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.

Artist Tax Workshop Offered by Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County/Bridgeport Arts-Cultural Council

02/01/2012

1001-12 Main St., Bridgeport, CT 06604. Phone: 203-522-4154.

The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County and the Bridgeport Arts and Cultural Council invite all artists to a timely workshop providing important information on filing taxes. Artists face some unique tax situations and in this workshop partners from BlumShapiro will cover IRS regulations pertaining to creative practice. Participants will learn the following: Which tax forms to use How to report their income and deductions Review areas of special concern for working artists, including proof of professional status, preparing for the potential of an audit and when to consider incorporation. The workshop will take place on Wednesday, February 1, from 5:30-7PM at the Bridgeport Arts and Cultural Council, located at the Historic Arcade Mall, 1001-12 Main Street in Bridgeport.  The cost of the workshop is $10 and prepayment is required. Check the website for further information.

Garden Education Center Greenwich Hosts Sustainable Gardening Tips by Alan Gorkin, Horticulturist

02/02/2012

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

On Monday, February 2, 2012 at the Garden Education Center of Greenwich a lecture by horticulturist, Alan Gorkin will feature tips on creating a sustainable and more ecologically sound vegetable garden using resources already at your fingertips. Topics will include "harvesting" your grass, housing a small poultry flock, collecting and reusing rain water, maximizing the usefulness of your Fall leaves just to name a few. $35 Member, $45 non member. Call to register.

Greenwich Historical Society Hosts Screenwriter James Solomon to Speak on The Conspirator Plus Movie Screening

02/03/2012 to 02/07/2012

101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830. Phone: 203-869-6899.

Just in time for Lincoln's birthday, the Greenwich Historical Society and the Greenwich Library will feature a screening of the Robert Redford-directed film The Conspirator on Friday, February 3, to be followed on Tuesday, February 7, by an appearance of the film's screenwriter, James Solomon. The Conspirator is about a surprisingly little known aspect of the Lincoln assassination, the case of Mary Surratt, a southern woman tried for taking part in the conspiracy to assassinate the president and reluctantly defended by a young northern attorney Frederick Aiken. Mr. Solomon will discuss his inspiration and subsequent research for the screenplay, which was 18 years in the making. He will also touch upon his own conclusions regarding the guilt or innocence of Mary Surratt. The subject is as timely as it is fascinating, and the critically acclaimed film reminds us that as a nation, we still grapple with the subject of civil rights and military tribunals. The Conspirator Screening: Friday, February 3, 8:00 pm. James Solomon, Lecture, Tuesday, February 7:00 pm. Greenwich Library, Cole Auditorium, 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT.
Admission to both the film screening and lecture is free. Seating is first come, first served.

Greenwich Historical Society Hosts Screenwriter James Solomon to Speak on The Conspirator

02/03/2012 to 02/07/2012

39 Strickland Rd., Cos Cob, CT 06807. Phone: 203-869-6899.

Just in time for Lincoln's birthday, the Greenwich Historical Society and the Greenwich Library will feature a screening of the Robert Redford-directed film The Conspirator on Friday, February 3, to be followed on Tuesday, February 7, by an appearance of the film's screenwriter, James Solomon. The Conspirator is about a surprisingly little known aspect of the Lincoln assassination, the case of Mary Surratt, a southern woman tried for taking part in the conspiracy to assassinate the president and reluctantly defended by a young northern attorney Frederick Aiken. Mr. Solomon will discuss his inspiration and subsequent research for the screenplay, which was 18 years in the making. He will also touch upon his own conclusions regarding the guilt or innocence of Mary Surratt. The subject is as timely as it is fascinating, and the critically acclaimed film reminds us that as a nation, we still grapple with the subject of civil rights and military tribunals. The Conspirator Screening: Friday, February 3, 8:00 pm. James Solomon, Lecture, Tuesday, February 7:00 pm. Greenwich Library, Cole Auditorium, 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT. Admission to both the film screening and lecture is free. Seating is first come, first served.

South American Adventure at Stamford Museum & Nature Center

02/03/2012 to 02/03/2012

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

Friday, February 3 - 6 - 6:45 pm (Ages 3 - 6) 7 - 8 pm (Ages 6 & older) Join Chris Evers, director & founder of Animal Embassy, for this exciting look at the incredible and varied wildlife of South America. Meet a variety of South American Animal Ambassadors representing diverse habitats and reflecting the amazing diversity of life on Earth. Discover how these creatures adapt to unending challenges in their own unique ways, and see some of the unique strategies that have helped these animals to survive in their particular environments. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Please call 203.977.6521 to register. Members: $5 | Non-Members: $8. For more information call 203.322.1646, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org, or visit website.


Winter Constellations at Stamford Museum & Nature Center

02/03/2012 to 02/03/2012

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

Join us for a new exciting series of astronomy programs! Head to the Observatory on selected Friday nights for a real treat as we explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more! Start by enjoying a presentation on the Winter Constellations, followed by a visit 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.  e-mail  or visit websie.

Walter Wick: Larger than Life at the Bruce Museum

02/04/2012

1 Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-0376.

10:30 am - 11:15 am Explore some of Walter Wick's amazing pictures projected on the BIG screen for an interactive observational experience designed especially for children ages 3 years and up along with their adult caregivers. Guided by a museum educator, families will work together to solve some of Walter Wick's picture-book riddles. Copies of the books will be available for purchase in the Museum Store so explorations can continue at home. The program is free with Museum admission.

Audubon Greenwich Program: Hudson River--EagleFest

02/04/2012

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

On Saturday, February 4, 2012 Audubon Greenwich will sponsor a program: Hudson River 'EagleFest' from 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Visit Croton Point Park on the Hudson River in NY to scan its icy waters for wintering bald eagles during this annual celebration of Bald Eagles. Highlights include warming tents along the river, eagle conservation exhibits, live eagle presentations, and eagle-watching bus tours. Or pick-up a self-guided Eagle Tour map for all the best places to see eagles in the winter. Note: Bus & Show tickets tend to sell out. For more details and to buy EagleFest tickets, visit: http://www.teatown.org/eaglefest/index.htm
(Snow date: Feb. 5.)

Stepping Stones Museum Hosts Around the World: Creative Kids: New Zealand--Norwalk

02/04/2012

303 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850. Phone: 203-899-0606.

On February 4, 2012 at 2PM at the Stepping Stones Museum children will learn about the Maori, the indigenous inhabitants of New Zealand, and make a carving inspired by the stunning and intricate carvings of the Maori tradition. Check the website for further information.