In the Loop What's going on in and around town

In the Loop provides you with a variety of opportunities to see and enjoy what Ridgefield and its surrounding areas have to offer.


Know of an upcoming event that Newcomers members might like to know about? Email communications@ridgefieldnewcomers.org.  

 

Enjoy!


   

Music Fest in Ballard Park - The Ridgefield Music and Arts Center

Saturday, May 16, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.  The rain date is Sunday, May 17.

 

If you are interested in performing, please contact rmactalentagent@gmail.com. 


The free annual Ridgefield Egg Scramble - Ballard Park.

Saturday, April 4 11:00-11:15 am


The event, which is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Rotary Club. Children can collect eggs and visit with the Easter Bunny. In the event of inclement weather, the Ridgefield Egg Scramble will be at noon Sunday.


Back to Run-Begin to Run Series – Ridgefield Running Club

Thursday evenings at 7 PM starting April 2


Whether you are just starting or returning after a lay-off, this gentle BTR program will help you develop the running habit in a safe, natural progression.  Join Tom and the RRC crew for an hour workout.  Our first session in Thursday, April 2.  Come at 6:30 PM to chat with the coaches or by 7 ready to run.  Email info@ridgefieldrunning.com to reserve your space!


Amphibian Migration & Vernal Pool Study – Woodcock Nature Center

Saturday, April 18 - Great Amphibian Migration- 2-3:30pm

Vernal Pool Study- 6:15 till after dark


A typical amphibian migration takes place near the middle of March; however, Mother Nature has different plans this year. According to the current weather reports, there is a possibility that the migration will occur this Friday night with a forecast of rain and temperatures over 40 degrees in the evening. However, with the lack of melt in the woodland hibernation areas, there is no guarantee.

Pre-registration is required. Please call 203-762-7280 or email naturalist@woodcocknaturecenter.org for registration.


Spring Peepers – Garden of Ideas/The Discovery Center

Saturday, April 18, 1pm Cost:  $7 per person with a max of $20 per family


Early spring means the sound of spring peepers, wood frogs and the traveling adventures of salamanders.  Throughout the woodlands, wetlands and marshes, frogs and salamanders are gathering to lay their eggs.  Some species have already laid their eggs in the icy waters of March, and those will be well on their way to developing into tadpoles.  In the more open areas of marshes, bullfrog tadpoles are on the way to complete their two year transition to frogs Come join us and see how many of these wonderful creatures we can find among the wetlands of the Garden of Ideas. To register, click here


The 8th Annual New England School SCRABBLE Championship – Ridgefield Library

Saturday, April 18 9:30 am – 4:30 pm


SCRABBLE enthusiasts in third through 12th grade are invited to play in the New England School SCRABBLE Championship.  Participants will compete in championship, intermediate or novice divisions.  Five 50-minute games will be played.  Registration deadline is April 13th.  Cost is $10 per person.  Pick up a registration form at the Ridgefield Library. Contact Gayle Pulley 203-438-2282 X12002 glpulley@ridgefieldlibrary.org


Weir Farm National Park Day - 735 Nod Hill Rd., Wilton, CT Phone: 203-834-1896

April 18 and 19, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.


Make it a National Park Weekend with your neighbors at Weir Farm National Historic Site. Whether you're looking for family fun, a unique glimpse into the past, or just a relaxing weekend outing, Weir Farm National Historic Site is the place to be. Please note, there will be no parking available at the park during National Park Weekend. All parking will be at nearby Branchville Elementary School, 40 Florida Road in Ridgefield, CT 06877. Free park and ride service will run continuously between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm each day.


Fraud and Identity Theft Boot Camp - How Not to Become a Victim – Ridgefield Library

Wednesday, April 29, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Don McGran will present Fraud and Identity Theft Boot Camp – How Not to Become a Victim. This presentation will encompass frauds, scams, recognition, detection, prevention, Identity Theft prevention as well as safe banking procedures. Don McGran is a 30 year veteran of the Ridgefield Police Department who retired in 2011 at the rank of Major. He is presently employed as the Security Advisor for Fairfield County Bank. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy as well as Western Connecticut State University and completed graduate studies at WCSU, the University of New Haven and the University of Virginia.  Throughout his career he has been involved in, and continue to be involved in, countless fraud and scam investigations. Don will also be joined by Detective Tom Dardis from the Ridgefield Police Department.

