Silvermine Arts Center Textured Plates on the Potter’s Wheel

08/26/2016

1037 Silvermine Road , New Canaan, CT Phone: 203.966.9700.

 7  - 9 pm. $50. Kick up the wow factor in creating your first piece on the potter's wheel. In this class we will first go over all the basic knowledge needed to make a plate from wedging the raw clay, to shaping the finished vessel. The group will then explore several fun methods to add texture to your creation. Everyone will add color to their plates by using liquid colored clays called slips.

4th Annual Shore to The Pour 3-mile beach race (ON SAND!)

08/26/2016 to 08/27/2016

98 Dorne Drive, Stratford, CT Phone: 203-335-2010.

August 26 05:00 PM EDT - Pre-race check in @ Two Roads (Optional) starts August 26 08:00 PM EDT - Pre-race check in @ Two Roads (Optional) ends August 27 08:00 AM EDT - Day of sign ups/Check Ins. August 27 10:30 AM EDT - RACE START TIME @Short Beach Park Stratford. August 27 12:00 PM EDT - Post Race Brews on the Beach & Awards Ceremony! August 27 02:00 PM EDT - Join Us back at Two Roads!

Norwalk - Cabaret Night every Friday

08/26/2016

Calf Pasture Beach , Norwalk, CT Phone: 203 854-7938.

7 p.m. in the Tiki Lounge at Cafe Mu. Performance by:One Anthem- Reggae Rock Cover/Originals.

Soundwaters Harbor Fest

08/27/2016

Harbor Point , Stamford, CT Phone: 203 323 1978.

10 a.m. - 9 p.m.  Carnival Rides, SoundWaters Education Stations, Green Exhibitor Village, Dockside Boat Tours, food, entertainment, yoga, zumba and waterside painting. 12 noon -Cardboard Kayak construction begins  2:30 p.m. Cardboard Kayak Race, Afternoon Sail on the Schooner SoundWaters 1:00pm – 5:00pm, Fly Casting Lessons with Orvis @ 2:30pm, 5:30pm Sunset Cruise on the Schooner SoundWaters,  9:00pm Stamford 375 Fireworks Spectacular.

New Canaan Nature Center Creatures of the Night... HIKE!

08/27/2016

144 West Main St. , New Canaan, CT Phone: (203) 966-9577 x10 .

7:30 - 9:00 P.M. How do your nighttime senses compare to those of the nocturnal animals that call NCNC home? Join us for a guided night hike and try your hand at our naturalist-led challenges to find out! First we'll put your night vision to the test to find out if you can see as well as an owl in the dark. Then we'll focus on your sense of smell, hearing and touch! Please no flashlights - for safety, staff will have emergency lights. Come dressed for the night weather & able to be outdoors in the dark for at least 1 hour. Check in at Visitor Center Front Desk. Spaces are limited & advanced registration is strongly recommended, so register early! Rain or shine. Please call (203) 966-9577 x10 to reserve your spot today! Members: $7/person / Non-Members: $10/person

Rowayton Arts Center I Fast, Loose & Bold Painting Workshop

08/27/2016 to 08/28/2016

145 Rowayton Avenue, Rowayton, CT Phone: 203-866-2744.

10 am - 4 pm. If you feel that you are concentrating too much on small details at the expense of a bolder, more dramatic outcome, this step-by-step workshop will help you to learn what to paint and more importantly, what to leave out. You will practice using bigger brushes and ample paint. We will take color to new unexpected places by working with simplified values. You will learn how to loosen up and apply your paint in a gestural, painterly manner. Join us for targeted instruction and training - this may open the door to an exciting new level of creativity and artistic expression. The workshop begins with a full explanation of materials, methods and a step-by-step painting demonstration. Artists are welcome to paint in acrylics or oils.

Audubon Greenwich Hawk Watch Season Kickoff

08/28/2016

613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT

11 am - 1 pm. Did you know that an average of 20,000 hawks, eagles, falcons, and vultures migrate over the Audubon Greenwich Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch every fall? Come join our hawk-counter Ryan MacLean as we kick off another hawk-watching season. Learn how we identify and tally raptors at Audubon Greenwich and other hawk watches across the country. All ages are welcome. $5 per person. Please RSVP to Gigi Lombardi at glombardi@audubon.org or 203-930-1351.

Weston Historical Society - Music in the Barn- Chris Coogan

08/28/2016

104 Weston Road, Weston, CT Phone: (203) 226-1804.

Chris Coogan is a jazz and gospel musician.. Music at the Barn outdoor program returns this summer after a successful launch last year. This summer's series of four Music at the Barn concerts will be held at the Weston Historical Society's Coley Homestead, 104 Weston Road. No reservations are required. Bring a lawn chair, blanket, favorite food and beverage, and enjoy the entertainment. In the event of rain, come anyway! We will move the program into the barn. Admission is $5 per member, $10 per member family (2 adults and all kids under 18), $10 per nonmember, and $20 per non-member family (2 adults and all kids under 18). All concerts 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children - Show me a tale

08/28/2016

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

2 p.m. - 3 p.m. The Talking Turtle – A tale in which a despised king learns wisdom and discretion and how to keep silent when it was necessary, and instead of despising him, his subjects came to love and respect him. Afterward, children will create a golden turtle out of recycled materials and gold paint.

Bruce Museum Science on the Silver Screen. Jaws

08/28/2016

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

1:30 - 4:30. Enjoy an afternoon at the movies with an expert! Screening will be followed by Q&A session with a scientist to explain what was right, what was wrong, and what was just confusing. Free with Museum admission. RSVP to Kate at kdzikiewicz@brucemuseum.org.