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.

Hands on History Monroe Historical Society

06/27/2011 to 07/01/2011

31 Great Ring Road, Monroe, CT Phone: (203) 261-1383.

Dates for Hands on History this year are June 27 - July 1.  The regular session this year will be June 27 - 30, Monday through Thursday from 9:30 - 1:30.  The optional day will be Friday, July 1. Monday through Wednesday meet at the Beardsley House on Great Ring Road where the children will have an opportunity to try their hands at a variety of colonial activities and crafts.  Thursday we will meet at the Meetinghouse on the corner of Barn Hill Road and East Village Road and walk to the colonial-era East Village Cemetery.  The optional day, Friday, we will meet at the 1790 Schoolhouse on Wheeler Road and walk to the History Room of the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library and also visit the David Merrill Mural on the ground floor of the library. Children will bring a bag lunch.  Snacks and drinks will be provided. Fees:  Mon - Thurs:  Members $80, Non-members $100. Optional day Fri: Members $20, Non-members $25 Fees for siblings:  Mon - Thurs, Members $70, Non-members $90 Optional day Fri:  Members $10, Non-members, $20.

Fireflies - Nature's Mini-Fireworks at Audubon Greenwich

07/01/2011

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

8:30-9:30 pm. An ideal time of the year to learn about this special insect. Learn about how and why the firefly flashes and then try your skills at telling the species apart by looking at the different patterns made by the different firefly species. All ages. Space limited. RSVP to Ted at 203-869-5272  x230.

Origami Workshop Westport Historical Society

07/02/2011

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

Saturday, July 2,   1-3pm. Suggested donation: $5, Reservations suggested. For  all ages!  Join us for an afternoon of fun learning the art of origami folding. Learn how to fold animals, birds, and even Pikachu! Materials will be provided; donation to benefit the earthquake and tsunami victims of Japan. The workshop leaders will be wearing Yukatas (summer kimonos) while teaching  origami (ori -fold, gami-paper), a craft that Japanese children learn from an early age.

Come to the Cove for an Explosive Weekend

07/02/2011 to 07/04/2011

One Bostwick Ave, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-335-1433.

Black Rock Harbor. Captain's Cove Seaport. Saturday come enjoy the sounds of The Mill River Band 4pm to 8pm then stick around for The Buzz Monkeys playing upstairs starting at 9pm! Sunday Eight to the Bar will be here from 3:30pm to 7pm then head upstairs to check out Locomotion starting at 7pm! And don't forget Monday, July 4th....The Highland Rovers will be here to continue the festivities for one more day!  They start at 3:00!!!

The Amazing Andy Show, Norwalk

07/03/2011

Shady Beach, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-854-7806.

With Long Island Sound as a backdrop, area residents can enjoy free musical entertainment for all ages throughout the summer. Just pack a picnic and comfortable seating then head for Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk for the First County Bank Summer Concert Series. This year, tribute bands will be featured during the weekly concerts on Wednesday evenings (rain date is the following night). A $5.00 parking fee is charged for cars without a Norwalk beach sticker.  A classic car show begins at 6:00 p.m. Show includes magic, juggling, comedy, audience participation and the production of a live rabbit. Shady Beach 4:00 p.m.    Dance to the Music with DJ Nuzzo 6:00 p.m.    Beau Badrik, a teen rock/pop/indie artist, is a multi- instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and composer who sites Billy Joel as his major influence. "Dreaming Still," Badrik's debut CD, was released in February. His live performances are backed by a five-piece band that includes four male and one female musicians ages 15-20, to deliver his driving rock guitar rhythms and catchy hooks.  www.beaubadrick.com 7:00 p.m.    Dance to the Music with DJ Nuzzo 8:00 p.m. Big Shot (Billy Joel tribute) -- Fronted by the vocals of singer/songwriter and piano man, Michael DelGuidice, the band is comprised of professional musicians who have toured with Billy Joel and also have worked with Michael Bolton, Hall and Oats, Huey Lewis, Diana Ross, Billy Joel's Broadway Musical, Richie Blackmore, Tower of Power, Nine Days and Trans Siberian Orchestra. Big Show features special guest saxophonist Richie Cannata, a member of the original Billy Joel Band from 1972 - 1982 who returned for Billy Joel's 2006 tour. www.billyjoeltributeband.com

Summer Music Sundays Morning at Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens - Stamford

07/03/2011 to 07/03/2011

151 Brookdale Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203-322-6971.

Treat yourself to a beautiful morning of music to recharge your batteries for the week ahead! Bring a chair, your coffee and paper and sit among our gardens and plantings as students from the Yale Graduate School of Music perform for you. In case of inclement weather the performances will take place in the Visitor Center. Members Free, Non members free with $6 garden admission. For more information, call 203-322-6971, visit www.bartlettarboretum.org or e-mail admin@bartlettarboretum.org


Summer Music Sundays Evening- ZOoT PLANeT at Bartlett Arboretum - Stamford

07/03/2011 to 07/03/2011

151 Brookdale Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203-322-6971.

Bring a chair or blanket, your favorite beverage and a light snack (no cooking allowed) and enjoy a night of great music. Enjoy the mix of perennial favorites, as well as new artists who will be performing among the magnificent trees and gardens. Member $5 per person, Non member $10 per person. ZOoT PLANeT will teleport you to a time and place where the roots of great music blend with the sensibility of sound in the millenium.For more information, call, email or visit the website.


LegoART at Westport Community Arts Center

07/05/2011 to 07/08/2011

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

Morning and Afternoon workshops.   9:30 - 12:30 or  2-4 pm - Ages 6-10. Instructor - Jessica Lynch . Cost – $235/220 (WAC members) Legos can be art too!! Join us for an interactive look into the world of LEGOS! Children will work independently and in groups with themes ranging from building pirate ships to the wild wild west, while exploring a wide range of artist and architects. Legos will be the main medium in this camp.

'First Wednesday Night' at Norwalk Public Library - Music by Infinite Roots (African Drums) and Goldrush (Acoustic Country) with Henna Art by Manju

07/06/2011 to 07/06/2011

1 Belden Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850. Phone: 203-899-2780.

Mayor Moccia will cut the ribbon on the main library’s new night at 4:00 pm, followed by Infinite Roots, an African Drum group. At 6:00 pm, we will hear from Goldrush, a cutting edge acoustic country band that exemplifies today’s hottest country sound- - an energetic blend of country and bluegrass energy. Goldrush provides exciting entertainment both in sight and sound. Its music is a mix of original songs, as well as many classic country songs. Between 6 - 8 pm, library visitors can line up for Henna, an ancient body art, by Manju. Manju began doing henna art as a hobby, impressed by its artistic nature.  Refreshments will be served throughout the evening, and library staff will be demonstrating some of our new databases. Summer concerts, other programs and refreshments are also sponsored by The Friends of the Norwalk Public Library System.