To Register - Click Here


2015 Fleet Week New York Dates Announced

Fleet Week New York, now in its 27th year, is scheduled to take place May 20-26. The weeklong celebration is the city’s time-honored celebration of the sea services, and an unparalleled opportunity for the citizens of New York and the surrounding tri-state area to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, as well as witness firsthand the latest capabilities of today’s maritime services. Fleet Week New York has been held nearly every year since 1984, and it is anticipated that nearly 1,500 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen will participate this year.

 

In addition to public visitation of participating ships and military band concerts, there will be numerous exhibits and aviation demonstrations throughout the week showcasing the latest technology of the maritime services and the skilled expertise of our dedicated service members.

 

For up-to-date information on all Fleet Week events, visit the official Fleet Week New York website at www.fleetweeknewyork.com, “Like” FleetWeekNewYork on Facebook, or “Follow” @FleetWeekNYC on Twitter. Fleet Week New York photos can be viewed on Flickr at www.flickr.com/photos/fwnypao. Join the conversation on social media by using #FleetWeekNYC. 


CHIRP’s 14th Season begins Tuesday, May 26th


CHIRP is a series of free Tuesday and Thursday night summer concerts in Ballard Park located in the heart of Ridgefield. It also sponsors the U.S. Military Band concerts held several times a year at the H.S. auditorium.  CHIRP is totally funded by individual and foundation donations as well as contributions from local businesses. It is co-sponsored by the town of Ridgefield through its Parks & Rec. Dep’t.  and The Ridgefield Press. Concerts begin at 7p.m. Chirp Website.


Color Festival by Karen Beck Fink – Sarah’s Wine Bar

February – April 2015.  Artist’s Reception: Sunday, Feb. 8, 3:00-5:00pm


See paintings exploding with color, which will take us from Winter into Spring, by local artist Karen Beck Fink.  For more information on the artist, click here.


15 Indoor Kid's Activities Near Ridgefield

Anytime!


Don't let yucky weather get you down. There are plenty of fun indoor activities in the area.  From fish to trampolines, click here for more info.


All About Wolves

Various events for adults and kids – Wolf Conservation Center, South Salem, NY


The Wolf Conservation Center teaches people about wolves, their relationship to the environment and the human role in protecting their future.  Information and registration are available at NYWolf.org.


Tour Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills

Various Days January – April.  Costs $9 Members, $10 Non-Members


At Stone Barns Center you can see what’s growing, from vegetables to animals to ideas.  Explore the fields, greenhouse and pastures. Stroll woodland trails.  And see how they are working to improve the way America eats and farms. Using organic, resilient and regenerative farming practices, Stone Barns Center grows good food in season for their community and partner restaurant, Blue Hill at Stone Barns. The Center is also a laboratory, hosting experiments that demonstrate better ways to farm and eat in harmony with nature and help beginning farmers succeed.  For tour times and to register, click here. http://www.stonebarnscenter.org/products/winter-family-farm-tour.html

All About Wolves

Various events for adults and kids – Wolf Conservation Center, South Salem, NY

The Wolf Conservation Center teaches people about wolves, their relationship to the environment and the human role in protecting their future.  Information and registration are available at NYWolf.org.

 

Tour Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills

Various Days January – April.  Costs $9 Members, $10 Non-Members

At Stone Barns Center you can see what’s growing, from vegetables to animals to ideas.  Explore the fields, greenhouse and pastures. Stroll woodland trails.  And see how they are working to improve the way America eats and farms. Using organic, resilient and regenerative farming practices, Stone Barns Center grows good food in season for their community and partner restaurant, Blue Hill at Stone Barns. The Center is also a laboratory, hosting experiments that demonstrate better ways to farm and eat in harmony with nature and help beginning farmers succeed.  For tour times and to register, click here. http://www.stonebarnscenter.org/products/winter-family-farm-tour.html

 

As We Were – 1889

Jan 2 – April 1.  Daily.  Fee $5  New Canaan Historical Society

The New Canaan Historical Society opened its latest costume exhibit, As We Were, featuring the fashions of our founding year, 1889. The exhibit connects two historical events, the first meeting to found the Historical Society and the wedding of two prominent founders, Edna Hoyt Rogers and Henry Benjamin Rogers.  Contact: newcanaan.historical@gmail.com

 

Sunday Explorers

Sundays, through February 22 – Stamford Museum & Nature Center.  Free with Admission

Winter is a great time to explore the Stamford Museum & Nature Center! Our guided farm and trail programs and animal "meet and greet" return, joined by our popular "Science Spot" program in the Overbrook Nature Center classroom. Stop by to enjoy a self- guided craft, visit our animals, or join us for a program. There will be different themes and animals each week.Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org

 

