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.

High School Student Volunteer Open House

11/01/2011 to 11/01/2011

1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06610. Phone: 203-394-6563.

Help save endangered animals by becoming a community leader! High school students 14-18 years old are invited to learn about volunteers opportunities at Connecticut’s only zoo. For information, contact Maggie at msackrider@beardsleyzoo.org or (203) 394-6563.

Health and Wellness Expo Fall 2011---Stamford

11/02/2011

1 First Stamford Place, Stamford, CT 06902. Phone: 203-531-3047.

On Wednesday, November 2, 2011 from 5:30PM to 9PM the Natural Awakenings Health and Wellness Expo 2011 Fall Show at the Hilton Stamford Hotel will feature over 100 exhibitors, fitness, yoga and dance demonstrations and an opportunity to purchase healthy products and more for the holidays.  Exhibits will cover alternative medicine, integrated nutrition, organic and natural vitamin supplements, weight management, fitness programs, ergonomics, spa and beauty treatments, fashion and lifetime sports.  There will be physicians, including internists, holistic dentistry and sports medicine specialists, as well as experts in holistic health, homeopathy, chiropratics, acupuncture, reflexology, herbal medicine, biofeedback and more. Tickets $10 per person before Nov. 2 and $15 on Nov. 2.  Admission includes healthy refreshments from area restaurants and caterers, parking and the chance to win a healthy door prize.  The event is hosted by the Greenwich Young Professionals Group.

3rd of 4 sessions of Field Guide Training Course with Lisa Beebe, GEC Director of Horticulture

11/02/2011

130 Bible St., Cos Cob, CT Phone: 203-869-9242.

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. If you love the outdoors and are looking for an opportunity to share your love of nature then sign up for this course! We are looking for plant lovers who have an interest in educational programs and in guiding visiting groups at the Montgomery Pinetum. As a Field Guide, we will train you in a variety of horticulture experiences so that you can take small groups on exciting explorations through the Pinetum in the fall and spring. Commune with nature and share it with others!

Westport Country Playhouse Hosts Talkback with the Actors

11/03/2011

25 Powers Court, Westport, CT 06880. Phone: 203-227-4177.

On Thurs., Nov. 3, after the 8 p.m. performance - Westport Country Playhouse presents: Talkback with the Actors at the WCP Jason Robards Theatre. Free and open to the public. Join the cast of Twelfth Night, or What You Will as they discuss the creative process and the challenges inherent in bringing a Shakespeare play to life on the stage.  For more information and tickets, call the box office at (203) 227-4177, or for out-of-town callers toll-free at 888-927-7529, or visit the box office at 25 Powers Court, off Route 1, Westport. Information and tickets also available at www.westportplayhouse.org.

Story Barn: My Hero! at Greenwich Historical Society

11/04/2011

39 Scofieldtown Road, Cos Cob, CT Phone: 203-869-6899, Ext. 10.

7:00 pm; show starts at 7:30 pmBack by popular demand, a program that rolls oral history, stand-up comedy and a few tear-jerkers into one unforgettable evening emceed by comedienne and board member Bonnie Levison. For all those who firmly believe that "truth is often stranger than fiction," Story Barn is for you! The lineup will include new faces as well as "old" favorites with our raconteurs exploring the theme My Hero! If you've never attended Story Barn, you owe it to yourself to make this one a priority. You'll never have more legal fun. $15 for members and $20 for nonmember with beverages included. Space limited. Reservations recommended.

World Wildlife at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center

11/04/2011

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT Phone: 203.977.6538.

6 – 6:45 pm (ages 3 – 6), 7 – 8 pm (ages 6+) – World WildlifeChris Evers of Animal Embassy will explore the fascinating diversity of life on Earth. Meet Animal Embassy's most enigmatic and dynamic Animal Ambassadors such as Inca, the Spectacled owl whose origins are found in Peru. Learn about endangered species with Okeechobee, the American alligator, or Sydney, the Australian Eclectus parrot. Make discoveries about predators including Grumpy, the Nile Monitor lizard, or find out about adaptations with Sully, the Sulcata tortoise. The softer side of nature is introduced with a Pekin duck, or perhaps a family of South American chinchillas. Rain or shine. Pre-registration is required for this event.  Please call 203.977.6521 to register. Space is limited. Members $5 per person / Non-members $8 per person.

Outdoor World Wildlife

11/04/2011 to 11/04/2011

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.322.1646.

November 4, 6 - 6:45 pm, Ages 3 – 6; 7 - 8 pm, Ages 6 and older Chris Evers of Animal Embassy will explore the fascinating diversity of life on Earth. Meet Animal Embassy's most dynamic Animal Ambassadors such as a Spectacled Owl. Learn about endangered species with Okeechobee, an American alligator and Sydney, the Australian Eclectus parrot. Make discoveries about predators and enjoy some of Chris' wonderful photos of critically endangered species from his travels around the world. Pre-registration is required for these events. Please call 203.977.6521 to register. Space is limited. Rain or shine. Members: $5 | Non-Members: $8. For more information call 203.322.1646, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org, or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org


ASTRONOMY NIGHTS-Comets, Asteroids and Near Earth Objects

11/04/2011 to 11/04/2011

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.322.1646.

Head to the Observatory on selected Friday nights for a real treat as we explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more! Start by learning about comets, asteroids and near earth objects, followed by a visit to view the night sky through our 22-inch telescope. The presentation portion of the program will be held rain or shine. Viewing hours are weather permitting. This program is not suitable for children ages 5 and under. Members: Free | Non-Members: Adults $3, Children (5-17) $2. For more information call 203.322.1646, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org, or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org


"Silk Screening: Creating a Scarf" with Noreen Mary Gaffney at Rowayton Arts Center

11/05/2011 to 11/06/2011

145 Rowayton Ave., Rowayton, CT Phone: 203-866-2744.

Saturday 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Sunday 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Tuition: $165 plus $48 materials fee (includes stretcher bars, one 30-inch square silk scarf, and a starter kit).. Supplies must be ordered so reservations and fees are due by Oct. 14. In this 2-day workshop participants will learn how to paint a silk scarf with their own designs. The 4-stage-process is formation, design, dyeing and using a fixative. No steaming is required! We paint a fixer on the garment to permanently set the dye. This gutta-resist technique is an art style that is extremely popular on the west coast. Once participants learn this technique, they can use it to create such items as pillows, paintings, wall hangings, and clothing.