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.

Bridgeport's Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard to Host 2011 MAAC Basketball Championship

03/03/2011 to 03/07/2011

600 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604. Phone: 203- 345-2312 or 203-254-400 X 2647 .

Five day basketball competition at Webster Bank Arena at at Harbor Yard.  10 Men's Teams and 10 Women's Team compete. Both Men and women's teams look forward to playing for an NCAA bid on our home floor at Webster Bank Arena.  Also the tournament coordinators are planning a number of fun events during the week of competition for children and families. For more information visit the website:  www.maacsports.com or call 203-254-400 X2647.  For ticketmaster visit www.ticketmaster.com/event.

Greenwich Historical Society Story Barn Features--Pick Your Battles

03/03/2011

39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob, CT 06807. Phone: 203-869-6899 Ex. 10.

On Thursday, March 3, 2011 the Greenwich Historical Society Story Barn presents Pick Your Own Battles.  From the battle of the bulge to the battle of the sexes, it's always wise to pick your battles.  The latest Story Barn theme is taken from our upcoming exhibition Voices from the Civil War, which explores the quintessential American conflict from the viewpoint of Greenwich citizens.  Flash forward to today's Greenwichites as they share personal tales of triumph and defeat not to mention stalemate and truce.  Emceed by Comedian Bonnie Levison, the allstar lineup will include:  Comedians Jane Condon and Brad Zimmerman plus raconteurs Ina Chadwick, Rabbie Mutch Hurvitz, Catherine Ladnier and Ted Pryor and more surprise guests waiting in the wings.  Join us in a cabaret like setting as we put a brand new spin on oral history-Greenwich style. Call for reservations.

Story Barn: Pick Your Battles at the Greenwich Historical Society

03/03/2011

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

At Vanderbilt Education Center. Doors open at 7:00 pm.; show begins at 7:30 pm. From the battle of the bulge to the battle of the sexes, it's always wise to "Pick your Battles." The latest Story Barn theme was selected in connection with the Historical Society's upcoming exhibition, Voices from the Civil War, which will explore the quintessential American conflict from the viewpoint of Greenwich citizens. Flash forward to today's Greenwichites as they share personal tales of triumph and defeat (not to mention stalemate and truce). Beer, wine and light refreshments included. To Register  call 203-869-6899, Ext. 10. Space is limited. Members$10; non-members: $15.

Stamford Center for the Arts Presents Bethenny Frankel

03/04/2011

61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT 06901. Phone: 203-325-4466.

On Friday, March 4, 2011 at 8PM at the Stamford Center for the Arts join Bethenny Frankel, best-selling author and star of The Real Housewives of New York and Bethenny Getting Married for an evening of sass and fabulouis fun.  America's favorite skinnygirl will dish on life, her work and her passion for living healthy and living well.  Throw on your best pumps for a hilarious and unpredictable evening with Bethenny Frankel. Tickets: $75/$35. $75/$$28.75 plus SCA fees.   A limited number of VIP tickets - $75-will be available which includes a post-show meet and greet with Bethenny.

Astronomy Nights: The Life of a Star Stamford Museum and Nature Center Observatory

03/04/2011

39 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: (203) 322-1646.

7 pm. 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 lifecycle of a star, 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. This program is not suitable for children ages 5 and under. Members: Free | Non-Members: Adults $3, Children (5-17) $2.

Monotype Printmaking at Westport Arts Center

03/05/2011

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

Ages 5 to 8:  9 - 10:15 a.m. and Ages 9 to 12:  10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Children will learn the basic steps of monotype printmaking and create one-of-a-kind prints.. Individual classes:  $30 (WAC members $25).

Sap to Sugar - Family Campfire & Maple Syrup Demonstration at Earthplace

03/05/2011

10 Woodside Lane, Westport, CT 06881. Phone: 203-227-7253.

1:00 PM. Enjoy a winter campfire with some hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows to take the chill off.  Since the sap is rising in the sugar maple trees, spring can't be far off.  Find out how tree sap becomes liquid gold - maple syrup.  Experience the sweet taste of spring.  This is a "how to do this at home" program. $8 per member, $10 per non-member Rain or shine, fun for all ages.

Kids Fun Night-2 Great Special Events in one Night! At The Stamford Jewish Community Center

03/05/2011 to 03/05/2011

1035 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203-487-0973.

Grades K - 2 Amazing Art Kids will create an amazing clay sculpture while learning sculpting techniques, make a colorful collage, and even their very own versions of famous paintings! Please come with a smock (an old shirt will do just fine). No art experience necessary, we just need wild imaginations. M $10 / NM $15.
Grades 3 - 5 J·Gaming Tournament Get your game face on and lace up your sneakers for our second J·Gaming Tournament! Compete against your friends as you try to top your high scores in iDance, Light Space Wall, 3-Kick and J·Mat. The highest scores will win some cool prizes! Drinks and snacks will be provided. M $10 / NM $15. For more information, call Sarah Evans at 203-487-0973, visit www.stamfordjcc.org or e-mail sevans@stamfordjcc.org.


 

Stamford Young Artisits Philharmonic Opens its 51st Anniversary Concert Season

03/06/2011

61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT 06901. Phone: 203-325-4466.

Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic (SYAP), a regional youth symphony founded by Salvatore Princiotti, continues its 51st Anniversary Concert Season on Sunday, March 6 at 7pm at the Palace Theatre in Stamford, CT.  SYAP encompasses seven performing ensembles and is comprised of nearly 200 dedicated student musicians from a dozen towns in Fairfield and Westchester Counties selected by the audition process. The senior orchestra, Young Artists Philharmonic, performs advanced concert repertoire, is under the direction of Maestro Princiotti from Old Greenwich who is in his 51st year with the organization. Also performing will be Young People’s Symphony, an intermediate-level full orchestra under the direction of Gloria Sinaguglia, and Young String Ensemble, a string orchestra for beginning players led by Barbara DiFranco.The soloist with the senior orchestra on this evening will be pianist Annling Wang.  Miss Wang is eleven years old, and has studied piano under Mrs. Svitlana Fiorito since she was five.  She is an accomplished pianist, having already won numerous awards.  Included are First Prizes at both The Renee Fisher Competition in 2009 and The Bradshaw & Buono International Competition in 2009.  She also won First Prizes in 2008 at the New York Piano Teacher Congress and at the International Young Artists Competition in Washington, D.C.  She is a national finalist in the MTNA 2010-2011 Piano Competition, and she will represent the Eastern Division in the MTNA Junior Piano Competition in March 2011.  Miss Wang grew up in Stamford and enjoys reading classic novels and historical fiction books. General Admission tickets are available at the Palace Theatre Box Office.  Admission is $24.50 for adults and $17.50 for seniors.  All students and music teachers are admitted free.