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.

Wreath Making Class

12/02/2010 to 12/02/2010

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

Join Master Gardener, Regina Campfield for this hands-on class and design your own wreath for the holidays. You will take your creation home to enjoy for weeks to come. Space is limited, to register call 203-322-6971. Members $35, Non-members $45. Our 91-acre nature preserve is a living museum of majestic trees, rare plant collections, charming gardens, and varied natural habitats and landscapes traversed by hiking and walking trails. The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens is open to the public every day of the year from 8:30am to sunset.

9th Annual Holiday Tea at Garden Education Center of Greenwich

12/03/2010

130 Bible Street, Cos Cob, CT 06870. Phone: 203-869-2759.

On Friday, December 3, 2010 from3:30 p.m.to 6:00 p.m. Our nineth annual Holiday Tea will include gourmet tea goodies with punch,and tea for ladies of all ages. Bring your mothers, daughters, aunts, and friends! Again this year, our youngest guests will have some of their own activities before they join their parents in bidding at the silent and live auctions and enjoy our holiday entertainment. Simon Teakle of Betteridge Jewelers will lead our live auction, which is always the highlight of the tea.
Limited seating for this wonderful event. Cost: Adults--$25 Children over 4--$10.  Call re seating reservations.

Holiday Tree Lighting

12/03/2010 to 12/03/2010

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

Join in the Garden's festive start to the holiday season. Enjoy caroling and a warm drink to get you in the spirit. A fun event for the whole family. Free to all. For more information, call 203-322-6971. Our 91-acre nature preserve is a living museum of majestic trees, rare plant collections, charming gardens, and varied natural habitats and landscapes traversed by hiking and walking trails. The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens is open to the public every day of the year from 8:30am to sunset.

Gingerbread Cookie Decorating - Wilton Historical Society - Wilton

12/04/2010

224 Danbury Rd., Wilton, CT 06897. Phone: 203-762-7257.

On Sat. 1 -4 p.m. All ages welcomed!  Come kick off the holiday season with a special day of gingerbread cookie decorating.  Event admission includes the Great Trains exhibit.   $5 per member, $10 per non-member family. For more information call or visit the website.

An American Classic Holiday - Open House at The New England Historical Connection in Wilton

12/05/2010

300 Danbury Rd., Wilton, CT 06897. Phone: 203-761-8646.

On Sunday, from 10 - 5 p.m. The Holiday Open House show features: 18th and 19th Century inspired American Folk Art (Chalk Santas, handcrafted dolls, and holiday woodcarvings), Christmas and holiday decorations, American Classic home furnishings (handcrafted candle holders and beeswax candles), American period style wood furniture (handmade chess, cabinets, armoires, chest of drawer, tables, and chairs) and many seasonal accessories and furnishings for the home. Free admission. Refreshments will be provided. Call for more information or visit the website.

Breakfast with Santa plus Craft Workshop at Garden Education Center of Greenwich

12/05/2010

130 Bible Street, Cos Cob, CT 06870. Phone: 203-869-2759.

On Saturday, December 5, 2010 from 9:30AM to 1PM, families can come meet Santa and enjoy breakfast with a variety of craft workshops.  Workshops are priced separately.  Pre-registration required.  Grown-ups will enjoy a terrific silent auction followed by a live auction featuring Simon Teakle of Betterridge Jewelers manning the gavel with items of holiday appeal for all ages.  Limited seating for this wonderful event suggests early ticketing through the website.  Advance tickets are $25 per adult and $10 for children over age four.  Call for further information.

Wednesday Science Fun - Classification

12/08/2010 to 12/08/2010

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

All of us classify many things: friends, toys, family members, classes. Today we will pick up items from nature and make our own classification of these items. We will explore some of the animals that live at Earthplace and why they are classified what they are. When we finish that we will try to use a dichotomous key to identify Jelly Bellies.

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

Winter Cocktails in the Garden

12/08/2010 to 12/08/2010

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

Invite your friends to spend an evening enjoying holiday-themed cocktails, delicious hors d'oeuvres and music in our 1880's Colonial house adorned for the holidays! Members $30, Non-members $40. To RSVP or for more information, call 203-322-6971, e-mail visitorservices@bartlettarboretum.org or visit www.bartlettarboretum.org Our 91-acre nature preserve is a living museum of majestic trees, rare plant collections, charming gardens, and varied natural habitats and landscapes traversed by hiking and walking trails. The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens is open to the public every day of the year from 8:30am to sunset.

Holiday Benefit Party at The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum- Norwalk

12/09/2010

295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06852. Phone: 203-838-9779.

The LMMM Holiday Benefit Party  December 9, 2010, 6-9 p.m.  $55 non-members - $50 members RSVP by December 7. Every December, the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum toasts the new holiday season at the Annual Holiday Benefit Party. This year, this festive event, which is open to the public, will feature a performance by The Southern Connecticut Camerata Madrigal Singers and the solo exhibition “Easel Paintings,” featuring works by artist Gail Ingis-Claus.The event will be catered by Michael Gilmartin of Outdoor Cookers and will be sponsored by Pierson & Smith, Inc., M.F. DiScala & Company, and LMMM Trustee Port Draper. RSVP by calling 203-838-9799 x17 or e-mail bfischer@lockwoodmathewsmansion.com