December 2 – January 7, 2018
A Fairfield Museum holiday tradition. Model trains wind around an enchanting display full of holiday spirit and elaborate scenery! This year features even more tracks and set-ups where the trains can zip around and weave their magical spell. Kids and adults alike will delight in the magic of the train show. Hours: Monday – Thursday, 10am – 1pm; Fridays, 10am – 7pm; Weekends, 10am – 4pm; and Vacation Week 10/26 – 29, 2017, 10am – 4pm. Sponsored by Hatfield Insurance Company, People’s United Bank and Roland & Co.
For more information and programs, please check our website http://www.fairfieldhistory.org/programs-events/holiday-express-train-show/
ring by your homework, study guides, spelling lists and projects and our volunteers (all from John Jay High School’s Math Honor Society) will help you complete assignments, study, and master the school year! Any child in grades K – 6 from any local school welcomed. Just drop in any Monday Wappingers Schools are open!
All children are welcome- no registration needed! We pull out our our blocks, manipulatives, puppets, and imaginary play items so your children can do their jobs: PLAY! Play is crucial to learning, and this new activity-based time will allow children to explore social, language, problem-solving, mathematical, and spatial literacies. A staff member will be present to foster and facilitate exploration.
On Tuesdays: December 5, December 12, December 19.
Meet Santa & his friends Frosty the Snowman, Penguin and Reindeer in a place just for kids of all abilities that is fun, safe and accessible. Children can play, make festive crafts, and engage in special activities to make it an enjoyable time for the entire family.Bring your camera to take FREE treasured photos of your smiling child with Santa on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from now through Dec. 17, and then each day from Tues. Dec. 19 to Sun. Dec. 24 from 11:15am – 12:15pm . Regular museum admission applies and can be put toward the purchase of a membership – a perfect gift for the holidays!
The Nutcracker comes to life as the Darien Arts Center’s (darienarts.org) dance companies join together to enchant audiences of all ages at their annual production, ‘Scenes from the Nutcracker’. This Tchaikovsky holiday classic is abbreviated to an hour-long narrated show, specifically geared for young audiences. Children get to sit up close and are invited to meet and greet the characters after the performance.
The show, a Darien favorite since 2002, provides an appealing introduction to attending dance performances for the younger set. “The Nutcracker was written for children,” says DAC Dance Director and show choreographer Bonnie Gombos, “It’s a fabulous adventure that also exposes audiences to different kinds of dancing and it’s a great opportunity to spark an interest in dance. The original version is just a bit long for little ones, so we’ve adapted ‘Scenes from the Nutcracker’ keeping them in mind.”
This year’s production features new dances, characters and colorful costumes, guaranteed to delight all audience members. The dances consist of members from the DAC dance department’s junior, senior and adult companies.
Performances will be held at the DAC Weatherstone Studio at 2 Renshaw Road, behind Town Hall. Show times are December 9, 10, 16 and 17 at noon and 3 p.m. Tickets are $10. Reservations are highly recommended, as performances sell out quickly for this popular annual tradition. Call the DAC at (203) 655-8683 or email Bonnie@darienarts.org for reservations.
Additionally, ages 6-11 attending Saturday, December 9th performances of the Nutcracker may want to participate in the Holiday Print-Making and Frame Decorating Workshop in the DAC Visual Arts Studio from 1-3p.m. Participants will sip hot cocoa and eat holiday treats while creating holiday-inspired Styrofoam prints on the DAC’s printing press. Their prints can then be put in a frame that they decorate, creating a perfect gift for family, teachers and friends. Fee for the workshop is $40, with no registration fee.Register for the workshop at darienarts.org or call (203) 655-8683.
RICK BARRY BASKETBALL SCHOOL-STAMFORD
NEW- NBA Legend’s Rick Barry Basketball School
Rick Barry Basketball School, a breakthrough comprehensive basketball and child development program designed for boys and girls ages 5-9, has selected the Mead School Stamford as a premier site. Barry, NBA Hall of Famer and top 50 basketball player of all time, teamed with Future Stars Basketball and USA Today’s Most Caring Coach Jim Olayos to create this unique camp. The program utilizes lower baskets, a smaller ball and stresses fundamentals. Stamford begins December 9th and runs 7 Saturdays.
You can register online by going to www.futurestarssportsacademy. Any questions call (203) 926-6822 or email @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sinai Free Synagogue is a multi-generational community devoted to lifelong learning.
Sinai Free Synagogue’s diverse creative educational community is having a special Open House on Sunday, December 17th, 2017 from 9:30 to 10:30 as we celebrate Chanukah. Come join us as we spend an hour socializing, eating, and playing dreidel! We welcome new families to take part in this festive event and learn more about our special temple. Children can help make latkes and chocolate lollipops, play dreidel, eat donuts, and create frames for photos we will take during the hour long celebration. Parents and grand-parents in the greater Jewish community are invited to bring their children for this fun festival of lights celebration.
For more information, please contact the temple office, 914-664-1727, or email: email@example.com