Pasta Making Demo, Vintage Sale, Wegman Visit, Photos with Santa

From Santa visits to brass quintet performance, there is a lot to do this weekend.

  • Sunday, December 15, 2:00 - 2:30 pm At Stepping Stones Museum in Norwalk. Celebrate Italy: Pasta Making Demonstration with Mike Jacabacci and Evan Opdahl.
  • At Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum on Sunday, Dec. 15 from 12:00 to 4:00p.m. is a Holiday Open House. The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is partnering with theNorwalk Public Library and Matthew Surapine Studio to create a festive family event and several hours of entertainment, all in the spirit of an old-fashioned community celebration.  The schedule of events is as follows:  

    - Santa Claus At the Mansion
     (12:15 - 1:15 P.M.) - Santa Claus will open the Holiday Open house and spend a full hour at the Mansion greeting children and hearing their Christmas wishes before he heads back to the North Pole.

    - Story Time at the Mansion
     (1:15 - 2:15 P.M.) - Listen, sing, dance and shake along with Vicki Oatis, Director of Children’s Library Services at the Norwalk Public Library as she reads books about the holidays, sings classic holiday songs, and moves and grooves with jingle bells and egg shakers. Enjoy the story of Olivia Helps with Christmas, written by IanFalconer, a former resident of Rowayton. Other fun books will be read, and stories will be told using a magnetic board. All rhymes and songs will be interactive and easy to follow along.

    - Making Merry at the Mansion
      (2:30 - 3:15 P.M.) - The talented voices of the Matthew Surapine Studio will help spread the Holiday cheer and spirit amid the beautiful surroundings of this landmark. Selections will be taken from the wonderful seasonal music, favorites from our rich musical theater heritage, and the great American Songbook.

    - Doll and Teddy Bear Victorian Tea Party
     (3:15 - 4:00 P.M.) - Children are encouraged to dress up, bring a favorite bear, a doll, or a toy, and practice good etiquette, as the Mansion continues its tradition of High Tea during the Holiday season. A tea party bingo will end this playful event with lots of prizes. Seating is limited. Please RSVP by December 7th.

    General Admission tickets to the Holiday Open House are $5.  Tickets to the Victorian Tea are $10 (advance ticket reservation and purchase required).  The Open House is generously sponsored by Pepperidge Farms, Stew Leonard’s, Pierson & Smith, Norwalk Public Library, Mathew Surapine Studio, Party City, and Angelia Mia Bakery.

  • Friday, Dec. 13-Sunday, Dec. 15. Our Lady of Fatima's "Something Special"  Vintage Thrift Shop's “Bag-it” Sale in Wilton. Anything from the Christmas Boutique that you can fit into a shopping bag is only $18.00.  Friday 10 a.m.-12 noon, Saturday 1-5 p.m., and Sunday 1-5 p.m.
  • The Arts at St. Matthews Episcopal Church in Wilton features a performance by "Brass!" a Yale-based quintet, Sunday, Dec. 15 at 4:00p.m. 36 New Canaan Ave. From childhood favorites to the songs that we grow old with, this musical journey focuses on the power of Christmas music to transport us to other times and places. 

  • Saturday, Dec. 14, Santa will be visiting the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk. The Maritime Aquarium is pleased to welcome that “right jolly old elf,” Santa Claus, for two special visits in December.

    Children can bring their wish lists and share them on Santa’s lap on Sat., Dec. 14 (10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.). Bring your camera to snap a keepsake memory. The Santa visits (and your photographs) are free with Maritime Aquarium admission.

  • In New Canaan, canine artist William Wegman is coming to the New Canaan Library, Suday, Dec. 15 at 3:00p.m. The artist and author will celebrate the release of his new book, Flo and Wendell, a children's book. Wegman is famous for his creative compositions involving dogs, most notably his own Weimaraners in costumes and poses. The event will be in the Curtis Gallery and is hosted by Elm Street Books.


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