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									Contact: Mike Horyczun Director of Public Relations (203) 869-6786, ext. 330

For Immediate Release January 3, 2008

Bruce Museum Public Programs January - February 2008
January Every Friday, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Museum Exhibition Tours. Free with Museum admission. No reservations necessary. Sun., Jan. 6, 9-11 a.m. “First Sunday” Bird Walk at Greenwich Point. Dress warmly and bring binoculars. Meet at 2nd concession stand in Greenwich Point Park. Held in collaboration with Wild Wings, Audubon Greenwich, and Bruce Museum. For information, call Cynthia Ehlinger at (203) 869-6786, ext 304, Monday - Friday. Mon., Jan. 7, 1:15 p.m. Greenwich Antiques Society Lecture. “Great Houses of New York, 1890-1930” by Michael Kathrens, scholar and author. Tea to follow presentation. For reservations and information call (203) 869-9531 or (914) 631-9439. Free to GAS members; $15 for guests. Tues., Jan. 8, 7- 9 p.m. Public Night at the Bowman Observatory. The Bowman Observatory, located on the grounds of Julian Curtiss Elementary School, northeast of the Milbank/Elm Street rotary, is open to the public free of charge tonight (weather permitting). For information, call (203) 869-6786, ext. 338. Wed., Jan. 9. Museum closed for exhibition installation. Thurs., Jan. 10, 7:30 p.m. Chocopologie Party: Main Course Chocolate. Fritz Knipschildt, world-famous chocolatier from Chocopologie in Norwalk, explores ways to incorporate chocolate into your meals. Demonstration followed by light cocktails and taste tests. Advance reservations required. Members $25, non-members $40 per person, per program. Send check or credit card information (card #, expiration date and name on card) to: Chocolate Parties, Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT 06830. Please specify dates and include your phone number. Sorry, no phone reservations. Thurs., Jan. 10 – Fri., Jan. 25. Bruce Museum admission is free to all. Mon., Jan. 14, 1:15 p.m. Connecticut Ceramics Study Circle Lecture. “Fashions, Fakes and Finds: Fifty Years of Fluctuation in the Market for British Ceramics” by Christina Prescott Walker, Senior Vice President of European Ceramics and Chinese Export Porcelain at Sotheby’s. Tea to follow presentation. Free to members, $15 non-members, for information and reservations please call (203) 323-8354 or email ceramiccircle@optonline.net. Tues., Jan. 15. Museum closed for installation. Mon., Jan. 21, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Bruce Museum’s Annual Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. There will be craft activities for students of all ages, gallery activities and performances by Encore’s Flying Ship Productions of Rosa’s Ride at 11 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. A musical dramatization of the life of Rosa Parks featuring four performers creating a powerful theatrical experience. The program follows the struggles of a young girl through the indignities of prejudice, to the discovery of her strength of conviction, as a simple act of disobedience gives birth to the civil rights movement. All activities are free with Museum admission. - more -

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Tues., Jan. 22, 7- 9 p.m. Public Night at the Bowman Observatory. The Bowman Observatory, located on the grounds of Julian Curtiss Elementary School, northeast of the Milbank/Elm Street rotary, is open to the public free of charge tonight (weather permitting). For information, call (203) 869-6786, ext. 338. Sun., Jan. 27, 3 p.m. Science Lecture Series: Origin and Evolution of Continents by Prof. Roberta L. Rudnick, Department of Geology, University of Maryland. Admission is free to Bruce Museum members and students with identification. The cost to non-members is $5 at the door. Reservations are strongly recommended and accepted beginning January 13. Call the Museum at (203) 869-6786, ext. 420. Thurs., Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m. Chocopologie Party: Valentine’s Themes. Fritz Knipschildt, worldfamous chocolatier from Chocopologie in Norwalk, explores various ways to incorporate chocolate into your meals. Demonstration followed by light cocktails and taste tests. Advance reservations required. Members $25, non-members $40 per person, per program. Send check or credit card information (card #, expiration date and name on card) to: Chocolate Parties, Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT 06830. Please specify dates and include your phone number. The reservation/refund deadline for each evening is Friday, Jan. 25. Sorry, no phone reservations.