Wildlife Tracks and Signs – The Discovery Center at Ridgefield

January 8, 10:00 am at Aldrich Park.  Members Free, Non-Members $7

The fields and forest of Ridgefield are home to many different kinds of animals.  But sometimes it is hard to find them.  Join us as we search for signs and tracks in the snow or mud of the forest trails.  We will learn how to tell which animal made each track by creating your own track guide with stamps.  Then we will head into the forest to see how many tracks we can find!  More information, click here. http://ridgefielddiscovery.org/program/235

 

Art & Yoga at the Aldrich

Saturday, January 10, 2:00 - 3:30 pm. Members · $10.00, Non-m$15.00

Start the new year with an energizing Vinyasa class immersed in artist David Scanavino’s Imperial Texture site-specific linoleum floor installation. Accompanied by live folk-pop music by P.J. Pacifico, transform yourself into a true work of art, moving through a sequence of poses led by certified instructor Lisa Giordano.   More information, click here. http://www.aldrichart.org/events/?id=1932

 

Malcom Moran – Recent Printworks Art Exhibit

Opening Sunday, January 11, 2:00 - 4:00pm.  Runs through January 30th.  Ridgefield Library

Through this exhibition of painterly prints, Malcolm Moran describes his art as "first a language, the most natural way by which I can express things important to me." Moran has two undergraduate college degrees, one from the University of the South in Tennessee in history and one from the Rhode Island School of Design in painting in Providence, Rhode Island. In addition, he has shown his work at places like the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Lilly Islin Gallery, Virginia Lynch Gallery, in Rhode Island and the Contemporary Art Center and Simonne Stern Gallery and Aldrich Leatherman Gallery in New Orleans. He has received fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT and worked closely with the folks at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, CT and 10 grand Press in Brooklyn, NY.

 

Evening of Fine Art

Monday, January 19, 5:00 – 8:00 pm.  Riverbend, 139 Ethan Allen Hwy

Each month, Riverbend hosts an evening of fine art from local artists, cocktails, and small bites from Little Pub Ridgefield. The event is free and is a great opportunity to mix and mingle and support local artists.  For more information, email Alex Brandfon.

alex@riverbendwoodfloor.com

 

 

Center Women Presents Fairy Tale Endings

January 24 - 25, 2015. 11:00 am, Stamford JCC ($5/10 suggested donation)

An original story complete with many of our favorite princesses, villains, animals, and trolls! Join us as we entertain you with a song and dance spectacular, perfect for theatre lovers of all ages. Reservations required. Playbill ads available for purchase. Visit www.stamfordjcc.org to purchase tickets. http://www.stamfordjcc.org/index.php?src=events&srctype=detail&category=Community&refno=428

 

Family Fun Day Sunday

Sunday, January 25, 12:00 - 4:00 pm.  Hyatt Greenwich  Cost $25 per Family

9,500 square feet of family fun! Join Save the Children, CT Challenge, Alex’s Lemonade and many other amazing brands and organizations on January 25th for a day of face painting, magic, dress up, mini manicures and much more! Get busy on the dance floor with the famous Baby Loves Disco DJ. Have a blast in the Kidville Posh Tot Play Land. Discover the Child’s Clinic Sensory Play for our children with special needs. Tech play for the little gamers. Purchase Tickets by January 11 here. http://celebritybabytrends.com/family-fun-day-sunday

 

ChiliFest

February 1, start 11:00 am.  Beford Middle School. Cost $10 online

Enjoy unlimited sampling of decadent chili's from twelve of the area's best restaurants AND six of our local fire departments from Fairfield, Norwalk, Trumbull, Weston, Westport and Wilton, all of which will be competing for you vote for best chili.  Come dressed in your favorite team jersey and enjoy the sounds of the Sacred Heart University band while you determine who has the best chili.  Click here for more info and tickets. http://www.come2chilifest.com/

All About Wolves

Various events for adults and kids – Wolf Conservation Center, South Salem, NY

The Wolf Conservation Center teaches people about wolves, their relationship to the environment and the human role in protecting their future.  Information and registration are available at NYWolf.org.

