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KIDS THEATER IN FAIRFIELD WEEK OF FEBRUARY 4

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by Kids Events Editor February 4, 2013

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Theater for Kids in Fairfield Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Fairfield today, February 4, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Fairfield's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in the parks, for outdoor and nature activities; and in the theaters, for children's concerts and performances. Plus, get details and directions on any street fairs or holiday festivals happening February 4. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Fairfield, check out our complete calendar of events

Literary Littles - Wilton Library
February 04, 2013 - Wilton

Independent listeners ages 4-6 years come for stories, short films, songs and crafts. No registration necessary.

Zumba for Children and Parents - Norwalk Public Library
February 04, 2013 - Norwalk

Move and groove to some fun and upbeat music in this Zumba class run by Karen for children ages 3-12 and their parents. No registration necessary but the program is limited to the first 80 people who arrive. Be sure to bring water.

Teen Advisory Board Meeting - Wilton Library
February 04, 2013 - Wilton

Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join this group who work with the library by helping select materials for the teen collection, planning teen events, and more. Applications are available online for first time attendees or by emailing Marissa Antosh, Youth Services Assistant, at mantosh@wiltonlibrary.org. Newcomers always welcome. Registration is recommended.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes - Wilton Library
February 05, 2013 - Wilton

Children and their caregivers sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. No registration necessary.

Look, Listen and Learn - Wilton Library
February 05, 2013 - Wilton

Three and four years olds are invited with their parent/caregiver for stories, singing songs and acting out finger plays and rhymes. Children in this program gain pre-reading skills and learn how to participate in a group setting. No registration necessary.

Autism: How to Ensure Your Child has a Productive Day - The Offices of Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge
February 05, 2013 - Ridgefield

Academic, social and life goals will be addressed as they pertain to your child’s school program and daily family living skills. Learn how to structure your child’s leisure time to make it productive and enjoyable for your entire family. As a proud mother of a 15-year old son with Autism, Michele Isenberg, Learning Specialist and Executive Director of Wise Learning, will lead this discussion, and share her more than twenty years of training and personal experience. Bring your child’s I.E.P., as this workshop will be custom designed for its audience.

Literary Littles - Wilton Library
February 05, 2013 - Wilton

Independent listeners ages 4-6 years come for stories, short films, songs and crafts. No registration necessary.

Selecting Books for Tween Readers - Fairfield Public Library
February 05, 2013 - Fairfield

Drop in to the Teen Room to learn about great titles that are out there for your tween. Get personalized book suggestions tailored to your child's needs and interests.

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
February 06, 2013 - Wilton

This program offers songs, play, and gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. No registration necessary.

Wonderful Ones and Twos with Caregivers - Wilton Library
February 06, 2013 - Wilton

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2 year olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy times. No registration necessary.

CHESS CLUB: Grades K-12 - Westport Library
February 06, 2013 - Westport

All levels welcome, but you must know the pieces' names, direction in which they move, and how to set up board.

TEEN ZOMBIE CLUB - Westport Library
February 06, 2013 - Westport

Meet other zombie fans for zombie-related activities. Register online. For middle school and up.

Creation Station! - Wilton Library
February 06, 2013 - Wilton

Children in grades K through 5 make any creation they choose. This is the perfect opportunity for children to innovate, communicate, and express themselves in a free-form environment. Some materials that may be available are Legos®, arts and crafts materials, model cars, Lego Technics®, science kits, and more. No registration.

Faces and Figures - Stamford Art Association
Through February 07, 2013 - Stamford

An open juried art exhibit for distinguished and creative expression depicting faces and figures at the Stamford Art Association. This year's juror is local artist and teacher, Eddie Nino. January 13 - February 7, 2013.

Mini Musicians - South Norwalk Library
February 07, 2013 - South Norwalk

Children age 3-5 are invited to make music. The session includes singing, dancing, musical stories, and jamming with musical instruments. Children will learn basic musical concepts like rhythm, pitch, and tempo, while participating in fun, hands-on games and activities. The program is limited to 15 participants and registration is required. You can register online or call x 15903.

Integrating Movement with Learning: Sensory Processing and Neuron-Do® Martial Arts How and why can movement improve learning? - Norwalk City Hall
February 07, 2013 - Norwalk

Terri R. Epstein, an occupational therapist with a specialty in sensory integration, will explain sensory processing and the importance of sensory regulation for learning. She will discuss and demonstrate techniques that help regulate a child physically and ways to incorporate the concept of a "sensory diet" throughout the day -- at home and at school -- to allow children to be more present and available for learning. Dr. Douglas DeMassa will discuss how his brain-based martial art, Neuron-Do®, integrates physical movement with learning to help students improve attention, endurance, short-term memory skills, impulse control, time-on-task, visual tracking, balance, coordination, and self-confidence.

Get Into It! FREE - Stepping Stones Museum
February 07, 2013 - Norwalk

The museum stays open late with free admission and activities. An Open Arms program.

Meet the Tooth Fairy - Fairfield Public Library
February 07, 2013 - Fairfield

The Tooth Fairy will visit the Library to encourage good dental habits. Join this presentation with fairy dust, colorful visuals and songs.

Outsmarting Your Toddler with Love - Fairfield Public Library
February 07, 2013 - Fairfield

This Pathways to Parenting program offers tips on learning how to calm outbursts, stop most tantrums before they start, and build a loving and respectful relationship with your child.

The Lounge - Wilton Library
February 08, 2013 - Wilton

Children in grades 1 and up are invited to play video games on the Library's Wii system. Comfortable seating will be available. Caregivers must remain in the building for children under age 12. No registration.

