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.

Critters & Crafts

10/02/2010 to 10/02/2010

10 Woodside Lane, Westport, CT 06880. Phone: 203-227-7253.

Family program with a live animal, story & project.  Enjoy a different theme each week!  Child must be accompanied by an adult.  Ages: 3-10.  Included with regular admission.

American Red Cross Babysitter’s Course

10/03/2010

1035 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203-487-0990.

Sunday, October 3 • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Girls and boys ages 11 - 15, learn the skills you need to be a great babysitter! Certification will be issued upon completion of course. M $90 / NM $100. . For more information, call Ellen pradella at 203-487-0990, visit www.Stamfordjcc.org or e-mail epradella@stamfordjcc.org.  The Stamford Jewish Community Center boasts a wide variety of social, educational and recreational programs.  JCC membership, events and programs are open to everyone, regardless of race or religion.

What’s For Dinner After School Program

10/13/2010

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977.6515.

Carnivore, Omnivore, Locavore!  Who eats what for dinner? Join SM&NC education staff as we discover what’s on the dinner menu for our farm animals, otters, turtles and even us! We’ll explore the menus of and help to feed some of our feathery and furry friends on the farm, give a special treat to the otters and even discover where our food comes from by working in our own organic vegetable garden! This unique, interactive program will feature hands-on experiences with live animals, cooking with local food, and chances to help harvest (and taste) some of the end-of-season produce. This class is a must for your budding farmer or gardener. Limited to 12 children for a great small group experience, so register early! To register, call 203.977.6515. For more information,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.

Wednesday Science Fun - Buoyancy

10/13/2010 to 10/13/2010

10 Woodside Lane, Westport, CT 06880. Phone: 203-227-7253.

Buoyancy is when an object neither floats nor sinks in water. An object that is negative buoyant sinks while an object that floats is positive buoyant. We will try to make an egg sink and then the same egg float without changing the egg. We will explore objects that sink, float, and are truly buoyant. After we have witnessed this we will experiment with play dough to make it sink, float and be buoyant.

Wednesday Science activities are available once a month. Sign up in advance is required. The drop-off program for children in grades K-5 runs from 4:00 to 5:15 PM.  $8 members, $18 non-members.

 

Friday Family Campfire - Family Songs

10/15/2010 to 10/15/2010

10 Woodside Lane, Westport, CT 06880. Phone: 203-227-7253.

Enjoy some lively music and sing-along songs around the campfire while you toast marshmallows for s'mores. Bring a blanket or folding chair. Pre-registration required, children must be accompanied by an adult.

$8 per member, $10 per non-member

Wolf Day

10/16/2010 to 10/16/2010

10 Woodside Lane, Westport, CT 06880. Phone: 203-227-7253.

Are there wolves in Connecticut? Why are wolves so scary and so popular? Why do our coyotes look like wolves? Janet Beasley, Earthplace wolf expert, will share her wolf knowledge, stories and artifacts.  Enjoy making wolf crafts.

In addition, Kathleen Kudlinski, noted children's author and former Earthplace Junior Staffer, will host a reading and book signing of her newest book, "Horse Indian Wolf", with illustrations by Judy Larson. The illustrations have hidden pictures, and the book will be for sale to benefit the Junior Staff Program.

Included with regular admission.

Green Earth Series Lecture - "Effect of Climate and the Environment on Health"

10/19/2010

10 Woodside Lane, Westport, CT 06880. Phone: 203-227-7253.

"The Effect of the Climate and the Environment on Health"

Speaker: Mitchell Lester, M.D. FAAP Allergist and Immunologist

Join us as Dr. Lester discusses how the climate and the environment impact on our health. He will emphasize how changes in these elements of our habitat can have a negative effect on allergies and asthma.

In addition to his practice with the Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Associates of Fairfield County, Dr. Lester is a member of the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics section on Allergy/Immunology and President Elect of the New England Society of Allergy.

Admission free. Space is limited, reserve early.

2nd Annual Westport's Top Dog Event Sponsored by Westport Animal Shelter Advocates

10/23/2010

Compo Road, Westport, CT 06880.

On Saturday, October 23, 2010, rain date: Sunday, October 24) at Compo Beach, Westport the Westport Animal Shelter Advocates charitable organization dedicated to the care and shelter of abandoned or lost animals in Fairfield Count is hosting its 2nd Annual Westport's Top Dog fundraiser.  This fun filled event features a live D.J., wonderful food, adoption area and exciing dog contests hosted by celebrity judges, actor James Naughton and Dr. Bob and Susan Goldstein of the award-winning all natural Westport based pet supply store Earth Animal.  A fabulous silent auction will include signed memorabilia from the NFL, MLB, NBA and the NHL, Cowboys-Giants tickets, special jewelry treasures and incredible local merchant donations.   Bring the kids and leashed pooches and join us on the basketball court near the marina at Compo Beach between 11AM and 2PM to register and participate in this family and dog friendly event to help dogs in need.  Check the website for further information.

Critters & Crafts

10/23/2010 to 10/23/2010

10 Woodside Lane, Westport, CT 06880. Phone: 203-227-7253.

Family program with a live animal, story & project.  Enjoy a different theme each week!  Child must be accompanied by an adult.  Ages: 3-10.  Included with regular admission.