 

Tour Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills

Various Days January – April.  Costs $9 Members, $10 Non-Members

At Stone Barns Center you can see what’s growing, from vegetables to animals to ideas.  Explore the fields, greenhouse and pastures. Stroll woodland trails.  And see how they are working to improve the way America eats and farms. Using organic, resilient and regenerative farming practices, Stone Barns Center grows good food in season for their community and partner restaurant, Blue Hill at Stone Barns. The Center is also a laboratory, hosting experiments that demonstrate better ways to farm and eat in harmony with nature and help beginning farmers succeed.  For tour times and to register, click here. http://www.stonebarnscenter.org/products/winter-family-farm-tour.html

 

As We Were – 1889

Jan 2 – April 1.  Daily.  Fee $5  New Canaan Historical Society

The New Canaan Historical Society opened its latest costume exhibit, As We Were, featuring the fashions of our founding year, 1889. The exhibit connects two historical events, the first meeting to found the Historical Society and the wedding of two prominent founders, Edna Hoyt Rogers and Henry Benjamin Rogers.  Contact: newcanaan.historical@gmail.com

 

Sunday Explorers

Sundays, through February 22 – Stamford Museum & Nature Center.  Free with Admission

Winter is a great time to explore the Stamford Museum & Nature Center! Our guided farm and trail programs and animal "meet and greet" return, joined by our popular "Science Spot" program in the Overbrook Nature Center classroom. Stop by to enjoy a self- guided craft, visit our animals, or join us for a program. There will be different themes and animals each week.Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org

 

Wildlife Tracks and Signs – The Discovery Center at Ridgefield

January 8, 10:00 am at Aldrich Park.  Members Free, Non-Members $7

The fields and forest of Ridgefield are home to many different kinds of animals.  But sometimes it is hard to find them.  Join us as we search for signs and tracks in the snow or mud of the forest trails.  We will learn how to tell which animal made each track by creating your own track guide with stamps.  Then we will head into the forest to see how many tracks we can find!  More information, click here. http://ridgefielddiscovery.org/program/235

 

Art & Yoga at the Aldrich

Saturday, January 10, 2:00 - 3:30 pm. Members · $10.00, Non-m$15.00

Start the new year with an energizing Vinyasa class immersed in artist David Scanavino’s Imperial Texture site-specific linoleum floor installation. Accompanied by live folk-pop music by P.J. Pacifico, transform yourself into a true work of art, moving through a sequence of poses led by certified instructor Lisa Giordano.   More information, click here. http://www.aldrichart.org/events/?id=1932

 

Malcom Moran – Recent Printworks Art Exhibit

Opening Sunday, January 11, 2:00 - 4:00pm.  Runs through January 30th.  Ridgefield Library

Through this exhibition of painterly prints, Malcolm Moran describes his art as "first a language, the most natural way by which I can express things important to me." Moran has two undergraduate college degrees, one from the University of the South in Tennessee in history and one from the Rhode Island School of Design in painting in Providence, Rhode Island. In addition, he has shown his work at places like the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Lilly Islin Gallery, Virginia Lynch Gallery, in Rhode Island and the Contemporary Art Center and Simonne Stern Gallery and Aldrich Leatherman Gallery in New Orleans. He has received fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT and worked closely with the folks at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, CT and 10 grand Press in Brooklyn, NY.

 

Evening of Fine Art

Monday, January 19, 5:00 – 8:00 pm.  Riverbend, 139 Ethan Allen Hwy

Each month, Riverbend hosts an evening of fine art from local artists, cocktails, and small bites from Little Pub Ridgefield. The event is free and is a great opportunity to mix and mingle and support local artists.  For more information, email Alex Brandfon.

alex@riverbendwoodfloor.com

 

 

Center Women Presents Fairy Tale Endings

January 24 - 25, 2015. 11:00 am, Stamford JCC ($5/10 suggested donation)

An original story complete with many of our favorite princesses, villains, animals, and trolls! Join us as we entertain you with a song and dance spectacular, perfect for theatre lovers of all ages. Reservations required. Playbill ads available for purchase. Visit www.stamfordjcc.org to purchase tickets. http://www.stamfordjcc.org/index.php?src=events&srctype=detail&category=Community&refno=428

 

Family Fun Day Sunday

Sunday, January 25, 12:00 - 4:00 pm.  Hyatt Greenwich  Cost $25 per Family

9,500 square feet of family fun! Join Save the Children, CT Challenge, Alex’s Lemonade and many other amazing brands and organizations on January 25th for a day of face painting, magic, dress up, mini manicures and much more! Get busy on the dance floor with the famous Baby Loves Disco DJ. Have a blast in the Kidville Posh Tot Play Land. Discover the Child’s Clinic Sensory Play for our children with special needs. Tech play for the little gamers. Purchase Tickets by January 11 here. http://celebritybabytrends.com/family-fun-day-sunday

 

ChiliFest

February 1, start 11:00 am.  Beford Middle School. Cost $10 online

Enjoy unlimited sampling of decadent chili's from twelve of the area's best restaurants AND six of our local fire departments from Fairfield, Norwalk, Trumbull, Weston, Westport and Wilton, all of which will be competing for you vote for best chili.  Come dressed in your favorite team jersey and enjoy the sounds of the Sacred Heart University band while you determine who has the best chili.  Click here for more info and tickets. http://www.come2chilifest.com/

All About Wolves

Various events for adults and kids – Wolf Conservation Center, South Salem, NY

The Wolf Conservation Center teaches people about wolves, their relationship to the environment and the human role in protecting their future.  Information and registration are available at NYWolf.org.

