Sheffield Island Clambake

06/01/2016 to 09/30/2016

4 North Water Street, South Norwalk, CT Phone: 1-800-838-3006 .

Every summer, the Seaport Ferry in South Norwalk carries hundreds of hungry passengers to the historic 1868 Sheffield Island Lighthouse for the Norwalk Seaport Association's famous Thursday Clambakes. A true New England dining experience, the evening allows participants to dine in the festive tented pavilion on the lighthouse lawn, with tours of the lighthouse itself included in the cost. Roundtrip cruise and dinner is either $65 or $79 per person, depending on entree. Vegetarian options available. Advance registration only

Soundwaters Cruising the Sound Afternoon and Sunset Sails

06/23/2016 to 09/25/2016

166 Southfield Ave, Stamford, CT Phone: (203) 406-3335 (week days only). If you need assistance on the day of your sail, please call (203) 564-0819..

2-Hour Afternoon and Sunset Sails Afternoon Sails – Great for Families! Enjoy the excitement and wonder of the Long Island Sound aboard our 80′ Schooner. Work together to raise the sails, examine firsthand the rich diversity of the life that exists beneath the waves, sample and test water quality, learn about hypoxia, and analyze groundwater. Sunset Sails – Great for Adults! Join us aboard the 80′ Schooner for a Sunset Sail. Bring your dinner and your favorite beverage and relax while watching the sun dip below the horizon. Reserve on website or by calling. Afternoon Sails on Saturdays June 25 - Sept. 25 from 3 pm to 5 pm. Sunset Sails: Thursday, Friday, Sat. June 23 - Sept. 25 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Flora and Fauna at the Bruce Museum

07/23/2016 to 10/30/2016

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

Flora and Fauna brings together a selection of Anderson's large-scale botanical illustrations for which she is best-known and life-size scratchboard illustrations of birds. The three-foot tall, black-and-white images are striking, meticulously drawn from life in exacting detail. Two new pieces created for this show spotlight mounted birds selected from the Bruce Museum collection -- a red-breasted merganser and a barred owl. Hours are Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm.

Fairfield Museum and History Center Fabulous Animals: The Illustrated World of Robert Lawson

08/10/2016 to 09/18/2016

370 Beach Rd., Fairfield, CT Phone: 203‑259‑1598 .

Robert Lawson (1892–1957) had a long and distinguished career as an artist and children's book illustrator and author. Perhaps best known for illustrations of The Story of Ferdinand and Mr. Popper's Penguins, Lawson is the only artist and author to have won both the Caldecott and the Newbery Awards. Museum Hours: Open Daily: 10am – 4pm, Library Hours: Tue–Fri: 10am – 4pm; Sat: 12 noon – 4pm

Fairfield Museum and History Center Connecticut, 1940: Farms, Factories and the Photographs of Jack Delano

08/10/2016 to 09/18/2016

370 Beach Rd., Fairfield, CT Phone: 203‑259‑1598 .

In 1940 and '41, photographer Jack Delano (1914–1997) documented farm and city life in Connecticut for the Farm Security Administration. In rare early color photographs as well as black-and-white images, Delano captured views of Connecticut as it recovered from the Great Depression, showing views of farmers, factory workers, and commuters. Born in Ukraine, Delano emigrated to the U.S. with his family in 1923 and studied art and music at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. A musician and composer as well as a photographer, Delano traveled throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico as a FSA photographer before serving in the Army Air Corps during World War II. After the war, he settled with his wife Irene in Puerto Rico, where he lived for the rest of his life. Museum Hours: Open Daily: 10am – 4pm.

Audubon Greenwich Save the Monarchs - Lecture & Reception


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

6:30pm - 8:00pm Come learn about monarch butterflies! Enjoy a lecture and wine & cheese reception with Conservationist Jose Luis Alvarez, as part of his special East Coast lecture tour. Jose, who has dedicated his life to restoring monarch populations in Mexico, will share his unique perspective on this amazing species and the impact of conservation on its existence. Discover how monarchs have evolved, their migration behavior, the habitat issues that threaten their populations, and what you can do to help. This event is $5 per member, $7 per non-member.

Pequot Library 2015 Art Show Winners Joint Exhibition

09/01/2016 to 09/20/2016

720 Pequot Ave., Southport, CT Phone: (203) 259-0346, ext. 15.

10:00am - 6:00pm Winners of last year's art show, Exploring the Landscape of Art, Exploring the Art of Landscape will be featured in The Perkin Gallery. Works by Nancy Smith, Deborah Kouzoukian, Miggs Burroughs will be on display. The exhibit runs now through Tuesday, September 20, 2016. It is open during normal library hours, and admission is free. Location: The Perkin Gallery Pequot Library

Glass House Exhibitions - Dots Obsession - Alive, Seeking for Eternal Hope

09/01/2016 to 09/26/2016

199 Elm Street, New Canaan, CT Phone: 203-594-9884.

Dots Obsession - Alive, Seeking for Eternal Hope will be a special installation for a limited time, September 1 through 26, where Kusama will create an "infinity room" experience with the Glass House itself covered with polka dots. Visitors who attend the exhibition during this period will be offered the unique experience to simultaneously see the world through the eyes of both Philip Johnson and Yayoi Kusama. The Glass House's window walls and doors allow the artist to create a one-of-a-kind signature "infinity room." The polka dots directly engage the architecture of the Glass House, complementing its structure and aesthetics, breathing new life into the house. For Kusama, the polka dot represents an individual, its own universe. Similarly, Philip Johnson created his own private universe at the Glass House, sculpting every aspect of landscape experience into his own universe.

Stamford Museum and Nature Center Fall Owl Prowl


39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT Phone: 203-322-1646.

6 pm - 7:30 pm. Discover the secret lives of our favorite feathered nocturnal friends — the owls. Take a look at an owl's role in the food chain with participants dissecting an owl pellet. Meet our new non-releasable teaching barred owl, Willow, and discover the types of owls that call Connecticut home. Then, head out into the woods to call for our local owl species, who at this time of year will be preparing for winter. Limited enrollment. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Please call 203.977.6521 to register. All programs meet at the Overbrook Nature Center building. Members: $5 | Non-Members: $8.

Pequot Library Fantastic Finds


720 Pequot Ave., Southport, CT Phone: (203) 259-0346, ext. 15.

10:45am On the First Friday of every month Pequot Library chooses up to five items to show from its treasure trove of over 30,000 rare books and manuscripts. The materials will be discussed and questions answered. The materials may be thematic or seasonal, and will always be engaging. Free and open to the public. Pequot Library