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.

Homeschool Series at The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens -

10/02/2012

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

Homeschool Series - Bird Migration (Oct 02), Tree Identification (Oct 16), Seed Development and Dispersal (Oct 23), Mammal Movements and Tracking (Oct 30), Getting Ready for Winter (Nov 6), All classes 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. The fall homeschool series will have two age groups simultaneously, 5-7 years old and 8-11 years old, learning about the same topic. Each group will be led by a Bartlett Educator and every class will have some inside classroom time along with outside time on the Bartlett grounds. Each class is $20/members and $25/non-members

 

Official Exhibit Opening on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - Color Play - Exploring the art and science of color at The Discovery Museum - Bridgeprt

10/02/2012

4450 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604. Phone: (203) 372-3521.

Bubbles, rainbows, prisms and "live" TV all come into play in 14 fun hands-on activities that stimulate sensory awareness while teaching such basic concepts as white light is made of color. The Color Playhouse beckons children to explore something new in every room, from the dramatic changing colors of the Yellow Room to the hidden surprises in the Black Light Room to the stunning interactive Neon Swirl sculpture.  Color Play is a joyful creative exhibit that will engage all ages, from toddlers through seniors.  Younger children will enjoy rich sensory experiences while older visitors will absorb concepts that will inform their future experiences with science and art.

Family Sukkot Celebration at The Stamford Jewish Community Center

10/03/2012

1035 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.487.0973.

On Wednesday 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Celebrate the season with an evening of family activities and enjoy a light dinner in the JCC Sukkah. Member $10 – Family maximum $30 / Community $12 – Family maximum $36. For more information, call Virginia Clark at 203-487-0973, visit www.Stamfordjcc.org or e-mail vclark@stamfordjcc.org

Twilight Canoe Rides Woodcock Nature Center

10/03/2012

56 Deer Run Rd., Wilton, CT

We have six canoes, each seats between 2-4 people. Canoes can be rented for $30 each for members; $35 each for non-members. October dates: 5:30-7 pm Come early for a picnic supper! A naturalist will be on hand for Q&A.  Space is limited, so call today!

Greenwich 2012 Food and Wine Festival Presented by Serendipity - A three- day event

10/04/2012 to 10/06/2012

Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, 100 Arch St., , Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-588-1363.

On Oct 4, 5th & 6th - A three- day event that benefits the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, a nationwide organization dedicated to
providing healing to children and their families coping with cancer, sickle cell anemia and other serious illnesses. The festival is presented by Serendipity magazine in conjunction with our event sponsors.  On Thursday, October 4, 2012: Opening Celebration: An Evening of Fine Wines from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Auction (Cocktail Attire)  On Friday, October 5, 2012: Grand Tasting Gala 6:30 p.m.  Guests will also enjoy some of the world’s finest wines and spirits from a full bar. And to top off the night Big Head Todd & The Monsters will perform live! On Saturday, October 6, 2012: Food+Wine Festival from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. On Saturday, located in the center of the entire the Food+Wine Festival, the Culinary Village will offer grand, savory tastings and exciting demonstrations frommore than 90+ food, wine and spirit vendors. Two culinary demonstration tents will house cooking presentations by celebrity chefs including Graham Elliot of Fox’s “Master Chef,” Duff Goldman of Food Network’s “Ace of Cakes,” Clifford Crooks of Bravo’s “Top Chef” and more! Guests will also enjoy wine sommelier presentations, a beer garden, celebrity chef book signings, a Southern Bash with barbeque, bourbon and the first annual Burger Battle while listening to live musical performances by The Gregg Allman Band, The Felice Brothers and Will Hoge. VIP ticketholders will have access to the Festival VIP Tent, which is equipped with a private lounge and restrooms, full bar, elite wines and specialty treats. Three thousand guests are expected to attend the festival and nearly four hundred people will attend the gala. All ticket holders receive an official wine glass and tote bag. Per person ticket prices: Thursday’s Ultimate Wine Evening, $125; Friday’s Grand Tasting Gala, $275; Saturday’s Festival Ticket, $95; Saturday’s VIP Festival Ticket, $250. Visit serendipitysocial.com, greenwichfoodandwine.com or call 203-588-1363 to purchase tickets. When referring to the festival in print or broadcast please be aware of the official title: “GREENWICH 2012 FOOD+WINE FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY SERENDIPITY”.

Pink Aid Second Annual Luncheon & Fashion Show--Westport

10/04/2012

670 Post Road East, Westport, CT 06880. Phone: 203-682-PINK.

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 the Second Annual Pink Aid Luncheon and Fashion Show will be held at Mitchells of Westport.  Gourmet luncheon, fashion show, fabulous silent auction and much more.  Pink Aid funds the efforts of organizations that provide compassionate services and help with expenses to local women in need.  Call for reservations.