 

Tour Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills

Various Days January – April.  Costs $9 Members, $10 Non-Members

At Stone Barns Center you can see what’s growing, from vegetables to animals to ideas.  Explore the fields, greenhouse and pastures. Stroll woodland trails.  And see how they are working to improve the way America eats and farms. Using organic, resilient and regenerative farming practices, Stone Barns Center grows good food in season for their community and partner restaurant, Blue Hill at Stone Barns. The Center is also a laboratory, hosting experiments that demonstrate better ways to farm and eat in harmony with nature and help beginning farmers succeed.  For tour times and to register, click here. http://www.stonebarnscenter.org/products/winter-family-farm-tour.html

 

As We Were – 1889

Jan 2 – April 1.  Daily.  Fee $5  New Canaan Historical Society

The New Canaan Historical Society opened its latest costume exhibit, As We Were, featuring the fashions of our founding year, 1889. The exhibit connects two historical events, the first meeting to found the Historical Society and the wedding of two prominent founders, Edna Hoyt Rogers and Henry Benjamin Rogers.  Contact: newcanaan.historical@gmail.com

 

Sunday Explorers

Sundays, through February 22 – Stamford Museum & Nature Center.  Free with Admission

Winter is a great time to explore the Stamford Museum & Nature Center! Our guided farm and trail programs and animal "meet and greet" return, joined by our popular "Science Spot" program in the Overbrook Nature Center classroom. Stop by to enjoy a self- guided craft, visit our animals, or join us for a program. There will be different themes and animals each week.Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org

 

Wildlife Tracks and Signs – The Discovery Center at Ridgefield

January 8, 10:00 am at Aldrich Park.  Members Free, Non-Members $7

The fields and forest of Ridgefield are home to many different kinds of animals.  But sometimes it is hard to find them.  Join us as we search for signs and tracks in the snow or mud of the forest trails.  We will learn how to tell which animal made each track by creating your own track guide with stamps.  Then we will head into the forest to see how many tracks we can find!  More information, click here. http://ridgefielddiscovery.org/program/235

 

Art & Yoga at the Aldrich

Saturday, January 10, 2:00 - 3:30 pm. Members · $10.00, Non-m$15.00

Start the new year with an energizing Vinyasa class immersed in artist David Scanavino’s Imperial Texture site-specific linoleum floor installation. Accompanied by live folk-pop music by P.J. Pacifico, transform yourself into a true work of art, moving through a sequence of poses led by certified instructor Lisa Giordano.   More information, click here. http://www.aldrichart.org/events/?id=1932

 

Malcom Moran – Recent Printworks Art Exhibit

Opening Sunday, January 11, 2:00 - 4:00pm.  Runs through January 30th.  Ridgefield Library

Through this exhibition of painterly prints, Malcolm Moran describes his art as "first a language, the most natural way by which I can express things important to me." Moran has two undergraduate college degrees, one from the University of the South in Tennessee in history and one from the Rhode Island School of Design in painting in Providence, Rhode Island. In addition, he has shown his work at places like the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Lilly Islin Gallery, Virginia Lynch Gallery, in Rhode Island and the Contemporary Art Center and Simonne Stern Gallery and Aldrich Leatherman Gallery in New Orleans. He has received fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT and worked closely with the folks at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, CT and 10 grand Press in Brooklyn, NY.

