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Nature-based Summer Enrichment: Three Imaginative Weeks of Summer Fun with the Sprouts & Seedlings

Garden Education Center of Greenwich

Aug 27, 2016 - Sep 2, 2016 @ 09:15 AM

Our day’s activities are led by our own Director of Youth Education, Deanna Novak, and are rooted in science, art, literature, math and dramatic play to encourage the development of the whole child: mentally, emotionally and physically.  Ages 3-6 and 6-8. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Cost: $375 per child with a 10% sibling discount All Sessions are daily from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Session 1:...

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The traveling exhibition Science and Motion: The Photographic Studies of Eadweard Muybridge, Harold Edgerton and Berenice Abbott opens at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT, on July 16, 2016. This exhibition is provided by Bank of America’s Art in Our Communities program and is organized by Bank of America Corporation, by which all rights are reserved. The show offers an extensive view of the...

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Electric Paris

Bruce Museum

Aug 27, 2016 - Sep 4, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Paris had been known as the City of Light long before the widespread use of gaslight and electricity.  The name arose during the Enlightenment, when philosophers made Paris a center of ideas and of metaphorical illumination.  By the mid-nineteenth century, the epithet became associated with the city’s adoption of artificial lighting: in the 1840s and 1850s, gas lamps were first...

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Fabulous Animals: The Illustrated World of Robert Lawson

Fairfield Museum and History Center

Aug 27, 2016 - Sep 18, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Robert Lawson (1892–1957) had a long and distinguished career as an artist and children’s book illustrator and author. Perhaps best known for illustrations of Ferdinand the Bull and Mr. Popper’s Penguins, Lawson is the only artist and author to have won both the Caldecott and the Newberry Awards. A resident of Westport, Connecticut, Lawson and his wife Marie, also an illustrator, lived at...

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Dinosaurs at the Beach

Tod's Point

Aug 27, 2016 @ 03:00 PM

  Kate Dzikiewicz, Bruce Museum Paul Griswold Howes Fellow and paleontologist, will present a family friendly program on dinosaurs on Saturday, August 27, at the Bruce Museum Seaside Center at Greenwich Point Park.  The free event begins at 3:00 pm and is part of a series of daily drop-in programs held at the Seaside Center throughout the summer. The program includes a discussion of...

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New Art Exhibition opening at New Canaan Library: "Liana Moonie, A Retrospective"

New Canaan Library

Aug 27, 2016 - Oct 9, 2016 @ 9:00 AM

Liana Moonie's vibrant, color saturated abstract paintings might bring to mind Rothko's fields of color, but it is the pronounced infusion of joy that makes these works so distinctively Liana Moonie.  Her many periods of work and diverse influences are beautifully evident in "Liana Moonie, A Retrospective."  The exhibition opens at New Canaan Library's H. Pelham...

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Flora and Fauna: Drawings by Francesca Anderson

Bruce Museum

Aug 27, 2016 - Oct 30, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Artist Francesca Anderson specializes in capturing natural history in her exquisite illustrations of plants and wildlife. Twenty of her scratchboard and pen-and-ink drawings will be on view in the exhibition Flora and Fauna: Drawings by Francesca Anderson at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT. The show opens on Saturday, July 23, and runs through October 30, 2016. Flora and Fauna brings...

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Join local author Diane B. Saxton at Elm Street Books for a special book signing of her debut novel, PEREGRINE ISLAND, which is set on a private island off the Connecticut coast. Her book explores the mysteries behind three generations of women, one valuable painting, the artist who created it, and those who would do anything to possess it—even kill.  Saxton, a former journalist...

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Loretta Lynn

The Ridgefield Playhouse

Aug 27, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

For fifty years, Loretta has fashioned a body of work as artistically and commercially successful – and as culturally significant – as any female performer you’d care to name.  Her music has confronted many of the major social issues of her time, and her life story is a rags-to-riches tale familiar to pop, rock and country fans alike.  The Coal Miner’s...

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