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Bodies to be revealed for one more week in Hartford

If you have ever been curious as to how your body works, now is the time to make your way to Hartford where “Bodies Revealed” has been extended through Jan. 14 at the Connecticut Science Center. It was an overwhelming response from the public that prompted the extension, according to center officials. The show, which […] [Read More]

Westport film series celebrates life and times of Julia Child

In Westport, January is as much about enriching the mind as it is about the palate, thanks to the WestportREADS 2014 community reading event. With the memoir, “My Life in France,” by Julia Child, with Alex Prud’homme, as this year’s selection, plenty of activities are planned to celebrate the late celebrity chef’s life and work […] [Read More]

Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend

The calendar page may have changed, but the kinds of diversions, activities and programs planned for this first weekend of 2014 are similar to the ones you could have found in 2013. There will be music, art, theater, children’s activities and more. Still, with the cold, snowy weather, you may want to call ahead to […] [Read More]

Youth-run dance show returns to Darien this weekend

It began with a quick idea hatched during a train ride home, and, three years later, a popular dance showcase is still going strong. “We have really enjoyed working on it,” said Jordan Cassetta of “So We Think We Can Dance,” a two-day event that Jordan, her sister Ashley and fellow dancer Hanna Kahlert first […] [Read More]

Conn. Audubon guide helps eagle eyes spot new arrivals

You might not have known that Ipswich Savannah sparrows, yellow-bellied sapsuckers and long-tailed ducks have been visiting Connecticut in recent weeks, unless you have been following a new guide that was recently launched by Connecticut Audubon Society. The aptly named Connecticut Audubon Bird Finder, which can be found as a blog on the organization’s website, […] [Read More]
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Start off 2014 with a ‘First Day Hike’ at a Conn. state park

Late-night revelers may not be keen for a walk outdoors today, but with hikes set from late morning into early afternoon, even night owls might be willing to participate in the national “First Day Hikes” initiative taking place at four Connecticut state parks. The program is part of a program organized by America’s State Parks, […] [Read More]

What will you do for New Year’s Eve 2013?

There are but a few mere hours before some of the biggest New Year’s celebrations kick off in Connecticut. There will be three First Night festivities taking place this year, including those in Westport, Danbury and Hartford. If you are looking for a place to bring the kids, enjoy a low-key and affordable holiday eve, […] [Read More]

Art of the Brick enters final days at Discovery Times Square

In November, the public was asked to help Nathan Sawaya make one more piece for his show “The Art of the Brick” at The Discovery Times Square. The end result was a rendering of the new One World Trade Center, all in LEGOs. At the time he unveiled his work Sawaya had this to say: […] [Read More]

Concert series begins a new season in New Canaan

Westside Wind and Piano Trio will be the first musical act in the 30th anniversary season of “Notes in Midwinter,” a concert series presented by the New Canaan Library. The free series lasts every Sunday from Jan. 5 to Feb. 2. Multiple genres will be represented through the season, including chamber music, classical compositions, jazz […] [Read More]

Widgets, whirligigs and other gizmos set to inspire new Norwalk art show

Right now, the Norwalk Parking Authority’s Maritime Garage Gallery is filled with the kind of work that just might whet your appetite. By the end of January, it is expected to have the kind of creations that get your mind a whirring. Artists 18 and older are invited to submit work that leans toward the […] [Read More]