Earthplace Essential Business of Birds

01/15/2017 to 05/21/2017

10 Woodside Lane, Westport, CT Phone: 203-557-4400.

2:00 PM — 4:00 PM. Play a significant role in the care and enrichment of our resident raptors and songbirds. Explore the issues impacting birds in our area and join our Naturalists in caring for the birds of Earthplace by decorating environments, making toys and trimming beaks, a month other activities. Those who meet a minimum number of participation hours and demonstrate suitable skill may begin working with some of our birds of prey. The first and third Sunday of each month, 2-4pmJanuary 15; February 5, 19; March 5, 19; April 2, 16; May 7, 21 Please join at any time, and fees will be prorated. $60 for members, $75 for non-members

Lockwood Mathews Mansion Wedding Traditions and Fashion from the 1860s to 1930s

04/05/2017 to 11/12/2017

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

From simple, at-home ceremonies to lavish events modeled on Queen Victoria's to weddings of young heiresses of Gilded Age fortunes that commanded social-page attention, this exhibition will explore the evolving nature of weddings and the socio-economic changes of this timeless tradition during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Lockwood Mathews Mansion Right Angle Bliss

04/06/2017 to 07/09/2017

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

From vows taken in magnificent settings, to cutting edge images that will redefine rituals and boundaries, this exhibition will feature six up-and-coming as well as award-winning photographers that highlight today's diversity of cultures and customs in wedding ceremonies throughout the United States. Right Angle Bliss will capture the tenderness, whimsy, beauty, and grit of the promised, "I Do", and visually redefine this time-honored tradition through the lenses of photographers: Stephanie Anestis, David Bravo, Sarah Grote, Kathy Harris, Airen Miller, and Karol Setlak.

Bridgeport House and Spring Garden Colorblends

04/14/2017 to 05/12/2017

893 Clinton Ave, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-338-0776.

COLORBLENDS collaborated with designer Jacqueline van der Kloet of the Netherlands to create a spring garden that shows what is possible with flowerbulbs. The Colorblends House & Spring Garden is open to the public from early April through mid-May and is free. Opening and closing dates will depend on the weather. Please follow us on Facebook for up-to-date flowering reports. The Garden The spring garden is located on the south side of the house and occupies about half an acre. More than 40,000 flowerbulbs have been planted since fall 2014. These plantings, the handiwork of Dutch designer Jacqueline van der Kloet in collaboration with COLORBLENDS, are designed to show what is possible with bulbs.

Audubon Center at Fairfield Thursday Morning Bird Walks with Milan Bull

04/20/2017 to 05/18/2017

2325 Burr Street. , Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-6305 ext. 109..

Thursdays, April 20 – May 18 7 – 8 a.m. Join Milan Bull, senior director of Science and Conservation, for an early morning bird walk. This walk and talk is an ideal opportunity to see an excellent variety of birds along the trails. All levels of birders are welcome. Free.

The Glass House Opens for the Season

05/01/2017

Elm Street, New Canaan, CT Phone: 866.811.4111..

Tours will resume on May 1, 2017. Tickets for 2017 tours are available now. Tickets are required for admission. Advance reservations are highly recommended as tours often sell out in advance. Please check ticket availability prior to your visit. For tickets by phone, please call 866.811.4111. Please note the Brick House is closed for a preservation project. The Glass House is closed to the public on Tuesday and Wednesday. Children must be at least ten years old and accompanied by an adult.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children - Children's Book Week

05/02/2017 to 05/07/2017

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

10 am - 4:30 pm A screen-free literacy based experience in celebration of Children's Book Week. There will be activities each day and special StoryTimes! Note: The Family Teacher and Resource Center will be unavailable on Saturday, May 6.

Greenwich Historical Society Celebrating Jim Henson and the Art of Puppetry: An Evening with Cheryl Henson

05/02/2017

39 Strickland Rd, Cos Cob, CT Phone: 203-869-6899.

Doors open at 6:30 pm, and light refreshments will be served. The lecture will begin at 7:00 pm and will last roughly 45 minutes, with a 15-minute of Q&A session to follow. On May 2, Cheryl Henson, second-eldest daughter of Jim and Jane Henson, will share personal reflections on the life, work and legacy of her famous father. Ms. Henson's program will offer a unique perspective on a creative family journey that, 60 years on, has morphed from an ambitious educational experiment to a worldwide enterprise that continues to push the limits of creativity and innovation. From groundbreaking Sesame Street to The Muppet Movies to Fraggle Rock, Jim Henson's imagination and technical genius continually fueled and expanded his characters' relatable humanity—despite the fact that many of his characters were, well, technically monsters. Members: $10; nonmembers: $15

Greenwich Historical Society Gallery Tour

05/03/2017 to 05/17/2017

39 Strickland Rd, Cos Cob, CT Phone: 203-869-6899.

May 3,7,10,14,17,21,24,28,31. Every Wed. and Sun. at 12:15pm join us in the Storehouse Gallery for a docent-led tour of our current exhibition.These informal, 20- to 30-minute docent-led gallery tours will focus on exhibition highlights, themes, and background stories that provide a framework for better understanding the art and objects on display. Docents will also answer questions and help you zero in on particular points of interest. These value-added tours are included in the price of admission.

Bruce Museum Film Series. The Great Artists: Their Lives, Times and Works – The Impressionists

05/03/2017

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

Renoir. Wednesdays from 10:30-11:45 AM. Free and open to the public. No reservations required. This film series chronicles the life, times and works of each featured artist and explores their stylistic trademarks. The programs also place each artist in historical context, highlighting the events that inspired his work and providing a clearer understanding of the creative process. The five programs in this collection provide an in-depth look into the fascinating world of the Impressionists and their art.