Family Dance Party - Fairfield Public Library
February 08, 2013 - Fairfield

An after -hours dance party for families with children of all ages.

Family Art Project: Hearts and Flowers - Wave Hill
February 09, 2013 - Bronx

Breathe in the fragrance of greenhouse flowers and enjoy their colorful blooms. Use them as inspiration to make lovely, lacy, feathery and flowerful Valentine's Day cards.

Binoculars Up! - Connecticut Audubon Society
February 09, 2013 - Fairfield

Join long-time birder and naturalist Richard Worth who will teach you how to identify Connecticut's birds by sight and sound. Backyard birding begins at the feeder, so you'll also learn who is at the feeder at this time of year, their feeding habits, and their characteristics. Worth will discuss ways to attract birds to your feeder, what birdseed (or nectar) to use, and where to place feeders. The program will end with a short walk in the Larsen Sanctuary (weather permitting). Bring your binoculars, note pad and field guides. Identification books are also available in the Nature Store. Register in advance by calling ext. 109.

Volunteens - Norwalk Public Library
February 09, 2013 - Norwalk

This community service program for kids in middle and high school allows kids to give back by tackling all sorts of tasks, from cleaning and organizing to office work and program planning. Meet in the Teen Room. Drop in anytime during the day; no advance registration is necessary.

Accessibility Day - Stepping Stones Museum
February 09, 2013 - Norwalk

Free admission for families with children who have special needs. An Open Arms program.

Valentine's Day Crafts - Wilton Library
February 09, 2013 - Wilton

Children of all ages are invited to drop in and make a Valentine Craft to take home. No registration needed.

Gone in 60 Seconds Book Club - Wilton Library
February 09, 2013 - Wilton

Is it possible to write and perform a 60-second version of a great book? Re-tell high-octane versions of the best in children's literature. Participants will pick the most important scenes, characters and lines and then speed-read through the finished product. Once you've learned how to edit, analyze, compromise and communicate, you'll use technology to enhance literary skills by creating an animated mini-movie trailer of one of your 60 second extravaganzas. The book this month is Coraline by Neil Gaiman. Grades 4-6, children under 12 must have a caregiver in the building. No registration.

Family Day: Street Art - Bellarmine Museum of Art
February 09, 2013 - Fairfield

Decorate your own cardboard subway car and learn about the art of painter Colleen Browning NA (1918-2003), whose work is featured in the museum's current exhibition, Colleen Browning: The Early Works. The event features drop-off craft activities throughout the afternoon as well as an age-appropriate tour of the museum's galleries and story time.

Warde and Ludlowe Acapella Groups Perform Together - Fairfield University Bookstore
February 10, 2013 - Fairfield

The Fairfield Ludlowe High School girls Acapella group will perform in a mini concert alongside the Fairfield Warde High School boys Acapella group.

Literary Littles - Wilton Library
February 11, 2013 - Wilton

Independent listeners ages 4-6 years come for stories, short films, songs and crafts. No registration necessary.

Westport Arts Center presents TOY DESIGN COMPETITION - Westport Arts Center
Through February 11, 2013 - Westport

Inspired by WAC's upcoming exhibition, "William Wegman: The Traveler," WAC seeks toy designs conceived by children ages 5-12 for a juried contest. Submit up to three concepts, be it a manipulative toy, action figures, game, or animated robots. A maximum level of creativity, playfulness, fantasy, humor, and imagination are strongly encouraged. Entries due February 11.

The Exceptional Teen Center: Monthly Chess - Norwalk Public Library
February 11, 2013 - Norwalk

The winner of each tournament will receive a certificate and a prize. For more information or to register, contact Brian Highland, librarian, at ext. 15147. Time-permitting, Mr. Highland is available by appointment to registrants in need of 20-minute coaching sessions prior to tournament.

Zumba for Children and Parents - Norwalk Public Library
February 11, 2013 - Norwalk

Move and groove to some fun and upbeat music in this Zumba class run by Karen for children ages 3-12 and their parents. No registration necessary but the program is limited to the first 80 people who arrive. Be sure to bring water.

Valentine Cake Pops for Teens - Wilton Library
February 11, 2013 - Wilton

Teens in grades 6-12 can make a sweet treat for Valentine's Day. Registration required.

Expressions 2013 - Rowayton Arts Center
Through February 24, 2013 - Rowayton

High-quality works by some of the region's finest artists will be on view at this juried all-media exhibition.

Colleen Browning: The Early Works - Bellarmine Museum of Art
Through March 24, 2013 - Fairfield

Artist Colleen Browning (1918-2003), a National Academician, played a significant role in America's contemporary realist movement in the years after 1950. Fairfield University rediscovers and celebrates the career of this Anglo-American Realist painter. January 24-March 24, 2013.

Colleen Browning: A Brush with Magic - Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery
Through March 24, 2013 - Fairfield

Artist Colleen Browning (1918-2003), a National Academician, played a significant role in America's contemporary realist movement in the years after 1950. Fairfield University rediscovers and celebrates the career of this Anglo-American Realist painter. The Thomas J. Walsh Gallery offers a selection of compelling oil paintings created in the years after 1960. January 24-March 24, 2013.

Pajama Program - Office of the Superintendent - Bridgeport Public Schools
Through March 30, 2013 - Bridgeport

Help a child stay warm and cozy by donating new pajamas and/or a book. Pajama Program is a 501(3)c not-for-profit organization providing new pajamas and books to children many of whom are waiting to be adopted.

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