In The Loop
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.
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Firefly Family Yoga - Grand Opening
March 1, 3pm - 5pm - Grand Opening Open House
March 18, 5:30pm - 7pm - Ribbon Cutting
We are moving to a new location in Ridgefield and invite you to join us for our open house. Come by for refreshments, fun, some activities for the kids and for a chance to meet the expanded crew and to hear a bit about whats in store.
105 Danbury Road, Suite 201
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.
Humor Me! – Ridgefield Guild of Artists 34 Halpin Lane
Exhibit through Feb. 22nd. Wed – Sun. 12:00-4:00pm – FREE admission
“Humor Me!” This year’s light-hearted member themed show will prove to be a fun exhibit to kick off the New Year. Whatever tickles the artists’ funny bone—irony, satire, spoof, levity, whimsy, playfulness. Guild Website, click here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org
Sunday, Feb. 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/
First & Second Sunday Bird Walk at Greenwich Point Park – Greenwich Audobon
Sunday, Feb. 1, 9:30-11:00am – FREE
Sunday, Feb. 8, 9:30-11:00am - FREE
A coastal bird walk on the first Sunday of every month in one of Greenwich's Important Bird Areas. Meet at the flagpole near the second concession stand at 9:00 am. Contact Merideth at Wild Wings at 203-637-9822 with any questions. Free and all skill levels welcome.
Backyard Chickens with Bil Mikulewicz by The Discovery Center at Ridgefield
Thursday, Feb. 5th at 7:00pm at The Cannon Grange in Wilton, CT - FREE
Local chicken farmer, Bil Mikulewicz, will lead this program about raising chickens in a back yard setting. Mr. Mikulewicz, a three-year veteran in keeping chickens, will walk through all the steps of getting and establishing a home for these fascinating and productive (sometimes comical) feathered creatures. The Cannon Grange is located at 25 Cannon Road in Wilton, CT. Please call 203.438.1063 or visit the DC website to make reservations.
Music for Youth Free Young Persons’ Concert – Pequot Library
Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, 2:00-3:00pm. 720 Pequot Avenue, Southport, CT
The Lysander Piano Trio is known for being active in commissioning new works and creating programs that mix the music of today with well-loved masterworks. These former Juilliard students became in 2009 the Lysander Piano Trio taking their name from the character in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The trio has studied with Ronald Copes of the Juilliard String Quartet, Joseph Kalichstein of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, and Seymour Lipkin. For more information, click here.
Family Day: Daily Life In Ancient Greece
Saturday, Feb 7, 2015 @ 1:00pm. Bellarmine Museum of Art
Come explore the Bellarmine Museum of Art through craft activities, child-friendly gallery talks and story times in the museum! Family Day: Daily Life in Ancient Greece is one of our most popular Family Day themes! Best suited for ages 4-12, but all are welcome! The museum will be open from 12 noon - 5 pm. Admission is free and open to the public! 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT. Additional information, click here.
Wilton Historical Society Make Your Own Valentines Day Chocolates For Kids
Saturday, Feb. 8th from 3:00-4:00pm. 224 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT
The Wilton Historical Society is again offering the very popular chocolate-making workshop for kids in grades K-8 on. While our colonial forefathers had to make do with a rather gritty version of our beloved hot chocolate, and no chocolate candies (they were not common until the mid-1800's), program participants will make something extra nice for their Valentine - delicious, professional-looking chocolates and an origami-style box to put them in! Registration is required and space is limited.
Please register by email: or call (203) 762-7257 to reserve your place. Materials fee: $5.00 per members’ child, $10 for non-members’ child. Please note: This is not a drop-off program. For more information, click here.
The Lightning Thief Play – Westport Country Playhouse
Sunday, Feb 8, 1:00 and 4:00 pm shows. $20
“The Lightning Thief,” based on the popular book series by Rick Riordan, will play Sunday, February 8, 1 and 4 p.m. Mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy Jackson’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, Zeus’s master lightning bolt has been stolen and Percy is the prime suspect. Produced by Theatreworks USA, the show is recommended for grades 2-6. Click here for tickets.
Ridgefield Junior Cycling Team Kickoff Event
Tuesday, Feb 10 at 6:00pm
RBCo. would like to invite you to a special kick-off event Ridgefield Bicycle Company is hosting to benefit a new youth cycling team right here in town. The team was formed as part of the Connecticut Cycling Advancement Program (CCAP), a charitable 501(c)3 organization. The CCAP works in schools and towns throughout Connecticut to give youth access and exposure to the sport of cycling. We are very excited to work with the CCAP and bring the great gift of cycling to youth in our town. Call for more information: (203) 438-0489.
A Valentine Gift to Yourself – Deanne Mincer - Ridgefield Library
Thursday, Feb 19, 7:00pm - FREE
This workshop by local author Deanne Mincer, is designed to inspire and teach practical, easy and accessible methods to learn to love, respect, and honor ourselves and others fully every day. Elements of the talk are experiential and interactive. The object is to let go of negative images we have of ourselves and to embrace forgiveness, compassion, and kindness at the deepest level. For more information including other talks, times and locations, click here.
Stepping Stones Museum For Children - Winter Wonderland Children's Ball
Saturday, Feb. 21. 6:00-8:30pm. 303 West Ave., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203 899 0606.
Calling all little princes and princesses for a magical evening in a snow-kissed wonderland. Dress up in your finest, pose for the paparazzi, learn a few dance moves and more! Registration Required. Members $10/person, non-Members $15/person. After February 19: Members $12/person, non-members $17/person.
American Girl® Tea Party & Story Telling at the Keeler Tavern
Sunday, Feb. 22, 2:00-3:30pm. Adults $20, children $15
Featured will be the American Girl Doll® Samantha®, who represents girls from the early years of the 20th century. Local story teller Joyce Marie Rayno will speak about Samantha® and the lives of girls of one hundred years ago. All youngsters are invited to bring their dolls. Make reservations on line or by calling 203-438-5485 by Wednesday, February 18th.
Norwalk Symphony & Space Kids – Wilton, New Canaan & Norwalk Libraries
Saturday, Feb. 28, locations/times listed below. FREE
On Saturday, February 28, 2015, the brass wind instruments of the symphony will be featured and demonstrated at three local libraries. Norwalk Symphony's (Not) Just for Kids program is for children 3-10 years old to excite them about making music and what instruments can do.
Bring your young musicians and musician hopefuls to one of the libraries and learn about the brass wind instruments being used in orchestras. The children will be able to try out the instruments during the "petting zoo" portion of the session. Click here for more information about the Norwalk Symphony.
15 Indoor Kid's Activities Near Ridgefield
Don't let yucky weather get you down. There are plenty of fun indoor activities in the area. From fish to trampolines, click herefor 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
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: email@example.com