February Every Friday, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Museum Exhibition Tours. Free with Museum admission. No reservations necessary. Sat., Feb. 2, 8 - 11 p.m. Mardi Gras at the Bruce. This fundraising event is open to all members and their guests and features the funk/rock band Double Down, Cajun-inspired hors d'oeuvres and cocktails, silent auction, caricaturist, graphologist, tarot card readers and more. Festive Mardi Gras cocktail attire is encouraged and Mardi Gras masks are available for purchase in the Museum Store. Valet parking provided. Tickets $75 to $100. For information, contact Jen Stern at (203) 8696786, ext 329, or jstern@brucemuseum.org. Sun., Feb. 3, 9-11 a.m. “First Sunday” Bird Walk at Greenwich Point. Dress warmly and bring binoculars. Meet at 2nd concession stand in Greenwich Point Park. Held in collaboration with Wild Wings, Audubon Greenwich, and Bruce Museum. For information, call Cynthia Ehlinger at (203) 869-6786, ext 304. Tues., Feb. 5, 3-5 p.m. Teachers’ Preview: Robotics! Tours of the exhibition followed by a presentation of the school programs and teachers’ materials. Curriculum connections for language arts, art, and social studies will be highlighted. Student Docent information will be available. Open to schoolteachers only. Please RSVP by calling (203) 869-6785, ext. 338. This workshop is co-sponsored by the Connecticut Art Education Association. (.1 CEU) Wed., Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m. Astronomical Society of Greenwich Lecture. Free monthly meeting at the Museum. Program to be announced. Call (203) 869-6786, ext. 338 for more information. Mon., Feb. 11, 1:15 p.m. Connecticut Ceramics Study Circle and Greenwich Antiques Society Joint Program. “Dinner at the White House: Porcelain for American Presidents” by Susan Gray Detweiler, scholar, author, and former president of the American Ceramics Society. A tea reception will follow the presentation. Free to GAS and CCSC members, $15 nonmembers, For information and reservations please call (203) 869-9531 or (914) 631-9439, email: ceramiccircle@optonline.net. - more -

-3Tues., Feb.12, 7- 9 p.m. Public Night at the Bowman Observatory. The Bowman Observatory, located on the grounds of Julian Curtiss Elementary School, northeast of the Milbank/Elm Street rotary, is open to the public free of charge tonight (weather permitting). For information, call (203) 869-6786, ext. 338. Sat., Feb. 16, 1-4 p.m. Astronomy Day Family Day. Co-sponsored by the Astronomical Society of Greenwich. Activities and crafts for everyone focusing on the stars and planets! STARLAB Planetarium will run continuous shows throughout the day featuring our local night skies. Members of the Astronomical Society will be on hand to show off telescopes and share information about the Bowman Observatory. All activities are free with Museum admission. Wed., Feb. 20, 8:30 p.m.-12 midnight. Celestial Event. Total Eclipse of the Moon. Weather permitting, come to the Bowman Observatory to see the last total eclipse until 2010. Admission free, everyone welcome. Fri., Feb. 22, 8 p.m. Family Movie Night @ Greenwich Library. Forbidden Planet. Cosponsored by Friends Friday Films. Join us for a special screening of the classic 1956 science fiction film, which featured a number of groundbreaking special effects and the first screen appearance of the famous Robby the Robot! Free admission. Show time is 8 p.m., doors open at 7:40 p.m., Cole Auditorium, 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich. This series is made possible by contributions from the Friends of Greenwich Library. Tues. - Fri., Feb. 19, 20, 21, 22, 10:30-11:30 a.m. School Vacation Workshops: Robots! For children in grades 1-3. Members $5, non-members $7, per child, per day. Includes all materials. Reservations are required for each day by calling the Museum (203) 869-0376. These inclusive workshops are suitable for students of all abilities. For information call the Education Department (203) 869-6786, ext. 325. Tuesday: Grabbing Robot Claw Wednesday: Rolling Cup Robot Thursday: NASA Nanorover Friday: Big Box Robot Sun., Feb. 24, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Robotics for Families. Fun, educational activities for the whole family including making robot masks and a gallery hunt through the exhibition. At 3 p.m., James McLurkin, graduate student at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, presents his lively program “What Do Robots Do?” This interactive program starts with Hollywood robots and progresses to real, working robots culminating in a live demonstration of the SwarmBots, a mass of autonomous robots! All activities are suitable for people of all abilities and are free with paid Museum admission. Mon., Feb. 25, 8 p.m. Chamber Players of the Greenwich Symphony Concert. Beethoven String Trio in C minor, Op. 9, No. 3; Turina La Oracion del Torero (String Quartet); and Brahms Sextet No. 1 for Strings in B-flat major, Op. 18.For information and tickets please call (203) 8696468. Adults $25, students $5. Tues., Feb. 26, 7- 9 p.m. Public Night at the Bowman Observatory. The Bowman Observatory, located on the grounds of Julian Curtiss Elementary School, northeast of the Milbank/Elm Street rotary, is open to the public free of charge tonight (weather permitting). For information, call (203) 869-6786, ext. 338.

The Bruce Museum is located at 1 Museum Drive in Greenwich, Connecticut. It is situated near Interstate95, Exit 3, and a short walk from the Greenwich, CT rail station. Museum hours are: Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and closed Mondays and major holidays. Admission: $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and students, and free for children under five and members. Free admission to all on Tuesdays. Groups of eight or more require advance reservations. Museum exhibition tours are held Fridays at 12:30 p.m. Free, on-site parking is available. The Bruce Museum is accessible to individuals with disabilities. For information, call the Bruce Museum at (203) 869-0376, or visit the Bruce Museum website at www.brucemuseum.org.

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