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Norwalk’s IMAX theater welcomes a visit from oceans’ acrobats

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Above, a mother humpback whale and her calf, journey beneath the waves in a scene from “Humpback Whales,” a movie playing at the IMAX theater at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, Conn. Contributed photo/Brandon Cole Humpback whales typically make their homes in the oceans deep, but for next two months, humpback whales will be making […] [Read More]

Free Space Day at Bridgeport’s Discovery Museum

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The sky’s the limit when the Discovery Museum and Planetarium in Bridgeport presents Space Day, Sunday, March 29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sponsored by the Connecticut Space Grant Consortium, admission will be free for all. The Westport Astronomical Society will be stationed outdoors, using the museum’s solar scopes and telescopes to safely look […] [Read More]
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Bird show takes flight at Palace Danbury March 15

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A flock of exotic birds are set to amaze when they land on stage at the Palace Danbury on Sunday, March 15. They are part of the traveling company known as Squawk, which has been entertaining audiences around the country for more than 20 years. They may school you on some brain teasers, play a […] [Read More]
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Aspiring toy makers sought; contest winners to be announced March 8 in Westport

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Pictured, The Westport Arts Center is once again calling for young artists to submit designs for its fourth Annual Toy Makers Competition by Feb. 24, 2015. Winners and judges of the third annual Westport Arts Center Toy Makers Competition pose for a picture at the 2014 Family Art Day. From left, top row, : Eddie […] [Read More]
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Broadway for a song: Area children’s choir set to cover ‘timeless’ hits

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Above, the Fairfield County Children’s Choir performs during a previous performance. The group is set to present “Timeless Favorites and Today’s Hits,” on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. Since September, a group of 300 young singers have been immersed in the melodies of the Great White Way, preparing for the day that will soon be on […] [Read More]
Chilifest 2011 at the Unitarian Church in Westport.

Chilifest to warm up February, bring honor to area chefs

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The organizers behind the lip-smacking success of Chowdafest are back with another comfort food creation, Chilifest, which is set for Sunday, Feb. 1, at Bedford Middle School in Westport, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The midday food fest will take place on Super Bowl Sunday before the action kicks off. Organizers hope attendees wear […] [Read More]
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Dinosaurs to converge in Stamford downtown this summer

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Pictured, Murphy, a Jack Russell and Beagle mix, walks into the scene as Stamford city workers and DSSD employees wash the sculptures from the exhibit, “It’s Reigning Cats & Dogs” in Veteran’s Park in Stamford, Conn. in 2010. This year, dinosaurs are sought to “roam.” (File photo) One year it was cows, another cats and […] [Read More]
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New otter makes a splash at the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

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Among the storied roommates of television, there were Felix Unger and Oscar Madison; Laverne and Shirley; Mork and Mindy; and Tom Hanks and Peter Scoleri in “Bosom Buddies.” Recently, a new co-habitating duo came together, who are expected to entertain and educate visitors at the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. Levi, pictured, a 10-month-old otter born […] [Read More]
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Connecticut Ballet readies for holiday classic, ‘The Nutcracker’

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Connecticut Ballet’s presentation of “The Nutcracker” will be populated with stars from the American Ballet Theatre dancing the roles of some of the tale’s most beloved characters. The dance company, which has offices in Stamford, recently announced the guests who will perform with the company and the more than 100 local children from area dance […] [Read More]
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Art that connects continents on display in Norwalk

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More than 100 young artists will have their work on display for the next three weeks, as part of the International Children’s Art Exhibit, which is presented Creative Connections. This Norwalk-based nonprofit organization works to foster cultural exchanges, particularly arts-based projects between classrooms in the United States and around the world. “Food for Thought” features […] [Read More]