Center for Contemporary Printmaking -SILKSCREEN AND ENCAUSTIC with Jeff Hirst

02/13/2017 to 02/17/2017

299 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203.899.7999.

Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm. 5-day workshop, limited to 6; All Levels $500 members, $525 non-members + materials fee
The workshop will introduce and explore various approaches to combining screenprinting and encaustic, utilizing line and halftone photo-based imagery. The technical information will be presented through a hands-on approach with emphasis on achieving each individual artist's aesthetic goals. All equipment will be provided for each student to work at a fixed screenprinting station.

Beardsley Zoo Valentine's Day


1875 Noble Ave, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-394-6565.

On Tuesday, February 14th we are offering FREE admission to children wearing red who are accompanied by a paying adult. Offer cannot be combined with any other offers and does not apply to groups or schools.

Shelton Historical Society Shelton Reading Circle


41 Church St., Shelton, CT Phone: 203-925-1803.

6:30pm - 8:00pm The book will be: The Invention of Wings By Sue Monk Kidd Shelton Reading Circle Meets at the : Huntington Branch Library. This program is free and open to the public. In general books tend to have an historical theme. Copies can be reserved by calling the Huntington Branch Library at 203-926-0111 and placing a request. Books can then be picked up at the main desk of the Huntington Branch Library. **In the event of bad weather, cancellation will be made through email or by phone. The libraries will also be contacted.

New Canaan Historical Society 16th Annual Valentine Tea


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

The New Canaan Historical Society is hosting its 16th Annual Valentine Tea on Tuesday, February 14, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. There will be two tea sittings: At 1:00 and 3:00 pm. At 2:00 pm, Ellen Taylor Sisson, New Canaanite and talented soprano, will entertain with her renditions of favorite love songs. Attendees will enjoy samplings from a table loaded with petite sandwiches, scones, fancy cakes and chocolates following in the tradition of the earliest teas said to have begun in 1840 by Anna, the Seventh Duchess of Bedford. The ritual began as a way to quell hunger pangs between lunch and dinner. The New Canaan Charity Leagues help with the tea. Reservations are required. $12 members and $15 non-members. Please call (203) 966-1776.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children Love Bugs


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

1:15 pm - 1:45 pm.  Its Valentine's Day! Give a Love Bug to that special someone. Children will be making heart shaped bugs using colorful pipe cleaners. There will also be a Love Bug game being displayed on our Interactive Floor (iClick) in the Mulitmedia Gallery!

Avon Theatre French Cinematheque: A TALE OF WINTER (1992)


272 Bedford St. , Stamford, CT Phone: 203.967.3660.

7:30 pm. A TALE OF WINTER is one of Eric Rohmer's most genial and audacious films. A young couple, Félicie and Charles, meet while on holiday and fall deeply in love. She mistakenly gives him the wrong address, and, as a result, he disappears from her life. Five years later, at Christmas time, Félicie is a hairdresser in the Paris suburbs with a daughter (Charles') and two lovers: the successful Maxence and the intellectual Loïc. She loves them both, but, as she says, "There's love and love," and the love that counts is the one she still holds for the long lost Charles. Félicie is one of the most fascinating in Rohmer's distinguished line of heroines: impulsive, independent, thoughtlessly frank, disarmingly sincere, at once exasperating and enchanting. The plot centers on Félicie's shifting allegiances to the three men in her life, with a move to another city, a strange experience in the cathedral of Nevers, and a performance of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale among the stations on a roundabout journey that finally brings her face to face with the most basic issues of destiny and faith.

Norwalk Historical Society - Lecture "The Life and Times of a Quiet American Hero"


141 East Ave., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-846-0525..

6 pm. $5. Ebenezer D. Bassett was born on October 16, 1833 in Derby, Connecticut. As a young man he taught school in New Haven. His early life in Connecticut would prepare him for the adventures of a lifetime as a pioneer black educator and the first black diplomat of the United States after the Civil War. "The Life and Times of a Quiet American Hero" received a Connecticut League of History Organizations Award of Merit in June 2010. Learn more about the life of this extraordinary American!

Stamford Museum and Nature Center An Evening with Indy Burke


39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203-322-1646.

6 pm. Dean of Yale School of Forestry. Lecture. Wine and Small bites will be served. 

Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens Winter Family Programs

02/16/2017 to 02/21/2017

151 Brookdale Road, Stamford, CT Phone: 203-322-6971 ex. 17 .

February 16, 17, 20 and 21 Morning session: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Afternoon session: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Silver Educational Center Sign up for one or more family programs. Join us for winter hikes and tracking, starting seeds, arts & crafts, and more over four days in February. Each program is offered twice per day: Each child must be accompanied by an adult. $5 child/member, $10 child/non-members. Adults attend free!

Stamford Museum and Nature Center Winter Home-School Day: Nature's Numbers (ages 5 - 12)


39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT Phone: 203.977.6540 .

10:30 am - 3 pm. Our winter home-school day will focus on the numbers found in nature—from the ratio of sap to syrup for maple sugaring to the amount of hay our farmers feed every week to our animals. A lab-based class will cover many other numbers, from the 8 legs of arachnids to the 14 different types of snakes in Connecticut. Plus, we'll take a journey through our solar system to explore some really out-of-this-world numbers! Limited enrollment to enhance the small group experience. No charge for teachers/chaperones and non-participating siblings. A group lunch will allow for home schoolers to meet each other and exchange ideas. To register, please call the Environmental Education office at 203.977.6540 or e-mail us. Members: $15/child | Non-Members: $15/child