Audubon Greenwich Hosts Author Doug Tallamy on a Native Plant Walk

06/01/2014

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

DOUG TALLAMY, PH. D00Renowned expert on native plant and wildlife interactions will lead on Sunday, June 1, 2014 a native plant walk (10:00 am-12:00 pm). Audubon is pleased to host Doug Tallamy, author of Bringing Nature Home and Prof. and Chair of the Dept. of Entomology & Wildlife Ecology at the U. of Delaware. Tallamy has written over 65 articles that detail how insects interact with plants and how such interactions determine the diversity of animal communities. The evening lecture will feature a reception, book signing and presentation. The morning event will begin at the main building and venture outside onto the meadow trails. $15 per person, per event. Space limited. RSVP.

Bartlett Arboretum Mehlquist Rhododendron Collection Tour

06/01/2014

151 Brookdale Rd., Stamford, CT Phone: 203-322-6971.

11 a.m. Arborist and Master Gardener, Andy Kijewski will lead a tour of the collections he has been working on for the past three years. The tour starts in front of the Silver Education Center. Some of the trails are uneven so flat, comfortable shoes are recommended. The tour should last approximately 60 minutes. For reservations please email Mehlquist at admin@bartlettarboretum.org. For more information about the Mehlquist Garden please go to Mehlquist Collection.

Bruce Museum World Science Festival Celebration

06/01/2014

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

1-4.  Artists' talks in the exhibition Tale of Two Cities: New York & Beijing throughout the afternoon with Lin Yan, Wei Jia, and Michelle Fornabai. Talks are free with Museum admission, will begin just after the hour at the gallery entrance, and will last approximately 45 minutes.

First Sunday Science at the Seaside Center

06/01/2014

Greenwich Point, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-413-6756.

1:30 – 4:00 pm, Horseshoe Crabs are Coming: Project Limulus. The day will be full of exciting opportunities to participate and learn more about Project Limulus, an ongoing study of the Horseshoe Crab. Don't miss this opportunity to spot and tag Horseshoe Crabs on the Greenwich Point beach, discuss the research project with the people involved, and hear a presentation on the ecology of this often seen but little known creature. There is a chance that participants will get wet during some segments of this program, please dress accordingly! Presented by Sacred Heart University in cooperation with Friends of Greenwich Point, Town of Greenwich, and the Bruce Museum. Program is free; beach pass is required for Park entry. For Park entry information, see Town of Greenwich website: www.greenwichct.org. For more information, call 203-413-6756 weekdays or email cynthiae@brucemuseum.org.

First Sunday Bird Walk at Greenwich Point

06/01/2014

One Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT

9 a.m. Bring binoculars. Meet at second concession stand in Greenwich Point Park. Held in collaboration with Bruce Museum, Wild Wings and Audubon Greenwich. Program is free; beach pass is required for Park entry. For Park entry information, see Town of Greenwich website: www.greenwichct.org. For more information, call 203-413-6756 weekdays.

OUTDOOR ADVENTURES: Slime Time

06/01/2014 to 06/01/2014

39 Brookdale Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977-6521.

Celebrate the "Year of the Salamander" with SM&NC environmental education staff as we investigate amphibians and all of our favorite slimy stuff. Explore our vernal pools and trails to look for slimy friends like frogs, salamanders and slugs, meet some live amphibians, learn to grow your own mushrooms, and make your own slime to take home! Limited enrollment. Pre-payment and pre-registration are required. Members: $5 | Non-Members: $8. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org

* * * * Stamford Museum & Nature Center is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of art, the natural and agricultural sciences, and history. The Museum is a vital cultural and educational resource for the community, and a focal point for family activity through exhibitions, educational programs and special events.

The Stamford Jewish Community Center - Fore the Kids: Annual Kuriansky Memorial Golf & Tennis Outing at Rockrimmon Country Club

06/02/2014 to 06/09/2014

1035 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203.487.0965.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Benefits the JCC JumpStart program. A fantastic day of golf and tennis. Includes lunch, cocktail hour and awards party. For more information contact Shannon Jacobs at 203.487.0965, visit www.Stamfordjcc.org or e-mail sjacobs@stamfordjcc.org.

Center for Contemporary Printmaking Workshop: Hand Papermaking: The Layered Sheet--Norwalk

06/03/2014 to 06/06/2014

299 West Ave., Norwalk, CT 06850. Phone: 203-899-7999.

Hand Papermaking: The Layered Sheet This 4-day workshop, with Jennifer Davis, takes place from Tuesday through Friday, June 3 through June 6, from 10 am to 4 pm each day, and is open to 6 participants. All levels welcome.The emphasis in this workshop is be on combining and altering several pulps to build rich papers, rather than producing single sheets.  Techniques to vary pulp thickness and stencil use are employed to create imagery and design. There is be an opportunity to process and use Japanese fiber to make translucent sheets. JENNIFER DAVIS received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She has taught handmade paper processes for adults and children since the early 90's, and co-curated "Tactile Tensions", a contemporary fiber exhibit at the Creative Arts Workshop, in New Haven CT. Jennifer is a member of the Monotype Guild of New England, Friends of Dard Hunter, and the City Gallery (New Haven, CT). She has had numerous solo and group exhibitions in Connecticut; a solo exhibition at the Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking (Atlanta, Georgia); and a solo exhibition at the American Forest and Paper Association, Washington. D. C. In 2011, she was a recipient of an Artist Fellowship Grant from the State of Connecticut. Jennifer's works are in individual and corporate collections in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. Dates:   June 3rd, 2014 10:00 AM   through   June 6th, 2014 4:00PM.  Check the website for further information and to register.

Bartlett Arboretum Chasing the Rose

06/04/2014

151 Brookdale Rd., Stamford, CT Phone: 203-322-6971.

11a.m. Andrea diRobilant will show photographs and describe his quest to determine the origination of a silvery-pink rose that has been blooming on his family's former estate in the Veneto area of Italy since the 19th Century. The adventure took him from the gardens of Josephine Bonaparte to the wilds of China ending in the gardens of the undisputed Rose Queen of Italy, Eleanora Garlant. Andrea will tell you about the history of the arrival of the Chinese rose in Europe and how he gained official recognition of the Rosa mocinego by registering it. This is event is free and open to the public. A suggested downation of $5.00 may be made to the Arboretum. Please RSVP to admin@bartlettarboretum.org with Chasing the Rose in the subject line.

Jones family Farms America the Beautiful Sip & Savor Series: San Francisco, California

06/04/2014

606 Walnut Tree Hill Road, Shelton, CT Phone: 203-929-8425.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Our Sip & Savors offer guests a light-hearted yet knowledgeable discussion on the pairing of foods and wines. Our chef prepares a delicious, farm-style family supper which we enjoy with four wine tastings while we discuss the culture and flavor basics of what we are eating and drinking with our wine educator and a Jones farmer.