 

Evening of Fine Art

Monday, January 19, 5:00 – 8:00 pm.  Riverbend, 139 Ethan Allen Hwy

Each month, Riverbend hosts an evening of fine art from local artists, cocktails, and small bites from Little Pub Ridgefield. The event is free and is a great opportunity to mix and mingle and support local artists.  For more information, email Alex Brandfon.

alex@riverbendwoodfloor.com

 

 

Center Women Presents Fairy Tale Endings

January 24 - 25, 2015. 11:00 am, Stamford JCC ($5/10 suggested donation)

An original story complete with many of our favorite princesses, villains, animals, and trolls! Join us as we entertain you with a song and dance spectacular, perfect for theatre lovers of all ages. Reservations required. Playbill ads available for purchase. Visit www.stamfordjcc.org to purchase tickets. http://www.stamfordjcc.org/index.php?src=events&srctype=detail&category=Community&refno=428

 

Family Fun Day Sunday

Sunday, January 25, 12:00 - 4:00 pm.  Hyatt Greenwich  Cost $25 per Family

9,500 square feet of family fun! Join Save the Children, CT Challenge, Alex’s Lemonade and many other amazing brands and organizations on January 25th for a day of face painting, magic, dress up, mini manicures and much more! Get busy on the dance floor with the famous Baby Loves Disco DJ. Have a blast in the Kidville Posh Tot Play Land. Discover the Child’s Clinic Sensory Play for our children with special needs. Tech play for the little gamers. Purchase Tickets by January 11 here. http://celebritybabytrends.com/family-fun-day-sunday

 

ChiliFest

February 1, start 11:00 am.  Beford Middle School. Cost $10 online

Enjoy unlimited sampling of decadent chili's from twelve of the area's best restaurants AND six of our local fire departments from Fairfield, Norwalk, Trumbull, Weston, Westport and Wilton, all of which will be competing for you vote for best chili.  Come dressed in your favorite team jersey and enjoy the sounds of the Sacred Heart University band while you determine who has the best chili.  Click here for more info and tickets. http://www.come2chilifest.com/

All About Wolves

Various events for adults and kids – Wolf Conservation Center, South Salem, NY

The Wolf Conservation Center teaches people about wolves, their relationship to the environment and the human role in protecting their future.  Information and registration are available at NYWolf.org.

 

Tour Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills

Various Days January – April.  Costs $9 Members, $10 Non-Members

At Stone Barns Center you can see what’s growing, from vegetables to animals to ideas.  Explore the fields, greenhouse and pastures. Stroll woodland trails.  And see how they are working to improve the way America eats and farms. Using organic, resilient and regenerative farming practices, Stone Barns Center grows good food in season for their community and partner restaurant, Blue Hill at Stone Barns. The Center is also a laboratory, hosting experiments that demonstrate better ways to farm and eat in harmony with nature and help beginning farmers succeed.  For tour times and to register, click here. http://www.stonebarnscenter.org/products/winter-family-farm-tour.html

 

As We Were – 1889

Jan 2 – April 1.  Daily.  Fee $5  New Canaan Historical Society

The New Canaan Historical Society opened its latest costume exhibit, As We Were, featuring the fashions of our founding year, 1889. The exhibit connects two historical events, the first meeting to found the Historical Society and the wedding of two prominent founders, Edna Hoyt Rogers and Henry Benjamin Rogers.  Contact: newcanaan.historical@gmail.com

 

Sunday Explorers

Sundays, through February 22 – Stamford Museum & Nature Center.  Free with Admission

Winter is a great time to explore the Stamford Museum & Nature Center! Our guided farm and trail programs and animal "meet and greet" return, joined by our popular "Science Spot" program in the Overbrook Nature Center classroom. Stop by to enjoy a self- guided craft, visit our animals, or join us for a program. There will be different themes and animals each week.Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org

 

Wildlife Tracks and Signs – The Discovery Center at Ridgefield

January 8, 10:00 am at Aldrich Park.  Members Free, Non-Members $7

The fields and forest of Ridgefield are home to many different kinds of animals.  But sometimes it is hard to find them.  Join us as we search for signs and tracks in the snow or mud of the forest trails.  We will learn how to tell which animal made each track by creating your own track guide with stamps.  Then we will head into the forest to see how many tracks we can find!  More information, click here. http://ridgefielddiscovery.org/program/235

 

Art & Yoga at the Aldrich

Saturday, January 10, 2:00 - 3:30 pm. Members · $10.00, Non-m$15.00

Start the new year with an energizing Vinyasa class immersed in artist David Scanavino’s Imperial Texture site-specific linoleum floor installation. Accompanied by live folk-pop music by P.J. Pacifico, transform yourself into a true work of art, moving through a sequence of poses led by certified instructor Lisa Giordano.   More information, click here. http://www.aldrichart.org/events/?id=1932

 

Malcom Moran – Recent Printworks Art Exhibit

Opening Sunday, January 11, 2:00 - 4:00pm.  Runs through January 30th.  Ridgefield Library

Through this exhibition of painterly prints, Malcolm Moran describes his art as "first a language, the most natural way by which I can express things important to me." Moran has two undergraduate college degrees, one from the University of the South in Tennessee in history and one from the Rhode Island School of Design in painting in Providence, Rhode Island. In addition, he has shown his work at places like the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Lilly Islin Gallery, Virginia Lynch Gallery, in Rhode Island and the Contemporary Art Center and Simonne Stern Gallery and Aldrich Leatherman Gallery in New Orleans. He has received fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT and worked closely with the folks at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, CT and 10 grand Press in Brooklyn, NY.

