. Reservations are required by calling the Museum at 203 869-0376.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children The Adventures of Pinocchio

12/28/2013

303 West Ave., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203 899 0606.

10:30 - 11:30AM and 3-4 pm. Come ciao down on a feast of Carnevale colors and join us as we celebrate the holidays Italian style. Come shroud yourself in mystery as you design and don a Venetian Carnevale mask. Anticipate the year's end, costumed in style and ready yourself for a festive New Year! The Adventures of Pinocchio – Enjoy Italian author Carlo Collodi well known and beloved character during this fun filled story time. Free with Museum Admission

Fairfield Museum: Terrific Trains Workshop

12/30/2013

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

Monday, December 30 11am – 12pm OR 1:00pm – 2:00pm. Workshop for ages 6 – 10. $5, please pre-register.. Build a wooden model train and paint it your own way!

Stepping Stones Museum for Children Carnevale Masks

12/30/2013

303 West Ave., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203 899 0606.

10:30 - 11:30AM and 3 pm - 4 pm Come ciao down on a feast of Carnevale colors and join us as we celebrate the holidays Italian style. Come shroud yourself in mystery as you design and don a Venetian Carnevale mask. Anticipate the year's end, costumed in style and ready yourself for a festive New Year! Carnevale Masks – Join us as we celebrate Carnevale, a spectacular winter festival in Italy. Create you own Venetian mask and discover how Italian children participate in the excitement.
$3 material fee

Returning to WHS! Blues on First Night – with Mark Naftalin & Barry Urich

12/31/2013

25 Avery Place, Westport, CT Phone: 203-222-14224.

Ralph and Betty Sheffer Gallery 6:00 -8:00. Blues pianist Mark Naftalin, who was the original keyboardist in the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, has recorded and concertized with John Lee Hooker, Etta James, Percy Mayfield, Buddy Guy, Van Morrison and, many other blues and rock greats. Mark will be accompanied by longtime Fairfield County percussionist Barry Ulrich, who has backed Jose Feliciano and Lester Chambers (of the Chambers Brothers), and who is known for his many performances with area favorites Blue In The Face and The Twinkies.