Connecticut Audubon Society Center of Fairfield Features Artist Sean Murtha

09/28/2013 to 09/29/2013

314 Unquowa Rd., Fairfield, CT 06824. Phone: 203-259-0416.

Sean Murtha is a master of wildlife painting whose early training involved work on the murals and dioramas of the American Museum of Natural history in New York City.  "Just as plein-air work is the foundation for my landscapes" writes Murtha, "so too is sketching birds from life for my bird paintings; by relying on direct observation of my subject, I seek to capture more of the essence of a bird than merely its appearance. On Saturday and Sunday, at 11:00, Sean Murtha will be speaking on "The Artist and His Habitat".  He will discuss is approach to art, including a bit of his history and how that played into his artistic development.  Murtha will also discuss his commitment to field-work, sketching birds from life, and "plein air" painting.  "I'll include my focus on the birds and habitats of the Long Island Sound, with details about my involvement with the Great Gull Island tern colony." states Murtha, " I will touch upon the history of birds as subjects for art, and its relevance today." Murtha's artwork will be on display at the Birds and Their Habitat on September 28 -29 from 10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. at the Connecticut Audubon Society's Center at Fairfield.

Weston Historical Society - The Civil War Comes to Weston, Connecticut

09/28/2013

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

On Saturday, September 28, the 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, Company F will set up camp in Weston, CT.   The encampment will showcase the daily lives of Civil War soldiers as well as the roles women and civilians played during the war. The encampment will take place from 10 am through 3 pm on the grounds of the Weston Historical Society at 104 Weston Road, Weston, CT 06883.   There will be five hours of activities, including military drills, weapons exhibitions and a demonstration of how soldier's meals were prepared over an open fire.   Children's activitiess will include "volunteering" to march with wooden muskets.  A complete schedule of events for the day can be found on the Weston Historical Society's website. Admission to the encampment is $15 per family, $5 for adults and $2 per child over 6 years of age.    The event is free to Weston Historical Society Members.    For more information check the Weston Historical Society's website at www.westonhistoricalsociety.org

Weston Historical Society Presents - Civil War Encampment - 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, Company F

09/28/2013

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

On Saturday, September 28, the 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, Company F will set up camp in Weston, CT.   The encampment will showcase the daily lives of Civil War soldiers as well as the roles women and civilians played during the war. The encampment will take place from 10 am through 3 pm on the grounds of the Weston Historical Society.  There will be five hours of activities, including military drills, weapons exhibitions and a demonstration of how soldier's meals were prepared over an open fire.   Children's activitiess will include "volunteering" to march with wooden muskets. A complete schedule of events for the day can be found on the Weston Historical Society's website. Admission to the encampment is $15 per family, $5 for adults and $2 per child over 6 years of age.    The event is free to Weston Historical Society Members.  For more information check the Weston Historical Society's website at www.westonhistoricalsociety.org.

The Palace Theatre - Beatlemania Now

09/28/2013

61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT Phone: 203-325-4466.

Recapture the excitement, the mood and the frantic intensity as Beatlemania Now performs live-on-stage, against a backdrop of stunning images which evoke memories of one the most turbulent decades of modern times... the 1960's! Tickets: $50, $35, $25 (per-ticket fees apply) Showtime: 8 pm

Audubon Greenwich ~ HawkWatch Festival & Green Bazaar

09/28/2013 to 09/29/2013

613 Riversville Rd., Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-5272 x239 .

11 am - 5 pm Enjoy this exciting two-day nature festival at Audubon's sanctuary in northern Greenwich - a celebration of the annual hawk migration passing overhead at Audubon Greenwich's "Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch". Rain or shine, enjoy live animal shows, guided hikes, nature-themed games, environmental exhibits, and lots of eco-friendly vendors who will be exhibiting on-site. SPECIAL EVENTS SCHEDULE FEATURES: Live "Birds of Prey" Shows @ 1:00 & 3:00 pm, Rehabilitiated Raptor Release by "Wildlife In Crisis" @ 4:00 pm, Live Music Shows @ 12:15 & 2:15 pm. Audubon Members: $7 per person (children 3 years & under can enjoy the Festival for free) Non-Members: $10 per person (children 3 years & under can enjoy the Festival for free)

Darien Nature Center - Chili Challenge

09/28/2013

120 Brookside Rd. , Darien, CT Phone: (203) 655-7459 .

7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Sample chili from ten local restaurants. Live music, raffle prizes.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children - Madeline’s Adventures

09/28/2013

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

2:00 pm. Madeline's Adventures – A special visit with Madeline as she shares a story and takes the audience through the various sights and sounds of Paris.

The Stamford Jewish Community Center - Youth Basketball Clinic with the UConn Women’s Basketball Team

09/29/2013

1035 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203.487.0971.

On Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Join Stefanie Dolson, Brianna Stewart, Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and more! Boys & girls ages 7 to 16. Children will learn fundamental basketball skills from current UConn Women’s Basketball Players. The day will include drills, games, and an autograph session. Presented by All Pro Sports and the Stamford JCC. JCC Member / Community $40. To register or for more information, contact Mo Concepcion, call, email or visit the website.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Sunday Explorers

09/29/2013

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.322.1646.

Sundays, September 29 - November 24, Noon - 4 pm (no program October 20 & 27) Our popular Sunday drop-in programs return for the fall. Join us for hikes, field studies, live animal visits, garden experiences and crafts as we explore all the best things about SM&NC in the fall. Information on specific themes is available at the Overbrook Nature Center. Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call 203.322-1646, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org.

 

Westport Art Center -Art of the Jazz Piano Trio

09/29/2013

51 Riverside Ave., Westport, CT Phone: 203-222-7070.

3 p.m. $25, $22.50 WAC Members A concert that features the works and styles of the major pianists in jazz history. The performance will feature Nick Sanders, piano, Brian Torff, bass and Kurt Leon drums.