 

Evening of Fine Art

Monday, January 19, 5:00 – 8:00 pm.  Riverbend, 139 Ethan Allen Hwy

Each month, Riverbend hosts an evening of fine art from local artists, cocktails, and small bites from Little Pub Ridgefield. The event is free and is a great opportunity to mix and mingle and support local artists.  For more information, email Alex Brandfon.

alex@riverbendwoodfloor.com

 

 

Center Women Presents Fairy Tale Endings

January 24 - 25, 2015. 11:00 am, Stamford JCC ($5/10 suggested donation)

An original story complete with many of our favorite princesses, villains, animals, and trolls! Join us as we entertain you with a song and dance spectacular, perfect for theatre lovers of all ages. Reservations required. Playbill ads available for purchase. Visit www.stamfordjcc.org to purchase tickets. http://www.stamfordjcc.org/index.php?src=events&srctype=detail&category=Community&refno=428

 

Family Fun Day Sunday

Sunday, January 25, 12:00 - 4:00 pm.  Hyatt Greenwich  Cost $25 per Family

9,500 square feet of family fun! Join Save the Children, CT Challenge, Alex’s Lemonade and many other amazing brands and organizations on January 25th for a day of face painting, magic, dress up, mini manicures and much more! Get busy on the dance floor with the famous Baby Loves Disco DJ. Have a blast in the Kidville Posh Tot Play Land. Discover the Child’s Clinic Sensory Play for our children with special needs. Tech play for the little gamers. Purchase Tickets by January 11 here. http://celebritybabytrends.com/family-fun-day-sunday

 

ChiliFest

February 1, start 11:00 am.  Beford Middle School. Cost $10 online

Enjoy unlimited sampling of decadent chili's from twelve of the area's best restaurants AND six of our local fire departments from Fairfield, Norwalk, Trumbull, Weston, Westport and Wilton, all of which will be competing for you vote for best chili.  Come dressed in your favorite team jersey and enjoy the sounds of the Sacred Heart University band while you determine who has the best chili.  Click here for more info and tickets. http://www.come2chilifest.com/

All About Wolves

Various events for adults and kids – Wolf Conservation Center, South Salem, NY

The Wolf Conservation Center teaches people about wolves, their relationship to the environment and the human role in protecting their future.  Information and registration are available at NYWolf.org.

 

Tour Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills

Various Days January – April.  Costs $9 Members, $10 Non-Members

At Stone Barns Center you can see what’s growing, from vegetables to animals to ideas.  Explore the fields, greenhouse and pastures. Stroll woodland trails.  And see how they are working to improve the way America eats and farms. Using organic, resilient and regenerative farming practices, Stone Barns Center grows good food in season for their community and partner restaurant, Blue Hill at Stone Barns. The Center is also a laboratory, hosting experiments that demonstrate better ways to farm and eat in harmony with nature and help beginning farmers succeed.  For tour times and to register, click here. http://www.stonebarnscenter.org/products/winter-family-farm-tour.html

All About Wolves

Various events for adults and kids – Wolf Conservation Center, South Salem, NY

The Wolf Conservation Center teaches people about wolves, their relationship to the environment and the human role in protecting their future.  Information and registration are available at NYWolf.org.

 

Tour Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills

Various Days January – April.  Costs $9 Members, $10 Non-Members

At Stone Barns Center you can see what’s growing, from vegetables to animals to ideas.  Explore the fields, greenhouse and pastures. Stroll woodland trails.  And see how they are working to improve the way America eats and farms. Using organic, resilient and regenerative farming practices, Stone Barns Center grows good food in season for their community and partner restaurant, Blue Hill at Stone Barns. The Center is also a laboratory, hosting experiments that demonstrate better ways to farm and eat in harmony with nature and help beginning farmers succeed.  For tour times and to register, click here. http://www.stonebarnscenter.org/products/winter-family-farm-tour.html

 

