Westport Historical Society Sing Out with Mary Ann Hall Holiday Concert

12/14/2014

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

2-3:30 pm. Celebrate Peace To The World At WHS Holiday Sing-Out. Kids and their families can express their oneness with people everywhere on Sunday, Dec. 14, at 2 p.m. with this interactive Family Holiday Concert at the Westport Historical Society.

Trumbull Historical Society Christmas Open House

12/14/2014

1856 Huntington Tpke., Trumbull, CT Phone: (203) 377-6620.

2 p.m. - 4 p.m. featuring two Christmas Displays - Night Before Christmas and A Civil War Christmas,  live music, and refreshments.

New Canaan Historical Society Program: Learn More About Midcentury Houses

12/14/2014

13 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203-966-1776.

On Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the New Canaan Library sponsored by the New Canaan Historical Society learn more about Midcentury houses at 1:00 p.m. in the Adrian Lamb Room. Midcentury Houses Today by Jeffrey Matz, Cristina A. Ross, Michael Biondo, and Lorenzo Ottaviani, illustrates the architectural evolution of 16 midcentury modern New Canaan homes. In an event co-sponsored by the Society, hear the authors talk about the making of their book.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Outdoor Adventures: Science of Survival

12/14/2014

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977.6521.

Would you know what to do if you were lost in the woods? Test your survival skills in this hands-on Outdoor Adventures program. Start with a challenge to determine the most important items in a survival setting. Learn various fire starting methods with the chance to try your own hand at making smoke with a bow drill. Discover the basics of shelter building and work together with other participants to create your own basic shelter in our woods. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Members: $5 | Non-Members: $8.  2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org.

Barnum Museum - Celebrate the Season at The Barnum Museum

12/14/2014

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

Sunday, December 14, 2014, 2 p.m.  A wonderful diversion from holiday hustle and bustle, Celebrate the Season is a fascinating journey back in time to festivities of bygone days. Museum Director Kathy Maher will present the evolution of the tales and traditions of the Victorian Age Christmas. No registration required. $5 Suggested Donation. Free for museum members and kids under 12.

Audubon Greenwich 2nd Sunday Hike

12/14/2014

613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT

Audubon's Christmas Bird Count Since the Christmas Bird Count's birth on Christmas Day of 1900 with 27 observers at 25 locations across Canada and the United States the Count has grown to include well over 63,000 counters at more than 2200 locations each year from above the Arctic Circle to the waters of the Drake Passage off Tierra del Fuego. The widespread use of CBC data by scientists almost from the beginning of the program have helped lead to the acceptance that citizens can produce valid scientific data in a wide variety of fields. The CBC database continues to add to our understanding of the distribution and status of bird populations across North America with new data available each year. For Audubon's latest ground-breaking Climate Change research that was developed with CBC data, visit: www.audubon.org/climate

Stepping Stones Museum for Children - Pajama Party

12/14/2014

Mathews Park, 303 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203 899 0606.

6:00 - 8:30PM. Where the Wild Things Are. A young boy named Max, after dressing in his wolf costume, wreaks havoc through his household and is disciplined by being sent to his bedroom. Max's bedroom undergoes a mysterious transformation into a jungle environment, and he winds up sailing to an island inhabited by malicious beasts known as the "Wild Things."
Read the story with us, meet the life-size character, enjoy a themed activity, a snack and join in a musical parade.

Westport Playhouse - Frosty

12/14/2014

25 Avery Place, Westport, CT Phone: 203-227-4177.

1pm and 4pm. All tickets: $20.00. Produced by the Barter Players. A young orphan named Billy discovers magic in a stolen hat when he places it on a snowman's head and that snowman comes to life! But can Frosty the snowman help Billy find his real family in time for Christmas? Join Billy and Frosty as they embark on a New York City adventure filled with thrills and chills and the discovery that the real magic of the season is Love. Recommended for ages 4-10.

Wesport Horse & Buggy Rides

12/14/2014 to 12/15/2014

Main Street, Westport, CT

On December 14 & 15 and 21 & 22, the WDMA will offer complimentary horse & buggy rides throughout downtown Westport. The festive, holiday atmosphere of downtown will be enhanced by carols from local school choirs and other groups, hot cider/cocoa sales to benefit local youth groups and a strolling Santa. Most activities will take place between Noon and 3:00pm. Main Street, Westport.

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Hosts Holiday Open House--Norwalk

12/14/2014

295 West Ave., Norwalk, CT 06850. Phone: 203-838-9799.

Holiday Open House--December 14, 2014, 12:00-4:00 p.m. The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum invites visitors to a festive family event and several hours of entertainment, all in the spirit of an old-fashioned community celebration with holiday displays, Santa Claus, Storytelling, music, holiday refreshments, family entertainment, a Teddy Bear and Doll Victorian Tea, and more.  Gen. Admission tickets are $5.  Tickets to the Victorian Tea are $10 (advance ticket reservation and purchase required for the Tea).