Stepping Stones Museum for Children Chinese Drums and Puzzle Day


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

11:15 am - 11:45 am. Join us in making Chinese New Year drums to ring in the Lunar New Year. 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm - Puzzle Day - In honor of National Puzzle Day and to celebrate the grand opening of Healthyville, come join us to make your own healthy inspired puzzle! For ages 3 and older.

Center for Contemporary Printmaking -GILDING with Jill London

01/28/2017 to 01/29/2017

299 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203.899.7999.

Saturday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm. 2-day weekend workshop, limited to 6; All Levels $275 members, $300 non-members. This intensive workshop will cover the principal techniques for applying metal leaf and gold leaf onto a broad range of papers using a variety of adhesives. Students are asked to bring in works in progress and paper in which to experiment on. Working with gold leaf requires experience with sizes and in this class we will use several types including: gelatin glue size, jade glue, oil size, garlic and wondasize /aquasize. You will work with copper leaf, aluminum leaf, gold leaf and mica powders as well as various types of papers and shellacs.

Norwalk Symphony 5th Annual Young Artist Festival

01/28/2017 to 01/29/2017

125 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203.956.6771.

The Norwalk Symphony Orchestra plays all of its concerts (unless specifically noted otherwise) at the Norwalk Concert Hall and Norwalk City Hall. Jan 28, 2017 10:00am. Sun, Jan 29, 2017 3:00pm. The Norwalk Symphony will again offer this unique program for young musicians, and we have many new features this year. Most notably, we are opening the Festival level to wind players! Please refer to the brochure for guidelines. Also, we now have worksheets available to help students prepare for the theory test in the Festival level. All Festival level participants are strongly encouraged to attend the Concerto Competition on Sunday, January 29 to experience the spectacular level of musical performances that has become the norm.

Wilton HIstorical Society Lecture


137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton, CT Phone: 203-762-7257.

First Lecture - American Identity and the "American Century" - Speaker: John Tully 4:00 - 5:30 At the Wilton Library. Professor John Tully will kick off the series by introducing us to the global perspective and the place of the United States in the world. Professor Tully will be discussing the ways that American foreign relations in the 20th century were both affected by and shaped American values. From the expansion at the turn of the century, through WWI and WWII, the Cold War, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and 9/11, the ways that Americans have responded to world events has shaped our national identity and our national memory. As a new president is about to take office, it is important to understand the legacy that has shaped America's place in the world.

Bruce Museum Family Gallery Tour


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

11:30 am - 12:30 pm. Designed for families with children ages 6-10. These tours, led by a Museum educator, provide an interactive, discussion-based exploration of the Museum's current exhibitons. Free with admission; no registration required.

Darien HIstorical Society Presentation on Vincent Colyer - American Artist and Humanitarian Art Historian


45 Old King's Highway, Darien, CT Phone: (203) 655-9233.

Author and former Darien Historical Executive Director Madeline Hart will visit the Society on Sunday January 29th at 3:30 PM to discuss the life and art of Darien resident, artist, portraitist and landscape painter Vincent Colyer. Colyer's humanitarian pursuits placed him amidst two significant nineteenth century events – the Civil War and the subsequent westward expansion under the doctrine of "Manifest Destiny". Colyer's efforts to give voice to those who had none included care for former slaves, and illuminating the plight of displaced Native Americans. His paintings of the Connecticut shore reflect the peace he enjoyed on Contentment Island with his wife and his good friend John F. Kensett, but his legacy lies in the hundreds of small watercolors that he did out west.

Chocolate Expo @ Maritime Aquarium Norwalk


10 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-852-0700.

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (2 extra hours!). Sweet tooths meet shark teeth, and chocolate turtles meet sea turtles, when The Chocolate Expo makes its decadent return! Some 35+ local and regional vendors – including top chocolatiers – will set up throughout the Aquarium galleries, offering samples and sales of their delicious chocolates, baked goods and specialty foods. Plus, demonstrations by celebrity chefs and more! Tickets: in advance online: $15 adults, $10 children 3-12. Day-of, at the door: $20 adults, $15 children. Aquarium members: $13 adults, $8 children.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children Musical Jambo, Snow Experience and ATW


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

10:30 am - 11 am Musical Jamboree - Explore music and movement through song, dance and the playing of instruments. 1:15 pm - 1:45 - Snow Experience. Come join us for a fun, wintery science demo! 2 pm - 3 pm. ATW: Show Me a Tale - Around the World: Show Me a Tale The Magic of This World – Enjoy a Chilean folktale and then create arpillera illustrations. Free; tickets required. Recommended for ages 5 and older.

Bruce Museum Science Sunday: Mass Extinction


One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-0376.

1 pm - 3 pm. A drop-in program designed for children aged 4 and up and their families. Participants will explore simple science concepts and subjects while partaking in fun, kid-friendly experiments, projects and crafts inspired by the Museum's collections and exhibitions. This program is free with general admission and no advance registration is required.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children Storybook PJ Party


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

5 pm - 8 pm. Storybook Pajama Party is back with "Pete the Cat" – Hear a story while pages are displayed on the big screen, meet Pete in person and participate in related activities all around the museum. Come dressed in your PJs and be ready to party till you pass out! Registration recommended – space is limited. This is a popular event.