Connecticut

Animal Attraction Art Display

Thru Jan. 6/GREENWICH –  at the Flinn Gallery, by artist Heidi Johnson. The animal species and objects of Heidi Johnson’s surreal worlds inhabit large, vivid canvases. Her playful oil paintings layer ideas, flatten dimensions and compress time. Johnson entertains the viewer by painting domesticated pets alongside exotic animal species while contrasting 17th century Dutch Still Life flowers with modern artists’ abstract works. Admission is FREE. Open Tues. – Sat. from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. >MORE

Seal Spotting

Jan. 9,10,23,24/NORWALK – From the Maritime Aquarium, cruise out for the chance to see some of the seals and waterfowl that spend their winters in Long Island Sound. R/V Spirit of the Sound has a climate-controlled cabin but, because the best viewing is outside on the deck, participants should bring plenty of warm clothes. Advance reservations required. There is a different time for each day. >MORE

Fine Desserts and Wine Pairing

Jan. 15/NEWTOWN – 5-8 p.m. at the Aquila’s Nest Vineyard. Join us for a gourmet pairing of five different desserts prepared by Loree’s Fine Food with five Aquila’s Nest wines. Taste the wonderful aromas and flavors of our Riesling paired with Thyme Cookies, Dry Rose paired with Pistachio Cherry Biscotti, Merlot paired with Raspberry Cheesecake, Red Blend paired with Dark Chocolate Orange Brownies, Moscato paired with Petite Cream Puffs. Ticket price of $27 includes tax. >MORE