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.

Bruce Museum Bob and Pam Goergen Lecture Series

05/01/2014

One Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-413-6741..

Dessert reception and open galleries 6:30 – 7:30 pm May 1: Impressionism in America Dr. Erica Hirshler, Croll Senior Curator of American Paintings, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.Members $5, non-members $10 per lecture. Due to the overwhelming popularity of these lectures, reservations with advance payment are required. Payment by credit card at www.brucemuseum.org. Or mail check to: Goergen Lectures, Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT 06830. Please specify dates, include number of persons attending, and a phone number. Sorry no cash will be accepted at the door, no credit cards by mail, and no refunds for this series.

Westport Historical Society - Friday Film Series: The Wonderful World of Westport

05/02/2014

25 Avery Place , Westport, CT Phone: 203-222-1424 .

The "Wonderful World of Westport" was a birthday gift to the town by Jim McManus of Marketing Corporation of America. Westport celebrated its 150 anniversary in 1985 and Mr. McManus hired local film producers Frank Jacoby and his wife, Doris Storm, to write and produce the story of Westport: its people and places, its past and future, its beauty and excitement. This documentary will be shown  at Westport Historical Society, from Noon to 1 pm. Bring a lunch, enjoy and meet with Doris for a Q & A after the film. Donation: $5, please call 203-222-1424 to register.

PAJAMA PARTY STEPPING STONES MUSEUM

05/02/2014

303 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203 899 0606, ext. 264.

6:00 – 8:30 pm. 6:00 – 8:30 pm. Special evening story time featuring Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Stepping Stones is excited to bring the Very Hungry Caterpillar to the museum for the first time as 2014 marks the 45th anniversary of the release of this classic children's tale. By the time you travel home "by the light of the moon" at the evening's end, your child will be fulfilled by the smorgasbord of play-filled fun and ready for the warm "cocoon" of his or her bed.

79th Annual Dogwood Festival - Greenfield Hill Cong. Church - Fairfield

05/02/2014 to 05/04/2014

1045 Old Academy Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. Phone: 203-259-5596 X1403.

FRIDAY MAY2 & SATURDAY MAY 3 20134 10 AM - 5 PM. SUNDAY MAY 4 12 PM - 5 PM. The members of Greenfield Hill Congregational Church have celebrated the beauty of springtime in Fairfield with their Dogwood Festival. Every year, the Festival is an opportunity for church members to share the beauty of our historic hill by welcoming visitors to enjoy the hospitality and fellowship of its festivities.  From a card table on the church lawn where our Women's Guild sold handmade crafts and fudge, the Festival has grown into an event which attracts thousands each year. Festival Areas: Arts and Crafts: Shop at the Arts and Crafts tents, a juried event featuring more than 40 New England artists and crafters. You will find handcrafted furniture, jewelry, photography, garden ornaments, handmade musical instruments, and more!  All are available for purchase directly from the artists. Art Show: Come be amazed by the talent of local artists.  Shop for some new art for your home or as a great gift! Kate's Corner and Antiques: Come shop at our church-wide "tag sale"! Many treasures are to be found: vintage jewelry, books, music, kitchen accoutrements, furniture, toys and much more - all at bygone-era prices. Kate's Clothes: Shop at prices you don't see anywhere else! New and gently used women and children's clothing. Plant and Garden Boutique: Bring some color into your life by stopping by the Plant Tent! A beautiful variety of perennials, herbs, potted plants and hanging baskets for your garden. It's the perfect place to shop for Mom, and for all those with a 'green thumb'! AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!

Downtown Cabaret Theatre - Shrek the Musical

05/02/2014 to 05/04/2014

263 Golden Hill Street, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203.576.1636.

Shrek The Musical, based on the Oscar® winning DreamWorks film that started it all, brings the hilarious story of everyone's favorite ogre to dazzling new life on the stage. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre — not a handsome prince — shows up to rescue a feisty princess. It's part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for everyone! "It's a feisty and good natured embrace of the inner ogre in everyone." — Entertainment Weekly Reserved tickets for performances: $28

The Monroe's Historical Society Spring Open House and Membership Drive

05/03/2014

31 Great Ring Road, Monroe, CT Phone: 203-26-1383.

Saturday  10:00am - 2:00pm. You're invited to the Tour the Eliot Beardsley House and barn set in the colonial era. Chat with the town Historian in the parlor. Smell the aromas in the keeping room and imagine the taste of the fresh chicken being roasted in the open hearth. Enjoy a refreshment in the dining room. Out on the terrace Sue, Shayna and Mary look forward to meeting you! We hope you will join the Society and experience.... "Living in a moment in history".  Get your photo taken in the Stocks. Play a colonial game in the back yard. Also be sure to view the exhibit of farming implements in the barn. Our tour is FREE! Please come in and enjoy with us!  ..... REMEMBERING THE PAST.... The Monroe Historical Society monroehistoricsociety.org.

Wilton Historical Society The Great Letterboxing History Hunt

05/03/2014

224 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT Phone: 203-762-7257.

4-5!. Eight Fairfield County historical organizations have banded together to create the Great Letterboxing History Hunt. The event begins on May 3 and ends on May 18 with a festive family get-together at the Wilton Historical Society. Letterboxing, which originated on the moors of Dartmoor, England in the 1850's, is an outdoor walking or hiking activity that combines elements of orienteering, stamp art, and puzzle-solving in a treasure-hunt style quest. This is a wonderful family activity, offering chance to learn about reading maps, following clues, and local history. Stay tuned for more information!

Wilton Historical Society Barn Raising Day

05/03/2014

224 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT Phone: 203-762-7257.

A Fun, family event with history and activities: march and drill with the 5th Connecticut Regiment, learn about the cannon, raise a child size barn, try your hand at spoke shaving (barn pegs), see a blacksmith at his forge, learn about embroidery, taste and vote for our favorite heritage cake, play with colonial toys on the lawn, hear a talk at 12 & 3 on the 1777 Danbury Raid and Battle of Ridgefield, search for the hidden letterbox.....

Stepping Stones Museum for Children Around the World Rossijanochka

05/03/2014

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

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.  Young performers from this multiple award-winning dance troupe, all the way from St. Petersburg, Russia, will amaze audiences with their lively, intricate and often acrobatic folk dances.
Free with museum admission.