Mary Wilson of The Supremes Concert at Edgerton Center--Sacred Heart University-Fairfield

10/05/2012

5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield, CT 06824. Phone: 203-371-7908.

MARY WILSON of The Supremes – Live in Concert! Presented by The Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts on the Campus of Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut The Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts at Sacred Heart University opens its Retro Concert Series with MARY WILSON of The Supremes – Live in Concert! on stage on Friday, October 5 (2012) at 8pm.
An original member of vocal sensations, The Supremes, Mary Wilson has gone on to be a part of dozens of hit records, has written a best-selling autobiography, performed on stage and screen, lectured and toured the world and continues to be looked up to as a singer who set the standard for females in the recording industry. Mary Wilson still performs with the same passion as she did singing with the original Supremes, but the world renowned celebrity is now using her fame and flair to promote humanitarian efforts to end hunger, raise AIDS awareness and encourage world peace. While Ms. Wilson is best known as a founding member of the world's most famous female trio – they recorded twelve No.1 hits from 1964 to 1969 – the legendary singer's career did not stop there, and she continues to soar to untold heights. Mary Wilson is a best-selling author, motivational speaker, businesswoman, former U.S. Cultural Ambassador, the recipient of an by Text-Enhance" href="http://www.marywilson.com/biography.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"Associate Degree from New York University in 2001, and an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Paine College in Augusta, Georgia. In 2007, she was named international spokeswoman for the Humpty Dumpty Institute, a platform she uses to condemn the death and destruction caused by hidden landmines and unexploded ordnances in less developed countries. Wilson's "Dare to Dream" lecture, which she presents to young people, emphasizes the need for personal perseverance to achieve their goals, despite obstacles and adversities in their lives. The topic is the foundation of her best-selling autobiography "Dreamgirl - My Life as a Supreme." She later authored its sequel, "Supreme Faith - Someday We'll Be Together." In 2000, these two books, along with updated chapters, were combined to complete her third book. She is currently working on a fourth book, which will be a coffee table hardcover featuring the gowns, history and legacy of the Supremes. As an official "goodwill" ambassador, Mary Wilson visited poverty-stricken areas in Bangladesh, where she witnessed children as young as five years old having to break bricks to earn money for their families. In Pakistan, she spoke at Fatima Jinnah Woman University about pursuing their goals and "Daring to Dream." In Mozambique and Botswana, Ms. Wilson addressed young people about the dangers of HIV and AIDS and her quest for world peace As a mother and a grandmother, Mary Wilson's personal desire is to be involved in worthy causes around the world that improve the lives of individuals, families and all humanity. Her experience as a Supreme and cultural ambassador broadened her horizons and afforded her the opportunity to be an advocate for social and economic challenges in the United States and abroad. The new season of the Retro Concert Series kicks off with MARY WILSON of The Supremes – Live in Concert! on Friday, October 5 (2012) at 8pm on the stage of the Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts located on the campus of Sacred Heart University at 5151 Park Avenue in Fairfield, Connecticut just minutes from exit 47 of the Merritt Parkway. Tickets to Mary Wilson of The Supremes – Live in Concert! are: $40 - General Public $25 – Students/Faculty/Staff/Senior Citizens Tickets may be purchased: By Phone: Edgerton Center Box Office at 203.371.7908 (Mondays through Fridays from 12noon-4pm).

Palace Theatre at Stamford Center for the Arts Presents Marilyn Maye

10/05/2012

61 Atlantic St., Stamford, CT 06901. Phone: 203-325-4466.

Marilyn Maye -- at The Palace Theatre Stamford on October 05, 2012 With Billy Stritch.  In the years since Marilyn Maye first appeared in the spotlight as a tiny pre-teen vocalist in a series of amateur contests in Topeka, Kansas, she has received an endless stream of kudos. The late Johnny Carson called her “Super Singer.” Ella Fitzgerald dubbed her “The greatest white female singer in the world.” The Houston Chronicle termed her “A National Treasure.” And the prestigious Smithsonian Institution chose her recording of “Too Late Now” (from her RCA Lamp Is Low album) for inclusion in its Best Performers of the Best Compositions of the 20th Century permanent collection, along with such other singing greats as Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland. Showtime: 8 pm--Tickets:  $75 / $38. Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket to enter the theatre.

Garden Education Center Program: Know Your Trees & Meet Their Leaves with Bruce Spaman

10/05/2012

130 Bible Street, Greenwich, CT 06807. Phone: 203-869-9242.

On Friday, October 5, 2012 from 10:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. Pre-Registration required.  Ever get frustrated that you can't identify a particularly lovely tree? Or a gorgeous autumn leaf?  You're not alone.  Take a stroll around the Pinetum with the Town of Greenwich Tree Warden, Bruce Spaman and get a first- hand lesson.  It's educational for everyone and a perfect chance to ask an expert all those tree questions that have been on your mind.