As We Were – 1889

Jan 2 – April 1.  Daily.  Fee $5  New Canaan Historical Society

The New Canaan Historical Society opened its latest costume exhibit, As We Were, featuring the fashions of our founding year, 1889. The exhibit connects two historical events, the first meeting to found the Historical Society and the wedding of two prominent founders, Edna Hoyt Rogers and Henry Benjamin Rogers.  Contact: newcanaan.historical@gmail.com

 

Sunday Explorers

Sundays, through February 22 – Stamford Museum & Nature Center.  Free with Admission

Winter is a great time to explore the Stamford Museum & Nature Center! Our guided farm and trail programs and animal "meet and greet" return, joined by our popular "Science Spot" program in the Overbrook Nature Center classroom. Stop by to enjoy a self- guided craft, visit our animals, or join us for a program. There will be different themes and animals each week.Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org

 

Wildlife Tracks and Signs – The Discovery Center at Ridgefield

January 8, 10:00 am at Aldrich Park.  Members Free, Non-Members $7

The fields and forest of Ridgefield are home to many different kinds of animals.  But sometimes it is hard to find them.  Join us as we search for signs and tracks in the snow or mud of the forest trails.  We will learn how to tell which animal made each track by creating your own track guide with stamps.  Then we will head into the forest to see how many tracks we can find!  More information, click here. http://ridgefielddiscovery.org/program/235

 

Art & Yoga at the Aldrich

Saturday, January 10, 2:00 - 3:30 pm. Members · $10.00, Non-m$15.00

Start the new year with an energizing Vinyasa class immersed in artist David Scanavino’s Imperial Texture site-specific linoleum floor installation. Accompanied by live folk-pop music by P.J. Pacifico, transform yourself into a true work of art, moving through a sequence of poses led by certified instructor Lisa Giordano.   More information, click here. http://www.aldrichart.org/events/?id=1932

 

Malcom Moran – Recent Printworks Art Exhibit

Opening Sunday, January 11, 2:00 - 4:00pm.  Runs through January 30th.  Ridgefield Library

Through this exhibition of painterly prints, Malcolm Moran describes his art as "first a language, the most natural way by which I can express things important to me." Moran has two undergraduate college degrees, one from the University of the South in Tennessee in history and one from the Rhode Island School of Design in painting in Providence, Rhode Island. In addition, he has shown his work at places like the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Lilly Islin Gallery, Virginia Lynch Gallery, in Rhode Island and the Contemporary Art Center and Simonne Stern Gallery and Aldrich Leatherman Gallery in New Orleans. He has received fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT and worked closely with the folks at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, CT and 10 grand Press in Brooklyn, NY.

 

Evening of Fine Art

Monday, January 19, 5:00 – 8:00 pm.  Riverbend, 139 Ethan Allen Hwy

Each month, Riverbend hosts an evening of fine art from local artists, cocktails, and small bites from Little Pub Ridgefield. The event is free and is a great opportunity to mix and mingle and support local artists.  For more information, email Alex Brandfon.

alex@riverbendwoodfloor.com

 

 

Center Women Presents Fairy Tale Endings

January 24 - 25, 2015. 11:00 am, Stamford JCC ($5/10 suggested donation)

An original story complete with many of our favorite princesses, villains, animals, and trolls! Join us as we entertain you with a song and dance spectacular, perfect for theatre lovers of all ages. Reservations required. Playbill ads available for purchase. Visit www.stamfordjcc.org to purchase tickets. http://www.stamfordjcc.org/index.php?src=events&srctype=detail&category=Community&refno=428

 

Family Fun Day Sunday

Sunday, January 25, 12:00 - 4:00 pm.  Hyatt Greenwich  Cost $25 per Family

9,500 square feet of family fun! Join Save the Children, CT Challenge, Alex’s Lemonade and many other amazing brands and organizations on January 25th for a day of face painting, magic, dress up, mini manicures and much more! Get busy on the dance floor with the famous Baby Loves Disco DJ. Have a blast in the Kidville Posh Tot Play Land. Discover the Child’s Clinic Sensory Play for our children with special needs. Tech play for the little gamers. Purchase Tickets by January 11 here. http://celebritybabytrends.com/family-fun-day-sunday

 

ChiliFest

February 1, start 11:00 am.  Beford Middle School. Cost $10 online

Enjoy unlimited sampling of decadent chili's from twelve of the area's best restaurants AND six of our local fire departments from Fairfield, Norwalk, Trumbull, Weston, Westport and Wilton, all of which will be competing for you vote for best chili.  Come dressed in your favorite team jersey and enjoy the sounds of the Sacred Heart University band while you determine who has the best chili.  Click here for more info and tickets. http://www.come2chilifest.com/


 

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