Audubon Greenwich Offers Spring Birding Walk

05/24/0031 to 05/31/2014

613 Riversville Rd., Greenwich, CT 06831. Phone: 203-869-5272.

SPRING BIRDING WITH AUDUBON IN GREENWICH--Morning bird walks are a spring tradition. Get out & enjoy two local 'birding' hot spots when wood thrush, orioles, tanagers, and other Neotropical migratory birds return to the US for the nesting season. Bring binoculars &/or camera. Loaner binoculars may be available. No charge or RSVP required. Questions? Call Ted Gilman at 203-869-5272 x230. THIS & NEXT Saturday (7:00-8:45 am): May 24, 31.2014.  Call to register.

Art of Chinese Dance: Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company at South Norwalk Branch Library

02/01/2011

10 Washington Street, South Norwalk, CT 06850. Phone: 203-899-2790 Ext. 3.

On Tuesday, February 1, 2011 from 7PM to 8PM in honor of Chinese New Year the South Norwalk Branch Library will present the award-winning Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company and The Art of Chinese Dance, a family program.  The multicultural, dance program makes use of dazzling costumes and fantastic props while the dancers bring young people on a journey to explore one of the most ancient cultures in the world.  Audience participation encouraged during the program, particularly when invited to learn how to dance with silk ribbons.  Children in grades K-12 welcome.  Registration suggested-not required.

Art in Context Talk with Danielle Ogden at Westport Art Center

02/02/2011

51 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880. Phone: 203- 222-7070.

12:30-1:30pm. Free and open to the public, RSVPs requested by phone or info@westportartscenter.org Exploring key works in the Kid Kulture exhibition, focusing on some of the most influential photographers of the 20th century within a historical and cultural context, touching upon the golden age of journalism, fashion photography and photography as a form of social activism.

Greenwich Historical Society Sponsors A Betteridge Jewelry Retrospective--I Do--The Perfect Wedding

02/03/2011

117 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830. Phone: 203-869-6899 Ext. 10.

On Thursday, February 3, 2011 from 6PM to 8PM the Greenwich Historical Society will sponsor an event at Betteridge Jewelers.  Held in conjunction with the Historical Society's current exhibition, From This Day Forward:  Looking Back at Greenwich Weddings, will showcase vintage wedding jewelry from Betteridge's estate collection. as well as examples of more contemporary trends in engagement and wedding rings.  Humorous and educational presentations will be made by Terry Betteridge, Simon Teakle and Warren Lagerloef.  All three are seasoned experts, not only in the fine art of wedding jewelry, but also in the science of long and successful marriages.  Wedding photographs and documents from the Historical Society's Archinves will also be displayed.  Lovers of history, those with an eye for fine craftsmanship and couples of all ages who are ready to take the plunge will enjoy this unique opportunity to learn about jewelry designed to be worn for a lifetime.  Admission is free but reservations are required due to limited space.

A South African Evening with Michael Lutzeyer at the Garden Education Center of Greenwich

02/03/2011 to 02/03/2011

130 Bible St, Cos Cob, CT 06807. Phone: 203-869-9242.

The Garden Education Center of Greenwich and African Portfolio of Old Greenwich invite you to an evening with Michael Lutzeyer, founder of The Grootbos Private Nature Preserve a part of the Cape Floristic Kingdom in South Africa. Join us to hear about his efforts to preserve the precious Fynbos species – approximately 9,000 species of floral plants of which 70% are found exclusively at Grootbos. Featuring: Displays of native South African flowers, Patrick Mavros' silver designs from Betteridge Jewelers and South African Wines.  Adm. $20.00.

Film Screening: Race to Nowhere - Stamford

02/03/2011 to 02/03/2011

1035 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203-322-6541.

At the State Cinema, Stamford. This film is a call to mobilize families, educators, and policy makers to challenge current assumptions on how to best prepare the youth of America to become healthy, bright, contributing and leading citizens Discussion with film producer and director. M $12 / NM $15. For more information, call Ann Liss Johnson at 203-322-6541, visit website or email.

Astronomy Nights: Mars Geology at The Stamford Museum and Nature Center

02/04/2011 to 02/04/2011

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.322.1646.

Head to the Observatory on selected Friday nights for a real treat as we explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more! Learn about the geology of the planet Mars, then take a trip upstairs to view the night sky through our 22-inch telescope. The presentation portion of the program will be held rain or shine. Viewing hours are weather permitting. Members: Free / Non-Members: Adults $3, Children (5-17) $2. This program is not suitable for children ages 5 and under. For more information call 203.322.1646, e-mail or visit website.

"SOUP"er Bowl of Chowder Tastings Competition - Westport

02/05/2011

Bedford Middle School, 88 North Ave., Westport, CT 06880.

Competition pits some of Fairfield County's finest restaurants against each other as they view for titles in a variety of soup and chowder categories. Participants can taste over 20 different samples and vote for their favorite Classis New England Chowder, and Soup/Bisque. This year's contest will be held on Sat. from 11 a.m. to 4 pm. Admission is $6 for adults and $2 for children under 12, with proceed benefiting the CT Food Bank. Donations of canned goøds for the Food Bank will also be accepted at the door and each adult bring a canned food item will be admitted for the reduced price of $5. This event is held the day before the Super Bowl, Chodafest will take on a sports theme, with greeters donning referee uniforms, volunteers dressed in football gear, and mascots from various local teams on hand to entertain participants as they sample and vote for their favorite creations.

Camera Obscura Workshop at Westport Arts Center

02/05/2011

51 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880. Phone: 203- 222-7070.

10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.. Ages 7-12. Hands-on workshop with local artist and photographer Michael Elsden using exciting photographic techniques. Individual classes:  $30 (WAC members $25).

Adopt a Sugar Maple Tree at New Canaan Nature Center

02/05/2011

144 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: (203) 966-9577.

10:00 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. Sugar maples and their sap are one of the country's oldest crops, discovered by Native Americans in the 1600's. You can be part of this New England tradition by "adopting" one of our sugar maple trees for the season! Your family or group will come to a kick-off event on Saturday, February 5 to select and tap your tree and then return to collect and monitor sap flow through the season. You'll also join us for sap boil downs, learn how to produce syrup in your own backyard, participate in our "syrup celebration" and pancake breakfast in March, and more. Plus, you'll be ensuring that this time-honored tradition lives on at the New Canaan Nature Center! Trees are limited! There is a $65 charge per group/family. Call (203) 966-9577 x20 to reserve yours today! Pre-registration required.